We have a very exciting line-up of senior teachers for the Spring 2017 training!

Our faculty is comprised of a passionate team of motivated, experienced, and dedicated yoga teachers who believe in continued education. The BFree team has extensive experience leading Teacher Training Programs globally. Our teachers will effectively train you through strong guidance of each yoga posture, utilizing different teaching and learning styles, as well as addressing learning challenges and individual needs. We are dedicated to bringing the best out in you, our aspriring teachers.

OUR SENIOR TEACHERS


FEATURED CONTRIBUTING TEACHER

Esak Garcia

Esak Garcia has been a yoga devotee for over 20 years. He was trained by Radha Garcia (his mother), Bikram Choudhury and Mary Jarvis. He leads day-long workshops and weekend long seminars during which he coaches students ...

FEATURED CONTRIBUTING TEACHER

Jeff Rangel

4 times California Yoga Champion.
2008 US mens Champion.

"Yoga informs my being. I started in 2000 and I feel like I'm just getting started. I believe in humility and hard work and I'm grateful for my teachers. I'm eager to share what I know and I'm hungry to learn more. Life is yoga and yoga is poetry. aloha!" Jeff

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FEATURED CONTRIBUTING TEACHER

Stephanie Schestag

Stephanie Schestag has been a practitioner of yoga for over 20 years and has been teaching for over 12 years.  She has earned her teaching certificates in Bikram Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, and Kundalini Yoga.  

FEATURED CONTRIBUTING TEACHER

BALWAN SINGH

Balwan Singh Native to India and a certified yoga teacher, Balwan has been directly involved in training yoga teachers globally for the past 6 years. Coming from an engineering background Balwan has a scientific approach to yoga.

FEATURED CONTRIBUTING TEACHER

Sharon clerkin

Sharon Clerkin has been practicing yoga for over 10 years. She received her 500 hour teacher certification in 2009.  Sharon’s approach to teaching is clean and simple: “to do your best, work hard, with emphasis on alignment, structure and consistency.”

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FEATURED CONTRIBUTING TEACHER

KATHY DOLAN

Kathy Dolin, B.A. Exercise Science, certified as a Bikram yoga instructor in 2003. As a faculty member at Bikram’s Yoga College of India, she taught anatomy/phsiology in the teacher training program from 1999-2007. A practicing massage therapist for 30 years, and HLB practitioner since 2008, Kathy loves studying the body, mind and spirit. She is grateful for the opportunity to share her academic knowledge,and show how it can be applied to enhance the practice of Yoga.

FEATURED CONTRIBUTING TEACHER

Val Sklar Robinson   

Val has been practicing for over 20 years and  teaching 17 years at her studio Hot Yoga Pasadena.  Val also practiced Astanga yoga and travelled to India to study with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. 

FEATURED CONTRIBUTING TEACHER

DR. DANIEL DARYOUSH SADIGH

Dr. Daniel Daryoush Sadigh has experienced an array of challenges within a lifetime of education and practical training. He witnessed multidimensional effects of psychological suffering in different settings and noticed the need for specific attention to mental health over the three decades before he integrated a mind-body approach to healing and well-being.

FEATURED CONTRIBUTING TEACHER - YOGA PHILOSOPHY

SHAWNI

Shawni has been passionately teaching yoga since 2002 upon her return from a deep journey of learning in India. Yoga was never just a workout for Shawni - it was her path to awakening and liberation. After a lot of studying with different teachers and searching for the lineage where she would find home, she was finally initiated into the Sri Vidya tradition in 2011 by her teacher Yogarupa Rod Stryker.

Shawni's classes are an eclectic fusion of her knowledge of many different styles and her personal heart inspired approach to the wholeness of the practice. Shawni teaches students that when we are able to quiet our lower mind we are able to tap into our deeper or higher mind, allowing a connection to our timeless Selves and a purpose filled life of service to our Higher Selves.

FEATURED CONTRIBUTING TEACHER - FOOD AND NUTRITION

MEREDITH KLEIN

Meredith Klein is a whole foods chef and mindfulness teacher who is passionate about helping individuals to experience radical transformation through the practices of meditation and healthy, conscious eating. She is the founder of Pranaful (pranaful.com), leads workshops and retreats focused on nutrition, meditation and mindful eating, and prepares food for yoga retreats around the world, in addition to cooking for private clients around Los Angeles. 

FEATURED TEACHER

DR. YUVA

Dr Yuva Dayalan is a former International Badminton player for India and Yoga master with twenty years of teaching experience. He runs his own yoga school Yuva Yoga www.yuvaayoga.com.

He is one of the organizers and presenters for the International yoga Festival in Rishikesh which attracts thousand of international guests every year. He has also Organized the International yoga championships and judges at the International yoga Championship and WSYF in India.

He travels and teaches workshops across Asia and Canada.

He writes on Yoga for the Indian national newspaper in Hong Kong.

Dr yuva Dayalan is also the founder of Badminton yoga, Kalari yoga, yoga for runners etc 

He started training at an early age and studied under Guru C.M Anandhan, Guru Dr. T.A. Krishnan and Dr. Kannan Pugazhendi.

Qualifications: Msc Comp, M.S.C Yoga, M.B.A, PG. Dip in Fitness Sports Management and Exercise and Nutrition.

FEATURED TEACHER

KARI JAFFE

We all struggle with body image, I’m no stranger to it. Once tipping the scales at 215 pounds, I found myself plateauing after a 40lb weight-loss. A dear friend introduced me to Bikram’s Hot Yoga while I was living in Miami’s South Beach. I remember every moment of my first class, recognizing, I couldn’t touch my toes or barely even pick up my foot, yet I was truly inspired by the people around me, somehow, knowing that in that moment I was shape shifting my life forever.

Yoga came into my life exactly when I needed it most, strengthening my body while quieting my mind. I continued to grow in ways I could never have imagined.  Yoga made my limbs suddenly feel stronger and more toned. I became better at breathing. Yes, more conscious and aware of how I used my breathe to move through my body. I started to shift my thoughts and change my mind. I became more aware of habits, both good and bad. I began to listen more, not just to the people around me, but to myself, my body, my intuition.

Yoga gave me will power I never knew I had. It gave me fortitude, strength, perseverance, courage, SELF LOVE.

I teach from a space of possibility. I encourage my students to stay interested in their practice and urge them to constantly try something new. If you apply yourself, and stay open to what your body is capable of, you will unlock the magic of your yoga practice. 

I have been teaching at Bikram Yoga Marina del Rey since I graduated from training in Spring 2013.  I am the creator of a local after school yoga program, Practice not Perfect, which is coming up on it's fourth year! I am always searching and striving to learn more, so I can be the most effective teacher possible. I am currently enrolled in the Loyola Marymount University program for Yoga and the Healing Sciences, and I also begin teaching and working with the USC football team this coming season. You can see more about me and my passion for yoga on my website www.thisyogilife.com

FEATURED TEACHER

KIM TANG

When I discovered Bikram Yoga in 2003, a Fire was lit within me that has inspired me to inspire others, empowered me to empower others in their ability to change their minds, their bodies, and the consciousness with which they conduct their lives. True to my scorpio nature, I have worked wholeheartedly and passionately to do the work of asana to open and strengthen the body, and through the body, the mind. I have therapeutically opened and strengthened my shoulders, my spine, my hips, knees, and ankles, my mind, my heart, and my life.

I have been Student, Teacher, Studio Owner, Presenter, Demonstrator, 5 time California State Champion, on the National stage 6 times, and Nationally ranked. In addition to the knowledge of the many esteemed teachers I have learned from along the way, I Teach from what I have come to call the Laws of Nature, the Knowing in my Tissues, and my direct experience of having created some of the deepest and most difficult postures “from scratch.” I have Coached over a dozen competitors comprehensively on Regional, National and International Stages. I’ve mentored and taught at Bikram Yoga Teacher Training, and demonstrated the advanced series alongside with Bikram, Emmy, The International Champions, and many others for the new graduates of seven trainings, each with an audience of 300 to more than 400 people. I have expanded far beyond the 26, or even the 84, inviting the wisdom of the ages, the wisdom of multiple disciplines into my practice, my consciousness, and my heart.

My hope for You is that after we Share Pure Time in Practice, you will Gain Clarity and Connect to Intention, causing you to realize far more benefit from your practice.  My Deepest Hope is that you will Fall in Love with your Practice all over again! Please Join Me for the Day!