RY Dynamic Flow

This class is taught by:

Desiree Crossman

Desiree is a San Diego native who has traveled to 49 countries as well as lived in Thailand, Austria, Philippines, France, and England. She has taught in the Netherlands, Jamaica, Thailand, Philippines, and India. She has led 200 hour yoga teacher trainings as well as retreats and is currently finishing up her 800 hour International Association of Yoga Therapists Certification.

Desiree is a Lead Vinyasa Instructor and Teacher Training Lead Instructor with her E-RYT500/YACEP teacher is also trained in Reiki, certified primary group instructor through AFAA, certified JOGA teacher, and a certified Power Yoga Instructor. .

Amy Gist

Amy first discovered her passion for yoga at the age of 18 as a way of coping with the stressful demands of being an enlisted Sailor in the United States Navy. For ten years she served honorably as a multi-qualified linguist, all the while maintaining a steady yoga practice. Upon her separation from the Navy in June of 2013, Amy moved from California to Northern Minnesota where she attended Yoga teacher training at Yoga North, an international Soma Yoga Institute in Duluth, Minnesota. She soon realized her passion for working with students who had suffered injury or disability and decided to pursue certifications in adapting yoga for disability, with the intent of serving wounded troops through yoga one day. It was that decision which led Amy back to San Diego to pursue her goals in yoga and philanthropy in a community that held and supported her as she transitioned from being in the military to becoming a civilian and pursing her goals of becoming a registered yoga teacher.

Amy is a RYT-200 certified in Somatics Yoga, Joga (Yoga for Athletes), Adapting Yoga for Disability Levels I & II and Yoga Calm for Children. She has experience working with the military population providing Yoga for SAD/PTSD and Combat Fatigue as well as working with professional athletes and every type of body in between. When she isn’t practicing or teaching yoga, you can find her hiking and exploring San Diego, planning her next big travel adventure or simply enjoying time with friends.

Kecia Lee

Kecia is a San Diego based yoga teacher, health nut, and beach bum. In the yoga studio, her infectious smile, warmth, and passion allow her to connect deeply with and inspire her students. After a highly accomplished career as a competitive soccer player, Kecia hung up her boots at the University of Minnesota and fulfilled her dream of moving to the warm sunny skies and salty sea of California. No longer motivated by maniacal fitness regimens, Kecia sought out a new source of vigor. In 2003, she found yoga and immediately began a dedicated practice. She was drawn to the state of peace that yoga offered through rhythmic movement, connection to breath, and disciplined focus. It was as if the whole world fell away during that sacred hour of practice; a sensation that she had never experienced before. Kecia’s love for practicing yoga intuitively evolved into sharing yoga. Her classes are dynamic and at the same time thoughtful. She artfully weaves intention in and out of playful sequencing, creating a visceral and soulful experience for her students. Her devotion to guiding the body into healthy alignment and her ability to communicate with precision gives her students freedom to open up to their full potential. Kecia’s classes aim to open the heart, expand consciousness, and find healing.
This class is designed to ignite the core muscles by targeting key elements and developing strength and stabilization in the pelvis, lower transverse wall, building stamina and heat in the body. Challenging yet rewarding with consistent practice.