Alana Bray, Owner
Owner of Yoga Bound, Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist and Holistic Health Counselor.
I have received my training in Yoga and Nutrition from sources rich in both tradition and cutting edge scientific knowledge. I believe that Yoga and nutrition are similar, as not just one theory is correct. I have taken the best from every theory I have studied and use these ideas to serve my clients.
I received my Yoga Therapy Training at Loyola Marymount University Yoga Therapy Rx program. In this program I met my teacher, Sherry Brourman. She is a world renown Physical Therapist, Yoga Therapist and author of Walk Yourself Well. For two years I worked in a clinical internship program studying under her and assisting her Yoga Therapy classes in LA.
I love to use my training as a way to help my students find their fluid, graceful movement patterns as they move through a Yoga class. My classes are thoughtfully sequenced against the background of an inspired playlist. I use my words to guide you through the sequence, as well as a way to understand how to engage important points of stability in the body, so that fluid movements and easy breathing become accessible. The number one goal in my Yoga class is to make sure that you experience life inside your body. This breath and this moment with Yourself is what is savored and taken with you off the mat.
I received my training as a Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition‘s cutting-edge Health Coach Training Program.
During my training, I studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. My teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities.My education has equipped me with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health.
Drawing on my skills in nutrition and Yoga, as well as my knowledge of different human physiological theories, I work with students to help them meet lifestyle goals that produce real and lasting results.
Kristina Kuzmich, Manager
Studio Manager at Yoga Bound, 200 E-RYT, Certified Massage Therapist, and owner of Mindful Evolution Yoga & Therapy.
Kristina found the quaint beach town of Cardiff/Encinitas in the summer of 2013 and is so blessed to be a part of the Yoga Bound cOMmunity! She teaches weekly SmartFLOW® yoga classes, restoratives, workshops and host local and international yoga retreats.
Trained in Tibetan Buddhist Meditation through Naropa University in Boulder, CO, Kristina holds over 1000 hours in massage therapeutics, has a bachelors degree in both psychology and in women’s studies, and continues to train, study, assist and mentor under master yoga teacher and creator of SmartFLOW® Yoga, Annie Carpenter, in LA. Before moving to San Diego, Kristina lived in the ski town of Vail, Colorado where she directed a yoga studio, led yoga workshops, taught weekly yoga classes and held a yoga teaching immersion for newer yoga teachers. Kristina is a council member for Bridges Between, serving as the Director of Public Relations, helping to promote literacy, health and agricultural education among women and families in rural Nepal. Her love for community, personal growth and helping others to evolve is a huge part of her living yoga, what she calls, her Living Mindful Evolution - LivingME! She is a yoga ambassador for Manduka, Ahnu and lululemon athletica.
A lover of wine and healthy foods, she enjoys cooking, snowboarding, surfing, rock climbing, eating dark chocolate, loving on her cat, Oscar, and enriching her relationships to the best of her abilities as they present themselves. To learn more about Kristina, please visit: www.mindfulevolutionyoga.com.
Jean-Christophe is a passionate assertive instructor, born and raised in Southern California, he spent his summers discovering the endless beauties of both the Pacific Ocean and the English Channel in Normandy, France. After graduating from USD in 2001, Jean worked as a surf guide and instructor in Costa Rica. While surfing he sustained a severe concussion and eventually sought out relief through Hatha Yoga. Soon, he felt fully recovered, strengthened and more flexible than ever. More importantly, he experienced a deep shift in consciousness. In 2005, Jean moved to Encinitas, where he began studying yoga at the Synergy Yoga Center and soon became an apprentice teacher. During this time he also began his meditative studies which continue to be the very core of his practice. Jean has integrated Yoga instruction throughout his vocational work with developmentally disabled adults and with his academic mentoring work with young students. In 2010, Jean completed the Willows’ Anusara Yoga Training Intensive under the warm guidance of Sherry Schreck. His passion for yoga meditation recently led him to India where he continued his Hatha studies under the vigorous direction of Raj Vajpayee at the Om Shanti Yoga Niketan of Varanasi. Jean continues to deepen his hatha yoga practice by studying under his dear teacher Timo Jiminez. His work as a surf instructor and massage therapist continues to allow him to enrich his knowledge of the body, mind and soul connection. Jean-Christophe remains to be a student just as much as a teacher and looks forward to joining his students on their journey of joy, self-discovery, healing and expansion. Learn more at www.routetorise.com.
Summer Athena Fah
Summer Athena Fah was born and raised in Hawaii by a yogini/gypsy. Mainly living off the land and traveling the world in a way of life deeply rooted in harmony with mother nature. Summer began a consistent yoga practice at 15 in 2006. She fell in love with this challenging and artistic approach to movement. In the fall of 2010 she moved to Encinitas to learn, grow and strengthen mentally and physically within the vast yoga community. Her classes are influenced by the grace and beauty within many styles including Vinyasa, Vini Yoga, Anusara, Ashtanga, Restorative/therapeutic, Swasthya and more. Within each class there is a focus on variations/modifications, so that beginner to advanced students can feel supported in evolving their practice.
2011 | completed a 200 HR YWTT led by Jessica Seabern and Stacy McCarthy.
2012 | completed a 200 HR Anusara Yoga Training with Michael Fukumura and a workshop series in the “art of self practice” with Timo Jimenez
Summer is inspired to bridge the connections of mind and body through powerful on and off the mat.
Stephanie Fenske grew up in the small beautiful desert town of Joshua Tree, California. Captivated by coastal living she moved to Carlsbad in 2006 where her love of yoga began. Yearning to develop a greater understanding of yoga she had the honor of having Lynda Light as her mentor and has received her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training through Light and Love Yoga. She became inspired to guide others on their own personal journey so that they too can experience the bliss, soothing energy, and spiritual connection that her yoga path has given her. She teaches classes that are gentle and bring the body, mind, and spirit to a rested state as she guides you to discover your intuition, breath, and energy chakras. Stephanie also has the passion to help people recognize the nurturing effect and power that whole foods has on the body. Stephanie is a degreed Nutritionist and is a Certified Nutrition Consultant through the Natural Healing Institute located in Encinitas. Through Yoga and Nutrition her intention is to bring light and wellness to those around her.
Aminy is a native San Diegan, a lover of trees, and super long hugs. She fell in love with Yoga about 10 years ago and truly enjoys watching the transformational practice unfold for both herself and her students. Committed to the ever evolving process that is our Yoga practice, Aminy is intrigued by all aspects of Yoga from spiritual to physical. She enjoys teaching challenging vinyasa flows to beginning and basics. She is specifically interested in the ways that Yoga can open us to our inner light, our truth, and is dedicated to teaching and guiding others to connect to their True Authenticity. Most often you’ll find heart & soul expansion as the focus for Aminy’s class.
Introduced to Yoga in 2000 at a gym in Connecticut, Victoria’s personal practice has taken her through a crippling post-high-school era of depression and anxiety, 3 cross-country relocations, & the general rollercoaster of life. In 2012, she fulfilled a major item on her bucket list by graduating from the True Nature School of Yoga 200-Hour program in Oceanside, CA & eagerly began teaching as an RYT 200. In 2013, Victoria is continuing her educational journey by taking a 500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training program, progressing toward an RYT 500 designation.
Also a professional freelance writer since 2005, Victoria’s first book, “27 Things to Know about Yoga”, was published in 2010. She previously worked the front desk at the well-known Yoga Tree studios in San Francisco & in the production department at Yoga Journal Magazine. In her spare time, you’ll find Victoria cooking, running, taking lots of pictures, being a Marine Corps spouse, and infusing Yoga into her entire life.
Victoria’s Yoga classes are a dynamic blend of effort & ease, sweating & relaxation, with numerous opportunities & options given to make each individual class easier or harder, depending on how you feel that day. As a teacher, she strives to help her students find clarity, compassion, & patience, both on & off the mat. Meet Victoria online at www.victoriaklein.net.
Phebi was born at home, underwater and raised in De Luz; an unincorporated area in the mountains of North County San Diego. Phebi was brought up by a Chiropractor Father and Naturopathic Mother, and has lived the Chiropractic lifestyle since birth. Growing up on a “farm” with horses, dogs, cats, chickens, avocado groves, and fruit trees with a lake at the bottom of the hill has shaped Phebi into who she is today. She has always lived a very active lifestyle, running, swimming, snowboarding, surfing, biking, etc .
She is recognized for creating a warm, loving, safe, stress-free environment from her innate peaceful energy. Phebi loves to play with the balance of strength and surrender, modifying each class to her student’s needs. In her free time you will find her with her two kittens; Chandler and Joey, at the beach, in the ocean, at a health food store, painting, or in her studies. She is currently earning her HHP in Massage Therapy and soon studying at Life Chiropractic College West. Phebi challenges herself everyday to be fully alive and connected to the ocean.