music: Traditional Yoga, Rock & Hip Hop
Daniel Head, born and raised in Redlands, CA has always had a love for his community and a dream to bring Power Yoga to this area. He has been teaching yoga in the Inland Empire for over 15 years now, during that time he has taught thousands of people. His classes are packed full of students (50-120 students a class) and attracts students from all across Southern California.
He loves to incorporate different music styles and genres into his classes. He has been very creative with the play lists he has organized. Daniel's intuitive gift to feel the vibe of the room results in a unique and powerful experience every time. His music can be loud at times, but will often be followed or replaced entirely by the soothing sound of his voice, showing his talent and one of a kind versatility. While Daniel loves the role of "Yoga DJ" he also enjoys instructing classes without the use of music, which can be more appropriate at times.
Daniel brought Power Vinyasa Yoga to the Redlands community when he opened The Yoga Room in 2003. The passion to share what he believes, to live the healthiest lifestyle, has inspired this community and many of his yoga students to follow their dreams and live life to the fullest.
He is grateful to all the wonderful instructors that he has learned from and continues to learn from. "Much love to Bryan Kest, Nora Mangiamele, Erika Burkhalter & Sarah Reese."
music: Traditional, Rock & Roll
Shawna is available for private lessons: Call studio for booking times.
Shawna has been practicing yoga for over 6 years now, but has connected with the yoga mentality for most of her life. As a result of a continuous physical yoga practice she feels more in tune with her body as well as an overall sense of peace and well-being. She has been the studio director since 2005 and has been the heart and soul of The Yoga Room operations. She currently teaches private and semi-private sessions upon request. Shawna has completed courses and specialty trainings in Pre-Natal, Yin Yoga and Inversion workshops.
She continues to expand her knowledge in yoga by dedicating herself to the way of life. Her experience in this vast subject matter shows through her personal practice, she truly enjoys being a student and believes there is something to be learned from each and every class that she partakes in. "When like minded people gather and share in such a challenging yet mindful practice the world becomes a sweeter place." Shawna loves to see others advance in their practice and always finds herself immersed in motivation when in the midst of group synergy. She enjoys answering questions and assisting students with postures. Although Shawna consistently practices with her husband Daniel in their studio she also adores many other instructors including: Bryan Kest, Erika Burkhalter, Nora Mangiamele and Kathryn Budig.
music: Top 40's, Pop & Traditional Yoga
Bien teaches a vinyasa flow style class with options to increase or decrease intensity. He also teaches several of our beginner yoga classes which have a slower pace and more gentle approach to vinyasa flow yoga. He likes to use a mix of music to set the environment, not usually that loud.
He is a seasoned veteran teacher who has taught classes all over the area including Cal State San Bernardino. He is a calming and soothing yoga instructor who will leave you feeling refreshed and recharged. The Yoga Room loves Bien!!
music: Traditional Yoga, Alternative & Rock
Lisa is available for private lessons: Call studio for booking times.
Lisa teaches a strong practice full of options to challenge students to find their edge. She loves to integrate a wide range of music into her classes to help set the environment as well as motivate. Music ranges soft to moderate in volume.
She is one of our most popular instructors and has a beautiful personality that shines through her teaching.
music: Traditional Yoga, Alternative & Rock
Nicole is available for private lessons: Call studio for booking times.
Being a gymnast most of her life, Nicole was instantly drawn to the physical aspects of yoga. It was not until practicing for some time at The Yoga Room and completing her 200 hour training and certification through Yoga Works, that she discovered the importance and relevance of the mental and spiritual aspects of yoga. She brings this passion for all aspects of yoga into her teaching. With gentle flows or more challenging classes, Nicole uses a variety of music to set the mood and find the balance between strength and ease in each pose. Overall, Nicole seeks to encourage students in the benefits and rewards a yoga practice has to offer.
music: Yogi Grooves & HIgh Vibrations
Jeanne O'Neil is all about health, wellness, and healing - practicing yoga and meditation daily, plus following a raw food diet. She has a strong sense of service, and is always willing to help those in need. She is dedicated to spreading love and light in its many forms. Her other hats include: chef-ing it up as owner/operator of a mobile Raw Vegan food booth / catering service / object manipulation performance act with her husband, known as *LiVE CiRCUS Sustenance* - Dinner & a Show.
This bright young woman has just recently found her passion for teaching yoga. Children and adults alike are magnetically drawn to her charm and charisma. She draws upon the power of Universal Creativity to lead her students through an exciting flow that always leaves them smiling & glowing. Her ability to grab hold of and maintain the attention of children will leave you awestruck. Her imaginative games and exercises will have them laughing and searching for more! As a self described nurturer, her aspirations are to inspire, uplift and excite others & herself through this journey of life!
Inspiring quote: "BE the change you wish to see in the world."
-Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
music: Traditional, Lounge & Eclectic
Ivy did her first down-dog as a child of hippie parents in the 1970’s and has been drawn to yoga ever since. She completed her 200-hr teaching certification with Down Dog Yoga in Washington DC in 2004 and taught regularly in Bend, Oregon before she moved to the Inland Empire in 2012. She has benefited from study with teachers in many different yoga traditions including Iyengar, Ashtanga and Baptiste, and finds herself at home in the hot flow of The Yoga Room.
Ivy leads a grounded yet playful vinyasa practice based on a strong foundation in the breath and the postures. She encourages her students to challenge themselves safely and hopes to inspire them to keep coming back to their mat. She loves to practice with music, and traditional yoga tunes, eclectic independent artists, and lounge music often accompany her classes. The Yoga Room is grateful to have her on board!
music: Traditional Yoga, Alternative & Folk
Karen is our resident Canadian who brings with her much enthusiasm, joy and serenity to the studio. She appreciates the beauty of the outdoors and living healthy lifestyles; both of which have been incorporated into her other athletic activities. You can be assured that participating in her class you will be wholeheartedly welcomed, your senses stimulated, while being challenged and renewed. She plays a nice mix of music that is used as background to set the environment, not very loud.
Karen began to focus her yoga practice when she moved to California in 2005. Naturally drawn to sharing the benefits of yoga and living more consciously, she decided to try teaching and completed her 200 hr Yoga Alliance Certification in 2009. Karen believes that by practicing mindfully you can learn so much about yourself, and that a "self" understanding is only the beginning. No one should ever be denied the opportunity to practice yoga. Her Beginner Power Yoga class offers elements of movement, breathing, awareness, alignment and fun. Please come and join the beginner class. Experience power yoga and the developmental change of life and movement. Props are encouraged in the class and you are welcome to bring your own. Karen's teaching style is a blend of Power & Vinyasa flow (Hatha) and Iyengar. She attributes her confidence and merge of styles from her wonderful teachers & friends, Lisa Aniello, Julie Wright, Christie Hall, Jessa Tarbert, and of course Daniel Head. Namaste
music: Kids Bop, Kids Kirtan & Bob Marley
Jessica has taught at the elementary level in the public school system for 13 years and has been practicing yoga religiously since 2009. She incorporates yoga into her daily classroom routine and has seen amazing growth in her students in their ability to focus, cultivate self-awareness, and manage stress. For her, no form of exercise has ever compared to the healing spiritual/mindful aspect of yoga, which is what has kept her completely dedicated to her practice and her desire to share her infectious love of yoga with her students.
Jessica is grateful for the opportunity to empower children at The Yoga Room with the knowledge that their breath is their "Jedi sword" in life. When children come back to class and say, "I tried that breathing exercise during math today and it worked!" Or when she sees her daughter bending her dolls into various postures and calling them by name, she knows that her work is powerfully transformative. Your kids will leave Jessica's class feeling calm, peaceful, and confident in their ability to learn and practice yoga.
"It's never too late to have a happy childhood"
music: Club, Pop, Hip Hop, Rock & Traditional
Janet is available for private lessons: Call studio for booking times.
Music: Club, Pop, Hip Hop, Rock, and Traditional
A former ski racer and, later, ski and snowboard instructor, Janet’s passion for sports expanded when she moved to the west coast; adding cycling, mountain biking, water skiing, and wake surfing to her list of regular activities. In 1998, she was introduced to yoga in Santa Monica, trying a number of studios before practicing regularly with Bryan Kest. Although the physical element of yoga was the initial draw for Janet, she believes it was the release of mind “chatter” during the practice that actually hooked her; providing a sense of both calmness and exhilaration she hadn’t experienced in other activities.
Practicing at the Yoga Room since 2011, Janet experienced a deeper connection to her practice. Realizing yoga was going to be a lifelong journey and dedication; she received her RYT 200 in 2012. Understanding injuries and limitations, Janet’s beginner classes focus on alignment and modifications as well as motivation and acceptance; traditional and rock music are played at moderate levels. Her more advanced classes challenge the mind and body, occasionally adding pilates into the mix, but remain focused on alignment and self-motivation; club, pop, and hip hop music is played at louder levels.
From her own experience, Janet believes yoga counters the negative effects of sedentary a work life and high impact sports. She is excited to share her love of yoga with The Yoga Room family.
music: Traditional, Instrumental Lounge, Electronic
Jennifer began her yoga practice 15 years ago after a severe car accident to aid in her recovery. Shortly after she found a deeper connection with mind and body, which lead her to become an instructor in 2001. With a career as a certified holistic health coach and personal trainer she is passionate about living the healthiest lifestyle emotionally and physically.
She has a strong practice and love for teaching a blend of Power & Vinyasa flow (Hatha) and Iyengar. Her devotion, hands on approach, and encouragement inspires and motivates her students to challenge themselves in their practice. She also has a passion for guiding gentle or beginner yoga classes to aid with modifications for injury prevention, and building confidence in all her students.
Kris West runs The Yoga Room front desk and helps coordinate retreats and teacher trainings. She has been a wonderful addition and keeps the studio running smoothly.
Sarah has been helping with The Yoga Room for many many years and is now working to get her 200hr teacher training certification through Daniel and Travis.
Clare has been helping at the front desk for about a year and we love her sweet spirit.
Nicole helps run the front desk at the studio and has been practicing with Daniel since his days teaching at college! She has watched the studio evolve and become what it is today.
Elisa works the front desk and has been coming to the studio for many years now.
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