Teacher Profiles

Sitting Down with R. Sharath Jois

How any place can become a spiritual place and the power of one-on-one practices.

If you have practiced any form of Ashtanga, Vinyasa, or Power Yoga, you have practiced the teachings of the late influential teacher Sri K Pattabhi Jois, who brought the Ashtanga Yoga tradition as we know it today to the West. As a […]

By | May 16th, 2016|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Teacher Profile: Mandy Ingber

Sharing Strength through Movement and Meditation

Mandy Ingber knows something about the experiences that break our hearts, how to find the inner strength that allows us to straddle the chasm of our challenges, and how to move in order to heal the body, the mind, and the emotions.

These are lessons she […]

By | May 2nd, 2016|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Love in Action: Kate Duyn Cariati

Kate Duyn Cariati shares a practice inspired by a lifetime of exploration and self expression.

A small girl sits on the floor, swirling in circles while watching Wonder Woman. Not a child of yogis, her body intuitively loves to make shapes and move. Today she still teaches this circling […]

By | March 30th, 2016|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Teacher Profile: Benjamin Allen

This dynamic dancer and choreographer is starting a GROOV3MENT.

At one point in Ben Allen’s career, he was a back up dancer for drag queens. Now, he is the founder of one of the hottest movements (or as he calls it, a GROOV3MENT) in the dance and fitness communities: GROOV3.

According to dancer and choreographer […]

By | March 7th, 2016|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

A Musical Journey with Whitney Allen

Using the connection with music to enhance yoga practice sequence


I remember the first time I stepped into Whitney Allen’s class in Los Angeles 14 years ago. I was a relatively new yoga teacher from NY, an actor and a journalist; little did I know that Whitney was also a new teacher, as well as an […]

By | January 25th, 2016|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Teacher Profile Matt Hodges

Big fish in a small pond? LA based Yoga teacher Matt Hodges would rather be a shark in the ocean.

by Suzy Shelton

Photos by Amy Goalen


Matt Hodges says he want to be a shark in an ocean. It’s a desire that fits his driven nature and one he’s applied to in […]

By | December 1st, 2015|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Teacher Profile Jay Co

From Action Hero to Promoter of Accessibility

photos by David Young-Wolff

“Choose your own adventure,” Jay Co tells the class as his silent footfalls cover the perimeter of the main studio at yogaraj, the studio he has helmed for over a year now. He has the voice you would order if […]

By | October 27th, 2015|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Teacher Profile: Seda Aksut

Seda Aksut shares her story of personal healing through the practice of Kundalini yoga

Seda Aksut suggests we meet at a small Italian restaurant near the Hermosa Pier. It turned out to be a delightful choice, wood-lined and uncrowded on a Wednesday afternoon,  but a slight surprise — a deviation from my expectation of […]

By | August 31st, 2015|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Teacher Profile: Parashakti Sigalit Bat-Haim

Parashakti Sigalit Bat-Haim talks about finding freedom through the Dance of Liberation

“For the Kabalah, the Jewish mystics, dance is the deepest expression of joy. Where silence and music meet is in the field of the body.”

These thoughts are shared by Rabbi David Ingber, founder of the Jewish community Romemu (whose mission is to integrate body, […]

By | July 1st, 2015|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Teacher Profile: Kathleen Ross-Allee

Kathleen Ross-Allee provides yoga therapy for the recovery and healing process of cancer patients.

Photos by David Young-Wolff

Before she became a yoga therapist or even a fitness and wellness professional, a friend asked Kathleen Ross-Allee to substitute teach for her aerobics class, even though at the time, Kathleen was a fitness enthusiast with no experience actually teaching […]

By | June 2nd, 2015|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments