Sacramento Yoga Center / Yoga Teachers

Teachers

Our teachers offer traditional, time-tested teachings in a safe, gentle, effective manner. They bring decades of experience, practice and training and deep dedication to their own inner growth, revealed in their individual styles.

Bob Har Anand KaurKarenLinda RoyeLinda NuevaMaeManvirMitchellMoriah Indigo Rain PrasannaSandi Siri Ajeet

Bob Brach

Bob Brach
Gentle Vinyasa

Bob is a Yoga Alliance 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher who was trained through the Yoga Fit training program. While living in the Kansas City area, he taught yoga in corporate and fitness center locations. Bob recently moved back to California in June 2012. Bob also enjoys his personal practices of Insight Meditation and Tai Chi.

To learn more email Bob at bob@sacramentoyogacenter.com.

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Har Anand Kaur

Har Anand Kaur
Kundalini En Espanol

Har Anand Kaur nacio en Argentina, desde muy joven ella fue apasionada por todas las actividades relacionadas con la armonia entre los seres humanos la naturaleza y el cosmos. Ella es Reikista, Feng Shui consultora, practico el budismo por mas de 20 anos es Artista y mama, fue una muy dedicada estudiante de Kundalini yoga por 5 anos hasta que decidio ser instructora y formarse con el Dr: Siri Gian Singh Khalsa (maestro formado directamente por Yogi Bhajan). hace un ano obtuvo su certificado internacional de Kundalini Research Institute y continua estudiando y practicando este sistema de yoga cada dia.

Hace 14 anos que vive en Sacramento y ama cada dia viviendo aqui y esta feliz de compartir su experiencia y conocimiento con la comunidad Hispana.

Har Anand Kaur was born in Argentina. Ever since she was a child, she was passionate about activities related with the harmony in between humans, nature and the cosmos. She is a Reiki practitioner, Feng Shui consultant, practiced Buddhism for more than 20 years, an artist, a mother, and was a dedicated student of Kundalini yoga for 5 years, until she decided to become an instructor taught by Dr. Siri Gian Singh Khalsa (who's teacher was Yogi Bhajan). A year ago, she received the international certificate of the Kundalini Research institute and continues to study and practice this form of yoga each day.

She's lived in Sacramento for 14 years and loves living every day in Sacramento. Har Anand Kaur is happy to share her experience and knowledge with the Hispanic community.

To learn more email Har Anand Kaur at haranand@sacramentoyogacenter.com.

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Karen Tercho

Karen Tercho
Hatha Yoga

Karen, a certified Iyengar yoga teacher, has practiced Iyengar yoga since 1999 when she was captivated by the creativity and integrity of the style as well as the high skill and knowledge levels of its teachers. She believes that in fostering strength, symmetry, and an inner journey to self-awareness, yoga results in more joy and less worry in the mind and the body. She completed 350 hours of teacher training at the Iyengar Institute of San Francisco (IYISF), and she is grateful for Kathy Alef, Janet MacLeod, and Linda DiCarlo as her teachers and mentors, as well as for the teachings of B.K.S. and Geeta Iyengar.

To learn more email Karen at karen@sacramentoyogacenter.com.

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Linda Roye

Linda
Healthy Aging

Although Linda has been practicing yoga since her 20's, teaching became her calling after retiring from a long career in the legal field. It began informally with teaching a group of seniors at the YMCA, many of whom were over the age of 80. Realizing the need for professional training, she enrolled in a 200-hour teacher training program through It's All Yoga and, upon completing the course requirements, began teaching her Healthy Aging Yoga class.

As a passionate believer in the benefits of yoga for all bodies regardless of age or ability, Linda's class offers a gentle and focused approach that supports balance, mobility and joint health.

In 2013, Linda completed additional training under Carol Krucoff and Kimberly Carson at Duke Integrative Medicine in Durham, North Carolina, and received a certificate in Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors.

When not planning, teaching or attending yoga classes, Linda enjoys her other passions including gardening and working with clay.

To learn more email Linda Roye at lindar@sacramentoyogacenter.com.

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Linda Nueva

Linda
Hatha Yoga

Iyengar yoga is a continuous source of inspiration for Linda. It has provided a well-spring of health and healing over the past twenty years. Yoga is an integral part of her life, along with raising a family and working as an attorney.

Linda is a graduate of the 500-hour teacher training program at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco. She is grateful to have studied at the Ramamani Iyengar Institute in Pune, India. She continues to study with senior teachers in the Bay Area and India.

Weather permitting, she may often be found mid-day, mat under foot, in the redwood grove near the California Legislature. Bilingual (English/Spanish), teaching yoga at SYC is both a calling and a gift.

To learn more email Linda Nueva at lindan@sacramentoyogacenter.com.

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Mae Denmon

Mae
Gentle Viniyoga

Mae began practicing yoga in 1974, and taught her first class in 1980. Over her four decades of yoga experience, she has taught individuals and groups in office locations, community centers, experimental colleges, and private homes. Mae has studied Hatha Yoga with teachers of the Iyengar, Kundalini, Ashtanga, Svoorpa, Bikram, Ananda, Kripalu, and Viniyoga traditions. Mae has completed the Yoga Alliance certified teacher's training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga, and maintains membership in the Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association. In addition, she has completed Yoga Alliance certified 500 hour teacher's training at the American Viniyoga Institute with Gary Kraftsow. Currently, she works with individuals privately as well in group classes.

For more information, contact Mae at 530-400-3013 or email her at mae@sacramentoyogacenter.com

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Manvir

Manvir
Kundalini Yoga
Gong Meditation

Manvir has taught Kundalini Yoga in the Sacramento area for 18 years, having been certified to teach Kundalini by Dr. Siri Gian Singh Khalsa in 1998. When a personal health challenge caused him to re-evaluate his life, he felt guided to step into a more authentic sense of self, and to discover how he could best serve others: by teaching Kundalini yoga as a sacred spiritual path. He has a keen interest in how the disease process enters the body, and how most illness can be traced to an entrenched belief system owned by the individual being affected. He found that the spiritual technology of Kundalini yoga is the perfect vehicle for healing body, mind, and spirit, leading students toward their own infinite nature in the Aquarian Age. Presenting the material in an easy-to-understand and heart-oriented style, Manvir guides students in accordance with your individual body's tolerance and needs in a safe and comfortable environment.

For more detailed information contact Manvir at 916-806-0623, check his website www.kundaliniyoga.name, or email him at manvir@sacramentoyogacenter.com

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Mitchell Hayes

Mitchell
Gentle Vinyasa

A new teacher to the Sacramento area and ready to share his gentle traditional approach to Vinyasa Yoga, Mitchell is a certified Yoga Alliance instructor, and graduated from Heather Rousso's Teacher Training at Arden Hot Yoga. He also has completed Michael Fong and Tristina Kennedy's Art of Assisting training at Yoga Shala. Growing up in Santa Cruz, California, he took an early interest toward the emotional connection humans have with the physical world. His deep love for nature has spawned his teaching career and believes Yoga is a medicine for all who are willing to embrace it.

Starting his teaching career instructing young children, he is capable of teaching a class that suits all levels. Whether you're new to yoga or an experienced practitioner, his class will allow you space to grow.

You'll likely find him on his free time, finding a new trail to hike on, planning his next adventure, or walking around Midtown with a yoga mat strapped to his back. He welcomes you with open arms to take a 75-minute playful and supportive Vinyasa class.

To learn more, email Mitchell at mitchell@sacramentoyogacenter.com

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Moriah Indigo Rain

Moriah
Hatha Soul Yoga

Breathe deeply in this moment, becoming present with what is. In this surrender we align ourselves with truth and in this truth we reconnect with the Divine. A union that is always there, but with the help of the eight-limb path is more accessible, as the physical world and all the sparkle can pull us away.

I am: a creator of life. I believe everything is interlaced and the web that holds us will unfold as it should, if we trust. With this guidance, I found my way to a beautiful studio (the Soul of Yoga) in Encinitas, CA and completed my 200 hour Hatha yoga training.

I am: rooted into the Earth. I believe in healing, myself and others and Mother Earth. When we practice together, we amplify the vibration for all.

I am: an artist. In all avenues of my life I allow myself joy by - dance, drum circles, song circles, sacred rituals, being in nature, laughing with my children, swimming, and knowing they are all intertwined and are apart of my practice.

I am: a seeker of truth. I believe in showing up for my practice, to nourish my soul and nourish my connection.

Come share a loving space to explore your truth.

To learn more, email Moriah Indigo Rain at moriah@sacramentoyogacenter.com

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Prasanna Hankins

Prasanna Hankins
Ananda Restorative Yoga

Prasanna is a Yoga Alliance 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher, who was certified in the Ananda Yoga style at The Expanding Light in Nevada City, CA. She has been practicing yoga since 1998; first in the Iyengar style, then switching to Ananda Yoga in 2004 after discovering its unique style. Though Ananda Yoga is a traditional Hatha Yoga style, Prasanna enjoys the added affirmations and focus upon physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual awareness. Prasanna follows a spiritual yogic tradition including postures, meditation, and kriya as taught by Paramahansa Yogananda. When not teaching yoga, Prasanna offers energy healing, runs the Healing Arts Festival, plays in her garden, and is a wife, a mother to two kids, and has two beautiful dogs.

To learn more email Prasanna at prasanna@sacramentoyogacenter.com.

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Sandi Russi

Sandi
Ananda Yoga, Gentle Yoga

Sandi Russi is a certified Ananda Yoga Instructor who has been practicing yoga for over 20 years, and began teaching in 2000. Sandi joined Sacramento Yoga Center in 2002 and assisted Divya Devi, SYC founder, in establishing SYC as one of the first and oldest yoga studios in the area.

Sandi considers herself a student as well as a teacher and over the years, has benefited from participating in a wide variety of classes including including Iyengar, Svaroopa, restorative, vinyasa, Bikram, and Kundalini yoga. Learning something from each class, she integrates specific techniques and tips into her own teaching style. Above all, Sandi is focused on bringing the essence of yoga to her students, teaching traditional hatha yoga designed to strengthen and stretch the body, release stress, calm the mind and enhance self-awareness. You'll leave her class feeling nurtured, uplifted, re-energized and more deeply aware of your own inner peace. Sandi is adept at modifying poses and leads each class according to the needs of her students.

To learn more email Sandi at sandi@sacramentoyogacenter.com. or go to her website www.eastsacyoga.com

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Siri Ajeet

Siri Ajeet
Laughter Yoga

Laughter is the best medicine... and Siri Ajeet Kaur - a native of France and Kundalini Yoga teacher - is on a mission to bring health, happiness and joy to all in the Sacramento community and beyond through the practice of Laughter Yoga (Hasya Yoga). Siri Ajeet received education in healing arts and sciences and has worked in natural health and wellness with some of the best doctors in the area. Her life purpose is to help, heal, empower, inspire, and elevate as many people as possible to reach optimal health and happiness through Yoga and other holistic therapies. Siri Ajeet started practicing and studying Kundalini Yoga in 2008 and received her Kundalini Yoga Teacher Certification from the Kundalini Research Institute in 2013. Currently her main focus - along with raising her family - is leading Laughter Yoga sessions. Siri Ajeet got a taste of Hasya Yoga a few years ago and felt called to bring this simple yet profound practice to Sacramento. She received her Laugher Yoga Leader Certification from the Laugher Yoga University in the beginning of 2016.

To learn more email Siri Ajeet at siriajeet@sacramentoyogacenter.com.

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