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.
Tamara Schreyer has been a yoga teacher in San Diego County for over 12 years. She has trained with several well respected yoga teachers, such as: Tim Miller, SRI K. Pattabhi Jois, Richard Freeman, Shiva Rea, Rodney Yee, David Swenson, Doug Swenson, Erick Schiffmann, Bryan Kest, David Life and Sharon Gannon to name a few. She is a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance E-RYT and is currently working towards her 500 hour RYT. Tamara also produced a “Yoga Fusion” DVD a couple of years ago titled “Tamara’s Yoga Fusion” that currently sells on Amazon.com. In addition to Tamara’s yoga experience, she has also has a Master’s degree in Psychology and a background in fine art.
Tamara’s style of teaching is lighthearted, versatile and adaptable to all students. Her classes have ranged anywhere from 30 minute guided meditations, 60 minute Vinyasa Flow, two hour heated Ashtanga Yoga, 75 minute Power Vinyasa Yoga, “Shakti” (or energetic yoga) and yoga with live music! However, her true passion is evident while teaching a Vinyasa Flow level 2/3 or an Ashtanga improvisational class.
Tamara’s classes are a fusion of Ashtanga yoga, Vinyasa Flow yoga, and Power Yoga all accompanied by an exciting and entrancing mix of contemporary music. Tamara’s classes are physically challenging; however, a powerful practice that anyone can enjoy with modifications and adjustments. The focal point is exclusively on flow, movement with breath, core strength and balance. Rather than using the same fixed or static postures, she uses continuous movements that flow and prevent the body from locking off the muscles or disrupting the blood flow and increase flexibility.
If you’d like to contact Tamara you can reach her on Facebook under Tamara Lafferty-Schreyer or email her at email@example.com.
Summer Athena Fah
Summer Athena Fah was born and raised by a yogini while traveling amongst handcrafted shelters on the Hawaiian Islands, Fiji, and Australia in a way of life deeply rooted in harmony with mother nature. Summer began a Bikram practice in 2006 at 15 and shortly after was inspired to teach and guide others on this way of life after having the chance to take a class from her brother Shane Robson.
In the fall of 2010 she moved to San Diego and In 2011 Completed a 200HR YWTT led by Jessica Seabern and Stacy McCarthy.
Ever inquisitive she is currently continuing studies in an Anusara based training with Michael Fukumura, as well as learning the art of self practice and refinement of teaching with Timo Jimenez. Summer is inspired to bridge the connections of mind and body through powerful transformative movement interwoven with the breath from a mindset where each moment is an opportunity to embark on a beautiful voyage through life’s journey on and off the mat.
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.
Andy is has been a certified yoga instructor in North County for over 3 years. He has studied yoga theory, yoga adjustment, chakras and anatomy through Mira Costa College, Tim Miller, and several yoga conferences and retreats over the years. Andy’s personal practice and teaching style is Vinyasa flow. Even though Andy’s classes are physically challenging, his teaching style is versatile and adaptable to all students. His classes are light-hearted, subtle adjustments, easy to understand instruction and great music selection.
In addition to teaching Vinyasa classes, Andy also enjoys teaching “Yoga Conditioning”. Yoga Conditioning focuses more attention on developing flexibility and core strength to improve the students’ yoga postures and transitions into the postures.
In addition to Andy’s passion for teaching yoga; he has also studied the martial art, Wushu for almost 4 years at the Jing Institute of Chinese Culture and Martial Arts.
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.
Melanie has energy that has always inspired her to move. She has been an avid soccer player, tennis player, snowboarder, hiker, mountain biker, and rock climber. She was drawn to yoga 15 years ago, seeking a balance of strength and flexibility. The physical benefits were immediate and what unfolded most profoundly for Melanie were the mental and spiritual benefits of yoga. She has been devoted to yoga ever since. Melanie began studying Iyengar Yoga in Santa Barbara. She trained for 2 years with Junior Intermediate teacher, Nancy Roberts, learning techniques for teaching alignment, sequencing, and modifications to ensure safety in poses. In 2002, she completed her first teacher training from Senior Iyengar teacher, Felicity Green. She taught private and small group classes, tailoring her classes to meet the needs and capabilities of each student.
In 2003, she moved to her home-town, Carlsbad. She continued her personal practice of yoga, but professionally taught at an elementary school in Oceanside while raising her 2 young boys. In 2011, she completed her 200 hour certification in Hatha-based Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Lisette Hart. The nine month in-depth study and practice would become the catalyst for her to re-focus on her passion, teaching yoga. She has taken numerous workshops from master teachers such as Betsey Downing, Roger Cole, Eric Schiffman, John Friend, Eddie Marks, and Mary Obendorfer. Melanie finds joy in every yoga class whether she is a student or teacher. She encourages moving from within and brings playful energy, joy, grace and challenge to her classes.
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.
Keri first began practicing yoga in 2005, as a way to escape from the hectic business world she lived in for 10 years. With a passion for fitness, and after spending most of her life in various sports, she was initially drawn to yoga for the physical benefits of the practice. Soon after she began to see subtle shifts occur: a clearer mind, inner peace, and living every moment in the present. In 2012 she completed her 200 hour teacher training with Yoga Six under Katie Brauer and Danny Arguetty. Keri’s goal is to create a playful and challenging space for students of all levels to safely explore their edges. Her focus is on clear language, detailed posture alignment and guided flow with breath awareness.
Keri believes yoga is a practice that will strengthen the body physically, as well as cultivate mental and spiritual health and happiness.
Gina studied yoga teacher training at Mira Costa Community College and is currently working on a clinical yoga therapy internship with yoga teacher and founder of Yoga Bound, Alana Bray. With her many years of study, personal practice, and attending various yoga workshops, Gina creates gentle flow vinyasas accompanied by inspirational music. Her passion is cultivating the seeds of compassion, grace and wisdom in her personal practice and daily life. By creating spaciousness in the body, Gina brings peace to the mind and finds happiness and joy through the transformational process of yoga.