is an expert at helping her students cultivate a life of mindfulness, presence, and intention. She is known as a teacher who is skilled in her ability to guide students into experiencing a deeper connection with themselves and exploring the consistent changes of life while creatively weaving in spiritual elements from her own practice and experience.
In all her work, Rosie teaches and practices RADICAL LOVE and uses this as a guiding force to overcome adversity. Through yoga, healthy lifestyle choices, mantra, and self-inquiry she aspires to help others find their unique gifts and fire within, she creates practices for her students and connects with people in a way that helps her students live radically loved lives.
She has used her experience teaching her day to day students working in her community and has worked with elite Olympic athletes, NFL Champions, NBA All-Stars, At Risk Youth and Afghanistan Veterans. She had an I-tunes Top Rated Podcast called “Radically Loved” and is currently working on a book about Yoga and Meditation.
has a background as a performer, having earned her BFA in musical theatre from the University of Michigan. She moved to New York at age 20 and was cast as the female swing (understudy) in the long running off Broadway hit FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, and from there went on to swing the entire female cast of Broadway's JEKYLL AND HYDE, including the female lead roles. After a year on the road in the National Tour of THE FULL MONTY, Whitney settled in LA and switched careers, turning her passion for yoga into a full time job as a yoga teacher. You can find her classes at YogaWorks, Wanderlust and Equinox 7 days a week. Her deaf dog Bowie is always by her side, and they are both huge fans of quiet time and the beach. Whitney is a dedicated student of Ashtanga Yoga, continues to sing for fun and hopes to gather the courage to perform a solo concert show one day. You can learn more about her teaching and life at whitneyallenyoga.com
By teaching precise asana technique, fluency in biomechanics, and the practical application of the Yoga Sutras, James presents asana as a way to make a happier life.
James started teaching in Washington, DC in 1996, where he was American University’s first Adjunct Professor of Yoga and the private teacher to the family of Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore while he was Vice President of the United States.
In 2001 he started teaching at YogaWorks’ original Montana Avenue studio under the close mentorship of Maty Ezraty. James helped developed YogaWorks’ acclaimed teacher training curriculum, which he then introduced in foreign markets. He was YogaWorks’ Director of Yoga Content until December 2012 and is the founder of American Yoga School.
In 2015, James published Words About Now: The Yoga Sutras for the Modern Practitioner and The Asana Guide for Yoga Teachers 2015, both available in the iBookstore.
Mela Gaskins Butcher
holds a five year degree in Kayachikilsa, or internal Ayurvedic medicine. She studied under the direction of Dr. Jyoti Ananda. She also holds a Masters of Science from the University of Washington. She is the owner and director of the CENTER FOR AYURVEDA.
Mela has been practicing Ayurvedic medicine since 1990 and has personally overseen more than 20,000 individual medical cases working with the Ayurvedic model. She is a frequent author, lecturer, and teacher trainer on the subjects of Yoga and Ayurveda in the US and abroad.
Mela has also taught Yoga for over 35 years, and is certified in the Hatha, Iyengar, Bhakti,and Yoga Therapy traditions. She was raised by Yogis in the Self Realization Fellowship tradition (Paramahansa Yogananda) and was initiated as a Kriyaban at the age of 17.
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is a photographer living in Los Angeles. He moonlights as a yoga teacher.
As a Yoga Educator 500-ERYT, YogaWorks Teacher Trainer & Mentor, Pre+Postnatal Specialty Teacher, RPYT, Meditation Teacher and Childbirth Educator, Chrissy teaches around the world in Los Angeles, Japan, China, Mexico, Minnesota, San Francisco, Costa Rica, Orange County, and the Bahamas. Chrissy started teaching in 1997 to football athletes, six years of leading cheerleading summer camps and judging competitions, Group Exercises Classes, Personal Training, worked in Physical Therapy and continues to share her love of wellness through Yoga. Chrissy has become a "teacher to the teachers" leading trainings, apprenticeships, continued education, workshops, and retreats.
Chrissy is the founder of Yoga Family Health which offers programs to support both teachers and pregnant students for the many transitions of pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood. As a new mom, you can find Chrissy and her baby giggling on dog walks and playing at the beach.
Tiffany Caronia was initially lured to the mat by yoga’s physical benefits, but she soon discovered the profound impact the practice of yoga had on her overall well-being. Working as a publicist for over 10 years, Tiffany immediately noticed the practice's invaluable effects- reduced anxiety, relief from depression, improved focus, and simply more contentment with life. The practice of yoga quickly became a way of life for Tiffany and she was inspired to share its benefits with others.
Tiffany has studied extensively with Annie Carpenter, holding an advanced certification in Carpenter’s SmartFLOW Yoga methodology. She also studied yoga therapy at Loyola Marymount University and continues to practice and study with teacher Alexandria Crow. Tiffany’s alignment and anatomically driven classes teach students to move slowly and mindfully. By instructing students how to move into poses, she teaches them to move with intention and to focus their attention so that they can make wise decisions based on the present moment. It’s this powerful skill of concentration — cultivated on the yoga mat — that students can take into their daily lives so they live with more clarity, awareness and more ease.
website - http://tiffanycaronia.com/
instagram - @tiffanycaronia
is a yoga teacher, writer and mom living in Los Angeles. She originally discovered yoga as a teenager growing up in New York City. After years of studying classical ballet, yoga offered her a revolutionary perspective on how we can use the physical body not merely for pleasure or show, but as an opportunity to connect to a more conscious, authentic Self. This idea continues to inspire her practice and teaching today.
Nona is known for being a compassionate, enthusiastic and responsive teacher. She has been called articulate, patient and kind by students and teachers alike. Nona is well known for her ability to teach challenging poses in a methodical, step-by-step fashion, one that allows students to experience the profound benefits of yoga asana, and by extension, to connect more deeply with their own true nature.
Nona holds a Master’s degree in Dance from UCLA. She later earned her Teaching Certification from YogaWorks, where she’s taught since 2005. In addition to her regular classes, Nona leads 200-Hour Teacher Trainings and serves as a mentor through the school’s 300-Hour Professional Program.