Kristin fell in love with practicing and teaching yoga while living in Zambia. She loves the athleticism and discipline of the physical practice as well as the concentration and the "call to be present" of the mental practice of yoga. In 2013, she completed a 200 hour teaching training program in Thailand. The following year, she taught kids' yoga in Hong Kong. This summer she attended a month-long training in Bali to further sharpen her skills. One of her goals is to teach yoga on every continent! Considering herself an eternal student of yoga, Kristin places a strong emphasis on teaching in class, rather than merely demonstrating asanas (postures), and she is so excited to show her students the wonderful benefits of a consistent yoga practice. When not teaching Kristin is likely hiking, camping, or spending time making her nieces and nephews laugh.
Alycia started to develop her personal practice of daily yoga asana and meditation in 2013. It became her getaway, a constant in her life, and still makes her heart jump and her spirit soar free. Alycia completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training in Costa Rica in Raja Yoga which emphasizes the benefits of meditation. She focuses on alignment and longer holds so that students can feel and explore each pose. She hopes to inspire Love Yoga clients on and off the mat, and looks forward to sharing her passion with you! Alycia is in her senior year at Cal U. When she's not practicing or teaching she's likely frolicking around in nature, a place where she feels most at home.
Erica finds yoga to be a holistic, healing and transformational practice on and off the mat. She originally took teacher training to deepen her own practice of nearly 10 years but soon realized that she had to share Hatha yoga with others. So she humbly passes along this thousands-year-old practice and philosophy so everyone can benefit in mind, body, and spirit. Erica earned a 200-hour Hatha Yoga teaching certification from The Himalayan Institute in Pittsburgh; she also trained with Prison Yoga Project to teach trauma-informed mindfulness practices . Beyond the mat she teaches elementary students and volunteers with middle school youth. Additionally she works with incarcerated men at SCI-Greene teaching service puppies-in-training basic obedience and socialization skills. Hobbies include reading, gardening, and outdoor sports with her husband and their two adopted dogs.
Tina has been practicing and teaching Yoga locally for more than ten years. She holds her Yoga Alliance Instructor Certification as a Hatha instructor in the Raja tradition and is also a certified instructor in Zumba Fitness and Belly Dancing Body Fitness. Tina’s background in the fine arts, dance, and fitness equips her with a unique ability to develop exciting programs with a broad range of content. From power to restorative yoga, reflective and meditative, to challenging and stimulating, Tina’s classes always promise a memorable experience with something for everyone regardless of age, experience, or level of ability. Tina believes that “everyone can benefit from experiencing the arts, and enhancing awareness of their unique creativity, and the positivity that lies within us all.” She adds that, “the world would be a better place if we all made art and did more yoga.”