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Meet Our Teachers!

 

April Underwood CMT, CYT

April is simply a lover of movement, rhythm, dance, and fitness of all kinds!  April has been practicing and teaching various styles of yoga and fitness since 1991 and is trained and certified in Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Forrest Yoga, Pilates, and various other fitness disciplines including Insanity, and P90X!  She is also a post-rehabilitation specialist, working with clients recovering from injuries with the practices of Yoga, Pilates, and massage therapy.

A teacher of teachers, April is the director and co-author of the Transformative Yoga instructor training course and teaches trainings and workshops several times a year.
Although she has studied in depth with masters in the realm of breath, yoga, fitness, and overall wellness throughout the years, her committed personal practice has been the source of personal insights and knowledge that continue to evolve whatever she is teaching, to the ultimate dynamic, healing, and holistic practice for each individual.

April is also a licensed massage therapist and has a full time practice in Carmichael, California where she is also available to work with clients to help each person discover the yoga and fitness practice that is ideal for them.
 

Strength...Power...Grace...Serenity

 

Gena Foreman (Yoga)

 Gena Foreman’s, (E-RYT) passion for yoga began nearly 20 years ago when she took her first class at the local gym. The feeling of peace, quiet and strength she experienced after class started to weave itself into every facet of her life. In 2004, she completed her first teacher training with Shannon Wells. Her teaching style focuses on the awareness of conscience breathing, emphasizing core strength to build endurance while finding the balance between effort and surrender. Gena encourages her students to listen to their body and honor where they are in that moment. She has taught wheelchair bound seniors, professional athletes, the raw beginner to the seasoned yogi. She has completed several trainings and continues to learn with various teachers. She is authentic, compassionate, and playful; students are nurtured and individual needs are met.

 

 

Robert Nakashima

Robert (Tai Chi)

Robert teaches the rare Guang Ping Yang style of Tai Chi, a traditional form known for its deep root and refined blending of energies. He is a former tournament grand champion in form and weapons and currently serves as co-director of WarriorHeart, a non-profit organization that teaches meditation and Tai Chi to those with chronic illness. A lifelong martial artist, Robert also holds a second degree black belt in Okinawan Karate.

Join Robert every Saturday morning for Tai Chi, from 10-11:00 am.

 

 

 

Sita (Yoga)

Sita is a certified Yoga Teacher and Holistic Health and Wellness Consultant with over 40 years of experience. She is also a talented musician, vocalist, and composer. In her classes, students learn to use Yoga as a tool in helping to minimize illness and reduce the risk of injuries, while releasing physical and mental tension in the mind and body. Sita's classes help to increase flexibility, strength and productivity, and reawaken one's ability to greet life with renewed joy and serenity. Sita's 25 years of experience as a birthing coach make her a Prenatal Yoga Teacher you can feel comfortable with. You will love Sita's authentic, informative style combined with her sensitive and practical approach.

 

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