Monthly Archives: April 2012


Lisa Ogletree

Bio. BORN: California CURRENT TOWN:  Oakland OCCUPATION:  Authorized Level 2 Ashtanga yoga teacher website Lisa is a KPJAYI level II authorized teacher who has been practicing Ashtanga yoga for the past 11 years and been teaching Ashtanga yoga for 9 years.  She has taught Mysore style classes, led classes and workshops in the United States and […]


Chrissy Graham

Bio. BORN: to smile, to learn, to laugh, to teach, to love CURRENT TOWN: Berkeley, CA OCCUPATION: Lifelong student and teacher of yoga follow on facebook Lighthearted, fun, and passionate, Chrissy radiates positivity. She teaches her classes using her wide-range of life experiences and the extensive knowledge she gained in her 18 years of yoga study. She […]



Bio. BORN: A hopeless romantic somewhere near the ocean CURRENT TOWN: North Orange County-ish OCCUPATION: Helping others to find their inner joy follow on facebook Deeply motivated by his curiosity in exploring consciousness, modern philosophy, and various ancient wisdom teachings that surround the idea, Tim began practicing Yoga at the age of 18. He relates […]


Mari Isaac

Bio. BORN: To see the beauty in everything CURRENT TOWN: Gratitude OCCUPATION: Yoga teacher / Professional Portrait Photographer As Studio Director for You & the Mat in Oakland, Mari, together with key members of the management team, runs the daily operations.  As a yoga teacher, Mari’s (Marilyn) teaching has evolved into an intelligent, yet organic […]



Bio. BORN: CURRENT TOWN: San Francisco, CA OCCUPATION: website Stacey Lee is a direct student of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. She is an authorized Level 2* instructor who has had a daily ashtanga practice for over 15 years. In 2004 she began with the first of many extended trips to Mysore, India, and received Guruji’s blessing […]



Bio. BORN:  North Carolina CURRENT TOWN: Oakland, CA OCCUPATION:  Yoga Teacher Follow on Facebook We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. – T.S. Eliot An experienced SmartFLOW® teacher, Anna is a dedicated student of Annie Carpenter and a […]



Bio. BORN: The Windy City CURRENT TOWN: Surf City OCCUPATION: Sculptor, painter, live drawing Steven’s art is born out of a love of the human form and its natural motion. It is powerful, passionate, and embraces both human and natural forms. He is a Co-Founder of AsanaArt® and created Live Yoga Drawing which is […]


Lesley Fightmaster

Bio. BORN: Buffalo, New York CURRENT TOWN: Dana Point, California OCCUPATION: Yoga Instructor follow on facebook Lesley is known for her inspirational teaching style as she infuses her meditative and flowing Vinyasa classes with yoga philosophy, concise technical alignment, and some heart-felt humor.



Bio. BORN: A wisconsinite making the most out of every moment CURRENT TOWN: Aliso Viejo, California OCCUPATION: Helping people find their full potential follow on facebook Jenny started yoga on a quest to touch her toes, and to break up with the gym. “Yoga made me realize that you are never too old to play, […]


Shabi Villa

Bio. BORN: A loving free spirit CURRENT TOWN: Close to the ocean and mother nature OCCUPATION: Mother, friend, lover of life and nature follow on facebook Shabi’s yoga style shares the principles of balance and integrity of posture along with mindfulness and depth of breath to bring harmony on the mat and to life all […]


Reba Gray

Bio. BORN: Portland, Maine CURRENT TOWN:  Oakland OCCUPATION:  Sharing my love of yoga website Reba’s sense of adventure and curiosity has led her to places near and far. Her desire to contribute led her to join the Peace Corps, an experience that taught her the power of community. She returned to the states in 2001, […]


Camille Aragon

Bio. Camille Aragon is a student and teacher of yoga who fell in love with the practice as a stressed out grad student at Harvard. In 2009 she completed her 200-hour interdisciplinary yoga teacher training from Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica with Don & Amba Stapleton. Later that year, Camille began her Ashtanga practice […]


Nicolette Tura

Bio. BORN:  To bring love & light CURRENT TOWN: Enjoying Now OCCUPATION:  Movement & Soul Therapist  Nicolette first found yoga by way of one of Rodney Yee’s treasured Yoga for Back Care videotapes and practiced for many years at home. She stumbled upon her first group yoga class as a student at UC Berkeley where her […]



Bio. BORN: On a highway in the middle of a snowstorm near Mammoth, well almost. CURRENT TOWN: Anywhere not too far from the ocean or hills. OCCUPATION: Mama to monkeys; Aspiring artist of making “everyday life” yoga and a full-time ocean lover. follow on facebook Erin was born and raised in the Sierras. She spent […]



Bio. BORN: Cleveland onto San Diego CURRENT TOWN: Aliso Viejo, CA OCCUPATION: Yoga Therapist, Lead Teacher Trainer, Holistic Lifestyle Coach, Reiki Master, Professional Swing dancer, Singer Follow on Facebook It was the gift of chronic pain that brought Alison to her practice in 1993. Through many yoga disciplines, she discovered powerful tools to heal her […]