Meet the Talent
As one of the youngest and most widely recognized faces in yoga, Kathryn Budig’s appetite for yoga is infectious. Kathryn’s playful mixture of challenging classes with her lovable personality is the recipe for a truly inspiring class. Kathryn is dedicated to giving back to her community. She co-founded “Poses for Paws”, an organization dedicated to raising money for animal shelters through yoga.
Award-winning, certified Pilates instructor, Ana Cabán is a professional dancer who
turned to Pilates for empowerment and injury rehabilitation. Ana & her videos have been featured in The CBS News, Weight Watchers Magazine, The Los Angeles Daily News & The Miami Herald.
Seane Corn’s personal journey has included nearly two decades of practice in meditation, psycho-spiritual therapy and sacred ritual, as well as yoga studied with some of the most renowned teachers in the world. She leads retreats and workshops worldwide and teaches regularly at Yoga Works in Santa Monica, California Seane Corn has been featured on The Today Show, Yoga Journal and other national media.
Certified Pilates, yoga and workout instructor Suzanne Deason has created more than 20 best-selling weight loss and fitness programs including Gaiam’s 7-time award winning Yoga and Pilates for Weight Loss DVDs.
Swedish-born fitness expert and feature columnist Tanja Djelevic believes that working out is not really about work – it’s an outlet for fun. Now based in L.A., Tanja trains some of Hollywood’s biggest names and was dubbed one of “The 100 Best Trainers in America” by Men’s Journal magazine.
Mandy Ingber’s Yogalosophy program blends traditional yoga poses and toning exercises. It’s accelerated sculpting that leaves you feeling centered and relaxed. L.A. based yoga and fitness instructor Mandy Ingber developed this program as a way to bring fitness and mental clarity together in one powerful workout that reshapes the body. Mandy’s public appeal grew as a celebrity yoga instructor when she did a spread in SELF magazine in 2006 with client Jennifer Aniston. Mandy is featured regularly in publications, such as Self, InStyle, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Los Angeles, People, Us, Life&Style, Glamour, Vanity Fair, Elle, and more.
Yoga Coach to the NY Giants and members of the NY Yankees, as well as a host of other professional, college and high school athletes, Gwen Lawrence has been a practicing fitness professional for over 20 years. With her thorough understanding of yoga, anatomy, massage therapy, and sports training, Gwen developed her signature yoga practice, Power Yoga for Sports, in order to help athletes perform better and remain injury free.
Jillian Michaels has been called one of the most inspiring people on television based on her role as trainer, wellness expert and life coach. In 10 seasons on the hit TV show The Biggest Loser, Jillian has helped contestants to lose thousands of pounds. As a four-time New York Times best-selling author, Jillian has sold over 10 million books. Her mega-hit DVDs are the best-selling fitness titles of all time—more than 5 million copies sold!
With more than 20 years of experience as a dynamic fitness instructor, Patricia Moreno is a pioneer in the industry. She is a Certified Fitness and Dance Instructor and was voted “Best Instructor” by Allure Magazine and New York Magazine. Patricia has been featured in dozens of magazines internationally and has appeared on such TV programs as The Today Show and Good Morning America.
Shiva Rea has been practicing yoga for more than 17 years. A certified yoga instructor, she combines Ashtanga Vinyasa or “flow” yoga with precise Iyengar-style yoga, incorporating her background in dance, bodywork and massage.
Leslie Sansone, the creator of Walk Away the Pounds®, has been helping people lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle for over twenty years. With more than 6 million programs sold to date, it is no wonder that Leslie’s Walk System was part of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Celebration. Leslie Sansone is certified by six prestigious fitness organizations, and the benefits from walk techniques her system is based on have been cited year after year in scientific, medical and fitness publications.
Patricia Walden is one of two Americans to hold a senior advanced Iyengar Yoga teaching certificate. She was named one of “25 American Yoga Originals Who Are Shaping Yoga Today” by Yoga Journal and was featured in Time for her work with yoga and healing.
Los Angeles-based fitness expert Mari Winsor is the most celebrated name in Pilates. A former professional dancer, certified by Romana Kryzanowska, Mari has co-authored three fitness books: The Pilates Powerhouse, The Pilates Pregnancy and The Pilates Workout Journal. She has been featured on Oprah and in Allure, Fitness, Glamour, InStyle, More and Shape magazines.
Rodney Yee was a professional ballet dancer who later studied Iyengar yoga. He travels nationally and internationally to teach workshops, teacher–trainings and retreats. Rodney has been designing and performing in Gaiam programs for over 10 years. He has been featured on Oprah and other national programs.