Ahnna began taking Qi Gong Classes 14 years ago while studying for her Master’s in Traditional Chinese Medicine at Five Branches Institute in Santa Cruz, CA. Her Qi Gong teacher, Lee Holden was also attending Five Branches and over the years she followed him and underwent his teacher training program. Ahnna brings her own unique style to the practice utilizing essential oils and music along with affirmations and positive self-awareness. Ahnna's love for sharing this practice as well as her love for Yoga inspired her to open Yoga Bella Studio in August 2008.
Barb received her teaching certification in Power Yoga from Yoga Source inLos Gatos, has completed a teacher training bootcamp with Baron Baptise, and most recently spend a week in Italy immersed in the teachings of Nicki Doane and Eddie Modestini. Her teaching style is spontaneous and high energy, and her classes are a fun mix of movement and relaxation.
When not teaching or practicing yoga, you may find Barb out and about training for the next triathlon or marathon. Find renewed energy and strength with Power Yoga. This intense yoga class is perfect for anyone with a desire to add strength, flexibility, and balance to their everyday lives. The continuous flow of poses is designed to work your entire body, with greater emphasis on strengthening and coordination.
Dolores is an Anusara-Inspired certified yoga teacher. She started her yoga practice in 1995 and has been in the fitness industry since 1989. She studied Ashtanga, Iyengar and Vinyasa yoga until she found her home in Anusara Yoga. Her mission in her yoga classes is to create a peaceful, safe and healing environment so students of all ages and abilities can have fun, feel good and cultivate self awareness in their practice. Dolores classes integrate body movement with breath awareness, flexibility with strength and relaxing into the moment. She brings profound enthusiasm and knowledge into her teaching.
Karin just happened to walk into a yoga class one day in 2003 and fell in love with the feeling of peace, lightness and joy that stayed with her. In 2006, she took the 200 hour Advanced Studies and Teacher Training at Yoga High Studio in Salinas, intending to deepen her own practice, not to teach. But, after repeatedly being asked to teach, she began. Now, she can’t imagine not sharing the beauty of yoga. Her classes are a celebration of life, kindness and self-acceptance. She continues to further her knowledge by attending many yoga conferences and workshops from a variety of gifted teachers and yoga styles, most recently at Yoga Teacher Training and Advanced Studies at the Yoga Center of Carmel. In addition to her adult classes, she enjoys introducing the playfulness of yoga to children and teaches in several schools. She is also certified in PiYo and Mat Pilates. She hopes to encourage others to listen to their inner teacher, their inner wisdom and to bring balance, energy and peace to their lives through yoga, discovering the beauty within.
30 mins of asana (yoga) will prepare you to sit for basic breathing techniques, followed by meditation. Deepen your practice of Yoga, and experience the benefits of meditation, which include calmness, a deeper sense of self, lowered blood pressure ,and less stress.
All levels welcome
Paula Goldsmith is a certified Kali Ray TriYoga Instructor who first experienced TriYoga in 1987, and immediately recognized the transformational nature of TriYoga Flows. She has been teaching since 2001, after completing training with Kali Ray and staff at the TriYoga Centers in Santa Cruz and Malibu.She is honored to share the flow with her students.