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 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”
Ashtanga 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
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.
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.
Jared Boyarski RYT
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.