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

Ready to become a yoga teacher? Join us for one of our upcoming 200 hr training programs.

Carolina C.

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.

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Liz Tovar

Yoga Teacher
Growing up in Los Angeles California, Liz Tovar learned to appreciate the simplicity of life after encountering many life challenges. Through prayer, faith, and trust a Divine intervention would later re-direct Liz on her yoga path. She completed her 200 hour teacher training in 2012, under the direction of Master Teacher, Naader Shagagi. Using the Curative Yoga asana series as her platform, she has modified the poses to help guide students in gentle yoga for beginners. Also, in 2013, Liz discovered that her great grandmother was a partera (midwife) in Mexico. This compelled her to work with expecting mother’s through prenatal yoga. Helping moms to prepare physically, mentally, and emotionally for one of the most memorable moments in motherhood, giving birth.
She’s learned to unlearn, to break walls, and to trust her intuition. That it takes a courageous soul to face the self, to break and remove the veils of delusion. With WILL, LOVE, and perseverance, anything is possible.

Jodi S. 

Yoga Teacher

Jodi Saenz is a CMT-100 meditation teacher and RYT-200 yoga teacher who found yoga at a time of tremendous change in her life.  It was through the wisdom of yoga that she experienced a deeper connection to her body, breath and voice which became the first few steps of her spiritual journey.  This journey led her to practice Reiki, BodyTalk, and Shamanism and influences her teaching style today.  Jodi believes that a yoga practice is a lifelong endeavor and she is thrilled to have an opportunity to join the teacher team at Curative Yoga.  

Naader S.

Yoga of Mystics Teacher, Substitute Yoga 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 has been studying and practicing Yoga & Meditation since 1983. A former Ph.D. Candidate in Engineering, Naader 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, Naader 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 Naader himself that incorporates a specific series of asanas (poses) in order to cure physical, mental and emotional bodies.

Naader’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.

Naader 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.”

Naader 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.

Sara D.

Substitute Yoga 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

Connect With Us

We are always interested in meeting other teachers! If you are interested in working together, send us an inquiry and we will get back to you as soon as we can.