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ABOUT US

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

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 BALLINGER

Revolutionary Instructor

(She / Her / Ella)

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.

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ERIK BLACK

Revolutionary Instructor

(He / Him)

Erik was called to yoga in college as a way to explore his lack of flexibility and lower back pain. Yoga has helped guide his journey toward resiliency, both physically and mentally, which to Erik means not always pushing hard and enduring, but sometimes being kind and gentle with yourself. Through his childhood experience repairing houses with his dad, Erik realized how much hard work can beat up the body over time, and that it is necessary to incorporate rest. In Erik’s classes you will experience holding poses longer, strengthening core muscles, and engaging in a new relationship with your body. In this way, Erik combines his engineering background with his own yoga practice to create classes that allow everyone to improve their strength, flexibility and balance. 

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DANA FALLS

Revolutionary Instructor

(She / Her)

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 HEBSHI

Revolutionary Instructor

& Founder

(She / Her)

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 JUSTICE

Revolutionary Instructor

(She / Her)

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.

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CHARLOTTE KEANE

Chief Ceremony Yogi

(She / Her / Goddess)

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 LAROIA

Revolutionary Instructor

(She / Her )

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 LEE

Revolutionary Instructor

(She / Her)

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 NATALINI

Revolutionary Instructor

(She / Her)

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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PAM SAUERS

Revolutionary Instructor

(She / Her)

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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EMILY SEGUINE

Revolutionary Instructor

(She / Her)

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.

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FERNANDA SUBERCASEAUX

Revolutionary Instructor

(She / Her)

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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OUR MISSION

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. ​

OUR VALUES

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.

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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.