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”

Ashtangs 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.


Mark Ruiz

At the age of 5 creativity lead me to mindful mediation where I was able to reflect and create my reality. Experiencing  life beyond boundaries or limits, leading me to the art of Kundalini Yoga (the yoga of awareness). This practice is such a powerful tool in today’s fast paced world to remain happy, healthy and committed. Teaching in the local Whittier community is special to me because it’s my hometown. My intention is to bring healing and awareness throughout the local and abroad communities by creating a conscious fashion and starting a new trend of compassion we can all appreciate.          SAT NAM


Cari Branning  RYT 

Cari Branning is a Certified Yoga Instructor with Yoga Alliance.  Trained in Milford, Pennsylvania, Cari learned Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha, Restorative and Yin with her favorite being the cool style of Yin yoga. Cari is a Reiki Master and massage therapist, believing in the connection of body, mind and spirit to achieve ultimate health.  A lifelong student of meditation, Cari incorporates this into her yoga classes.

 

 

 

 

 


Monica Redfox  RYT

When I began practicing yoga, I soon realized how much of a positive impact it can have on a family.  My son and daughter became fascinated when I would show them new poses or talk about how fun class was, so I began teaching them some basic poses to do.  Sometimes they would even come up with their own original poses!  Yoga is an activity that the entire family can do together, pushing themselves as little or as much as they like.  It is grounding and produces strength both physically and mentally, and it can become a way of life for any family. I enjoy teaching others how to build upon their strength, health, and happiness through the practice of yoga.

 

 

 


 

Bala Hinze 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. And, now as a certified experienced instructor she shares her passion of Yoga in private and studio class settings. 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. 

 


 

 

SOUND BATH TEAM


Kyle Lam

 

Sound.  Breath.  Health.  When we tune into our own vibration, we take the first step towards transformation.  Kyle Lam is a breath work facilitator and sound healer, sharing his passion and knowledge of the healing arts to our community.  His sound baths guide you on a musical journey through your subconscious to alleviate any stored energetic blocks while providing a relaxing and meditative experience.  His breath work classes allow you to tap into your inner warrior and bring about a new strength that works to eliminate any past traumas, fears, and doubts about yourself.