Yoga and Wellness Teachers at Sagrada Wellness

 
  Nicole Currie    I am passionate about helping people lead more balanced lives through holistic movement and wellness. I absolutely love teaching various styles of yoga, mindfulness meditation, Pilates to help with stability, barre fitness, dance, and kids movement classes. I bring years of experience from being a professional dancer, NFL cheerleader, retreat leader, and a credentialed elementary school dance teacher.   After my beautiful mom passed away from stage 4 colon cancer nine years ago, I wanted to be of service to others dealing with the stresses of daily life. I see how hard people work, how many obligations they have, and how many responsibilities they navigate. My purpose is to gently remind others that it's okay to take time out of their full lives to rest, relax, rejuvenate, indulge in slowing down, play, and allow their bodies to heal. You deserve it!   Qualifications:   MFA in Dance from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts  California Credential in Dance Education K-12  500-hour Yoga Works, Yoga Certification  White Lotus Foundation, Yoga Certification  STOTT Pilates and Total Barre, Full Certification    <<Learn more>>

Nicole Currie

I am passionate about helping people lead more balanced lives through holistic movement and wellness. I absolutely love teaching various styles of yoga, mindfulness meditation, Pilates to help with stability, barre fitness, dance, and kids movement classes. I bring years of experience from being a professional dancer, NFL cheerleader, retreat leader, and a credentialed elementary school dance teacher. 

After my beautiful mom passed away from stage 4 colon cancer nine years ago, I wanted to be of service to others dealing with the stresses of daily life. I see how hard people work, how many obligations they have, and how many responsibilities they navigate. My purpose is to gently remind others that it's okay to take time out of their full lives to rest, relax, rejuvenate, indulge in slowing down, play, and allow their bodies to heal. You deserve it!

Qualifications:

MFA in Dance from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts

California Credential in Dance Education K-12

500-hour Yoga Works, Yoga Certification

White Lotus Foundation, Yoga Certification

STOTT Pilates and Total Barre, Full Certification 

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  Aaron Ogden   Aaron lives primarily along the West Coast pathways of the diverse California landscapes. &nbsp;He travels the World on investigative research projects and hosts groups on Transformational World Pilgrimages and Yoga and Nature Retreats.  He also shares these discoveries through personal retreats in The Shasta Alchemy Home located at the base of Mount Shasta and at Starseed Farms in Ojai CA. Aaron teaches Yoga and Meditation, the practices of self-inquiry; he also offers readings through astrology, healing bodywork, and Ancient Earth Traditions. He is in regular dialogue with the seasonal changes and continual growth on his native land’s permaculture farm, Starseed Farms in Ojai.  Aaron holds a 4-year degree in Philosophy with emphasis in Ethics and Metaphysics from University of California, Santa Barbara; 600hr Massage Therapy Program from East West College of Massage in Portland, Oregon; 200hr Yoga Teacher Training from Ganga White and Tracey Rich of White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barabra, CA; Aaron is a Full Mesa carrier in the Shamanic Lineage of the Qero Peoples of the high Andes Mountains of Peru;  &lt;&lt;Learn more&gt;&gt;

Aaron Ogden

Aaron lives primarily along the West Coast pathways of the diverse California landscapes.  He travels the World on investigative research projects and hosts groups on Transformational World Pilgrimages and Yoga and Nature Retreats.

He also shares these discoveries through personal retreats in The Shasta Alchemy Home located at the base of Mount Shasta and at Starseed Farms in Ojai CA. Aaron teaches Yoga and Meditation, the practices of self-inquiry; he also offers readings through astrology, healing bodywork, and Ancient Earth Traditions. He is in regular dialogue with the seasonal changes and continual growth on his native land’s permaculture farm, Starseed Farms in Ojai.

Aaron holds a 4-year degree in Philosophy with emphasis in Ethics and Metaphysics from University of California, Santa Barbara; 600hr Massage Therapy Program from East West College of Massage in Portland, Oregon; 200hr Yoga Teacher Training from Ganga White and Tracey Rich of White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barabra, CA; Aaron is a Full Mesa carrier in the Shamanic Lineage of the Qero Peoples of the high Andes Mountains of Peru;

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  Leslie St.John   Leslie St. John is a self-expression muse, helping people get “unstuck.” Using the modalities of yoga, Qoya, and writing, she helps people unshackle creativity, feel their bodies as allies, and cultivate more self-intimacy. She is creator of Prose and Poses and offers yoga and writing retreats (Upcoming retreats at Sagrada and the Mayan Riviera). She holds an MFA in poetry from Purdue University and is author of  Beauty Like a Rope . Her writing is published in  Elephant Journal, Teach.Yoga, Yoga Revolutionaries, Apersus Quartery, Oxford American, Rebelle Society,&nbsp; and  Verse Daily. &nbsp;She teaches Literature at Cal Poly. A 500hr RYT, she has studied with Tias Little, Noah Maze, and Rocky Heron. Her classes have been described as “Sweaty and Spiritual.” Be prepared to move. Deepen your connection to your true self. You can find her writing at a café, hunting vintage shops, or hiking with her beagle Lucy in the hills of San Luis Obispo.&nbsp;   &lt;&lt;Learn more&gt;&gt;

Leslie St.John

Leslie St. John is a self-expression muse, helping people get “unstuck.” Using the modalities of yoga, Qoya, and writing, she helps people unshackle creativity, feel their bodies as allies, and cultivate more self-intimacy. She is creator of Prose and Poses and offers yoga and writing retreats (Upcoming retreats at Sagrada and the Mayan Riviera). She holds an MFA in poetry from Purdue University and is author of Beauty Like a Rope. Her writing is published in Elephant Journal, Teach.Yoga, Yoga Revolutionaries, Apersus Quartery, Oxford American, Rebelle Society, and Verse Daily. She teaches Literature at Cal Poly. A 500hr RYT, she has studied with Tias Little, Noah Maze, and Rocky Heron. Her classes have been described as “Sweaty and Spiritual.” Be prepared to move. Deepen your connection to your true self. You can find her writing at a café, hunting vintage shops, or hiking with her beagle Lucy in the hills of San Luis Obispo. 

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  Eva Inglizian L.Ac.   Eva Inglizian L.Ac. is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in the State of California and has her acupuncture practice at Sagrada Wellness. Eva leads Sagrada's Qi Gong classes.&nbsp;Her passion is in empowering individuals to feel their own sense of harmony and vitality. Eva’s clients come to her for health maintenance and preventive care, empowering them as unique individuals rather than a disease process. Eva's intuitive understanding of healthy living can be seen in her treatment offerings. Eva has been practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine for over a decade. Born into a family of healers ranging from her Father, an Emergency Room physician and psychologist to her Mother a nurse, Eva has healing in her blood.   &lt;&lt;Learn more&gt;&gt;

Eva Inglizian L.Ac.

Eva Inglizian L.Ac. is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in the State of California and has her acupuncture practice at Sagrada Wellness. Eva leads Sagrada's Qi Gong classes. Her passion is in empowering individuals to feel their own sense of harmony and vitality. Eva’s clients come to her for health maintenance and preventive care, empowering them as unique individuals rather than a disease process. Eva's intuitive understanding of healthy living can be seen in her treatment offerings. Eva has been practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine for over a decade. Born into a family of healers ranging from her Father, an Emergency Room physician and psychologist to her Mother a nurse, Eva has healing in her blood.

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  Tony Khalife   Singer, songwriter and recording artist Tony Khalife, brings the gift of transcendence through music. He weaves a seamless flow in which the drone and ragas of Indian music and the resonance of devotional Sufi dances meet Western harmonies. Tony is a Vedic scholar who has studied the life and songs of Indian saints and ancient rituals in Sanskrit, served seven years as a ceremonial guide at the Wishwa Shanti Ashram in Oakland, California and spent one year in India on pilgrimage singing and chanting from Haridwar to Pandharapur. Born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, Tony has lived in California for 30 years. To learn more about Tony, visit  tonykhalife.com

Tony Khalife

Singer, songwriter and recording artist Tony Khalife, brings the gift of transcendence through music. He weaves a seamless flow in which the drone and ragas of Indian music and the resonance of devotional Sufi dances meet Western harmonies. Tony is a Vedic scholar who has studied the life and songs of Indian saints and ancient rituals in Sanskrit, served seven years as a ceremonial guide at the Wishwa Shanti Ashram in Oakland, California and spent one year in India on pilgrimage singing and chanting from Haridwar to Pandharapur. Born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, Tony has lived in California for 30 years. To learn more about Tony, visit tonykhalife.com

  Dr Kendall Hassemer, ND   A nutrition, mindset and lifestyle educator and anatomy + holistic physiology expert, Dr. Kendall Hassemer, ND is a naturopathic doctor known for her unique ability to deliver complex yoga and health concepts in a language that is easy to understand.&nbsp; Her approach to wellbeing has been described as supportive, caring, accessible, fun and successfully applicable in daily routines, based in science as much as it is on love.  Dr. Kendall completed her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine at the National University of Natural Medicine in 2009. Her specialty areas are in yoga, mindset and meditation, clinical nutrition, cranialsacral therapy and biotherapeutic drainage.&nbsp; She has studied yoga with many master yoga teachers, including Tias and Surya Little, Todd Jackson, Lisa Black, Uma Kleppinger, Casey Palmer, Doug Keller and Baron Baptiste, which has allowed her to create her own therapeutic style and approach to the healing ways of yoga.  She maintains her private practice in the gorgeous greater Santa Barbara area, continues to develop and lead yoga teacher trainings and wellbeing online courses, and travels internationally to speak and to teach classes, workshops and retreats.( www.drkendallhassemer.com )(ig: @kendallhassemer)

Dr Kendall Hassemer, ND

A nutrition, mindset and lifestyle educator and anatomy + holistic physiology expert, Dr. Kendall Hassemer, ND is a naturopathic doctor known for her unique ability to deliver complex yoga and health concepts in a language that is easy to understand.  Her approach to wellbeing has been described as supportive, caring, accessible, fun and successfully applicable in daily routines, based in science as much as it is on love.

Dr. Kendall completed her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine at the National University of Natural Medicine in 2009. Her specialty areas are in yoga, mindset and meditation, clinical nutrition, cranialsacral therapy and biotherapeutic drainage.  She has studied yoga with many master yoga teachers, including Tias and Surya Little, Todd Jackson, Lisa Black, Uma Kleppinger, Casey Palmer, Doug Keller and Baron Baptiste, which has allowed her to create her own therapeutic style and approach to the healing ways of yoga.

She maintains her private practice in the gorgeous greater Santa Barbara area, continues to develop and lead yoga teacher trainings and wellbeing online courses, and travels internationally to speak and to teach classes, workshops and retreats.(www.drkendallhassemer.com)(ig: @kendallhassemer)

 
  Dezryelle Arcieri, LMFT   Dezryelle Arcieri is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT # 86685) and Certified Yoga Instructor (200hr YTT) based out of Seattle, WA., who provides services in both Washington State and California. &nbsp;Ms. Arcieri specializes in treating the whole person, by utilizing Western and Eastern philosophies to promote healing of the mind, body, and spirit.&nbsp; Through the use of evidence-based practices, yoga, and mindfulness, Ms. Arcieri guides individuals and families through the delicate process of transforming suffering to allow for identification of the authentic self and a deeper connection to the human experience.&nbsp; Ms. Arcieri is skilled in a variety of techniques, including talk therapy, somatic therapy, yoga therapy, mindfulness,&nbsp;body awareness, and other creative interventions, to help individuals and families gain clarity, release fears and attachments, and operate from a place of honest vulnerability so that they may cultivate a life of love, peace, and health.

Dezryelle Arcieri, LMFT

Dezryelle Arcieri is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT # 86685) and Certified Yoga Instructor (200hr YTT) based out of Seattle, WA., who provides services in both Washington State and California.  Ms. Arcieri specializes in treating the whole person, by utilizing Western and Eastern philosophies to promote healing of the mind, body, and spirit.  Through the use of evidence-based practices, yoga, and mindfulness, Ms. Arcieri guides individuals and families through the delicate process of transforming suffering to allow for identification of the authentic self and a deeper connection to the human experience.  Ms. Arcieri is skilled in a variety of techniques, including talk therapy, somatic therapy, yoga therapy, mindfulness, body awareness, and other creative interventions, to help individuals and families gain clarity, release fears and attachments, and operate from a place of honest vulnerability so that they may cultivate a life of love, peace, and health.

  Victoria Kromhout   Victoria is a RYT 500 certified yoga instructor based in San Luis Obispo, California.  She founded Nourish By Victoria with the emphasis on nourishing your mind, body, and spirit.&nbsp;Through yoga, Ayurveda, and nutritional guidance Victoria promotes a balanced spiritual, physical,&nbsp;and mental well-being.  "I was naturally drawn to yoga for the sense of peace, calming, healing, and belonging it brought to my spirit since childhood. I enjoy teaching and practicing strong, vinyasa flow style Yoga classes as well as blissful restorative ones. I share my passion for life and joy by sharing yoga with spirits of all ages."   &lt;&lt;Learn more&gt;&gt;

Victoria Kromhout

Victoria is a RYT 500 certified yoga instructor based in San Luis Obispo, California.

She founded Nourish By Victoria with the emphasis on nourishing your mind, body, and spirit. Through yoga, Ayurveda, and nutritional guidance Victoria promotes a balanced spiritual, physical, and mental well-being.

"I was naturally drawn to yoga for the sense of peace, calming, healing, and belonging it brought to my spirit since childhood. I enjoy teaching and practicing strong, vinyasa flow style Yoga classes as well as blissful restorative ones. I share my passion for life and joy by sharing yoga with spirits of all ages."

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  Bree Jenkins   Bree Jenkins is a Los Angeles based Dating Coach and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She specializes in helping women become empowered and break negative relationship patterns. Bringing over ten years of combined experience as a professional private practice therapist, dating and life coach, she uses her skills to help clients clarify their ideal compatible characteristics and ways of connecting within relationships, how to identify key behaviors to embrace or improve, and how to grow their inner relationship with self to reflect healthy love. Bree works from a strength based perspective, helping clients to find confidence in their singleness and empowerment in their everyday lives.&nbsp;   &lt;&lt;Learn more&gt;&gt;

Bree Jenkins

Bree Jenkins is a Los Angeles based Dating Coach and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She specializes in helping women become empowered and break negative relationship patterns. Bringing over ten years of combined experience as a professional private practice therapist, dating and life coach, she uses her skills to help clients clarify their ideal compatible characteristics and ways of connecting within relationships, how to identify key behaviors to embrace or improve, and how to grow their inner relationship with self to reflect healthy love. Bree works from a strength based perspective, helping clients to find confidence in their singleness and empowerment in their everyday lives. 

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  Alok Rocheleau   Zen Thai Shiatsu, Acupressure, and Chi Nei Tsang  Alok is an experienced bodyworker and teacher who has traveled the world studying a range of modalities with master teachers. Over the last decade, Alok has studied Acupressure, Shiatsu, Craniosacral, Reiki, and Chi Nei Tsang. With the spirit of Metta (loving kindness), Alok intuitively customizes each treatment while listening to his client’s needs. Alok supports the internal balance of the body by massaging and stretching the meridian lines, removing blockages to the free flow of healing energy. With his background in the yogic arts and B.S. degree in exercise physiology, Alok specializes in releasing back, neck and shoulder tension. Known for his strong, intuitive hands, Alok encourages awareness of the breath to help with release.   &lt;&lt;Learn more&gt;&gt;

Alok Rocheleau

Zen Thai Shiatsu, Acupressure, and Chi Nei Tsang

Alok is an experienced bodyworker and teacher who has traveled the world studying a range of modalities with master teachers. Over the last decade, Alok has studied Acupressure, Shiatsu, Craniosacral, Reiki, and Chi Nei Tsang. With the spirit of Metta (loving kindness), Alok intuitively customizes each treatment while listening to his client’s needs. Alok supports the internal balance of the body by massaging and stretching the meridian lines, removing blockages to the free flow of healing energy. With his background in the yogic arts and B.S. degree in exercise physiology, Alok specializes in releasing back, neck and shoulder tension. Known for his strong, intuitive hands, Alok encourages awareness of the breath to help with release.

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  Natalie Marie Shapiro    Natalie Marie Shapiro is a teacher and guide,&nbsp;combining her passions in embodiment and meditation, human development, spiritual exploration, ritual, and earth-based practices as tools for individual and collective transformation. For nearly a decade, Natalie has created immersive one-on-one and group offerings.&nbsp;&nbsp;As a 200 E-RYT, Natalie applies yoga as a therapeutic practice for the mind, body and soul. She calls on asana, pranayama and meditation as platforms for students to access the depth of their own wisdom and essence. In addition to yoga, Natalie offers: somatic experiencing, feminine healing and wholing mapping, guided journeying, dream tending, and ritual and ceremony. She is an edge-pusher and healer at heart, and always seeks to offer an experience of deep and meaningful freedom.&nbsp;The combinations of Natalie’s education, immersive work, and developmental experiences continue to feed and inspire her place in the world.&nbsp;

Natalie Marie Shapiro

Natalie Marie Shapiro is a teacher and guide, combining her passions in embodiment and meditation, human development, spiritual exploration, ritual, and earth-based practices as tools for individual and collective transformation. For nearly a decade, Natalie has created immersive one-on-one and group offerings.  As a 200 E-RYT, Natalie applies yoga as a therapeutic practice for the mind, body and soul. She calls on asana, pranayama and meditation as platforms for students to access the depth of their own wisdom and essence. In addition to yoga, Natalie offers: somatic experiencing, feminine healing and wholing mapping, guided journeying, dream tending, and ritual and ceremony. She is an edge-pusher and healer at heart, and always seeks to offer an experience of deep and meaningful freedom. The combinations of Natalie’s education, immersive work, and developmental experiences continue to feed and inspire her place in the world. 

  Anjuli Mahendr,&nbsp;MT, NCBTMB   Zen Thai Shiatsu, Integrated Table, and Chi Nei Tsang  With over 15 years of experience as a yoga teacher and therapist with regular trips to Asia for further training, Anjuli brings a wealth of somatic experience to her treatments. She is a nationally licensed therapist with 1000+ hours of training in both integrated connective tissue massage and traditional healing arts systems including Shiatsu and Taoist bodywork with a focus on abdominal massage (Chi Nei Tsang) to balance the organs and meridians of the body. Anjuli’s therapeutic, intuitive touch supports clients to work through physical and emotional issues as well as bring them into a deep state of relaxation and connection. By layering in soft toning, breath cues, and energy-work into her practice, she encourages her clients connect to their innate wisdom and release what no longer serves. In both teaching and bodywork, her goal is to create a sacred container for healing, growth, heightened listening, and expanded perspective.   &lt;&lt;Learn more&gt;&gt;

Anjuli Mahendr, MT, NCBTMB

Zen Thai Shiatsu, Integrated Table, and Chi Nei Tsang

With over 15 years of experience as a yoga teacher and therapist with regular trips to Asia for further training, Anjuli brings a wealth of somatic experience to her treatments. She is a nationally licensed therapist with 1000+ hours of training in both integrated connective tissue massage and traditional healing arts systems including Shiatsu and Taoist bodywork with a focus on abdominal massage (Chi Nei Tsang) to balance the organs and meridians of the body. Anjuli’s therapeutic, intuitive touch supports clients to work through physical and emotional issues as well as bring them into a deep state of relaxation and connection. By layering in soft toning, breath cues, and energy-work into her practice, she encourages her clients connect to their innate wisdom and release what no longer serves. In both teaching and bodywork, her goal is to create a sacred container for healing, growth, heightened listening, and expanded perspective.

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