Our Certified Instructors

BECCA WHISTLER Becca Whistler has been practicing yoga since 2008 and teaching since 2014. She is also a Licensed Massage Therapist, so her approach to yoga is relaxing and anatomy-based. Becca’s classes are accessible for all bodies and are focused on creating mobility, stability, and balance. She believes yoga should be sustainable to help us move easier and more joyfully for many years to come. Read her full bio.

In-person/Online class: Sustainable Yoga and Applied Anatomy
Thursdays, 5:30 – 6:45 pm
This class follows CDC guidelines: masks are are required per updated CDC guidelines and state mandate.
CLASS FEES: Regular 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
PAYMENT OPTIONS: Venmo: @Rebecca-Whistler; Zelle: 775-560-6642; Cash or Check. If paying with cash, please bring the exact amount as I may not have change available.
TO REGISTER: Reservations are appreciated but drop-ins are always welcome. Email Becca to RSVP or for the link to join online.
CONTACT: Email: becca.whistler@gmail.com


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


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


Heidi HeadshotHEIDI GABELMAN The practice of yoga opened Heidi’s heart over 25 years ago. She is a graduate of Kimberlee Orenstein’s 200-hour Advanced Study Teacher training program and has completed 160 hours of in-person Yin Yoga training with Yin Yoga Pioneer Paul Grilley. She has also spent many hours studying Yin Yoga and Meditation with Sarah and Ty Powers, Bernie Clark, and Jo Phee. She strives to create a safe and joyful environment so that students are comfortable and can more easily connect with their physical and energetic bodies. Her intention is to guide classes with heart and compassion, to inspire students toward more peace, calm, and clarity both on and off the mat. Read full bio and class descriptions.
CLASSES: Yin Yoga, Fridays, 10:45 am – 12:00 pm, starting July 16
This class follows CDC masking guidelines: masks required if you aren’t vaccinated
CLASS FEES: sliding scale drop-in: $8 – $18; $70 for 5 class pass (expires in 90 days)
PAYMENT OPTIONS: cash, check, or zelle
TO REGISTER: Drop-ins welcome. No need to preregister.
CONTACT: text 775-230-0392, email heidibrynn@hotmail.com


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 & Thursdays, 5:45 pm to 7:00 pm.
Tuesday’s class is offered in-person & online.
Vaccinations are required to attend in-person. Masks optional for added protection.
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


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

Covid-19 Vaccination required to attend in-person classes.
Masks also mandatory per current state/cdc mandate.

Tuesdays, 8:00 – 9:15 am
Wednesdays, 9:00 – 10:15 am
Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:45 pm
Thursdays, 8:00 – 9:15 am
Fridays, 9:00 – 10:15 am
Saturdays, 7:00 – 8:15 am

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, 10:30 – 11:30 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.
Masks required to attend in person. Yoga for Scleroderma serves the immune-compromised community, so we all wear masks at all times for our mutual safety.
Contact to register: Kathy kathy@yogaforscleroderma.com, Phone/text (775) 322-4600

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
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.
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


Monica_Portrait_June2021MONICA LIMÓN, RYT500, E-RYT200, YACEP Monica blends her love for the ancient healing system of Ayurveda, the dynamic energies of the doshas, the subtle energies of the chakras with the wisdom of yoga to calm the body, clear the mind and lighten the heart. Monica has been practicing yoga since 1999 and teaching since 2010. She completed her 500 Hour Expanded Advanced Study/Teacher Training Program with Kim Orenstein at Yoga Loka in Reno, NV. Read full bio.

CLASSES: Subtle Energy Yoga (offered in-person and online)
Mondays, 8:15 – 9:30 am and Thursdays, 9:45 – 11:00 am
COVID SAFETY: Please wear a mask if you have not been vaccinated against Covid 19.
CLASS FEES: Drop In – Sliding Scale $10 – $20; 5 classes for $70 (90 days); 10 classes for $130 (90 days); 1 month subscription for $140 (unlimited in-studio and online classes with Monica Limón – expires one month after your first class)
REGISTER AND PAY FOR CLASSES: bahiyoga.com/bookaclass (coming soon)
CONTACT: monica@bahiyoga.com; phone/text: 775-843-8517; www.bahiyoga.com


Ray is a Creatrix, 500hr RYT,  + Reiki master. Her favorite practice is being in the flow. Her passion is Restorative Yoga + really feeling the body. Rest is essential. She combines fluidity, grounding, and deep connection into her classes. (Read full bio)
CLASSES: Rest + Restore, Mondays, 6:30 – 7:45 pm
COVID SAFETY: Please wear a mask if you have not been vaccinated against Covid 19.
CLASS FEES: Sliding Scale drop-in rate: $11, $16, or $22
REGISTER FOR CLASS: Drop-ins are welcome but pre-registration is preferred. Text Ray at 775-240-6331 to reserve your spot.
CONTACT: Text: 775-240-6331
PAYMENT OPTIONS: PAYMENT OPTIONS: cash; venmo @ray-ilyse; or Ray’s website.