Dr. Jeffrey Edman Brings a Unique Combination of Talents to the Practice of Medicine. Trained at UC Davis and UC San Francisco, he has been a scientist, a UCSF professor, an inventor, and community clinic physician. His research work focused on the molecular basis of hormone action and the molecular biology of human fungal infections. He is certified in Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine from the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.
While practicing as medical director of a community clinic, he grew to appreciate the failure of traditional medicine in the diagnosis and treatment of most chronic diseases. Dr. Edman believes that the root cause of disease should be sought. Most often, however, it is a complex interplay of genes and environment. By using the Functional Medicine model and views each patient as unique with his or her own life experiences and genetic make up. Functional medicine requires a precise treatment plan that is developed for each patient.
After many years of running successful weight loss programs, Dr Edman recognized the transformative power of a more youthful look & feel. Thus he has recently expanded his practice to include the most efficacious of aesthetic procedures in addition to adding IV Therapy, PRP, CoolScupting and other treatments.
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Catherine is passionate about using Homeopathy and Functional Medicine to target specific therapies, design detox programs and suggest supplemental that can dramatically improve health, well-being and allow life to be lived completely again. She specializes in helping others with auto-immune issues by being a guide in the integrated alternative health journey. She also provides muscle/fascia/emotional support and will be the first one to say "check your DNA!"
Natalie Sampila brings to YASA her kind spirit, creativity, fluid FLOW, and experience as previous owner of Better Days Yoga. She is also a teacher trainer and provides specialty incredible workshops and yoga certifications! We are so excited to have her leading the YASA Family, Amazing Ayurveda Workshops, Equinox Detox, Student Intensives and more!
Hands-on adjustments, funky beats, and fluid sequencing abound! Trained in Holistic Yoga Flow, Lauren Eckstrom and Travis Eliot's integrative health system, Hilary turns every class into a moving meditation that honors body, mind, soul, and community!
Christie has been balancing her daily Yoga practice with her rigorous outrigger race schedule, "if I'm not in a canoe or on my mat, you'll most likely find me somewhere enjoying the great outdoors. The best days are when I can combine all three!" Christie received her 200 hour training at YASA Yoga in 2016. Come by and check out her YASA style flow classes.
Joelle received her training years ago at Santa Monica Yoga Works and continues to practice daily around the world. "I'm a nurse & I travel but I'm not a traveling nurse. In the event of a fire, I'd grab my SLR & yoga mat. Life is better unfiltered & inverted!" Catch her incredible classes when she is in town.
Bato has great love and passion for all things holistic and meaningful. He was trained in personal fitness, sports and holistic nutrition, yoga and meditation, and different energy healing modalities. Bato taught numerous workshops and classes on various topics in the areas of personal and spiritual development.
Today he offers a holistic approach to optimal health and well-being, through methods based on self-empowerment. His expertise lies in bringing the awareness of energetic reality of life, which gives the power to create reality back to each individual, and helps you advance confidently in the direction of your destiny.
His intention is in restoring the balance and harmony, and opening up to the infinite possibilities inherently available to all of us.
Thea is a certified Sound Healer (PHI, Germany), using therapeutic singing bowls from Nepal. With her scientific background in cancer research augmented by her experience in movement therapy and deep relaxation techniques, she has become acutely aware of the needs of people affected by stress and dis-ease.
Sound healing is an ancient tradition that has been utilized by various cultures either by using mantras, medicine melodies, or intervals and frequency. The intention is to balance and harmonize the body, bring awareness and presence in, and deeply relax the body-mind-system.
Discovering your own creativity starts with an authentic intention to be mindful. She teaches vinyasa class with emphasis on alignments. Her classes weave together intense physical challenges with lightheartedness and complete surrender. In early 2014, she completed her 200 hour teacher training with Yoga Alliance.
As an Artist, Massage Therapist & Yoga Instructor for over 30 years, Lisa creates a sensory experience that transforms these environments and elevates the viewers energy, sensitivities and mood. She also is Yoga Author & SBCC Yoga Instructor. Her Chakra Stretch and Tone class is a must try. *Special Art Credit for her featured piece as our Policies Cover Page!
When I teach yoga, I employ elements of foundation fitness in order to ensure that our bodies are never compromised while we are becoming fitter, healthier people. Certified by Corepower & NASM, I offer my students yoga practice in a judgement free environment.
Cat has been practicing, teaching and providing education in yoga, Pilates, and fitness for over 20 years. She has a M.S. in Exercise Physiology, and a Bachelors in Exercise Science. She has a passion for helping others, making people's hearts smile with her intentions, thoughtfulness and dedication.
Yoga has helped connect me to my truest self. My desire is that everyone is able to experience this as well as freedom in their body. One of my hopes in teaching is that I can give back to others. I was fortunate to be exposed to yoga at a young age but it wasn't until my early 20's that I really started to take my Yoga practice seriously and committed to it as a way of life. I am currently 200hr certified through YogaWorks, 50hr Yin Yoga certified through YogaWorks and 25hrs certified in Aerial Yoga by Natalie Sampila. I have been molded by some of the greatest teachers and what a better way to share this than through teaching! I enjoy practicing all styles of yoga but especially love Ashtanga. When teaching I sequence the class to reach a peak posture or have a theme in mind with proper warm up & cool down; unless we are practicing yin. My hope is to breath with all of you on the mat! "Practice & all is coming" - Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
Kim brings a calmness and playfulness to her classes and encourages one to become present in their body. Awareness of alignment, energy, and joyful exploration of ones edges are woven together to create classes that are centering, strength building and fun. With a BA in Psychology, 200 Hour RYT through Source Yoga, Aerial Teacher Training at Better Days Yoga, Bob Cooley's Resistance Flexibility Courses and numerous workshops, you will definitely find Kim's classes packed full of special twists & treats!
Julee offers Ayurvedic Counseling, teaches the Deepok Chopra Center based Perfect Health System. She provides monthly presentations for the YASA community and is available for private session by appointment.
Kaia FIT’s mission is to create strong bodies and powerful minds. We are a women’s fitness program that specializes in delivering personalized training in a group atmosphere. By working together as a team, Kaia girls can accomplish fitness goals and realize their full potential, both physically and mentally. We recognize and respect the importance of simple exercises and movement, and teach healthy eating habits that last a lifetime.
Chantal has been teaching Iyengar, Partner and Healing Yoga for over 20 years. She has received additional certification in India for Arhatic Yoga, Advanced Pranic healing, Pranic Psychotherapy, Feng Shui, Kriya Shakti, Higher Clairvoyance. Grand Master Choa Kok Sui, founder of Pranic Healing, has given his blessing for Chantal to be a teacher and healer. Her beautiful spirit and angelic aura penetrate through in her Let Go Yoga, Meditation and Pranic Sessions. Chantal also provides YASA with our signature French Lavender Scent with her lovely Fleur de Chantal, which is also found in our retail store ~ Om Lounge.
The incredible duo teaching a fun loving Partner Yoga Workshop. Keep on lookout for the dates & times!
David Kennet is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Holistic Allergist, and Vocal Sound Healer/Coach. He uses Vibrational Resonance during his classes and workshops through crystal singing bowls, primal drumming, flute and his own mystical voice. David makes our Sound Healing Workshops out of this world and YASA's fundraising events monumental!
Patrick San Francesco travels the world to heal, teach and speak on many topics about changing our consciousness. Check our workshops dates for Patricks's meditations, teachings, healings and classes.
Kari is a dedicated yoga practicer and has her heart set on becoming a certified yoga teacher. You can find her at the front desk eager help you with any yoga needs or just to chat!