Alex Pedrotti
Alex Pedrotti

Alex Pedrotti

Angie Fraley
Angie Fraley

Angie Fraley

My love of yoga started about 15 years ago while pregnant with my first child. I felt a freedom in my body at a time when it was most restricted. My teachers guided me to experience the connection between the mind, the body, and breath that allowed me to dissolve the optional stress that I had placed on myself. After diving into a 500 hour year long Advanced Yoga Study and multiple other training programs, I began to teach in 2009 to share the gift that I had been given. I love the challenge of understanding individual needs of students bodies and how to incorporate the other aspects of yoga that lead them closer to the stillness they seek to relieve stress. I love looking for ways to guide students back to the present moment and encourage classroom practice into daily living where the ordinary turns into extraordinary. I’m passionate about people, yoga, my home town of Reno, and the combination of them all together to form community. I hope that I personally get to meet each and every one of you who step through the door!
Ann Cazalot
Ann Cazalot

Ann Cazalot

Ashlee Skow
Ashlee Skow

Ashlee Skow

Ashlee Skow began practicing yoga in 2001 after a gradual decrease in her health due to a lung disease known as Cystic Fibrosis. After starting to practice, Ashlee noticed that her lung function and health had become significantly more stable and she knew that yoga needed to be a core part of her life. Ashlee graduated her 200 YTT through We Are One Flow Teacher Trainings and has continued her trainings here in Reno NV. She has a strong understanding of the breath and truly utilizes this knowledge to deepen the practice and wake up the body. In 2014 Ashlee also became certified in Paddle Board Yoga and began teaching classes on Lake Tahoe in the summer adding water to the elements of the classes. Ashlee loves classes that are energetic and dynamic with fun movements and breath-work to build heat in the body. Her classes tend to be more challenging but are achievable to all levels. She believes that yoga is perfect for anyone and acknowledges the beauty in everyone who ventures on to their mat.
Cameron Farney
Cameron Farney

Cameron Farney

I consider yoga to be the biggest blessing of my life. I started practicing when I was 17 years old as a senior in high school. I came to yoga as a broken person, unsure of who I was with no sense of self confidence or self love in sight. I was angry with the world, angry with my body, angry at myself. Through staring at myself in the mirror every day, trembling, shaking, sweating unbelievable amounts, I began to love myself. I began to see this world in a different light. My life shifted from hating everything to finding beauty and happiness in the mundane.

If you would have asked me when I was 17 what I would be doing in 5 years, teaching yoga wouldn't have even been a possibility I could fathom. I used to get stomach ulcers as a kid before giving presentations at school because I was so anxious about speaking in front of people. When I first started teaching yoga, no one could understand me because I spoke too fast and compacted my words together. I use to go home at night and read books out loud to my dog to learn how to how to slow down my speech. I did improv classes to get comfortable being in front of people. That was my yoga. Learning how to connect my mind to my mouth, my tongue, my jaw. Learning how to breathe in an uncomfortable situation. Learning that its ok to take a pause. One of my first yoga guru's said that yoga is everywhere and everything. I didn't see it when he first told me, but I see it now. Yoga is the tool that teaches us how to be unbound from our flesh and our thoughts and allows us to do more than what we think we are capable of doing.

I believe the most beautiful thing about yoga, in addition to the most difficult, is the sense of limitlessness. No matter how long you've been doing it, it is always a challenge. There is always another posture to master, always an opportunity to go deeper, always something more to learn. There is no end to this practice. Yoga makes me feel limitless. It always finds a way to make me better, happier, more peaceful. I have found myself through yoga and I am happiest when I get to share it's beauty with other people.

Outside of yoga, I'm a student and the proud dad to my glorious dog, Budders. I enjoy hiking, crafting, eating Oreos and Reese's, playing board games and doing puzzles.
Carrie Mikulsky
Carrie Mikulsky

Carrie Mikulsky

I began my yoga journey 7 years ago in suburban Chicago. I will never forget my first yoga class or my kind and gentle instructors at the beginning of my yoga journey whom I still hold so dear to my heart. It is hard to put into words the amazing & beautiful impact ad healing yoga has brought and continues to bring into my life. My family and I moved to Reno on 2014 from Chicago. With a smile in my heart, I can truly say Reno has become my home. My yoga journey has continued blossom and grow in great lengths here where I completed my 200 RYT yoga certification. I am very enthusiastic to share my love of yoga within our community. My desire is to help each of my students find their own individual balance, strength and potential. I consider yoga in my life to be one of the greatest gifts and opportunities I have received. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to share this wonderful gift.....Namaste
Chris Daniels
Chris Daniels

Chris Daniels

Yoga saved my life. It was a gift given to me by my teacher and I now have a passion to pass that gift on to others. Five years ago I was in terrible shape. I was overweight, self-conscious about my body, and was heading down a terrible road that was compromising my health and general well being. I like to say yoga found me and transformed my life completely. I have lost a total of 75 pounds, changed my diet, and found happiness with my body and with self that I didn't think was possible. I have found a personal strength and fortitude, a deeper sense of peace and calmness in my life, and a greater appreciation for my health and wellness. I attribute my success to my regular practice of yoga. Through yoga I have become more embodied, my attitude toward life has changed, and my relationships with those around me have become more fulfilling and rewarding. I received my training, two and half years ago, through master teachers Nicki Doane and Eddie Modestini at Maya Yoga, where I learned to make yoga a sustainable practice that one can follow their entire life. I love to create a safe and supportive environment while infusing humor to keep our practice light and bright.
Cindy Bough
Cindy Bough

Cindy Bough

Heather Bowles
Heather Bowles

Heather Bowles

Heather Deriso
Heather Deriso

Heather Deriso

Julie Jewell
Julie Jewell

Julie Jewell

Karen Perisho
Karen Perisho

Karen Perisho

Growing up in a very outdoorsy, health conscious family, I developed an appreciation, dedication, affection and drive for overall health that fuels me to seek out new challenges, education and opportunities.
For me, yoga began as a destination…a place to stretch and get a little more exercise. However, through the gentle insight and guidance of amazing instructors, fellow practitioners and the experience of my own transformation, yoga is no longer that destination, but a way of life. Yoga has helped me let go, self-accept, breathe deeper and just be. With two incredible boys, a full time career in education and an ultra supportive and outstanding husband, I continually rely on my practice in order to navigate the chaos of every day life.

“PEACE…its does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work…it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.”

Namaste
Karen Reuter
Karen Reuter

Karen Reuter

Karen began her yoga practice more than 14 years ago as a way to strengthen the muscles around her injured spine, and she quickly became infatuated with the depth and breadth of yoga, as a way to live. Karen is certified through Yoga Alliance (YTT 200), and is trained in vinyasa-style yoga with an emphasis on Iyengar and Ashtanga alignment principles. Karen participates in numerous yoga trainings throughout the year to continue understanding what she calls the many layers and complexities of the practice. Her classes focus on anatomy awareness in the postures and techniques that calm the busy mind, to ultimately achieve stability. Karen’s intention with every class is to help students find harmony and balance in their hectic lives, both on and off the mat. She endeavors to assist students in building strength, opening their hearts and finding stillness. “I want my students to discover their most authentic self, through the practice of asana, and to radiate that strength and grace in every facet of their life.”
Kate Colby Nelson
Kate Colby Nelson

Kate Colby Nelson

Kate Colby Nelson has over 30 years experience as a Holistic Health and Wellness Practitioner, Educator, and Therapeutic Movement Guide. Her love and devotion to the healing arts of the body led her to the integrated path of Mind/Body Medicine, Yoga & Chakra Studies, New Thought Philosophy, and the Science of Heart Intelligence. Kate blends the wisdom and truth of the great mystics together with the science of anatomy to make Yoga a safe and joyful experience for all. She believes that Yoga is a self-healing practice, and when we practice all is coming.
Lisa Craner
Lisa Craner

Lisa Craner

Lisa began practicing yoga in 2002. She quickly realized it’s transformative effect on her life. Feeling disconnected and physically depleted, she discovered yoga put her in touch with herself, got her out of her head and connected her mind to her body. It made her feel alive and allowed her to live an authentic life. The emotional and physical benefits she received from her regular practice were amazing, so in 2003 she became a yoga teacher. Teaching allows her to help others discover the healing power of yoga for themselves. Lisa lives a very active lifestyle and loves to spend time outdoors in nature hiking and skiing with family and friends.
Loren Pietsch
Loren Pietsch

Loren Pietsch

My journey to the mat began with chocolate in Green Bay, Wisconsin. It was the first yoga class that caught my attention, pairing each section of class with a luscious chocolate. Now that was something I could get into. To my surprise, the yoga drew me in. The movement and the community was magical. Fast forward a few years, I moved to San Francisco, left my corporate job in engineering, and found myself back on the mat, but this time in a barre studio. I quickly became attached to the classes and wanted to share my love of barre. I began teaching barre and then started to explore more of the community in San Francisco. A friend dragged me to an advanced, hot vinyasa class. I was lost, sweaty, couldn't hold any postures, didn't understand this chanting, yet I fell in love all over again with yoga. I fell in love with the movement, the challenge, and the amazing community that surrounded me. From that point on I dove into my practice. Primarily challenging myself with vinyasa based classes and indulging in restorative practices. Taking my practice further, I completed my 200-hour yoga teacher training. I continued to teach barre, while jumping into teaching yoga. A year later, I moved to Reno where I’m now excited to join a new community and share my love of barre and yoga. I love nothing more than meeting new people and making them smile. My classes are fun, creative, and challenging. Off the mat, you can find me renovating my 1950’s home or hiking in the mountains.
Megan Romo-Elliker
Megan Romo-Elliker

Megan Romo-Elliker

Megan is a yoga student first and teacher second. She came to the mat on accident and stays because that's where she most frequently meets her best self. She considers her practice her partner in being good at living and sees teaching yoga as how she can add value and be useful.

Megan’s teaching style leans heavily on humor. She’s a fan of using props to access otherwise unavailable postures. She relishes coaching and cheering her students to successfully and safely discover postures they once saw as a no-go and is grateful that yoga studios offer people a place where postures like Happy Baby are socially acceptable.
Mekala Burkhart
Mekala Burkhart

Mekala Burkhart

Hello beautiful Pod peeps…

It’s Mekala! When you don’t find me playing on my hands on my mat you can probably find me playing on my hands outside around town. No seriously, everywhere & anywhere… outside the Hub, the front door at lululemon, on a grassy knoll somewhere, in healing one, friends livings rooms, in short, if there is a small space I’m trying to hold my own body weight on my hands in some way. I love to challenge my students by testing their strength, and showing them over time with daily practices we can truly do anything we are committed to. I spent years dabbling in the yoga lifestyle and finally came around to a full commitment after completing my first yoga teacher training with Angie Fraley. It took me a year to fully embrace my teaching ability and find my authenticity. Let us learn and grow together, accept our imperfections and practice ahimsa through asanas. To me the practice of yoga is being able to laugh at yourself, push yourself, and accept the present moment. Stop letting the voice in your head get the best of you and sit with the vibrations and sensations within the body. Come sweat with me.
Michaella Tucker
Michaella Tucker

Michaella Tucker

Finding yoga has given me back my life. I used to be your stereotypical Type A personality: high-strung, uber-competitive, impatient, perfectionist - basically a walking ball of stress. I see now that I was going through the motions of what I thought my life was supposed to be without really FEELING and LIVING what my life was. While still uber-competitive (I'm still working on this one) I am no longer a constant ball of stress. I am now present for all that life has to offer and am so grateful for the life I have. When not in the studio you can find me in the stands with my husband cheering on my 2 boys or maybe even on the field myself.
Mitchell Fink
Mitchell Fink

Mitchell Fink

Mitchell grew up in Interior Alaska and migrated to the Lower 48 in pursuit of new opportunities (and warmer weather) and soon made Reno his new home. After a lifetime of physical activities his body started to succumb to injury. He began his yoga journey with Bikram Hot Yoga to supplement other fitness routines. Soon after this experience, yoga gradually became Mitchell’s primary discipline and expanded from Bikram’s into Hatha, Vinyasa and Ashtanga yoga practices. Mitchell decided to further his practice and in March 2016 he completed a 200-hour RYT class with Angie Fraley’s OM2Yoga in Reno. He is excited to share his experience with the Yoga Pod Community through classes that offer a balance between breath and movement that can be used on or off the mat.
Roseann Langlois
Roseann Langlois

Roseann Langlois

I first discovered yoga as a college student and fitness instructor-the mat is where I went to stretch my overworked body and mind and just chill. Decades later, I returned to the mat to find peace, solace and self-love during a very difficult time. I also discovered Pilates and Barre-and was blown away by the dramatic transformations I saw in my fellow students' bodies and spirits. I wanted to be a part of that, and give back to the yoga community all of the love, peace and inner and outer strength it has given me. I love teaching Barre-the music, the movement, THE BURN and the feeling of accomplishment are unparalleled. It is truly an honor to be a part of any student's fitness journey, and I strive to make everyone feel welcome, capable and proud. When I'm not in the yoga room, I like to run, ride and write, and most of all, hang out with my two awesome kids.
Sabrina Adkins
Sabrina Adkins

Sabrina Adkins

What brought me to yoga? Physical activity and the need to repair. As an athlete and coach, I found myself constantly pushing and abusing my body, and after multiple injuries, a friend suggested that I tried yoga. I came in wanting the same intensity and strain on my body, but I was shown that yoga was a place that I could strengthen and heal my body by listening to it rather than silencing it. I knew there was something more to yoga than putting myself into shapes and stretching, but I never imagined what I would find through my practice. Yoga provides me community, the repair and balance that I need, and helps me better understand myself and others. It is also given me the ability to learn and accept love and ahimsa within my own body. I hope to provide the same for my practitioners by showing them that yoga is for every body.
Savina Brown
Savina Brown

Savina Brown

Savina is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with the Yoga Alliance. She completed her RYT-200 hour training with the amazing Angie Fraley and her Om2Yoga teacher-training program, as well as additional hours with world-renown, Baron Baptiste. She graduated from Saint Mary’s College of California with a BS in Psychology and is currently pursuing her goal of becoming a Registered Nurse.

Not many people would look at Savina and guess she is a former collegiate rower based on her size. However, she surprised herself and her coaches each year by making it into the varsity-8 boat. Through her experience as a collegiate athlete, Savina learned perseverance and hard work paid off.

After graduating, she dabbled in various workout regimens until she discovered her true passion in yoga. She would find her self at the yoga studio everyday, sometimes twice a day. And, she’ll say that’s where the true magic happened. Savina recognized yoga not only as the physical practice, but a way of life, a way of being. Captivated by this realization, Savina realized she wanted to share her experiences and hold space for others to find their version of yoga.
Shanell Martin
Shanell Martin

Shanell Martin

Shanell grew up in Carson City and took her first Yoga class at 16 years old. BOOM! Hooked for life. That single class has led her through two, 2oo HR teacher trainings and more importantly lead her to lifelong friendships, a deeper connection with herself and with those around her. Yoga has created an infinite space for creativity, endless determination and has also created more space in her hamstrings ☺ Most of the time! The practice of Yoga has been just that; a never ending practice that she simply cannot wait to do again and again. The endless possibilities are what fuel her in her life and in her teaching.

Outside of Yoga:

While not indulging in Yoga you can find me indulging in anything to do with food and wine! YUMMY! I love trying new recipes and then making my husband eat it! I also am a stay at home mom to a totally cool 15 month old daughter who keeps me running. Literally! She is my daily running partner! We have two Rhodesian Ridgebacks that are my fur babies and always make me smile ☺ I have an immense thirst for travel and being outdoors. It’s so good to live in Northern Nevada! What’s even better?! That Yoga Pod is coming to South Reno! WOOHOO! I am so thrilled to be a special part of this studio. I truly believe that Yoga Pod is already creating an amazing community with love and excitement. The possibilities in this space will be endless personally, and for the community that it’s creating.
Theresa Simmons
Theresa Simmons

Theresa Simmons

When I am not teaching I love connecting with my creative self making things;witnessing and encouraging others finding their passion; and connecting with the creativity of the earth and nature and how it expresses itself. Balancing this creative side I embrace self study, education, shifting, changing, and co creating with spirit in accomplishing myself into a loving and compassionate person. Self study sucks because looking at the s8@t (fears, family, societal brainwashing, and habits) which had created the person I was, has refined me into the being I am today. Rude awakenings and gentle change have brought me to this path at this moment in time, to a place of developing self love, acceptance, and compassion of myself as I strengthen my mind/body and aligning with my spirits purpose in life which is "LOVE".

I study Shamanism, Ayurveda, and shifting and returning balance to the energy in my mind, body, and spirit, As a youngster I have always been a physically active person playing softball, exercising, horseback riding, and more. I love Yoga because it has been a huge part of my life for the past 23 years in restoring a sense of peace in my life. After suffering from severe depression in the early 90's, an acquaintance had offered me my first experience of yoga, Richard Hittleman's, Yoga, 28-Day Exercise Plan written in 1969. This book explained how diet, meditation, breathing, and asana assist in restoring balance to the body and peace of mind. After reading and going through the exercises, my whole life took on a synchronistic direction of its own. Transcendental Meditation (TM) and the practice of Ayurveda came to me first, quieting my mind and healing my body. I then began to study Jyotish (Vedic Astrology) and how the planets affect us; Sanskrit - Mantra and Chanting and how sound aligns and heals; the study of the spiritual body and how the disconnection of the spirit has created most dis-eases today, and more. I then began to attend trainings and workshops in Asana and which came to me naturally as I unfolded. The physical activity of yoga or asana has aligned my being bringing confidence, peace, and physical self-care.Yoga has awakened and brought together my mind, body, and spirit. I never dreamed of being this age, having injuries which have healed, and be able to practice the way I do. I feel blessed

I am so excited for YogaPod to bring a new experience of Yoga to South Reno area allowing easy access to the south Tahoe and Carson City Yogi's and Yogini's. Thank you John and Joanna and bringing on a great leader and teacher Mrs. Angie to guide us all through a journey of becoming the greatest Yoga community in Reno. I am confident Angie, John, and Joanna are going to bring Community, Love, and Transformation to the Reno/Carson/Tahoe area with their wonderful loving and healing energy. I am looking forward to attending all classes but particularly interested in the PodBarre and Yogatone to building my strength. I am grateful to be a part of this community which offers not only all levels of yoga, but the experience to incorporate strength building and endurance to protect and sustain my physical health. This is so awesome!!! Thank you, Thank you YogaPod for bringing your beautiful visions, values, and missions to the Reno area. Aho