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Mariela Agudelo

Mariela is a South American native with a passion for all things creative. She moved to San Francisco 20 years ago where she studied several Art forms including Photography, Dance  and Chinese Brush Painting. She found Yoga as a way to treat her chronic migraines and, fell in love with the mental clarity and connection with her body-mind- spirit. After a major motorcycle accident shattered her leg; dance and yoga seemed like an impossible practice to sustain.  Yoga came back… >> learn more.

Ildiko Benko

Ildiko’s passion for yoga started in 2002 on a canoe dock off the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., transcended through her pregnancies, post-pregnancy stages, and continues to be daily woven into the fabric of her everyday life raising three school-aged children. Having recently completed 200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training in Barefoot Yoga Studio, she is ready to share her warmth and enthusiasm, and continue this rejuvenating journey with you.

Sarah Lootah

With the aim to empower individuals and create a fun-loving environment, Sarah merges her multicultural background to her yoga practice honoring self-expression, exploration, individuality, and inclusivity. Sarah came to yoga at 14 when a major knee injury temporarily stopped her competitive swimming. She learned to heal her body and explore her Self (spiritually, physically, emotionally, and mentally). Sarah deepened her yoga practice and has completed a 200-hour Teacher Training Course with Barefoot Yoga. She will forever be a student and… >> learn more.

Beth Hardy

A native of Vallejo, Beth has lived in New Mexico for the past 25 years courtesy of the US Air Force and her husband’s military retirement. Having been stationed in England, New Mexico and California (at Mather AFB and Castle AFB) she finds time to make frequent visits back to California to visit friends and family.

After spending four years on active duty Beth began studying nursing eventually earning her Masters in Nursing at West Texas A&M University. She spent… >> learn more.

Nina Fontana

Nina’s┬ápath to becoming a yoga teacher has been meandering and full of adventure. While attending the University of Maryland, she went to her first yoga class at a local YMCA. She left the class with a feeling of peace and intrigue. After college, she was convinced that the world was as wide as it was deep. With that in mind, she spent over a year in China, while being exposed to tai chi, yoga and lots of pool playing. After… >> learn more.

Christine Firpo

Christine is passionate about family, communication, teaching and yoga. Having worked as a high school English teacher and having practiced yoga for many years, she combined her love of teaching and her love of yoga by completing a 200 hour teacher training course at Barefoot, a transformative experience for which she will be always grateful to Robert and Wai-Mei! A busy mom to three active boys, Christine practices yoga to cultivate balance, flexibility and an open heart both on and… >> learn more.

Robert Boswell

Barefoot Yoga Studio owner Robert Boswell was born in Southern California and introduced to Integral Yoga by Swami Satchinanda during his undergraduate work at Pfizer College as a means of facilitating artwork. His interest in Eastern cultures drew him to travel throughout India and Nepal on a fellowship before earning his M.F.A. in Fine Arts from Claremont Graduate School. While in the East, Robert studied Mahayana Buddhism and the teachings of Lama Yeshe. There he took refuge in the Buddha,… >> learn more.

Wai-Mei Yeung

Wai-Mei Yeung has been teaching dance and yoga for 20 years and is excited to share her passion with you in Davis. Wai-Mei graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts majoring in Modern Dance. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Iowa in 1993.

She has since been teaching, choreographing and performing around the world. Her choreography has been presented by major dance festivals in Asia, Europe, and America in cities such… >> learn more.