Dubin I have been teaching yoga for more than a decade and
have worked with thousands of students of all ages and ability levels.
My regular classes include Hatha and Vinyasa from beginning to advanced
and emphasize proper alignment, breath work, and broadening awareness.
In 2002 I opened Om Room School of Yoga in Santa Cruz, California,
a studio that embraces many styles and approaches to the yoga practice.
I strongly believe that yoga is not about attempting
to fit people into particular models of practice, but creating space
for people to discover themselves. I also teach workshops
on the fundamentals of yoga practice, hip opening, yoga for runners,
meditation, breathing, partner yoga, advanced posture practice,
and teacher training. Yoga Alliance recognizes me as an ERYT 500
(Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) and I am also a member of
the International Association of Yoga Therapists and the California
Yoga Teachers Association.
Kelly Blaser began studying Iyengar
Yoga in 1989, and completed the Mt. Madonna Teacher Training in
1997. She is grateful to her beloved teacher, Kofi Busia, for
teaching her patience and faith. While her style of teaching depends
on what springs up each moment, Iyengar is her primary influence.
She is deeply inspired and enlivened by the practice of Yoga,
which is infectious to her students. Her constant reminder is:
Watch the mind, focus on the uninterrupted flow of the breath,
and delight in the Great Web of Being. Kelly provides
ample personalized attention and adjustment, addressing the concerns
of individuals while guiding the class in a deep and transformative
primarily practiced under the guiding hands of Victor Dubin and
most currently Master Iyengar Instructor Kofi Busia. In 2002 she
completed a year long apprenticeship (200 hours) with Victor following
the standards set by the Yoga Alliance. In December 2004 she completed
a 110 hour teacher training in the Iyengar tradition with Kofi.
incorporates various schools of asana into her instructional style.
Her intuitive linking of postures and the breath inspires the
students into a moving meditation. Kate is able to provide individual
attention for the unique needs of each student. She relies on
her insights into the Viniyoga (yoga therapy) tradition with an
emphasis on proper alignment.
encourages others to follow their own path to awakening. This
approach encourages each student to discover the intuitive voice
within, the true Self. She believes that the community
developed while practicing in a class setting can encourage an
Garratt began her training as a
yoga instructor with a 300 hour teacher training program at Planet
Yoga in Hermosa Beach. Her education continued with teaching
programs with Aadil Palkhivala and Erich Schiffmann. To
deepen her practice, Lisa participated in yoga service programs
at both the Mount Madonna Center and the Ashtanga Yoga Institute
at the Pacific Cultural Center.
incorporates static postures, vinyasa flow, and hands-on adjustments
in her teaching. Her classes require determination and are
focused on increasing strength, balance, flexibility,
and deepening the connection with the breath.
Her teaching style is further influenced by her participation
in Vipassana courses and Thai Massage. Lisa views yoga as
a lifestyle; a path that can be chosen to help free oneself from
the challenges of the body and the bondage of the mind.
Larson began her love and study of Yoga in 1994. Her
teaching is inspired by many Santa Cruz instructors, especially,
Kofi Busia and Maya Lev. She studied formally with Kofi in his
teacher training program in 2005. Tricia has also been strongly
influenced by Tias Little of Santa Fe, NM and completed both Level
1 & 2 of Tias's teacher training programs.
Tricia is currently in her third and final year of Metaphysical
Practitioner study with Reverend Deborah Johnson of Inner Light
Ministries. The practitioner program has a great influence on
the consciousness she brings to her teaching.
Tricia's classes have a strong Iynegar influence,
which means the poses are more "still" in nature with
focus on detail and alignment. Her instruction encourages deep
mindfulness of the body, and listening for its guidance towards
well-being and vitality. Her teaching is positive and compassionate.
Her enthusiastic spirit brings joy and light to her classes.
Roxanne Gingery teaches Hatha yoga focusing on slow and steady movements. She encourages students to quiet the mind, turn their attention inward, and allow the practice to release tension from mind and body.
Roxanne has a background in gymnastics both competing and as an instructor for nearly 10 years. In 2007 she completed an intensive year-long apprenticeship with Victor Dubin fulfilling the 200 hours standard by the Yoga Alliance.
Simmin Joy is a Certified Anusara Yoga teacher and massage therapist who credits yoga with slowing the spin-cycle of her mind, and awakening a sense of possibility in her life. She began yoga in 1992, and has studied directly with Anusara founder, John Friend since 2000. Anusara Yoga unifies powerful biomechanical principles of alignment with an expansive philosophy of intrinsic Goodness
Simmin has worked in residence at the Omega Institute (NY) and the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm (CA), as well as three years as a massage therapist at the world-renowned Canyon Ranch Health Resort (AZ). Over a decade of experience as a certified massage therapist brings a thorough understanding of anatomy and therapeutics to Simmin’s teaching. She has a special interest in Anusara therapeutics and works with individuals in private yoga sessions to begin or expand their practice, or to clear therapeutic challenges and injuries.
Simmin teaches yoga as a transformational practice, inspiring students with her playful approach and skillful knowledge of alignment. She encourages students to find greater freedom through alignment with their own hearts, inspiring a class that is both deep and lighthearted, simultaneously focused and fun.