Instructors  
     
 

Colleen Gavan

Colleen began teaching yoga in 2001 because of her love of movement and found a love of stillness along the way. Discovering the healing power of her mind-body and connecting with her spirit has been an ongoing and profound experience. The tools of yoga have enabled her to find joy, helped her to heal her adrenal exhaustion and to find ease in every day life.

Specializing in yoga therapeutics, yoga for seniors, teens and Hatha/vinyasa yoga, Colleen is dedicated to creating a nurturing and playful environment for others to truly inhabit, heal and feel good in their bodies.

Currently pursuing an 800 hour Yoga Therapy program through the Niroga Institute, Colleen’s past teachers and trainings include a 200 hour training with Dana Rae Paré as well as many other trainings including the Franklin Method with Christa Rypins, Yoga for Cancer with Tari Printer, Yin yoga, Restorative yoga, Kundalini for children, Yoga for Teens with Christy Brock, and Forrest yoga. She has a Masters in Education—environmental studies and is a credentialed California science teacher.

 

 
 

Winter Mason

Winter is a passionate yoga practitioner and teacher. She began her journey in the jungle of Costa Rica where she experienced the magic of connecting body, mind, and spirit through movement and breath.

Winter is a 400hour Yoga Alliance Certified teacher; she trained in Goa, India where she received a certification in Ashtanga Yoga and in northern California studying Transformative Vinyasa Flow yoga.

Winter loves an energetic, spirited practice with lasting feelings of rejuvenation and clarity. She strives to weave ancient teachings and spirituality, yogic philosophy and consciousness into her classes to bring the healing she experiences from her practice, to her students.

 

 
 

Ivonne Lopez

Ivonne is from Mexico City where she was raised with a spiritual background. Most recently, she moved to Calaveras from Cabo San Lucas where she taught and owned a yoga studio. She is completely dedicated to teach from the heart.

Ivonne is inspired to teach her students to feel more than to think. Breathing is the strongest component. She emphasizes that when you're attuned to your body, you are more quickly able to overcome challenges and crisis. Sharing her experiences with students has been a fulfilling journey.

Ivonne’s aim in teaching yoga is to focus on assisting all people who want to experience the practice sincerely, regardless of physical conditions or experience, so they might find happiness, contentment and joy.

 

 
 

Briana Cagle

Bri was born and raised in the east bay of California. She graduated from CSU Monterey Bay which a bachelors degree in global studies and a minor in Spanish language. She was first introduced to kundalini yoga in Monterey, California three years ago, regularly attending the weekly class and developing her own personal practice.

After two years of practice she decided to learn to teach and pass on the life changing experiences gained. She received her formal training and certification in Guatemala in January of 2016. Most recently, Bri moved to Mountain Ranch, California and will be teaching her first class here at the Intelligent Body studio in Murphys, California.

 

 
 

 

 

 
     
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