Sacramento Yoga Center / Yoga 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.

AnnaBobDeannaHar Anand KaurLexiLinda RoyeMaeManvirSandiSiri Ajeet

Guest Teachers

Linda ChingMoriahPrasannaShannonTinaWencke

Anna Ghomeshi

Anna Ghomeshi
Rewind Gold: Yoga for Successful Aging

I left my first yoga class with a sense of self-awareness I had never experienced before. I went back week after week, learning one simple asana or pranayama technique, uncovering one truth about myself with every move and every hold, becoming more connected to myself in every momentary pause.

In 2011, I completed my 200 hour teacher training with Bhavani Girard in the Ananda lineage with a mission to share the healing power of yoga. In Spring of 2018, I completed a specialized training in Yoga for Boomers and Seniors.

My teaching style reflects my compassionate nature, my insatiable curiosity for life, my desire for genuine human connections, and mostly the belief that, on the path of yoga, I am always a student first!

To learn more email Anna at

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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

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Deanna Bloom

Deanna Bloom
Yoga for Mature Bodies - Chair, Yoga for Mature Bodies - Mat

Deanna teaches yoga to share the joy of movement, connecting body, mind, and breath. She came to yoga to find that quiet place within.

She completed her Yoga Teacher Training at OneFlow Yoga Studio with Kate da Silva-Saal, where she has practiced for five years. She comes to teaching with a bodywork background. She is a Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher with 200 hours training.

To learn more email Deanna at

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Har Anand Kaur

Har Anand Kaur
Kundalini En Español

Har Anand Kaur nació 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, es artista y mamá, practicó el budísmo por más de 20 años, y fue una muy dedicada estudiante de Kundalini yoga por cinco años, hasta que decidió ser instructora y formarse con el Dr. Siri Gian Singh Khalsa (maestro formado directamente por Yogi Bhajan). Hace cinco años obtuvó su certificado internacional de Kundalini Research Institute y continua estudiando y practicando este sistema de yoga cada dia.

Hace 14 años que vive en Sacramento y ama cada dia viviendo aqui y está 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 among humans, nature and the cosmos. She is a Reiki practitioner, Feng Shui consultant, an artist, a mother, practiced Buddhism for more than 20 years, and was a dedicated student of Kundalini yoga for five years, until she decided to become an instructor taught by Dr. Siri Gian Singh Khalsa (whose teacher was Yogi Bhajan). Five years 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 here. Har Anand Kaur is happy to share her experience and knowledge with the Hispanic community.

To learn more email Har Anand Kaur at

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Lexi Crook

Yoga Nidra & Sound Bath

Like so many others, yoga found Lexi.

I share Yoga because:

On the path of life, yoga is a wonderful tool to use to open and explore that which we tune out over time, that which we feel a disconnect from.

As we 'grow up' many of us close off that voice inside that calls out from the true essence of our self. Yoga Nidra allows us to consciously create what we need in this world. The power of manifestation is harnessed in this quiet practice of stillness.

Yoga has allowed me to experience the interconnectedness within myself and the space around me. It has allowed me to visualize within and beyond my physical boundaries. Yoga nidra has decreased my pain, allowed me to sleep better, and gives me a greater patience when dealing with the challenges of today's society. Many use this practice to manifest self healing.

The most challenging part of a yoga nidra class is to remain awake and present while also resisting the urge to scratch that itch which always arises once you are asked to remain still.

To learn more email Lexi at

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Linda Roye

Healthy Aging Yoga

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.

Linda Roye has been teaching Healthy Aging Yoga to seniors for eight years and is registered with the Yoga Alliance as an RYT 200.

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

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Mae Denman

Adaptive Yoga,
Tai Chi for Arthritis & Falls Prevention

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.

In addition to yoga certification, Mae has been certified in several falls prevention training methodologies. Currently she is teaching Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention developed by Dr. Lam and offered around the world. This course is recognized by the Center for Disease Control and Arthritis Foundation for documented results.

For more information, contact Mae at 530-400-3013 or email her at

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Kundalini Yoga,
Gong Meditation

Manvir has taught Kundalini Yoga in the Sacramento area for over 20 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, or email him at

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Sandi Russi

Ananda Yoga, Gentle Yoga

Sandi Russi, E-RYT, is a certified Ananda Yoga Instructor who has been practicing yoga for over 20 years, and began teaching in 2000. She 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 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.

To learn more email Sandi at or go to her website

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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

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Guest Teachers

Our guest yoga teachers provide continuity for students by teaching in the style of the teacher that is unavailable. They have previously participated in the class for which they may guest teach, becoming familiar with the teacher's students and particular yoga style.

Linda Ching

Linda Ching

Linda Ching completes Sacramento Yoga Center's trinity of three Lindas. This previously exercise-addicted yogi took a circuitous path through jogging, biking, and thousands of aerobics classes, which ignited some plantar fasciitis. Looking for a gentler way to stay flexible and balanced, she re-discovered yoga about ten years ago.

Linda loves the meditative aspect of yoga, and how it honors the mind-body connection. A graduate of Michelle Marlahan's It's All Yoga 200-hour teacher training program, Linda finds richness in the different styles and perspectives of each and every yoga teacher she has met.

Linda is excited to teach yoga as a guest teacher, passionate about contributing to the community in a positive way. An 18-gallon blood donor, Linda is coming into her voice at Toastmasters, and as co-founder of a new non-profit, Sacramento Botanical Gardens.

To learn more email Linda at

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Moriah Myles


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 at

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Prasanna Hankins

Prasanna Hankins

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

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Shannon Mitra


Shannon Mitra has been a certified, Yoga Alliance-registered yoga instructor since 2014. In Spring 2016, Shannon began teaching a weekly yoga class for active seniors, with an emphasis on chair yoga. Shannon is also an experienced kids' yoga teacher and has taught vinyasa flow yoga classes for adults of all ages. Shannon's teaching philosophy is simple: regardless of the type of yoga or the age and ability of the yogi, the breath work, the focus, the physical challenge, and the commitment to this practice get us out of our heads to experience the feeling of deep connection and lightness of being.

To learn more email Shannon at

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Tina DeFelice


I have completed the 200 hour Ananda yoga teacher training.

Before I was able to experience yoga for myself I thought it was for an elite group of people that had a completely different lifestyle then the one I live. But when I was given the opportunity to try it out in a comfortable non pretentious setting I was able to understand that yoga is something that everyone might want to experience for themselves at least once in their lifetime.

It can be a great personal discovery. I would like to help guide people to find that for themselves because it's a beautiful thing.


Tina is also the owner of Off Centre Yoga and Healing Arts Studio, 2230 10th Street, Sacramento, Ca 95818

To learn more email Tina at

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Wencke Roed


My name is Wencke (pronounced Venka) Roed. A retired RN, I worked for 40 years as a labor and delivery nurse and have been practicing yoga for 30 years. Shortly before retiring, I took the 200 hour teacher training at It's All Yoga and became a member of Yoga Alliance.

In 2016, I took a four day Yoga Therapy training for seniors and bone strength, and in 2018, a 30 hour Yoga for Healthy Aging training in Berkeley with Dr. Baxter Bell.

Currently teaching two classes, Strength and Balance, at Ritual Yoga Studio, the majority of my students are seniors. I volunteer at Women's Wisdom Art teaching yoga and teach chair yoga at Carlton Senior Living Center. Passionate about offering yoga to everyone, I especially love teaching seniors who never thought they could or would practice yoga.

To learn more email Wencke at

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