Our Teachers

MEET THE TEAM


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Iris Lambert
Irie Yoga Teacher, 200 hr. Yoga Teacher Training Director and Scheduling Extraordinaire
aliveyogastudio@gmail.com

Iris specializes in Yoga, Thai Massage and Elemental Lifestyle Coaching. She met Swami Satchidananda when she was singing and dancing in Hair on Broadway in 1969. This was the beginning of her life changing.  She began teaching yoga in 1972 in Sausalito, California and received Massage Certification in 1978. Ashtanga Vinyasa became her home practice.  More recently Iris has learned alignment from Anusara and creative sequencing from Shiva Rea. Learn more about Iris: Click Here


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Kara Weimer
Himalayan Vinyasa Krama, Meditation & Yoga Nidra Teacher
aliveyogastudio@gmail.com

With a background in dance, Kara has been studying yoga and the healing arts for over twenty two years and teaching since 2003. She has trained extensively with Himalayan yoga adepts in ancient esoteric disciplines using the breath as the guide for transformation and self empowerment.  She specializes in a rare system of yoga, Himalayan Vinyasa Krama taught by her Satguru Swami Vidyadhishananda,  a Himalayan Monk, Kriya Yogi and Vedic/Sanskrit scholar, and was transmitted to Srivatsa Ramaswami by Krishnamacharya for over 33 years and mentor Pam Johnson, one of Ramaswami’s first American students. Learn more about Kara: Click Here


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Liz Levy
Mindful Vinyasa Yoga Teacher
shantilife12@gmail.com

Alive Yoga was founded by yoga teacher and body-worker extraordinaire, Liz Levy. She leads an incredible Mindful Vinyasa Class on Friday mornings and offers bodywork throughout the week. Liz discovered yoga and bodywork simultaneously back in 1989, and has been passionate about supporting others as they discover their path to presence and joy ever since! Liz’s deep, hands-on knowledge of anatomy informs both her bodywork and her yoga teaching. Learn more about Liz: Click Here


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Luis Briceno
Hatha/Iyengar Yoga Teacher
aliveyogastudio@gmail.com

Luis’ philosophy of how to live a healthy life encourages him to remain active throughout the day while using yoga and massage practices to support his body, achieve optimal performance, free his body from stress and tensions and, ultimately, bringing true happiness into his life. Speaking of true happiness, Luis is the father of an adorable 6 year girl. He is certified in children’s yoga and enjoys introducing students to yoga and eastern philosophy. He also greatly appreciates each opportunity he has to support more experienced yogis to further refine their physical health through ever more conscious practice.  Learn more about Luis: Click Here


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Mary Kate
Vinyasa and Kundalini Yoga Teacher
namastaymk@gmail.com

Mary Kate (E-RYT 200 Vinyasa & RYT 200 Kundalini) had the great fortune of beginning her yogic journey in 2001 when she met her teacher, Gurudass Kaur, while living in Barcelona.  She has been teaching yoga since 2007 throughout Northern California and internationally, predominately in West Africa.  After moving to Sonoma County, MK deepened her practice of Vinyasa Yoga under the vast teachings of Iris Lambert.  She is committed to evolving as a student and a teacher and strives to uplift, challenge and support practitioners through her classes, helping them tap into their Kundalini energy.  MK loves travel, music & nature and service.  She is grateful to live in Sonoma County with her husband and daughter. For more information: www.namastaymk.com


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Molly Klaproth
Vinyasa Yoga Teacher
aliveyogastudio@gmail.com

Molly began her yoga journey while on the path of dance. From the first class, first sustained breath, first transcendent experience of meditation she was forever changed. It was a new found freedom, a healing. The overuse and abuse of the body while performing professionally had finally found balance, not only physically but spiritually. She’s dedicated 21 years to teaching dance and the last 14 years teaching yoga as well. Yogic knowledge, applied with her studies of kinesthetics, anatomy, and physics all contribute to a strong foundation from which students can benefit indefinitely.


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Samuel Shin
Meditation Teacher
aliveyogastudio@gmail.com

Meditation class at Alive Yoga is offered on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month from 6:30pm-8:000pm led by Samuel. The evening includes a 40-min sit followed by a brief talk and time for questions/discussion. Samuel’s approach to meditation is aimed at helping people relax and rest in the wisdom of the body and heart. Meditation transforms our lives and our identities so we become more fully present, available and authentic in the world. Please bring your own cushion or chair if possible. One can be provided for you, but options are limited.


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Vinyasa Yoga Teacher
georgecapone3@gmail.com

George’s approach to asana practice is effort, attention & intention through a sequenced Vinyasa Flow.  His class emphasizes the marriage of breath to movement.  George’s class is mindful, aligned and vigorous.  One hour long, the class is designed to build heat, build focus, balance breath and finish relaxed.

George has practiced yoga for decades.  With a degree in Religion & Human Development (Colby College) a competitive sports background and yoga/bodywork training, George brings experience and an experienced eye to the mat.  His passion is to help others unlock their mental and physical restrictions through asana.  His joy is passing on the gifts of yoga that were imparted to him.


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Matthew Sanderson
Meditation & Yoga Teacher

msanderson001@gmail.com

Matthew began the spiritual and yogic path as a teenager, first learning Hatha and chi kung, tai chi and Goju. He created the Tara Yoga and Meditation Center in Hawaii in 2001 and ran retreats and wild dolphin journeys for many years there, specializing in yoga-assisted fasting, personal growth and transformation, and breathwork training. He has trained with many yogis over the years in Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, and Ashtanga and Kundalini. He uses breathing as the foundation for both inner awareness, peace, and energy cultivation.


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Allyson Bray (NTS, HHP, LMT)

Yin Yoga Teacher

allysonbray@gmail.com

I began my journey into the world of bodywork, yoga and movement with a desire to better understand our relationship with the primal life force.  I have sought to learn how to facilitate, encourage and nurture the flow of this energetic current within myself and others.  This inquiry led me to become a Holistic Health Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist (2001), Natural Therapeutic Specialist (2007) and a Yoga teacher (2014).  My classes are designed to generate healing and restore harmony by re-establishing balance in the physical and subtle bodies.  The practice of yin yoga activates the innate self-healing ability of the body, mind and spirit, allowing vitality to flow freely.  My goal is to assist fellow yogis in achieving balance, integrity and alignment on all levels.


Interested in joining the Team? Contact

aliveyogastudio@gmail.com