Kat Tillinghast – M.S., E-RYT 800 Instructor Director Trained in Yoga therapy.

“The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.”- Ralph Nichols

Kat Tillinghast has been practicing Yoga and Meditation since 1999. She received her Certification through Yoga Works, has a Master’s Degree in Psychology and began teaching in Orange County, California in 2006. She attended 2 years at Loyola Marymount University with Larry Payne PhD. in the Yoga Rx program and became a Certified Yoga Therapist in 2011. Yoga Therapy focuses on individuals and small groups with any type of physical or emotional imbalance, including injury and trauma. A Yoga Therapy practice is specifically designed and created with compassion, to target the imbalance utilizing all of the tools of Yoga, a natural prescription. This can include poses, breathing, meditation, guided visualization, mantra, whatever practice is required for the individuals to manage their condition and get closer to a personal goal.

She is continues training with Master Yoga Therapist, Amy Wheeler, Ph. D. and One Source Yoga:

Kat has worked with Fortune 500 companies, CEO’s, Elite Athletes and Physicians. She has a wide private clientele list and specializes in Low back/Hip pain as well as talk therapy. Talk therapy includes stress management strategy and clarity of goals with wellness plans. Kat teaches Corporate Yoga classes at KIA Motors and Disneyland as well as many other Corporations, on-site in Orange County. Kat and West Coast Instructors also teach at Drug and Alcohol treatment Centers including The Anaheim Lighthouse: http://www.ana/

There are many different levels and styles of classes being taught in Corporations. Kat teaches Vinyasa Flow (fast paced, strength building), Beginners Yoga, Yoga Therapy for those with back pain, chronic pain or illness, as well as individuals who want a therapeutic style added to their regular practice. Kat teaches Meditation and Wellness Coaching, groups, private and semi-private Yoga and Yoga Therapy.

“Each of us holds a secret power within our minds and our bodies. Yoga reconnects us to this power system. It is our very own built in mechanism to heal. With movement, breath and intention, we can heal muscles, joints, tendons, bones, organs and even our minds.”

Kat Tillinghast

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Evon Stone Rubenstein

RYT 500, YTRx500, Director Ventura County Evon Stone Rubenstein, RYT 500, YTRx500, Director Ventura County

“The best teachers are those who tell you where to look but don’t tell you what to see” – Alexandra Trenfor

Evon has been practicing and teaching yoga for over 25 years. She is a graduate of the Loyola Marymount University Yoga Therapy Program in Los Angeles, California and the Yoga Therapy Clinical practicum with Amy Wheeler, PhD.

As a Yoga Therapist at the Community Memorial Hospital Cancer Resource Center in Ventura, California, she helps cancer patients cope with symptoms, medication side effects, sleep issues and improve quality of life.

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Lesley Fightmaster – E-RYT 500

Lesley began practicing yoga in 1999 and teaching in 2006.  She is known for her inspirational teaching style.  Lesley is a certified instructor and is registered with the Yoga Alliance, E-RYT-500.  In addition to the 200-hour certificate she earned from YogaWorks in 2006, she completed a 100-hr Primary Series training with renowned Ashtanga instructor, Tim Miller.  Tim has been studying and teaching Ashtanga Yoga for over 30 years and was the first American certified to teach by Sri Pattabhi Jois at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore, India.  In 2010, she earned her 300-hour certification in the YogaWorks Professional Program and also has an additional certification in the YogaWorks teaching method.  Lesley is on the YogaWorks teacher training faculty and is a lead trainer for the 200-hour teacher training program. Students appreciate Lesley’s ability to infuse her meditative and flowing Vinyasa classes with yoga philosophy, concise technical alignment, and some heart-felt humor.

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Lisa Rigsbee, MS, MEd, E-RYT 200

Lisa began practicing yoga in 2001 and fell in love during her first class. Yoga changed her life. She went through her first teacher training in 2004, with amazing master teachers Julie Kleinman, Chuck Miller, Maty Erzaty, and James Brown. In the years since, she has gone through trainings in Hot Yoga, Restorative, and Power Yoga. She is also a certified Pilates mat instructor.

She teaches everything from Gentle group classes to a more vigorous, power style. She likes making every one of her classes accessible to every student.  Lisa has years of both studio and corporate teaching. Her teaching adapts well to different groups and different styles of Yoga.

Jacinthe Mitchell-RYT

Jacinthe Mitchell has been practicing yoga for five years and has completed the challenging Third Series and Fourth Series in Ashtanga and is now learning the Fifth Series. Without any background in dance or gymnastics, Jacinthe tried her first Yoga class (Ashtanga Prep at Yoga Works) and was hooked and became a dedicated Ashtanga practitioner ever since. She credits her accelerated training to her principal teacher Itay Dollinger in combination with her trainings with Yoga Works, Tim Miller and True Flow Yoga. “I love the elegance and grace of the Ashtanga tradition, my gratitude to Sri K. Pattahbi Jois is insurmountable. I believe that ANYONE can practice Ashtanga yoga, given love, and a sense of humor. I have seen and experienced this practice as a way to grow, transform, transcend and become yourself.” Jacinthe’s dedication to her personal yoga practice and the Ashtanga lineage shine through in her teaching. Her energy is contagious and inspiring! Jacinthe specializes in providing all her students with a lot of personal attention and helping them to advance and grow in their yoga journey.

Annemarie Rung-RYT

Annmarie Rung is a Native New Yorker, and has lived in Huntington Beach, Ca for the past 10 years. She has a Business degree from the University of South Florida, and is a Certified Yoga Instructor (RYT) with Yoga Alliance through Core Power Yoga in Huntington Beach, CA. She is also YEAS (Yoga Education for Autism Spectrum ) certified . Annmarie is also a holistic health/food coach for those who are looking for optimal health.

“Yoga has been a centering force in my own life, and for this I am grateful each day. As a teacher, I am constantly reminded of all that I still hope to learn. From the bottom of my heart, I thank the Core Power Yoga community and to all of my teachers, past, present, and future for their constant inspiration and support. All living beings are our teachers”.

Ashley McKeachie YTRx 800-C, RYT-500, POLY-500

Ashley McKeachie is a registered yoga instructor and yoga therapist, who received her yoga therapy certification through Loyola Marymount University, completing the four year 800-hour clinical program in 2014.  Along with private yoga therapy appointments, she is part-time faculty at Orange Coast College for the Kinesiology and Athletics Department and teaches numerous types of group yoga classes, including Vinyasa, Power, Yin, Restorative, Chair, and Prime Of Life Yoga™ in Orange County.   Ashley is also the official yoga therapist of the UC Irvine Men’s Basketball Team and wishes them good luck in their current season!

Ashley recently participated in Loyola Marymount University’s inaugural Level 4 Yoga Therapy Rx internship.  The curriculum involved working at the famous Simms-Mann Venice Family Clinic in Los Angeles, where Ashley used a variety of yoga therapy techniques to help patients alleviate their suffering from chronic pain.  During this time, Ashley began working with clients diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, and discovered a passion to help those with the disease as well as their caretakers.

Ashley’s mission is to source the power of yoga, the mind, body, and spirit connection that creates joy, fluidity, freedom, and an overwhelming sense of safety and peace.  Ashley believes that Yoga gives you the confidence to know and feel that everything is as it should be, and you are already perfect exactly the way you are.

David Turner 500 E- RYT

David began using some yoga postures to stretch before sporting activities like, mountain biking, hiking, skiing or playing ball. In 2006, he took his first yoga class at a studio and loved it.  Over the next few years he noticed as have others, how doing and practicing yoga seemed to bring him much more pleasure than work in the IT field which he was in.  He talked about wanting to teach for a while and finally decided, after having hip surgery (2008), and with a lot of loving support, to move forward to take and complete his 200-hour certification in 2012 and subsequently completing his 300-hour certification in 2015 at the Yoga Bungalow.

When guiding, a yoga practice David always feels hopeful, because he believes that all changes begin with the smallest of movements or steps and that anyone who decides to undertake any form of yoga practice is open to and looking for some form of positive change in his or her life.

David loves the fact that whenever someone takes part in the practice of yoga no matter the level or the type of practice they get to enjoy all of the benefits of yoga.

Kristine Newberg, 500 E-RYT

Kristine has been committed to her yoga practice since 2015 and began teaching the power of yoga to others in 2017 after graduating from a 200-hour teaching training at Orange Coast College. Being a novice and unfamiliar with the lifestyle that it is, she hadn’t realized the many benefits of yoga. It is far more than a class, rather therapy and a passion and a lifestyle.

In addition to her 200-hour yoga certification, Kristine is a 500-hour certified instructor with over 5 years of professional experience. She is currently completing an 865-hour yoga therapy certification with Amy Wheeler and The Optomal State. She welcomes all types of students who are looking for physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual transformations.

Faith Hamer, E- RYT 500

Faith Hamer is a Yoga teacher and freedom seeker, sprinkled with a dash of silly. Faith began her life-long love affair with Yoga in the early 2000’s as a way to heal her body from the stress and strain of being in ballet and soccer since 5 years old. Through meditation and mindfulness, Faith was able to transform her life. She was once very bossy, controlling and full of anxiety. From that day forward, she learned to relax into life and only lift others up.  She then committed herself to sharing these practices with the world. Always eager to learn, explore, and share, Faith is an inspiring and generous mentor to Yoga practitioners of all skill levels.

Pamela Gerber, RYT/IAYT-500+

Pamela Gerber is a yoga therapist, RYT/IAYT-500+, reiki master, yoga teacher and yoga studio owner. She teaches trauma-informed yoga classes through Veterans Yoga Project and yoga therapeutic classes in various locations throughout Southern California. She is also certified in reiki for oncology, depression, anxiety, and animals.

Pamela has been a yoga practitioner for over 47 years and publishes articles about yoga, meditation, yoga philosophy, and wellness. Her passion is to share the benefits of therapeutic yoga with those who wish to co-create an experience of well being, balance, and healing.