Who Are We?
After graduating with degrees in Chemistry and Psychology in 1996, I was determined to travel the world and undertook a seven-year global journey during which I explored many different countries and cultures. My exposure to a diverse range of people and experiences deepened my interest in yoga, in all its forms, and the lifestyle that the yoga process embodies. Part of the appeal of yoga is its unifying power, which promotes harmony both within one's self as well as between people, communities and our environment.
After living in Sydney, Australia, for a couple years, where I graduated with a Masters in Business, I returned to New York City to start a successful technology business in 2003. I began to miss the ocean, and surfing, so decided to move to Los Angeles and it was here, at the end of 2007, that I conceptualized YogaGlo. The idea came to me when I was yet again about to be late to one of my favorite yoga classes and, sitting in my car in a moment of frustration, I wished there was a camera at the back of the studio that could beam me into my favorite class whenever I wanted. And what if that website, streaming directly into my living room, could also offer me a spectrum of yoga teachings and practices, in an accessible and non-dogmatic way, from a variety of great teachers? My mind spun with possibilities.
I see YogaGlo as a global community that offers the opportunity for people, from around the world, to participate in actual yoga classes with other students, whenever they want, at an affordable price. Beyond that, it serves as a forum for discussion, streams lectures and workshops by world-renowned yoga scholars and experts, bridges the online and offline with our beautiful studio, serves as a vehicle for social change and features stories of yoga in action from around the world.
In a time in which people are restrained by factors of time and money, YogaGlo offers an important solution and a much-needed sense of community that is accessible to all.
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Marla visited India for the first time while doing research for a degree in Buddhist Philosophy and has since returned numerous times for yoga studies including a year of study in Pune, India with B.K.S. Iyengar, his daughter, Geeta Iyengar and son, Prashant Iyengar. She continues to study annually with the Iyengars in India.
She is on the faculty of the three-year Teacher Training Program of the Iyengar Yoga Association of Southern California. Marla served as the President of the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States and is a member of the national certification committee. She was honored in 2013 by the Iyengar Yoga Association of Southern California with the Manouso Manos Leadership award. She is pursuing her interest in making the healing benefits of yoga available to communities in need as founding board member of the non-profit organization, Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics. She leads workshops and trainings throughout the U.S. and abroad.
From the Museum of Modern Art to the Great Lawn at Central Park, from the playa at Burning Man to the Eiffel Tower, Elena is honoured to offer larger-scale experiences of yoga, but her true service is in shifting awareness within the smallest interactions; one family, one household at a time. She has been featured in the New York Times, Yoga Journal, Element Yoga for Beginners DVDs, ABC News and NBC News.
As the Executive Producer of On Meditation, she is curating a project about the relevance of meditation and its benefits. Elena has contributed to Yoga Journal, Yoga International, Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, Positively Positive, The Chalkboard Mag, TheDailyLove, and Elephant Journal, and is a Beauty Ecologist with Pangea Organics, part of the movement to bring organic, all-natural beauty care products to millions of households worldwide.
In the past 10 years, Jason's knack for explaining subtle body movements in a way that anyone can understand, (Yoga Journal) has opened many doors. Most recently, Jason created two Yoga Journal DVDs, Yoga for Wellbeing and Your Complete Home Practice Companion: Yoga for Morning, Noon, and Night. He is a contributing editor for Yoga Journal and has written over 13 articles for the magazine and website - many of which have been translated internationally (including Japan, China, Italy and Brazil). Jason teaches extensively at conferences in the United States and abroad, is part of numerous teacher-training faculties, and directs the prestigious Mind/Body Center at the San Francisco Bay Club. He has recently partnered with Yoga Journal to continue creating high-quality, home-practice DVDs.
Jason's integrative and accessible teachings support students of every background and lineage, helping them to find greater depth, awareness, and well-being in their practice - and in their lives.
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After participating in the first Anusara teacher training in Los Angeles, Steven began teaching in 2001. During this time he has taught both nationally and internationally. In 2004, Steven was invited to Berlin, Germany where he helped open two successful studios.
With his heart-oriented approach to yoga, combined with a deep understanding of alignment, therapeutics and philosophy, Steven's highest hope is to inspire and empower students to remember the true teacher within their own heart.
Steven is grateful to all of his teachers and is excited and honored to be a part of the YogaGlo experience.
David is classically trained in the Indian wisdom traditions of Yoga, Bhakti, Vedanta, and Tantric Shaivism, but his teachings come from his more than 25 years of personal transformation and serving others to find their authentic path to deep happiness. He is the founder and current director of Living Meditation Inc. in the USA and Adhishtana Living in Mumbai, India. His teaching style is dynamic and unique, approachable to students from all walks of life. David has been teaching meditation and self-empowerment to people all over the world in all kinds of venues since 1994. On the faculties of Kripalu and Omega Institutes, he is a regular contributor to numerous on-line blogs and magazines, and is currently authoring a book on the spiritual lives of men.
Marc skillfully weaves themes through his class so that each student experiences a journey that goes beyond the body and pierces deeply into the Heart
In 2007 he created Guerilla Yogi, a donation-based class that insures that students of all economic circumstances can experience the joy of yoga. When he is not in Paris, he teaches worldwide either live or via the many classes that are streamed through the internet on Yogaglo.
Several years ago, Marc underwent open-heart surgery. This literal and metaphorical heart-opening experience deepened his belief that life, and specifically yoga, should be practiced with fullness, deep gratitude, and laughter.
Marc bows in gratitude to the extraordinary souls who have guided him on his journey ~ most notably his dear meditation and philosophy teacher Dr. Paul Muller Ortega.
Dice likes to be on his hands, upside down in an inversion or playing with arm balances. Expect them in his classes! The challenge that they offer builds confidence and strength, but more than anything they are just fun to try. Yoga made him feel like a kid again...playing on his hands and feet, where falling was part of the game. The playful aspect of yoga is just as important as its disciplined aspect. It is the balance between the two that makes yoga...yoga. If anything else, yoga helps to bring awareness to one's own body. This awareness is the balance of the body and mind. Dice's goal is to help his fellow yogis bridge the gap between the two. Be prepared to sweat, work, play and have fun on your mat!
Amy is a pioneer for advanced yoga education serving both students as well as fellow yoga teachers. She co-founded www.90Monkeys.com, an online professional development school that has enhanced the skills of yoga teachers and studios in 43 countries around the globe.
She has graced the covers of Yoga Journal and Fit Yoga Magazine and has been featured in Yoga International, Self, Origin Magazine, New York Magazine, Yogini Magazine (Japan), Allure (Korea), Elephant Journal, intent.com, MindBodyGreen and many more. Amy is a faculty member at the Omega Institute, Esalen and Kripalu.
A regular presenter at the Yoga Journal Conferences, Omega Institute Conference, Wanderlust Festivals, and The Hanuman Festival, Amy represents prana clothing, ToeSox and Boardworks Surf as a yoga ambassador.
Since the age of 14 Amy has been a champion of all forms of eco-consciousness, animal conservation and more recent forays into marine conservation.
In 2010 Tara moved from her home base in Los Angeles to direct a yoga program and retreat center in Bali, Indonesia, leading to her current schedule teaching workshops, retreats and teacher trainings worldwide, which can be viewed at www.tarajudelle.com.
Tara's classes focus on the discovery of embodied anatomy, bringing to the yogic tradition a scientific yet playful study of the movement vocabulary of the body and the ever-expanding perceptual awareness of the human mind.
Sally's latest book, Awakening Shakti, gives you access to powerful tools for tuning in to the transformative power of the sacred feminine.
Described as "spunky" by her teacher Sharon Gannon, Giselle is known for her sustainable & insightful classes that infuse funky eclectic music, chanting, skillful hands on assists, a down to earth approach to yoga and an all around good time for your soul.
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Giselle also teaches at studios, festivals and conferences around the globe. She's appeared on the cover of Yoga Journal and Yoga International and has been featured in many of their articles. She is an ambassador for Gaiam, a columnist for Origin magazine, is on the advisory board for The Art of Yoga Project and has had the honor to serve as a mentor on the Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training Faculty.
Noah is recognized around the world as an accomplished teacher of yoga teachers, and among the most advanced of yoga practitioners. Noah began his regular practice of hatha yoga when he was 14 years old. Raised in the philosophy and practice of yoga, Noah grew up in Boulder, Colorado, where his parents practiced a tradition of meditation. Initially, Noah studied and practiced Ashtanga Vinyasa with Richard Freeman. Early on, he was honored to study with Pattabhi Jois, and Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Manouso Manos. Noah completed his first Anusara Yoga teacher training in 1999 and became a Certified Anusara Yoga teacher in 2002. Philosophically, Noah studies extensively with Tantric scholar Douglas R. Brooks, in the Srividya lineage of Rajanaka Yoga. Additionally, Noah boasts a bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Education and Leadership, and worked for several years, teaching teens and young adults life and technical skills through wilderness journeys. Always a student, Noah continues his yoga education and studies with teachers of all yoga styles and traditions.
Noah is ever formulating and evolving meaningful yoga curriculum to serve yoga students and teachers worldwide, as he circles the globe offering classes, workshops, and intensives. Known for his clarity, study with Noah presents students with powerful opportunities to gain tangible yoga knowledge, which they can immediately apply to improve their focus, strength, and abilities.
Home in Los Angeles, Noah offers weekly classes at YogaGlo, and in depth programming at his new space in the heart of the city, MYoga LA. He is blessed to share life with his wife, Tracy, his two children, Madeleine (4) and Oliver (1), and four rescued four leggeds. For more information about Noah, offerings at MYoga LA, and Noah's schedule, please visit www.noahmazeyoga.com.
Claire is also proud mother and a passionate cook - she loves running in nature, usually smiling, listening to loud music & singing at the top of her voice.
Katherine Priore is the founder and executive director of Headstand, a non-profit organization dedicated to integrating social and emotional wellness strategies through yoga and character education in K-12 schools. Directing the yoga in schools movement, Katherine oversees school programming, fundraising, strategic partnerships, and organizational sustainability. She directs Headstand programs at KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program), leads workshops training teachers around the country, and strategizes with school leaders to develop culture shifts for greater wellness in K-12 settings.
Katherine is an educator and yoga teacher. Katherine began her studies in yoga twelve years ago as a way to relieve stress as a public school teacher. Since then she has cultivated a profound appreciation for the calming, therapeutic, and grounding aspects of yoga.
She is grateful to her teachers Stephanie Snyder, Jason Crandell, Sarah Powers, and Sianna Sherman.
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alignment instructions for each pose. He is the author and model of the Yoga Resource Practice Manual eBook featuring photographs of Darren in 400 yoga poses with instructions. Yoga Journal named him one of the "21 Talented Young Teachers Shaping the Future of Yoga."
Darren, while known for his ability to perform all yoga postures, is dedicated to making yoga accessible. Darren's classes are innovative and authentic, focusing on making the doable difficult and the difficult doable. Join Darren on YogaGlo for a fun and challenging class!
Darren lives in Tucson, Arizona with his wife Bronwin and son Dagda. He offers YogaHour Teacher Trainings and workshops nationally and
internationally. You can find Darren's teaching schedule and his books, CDs, and posters at www.yogaoasis.com.
Stephanie teaches workshops and public classes at Urban Flow Yoga in San Francisco. She is also a guest teacher on her beloved teacher Sri Dharma Mittras teacher training faculty and has been deeply influenced by the teachings of Iyengar and Anusara Yoga. She teaches workshops and retreats internationally, is a Yoga Journal Conference presenter and was the only single instructor to receive the SF Chronicle TOP 5 in Yoga for the Bay Area 2009. Stephanie is also thrilled to sit on the Board of Directors for Headstand, a non-profit organization dedicated to integrating Yoga into the curriculum at schools that serve at-risk youth in the Bay Area and around the country.
Stephanie has been interviewed and profiled by Yoga Journal magazine, YogiTimes magazine, Fox News, and InStyle Magazine who named Stephanie as San Francisco's most popular yoga class. She has also been a contributing writer for and featured on the cover of Yoga Journal Magazine.
Jo’s class creates an opportunity for you to dive deeply into your own inner waters and explore nature, truth, universal connectivity and to practice radical self-care. Los Angeles has been a home base to her vinyasa flow roots where she has studied with Annie Carpenter, Chad Hamrin, Max Strom, Shiva Rea, Erich Schiffmann and Lisa Walford. Jo teaches a signature meditative lyrical flow and is the founding teacher at Yogaglo, the world’s first planetary cyber yoga school. ‘Power and Purpose’ the second of her four part DVD series called ‘High Vibrations Yoga’ is soon to be released.
Felicia integrates more than twenty years of study of the ancient approaches of Yoga and Ayurveda with her training and licensure as a registered nurse. She is the editor in chief of LA YOGA Ayurveda and Health magazine (where she has been on staff for more than seven years) and serves on the board of directors of the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine and the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, on the advisory board of the Holistic Option and the Leadership Council of the Green Yoga Association. She is a featured voice on Intent.com and writes regularly on health and well-being for a number of books, newspapers, magazines and websites. In addition to Yoga and Ayurveda, Felicia has worked in cognitive neuropsychology and plant biochemistry research and has degrees in nursing and environmental biology.