Michelle has been practicing hot yoga for 13 years, and it has been her anchor through many travels, and many life changes. She moved back to her hometown of Fort Bragg 4 years ago, and after settling into motherhood with her baby girl Zeplyn, has decided to take the leap and open the studio of her dreams. Her major mission is providing a space that is accessible t everyone - not just those seeking the boutique yoga experience.
Pam started dancing to music at home, after gaining weight with the birth of her second child. This was the same time Jazzercize and The Original Jane Fonda Aerobics were born. She was hooked immediately, and her love of music, dancing, and encouraging others created the perfect opportunity to be an instructor! She was certified in Aerobics, Kickboxing, Pilates, and Water Aerobics. A love of the ocean has recently brought her to the Mendocino Coast, and feels it is time to continue loving and honoring her body, as well as encouraging others to do the same. She says, “It’s never too late to start a new beginning!”
Mindy is a wife and mom of 3, who grew up in Fort Bragg. She began her fitness journey from home in 2012, and that is where she found her passion for fitness and nutrition, and purpose in helping others. She has helped thousands all across the US/Canada/UK get started and reach their fitness goals. She helps people cultivate a better relationship with food, embrace the importance of self-care, and foster the mindset necessary to lose weight and keep it off, all while helping them create a sustainable, healthy lifestyle.
Bret began his career about 15 years ago working as a personal trainer at 24 Hour Fitness. Backed by numerous nationally recognized certifications and a B.S. in Kinesiology from SFSU. he quickly started managing fitness departments at different gyms around the San Francisco bay area. He moved to sport athletics and spent 5 seasons as an assistant to the strength and conditioning coaches for The Oakland Raiders football team. Shortly after, he spent 2 years as the strength and conditioning coach for Pro/Amateur MMA cage fighters.
Rachel, certified 200 RYT, is a yogini, Mama, opera singer and a lover of Bhakti infused Prana Vinyasa Flow. She integrates the elemental roots of Yoga while incorporating a sense of fun and creativity to postures. Rachel studied Vinyasa Flow yoga under the wing of Emily Perry, e-ryt 500, in Santa Cruz, CA. She is also a certified Ayurvedic health counselor from Mount Madonna Center in Watsonville, CA. She can help guide you to make positive choices in your lifestyle and diet for a complete mind -body and spirit healing.
Nikki is an athletic yogi who loves to surf, spearfish, dive, golf, hike and practice yoga. In college she competed as a diver and a competitive golfer while obtaining her degree in biology. During those years of D1 competition and traveling, yoga played a huge role in the recovery process. She recently left her roots in San Diego to find more adventure and more beauty here in Mendocino. Nikki is passionate about her practice and the way in generates a warmer perspective on life. In 2011, she received her yoga teacher training in Hot Hatha and Bikram Yoga at Yoga Tropics in Encinitas. Her hot yoga class consists of core strengthening and healing/recovery movements for all levels, ages, athletes, and backgrounds. She believes it is detoxing for both the body, and the mind!
Adam, born and raised in Fort Bragg, has had an unrelenting passion for body arts for the past 20 years. He has a 7th degree blackbelt in Seibukan Jujutsu, and a 3rd degree black belt in Traditional Taekwondo. He studied jujutsu full time for 4 moths in Japan in 2018. Adam runs a martial arts and therapeutic Thai massage business in the area. He studied authentic Thai massage in Chiang May in 2018, and shiatsu (Seikendo) in Japan. He is also passionate about acroyoga, which he has studied for the last 10 years and practices regularly. In other avenues of life, he is a secondary education teacher, a writer, a musician, and a lover of nature and animals. He spends most of his free time with his beloved cat and dog.
Magdalena, Movement Specialist, Yoga Teacher and Somatic Coach is passionate about movement education, applied neuroscience, and the human psyche and how all these fields interrelate to create effective and lasting changes.
Magdalena has more than 1000 hours of training on may fields, including 2 Yoga teacher Trainings, Z- Health® R Phase, Functional Range Conditioning, Yoga Tune Up® Teacher Training, The Roll Model® Training, Irest Yoga Nidra Training and Crisis Counseling Training. She lives in the Mendocino Coast with her partner, their two kids, two dogs and one cat.
Samara is triple certified, drawing on different yogic disciplines, encouraging her students to cultivate a sense of play while providing a safe, encouraging, transformative space to awaken your practice. Known for her lighthearted and inspirational style of teaching that encourages personal expression, inner connection and courage through movement. She is committed to helping people realize their own potential and achieve vibrant health. She takes an integrative approach to wellness, with a comprehensive focus on Ayurvedic, whole food nutrition, emotional balance, natural ways to relieve stress, and customized programs to support optimal health and well-being.