Gilbert Naungayan has been the president of Underground Yoga in Huntington Beach, Ca since 2012 and has been the ambassador of the brand since its early days. As a 200 E-RYT and 300 RYT Yoga Alliance registered teacher, he has completed 200 hour teacher trainings with Core Power Yoga and all 500 hours with Noah Maze. Currently he is furthering his education in an apprenticeship/certification with Noah. Gilbert has been physically active his whole life, growing up playing baseball, basketball, skateboarding, snowboarding and surfing. It wasn’t until he was 25 when he was introduced to yoga. Months later he was given his foundational learnings to begin to teach vinyasa yoga classes. He then found a love for the precision of alignment in disciplined yoga like Hatha, Iyengar, and Ashtanga. In 2013, he started to study under his teacher Noah Maze who then empowered him to intelligently combine all of his favorite yoga styles and his jovial personality for a lively upbeat class. Gilbert now teaches a strong yet accessible class fusing together a multitude of alignment techniques, drawing from Iyengar with Hatha and vinyasa yoga influences. Using his ability to relate the body to things the non-anatomy major can understand and be stern with direction while remaining lighthearted, he facilitates a playful yet educational expansive experience.
Meghan grew up in Texas, she worked in the medical field & with holistic medicine for over 10 years as certified medical assistant. Drawn to yoga though the mind body soul connection she began her yoga practice in 2011. Meg completed her alignment based Hatha yoga training under Gilbert Naungayan in 2014 where she learned to teach various types of yoga. Her light heartedness, positive, outgoing personality makes her classes fun loving, energy enhancing, and physically stimulating as she fuses together Vinyasa & Hatha/Iyengar yoga principles. Meg is a level 1 Reiki certified energy healer and keeps a blissed out spiritual attitude about life. She enjoys staying active outside, whenever she has free time she is at the beach or hiking, soaking up her love for the outdoors. She is a doterra essential oils educator who loves to help people on their path to holistic health and she wants to share her love of yoga with the world.
Carly’s passion for movement and the power of the human body started growing within her from an early age. She spent nearly 20 years of her life studying dance, training in ballet and modern at Cornish College of the Arts preparatory dance program in Seattle, as well as the Royal Academy of Dance, and later through the dance department at the University of Southern California. Yoga seemed like a natural continuation of her dance training, and she began studying it, and the anatomy of human movement while completing her undergraduate studies at USC. She has studied various forms of yoga in Australia, Seattle, and Los Angeles, and has completed trainings through the Anusara School of Hatha yoga as well as completion of Yoga Alliance 200RYT with Noah Maze (YogaMaze). Her classes focus on alignment, and build off the foundations of the Anusara principles and Iyengar yoga. She hopes to inspire students to think of yoga as transformation–not only in the physical sense, but in every possible way. Yoga helped her body recover from a serious back injury, and working through the healing process affirmed in her that yoga is a life-altering and truly magnificent practice.
Originally from San Clemente, CA, Jazmine discovered yoga 8 years ago while rehabilitating a low-back injury. Yoga dynamically shifted Jazmine’s life and set her on the path towards self re-discovery, self-healing, and self-love. As a life-long musician, Jazmine incorporates the smooth musical tones and wave-like vibrations of a combination of instruments, including crystal singing bowls, planetary gongs, and tuning forks, into her classes and workshops. If you are looking for a uniquely accessible, alignment based yoga practice that fully integrates pranayama, asana, journeying inward, and music, then let Jazmine be your guide. Jazmine obtained her 200hr-RYT certification this year with Underground Yoga in Huntington Beach, CA. She completed her first teacher training with Bhakti Yoga Shala in Santa Monica, CA and additionally completed the Core Power Yoga Level One online certification. When she’s not teaching and performing Sound Bath’s, Jazmine can be found flying the friendly skies as a flight attendant. Some of her favorite layovers are Cancun for the shimmering sun, Boston for decadent Cannolis, and Austin, TX for some finger-lickin’ good B.B.Q. Jazmine also holds private and group Sound Baths in San Diego and Orange County. To connect and learn more please visit: www.YogatoSound.com
Kim lives in Huntington Beach with her husband and dog, Ike. She loves spending time at the beach, surfing with her husband, tending to her garden, and playing with Ikey boy. She is a special Education teacher in the local school district; where she enjoys working with students who require extra support. Kim graduated from Underground Yoga’s 200TT in August. Kim found yoga two years ago and it changed her world. It became a practice near and dear to her heart–not only on the mat, but off the mat as well. She has always been a runner and soccer player, but shares that even with years of regular fitness she has never felt as strong as she does as a result of consistent yoga practice. Yoga has transformed Kim into a more mindful, calm, and present individual. She looks forward to sharing these aspects of yoga with her students.
Jennifer grew up in Hawaii where she studied traditional Hawaiian hula dance and Hawaiian language. She discovered yoga 3 years ago when she moved to Long Beach and instantly fell in love with it. Her yoga practice has helped her grow more grounded and strong, both on and off her mat. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, creating art, and spending time with her husband and their cat Melvin.
Nichol is a Hatha Yoga teacher and has extensive experience with Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Bikram yoga. She studied with three of the most accomplished yoga teachers in the field today: Darren Rhodes, Christina Sell and Noah Mazé. She has also collaborated with the yoga photographer Kadri Kurgun. One of the photographs that came out of this collaboration was used for the 2013 Yoga Journal Conference in San Francisco and was featured in Yoga Journal magazine.
With over a decade of training in ballet and modern dance and a degree in Opera, she naturally gravitated toward yoga to enhance her skill as a dancer and singer. Before long yoga became her main passion and focus. Because of her experience as a musician, dancer and yoga teacher she has developed a unique style of yoga for performers. She has taught Yoga for Performers classes and workshops for the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music, for YOGAMAZÉand for the Dance Department at CalArts. Nichol teaches weekly classes at Urth Yoga in Silverlake and works for the Yoga Company YOGAMAZÉ.