Yoga Instructor Bio's

Marco Antonio        

"A break dancer + martial artist turned yoga instructor who first began practicing the discipline to alleviate the stress & physical ailments derived from cranking through a standard nine-to-five design job. Today, he’s a Lululemon brand ambassador who teaches a fusion of movement arts + AcroYoga at corporate events & fitness retreats all over the globe. His brand Salamat Yoga focuses on finding gratitude within yourself to find time to practice on the mat. With his relentless dedication, he radiates humble vibes through his creativity, playful personality, and mindful inspiration. Marco's enlightenment is to set up his students up for success and unravel unforeseen strengths of the student's internal retrospect."

 

 

 

 

 

 


Taylor Calaiacovo

"In my eyes, yoga is the perfect balance of letting go yet grabbing hold. I believe that yoga is grounding down while also surrendering. Yoga allows me to learn a balance that I can carry with me every day on and off my mat. It is my goal that my students are able to find this balance by taking my class. Additionally, I hope that my students are able to find peace by focusing on the present moment during our hour together. Students should expect to practice vinyasa (flow) yoga with fun music, challenging core sections, and unique peak postures. I hope to provide a non-judgmental and supportive environment where students can grow their practice in their own time and their own way."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Mona Wells 

Completed her Prana Yoga certification at the Open Center in NYC under the direction of Dr. Jeff Migdow. 

Her classes are a moving meditation - blending a slow gentle Hatha flow with an awareness to the breath and feeling good in your body. 

She continues to study from many gifted teachers and draws inspiration and community from students and classes. The spirit of dance is infused throughout with the aim of expanding our capacity for joy." 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Caith Wright      

 

My name is Caith Wright and I'm a 200 hr Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor, I practice a Hatha Vinyasa flow from the teachings of Krishnamacharya (as well as having a background in Iyengar yoga). I lived in Indonesia for 2 months while studying and practicing yoga everyday. Yoga is a perfect way to relieve stress and workout. This is a no ego zone - don't worry about your level of fitness or yoga experience! My teachings are foundational with emphasis on the breath. Yoga is one of my passions and I want to share my knowledge with you!

 

 

 

 


      

 

Isabelle Du Soleil      

A Dancer, Yoga Teacher & Wellness Expert, Isabelle is a charismatic Yoga Leader from Paris. She has a passion for Yoga, Dance and Music. 
In her playful Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes, you will cultivate core strength with breath and alignment. You will experience oneness and delight. Her upbeat music will ignite your inner spark. Isabelle teaches Core Yoga Flow, Yoga Sculpt, Yoga Barre, Yoga Jammin’, De-Stress Yoga & Mindful Meditation.

At UCLA, she created & leads 2 programs:
*The Bruin Mindfit, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program.
*The Yoga Leadership/Teacher Training Program.
She also leads international Yoga & Wellness retreats
Isabelle is a Yoga Alliance ERYT500, Experienced Yoga Teacher & Teacher Trainer with a Yoga Works certification and a Ph.D. in Biology and Pharmacology.


 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Layla Negron     

 

Layla has been teaching since 2011, has completed 4 yoga trainings in Ashtanga and Vinyasa teaching methods, and is 500 hour certified. She teaches with a focus on foundation and integrity in every pose to guide students into an experience that allows them to grow while feeling great in their body and mind. She encourages students to explore their edge but also nurture whatever it is they need in each moment allowing each person the space to let the practice work for them and their individual needs and desires. Her hope is that each person leave a little more grounded, confident and inspired. 

 

 

 

 


 

Jackelyn Ho

Jackelyn has been a fitness instructor since 2009 and stepped into the world of Yoga to complement her high intensity formats -- one of her best decisions to date. You can expect to escape the real world and come join a down-to-earth, uplifting, healing, and energetic class where she will tailor the class to fit your needs. Ready? Let's play!s meditation. Namaste! "

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kathy Martelli

I have been teaching Hatha yoga at UCLA for over 25 years. Certified: Indra Devi who studied in India with Krishnamacharya.Also certified in yoga sequence Vinyasa Karma.The class is a gentle Hatha Yoga class: asanas, breathing exercises, balance and moving meditation. Goal: enhance the mind/ body communication in a non-competitive environment. No previous experience necessary, easy to follow, variations are offered to accomodate levels. Background: Dancer: Traditional Japanese dance, and Hula. Research Coordinator: Neurology and Gerontology: Alzheimer's disease and memory loss

 


Ashley O Connor

I began my yoga practice when I was 16 at a small studio in New Jersey. I connected with so many teachers at that studio who truly changed my life and sparked my passion for yoga. My experience with a variety of teachers and class styles has shaped the unique approach to yoga that I have today. In August 2018, I completed my 200-hour teacher training with Bodhi Yoga Academy in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. My classes are in the style of vinyasa and ashtanga, with a focus on proper alignment and drishti. Inversions and arm balances hold a special place in my heart, and I love to incorporate them into my classes. My classes are very laidback, set to a unique playlist, and will encourage you to challenge yourself and grow in your practice!

 







Janelle Stack

Janelle, an LA based yoga and pilates teacher, is a strong believer that your thoughts become your reality. Growing up in Atlanta, she has been involved in competitive sports since the age of 5 when she had her first swim meet. Her interest in fitness continued when she moved to Washington, DC and started teaching various workout classes. Once she moved to Santa Monica, CA in 2007, she became a competitive triathlete and crossfitter while working as a Human Resources manager at a corporate real estate company during the day. She craved the intensity of these workouts to offset the stress her job brought her. She had a wake up call in 2012 when she found herself with two herniated discs in her lower back where her doctor told her it was either back surgery or stop all the extreme workouts. It was through yoga that Janelle was able to avoid surgery and began to find a better connection with her mind and body. Bringing more attention to her breath, she began to learn how to find peace and a greater sense of self. After teaching pilates and yoga on the side for many years, in 2016 she quit her corporate job to fully dedicate her self to the life long study of the practice. She finds much joy in sharing this practice with others in a way that resonated so well for her.

 






Maya Richardson

Maya Richardson has been practicing yoga and dance throughout her life and recently received a 200 hour RYT certification from the UCLA Yoga Leadership Program. In her vinyasa yoga classes, she emphasizes conscious movement, focus, and flow, while encouraging students to become aware of how to push themselves to become stronger, more flexible, and more at peace in a safe, sustainable way. Maya seeks to create a relaxed, fun, and inclusive environment, and is excited to practice with new and seasoned yogis alike. She welcomes students of all backgrounds and levels of experience.

 


Chioma Nwosu

Chioma Nwosu is a Yoga Alliance certified 200+ hr yoga & meditation instructor, stretch massage therapist at ChloeMassageSpa.com. As an online contributor for the Yoga & Body Image Coalition and a 2018 COSMIC SISTER EDUCATIONAL GRANTS FOR PRESENTATION recipient just back from Peru, Chioma studies the various holistic and natural vehicles traditionally used in releasing stagnant energy in the body. As a certified wellness coach and Reiki healer, Chioma intuitively uses guided embodiment meditations to offer stress management. Her class is a combination of yummy long-held stretches & a strong Vinyasa practice focused on alignment and generating heat from the core. Elements of movement focused on the sacral chakra are added and set to AfroBeat music to help nurture a sense of play.