Teachers And Staff

 

 

Founder Of Greenleaf Yoga Studio, Whittier

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

I was inspired as a child by the book, The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga, by Swami Vishnudevananda. I remember I would flip through the pages and laugh at all the asanas and still do today at times.

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 has taken 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. Sat Nam

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Sarandeep Singh

My Yoga journey began over 10 Years ago in 110 degree room in Los Angeles Ca. After my first Bikram Yoga Class I knew Yoga was for me. I soon found myself practicing several styles of Yoga Bikram, Hatha, Ashtanga and Iyengar. I soon realized it does not matter what style of Yoga you practice as long as you practice.

Throughout my Yoga journey I have studied and met some wonderful instructors that have helped me expand my Yoga practice. My strongest influences have been Max Strom who has such a gift for teaching Yoga and a wonderful heart and Bikram Choudhury and the 26 hot and strong Yoga Asanas. I still continue cultivating and deepening my daily Yoga practice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Blakely

About ten years ago I thought I would try Yoga to bring some flexibility to my back and hips to help with the long distance cycling events and triathlons I was competing in, I quickly noticed my running improved and I would no longer have a sore back after long bike rides, I also noticed it had a calming effect on my demeanor and helped me look at life in a more positive way.
I teach yoga because I want to be a better student of Yoga, you learn so much when you teach; it’s a never-ending process of learning by teaching.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Dixon

Hi fellow yogis, i love to ride my bicycle, camp, surf, read, slackline, yoga, get dirty, and God. My hope and goal is to help and support others on how to use yoga to improve their overall health and well-being. Yoga has taught me so much and is continually teaching me things about others and myself. Through the knowledge and experience I have, I hope to help guide others on their own journey’s of stepping up to their next level and to become a contributor to peoples lives in a positive way. Through difficult postures and calm breathing I think a lot of people can find their happy place. I will never say I am a master at this profession, but I will continue to always look at yoga as a student. I will persist to learn things everyday about this art and would love to pass it on to anyone who wants to listen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel Strain

Hello Everyone! I sing and play guitar in a band and have been gifted with the opportunity to be able to travel and create two studio albums. Prior to my yoga experience I had trained in Mixed Martial Arts, and taught a kickboxing class for children. I started my journey in the world of yoga due to my want of better breathing control as well as being able to emerge myself in a new way of exercise. In practicing yoga I have found out more about myself then I ever imagined. It has been one of the most amazing experiences in my life. My goal in teaching is to teach vigorous vinyasa class that emphasize building strength, creating flexibility, cultivating mind-body awareness. Incorporating fluid mix of longer holds and crafty flows that forge a deep mind-body connection. I try to give a intelligent teaching style that makes yoga relatable for all levels of modern-day students.

 

 

 

 

”Om  bhurbhuvah  swah  tatsaviturvareñyam

bhargo  devasya  dhimahi  dhiyo  yo  nah  prachodayat” Sat Nam