Teacher Faculty

Allison Eaton, E-RYT 500, YACEP®, Reiki Master Teacher

Allison is an international teacher of yoga, Reiki and meditation. To date, she has trained over 2000 yogis to become empowered and inspired yoga teachers. Allison’s teaching style springs intuitively from the heart, supported by extensive background training in Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Yin Yoga, Tantra and Chakra Yoga Therapy. In addition to teaching Hatha Yoga with precision alignment, Allison focuses on yogic practices that deepen the connection to our healing life force (prana)...

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Amber Young, E-RYT 500

Amber Young has been a part of the Yandara teaching staff since 2009. She was introduced to the yogic concepts at a young age by her mother Mercy, a bhakti yoga kirtan musician, as well as a certified yoga instructor. Amber started practicing asana at age of 20, to releive her body of daily pain caused by several sports injuries. An athlete her whole life, Amber’s style of teaching has an emphasis on alignment, energy, and strong dynamic movement...

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Craig Perkins, E-RYT 5000

Craig is registered with Yoga Alliance with over 45 years and 15,000 hours of yoga teaching and yoga teacher training. In 1968 Craig trained under Yogi Ananda Bhavanani (a follower of Swami Sivananda) in Vancouver, Canada, and became a certified Sivananda-style yoga instructor. At this same time, he began his 30-year meditation study with both Sant Kirpal Singh, and later with his successor Sant Darshan Singh, he also studied, and became initiated in, Tibetan Buddhism, and furthered his Hatha Yoga studies...

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Nicolina Sandstedt, E-RYT 500, YACEP®, Physical Therapist

Nicolina's inspiring presence, and teaching style, is organic and intuitive. Through centering, up-lifting and challenging yoga practices she guides her students to explore their own sense of flow. “By allowing each movement to arise from within, we can experience a sense of freedom at a much deeper level. To me the ancient teachings of Yoga are an invitation to be deeply curious about the flow that we call Life, and to joyfully cultivate it on all levels. It is a practice of moving through any stagnation or blockage so that awareness can permeate our entire being.”

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Sarasvati Young, E-RYT 500

Sarasvati brings an open mind and an open heart to the mat. A lover of the Ocean and the Elements, she often ties her classes into the themes of nature. She loves exploring Yoga as an expression of the joy and abundance all around us. Sarasvati has been studying and teaching with Yandara since 2009, and has had the pleasure of studying mantra and kirtan with her mother, Mercy Ananda. Her receptive and joyful nature invites exploration on the mat and a playful outlook on life...

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Shane-Christopher Perkins, E-RYT 500, YACEP®

Christopher is the co-founder of Yandara and has over 20 years of meditation and yoga practice. His style is dynamic and intuitive, mixing creative movement with a powerful asana practice. Christopher has the gift to bring his students through fun and challenging flow sequences while cultivating the shared awareness that is Yoga. His passion for yoga philosophy and yoga psychology is a part of his daily life and weaves naturally into his teachings...

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