Mixed Vinyasa - Non-Heated


This class is taught by:

Danielle Samson

Danielle graduated from our Elite Yoga Teacher Training in November 2015.
 
Danielle currently lives in the beautiful city of San Diego, California. She is currently attending Arizona State University online and majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Business. Prior to this, Danielle was born and lived in the Philippines where she competed in meets as a gymnast for the Club Gymnastica Makati for 5 years. She remained active her whole life and participated in soccer, cheer, ballet and hip hop dancing. In 2008, she discovered yoga while still attending high school. Going into college and dealing with the business of life, it was hard not to be weighed down by the stress that the day to day life brought. Trying different styles of yoga (including but not limited to hot yoga, Bikram yoga, yoga sculpt, Yin/Restorative) she was greatly amazed by how yoga has been a great vessel in helping transform her physically, emotionally and most especially mentally. After meeting Alexandra (Alex) Arias, she was hired to work at Women’s Elite Yoga as an Assistant Manager. This has been a great opportunity and a blessing as it helped her stay committed and to nurture her practice. As time went on, Women’s Elite Yoga set up a teacher-training program that Danielle decided to participate in. After hours and dedication and practice, Danielle graduated from the Elite Yoga Teacher Training in November 2015 (ran by Meghan Kruljac, Alyssa Moeller, and Alexandra Arias) and got certified for her 200-HR approved by the Yoga Alliance. Since then Danielle has been teaching for Elite Yoga and has grown even more passionate about the wellness of her community. She has also grown in her managing abilities and has been promoted as Elite Yoga’s Senior Manager.

Melody Le Goff

Melody (RYT 200) was born and raised in Paris and Cannes, France. She first started visiting the United States, attending the Bollettieri Academy in Florida, when she was very young in pursuit of a career in tennis. This culminated in a 4 year NCAA Division 1 tennis scholarship. In 2006, Melody discovered yoga while she was seeking to fix some of the recurrent pain that came as a result of 15+ years of playing through repeated injuries to the shoulder, elbow and knees. She experienced immediate relief and became devoted to deepening her practice to include aspects beyond just the physical realm of her body. She now shares the healing experience that she has experienced with her students.

After years of building a successful career in business, earning a spot as a Regional Managing Director for a large International Corporation, Melody decided it was time to make a shift and follow her passion as well as practice what she preached. Melody earned her 200-hour Yoga Alliance Hatha teaching certification through Elka Yoga & Wellness Center. Melody has studied many styles and practiced in several countries around the world with many teachers to deepen her practice in yoga, meditation, breath and energy work.

Melody teaches a range of classes from Restorative, Yin/Yang to Vinyasa. She encourages all students to focus on connection with the breath first, followed by the strength and flexibility that come from proper posture alignment.

Erin Espaldon


Erin discovered yoga in 2006 when she enrolled in a yoga class at her university. She initially fell in love with it because of the strength and flexibility and “cool moves” she gained from it. But it wasn’t until graduate school when yoga really became a place of refuge from continual theoretical thinking and poor posture in front of a computer screen. With a foundation in Ashtanga yoga, Erin places great emphasis on breath with movement, and her style is based on the idea of meditation in motion. She teaches an athletic vinyasa flow style that balances strength and flexibility. She believes that through a consistent practice, yoga will take you where you need to be.

Jenna Miller

Jenna Miller
200-hr E-RYT, Holistic Health Practitioner

Jenna creates a full mind-body-spirit experience for her students. Through intelligent sequencing, deliberate cues and mindful breath, Jenna's classes provide an opportunity to relinquish the hustle and bustle of a busy world, and settle into the moment. She encourages her students to look within and listen to their own innate wisdom.

Outdoor adventurer, traveler and life-long learner, Jenna finds inspiration in nature and the human body's amazing capacity for healing. She has completed over 1,500 hours of study in wellness, including certifications in yoga, reiki, nutrition, herbs and meditation. She has been teaching yoga since 2008, based out of Encinitas, CA.

Jenna teaches yoga, meditation and wellness programs in the US and abroad. She believes in delivering yoga in a way that is accessible, effective and applicable to a modern lifestyle. Outside the yoga studio, Jenna enjoys hiking the Pacific Northwest, getting her feet wet at Cardiff Reef, and reading non-fiction books in her hammock.

 

This non-heated Vinyasa Flow class welcomes all levels of yogis. This class uses a variety of postures to cultivate balance, flexibility, strength and endurance. Vinyasa Flow encourages students to move in and out of postures safely. There is a strong emphasis in correct alignment using breath and meditation to quiet the mind in order to attain peace and stillness. This class will take you through sun salutations, standing poses, balancing postures, seated and reclining postures, backbends and core strengthening. 

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Oct 24 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Danielle Samson
    at Elite Yoga - Carmel Valley
  • Fri Oct 27 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Melody Le Goff
    at Elite Yoga - La Jolla
  • Sat Oct 28 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Erin Espaldon
    at Elite Yoga - La Jolla
  • Sun Oct 29 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Jenna Miller
    at Elite Yoga - Carmel Valley
  • Tue Oct 31 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Danielle Samson
    at Elite Yoga - Carmel Valley
  • Fri Nov 03 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Melody Le Goff
    at Elite Yoga - La Jolla
  • Sat Nov 04 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Erin Espaldon
    at Elite Yoga - La Jolla