Huntington Beach, CA, United States
Hatha Yoga Teacher
Sarah Stevenson, a.k.a., The Tini Yogini, is a Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor in Southern California. Currently living her bliss through teaching her students the transformational power one possesses when fully in touch with the body, mind and soul. She has a degree in Behavioral Psychology and teaches not only yoga classes but also life affirming workshops that help others to lead healthy, balanced lives. She also writes for Beachbody, which provides effective and popular workout videos, including the Insanity Workout, a high intensity cardio workout for total body conditioning.
Vinyasa Yoga, Dynamic Yoga
Emily graduated from Arizona State University with her Bachelor’s degree in History and Geography in 2010, in addition to having degrees in culinary arts and management. Emily felt driven to share the beauty that yoga brought into her life with others. Inspired by one of her own instructors, Vivienne Sio Tarquinio, Emily completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training in June 2011 in Scottsdale, Arizona at Life Power. She is certified through Yoga Alliance and is an active member in the organization. Emily studied under renowned yoga instructors, Jenn Chiarelli and John Salisbury, nationally recognized in the United States and abroad.
“Yoga is a part of my everyday life, my practice is always evolving. I love sharing my life experience with others in hopes that my teaching resonates and inspires. I am driven to help others seek sustainable wellness. A concept of being aware of your life and surroundings, people, places, things and managing all these components in a healthy, forward moving way that is natural and easy to maintain, not just another diet, trend, or fad.”
'There are many pieces that change based upon the season, but I like that Wellicious' designs keep in line with more traditional yoga apparel. '
Aerial Yoga, Jivamukti Yoga
Christine is into movement and body art since she was a little girl. Her yoga path started parallel to being a dancer and evolved deeply while traveling Central America. Christine became a travelling Yogini, dedicated Yoga practitioner and a passionate Vegan. Yoga is an art of living that makes her embrace and appreciate herself and everyone and everything around her. It lets her find new answers, makes her shift perception and reinvents herself over and over again. Awareness became a key and a planet-friendly lifestyle a permanent accessory. She completed a 200hours Vinyasa Teacher Training in Mexico, Playa del Carmen in 2009 and the 300hours Jivamukti Teacher Training in New York in 2011. Ever since she brings together what she has been taught and continues to shape and grow her practice as well as her teaching – on and off the mat. Christine’s classes offer students the opportunity to embody the Asana so as to challenge and shift perceptions. Her teaching style is compassionate and grounded, can take you out of your comfort zone and is always spiced up with some fun moments. “I am in love with life, full circle – the deep and heavy moments as well as the light and playful ones are welcome and get chewed up. I am looking for the clouds dancing in the skies and I love silly things. Playing is a requirement and growing up optional. I am coming to terms with my own uniqueness and will encourage everyone to do the same.” Christine is grateful to each and every teacher that she has met on her journey; they all became a part of her.
'What makes it [Wellicious] really exquisite for me is the fact that they produce eco-friendly and responsibly in Europe. We have a responsibility towards Mother Earth and all its inhabitants and, therefore, it is an honor to support Wellicious in their attempt to be a role model in this field. '
Céline is an advanced certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher. Before settling in her hometown Bern in Switzerland, where she opened the studio Dayayoga in 2011, she travelled around the globe spreading the yogic teachings of compassion and non-violence.
Her vision of a more peaceful planet has originally brought her to the studies of political and social sciences, but through Yoga Céline has found a different and effective platform to motivate people to live more compassionately and peacefully. She has studied and continues to study under the guidance of her beloved teachers and mentors Sharon Gannon, David Life, Yogeswari, Lady Ruth, Manorama and many more who keep being an inexhaustible source of inspiration.
Céline artfully weaves the teachings of Yoga into her creative and vigorous classes who are infused by spherical sounds and tribal beats. Her classes will not change your life but inspire you to become the change from within.
Ashtanga, Vinyasa & Yin Yoga
After many years studying the body through dancing, Cécile started her Yoga journey with Hatha Yoga back in 2002 in Paris. As she discovered Ashtanga Yoga a few years later in Mexico she got passionate about it, which led her to cross the world to learn more about it. Since 2009 she is as well exploring the benefits of Yin Yoga that she discovered in Canada with Bernie Clark. Her sources of inspiration are mainly : Bernie Clark, Paul and Suzee Grilley, Shiva Rea, and Geshe Michael Roach. Cecile is based in the french Alps in Annecy and teaches around the world. She co teaches a Yin Yoga teacher training in France every year with Biff Mithoeffer. Cécile is passionate about passing on her knowledge gained from studying with wordly renowned yoga masters. She is dedicated to her students, helping them discover their own great potential and power
When I first discovered the writings of transcendentalists like Emerson and Thoreau as a teenager, it sparked an interest in Hindu texts and curiosity in the potential of human consciousness. On my school lunch break one day, I walked into a Yoga and meditation class in a church in Notting Hill. Needless to say, I was captivated.
Later, while a student at King’s College London, I started to explore different methods of Yoga such as Ashtanga and Kundalini Yoga during my free time and this practice planted seeds for a future lifestyle.
A few years later, while working as as a holistic therapist in a rehabilitation centre in Cape Town, people started asking me to share with them what they would sometimes see me doing in the garden. I reluctantly agreed, as I felt like a beginner and had not yet trained as a teacher. The experience was mind-blowing and has since served as a limitless source of inspiration, a reminder of the transformative power of Yoga.
After discovering Jivamukti Yoga in London in 2008, I undertook Jivamukti Yoga teacher training with Sharon Gannon and David Life in New York in 2010. I went on to complete an apprenticeship with Cat Alip- Douglas at Jivamukti Yoga London, where I was based as a teacher until the end of 2013. In January 2014 I moved to Luxembourg, to co-found the Dancing Kala Yoga School.
My dream is for Yoga to inspire human beings to wake up and get in touch with who they really are and to set about living in a way that causes the least amount of harm possible, whenever possible. I believe a Yoga practice, over time, enables us to directly experience the inter-connectedness of life and to become de-hypnotised from oppressive cultural norms and conditioning.
Yoga also teaches us to be courageous and kind, strong but also soft, to be flexible so as to not to ever become bent out of shape or broken – not just in our physical bodies but in our minds, hearts and attitudes. Yoga calls on us to let go of divisive world views and to come together in pursuit of a higher goal.
When not working with you at Dancing Kala Yoga, I can be found unrolling my Yoga mat at workshops, retreats, in local forests, at home and in sacred sites and spaces around the world, embracing that ever greater sense of incremental interconnectedness of life.
Teddington, United Kingdom
Yoga Teacher and Yoga Teacher Trainer
I have practiced Yoga for about 25 years and taught since 2002. For me Yoga isn’t just something you do on your mat with a teacher but a lifestyle, a whole way of living and thinking. I encourage my students to do a little bit of Yoga everyday. Whether that is 15 minutes of asana practice or Yoga breathing in bed before sleep or mindfulness practices around emotional wellbeing during a busy day at work.
My classes are an eclectic mix of asana and creative sequences and I always like to emphasise the importance of relaxation and breath awareness as part of any Yoga practice. I enjoy sharing the rich philosophy of Yoga with my students, and how it can positively impact our daily lives and our relationships. In 2013 as Yoga Alliance SYT I was accredited to deliver a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Programme, which has been a complete joy. We are currently about to launch our 100 hour Advanced Teaching Workshops and CPD, life just gets better!
"I am delighted to have found Wellicious as the products are Earth friendly and the people who work for the company are warm, inspiring and have a high degree of integrity. It is the sort of company I am happy to be involved with, it feels right and supports who I am and what I do."
Sankt Johann, Germany
Yin Yoga teacher, Author, Nutritional Coach
I opened my own yoga studio in 2007. Since then I teach regular daily classes and do up to three teacher trainings per month. I also host two internationla yoga retreats per year.
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'I love to wear Wellicious because it feels wonderful on my skin. I also love the style which suits my personality perfectly.'
Zaandam, The Netherlands
Ashtanga & Vinyasa Yoga
Myrna attended the Dance Academy of Amsterdam and was a professional dancer for many years, starring in hit musicals such as Chicago and Saturday Night Fever.
15 years ago she shifted her energy and became a yoga teacher. She is now the owner of Yogadreams, a well-known yoga studio near Amsterdam:
After her Ashtanga/Vinyasa yoga training in Montfoort she went to LA to learn from one of the best, Shiva Rea. During this training she discovered a unique mix of flow, power, relaxation, music, and dance.
Myrna’s lessons are characterized by a lovely flow and her voice will guide you into a deep relaxation. For Myrna, yoga is so much more than just asanas. She will encourage you to make yoga part of your daily life.
Myrna is giving retreats all over the world from Italy, Costa Rica, Ibiza, Marrakesh, Cyprus and Portugal.
Alin teaches classical Hatha Yoga (Iyengar inspired). The Iyengar tradition was handed down to her by her mother early on – at the sweet age of only 5 years the small Alin saw her mother in headstand (Sirsasana). To see her Mother Kali stand on her head, was the beginning of a series of moments from her childhood that she still carries with her today. Numerous joint and long trips to India followed, having spent exciting times in the wondrous world of ashrams. The roots of her spirituality, a deep understanding of yoga and meditation were born here, in her childhood in India.
And it tied a strong bond between mother and daughter - today they complement each other in their annual workshops and yoga trips. Alin and her mother Kali also teach twice a year their legendary yoga retreats in Kalis beautiful spa resort "Reguengo" in Portugal (www.reguengo.com). They share this passion: to give each participant a grounded yoga foundation that can grow the wings of the soul. Always with the right touch of humor and lightness!
lin studied different yoga styles such as Iyengar yoga, Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga. She is now a mother of three children and accompanied in her pre- and postnatal yoga courses many mothers on the way to intimate connection with their babies.
Munich, GermanyFreelance Fitness & Nutrition CoachIsabel - a real child from Munich...
Since earliest childhood I was into sports. I started at the sweet age of 3 years with apparatus gymnastics. Then as a teenager I switched to dance and aerobics.
Since 1999 I am a dedicated Volunteer Training Directors in a Munich Sports Club and I teach a variety of sports fields such as dance, aerobics, Pilates, Flexi-Bar and spinal exercises.
About 10 years ago I got the yoga fever. Since then I practice passionately Vinyasa Flow Yoga and PowerVit Yoga and educate myself continually always be able to offer new incentives and challenges to my "yoginis and yogis".
Two years ago, I have expanded my education on the subject of diet and started my own business as a fitness and nutrition coach.
Now I can respond more precisely on the individual needs of my participants.
Each workout I prepare with devotion and love to give my energy and inspiration continue to let everyone free, balanced, relaxed and going home happily.
Each smile radiates back into my heart and fills me with joy…
El Roque, VenezuelaHatha Yoga, Founder YogaFriends
www.yogafriends.euAnnette started her yoga practise at the age of 18. She got hooked on the positive effects of Yoga on body and mind.
Yoga has proven to be a natural and ideal progression for a sports fan. She is a qualified Yoga, Tennis and Surfing instructor and teaching comes natural to Annette. She practices Vipassana meditation in the tradition of Goenka.
Annette is a qualified Yoga teacher since 2011 and a registered 200 RYT teacher with Yoga Alliance (USA). Annette enjoys taking workshops with great teachers like Donna Farhi to deepen her knowledge of Yoga.
'It is just the yoga clothing I have been wishing for. Locally made, high quality, beautiful designs, and really important: high ethical standards of business.'
Aachen, GermanyHatha Vinyasa Yoga(website coming soon)We don’t do yoga, yoga does us! For Nina Yoga is more than a means to express her creativity and aesthetics, but her Yoga practice also became an essential tool to combine physical wellbeing with mental peace. . She practice a playful and innovative method of Yoga inspired by her teacher Jonathan Monks (Urban Yoga Monkey) that teaches you how to unblock the ‘stuck’ places in our busy bodies and minds. It’s approach creates a lean, agile, powerful body with a chilled mind. She pays attention to powerful and dynamic flow sequences that are fun and awake the joy of life expressed in motion. In addition to Yoga, Nina has been working in the fashion industry doing hair and make up for big brands for the past 10 years. Travelling the world for work as well as for fun is another one of her passions. As a certified Hatha Vinyasa Yoga teacher (Member of Yoga Alliance USA) she is currently teaching in Germany, UK and Yoga Holidays.
'I love the soft and eco friendly fabrics. The colours and luxury about the brand.'
Jonkoping, SwedenAshtanga YogaAnna was born in the USA and raised in Sweden. She used to be a fashion designer with dreams to commit fulltime to yoga and because dreams do come true that’s now what she is doing with her whole heart. She teaches Ashtanga yoga under the guidance of her teacher, Manju Pattabhi Jois, and owns two yoga schools in Sweden.
Hannover, GermanyYoga Teacher & Massage TherapistAbout Sonja Zernick: Since May 2005 I am the owner of the mobile Yoga School “The Little Yoga Garden" and since December 2007 I am the director and founder of "Yoga & Relaxation Centre" in Hannover, Germany. I am 38 years of age and a mother of a 14-year-old son. In addition to my apprenticeship as a nationally recognized educator, called “Marmayogalehrerin ® by Dr. Roque Lobo” (IPSG), I am a Yoga teacher for children and young people (with a total of 500 lessons) and besides the training as a relaxation instructor I have a large repertoire of training for Yoga & relaxation techniques, various seminars and a lot of life experience to offer. Also, I am an Ayurvedic Marmaoil masseuse. To expand my own Yoga practice and the deepening of the Yoga-philosophy I visit Yoga classes, workshops and seminars regularly.
The peculiarity of my listings is characterized by the fact that personal contact and the handling of the participants are very important to me. The most important thing for me is to inspire people with the topics of Yoga, self-awareness and to work with them through my bright spirit. With a work experience of over 19 years in various social areas I manage to respond to the individual needs of my participants in the combination of different methods. Especially the work with children and adults with special needs has become one of my specialties. The positive feedback from the people in my classes and seminars often inspire me to develop new ideas that I really like converting, and will help me grow and move forward.
Saltsjöbaden, SwedenI tried yoga for the first time in 2002, and I was hooked!
Loved it ever since!
The combination of physical activity, deep breathing, meditation and an absorbed feeling of presence.
I completed my first education as a Yoga Teacher in the spring of 2012 and have been teaching since then!
Enfield, EnglandPilatesKatie first came to be introduced to Pilates in 1998 at a local gym and since that day, she has seen her body gradually being transformed by the art of the Pilates method; becoming stronger yet more flexible as each year went by.
In 2005 she decided to train as a Pilates mat work teacher with the Pilates Foundation so she could share her experience and passion for Pilates with many people. After successfully running her mat work classes for a few years, she was eager to deepen her knowledge by embarking on Pilates studio training, and qualified as a comprehensive teacher in 2009. She loves the dynamics of teaching group classes just as much as focusing on specifics when teaching individuals, keeping her busy between her studio in North London and many central/north London sites where she offers regular group tuition.
Katie feels blessed to have found her profession in Pilates and ensures she will always make time for her own practice and learning in order to nourish her body and mind, and her teaching. She hopes to help spread the benefits of Pilates widely between genders, and to people of all ages and backgrounds. She is always thrilled to see people start to discover their body’s potential through the Pilates method and would love to share the experience with you.
Ashtanga YogaSarah White qualified in April 2009 as a certified teacher in Purna Yoga at Byron Yoga Centre in Australia.
Purna Yoga represents a holistic approach to yoga that creates a safe and individual teaching style with emphasis on posture and alignment.
With a desire for transformation, Yoga allowed her to begin the journey to self-understanding, healing and discovery, which in turn propelled her forward to wanting to teach and help others.
Sarah is passionate about the practice of yoga as a lifestyle choice and providing students the opportunity to deepen their awareness and practice with integrity and fun.
Through dedication, openness and consistency the external and internal transformation from this ancient practice in our current busy modern world, continues to astound her as a student and as a teacher.
Currently living in Switzerland surrounded by the essence of nature at its finest, Sarah maintains an Ashtanga personal practice and has completed a 200 hour course with the inspirational Ashtanga teacher Mark Darby.
Bègles, FranceVINIYOGAI trained as a Yoga teacher at the Institut Français de Yoga with the inspiring Bernard Bouanchaud (who was himself a student of Desikachar). I am a member of the Institut Français de Yoga Ile de France. To further improve my own practice and teachings I took private lessons with France Réocreux (Institut Français de Yoga, Iyengar et Yoga de L’Energie). I am currently training to become a Yoga therapist and practice Zazen meditation.
Ashtanga YogaAt a young age as a fully committed gymnast, she completely dedicated a few years to yoga and completed a training to get a yoga teacher 200hr AYA certification (Yoga Alliance). She is practicing yoga now ten years ago.
At first she just sought the purely physical aspect in yoga. That changed over the years and yoga became her purpose in life. She has tried a variety of directions and since then she is practicing Ashtanga Yoga.
She has become a yoga teacher, because yoga is a unique combination of movement, breathing techniques and contemplation.
Yoga is a philosophy that influences life in an integral way. When passing on these teachings to her students she can see the changes in them and feels pure joy and gratitude.
Lymm, United KingdomAshtanga YogaI am a Registered Yoga Alliance teacher and have ten years' experience. I primarily practice ashtanga, although I sometimes venture out into other styles. Teaching yoga only began as a part-time job in Thailand, where I'm originally from. Before yoga began, I worked on television (and still do), accepting work acting in TV films both in Thailand and internationally. What began as a small part of my life, has now grown to become an integral part of who I am.
I have visited Mysore India twice and spent one month each visit practicing under the guidance of Sri. K Pattabhi Jois and his grandson Sharath. My style of teaching aims to help students living with everday aches and pains overcome these discomforts through the use of things such as blocks and straps while also keeping them fit.