Instructors

Dennis Dean
Founder

Dennis Dean, founder of the Yoga Mandiram (YM), is honored by the recognition and devotion of his long-term students – both nationally and internationally – who follow his spiritual approach to the Hatha yoga practice. Blending personal experience with his in depth studies of eastern philosophy…Learn More

Josh Blatter
The Art of Balance

Josh Blatter is a Yoga and Meditation instructor in Encinitas, CA. Josh is best known for his skillful use of language, understanding of the human body, subtle anatomy, and the ancient tradition to guide his students into the heart of Yoga. Josh believes that the real art of the practice is strongly rooted in our ability to bring the body and mind into balance.Learn More

Jutta Hecht
Ayurveda and Pranayama

My journey into Yoga and Ayurveda started in the mid 80’s after experiencing severe symptoms of burn-out and addiction. During this time I was involved in a partnership as an owner operator in a very successful and profitable, chic interior design company in Germany. It was a very fun, materialistic, fast paced, overindulgent and exciting lifestyle…
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Stacy McCarthy
Yoga Namastacy Alignment-based Flow

Stacy McCarthy, B.S., E-RYT500 is a Wellness Expert, Mentor and Author in Rancho Santa Fe, CA.
Recently named by IDEA, the world’s largest Wellness organization as a finalist for “Instructor of the Year” making significant contributions in inspiring…Learn More

Catherine Rotchford
Meditation

Catherine Rotchford’s meditation journey began in 1995 with an early morning practice of Hatha yoga, Pranayama and meditation, at sunrise every day in Chennai, India. Little did she know then, the depth of the gift given to her by the lovely host family, both Christian and Jain, she stayed with during a semester abroad studying Hinduism…Learn More

Alison Polan
Asana Flow

Yoga has been a part of my life for 25 years. It has literally given me all the tools needed for a full and rich life both on and off the mat. Yoga to me is about making space in the physical body so that the inner body/mind can be free. I feel that breathing, movement and meditation can create this space so the life force can flood the body thereby creating healing awareness…Learn More

Henry Shukman
Master Zen Meditation Teacher

Henry Shukman (Ryu’un-ken), an Associate Master of the Sanbo Zen lineage of Kamakura, Japan, has been in Zen training for 25 years and is still a beginner. He is dedicated to core Zen training-clarifying our essential nature to our own satisfaction, finding peace of mind, and living every moment of daily life, in freedom, love and responsiveness. He is the guiding teacher at Mountain Cloud Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Henry is also an award-winning poet and writer and lives with his wife Clare and their two sons.
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Julie Chippendale
Meditation

She teaches modalities for individuals to lessen the burden of stress on the mind, body, and heart. She leads mindful yoga classes and works with clients privately. She has taught the acclaimed 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course, started by Jon Kabet-Zinn, at Scripps Hospital for 18 years…Learn More

Luke Wientzen
Meditation

Luke Wientzen has explored, practiced and studied the breath, body and mind for the past 12 years. He has had the good fortune of working and training with a variety of master yoga teachers, master breath practitioners and brilliantly clear meditation teachers.
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Pam Kyle
Teacher

Pam’s yoga journey began in 2009 when she tagged along with a friend to her first yoga class. She was instantly hooked! She grew to appreciate the physical benefits of the practice, but also how yoga allowed her to become more present, and at peace in other areas of her life.
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Cici Escobar
Teacher

Cecilia Escobar discovered her passion for Yoga in 2010 after attending her first class at a nearby community college. She developed a deep commitment to the tradition of yoga and her knowledge expanded beyond the physical aspects of the practice. Her thirst for knowledge led her to earn a 200HR RYT certificate and landed her at the foot of some of the world’s greatest teachers. Cecilia feels ready to share all she has learned with her students.
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Aubrey Hackman
Teacher

Aubrey Hackman is a certified yoga instructor and founder of the Telluride Yoga Festival. With a strong devotion to the practice of yoga, Aubrey has made it her life’s work to find authentic teachers and to bring that quality of instruction to others whether through her teaching or yoga festivals. She’s motivated by altruist yoga practices and dedicates her work to making yoga available to all levels.
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