OUR CREATORS

OUR CREATORS

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ERIK BEARDSLEY

GREATER SACRAMENTO

I added yoga into my life while working as a farrier in Colorado. One of my clients was yoga teacher. She taught me asanas to harmonize my mind and body for work underneath horses. Automobile and horse accidents impacted my knees, hips and spine. I traded farrier work for academics and white collar work. My yoga practice proved to be an effective alternative to epidural steroids. For the past decade I practiced deeply with yoga teachers in California, Nevada and Washington, DC who embody man

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MATTHEW EMBREY

RENO

- As part of the first wave of Indigo Children charged with raising the vibration of our collective consciousness on this planet, Matthew C. Embrey-McClain had his spiritual gifts brought to his attention before the age of 11. One of his main missions on Earth is to spread Altruism for a happier healthier world. One way he accomplishes this is through his non-profit Compassionate Connections Matter. He also partners with many organizations in town including but not limited to: Earthe Energe

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AMY FISH

GREATER SACRAMENTO

I have been practicing yoga since 2009 and have decided that I will be a lifelong yogi! Yoga has brought me peace, and an open heart and mind. I love to teach Yoga Nidra because our lives are so busy and this practice really helps us to slow down and feel calm and breathe. I completed my Yoga Nidra teacher training in 2019 at Breathing Space in Elk Grove. I enjoy teaching family yoga because kids are so open to trying new things and they love to learn. Children are natural yogis! I completed


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TUCKER GANDY

GREATER SACRAMENTO

Tucker is a lover of life! With a background in gymnastics, dance, and martial arts, Tucker brings an embodied knowledge of the practice to his teaching. If you're looking to move, boogie, and maybe get upside down, he's got a the class for you!

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MELODY HERSCHER

ONLINE

Melody is a native New Yorker who came to Charleston, SC in 2005 and immediately fell in love with all things the city had to offer. With the help of some friends, she was introduced to the multitude of benefits that yoga has to offer, and so began her practice. With 15 years in public education, Melody is no stranger to the challenges that our children face today. This “karmically” brought her to find the Kidding Around Yoga method. It was something that allowed her to combine all of her

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ALEXIS IRIAS

DENVER

You can call me Lex, I teach yoga classes primarily in Spanish around Denver, CO. With the goal of making yoga accesible for the hispanic community, now I'm hoping to offer weekly classes online for this community around the world. My background is in Digital Marketing and with the current situation we're in, I'm starting to host weekly Mindful Marketing Sessions.


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KIRSTEN JOHNSON

GREATER SACRAMENTO

My teaching style is creative, supportive and connecting. I believe yoga should focus on what it feels like for YOU instead of what everyone else looks like. I like to slow things down, bring awareness to breath, use options and get creative with props so each practice is unique and authentic.

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LEE ANN MAYNARD

RENO

I started practicing yoga over 20 years ago as a way to feel strong emotionally and physically while coping with anxiety and depression. I worked with Viniyoga Yoga Therapist Lyn Banas (student of Gary Kraftskow) for 6 years and became a 500 hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher with Kathleen Grace-Santor at Stress Management Center of Nevada. I have studied meditation with Khenpo Choying Rabjam Rinpoche through the Dzoghen Lineage and I am currently studying Mindfulness and Meditation with the

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MICHELLE MILLS

GREATER SACRAMENTO

Michelle is an international educator with over 10 years of classroom experience. She holds a MAT in curriculum and instruction and taught in both the US and abroad. Michelle first discovered yoga when she was in college in 2005 and has been practicing since. She loves getting sweaty in Vinyasa but enjoys classical Hatha as well as Ashtanga. She has always known from the time she first started practicing that she wanted to teach yoga. She became a 200 RYT through Breathe 4 Change, which is de


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BRITTNI PLAVALA

GREATER SACRAMENTO

Yoga is my medicine to transmute and transcend the patterns of thinking, and gain new perspective on who I am and how I walk through life. As a practice for self-love and trust, yoga was introduced to me when I was 15 years old and in a recovery program. For the first time in my life I had a connection to that quiet voice within. Since 2005 and many changes, yoga has been a constant exploration. From kundalini, to laughing yoga, to Bikram, to restorative - I have experienced many styles and teac

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ALLIE REITZ

DENVER

Hi! I'm the founder of Good Elephant, and I'm passionate about making mindful practices more welcoming and affordable for everyone! My classes are spiritual and fun, with more focus on inward intention than on physical alignment. I believe that we are all overflowing with abundance, and the purpose of our yoga practice is to heal and prepare us to serve the world!

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WENDY REITZ

ONLINE

Wendy is the founder of MeWe&Us which is a spiritual and health based nonprofit organization that assists individuals with understanding their experiences from a holographic perspective of a reality of health and joy. As a result of her personal experience of intuitively self-healing from Lupus and extensive consciousness research in suffering, healing, and health, Wendy has a developed an integrated relationship with Higher Consciousness and practically applies it in helping others understand t


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JILL WESTON

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Jill Weston is known for being a “stress whisperer”, using her calm vibe and healing voice to help people pause, refocus and remember their hearts desire. She maintains a safe, healing space for all levels and meets people where they are as they come into class; accepting their current physical and emotional state. She uses down to earth mindfulness, movement and breathwork practices; specializing in Yoga Nidra. Her business Breathing Space was born out of a life-long guiding principle: Be

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JHENN WHALEN

DENVER

Jhenn Whalen is an award-winning visual artist from Denver, CO. She is a representational, direct painter with a background in illustration. Her subjects range from portraiture/figure work to pets and landscapes. She's excited to share a variety of techniques with you to get you excited about creating art!

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SHANTI ATMA YOGA

ONLINE

Originally coming from a meditation backgroun, I developed a practice in Hatha an Vinyasa flow. After some years, I started moving from faster to slower styles of yoga. The calling for asana faded away since I sat my first, of many, Vipassana meditation course. This transpired my practice into a fully rounded approach, showing me the importance of the 5 koshas both on the mat and in daily life. My practice then grew and shaped me in a way that once I would have never believed. After several Y