Our Certified Instructors

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ANOCHA GHOSHACHANDRA As a KRI Certified Instructor of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® Anocha’s goals are to serve and uplift others and carry the legacy of Kundalini Yoga into the coming Aquarian Age and to encourage us all to be Healthy, Happy and Holy through the experience of the practice. Her passion extends into White Tantric Yoga as well as expansive, transformative workshops and continuing education being offered around the country and around the world. Read her full bio.

CLASSES: Kundalini Yoga, Saturdays 10:30 – 12:00 pm
CLASS FEES:  Single class fee – $12
CONTACT: Phone (775) 322-5690, email: anyamani@me.com 

BOB FULKERSON: Is a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance at the 200 hour training level. He has practiced yoga since 1982 and in 2002 attended a month-long Yoga teacher training at Ananda in Nevada City, CA. At Bob’s introductory Yoga classes you will focus on improving breathing and lung capacity, muscle flexibility, balance and relaxation. All abilities and bodies welcome.  Click here to see more about Bob and Yoga for Stress Relief.

CLASSESYoga For Stress Relief, Mondays 5:00 – 6:00 pm
CLASS FEES: Single class fee – $10; $48 for a six week series
CONTACT: NVProgress@yahoo.org; Phone/text (775) 843-2218

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 (YSC), Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:15 pm.
(Contact Carees to reserve a spot in class.)
Family Yoga, 5:00 – 5:45 pm, on the first Saturday of every month.
CLASS FEES: YSC: $10 drop-in; Family Yoga: By donation.
CONTACT: Phone/Text: (775) 357-2935

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CHRISTIE MALONE: found yoga while she was seeking balance in her personal life and the uncertain world in which we live.  She practiced for many years while raising her three young sons.  She completed Meditation Teacher Training in 2010 and Registered Yoga Teacher Training in 2014.  Her continuing education includes the Para Yoga Master Training Program, ancient sciences of yoga and tantra’s time-tested practices that lead to ultimate fulfillment and freedom.  With a grateful heart she shares the teachings that have enriched her life and saved her soul. www.sollesister.com

CLASSES: Yoga Nidra Workshops
CONTACT: zenfriend2u@gmail.com  Phone/text 775 223-2772                 

christine headshotCHRISTINE THOMPSON, CIYT: is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher who has been teaching Iyengar Yoga since 2012. Iyengar Yoga’s emphasis on clarity of instruction and demonstration, combined with its attention to correct structural alignment, inspired her from the moment of her first class in 2006 and she immediately became a devoted student. Christine’s classes provide new and experienced students alike with the gift of Iyengar Yoga’s careful sequencing and progressive leaning of asanas (postures), which help to bring and build strength, stamina, stability, and flexibility of body, mind, and spirit. Read her full bio.

Iyengar Yoga: Beginner/Level 1, Private Instruction, Workshops
CONTACT: christine.thompson@hammerthompson.com; text preferred (775) 771-5231

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: Yoga for Arthritis, Private Instruction
CONTACT:dunndiane2@icloud.com; Phone/text: (775) 870-2092

ginaheadshotGINA COWELL, CIYT is Filipina and lived in Madison, WI before coming to Carson City in 2012. She started her Iyengar Yoga practice in 1989 and since 2003 has studied to teach under Chris Saudek, Faith Russell, Marla Apt and many other senior teachers. Gina is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT) since 2010, and continues her study through her personal practice, continuing classes, teacher training and asana workshops. She feels extremely grateful to have studied with Geeta, Prashant and Abijata Iyengar at the Ramamani Memorial Iyengar Yoga Institute in Pune, India. Gina teaches Iyengar Yoga at the Beginner to Level 2-3, as well as Pre-natal and Gentle yoga. She is dedicated to sharing, through her teaching, the experience of personal discovery, calmness and stability that life-long yoga practice brings.

CLASSES: Iyengar Yoga: Beginner/Level 1
CONTACT: ginacowell5@gmail.com

hannahHANNAH B., RYT500: I was led to yoga as a way of recovering from multiple surgeries after repeated spontaneous pneumothoraces (collapsed lungs) and was told the breath work in yoga would help strengthen them. As my breath was restored, I realized I was experiencing repair in other areas, too. I became more resilient to stress and depression, and there was a sense of healing unresolved trauma. The strength of my mind, my heart and my relationship with myself all improved. I love offering the practices that were gifted to me that fueled my healing. Ground down, rise up and come breathe with me! 500-RYT specializing in Trauma-Informed Yoga.

CLASSES: Embodied Being: Healing Through Yoga, Wednesdays, 7:15 to  8:15 pm, (ON HAITUS)
CLASS FEES: $10 drop-in, $5 for veterans
CONTACT: Phone/Text: 775-997-3515

IMG_3515JACKIE GALLAGHER, RYT200, MFT has been practicing yoga since 1998 and received her RYT in 2004, having completed Kim Orenstein’s 200-hour yoga teacher training and advanced studies course. She teaches Level 1 Hatha yoga with a nod to mindfulness, breath, and humor. She creates a welcoming and safe space for students to explore their journey inward. Read more about Jackie.

CLASSES: Mindfulness Flow Yoga: Tuesdays 4:00-5:15 pm (begins 1/8/19)
CLASS FEES: Drop-in $16, 5-class package $70 (must be used within 90 days) 10 class package $130 (must be used within 90 days)
CONTACT: jgallagher719@gmail.com, 775-772-3263

01-Jennifer-Duvall low res social mediaJENNIFER DUVALL practices yoga in her life moment-to-moment. Life is a classroom where all aspects of yoga can be practiced.  She teaches classes where you can bring the peace of union with your body, mind and spirit to the rest of your world. Jennifer is a certified yogic numerologist. She studied numerology with Nam Hari for 3 years. For more about her yogic numerology see her Facebook Page Numinous Numerology.

WORKSHOPS: Yoga by Numbers, (Stay tuned for next event)
CONTACT: jduv1981@gmail.com; Phone/text (775) 722-9871

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JOHANNA MCCLAIN teaches Hatha Yoga Level One / Beginning Yoga for students that are looking for a safe compassionate introduction to yoga. This class is ideal for students who think that yoga is unavailable to them and students that are mature in age; but is open to all students. The inspiration for this class comes from a system of yoga founded by John Friend that is called Anusara Yoga. Anusara (A-NU-SAR-A) means “flowing with Grace”, “following your heart”. All hearts are welcome. Johanna is also a Certified Business Coach.

CLASSES: Mellow Flow, Saturdays, 8:45 to 10:15 am
CLASS FEES $60 for six classes (expires in 90 days) or $15 drop-in.
CONTACT: Johanna@johannamcclain.com Phone: (775) 771-3426

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JULIA BLEDSOE Julia Bledsoe 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. It 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 continues 4 years and 700 hours later with the Stress Management Center of Marin where she is studying yoga therapy under the expert guidance of Robin Gueth, Mirka Kraftsow, Kaya Mindlin, Simone  de Winter, Lynn Weinberger, Harvey Deutch, and others. Julia’s mindful gentle approach to yoga is accessible for everybody. Read full bio.

CLASSES: Mindful Care Yoga, Tuesdays, 5:45 to 7 pm. This is currently a Private class. Contact Julia if you are interested in joining this class or would like to start a group class with your friends.
Watch for workshop offerings.
CONTACT: Phone/Text: (775) 848-4368; julia@mindfulcareyoga.com

eagle 1 headshotKATIE LOUVAT, RYT500, YACEP is the owner/director of The Yoga Center Reno and has been teaching yoga for more than 15 years. Her classes reflect her gentle nature, her fascination with anatomy and alignment, and her dedication to a path of mindfulness. 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 their inner selves. Her classes are appropriate for people of all ages, abilities, and bodies. Read full bio.

CLASSES: Beginning/Intermediate Yoga: Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:45 am; Wednesdays, 9:00 – 10:15 am; Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7 pm; Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:45 am; Fridays, 9:00 – 10:15 am; Saturdays, 7:00 – 8:30 am
CLASS FEES: $16 drop-in, 5 classes for $70 (must be used in 90 days), 10 classes for $130 (must be used in 90 days)
CONTACT: katie@katielouvat.com, 775-813-3524

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KATHY RANDOLPH, C-IAYT: Kathy is a Certified Yoga Therapist who teaches Yoga for the Special Child®, a comprehensive program of yoga techniques designed to enhance the natural development of children with special needs. In addition to classes for children and adults at The Yoga Center and throughout Northern Nevada and California, Kathy offers the Yoga for the Special Child® Basic 1 Teacher Training and Continuing Education Program on Arthritis and Scleroderma. Read more.

CLASSES: Yoga for the Special Child®, Yoga for Scleroderma, Family Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Private Instruction
YOGA FOR SCLERODERMA: for more information and free online video, see www.yogaforscleroderma.com.
CLASS FEES: Group classes: $48 for a six-week series; first Saturday family yoga: donations accepted, all fees go to sponsorships for Yoga for the Special Child® group classes; Yoga for Scleroderma: Free!
CONTACT: kathy@yogaforscleroderma.com, Phone/text (775) 322-4600

LEE ANN MAYNARD, RYT500: 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. Read more.

CLASSES: Yin Yoga, Mondays, 10:30 to 11:15 am (starts 1/7/19)
CLASS FEES: $16 drop-in, $70 for 5 classes (expires in 90 days), $130 for 10 classes (expires in 90 days)
CONTACT: mindfulyogawithleeann@gmail.com; 775-497-4817


05-Lisa-Everett-Bridgewater-low res social mediaLISA EVERETT-BRIDGEWATER: has been a licensed physical therapist since 1981, working with clients at all stages of life, in a variety of rehabilitation settings. She is a pediatric physical therapist at NEIS with 22 years of experience working with children with special needs. As a Certified Practitioner of Yoga for the Special Child® she trains with Sonia Sumar, a world-renowned yoga instructor and creator of Yoga for the Special Child®. This program is an integrated system of yoga poses designed to increase motor skills, strength, balance, and coordination in all children, including those with special needs.  She has completed the 200 hour certification for a Registered Yoga Teacher for adults, is an active member of The International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and a Yoga for Scleroderma Practitioner. Call for private instruction, private classes for the therapeutic benefits of yoga in rehabilitation, or group classes. Read more.

CLASSES Private Instruction: Yoga for the Special Child®, Yoga for Every Body, Yoga for Scleroderma.
CLASS FEES Contact for pricing.
CONTACT: lisaeb3@sbcglobal.net; Phone/text: (775) 224-9763

03-Lyndsay-Slocumb-low res social mediaLYNDSAY SLOCUMB: has been practicing Hatha yoga since 2008, became a Certified Practitioner of Yoga for the Special Child® in 2011 and completed her Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification in 2016. She continues her yoga education with Sonia Sumar, the creator of Yoga for the Special Child®. Lyndsay offers many different options for each yoga pose, allowing each student to practice the pose in the most beneficial and safest manner for their own body, her Intro to Yoga class is ideal for beginners.

Lyndsay also teaches Adaptive Yoga, working with people who are developmentally delayed, teaching weekly classes at High Sierra Industries and in group homes.  Click here to see more about Lyndsay and Adaptive Yoga. Read full bio.

CLASSES:  Intro to Yoga: Thursdays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm;
Yoga for the Special Child®, Adaptive Yoga, Group homes
CLASS FEES: Intro to Yoga: $48 for a six week series
CONTACT: slocumb.lyndsay@gmail.com; Text only: (775) 384-7463

Mary Lou Urrutia

MARY LOU URRUTIA: is a Certified Practitioner of Yoga for the Special Child® who trains directly with Sonia Sumar, creator of Yoga for the Special Child®. This is a comprehensive program of yoga techniques designed to enhance the natural development of children with special needs. Mary Lou is fluent in Spanish and offers classes in English and/or Spanish. Call for private instruction or group classes. Read full bio.

CLASSES: Yoga for Every Body, Mondays, 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Yoga for the Special Child®, Private instruction
CLASS FEES: $10 drop-in
CONTACT: Phone/text: (775) 742-0261

SuzanneDongSUZANNE DONG: For over 20+ years, Suzanne Dong has been a devoted student of alignment-based yoga (aka Iyengar yoga). She completed the 2 yr Advanced Studies program from the Iyengar Yoga Institute of S.F. Her teachers include Manouso Manos, Ramanand Patel and Kofi Busia. Suzanne specializes in back, neck and shoulder issues as she used yoga to help fix her own problems in these areas. Her love of yoga is infectious and joyful; it is evident by her many testimonials on LinkedIn. Suzanne looks forward to sharing her knowledge and experience to all as yoga has given so much to her. Read her full bio.

CLASSES: Mixed Level, Tuesdays, 9:00 – 10:15 am
CLASS FEES: 6 classes for $72, $15 drop-in
CONTACT: yogisuz@gmail.com

Tod ShermanTOD (BACHANSUKH SINGH) SHERMAN, IKYTA: is a KRI certified Kundalini Yoga instructor with a specialty certification in Kundalini Yoga for Stress, Anxiety, and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Tod began a daily Hatha Yoga practice in 1972, and turned to the practice of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yoga Bhajan in 2007.  In March 2015, a week after attending White Tantric Yoga in California, Tod had a heart attack.  Released from the hospital in days, Tod attributes his quick healing to his daily Kundalini practice and yogic breath work.  Tod took his Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training in September of that year.  Tod’s beloved wife of 34 years is a veteran who has PTSD, and inspired him to to receive the training and certification for Kundalini Yoga for PTSD at The Guru Ram Das Center for Medicine and Humanology in Santa Fe, while living at the Sacred Home Community of Yogi Bhajan in Espanola. Full bio.

CLASSESKundalini Yoga For PTSD, Saturdays, 1:00 to 2:15 pm
CLASS FEES: Drop-ins $12, Veterans and First Responders are free!
$80 for a ten week series
CONTACT: tod_sherman@yahoo.comPhone/text (775) 247-8965

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LISA DALBERG, B.Sc.: An inspirational teacher for decades, Lisa has a degree in health education and also advanced training in therapeutic movement and breathing. Lisa offers multilevel yoga classes to all ages, from children to seniors, that encourage health, healing, flexibility, balance and well being through the knowledge and practice of yoga.

CLASSES: Yoga Basics, Private Instruction
CLASS FEES: $50 for a five week series
CONTACT: Phone (775) 856-2555