RY Vinyasa 2 (75 min)


This class is taught by:

Lexi Carr

   Lexi Carr began to practice yoga when she was in high school and received her 200 hour Vinyasa yoga certification as a sophomore in college in 2012 from Bird Rock Yoga. Since then, she has been teaching Vinyasa yoga, power yoga, yoga sculpt and yoga barre and loving every minute of it. Lexi’s classes are creative, fun and energizing. Lexi loves that she is able to share yoga and all of its benefits with her students. Lexi is currently a senior at Point Loma Nazarene University studying Fashion Merchandising and she hopes to someday be able to combine her love of yoga with her love of fashion. In her free time, Lexi loves to hike, paddle board, try new types of fitness classes and spend time with friends and family.

Tiffany Vorndran

From the first moment she stepped on her mat, Tiffany credits her personal transformation along her own yogic journey to the great teachers who guided her along the way. Her quest was to be her best self and she feels that it is her mission to continue the ancient tradition by sharing the gift of yoga with others to inspire the same growth, lightness, and sense of community. Tiffany found her authentic voice while completing her 200HR RYT training at CorePower Yoga. Being a natural artist, Tiffany’s classes are inspired by her fun, creative, spirit taught from the inside out. She enjoys guiding power vinyasa flow, chakra flow, meditation, prenatal yoga, and loves inversions! Her fascination of the energetic subtle body and universal connectedness she experiences in her daily life fuels her passion to contribute to the overall well-being of the world by inspiring happiness, positivity, peace and strength in herself and others on and off the mat.

Alexa Cook

Seven years ago, Alexa Cook fell madly in love with yoga because it helped her to connect with her inner world, leaving her a happier, more balanced, and peaceful person. Wishing to share the transformative powers of yoga with others, Alexa soon realized her calling to teach. Alexa recently graduated with an accounting degree from San Diego State University. Alexa’s five signature strengths include avid curiosity, zesty enthusiasm, a loving heart, social intelligence, and playful humor – and these traits bolster and enrich every yoga class she teaches. Alexa is passionate about family, friends, essential oils, reading, journaling, art, meditation, flowers, energy, a healthy raw foods lifestyle, optimal living, positive thinking, and Harry Potter!!

Brent Honnerlaw

Brent found Yoga while studying at The Ohio State University. After receiving his BA in Psychology and Sociology, he served for 2 years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras, Central America. Yoga followed Brent in his travels and as his practice grew, it soon became apparent that it was his life calling. His background is rooted in Ashtanga Yoga, but he truly enjoys teaching and practicing a variety of styles so as to encourage versatility and balance in his and his student's lives. As a teacher, his goal is to guide students into a deeper state of internal awareness and closer to the Divine. Brent is a Spiritual and compassionate yogi who lives his yoga on and off the mat, inspiring others to do the same.

Lauren Autenrieth

Lauren Autenrieth is a 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor who received her training at Indie Yoga in Ocean Beach, Ca. She also completed a 200 hour certification in West Orange, NJ in 2009. Lauren began her yoga practice in 2003 in New York City, trying out various types including Bikram, Hatha, and Iyengar. It wasn’t until her relocation to San Diego in 2011 that she found heated vinyasa and was hooked. In addition to teaching yoga, Ms. Autenrieth is also passionate about sustainability and works for the non-profit organization the 1:1 Movement (pronounced one to one) educating the San Diego community on positive changes they can make in order to create a clean and lasting environment. She also contributes to a weekly blog on Tumblr. Lauren currently resides in the Ocean Beach district and can be seen zipping around on the (second) love of her life, her 1983 Huffy 10 speed. 

 

Brandi Gutierrez

"The more we are motivated by love, the more fearless and free our actions will be." A 500 hour certified yoga teacher and certified Reiki Master- Teacher, Brandi lives by the above quote from The Dalai Lama. She is inspired by free, expressive movement and incorporates this in her classes; always encouraging her students to explore their own creative self expression in each pose. Her passions include all things ocean, surfing, poetry, and being a wife and a mama. She loves finding new ways of moving the body and considers yoga to be a form of visual art. She is eternally grateful to all of her teachers, especially Reegan Sarah Lessie, Jano Galindo, and Erika Faith.

Desiree Crossman

Desiree is a Lead Vinyasa Instructor and Teacher Training Lead Instructor with her E-RYT500/YACEP teacher currently studying for her C-IAYT 800 yoga therapist certification. Desiree is also trained in Reiki, certified primary group instructor through AFAA, certified JOGA teacher, certified Power Yoga and can be found on www.poweryoga.com. Desiree is also a certified Thai Massage teacher through ITM in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Desiree has traveled to over 40 countries, lived in 5 and has taught yoga for extended periods of time in Jamaica, Holland, The Philippines, and Thailand.

Melissa Penza

Melissa started her yogic journey during her senior year in college in 2006. In 2008 she moved to San Diego and fell in love with Bird Rock Yoga in Pacific Beach where she received her first 200 hour RYT certification, specializing in Vinyasa Flow. She immediately started teaching and absolutely loved every minute of it. It is her true honor to guide students to challenge and empower themselves on the mat. Her love for Ashtanga brought her to take her second 200 hour RYT from Namaste Pacific in Pacific Beach. Jennifer continues her studies under Chris Van Der Merwe and Liza DiGaetano.

Nicole Perrin

Nicole Perrin, RYT-200- began her love affair with yoga during college in 2006. Over time, this love blossomed into a burning desire to share her passion of yoga with others resulting in her completion of Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga One, San Diego in March 2012. Drawing upon various styles including Vinyasa Flow, Anusara, and Power Yoga, her classes are an energetic expression of yoga that emphasize alignment-based movement led by the breath. Nicole guides students into awakening and becoming aware of their own bodies through dynamic flow and rhythmic breathing. By maintaining a mindful practice, she believes the mind-body connection reveals to us how to live a fulfilling, healthy, and radiant life on AND off the yoga mat. She encourages her students to explore their edge while providing a safe, encouraging and nonjudgmental environment where each individual can achieve their full potential. Nicole is also a certified barre instructor and enjoys working up a sweat!

Steve Hubbard

I am originally from the suburbs just outside of Buffalo N.Y.. I have been an athlete since the age of five but did not step into a yoga studio until I was 25 years old. Someone had told me that yoga would help my volleyball game and it did that plus a whole lot more. After walking out of my first class I knew that I had stumbled onto a practice that had the potential to transform my entire life.My body felt as though I just had a full body massage and I had a powerful feeling of peace throughout me. I had never known what it was like for my mind to be still before. Since then I have passionately sought to deepen my practice and to have this stillness permeate every area of my life.

Yoga is a gift

I still struggle to answer when people ask me “what is yoga?”. This is because yoga is so deep and extensive and involves so many different things which makes it hard to find a simple answer that everyone can understand. The simplest definition I can think of is yoga is the oldest known science that is designed to create and maintain physical health, emotional balance and mental clarity. A blank stare would usually ensue and I knew they were thinking “how?”. When I sit and ponder yoga and it’s depth there is always one word that constantly comes to me “CONNECTION”. Yoga fosters connection in many different ways and on many levels.

When in yoga we start to become aware of the areas of tightness and tension so that they can be removed we start to develop a deeper connection with our own bodies. We literally start to open up and strengthen places and muscles that we never knew were there. I have heard mny new practitioners say” wow, I’m sore in places I never even knew were there”. Yoga is never about how deep or how far we can go in an asana. In yoga you just want to feel sensation. On some days we may want to deepen the sensation and on others lessen it. It is simply a process of connecting to and listening to our bodies because it is constantly speaking to us through the language of sensation.

As our practice deepens we start to become aware of the profound stillness that yoga creates in our minds. For many like myself this is the first time that we have ever been aware of stillness in our minds. Many of us spend our days with our minds elsewhere or scattered thinking about the past or future. This stillness brings us into the present moment which is truely the only place we can live our lives.

We cannot live in the past or future, only the present. It is in stillness that we find our true selves. Labels of the ego start to fall away (ex. lawyer, student, alcoholic). We can then discover the very spiritual beings that we all are. When we approach our lives from a place of stillness we will find ourselves being less reactive to situations and things that do not serve us.

When we start to live yoga we can start to realize how interconnected all beings and the universe is. There is no longer he and I, there is only us and our connection to oneness. Oneness is the knowing that all beings are made of and are perfect expressions of divine energy.

This can change every realationship we have in our lives. The knowing and feeling that everything is connected is a shift in consciousness. Take a minute to ponder this what what this world would be like if everyone practiced yoga. I suspect there would be a radical change towards a better world.

If all of this seems a little too deep, do not worry. Simply be open and receptive to what this practice of yoga offers. Try not to have expectations for they are the source of let down. It all starts with a single conscious breath.

Namaste

Steve Hubbard

Jenny Degennaro

Jenny Degennaro is an RYT 200hr yoga teacher. She has been practicing Bikrim and Vinyasa for the past 9 years. Her passion led her to make yoga practice into a profession, so that she could inspire others to REACH their own goals on and off the mat.

Jenny moved to San Diego in 2010, where she immersed herself in the local yoga community and completed yoga teacher training.

Jenny is also a Pilates instructor, massage therapist, health coach, nutrition specialist, and her diverse knowledge of fitness, nutrition and kinesiology help her students lead a total balanced healthy life.

Her classes are Vinyasa flow integrating alignment, core work and breathing techniques; from beginner to advanced poses with creative sequencing to challenge you every class. Each class is designed to energize the body, cultivate a meditative consciousness, and give you greater vitality and health.

Abby Webster

Abby was introduced to yoga during college through her rock climbing community. As a philosophy student, she quickly became inspired by more than just the physical practice of yoga. Yoga reminds Abby to repeatedly choose happiness, to crave the unknown and to love all moments, even the dark ones. It helps her see that life is not a thing to be interpreted, judged or fixed, but rather something to be cherished with both openness and awareness. A mantra she often recites is a famous quote by Osho: “Life is not a problem to be solved, it’s a mystery to be lived.” In her free time, Abby likes to write songs, climb and dance. She loves teaching, because each person is unique, and that's one of her favorite things about life. She loves to watch students let go of their expectations of themselves and others, and to surprise themselves with their capabilities. She did her yoga teacher training at White Lotus in Santa Barbara.
 
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Steph Villegas

Born in San Diego, CA, though she proudly spent some of her childhood in Canada, Steph is yoga & barre instructor. Known for her genuine, kind spirit and quirky style, Steph enjoys making her students smile, have fun, and learn more about themselves on and off the mat. Steph brings brightness & inspiration to each practice. Yoga is a time to feel connected to yourself, your TRUE self. She looks forward to having you in one of her fun & dynamic classes. Steph received her 200 Hour yoga teaching certification from CorePower Yoga, Pacific Beach. She has done vocal training with Happy U-Namaste and has continued her yoga education within the San Diego community. She enjoys working on her internet talk show YogiTalk.tv, trying new foods, reading at the beach, and exploring out new places in San Diego. Steph currently lives in beautiful Point Loma.

Christina Chambers

Christina's yoga journey began 10 years ago by chance on a surf trip in Costa Rica when she tried a class on the beach. Having a competitive athletic background in boxing and dancing, she was able to go in full force and was hooked. Christina was amazed at how yoga changed her mind and spirit as much as it did her body! Her whole life she had been looking for something; growing up on a sailboat in Central America with free spirited parents who where always in search of something - a different culture, new place, an adventure.
Yoga was exactly what she had been looking for; it taught her to slow down and savor the moment. Through yoga practice we develop an intimate relationship with body, mind, and spirit. It can be whatever you want or need it to be at that moment. Christina's goal is to encourage and guide her students to find their own connection with their practice on and off their mat. By nurturing ourselves with breath, movement and meditation we are better equipped to have patience in our daily lives and the shift in your life will be undeniable. Every moment tastes sweeter, join her on your mat and savor the moment!

Ansley Martinez

Ansley came to her first yoga class In hopes of developing a deeper mind and body connection, little did she know that those first yoga classes would be the beginning of a continuous spiritual, physical and mental journey. "Yoga has given me my life back, it's given me a true sense of self and connection with everything around me. I truly believe that what you seek, is seeking you and I know that Yoga found me so that I can share it with others." Born and raised in sunny San Diego Ansley finds peace by being submersed in nature and enjoys exploring her native city. As a RTY200, her vinyasa based classes focus on all aspects of yoga from: Prana(breath),asana and meditation to the 8 limbed path. She strives to offer a class that students of all levels can enjoy as well as provide her students with opportunity to connect and grow on and off the Mat. "I have a true appreciation for human connection and passion for the art of yoga, that is why I love to teach. I just want to share with others what has been so generously given to me."

Meganne Merrill

Meganne began her yoga practice five years ago in San Diego, Ca; brought to her mat by friends interested in getting involved in yoga. Her love for the sweat, asanas and like-minded people blossomed instantly and she found a true place in the yoga community. Her intention is to guide students through an area of their life that they can be passionate about and really find a way to love themselves from the inside out. Her classes involve safe and transformable sequences that challenge students to notice the deep shift that occurs after adventuring onto their mats and into their bodies. She is teaching to inspire others and spark the same fire in her students that her teachers sparked in her at the very beginning of this journey.

Colin Somogie

An RYT200 with a background in surfing and competitive athletics, Colin considers himself more of an eternal student than a teacher. He always enjoyed using his body to create strength in harmony with his environment, and fell into yoga on a whim at the suggestion of a friend. After graduating college in Florida with a degree in business, Colin bounced around on a sailboat for a while and eventually ended up in San Diego. Colin was instantly hooked during his first yoga class by how positively focused his mind, body, and breath felt as well as the mental peace and physical strength/flexibility that accompanied. A routine practice shortly followed, and with the physical and mental benefits of yoga beginning to appear in his daily life unexpectedly, Colin decided the only logical step was to learn how to pass on what he had learned to others. Colin believes that yoga is for everyone, and his love for empowering others is apparent in his teaching style. He loves soaking in and radiating out the positive energy that surrounds REACH YOGA and is always inspired by the enthusiasm and dedication of his new students. Colin is happy to pass on the stoke of yoga to anyone who would like to experience it, and when he isn't teaching or taking a yoga class, he can be found in the water or playing music.

Hana Pepin

Hana found yoga as a way to connect to a deeper sense of self. "When I leave my mat, I feel lighter in my body and spirit, more whole and connect to a deeper sense of who I really am, and what I am apart of." It is from this place she seeks to help students find a true sense of self and balance by practicing yoga on and off their mats. Born and raised in San Diego, she has been surrounded by the beauty of the ocean waves and sun kissed sky. She inspires to help spread the waves of positivity in the mind, body and spirit simply by acknowledging how abundant our lives truly are. "When we connect to our breath, we connect to our essence, our humanity, our light which makes us all one".

Graham Heaton

Graham grew up in the waters and hills of Santa Barbara County. A life long surfer, runner and hiker, physical activities have always been the mode by which Graham enriched his life. In his early teens he recognized the meditative qualities that exist in each activity and decided to explore a separate meditation practice. Through self guided times of sitting in silence he discovered that his attention to breathing and a focused mindfulness of his body had a calming and rejuvenating effect. Unfortunately, due to a string of injuries in 2001 he found himself incapacitated and unable to partake in the activities that had given him so much pleasure and happiness. The next year was plagued by depression and chronic pain.
 
In 2002, Graham was taken to his first Asana based yoga class and the healing results were immediate. Yoga, supplemented with body work, drastically improved his physical and mental well-being.

In 2008, he moved to the San Diego area which provided more access to studios and sparked a renewed interest in Asana (yoga postures). This periodic practice would soon evolve into daily routine. Under the guidance of North County based instructors his experiences of the physiological and spiritual benefits of the yogic practices developed and expanded.

With the encouragement of a community of teachers, Graham began to teach public classes in 2011. Over the years, with avid study of the effects of Yoga on his body and psyche, Graham has developed a unique style and philosophy of teaching that integrates his experiences and wisdom into classes that are physically challenging and therapeutically oriented. His classes are a journey through which one is given the opportunity to go inside, to clear and develop the mind, heart and body, for the purpose of revealing the peace in ones own inner-landscape.

It’s time to sweat! This is a challenging, heated class which includes more advanced postures, arm balances and inversions. Students can expect an exhilarating and inspiring class.