Teresa Petersen

Teresa Petersen completed her 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certification and tacher training at the Yoga Studio Carlsbad, with instructor Cindy Gibbons in 2002.  After completing this certification, Teresa taught groups of children at local private schools and assisted with training programs for other local yoga instructors to learn to teach yoga to children. She has taught group and private instruction while raising her two daughters.

Teresa completed her most recent yoga training with instructor Lisette Hart, at Roots and Wings in Vista, CA. The primary style of yoga that Teresa practices is an active Flow/Vinyasa. Her classes are designed for all levels to participate and benefit.  Teresa’s familiarity with the body reflects in her practice and instruction. Other modalities of health and fitness that she has studied include Somatics, Reiki Healing level 1&2 and Energy Medicine such as Homeopathy and Bach Flower.

For fun and fitness outside of the yoga studio Teresa runs and swims.  You can find her swimming at local pools or running in and around Oceanside. Teresa has participated in events such as Dirt Devil 1/2 Marathon Trail Series and other local 1/2 Marathons.  Teresa is an active member of the West Coast Road Runners Club


 Maria Vieira

Maria is a vibrant, enthusiastic yoga teacher who believes wellness and fitness is achieved
by full integration of mind, body and spirit. Bringing the gift of well being and fitness to all of her
students inspires Maria the most in her teachings. Maria’s intention is to guide and assist her
students to become the best version of themselves.
Maria started the practice of yoga asana in 1998. She is a 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher
certified through Open Doors in Boston, MA. She has studied since 2003 at the Baptiste Power
Yoga Institute in Boston, MA. Working for and studying with Baron Baptiste and his team of
master teachers Maria has gained the technical skills of alignment, the importance of breath and
the depth of moving with intention. With gratitude and respect for all of her teachers and guides
on her yoga journey her greatest teachers, above all, have been her three children.
Maria’s other passions include time spent with family and friends, running, indoor cycling and
the beach community that she lives in.


Emily Jackson
After being involved in performing arts since she was a child, Emily J. was introduced to yoga while attending college in Long Beach. A woman had started a donation based class overlooking the ocean. Yoga quickly became the antidote to many of life’s stressors and changed her life in subtle yet profound ways. She recognized the healing and restorative powers of yoga and was inspired to immerse herself in the yoga lifestyle. This led her to complete a 200 hour teacher training in Costa Rica in 2014. She enjoys teaching classes with Ying-Yang themes, building heat and softening into long restorative poses.Emily hopes to teach others how accessible and healing regular yoga practice can be and has the intention to share her ever-expanding knowledge with all her students.