teachers

Claudia

Claudia

Claudia Lopez was born in Bogotá, Colombia, but grew up in California, to where my heart really belongs.  If I need to define myself I can say that I am an intercultural facilitator, itinerant yoga teacher, writer, and food and wine lover. I must also say that my friends are my family and the world is my home.  Claudia is a certified Jivamukti teacher and teaches yoga in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and occasionally even in English.

Emily

Emily

Emily discovered yoga in 2005 while submerged in philosophical and spiritual studies in college. To her, the practice of yoga is transformative and healing on all levels, bringing about peace and joy during the tumultuous ups and downs of life. She is passionate about teaching and is so grateful to share this ancient knowledge withContinue Reading

Indu Bala Bhardwaj

Indu Bala Bhardwaj E RYT 500, owner and co-founder of It’s Yoga. Indu has 38 years experience in teaching and living the yoga lifestyle. She began studying yoga with Swami Satchidananda while attending the American Musical & Dramatic Academy and the International Dance School in New York City. She deepened her studies of Yoga PhilosophyContinue Reading

Mike Burgasser

Mike Burgasser

Mike Burgasser,E-RYT 500, YACEP, is a co_founder and former co-owner of It’s Yoga (now retired.) He began his yoga practice in 1996, studying with Vickie Russell. He began his teaching practice in 1998. In 2000, he completed his ashtanga yoga teacher certification with Larry Schultz of It’s Yoga in San Francisco, CA. He completed hisContinue Reading

Kurt Mathys

Kurt Mathys

Kurt has studied yoga and has lived the yoga lifestyle for 13 years. He trained in Kripalu Yoga, Integral Yoga, Hatha, and Vinyasa Krama, and is one of the few who have mastered the First, Second, and Third Series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. A Registered Certified Yoga Teacher, Kurt is dedicated to yoga philosophy andContinue Reading

Jo Griffith

Jo Griffith

Jo Griffith, ERYT 200/ RYT 500 Life is a journey to the full expression of you. Society emphasizes certain traits, so people lose touch with areas of themselves. Yoga brings you back to completeness. Reuniting the body, mind and breathe with all that is around us. I spent many years studying Anusara yoga. Achieving Anusara-inspiredContinue Reading

Christina “Sunshine” Celesti

Christina “Sunshine” Celesti

Christiana “Sunshine” Celesti is a strong proponent of finding your own way through the teachings of many. She has been learning creative approaches towards life and health, and teaching what she’s picked up to all who are receptive. Cultivating a personal yoga practice for nearly 10 years and teaching several styles of movement for 7Continue Reading

Nikki

Nikki

Nikela “Nikki” Owens, Ph.D, A.Y.S., R.Y.T. is an educator and yoga enthusiast. Nikela is certified in in both yoga and zumba. She finds her teaching inspirations from a variety of yoga traditions including ashtanga yoga, anusara yoga and para yoga. Nikki infuses elements from these traditions to create eclectic yoga classes including: gentle yoga, yogaContinue Reading