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.
Mishale is inspired to help others create their own practice of self-love and compassion with the goal of affecting the larger community. She has made it her intention, my sankalpa, to teach yoga through the lens of social justice, creating a safe space to offer the teachings to people of all abilities, body types, backgrounds and cultures. Mishale's mission is to share joy and the hope of encourage others to find their own healing and bliss so that they may stimulate improvement in their physical, mental, and social well-being.
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.
& Chief Sustainability Yogi
Nancy was drawn to yoga initially because of the physical benefits but soon discovered a deeper connection arose to her breath, energy levels and positive outlook. Her intention in her classes are to hold space for students to find balance and feel centered in our world on or off the mat. Her sequencing warms your body, grounds your energy, calms your mind and nurtures your soul.
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.
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
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.
Susan Leslie is grateful to share her love of yoga! Susan finds yoga enhances our compassion, confidence and creativity. She’s passionate about the transformative benefits of yoga to deepen both internal and external strength. Susan finds the practice of yoga promotes inner ease, and facilitates clarity to share authentically.
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.
Courtney Rohan teaches in the Yoga of Energy Flow lineage and has been teaching yoga and public school English for more than 13 years. Courtney obtained a Master’s in Education in 2004. Her training and years of experience offer students many experiences of yoga, some of which include: Vinyasa, Kundalini, Restorative, Meditation and Thai Yoga Massage practices. Each practice addresses and honors each body’s unique flow with the energy of life and its special needs. Her classes are structured to challenge the old, stagnant patterns of the body, mind, and spirit. She currently teaches English at Windsor High School, in Windsor, Calif. She lives with her husband and her teenage son, whom she adores.
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.
Emily started her love of yoga 13 years ago while attending Sonoma Sate University. Yoga has brought Emily a sense of peace in her life. She feels yoga has brought such joy into her world, which has shaped how she lives her life. Emily recently gave birth to her amazing daughter Amelia with the help of her yoga practice. Emily wants to share her passion and the wonderful benefits of yoga with other mamas and babies.
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.