Adesh has been teaching Kundalini yoga for 10 years, and combined it with her second love Ashtanga Vinyasa and created a revolutionary style of yoga called Kundinyasa®. Her classes are fun but can get gnarly so come prepared to work! They are a perfect balance of physical effort and deep spiritual experience facilitated by breath work, mantra, meditation and the primordial vibration of the Sun and Jupiter Gongs during sivasana. Kundinyasa is a form of Bhakti yoga, the yoga of devotion to the Divine. That theme is always present in her classes. She studied under first generation senior teachers Sat Jiwan Singh and Sat Jiwan Kaur in NYC at Kundalini Yoga East and received her Kundalini Yoga Certification in 2003. Adesh also trained under senior teacher Anne Nowell and received her Yoga Instructor certification with emphasis in the methods of the Krishnamacharya Lineage, primarily Ashtanga Vinyasa and Vini Yoga, in 2008. Over the past 4 years she has developed, trademarked and branded this new style of yoga called Kundinyasa®. She is keeping the teachings of Kundalini Yoga exactly as they were passed down from Yogi Bhajan. What she is doing differently is reintroducing the essential knowledge and practices of Hatha yoga using the Ahstanga Vinyasa system to prepare the students bodies to do the practices with more precision and ease, thereby allowing them to achieve deeper exalted states. 200 Hr Yoga Alliance recognized Kundinyasa Yoga Teacher Trainings are currently held every March at Mystic Water.
Classes: Kundinyasa® Wednesday 7:30PM and Sunday 12:00
Ashtanga Full Primary Level II/III Tuesday 7:15PM & Sunday 10:00AM
Leah has been practicing yoga for over 6 years. Leah spent many years training in the martial arts form of Wado Kai and achieved her brown belt. She was introduced to yoga from a friend after struggling for years with back problems. Leah saw immediate benefits from practicing yoga in her overall well being. With a scientific background and working within the research arena seeing the benefits of yoga first hand resonated with her scientific curiosity. From then on she began furthering her practice and received her ERT-200 hour certification from the La Jolla Yoga Center. She is inspired by instructor such as Erich Schiffmann, Martin Kirk, Bonnie Jones, Carolina Vivas, and Amanda McCarroll. Her classes both challenge and energize by combining flow sequences, core strengthening, balancing and flexibility.
Classes: Vinyasa Level II & III Saturday 10:00AM
Sharyn, RYT-500, holds an intention to support a conscious, empowered, and happy community through yoga and the healing arts. She teaches from a place of compassion, understanding that not all people are the same, that each individual shares different experiences and perspectives in their yoga practice and life journey. She keeps the energy lighthearted and joyful. Her classes are guided by mantra and
breath, and maintain a focus on stretching, building strength, inner fire, mindfulness, and balance. Giving verbal cues and tactile adjustments ensures safe alignment and support throughout the experience. Having learned from teachers around the world, Sharyn has experienced a wide array of yoga ‘styles’ and believes that there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to practice. What’s important is connecting to and trusting one’s own inner teacher and inner wisdom. Sharyn completed most of her yoga certifications through San Diego’s Deep Yoga School of Healing Arts. She is a certified Yoga Therapist and Vedic Healer as well as a Holistic Health Practitioner with a specialty in therapeutic massage. She conducts workshops and teaches yoga across the country and is happy to call the beautiful state of California home!
Classes: Kava Yoga Level I & II Monday 7:30PM & Friday 6:00PM
Brandi is a 500 hour certified yoga teacher through Cloud Nine Yoga based in Huntington Beach, a certified Reiki master, and an autism therapist. She enjoys inspiring her yoga students through her choice of music, and makes it her goal to create a comfortable and safe environment for each and every student. She is eternally grateful to all of her teachers, especially Reegan Sarah Lessie, Jano Galindo, and Erika Faith. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her fiance Luis, surfing, and playing nanny for 3 wonderful little girls. For more info, you can visit her website http://vinyasawithbrandi.com.
Classes: Vinyasa All Levels Monday 10:00AM & Wednesday 6:00PM
Paige is a dedicated yoga teacher on a mission to help others find radiant health. She began studying with Bhava Ram and Laura Plumb in 2010 and is a Deep Yoga Certified Teacher at the 200hr level as well as Yoga Therapist. While attending the International Yoga Festival in Rishikesh India she connected with Kundalini Yoga via Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa and her heart blew wide open. Naturally, her next certification would include Kundalini Yoga. She’s grateful to have studied with Adesh Kaur Khalsa, learning both Kundalini, as taught by Yogi Bhajan and Ashtanga Vinyasa and holds a Kundinyasa 200hr certification. She continues to learn from some of the most well known and respected yoga teachers alive today including Mark Whitwall and Rod Stryker. Paige’s reverence and understanding of the ancient wisdom and traditions comes joyfully through her light hearted spirit in class. She connects with students on the mat in a straightforward, relaxed way. Yoga continues to transform her life and she is honored to share the magic of practice and transformation.
Classes: Kundinyasa Level I & II Monday 6:00PM Tuesday & Thursday 8:30AM
Kava Yoga Level I & II Sunday 6:00PM
Dia has been involved with yoga and the healing arts for almost a decade. She has found the combination of Eastern philosophy, yoga asana and Taoist medicine to be the most profound force in both her emotional and physical growth, and is passionate about bringing these healing gifts to the community around her. She brings influences of Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Jivamukti, Kundalini and a sprinkle of Chinese martial arts into her practice, as well as her deep love of music and mantra as a singer and professional performer. A licensed acupuncturist and herbalist for over five years, she is the current owner and senior practitioner at Sustain Community Acupuncture in North Park. www.sustaincommunityacupuncture.com
Classes: Kava Yoga Level II & III Thur 7:30PM
Rochelle Voth, Ph.D., B.C.B.A., is a clinical psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst in private practice in San Diego. Rochelle leads Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) classes and has training and experience with Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Mindfulness Based Eating and Mindful Parenting programs as well. She has facilitated professional trainings in both of these programs. In addition, Rochelle works with the families of developmentally delayed children, as well as treating adults struggling with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. She also works with agencies promoting mindfulness and mental wellness in the community that support developmentally delayed individuals as well as local bariatric surgery programs. Rochelle facilitates support groups and trainings that incorporate mindfulness-based therapy techniques and continues to develop awareness and understanding of the unique needs of her patients and families and organizations.
Classes: Mindfulness Meditation Saturday 9:00AM
Website: Mindfulness in San Diego
Olga is a Kundinyasa® yoga teacher and Holistic Health Practitioner. She has a strong medical science background and a holistic health degree, giving her a unique blend of scientific and spiritual perspectives on human health. She has spent many years studying and exploring subjects through which science and spiritual knowledge meet, and is honored to share her experience with others. She has a beautiful vision through which she is able to facilitate spiritual expansion and guide others to explore their inner light. Olga has found yoga to be the most effective tool to strengthen and heal the body, break the habitual patterns of the mind and to align the personal will with the highest purpose. This deep personal work is one of the most powerful tools to empower ourselves and to make healing energy available for all earth beings to draw from.
Classes: Ashtanga Prep Wednesday 10:00AM & Kundinyasa® Level I Sunday 6:00PM
Mfon is a 200-hr certified Kundinyasa® teacher. Although her yoga beginnings are rooted in the Iyengar school of teachings, upon taking her first Kundinyasa class with Adesh she was hooked by the powerful fusion of physically vigorous vinyasa and energetically balancing kriyas and was thrilled to have the chance to study with her. She has experienced yoga’s ability to heal oneself both physically and emotionally firsthand. She was able to rehabilitate repetitive knee and shoulder injuries and find her own inner light and beauty beneath layers of worry, doubt and insecurity and is eager to share this transformative power with the world.
Philip is devoted to helping others grow and flourish. The vitality he has discovered along his personal journey inspires him to share the joy of practicing yoga. He focuses on calming the mind, listening to the body, and exploring the present moment. Classes include breath control, proper alignment, meditation and mantra. He is grateful and honored to illuminate this remarkable path to freedom.