RG Teachers


Allison Eaton, E-RYT 500, YACEP®, Reiki Master Teacher

Allison Eaton is an international teacher of yoga, Reiki and meditation. She teaches yoga teacher trainings and Reiki (hands-on healing) certification trainings worldwide. Allison is the author of the Yandara Asana Manual and the Reiki Flow Manuals. She is a devotional singer and musician and is featured in the guided meditation CD, “Sat Nam.” Allison is known to draw the authentic self out of her students, empowering them to practice and teach from the heart. Her teaching style is supported by extensive background training in Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, Iyengar and Bhakti Yoga and meditation. A healthy balance of Yang…

Amber Young, E-RYT 500

Amber was drawn to yoga to relieve her body from the daily aches and pains caused by sports injuries in her early 20’s. “It has been key to keep my body and mind in a place of comfort and contentment.” Amber’s first yoga teacher was her mother, Mercy Ananda, a long time yogini and kirtan musician and part of the Yandara faculty. Amber describes her mother as “one of the most inspiring women she has ever known.” For Amber, yoga is a way of life rather than a practice. As well as being a devoted yogini on all levels, Amber…

Anna Suil, Life Coach Trainer, NLP®

Suil lived at the Neem Karoli Baba ashram in India from the age of 18 and practiced with the many great Buddhist Masters in India, Nepal, Japan, and Korea. She is trained in Buddhist meditation and is certified as a Dharma teacher in several traditions and has extensive Shamanic Healing training in Brazil. She has collaborated with many internationally renowned teachers like Baba Ram Das, Lama Suryadas, and Sharon Salzburg at Lama Foundation, Omega Institute, Waldhaus (Switzerland), and in Japan since 1982. Suil is a Master Trainer of NLP® and is the International Director of the Society of NLP® in…

Anne Dinsmore, E-RYT 500, YACEP®

Anne teaches from a great depth of understanding and inquisitiveness of the human experience and endeavors to assist her students to recognize their own inner beauty and greatness using yoga and yoga philosophy as a modality to access the dimensions of the Self. Anne approaches every class as an opportunity to connect with her own heart center and to create unity with all beings. Her goal is to create a safe, judgement-free zone where people can explore themselves and take what they need from their yoga practice; whether it be building a stronger more flexible body, easing anxiety, slowing down…

Craig Perkins, E-RYT 5000

Craig is registered with Yoga Alliance with over 45 years and 15,000 hours of yoga teaching and yoga teacher training. In 1968 Craig trained under Yogi Ananda Bhavanani (a follower of Swami Sivananda) in Vancouver, Canada, and became a certified Sivananda-style yoga instructor. At this same time, he began his 30-year meditation study with both Sant Kirpal Singh, and later with his successor Sant Darshan Singh, he also studied, and became initiated in, Tibetan Buddhism, and furthered his Hatha Yoga studies with Yogi Shaym Acharia. After several years of teaching classes in Vancouver, B.C. Canada, Craig began teaching for Coquitlam…

Felix Vogel ERYT500

Felix embodies a deep passion for Yoga as a holistic way of life, fostering authenticity, meaning, and connection in every aspect. For him, the true essence of Yoga transcends the mat, weaving seamlessly into our everyday existence and nurturing profound relationships with ourselves, others, and the natural world. As a dedicated teacher, Felix finds joy in guiding students through dynamic Vinyasa flows, gentle Yin practices, Meditation, Pranayama, Teaching Methodology, and the profound insights of Yogic Philosophy. He shares the transformative power of Bhakti, the Yoga of devotion, through soul-stirring music and Mantra chanting. Felix’s spiritual journey draws from diverse traditions,…

Kelly Wampler, 500 E-RYT, YACEP®

Like many before, Kelly sought out yoga for the exercise and to increase flexibility, but as she began to practice in 2008 she realized that yoga went much deeper than she originally thought. She has been so incredibly blessed with wonderful teachers along this path that have instilled all of the aspects of yoga in their classes, teaching her that yoga is not just a physical practice but so much more. Making the decision to become a full time yoga teacher in 2017, was a scary one on many levels, but she felt the call and decided to follow it.…

Laina Florio, Spiritual Life Coach

Laina spent 18 years in the corporate world of fashion in New York City learning about people development, business building, and achieving success in the physical world. After a trip to Nepal in 2010, she began to see life through a new lens – one of deeper meaning, purpose and value. From that point, she made a big decision – to leave the grind of the fast paced hustle in service to more meaningful and purposeful work in the world. She went back to school to receive her Masters Degree in Spiritual Psychology, then a degree in Conscious, Health &…

Megan Cannon

Megan is greatly inspired by the classical Iyengar tradition of Yoga asana which is deeply rooted in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra. She passed her national assessment in 2011 and had the honor and challenge of studying in Pune, India for 3 months with BKS, the founder, his family and senior teachers. On top of teaching the classical and properly aligned asana, Megan blends her passion for dance and body-movement into an embodied and ecstatic flow. Megan wakes each day on the enchanting Big Island of Hawaii, and absorbs with every breath the organic local essence of one of Mother Nature’s miracles.…

Mercy Ananda E-RYT 500

The lead teacher of the Bhakti Yoga training is Mercy Ananda Dev Sangeeta Kaur (M.A., E-RYT500). Mercy Ananda is a highly trained musician as well as Certified Sound Healer. She performs on the many kirtan albums produced by the Mount Madonna Center, Hanuman Fellowship. She is a member of the Sacred Sound Choir with Karuna Ault, and chants on their “Mahamrityunjaya Healing Mantra” album. Mercy also performs on many other kirtan albums, including the “Shri Ram Jaya Ram” album by Shri Anandi Ma. Mercy has a daily bhakti yoga sadhana of asana, meditation and mantra. Through her love of Bhakti yoga she has…

Nicolina Daya Nam Sandstedt, E-RYT 500, YACEP®, Physical Therapist

Nicolina (Daya Nam) is trained in Traditional Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative, and Kundalini Yoga. Her inspiring presence and teaching style is authentic, refined, and infused with grace. Through a transformative combination of asana, breath, meditation and chanting she guides you to develop your intuitive mind, leaving you uplifted, inspired, and in awe of your radiance. At age 18, Nicolina left her home in Sweden with a thirst for deeper understanding of herself through yoga and the ancient cultures of the world. She spent the following 6 years traveling, with 3 long stays in India. During this time, a lifelong romance with…

Sarasvati Young, E-RYT 500

Sarasvati brings an open mind and an open heart to the mat. A lover of the Ocean and the Elements, she often ties her classes into the themes of nature. She loves exploring Yoga as an expression of the joy and abundance all around us. Sarasvati has been studying and teaching with Yandara since 2009. She is an inspired devotional musician and has had the pleasure of studying mantra and kirtan with her mother, Mercy Ananda. Her receptive and joyful nature invites exploration on the mat and a playful outlook on life. Inspired by the transformations she sees in the…

Sat Purkh Kaur - KRI Certified Level Three Kundalini Yoga Teacher

A KRI Certified Level Three Kundalini Yoga Teacher as well as Lead Trainer in the Aquarian Trainer Academy, Sat Purkh is known for her work in Sound & Mantra as well as Humanology and the Women’s Teachings; in 2008 she authored Everyday Grace: The Art of Being a Woman, an introduction to the Women’s Teachings of Yogi Bhajan. more… Sat Purkh joined the Kundalini Research Institute in 2006 and served as the Creative Director until the fall of 2013. A member of the Teacher Training Executive Council, she serves in developing the Three Levels of Teacher Training in Kundalini Yoga…

Shane-Christopher Perkins, E-RYT 500, YACEP®

Christopher is the co-founderof Yandara and has over 20 years of meditation and yoga practice, his presence inspires those around him to enter their hearts and connect to their truest potential. Christopher has the gift to bring his students throughfun and challenging flow sequences while cultivating the sharedawareness that is Yoga. His style is dynamic and intuitive, mixing creative movement with a powerful asana practice. Christopher’s passion for yoga philosophy and yogapsychology is a part of his daily life and weaves naturally into histeachings. Christopher was raised at the SKMC MeditationCenter in Bowling Green, Virginia. He requested initiation to ameditation practice…