Schedule

Yoga Tribe Blog

Photograph by Jessica Brady Hometown: Brookings, OR Childhood aspiration: I wanted to be a gymnast like Nadia Com─âneci When and where was your first yoga class: hmm...I think it was a 90 minute beginning Hatha Yoga class at a fitness convention 1997. It was love at first pose. Who is your most influential teacher and why: I believe when the student is ready the teacher will appear. My boss is a career life insurance agent, former marine, 70 years young. He holds me to a high standard, never misses a thing (has better eye sight than I do!) and supported my ..

Hometown: Huntington Beach Childhood aspiration: When I was little I wanted to be a Fire Woman or a Painter when I grew up. When and where was your first yoga class: I was around the age of 16, I went to Yoga Works in downtown Huntington Beach. Who is your most influential teacher and why: Although I have practiced at a number of studios, I have felt most at home with Yoga Tribe. Jason has been such an inspiration as a teacher in the classroom as well as during teacher training. All of the teachers I have met so far at Yoga Tribe have been such a positive ..

Hometown: Anaheim Childhood aspiration: When I was in elementary school I wanted to be the first female professional baseball player When and where was your first yoga class: In June of 2007 here at Yoga Tribe, formally Huntington Beach Hot Yoga. Who is your most influential teacher and why: I have only practiced yoga here at Yoga Tribe. All teachers I have had here have had influence on me, but mostly Jason Wilkerson, Lindsay Hill and Kelly Trettin. When was the defining moment when you realized you wanted to teach yoga: I had wanted to teach for y ..

Hometown: Lakewood, CA Childhood aspiration: I knew from a young age I wanted to do hair & makeup. It was either that or a Jazz singer in a smoky basement bar haha When and where was your first yoga class: I believe it s was 2007, here at Yoga Tribe. A friend drug me to a 5:30am 90 min class. I'm NOT a morning person!! I told her I'd go 5 days in a row with her. Each day I felt so great after. I was going regularly for a few years. Took a year off to see what else was out there. Nothing compared & I came back full force. I did teacher training a yea ..

Hometown: HB When and where was your first yoga class: COREPower How long have you been teaching yoga: Almost 3 years now Most Challenging Part of Your Yoga Practice: Remaining Present, it's so easy to just go through the motions, I'm constantly bringing myself back in to the moment, into the posture Secret Comfort Foods: Almost any kind of dessert. SWEET TREATS! Your local retreat: Beach, walks with the family An Unfinished Dream: I really wish I could sing well but... YIKES Why is yoga important t ..

Hometown: Massillon, Ohio Childhood aspiration: I wanted to be a marine biologist When and where was your first yoga class: Yoga Tribe when it was Huntington Beach Hot Yoga in 2008 When was the defining moment when you realized you wanted to teach yoga: I had been wanting to complete the training for a while. The summer I completed the training it just seemed meant to be! Everything fell into place and I knew this was my time! Yoga changed my life and I was so excited to bring this positive change to others! What is your teaching philosophy:  ..

Hometown: HuntingtonBeach Childhood aspiration: swim with Shamu @ sea world and have him launch me off his nose! When and where was your first yoga class: my first yoga class was at 24 hr fitness about 10 years ago, I laughed through most of it feeling like I was playing twister. Who is your most influential teacher and why: Shannon Kassoff was the first instructor to bring the full spectrum of yoga into my life. The mental, physical and spiritual connection that yoga can bring. I remember that the classes were vigorous but reached me at a deeper than p ..

Hometown: Huntington Beach Childhood aspiration: Become famous! When and where was your first yoga class: The first yoga class that I remember taking was at yoga works when I was probably 15 years old Who is your most influential teacher and why: Definitely Shannon. She's taught me pretty much everything I know about yoga and is someone I aspire to be like in my teaching. When was the defining moment when you realized you wanted to teach yoga: During teacher training, my love for yoga grew tremendously and I couldn't help but want to share with o ..

Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA Childhood aspiration: To work with dolphins and orcas . When and where was your first yoga class: Yoga works downtown HB When was the defining moment when you realized you wanted to teach yoga: When I realized all the amazing benefits it gave me physically and mentally and wanted to be able to help others. What is your teaching philosophy: Do what you can and try your hardest ! Don't judge yourself Every day is different . How long have you been teaching yoga: Not very long .  ..

Hometown: Mission Viejo, CA Childhood aspiration: to be a doctor When and where was your first yoga class: Huntington Beach Hot Yoga, April 2005 Who is your most influential teacher and why: I feel like I gain something from all the instructors I take class from, they have all influenced my teaching in some way big or small When was the defining moment when you realized you wanted to teach yoga: I knew how much I loved my practice and how it changed my life and I wanted to share that with others. How long have you been teaching yoga: 10 years  ..