MEET THE TEAM
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
Himalayan Vinyasa Krama, Meditation & Yoga Nidra Teacher
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
Mindful Vinyasa Yoga Teacher
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
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
Vinyasa and Kundalini Yoga Teacher
MK had the great fortune of meeting her spiritual teacher, Gurudass Kaur, and beginning her yoga journey while living in Barcelona in 2001. She began teaching Kundalini Yoga in 2007 and more recently Vinyasa yoga, which she studied under the vast teachings of Iris Lambert. She teaches the Wednesday 9:15 All Levels Vinyasa Flow, where she offers a strong flow while incorporating Kundalini Yogic techniques when applicable. MK feels fortunate to have landed in West County where she lives with her daughter and husband. You can find her videos on YouTube at @namastayMK.
Vinyasa Yoga Teacher
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.
Zin is a Spiritual Coach and teaches meditation at Alive Yoga. He has been practicing meditation for 10 years, first in Advaita Vedanta then in Rinzai Zen Buddhism. He has a M.A. in Integral Counseling Psychology, which synthesizes Eastern spirituality with Western psychology. Zin brings compassion, insight and clarity to those he encounters. He sees life and the fact of being alive as much – if not more – a part of Awakening than what we often think of as “spiritual” (i.e. peak experiences).
Meditation class at Alive Yoga is offered bi-weekly on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month from 6-7:30pm, and is led by Zin Shin. The evening includes a 40-min sitting followed by a brief talk and time for questions/discussion. Zin’s approach helps people relax and settle into their bodies and hearts. For Zin, meditation is about learning how to be here for ourselves and our lives. Regardless of your experience-level, it is nice to be together in this shared intention!
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