Teachers

Nicole Byrne, Owner and Yoga Instructor

Interested in yoga since 1999, Nicole began teaching yoga in 2009. She has since gone on to attend many other yoga trainings and is certified to teach Vinyasa, Therapeutic and Yin Yoga, and Yoga for Osteoporosis. Nicole is also currently enrolled in the YogaRX Program at LMU, a yoga therapy program.

Nicole believes commitment and consistency are the keys for anyone wanting to see the true benefits of yoga and believes if you have a body there is a type of yoga for you. Her classes designed for students to take time for themselves, connect with their breath, recharge and relax.

Nicole founded NBYW in 2018 after resigning after 19 years from her job as an elementary school teacher to provide an intimate place for practitioners to practice yoga, feel like they are supported and welcome. When not on her mat, you can find Nicole enjoying life with her husband and two dogs.

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Julia Jun, Reiki Master Teacher and Holistic Wellness Coach

Julia is a Certified Medical Reiki Master as well as a Master Teacher in Usui and Angelic Reiki. Julia teaches individual and small group Reiki classes and has a monthly Meetup for those wishing to keep up with their Reiki practice. At Stanford Neuroscience Center Julia is a member of the Reiki Team, providing 10-minute chair reiki sessions to patients who are waiting to see their doctor.

As a certified Holistic Health Coach, Julia incorporates nutritional education with energy healing to further support and promote the body’s natural ability to balance and heal. Julia has a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Southern California and is a Board Certified Member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.

Julia believes Reiki supports the wholeness of you by bringing your system back into balance on all levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Once in balance, you are able to reduce stress, anxiety or pain and be back in harmony.

At NBYW, Julia co-teaches the Reiki and Restorative Workshops. For more information about Julia and her services please visit her website: www.juliajun.com or email her: julia@juliajun.com.

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Susan Bowen, Psychotherapist, Yoga Instructor, and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher

Susan has a Master degree in Counseling and Psychology and maintains a private psychotherapy practice. She is dedicated to inspiring emotional Intelligence, compassion, and post traumatic growth through the integration of therapy, yoga, and mindfulness.

Her introduction to yoga began in 2000, and she is now a RYT 200hr yoga instructor, with certifications in Therapeutic Yoga and Hot 26 Series, and training in Mindfulness Meditation.

Susan actively creates a safe space for students to be where they are and experience whatever arises in the moment. No matter where you are on the path to wellness, she will guide you with careful and continual instruction, helping you deepen your practice and achieve your personal goals.

At NBYW, Susan teaches the Yoga for Recovery Series and Therapeutic Yoga classes. For more information about Susan and her services please visit her website: susanbowenmft.com or email her: sbowenmft@gmail.com.

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Yvette Fantham, Certified NC

Yvette Fantham is Certified Nutrition Consultant and Holistic Nutritionist who completed her nutrition education, with honors, at Bauman College. She founded Calm Nutrition in 2016 with her sister, Valerie Montalvo.

Previously, she spent over 15 years working in finance as a C.P.A., and as a Finance Consultant working at Bay Area biotechnology companies. While raising her three children, and navigating through the daily stresses and challenges in living in the Bay Area, she turned to a holistic approach of nutrition and wellness. Her long-time passion of learning more about nutrition and wellness has led her to educate others as they work through finding their balance of personal health and wellness.

Yvette believes in taking a holistic approach to nutrition which means looking at the whole person, understanding each person is unique and using a whole-foods approach tied with lifestyle balance.
For more information about Yvette and her services please contact her: yvette@calmnutrition.com.

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Celina Ngaim, Yoga Instructor

Celina has been practicing yoga since 2004. She was initially drawn to the practice for the physical benefits and discovered how yoga can bring mindfulness, inner peace to her everyday life. Her classes are influenced by the Vinyasa, Iyengar and Jivamukti teachers she studied with.

Her mission is to make yoga accessible to everyone and help students bring mindfulness to their practice on and off the mat through focusing on the alignment to bring awareness to their body, observing the breath and the mind.

Through a mindfulness practice, she inspires the students find steadiness, ease and compassion in their journey on and off the mat.

She completed her 200-hour Teacher Training at Nandi Yoga and is working towards her 500-hr advanced teacher training certification. She also did additional training with Judith Hanson Lasater in Restorative Yoga and Backcare Immersion as well as Ingrid Yang for Yoga for Cancer Survivors.

At NBYW, Celina teaches yoga classes. You can follow Celina on Instagram here https://www.instagram.com/steadinessandeaseyoga/

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