Dannette Mason E-RYT 500, Yoga Therapist
Dannette is the Founding Director of the School of Gentle Yoga, specializing in classes, trainings, and workshops that focus on the art and science of subtle Yoga. After sustaining a life-changing traumatic brain injury in 1996, Dannette began a journey of recovery that led to a regular practice and deep study of the healing aspects of Yoga. A graduate of the IAYT accredited Yoga Therapy program at The Soul of Yoga Institute in Encinitas CA, Dannette has studied with master teachers of many lineages, and developed a unique style, combining her studies with her personal healing journey.
Moving Into Stillness is Dannette’s signature style; a combination of gentle movement, sequenced to prepare the body for the subtle healing of restorative postures, aided by the resonant sound of crystal bowls, creating a deeply expansive and releasing practice. Dannette considers it an incredible honor to live and teach in the Encinitas community of North San Diego County, while also having the opportunity to bring the School of Gentle Yoga teachings and trainings into hosting studios where there is a call for a return to the subtle aspects of Yoga. Every body benefits from time spent in a gentle practice.
Flossie Park E-RYT 500
Always considering herself as a student of life, Flossie has studied with numerous teachers throughout her lifetime. Flossie has dedicated her life to empowering herself and others through yoga, meditations, workshops, retreats, Crystal Bowl sound therapy and numerous other modalities. She has been actively involved in the wellness field for over 25 years developing programs that reach out to all walks of life. For ten years Flossie owned a yoga studio on the east coast where she developed and directed a successful School of Yoga. Through her Yoga Teacher Training programs and certifications, she has lovingly guided hundreds of students to step into living their passions and enriching their lives and the lives of others with the experience, wisdom and love of yoga.
Yoga Trainings developed and facilitated
- 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
- Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training (10 hour & 25 hour)
- Yoga & Sound Therapy
- Yoga for the Special Needs
Monique Lonner, RYT-E 500, Yoga Therapist
Monique has been teaching yoga for more than 13 years both in New York and California. She is the founder and Director of both the Advanced Yoga Teacher Training and Yoga Therapy programs at Soul of Yoga. She has a deep reverence for the beautiful miracle of the human body and loves teaching Anatomy and Physiology in 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program.
Monique’s most profound teaching gifts lie in her ability to apply asana as a therapeutic tool for healing. She is especially intuitive with students who have movement restrictions or injuries and has helped many people move out of their pain and into the enjoyment of life again.
All of her classes, be they gentle or vinyasa flow, are designed to help your body feel better, be stronger and move more freely. She is a devoted student of Yogic Philosophy and delights in weaving the wisdom of the teachings into her classes so that it feels relevant, supportive and inspiring to her students through life’s challenges and joys.
Caitlin Parson E-RYT 500, Yoga Therapist
Caitlin is most known for her love of yoga and sharing her passion with others as a primary tool for healing. Caitlin’s classes are a dynamic blend of her knowledge and understanding from the many different styles and lineages she’s studied, with a large focus on therapeutic & spiritual aspects of the practice. Caitlin has studied with some of the best therapeutic teachers including Brian Dorfman, Leslie Kaminoff, Nischala Joy Devi, and Rama Jyoti Vernon. Caitlin specializes in helping students find relief from pain or restrictive movement and empowering students to look within for their own healing journey.
Erika Lee E-RYT 500, RMT
Erika Lee walked into her first Yoga class when she 18 years old, and her world was literally and figuratively flipped upside down! Through her years of practice, Erika felt her life transform in powerful and positive ways. She felt her life begin to shift not only in the physical realm by the healing of her chronic back pain, but also emotionally and spiritually. After over ten years of personal study and practice, Erika decided to share the healing power of Yoga and meditation with her loved ones and became a teacher in 2008. She holds several certifications and is currently a student of Soul of Yoga in Encinitas where she will soon earn her degree in their extensive Yoga Therapy program. She loves Yoga for countless reasons, however to her one of the most beautiful aspects of the practice is that it evolves with age and is available to students of any walk of life. In addition to her Yoga training Erika is also a Reiki Master and leads powerful Reiki circles and trainings. She is a philanthropist and donates a great deal of her time and teachings to benefit charities and local non-profit organizations. She has led several retreats around the world. Erika believes that Yoga is for everyone and strives to create a safe and sacred environment for her students to learn and transform. Let the journey begin… Namaste!
Born in Italy and raised in France, Chiara was introduced to yoga in Hawaii in 2000 by her mentor. Through this mentor-ship she developed a love for Yoga, awakening the deep intelligence within her own body and spine. She taught and learned at the Salon Des Arts for the next 10 years focusing on posture correction through alignment, deep tissue strengthening and nervous system balancing. She then went on to San Diego and continued her education through the Soul of Yoga for her 200 and 500-hour certification. Mindful breathing, connecting to the heart, and alignment are all consistent points of focus in her class. Also studying Sacred Sound, Metaphysics, Astrology and Ayurveda she infuses these teachings in her class. Chiara’s teaching style is intuitive reminding us of the interconnectedness of all of life. The practice is a loving prayer, a ritual to dive deeper into the body and awaken inner wisdom.She loves helping people remember their Souls journey and connect to their spirits through a peaceful, mindful and sometimes challenging practice.She currently teaches Restorative, Yin, Prenatal, Vinyasa, children’s yoga, Hatha Her passion is also in leading ceremonies, blessing ways and space clearing.
She is deeply honored to share with future teachers the many insights and gifts she has found along the way… “just like the breath, teaching and mentoring are a process of giving and receiving and with this deep reverence and an open heart I enter this sacred space”
There will be many other special guest teachers throughout the training.