Crissy Jory was certified in Pilates with world-renowned master teacher Rael Isacowitz, founder of Body Arts and Sciences International, in 1998 and completed her certification in the Bodycode System founded in Italy with Kelly and Victor Uygan and founder Pino Carbone in 2003. She recently finished the highly respected Unnata Aerial Yoga certification with Pik Chu Wong in Campbell CA. Crissy’s impressive list of credentials, degrees and experiences show her love and passion for learning and education. As the owner and Director of The Studio Lake Tahoe she is thrilled to now reside in her hometown with her family, her community and new studio in Meyers. Previously, Crissy was the 15 year owner and director of the Center of Movement Pilates and Bodycode Studio in Grass Valley. Her years of experience, knowledge and growth in the industry set her apart from many teachers and educators. Crissy is a skilled neuromuscular therapist, an accomplished bodyworker, and she also has a complimentary background which encompasses a decade long experience in athletic conditioning, postural assessment, exercise science, imagery, visceral anatomy, yoga and holistic health. She is a true body engineer with a natural and sensitive ability to work with the anatomy and physiology of the body, making her the right person to create an elite program for any individual. In her free time, Crissy loves exploring, rock climbing, biking, skiing and playing with her family.
Jessica Broyles has been teaching hot yoga, yoga with weights and hot flow classes since 2010. Jessica’s passion for yoga started in 2007 when she attended her first Bikram Yoga class. She was impressed with the immediate affects that she felt: awareness, detoxification and an overall empowerment after making it through such a stimulating and demanding class. Jessica is not a newcomer to intense classes or training. At three she started her education in dance and skiing. Today Jessica works professionally as a dancer, ski instructor and manager of her own production company Champange Productions. Since her path is naturally to teach what she loves, Jessica enrolled herself in a hot yoga teacher training program led by Corepower Yoga in March 2009. This intensive course included thorough breakdowns of the traditional 26 poses the anatomy associated with each pose, and the benefits attained through correct alignment, body mechanics and injury prevention. Jessica brings to The Studio her enthusiasm for dance along with her passion for hot yoga. She strives to challenge her students both physically and mentally. Jess’s classes cater to Tahoe’s physical and active lifestyles.
Amy Roberts has been studying and practicing yoga and Buddhism since 2002. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and has completed the Zuda Yoga Vinyasa 200 Hour Teacher Training, the Yoga Studies Institute Tibetan Heart Yoga 300 Hour Teacher Training, the Mama Tree Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, the Classics of Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Intensive, and a number of other trainings, workshops, and intensives. Amy teaches Prenatal Yoga, Tibetan Heart Yoga, Joryboard Classes, and Meditation. She also offers Private Sessions and Qi Nei Zang (Chinese Abdominal Massage). Amy is passionate about the transformative power of yoga, movement, and meditation and believes the goal of life is happiness. Her classes encourage students to practice deeply, look within, and open their hearts. As a lifelong student, Amy continues to study and explore the many facets of yoga and is blessed to study with her loving teachers, Geshe Michael Roach, Lama Sumati Marut, Crissy Jory, Shakta Khalsa, Lama Mira Shani, Lama Jarret Levine, Jane Austin, Sarah Powers, her family and friends, and her amazing partner, Mike. She enjoys yoga, meditation, paddle boarding, nature, cooking, camping, time with family and friends, and helping others. Amy can be reached at email@example.com or 775-338-5975.
Jodie received her 200 Hour RYT Certification from the Yoga Tree in San Francisco. She is a mother of two and a yoga practitioner. In September 2011, she started volunteer teaching yoga at Bijou Elementary School where she runs an after school club for children ages K to 2. Jodie took an introductory class in teaching children’s yoga through Kate and Rosey’s and is currently working to finish her practicum to obtain her Level I through III Radiant Child Yoga Teacher Certificate. She believes that children experience a broad range of benefits by engaging in yoga including stress relief, increased flexibility, and better breathing practices.
Karla earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and was a traditional talk therapist for ten years before branching out into holistic therapy. Exploration of complementary and alternative medicine began with the completion of Reiki Level 1 and 2 and then, certification as a Hypnotist. In 2010, Karla became certified in Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), from the original founder Gary Craig and found that treating the body’s nervous system and electrics combined with traditional therapy produced unprecedented results. She has been an instructor at Lake Tahoe Community College since 1995 and has founded a private practice, Inner Constellation. She provides diagnostic assessment of the body’s energetic anatomy for tailored treatment in private and group sessions, in addition to “tapfests” and workshops. As a gratitude practice, Inner Constellation offers no charge services to veterans suffering from post traumatic stress. One of Karla’s greatest passions is teaching holistic, self applied techniques for physical and emotional relief. Presently, Karla is a candidate with the Association of Comprehensive Energy Psychology’s Certified Energy Health Practitioner (CEHP) program. Inspirational articles as well as books written by Karla can be found on her blog by visiting www.InnerConstellation.com.
Stephanie Gocke is a Certified Personal Trainer, Sivananda Hatha Yoga Teacher, and Certified Zumba Instructor. She has been practicing yoga for over 8 years. Stephanie studied at the Sivananda Yoga Ashram in the Bahamas for a month, living and breathing the yoga lifestyle, and completed the Yoga Teacher Training Program. In 2005, she ran her first full marathon, which changed her world and made her realize how much she loved to run. In 2007, Stephanie moved to South Lake Tahoe and fell in love with the Sierra Mountains and the year round seasons. Stephanie loves to snowboard, mountain bike, trail run, and of course play on her yoga mat. “Yoga has been such an inspiration in my life and I’m very excited and honored to share that with others.”
Tamara Schwab was certified in BASI Pilates with Dance Specialization with Karen Clippenger, the creator of the Pilates/dance-specific repertoire at CSULB. Tamara also has a BS from the University of Northern Iowa in Exercise Physiology and Business. As a college athlete, she was no stranger to injury and this led her to Pilates. The mind-body connection and the focus on anatomy and physiology of the exercises made sense to her and she was hooked. Now, with an opportunity to teach at the Studio, Tamara is eager to share her passion with others. Knowing firsthand how Pilates can be an asset to any sport and how Pilates can make an impact on injury prevention and recovery, Tamara brings a wide range of methods classical Pilates can enhance movement and skill for each individual. Her classes include classic mat work with various apparatus, including the Barre, Ther-a-band, and Magic Circle, and she’ll incorporate dance method for fun and variety. Tamara also teaches private sessions on the Pilates apparatus and well as other studio equipment. She understands that in our hectic lives we need some sort of physical exercise to create balance; as the V.P. of Business Development for Tahoe Social, teaching Pilates creates her balance. Tamara lives in Christmas Valley with her husband and rescued cattle-dog mix.