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Yoga for Healing

This class is taught by:

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

Ashley McKeachie

Bio: Ashley McKeachie is a certified yoga therapist and registered yoga teacher, who has been committed to teaching the power of yoga since 2011. She received her yoga therapy certification from Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in 2014, and three years later, she graduated with her Masters in Yoga Studies from LMU in 2017. She spends most of her time working with chronic pain patients at the Orange County Pain and Wellness Center, and teaches as adjunct faculty at Orange Coast College, where she oversees the yoga program. Along with private yoga therapy sessions, corporate yoga, and leading yoga teacher trainings, Ashley loves to teach
diverse group yoga classes at Spectra Yoga since the opening of the studio in 2015. Recently, she was chosen as one of the featured faculty for Spectra Yoga’s 300-hour advanced yoga teacher training, beginning in September 2018, where Ashley will teach Sanskrit, ancient texts, Tantra,
and Therapeutic yoga.
Ashley began her yoga journey in January 2010, with a background of over twenty years of ballet, jazz, and modern dance. After being diagnosed with thyroid disease in 2006, Ashley went through two sessions of radioactive iodine to reduce the size of her overactive thyroid. The radiation left her feeling lethargic, weak, unmotivated, and desperate for better overall health. Yoga was introduced to Ashley by her favorite Pilates instructor, and she has not looked back
since! Yoga completely changed Ashley's body, mind, and spirit, strengthening her physical, mental, and emotional self. Ashley focuses on positivity, visualization, and themes in her yoga classes. She welcomes all types of students who are interested in the yoga experience; especially those who want to enhance their quality of life.

Teaching Style: Ashley believes that yoga is not in a rush, and her classes are focused on slow, elegant movements that compliment rich, deep inhales, and long, smooth 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:
DVD Copy of Jaws (First scary movie that instilled a massive fear of swimming in the ocean), Margarita Pizza from Florence, Italy (Ashley lived in Italy for 10 years), Book Copy of Heart of Yoga, by TKV Desikachar
Find Me: FB & IG- @AshleyMcKeachieYoga

Christian Reid

Bio: Yoga found Christian in 2009 when his mom, a yoga instructor, invited him to attend her class. He was challenged to explore parts of his body that had never been opened, and was surprised to find release from old emotional and psychological baggage that he was not even aware of carrying. This discovery of the inseparable nature of mind, body and spirit led Christian to delve deeper into the practice of yoga with the intention to bring balance to his whole being. As he eagerly practiced all styles of yoga that he encountered, a sense of steadiness and ease arose in his mind and body, and the stresses of everyday life became less engrossing and more manageable. As yoga led Christian to practice self-study more intimately, he was able to articulate his deepest intention of reducing suffering in the world. Inspired by his mom’s work as an instructor and the easing of his own suffering through practice, he knew that one day he too would love to share the gift of yoga with his community through teaching.
In the Fall of 2015, he completed Yoga Tribe's 200-hour Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training where he first encountered the practice of Sound Meditation. This powerfully transformative experience inspired him to study privately with Gong Master and Sound Meditation Practitioner Giselle Abadie to deepen his understanding of this practice and learn the art of playing gongs, singing bowls, drums and other instruments. Since then his interest in Sound Meditation has blossomed into a burning passion, and he has been blessed to share this ancient yet newly re-emerging practice at yoga and meditation studios across Orange County, as well as in private sessions, treatment centers, and on retreats.
Christian’s love for all forms of yoga has inspired him to pursue further education with Vinyasa Flow Mentorship Program led by Shannon Kassoff E-RYT 500, Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Melissa Christensen E-RYT 500, and Teaching Yoga for Recovery led by Alysa Osvog E-RYT 500. His thirst for knowledge and desire to share this transformative practice with the world motivates him to continue learning on the mat, through personal study and more training.
Teaching Style: (Sound Meditation) Christian guides students through breath work exploration, gentle movement, and guided imagery to prepare students to open and receive the benefits of the sound meditation. He then guides participants deep into meditation using symphonic and planetary-tuned gongs, Tibetan and crystal singing bowls, drums, and chimes, while chanting mantras in harmony with the instruments. During this profoundly transformative practice, Christian holds space for inner journeying in a way that supports gentle transitions into and out of deeper levels of consciousness.
3 Things I would put in a time capsule: 
1) My first singing bowl, given to me by my mom, teacher and friend
2) My favorite book the Tao Te Ching
3) My lavender eye pillow
Find Me
  • Personal Website: www.soundbathsandyoga.com
  • Email: christianreid1@gmail.com
  • Facebook: facebook.com/christianmichaelreid
  • Instagram: @christianmichaelreid
  • Twitter: @christianmreid
Level: Beginner
Temperature: Room Temperature
Description: This class is perfect for students who are newer to yoga, are working through a healing process or simply want a calmer class format for today. With the support of yoga props, the teacher will explore different poses each week that support everything from back pain to menopause symptom relief.
If you need to come watch this class to see how it goes, you are more than welcome to observe before you sign up to take this class.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Sep 23 10:15 am - 11:00 am with Karen C Clark
  • Wed Sep 26 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Ashley McKeachie
  • Sun Sep 30 10:15 am - 11:00 am with Christian Reid
  • Wed Oct 03 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Ashley McKeachie
  • Sun Oct 07 10:15 am - 11:00 am with Karen C Clark
  • Wed Oct 10 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Ashley McKeachie
  • Sun Oct 14 10:15 am - 11:00 am with Karen C Clark
  • Wed Oct 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Ashley McKeachie
  • Sun Oct 21 10:15 am - 11:00 am with Karen C Clark
  • Wed Oct 24 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Ashley McKeachie
  • Sun Oct 28 10:15 am - 11:00 am with Karen C Clark
  • Wed Oct 31 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Ashley McKeachie
  • Sun Nov 04 10:15 am - 11:00 am with Karen C Clark
  • Wed Nov 07 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Ashley McKeachie
  • Sun Nov 11 10:15 am - 11:00 am with Karen C Clark
  • Wed Nov 14 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Ashley McKeachie
  • Sun Nov 18 10:15 am - 11:00 am with Karen C Clark
  • Wed Nov 21 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Ashley McKeachie
  • Sun Nov 25 10:15 am - 11:00 am with Karen C Clark
  • Wed Nov 28 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Ashley McKeachie



2701 Harbor Blvd, Suite E-1
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

(714) 436-0576