Hannah Rae Block
Bianca hopes students leave her class feeling refreshed, strengthened, clear-minded, and sweaty! She also hopes that students can take their discoveries from their yoga practice into their daily lives through intentional living.
On her free time, you can find Bianca exploring outside, spending quality time with her loved ones, and trying out matcha lattes and sushi spots in town.
As a YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider) educator, Nam also enjoys helping students as well as other teachers further their study and understanding of yoga and movement.
Lauren aims to lead a spacious, fluid, organic practice with focus on breath-initiated movement, safe alignment, and purposeful sequencing. In many ways, she incorporates embodied wisdom from her work as a dancer and movement artist. Lauren hopes students leave class feeling steady, at ease, and confident in their own power and grace.
Missy began practicing yoga in 1997 by following along to a VHS tape in her living room. As her body awareness improved and she noticed how calm she felt, she started to practice yoga consistently by taking classes at a local studio. In 2010, Missy completed a 200-hour Teacher Training at UCSD and jumped into giving classes, eager to share her passion and knowledge with others. In 2012, she continued her education at Yoga One, completing another 200-hour Teacher Training. As a teacher, Missy is warm and friendly. She grounds students in an ongoing awareness of breath while guiding them through poses with clear directions, modelling, and hands-on adjustments. Gently spiritual in her approach, she provides a physical workout that students of all levels can easily modify. She is also our OM (Office Manager), come say hi to her in the nook or one of her classes!
Heather has traveled solo though India and Thailand, diving into the roots of yoga, massage and meditation traditions, and now leads annual retreats to these regions.
Her classes range from peaceful and relaxing (shanti shanti) to energetic, sweat-inducing vinyasa flows. She infuses her passion for yoga in each posture, giving gentle and encouraging cues with particular emphasis on the breath, playfulness, and enjoyment of the present moment.
Zoë began her body awareness study at the age of four when she first began dancing. From the age of four through college, Zoë studied classical ballet, as well as modern and other forms of dance. Initially being introduced to yoga through the modern dance department at San Diego State University, Zoë fell into the path of becoming a yoga teacher through Aerial Yoga. In the fall of 2014, after a few months of falling in love with Aerial Yoga, Zoë took her first ever teacher training at the Yoga Factory. Shortly thereafter she began to teach and craving to know more about yoga, Zoë was drawn to complete her 200 RYT.
Since completion of her 200 hour, Zoë has been teaching corporate yoga, studio yoga, community yoga, private yoga, and, of course, aerial yoga classes. Committed to constantly learning, improving, and evolving, Zoë hopes to continue to expand her yogic horizons in any and all ways possible. Alignment, breath, and accessibility for all bodies are the main focuses of her classes, and she's passionate about providing plenty of hands on adjustments. Outside of yoga you can find Zoë planning her next global travels, watching the sunset, and spending time with friends and family.
Mara holds a B.A. from the University of Oregon and became a certified yoga teacher through the Nataraja Yoga and Meditation Center in San Diego. There she received training in Hatha Yoga Shivananda Style and also completed their two year Expert in Life Program. Mara was one of 25 yoga teachers selected to be in the first lineage of AcroYoga teachers certified in the United States. Having completed the AcroYoga Teacher Training in August 2006 she now teaches AcroYoga workshops throughout San Diego/Los Angeles County.
Teacher In Training
Zaquia's love of movement led her to develop a passion for the flow of power vinyasa. She completed her 200-hour teacher training through CorePower Yoga in 2012 and has been teaching all over San Diego since. She loves learning and has continued to be a diligent student. Zaquia enjoys learning alongside her students while they share the experience of practice together. Her mission is to engage others in a relationship with movement and inspire a deeper sense of confidence in their physical experience as human beings.