Yoga Walls Class: Thurs., 5-6 pm and Sat., 10:15-11:15 am.

In Rhythms Yoga’s Instructor's

In Rhythms Yoga-Christi Iacono

Christi Iacono-Owner

Christi (RYT-500 Hr.+) is the founder and owner of In Rhythms Yoga and has been practicing a variety of yoga styles since the 1990's. The transformative and healing aspects of yoga, have been a predominant force in her life for over two decades.  Implementing a personal spiritual practice, and her dedication towards studying "whole-body health" has helped her transform many aspects of her life, including, physical, mental and spiritual strength. Through her spiritual practice, she has found her passion, to guide others towards growth, health and healing.  

She and her husband have a neighborhood studio in Clairemont, SD. It is a shared space where healing, growth, and connection happen. It is a hidden jewel in Clairemont, SD. All level of students are welcome and encouraged to join.

Christi started her teaching journey in the August of 2011, with her 200 hr. certification. Since then, she has completed Level 2, Hot Sequence Intensive Training, as well as her 500 hr. Advanced Training at Prana, La Jolla with Gerhard Gessner, and YogaWorks. She received her Aerial Yoga certification by team teachers, Tracy Gittens (TMac) and Olivia Cecchettini. She furthered her learning by receiving her Happy Back Certification with Rachel Krentzman, RPT and completed Rachel Krentzman's 9 month mentorship program.  Happy Back, Yoga Walls Class is a powerful healing tool to maintaining spinal health. 

She has worked with renown teacher, Jason Cull, from socalyogawalls, and she has yoga walls installed in her home studio. Christi is dedicated to learning more to serve her students as a knowledgeable teacher and resource. 

Christi is dedicated to "doing the work" for herself and her students. In August of 2017 completed a 9 month, therapeutic yoga, mentorship program,  with Rachel Krentzman, RPT, E-RYT, where she deepened her level of understanding of the tradition of yoga for herself and her students. Rachel Krentman is the author of "Yoga for a Happy Back: A Teacher's Guide to Spinal Health through Yoga Therapy."

Christi was an active participant in  the 2012 Yoga Alliance Leadership Conference for Yoga Teachers in order to serve different populations, including, kids, the round population (by Tina Veer) and clients with special needs and injuries (Baxter Bell, Yoga for Healthy Aging).

Christi teaches kids yoga as well. Trained by Jodi Komitor through Next Generation Yoga, she  is constantly inspired, invigorated and humbled by teaching children. Christi has dedicated herself to being a yoga teacher and ongoing student of the ancient philosophy of yoga. She is grateful to run a Wellness Program for kids, prekindergarten-eighth grades students at a private school in San Diego.

Christi wrote a weekly blog for the Clairemont Central News for over 2 years. You can find her blogs online to learn more about how to properly move through yoga postures, breathing techniques and learn more about local yoga events in San Diego.

Lisa Attinasi

Lisa has been practicing yoga for 25+ years and teaching yoga since 2012.  Her journey began in nursing school to help relieve stress and sustain focus.  This inspired a life long interest in exploring how wellness is enhanced through yoga and meditation.

Lisa’s teaching style reflects her practice of Raja yoga, Hatha yoga and Happy Back Yoga. Off the mat, Lisa grooves with her amazing family and loves to travel near and far. A recent pilgrimage to India encouraged a deeper understanding of yoga and commitment to her daily meditation practice .
She is very excited to be a part of the welcoming community at In Rhythms Yoga and is grateful for this opportunity for growth.

“Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dims. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.”
Carolena Wurmlinger

Carolena is an experienced 200 hour yoga teacher. She completed her advanced Happy Back Yoga certification and completed an extended nine-month mentorship training with Rachel Krentzman, RPT and E-RYT. .She is trained in Yoga for Cancer Therapy; Restorative Yoga and is a Third Degree Usui/Tibetan Reiki Practitioner & Master Teacher. Carolena is a facilitator of the Brown Method for healing addictive behavior.

  • Maria Amelia Chang

  • Dr. Chang received her 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training at UC San Diego in 2010, and completed 300-hr Yoga Teacher Training in 2017 with emphasis on Therapeutic Yoga for medical conditions in adult populations and the Aging Spine. She is certified to teach Yoga for Osteoporosis, and the Yoga Wall Method for therapeutic purposes. Dr. Chang received her RYT 500 status with Yoga Alliance in 2018.

  • Dr. Chang has worked with varied adult population for the majority of her clinical experience. She holds a BS in Physical Therapy from the University of the Philippines in 1989, MS in Health Services Administration from University of La Verne in 2001 and Doctor of Physical Therapy from A. T. Still University in 2014. She also provides clinical support for adults affected by stroke and brain injury at the Neuro-IFRAH Center, San Diego and sees private clients for therapeutic yoga. Dr. Chang has authored and published in scientific journals and presented at national conferences. She is a member of the Yoga Alliance and APTA.

  • Maria Amelia Chang, DPT, E-RYT 200, RYT-500 Contact

Erin Ferguson

Erin's introduction to yoga began over 10 years ago.

As yoga began to transform her life, she looked for ways to deepen her practice. In 2007, she took Yoga One's 100 hour teacher training course with Amy Caldwell and Diana Beardsley and in 2014, she completed Yoga One's 200 hour certificate. In summer of 2015, Erin completed, Rachel Krentzman’s Happy Back Training, including yoga walls certification. Happy Back is a spine specific class with a therapeutic approach to healing the body and mind.

Erin's teaches an approachable but challenging alignment-based flow with an emphasis on conscious sequencing. Her Healthy Back Training, Yoga Walls class is consistent of mindful sequencing towards bringing health and youthfulness to the spine, including the use of the yoga walls for added traction, inversions and in order to restore the body and mind.

She hopes to help others develop body awareness and a balance between flexibility and strength, as well as connection with their most honest self.

Pamela Godde

Pamela Godde (RYT500) is a long-time yoga student passionate about the rich tradition, science and philosophy of yoga. She complete her 200hr training through Yoga Alliance and her 300 hr through Yoga Works, mentoring under Shauna McKay with an emphases on pranayama for children. She has deepened her practice and teaching through extensive formal study of the Yoga Sutras, the Mastery of Life training, and certifications in Happy Back/Yoga Walls, Restorative Yoga, and Yoga for Cancer. She has mentored under Rachel Krentzman in therapeutic yoga, focusing on the koshas, including the relation between the physical anatomy and the subtle body. Her classes incorporate pranayama and meditation, with an emphasis on slow and mindful movement as well as alignment to create a deeper but more sustainable practice. 

Introduction to Meditation with Jennifer Pennell
Join Jennifer Pennell for an Introduction to Meditation.  She will go over some fundamentals of meditation and how to know if you are really meditating.  She will then lead the class through a short guided meditation.
This is an immersion for those curious about meditationthose who have a meditation practice and want to know how to go deeper.

Jennifer has been engaged in meditation and related practices since 2008 and has been acting as a conduit between people and their inner landscapes for over fifteen years.  She is an IST (Inner Space Technique) Practitioner, trained through the Clairvision School of Meditation and specializes in working with moms and professional women who are challenged with anxiety.  Through meditation-based techniques, she helps them feel normal in their body and regain passion in their life, businesses and relationships.   In her former life, Jennifer spent over a decade evaluating and counseling executives on their careers.  She’s happiest when she’s meditating.  You can find out more about jennifer at:
Janet Lacey

Janet was certified to teach yoga in 1998 at White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, with Ganga White, Tracey Rich and Saul David Raye. Janet will complete her advanced 300-hour training at Prana Yoga in La Jolla in Feb. 2019. She concurrently is pursuing her certification in Yoga Therapeutics, with her mentor Dr. Alison McLean, Physical Therapist.

   Janet holds a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy and has a private consulting practice for mental health, ortho and neuro clients. Her goal is to keep her clients minds and bodies healthy

and supple for their lifespan. She loves art, cats, thrift shopping and anything in, on, or by the ocean.

Gong Meditation with Teri Wilder
Teri is a master of music and meditation on a mission to introduce the world to the power of songs and gongs that help to de-stress, boost productivity and creativity, and support balance and well-being.

As a singer/songwriter, Teri knew about the positive connection between music and lowering stress, and in 2013 she added the ancient gong to her workshops and performances. Used for centuries as a meditative tool, its resonant sounds calm the frenetic monkey mind. In fact, 65% of people who “got gonged” reported being at least 75% more productive after the session than at any other point in the day. A Wilder benefit!

Having studied music and theater at the American Conservatory of Music and Columbia College of Chicago, and received her Sound Healing Certificate from Global Institute of Sound Healing, Teri blends the science of music with the meditative benefits of songs and sounds into perfect harmony. As a performer and sound healer, Teri has brought joy and a reduction in stress to hundreds of audiences.

Visit Teri’s website for more info on Wilder Vibes!