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Years teaching: 15

Power animal: Wolf

Why I am a yoga and pilates guy: Yoga and pilates are two of the greatest tools that helped me balance my wild ego.

What gives my life meaning:  Besides an inner revolution, all aspects of understanding, kindness and compassion.

Heroes: Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King

Favorite yoga pose: Lotus

Favorite pilates exercise: Open Leg Rocker

Musical influence: Gil Scott Heron, Saul Williams, and Bob Marley

Carlos Yapura RYT 500

Years teaching: 15

Power animal: Falcon

Why I am a yoga guy: Yoga is a great path to developing self-mastery.

What gives my life meaning: All life experiences lead to understandings.

Hero: Dharma Mittra

Favorite yoga pose: Eka Pada Bakasana

Musical influence: Wah!, MC Yogi, and Krishna Das

Heather Cramer:

Years as a Therapist: 15

Power animal: White Tiger Angel

Why I am a yoga girl: I believe in the healing that yoga teaches us. The purity, stillness, strength, power, calmness within ourselves. To me, yoga is balance. The alignment of yoga empowers one to embrace life to its fullest.

What gives my life meaning: Love! To embrace every moment; to hold, comfort, and teach others to be free and live life to its fullest; to shine and help others do the same.

Hero: God and all who stand for the good of mankind.

Favorite yoga pose: Warrior III

Musical influence: Deva Premal

Sabina Broadhead RYT 200

Years teaching: 3

Power animal: Butterfly

Why I am a yogi: I believe that yoga is an immensely powerful healing modality and a profoundly wise practice that can help people attain an astonishingly high level of physical, mental as well as spiritual health. And it's FUN, too!

What gives my life meaning: Assisting my patients and students in their journey toward ever-improving well-being and wholeness.

Heroes: Close to home: my husband, a deeply committed and compassionate physician who works incredibly hard every single day to make the life of his patients and their families better in every way he possibly can. Not so close to home: Nelson Mandela, who, despite 27 years of harsh imprisonment, was able to stay free within and not lose hope and faith and strength in himself and others.

My favorite yoga pose: Tree Pose

Musical influences: Talking Heads, Pink Floyd, and W. A. Mozart 


Wassakanit Lakkham RYT 500

Years teaching yoga: 3

Years as a therapist: 5 years of experience working as a Massage Therapist / Thai Yoga Therapist

Power animal: Tiger

Why I am a yoga girl and therapist: Loving, sharing, healing and empowering ourselves and the others

What gives my life meaning:  Spreading love and generosity.

Heroes: Mommy

Favorite yoga pose: Natarajasana ( Lord of Dancer pose)

Musical influence: Mc Yogi, Cheb i Sabbah, Jai Uttal


Lisa Johnson E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

Years teaching yoga: 18

Years teaching pilates: 7

Power animal: Horse

Why I am a yoga and pilates girl: As a modern dancer, I discovered yoga and pilates early on as therapeutically essential for my body's health and grew to love the mental and emotional benefits of pranayama and meditation.

What gives my life meaning:  Movement is my medicine and dance feeds my soul.

Heroes: My husband, children and grandchild are the most precious gifts in my life

Favorite yoga pose: Compass

Favorite pilates exercise: Teaser

Musical influence: Phillip Glass, Leo Kottke, Ricky Lee Jones, Mickey Hart