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Second Saturday Satsang

This class is taught by:

Steven Sadlier

Steven S. Sadleir is the Director of the Self Awareness Institute (SAI), www.SelfAwareness.com, a Kundalini Master in the lineage of Vethathiri Maharishi and a Siddha Yogi in the lineage of Sri Sri Sri Shivabalayogi Maharaj; he has been teaching for over thirty years and has students in over 120 countries. Steven has written a best-selling book on world religions, published half a dozen books on self-awareness and spiritual philosophy, and he appears in two new spiritual movies – 3 Magic Words and Spiritual Revolution. Swami Steven is also the Host of the Hallmark Channel’s television series called SpiritClips and hosts his own radio show online listened to all over the world called Enlightenment Radio. Steven has also worked as an economist, world banker, investment banker, fund manager and consultant to businesses and teaches enlightenment to key executives. Steven will be teaching yoga philosophy and meditation.

Max Rennie

Bio: I started practicing yoga due to a prolonged state of intense suffering. I was living a very spiritually, mentally, and physically damaging lifestyle. I was suicidal and every day was a struggle to simply 'be'. Yoga became my "gateway drug," if you will, that lead me down the path of love and enlightenment. This has changed my life, and the lives of those around me, forever. Being able to utilize my life experiences to help others through teaching has created so much abundance in my life. I teach my classes for people in all walks of life. From the broken souls that see no light at the end of the tunnel to the warrior within that wants to come out and play, I look forward to our paths crossing. Namaste.
Teaching Style: Rhythmic Stillness. Postures designed to challenge the mind and body while maintaining breath awareness to promote a meditative state through an effort-full class.
3 things I would put in a time capsule: My water bottle, kindle, and my moldavite necklace.

Find Me: Facebook @maxrennieyoga

Michaela Drageset

Bio: Michaela is a passionate, yoga teacher and alternative health practitioner who works with different types of yoga, meditation and trance-work to help people accomplish changes in their life in a profound way. As an instructor, she continues to learn and grow in all things yoga so she can bring it to her students. Her introduction to natural healing arts started when Michaela was growing up on the island of Maui with surfers, yogis, painters and healers all around her but Michaela wandered from there. Michaela continued to practice meditation and movement arts at different points throughout her life, and as Michaela moved into adulthood, she found yoga and breathwork again where she felt at home and wanted to teach it, but life had other plans for her including four beautiful children. However, when the time was right, almost eight years after she started her family, she studied intensively with Doug Swenson attending Sadhana Yoga Chi, which is foundationally Astanga. Michaela received her 500 Hr Certification with him in 2013 and taught ever since and is now and E-RYT500 and Yoga Alliance Certified Education Provider. With her love of yoga as a cornerstone, she continued to expand her knowledge with TYS Aerial Yoga I, II, III, and Gentle Aerial Yoga; Unnata Aerial Yoga I, II; Treat While You Train, a Yoga Tune-Up Format, and Yoga For First Responders, a Trauma Informed Yoga. As Michaela aims to bring you an informed practice she continues to learn through Loyola Marymount's Yoga Philosophy Program so there is always something new to learn from her. But she hasn't stopped there; she has studied over 200 hours of in-depth trance-work with the San Diego Hypnosis Institute with David Snyder and is currently working through 700 Hours with Hypnotist Practitioners Training Institute where she continues in personal client work with the subconscious mind. With everything that she has learned, her purpose in guiding people has become about teaching people compassion to love themselves in an integrated way that supports their goals in life while finding balance and strength in every aspect. She aims to make hearts a little lighter and bring joy to the world, to be an Elevation Through Inspiration.


Teaching Style: Graceful Movement, Alignment-focused combined with Inner Wisdom


3 Things for a time capsule: A Camera with Family and Friend Photos, Pen/Paints and Paper, a Bottle of Ho’okipa Sand


Find Me: Facebook @michaeladragesetyoga; Instagram @michaeladrageset

Ashley McKeachie

Bio: Ashley McKeachie is a registered yoga instructor and yoga therapist, who received her 200-hour teacher training through Core Power Yoga and her 800- hour clinical yoga therapy certification at Loyola Marymount University. She is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Yoga Studies from Loyola Marymount University, with an expected graduation date of Spring 2017. While attending school, Ashley works as a yoga therapist at the Orange County Pain and Wellness Center in Santa Ana. In this functional restoration program, she teaches patients a variety of tools of yoga to help alleviate the symptoms associated with chronic pain. Ashley is part-time faculty at Orange Coast College, and teaches Hatha Yoga Level 1 and 2 for the Kinesiology department. She also teaches numerous types of group yoga classes at SportsCare Chiropractic in Huntington Beach and Spectra Yoga in Costa Mesa, including Yoga Therapy, Vinyasa, Power, Yin, Restorative, Chair, and Prime Of Life Yoga™. Ashley has been the official yoga therapist for the UC Irvine Men’s Basketball Team since 2013, and wishes them well in their current season.

Ashley began her yoga journey in January 2010, with a background of over twenty years of ballet, jazz, and modern dance. Upon returning to Southern California in 2008 after living in Italy for 10 years, she was diagnosed with thyroid disease. She went through two sessions of radioactive iodine to reduce the size of her overactive thyroid, which left her feeling lethargic, weak, unmotivated, and desperate for better overall health. Yoga completely changed Ashley, making her the strongest she has ever been, and continues to improve the connection between her mind, body, and breath. She brings encouragement, hands-on adjustments, visualization, and the Yoga Sutras to her classes. 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.

Teaching Style: Ashley believes that yoga is not in a rush, and her classes are focused on slow, smooth movements that compliment rich, deep inhales and exhales. Expect to move through honey, as Ashley inspires you to connect to your true self, the source of all confidence, wisdom, and joy.

3 things I would put in a time capsule: 1) DVD Copy of Jaws (First scary movie that instilled a massive fear of swimming in the ocean), 2) Margarita Pizza from Florence, Italy (Ashley lived in Italy for 10 years), 3)Diploma from Loyola Marymount University, Masters in Yoga Studies (Hopefully, she will be admitted in Fall 2015)

Find Me: Facebook @Ashley McKeachie Yoga, www.ashleyoga.com

Ambia Phelan

Bio: Ambia has been in the fitness industry for about 4 years teaching everything from Glucofit to seniors, fitness classes to children, bootcamps, killer circuits, and her favorite TRX. Coming from an active yet not so healthy background Ambia has found that true fitness comes not just from working out physically but also mentally and spiritually. She encourages you to exercise every part of yourself in order to live to your full potential. Ambia is a world traveler, entrepreneur, adrenaline junkie, and a student to life.
Certifications: NASM, TRX
Teaching Style: I use functional training to get the best overall strength and endurance combo for your body. My workouts are hard but fun, I'll push you out of your comfort zone but not to an unsafe extent. I'm a stickler for form and technique and will make sure you are producing quality movements from the beginning of class to the end.
3 Things I would put in a time Capsule: My journal, A picture of my family, My favorite poem "The Road Not Taken"
Find Me: Instagram @ambiarossiter

Aundy Weeks

Bio: Aundy began yoga quite some time ago with a home practice. Her practice then ebbed and flowed until 2009 when her life had become unmanageable. She began practicing at a studio and quickly jumped into a 200 hour Dayton Method teacher training with the intention to just further her practice and to immerse more deeply into the yoga life. However, the passion and love she found was boundless and she wanted to share the life changing experience with others. She has been teaching steadily since January of 2010. In spring of 2014 she took another training but this time a 200 hour Warrior Flow certification because she believes the marriage of these two practices results in a well rounded mind body and spirit. Soon after this she discovered Yin yoga which resonated deeply within her and she took the training because she knew what balance this would bring to the mind. Now, this family of styles offers such opportunity to bring yoga to everyone. She teaches with passion and truly from the heart with a playful spirit.
Teaching Style: Genuine, loving and encouraging
3 things I would put in a time capsule: 1) Yoga mat, 2) Picture of family, friends & pets, 3) Gratitude List
Find Me: Facebook @Aundy, Instagram @Aundyweeks

Lauren R Ramsey

Bio: Lauren first started her yoga journey in 2007 after the end of a long term relationship. After experiencing the challenges of yoga in her first class she was immediately hooked! Throughout the years she was able to build self-confidence, mindfulness, and strength with a regular practice. Lauren also used yoga as a tool to help her heal from years of chronic back pain. Finally, in 2014 she took the long awaited leap of faith and decided to become a certified teacher. Lauren completed her 200-hour certification through Ra Yoga. In the months following her certification, Lauren has volunteered her time to teach for those in her workspace and for a local recovery center. As a California native Lauren enjoys spending time in the outdoors, as well as curling up to a good book. Her main goals as a new teacher are to expose as many people as possible to the benefits of yoga as well as build confidence and balance.
 Teaching Style: My teaching style would best be described as flowing yet precise. I love the transition from asana to asana but emphasize the importance of alignment.
3 things I would put in a time capsule: 1) Sriracha! I can't live a day without it. 2) a space heater (or anything warm). I'm constantly cold and love being bundled up. 3) My kindle. I'm a sucker for a good book or anything that expands my knowledge.
Find Me: Instagram @lil_lauren8 or Lauren Ramsey on Facebook :)

Melissa Christensen

Bio: Lead Teacher Trainer for Spectra School of Yoga - Yoga quickly became a way of life for Melissa when she noticed that the most significant impact of her practice was happening off the mat. With a strong desire to find a deeper meaning and more balanced way of life, she delved into the authentic teachings and philosophy behind the science and practice of yoga. Now an E-RYT500 Yoga Alliance certified teacher, having graduated from Yoga Pura’s 500-hour Advanced Studies & Teacher Training program in Phoenix, AZ, she is devoted to sharing her passion for yoga and the gift this transformational practice offers to all of her students. Her teaching style is balanced between the philosophical and physical offerings of yoga. Whether it’s through flowing vinyasa movement or a slow quiet practice like yin, she takes students on a journey. Using the tools of yoga, married with skillfully selected music and postures, she offers insights and experiments that encourage students to notice unhelpful habits in an effort to find greater joy and peace on and off the mat. Her intention is to challenge both your body and mind - question your perception of reality - leaving you with a profound opportunity for transformation. Fulfilling a deepening intention to teach and share this practice, she is now co-lead teacher for Spectra School of Yoga's Teacher Training program. Melissa is forever thankful to her teachers and friends for guiding and encouraging her as she continues to deepen her own practice and teachings.
Teaching Style: My teaching style is balanced between the philosophical and physical offerings of yoga. Whether it’s through flowing vinyasa movement or a slow quiet practice like yin, both with a mindful focus on breath, I take students on a journey. Using the tools of yoga and sharing personal experiences married with skillfully selected music and postures, I offer insights and experiments that encourage students to notice unhelpful habits in an effort to find greater joy and peace on and off the mat. My intention is to challenge both your body and mind - and question your perception of reality - leaving you with a profound opportunity for transformation.
3 things that I would put in a time capsule: Picture of me and my husband; a Jai Uttal CD and a Cookbook about all things Bacon. :)
Find Me: www.yoginimelissac.com and www.yinyins.com

Christine Rolfe

Bio: Christine started to meditate when she was around 6 years old, staring at a Holly Hobby picture on the wall to settle her mind at night. Only decades later did she learn she was practicing Trataka, the meditative practice of gazing at an external object. Perhaps it is no surprise that Christine was naturally drawn to meditation and started practicing again as a way to calm her mind and increase mindfulness in her daily life.
As Christine continued to develop her meditation practice, she experienced even more benefits including reduced insomnia, more focus and an increased connectedness with life. She was happier. She was drawn to the practice and wanted to learn as much about meditation as possible. Christine explains “If I can meditate (with my over-active mind) anyone can!"
Christine became certified to teach the Simple, Easy, Every Day Meditation (SEED Meditation®) created by Sarah McLean. She also holds a BA in Communications and Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her desire is to teach meditation to individuals or groups looking for a way to improve their well-being through meditation. Her smile grows even larger when teaching people who are new to meditation as she loves the idea of spreading the practice. Christine lives in Orange County with her husband, teenage son and two furry friends, Ruka and Maya. Her interests outside of meditation include hiking, yoga, writing and traveling.
Teaching Style: Meditation is the practice of bringing your gentle attention to a focus again and again. The focus could be your breath, mantra, physical sensations or anything that allows you to return to the present moment in a gentle way. I teach the Simple, Easy, Every Day Meditation Method (SEED Meditation Method) which is a collection of powerful, time-tested meditation practices that can reduce stress and enhance your life. The foundation of the meditation practices I teach includes breath awareness, body awareness, silent mantra, self-inquiry and heart centered breath. My favorite techniques are focusing on the breath and body… it is simple and you always have them available for you!
3 things I would put in a time capsule: A family photo, my rollerblades and some pixie dust
Find Me: thepausebuttonmeditation@gmail.com

Facebook: @The PAUSE Button Meditation

Website: http://www.thepausebuttonmeditation.com/

Dana Burns

Bio: I started my spiritual journey over two decades ago. Through the years I have been blessed with the opportunity to study under three amazing Shaman and my Reiki Master. Today, I am an Usui Reiki Master, Ordained Minister, member of the Shibumi International Reiki Association as well as an Empath. I am also a Certified Oncology Reiki Practitioner and have studied Reflexology. In addition to Reiki, my passions include Aromatherapy and Crystal Healing.

Last year, after a “not so gentle nudge” from my Spirit Guides, I left my 18-year career in Interior Design, to focus full-time on my spiritual passions and opened up my own Reiki Studio in Orange County. I have such a strong calling to help heal, inspire and guide people on their own journey to self-realization and peace. The immense difference meditation and Reiki have made on my life is amazing! I can’t wait to share it with you.

Find Me: dana@reikispiritcenter.com


Facebook @Reiki Spirit Center

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.

Cody Shellenberger

Bio: Avid Acroyogi and slackliner. I love to teach, play, and learn. I have been teaching AcroYoga for about a year now and have enjoyed every bit of it. On the constant path of learning and expanding my talents. I also enjoy backpacking and reading at the local coffee shops.
Teaching Style: Very much a demonstrator, I prefer to show the skill we are learning then help guide/coach the students to develop the skill.
3 things I would put in a time capsule: Slackline; Wine; Survival Knife
Find Me: Facebook @Cody.Shellenberger & Instagram @acroyogicody
Level: All levels
Temperature: Room Temperature
Description: Satsang is the heart of yoga. It is a spiritual gathering, led by a guru(s) or teacher(s), in development of the heart and mind to the full Self Realization and enlightenment.
Each month Spectra Yoga will host the Satsang on the Second Saturday and feature various teachers from all over the yoga community. Each teacher will choose to lead the Satsang in his/her specific style. Whether we are discussing yoga philosophy, sharing energy, practicing yoga, and/or meditating, the key is the presence of our collective love and spirit.
When you come in the Satsang class wear comfortable clothes to practice. This Spiritual Gathering is practiced in room temperature and appropriate for all levels.

Free for Spectra Members & $20 for non-Members

October Satsang: Self-Love & Compassion with Christine Rolfe

Self love is unconditional self acceptance, with a bit of appreciation and compassion for oneself thrown in. Accepting yourself unconditionally means loving yourself without having to fulfill certain conditions or living up to some particular standard. Self love is loving “all of
you”… the perfectly imperfect you!

We will discuss self-love and compassion:

  • Understand the barriers to self love
  • Cultivate self love
  • Self-Compassion vs. Self-Esteem
  • We will end with a Loving kindness meditation



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