Teachers And Staff

 

Frank Magana KRT. RYT.

Spiritually Namend Paviter Singh which means the Lion of God who is pure through and through. Pronounced PA- VIT- ER.

As a child I began practicing with no intention. I just knew it felt good and well, that was enough for me. My Yoga practice continues to take me to some amazing and still unbelievable heights that I  will always cherish. I value and respect my practice out of sheer gratitude for all that it has given me.

I’ve practiced, studied and have been trained in many types of Yoga and have learned they are all great and are packed filled with endless benefits. To me, Yoga is the only one true action that gives back equally “what you put in is what you get out”

Vinyasa Yoga is where I am today. I teach very intimately and close with the people who visit my studio. I believe that a trust and a connection should be felt while teaching and practicing Yoga, something I learned early on from my first Yoga teacher, a wonderful and colorful person who I hold dearly and continues to be an inspiration.

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 Stephanie Cauffman RYT

My yoga journey began in the spring of 2009 here at Greenleaf Yoga Studio. I knew immediately following that first class that yoga would become an important part of my life. I love how yoga creates strength and flexibility in both body and mind, while simultaneously calming the mind and touching the spirit. Now that I have become a certified instructor, I am excited to begin teaching at the very place that ignited my passion for yoga.

 

 

 

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Jared Boyarski RYT

Strength, Flexibility, Connection, Acceptance, Empowerment.
The practice of yoga has brought Jared a deeper understanding of these qualities, and he brings these qualities to his teaching. Jared believes that yoga is an awesome resource with the potential to provide us with strong, flexible bodies, and a stronger connection with our inner selves. This stronger connection then provides us with the opportunity for higher levels of self acceptance, and from that, self empowerment. Jared infuses his classes with strength and mindfulness, with specific attention given to breathing and the breath.

 

 

 

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Emmy Vasilopoulou RYT

At a young age, I started out as a rhythmic gymnastics athlete and later became a ballet dancer until a knee injury forced me to slow down, and focus on my recovery instead. During this restoration period, I was introduced to yoga by my physiotherapist and came to realize how body-friendly it is, as opposed to any kind of sports I had tried up to that point.

I was so inspired and fascinated that after a few years of practice I traveled to India to attend a Yoga Teacher Training program. Right after finishing my first 200-hour training I returned to Greece and started teaching. In Summer 2016 I decided to follow my heart and moved to Los Angeles to teach, enhance my knowledge on Yogic philosophy and further develop my practice.

 

Bala Heinz RYT

Bala had trained with Olympic coaches and athletes in order to effectively compete in club, college and masters levels. In 2002, she implemented yoga practice to her multi-sport routine, and discovered many health and fitness benefits a steady Yoga practice can offer. She yearned for a deeper knowledge in her Yoga practice, so she started taking classes towards her 200 E-RYT program in 2013 . Bala’s classes offer a variety of sports training styles implemented into fluidly flowing Yoga poses. She also implements relaxation techniques through breathing exercises to bring practitioners towards a soothing final relaxation.

 

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Subs and Guest Teachers 

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Angela  Wang RYT

 
Hello I’m Angela I enjoy a very physically challenging practice balanced with a focus on restorative poses and techniques. Yoga has had such a positive impact on all aspects of my life. I am super grateful for the opportunity to teach in the place where I first started my journey.