Gilbert has combined his knowledge of fitness along with an extensive love of music with his passion for yoga to create a more modern, unique, and ever changing approach to yoga. Although Gilbert is continuously challenging himself and enhancing his teachings, he offers classes designed for all levels; focused on vinyasa flow and some restorative postures. Gilbert’s kind and humbling spirit make classes light hearted, fun, and challenging to both the mind and spirit. Gilbert found yoga to be energizing both mentally and physically and he has made yoga an essential part of his life. He loves a good workout for all mind, body, and spirit so come prepared to sweat and smile doing it! When Gilbert is not in the yoga studio he enjoys traveling, art, live music, surfing, snowboarding, hiking, camping, and spending time with friends and family. Gilbert says, “Yoga has given me the perfect balance between physical activities and mental rejuvenation, I have better core strength and it has help me become a better surfer, but really it has helped through all aspects of life”.
I began to practice yoga late in my teens, and it has since been a very special part of my life. Looking back, I would have never imagined becoming an instructor and I sometimes laugh at myself for being so oblivious to all the signs. Yoga has always been something I can turn to. It is challenging when I need it to be and soothing when I don’t. Inevitably, and fortunately so, I completed Corepower Yoga’s 200 hour Power Teaching Training Program in 2011. Since then I’ve learned to really see the light in others, as well as in myself. I am truly grateful for each student who comes into my class and I hope to share as much joy and consciousness with my students that yoga has provided me.
Ashlee Goite has been practicing Ashtanga yoga for over 10 years. She took her first Ashtanga yoga class with Dawn Yager in South Carolina, fell in love, and never looked back. She continuously studies with master Ashtanga teachers, including Manju Jois, David Williams, David Swenson, and Melanie Fawer. Ashtanga Yoga is her passion. In each class, her emphasis is on purposefulness of breath and safety in each movement and posture, while leading students through the challenging, purifying Ashtanga Primary Series. Her goal is for students to develop a consistent yoga practice that will be beneficial and enjoyable for the rest of their lives. She encourages all students to be beginners, to take one step at a time and enjoy the adventure of discovering something that can teach us so much about ourselves and the space we occupy in the world.
Ashlee earned her 200hr certification with a strict focus on Ashtanga yoga in the tradition of Sri Patthabi Jois, who taught that yoga is “99% practice an 1% theory.” She received her 500hr certification from Sri Dharma Mittra, who teaches how to truly live the life of a yogi. She continues to learn and practice in order to share with others, honoring the styles and methods she studies.
Johnnae has been practicing yoga for over 10 years and has been teaching since 2009. A Huntington Beach native, she completed her 200-hour training with Annie Carpenter through Yoga Works. Johnnae is an enthusiastic yogi and shares her passion for the practice by creating an accepting space, providing precise instruction, and emphasizing the breath. She aims to teach you a new way of being in your body – one that increases well- being in both body and mind. She looks forward to seeing you in her class!
Carole first discovered yoga at a gym, somewhere between the cardio machines and free weights. Through a series of starts and stops, she eventually found her inspiration beyond the physical practice and completed her first teacher training in 2004 at Sacred Movement in Venice, CA with Saul David Raye, Max Strom, Sherry Brourman, and Shiva Rea. She subsequently became certified as a Mini Yogis instructor with Shana Meyerson in 2006. Most recently, she received her 200-hour certification through Pure Yoga, studying with Claudia Fucigna and Kate Duyn Cariati. She loves a fun sequence that honors proper alignment and explores a variety of poses, arm balances, and core work. She considers yoga her haven and believes that the practice has helped to carry her through some of life’s greatest challenges. She regards her teaching as a service and aspires to empower her students to cultivate balance and a genuine appreciation for the self. Carole has worked as an elementary school teacher, designing lessons and providing instruction in nutrition and writing. She is an advocate of local, organic food and environmental sustainability. When she is not on her mat, Carole likes to go for a run along the beach, peruse farmers’ markets and natural foods stores for inspiration to whip up vegan dishes, and volunteer with community organizations.
Robert fell in love with yoga early 2011. It was a challenge to step onto the mat, as Robert struggled with the thought walking into room of weird postures and exotic sanskrit names. After his first free week, he slowly began to notice a dramatic improvement with his posture, flexibility and breath. Robert gained a new purpose in health and wellness, and yoga is at the center of it. On August 2011, Robert completed his teacher training and began teaching in the Fall of 2012. Robert loves djing and music production. During classes, he weaves his love of music with his love of yoga. His goal is to strengthen both your body and mind, while having fun at the same time.
Alyssa grew up involved in everything from dance to basketball, soccer, swimming and softball. After high school she sought after
other physical activities that would keep her challenged and entertained. It wasn’t until early 2009 when she took her first yoga
class that she fell in love. After months of taking up to three classes a day she decided that teaching yoga was something that was
calling her name, She completed her teacher training in power yoga in August of 2010 at Corepower Yoga and began teaching weeks later. Alyssa is currently obtaining her kinesiology degree at Cal State Fullerton and hopes to help rehabilitate injured athletes through proper training and exercise. Alyssas classes are high energy, challenging, and will leave you sweating and smiling. When Alyssa is not teaching you can find her at the studio working on her own practice, hiking, traveling and finishing her degree.