About Yoga Maya
After several injuries, Debbie turned to Yoga & Pilates for rehabilitation after all else had failed & found that they offered what was needed to heal and strengthen her body and mind. Gaining her ERYT-200 and then Advanced E-RYT-500 signifies Debbie's commitment to yoga. She is also a Yoga Alliance CE provider.
Her teachers are many and she has learned from, to name a few: Bryan Kest, Baron Baptiste, Ellen De Jonge, Sri Dharma Mittra, & Yogi Hari. Debbie's experience, light-hearted approach & clear instruction enable students of all levels to find ease & joy in their practice of yoga. Debbie also holds certifications in Pilates, Personal Training, & Thai Massage. Always continuing with her yoga as a student she loves taking classes from new teachers on a regular basis, seeking out new and seasoned teachers, as she feels learning is a life-long process and that you can learn from anyone at any time. She specializes in a Mid-Level Vinyasa & Super Yummy Yin. Make no mistake, her Power Classes are a force to be reckoned with! Believing that yoga can and should be fun; her classes leave you feeling oh so happy you came.
As a former firefighter/paramedic & marathon runner, Debbie will challenge you to see limitations as plateaus in disguise. Understanding that the subtle differences happening in your body during and after your yoga practice are key to change.
For Stacey, yoga is about connection— to our own body, our breath, and to the world around us.
Stacey offers yin yoga and hatha/vinyasa style flows with a strong focus on deepening and connecting with the breath, allowing the mind, body, and breath to work together as one. Practicing with this focus and awareness allows the chance to listen and respond to the body’s needs in each moment.
Since beginning in 2011, Stacey’s own practice has been continuously evolving. Her intention as a teacher is to help you explore the evolution of your own practice in a relaxed, safe, and supportive environment. Whether you are new to yoga or advanced, her classes will help you improve strength, flexibility, and the ability to connect by allowing you to discover and focus on your individual needs, even in a group setting.
An Oklahoma native, Willis has made cities such as New York and Las Vegas his home, performing as a dancer at the Metropolitan Opera and Cirque du Soleil. Through the stressful and sometimes painful life as a dancer, Willis found yoga to be the most beneficial compliment, both mentally and physically, to dance. His relationship with yoga has since deepened throughout his years of practice. Willis believes whole heartedly in yoga’s transformative nature, and respects the power that yoga possesses to keep one grounded, focused, accountable, and aware of even the smallest moments on and off the mat. He has been practicing for 10 years.
Willis believes that you can learn a lot about yourself and others by regularly coming to your mat. His teaching style is fun and creative with great focus on the movement/breath connection. Transitions can be just as important as the postures, so prepare to feel the beauty in the “in betweens”—for life is about the journey and not the destination. Come flow, feel, and go deeper into your own yoga practice in a supportive environment with some rockin’ jams and an inspirational vibe. hootie-hoo!
Kristen is a San Diego native, lover of adventure, travel, nature, fitness, & yoga. She began practicing yoga back in 2012 and quickly fell in love with the practice. Yoga has taught her to slow down and truly connect to the breath which has helped immensely with anxiety. Yoga is her practice with self & her spirituality. Yoga, is love, self-love, & compassion for others. Practice has taught her to let go of the ego & be accepting of where she is at, in that moment in time. It has taught her to be more present in day to day life & has helped her become a more conscious person overall.
Kristen teaches Vinyasa flow & Yin Yoga with a focus on breathe, movement, & connection with self. While loving to create classes that challenge you, she also believes in moving through each pose safely using proper alignment. She believes yoga is not just about the asana or the hour spent on the mat but rather looking within to create more consciousness on & off the mat.
Teaching has become a passion for her and she loves to share with others all that yoga has brought to her life. If through her teachings she can connect, inspire, or help just one person, fulfills her purpose for teaching.