Posts In: Yoga Instructors

Kay Fisher

April 10, 2019


Jazz Ballou

April 3, 2019

Alcina Pearce

April 3, 2019

Crystal Garcia

April 3, 2019

Yoga is a connection worth experiencing. It’s a safe and quiet place for you to get lost in time, listen to your mind and really feel your body. It’s a connection which feels almost like magic. You don’t have to be flexible, you don’t have to be strong, you only need to be willing.

Not only do I have a passion for yoga, but also for life coaching

My coaching declaration:

“I will remain true to myself through utilizing my strengths while still owning my weaknesses, and continually working on those weaknesses to better improve myself, so I can best support those in need through honesty, love and transparency.”

My mantra is “There is joy in me, and there is joy in all of those around me”, and I strive to learn, love, and appreciate life.


Sharon Scott

April 3, 2019

I began my yoga journey in 2009 when I attended Iyengar yoga classes during an extended stay in Hawaii. I was having back pain, and I hoped that yoga might help. 

When I returned to the mainland, a friend of mine told me about hot yoga. I was curious, so I attended my first class and have been a devoted yoga practitioner ever since. My back pain is greatly relieved by a regular yoga practice, and it has given me a sense of peace. 

I’ve gained so many benefits from yoga, and I wanted to give back to others by teaching. To me, this was a natural extension since I’ve been a school teacher most of my adult life. 

In 2012, I completed Akasha Yoga’s first-ever 200-Hour teacher training in Vinyasa yoga. In 2018, I completed a second teacher training: True You Hot Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training with Helena Monica. In 2014, my husband Bob and I purchased Akasha Vacaville from Jamie Testa. We passed the baton to new owners, Lee and Carmen in 2018. I hope to teach and practice yoga with the Akasha community for many years to come.

Lee Ockenden

April 3, 2019

Nick Daskalos

April 3, 2019

I was first exposed to yoga at a very young age. My parents practiced Ashtanga under the guidance of Baba Hari Dass. It was always something I found intriguing and a bit mystical. I eventually turned to yoga as my path after a few dark years of depression and anxiety. One of the four noble truths in Buddhism is that all sentient beings seek happiness. I made this discovery about 10 years ago when I took refuge with Anam Thubten Rinpoche, one of the great Tibetan masters of this modern age. Through his teachings, I have discovered that the gateway to happiness, contentment and a deeper connection to one’s self can be found within. Every time you roll out your mat is an opportunity to rediscover your true nature once again.

I completed my yoga teacher training in 2013 at Akasha Yoga and it made a profound difference in my life. My highest aspiration for students is that you show up with a willingness to look within and see how incredible you are and how powerful you can be! As Pattabhi Jois famously said, “practice and all will come.”

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