Guest Teachers

Dr. Sarah Sue Myers, ND 

Dr. Sarah Sue Myers, ND has been practicing yoga for over 14 years.  Her yoga practice has supported her through many adventures and challenges in life, including wild land firefighting, Peace Corps in Morocco, naturopathic medical school at Bastyr University and the first couple years of practicing naturopathic medicine.  She carries her yoga practice with her as an invaluable tool, wherever she goes.

Since graduation in 2014, she has provided naturopathic care in Southern Oregon, NE Nevada, as well as the Seattle area.  Her private practice, Journey Home Healing, is located in Shoreline, WA, where she offers medicals services including primary / general care, chronic and acute illness, craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation, hydrotherapy, homeopathy and more.  She always works to provide comprehensive, thorough & holistic healthcare to all of her patients.

Dr. Sarah Sue has had the opportunity to instruct yoga while living in Nevada and participates in the We Yoga community, including teaching health-related classes and workshops.  She holds a passion for cultivating healing, supportive communities, teaching and sharing knowledge with others, and working to empower those to take health into their own hands, whether in the clinical setting, the classroom or on the mat. 

Journeyhomehealing.com 

 

Kathryn Maykish

Kathryn Maykish was introduced to yoga as a method of cross training to increase her strength and flexibility as a young dancer.  She began teaching in 2007 after apprenticing under Greg Gumucio at Yoga to the People in New York City.  There, she helped to launch the studio's first teacher training program and has been involved in 27 subsequent trainings teaching anatomy and adjustments. Kathryn has taught across the country at Bikram Yoga Las Vegas, Vegas Hot Yoga, TruFusion Las Vegas, Yoga Spa in Elmsford, NY, and YogaSpark in Mamaroneck, NY.  
Teaching yoga cultivated in Kathryn a profound awe for the body and a respect for the power of exercise to heal so many physical conditions. This lead her to pursue a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.  Kathryn will graduate from New York Medical College in May of 2017. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a Women's Health specialty certification. 
Kathryn Maykish

 

Samantha Calvano

The mind is the mirror of the self, the body its reflection; yoga is a practice through which the Self is uncovered. 

A yogi, foodie, activist and sometimes philosopher and poet, I've practiced asana for eight years and taught for seven. Born in Indonesia to a Batak Mom and Italian-American Dad, and calling Jakarta, Bangkok, New York and Los Angeles home, I'm a product of my environment, equal parts traditional and radical. I have a deep interest in Eastern metaphysics, psychospirituality and traditional healing modalities. I completed my MA in Yoga Studies last May at Loyola Marymount University, a two year program that sparked my deep love and appreciation for yoga philosophy and spirituality. Whether I'm sharing the discipline of asana or the study of yoga texts, I hope to empower yoga practitioners, enthusiasts and tourists alike to engage yoga first as a practice of compassionate awareness. I share the principles and techniques of yoga I've found to be effective for finding balance and ease in the body, awareness and equanimity in the mind, as well as appreciation, joy and gratitude for self, others and the world. I strive to create a safe and positive space for all to cultivate their intuition and a personal experience and expression of yoga. 

 

Trainings include:

200hr Power Vinyasa Certification (Yoga to the People, 2010)

200hr Vinyasa Krama Certification (Srivatsa Ramaswami, 2015)

Trauma Informed Yoga and Mindfulness Certification (Prison Yoga Project, 2015)

100hr Yoga, Mindfulness and Social Change Certification (Loyola Marymount University, 2016)

MA in Yoga Studies (Loyola Marymount University, 2016)

Traditional Thai Massage Certification (Chetawan Traditional Thai Massage School, 2016)

Brian Nygard

Brian Nygard is a dedicated and persistent student. He discovered yoga after suffering from chronic spinal pain for many years. His recovery has motivated him to explore and study yoga asana and philosophy for the past 13 years. Brian is practiced in Vinyasa, Traditional Hot Yoga, Kundalini yoga, Katonah Yoga, Thai Massage and Vipassana meditation techniques. With over 1500 hours of teaching experience, Brian regularly conducts private sessions, corporate seminars, public classes and teacher training programs internationally. He has also guest taught at the United Nations. Brians lessons balance a vigorous physical practice with careful alignment, imagination, accessibility and attention to the breath.  Brians Mentors Include Nevine Michaan, Abbie Galvin, Melissa French and Hari Kaur Khalsa. In addition to his yoga certifications, He holds a BM in Jazz Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.