The yoga instructors used in our yoga videos are trained specifically in their area of expertise. To keep your yoga practice safe and beneficial, we select teachers that have the passion and compassion for their specific audience. From gentle, senior, chair and hatha yoga specialities, to somatics and meditation – each teacher has gone through advanced training and has created and choreographed their own videos to address your needs.
Sherry is a E-RYT Yoga Teacher and Co-Founder of the Yoga Vista Academy, an Advanced Yoga Teacher Training organization for Gentle, Senior and Chair Yoga. Sherry studied under the tutelage of octogenarian yoga teacher, Mary Cavanaugh of the Indra Devi lineage. She came to yoga afters years of computer-related work stress and thousands of dollars in chiropractic bills and thus has a passion for teaching yoga to midlifers, seniors and anyone with physical limitations. She is the Co-Founder and Executive Producer of YogaJP (Yoga Journey Productions).
Justine Shelton is an E-RYT500, Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance. She is a graduate at the 500 hour level of the American Viniyoga Institute (AVI) under the direction of Gary Kraftsow, and holds the distinction of AVI Certified Teacher. AVI (www.vinyoga.com) is a leader in the emerging field of Yoga Therapy. Justine is a former Collegiate Basketball player and specializes in yoga for backs, hips, shoulders and joints and rehabilitation after injuries. Justine is the lead instructor in the Gentle Yoga for Healthy Joint DVD Set which includes the Healthy Low Back DVD and Healthy Hips and Knees DVD. www.YogaWithJustine.com
Paula is a Registered Yoga Teacher and recently retired from a long career as a Family Counselor. She is pursuing her dream and passion for teaching Gentle and Chair Yoga to seniors and office workers in Southern California. In 2005, she completed her 200 hour training with master teacher Lanita Varshell at her Gentle Yoga studio in La Mesa. At the age of 79, Paula recorded two best-selling Gentle Chair Yoga DVDs where she shares her expertise in teaching to seniors of all levels. Paula’s YouTube Channel
Mary taught and practiced Gentle Yoga for over 40 years and studied with Indra Devi, the greatest female yoga master of the twentieth century. Mary had the heart for teaching to her peers – midlifers and then seniors and was a walking, talking testament to how yoga can serve one well – both physically and mentally – for years and years. Mary is the Creator of Chair Yoga and specialized in adapting classical yoga poses to people who have physical challenges, or those who just haven’t exercised in awhile. At the age of 82 years old, she recorded two Gentle Yoga for Senior DVDs where she shares her breath of experience to teaching to this special audience.
James is an Integrative Therapist and has practiced in the field of Healing Arts for over twenty years. He maintains a thriving private practice and runs events and workshops out of his office in San Diego, California. He is certified in Core Energetics, Hanna Somatic Education, massage therapy, and yoga/meditation instruction. He is the originator of Gentle Yoga through Somatic Exploration (GYSE) methodology and created the Gentle Yoga through Somatic Exploration DVD which is a comprehensive series of somatic movements for the entire body. For more information on James, visit www.GentleSomaticYoga.com.
After years of back pain and two spinal surgeries, Marjorie found that her body was aging faster than her mind – she was often in pain and didn’t feel strong and balanced enough to have the active life she wanted. After strengthening her spine, improving her balance, and the bonus of gaining confidence in her body through Yoga, she embarked on the life path of sharing these benefits with others and became a Registered Yoga Teacher. Marjorie’s dream is to share her love of Yoga well into her 90’s and beyond, and to help others appreciate the body they have today. www.namasteeducation.com.
Olga is a Yoga Alliance registered Yoga teacher and founder of Open Heart Yoga. She teaches Gentle Therapeutic Yoga, Yoga for Seniors and Chair Yoga Dance in Toronto, Canada. Her love for dance and desire to use it as a therapeutic tool for Seniors inspired her to create an innovative Chair Yoga Dance program which has all the elements of a structured Yoga class. Olga believes that music and dance can immediately connect us with our inner joy, which is our true nature. For more info on Olga’s work, visit openheartyoga.ca.
Erhard is a holistic health practitioner (H.H.P.) Licensed Massage Therapist(M.TH.), Registered Yoga Teacher RYT-E 500, and U.S.C.F. expert Cycling Coach (retired). He is the Founder and Co-Director of the Institute of Somatic Integration and Senior faculty member at the Natural Healing Institute in Encinitas, California. He teaches Somatics, Thai Yoga Massage, Facilitated Stretching, and Myo-Fascia release technique. Erhard presents workshops on Somatics and Soma-Kinetics Education.
Jennifer is an experienced certified yoga teacher with over 1000 hours teaching experience. Her chair yoga class was so successful; it inspired her to create this DVD for at home use. She has helped her chair yoga students regain their confidence in strength, stamina, flexibility, balance and relaxation. Her main goal is helping practitioners access their breath in order to benefit from the practice on and off the mat. www.ActiveChairYoga.com
Julia holds a wealth of 10 years of Yoga teaching experience at the premier Yoga Retreat destinations around the world. She is a Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher and Thai Yoga Massage Therapist with additional training in Tibetan Rites, Restorative, Meditation, Ashtanga, Partner, Iyengar, Kundalini, Anusara, Tantra, Wai Lana, Jivamukti, Nidra, Acro and Pre-Natal Yoga.
Now into his 6th decade, Garry’s life is a story of physical, financial and professional achievements. But as life has a way of changing our focus, the second half of Garry’s life is dedicated to the practice of inspiring others to live a healthier, more balanced life. Garry’s yoga teaching style is one of playfulness, calmness with a touch of daring. Daring us to challenge ourselves within the safe constraints of a balanced yoga practice – Garry recorded the Get Inspired Yoga – Yoga for Midlife DVD as a practice that we can do for the rest of our lives!