Our Instructors

Carees HeadshotCAREES GONZALEZ Carees DeLaVega developed an interest in teaching yoga to kids after completing Angie Fraley’s 200-Hour “Om2yoga” teacher training in 2015. At that point Carees had been working with kids professionally for almost 7 years. In 2016 she enrolled in the Yoga for the Special Child (YSC) teacher training and has since graduated from the 95-hour Basic One and Basic Two programs. She plans to continue onward with more education within the YSC program. She has many students—some special needs, some “typical developing” all near and dear to her heart. Teaching children has been an aspiration of hers since she was a young girl and she is grateful to be stepping into the role as a teacher within such a well-founded program. Read her full bio.

CLASSES: Yoga for the Special Child
CLASS FEES: YSC: $10 drop-in; Family Yoga: By donation.
CONTACT: Phone/Text: (775) 357-2935

Dave FunkDAVID FUNK: David began practicing yoga in 2000. His interest in yoga originally began as a way to improve his flexibility but soon realized that the practice of yoga is a powerful and transformative way to live your life. David leads an active lifestyle, participating in activities such as cycling, cross country skiing and long distance bike packing. Yoga helps him to remain strong and healthy while pursuing these passions. He is a graduate of the 200 hour teacher training course with Kim Orenstein. David is a forever student who is constantly seeking a deeper understanding of  his many interests.  David hopes, through his teaching, to share his love of yoga with others and to guide and inspire them on their journey.

In-Person/Online: Yoga with David (all levels), Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:45 pm
In-Person: Gentle/Chair Yoga with David, Mondays, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
COVID SAFETY: Masks are optional at this time.
CLASS FEES: drop-in sliding scale: $10 – $20, 5 classes for $70 (must be used in 90 days), 10 classes for $130 (must be used in 90 days)
Venmo: @David-Funk-20 ; Zelle: 775-762-8456; Cash or Check. If paying with cash, please bring the exact amount as I may not have change available.
CONTACT / REGISTER FOR CLASS: Reservations are appreciated and drop-ins are always welcome.
To RSVP or to get the link to join online, text me at 775-762-8456 or email me at 1funkdrummer@sbcglobal.net


IMG_1024DIANE DUNN: has been practicing yoga since 1980, but really paying attention since 2014 when she had a left knee replacement due to arthritis.   She has learned to focus and develop her practice to keep her left knee operating as well as possible and to maintain her right knee.  She has studied with Angela Sullivan (original founder of The Yoga Center) since 1998 and Tammie Bigley, MSPT, at Ascent Physical Therapy since 2014. She has completed the Yoga for the Special Child® Basic 1, a comprehensive program of yoga techniques designed to increase motor skills, strength, balance, coordination and focus for those with special needs. Diane has taken her specialty Yoga for Arthritis training with Dr. Stephanie Moonaz, founder of Yoga for Arthritis.

CLASSES: ONLINE OFFERING: Yoga for Arthritis, Wednesdays, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
CLASS FEES: First class is free. Suggested donation of $15 drop-in or $10 per class for a month moving forward.
TO REGISTER: Email Diane for the link and password to join these sessions.
CONTACT:dunndiane2@icloud.com; Phone/text: (775) 870-2092


Julia BledsoeJULIA BLEDSOE, IAYT Julia discovered yoga’s transformative benefits at age 17. Yoga remained a constant but quiet presence until life’s inevitable stresses, aches, and pains led her back to the mat in 2005 in search of relief and balance. Yoga proved, once again, to be a transformative and stabilizing practice. Julia embarked on a 200-hour teacher training in 2014 with We Are One Flow, Reno. This training ignited Julia’s interest in yoga therapy.  Her exploration and study of yoga therapy and stress management began in 2015 with Yoga Tree, SF, and continued 5 years and 1200 hours later with the Stress Management Center of Marin where she recently completed her IAYT certification as a Yoga Therapist. During her studies in the Bay Area, she was fortunate to study with many great teachers including Harvey Deutch, Robin Gueth, Mirka Kraftsow, Simone de Winter, Leslie Howard, and Baxter Bell, and others. With a focus on special conditions, Julia’s mindful gentle approach to yoga is accessible for everybody. Consider joining one of her group classes or reaching out to her to schedule a private session. Read full bio.

CLASSES: Gentle & Therapeutic Yoga:
Tuesday, 5:45 pm to 7:00 pm (in-person and online)
Thursday, 5:00 – 6:15 pm (online)
COVID SAFETY: Covid 19 vaccination required to attend in-person. Masks are now optional as long as community transmission remains low. Masks are recommended for immunocompromised individuals and those living or working with this population.
CLASS FEES: Visit www.mindfulcareyoga.com for more info and to register for these in-person and online sessions.
CONTACT: Phone/Text: (775) 848-4368; julia@mindfulcareyoga.com


kelli campbell headshot 1KELLI CAMPBELL Kelli Campbell likes to share and teach the physical and alignment aspects of the practice and strongly believes that yoga is as much about the poses (asanas) as it is about mindfulness and the breath.  After practicing and studying yoga for numerous years, she completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Kimberlee Orenstein. She credits many of her teachers, Katie Louvat, Ada Lusardi, Kimberly Allcock, and Denise Barclay for her expanded education in Chakras, Buddha Dharma and Anatomy. Kelli believes Yoga to be a wonderful anecdote to daily stress and especially in the trying times we are living.  She believes yoga can be a thread in uniting us back to ourselves and to each other. She loves teaching and sharing in a light and playful way and hopes you’ll join her!

Mindful & Gentle Yoga, Offered in-person and online on Thursdays, 9:45 – 11:00 am
COVID SAFETY: Masks optional at this time.
CLASS FEES: Drop-in sliding scale: $10 – $20, 5 classes for $70 (must be used in 90 days), 10 classes for $130 (must be used in 90 days)
PAYMENT OPTIONS: Cash (please bring exact amount), check, or Venmo
CONTACT / REGISTER: Reservations are appreciated but drop-ins are always welcome. You can email Kelli at kelliscampbell@icloud.com or call/text her at 775-240-6670 to RSVP or for the link to join online.


katie headshot april 2021KATIE LOUVAT, E-RYT500, YACEP is the owner/director of The Yoga Center Reno and has been teaching yoga for more than 20 years. Her classes reflect her gentle, friendly nature; her fascination with anatomy and biomechanics; and her commitment to teaching movement that is accessible, compassionate, and sustainable. Katie’s carefully sequenced classes fluctuate between movement, stillness, breath-work and guided introspection. With warmth and attentiveness, Katie nurtures her students, bringing them to a deeper understanding of their bodies and an intimate, compassionate relationship with themselves. Her classes are appropriate for people of all ages, abilities, and bodies. Read full bio.


In-Person/Online: All-Levels Yoga & Functional Movement
Please note: Katie is traveling for the month of July. Her classes will be subbed. Learn more and reserve a spot.

Tuesdays, 8:00 – 9:15 am
Wednesdays, 9:00 – 10:15 am
Thursdays, 8:00 – 9:15 am
Fridays, 9:00 – 10:15 am
Saturdays, 7:00 – 8:15 am 

COVID SAFETY: Covid 19 vaccination required to attend in-person. Masks are now optional as long as community transmission remains low. Masks are recommended for immunocompromised individuals and those living or working with this population.

CLASS FEES: drop-in sliding scale: $10 – $20, 5 classes for $70 (must be used in 90 days), 10 classes for $130 (must be used in 90 days), 20 classes for $240 (must be used in 90 days), $150 for 1-month unlimited (expires one month after your first class). To make payment: Paypal ; Venmo: @katie-louvat ; zelle: 775-813-3524

CONTACT/REGISTER FOR CLASS: katie@katielouvat.com, text/call: 775-813-3524


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KATHY RANDOLPH, C-IAYT: Kathy has been teaching since 1997 and certified since 1999 with Yoga for the Special Child®, a comprehensive program of yoga techniques designed to enhance the natural development of children with special needs. Kathy completed her Certified Hatha Yoga Teacher training at the Satchidananda School of Yoga in 2004, is a Licensed Yoga for the Special Child® Program Teacher and an IAYT-Certified Yoga Therapist. She teaches the science of Hatha Yoga, which include asanas (poses), pranayama (energy control through breath techniques) and vinyasa (a flowing series of postures linked by breath) to bring the body, breath and mind into balance in preparation for meditation. In addition to Yoga for Scleroderma classes at The Yoga Center, in outdoor locations, and on Zoom, Kathy offers the Yoga for the Special Child® 95Hour Part 1 Teacher Training and the Yoga for the Special Child® Continuing Education program on Scleroderma & Arthritis. Read more.

Private Classes: Yoga for Scleroderma, Free!
Tuesdays, 10:00 – 11:00 am in-person at The Yoga Center
*Tuesdays,   2:00 – 3:00 pm
*Thursdays, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
*These classes may be outdoors, zoom, or by phone.  Hours may be earlier in the summer heat.

Wednesday Wind-down Guided Meditation, Online/Phone-in, 3:30 – 4:00 pm
Free weekly offering. Click here to join with internet.
Or dial in: 1 669 900 6833 US (US); Meeting ID: 826 3531 7704

COVID SAFETY: Yoga for Scleroderma serves the immunocompromised community, so we wear masks at all times to keep ourselves safe.  N-95, KN-95 or KF94 required, we provide an N-95 at class if you do not have one handy.

YOGA FOR SCLERODERMA: for more information and free online video, see www.yogaforscleroderma.com or visit the Yoga For Scleroderma YouTube page.
CONTACT/REGISTER FOR CLASS: Kathy kathy@yogaforscleroderma.com, Phone/text (775) 322-4600


IMG_3586LEE ANN MAYNARD, E-RYT 500: Lee Ann started practicing yoga over 20 years ago as a way to feel strong emotionally and physically while coping with spinal problems, anxiety and depression.  She worked with a Viniyoga Yoga Therapist for 6 years, healing from spine injuries and managing stress before deciding to become a 500 hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher. She started studying Buddhist meditation through the Dzoghen Lineage and is currently studying Mindfulness and Meditation (Thai Forest Tradition) with the beautiful Denise Barclay, a Dharma Zephyr Lay Leader and Yoga and Meditation Teacher in Reno.

She is passionate about teaching stress reduction techniques and wellness principles through the practice of yoga and meditation for a higher quality of life. Her goal is to guide students to a place where they can find their inner teacher and to create an environment where everyone feels comfortable, supported and safe.

In-person/Online: Gentle Chair Yoga, Mondays 10 am – 10:45 am
Online: Yin Yoga and Myofascial Release, Wednesdays 6 – 7 pm
Learn more about these classes.
COVID SAFETY: Masks optional at this time.
CLASS FEES: $8 drop-in, $5 seniors/students
pay with Venmo :  @LeeAnn-Maynard-1
pay with Zelle:  702-497-4817
pay with PayPal: Lee Maynard or paypal.me/yogawithleeann
CONTACT / REGISTER FOR A CLASS: mindfulyogawithleeann@gmail.com; 702-497-4817


lee Ann head shotLEEANN WOODRUM, CIYT LeeAnn Woodrum is a Level 2 Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher with a committed practice focused on developing strength, flexibility and joy.  In 2003, LeeAnn started practicing yoga and fell in love with the harmony her practice brought to the relationship between her body and mind. As a Social Worker by day, LeeAnn believes that her yoga practice fills her to be able to work to make spaces and places more accepting, humane and compassionate for all members in our community which often means centering ideas historically marginalized. Determined to move deeper into the practice, LeeAnn began teaching in 2015 and regularly attends teacher trainings, workshops and on-line classes with Iyengar Yoga Teachers including Jaki Nett, Randy Just, Holly Wallack Astora and Anne Marie Schultz. LeeAnn is a cheerful, direct and joyful teacher who hopes to inspire others on their wellness journey. Read full bio.

CLASSES: Iyengar Yoga (All Levels), Mondays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm (Learn more about this class)
COVID SAFETY: Vaccination required to attend in-person. Masks optional at this time.
CLASS FEES: Drop-in sliding scale: $10 – $20; 5 classes for $70 (must be used in 90 days); 10 classes for $130 (must be used in 90 days)
TO REGISTER: Email woodrumla@gmail.com, or call/text 206-250-1854
CONTACT: Email woodrumla@gmail.com, or call/text 206-250-1854


Levi Head ShotLEVITICUS MCDONALD, Certified Wim Hof Method Instructor
Leviticus McDonald is a native of Reno, Nevada, where he teaches the tools necessary to reconnect with nature, each other, and ourselves. He spent his early twenties reading yogic texts, traveling to see pyramids and temples, researching chemistry, and following his curiosity on a whim. Then he found another Wim! The Wim Hof Method has answered many of his questions, and the seeker has become the finder! Excited to spread the love, truth, and happiness of the Method, Leviticus is eager to teach and is always game to discuss the nature of philosophy.

Starting April 18th, six weeks of Wim Hof Method Basic Breathing Classes will be held:
Mondays, 6:30 – 7:30 am, Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm. (Learn more about this class here.)
COVID SAFETY: Vaccinations are recommended. Masks are always optional. Please be conscious of others and respect the mandates set in place.
CLASS FEES: $20 per class
PAYMENT OPTIONS: Preferred: My profile on the WHM website which uses Paypal or credit/debit.
https://www.wimhofmethod.com/instructors/leviticus-mcdonald-1 ; Venmo: @Leviticus-McDonald; Cash option available
TO REGISTER: RSVP Preferred, drop-ins welcome.
CONTACT: Cell: (775) 997-5024; Email: leviticusmcdonald@gmail.com; Instagram: @lmickyd; Facebook: Leviticus McDonald