Bodhi yoga Instructors
Anna began practicing yoga at age 15 when her brother introduced her to her first Bikram Yoga Class. Anna started teaching yoga in 2001 after she went to Bikram Yoga Training. She has studied with yoga teachers such as Baron Baptiste, Dharma Mittra, Shiva Rea, & Seane Corn. Baptiste Yoga has had a tremendous impact on Anna’s life and yoga journey; Baron Baptiste's teachings have enabled her to live a more authentic life and share those insights with others. She creates a safe environment for students to grow and transform, and she focuses on spreading the light that yoga has brought into her life. She is grateful for the insight this yoga journey has brought her and continues to grow as a student and teacher.
It turns out tearing the ACL in your knee while skateboarding can be a good thing. That's what it took to introduce Emma to her love of yoga. By moving the body with discipline and consistent practice we learn to slow down the thought traffic and still the mind and by stilling the mind we calm the heart, even heal the heart, and remember that we are pure potential. Whether we are standing in Tadasana or upside down in Headstand, yoga introduces us to our power and grace. Some day Emma plans on doing a headstand on the Giant Causeway in Ireland. In the meantime Emma will do headstands just about anywhere. Let's do them together!
Erika began practicing yoga in 2002 and started teaching in 2006. She offers a dynamic, challenging, and joyful class deeply embedded with mindfulness, energetic asana, and personal connection to self and spirit. Erika believes practice is a moment-to-moment choice to live in greater harmony with one’s truth and divine essence. She is passionate about living in and spreading greater peace and knows that the path to peace starts with the individual.
Erika is a 500 hour registered Yoga Alliance teacher and a Certified Baptiste Power Vinyasa Teacher. Erika has assisted Baron Baptiste at his teacher trainings. She also teaches workshops around the country. She has studied with Dharma Mittra, Judith Lasater, Seanne Corne, Ana Forest, Tias Little, Anodea Judith, and Dr. Robert Svoboda. She is also the proud mother of one beautiful daughter, Violet.
Iva's aim as a yoga teacher is to be able to help initiate the process of transformation within every student. She invites all to participate not only in Asana (poses), but also in the practice of Pranayama (breath awareness), and Dhyana (meditation). Iva completed her 200 hr Teacher Training in Byron Bay, Australia and has completed her E-500 hr from teaching the last 7 years. Her interest in health, nutrition and alternative medicine has brought her to experience cleansing, fasting and Vipassana in Asia and the US. Iva has traveled extensively throughout Asia, North America, Europe and Australia. She has lived in Tokyo, Japan for the past 10 years, teaching cross-cultural awareness, running a café-lounge with her husband and teaching Yoga. Iva's classes incorporate meditation, yin poses and a flowing sequence with emphasis on increasing the internal heat not only to cleanse the body but also relax the mind and open the spirit. Iva hosts retreats and workshops internationally and facilitates on teacher training programs.
"in order to be truthful you must embrace your total being" -Rumi
Leah Cullis loves the process of exploring and unfolding life through yoga. She brings vitality, openness and connection to her classes, as she encourages you to find your edge. She’ll support your flow into your fullest expression, built on a foundation of steady, full breath and gratitude.Leah is a Certified Baptiste Yoga Teacher and works closely withworld-renowned yoga teacher and author Baron Baptiste at the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute. She has the great honor of traveling the globe assisting Teacher Trainings and other Baptiste Yoga Trainings.Since 2009, Leah has organized and led a team of nationally recognized teachers who brought yoga to the White House lawn as part of a Presidential initiative to encourage healthy and active lives among children.Leah’s primary teachers include Baron Baptiste, Anne Marie Kramer, Jonny Kest and Lama Marut. Leah has also studied Tibetan Heart Yoga through the Yoga Studies Institute, and Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga with Leslie Lytle. She is working to complete her 500-hour certification through the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute. An eternal student, Leah is always exploring yoga on the mat of life. Leah has found greater peace, happiness and equanimity through her practice, and looks forward to sharing these amazing gifts with you.
Melissa Spamer, E-RYT 500, LMT, C. Ayu. has been practicing yoga for twenty years. She completed her first certification to teach yoga in 1997, and has been consistently teaching yoga for fifteen years. She has completed more than six teacher trainings since then. In 2005, Melissa completed her 500 hour teaching certification with the International Yoga College, specializing in Yoga and Conflict Transformation, under the guidance of Rama Jyoti Vernon.
Her approach to yoga is very organic and weaves together a rich tapestry of inspired teachings from such celebrated teachers as Angela Farmer, Victor Van Kooten, Rama Jyoti Vernon, Shiva Rea, Kali Ray and the students of Desikachar. Her practice is continually evolving, always becoming more Alive in Spirit and Form. She feels incredibly blessed to be carrying the light of yoga beside so many radiant beings in this great ocean of Awakening.
Melissa is also a graduate of the Ayurvedic Institute, having completed more than 1200 hours of study. She has studied with Dr. Vasant Lad, Swamini Mayatitananda, Sonia Masocco, Dr. Claudia Welch and Dr. Robert Svabodha. Melissa offers ayurvedic consultations, treatments and workshops. She integrates ayurvedic principles into her teaching of hatha yoga.
Melissa is energetic, compassionate, and mindful. As a loving mother of two girls, she holds a Masters in Education. Melissa has worn manya thletic hats since she was a child – gymnast, dancer, runner, & triathlete. While on this physical path, she found yoga, which changed everything. Through her yoga practice, Melissa has discovered physical strength, emotional peace, and a spiritual connection that she did not know was possible. She became drawn to the results her passion for yoga has helped others discover their incredible benefits. Her goal is to assit students towards feeling comfortable in their bodies and happy in their heart. Melissa earned her 200 hourVinyasa teacher certification through Bodhi Yoga.
Tracey believes we all have the ability to heal our bodies and spirits if we grab onto the the right tools and learn how to use them. She brings positive, inspiring energy to every class and uses a caring, compassionate touch through lots of hands-on assists to maximize your experience of each pose. Tracey's classes are fun and playful, but challenge you to explore your authentic self, your voice, and the physical and emotional landscape of your body. Tracey has been practicing yoga for 15 years and completed her 200 hr RYT with Ana Forrest in 2011. It has been through the practice of Forrest Yoga and learning to teach it that she has healed her body from the toll of twin pregnancy and being a college gymnast – and found her spirit, voice, and the courage to speak it along the way.
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