MEET OUR TRIBE
Meet our squad of incredible instructors + the people behind Bhava Yoga!
Owner + Founder
Teaching Style: Strong, alignment-based, empowering!
Hometown: Kansas City
Favorite food: My home-made chai is pretty amazing! It’s like a meal in itself.
Favorite yoga pose: Depends on the day. I LOVE wheel pose when I’m feeling like I need to let go of limitations and open my heart to possibility. Double pigeon is my go-to when I need some grounding + perspective.
Teaching Style: Powerful, focused, energizing.
Hometown: Littleton, CO
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Yoga Pose: Any inversion- they force me to be aware of my physical body and breath and take me out of my comfort zone.
Teaching Style: Coaching, physical assists, inversion playtime.
Favorite Food: Heavy whipping cream on ice cream, covered in ice cream.
Favorite Yoga Pose: Wheel pose because it is the king of asanas. There are so many transitions and places you can go with this pose - and I love to teach it.
Teaching Style: Fluid, Grounding, Intentional
Hometown: Houston, MN
Favorite Food: I LOVE guacamole!!
Favorite Yoga Pose: Honestly, I love child’s pose. I find myself in this pose all the time off the mat, its so peaceful & comforting.
Teaching Style: Alignment-based, intelligent, challenging.
Hometown: Maysville, KT
Favorite Food: Depends on the day and my mood - I am still searching for the perfect balance for my body.
Favorite Yoga Pose: Horse pose because of the strength it builds in the legs.
Teaching Style: Alignment, imagery, CORE!
Hometown: Charles Town, WV
Favorite Yoga Pose - Savasana. This is pose is my favorite because in the stillness and release I can really feel the effect (prana) of the practice and all the previous possess (Prana) flowing & vibrating within me.
Teaching Style: Vinyasa, Power, Yin
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Favorite Food: Fancy Cheese + Green Smoothies.
Favorite Yoga Pose: Wild thing or any post that gets me upside down.
Teaching Style: Authentic, spontaneous, accessible.
Hometown: Saratoga Springs, NY
Favorite Food: Indian food
Favorite Yoga Pose: I honestly don't have one. For me, every yoga pose provides a wonderful opportunity to connect w/ my breath, to quiet my mind and to discover a deeper connection and awareness to self.
Teaching Style: Motivating, high-energy, and fun!
Hometown: Tyler, TX
Favorite Food: Nutrition is life but balance is key. I love reading cookbooks and cooking to some tunes. Sweet potatoes, green smoothies, anything Thai, street tacos, dark chocolate...all the goodness.
Favorite Yoga Pose: Pincha Mayurasana is my jam lately. I am trying to get upside down and balance more and this tests both my strength and mental ability to stay in the present moment. However, legs up the wall always feels amazing or anything to stretch my hip flexors.
Teaching Style: Connection, intention, alignment.
Hometown: Strongsville, Ohio
Favorite Food: Anything and everything seasonal, fresh and healthy. Yummy Soups and Buddha bowls inspired by the southeast asian cuisine are my obsession of the moment.
Favorite yoga pose: It really depends on the day! Some days call for a fierce arm balance like side crow and other days Lizard Pose or Legs up the wall.
Teaching Style: Powerful, Revitalizing, and Inspiring
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Favorite food: Everything! But if I had to pick my mom's chicken stuffed shells or my dad's Italian seven fish Christmas Eve dinner!
Favorite yoga pose: This changes so much! Right now I'm loving the power and connection I feel with Pincha Mayurasana (forearm stand). I'm also LOVING anything with hips-malasana or pigeon feel so amazing!
Teaching Style: Strong, Steady, Gooey
Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri, then Encinitas, California, then Nosara, Costa Rica
Favorite Food: Avocado (especially when mixed with Belgian dark cocoa powder, dark amber maple syrup and Madagascar vanilla)
Favorite Yoga Pose: Balasana (childs), Natarajasana (dancers), Utthita Hasta Pandangustasana (extended hand to toe), Eka Pada Koundinyasana (flying splits). I love the feeling and focus of all of these poses, as well as the balance and paradox involved.
Behind the Scenes
Hometown: Fort Collins, CO
Favorite Food: Burritos!
Favorite Yoga Pose: Warrior 3