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Elizabeth Olive
Elizabeth Olive Bolla started her journey with yoga in 1996 when she learned how to meditate. Her physical practice began in 1998 in the Kundlini lineage of yoga. After a serious back injury she tried Bikram yoga and Hatha. However, over the past 20 years she has explored and practiced a wide variety of styles. Based on her intensive teacher training she now enjoys a blend of Iyengar and Ashtanga yoga based on alignment and breath. She received her teaching certification from the Yoga Alliance Approved 200-hour certification at YogaWorks Studios in Los Angeles, California. She has continued her trainings around the world at various retreats, workshops and festivals.
Ursula Williams
That Mind-Body-Spirit connection is what drives Ursula’s love for teaching yoga. A personal practice is incredibly important, but Ursula equally loves the energy that’s created when a group comes together and shares the magic. After years of running in circles to climb political & social ladders, Ursula crashed and began to rely on outside elements for stress-relief, inner-peace, and self-medication. Reaching a breaking point, and realizing the need for something different – something real – Ursula gratefully discovered that yoga offered her serenity and emotional balance, as well as physical challenge and expression. Ursula finds it a blessing to now live a life that is 100% present, and that helping & encouraging others to find wholeness is what brings her ultimate joy.
Sara Beckman
I attended my first yoga class during my Freshman year of Junior College in 2009. I remember how insanely difficult this was and how much I struggled due to lack of flexibility and physical stamina. From then on I practiced basic yoga sequences in my room (like trying to hold Downward Facing Dog for more than 3 breaths). The first time I touched my toes (EVER) was during this period and it felt like such a huge accomplishment to me. Over the span of 7 years I started my 200 hour at the Yoga Room of Redlands in 2012, and continued to my 300 hour through Cloud Nine Yoga in 2015. This also coincided with obtaining my BFA of Fine Art Photography from CSULB. So whether you’re in front of my lens or on your mat in my class, I can guarantee a good time full of relaxation techniques as well as dorky humor.
Marisol Tamez
A modern-day renaissance woman, Marisol Tamez is passionate about integrating her diverse interests with her singular purpose: to provide healing and inspiration for all ages, races and abilities. As a yoga instructor, writer, producer, jewelry designer and more, she views the "comfort zone" as dangerous territory and aims to continually reinvent herself. Marisol's love affair with yoga began in 2010 after her years as a dancer resulted in two knee ACL replacements. Already certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Personal Trainer while in college, in 2011 she completed her 200-Hour Teacher Training with Terri Cooper at 305 Yoga, a karma yoga school in Miami, Florida. Soon after, Marisol learned that her natural childlike spirit would be key in allowing her to connect with youth, including those with disabilities. Thus, she completed both the Radiant Child Yoga training and Louise Goldberg's Creative Relaxation®: Yoga Therapy for Children with Autism & Special Needs (Levels 1&2). Her yoga class repertoire ranges from a medium paced, yet challenging alignment based vinyasa flow to a gentle restorative or yin practice. She constantly emphasizes the breath, which she views as the gateway to a truly transformative experience. Her deep love for the chakras, ensures that students make the connection between their physical & energetic bodies and their life experiences off of the mat. In 2015, Marisol journeyed across the US to relocate on the West Coast in Los Angeles and Long Beach, CA. Here she taught at Exhale Spa, transferring from their studio locations in Downtown Miami and South Beach. In 2017, Marisol’s deep love for karma yoga fueled her decision to return to Connection Coalition (CoCo) as the organization’s Training Coordinator, with the intention of scheduling their 20-Hour Trauma-Informed training in yoga studios across the US, which she will also lead along with a core team of CoCo trainers.
Hannah Jurado
Hannah Jurado e-ryt 200 discovered yoga in 1998 and fell in love with the asana practice. While studying for her bachelors in English at Cal State Fullerton, she took yoga classes on campus which led her to be certified through Cloud Nine Yoga School in 2006. Currently Hannah teaches Yoga, Thai Yoga Bodywork, Hatha yoga, power yoga, chair yoga, and postpartum (baby and me) yoga. She also makes a living as a piano teacher, creative writing teacher, musician, and artist. In 2013 she became co-owner to Cloud Nine Yoga School North OC Branch and teaches 200 hour yoga teacher trainings. She loves to guide people on this journey of life through creative and healing arts. “My yoga experience is about every aspect of life and I know that this has always been my path and realization is the only difference between my life before yoga, and my eye opening experience with yoga. The intensity created by all the amazing people who yoke to this energy make the flames burn and move to a beat of their own, yet still finds harmony and balance with one another that creates a unity which makes us all a collective energy dancing to this energy.
Arvindjeet Kaur
ARVINDJEET KAUR is a Shamanic Healer, Kundalini Yoga Instructor, Certified Sound Healer and founder of Sacred Healing Sessions. She has dedicated her life to spread the message of love, healing and unity. Her passion is to nurture others, throughout their healing journeys. She passes on the wisdom gained by aiding and educating others to break through blockages so they can connect to their divine self. Arvindjeet, facilitates sound baths, healing circles and workshops at retreats, festival and corporate events all over California and beyond...Partial proceeds from all her events go to charities worldwide. For more details, please check-out www.sacredhealingsessions.com Arvindjeet is available for private healing sessions in the studio on Sundays and Mondays.
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Jessika F
Jess is a born and raised San Diego girl who relocated to Long Beach in 2016 to find her tribe. Having completed teacher training toward the end of 2016, Jess made the decision to leave the corporate world behind and is now leading yoga classes around the Long Beach area. Practicing a honoring ancient traditions of Hatha yoga, join Jess in class to journey into the cultivation of your unique mind-body-spirit connection.
Alissa Nelson
I found yoga over a decade ago and first started teaching in 2014. Yoga has helped me to find balance between my type A overachiever personality and my desire to build a more inclusive society where all can achieve. I am deeply committed to ensuring the accessibility of yoga as a healing practice for all communities and strive to hold space that welcomes all bodies regardless of gender identity, body shape, ability, trauma history, or race. I enjoy exploring poses and the different paths we can take to reach our expression of asana, making ample use of props to help the poses fit your body. After experiencing the power of yoga to help reintegrate my mind and body following trauma, I enrolled in Yoga Tree's 200-hour certification program in San Francisco and has trained with teachers including Darren Main, Kerri Kelly, Dianne Bondy, Sean Haleen, and Rebecca Rogers. More than anything I learn from other students of this beautiful discipline.
Amber Costilow
Amber Costilow (athlete, bodyworker, nutritionist, photographer, lioness, dreamer) SEEKS TO —> empower, align, create, play, inspire. Amber fell in love with yoga in 2003 & has committed her life to helping others uncover their best & brightest selves. Her teachings will shift your practice, ability & self-belief in new directions.