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
George Capone III
Vinyasa Yoga Teacher
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.
Meditation & Yoga Teacher
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.
Yin Yoga Teacher
Allyson began her journey into the world of bodywork, yoga and movement with a desire to better understand our relationship with the primal life force; how to facilitate, encourage and nurture the flow of this energetic current within us. This inquiry along with a deep love and resonance with the natural world, led her to explore the realms of Holistic Health, where she became an HHP and Massage Therapist at the International Professional School of Bodywork in San Diego (2001), Natural Therapeutic Specialist (2007) and Yoga teacher in (2014). Allyson’s 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. Allyson is honored to assist fellow yogis in achieving balance, integrity and alignment on all levels. She teaches Hatha, Vinyasa, Bhakti and Yin yoga.
Jivana Yoga Teacher
Kristin Laak has dedicated the last 35 years to the practice and study of Yoga. She is devoted to the work of Dr. Shankaranarayana Jois, her teacher since 1994. Kristin is a board member of Sadvidya Foundation, and its US director of the Jivana Yoga Program. Through her heartfelt commitment towards truly understanding human nature and many years of personal practice, Kristin is known for helping others to realize their own authentic connection to a healthy lifestyle and Yoga.
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