REVOLUTION IS IN THE AIR
Revolution Yoga was founded in Sonoma County, Calif., as a safe, nurturing and healing space to honor the practice and ancient traditions of yoga.
These fleeting moments when time and space cease to exist and you are fully present, totally aware, in observation and in command of your reactions, your body, your breath and your perception...these moments bring you back to yourself.
These moments are cyclical.
These moments are revolutionary.
Our team is skilled and compassionate. Our teachers are trained in many different lineages and dedicated to ongoing education to bring our students the most current, safe and supportive instruction and guidance into our classes.
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Mishale (she / her / ella) is inspired to help others create their own practice of self-love and compassion. She has made it her intention, sankalpa, to create a safe space for people of all abilities, body types, backgrounds, races, genders, and cultures to experience trauma informed yoga practices. Mishale's mission is to spread joy, hope, and healing. She offers guidance of this practice to stimulate improvement in physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.
Revolutionary Instructor / Studio Assistant
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Kaitlin began a yoga practice as she moved through different cities around California. With time Kaitlin discovered how yoga uniquely facilitates healing, growth, and a more profound sense of connection. She joined the Revolution team as an intern in January 2022 and is a graduate of the SRJC 200 Hour Yoga Teacher training. With a background in psychology and community mental health, Kaitlin aims to hold space for all students with an open heart. She is committed to helping guide students to feel the deep connectedness that the practice of yoga offers.
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Dana was first drawn to yoga because of the noticeable calm that settled in after class. She went to yoga to exercise and discovered a form of innercise. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, a powerful connection was made. This moving meditation, was medicine for the body and mind. Yoga seemed to embody all the best things about therapy and send it straight to the nervous system creating emotional balance, clarity, positivity, connectedness, and self awareness. She loves teaching with creativity and a sense of adventure exploring different types of yoga including Yoga Therapy, Couples Yoga and Yoga for Teens.
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Shoshana discovered yoga, or rather was dragged to a yoga class, in 1999 and has not looked back since. The practice has changed her worldview, her mission in life and her driving purpose. Through the creation of Revolution Yoga, she aims to manifest her desires for Healing the World one breath at a time.
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Dawn teaches a combination of styles gleaned from her varied background with an emphasis on playfulness as well as the mind/body connection. She interweaves various modalities into her classes to better address the being as an integrated whole. She is also a perpetual student, learning from trained teachers and her students alike.
Chief Ceremony Yogi
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Charlotte is an Ordained Priestess in the Order of the Rose, Sisterhood of the Magdalene. Her Shamanic ancestry began in central and South America and comes from a tribal matriarchal lineage. She shares this gift through drum healing, oracle work, ceremony, and plant medicine. Charlotte is led to heal the Divine Feminine in all of us, bringing us back into alignment and healing.
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Vinita’s yoga and meditation practice began in 1998 while she was a student and ski bum in Colorado. Since then, she has made long-term homes in Wyoming, Japan, and California. Influenced by the natural world and the many places she has traveled, her personal practice is based on a sense of deep ecology and global philosophy. She practices and teaches various movement modalities, including vinyasa, yin, and barre sport, as well as Buddhist and guided meditation.
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Summer was first introduced to yoga in 2006 when she was looking for relief from her running injuries. Over the years her practice has evolved beyond the physical and is now an integral part of her emotional, mental and spiritual health. In every class she teaches, Summer strives to create a compassionate, welcoming environment that enables ALL students to feel safe, seen and supported. While she has experience in a variety of styles as both a student and teacher, she is especially passionate about restorative yoga. She loves helping folks slow down, calm their nervous system, and discover the benefits of stillness. Summer also enjoys gardening, hiking, and helping senior rescue dogs find their forever homes.
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Julie is honored to be able to share the ancient practice of yoga that she was first introduced to when she moved to California 30 years ago. She brings her many years of practice as well as her extensive time working as a high school counselor to her teaching, through which she feels blessed that the Buddhist idea of not having to separate who you are from what you do, or Right Livelihood, is true for her work. Julie aims to guide her students through the transformative physical, emotional and spiritual benefits of yoga while expressing their unique path on the yoga journey.
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Kate began her yoga practice in Los Angeles in 2010 and quickly realized that yoga was not only for the body but also for the mind. Coming from a chaotic mental state, yoga helped guide her on the path to her truest self. Now, yoga has become a way to harness the strength within; building from the core, or third chakra, and expanding outwards. Kate has a background in Power Yoga and has modified her teachings to include both strength building and restorative poses, creating a balanced body and mind connection.
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Pam Sauers began teaching yoga in the wilds of Alaska and has since migrated to the more temperate climate of Sonoma County where she practices acupuncture and herbalism and shares her wisdom on health and nutrition. Pam believes yoga is not just a physical practice but a lifestyle, and she tries to incorporate the teachings into her daily life, even when she’s climbing a huge mountain on her bike or tending to her special needs cat. Her sequences are creative and inspired by her background in dance.
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Kyle originally came upon yoga through his aspirations to deepen his meditation practice. Yoga has become an integral piece of his life on the journey to unify the mind and body. Upon discovering the depth and potential to be explored in the vast science that is yoga, he decided the best way to become a better student of the practice was to learn to teach. Through meditation, asana, and yogic philosophy, Kyle aims to evoke stillness, awareness, and compassion to the minds of his students in order to bring about a lasting impact on the community through our own inner understanding
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Originally from Brazil, Fernanda Subercaseaux began her Pilates journey when she developed severe neck and back issues from her job as a dental hygienist. She studied at Tone in Santa Rosa and eventually became a Pilates instructor there. Fernanda is certified in mat Pilates and as a Pilates Equipment Trainer, and receives great joy in helping people strengthen and heal their bodies through movement.
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Gina's teaching perspective encourages motor control learning and nervous system regulations to reinforce that there is no right way or one way to move. Her teaching style focuses on finding ease through deliberate intent and effort. Her passion intends to allow you to observe each practice as a brand-new experience without preconceived ideas or judgements
Our mission is to foster a safe learning environment for the study of yoga and meditation while building community, engaging in service to the greater community and spreading the revolutionary ideals of peace, compassion and unity through the world.
We believe it is a revolutionary act to be of service, to spread love and compassion, to honor deep traditions and cultivate meaningful relationships. Not only is the practice of yoga, which means union in Sanskrit, revolutionary because it requires attention to the present moment, the transformation within the practitioner is revolutionary.
Our world is filled with dichotomies. We have dark and light entangled with each other in all facets of our society. We strive to bring into balance that dark and light, to see clearly what lies before us, to connect with our truest selves and communicate through the lens of compassion and ahimsa, nonviolence.
Revolution Yoga is dedicated to serving its community by:
Offering a variety of dynamic yoga and meditation classes.
Bringing opportunities for deeper learning through workshops and special study programs.
Creating a space for all to feel welcome, seen and nurtured.
Providing affordable options to build greater access to yoga.
Supporting its teaching staff with continuing education, fair pay and peer support.
Contributing to the greater community through fundraising and volunteering with local organizations.
Honoring and carrying the ancient teachings of yoga off the mat and into daily life.
SEVA IN OUR COMMUNITY
To practice yoga off the mat means going into the world with intention, compassion and a yearning to ease all living beings from suffering. Revolution Yoga is dedicated to that purpose and has built a Seva program as a container to serve the community at large.
Seva is a Sanskrit word meaning selfless service and lies at the heart of a karma yoga practice. Our chief Seva yogi is Jennifer Girvin, a Santa Rosa native who has given countless hours back to the community and continues to share her heart, artistry and good nature with all. Jennifer works with nonprofits and community groups in Sonoma County and helps Revolution Yoga choose organizations to receive Seva. The yoga community raises funds, provides services or goods or takes on a service project for each organization during a specific period of time.
To become involved with Revolution Yoga’s Seva work, please contact us.