Carrie Sherwood – Gentle Yoga
Carrie enjoys creating a space for students where they can define their own meaning of yoga. My hope is to inspire students to look beyond the physical and to use the whole practice of yoga as a means to deepen the connection with one’s true self. Ultimately yoga teaches us to go inward, and by creating an attitude contentment, we are able to embrace all of the parts of our self and harmonize with the world around us. We can be grateful for not just one thing, but everything.
Carrie Sherwood received her 500 certification from the highly acclaimed studio YogaWorks.
Charlene Conklin – Yoga
Charlene has been teaching group fitness for over 25 years, focusing on creating a safe and positive environment for all students. She began teaching yoga in 2000, and completed her 200-Hour yoga training in 2010. Specializing in yoga flow classes that incorporate poses and breathe, she loves to share the practice with her students.
Christy Cantrell – Nia Fusion Dance
Christy began dancing Nia in 2005. Five years later she earned her White Belt and has since attended the 52 Moves and Moving to Heal trainings and in April 2018 received her Green Belt. She believes that the Nia Technique enables those who practice it to move safely and soundly through daily life and get maximum enjoyment from pursuits whether of a physical, mental, emotional or spiritual nature. A native Venturan, Christy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation and is semi-retired from a 30+ year career in aging and senior services.
Jaclyn Ibarra – Yoga Fusion
Jennefer Hime – Yoga Flow and Pilates-ish
Jennefer became interested in a variety of spiritual practices at a young age, and began reading about Buddha, Paramahansa Yogananda, and G.I. Gurdjieff. Their teachings prompted her to continually strive for internal growth and self awareness. When Jennefer moved to Fillmore, she met Janine Rees and attended her Iyengar classes regularly. There she discovered the wonderful bliss of yoga, and searched out other types to add to her newfound practice. With a lifelong love of dance, the Vinyasa Flow style of yoga was a natural fit for her classes, which interweave breath, movement and internal balance (and usually a healthy dose of laughter!) for all levels of students.
Melissa Diaz – Nia Fusion Dance
Melissa discovered Nia in 2010. Her first Nia class experience was filled with dancing, great music and most importantly, joy! She instantly fell in love with the dance and knew it was much deeper than just a fitness class. Her approach is to provide the space for students to find freedom to express themselves, let go of all their stress and feel the strength, power and joy that dance can provide. Melissa has a BS in Kinesiology from Cal State Northridge, received her Nia White Belt in 2015 and her Blue Belt in 2017.
Renee Swenson – Meditation
Renee has been studying meditation for over 10 years. She follows the Toltec and Raise Your State philosophy and has been an apprentice of Victoria Allen for 15 years. Renee enjoys exploring many other spiritual and yogic practices such as chanting, mantras, chakra study and breath work. Renee is also a certified Nia Blue Belt instructor.