Dana’s yoga journey began in 2002 when she started teaching at Kline’s Fitness in Arnold, CA. As she began to feel the transformation yoga had in her life she felt inspired to share the gift of yoga with others so she completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training certification through Dorothy Sturdevant’s program in Sonora, CA. Dana additionally trained in Santa Cruz, CA with Kofi Busia and in San Francisco, CA. with Rusty Wells.
Dana’s style of teaching includes gentle yoga, Hatha (alignment based) yoga, power Hatha flow yoga, and children’s yoga. Her kind and gentle manner is well suited to leading students of all levels. She encourages her students to practice healthy alignment, giving them her personal attention and compassionate adjustments.
Dana has also designed yoga and fitness programs to fit various fitness levels and needs. Dana loves helping people feel healthy and happy in their bodies, making that mind-body connection! Book an in-person or online private session!
Currently Dana has embarked on the adventure of running her own studio in Murphys, CA, becoming the owner of Good Karma Studio where she is continuously bringing forth more teachings, trainings, and talents from our community of healers!
Colleen is dedicated to creating a nurturing and playful environment for others to truly inhabit, heal and feel good in their bodies. In classes and privates sessions she incorporates her training in yoga therapy and traditional yoga with natural movement, developmental movement patterns and physical training. Colleen has been practicing and teaching yoga since 2001 and now specializes in yoga therapeutics, yoga for trauma and chronic pain.
I was drawn to yoga because of my love of movement, but found that what I really needed was the sense of ease that yoga teaches. Learning to be still –to relax and let go– took time and required an ‘unlearning’ of my past patterns. The results continue to be life-changing and empowering.Colleen Gavan
Breathe. Heal. Evolve.
Grounded in the principle that “energy moves regardless of us,” Alex Mannos is dedicated to using yoga for the mindful movement of energy, creating a pathway for clearing away the stagnant and replacing it with dynamic energy for healing in the body and in the mind.
Alex is a teacher who values interaction with her students. Highly empathetic, she is in tune with their needs and brings a philosophy of trust, support and mindfulness to her practice; she is a guide who actively works to help people feel safe in a communal space.
Through reflection of her own life experiences, Alex has discovered the truth found in the simplicity of breathing deeper to create a space for healing. She believes that when we heal, we evolve. This philosophy is at the foundation of her practice and serves as a guide to her work. Alex maintains that we are on earth to connect with others; she is here to share with others and create opportunities for these connections through her yoga practice.
A practitioner of Yoga for the past 10 years, Alex began teaching Forrest Yoga in June of 2014, immediately following her 200 hour Foundation Teacher Training with the creatrix, Ana Forrest. She also completed Sarahpuetics 5 Element Thai Massage Training, earning 100 hours of Thai Massage & Chinese Medicine training with Sarah Vosen & Sarah Yovovich.
In previous years, Alex has worked with non-profit organizations, including Yoga Across America & the Dr. Mehmet Oz HealthCorps, teaching and performing. She also assisted CodyApp (now AloMoves.com) and Daniel Scott Yoga with the first ever comprehensive package of online AcroYoga classes.
Finding my yoga practice connected me to a place within me that I never realized I was disconnected from. It created the foundation for me to become my own healer, allowing me to work through emotional and physical trauma, as well as the every life stressors. I would love to share this gift with you and help you to discover how to live life fully!Alex Mannos
I discovered yoga about 17 years ago when as a new mom I knew I needed something to help me balance out the stress of daily life. As soon as I took my first yoga class I new it was what was missing in my life and I haven’t looked back since. I am a 500 plus hour RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher)through Yoga Tree, and I have been teaching since 2010. I consider myself a forever student of yoga and I love to continue my education of this craft through as many trainings and workshops as I can take. I am so grateful to be able to share what I’ve learned with others. My hope is to inspire my students to explore their edge while maintaining an awareness of what their body needs, and to create space for themselves, in body and in mind. I look forward to practicing with you
Chelsea Florres has lived a life of movement. From a young age of living on a farm and riding horses to playing sports as she got older she has always been mastering her body, mind, spirit. Chelsea believes yoga is preventative medicine. Meaning by creating good habits we stay healthy and fit, building a natural immunity. Her objective as a yoga teacher is to help you feel at home in your body. She strives for all of her students to find stability and relaxation in each pose. This is where we begin to feel change. Chelsea has a certificate with an 8-month, 200 hr intensive YTT from Suzanne Dunning at Tosha Yoga in Humboldt County and over 10 years of a personal practice. Her studies include a completed course in Acupressure, Reiki 1, with a background in Ayurvedic Medicine and Holistic Health. These passions are woven into the classes. Through breath may we find a steady practice, through our practice may we feel more aligned with ourselves, and may our alignment better our relationship to the world around us.
Carolyn Tracy began practicing yoga in 5th grade while competing in gymnastics. She specializes in teaching Yin yoga. Her students describe her as soothing, healing and knowledgeable. Carolyn’s compassionate teaching style coupled with her lifelong experience and her expression of Yin yoga are growing a rapidly expanding following of enthusiastic students yearning to heal their joints as well as soothing their souls. One class with Carolyn and you’ll understand why she is sought after. She brings a spunky playfulness into her yoga as she’s passionate, too, about kids, animals and nature. When your body is ready for balance and the tranquil calm that is it’s birthright, you’ll seek Carolyn’s Yin expertise.
JoDee has been sharing her Gentle Yoga with Worldfest since 2000. JoDee has been teaching Yoga and Dance to children and adults of all ages for 40 years! JoDee studied yoga at Expanding Light Ashram in Nevada City, and Sivananda Yoga Farm in Grass Valley. She has participated in the Yoga Journal Conferences in San Francisco for many years. She took classes with Sean Corn and Shiva Rea, as well as several other yoga instructors throughout the years. JoDee is a mother of three children and a grandmother of eight. She has done yoga with all of her children and grandchildren. She has worked with special needs children Of all ages and continues to share Yoga and Dance. She teaches Yoga and Dance in Arnold and in Murphys California.