Ryan Besler was raised in Alberta, Canada and lived the life of an active small town boy with a big imagination, full of curiosity and sense of adventure. When he wasn’t playing sports he was riding his motorbike or the family snowmobile.

Ryan began practicing at Hot House Yoga in Virginia Beach and found At One Yoga once moving to Phoenix in 2006. There, he studied under Dave Oliver and Cheryl Hall, as well as many other inspirational instructors. Throughout his yoga practice and in his life, he has found ‘mastering the breath’ to be a powerful tool for managing stress, breaking mental barriers and embracing change. Ryan’s challenging power, core, and flow classes embody his belief that it is only from a strong center, (mentally, physically and spiritually) that we can move effortlessly through life. He intends to create opportunities in his classes for students to explore, play and grow. Ryan Besler is an RYT 500, E-RYT 500 with the Yoga Alliance and is a lululemon ambassador with his wife Stephanie.


Stephanie fell in love with the practice of yoga as a means to calm the mind and heal the body. With a background in dance, she was immediately drawn to yoga. When Stephanie took her first yoga class in 1999 in Santa Barbara, she knew she had tapped into something that would be a part of her life forever. Upon moving to Scottsdale, Arizona in 2006, Stephanie pursued her career as a yoga instructor with At One Yoga. She studied with inspirational instructors such as Alex Austin, Jenn Chiarelli, Vanessa Lee, Ian Lopatin and John Salisbury. After completing her RYT-200, she realized her spiritual journey was just beginning. Stephanie continued to study Hot Yoga with Cintra Brown and complete her RYT-500 with Dave and Cheryl Oliver. Outside of the many inspirational instructors she studied with at At One Yoga, Stephanie attributes her practice and teaching style to be strongly influenced by Brock and Krista Cahill and Dave and Cheryl Oliver.

Stephanie teaches dynamic and challenging vinyasa flow, power and core classes. Her classes are filled with opportunities to explore the core, play with arm balances and inversions and connect to a deeper sense of self. She inspires her students to move mindfully and to transcend their practice on the mat, off the mat. Stephanie’s classes leave you feeling calm, grounded and blissful. Stephanie is a RYT 500, E-RYT 500 with the Yoga Alliance. She is a Manduka Ambassador and a lululemon Ambassador with her husband, Ryan.







Stephanie was raised in Lake Arrowhead, Ca and began her yoga practice while attending community college in 2009. After completing her RYT 200 at Inner Evolution yoga in Redlands, Ca. Stephanie moved to Santa Barbara to complete her degree as a Registered Nurse. Stephanie began teaching at Yasa yoga in 2014, and has continued as a student expanding her knowledge on yoga philosophy, language, alignment and sequencing with Stephanie and Ryan Besler.

Stephanie believes practice is deeply personal and the asana should be modified for the individual. Listening to your body but challenging yourself with wisdom and most importantly love. She enjoys teaching vinyasa classes that focus on the breath and challenging students, but also the softer candlelight classes that offer relaxation and stillness of the mind.



Leanna brings her love of teaching movement and over 25 years of teaching experience to every class. With numerous certifications and a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts, she uses her vast knowledge of the physical body to create healthy, challenging, and fun movement experiences for her students.

Leanna is the owner/instructor of Red Chair Studio, Pilates at the Beach in Carpinteria CA., which was created in 2001. Her boutique studio offers personalized and small group instruction in Pilates, Yoga and Integrative Nutrition Health Coaching. In addition to teaching, she also loves to learn, and prides herself on being a forever student. Her most recent favorite acquired knowledge came from her 200 hour YTT at Yasa, with her teachers Stephanie and Ryan Besler. Leanna lives in Carpinteria with her husband Bryn and mini Dachshund “Walter”. Her favorite pastime when she’s not teaching or taking class, is spending time and chanting in Sanskrit with her new baby granddaughter, Kabrie.


As a yoga student, Abby’s practice really took hold when she discovered David Swenson’s Aṣṭāṅga yoga practice manual in 2004. She immediately fell in love with the idea of svādhyāya, self-study, and the portability of a personal practice, which she carried with her from New York City, to Vermont, to Philadelphia, and finally to Santa Barbara. Since coming to Yasa Yoga, she has developed a deep appreciation for conscientious classroom instruction, cultivating metaphysical and physical alignments, and the therapeutic aspects of practicing alongside others. Her classes are strongly informed by the Aṣṭāṅga style as well as hatha yoga philosophy and history. Abby is completing her PhD in Film and Media Studies and she brings a love of teaching and learning to her classes.

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Abigail grew up on a small island in Maine, and moved to California 9 years ago where her love for yoga evolved. Since, she has had a steady practice and received her 200-hour certification in Nosara, Costa Rica with YogaWorks under the guidance of JeanMarie Paolillo. She completed a 35-hour bridge program with Yasa Yoga in 2015 continuing to grow as a practitioner and teacher.

Her classes are energetic yet attuned to alignment and keeping the body safe. Her calming style and great playlists are the perfect recipe for a challenging, soul satisfying yoga class.


Emma was introduced to yoga as a child as a means to calm the mind and prevent nightmares. Throughout high school and college, she continued to be drawn to yoga as a means to counteract stress and frustration. After graduating college, she began finding herself more and more on her mat as a way to deal with the ever changing landscape of her life and knew at that point yoga would always be a part of her life. Emma completed her 200 hour teacher training in November 2014 with Stephanie and Ryan Besler, and since then has fallen in love with sharing both the asana practice and aspects of yoga philosophy with her students. Her classes will be challenging while remaining lighthearted; a place to play and grow.

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