Kaycie Hall - Owner & E-RYT 200
I have been teaching yoga since 2013, and it has grown to be a passion of mine. I enjoy teaching more energetic and creative styles such as vinyasa flow - this is where I feel we get to truly express ourselves through movement and breath. I also enjoy teaching workshops, retreats, and other community yoga events to bring people together! I am a student to the yoga practice and to all of life's lessons along the way. I strive to learn from all of my experiences so that I can grow, share, and connect with the community.
Aside from yoga, I love connecting with the outdoors. I spend my time rock climbing, hiking, camping, and anything else that involves me having fun outside. I bring my love for nature into my yoga space - a feeling of life and deeper connection.
Lindsay Negrello - E-RYT 200
I discovered yoga by happy accident! I was fifteen and wanted something besides running and calisthenics for my sophomore high school PE class. I fell in love with the practice and took classes on-and-off for several years. Yoga was my go-to anytime I needed to reconnect with my body, but it wasn’t until I became a mom in my early 30s that I returned to a dedicated daily practice. I desperately needed to get back in touch with my changed body. What I began to learn after so many years of focusing on the physical was how it felt to tune in to my body’s needs without judgment, and to find compassion and acceptance for myself. I knew I was on the right path, so I threw myself into my practice with my whole heart.
After four years of dedicated daily practice, it was clear that I had found my life's passion. I chose to pursue my 200 hour teaching certification at ZUDA Yoga in Sacramento because I wanted a true test and a life-changing experience. This was one of the most challenging and rewarding accomplishments of my life. My teachers at ZUDA were, and continue to be, the people I go to when I need both loving acceptance and a challenge to leave my comfort zone!
I absolutely love teaching and helping others discover the physical, mental and emotional gifts that yoga has to offer. I teach power vinyasa flow, hatha and yin forms of yoga. I’m most attracted to the more active forms for their combination of rigor and soulfulness but I also love the balance of teaching yin yoga, allowing the body and the mind time to find space and freedom in the postures.
When you attend one of my classes I will encourage you to recognize that you are exactly where you are supposed to be right now. No need for fixing and changing! By choosing to be present and in gratitude for what is, you will become an ally to your body instead of an adversary. Join me on the mat. Namaste!
Samantha Wiesner - E-RYT 200, BSW
In 2013, I launched my yoga-teaching career while in Costa Rica studying Vinyasa Flow with Jennifer Yarro, Frog Lotus Yoga.. After suffering a spinal injury in 2015, I embraced a restorative practice. The healing effects of a slow practice and massage inspired my training in Therapeutic yoga at the Integral Institute of San Francisco with Cheri Clampett. In 2017, I made my first pilgrimage to Mysore, India where I studied Ashtanga Yoga and received my certification in Thai Yoga Massage.
Today, both traditional Ashtanga and Restorative Yoga influence my teaching. Exploring the balance between effort and ease has been incredibly transformative in my body, mind, and spiritual practice. In addition to anatomically lead movement, my classes offer a blend of guided meditation, breath work, and hands-on touch. I invite you to show up to your mat, just as you are.
Ashley Garcia - E-RYT 200
I have dabbled in yoga since my early teenage years, but started to develop a serious practice in 2012 when I discovered the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series, and shortly thereafter began my yoga teacher training. Within weeks of being exposed to this traditional method, I was hooked, and began to transform body, mind, and spirit. This transformation is still taking place today on and off the mat, and has allowed me to find and pursue my own life path as fully as I can. I have been teaching Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga since 2013.
Yoga, and specifically Ashtanga yoga, has taught me the power of practice and the limitless strength that exists within all of us. I strive to teach and practice the same way: one breath at a time, simply and with a light heart, and with the expectation that myself and my students are truly capable of doing whatever we free our minds to do.
Aside from teaching and practicing yoga, I am a wedding and lifestyle photographer and run my own business called Ashley Purple Photo. I also really like pasta. the open road, swimming in the ocean, antiquing, and my cat, Todd.
Georgia te Velde - RYT 200
I took my first Vinyasa Yoga class in 2012 as a stressed out engineering student seeking calm! I was immediately drawn to the practice for the energetic and creative style that offset my sedentary and mathematical college career. Over the years I began to appreciate the practice more for the time spent focusing on myself and leaving the chaos that is life at the door. Yoga will help anyone find balance in life and will always provide what you are needing in the moment. My physical practice now consists of Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and sitting in Lotus at my desk chair.
Introducing others to the magic of yoga is one of my passions! I absolutely love sharing the practice and always enjoy seeing new smiling faces ready to learn and improve themselves. I embrace the challenge of yoga with a light hearted spirit, knowing that yoga is a journey with no finish line so we might as well have fun along the way. Come practice with me!
Josh Adams - RYT 200
I have been into yoga for 5 years but only recently dove in big and completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training. I served in the Army for 6 years and I am a father of two amazing little girls. I enjoy anything fun and love watching people learn new things and grow. I look forward to meeting and teaching all of you.
Annalee Lane - RYT 200
I am a born and raised East Coast girl excited to be recently transplanted to California! I have had a regular yoga practice for about 5 years, but it was only in the last two years that I truly surrendered to the practice and welcomed its fully transformative nature. I love powerful styles such as Ashtanga and Vinyasa that allow you to create heat and strength within the realm of compassion.
Aside from yoga, I love laughter, the outdoors, avocados, and my two cats. I try to never take life too seriously and you can definitely expect to find that lightheartedness reflected in my classes. Yoga has taught me to always seek the balance between effort and ease, and I hope I can help you to do the same. Come practice with me, and let's have some fun!
Taylor Huff - RYT 200
My love for yoga began in 2015 after I sustained a knee injury that required surgery. Shortly after my recovery, one of my friends mentioned she was going to a yoga class. I thought it would be the perfect form of exercise since my injury hindered me from doing other forms of exercise. Yoga started out merely as a way to stay in shape and has gradually evolved into something so much more. It is beneficial not only to my physical well being but also my mental well being. While I have tried several different yoga styles, Vinyasa is the clear winner (so far) in my book. It offers so much creativity and joy and is available to individuals of all different levels. I feel honored to be a part of Elevate Community Yoga’s first generation of new teachers and I would be honored to pass on all I have learned to those who want to come flow with me! Yoga is truly one of the best decisions I have ever made. Maybe it could be for you too?
Hend Saadeh - RYT 200
I originally turned to yoga to help me cope with the stress of life. As I’ve built a consistent practice, I’ve experienced physical, mental, and spiritual growth. Yoga has helped me access patience and hidden strength, both on and off the mat. I believe it can do this for anyone who chooses to seek it out. A yoga practice is both healing and empowering.
Outside of yoga, I enjoy climbing, learning about anything and everything, being outside, and hanging out with my dog. I look forward to guiding you on the mat!
Ryan Lam - RYT 200
Teaching yoga brings me an incredible amount of joy. It allows me the opportunity to connect back to a place within myself that loves without conditions and can give without expectations of anything in return.
The practice of yoga has helped heal and energize my life, awakening my inner child and freeing me onto a path of happiness and serenity. I’ve discovered passions for singing, farming, gardening and more fully appreciate the gift of simply being human.
I feel honored and blessed to be able to learn from and share an experience of yoga with anyone who is finding their way back home. =)