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April Fuentez is a mother of 3 beautiful girls and has been a certified AFAA trainer for over ten years. She started her career in West LA shortly after her first daughter was born. She embarked on a fitness journey to inspire and bring together moms all striving to be their best self during the precious time of motherhood. She successfully built a network of moms and trained many of them through multiple pregnancies, including 2 of her own. Over the past five years, she has continued that passion here in the desert through a-SET fitness (April’s Strength Endurance and Toning). a-SET is a workout program designed for moms to bring their kiddos of any age. At a-SET you are part of a great community of moms motivating each other every day to conquer the mental and physical challenges of motherhood. April is truly grateful to be a part of it every day and loves helping any mom achieve great results!
Breanna’s journey into the field of Massage & Bodywork began with a call to deepen her understanding of the body, mind, and inner dimension of her being. This led to her completing over 1000 hours of schooling and training along with a Yoga Teacher Training. Breanna offers a knowledgeable and intuitive approach to her work and addresses each person from a holistic perspective.
She believes that our being is multi faceted and with the proper care we are able to transform and heal to great lengths, externally and internally. Whether you are seeking massage to heal an injury, relieve bodily or mental tension, or simply wanting to connect more with your breath, Breanna is here to help facilitate your process. She combines the studies and modalities of Acupressure, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Sports, Reiki, and the ancient science of Yoga.
Hi I’m Bronwyn! I’m an E-RYT 200 yoga instructor, entrepreneur, podcaster, speaker, TV and live event host, and columnist. I’ve had the opportunity to help thousands in the past twenty-years in their yoga practice as well as guiding others to overall health and wellness. My yoga journey commenced following physical therapy from a foot injury. The physical therapist recommended yoga and suggested the practice would help restore strength, physical balance, and confidence in me. It wasn’t long after I started practicing that I was enamored and passionate about the practice. Health and fitness is a high priority and essential for my life. “Yoga provides me freedom internally and externally and has facilitated several beautiful adventures and opportunities in the recent years.” Also, the breathing techniques utilized in yoga assisted in facilitating with my recovery while battling an upper-respiratory disease for more than a year and half, Valley Fever, often a fatal disease. I am grateful to be a VF SURVIVOR!
I began my entrepreneurial journey in 2013. Opening the doors to Evolve Yoga has been a blessing, not only for myself and my daughters, but a way to share yoga with my community. I’ve expanded my entrepreneurial endeavors and created two online programs. One, are my yoga classes “ON DEMAND.” My second online course is, “Better For It Now,” “I believe when a woman experiences a “setback” it’s truly a “setup” for her to EVOLVE into her truth and and create the life she wants to live.” The course includes 7-Essential Principals, online yoga and audio meditations. www.bronwynison.com & www.betterforitnow.com Plus, the launch of my NEW podcast, Evolve with Bronwyn Ison: Entrepreneurship, Health, Wellness and Faith.
I’m recognized by Women’s Health Magazine as an Action Hero, four consecutive years, and was selected along with other women Nationally who are fitfluencers, innovative, community oriented, trendsetters, and who posses a passion for wellness. I’m in my second term as a lululemon Ambassador (2012-2014 & 2017-2019) inspiring my community to live a healthier life via yoga, overall wellness and balanced living. Evolve Yoga is recognized by the Huffington Post as a go-to yoga studio in the Coachella Valley. Palm Springs Life Magazine selected Evolve Yoga, “Best of the Best” yoga studios, 2016 & 2018. Evolve Yoga also received the “Best Yoga Studio” by Coachella Valley Weekly newspaper, 2015.
I attended Arizona State University and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the prestigious Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. As a former news anchor and reporter, interviews include celebrities, politicians, professional athletes, my favorite interviews, everyday people like you and me.
I remain passionate about my television career, it’s likely you’ll see me hosting a TV wellness program, hosting, moderating, speaking or emceeing an event. For the past six years, I write a weekly health and wellness column and you can read my blogs in CV Weekly and on the Evolve Yoga website.
I’m passionate about helping others and living a healthy lifestyle. My desire is to connect and inspire others and help them achieve overall health and balanced living.
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Karla was born in Mexico City. She moved with her family to the United States in 2001 and Karla’s yoga journey began during her senior year of high school. She discovered that it was a peaceful practice and decided to become a yoga instructor in her late twenties. Karla’s classes have the intention that connects both to the individual and to the earth. She has also studied restorative yoga at Desert Yoga Therapy. Aside from yoga, she also enjoys painting. Merging yoga and art have resulted in beautiful creations based on love, compassion, and respect for Mother Earth.
Born in Minsk, Belarus and raised in NYC, I have stumbled upon yoga in my early twenties. As a student of graduate school, amidst busy streets of Manhattan, where it’s hard to catch your breath at times, I turned to yoga for guidance. To me, yoga became a practice of self-transformation in cultivating wellness, self-discovery and clearer awareness. Eventually, my travels led me to Bali, where I completed my 200-hour certification in Hatha Yoga. Today, I continue my work as a Speech Language Pathologist and enjoy raising my son. I am thrilled and humbled to be able to guide others to get in touch with their inner teacher through practice of yoga.
The ability to teach yoga has been my largest gift. I teach primarily vinyasa, yin, and thrive working with beginners. I have an in depth understanding of structural anatomy which I acquired after spending two amazing years in a chiropractic program. My goal is to lead classes that are a safe space to explore, transform, connect and sweat. My sole intention when I teach is to empower each of my students. My passion as a teacher is fueled by my desire to help others grow, both physically and energetically, while having fun and letting go of anything that no longer serves them.
I have been fortunate enough to teach in 8 different countries including Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Scotland, England, South Africa, and the US. I have been employed at the University of Hawai’i, the University of Edinburgh, Matrix Fitness in Palm Desert, and various other independently owned studios. In every class I teach I bring a balance of traditional vinyasa flow, pranayama, meditation, and my own light-hearted flare, which incorporates dynamic movement and a reminder to smile. The wisdoms and traditions I learned while traveling are incorporated into every practice I create. In November of 2012 I completed my YTT 200 hour certification in Bali, Indonesia with the highly regarded School of Sacred Arts directed by Simone McKay.
I appreciate your consideration and I look forward to speaking with you soon.