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INSTRUCTOR BIOS

Annie Kohn

ANNIE KOHN
Vinyasa with Music
Initially a professional dancer and choreographer, Annie is delighted to share the creative practice of vinyasa yoga with the intent of providing a nurturing, stimulating space enabling students to emerge connected and grounded into their core radiance.

Emily Branden

EMILY BRANDEN
Vinyasa with Music
For over 10 years, Emily has been teaching and studying Vinyasa yoga. Trained in New York City, Emily combines her love of flow and music to inspire healing and a deeper participation in life.


Josh Schrei

JOSH SCHREI
Pranayama, Vinyasa with Music, Gospel Vinyasa
A lifelong student of BODY-centered disciplines, Josh offers a practice designed to connect to the original intention of Hatha yoga - the transformation of the individual through the physical body and breath.


Kelle Rae Oien

KELLE RAE OIEN
Nia
Nia Teacher Trainer, Black Belt Nia Instructor and Nia 5-Stage Practitioner. She is also a Rolfer & Rolf Movement practitioner, facilitating body-mind movement for over 20 years. Kelle’s classes are inspirational, fun and packed with power!


Laurence Lisa Lebreton

LAURENCE LISA LEBRETON
Restorative, Hatha
Certified Hatha teacher, DOM and faculty at Santa Fe Prep. Laurence’s open, playful presence, experience and insightful teaching allow students to engage in meaningful and transformative practice.


Leia Hays

LEIA HAYS
Pranayama with Meditation, Vinyasa with Music, Hatha
Practicing a lifestyle of Hatha-Raja Yoga for almost ten years, Leia takes joy in teaching fun, spiritual and active classes. She seeks to assist others on a path towards health and advancing their practice through the awareness of breath and movement.

Viktoria Shushan

VIKTORIA SHUSHAN
Hatha Flow and Vinyasa with Healing Sounds
Viktoria has taught yoga in the UK, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. Inspired by the world’s spiritual and mystical teachings,she uses strong and soft approaches to encourage mindful action, presence and breath awareness.

Viktoria Shushan

ALLISON TALIS
Vinyasa with Music
Allison’s class takes you on a journey connecting breath, mind, body and spirit. She is the National Healing & Wellness Consultant & Practitioner for the Joyful Heart Foundation, developing and leading programs and retreats for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse and the healers working on the frontlines of trauma. The Founder of Creative Seeds Africa and Co-Founder of Sacred Temenos, Allison also served as the Department Head of Movement, Dance and Devising, at the Professional Performing Arts School of New York City.​


 

 

 

 

Sarah Weiler

SARAH WEILER
Nia
Nia Blue-Belt Instructor. Sarah has been practicing Nia for over five years and as a musician, brings a unique voice to all of her classes. Sarah's energetic classes are powerful, healing and fun!

Shawn Parell

SHAWN PARELL
Prana Flow, Vinyasa w/ Music,
Candlelight Flow

Shawn’s integration of yoga began at twelve years old. A yoga teacher with thousands of hours of training, teacher trainer, and activist for consciousness, Shawn is known for her intuitive approach in helping students awaken to the alchemy of living yoga.


Swaran Kaul Khalsa

SWARAN KAUR KHALSA
Vinyasa with Healing Sounds
Swaran has lived and loved yoga for over 20 years. She has extensively practiced Hatha, Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Kundalini Yoga. Vibrant classes emphasize awareness of the body, mind and spirit.

Ursula Drabik

URSULA DRABIK
BODYFit Core & Strength, Zumba Gold
Professional actor, singer, dancer and teacher. She developed her interest and talent for Fitness in 1989 with Carl Miller, former USA Olympic coach and studied classical and modern dance, Salsa, Tango and Pilates technique.


Sita Flammer

SITA FLAMMER
Vinyasa with Healing Sounds
With a background in Ashtanga, Iyengar and traditional Indian teachings, Sita brings a beautiful array of methods to help people find reverence for themselves and the world they inhabit. She loves to incorporate sound, breath awareness and presence in the body to bring about health and expansion of the self.

Dave Yoss

DAVE YOSS
Pranayama with Meditation
A yoga teacher & ayurvedic practitioner, Dave attended the Ayurvedic Institute 1, 2, and Pune programs and teaches at the Ayurvedic Institute

Nikesha Breeze

NIKESHA BREEZE
MogaDao 5-Element Hatha, MogaDao 5-Element Vinyasa, Candlelight Flow
A Certified MogaDao Yoga Teacher and Guide with over 15 years experience teaching healing arts and physical practice, Nikesha's classes combine a supreme fluidity and attention to detail with a deep understanding of the holistic approach to wellness and healing through embodied movement and sacred prayerful practice.

 

Viktoria Shushan

PAMELA SERNA
Vinyasa with Music
Dedicated practitioner, lover of life and founder the Santa Fe Yoga Festival, Pamela is inspired by the connection to all things.   With her compassionate approach you will flow into the natural rhythm of your body and breath, empowering you to bring on your inner fire or rejuvenate and heal.