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Reyna's passion for yoga began nearly 20 years ago. In 2015, she realized her dream of becoming a yoga studio owner in her hometown of Fallbrook, CA. She teaches several styles of yoga with Yoga for Cancer Recovery being her latest focus. She also offers both 200 & 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Programs at Sage, which has produced over 50 new instructors since 2015.
Reyna was born and raised in Fallbrook and was lucky enough to travel the world with her Marine husband, Lee. They moved back in 2007 and are raising their 3 children here. Reyna is also very passionate about natural and alternative healing and has made it her personal goal to inspire as many people as possible and help them take control of their health and wellness in order to live a more beautiful life.
"My greatest joy is to teach a single yoga class and see someone transform before my eyes. I feel such overwhelming gratitude for my community for helping get to this place."
Lee had been suffering from back pain for over 10 years. Enjoying an active lifestyle of hiking, running, and biking was slowly becoming out of reach. Trying physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, and spending thousands of dollars on many different beds would not provide more than 3 hours of sleep a night. Yoga has made such a positive impact that Lee attended 200-hr training within months of trying his first class. Being a veteran inspired Lee to also attend the Connected Warriors trauma conscious training with a focus on Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). He now hopes to share his experience and help others find what yoga can do for them.
Sandra was born and educated in the UK and has worked in the fitness industry for over 30 years. Following a strong foundation leading Dance, Stretch & Calisthenic classes, she travelled extensively with her business, teaching Aqua & Land Aerobics in Kenya, Africa; Dance & Fitness Instruction in New York and Fitness Center Management in Dubai, UAE. Arriving in San Diego in 1989, Sandra developed a Massage Therapy & Personal Training business, The Fitness Source, and was co-founder of the Fitness Trainers Association. She evolved into a lower impact exercise regime due to injuries received whilst training and competing in triathlons. Yoga was a natural fit and Sandra has now been practicing yoga for over 16 years and teaching since 2003. She offers personal training and teaches group classes at Sage, Club Paradise, Fallbrook Public Library and Silvergate Retirement Residence. Sandra has made a commitment to learn and share the benefits of being strong, flexible and energetic and find creative ways to make exercise fun and fruitful for all ages and abilities. She is registered with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 200 & RYT 500) and specializes in Vinyasa Flow style yoga and Chair-Yoga. Sandra is also the creator and owner of Fallbrook Wellness Directory, a Healthy On-Line Living Guide; a Chamber Ambassador and an Advisory Board member for the Fallbrook Regional Health District.
"Through gentle guidance, joyful spirit and exploration, empowering teachers and students to take the essence of yoga off the mat and out into the world."
Nancy has been practicing yoga for 16 years and has been an instructor for 10 of those years. Aside from teaching, she takes the time to practice several times a week. She received her Hatha Yoga Teacher Training from Vitality College of Healing Arts in 2005. She went on to acquire her Svaroopa Yoga Teacher Training and Embodyment (tm) Therapy mastery with Master Yoga Foundation at the satellite campus at Fallbrook Yoga Center in 2007. Nancy has also taught Vinyasa Flow and Anahata yoga and has training in Thai massage and second degree Reiki. Nancy desires to impart to her students the life changing gifts yoga provides to expand the potentials of our mind, body and spirit.
Leslie Salmon is Certified with the Anusara School of Hatha Yoga and is registered with Yoga Alliance at the E-RYT500 level. She began her yoga practice in 1998 and began to teach yoga in 2004.
When asked about her practice and studies, Leslie will quickly say that she never knew the body holds so many secrets and is capable of so many amazing things. Yoga is, to Leslie, an adventure and an awakening for each participant. A journey to feeling better, taller and stronger; smattered along the way with a few boulders to crawl over. It is not always easy, but it is rewarding.
At Sage, Leslie currently teaches 4 classes each week, offers workshops, and is lead teacher for the studio’s 200-hr. Teacher Training Program. She is also a Yoga Therapist at the YTRx500 level (500 hours of training).
What is Yoga Therapy? A practice to work with healthcare modalities to enhance well-being and healing through the application of the teachings and practices of yoga.
Leslie offers private yoga and yoga therapy sessions; contact her for an appointment through this website.
Elisha was drawn to yoga after having children as a means to achieve greater strength and flexibility, increase range of motion, and balance the roles of wife, mom, and professional in a busy world. She never looked back, and has been practicing yoga for about 10 years. Practicing an Ashtanga-style yoga, she learned so many important lessons on the mat that she could use off the mat.
After her move to Fallbrook in August of 2015, she was able to further her practice by learning other styles of yoga, and to finish her RYT200 at Sage, her new "OM away from OM". What a blessing yoga and this yoga family has been to her life! In her teaching and subbing opportunities, she hopes to share that practicing mindfulness, stillness, effort, and letting go (which you learn on the mat) can open up new possibilities for everyone (pff the mat)!
"And then the day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom" Anais Nin
Laura is relatively new to yoga, however not new to her mat. She has 25+ years of training as a student of Pilates that started with her studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1987. She is a Graduate of UNLV, a wife, a mom of three, and a grandma of seven. Her love of teaching has expanded from UNLV to knitting to Yoga.
In April 2016, Laura received her RYT-200 in at Sage Yoga Studios under the guidance of Leslie Salmon. When asked “Why yoga?” She simple replies, it is about the breath, quietness and being one with your mat that allows the stillness within.
Laura has many hobbies that include family, friends, knitting, quilting, beads and traveling. It is exciting for her to teach as she watches her student’s and notices when they “get it”: it is a breath, it is that smile, it is that wow “I Got It” look. It is truly amazing and that is why she says she love to teach. Yoga is a breath of smiles in stillness.
Thich Nhat Hanh has a quote
“Breathe in deeply to bring your Mind Home to your Body.”
Leslie began practicing yoga in 2008 as a way to heal some health issues. When major life transitions occurred in 2010, her health issues spiraled out of control. Intent on finding a natural way to heal, she committed to a regular yoga practice. In 2012, she learned about all eight limbs of yoga – that completely changed her view on yoga and life. After learning meditation and pranayama and committing to a regular practice, she began to heal. It was also during this time that she decided to end a decade-long tenure as a school counselor and dive deeper into the healing parts of yoga. This path led her to begin training as a Somatic Experiencing practitioner as well yoga teacher training. Leslie got her RYT 200 in August 2015 from Sage Yoga Studios. She is currently enrolled at Sraddha School of Yoga, an alignment based yoga teacher training. Leslie holds private Somatic Experiencing (SE) sessions at Sage – feel free to ask her about it!
Kim began practicing yoga in 2001 while living and working full time as a licensed massage therapist on Bainbridge Island in Washington. At that time Kim also rowed competitively on a master’s level women’s crew team. Both her work and her sport were physically demanding and led Kim to find yoga to increase her flexibility and provide an “inward” workout. In addition to working as a massage therapist for 10 + years, Kim has most recently worked as a credentialed classroom teacher and is a mother to an 11 year old son. Kim earned her EYT 200 hour yoga instructor certificate from Sage Yoga Studios in April of 2016. Kim’s work as a massage therapist deeply informs her instruction as a yoga teacher. Her strong understanding of anatomy and physiology guides her to provide safe, alignment based instruction while offering modifications of poses and hands-on assists, if desired. Kim also teaches kid’s yoga and hopes to combine her background in education with her love of yoga to one day bring yoga programs into the schools. She looks forward to sharing the gift of yoga with people of all ages.
Vanessa’s passion for yoga began after years of cross country running and Crossfit. She started hot yoga in 2009 as a means of recovery and found her calling. Inspired by the Stockalper family and the growth of her practice, Vanessa graduated from Yoga Tropics Teacher Training School with a 200-hr certification in 2011. When Vanessa is not on her mat you can find her raising her two children. Her teaching is upbeat, engaging and uplifting. Vanessa has experienced so much growth, healing and well-being and loves sharing everything she’s gained with her students.
Caroline moved to San Diego in 2011, and has been a Fallbrook native since 2013. Her interest in yoga was inspired by her passion for health and fitness. After her first class, she was hooked and began practicing daily. She completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training at Sage Yoga Studios, where she fell in love with the strength and mental clarity yoga brought to her life. She hopes to help guide her students to apply the skills we learn on the mat to every day life. Some of her favorite styles of yoga include aerial/trapeze and heated, though loves exploring the diversity yoga offers and experimenting with different styles. She is currently pursuing her bachelors degree in human nutrition, and aspires to be a registered dietitian. When she is not doing yoga, Caroline enjoys cooking, hiking, horseback riding and playing with dogs.
Cecily first fell in love with yoga in 2016. The fact that it helps people grow by learning to accept and love themselves was a huge revelation to her. Cecily received her 200-hour yoga teacher training at Peace Love and Yoga in Carlsbad, CA. Recently she undertook Aerial Teacher Training as a part of her continuing education. Cecily's classes concentrate on uniting mind and body to create peace within while also creating a calming awareness of the world around us. She has grown up all over the world and has made Southern California her home since 2013 with her husband, Ryan. Cecily is passionate about yoga, travel, scuba diving and her family.
Sophie Malahieude is registered with yoga alliance at the E-RYT 500 level, she is also an Ayurveda Wellness consultant. She started her journey 20 years ago in Germany. As she learned the principles of Yoga she also was introduced to Ayurveda, the sister science of Yoga.
Ayurveda emphasizes the connection with Mother Earth, whereas Yoga emphasizes the connection with the Divine.
This combination of Yoga and Ayurveda deeply resonates with her, she lives up to these principles and teaches them in class. Sophie is also certified in Hatha Yoga, Hormone Yoga Therapy, Laughter Yoga and Ayurvedic Yoga. Lately she was touched with Grief Yoga. This specific yoga practice helps to understand and manage deep emotions. She offers the practice as a 2 hours workshop.
Sophie customizes her classes regarding the students's needs, the weather, and the time of the day. The practice becomes a self-exploration and an understanding of the environment.
In her class you will practice poses (asanas), breathing exercises (pranayama) and relaxation.
Sophie is enthusiastic, optimistic and fun.
Brian is registered E-RYT500 with Yoga Alliance.
He conducts a wide range of classes & workshops including AcroYoga, vinyasa flow yoga, alignment based yoga, yoga for children with autism, seniors, seniors with Alzheimer's, partner yoga, and thai yoga. In addition, he has spent six years volunteering with VA Hospitals providing yoga for veterans.
Raschel is a local San Diegan who grew up in Encinitas / Point Loma, CA. She is married with 2 boys. When not doing yoga you can find her with her family or volunteering somewhere. Raschel found yoga in the early 90's and it was a natural fit for her. She fell in love with the practice immediately! 1997 she met Iyengar Yoga instructor, Patty Pace at the School of Healing Arts, and enrolled in an Iyengar Yoga teacher training in order to deepen her practice. In 2012 a car accident sent her to the doctor and they recommended she do more yoga to heal herself. That led her to her next 200hr Hatha Yoga teacher training with an influence in Hatha Vinyasa; knowing that in a teacher training you are required to do a lot of yoga helped her focus on healing. That is where she discovered her love of teaching yoga.
In 2016 Raschel did her 300hr teacher training and attained her 500hr RYT certification from the Roots and Wings Yoga school in Vista, CA. In January 2017 she was trained in Ashtanga Primary Series with Tim Miller. Raschel is continuing to train and explore in different modalities of yoga. She loves learning about yoga and sharing her love of it with people. Yoga has changed her life and reduced her daily pain. She loves to share the healing benefits with her students. Her classes are fun, relaxing and alignment based.
I've been a teacher of yoga for 7 years. A path that has taken me to the deep knowledge of self (oh, I'm still learning) integrating the physical self with the higher frequency of who "I am." I have been doing energy work since I was a very young child of 5. In my adult years, I found yoga while in school for my Holistic Health Practitioners Certificate. I am trained in the Hatha and Kundalini practices. Kundalini is my personal daily practice. With a heart filled with gratitude, I invite you to explore my Sound Alchemy, Yoga classes and Energy work.
With an education and professional background rooted in dance, yoga was a natural progression for Katie. Amongst some major life transitions, Katie was looking for healing and found her first yoga class in 2016. She quickly found a new passion and began taking classes regularly. During this time, Katie was also throwing herself into every self-help book she could find. Suddenly it clicked that they were one in the same and her perspective on life was completely transformed.
With a desire to help people find these same revelations, Katie enrolled in Sage Yoga Studio’s teacher training and completed her RYT 200 certification in August 2018. Her knowledge of the human body in relation to movement has helped shape her as a yoga instructor. Katie is currently pursuing her doctorate in Performance Psychology. She has a desire to weave her studies into her yoga teaching to help people become the best versions of themselves.
As a Fallbrook native, Katie is excited to be part of Sage’s staff and looks forward to seeing you in class!
When she decided to dedicate 14+ hours a week to the study and practice of yoga, her life started changing in positive ways. She began to trust her physical body, finding strength and power through asanas and began incorporating arm balances and inversions into her practice. The determination and patience it took to master these poses are skills that she takes off the mat every single day.
Summer hopes to teach those with weaknesses or physical challenges how to embrace yoga and find strength in their bodies, reminding them that props and pose variations always help you get to where you need to be. she also hopes to teach people how to connect breath with body, establishing a calm, still, and aware state of being.
"I am a better wife, mother, daughter, and friend thanks to yoga."
Christi came to yoga as a way to deal with persistent pain as a result of several surgeries and a degenerative bone disease. She pursued her 200 & 300-hour trainings as a way to deepen her own understanding of the healing powers of yoga, and before long discovered her calling to share with others that they are not defined by their physical conditions. Christi believes that yoga can illuminate the vibrancy & vitality in everyone, and makes it her mission to inspire people from all walks of life on the yogic path. She teaches mixed-level alignment based yoga, prenatal yoga, gentle & restorative, Yoga for Cancer Recovery (through Be Well), Pilates, and a variety of fitness modalities. Christi’s classes are down-toearth, relatable, light-hearted, and informative, while being spiritually deep and rooted in traditional yogic principles.
With three studios and over 45 classes per week, there is a yoga class for every BODY. Among our classes we offer both heated & unheated, Trapeze & Aerial and StrongBoard. Our newest addition is Yoga for Cancer Recovery.
This is an exceptional yoga studio. I give it A+ in everything from teachers to the amount of effort the owners put into keeping it a wonderful inviting place to practice and learn about yoga...
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