Meet Our Teachers
Get to know our amazing instructors. We’ve assembled a team of highly talented and knowledgeable teachers from all different yogic backgrounds and lineages, giving you the opportunity to try out different styles and find what suits you best. Many of our teachers are also available for private, one on one yoga sessions to help you better explore your personal practice.
Yoga Teacher- Yoga Teacher Training Faculty
Omayra Rivera Hoon
Ommy discover yoga in 2005 and found something precious that took her on a journey of her first yoga teacher training, 200hr RYT in Seattle. After a couple of years of teaching, she decided to go on a journey to Rishikesh, India for intensive 500hr teacher training. It did not stop there, the journey took her to more training: Vipassana, traditional Hatha, and Ashtanga with amazing yogi masters from the heart of yoga in India.
She love teaching and inspiring students to blossom into their greatest selves, not only teaching but also learning along the way with them.
"Yoga inspires her to live each moment more mindfully. She is deeply grateful for the loving wisdom her teachers and masters of yoga have shared with her"
Certified Yoga RYS 200-500
500hr at Shiva Yoga Peeth
Other Certifications: Vipassana
Yoga Teacher Training Faculty
Dimitris Dibelo is a globally-renowned yoga teacher with over a decade of experience. His journey into yoga began at the age of 23 when he encountered serious issues with his lower back and knees. Motivated to find a solution, he immersed himself in the practice and eventually turned his passion into a career.
Dimitris holds a degree in management and has been teaching yoga since 2009. He is authorized by Yoga Alliance as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT) at the 500-hour level, allowing him to offer trainings in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and Hatha Yoga and owner of Yoga & Pilates Studio.
Works at Hatha Yoga & Pilates Studio Patras
Former Ashtanga Teacher at Union Yoga Charity
Studied at Πανεπιστήμιο Πατρών - πρώην ΤΕΙ Πάτρας
Aerial Yoga TT
Training - Shiva Yoga Peeth
Yoga Teacher Training Faculty
Asha discovered the joy of yoga at the age of 20. She began practicing yoga as a therapeutic routine and was inspired by its effectiveness. Having experienced the benefits of yoga herself, she was motivated to pursue her practice further.
She strives to help people experience their own breath and body, to live more fully, and love more willingly.
MSc in Yoga Therapy
Master Diploma in Acupuncture & Traditional Healing Medicine
VEDA HOLISTIC HEALTH, INDIA.
ERYT 500 Hrs.
YOGA INSTRUCTOR COURSE SVYASA, BANGALORE, INDIA
I took my first yoga class in 2011 and for the first time in my life, I felt relief from my mind and anxiety. I’m drawn to meditation and energy healing and I find that yoga facilitates moving stagnant energy out of my body. I teach from deep in my heart where my practice lies. This practice has changed my life in so many ways and I love to share that gift with others.
My training is in vinyasa flow rooted in Ayurvedic study. I learned to work with the seasons and the energy’s within the body as we flow through postures. My classes are focused on meditation and balancing your energy while moving the body.
I’m grateful for all students who share their time with me in my class and look forward to watching you grow on your yoga journey. Namaste.
My experience as an instructor started back in 1991 when I became a swimming instructor at the Lakewood YMCA. That led me into becoming an Aerobic instructor, youth basketball coach and 12 plus years of swimming instructor for children of all levels. I spent over 21 years at our Pierce County YMCA facilities, then decided to make a change after my three children grew up. I left the YMCA and came across a hot yoga studio in Puyallup. I started practicing yoga in 2014 which impacted my life in such a positive way that I knew this would be a lifetime commitment for me. During my years of practice I had numerous instructors asking me to become certified.
In October 2019 I decided to take this passion I had for practicing yoga to the next level and become a certified yoga instructor. I teach Hatha, Sculpt and Fusion classes.
Anna Zynych (Ukraine)
My yoga journey started in spring 2017 when I was looking for an activity to feel more comfortable in my body. I was also dealing with depressive thoughts at the time.
I realized that yoga was my true calling — a job I could love doing every single day.Determined to deepen my knowledge, I delved into countless workshops and seminars, eventually becoming a certified yoga instructor and yoga therapist. Yoga taught me to connect with my body, listen to my true self, and be mindful. It has become the tool for improving my life, productivity, and self-discovery, and I strive to share it with others in my classes. Yoga also helped me feel better in a new environment and country. It's a part of me that I carry with pride from my home.
I'm genuinely thrilled to meet you all on the mat. Let's embark on a journey of self-improvement, self-expression, and self-care together.
Yoga Teacher - Yoga Teacher Training Faculty
Margo developed her yoga practice over two decades, learning from different teachers of Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Viniyoga traditions. She studied with Amelia Moore (a student of Annie Carpenter) to earn her RYT-200 in 2014, and completed her 500-hour training with Robin Rothenberg (a student of Gary Kraftsow) in 2017. In 2022, Margo completed her final hours of supervised clinical work with Essential Yoga Therapy to receive her yoga therapist certification through the International Association of Yoga Therapy. She currently teaches therapeutic yoga and Ayurvedic lifestyle as part of her private, yoga therapy practice, Balanced Mind Body Therapy, LLC.
C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, YACEP
Taylor fell in love with yoga over a decade ago. Over the years, the practice has guided her through deep personal transformation. She received her 200-hour yoga certification in 2018 and completed an additional 50-hour training the following year. Her classes encourage a journey inward, guided by breath, alignment and philosophy. She offers a challenging vinyasa flow that beckons your awareness into the present, bringing you back to your inner essence again and again. Off the mat, Taylor can be found filmmaking, hiking or chasing her dogs around her neighborhood.
My name is Monica Nga Thompson, RYT 200. I have been practicing yoga since 2015 and I have loved every step of my journey that has led me to where I am today. It is the love of the practice that has led me to my 1st YTT 200 in 2020 and then to my 2nd YTT 200 in 2022. I love how yoga has been the one consistency in my life that I know I can depend on, whether it be for a great workout or a stress reliever. Yoga has been a big part of my health and has led me to meet many great people. Now I am happy teaching others about how great yoga can be for them and for their health journey too!
Latin Dance Teacher
My name is DJ Juanchata and I am a passionate Latin dancer as well as a Latin dance instructor. I have been dancing for more than 20 years, exploring different styles such as salsa, bachata, cumbia, and merengue as well as cha cha and Latin Hustle. I have received training from Rumba Brava Dance Company and Salsaymotion Dance Academy, which are 2 well-regarded dance schools in the Seattle area. At Salsaymotion Dance Academy, I previously taught classes for 3 years, sharing my knowledge and enthusiasm with students of all levels and ages. As a dancer, I really enjoy social dancing and meeting new people. As a teacher, I aim to inspire my students to discover the joy of dancing and to improve their skills and confidence. I specialize in helping beginners learn how to Latin dance quickly while having fun along the way.
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/latindancex
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dj.jnm
Website - LatinDanceX.com
Bio - Czarina came to yoga in 2015. Suffering from anxiety attacks yet refused to take prescribed anxiety pills, she asked her doctor for an alternative. Her doctor said to try yoga. From the moment she walked in her first class, until this very day, she is a living testimony of how yoga can cure anxiety and panic attacks. She has not had one since her first class. She describes her first class as coming back home. Something that felt familiar and almost like a calling.
Experience - after practicing Iyengar style vinyasa with emphasis on proper alignment for several years at Yoga Works in Los Angeles, her teacher invited her to partake in the teacher training to deepen her practice, and that changed her life. She never thought of teaching yoga as her career as she has already established herself in the fashion industry, but she was open to the idea and acquired her RYT200 in 2019. Shortly after graduating, she received offers to teach at studios, gyms and hosted private wellness events, workshops and retreats all over Los Angeles.
I practiced yoga on and off for years, but did not become a devoted yogi until 2017. With an MS diagnosis, I turned to yoga for mental well-being, improved balance and strength. My commitment to yoga inspired me to became a certified yoga teacher (Yoga Om RYS 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training). I love sharing the opportunity of spiritual and physical transformation that yoga can provide. Creating a welcoming space, offering challenging, energetic classes, and making yoga accessible for all is what I offer as an instructor.
I look forward to guiding you through practice. Namaste.