Teacher Profiles

Mohara Devi

Monday 6:30pm Slow Flow Yoga | Wednesday 12:15pm Yoga | Wednesday 6:30pm Slow Flow Yoga | Friday 6:30pm Slow Flow Yoga I Saturday 8am AIReal Yoga 

Mohara has loved and practiced Yoga for 14~years. On 1/1/11 she opened Source Studio in Downtown Riverside where health & wellbeing flourish. There you’ll find a beautiful community of conscious people who’ve awakened and whose lives have been touched by Source. Mohara is a Reiki Master and Certified Hypnotherapist. Through a steady Yoga practice, Mohara has discovered the personal challenges of working with and loving one's own body-mind. Yoga has allowed her to raise her consciousness and to overcome many obstacles. Feeling it’s beneficial to go to the source when learning, Mohara's pilgramages brought her to India to study Hinduism, to the Arimathean Retreat in Glastonbury, EN to study the Christ Light and to Buddhist Temples in Thailand.

She has over 900 Teacher Training Training hours from her studies in Iyengar Yoga at UCR, Nithya Yoga in India with Nithyananda, PurnamYoga at Siddhatayan Spiritual Center under Acharya Shree Yogeesh, Kundalini Yoga at Yoga West in Los Angeles, AIReal Yoga at the AIReal Training Center and Khalsa Way Prenatal Yoga with Gurmukh in Sweden.
Welcome to our studio, and Namaste 🙂

Sam

Monday 12:15pm Beginner's Yoga

Sam, Source’s Studio Yoga teacher, considers himself as a simple person who enjoys helping people he meets along his journey through life. His Tuesday yoga class is manageable class that can range from a steady flow to gently reenergizing to a yin practice based on stillness. Source Studio is so happy to provide a space of practicing from the soul for Sam’s yoga classes, so “live and let live!”

Aeron Sa'id

Monday 5:30pm Cardio Tribal Belly Dance (CTBD) |
Mon & Wed 7:30pm Cardio Tribal Belly Dance (CTS) with basic instruction

Teaching belly dance is a labor of love for Aeron.She began to dance as part of a physical recovery from a fibroid surgery back in 2009. Pilates, yoga or traditional belly dance were recommended forms of healing - “I always wanted to try belly dance and here was the perfect justification - and have been with it ever since. One of the things that brings me joy is to see people leave their insecurities at the door and engage in this beautiful, healing dance form,” Aeron states.

She has been married for 30 years and is a mother of two, while her passions and interests are in playing the harp and hand drumming, cross stitching, and helping people with physical/medical disabilities enjoy dance!

It warms our hearts to hear Aeron state why she loves our studio, “Source studio is nurturing.The space is welcoming and the people are even more welcoming. It's a true place of gathering, so much so, that people want to stick around and chat. You don't find that everywhere. Lauren has done a beautiful job in creating and maintaining this little slice of peace in busy Riverside.” We happy to provide a space of fun and creativity!

Dorien

Tuesday 10:30am Aerial Yoga I Tuesday 12:15 Yoga I Wednesday 11am Intro to Yoga I Friday 5:30pm Intro to Yoga

Yoga has changed Dorien’s life in so many positive and physical ways. She enjoys both hearing the stories others have to share too and sharing her own--her students are her inspiration. Dorien teaches yoga because it it brings balance to ours lives especially when life can be complicated and stressful. She wants to be able to share with others that they can have this balance too. Besides yoga, Dorien enjoys edible gardening, good nutrition, supporting our local organic farmers by being a member of the Riverside Food Coop., and taking a drop-in yoga class wherever we travel.

Marlene

Tuesday 5:30pm Ashtanga Yoga | Saturday 9:30am Ashtanga Yoga

For 20 years Marlene has helped others transform their pain to relaxation. She fell in love with yoga as she searched for a natural way to ease my anxiety and back pain. In the process of doing so, she realized the need for deeper study so Marlene traveled to India where she attained an Ashtanga teacher's certificate, “my desire is to help dissipate other's pain by utilizing the art of yoga as I did,” Marlene states. Join Marlene on Tuesdays and Saturdays for Vinyasa Flow classes.

Devi Atma Kaur

Tuesday 6:30pm Kundalini Yoga

Devi Kaur discovered Kundalini yoga 10 years ago, after beginning a personal transformational training program. After a successful career in corporate operations and sales & Training, she realized how unhealthy and unbalanced she was, eventually, she was “tired of being sick and tired.” Now Devi Kaur follows the belief that we are each transformed through study, discovery, training and coaching. One of the many quotes she lives by is, “change the way you look at things and the things you look at change,” W. Dyer. Join Devi Atma Kaur on her path to self-mastery and a unified, loving consciousness!

Margaret

Wednesday 9:30am Aerial Yoga I Friday 12:15pm Fitness Yoga

Margaret’s most important job is being a mom to her five kids and a nana to her grandson.
“I love Source Studio because the people are so caring, everyone is accepted and welcomed as family,” Margaret shares. She teaches because it feels good to help others and as an instructor her intention is to help other grow.

Her favorite quote includes: "Strive not to be a Success but rather to be of Value," by Albert Einstein and she enjoys the great outdoors--especially hiking and stand-up paddle boarding.

Nazy

Wednesday 5:30pm Zumba Fitness

Nazy comes to Source Studio with a background in on-air television news reporting. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California Davis where she double-majored in Political Science and Communications while minoring in Theatre and Dance. Nazy has training in Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Hip Hop, and Persian dance techniques. These methods translate dynamically into her ultra-fun and easy-to-follow Zumba Fitness routines. As an avid dancer, Nazy brings her high energy and passion for the art of movement to her Zumba Fitness sessions. She began taking Zumba classes in 2009 during a time of her life when she was unhealthy and unhappy. Through Zumba, Nazy re-discovered herself and underwent a total mind and body transformation! She quickly dropped 50 pounds as she advanced from student to teacher, and she enjoys sharing her tips for a happier, healthier life with her students. Nazy humbly lives her life based on a positive “attitude of gratitude,” and one of her favorite quotes is – “I asked God for strength, and God gave me struggles to make me strong.”

Siri Adi

Thursdays 12:15pm Kundalini Yoga

Siri Adi is a Certified Yoga & Zumba Teacher.  She loves all forms of fitness and is passionate about life. After serving in escrow for many years she now enjoys cooking, camping, gardening, and caring for her husband of 25 years and their pets, while supporting Source Yoga Studio.

“I began practicing yoga on a regular basis in 2008, and was immediately drawn to the Kundalini style of yoga. In 2012, when changes occurred with my work situation, I took advantage of my new availability of time. I went to Sedona for a 30 day submersion course in Kundalini and received my teaching credentials.”

Siri is pure love and her classes are energetic and beautiful. Her teaching comes from a genuine love for her fellow man and desire to share all the benefits, both emotional and physical, that she enjoys through the practice of yoga. “My goal, as an instructor, is to hold a space for my students to find and reach their personal goals, both physically and spirituality.”

Ava

Fridays 5:30pm Cardio Pilates

Ava loves exploring the outdoors and spending time with her husband and three children. They are active in youth sports, music, dance and especially enjoy exploring nature. Ava's other interests are Boogie Box fitness, cooking, nutrition and holistic health. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in Higher Education Leadership. Her passion for group fitness is inspired by her personal journey to healing through nutrition and lifestyle. Ava’s favorite quote is from C.S. Lewis, “There are far, far better things ahead, than anything we leave behind.”

Hari Sadhana Kaur

Thursday 6:30pm Kundalini Yoga | Sunday 9am Aerial Yoga | Monthly New Moon Meditation

Hari Sadhana is a certified Angel Card reader and Kundalini Yoga instructor at Source Studio. This studio is the place she feels most at home and accepted for who she is- because we are family!

She loves the healing sound vibrations of the Kundalini practice, mantra and gong and her hopes as an instructor include her student accepting their birthright to be happy healthy and holy! Hari (Nicole) teaches because it is a blessing to share the tool and technology that have helped her loved herself and others grow.

Her favorite quote includes: "If you don't see God in all, you don't see God at all," spoken by Yogi Bhajan. along with her love all things vintage, Hari Sadhana enjoys collecting crystal and making the best Golden Milk! Follow her on Facebook for information about the content of weekly classes and angel card readings.

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