Mary found yoga early in life as an exercise style of both fitness and flexibility. Later she discovered Kundalini, the yoga of awareness. The practice of Kundalini came into her life during a time of need and surrounded her with love, support, healing, awareness, and health. It soon became a lifestyle, and has now led her to become a Kundalini instructor so that she may share these gifts with others, with the world, with you. Kundalini Yoga fulfills the soul.Mary creates a welcoming and warm safe space to help those around her experience the light this practice brings in. Through her own experiences and extensive training with Kundalini Yoga and meditation, she shares her passion and love with her classes.Along with Kundalini Yoga, she loves nature and the water, whether swimming, scuba diving, hiking, traveling to new places, experiencing the outdoors, eating new food, and making new friends. In her free time she loves spending time with her two rescue dogs, Boog and Hope.
CARL DAWSON ERYT-500 Carl has studied Yoga for 36 years and has held class for 31 years. Carl began his teaching journey in 1983 with a Teacher training with Ganga White and the White Lotus staff and repeated the training with Ganga the following year. He started holding class at “The Center for Yoga” in late 1984 and is still teaching and learning! Carl studied and held class at The Iyengar institute from 1987-1991 and has held workshops and teacher trainings in California and Oregon. Carl’s Senior instructors include: Scott Hobbs, Mary Dunn, Dona Holleman, John Schumacher, Ramanand Patel, John Friend, Aadil Palkhivala, Ganga White. His teaching style is described in the introduction to “Light On Yoga,” B.K.S. Iyengar says: “Perform your asana with the heart of a child.”
Jenne Eden:Jenne began practicing yoga with her parents when she was four! They practiced together as a family at home in Hollywood and at the neighborhood YMCA. As Jenne got older she began studying gymnastics and ballet seriously. She loved her new disciplines but found that yoga offered a contentment that dance and sport did not. From her springboard of yoga at an early age, Jenne dove deeper into her yoga studies as an adult. Her consistent practice and study allowed her to experience a level of wellness, mental clarity, strength, balance, and a deeper connection to happiness that had intrigued her as a child but that she now understood as the integration between the body and mind as an adult. Jenne received her 200 hour certification in 2013. She now loves being both a teacher as well as a student of yoga! She is passionate in teaching her students yoga both as a therapeutic healing modality as well as a way to inspire and support positive and personal change. Her favorite words to live by are from the Dali Lama ‘Don’t take anything seriously except caring for others!’
SueDarling Elivique: In 1990 Sue Darling took her first yoga class and since has never looked back. Inspired to find health and well being after a devastating motorbike accident, sue quickly recognised the profundity of the yogic path. In 1993 Sue found inspiration and direction for her yogic potential when she met world renowned yoga master BKS Iyengar for the first time. That same year she started a four year Teachers Training program at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles. Sue became a certified Iyengar yoga teacher in 1998 and has since studied with Yoga Master BKS Iyengar and continues to engage regularly in intensives and workshops with senior teachers. Sue has spent endless hours with adults, children, teens and those with special needs, practicing and teaching the arts and skills of yoga and meditation. Sue brings passion for yoga, love of life and much joyful effort to her classes. She is a practicing Buddhist, on the path of loving kindness and part of an world wide meditation study/teaching program.
Elaine McCoy: Since practicing yoga for almost two decades and having taught for nearly a decade Elaine has learned that practicing Mindful Yoga is wise. Rather than flowing from posture to posture, Elaine prefers to break down a posture and prepare the body to receive it. Throughout this process, awareness of the body is heightened and postures become more attainable. Mindful Yoga is achieved through the use of props and detailed cues. Blocks, blankets, bolsters, straps, chairs, and Yoga Tune Up® balls are among the props used to create more access to muscles and joints. Elaine finds that younger students misuse their bodies, especially in this age of technology, and benefit from this work. Older students who want to build strength, flexibility and balance appreciate the pace and the help that the props give. In her classes, Elaine explains anatomy so that the mind can truly connect to what the body is doing. And while doing the work, she likes to keep the mood light and fun so it’s an enjoyable experience! This style of yoga is good for everyone. Elaine received her certification from Yoga At the Village in 2007 and enjoys teaching yoga to students of every level! Join her for Mindful Yoga beginning on Wednesday November 1st from 12:15-1:30 PM.
Antonia Price is a recent arrival to Los Angles from Seattle where she spent the last decade making art, teaching yoga and barre fitness classes and dancing. Her training in Barre Fitness, Iyengar and Vinyasa yoga, and dance compliment her background in the arts to make her classes meticulous, creative, and fun. She gives her students the opportunity to develop body awareness through simple cues and range of motion exercises layered on top of a foundation of traditional shapes, movement, and poses.