Meet Our Virtual Yoga Teachers: Sender One SNA - Sender One Climbing

Over the past few weeks, we've been able to continue our beloved yoga classes through a digital platform. More recently, we've moved all our classes to MindBody where students can connect with their favorite instructors and the community via Zoom. Thank you for being here for our instructors at Sender One and expanding your practice with us in the comfort of your own home.

We'd like to introduce the yoga instructors you've grown to love! The following teachers normally teach at Sender One SNA. You may know some of them already, and others may be new faces. Each teacher is unique and carries their own style. We encourage joining classes with different instructors to find the right flow for you.

Meet Rohaya Esa

Virtual classes you're teaching: Vinyasa - Tuesdays @ 6pm, Wednesdays @ 9am, and Fridays @ 5:30pm
Number of years teaching: 19 years
Fav. style of yoga: All types of yoga
Fav. style of climbing: Climbing in bed...JK! Sport climbing.
Random fact: I used to be a competitive equestrian.
Things you've been doing to stay sane and active while safer-at-home: Running, golfing, improving my pranayama, meditation, and dancing by myself.
Advice you'd like to share with the community during this time: Take one day at a time, and try to get some sun.

Meet Adrea Reed

Virtual classes you're teaching: Mat Pilates - Sundays @ 9am, Vinyasa 1/2 - Sundays @ 10:15am
Number of years teaching: 4 years
Fav. style of yoga: Vinyasa
Fav. style of climbing: Temperature controlled, bug free indoor climbing 😉
Random fact: I have never lived anywhere other than Southern California.
Things you've been doing to stay sane and active while safer-at-home: Pilates, Yoga, Barre, jumping on the Rebounder a ridiculous amount, working hard, creating, innovating, and texting friends and family.
Advice you'd like to share with the community during this time: You can adapt to any situation but it's more fun to do it with friends so take advantage of platforms like Zoom to maintain contact with your community.

Meet Rebecca Fink

Virtual classes you're teaching: Lunch Flow (Vinyasa) - Wednesdays @ 12pm, Deep Yoga 2 - Thursdays @ 6pm, Yin Yang 2 - Fridays @ 12pm
Number of years teaching: 9 years
Fav. style of yoga: All types of yoga
Fav. style of climbing: Sport - slab, stemmy
Random fact: I'm a grandma
Things you've been doing to stay sane and active while safer-at-home: MTB, hiking, climbing, yoga, pranayama and meditation has saved me. Super cool to practice with my teachers all over the world virtually. Outdoors as often as possible, communing with nature.
Advice you'd like to share with the community during this time: Educate yourself on impermanence. Align your actions with intention and watch quietly. Get some sun, commune with nature.

Meet Alisha Vasquez

Virtual classes you're teaching: Vinyasa 1/2 - Mondays @ 9am and Thursdays @ 12pm
Number of years teaching: 10 years
Fav. style of yoga: Vinyasa
Fav. style of climbing: Sport
Random fact: I have a big sweet tooth and I love to make raw vegan desserts, usually involving lots of chocolate.
Things you've been doing to stay sane and active while safer-at-home: Trail running, lots of pull ups and push ups, TRX core work, and yoga!
Advice you'd like to share with the community during this time: Getting forced out of your routine is an opportunity to grow in a different area that you might normally ignore. Look for those opportunities.

Meet Jessica Gong

Virtual classes you're teaching: Vinyasa 1/2 - Wednesdays @ 7pm
Number of years teaching: 4 years
Fav. style of yoga: All types of yoga - depends on my mood
Fav. style of climbing: I don't climb much but it would be outdoors!
Random fact: I love snacks.
Things you've been doing to stay sane and active while safer-at-home: MTB, walking my cats, yoga, silly dancing, sunbathing, reading.. anything outside!!
Advice you'd like to share with the community during this time: It's ok to allow yourself to feel whatever you need to feel at any given moment.

Meet Margie Wang

Virtual classes you're teaching: All Levels Vinyasa - Saturdays @ 10:15am
Number of years teaching: 6 years
Fav. style of yoga: Vinyasa
Fav. style of climbing: Top Rope
Things you've been doing to stay sane and active while safer-at-home: Running, yoga, TRX exercises, art, listening to podcasts
Advice you'd like to share with the community during this time: Take this time to reflect on the things that really matter. Reach out to people and connect. We may not be able to be together but we don't have to be alone. ❤️

Meet Molly Embrador

Virtual classes you're teaching: Hatha 2 - Saturdays @ 9am
Number of years teaching: 5 years
Fav. style of yoga: All types of yoga
Fav. style of climbing: Bouldering and Top Rope
Things you've been doing to stay sane and active while safer-at-home: Yoga, Pole dancing, Reading, Meditation, Listening to Podcasts/Audible, Walking around the block.
Advice you'd like to share with the community during this time: Take this time to understand yourself, to breathe, and to let go of anything that doesn't serve you. Come out of the quarantine with a new perspective of life. The fact that you're here means that you're given a chance to change. Embrace that. Let's create a new normal. 🙂

Meet Nina Raab

Virtual classes you're teaching: Yogalates - Fridays @ 9am
Number of years teaching: 11 years
Fav. style of yoga: A slow, strong flow
Fav. style of climbing: I don't have a lot of experience, but enjoy top roping.
Random fact: I joined the navy at 19 to be a linguist (I'm multilingual), and the recruiter lied. I ended up being a crane operator.
Things you've been doing to stay sane and active while safer-at-home: Taking every dance class I see online, running, biking, yoga, learning Portuguese, writing, reading, cooking, and tons of mediating and chanting.
Advice you'd like to share with the community during this time: Go within and clear the noise so you can know what. paths are best for you, discerning what information is useful and what information is not. Tell people you love them, don't hold grudges, and let go of attachments to action. Just do everything you do with divine care.

Meet Laura Horvath

Virtual classes you're teaching: Vinyasa 1/2 - Tuesdays @ 12pm
Number of years teaching: 8 years
Fav. style of yoga: Vinyasa and scuplt
Fav. style of climbing: Bouldering
Random fact: I'm a beekeeper.
Things you've been doing to stay sane and active while safer-at-home: Yoga, TRX, going to dog beach, hikes, working in the yard planting and harvesting honey.
Advice you'd like to share with the community during this time: As much as it's necessary to connect with others, make sure to carve out some time for yourself, breath and remember to ask for help if you need it.

Expand your practice on the mat with your favorite instructor or a new instructor! All of our yoga teachers are talented with a style of their own. Whether you frequent Sender One SNA or LAX, you can take classes with any of the virtual yoga instructors through MindBody.