Meet the Teachers
Our Dream Team of yoga teachers each contribute in their own unique way to Holistic Yoga School programs. At our Yoga Teacher Certification Programs, we maintain minimum one full-time teacher for every 6 registered students. Please feel free to contact us and inquire about which teachers are scheduled as facilitators for your upcoming course of interest.
“There are two answers for every question: Meditate & Love.”
Krista’s love and dedication for yoga and meditation, and her natural avidity in the art of helping has contributed to her ongoing work within the related fields. Her teaching style is based on guidance, readily adapting to the needs and interests of the students. She is passionate about natural health and has the unique ability to connect with her students, both on and off the mat. In guiding meditations, yoga classes, workshops and teacher trainings, Krista provides students with many different
“Life is a moving meditation, a constant opportunity for stillness and rhythm.”
My background in Physics, my passion for food and nutrition, my pursuit of physical health and my propensity for the natural healing arts have given me a thoroughly holistic view of yoga and its philosophy. Through these mediums I find myself able to help others heal and grow, through nourishment and movement of the body, exercise and control of the mind and gentle manipulation of the energetic form.
“I founded PURE with the mission to: Promote and engender the physical, spiritual and emotional well-being of it’s clients, team members and the larger community of Granada.”
Warren began his study of both fitness and Yoga 15 years ago at Duke University. He has been personal training and teaching Yoga for the last five years. He studied Yoga in Rishikesh and Dharmasala, India, completing Agama’s intensive one-month program. Warren received his 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with the Holistic Yoga School.
“I want to help people learn how to heal themselves.”
After wanting to find holistic ways to heal my own body, I became intrigued in learning everything there is to know about the body. I graduated with a B.S. in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Pre-Physical Therapy. Through the path of learning I found that I had an extreme passion to help teach people how to heal their own bodies, minds and souls.
“Yoga heals the mind, body and spirit. These are the words that inspire me.”
Trained in Iyengar yoga in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, Kathleen shares the healing power with her teaching. Being a gymnast early in life and later an acrobat, the path to yoga was a natural one. Movement and the communication between mind and body has been a part of her life for as long as she can remember. Combining the two with the spiritual aspect of yoga, Kathleen brings her students to heightened awareness of the universal connection with which we have all been blessed.
“The reason I practice meditation is to be happy for no reason.”
Dennis Hill has taught meditation and yoga philosophy (Samkhya, Advaita, Vedanta, Shaivite) for 25 years. Education in the sciences has brought a measure of empiricism to the appreciation and teaching of yoga philosophy and the discipline of meditation practice. He received extensive training by Buddhist, Sufi and Siddha masters in India and the United States. Dennis has been on teaching staff at the Village Yoga Center, I Am Yoga, Holistic Yoga School, and SchoolYoga Institute since 2002.
“I appreciate yoga as one of the many beautiful tools we have been given to experience life with.”
Yoga is one of my favorite life teachers. I learn about my body—how to relax areas that don’t need to be tense, and engage areas which support movement in graceful and healthy ways. I enjoy practicing as part of a regular discipline… I don’t always want to practice yoga, and it is not necessarily a peaceful experience every time. In this way, it teaches me to trust in the process with patience…
“Curiosity is what makes life worth living. Embrace the freedom to explore, both on and off the mat.”
Andrea Bilderback is both a seeker and practitioner of holistic health and wellness, has been practicing yoga since 2002, and teaching since 2007. Her commitment and deep appreciation of the “union” that is yoga truly grew when she sustained a knee and hip injury doing long distance running in 2007 and rediscovered the importance of finding a balance in the body, as well as life, of sthira and sukha: steadiness and ease…