Who Are You?

Are you looking to supplement your workouts and become more flexible? Are you stuck on the hamster wheel of your mind all day long? Do you feel disconnected from your body? Do you crave more self care in your life but don’t know where to begin or how to fit it in to your already packed schedule? Meet the people who can help!

Who Are We?

We are parents, daughters, sons, brothers, and sisters, friends, teachers, students, survivors, we ride the roller coaster of life and we have done the deeper work and continue to work on ourselves, shedding unwanted energy, programming, filling ourselves up to full with all of the goodness life has to offer and with all of that we are here to be of service for you on your journey!

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Martine, Founder

Hometown: Sarasota, FL

Birthdate: March 16th

Training/Certification:

200 hour RYT Dharma Yoga

108 hour Anatomy Studies for Yoga Instructors with Jason Ray Brown

85 hour Pre/Postnatal Certification with Prenatal Yoga Center

ACE Certified

Mat Pilates beginner through advanced certifications with Power Pilates

Favorite Pose: I have so many! Right now it’s handstand (Adho Muka Vrksasana) as I am still trying to master it away from the wall

Least Favorite Pose: Lately, Pigeon (Kapotasana)

Interests outside of yoga: Playing and snuggling with my baby boy Cillian, dates with my husband Dan, just being with my family, necessary girls’ nights, working out, eating and cooking fresh vegetarian meals, traveling anywhere, random road trips, being on or near the ocean, reading, seeing live music and theatre

About me: I discovered yoga my freshman year of college but REALLY discovered it when I first moved to LA in my early 20s. I used to leave when it came time for Savasana but soon discovered what I was missing by doing that. Yoga became a healing modality for me, it worked on me in so many ways healing me emotionally, mentally, and physically. There is nothing like walking out of a yoga and feeling unattached and in bliss (and I mean unattached in the most positive way) and that is what I would love for everyone to experience, because it was life changing for me and I have watched it work on so many others in the same way.

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Corinne

Hometown: Damariscotta, Maine

Birthdate: November 28th

Training/Certification:

200 hour RYT Hatha-based Vinyasa Yoga Certification with Kula Yoga

100 hour Yoga Therapy Certification with Jillian Pransky

85 hour Prenatal Yoga Certification at Integral Yoga Institute with Lara Kohn Thompson and Beth Donnelly Caban

60 hour of 200 hour Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training through the Rama Institute with Guru Jagat and Harijiwan, Rama Mallorca, Spain

30 hour Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Training with Jenn Turner at ISHTA Yoga

MFA in Modern Dance, University of Utah

Favorite Pose: I have never liked picking favorites. I do love being inside poses for very different reasons on different days. I look forward to the trance of Savasna; I turn to Viparita Karani (Legs up the wall) to soothe back pain and for a quick, very effective recuperation, and my latest personal rediscovery of personal significance is with Virabhadrasana 3 (Warrior 3). I always love a good twist!

Least Favorite Pose: One of the poses I least enjoy staying in for very long is Utkatasana (Chair Pose)

Interests outside of yoga: Meditation, Clinical Therapy training and internship, herbalism, astrology, ritual, dance, contact improvisation, cooking (and eating) fresh delicious food with friends and family, gardening, walking, swimming, anything involving the ocean, biking, and music & singing/chanting. Spending time with my husband deepens my experience and brightens my day!

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Joe

Hometown: Long Island, NY

Birthdate: November 1st

Training/Certification:

200 hour RYT, Peak Beings, Hawai’i

B.A. American History

Favorite Pose: Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclined Butterfly) *add butterfly emoji somewhere*

Least Favorite Pose: Matsyasana (Fish Pose) *add fish emoji

Interests outside of yoga: Travel, Surfing, Adventure, Hiking, Eating Pizza and Gelato as much as possible, finding things about myself to laugh at.

About me: I fell in love with yoga after rehabbing a variety of sports injuries–after my first class I was hooked. Now I’m lucky enough to share the benefits of yoga with awesome people. I’m also a cancer survivor and I live life with laughter and compassion every day. I’ve gone through a lot in life and I use the lessons I learned to help students from all levels grow and be comfortable with wherever they are in their practice. Mostly my goal is to leave students smiling and feeling better then they did when they walked into class.

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Natasa

Hometown: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Birthdate: November 13th

Training/Certification:

500 hour RYT Yogaworks

Restorative Yoga certification with Jillian Pransky

Advanced Studies in Kinesiology and Anatomy for Yoga with Amy Matthews of The Breathing Project

Favorite Pose: Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand)

Least Favorite Pose: Full Lotus

Interests outside of yoga: Acting, Theatre, Movies, Arts, Music

About me: I believe the practice of yoga is a beautiful and powerful tool that can be adapted to each individual’s needs to help him or her live their life to the fullest potential, whether that means to help them heal, or to help them slow down and enjoy their life, or perhaps to gently push them further, each practice is different as each individual is different.

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If you're interested in becoming a Happy Yoga instructor, please email us at info@happyyoga.com