Emily Benvie



Emily is a light-hearted teacher who is drawn to yoga because it continually brings her home to herself.  She loves to practice and teach yoga on the beach, under the redwoods, and in the mountains, and finds joy in using music to guide the practice.  She believes our own bodes are our greatest teachers, and creating space to experience them aligns us with our hearts and inner wisdom.  She focuses on building a strong foundation and encouraging an individual practice.  Her aim is to help students feel grounded in their bodies so they may bring their clearest, most vibrant selves to express and experience life.

Corinne Krupp


corinnekruppyoga@ gmail.com

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. 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.   In February 2018, she went to India for her second time and graduated from Jivamukti Yoga at the Govardhan Eco Village outside of Mumbai.  Her classes are spirit led, firey, and restorative. She thanks every single encounter and person for being a lesson and guru.

Katie McGourty


(707) 601-2434

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 Miksus




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


(707) 599-7336

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.

Sabrina Ourania


Sabrina Ourania, aka “The Goddess Alchemist” is a Menstrual, Fertility, and Reproductive-Health Coach and Astrologer, Yoni Yoga Instructor, Herbal Alchemist and Retreat Leader. She sees clients and teaches workshops locally at the Arcata Healing Arts Center and online. Her current offerings include Yoni Yoga 101 at the Community Yoga Center in Arcata on Tuesdays and Goddess Alchemy: An Embodied Exploration of the Goddess Archetypes beginning on Wednesday evenings at the Wholistic Heartbeat in McKinleyville and You can find out more about her and what she does at goddessalchemist.com.









Lama Nyugu


(707) 601-5466

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.

Courtney Schroeder


(609) 744-0010

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 Shields

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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.

Juliet Smith


(707) 834-7118