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Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga Level 1

This class is taught by:

Cheri Botts

Bio: Cheri has been teaching group fitness classes since 1990. Started teaching high/low impact & Step classes. After having 3 children decided to quit her full time job as a Youth Marking Rep for Coca Cola to become a stay at home mother of 3 daughters. Trying to find the balance betwwen, mom work & her sanity. Cheri decided to come back into the fitness world. She started teaching kickboxing, strength & cycle classes. 6 years ago she discovered Yoga and fell in love. She now brings her high energy fitness background in with her passion for yoga.
Teaching Style: Energetic & Not for babies J/K. But truly energetic and light hearted.
3 things I would put in a time capsule: 1) Picture of my family,
2) Candy (lot's and lots of my favorite), 3) A pair of my small jeans: God know they wont fit me in 10 years, but it would be nice to see where I once was :)
Find MeFacebook @CheriBotts

Lynette Dobos

Bio: Lynette came to yoga after being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia at the age of 32. Searching for more natural ways to heal her body from debilitating pain, a friend suggested she try yoga - and
she was instantly hooked. Lynette loved the way the physical practice of yoga could be adapted to suit her individual body’s needs, which, over time, helped her regain mobility and relief from pain. Eager to learn more, she began what is now a 20+ year journey into the study and practice of yoga asana, yoga philosophy, pranayama and meditation. Many classes, workshops, trainings and retreats later, Lynette knew it was her dharma to share the gift of yoga
with others. In 2015 she completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training program with Colleen Hieber, Melissa Christensen and Aileen Pham at Spectra Yoga. She is currently completing her 300-hour advanced yoga teacher training with Courtney Parkyn, Megan Bello, Liz Heffernan and
Alison Scola through Soma Yoga Institute and Better Living Yoga.

Teaching Style: Lynette believes that yoga is accessible to everyone, regardless of age, fitness level, injuries, or conditions. Recognizing that no two bodies are the same, she takes an adaptive approach to teaching. Whether you are a beginner or advanced practitioner, her students are encouraged to embrace their uniqueness and approach their yoga practice in an authentic way that supports their individual bodies. Lynette’s intention for her students is that they will develop a deeper mind-body connection and experience the many healing benefits of yoga, resulting in an increase in overall wellness and vitality.

3 things I would put in a time capsule: 1. My yoga props, 2. My favorite book Anatomy of the Spirit
by Carolyn Myss, 3. An iPod with all my favorite music.

Robin Gallo

Bio: Robin's was born and raised in Southern California. In pursuing her love of fitness she eventually came to work directly with the Commanding General of the MCAGCC in 29 Palms. She assisted in running the entire sports department for the Marines aboard the base and helped to represent the Marines in national and world-wide competitions such as the Ironman World Championships.
After working with the Marines for four years Robin left the work force to raise her family while maintaining an active lifestyle, running, hiking, camping and traveling the world. It wasn't until after taking her first yoga class in early 2010 she knew right away that Yoga would be her next career. Robin knew she wanted to share her new-found enthusiasm for yoga and combine it with the experience she received while working with the Marines to create her own style of teaching. She completed her RYT and continued her education by becoming certified in Hot Power Fusion, Hot Yoga, Intermediate and Advanced Power Vinyasa Flow and Yoga Sculpt Flow. Robin has united her knowledge of fitness and the human body along with her passion for yoga to create a contemporary and athletic approach to her instruction. You are always guaranteed a challenging yet spiritual practice in her class.
Teaching Style: I am a contemporary, athletic yogi with a modern approach to the traditional yoga flow. I enjoy creating challenging and intelligently sequenced flows that energize the mind,body and soul. It is my goal in every class to bring students to a deeper level of self-awareness. I strive to use the power of yoga along with an authentic connection to reach each student not only physically but on a spiritual level as well.

3 things I would put in a time capsule: 1. I have a deep affection for music. It has been a tremendous part of my life since the day I was born. Being raised in a divorced family meant I lived between 3 houses all my life. I lived with my mom and step-dad, my babysitter (she watched me during the day from ages 1 yr-12 yrs old) and with my dad. My step-dad was in a rock band and would play in our living room with a full band rocking out to Clapton, Zeppelin and Lynard Skynard. My dad was a huge progressive music fan and educated me on amazing music such as The Eagles, Pink Floyd and Supertramp. Then my babysitter listened to nothing but Country music by Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers, and Pasty Cline. So of course during high school I rebelled from them all and listened to Rap and soon to be HipHop. So it would be safe to say I have had a broad exposure to all kinds of music and I am so very thankful for that. Therefore, I would include my favorite pieces of music in a time capsule from many different genres.

2. I have been making hand-tied mala beads for myself for years and just recently started my own company. I enjoy using the power of the stones and crystals along with the chakras to help me grow physically and spiritually. I would probably add one of my own mala designs in the time capsule.

3. The most important thing I would add to the time capsule would be photos of my family. I was an only child with no aunts, no uncles and no cousins so my children me the world to me. Anyone who truly knows me… also knows my kids. They are my life, my love and my reason for existence. Being MOM is the only “label” I wear with pride.

Shaina Williams

Bio: After starting her nursing program in 2011, Shaina was introduced to yoga as a way to deal with the challenges of school and work/life balance as well as develop an exercise routine. Daily practice became a favorite and in 2013, Shaina completed her 200 hour training with CorePower Yoga. Teacher training was completely life changing as it gave her the tools to take on life in a more positive and healthy way. Diving deeper, Shaina also completed her 40 hour level II training with CorePower in late 2014. Yoga is truly a gift to her and she is grateful to be able to pass on it’s amazing and transformative benefits to others. Shaina joined Spectra yoga a few months ago after seeing the array of classes offered and you will often find her in full body
fitness classes in the mornings before starting her busy day at the medical practice she currently works at in Irvine, CA. Shaina currently teaches Vinyasa and recently completed her
15 hour yogalates certification with Spectra and has started teaching this fun and invigorating format!
Teaching Style: I would like to think of my classes as challenging but accessible to all levels. I remember being new to yoga and feeling lost as to how the class should go and I do not ever want someone to feel discouraged when starting a new practice! I like to bring a lot of energy and positivity to both my Vinyasa and yogalates classes and my goal is to impact at least one person each time I teach. I choose to be authentic and fluid in my teaching and I enjoy being able to teach in an environment where authenticity is encouraged!
3 things I would put in a time capsule: Pictures of good memories, family and friends; Focus journals/calendars- so awesome to look back at all my progress and to see how far I have come; and some nursing handbooks to always remind me of the career path that not only helped me become stronger and healthier but also led me to start my yoga journey which has brought me so much abundance.
Find Me: IG @shainaashlynyoga

Joey O'mara

Bio: After tearing his ACL playing Collegiate Lacrosse in the fall of 2006, Joseph needed to find a way to stay strong through the injury and he turned to yoga. The healing path of Iyengar Yoga was extremely intriguing and Joey started to seriously study Iyengar's methods at Western State University, CO. Following the yogic path he completed his 200 Hour Teacher Training at Corepower Yoga, Huntington Beach in 2010. Joseph continues his studies over the next 8 years throughout the country with world renown teachers such as Brock Cayhill, Shiva Rea, Janet Stone, & Annie Carpenter to name a few. He has accumulated over 5,000 hours on the mat and has found yoga to be the backbone for developing happy, healthy & conscious lifestyle. When he's not teaching his high energy, pumped up classes, you can find him riding his bike across the county, dueling out in intergalactic star fights, and traveling the world searching for the best house music for his classes, while always keeping an eye out for the Temple of Doom. *mostly true
Teaching Style: High energy, powerful, and spiritual. Medicine for your soul
3 things I would put in a time capsule: Basketball, soccer ball, & frisbee
Find MeFacebook @Joseph.Omara

Haunani Nakabara

Bio: After I partially tore my Achilles tendons playing volleyball, I had to find a new way to workout that would also help rehabilitate my leg. I started attending yoga classes and fell in love with it. Not only was I getting a great workout, I was given the opportunity to find peace and relaxation. And that’s exactly what I need to balance my Big 4 Accounting job (I’m also a CPA/product manager at KPMG). My favorite practice is Yin Yoga, which lead me to complete Yin Yoga teacher training even though I wasn’t a yoga teacher yet. The course fueled me to want more! With the encouragement and support of my yoga family, I decided to take my practice to the next level by taking the 200 hour teacher training. Now, here I am sharing my love of yoga with you today!
Teaching Style: Do you feel like you’re constantly on overdrive and your mind is always racing? Are you looking for a calm and peaceful place? Many of us live fast pace, demanding, and hectic lives – jobs, kids, traffic. Come to my class for the chance to unplug, take a breath, and center yourself.
3 things I would put in a time capsule: Pictures of friends and family, a note summarizing the past year, and a family tree.
Find Me: haunaniyoga@gmail.com

Matt B Benavidez

Bio: Matt was born and raised in Orange County and lives an active lifestyle. He enjoys running, biking, hiking, surfing, skating, and and most team sports. He began taking yoga classes as a way to gain more balance and flexibility, and quickly realized its benefits physically, mentally, and spiritually. Matt quickly fell in love with the philosophy of yoga and tries to incorporate it into his daily life on and off the mat. He is constantly trying to create a place of peace and happiness in the studio and in his life. As an avid musician, he finds a sense of relaxation while playing multiple instruments and listening to an eclectic mix of music. Matt completed his 200 hr teacher training in December 2012 and is constantly learning as much as he can about different styles of yoga to better his students practice as well as his own.
Teaching Style: Very Grounding approach to teaching power vinyasa, hot, and yin/restorative yoga
3 things I would put in a time capsule: iPod with all my favorite music/created music, Light on Yoga, and a Tibetan singing bowl

Nycole Primm

Bio: Nycole Primm was born and raised in Lakewood, Ca. She moved to beautiful Huntington Beach in 2001. She is a licensed Cosmetologist and has been working in the beauty industry as a stylist and makeup artist since 1996. She has always loved helping people feel beautiful. In 2006 she was introduced to Yoga Tribe by a friend. While unsure of the hot yoga experience she enjoyed her first class and signed up immediately. After going regularly for a few years she took a year off. In that year off she noticed that something was lacking and realized she craved the mind/body experience that she had found in hot yoga. With a new motivation she came back in 2011 full force. The benefits she received physically, mentally and spiritually were profound. This is what inspired her to do the Dayton Method Teacher Training in summer of 2013. A year later took vinyasa flow teacher training with Robin Hall & is 200hr RYT certified through Yoga Alliance.
Nycole wants to give back to what gave her such healing. The most wonderful thing to see is people enjoying the small and big victories in class and the joy they get from their successes. Yoga has become a true passion. A constant learning experience, she continues to study & further her practice. She loves teaching and helping others further their yoga journey.
Teaching Style: My teaching style I'd describe as motivational, compassionate, & patient. I love helping new students experiencing yoga for the 1st time.
3 things I would put in a time capsule: 1) Hell Bent by Benjamin Lorr: I read it before my 1st teacher training. It was amazing!, 2) Breakfast at Tiffany's movie: I love this movie & all things 60's, 3) A lock of my hair. My bright red hair has defined me my whole life haha

Find Me: Instagram @nykkicole13

Jill R Romero

Bio: I’m a native New Yorker and in 2004 I moved to California to attend graduate school and become a teacher. I have been teaching Spanish at Troy High School in Fullerton since 2006. Teaching is something that I am very passionate about, so when I began practicing yoga, I knew right away that, eventually, I would want to share it with others. I was introduced to yoga in May 2015 after sustaining a severe knee injury. Before that, I was an avid runner and soccer player. After my first class, I was captivated by the practice because it was challenging as well as rewarding. Within a few weeks, I started to notice many positive changes in my health and well-being.
Yoga allows me to get into a meditative state of relaxation, a conscious space that teaches me about awareness. Through yoga, I operate from a grateful space, and that appreciation has made me look at myself and my life differently. For me, yoga is so much more than the pose. It’s about quieting the mind to allow it to transform you spiritually. I see yoga as a useful complement to the other aspects of my daily life, helping to restore balance to all levels.
Teaching Style: I believe that yoga is a tool that helps us discern who we are, and make decisions that are in service to our emotional, physical, and spiritual nourishment. To me, yoga is a quintessential act of self-care and a chance to become embodied, empowered, and more firmly grounded in who we are. I want my students to feel that empowerment and connection when they are in my class. I strive to provide a peaceful and motivating space for my students to get in touch with themselves.
3 things in I would put in a time capsule: My mala beads, a picture of my loved ones, and of course, my yoga mat. :)

Karen C Clark

Bio: I teach yoga because I believe in it’s ability to heal our minds and bodies after experiencing it for myself. Prior to trying yoga I had a regular fitness routine that included ballet dancing, Pilates, aerobic classes and light strength training. Even though I was active I found myself spending a lot of time visiting my massage therapist and chiropractor to repair imbalances in my physiology. I began looking for a more effective way to restore harmony in my body and tried my first yoga class at age 40. I started noticing improvements in my flexibility and functionality with yoga. Shortly after I began a regular yoga practice I had some difficult life events that really tested my emotional wellness too. I craved the peace that I found each time I went to yoga, and found it was helping my mind as much as my body. That grew into a real love for it and a spark to share my love with others by becoming a certified instructor.

I teach Hatha / Vinyasa yoga and Aerial Yoga. I love the lighthearted fun of the hammock classes and discovering new ways of using the hammock for strengthening, stretching, restoring and translating yoga poses in new dimensions.


Teaching Style: Encouraging, friendly, educational. I am very focused on teaching alignment and breath so my students find stability and space in their postures first, and then start exploring strength and depth of the pose.


3 things I would put in a time capsule: Lip gloss, yoga mat, cozy sweater & sweat pants


Find Me: FB @Karen Clark Yoga

IG @liftedspirits_yoga

Hatha Yoga Level 1: Yoga Fundamentals
Level: All levels → good for beginners
Temperature: Room Temperature
Description: Level 1 yoga is an instructional and confidence building class. All great things must rely on a sound foundation. This class focuses heavily on correct postural alignment and developing appropriate yogic breathing. Fundamental poses that are common to many classes such as Downward Facing Dog and Warrior Poses will be broken down for the students, and modifications will be given if needed. Building a strong yoga foundation is crucial in a student’s success on the mat as their yoga journey blossoms. Level 1 yoga is a class for all students whether new or experienced. It’s always good to reconnect to your beginnings.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Dec 11 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Cheri Botts
  • Tue Dec 11 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Lynette Dobos
  • Thu Dec 13 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Robin Gallo
  • Thu Dec 13 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Shaina Williams
  • Fri Dec 14 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Joey O'mara
  • Fri Dec 14 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Haunani Nakabara
  • Sat Dec 15 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Matt B Benavidez
  • Sun Dec 16 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Stacia Krikorian
  • Mon Dec 17 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Nycole Primm
  • Tue Dec 18 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Cheri Botts
  • Tue Dec 18 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Stacia Krikorian
  • Thu Dec 20 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Robin Gallo
  • Thu Dec 20 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Shaina Williams
  • Fri Dec 21 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Joey O'mara
  • Fri Dec 21 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Jill R Romero
  • Sat Dec 22 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Matt B Benavidez
  • Sun Dec 23 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Karen C Clark


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