Teachers

Ali Valdez




Find Ali at Advanced Vinyasa, Vinyasa, Yin/THA, Slow Flow, and Teacher Training

Ali Valdez is founder and academic director of Sattva Yoga and founder of Sattva Yoga studios and Sattva Yoga Channel. Ali combining decades of contemplative practice and fifteen years of teaching asana. Considered a teacher of teachers, Ali has provided intensives, continued education, certification at the 200 and 500 hour levels, mentoring and business consulting to hundreds of yoga teachers nationwide and dozens of yoga studios. The Sattva yoga mission has remained consistent over the years, developing a community of yogis committed to the evolution of the science of yoga.

Rocio Tjalve


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Meredith Weil




Find Meredith at Gentle Therapeutic Yoga



“Just open your mat to open your mind, for an inflexible body leads to an inflexible mind.”

Meredith discovered yoga as a complement to running and as a vehicle to tame her tight hamstrings and inflexible body. After her father was diagnosed with cancer she began taking Power Yoga classes to help her cope with stress, a busy career with long working hours and ultimately her grieving process.

During this time, she began to explore meditation, spirituality and began an avid asana practice that included numerous styles of yoga. After injuring her shoulder and experiencing intense sciatica pain from spending long hours at her desk, she sought out a form of yoga to help heal her injuries. This is when she discovered Gentle Therapeutics Yoga. After years of practice and workshops attended, Meredith decided she wanted to help others heal through teaching and received her RYT200 in Gentle Therapeutics Yoga.

She now specializes in helping students with lower back pain and sciatica and those who tend to experience stiffness and tightness in their bodies. Her yoga classes help students reduce stress, enhance flexibility and increase self-confidence. Gentle Therapeutics Yoga, is a yoga method utilizing props such as bolsters, blankets and straps to restore the body’s balance and vitality and is inspired B.K.S Iyengar. Gentle Therapeutics Yoga is safe for all ages and students with chronic pain and/or illnesses.

Meredith is also a holistic health coach that specializes in helping overworked, overwhelmed professionals reduce stress, eat healthier, have more energy and learn how to make time for the things they enjoy most. She also helps guide individuals in transitioning to a more sustainable, plant-based diet.

Have a question for Meredith? Contact her here!


Valerie Immore


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Rosa Santana


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Dr. Patti Shelton




Find Dr. Patti at Prenatal, Yoga Nidra, and Yoga Anatomy

Patti Shelton is a rare bird indeed: yogini, doctor and mom. She has a bachelor’s degree in neurobiology and an MD from UW. The fun of dealing with insurance companies convinced Patti she could find better ways to help heal people. She graduated from Sattva Yoga teacher training and has also been certified to teach children’s yoga and prenatal yoga as well. She’s currently studying meditation. She loves bringing her scientific and medical knowledge to her practice and teaching.

Rebecca Pitzer


Rebecca first discovered yoga in college and it quickly became a practice the she used to stay grounded and present in her studies. Rebecca fell in love the connection that the movement and breath brought to her and the confidence that yoga infused in her life. She completed her first training at Be Luminous Yoga in Seattle in 2011, where she received her 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification. Since then Rebecca has completed Level One teacher training with Baron Baptiste, the Teacher Mentorship program with Lisa Black of Shakti Vinyasa Yoga and many other weekend trainings with Master teachers like Edward Clark, Bryan Kest, David Swenson and Rolf Gates. She is currently working on her 500 hour certification with teacher Janet Stone. Rebecca infuses a sense of playfulness in her teaching that invites students of all levels to challenge themselves and discover their own power.

Frances Rhodis


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Dikla Kafka




Find Dikla at Power Core, Intensive Core, and Astanga

Dikla started her yoga journey back in Tel Aviv, her home town, after 5 years of Korean martial arts practice. She immediately was drawn to the magic and depth of yoga where she practiced Astanga, Iyengar and Sivananda yoga, and finished her level 1 Astanga training in 2010, while pregnant with her second child.

She moved to the US in 2011, and since then finished 200h Hatha TT with HYI, 200h Vinyasa TT with Les Leventhal, 60h Yin TT with Ali Valdez and currently studying for 500 hour advanced certification with Sattva Yoga. Dikla has BA in Interdisciplinary Arts studies from Tel Aviv University and MA in political Science from Tel Aviv University as well.

Dikla leads challenging classes inspired by the different styles she studied, and likes to encourage students to hard work – physically and mentally – inspired by the idea of Tapas.


Brittany Granger




Find Brittany at Hot Hatha

In her early years, Brittany was competitive gymnast and dancer. She began teaching the Bikram series in 2007. She trained with Baron Baptiste and began teaching Power Vinyasa in 2008. She also teaches both pre- and postnatal yoga.

Brandy Langeberg




Find Brandy at Hot Hatha

Brandy started her journey with Yoga in 2002 when a friend brought her to a Hot Yoga class. She was hooked from the first class. After losing weight and getting rid of daily back pain she knew there was something special about Yoga. In the spring of 2009 Brandy attended a 200 hour Hatha Teacher Training with Yoga to the People. Instantly falling in love with teaching she wanted to learn more. In the fall of 2009 she completed Level 1 Baptiste Power Yoga. She has attended workshops with Sarah Powers, Amy Ippoliti and Ana Forrest. After deciding she wanted to complete another 200 hour program she enrolled and completed the Sattva Yoga Vinyasa program. “My favorite part of teaching is being able to share something I love with people and be a part of their Journey.” Brandy is currently enrolled in Sattva Yoga 500 hour advanced studies. She is hoping to focus her attention of Yoga Therapeutics.

Renea Perry


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Bobby Hoyt




Find Bobby at Vinyasa

Bobby Hoyt (E-RYT 200) has spent the past 13 years teaching classes all over the country as well as at the Wanderlust Festivals on Oahu and at Stratton Mountain in Vermont. Originally trained in Sivananda, Bobby then was certified with more than 300 hours training in Astanga Vinyasa with Larry Schulze from It’s Yoga in San Francisco. Continuing to expand his horizons, Bobby studied Iyengar extensively with Leslie Howard, and he has taken multiple workshops and retreats; including with Kula Leaders and Universal yoga. Bobby incorporates all that he studies and practices, which equals a class that allows the practitioner to move with one’s breath while quieting the mind and strengthening the body.

Cristina Gildee




Find Cristina at Creative Vinyasa
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Richelle Ricard




Find Richelle at Covering Lower Extremities
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