"Design holistic yoga practices to heal the mind, body and spirit."
Los Angeles, CA
Marissa first started yoga 4 years ago to help heal her injuries from countless years of competitive sports. She immediately fell in love and was amazed by yoga's healing effects. Soon after, she became inspired to dive deeper into her practice and deiced to sign up for a 200-hour teacher training led by Marianne Wells in Costa Rica. During her training, she learned that yoga was more than a physical practice, but a lifestyle that connects the mind, body and spirit.
Marissa teaches yoga at the Relational Center in Los Angeles, a facility that focuses on mental health and equality. Her classes are designed to bring awareness to the self through basic yoga postures, breathing and meditation. She also works as a Registered Nurse and has a certification in Holistic Nursing. Her work as a nurse and yoga instructor inspires her to design holistic yoga practices to heal the mind, body and spirit.
"Release stress and discover the essence of health, happiness and wellbeing."
Tanja is a passionate yoga instructor and empowerment coach.
She was born and raised in Germany. Her world travels took her to California in 2002 where she discovered the transformative power of yoga. Deeply inspired and having found her calling, she expanded her studies in Hong Kong, India and Thailand. Back in California, she became a yoga Instructor in 2011 and now shares her love of yoga and all its benefits with others. Yoga has been a light on her path, inspiring her to follow her heart and live the life of her dreams.
Tanja incorporates yoga, empowerment coaching, aromatherapy, Reiki and meditation to encourage self-acceptance, awareness and mindfulness. Combining intuition, compassion, and heartfelt care, she invites her clients to release stress and discover the essence of health, happiness and wellbeing. She also offers Reiki trainings, and has created a new yoga specialty, Lunar Goddess Yoga.
"Better Sleep, Less Stress, Optimal Digestion, and More."
San Francisco, CA
Ananta Ripa Ajmera is author of the bestselling book "The Ayurveda Way: 108 Practices from the World’s Oldest Healing System for Better Sleep, Less Stress, Optimal Digestion, and More" (Storey Publishing, 2017). She is a Certified Ayurveda Health Practitioner and Yoga Instructor who continues to study with Acharya Shunya, a renowned Vedic spiritual teacher whose lineage extends back to ancient India. Ananta has taught Yoga and Ayurveda staff trainings at the California Department of Public Health, Stanford School of Medicine’s Health Improvement Program, New York University, UNICEF, ABC News, Alameda County Probation Department, Landmark Ventures, and the Social Innovation Summit of Fortune 500 executives, government leaders, and top social entrepreneurs.
Ayurveda and Yoga helped her overcome years of eating disorders, insomnia, stress, and poor digestion. Her blog, Whole Yoga & Ayurveda, was recognized in the Best 100 Health Coach Blogs by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. Her book has been featured on Fox 5 News, Reader's Digest, Spirituality & Health Magazine, Mother Earth News Magazine, Global Glam Magazine, Aloha Magazine, and articles are popular on MindBodyGreen, Elephant Journal and The Huffington Post. She’s spoken at the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, UC Berkeley Zellerbach Hall, Columbia Business School, and Silicon Valley's Health Technology Forum. Ananta graduated from NYU Stern Business School, where she received an honors degree in marketing and was a Catherine B. Reynolds Scholar in Social Entrepreneurship.
"Yoga is a lifestyle, not something that starts the moment you step on the mat and ends the moment you step off."
Amanda Biccum is a world traveling Yoga Teacher and Holistic Health Coach. She has studied around the world with various teachers from San Diego, San Francisco, and India where she studied, lived and taught for nearly a year. This past year, she developed a 30-day online yoga and nutrition course while partnering with Style Craze.
She teaches a unique style that is heavily rooted in the basics of the Iyengar methodology focusing on proper alignment with the usage of props. Her classes are strong, slow and bring awareness to the inner and outer practice of yoga as a whole. The Biccum Method yoga teaches students how to apply the practice of yoga both on and off the mat. Her philosophy is that yoga is a lifestyle, not something that starts the moment you step on the mat and ends the moment you step off.
"She is driven to help students pause, honor the present moment, reconnect to their authentic truth, and create space for overall wellness."
San Francisco, CA
As a once competitive dancer, Koren’s yoga journey began with introduction through her ballet training. After experiencing the benefits that yoga provided on an all-encompassing level, she became inspired to share the practice within a teaching environment. Koren holds a 200-hr Vinyasa RYT from Yoga to the People, in addition to a 200-hr Embodied Mind RYT with Jill Satterfield. She specializes in a unique integration of Vinyasa yoga, Mindfulness, Meditation, and Embodiment practices. Her guidance extends beyond the physical, as she encourages students to dive within and explore their mental, emotional, and spiritual landscapes as well. Much of her teaching is based on a synthesis of both Yogic and Buddhist methodologies. She is driven to help students pause, honor the present moment, reconnect to their authentic truth, and create space for overall wellness. She believes that every student brings a special story to the mat, and sees the practices as a compass towards self-discovery, transformation, healing, compassion, and empowerment.
"Renee believes that the practice of yoga has the capacity to align body, breath and mind."
New York, NY
Renee believes that the practice of yoga has the capacity to align body, breath and mind. After finding herself uninspired and unhappy on the corporate ladder, she took a job at a local yoga studio and immersed herself in the practice. In 2012, she completed a 200-hour vinyasa based teaching certification at Kaia Yoga and never looked back. Her love of learning has driven Renee to complete additional trainings in Prenatal / Postnatal, Restorative, Yin, and Private Yoga, and she is currently enrolled in a 108-hour functional anatomy and kinesiology course. Her in-depth studies constantly inform and evolve her teaching, so she is able to deliver a dynamic practice to her students.
"Juliana is dedicated to bringing mindfulness, strength, relaxation, and peace to kids through the practice of joyful and safe yoga classes"
San Francisco, CA
As sole owner and Executive Director of Kids Luv Yoga SF, Juliana Rieger has developed a unique children's yoga program which emerges from her studies with It’s Yoga Kids (Kids Yoga Certification, 2012), Yoga Tree (200-Hour Teacher Certification 2015), and expert guidance from Yaya Yoga Ca. Juliana has been working with children for 10+ years, and is dedicated to bringing mindfulness, strength, relaxation, and peace to kids through the practice of joyful and safe yoga classes. Juliana believes that yoga is a gift that everybody can benefit from. Her classes are thoughtfully crafted for kids to attain full benefit and fun from the poses, songs, breathing, and lessons.