Teachers

Khristine Jones

Khristine is the co-owner of 9th Limb Yoga, she is so excited to bring the traditional aspects of the practices to Morro Bay. Her and her Husband moved to the Central Coast 2 years ago from San Francisco where she had been teaching for 7 years. Khristine found yoga as a way of self care in 2006, She had been a social worker and was feeling burnt out. the profound incites and awareness gave her tools for life off the mat and shifted how she could serve different communities. Yoga gives her a way to take care of her self physically , mentally and spiritually and to find deeper connection

In 2010 she Started Yoga Punx a donation based program in the bay area, to bring yoga to folks who would normally not seek it out. Today Yoga Punx has grown internationally. In 2011 khristine started making trips to Mysore India to study with Sharath Jois at the Ashtanga Institute and in 2015 was authorized to teach the Ashtanga Method.  The practice of yoga has transformed her life, and she teaches from that place. She also believes in being a student first and paying omige to her teachers who have transmitted the beautiful teaching to her. Thank you Sharath Jois, Devorah Sacks, Stephanie Snyder and Steve Dwelly

200 hour Vinyasa with Stephanie Snyder, Authorized level 1 KPJAYI with Sharath Jois Mysore India

 

 

Seanna Tracy

Certified Sivananda Yoga Instructor (200 hours),

I was an active tumbler and gymnast in my youth and later, found I enjoyed stretching out before my soccer practice rather than the actual game. Perhaps this is what brings me to yoga as well, and what I bring to my class; the quiet discipline of a regular practice, acceptance of all capabilities, discovering one’s inner strengths, gentle assistance to practitioners of all levels, forgetting one’s past failures, living fully in the present, and always, practice in bearing the heart of a spiritual voyager.  Yoga for me is a wordless prayer, a regular companion, involving and healing the entire body, both spiritual and physical.

Namaste

Seanna

 

 

Autumn Jacobsen

Autumn has maintained a daily yoga practice for nearly twenty years and she made her first trip to India in 1997.  She has also studied yoga academically, earning a B.A. in Religion from Vassar College and a M.A. in Religious Studies from UCSB. Firmly rooted in the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition, Autumn was a student of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and she has been a student of Steve Dwelley since 1996.  From 2011-2016, Autumn lived in Mysore, India, where she continued her studies of Sanskrit, yoga philosophy, and yoga practices in the lineage of her teacher, Dr. Shankararanaryana Jois.  Drawing from her experience and knowledge, Autumn teaches yoga classes that aim to support each student’s inner journey.

Kristina DellaGatto-

I grew up watching my father do yoga in the living room and was always fascinated with how focused he was when he was in his postures. That was my first exposure to asana. I saw my first ballet when I was five and was completely mesmerized and knew that I wanted to dance. My parents enrolled me in ballet and it became my passion up until about 10 years ago.  I remember reading, as a little girl, about how Anna Pavlova ( a great prima ballerina in the early 1900″s) used to walk off the stage after a performance and was completely oblivious that she had blood dripping out of her pointe shoes. That struck me very deeply, and I remember thinking that I wanted to be able to have such passion for something, that I no longer cared about how my body suffered. That may sound masochistic, but I now realize that it was a samskara ( impression from the past) of a deep search to be able to love God more than myself. I lived in a spiritual community from the age of 18 to 36 and spent my time meditating, doing karma yoga and dancing in the dance troupe. At age 18 I read Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda and fell in love with Yogananda. It wasn’t until 2009, that I became a member of  Self Realization Fellowship, the organization founded by Yogananda, that I felt I had finally arrived home. I was initiated into Kriya Yoga in 2012 and became a meditation and reading service leader at our SRF chapel in Los Osos. Daily meditation, morning and night, is the cornerstone of my life. I feel it is what breathes life into everything I do and then everything becomes an offering to the Divine.
My love for dance and expression of movement, led me to become a certified Pilates instructor in 2001  in Austin.  I loved the detail and precision of Pilates and how I was able to help my clients with it. I taught Pilates full time from 2001 to 2011 in Austin and taught in Geneva, Switzerland for 4 months in 2007. I moved to the Central Coast in 2011 and continue to teach Pilates here, and became a certified massage therapist in 2014. In 2014 I completed a 200 hour yoga certification and in 2015 completed a 100 hour Esalen massage certification. I am currently taking a 13 month Ayurvedic Health Counselor Certification up at Mount Madonna, as well as a yoga therapy training as it relates to Ayurveda. I consider myself to be a student of life, always interested in learning and understanding myself on a deeper level. To me, yoga is a way of life, it is living from the inside out and that is how I approach all of my classes, students and clients.  We are only here on this planet for a short time and I always silently say to myself, remember to connect the little self with the bigger self through daily meditation and then serve all from a place of love.

 

Bhava Das –  co-owner