"Looking behind, I am filled with gratitude. Looking forward,
I am filled with vision. Looking upwards, I am filled with
strength. Looking within, I discover peace."
Quero Apache Prayer
Samantha is a dancing yogini mama, student, teacher, healer and lover of life. As an international teacher she is known for her laughter, playfulness and ability to inspire students to heal on all levels. Her classes are both challenging and therapeutic, as well as infused with spiritual insight. Even within the context of a large class, Samantha is able to give her students the sense of being seen and deeply supported. She began teaching 20 years ago & is an authorized representative of Dancing Freedom, a Certified Anusara Yoga Instructor, Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500-hour Certified Instructor/Teacher Trainer & Certified AcroYoga Instructor.
Samantha has spent significant time in India and studied with masters from the major yoga traditions of the world including Ashtanga, Iyengar, the Bihar School and Anusara. She also holds multiple certifications and has extensive training in performance fitness, massage, Far Eastern and Native American energy therapy & earth based spirituality which she naturally integrates into her teaching, and are the inspirations for her very own yoga expression called “Balanced Action Yoga.” Balanced Action Yoga is a way of life that celebrates our infinite beauty and goodness while engaging the world on and off the yoga mat. Balanced Action Yoga integrates the rich tradition of hatha yoga with biomechanical alignment with plyometrics, dance and meditation.
Samantha is a highly respected teacher in Silicon Valley and has trained many successful teachers in the area. She has the honor of sharing workshops, festivals, retreats, and teacher training's globally.
Samantha is the dedicated mother of a beautiful two year old boy named Kiran Samuel. Samantha and her husband Bradley founded the Shakti Yoga Shala on the grounds of Big Basin Vineyards in Boulder Creek, CA.
Immerison, 200 & 500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Program
100 Hour Immersion Dates:
September 28-29, 2013
October 26-27, 2013
November 16-17, 2013
December 7-8, 2013
January 11-12, 2014
February 8-9, 2014
100 Hour Teacher Training Dates:
March 8-9, 2014
April 5-6, 2014
May 3-4, 2014
May 31- June 1, 2014
June 21-22, 2014
Participants of the 500 hour program will come the same weekends as the 100 hour Immerison/100 Teacher Training with an additional meeting on Fridays 1:00-5:00PM of the same scheduled weekends.