Shaun Jenkins, e-RYT200
Born and raised in Durban, Shaun grew up on the rugged, tropical East coast of South Africa. Drawing strongly on his Budokon training with master teacher Cameron Shayne (a living arts system that combines the beneficial aspects of martial arts, yoga and meditation), Shaun enjoys challenging students of all levels with a delicate but vigorous balance of breath and flow bringing the mind and body into harmony. Recently Shaun has developed a strong passion for the therapeutic benefits of Happy Back and Deep Stretch Restore classes and thoroughly enjoys leading his students to a better state in body and mind.
Gabrielle Blachley, e-RYT
An E-YRT teacher, Gabrielle first attained her certification in Akhanda Yoga in Rishikesh, India with her teacher Yogi Vishvketu in 2006. Always thirsty for knowledge, Gabrielle went on to attend much training, and after achieving a number of 200hr certifications, Gabrielle is currently studying her 500hr with Moksha Yoga. Gabrielle’s belief is that yoga is limitless in its potential to transform and heal and her approach to teaching is intuitive, playful and therapeutic.
Joel Richey, e-RYT, PT
The greater part of Joel’s life has been spent guiding the physical body into health and healing. A Physical Therapist his entire professional career; he continues to explore many broad arenas from acute and chronic injury treatment as well as energetic and spiritual awareness. Joel enjoys the feeling of physical exertion. Hooked from his very first class, Power Yoga has become the center of his journey to attain greater connection to spirit, mind, and body.
Rachel started practicing yoga in 2007 after her college cheerleading career at Missouri State came to an end. It was the physical aspect of yoga that sparked her interest. Little did she know it would be just the beginning of her yoga journey. In 2011 she moved to San Diego and her eyes were opened to new styles of yoga, philosophies, and techniques she never previously knew existed. She loves combining power vinyasa with slow, mindful movements and a strong breath making practice a moving meditation. Rachel loves doing AcroYoga, partner acrobatics and adventuring outdoors!
Lauren Autenreith, e-RYT 200/RYT 500
Lauren Autenrieth is a 200 hour RYT, Yoga Alliance certified in both Hatha and Vinyasa yoga. Lauren has been teaching for the past 7 years in San Diego and New York City and has a passion for spreading love and building community through the practice of yoga. She has a desire for adventure and wants nothing more than to make human connections and do handstands around the world.
Initially being introduced to yoga through the modern dance department at SDSU, Zoë fell into the path of becoming a yoga teacher through Aerial Yoga. After becoming certified, Zoe began craving to know more about yoga and completed her 200 RYT training in 2015. Since then, Zoë has been teaching corporate yoga, studio yoga, community yoga, private yoga, and, of course, aerial yoga classes. Alignment, breath, and accessibility for all bodies are the main focuses of her classes, and she’s passionate about providing plenty of hands on adjustments.
Hannah Rae Block
Hannah received her 200-hour Yoga Alliance teaching certification through Happy-U Namaste and now strives to share the healing she experienced through yoga with her students. When teaching she hopes for her students to find balance mentally, physically, and spiritually providing them with a practice that can be integrated into their daily lives off the mat.
Hannah Bader is a certified Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher and the owner of Yoga Baja, an oceanfront Yoga Studio in Northern Baja California Mexico. Hannah has been teaching since 2009. She draws upon her many years of experience as a dancer, gymnast, and Yogi to create fun and inspiring classes. Hannah has received much additional training during her teaching career, from Restorative Yoga and Meditation to Pranayama, and enjoys weaving these powerful practices into her classes.
Angelica invites students to slow down, tune in and center into intention. She encourages you to reflect inward, explore, and be a loving witness to what unfolds, feeling empowered to discover, express and release as you need. Guiding the practice through proper alignment, breath, awareness and free self-expression Angelica holds a safe space where each person can individually thrive while collectively strengthening and transforming together.
Kate took her first yoga class in NYC in 2002. Since then she has completed trainings with teachers from New York, to Hong Kong, Vancouver to Santa Fe, and spent the last 6 years teaching in Istanbul. Kate has received trainings in Anusara, Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, Insight Meditation, Tantra, Pranayama and Somatic Experiencing. Kate has a special affinity for working with children and often partners with YogaEd for workshops and events.
Marissa Nicole D’Errico
Marissa started her yoga journey back in 2009 to try and restore her body after 18 years of intense gymnastics and cheerleading training. What she found after taking her first class was that it not only helped with the physical body but it also helped calm the mind. She has a passion for arm balances and inversions and likes to challenge her students to be fearless and safely try things that they never thought were possible.
After working in the corporate world for ten years, Lauren made a decision to leave her fast-paced, high-stress job and pursue her true passion, which is bringing others the joy that yoga and meditation has brought to her. Lauren has been practicing yoga for over a decade and is experienced in Ashtanga, Vinyasa & Restorative styles. She was formally trained in Transcendental Meditation three years ago and has extensively studied compassion and breath based meditation as well as pranayama.She enjoys combining the physical practice of yoga, breathwork and meditation to create the best possible experience for her students.
Zaquia has been a very physically active human her entire life. She began her love affair with movement at the age of three with her first dance class and hasn’t stopped dancing since. It was through a Body Modalities and Injury Prevention course she took in college that she discovered the amazing healing powers of yoga. She quickly realized that the strength and flexibility she gained from practicing yoga provided the perfect compliment for the rigor of her dance life.
Michelle started her yoga journey in 2007. She came to the mat in hopes that it would help ease her anxiety. She quickly fell in love with the healing aspects of her practice and became certified to teach two years later with the intention of sharing this beautiful tool. Michelle loves to teach both a vigorous flow that challenges the mind and body, as well as a relaxing restorative class to help ease tension and clear the mind. Off the mat, you will find Michelle enjoying time at the beach, creating art work, and reading a good book.
As a registered nurse Rachel has always found a passion in caring for others and healing their bodies. Incorporating her extensive knowledge of the human body into her teaching, Rachel is committed to alignment and injury prevention providing an environment where students feel safe exploring the boundaries of their own practice. Encouraging students to connect with their breath, trust their body and observe their awareness.
Betsy has been practicing and teaching yoga since 2006. Her commitment to ongoing learning includes a 500-hour yoga teacher training certification, a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology, and lifelong participation and coaching in athletics and fitness.Yoga became Betsy’s best way to manage stress and prioritize self-care while balancing full-time work at a Biotech firm. Betsy encourages students in Vinyasa or Hatha to experience each class wherever they are at that day and to rely on the breath in each asana.
A San Diego native, Rex started his practice over 3 years ago. Wanting a deeper understanding of our practice, Rex completed a year long teacher training in February of 2014. Rex loves all yoga and sees any activity involving one point of focus. Philosophy enthusiast and student, Rex invites his students to explore and find yoga in all disciplines and relationships on and off the mat. He is open to any spiritual practices that lead to a more authentic self. Rex also loves rock climbing, the outdoors, and music festivals.
Melody (RYT 200) was born and raised in Paris and Cannes, France. In 2006, Melody discovered yoga while she was seeking to fix some of the recurrent pain that came as a result of 15+ years of playing tennis through repeated injuries to the shoulder, elbow and knees. She experienced immediate relief and became devoted to deepening her practice to include aspects beyond just the physical realm of her body. She now shares the healing experience that she has experienced with her students.