“Yoga allows you to find an inner peace that is not ruffled and riled by the endless stresses and struggles of life.”
― B.K.S. Iyengar



  • Yoga Alliance 200-RYT

  • Usui Reiki Master Certification


Jacqueline has dedicated herself to the practice, study and teaching of yoga since 2006, is a certified Reiki Master and has a 200-hr Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification through YogaWorks. Her love affair with yoga began from the first time she stepped onto her mat and will be forever a devoted student of the practice as she believes the practice is what helped her overcome body image issues, and health challenges, keeping her grounded, healthy, and positive. Jacqueline teaches with a warm,light-hearted spiritual approach, weaving into her classes philosophy, breath work, alignment cues and sequences of postures that integrate a balance of both precision and flow. She believes in offering her students a safe and well-rounded practice that builds strength, flexibility and balance, leaving students with a level of stillness,improved self-awareness and rejuvenation. Jacqueline makes her classes suitable for every body and respects where each individual is in their body by offering the use of modifications and props. She enjoys sharing with her students the beautiful practice and unique ability of yoga to benefit the mind, breath, body and spirit-creating an integrated whole. “Health is wealth, Peace of mind is happiness. Yoga shows the way”


Molly Dowdell

Certification & education:

Yoga Alliance 200-RYT


Molly started yoga for stress relief from her corporate job.  After years of practicing yoga, she completed her 200 hr training in 2017.  Molly leads vinyasa flow yoga, focusing on breath, connection and movement.  She believes through consistent practice of yoga and meditation, your body and mind is in true harmony. Molly is certified by mini yogis.  She teaches kids yoga through interactive games, partner poses and stories, and how yoga strengthens their body and calms their minds. Molly is also a Integrative Nutrition health coach.  She helps her family, clients and students create health and balance by applying yoga, mediation, and nutrition.

Amelie Fery


Yoga Alliance 500- RYT with Yoga Works                                                   

  • 2005-2009: Teacher training in Brussels at the Belgian Federation of Yoga under the mentorship of Frans Moors, direct longtime student of T.K.V. Desikachar

  • 2010: 250 h teacher training at the Breathing Center in Los Angeles with Robert Birnberg

  • 2011: 300 h teacher training at Yogaworks in Orange County

After 10 years of dedicated practice, I took my first yoga teacher training in Brussels, followed by two others upon my arrival in California in 2008. 
Teaching yoga for the MS Society for 3 years has given me the opportunity to incorporate mindfulness and stress reduction techniques in class, as well as expand my knowledge in adapting the postures to the students and not the opposite. 
Currently studying psychology to become a Marriage and Family Therapist, I am fond of the idea of blending the ancient yogic principles with modern psychology.




  • Yoga Alliance 200-RYT


Mia fell in love with yoga immediately after taking her first yoga class. Being so passionate about yoga she decided to study and share her love for the practice, completing two 200 hour teacher trainings from Saddleback College and CorePower Yoga. She believes that connection of body, breath, and movement is so healing and so important in life . She hopes that everyone is willing to have an open heart to give yoga a chance, “If you can breathe, you can do yoga” -Krishnamacharya.


 Kiyanush (Kia) Kamrani

certification & education:

Yoga Alliance 200 RYT

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Kia began practicing yoga about 15 years after a car accident, and while she was just looking for pain relief, she soon realized that yoga was so much more. Yoga truly transformed her life and took her on a journey of spiritual growth and awakening. Kia fell in love with teaching yoga after starting a yoga and meditation group at a mental health clinic as part of the treatment plan. Witnessing the transformation in her clients helped her realize, that teaching yoga was her path and purpose. With a degree and background in psychology and mental health, Kia is passionate about helping others overcome their challenges and live up to their fullest potential through the deliberate practice of mindfulness and self-awareness. Kia believes that yoga is a profound act of self-love and a doorway to greater health and wellbeing. When she’s not on her mat, Kia likes spending time outdoors with her children, enjoying this beautiful California weather                                                                                                         

Jonah Montes

Certification & Education

200 Yoga Alliance RYT


When Jonah had first unrolled his yoga mat, he would've never imagined he was just beginning to unravel a path to a life long journey of self discovery . In the 5 years of being a student of the practice, Jonah used yoga and meditation to overcome his struggles with insomnia. Jonah now hopes to use his past experience as a lense to help guided those coping with issues of sleep, stress, and anxiety. In addition to specializing in restorative yoga, Jonah also teaches a unique Vinyasa Flow with elements Viniyoga and Power Yoga. Outside of the mat Jonah is an avid home baker and a fitness enthusiast. 


Krista Stevenson

Certification & Education

Yoga Alliance 200 RYT


Krista Stevenson is a 200 RYT and completed her training with Tiffany Russo through Annie Carpenter’s SmartFLOW program, Spring 2017. She is committed to a daily yoga practice and loves to share this passion with others. She considers herself always a student, and continually seeks new knowledge and techniques to offer her students. She began yoga as a way to become physically fit, and along the way found that there is a strong, deep connection between our physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. She likes to think of the practice of yoga as a union of many different things that we can first approach through asana, or physical postures. Then, as our bodies align, other aspects in our lives naturally follow. Although she is always in the practice of Yoga, Krista also enjoys running races and spending time with her two kids.



Certification & Education

200 Yoga Alliance ERYT                           


Some people’s paths go straight, mine never has. Whether it has been my education, career, home, or family, I have always taken a different route than most. Yoga has been one of the only constants in my life for decades. It was only within the past 7 years, however, that I realized my deep passion for yoga and what I am learning from it each day. Over the years yoga has given me tranquility in my chaotic life, energy when I was beyond exhausted, balance in what can be a stressful life, and more strength each day in my physical and emotional body. In 2011 I did my first 200-hr RYT teacher training with Ubuntu in Napa, Ca.  In 2017 I decided to go a step further and completed another 200-hr Teacher Training in Annie Carpenter’s Smartflow under the direction of my teacher, Tiffany Russo. In my teaching I believe  yoga is an inquiry into the self. My classes are about strengthening from the inside out and discovering what each pose can teach us in that moment.  In addition to teaching, I am also the general manager of this wonderful studio and feel lucky to have found my new home among such great instructors. You can always reach out to me at janet@shaanti.yoga if you have any questions.

When I'm not on the mat, you'll find me hiking the hills with my two dogs or hanging at the beach with my daughter.