Dr. Alayna CronkChiropractor/Co-founder & e-RYT 200 Yoga Teacher
I am a Doctor of Chiropractic and a newly certified yoga teacher with a passion for anatomy, functional movement and biomechanics. I began practicing yoga in Los Angeles a lifetime ago when I had the bright idea of pursuing a career in modeling and acting. Between all of the auditions, all over a huge city, I used yoga to help alleviate stress in a tough industry. The more time I spent with the mat, the better I felt, and realized there must be something to this yoga thing. So, I began attending the studio more, paying attention to body and movement and pushing myself to see what I could do in each practice.
I have been in sports most of my life, my biggest concentration on gymnastics. Needless to say, strength and flexibility have always been important to me. I would sit in front of the clock in all three split positions, and help these stretches for 30-60 minutes at a time. As I dove more into yoga, I began to revisit the flexibility that I was starting to lose. There is only so much the body can retain in short bursts of stretches. In this, I discovered something about yoga, and the body's ability to move, to stretch and to heal. Since then, I have been hooked and plan on incorporating my knowledge as a doctor with my passion for yoga!Dr. Justin CronkChiropractor/Co-founder & Not a Yoga Teacher
I knew I wanted to work in healthcare in some capacity after I spent time working in a combat support hospital in Baghdad when I was overseas with the Army in 2004.
I have always been passionate about health, especially as it relates to movement and biomechanics and I knew that I would be able to apply that as a chiropractor.
People are like puzzles to me and I love figuring how their pain relates to their movements, strengths, weaknesses, and muscle imbalances. I love a challenge! And I pay a lot of attention to emerging research surrounding what the most effective treatments are for musculoskeletal pain, so my methods are constantly evolving based on new information.Jessa Brixiuse-RYT 200 Yoga Teacher
I began practicing yoga at the age of eighteen as a way to maintain the flexibility I developed from 16 years of dance prior. Shortly after the physical benefits of yoga were unveiled, I began to also notice the mental benefits. I felt stronger physically, emotionally, and I even grew half an inch taller!
With a background in physical fitness, I am dedicated to assisting you on your mat, providing hands-on adjustments and guidance. I believe that yoga is a life-mimicking practice; working with your body, not against your body. Yoga provides us the opportunity to cultivate calmness, so we can leave the mat feeling fuller and richer than when we first walked in.
In 2010, I became 200 hour certified in Vinyasa, Hatha, Ashtanga, Slow Burn, and Yin. I later completed my Yoga Sculpt training as well as Pre and Postnatal.Wendy Gutknechte-RYT 200 Yoga Teacher
My yoga journey began back in 2010 when I joined a yoga class at the club. The beautiful yogi helped guide me to open the heart and quiet the monkey mind. With a soothing tone and connected asanas, she spoke about being in the present and that the present is a gift. Throughout the days, that quote resonated with me. Whenever that yogi taught a class, I was in it drinking in the love.
During one class, the yogi was not there and it was 10 minutes into class.I laid in savasana thinking that I should rise and guide the class because these yogis made it a priority to be there. Slowly, I rose and introduced myself, saying that I would be their yoga instructor today. The frazzled yogi came in minutes after I began. She hugged me and with a kiss on the cheek, graciously thanked me for stepping up. It was then that I knew that being a yoga instructor was my calling.
Yoga is the union of mind, body, and spirit. My promise is that I will always hold true to the integrity of building a yoga community in the classroom. Namaste.