Sarah teaches a blend of Hatha Yoga, integrating Kripalu, Ashtanga and Kundalini into her practice. She believes in the invigorating power that yoga offers the mind, body and spirit.
Sarah Kline grew up in the Bahama Islands living on a boat with her parents who were writing and editing a guide for Yachtsman. She holds a B.A. in French and a Masters in Psychology and Counseling. She began her practice of yoga in the early 1990's when she traveled to Lenox, Massachusetts to study at the Kripalu Center. Sarah's Hatha practice is inspired by the teachings of her instructors; Stephen Cope, Shiva Rea, David Swensen & Shelley Washington, Rama Birch, Andrea Boyd & Jeffrey Cohen, Tom & Noele Pace.
Sarah views life as dynamic and believes that the key is to stay flexible. She is focused on caring for the human body as well as attending to relationships that support our lives. For Sarah, becoming flexible mentally and physically begins on her yoga mat.
Sarah's favorite pose is Urdhva Dhanurasana (upward facing bow pose). Regular practice of this pose keeps the body supple and creates a feeling of vitality and lightness, stimulating the adrenal glands and thus increasing one's will power and capacity to bear stress.
Neesha is a Certified Anusara Yoga Instructor. This form of Hatha yoga, developed by John Friend, is a combination of life affirming philosophy and balanced action informed by the breath and physical alignment principles.
Neesha Zollinger grew up in Logan, Utah and Chewelah, Washington. She studied Dance and Soil Science and Environmental Studies at Southern Utah University and Utah State University where she graduated Cum Laude. In 1991, she began her formal training in yoga. Since 1999 she has been teaching regularly with blessings from her teacher, Terrie Lauterbach-Cotts. After moving to Jackson, Wyoming, she met Margot Snowdon who introduced her to Anusara Yoga and became her primary mentor. Neesha owns and manages her own studio, Akasha Yoga, located in downtown Jackson.
Anusara is a Sanskrit word that means, "stepping into the flow of nature" or "following your essence." Anusara Yoga embraces intentionality: cultivating skills and virtues to empower the yoga practitioner to become the person that he or she wants to be both on and off of the mat. The results are freedom in the body, mind, and heart, with a more expansive perspective of life. Neesha has had over 10 years of study with Anusara's founder, John Friend, totaling well over 1000 hours of Anusara Study.
Neesha's favorite pose is a backbend of any shape and form because of its playful nature and radically transforming essence. Done properly, it imparts sensations of confidence, bliss, strength, and open-heartedness.
Adi's style is based on a background in Iyengar and Ashtanga, but she primarily teaches traditional Ashtanga and Vinyasa (flow) classes, integrating the spiritual and philosophical teachings of yoga.
Adi Amar was born in Israel where she lived on a Kibbutz until the age of four when her family relocated to Houston, Texas. At the age of 15, Adi began practicing Yoga as a healing tool after her mother was involved in a near fatal car accident. Her formal training began in 2001 at Mount Madonna under Baba Hari Daas whose teaching has been her inspiration. She has also studied with Tim Miller, Dharma Mittra, David Williams, Eric Schiffman and Doug Swenson. Adi co-owns the Teton Yoga Shala in Wilson Wyoming.
Her favorite pose is Sirsasana (Headstand). Known to be the King of all "asanas", the headstand stimulates the crown chakra where bliss resides. In this position the world is literally turned upside down, and we are afforded the opportunity to view the world from a different perspective. Inversions re-circulate blood through the body, revitalizing and rejuvenating, while increasing concentration and enhancing the overall function of the vital organs.
Amanda is a dynamic healer and teacher with a mission to create space for her students to find freedom and resonance in their bodies & lives. She is trained as a Classical homeopath (Boulder, CO) and has a Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine (Santa Fe, NM.) Born in Montreal, Canada, she received her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick.
She's completed over 500 hours of teacher trainings and spent more than 17 years studying with various revered healers and teachers. Currently a student of Tantra under the tuteledge of Sally Kempton, Douglas Brooks and Christopher Tomkins, Amanda weaves all of her studies into a grounded, spiritually infused and body intelligent practice. She can’t bow deeply enough to her primary teachers, Dr. Paula Bromberg, and Shiva Rea, whom both embody the Goddess in every possible way and “have taught me to love fully and to teach and live from that place.”
Through her writing, music, individual and group classes, Amanda uses an integrative approach that combines wisdom, knowledge and kindness to form deep connections with her students. Her diverse background, in-depth studies, and keen ability to read how energy flows through the body help her to guide students into their own experience.
Amanda teaches Prana Flow, Pre-Natal and Mommy+Me yoga. She is a singer/musician and practices bhakti yoga in the form of Kirtan and devotional singing. Amanda currently lives in Wilson, Wyoming with her loving husband and two sons who provide constant inspiration and daily reminders to continue to expand omni-directionally in love.
Mona is trained under the guidance of Diana Pipaloff at Yoga Shakti Studio in Irvine, California. She teaches Vinyasa Flow, in which postures are mindfully synchronized to the breath in order to form a continuous and smooth flow. Although Vinyasa has many meanings, when broken down, the root Nyasa in Sanskrit denotes “to place” and the vi denotes “in a special way.” Mona believes Vinyasa's strength is rooted in this very idea of attentive awareness.
Mona Godfrey was born in Riga, Latvia, and grew up in Stockholm, Sweden. In her teens, she and her family moved to Orange, California, where Mona turned to dance and athletics for refuge. Initially drawn to the physical aspects of yoga, she attended classes sporadically to improve flexibility and strength. Her relationship with yoga shifted when she developed a consistent practice at an authentic studio. It was there that she began to explore the idea of deepening her practice and perhaps one day teaching.
Mona is dedicated to living her yoga with passion, and to teaching with a commitment to the ancient traditions of yoga. She attends continuing education workshops and study groups, and is devoted to the on-going learning experience of being teacher and practitioner. She teaches at various studios in Orange County and is the studio director for The Yoga Mat in Orange and Anaheim, CA. Learn more about Mona at her website, monagodfrey.com.
Described by the Yoga Journal as "one of the most influential and gifted... next generation yoga teachers," Simon Park draws inspiration from many styles (Vinyasa, Iyengar, Ashtanga and Martial Arts) and teachers (Shiva Rea, Maty Ezraty, Joan White, Duncan Wong, Richard Freeman and Dharma Mittra.)
Born in mountains of rural Korea, Simon emigrated with his family to suburban Philadelphia at the age of seven. A natural athlete, and encouraged to assimilate into American culture from an early age, he grew up playing football, basketball and baseball. He was lucky enough to find yoga, as well as his primary teacher, Shiva Rea, while attending college at UCLA in the early 90's. He continued his training at YogaWorks in Santa Monica, and studied Ashtanga and Iyengar under the guidance of founder Maty Ezraty.
Dubbed "The Flying Nomad," by Shiva Rea, Simon is a global adventurer, known for instilling a sense of freedom and fearlessness in his students. He travels extensively and leads workshops and teacher trainings worldwide. Simon is dedicated to passing on Shiva's Prana Flow style, and does so out of his home studio, Dhyana Yoga, in Philadelphia. To find out if Simon will be teaching at a studio or festival near you, visit his website, Liquid Flow Yoga.