Julie started practicing yoga in New York City as a way to relax and decompress from the city's fast pace. After moving to San Francisco and finding Yoga to the People, Julie was called to do teacher training as a way to delve deeper into her own practice. It wasn't until she enrolled in the program that she realized how much she loves sharing the practice with others and dived head first into teaching. Julie's connection to the yoga moves beyond that of asanas but as a moving meditation that helps build body awareness and a deeper sense of self throughout her daily life.
As a former swimmer, runner and triathlete, Daniel began practicing yoga as a to find balance in his demanding training schedule. At some point along the way, the yoga had become his priority. He immersed himself in YttP's 200 hour training in NYC and all the different classes he could fit into a day. Soon after that he completed a Rocket Yoga training and YTTP's Traditional Hot training. Since then he's delved deeply into all that the yoga has to offer, to further his understanding of his journey so he can help others start, continue and progress on their own.
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.
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.
Guest Teacher on Sutras
Nicole Smith- Levay holds a BFA in dance teaching and performance, a 220-hour certificate from the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association, and a 200-hour certificate from YogaWorks, and has accrued 150 hours of Kundalini Yoga Therapy training. In 2013 she founded The Power Within Healing, offering coaching in vision-based living supported by yoga, embodiment, and meditation. She has also served as the Kundalini Yoga instructor for Yoga Fusion weekends at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health.