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Olivia Penton

Olivia began the practice of yoga at the age of 8 by her ballet instructor's wife, Kate Orlando in New York. By ten years old, Olivia had studied, practiced and memorized The Nine Lines of Movement. The Nine Lines of Movement are derived from research conducted by Dr. Lulu Sweigard. Over the course of her research,...
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Kate Moynihan

Yoga began for Kate 20 years ago as a supplemental workout and, actually, she left her first class feeling frustrated and somewhat embarrassed given her lack of flexibility and her inability to do most of the postures. Having heard so many friends talk about the power of yoga, though, she stuck with it – and...
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LaDawn Johnson

From the very first moment I walked into Mantra Yoga & Juice Bar I knew my life had changed forever. I could feel that my calling was within this studio and decided to go through the teacher training program. Before teacher training, I was truly lost. Yoga showed me a light and community that was...
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Scotty Guynn

Scotty started practicing yoga more days than not in 2014. Yoga helped him restore his health, his faith and his consciousness by building a relationship with his breath. He met his mentor Kecia Lee while vacationing with his grandma in sunny San Diego! He knew he wanted her to help further his practice. After fighting...
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Anne-Tyler Harshbarger

Anne-Tyler, E-RYT-200, received her Yoga Alliance certification from re:form YOGA in Carlsbad, CA. Her esteemed teachers are in direct lineage with the teachings of T. Krishnamacharya, who is known for customizing the practice to the changing needs of the individual. She is passionate about the benefits of yoga and it's philosophies and believes yoga gently...
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AJ Jaojoco

A.J. is a California kid at heart. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he relocated up to Northern California to study graphic design and fine arts. He discovered yoga after moving to San Diego, pursuing his new passion with a 200-hour teacher training course. As an instructor, he combines his creative skills and his tenacious...
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Heather Bare

Heather started her fitness journey as an aerobics instructor during her college years and fell in love with yoga in 2002.  Although she cross trained in many types of fitness avenues, she always found her way back on to her mat.
In 2017, she completed her Mantra Yoga Teacher Training RYT 200 and began one of...
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Chelsey Adams

Yoga found me a few years after the demands and unknowns of mothering 4 children caused me to shut down and disconnect from my feelings, my children and myself in general. As a recovering control freak who began to realize I couldn't control anything, I felt as though I was moving through my life constantly terrified. On a whim,...
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Josh Blatter

Josh Blatter is a Yoga and Meditation instructor in Encinitas, CA. Josh is best known for his skillful use of language, understanding of the human body, subtle anatomy, and the ancient tradition to guide his students into the heart of Yoga. Josh believes that the real art of the practice is strongly rooted in our...
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Alex McGinness

Alex is a dedicated yogi, writer, web developer, food activist and environmentalist who ultimately wants to help change the world for the better. With a powerful yet soft personality, Alex has the ability to deeply connect with her students. She uses the foundations of yoga to create a movement in the body of each of...
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