Audrey has been teaching at Yoga to the People's studios for nearly eight years. As a woman passionate about education, Audrey took her talents from formal academia into the yoga room to continue enhancing the lives of every student she meets. As one of the facilitators of the YTTP's and Hot on Yoga's Teacher Training Programs, Audrey has spent time in every studio YttP has had the honor of creating; from the Bay area to NYC. Her commitment to continuously cultivating her own learning promises that every class you take with Audrey will be inspiring and informative.
Katite Gumucio has been teaching since 1996 in San Francisco, California. Katite started her yoga practice in 1992 with Larry Schultz the founder of Its Yoga San Francisco. In 1995 Katite was introduced into the Hot Yoga scene in San Francisco. She attended classes at the Yoga College of India with teachers such as Stephanie Schreiber, Mary Jarvis and David Houck. In 1996 Katite came under the tutelage of Bikram Choudhury at the Yoga College of India Los Angeles California and became a certified Bikram Yoga teacher. During that time she also apprenticed under Ana Forrest at Forrest Yoga Circle in Santa Monica, California and became a Forrest Yoga Teacher.
I'm so taken aback from realizing that I started this practice in NYC with so little comprehension of what this practice and community is about. As I grew began the journey to unravel the teacher within, it has allowed me to understand that making yoga accessible for everyone is one of the most amazing missions EVER! As I am excited to continue spreading that love which I've discover. I've met so many people who are expressing to me how much YTTP has changed THIER lives and how grateful THEY are to have stumbled upon this community, just as I had! My only goal in life is to be in the service of others...and now this my life everyday. Thank you @yogatothepeople always.
Jami Bailey began her journey with meditation in 1987 and finally was taught TM/Vedic meditation in 1996 ~ since then she has meditated twice daily. Jami started her extensive education in yoga and mentored with Yttp for 200 hr Vinyasa training in 2005, creating a career in this line of wellness since 2007. Also a traditional Hatha instructor in the tradition of Vishnu Ghosh's 84 classic asanas, Jami is a certified in Thai Yoga Massage and Yin Yoga and completed a Thyroid Yoga Teacher Training Intensive. She currently embarking on completing her 500 YTT w/ Vini Yoga Institute and taking a comprehensive 200 hr yin training in Thailand next fall. Her experience is that yoga poses, breath techniques, and meditation are an important and effective means to maintain overall health and wellness while offering each of us the opportunity to cultivate physical, mental, emotional and spiritual awareness and mindfulness. When she’s on the mat or teaching, her mantra is always to be present in each posture simply as an opportunity to learn, to make intelligent and sensitive choices, to keep what’s useful and let of go what's not.
Shanti and Subhan
Subhan Schenker and Shanti Schenker-Skye have a combined 80 years + of meditation experience. They are the co-directors of the World of Meditation Center in Seattle, Washington, which was established in 1979, and have facilitated workshops around the world – in Asia, Europe, Mexico and the US – for over 30 years.
Margi Young was named one of America’s 100 most influential yoga teachers by Sonima wellness site. She has been teaching yoga since she left the dance world in New York City in 2000. She was trained and spent her first 10 years of teaching at Cyndi Lee's OM Yoga Center where she ended up leading many teacher trainings and heading the restorative department of this prestigious studio. Early in her career she also studied prenatal yoga at Integral, and restorative yoga from Judith Lasater. Currently she is studying yoga for the pelvic floor with Leslie Howard and cranio sacral therapy with Ellen Mossman. Margi has recently contributed her writing to two of Linda Sparrow’s books, Yoga At Home: Inspiration for Creating Your Own Home Practice and YogaMama: The Practitioner's Guide to Prenatal Yoga. She travels the world teaching yoga and is on the staff of Awakened Life School of Yoga leading teacher trainings in Bali.
Guest Kundalini Instructor
Seva Simran Singh Khalsa, LAc., is an Integrative Healer and Wellness Consultant who combines acupuncture, massage herbology, nutrition, yoga and meditation into a wholly integrated approach to living a healthy, happy, and harmonious life. Seva Simran’s introduction to the practice of ‘wellness’ began with Kundalini Yoga, through which his experiences were profound and life-changing. He immersed himself in these ancient teachings, studying closely with many renowned teachers and enjoying the benefits of a strong yogic and meditative discipline. Attuned to the pressures of the times, he is able to translate these timeless teachings into a form usable by all people. He has been teaching Kundalini Yoga in California since 2004.
Amy’s interest in human anatomy began in 2003 while she attended Irene’s Myomassology Institute located in Michigan. She completed this massage therapy program with 210 hours of anatomy, physiology, and pathology, along with 240 hours of instruction and supervised massage. Amy’s journey led her to New York where she continued to study and incorporate her knowledge with yoga. She found Yoga to the People and dove right into how anatomy applies to every body differently as they move their bodies through poses. Her love for understanding the body deeper brought her back to school in 2016 to the Steiner School of Massage Therapy in Arizona. Amy’s professional massage therapy program included 815.5 hours of Eastern and Western bodywork training, 157.5 hours of anatomy, 52.5 hours of pathology, and 115.5 hours of hands-on work. She is also co-owner and teacher training director of Hot On Yoga Orlando. She continues to build onto her passion of human anatomy as she teaches and takes notice of how each body deserves to be individualized. Amy is excited to offer and share her anatomy knowledge with you!
Guest Instructor on Ayurvedic studies
After studying yoga extensively in India and California from 2006-2008, Kameko Shibato received a Ayurvedic Clinical Practitioner Certification from the dhyana Center of Health Sciences in 2009. She went on to complete over 2,000 hours in a 3-year clinical internship under a beloved teacher, DeAnna Batdorff. In 2010, inspired by her Ayurvedic massage experience, she became a California Certified Massage Practitioner. Kameko also runs a private massage and Ayurvedic consult practice in Oakland, CA.