As a former dancer and cheerleader, Adrea has long known the value of movement for maintaining the body’s health and the mind’s well-being. A longtime practitioner of yoga and pilates, Adrea has been teaching yoga since Spring 2016 and Pilates since Fall 2017. Adrea is a graduate of the 200-hour Deeper Than Asana program, where she studied under Rebecca Fink and Erika Burkhalter. Her additional yoga certifications include: Yin Yoga with Melissa Christensen, Trauma Informed Yoga with Zabie Yamasaki, Kids & Family Yoga with Rainbow Yoga, and Yoga Anatomy with Tiffany Cruikshank of Yoga Medicine. Adrea was certified in Mat Pilates by Lisa Schlaeger of YogaWorks/StudioEight in the Spring of 2018 and will be certified by her in Reformer in 2019.
Ali is an experienced practitioner and teacher with over 1000 hours of training. His teaching style is inspired by a wide range of sources and often settles into an ideal balance between the strength and athleticism of Ashtanga and the mindful, therapeutic approach of TKV Desikachar, whose lineage Ali was trained in for his yoga therapist certification.
Ali is a passionate advocate for increased awareness and understanding around mental health. His predominant interest lies in yoga’s ability to improve our wellbeing as well as the profound benefits it can bring to our mental health. As a perpetual student of this ancient Indian system, Ali is fascinated by how many aspects of the yoga sutras are reflected in contemporary psychology. He firmly believes that a true yoga practice is infinitely deeper than physical postures alone, advocating Desikachar’s philosophy that “The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships.”
Ali teaches group classes throughout Orange County, as well as working on an individual basis, creating customised practices for his students’ specific goals with a particular focus on stress, insomnia and anxiety.
Alisha fell in love with yoga at age 19 and started teaching soon afterward. She specializes in strong and athletic Vinyasa flow and hopes to empower her students through the practice of challenging postures (especially inversions)! With creative sequences and dance-like transitions, her classes invite students to challenge their self-limiting beliefs and explore their untapped potential. Alisha balances the fiery aspects of her classes with the centering practices of pranayama and meditation. You can practice with her in yoga studios throughout Orange County.
Catherine fell into yoga when she hit a mental and physical dead end in 2016. She had suffered a slipped disc during a dead