Teachers

Teresa Petersen

Teresa Petersen completed her 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certification and teacher 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
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.

Shuwen Lau

As an experienced registered yoga teacher, I cultivate an understanding of emotional balance, anatomy, as well as Hatha integrated yoga techniques. As a lifelong enthusiast of learning and recognizing yoga is intuitive healing, I’m enriching my yoga path in Yoga Therapy teacher training at Soul of Yoga Institute in Encinitas. I enjoy teaching yoga to everyone and every type of bodies. I have made a difference in students from ages 12-83 (teenagers, athletes, prenatal, midlife caregivers, and aging seniors). The practice of yoga is the cultivation of equanimity towards all kinds of experiences in our lives. Having studies different spiritual teaching, supported by the thorough observation of the self and other, I realized all teachings point to the truth of life striving for freedom, growth, expansion, and expression.
Taylor Williams

I was introduced to yogic asanas (postures or poses) at an early age. Back then, yoga was used more as a prerequisite for gymnastics and other sports. I decided to study yoga in college and then began to fully benefit from the spiritual, physical, and mental rewards of connecting mind and body. I traveled to So Cal in the spring of 2017 and have continued to expand my practice. I enjoy sharing my passion for yoga though exploring a variety of teaching opportunities. When I journey onto the water to teach SUP yoga, I find balance. When I teach aerial arts, I find heights and elevation that bring me focus and perspective. I believe that the time I spend off of the ground helps prepare me to land and find the ground firmly and steadily for my practice on the mat. Currently, I hold over 500 hours of training certifications and look forward to future opportunities to teach, learn, and grow.
Dmytro (Dima) Lissovskiy

Dmytro (Dima) Lissovskiy is a CYT-500 with a deep passion and love for what he does. As a Ukrainian immigrant coming to the US, Dima enjoyed ample opportunity to continue martial arts training in America with world-class masters while going to school and creating a new life. Formerly a teacher of Brazillian Jiu Jitsu, Dima grew up with a personal appreciation of meditation practice taking from many traditions, though largely influenced by secular sources from Zen and Indian Source Buddhism.

Completing his Yoga teacher training at Miracosta College with Stacy McCarthy, Dima is most eager to share his love of functional psychology and biology in his classes while teaching safe and effective alignment-based Vinyasa Flow. Influenced by Ashtanga Vinyasa, Iyengar and a bit of Kundalini Yoga, there is a focus on perfecting alignment and breath-to-movement connection in his classes. More than anything, Yoga is shared appropriately with those that come to class on that particular occasion with no single class being the same. After the fundamental practice is done, it’s flowing jazz time in class.
Jennifer Suchuman

I’ve been practicing yoga since 2001, teaching since 2008. I received my 200 hr certification from MiraCosta College and have participated in workshops with some awe-inspiring teachers, such as: Roger Cole, Leslie Kaminoff, Paul Grilley, Justine Shelton and Sherry Zak Morris, among others. I also currently practice on a regular basis with a variety of accomplished teachers.

I donʼt have a background in personal training, pilates, dance, martial arts or sports. I’ve worked for most of the last 26 yrs in counseling and health care. I was pretty uncoordinated and had rather bad posture. Through the practice of yoga, I think I have gained not only a physical strength and balance, but an emotional strength as well that has been a great support to me in challenging times. I have also gained some stillness of mind, not to mention much better posture. This I would like to share with you.

Namaste
: ) Jennifer