our staff

We all love our studio life. Not just the physical and mental benefits, but the community within our studio walls (and beyond)! Like everyone else, we once started at square one, and now we love to encourage others in their first step and be with them on their journey.

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get to know us!

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mariah sunrae

owner. warmth flow instructor.

My yoga journey began at the age of 13, at home following along with videos and books, and has continued to evolve ever since. Fascinated by the way that a consistent yoga practice influenced my life so powerfully, I was curious about this ancient practice and wanted to dive deeper. This led me to…

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meg heauser

retail & communications manager.
hot yoga instructor.

Meg took her first Bikram class on a whim while in high school & practiced sporadically through her college years. It wasn’t until she moved to the frigid cold town of Truckee that she became an avid enthusiast of the hot room & the therapeutic benefits, both physical & mental. Although the bitter cold…

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justine gervase

karma cleaning manager.
senior hot yoga instructor.

Justine Guiney has been teaching Bikram Yoga since the Fall of 2002. She grew up in San Diego CA., where dance, equestrian sports, and surfing were her main passions and sources of exercise. She attended the University of California at Santa Cruz for college and attained a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Environmental Studies. Through her college years Justine grew more interested in yoga…

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katie duncan

front desk manager.
inferno enthusiast.

I was raised in Grass Valley and although I’ve lived in various places in California, I love calling Nevada County home. I currently am pursuing a master’s degree in Civil Engineering at Sacramento State with the goal of working to efficiently design and sustainably manage our precious water resource systems. I have been practicing yoga for over 10 years…

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kristin aguilar

inferno enthusiast

I am lucky enough to say that I was born and raised in Nevada County. My parents came to Nevada County in the late 1950’s, and I am the youngest of three children. After college, I traveled for a year, returned home to visit, and met my husband, Paul Aguilar. We have two children, Patrick (23) and Annie (20). I have a teaching credential in English and Physical Education, and…

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shelly allen

inferno enthusiast

I love this class for so many reasons. The heat! I love it hot. The hotter the better. Throw in some upbeat music and I’m cheering on my class to push through and keep moving. I have been an avid runner since I was a teenager. Since then, fitness has always been a priority. Not just for physical strength but for stress relief, mental stamina and clarity in those…

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kelly callender

yoginin. inferno enthusiast.

Kelly began her yoga journey in 2002 and attended her first yoga certification at Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in Los Angeles, California in the Spring of 2003. She began to teach yoga in her native Northern-California and went on to teach across the country, spending most of her time in New York City, Boston and Tahoe…

Melissa Domingo

melissa domingo

hot yoga instructor

I grew up in northern New Jersey, and moved west when I turned 25. My first stop was Las Vegas, I resided there for 5 years, and this is where I first discovered my yoga practice in 2009. It makes so much sense, being that I worked in the toxic environment of the casino industry. My first organized yoga class experience was the Bikram method.  Not too long after I went to Bikram’s teacher training in 2010. I decided to quit my full time job…

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michaela king

hot yoga instructor

Michaela took her first hot yoga class in 2004, while pursuing her degree in Theater at Sacramento State. She remembers being amazed at the room full of people holding their arms out parallel for the entire awkward series, while her triceps burned and arms wobbled – it’s astounding what you can do with practice! Walking out in a sweaty glow on shaky limbs, Michaela knew she’d be coming back…

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vanessa orlandi

senior hot yoga instructor

Vanessa was introduced to Bikram Yoga when she was about 18 years old and was immediately hooked. Shortly after she began practicing, her father was diagnosed with terminal cancer. During the difficult years that followed, Warmth became so much more than just a yoga studio. It became a place of refuge and the practice quickly revealed its many healing qualities…

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amanda prentice

inferno enthusiast

As the youngest of four in an active family, I had no choice but learn to swim, ski, ride, and work hard. Nevada County became our home when my siblings were in middle school and high school and I was just a baby (yes, a big age gap in my family). We lived near a local lake and my mother made it mandatory that we all swim before we walked. Swim team and…

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genevieve puzo

inferno enthusiast.

I was born in Grass Valley. I  have lived all over California went to Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz for Permaculture & sustainable farming & green building & landscape Design. I became interested in yoga after I broke my back when I was 21 years old. Yoga saved my life & allowed me to literally un-fuse my fused vertebrae. And maintain 80% pain relief…

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kamala slavonic

senior hot yoga instructor

I took my first yoga class seventeen years ago, and from that moment I knew I wanted to teach.  I realized that dream and became a teacher after completing the Bikram training in 2005. I have continued my education over the years completing over seven different teacher trainings. Including Bikram, vinyasa flow, basic hatha based on Anusara and Iyengar principles…

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danica vega

hot yoga instructor

Danica is a Nevada County Native, who after a 9 year vacation living in Santa Barbara, California, decided to return to the beautiful Sierra Foothills. Bringing back with her a passion to share how Yoga can be a transformative journey. Within her time in Santa Barbara she honed in on her desire to help others feel better. Focusing on modalities that stood the test of time…

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natasha vinson

senior yin instructor.
hot yoga instructor.

Natasha Vinson began her study of yoga with a book given by her mother when she was a teen. Her interests in other cultures and spiritual traditions led to her undergraduate degree in anthropology and sociology but began when traveling with her parents, reading, and collecting dolls from around the world. She grew up…

Francisco

francisco morales-bermudez

traveling instructor.

Born in Peru, Francisco has traveled far and wide around the world practicing yoga and growing his own practice to further instruct others. We love having him stop by once in a while to join our studio family!