TEACHERS

Our Intention

 To create a yoga and community space for all people, of all faiths, of all colors, of all shapes, of all sizes, creeds and orientations. To both honor and celebrate this uniqueness, ROAM teachers come from a broad spectrum of lineages and modalities, offering something for everybody and every body.

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Born in the bay of San Francisco and raised in the cornfields of Illinois, Luna has always had a big heart and an open mind. In 2009 Luna helped her family open Amara Yoga & Arts, a yoga studio in Urbana, Illinois, and with her background in gymnastics, took to it immediately. She soon developed a strong practice and a passion for the yogic way of life. In the summer of 2010 Luna completed 200-hour yoga teacher training through YogaWorks in Santa Monica, and she taught public classes at Amara until she graduated from the University of Illinois in 2012. Luna then relocated to Los Angeles where she completed the 300-hour YogaWorks teacher training program with her mentor, Kia Miller. In the fall of 2015 Luna completed the 75-hour Wanderlust teacher training with Schuyler Grant, Chad Dennis and Chelsey Korus. Luna teaches Hatha and Vinyasa Flow classes in Los Angeles that cultivate strength while encouraging a sense of peace. She inspires others to look inside themselves and find a deeper connection with their own expansive potential, wisdom, and healing abilities through yoga.

Rachel is an ERYT 500 Yoga Alliance certified teacher, mama to Eloise, and a legacy ambassador for the Lululemon.   All of Rachel’s classes are centered around a unique physical and a spiritual theme which is woven throughout every heart opening, alignment specific practice.  Over the past ten years, Rachel has taught at the best studios in Los Angeles including Equinox, Urth Yoga,  Exhale, Black Dog Yoga, The Springs, and Wanderlust Hollywood.   She has lead teacher trainings in Los Angeles and leads retreats all over the world.  If you are a rock star teacher or if you have never stepped on a yoga mat, you are welcome in her class! Her mission in class is that you feel better when you leave then when you walked in the door.

I’ll always be fascinated with understanding how my personal happiness is linked to comfort and confidence within my body. No other form of movement has allowed me the space to explore this idea like my yoga practice has. As a teacher, it’s my goal to help others use their breath, body and consciousness to obtain a deeper, more meaningful connection with themselves and others around them in a generous and kind way. As a practitioner, yoga will continue to be my practice for longevity, humility and acceptance. Bowing down to my many teachers over the past 12 years who have made profound impacts on my life, especially Abbie Galvin and Carrie Owerko. 

Emilie Perz is a yoga movement therapist and founder of Yoga Integrative Therapies. She is widely known for her strong, creative and educational approach to yoga. Emilie’s teachings reveal how yoga mirrors the practical movements we make in life and how learning to align your unique body can create optimal health. With a hands-on approach she uses functional movement and clear anatomical and educational cues to inspire students to take control of their personal health. Emilie weaves her knowledge on yoga, sports medicine and therapeutics into her public classes while working clinically alongside doctors creating comprehensive treatment plans for patients.

Molly O’Neill is a California native whom the Culture Trip named one of the Best Yoga Teachers in Los Angeles. Her vinyasa flow style is informed by 500 hours of study with YogaWorks, along with advanced trainings in anatomy, myofascial release, Iyengar and restorative yoga. Molly’s classes are challenging but mindful, emphasizing strong foundational alignment, intelligent sequencing, and a joyful approach to more advanced postures.

In her free time, you’ll find her at the bouldering gym, camping, and/or eating tacos with her two pit bulls.

Raquel and yoga began their love story in 2007. After moving from Texas to Los Angeles, she found the practice of yoga and an open-armed community that enriched her life beyond her dreams. Trained by Keric Morinaga and Rachel Jackson in the Anusara style of yoga, Raquel’s classes blend universal themes with specific and intentional alignment instructions. Raquel hopes that each student leaves her class feeling empowered, aware and connected to their bliss.

Outside of the yoga studio, you’ll find “the beaded lady” creating custom made jewelry for her company Hanuman Heart.

Adriana is a transformation, yoga and meditation teacher specializing in using self love and the powers of yoga to heal trauma in the body and as a way to live a more free and fulfilling life. She is Reiki mastered, Anusara trained, and has studied for many years with meditation teacher David Harshada Wagner. Her love of studying healing trauma in the body though yoga and chanting came through her pilgrimages to India and her own self study and healing. Her passion is in making singers out of those who think they can’t sing, empowering others in their bodies and supporting them in enjoying the preciousness and joy of their lives to the fullest. She feels the more in touch we are with our deepest callings and creativity inside, the more of service we can be on the outside. LIFE is truly meant to be LIVED. Find her @artofloving and at artoflovingyou.com

Monica is passionate about body mechanics and creating a sustainable and creative practice for her students. She incorporates her knowledge from her Pilates certification and education in Physical Therapy in order to create an intelligent and safe way to move the body.  A lifelong student she has continued her yogic education with many styles of yoga and trainings and continues to be influenced by teachers such as Jennifer Reuter, Schuyler Grant and Carrie Owerko. She is a lifetime meditator and has been studying with Paul Muller Ortega of Blue Throat Yoga since 2013. Her goal as a teacher is to remind students that the body, mind and spirit are forever connected and through this practice they can dance together harmoniously.

Cristina first fell in love with yoga in 2002 while she was attending The School of Visual Arts in NYC. There, she took a yoga philosophy class where they stretched, moved, and stood on their heads with their amazing 75 year old professor. He talked about the BREATH and the NOW and he shined SO brightly. She remembers wanting to shine like that and thought there must be something to this whole yoga thing. Fast forward to today, Cristina has been teaching various styles of yoga and meditation classes since 2009 and is constantly inspired by teachers and students from all over the world. She is inspired by how movement brings us closer to all parts of ourselves and by the amazing things the human body can do.  

My yoga is symbolic and in that drenched with personal meaning. It is a constellation of recovered understandings. It is my life in new expressions. It is the invisible within me emoting. It is metaphor. It is my heart felt through my body, my body perceived by my mind, my mind found within my soul. It is infinite access. It is a place of deep remembrance where I can learn to approach my truths modestly but powerfully with intelligence, compassion, and unwavering curiosity.

Liz’s fascination with anatomy; her pursuit for knowledge and detail oriented mind-body training comes through in all her classes. Through the lens of her teaching, a student has a unique yoga experience: one wherein they are comfortable exploring the limits and possibilities of their own body, and from that foundation, are able to tap into an otherwise unknown self-awareness (and breadth of knowledge) that can help them on and off the mat; whether it be helping to work through chronic pain or injury; or, to achieve better awareness and courageously explore their limits.

She believes that life (and our bodies) are always evolving; still, we are capable of all that we put ourselves up to; and above that, we are capable of overcoming the seemingly insurmountable challenges. In her classes you won’t only overcome the unprecedented challenges you face, you’ll realize they are, in fact opportunities.

Liz is deeply grateful to Chad, Jenn, and  all her teachers across lineages, and healing modalities over the years.

Alison is an intuitive vinyasa teacher. She believes her students are their own best teachers and creates space for safe and intelligent exploration of the body through breath, movement, and intuition practices. She has completed 500 hrs of training at the Nosara Yoga Institute, taught and studied around the world, and brings elements of Iyengar, Kundalini, devotion, and dance party to her classes. 

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