Get to know our teachers.
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
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.
Starting with my first class some 15 years 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.
Nicole Roerick, Originally from Fargo, ND, just relocated to San Diego after living abroad in Cairo, Egypt for 4 years. She is a passionate teacher and Yogini. She found Yoga through Dance and has benefitted from it in more ways than she thought possible. She has been practicing since 2007 and teaching since 2010 after completing her 200 hour certification in NYC in July 2010. She also completed 200 hours towards her advanced certification in Thailand in November 2016 and completed her Teen Yoga certification from the UK in October 2017. She has studied Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin styles, and has also worked with Anusara and Iyengar teachers. The diversity comes through in her teaching. Nicole focuses on working towards proper alignment and muscle usage in the body while also focusing on individual needs and adjustments. Her teaching is fluid, direct, and very light hearted. Nicole gives much gratitude to her teachers that helped deepen her knowledge of the practice and teaching of yoga. In addition to her yoga life, she is also pursuing Dance Choreography and Performance and has her MFA and BFA in Dance. She recently completed her Stott Pilates Mat certification course and is working towards her certification. She believes that all of these worlds are connected and intertwined with one another and hopes to utilize all that she has and give it to others
I was introduced to Yoga and took my first class in 2010. Immediately I was intrigued by the physicality of the practice and the deep connection to body, mind and spirit. As years went by, I continued to practice and I relied heavily on yoga for stress-relief, calmness, serenity, strength, and so much more. Deciding to deepen my practice further and share my years of experience with others, I took my 200hr YTT certification with The Yoga Institute in Houston in 2015. I enjoy teaching Hatha based classes as well as Yin and restorative classes. I look forward to sharing the endless gifts of yoga with you and can’t wait to see you on your mat!
Chrissy took her first yoga class 10 years ago and has been hooked ever since. She first started practicing yoga to find a low impact exercise modality after several broken bones resulted in chronic foot and ankle pain. The healing yet challenging nature of the practice kept her coming back. Chrissy finally took the leap to deepen her practice in 2017, getting her 200 hour certification in power vinyasa yoga and yoga sculpt. She has relied on yoga for the last decade to provide stress relief and centering both on and off her mat. Chrissy aims to help her students build body awareness to feel confident in their space, physically and mentally. Her classes are purpose driven, welcoming and lighthearted.
Yauvana Yoga & Float / 14021 Midland Rd. / Poway, CA 92064 / +1858.883.4320