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Derik Mills, Founder

Derik Mills

FOUNDER

I was introduced to yoga when I took a course on some of the classic yoga texts at university and discovered a fascinating, universal wisdom tradition that deeply resonated with me.  

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 Apt

Marla Apt

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Based in Los Angeles, Marla Apt is a Senior level Iyengar Yoga teacher who was highlighted by Yoga Journal magazine as one of twenty-one young yoga teachers helping to shape the future of yoga. She has been involved with medical research studies at UCLA on yoga for depression, anxiety and IBS and created the first yoga therapy content to be incorporated into the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine's curriculum. She is a writer/contributor for Yoga Journal and Yoga International magazines.

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.


www.yoganga.com
Jodi Blumstein

Jodi Blumstein

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Jodi Blumstein has been practicing Ashtanga yoga for 17 years. From 1999 to 2005 she was the director of Priya Yoga - the first Ashtanga/vinyasa yoga school in Chicago. Jodi sees the Ashtanga practice as a highly transformative experience; it is physical exercise to keep the body clean, it is mental exercise to keep the mind sharp, and it is a tool for waking up to who we truly are, beyond name and form. Jodi has the unique ability to work with students of all levels, ages, and physical ability and to guide them towards establishing a consistent, daily practice to improve health on all levels. She encourages students to explore the unknown both on and off the mat and not to take anything too seriously. She has helped thousands of students begin their journey in this practice, and she holds the space for many communities to build thriving Ashtanga yoga programs. Currently, Jodi is living in Los Angeles where she teaches the Mysore program for Yoga Works at the Center for Yoga near Hollywood. Connect with Jodi at www.jodiblumstein.com or on Facebook at Jodi Blumstein Yoga.  
Dr. Douglas Brooks

Dr. Douglas Brooks

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Douglas Brooks is a scholar of Hinduism, south Asian languages, and the comparative study of religions.   He lived in India in the home of his teacher, Dr. Gopala Aiyar Sundaramoorthy, Professor of Sanskrit at Madurai-Kamaraj University where he also held a visiting fellowship as a Fulbright Scholar.  Currently Professor of Religion at the University of Rochester, he holds both Masters and his doctoral degrees from Harvard University.
Elena Brower

Elena Brower

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Mama, founder and co-owner of VIRAYOGA, and co-author of Art of Attention, Elena has taught yoga for 16+ years. After graduating from Cornell University in 1992 with a design degree, she worked as a textile and apparel designer for 6 years, and has studied with master yoga teachers for over 10 years. Through her teaching, influenced by several traditions including alignment-based Hatha and Kundalini yoga, Elena offers yoga as a way to approach our world with realistic reverence and gratitude. Her classes are a masterful, candid blend of artful alignment and attention cues for your body, mind and heart.

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.


www.elenabrower.com
Kathryn Budig

Kathryn Budig

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Kathryn was trained under the expert eye of Maty Ezraty and Chuck Miller. She teaches regular Vinyasa Flow classes influenced by Ashtanga, arm balances, inversions, core work and laughter all offered in an accessible and playful way. She is the co-founder of 'Poses for Paws', an organization dedicated towards raising money for animal shelters through yoga. Kathryn is the contributing yoga expert for Women's Health Magazine, a blogger for The Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, Gaiam and contributes regularly to Yoga Journal through articles, blogs, print and podcasts. She currently travels internationally leading workshops.

www.kathrynbudig.com
Dr. Chris Chapple

Dr. Chris Chapple

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Chris Chapple trained in classical Yoga from 1972 to 1985 at Yoga Anand Ashram in Amityville, New York. He moved to Los Angeles in 1985, where he is Doshi Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology. He has published more than a dozen books, including Karma and Creativity (1986) and several translations and editions of Indian texts, including the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, the Bhagavad Gita, the Yogadrstisamuccaya of Haribadra, and the Prthivi Sukta section of the Atharva Veda. In 2013, Chris founded and currently directs the Master of Arts in Yoga Studies at LMU.
Seane Corn

Seane Corn

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Seane Corn is an internationally renowned Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher and spiritual activist. She is well known for her passionate and inspirational style of teaching and the work that she is involved in throughout the world using yoga for positive social change. Seane created the yoga program at Children of the Night, a shelter that houses and educates adolescent prostitutes. Featured in commercials, magazines and named the National Yoga Ambassador for Youth AIDS in 2005, Seane now utilizes her national platform to bring awareness to the HIV/AIDS crisis. Since 2007, she has been training leaders of activism through her co-founded organization Off the Mat, Into the World®. Seane has spent time in India, Cambodia and Africa working with prostitutes and street children, teaching yoga, providing support for child labor and educating people about HIV/AIDS prevention. Seane is also co-founder of the Seva Challenge Humanitarian Tours, encouraging yoga teachers to get involved in fund and awareness raising efforts across the globe. Her award winning DVD's are available through Gaiam and Yoga Journal, and most recently Detox Flow Yoga from Sounds True.

To purchase and download Seane's classes please visit video.seanecorn.com

www.seanecorn.com

www.offthematintotheworld.com
Jason Crandell

Jason Crandell

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Jason Crandell, is a natural teacher and author with more than 15 years of experience. His accessible, grounded classes integrate the best elements of power yoga, anatomical precision and mindfulness teachings. With a “knack for teaching subtle body movements in a way that everyone can understand” (Yoga Journal), Jason’s articulate, down-to-earth teaching will educate and empower you.

Named “one of the teachers shaping the future of yoga,” by Yoga Journal, Jason has been one of the most in-demand teachers at conferences around the world for over a decade. Considered a “teachers-teacher,” Jason has taught on countless teacher-training faculties, leads trainings globally, and regularly presents teacher-training content at esteemed conferences. 
 
Jason is a contributing editor for Yoga Journal Magazine where he has published over 25 articles. His critical-thinking skills will support you on your path of practice, teaching and self-inquiry.
 
Jason’s primary teacher is Rodney Yee—who was kind enough to say, “Jason is taking the art of teaching yoga to its next level.”

www.jasonyoga.com and on Facebook
Tiffany Cruikshank

Tiffany Cruikshank

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Tiffany's classes are constantly evolving over the past 15 years to reflect her ever changing creativity and passion for the practice.  With her training in Acupuncture & Sports Medicine her classes are guided by a strong anatomic focus intermingled with her light-hearted spirit & playfulness.  Known as a Health & Wellness Expert in various publications, Tiffany is also the Acupuncturist & Yoga Teacher at the Nike World Headquarters in Portland, Oregon and has been featured in various articles, video & print ads including ads for Nike and Lululemon. She travels the globe leading workshops, retreats and teacher trainings, inspiring people all over the world to live their lives to the fullest. Her book, Optimal Health For A Vibrant Life, is a yogis guide to cleaning up your act and creating the life you love, laid out as a 30 day detox program.  For her traveling, teacher training & retreat schedule go to www.TiffanyYoga.com
Steven Espinosa

Steven Espinosa

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Following a fifteen year career as a professional dancer, Steven eventually discovered yoga and immediately fell in love.

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.
Richard Freeman

Richard Freeman

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Richard Freeman has been a student of yoga since 1968. He has spent nearly twelve years in Asia studying various traditions, which he incorporates into the Ashtanga yoga practice as taught by his principal teacher, K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. Richard's background includes studying Sufism in Iran, Zen and Vipassana Buddhist practice, Bhakti and traditional Hatha yoga in India. Starting in 1974 he also began an in-depth study of Iyengar yoga, which eventually led him to Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. Richard is an avid student of both Western and Eastern philosophy, as well as Sanskrit. His ability to juxtapose various viewpoints, without losing the depth and integrity of each, has helped him develop a unique, metaphorical teaching style.

Richard teaches public classes, month and week-long intensives at his home base, the Yoga Workshop in Boulder, Colorado, as well as spending a good part of each year traveling as a guest instructor at studios throughout the world. He is the author of the book, The Mirror of Yoga (Shambhala Publications), and has produced a number of instructional DVDs and CDs on yoga asana, philosophy, breathing and chanting.

www.yogaworkshop.com


Marc Holzman

Marc Holzman

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Marc is a Hatha yoga teacher from Los Angeles who currently calls Paris his home.  While the foundational structure of his classes is primarily based in the Anusara method (he was certified in Anusara in 2006 ), he also integrates other styles that have influenced him on his yogic path: the movement of Vinyasa Flow, the precision of Iyengar, and his deep love for meditation.
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.


www.marcholzman.com
Dice Iida-Klein

Dice Iida-Klein

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Always drawn to sports and being physically active, Dice played hockey and baseball in his younger years.  Later in high school he wrestled, ran cross-country and played tennis.  After graduating from UCLA in the summer of 2007, he found himself trying a yoga class at City Yoga in Los Angeles. Enter HANDSTANDS. As soon as he saw the world upside down, his life had changed and the world as he knew it would never be the same. Yoga found its way into his soul and it made a home there. Shortly after he found yoga, Dice decided to take one step further and complete a yoga teacher training.  Why not teach what you love? Upon completion of his teacher training at City Yoga in April of 2008, he dove in headfirst and began teaching.

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 Ippoliti

Amy Ippoliti

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Amy is a yoga teacher, writer, cyclist, and philanthropist. She is known for her innovative methods to bridge the gap between ancient yoga wisdom and modern day life, helping yoga students “turn up their own volume.”

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.


www.amyippoliti.com
Tara Judelle

Tara Judelle

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For over 27 years Tara has experimented with all forms of movement flow, from dance to Tai Chi, to movement improvisation and ultimately yoga.  An English degree from Barnard College, post-graduate studies in theatre directing and a foray into film writing and directing brought her finally to the study of yoga and meditation.  Certified in the Anusara method, Tara has taught yoga extensively, both nationally and internationally, for 12 years. She has been inspired by the Body Mind Centering works of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and has studied and taught with Carlos Pomeda and Sally Kempton.   For the last 4 years she has been a featured teacher as part of the YogaGlo.com team, allowing the yoga conversation to stream around the globe.

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 Kempton

Sally Kempton

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Sally Kempton is a powerful teacher of applied spiritual wisdom, known for her capacity to kindle meditative states in others, and to help students work with meditative experience as a framework for practical life-change. She teaches teleclasses, retreats, and workshops, appearing at conference centers such as Esalen and Kripalu. Sally is the author of "Meditation for the Love of It", which Spirituality and Health magazine called "the meditation book your heart wants you to read". She writes a regular column, "Wisdom" for Yoga Journal, as well as a column called "Meditation for Life" on the Internet religious site Patheos.com. A former swami in a Vedic tradition, Sally's teachings combine deep knowledge of the texts of yoga and tantra with practical wisdom from contemporary psychology and integral thought. Her website is www.sallykempton.com

Sally's latest book, Awakening Shakti, gives you access to powerful tools for tuning in to the transformative power of the sacred feminine.
Tias Little

Tias Little

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Tias is committed to teaching yoga as a contemplative path, leading to greater sensitivity, tolerance and deep understanding (prajna). Tias unique and skillful approach enables students to find greater depth of understanding and awareness in their practice, both on and off the mat. His approach to the practice is inter-disciplinary, passionate, intelligent, innovative and full of insight. Tias synthesizes years of study in classical yoga, Sanskrit, Buddhist studies, anatomy, massage, and trauma healing. Tias began studying the work of B.K.S Iyengar in 1984 and lived in Mysore India in 1989 studying Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with Pattabhi Jois. Thus his teaching brings together precision of alignment, anatomical detail and a profound meditative experience. Tias is a licensed massage therapist and his somatic studies include in-depth training in cranial-sacral therapy. His practice and teaching is influenced by the work of Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais and Thomas Hanna. Tias is a long time student of the meditative arts and Buddhist studies beginning with Vipassana and continuing in Tibetan Buddhism and Zen. His teaching style is unique in being able to weave together poetic metaphor with clear instruction filled with compassion and humor. Tias earned a Masters degree in Eastern Philosophy from St. John's College Santa Fe in 1998. He lives in Santa Fe New Mexico where he directs his school Prajna Yoga with his wife Surya and is author of three books, The Thread of Breath, Meditations on a Dewdrop and The Yoga of the Subtle Body.

www.prajnayoga.net
Giselle Mari

Giselle Mari

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Giselle Mari is an Advanced Certified Jivamukti teacher and E-RYT500 whose introduction to yoga in the early 90s was a natural progression from her gymnastics/dance background, her passion for music and being raised by a bohemian flamenco dancer. Being a bit of a wild child, she was later drawn to the Jivamukti Yoga method. Soon thereafter she began her extensive study with her gurus Sharon Gannon and David Life who she joyfully assisted throughout the western U.S. for almost 5 years.  

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.

www.gisellemariyoga.com
Noah Mazé

Noah Mazé

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Noah Mazé has been part of YogaGlo's faculty from its inception. Noah's fierce and compassionate dedication to yoga inspires and holds space for students to journey deeper into body, heart, mind, and spirit than they ever could have imagined.

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.

www.noahmazeyoga.com
Kia Miller

Kia Miller

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Kia Miller imparts her radiant spirit and joy for life in her yoga classes, workshops, retreats and teacher trainings throughout the world.   Kia has spent over 2 decades studying and practicing. Trained in both Hatha and Kundalini Yoga, Kia offers an inspiring and powerful combination of asana, breath, meditation and chanting that leaves students uplifted and empowered. Her classes will provoke and elevate you to discover new realms of energy and inspire you to experience the joy of going beyond barriers in your own practice and life.


www.kiamiller.com
Claire Missingham

Claire Missingham

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What makes Claire's teaching special is an ability to be spiritual yet down-to-earth, teach disciplined alignment yet have a sense of humour - and a way of getting to the heart of yoga so passionately. Claire has created a renowned Vinyasa Flow Yoga DVD and music for yoga CD and regularly appears as a writer and model in Yoga Journal magazine, as well as teaching at Yoga Journal LIVE conferences in the USA.  Claire runs a successful yoga teacher training programme having trained over 100 teachers in Europe in the past 5 years.  

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.

www.claireyoga.com
Multi-teacher

Multi-teacher

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A cooperative class lead by more then one teacher.
Katherine Priore

Katherine Priore

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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.

YogaGlo Teen

Do You Have a Yoga-Minded Teen?

View a 20 minute intro to standing postures class to see what your teen will see:

teen yoga video

The Power of Creating a YogaGlo Account for Your Teen

YogaGlo offers classes designed specifically for students 13 years and older and the many challenges they face in school, on the practice field, in communicating with others - in life! Our teen yoga curriculum focuses on the key character strengths such as Persistence, Humility, Curiosity, Perspective, Integrity, Kindness, Self-Regulation and Humor that yoga can help them cultivate.

NOTE: When you create an account for your teen, they will have access to a teen-only site and will only see yoga classes created just for them. They will not have access to any of the classes that are available to you as a YogaGlo member.

View a Tutorial on how to create an account for your teen.


Darren Rhodes

Darren Rhodes

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Darren Rhodes has been the director of YogaOasis in Tucson, Arizona since 1999. He is the founder of YogaHour—an accessible, inexpensive, expertly-taught flow yoga class that offers clear and specific
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.

www.yogaoasis.com
Sianna Sherman

Sianna Sherman

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Sianna Sherman is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher who shares her passionate voice with devotion, deep practice and soulful teaching.  She is known as an inspired storyteller and as community activator, bringing people together through conscious, collective gatherings. Her initiation into the fires of yoga occurred in 1989, and she has been immersed in the practices ever since.  In 2008, she was featured in Yoga Journal as one of 21 talented young teachers shaping the future of yoga worldwide. Sianna weaves alignment, therapeutics, potent sequencing, mythology, Tantra and the power of the practices with accessibility for everyday transformation.  Her Mythic Yoga Flow offerings have garnered a global following where she pours mythic consciousness into the embodied art of yoga with unbridled creativity and love.  She is a columnist for Origin magazine and a contributor of online classes to YogaGlo.com. Sianna has released her first yoga instructional DVD, Pranam, an inner journey of alchemy and alignment with the four elements.  With immense respect for all traditions, Sianna bows to the light and wisdom of all her teachers on this path of the heart awakening.

www.SiannaSherman.com
Stephanie Snyder

Stephanie Snyder

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Stephanie is the creator of the Yoga Journal DVD,"Yoga for Strength and Toning" and she is known for her inspirational teaching style. Students appreciate Stephanie's unique ability to infuse her playful and flowing vinyasa classes with yoga philosophy, concise technical alignment, and heart-felt humor. Her commitment to breath, movement, happiness, and prayer make Stephanie one of the country's most sought after teachers.

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.

www.stephaniesnyder.com
Rod Stryker

Rod Stryker

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Rod Stryker is the founder of ParaYoga and widely considered to be one of the West's leading authorities on the ancient traditions of yoga, tantra, and meditation. He has taught for nearly thirty-five years and authored, The Four Desires: Creating a Life or Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity and Freedom as well as countless articles on yoga and meditation. A highly respected speaker, he is known for making the deepest aspects of yogic science practical and accessible to audiences from all walks of life, from corporations to yoga teachers and students of all levels. Having studied closely studied with two great Tantric yoga masters, Rod is one of only a few Americans transmitting an authentic, living tradition, one that has been practiced and handed down from teacher to student for thousands of years. He continues to lead trainings and advanced yoga study programs throughout the world and to guide others to the positive intersection of ancient wisdom and modern life.
Jo Tastula

Jo Tastula

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For the past 15 years Jo has dedicated her life to the yogic lineage of Krishnamacharya; whose teachings became the gateway to advanced studies in: Insight Meditation, Shiatsu & 5 Element Theory, Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga, Anatomy & Physiology and Core Shamanism. The root of her personal practice began as a child in the remote deserts of Western Australia, where the eternal landscape and aboriginal dreamtime lit the fire within her as a seeker of life’s truths.

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.  

jo@jotastula.com
Mary Taylor

Mary Taylor

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Mary Taylor began studying yoga in 1971 while earning a degree in psychology at University, but it was not until 1988 when she traveled to Mysore, India for the first time to study Ashtanga yoga with K. Pattabhi Jois, and began a daily asana practice that yoga became a central thread informing all aspects of her life.

Mary is the co-founder, with her husband, Richard Freeman, and the director of the Yoga Workshop, in Boulder, Colorado. When not traveling and teaching elsewhere Mary teaches regularly at the Yoga Workshop. She is also on the faculty of the Upaya Zen Centers Being With Dying Program and has taught as part of the core teaching staff for the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy training program.

She brings to her teaching a deep respect for the healing and calming effects of yoga. Her classes are engaging and fun, focusing the flow of the breath, steady movement and the feeling of completeness and insight that can be cultivated through a consistent practice. Mary has authored three cookbooks and is the co-author of What Are You Hungry For? Women, Food and Spirituality (St. Martins).
Felicia Tomasko

Felicia Tomasko

INSTRUCTOR

Felicia Marie Tomasko RN, E-RYT 500, inspires people to follow the path to personal freedom and vibrant health through the practice of Yoga and Ayurveda. She teaches a heartfelt exploration of shakti, sacred energy, through asana, pranayama, concentration and relaxation and maintains a private practice in the healing tradition of Ayurveda, a system of holistic and integrative medicine native to India. Ayurveda shares the same philosophy and ways of approaching the body, mind and spirit as Yoga and emphasizes our relationship to our body, breath, spirit and to nature within and around us. The dual systems of Yoga and Ayurveda, while seemingly ancient and esoteric, hold vital lessons for us to learn how to live with intent and address the needs of living in the modern world. Felicia believes in humorously making these concepts relevant to modern, everyday life.

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.

www.ayurvedafordailylife.blogspot.com
David Harshada Wagner

David Harshada Wagner

INSTRUCTOR

David Harshada Wagner is a meditation teacher and transformational guide who has dedicated his life to exploring human consciousness and the science of self-transformation.
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.



www.davidhwagner.com