Hatha


This class is taught by:

Sera Melini

Sera has been a grateful student of Yoga and Ayurveda for many years. She has been blessed with teachers who have searched classically for the patterns of the Universe and Spirit. Her studies and experiences in the realms of Yoga, Mantra, and Ayurveda all serve to assist in increasing depth, sensitivity, and simplicity in ways that both utilize and increase grace and observation.

Some of her teachers include, Andrey Lappa of Universal Yoga, Kula Yoga Project, Sankalpah College of Yoga (Yoga), Sadhvi Abha Saraswatiji and Raghunath Cappo (Mantra), Vaidya Ravi of Poonthottam Ayurvedasram, the California College of Ayurveda, and BCD (Ayurveda). Her teachers of touch include those at Sunshine School (Chiang Mai, Thailand) and Ohm (Omsala Chiang Mai, Thailand) for the wisdom of Thai Massage and Chi Nei Tsang.

Each of her teachers has forever moved her to be more observant, respectful, humble, and sincere - qualities ever present in yoga and its teachings.

In classes we will focus on the science behind the relationships between the body, the mind, and their bridges . We are concerned with the flow of prana, how and where it moves and does not move in posture, in nadi, with consciousness. Using the paradigms of Ha-tha Yoga and Ayurveda we will explore our capacity to be both strong and flexible, moving and still, Ha and Tha, and of course, migrating in the direction of steady appreciation and awareness.

Deborah Light-Pacheco

Deborah has always been a fan of movement. She began ballet and tap dancing as a child, and continued her interest in dance with course work in modern dance while attending California State University at Northridge where she received a degree in psychology. She briefly considered becoming a dance and movement therapist, but once she completed her psychology degree, shifted her interests to politics and attended law school. Recognizing early on that this shift in interest was not her true dharma, she re-entered the fitness field managing a health and fitness center in Los Angeles and becoming an ACE certified personal trainer. Shortly after certifying as a trainer, she found Yoga and found her home. Yoga has transformed Deborah’s life in so many ways, bringing a peace and tranquility to her that she loves to share with her students. She loves to share her story of “trying” a class one day and walking out feeling as though she were a completely different and whole person for the first time in years. The ability of a practice to bring such contentment and peace was just short of a miracle for Deborah who is a single parent of two special needs children. Deborah loves to share her Yoga experience with others as they journey on their own quest for calm, peace and fulfillment. She also loves to work with “mama’s to be” on their journey through the pregnancy process…a very special time in a woman’s life, by bringing a sense of community and love to women as their bodies change in the creation of a new life and spirit. To that end, she received her prenatal/postnatal yoga certification through the Yoga Alliance. Deborah has studied Yoga with many of today’s well-known and sought after yogi’s including James Brown, Alexandria Crow, Kathryn Budig and Chrissy Canning. She studied pranayama with Peter Sterios and mediation with Rolf Gates. She is certified as an E-RYT200 and RPYT with the Yoga Alliance. She also has earned a B.A. in psychology (emphasis on special needs children and personality disorders).

Ahmed Fahmy

Originally from Cairo, Egypt, Ahmed has studied yoga since 2000, both Indian and Egyptian forms. He's trained with Jody Kamator and Next Generation Yoga for Kids and found he was a natural teacher. Ahmed also teaches hatha yoga with a multi-cultural approach. His DVD for children, Storyland Yoga was released in 2010 and has received much recognition, included the Parent's Choice Award for quality educational programming for children.

Kevin Hauber

Kevin came to yoga in 1999 as a result of a chronic pain condition and and grew to understand yoga as a practice that contributes to overall health. He has studied closely with Peter Sterios. His teaching style is compassionate and meditative with an emphasis on deep releases and openings of the body. He encourages students to find the areas of resistance in their bodies and use breath and patience as tools for healing. For more info on Kevin check out his website:  http://www.kevinhauber.com/. 

Tonya Holmes-Cusick

Tonya was touched by the beauty and grace of Yoga from her very first Yoga class many years ago. Over the past few years she's been dedicated to the practice, study and teachings of yoga since her discovery of all the joys and benefits it brings. She had the wonderful opportunity of continuing her Yoga journey in beautiful British Columbia where she completed her 200RYT with Bernie Clark, Dan Clement, Eion Finn and Insiya Rasiwala-Finn.
Good for anybody and everybody, beginners to seasoned yogis, these classes are the best place to start and are the perfect balance of strengthening and stretching. These classes blend standing poses, seated/floor poses, meditation, and breath exercises. This class may also include some active flow or sun salutations but this component will be minimal.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Jul 25 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Sera Melini
  • Wed Jul 26 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Deborah Light-Pacheco
  • Thu Jul 27 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Deborah Light-Pacheco
  • Fri Jul 28 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Ahmed Fahmy
  • Sat Jul 29 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Kevin Hauber
  • Sun Jul 30 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Tonya Holmes-Cusick
  • Mon Jul 31 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Sera Melini
  • Mon Jul 31 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Deborah Light-Pacheco
  • Tue Aug 01 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Sera Melini
  • Wed Aug 02 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Deborah Light-Pacheco
  • Thu Aug 03 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Deborah Light-Pacheco
  • Fri Aug 04 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Ahmed Fahmy
  • Sat Aug 05 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Kevin Hauber
  • Sun Aug 06 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Tonya Holmes-Cusick
  • Mon Aug 07 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Sera Melini
  • Mon Aug 07 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Deborah Light-Pacheco
  • Tue Aug 08 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Sera Melini
  • Wed Aug 09 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Deborah Light-Pacheco
  • Thu Aug 10 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Deborah Light-Pacheco
  • Fri Aug 11 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Ahmed Fahmy