Has practiced Yoga for over ten years. She began studying Ashtanga-Vinyasa with Katie McGourty in 2015 at the CYC. She became a certified RYT in 2017 through the Soma Yoga Institute's Therapeutic Yoga teaching program at Om Shala in Arcata, Ca. Her teachings combine philosophies of Vinyasa, linking breath control with movement, Hatha, shaping and toning the body with longer holds in asanas, and Therapeutic Yoga, focusing on safe alignment. Francisca also believes in sharing the practice of meditation, positive mantras, and conscious mindfulness so our communities can better find inner peace both on and off the mat.
In 1998 my entire life changed. when I finally stepped into my first Yoga class, I melted into the mat and found My Home. In 2000 I received my first Hatha Raja Yoga certification, Reiki Master Initiation which blended perfectly with my Holistic Massage training & professional practice. Since then I have accrued many different certifications and training in Theta Healing, Emotional Freedom Technique, Supreme Science Qi Gong, Helm Drum Healing Therapy & Ipsalu Tantra and more...I look forward to playing with all of you in the Heart Space of my offerings.
Warrior, defendant, and spokesperson for Mother Earth; Corinne uses the ancient yogic teachings as a means to heal the wounds between the human mind and its connection with earth. Born and raised in upstate New York, Corinne stepped into her first yoga class at the age of 16, which became the catalyst for her self study. She moved to Arcata in 2012, where her practice became more serious. Upon graduating Humboldt State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, she immediately started working to attend her first yoga teacher training with Infinite Source Yoga in Costa Rica (200HR). Immediately after returning to the states, she began working to save enough for her first pilgrimage to India where she studied Buddhism, meditation, Kriya yoga, ashtanga, tai chi, and Ayurveda. Once again, immediately after returning all she could think about was learning more, and the desire to heal grew deeper by the day. In February 2018, she went to India for her second time and graduated from Jivamukti Yoga at the Govardhan Eco Village outside of Mumbai. She is happy to finally start teaching yoga in the place she fell deeply in love with the practice. Her classes are spirit led, firey, and restorative. She thanks every single encounter and person for being a lesson and guru.
Katie teaches traditional yoga based on Patajanali’s yoga sutras, T. Krishnamacharya, B.K.S. Iyengar, and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. She received her teacher training in Ashtanga-Vinyasa yoga from Juliet Smith in 2011. In addition to studying yoga for the last 13 years, she has a Master’s of Science in Natural Resources. She studies and teaches classical piano following the Suzuki method. Additionally, she is a Master Gardener and offers landscaping services specializing in edible and medicinal plants. Please check out healthy-living-everyday.com for more information.
Sasha began her yoga journey in 2004 and in 2012 became a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher. She has studied vinyasa, ashtanga, and trauma-informed yoga under the direction and training of Lori Snyder, Max Strom, Hala Khouri and Baron Baptiste. Sasha holds a B.A. in Human Development and an M.A. in Counseling Pschology from Humboldt State University, specializing in both somatic mind/ body therapy and trauma-informed care. Her work in social justice and equity has fueled her passion for service, prompting the birth of Community Pride & Peace (CPP) in 2015. There, she shares her vision of a more peaceful future for the Humboldt County community and beyond. Her work, on and off the mat, comes from a place of service, and this is what drives her teaching and life. As a budding therapist in our community, she shares her belief in the power of the human spirit. "If we can access the breath, we can access healing." Yoga is her offering, her work, her inspiration, and her vehicle to heal both herself and others.
Rick Moorehead is a practitioner of Daoist internal arts and medicine. He received his degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder and the Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine and has been practicing since 2001. He has trained in the Internal Chinese martial arts since 1998 and most recently has trained and been authorized to teach with Damo Mitchell of the Lotus Nei Gong School of Daoist Arts.
Lama Nyugu (secular name R.D. Fierro) is a disciple of the Venerable Lame Lodu Rinpoche and has studied under his guidance for 15 years in the Shangpa and Karma Kagyu lineage traditions. He has received from Rinpoche many teachings and empowerments, also accompanying him on pilgrimage to India, China, and Tibet. He has also received teachings and empowerments from H.H. the 17th Karmapa, H.E. Tai Situ Rinpoche, H.E. Trangu Rinpoche, H.E. Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, and H.E. Yangsi Kaly Rinpoche, among others. In 2005, under the retreat master Venerable Lama Lody Rinpoche, Nyugu was able to put these teachings into practice by entering a traditional three year retreat in the Shangpa Kagyu tradition at the KDK retreat land in Laytonville, CA. He successfully completed the retreat in April 2009. He assists with Question and Answer at the Sunday Practice and Study Group.
A long time meditation and bodywork practitioner, Alexandra Seymour has extensive experience in guiding people into a deeper connection with their body, releasing habitual mind-body patterns to free innate vital energy for greater wellness, love, joy and creativity.
David Sandercott is the Head of Meditation Coaching at the Self Awareness Institute. He is also the author of 21 Day Meditation Journey Connect With Spirit Everyday In A New Way (2018; Wellness Ink). David goes to Crossfit 6 days a week, practices yoga almost everyday, and loves his plant based diet.
Courtney Schroeder, mother of four (toddler to teen), founder of Little Buddhas Yoga, has 18 years experience working with children and families in a variety of secular, spiritual, and therapeutic settings. With more than 400 hours of certified training in yoga and mindfulness, Courtney has studied with Kaivalya Yoga Academy, Amy Saltzman, Mindfulness Education for Children, Yoga 4 Classrooms, Karma Kids, and more. Courtney is dedicated to bringing yoga to children and families everywhere, and has been offering a Teacher Training program since 2011. She is committed to the Buddhist and yogic paths; her mat and her cushion are always home.
Jennifer has traveled the world as a performer, teacher and creative force celebrating the mad, beautiful, sexy, and silly that makes us feel alive. Through leadership and a deep vulnerability to the creative process, Jennifer has learned much on and off the stage. Jennifer is both Kundalini & Hatha Yoga Certified, with over a decade of teaching and performance experience. As a poet, dancer, and yogi, Jennifer’s strong creative sensibility maintains a safe container for you to experience yourself as a free, connected, and vital part of the whole.