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Our Teachers

Scott Emerich

Scott Emerich

Owner of East Wind Yoga

Bobby Uppal

Bobby Uppal

Bobby fell in love with yoga when trying it as an addition to his weight lifting and cardio routine. The benefits he received clearly took him to a new depth of physical and mental endurance, as well as a deeper connection with his spirit. He took his original yoga training from the Forrest Style of yoga, and continued on with well-known instructors in the Bhakti, Bikram, Thai, and Vinyasa influences. His passion has also inspired him to study beyond his trainings Read more...

Susie Stites

Susie Stites

Adal Garcia

Adal Garcia

Adal teaches with the intent of giving his students a deep yogic experience. His training in Kripalu and Core Power balances gentleness with strength.   Posture assessment and structural alignment are foundational in his instruction.  His curiosity and openness to learning brings mastery to his teaching style. Read more...

Elliot Telford

Elliot Telford

Elliot is a 26 year old student of yoga and has six years of experience practicing his own adapted style of yoga modeled after ashtanga, bikram, yin, and the western "vinyasa" adaptations of ashtanga: power yoga, and vinyasa/bhakti flow yoga. Elliot enjoys practicing with a diverse range of teachers including Rusty Wells, Bryan Kest, and most recently spent nearly 3 months practicing Ashtanga with Saraswathi Jois in Mysore, India. Elliot enjoys making electronic music in his free time Read more

Karina Almanza

Karina Almanza

Karina found her practice at a time in her life when she thought she knew herself well. She fell in love with the self discovery component because it allowed her to find her true self and she reflected the following: “I invested significant time into learning the stories of the people around me. Through yoga, I realized that I neglected to learn my own. I believe yoga is a vessel to teach us the truth about who we are, Read more...

Andrea Spacek

Andrea Spacek

Since becoming certified as a yoga teacher in 2008, I’ve taken countless workshops, and have been exposed to and influenced by a diversity of teachers and styles.  Among my influences are: Baptiste, Ashtanga, Yin, Prana Flow, Anusara, Kripalu, and Tantra.   Most recently, I’ve been training with Brooke Sullivan at The Wild Temple School in Grass Valley in the lineage of Sri Vidya Tantra. My experience and understanding of Thai Massage, Ayurveda, chakras, Read more

Matt Uldricks

Matt Uldricks

Yoga has been a part of my life for over a decade. My practice has helped me grow stronger, more flexible and fearless both on and off the mat. Yoga inspires me to live each moment more mindfully. I completed my TT from OneFlow in Northern California I will always be a student of this practice and I am deeply grateful for the loving wisdom my teachers have shared with me. Read more...

Tayler Lee

Tayler Lee

I am grateful to have discovered the practice of yoga fourteen years ago, while I was in high school. This practice has been there for me during so many different periods of my life. It has been one of the greatest tools I have ever found to support my emotional, physical, mental & spiritual health. This is why I am so passionate in sharing it with others. Read More...

Rose West

Rose West

Rose West is a certified yoga instructor who received her training through the Omni Flow Life Alchemy Program!  She is also a certified Buti Yoga instructor!  She has been in the Health and Wellness industry for 15+ years where she owned a fitness franchise for 4-1/2 years, she competed as a body builder, and has 13 years of nutrition coaching as well as personal training experience!

Melissa Scharlach

Melissa Scharlach

Melissa received her teaching certification from a unique certification program offering Kundalini Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Yoga of Astrology and Ayurvedic Yoga. She continued on taking two Yin trainings: one with local instructor James Kapicka, and an international instructor from Thailand. She has taken advanced teacher training from Marilyn Castilow, Destiny Eurkus, and Cori Martinez, as well as assisting training from Leap Yoga in Folsom and Ryan Bailey. Read more...

Trisha

Trisha

Hi, I'm Trisha! I fell in love with yoga in 2015 and have been progressively diving deeper into my practice since then because of the spiritual depth it has to offer as it allows us to connect our mind, body, and soul through breath. Yoga opens up the heart for deep introspection through beautiful synergy of masculine/feminine energy, the yin and the yang, the balance of asana and spirituality.

Raquel

Raquel

My yoga journey started with Hot Yoga. Although it was challenging, I fell in love with the heat and the asana. There is a special bond between the heat and the body in hot yoga that allows you to learn how to better control the breath and mind while the body is being challenged. It can be very empowering to discover various layers of the self while working through heated asana. Whether it is a familiar posture or something new and challenging, the heat will help train your breath to find ease.

Julie Murray

Julie Murray

I began as a student at East Wind in 2007 and spent the next several years drifting in and out of practice. In 2013 I fully committed to my practice, and in 2018 completed a RYT 200 hour certification at East Wind Yoga. Initially I was drawn to yoga for the physical aspect, but instead fell in love with my deeper breath, quieting my busy mind, and the contentment I felt throughout the day. This practice is humbling and it is magical. It challenges us to take risks. We are capable of so much!

Michael Bosby

Michael Bosby

Michael has been practicing yoga for 10 years and has completed three 200 Yoga teacher trainings. With roots in vinyasa and ashtanga yoga, he combines inspiration from many areas. He enjoys hiking, traveling, seeing live music and taking landscape photography in his free time. His classes will be challenging but also suitable for all levels with modifications being offered. He will focus on emphasizing correct posture and alignment throughout the class. Read More....

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