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Meghan Ganser E-RYT 500
Meghan Ganser E-RYT 500
I completed my first 200YTT in 2005 in Philadelphia, Pa at Dhyana Yoga. I studied Jivamukti, Iyengar and Anusara for years, with teachers in Philadelphia and Asheville, NC, who are linked below. Around 2012, chronic pain in my shoulders and lower back pushed me to pursue biomechanical (mostly Iyengar style) asana in earnest, and Lillah Schwartz mentored me to being a pain-free student and teacher of asana as medicine. I completed my 500RYT training with her from 2013-2015, along the way coming to understand the role of emotional pain in physical pain; reciprocal inhibition and muscular balance; asymmetry and compensation in dynamic asana. I have taught since 2005.
I am so deeply grateful to live Kaua'i. Everyday chicken skin moments as we share aloha, flow, and always reminders to breathe so deeply! My mission is to help you grow as a practitioner of yoga asana. My vision is for all beings happy and free, in a harmonious, abundant world.
My classes are called Skillful Flow Yoga, because that is what I am building as I practice- a flow which is technically and bio mechanically sound, safe and creative. The Buddha points to Skillful Means as an approach towards an ultimate goal- for me that is both mindful and embodied in flow.
Kim Wood is a yoga teacher, massage therapist, and energy medicine practitioner. Hi! I'm Kim! I love waking up. I welcome the gift of another day that will never happen again with as much humility, grace, and gratitude as I humanly can in that moment. I love to connect to myself first through the many offerings on the yoga path. These practices have served in deepening my self exploration through the conversation and relationship I have with myself, and have assisted me in creating the container into which I bring the day. The subtle shifts I experience reinforce my daily devotion. What will I witness inside of myself today, I wonder? Lovingly breathing, listening, and connecting to my inner rhythm before the world around me and the day becomes alive is a practice I have embraced since I was about 5 years old. My grandmother practiced yoga every morning upon waking, and I practiced with her, mimicking her movements, following her breath, emulating her to the best of my ability. I have studied and trained in many different forms of yoga. I am honored to share in these practices with you, experiencing, learning, and expressing together. I invite you to connect and explore within yourself as I support your facilitation of a conversation with yourself. How do you want to begin today's unique experience, and how do you want to show up? Wahe Guru!
A personal tragedy, and willingness to move forward, created the perfect amount of synergy when Yoga came knocking, on the door of Jennifer’s heart, in September 2010. She stepped foot into her first yoga class on Oahu, Hawaii, taught by Kate Baldwin, at the North Shore Yoga Co-op. A divinely orchestrated and tearful Yin class was her initial experience with the Practice, she now credits with saving her life. Yoga became an intrinsic catalyst for deep healing and heartfelt significance in her being. She attributes her positively contagious and grateful attitude to the the journey of breath through Yoga, mindfulness, and gratitude journaling. Five years later upon moving to Coronado Island, California, she took her first 200 hour Kitaido (Hatha) Yoga Teacher Training led by hall-of-fame, Martial Artist and Yogi, Grand Master Jean Pierre Marques and Linda Marques. Thereafter, she taught at Coronado Yoga and Wellness Center for two years. Jennifer continued teaching her fellow Service Members on her spare time, and while deployed in the Middle East. Upon her return, she immediately took a month off and signed up, with Hawaii Yoga Institute, for a 200 hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training to include Hatha, Vinyasa, and Restorative. She was greeted by three incredible teachers, to whom she feels were instrumental in who she’s becoming as Student and Teacher of Yoga: Tara Lavery, Courtney Wexler, and Kilty Inafuku. Before getting transferred, in May 2017 to Kauai, she took a Yin Yoga Teacher Training, with Sophie Abdennabi, Erin Ayres, and Ryan Glidden, at Mosaic Yoga in San Diego, California. There is no other place in the world she’d rather be, than on the mat sharing the Light of Yoga with you. Jennifer lives with the gift of Unknowing, and through this, unlocking the wisdom of the Universe with her mantra: “I don’t know. I love you. I am grateful.”
Jessica Rappold RYT200
Jessica Rappold RYT200
Jess, born in upstate New York, graduated as a Physical Therapist Assistant over 6 years ago. Her journey with yoga began around the same time. She loved to explore various styles and studios, opening her mind and body to new experiences. Her desire for a deeper understanding and practice of yoga continued to grow. In Rishikesh, India, she completed her 200hr YTT, studying both Vinyasa and Hatha yoga styles. While there, Jess had the opportunity to submerge herself into a true yogic lifestyle, feeling absolute bliss. Living on Kauai since 2016, Jess hopes to share more than just her knowledge of anatomy and asanas. With a passion to help others, she aspires to empower individuals toward physical, mental and spiritual health. "The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." -Lao Tzu
Sandy has been living a mindful life for well over a decade now, she studied around the globe, and learned no matter where you are, THERE you are. Sandy believes her Dharma is to continue to learn these ancient teachings, and to keep coming back to Peace, "SatChitAnanda" and to share the gifts and challenges she has embraced along the way. She practices "Vinyasa Krama", an old school lineage from Krishnamacharya thats focus is around breath synchronized with movement, kind of like a meditation in motion: exploring the Koshas, the pranic body and working through all the layers to connect to your deepest source, Anandamaya kosha (bliss body) which leads to Atman. Her Buddhist teachers have guided her to sustain a daily meditation practice!
You will find her approach to yoga is simple. She synchronizes the BREATH to guide movement with a methodology approach. Her classes are playful, empowering, lighthearted and always have music involved. She uses her intuition and expertise to observe each individual at the level that is right for them. Sandy incorporates a sankulpa (intention) and meditation in every class. The body is like poetry in motion, when you add your heart’s desire, and align yourself with discipline, courage, and will power you’ll find inner peace with sustainable happiness! Sandy's intention's are to teach all 8 limbs of Yoga and integrate theses practices into a modern mindful way of living.
Lorraine manages a community-based wellness and stress management service called Stress Management Kaua'i. Based on 20 years experience working as a stress management therapist and wellness program provider, Lorraine offers a wide variety of easy-to-use therapeutic, energizing, and restorative techniques in her weekly classes and workshops that revolve around the healing aspects of Yoga, meditation and energy management.
As an avid student and teacher of the Yogic path and how we heal, Lorraine's holistic wellness experience includes training in a variety of modalities:
Lorraine is a certified Yoga and Meditation instructor through the Himalayan Institute and served the institute as an instructor and teacher-trainer. Lorraine is a certified Stress Management Specialist for the Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease and also served as a facilitator of corporate stress management programs such as Discover Relaxation through Highmark Insurance.
Lorraine realized the powerful healing impact of Yoga Therapy and energy management through her study with many well-respected experts such as Sandy Anderson, Gary Kraftsow and Judith Lasater and is also a certified Thai Massage Therapist, Nei Gung Meditation Instructor, Reiki Practitioner and Sound Healing Therapist.