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Anita is a Midwest native (Chicago and Indianapolis) who has settled in San Diego for the past 3 years. She has grown up learning about yoga and meditation her whole life from her mother who grew up in India and has been practicing herself for the last 6 years. Anita received her yoga teacher training certificate (RYT 200) in 2017 in San Diego as well as her Ayurveda Counselor certificate in 2015. She loves to teach Vinyasa, Hatha, meditation, and pranayama (breathwork) to her students. Anita believes in the energetic healing abilities of yoga and is grateful to be able to share her knowledge with and encourage others on their life journey
Myrna began her yoga journey as a teen sporadically tuning into online classes for the physical benefits. Once in college, she was introduced to mindfulness meditation and dove deeper into her asana practice. She pursued her 200hr certification and is currently enrolled in a 300hr training. Myrna believes in providing a positive atmosphere in which self expression is encouraged and self doubt is left behind. She encourages her students to step away from their inhibitions and express themselves through mindful movement when they step onto the mat. Her vinyasa classes are element inspired and her teaching is calming, attentive and joyful.
Domenica was enrolled in her first yoga class when she was eight years old but it wasn’t until yoga was offered through her high school surf team in Encinitas, that she got hooked. During college she continued to practice a few days a week to manage stress and come back to herself. Once she moved back home to Cardiff, she decided to pursue teacher training. She didn’t intend to become a teacher necessarily, it was more to deepen her practice but the deeper she dove into all aspects of yoga, the more she wanted to spread her love of the practice with others. She now teaches all over San Diego county and absolutely loves every minute of it. Her favorite style is Vinyasa and her favorite pose is Eagle (Garudasana), at the moment.
As a former student athlete, and personal trainer, my first encounters with yoga were to work with my client’s flexibility and allow more ease through movement. But the more I practiced yoga in my own body, the benefits went deeper than being able to touch my toes. I have suffered from migraines for over 20 years and the best way I have managed my debilitating chronic pain is with regular yoga and meditation. With my desire to learn more, and deepen my practice, I took my 200 hour teacher training in 2016 and my 300 hour a year later. It has allowed me to share my passion for the practice as a healing modality with others who also suffer from chronic pain.
Starting with my first class some 15 years I ago I’ve had a deep love for the practice of yoga. Coming from a background of repetitive aerobic sports like swimming, running and rollerblading I was immediately attracted to the diversity of the physical experience. While I still love the physical part, I’ve come to embrace the integrated mind, body, and spirit ideal of classical Yoga. My practice is informed by amazing teachers of Ashtanga, Aunsara, and Power Yoga. I received my teacher from Shashi Pottathil at Shashi yoga in San Diego and have also studied under Desiree Rumbaugh, Jason Crandell, Tim Miller and others.
Yauvana Yoga & Float / 14021 Midland Rd. / Poway, CA 92064 / +1 858. 208.3858