She creates a safe, non-competitive space for her students to dive beneath the surface of their daily lives to find deeper meaning and inspiration. Her classes offer creative sequences with intentional themes, emphasizing the importance of proper alignment, pranayama breathing techniques, mindfulness, and meditation. Modification and advanced options are made available for new students and experienced yogis so that all can reach their potential. She is honored to teach yoga, helping to bring balance, awareness, health, and happiness into other's lives.
Hannah Rae Block
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 began practicing yoga in 2006 as a step on the path to self-love. She's endlessly grateful to all of her teachers who have lit the way, and is honored to share this light with others.
Lauren received her initial 200-hour yoga teacher training through Flow Yoga Center in Washington, DC in 2015. She completed an additional 300 hours of teacher training at Yoga One in 2019, as well as 20 hours of training in Trauma-Informed Yoga with Kyra Haglund in 2017. She holds a BA in Public Communication, French, and Dance from American University, as well as over 20 years of embodied wisdom as a dancer and movement artist.
Lauren leads a spacious practice with focus on sensing breath, exploring movement and stillness, and discovering relationships between body, mind, and spirit. Her experience as a dancer and passion for somatics shine through her teaching. Lauren is dedicated to holding space for her students to practice mindful curiosity and to come alive through embodied practice.
Lauren also offers yoga to service members through Naval Medical Center San Diego.
He focuses on breathing and deepening body awareness as he guides you through asanas.
Ben creates a safe and healing space within your body to allow you to self-heal. By removing obstacles like stress, your body can focus on functions like cellular exchange of nutrients, tissue repair, digestion, and elimination of toxins. Ben hopes to help you discover & maintain the power within YOU!
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. She recently became RYT 500 after completing Yoga One's 300 hour Yoga 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!
As yoga began to transform her life, she looked for ways to deepen her practice. In 2007, she took Yoga One's 100 hour teacher training course with Amy Caldwell and Diana Beardsley and in 2014, she completed Yoga One's 200 hour certificate. She continued her education in 2018 by completing her 300 hour Certification with Yoga One.
Erin's teaches an approachable but challenging alignment-based flow with an emphasis on conscious sequencing.
She hopes to help others develop body awareness and a balance between flexibility and strength, as well as connection with their most honest self.
Teacher In Training
After her first formal yoga class, as Karen stepped of her mat, she knew life would never be the same. In many ways it was something new and fascinating, but more than that it felt like coming home.
So, what was this "it" factor? As a kid in New Jersey, Karen was always into athletics, movement, and play. Nothing changed about that as she grew up. After she graduated from college, she tried the 9-5 work life, and found herself uninspired and missing something. She wanted to be able to do work that didn't feel like a job- but a passion.
When she moved to California in 2004, she realized that what she did for fun outside of her job, could actually be her line of work. She studied, practiced, and competed in the realm of physical fitness to strengthen her skill of teaching and coaching movement and sport. She became a personal trainer, group exercise leader, and cross country coach. As this all happened she kept a regular yoga practice that helped to keep her well balanced in her life. She integrated more yoga (both philosophy and physical practice) into her client's training and exercise classes. Then she felt a pull to do more with yoga- to become a yoga teacher.
In 2014 she enjoyed a profound experience in the 200 Hour YTT at Pilgrimage of the Heart Yoga Studio. She found even more depth to her movement practices, coaching, and training. There is always something new to learn, discover, and explore. Through continuing education Karen continues to broaden her knowledge of different types of yoga, and yogic applications such as Yin Yoga, and Prenatal Yoga. In 2018, Karen was once again willing to deepen her practice and teaching abilities by opening herself to the opportunity of the 300 Hour YTT at Yoga One San Diego.
Karen is immensely grateful for her teachers, and all great yogis that have contributed to the knowledge of yoga. Through her offerings she is honored to hold space for others. Her emphasis is always on practicing from a root of compassion, and to honor whatever shows up on one's mat or in one's life. She enjoys teaching many different styles of yoga from a sweaty flowing class, a mellow restorative class, to a juicy Yin Yoga class. She wants her students to feel like they, too, are coming home as they learn to embody all that they are and all that they could be.