I am a long time teacher and a perpetual student, I am so thrilled to share my love of yoga at The Studio. I am currently an E-RYT 200 yoga teacher and have extended my knowledge with Yin Yoga training and continuing education in the healing arts. I am dedicated to sharing the healing aspects of yoga with my students and strives to be of service to the Reno community. When I'm not teaching I enjoy spending time with my husband Nico, puppy Jovi and traveling the world.
Kim has been practicing in the Reno area for over 12 years in various styles including Hatha, Bikram and Vinyasa. Having completed a 200-hr Satya Core Flow Yoga teaching training in June of 2013 and Reiki level I and II training she is more than excited and grateful to have opportunities to expand her yoga practice and community to include teaching. Kim hopes to create fun yet challenging vinyasa classes by sharing and making her love of yoga, arm balances and being upside down accessible to all levels, striving to create a safe and encouraging environment. The great outdoors is one of her favorite yoga studios and you can find her every year upside down out on the playa in the Black Rock Desert! She is extremely honored each day to be able to practice yoga, share space, knowledge and the love of continuing to learn with her friends and yoga community.
Dustin tried yoga for the first time in 2005 after experiencing horrible back pain. His father had experienced similar back pain and was told by a doctor to try yoga in lieu of surgery. The holistic nature of this approach resonated deeply with Dustin and furthered his interest in the practice of yoga. During his teacher training program he became much more aware of the mental and spiritual facets of yoga and now heavily incorporates them into his classes. Like many of us, Dustin has been through some dark and challenging moments in his life and his yoga practice has played an instrumental role along his spiritual path to enlightenment. He was trained in a Vinyasa flow style but also loves to go upside down, so you’ll often experience options for arm balances and other inversion in his classes. Dustin’s teaching philosophy is one of inclusion and acceptance, and he encourages people of all experience and ability levels to come practice with him.An enthusiastic student of life, he understands the epic vastness of the yoga world and is committed to continually furthering his practice. Yoga is a lifelong journey and Dustin welcomes you to explore it with him further.
I have been practicing yoga for many years, meaning going to classes. Bit by bit, I have experienced little openings to something bigger. This led me to complete my 200 hour Registered Teacher Training with We Are One Teacher Training in Reno. Since then my practice and curiosity have grown into something I never imagined, and now I can't help but love to share. This practice has been helping me all along to realize the truth behind all the illusion in the world. This practice meets me where I am at every day and gently guides me back to my center, and the truth. The classes I offer intend to create a space for students to get whatever it is they are looking for from the practice. To me, the beauty of the practice is when one gets on that mat and experiences a connection to themselves through the mind, body, and breath. From there, a jar opens to infinite possibilities.
I’m so grateful for this opportunity to teach, learn, shed layers, and open up. Om Namah Shivaya
Angie (E-RYT 500) began her yoga practice while pregnant with her first child 15 years ago. Since that time, she has explored as many variations of yoga as possible. After diving into a year long 500 hour Advanced Yoga Studies and multiple other training programs, she began teaching in 2009. Always up for a challenge, Angie looks for ways to help her students bring their attention back to the present moment during class. This yoga tool is used to encourage classroom practice into daily living where an extraordinary life can be made out of ordinary moments. Her love of people fuels her classes to incorporate lively music, a sense of humor, a bit of challenge, and play. Angie also leads and conducts the OM2YOGA 200 hour Teacher Training Program out of The Studio Reno. www.om2yoga.com
Keri (E-RYT 200) started practicing yoga in 2002 after injuring her back in a motorcycle accident. She began taking Iyengar yoga with her mentor, Nelda McGee, and soon moved on to Power and Ashtanga yoga. Keri completed her 200 hour training under Doug Swenson, renowned Ashtangi and creator of Sadhana Yoga Chi. Additionally, she has attended workshops and classes in Acroyoga, The Rocket Series, Core Power, Anusara, and Sivananada. Keri has been teaching since 2005 and enjoys an athletic practice with an emphasis on flow, prana, and maintaining a sense of humor as yoga has brought great joy to her life.
Alicia was born and raised in Reno, blessed and grateful to have grown up with Tahoe as her backyard, taking advantage of all the beauty and enjoyment it has to offer. She started doing yoga in 2005 and it wasn’t long before it became another one of her many passions. Inspired by yoga’s ability to build physical strength and relaxation, she began to incorporate yoga into all areas of her life. Her awareness to the power of body and mind connection became the influence she needed to find the perfect balance to help her get through the stresses of everyday life. Alicia graduated from UNR in 2011 and recalls the enormous benefits of having a strong yoga practice working as a student at the university. Since then her passion for health and wellness inspired her to take her practice to the next level and become an instructor.
“Yoga changed my life in so many amazing ways and opened my eyes to a beautiful spiritual journey as well! I am so blessed to be able to share my love with the world and inspire others…There’s no place else I’d rather be.” ♥
Rachelle has been doing Yoga for 9 years and has been teaching for 2. Rachelle enjoys many different types of Yoga and incorporates several of them into her hot vinyasa classes.
When I began attending yoga classes ten years ago my intention was to add some stretching into my regular fitness routine. Posture and flexibility have always been a challenge for me and after years of pounding the pavement while training for and running marathons, slowing down and placing some mindful attention on my body was a novel idea. The physical benefits of yoga were easily noticed, but I became a lifelong student as I realized the deeper aspects of what this practice offers. Life lessons of consciousness, mindfulness and recognition that we are all one, is what it’s all about. I completed my teacher training under Melissa Martinez, a life changing experience for which I am beyond grateful. I am so excited to share the grace and strength of this practice with others. I am also proud to be partnered with my dear friend and fellow yoga teacher, Hannah Bias, on a nonprofit called Urban Lotus Project. Urban Lotus Project takes yoga and meditation to at-risk, underserved youth in the Reno Sparks Community. It has been an amazing experience to say the least, and to be able to give back and support those in need, through this life changing practice, fills my heart. I began practicing yoga at The Studio over five years ago, and am thrilled to now be instructing here! I love the chill vibe and the community support that this space offers. Please come meet me on the mat for a warm morning flow! It’s an awesome way to start the day. I have always called Reno my home. I am so appreciative of the incredible support network of family and friends that surround me in this awesome city. I am sharing this journey with my amazing husband and our four beautiful children….my teachers who remind me daily with their encouraging smiles and love that I know I’m on the right path because I’m uninterested in looking back.
I teach yoga because I believe in the practice. If you would have told me 10 years ago that I would be a yoga teacher today, I would have laughed in your face. I was a gym rat, yoga was for hippies. I took my first yoga class on a whim. I thought savasana was stupid and forward folds were impossible.Something kept me coming back. That something was a desperate need from within, from my spirit, to connect with myself (I am now kind of a hippie after all). Three years later in 2007 I carted myself off to an ashram in Nederland, Co., the Shambhava School of Yoga, where I learned there is so much more than the gym style power yoga I was accustomed to. So, I studied very hard and earned my 200hr RYT certification. I came back to Reno excited to teach and continue my education. I enrolled in the personal training certification program at Truckee Meadows Community College where I furthered my studies in anatomy, exercise physiology, and kinesiology, and I began teaching yoga in gyms, studios, homes, and classrooms all over Reno. In 2010, life happened and a series of illness and loss forced me to put down my active personal and professional practice to heal myself and care for my loved ones. I lost a lot of faith in myself during those years. Even in the most difficult times, however, when I actually tried to lose faith in yoga, in that connection to myself, the practice would continue to break through the fog of hurt and fear and be my truth when there was no other truth. Yoga evolved into more than my physical practice; it became my way of life. There is nothing like yoga that I have found that holds you up during times of pain and difficulty and lifts you higher during times of celebration and joy. It is always accessible, because it is you: your body and your breath; a constant in chaos and in stillness. It is just our luck that yoga is also great for health and wellness physically, emotionally, and psychologically. The depth of the practice is fathomless and the list of benefits is endless. Most recently I have completed 45 prenatal training hours with Kim Allcock and Mandy Colbert at Yoga Loka and I look forward to welcoming expecting mommas to the practice! I am so happy to be teaching again and I look forward to meeting you in your practice and sharing some truth, love, and light. Thank you. Namasté.
Cicely, bright eyed and light hearted, see the beautiful, intelligible, and fun in, well, everything, especially in what others may find devoid…through a sense of gratitude and purpose, she has evolved into a dilettante: appreciator & student of all things.Growing up in the mountains amidst the trees and lakes of the Sierras, Cicely carries wonderment for the natural world and strives to always remain in touch with the honest strength and profound joy it holds. Having earned graduate degrees in Anatomy & Physiology, Nutrition, and Culinary Arts, she shares an adornment for complete wellness and nourishment of the body, mind and soul. Cicely completed her teacher training in San Francisco in 2011. Since then, she has striven to bring her students in touch with their truest selves. Her classes are profoundly integrative as she interweaves the philosophies of yoga into physical asana, meditation, and deep relaxation amidst tasteful music and creative sequencing to create a memorable practice on the mat for application off the mat.
A teacher at heart, Cicely can also be found in a variety of facets from coaching and competing in triathlon, hiking, boarding—water & snow, skiing—water & snow, catering and culinary seminars, teaching collegiate health and nutrition courses, gardening, and animals galore!!...amidst all, yoga keeps her grounded and present with her truest self. It is her hope and joy that you will come share & explore the sweetness yoga brings out and into us!
After three ACL reconstructive surgeries from years of playing competitive sports, I started practicing yoga as part of my recovery process. I then became enthusiastic about alignment-based yoga and have been practicing since 2007. I completed my 200 hour teaching training in 2014 and have also recently completed my Reiki I and Yoga Sculpt training. With a love for both yin yoga and yang yoga, I aim to help my students find authenticity on the mat, off the mat and upside down.