Meet Our Teachers
Our instructors come from a diverse background of teaching styles and share a universal passion for wellness, breath, and the power of yoga to transform minds, bodies, and spirits.
We are always happy to receive applications from interested teachers. If you’d be interested in joining our team, please email your yoga resume and availability to firstname.lastname@example.org
Owner & Yoga Teacher
Inspired to practice yoga to set an example of living a balanced life for her children, Carolina’s journey has taken her on a deeper path towards spirituality and guiding others seeking peace and harmony. While Carolina has received her 200 Hour Certification from Yoga of Mystics®, she believes that a commitment to teaching yoga is a lifetime journey in which she sees the teacher in all, in particular her well-intended mother, mystical father, supportive and loving husband, strong willed daughter, affectionate son and her trustworthy teacher.
Sara was born in England and grew up balancing time between Europe and the United States. Once settled in the Midwest, her desire to help others led her to a career working with juvenile delinquents and family therapy, followed by many years of teaching early education as her immediate family grew. Life was busy and time was precious! So in order to combine her passion for the outdoors and exercise her Labrador retrievers, running became the exercise of convenience. Hundreds of hours later, running had cultivated a love of moving meditation and thus the progression to a practice of yoga.
Upon moving to Montana, Sara finally had the opportunity to pursue an Iyengar 200 hour yoga certification from Anahata Power Yoga. Again, her desire to give back to a community is now manifested through her practice. She hopes to create a time and space for each practitioner to connect to their breath, journey inwards, and build strength and flexibility while cultivating the intelligence of their minds and bodies. Come and enjoy Sara’s playful and energetic flow while learning how to transfer the calmness and stability created on the mat into meeting life with grace outside of the studio.
Sara’s favorite activities include: hiking, paddle boarding, cross-country skiing, Spinning, kayaking and swimming
Sara’s favorite quote:
“What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Brought to yoga on a quest for deep, personal exploration, Kalee has been practicing yoga since 2007, and teaching since 2010. Her styles range from everything Yin to Kids, and her class structure is geared towards all levels and all bodies. Her teaching philosophy is rooted in the idea that yoga practice lends itself differently to each individual, and her vast knowledge of the body, physical posturing, and yogic spirituality shows in her ability to accommodate any and all ages, body types, and personalities. Kalee tries to incorporate many yogic ideas in her everyday life and activities because as her favorite philosophy goes,
“It’s not what we do, it’s how we do it…”
When she’s not on the mat, you’ll find her outside, hanging with her family, cuddling with her pack of farm critters, or promoting her art business.
Naader Raphael S.
Yoga of Mystics Teacher
Trained in Raja Yoga at the Self Realization Fellowship in Los Angeles, and Hatha Yoga at The Yoga College of India, Beverly Hills, Naader Raphael has been studying and practicing Yoga & Meditation since 1983. A former Ph.D. Candidate in Engineering, Raphael also studied Philosophy and Religion before coming to Los Angeles as a disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda in 1985.
A student of the great Yoga Master, Paramahansa Yogananda, and Sufi Mystic, Pir Inayat Khan, Raphael brings a culmination of intensive study and personal experience presented to you through his Yoga of Mystics® philosophy.
Yoga of Mystics® offers the Curative Yoga™ series; an invigorating and challenging system of Hatha Yoga choreographed and practiced by Raphael himself that incorporates a specific series of asanas (poses) in order to cure physical, mental and emotional bodies.
Raphael’s Yoga of Mystics® blends Hatha Yoga, Raja (Ashtanga) Yoga and ancient mysticism (Esoteric School of Sufi Mystics) focusing on the psychology of the breath, relaxation, gentle stretching, muscle toning and weight loss.
Raphael frequently quotes from the writings of Yoga Masters and Sufi Mystics in his classes reminding his students that “Health is not everything, but everything is nothing without health.”
Raphael has taught yoga and meditation to over 20,000 people and has trained over 1,000 teachers through his Yoga of Mystics® teacher-training program.
He also offers retreats, spiritual counseling, and holistic therapies and supplements, which culminate in health, vitality, healing and realization of oneself.