Lena grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area doing gymnastics, and modern and jazz dance. She came to San Diego in 2002 where she completed her BA in ethnic studies and danced a lot of modern dance. She continued in graduate school at the San Diego State University, where she completed her MA in women's studies and began a teaching credential program. She holds a 200-hour yoga teaching certification and an 85-hour prenatal certification. She has been teaching since January 2012. She is currently working toward her 300-hour certification with Laughing Lotus Yoga Center.
Sasha Cherry grew up in the rural, small town of New Hampshire where he spent a lot of time outdoors skiing, hiking, backpacking, and developing a true love of being outside. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1999 with a BA in Theatre. After college, Sasha moved to the mountains of Colorado to ski the real mountains. Soon after he moved to Boulder, Colorado and landed his first "real job" in sales for a local arts and entertainment magazine. He currently works as a private chef and an outdoor educator with kids and adults.
Janet McCarty is an artist based in Naples, Italy. She holds degrees in bachelor of fine arts and studio arts at the University of Colorado Boulder and master of interior design and architecture at the University of Colorado Denver. She has worked as a designer in various companies and an adjunct professor both in Gordon College Orvieto Semester and in University of Colorado College of Architecture and Planning, Boulder campus.
Melissa did her yoga teacher training in 2011 without any intention of teaching. She had been practicing yoga regularly since 2004 and wanted to learn more about the practice that had become so integral to her life. It didn’t take long before she knew she wanted to share the gift with others. Her personal yoga, pranayama and meditation practice evolves every day, taking bits and pieces from more than a decade of practice, principally Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Anusara, as well as from books, lectures, trainings, workshops and everyday life experiences.