YOGA VIA TEACHERS
Jenny Compas E-RYT 500 is one of Contact’s owners and is the manager of Yoga Via. Jenny began practicing yoga in 2006 and climbing in 2008. The combination of the two completely changed the trajectory of her life.
As a yoga teacher, Jenny’s background is in Ashtanga and Vinyasa. Her classes are creative and challenging. She loves seeing postures as possibilities and regards yoga as an avenue of play, learning and personal growth. Grateful to the many mentors and teachers along the way, she is delighted to pay it forward through her yoga classes and teacher training.
Camille Zolman E-RYT 500 has been a student of yoga since 2013 and has traveled to Indonesia the past several years to study Mysore Ashtanga as well as Vinyasa and Yin.
Camille loves yoga for its ability to stretch our souls creatively. She is grateful for the strength, flexibility and discipline yoga has given her and its ability to cleanse our minds, bodies and souls. Camille appreciates the life long friends she has made in the yoga studio and is excited to practice with you and feels blessed to teach you!
Regan Smith E-YRT 200 is calm and easy going but her vinyasa classes are energetic and powerful. Using the tools of breath, movement, and meditation she helps her students connect to their mind, body and spirit. She is inspired by the quest for purpose and led by self observation without judgement.
Regan completed her Yoga Teacher Certification with the Pranakriya School of Healing Arts. She continues to study yoga philosophy and learned yoga lineage first-hand on a pilgrimage to India while studying courses on the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Bhagavad-Gita. Regan studied physiology, function, and the medical benefits of yoga during the Science of Yoga course at Kripalu Institute.
Ryan Bean E-RYT 500 received his training in the foothills of the Himalayas in Rishikesh India.
Ryan teaches many styles of yoga including Budokon, power yoga, meditation, sound journey healings and pranayama. He brings a unique blend of these elements, incorporating the traditional and spiritual practices of yoga learned in the Ashrams of India with the playful mobility based calisthenics and animal locomotions learned in the west.
Ryan’s classes will be designed to help you grow, build strength and have fun while working toward alignment.
Janene Borandi E-RYT 200 shifted gears mid career to study eastern medicine. She completed her Master and Doctoral degrees in Acupuncture and runs a private acupuncture clinic in Santa Clara.
At Yoga Via Janene will help to deepen your understanding of mindfulness, guide you through intentional breath work, and incorporate more "yin" to counter the high-frequency "yang" of normal everyday life. Your sessions with Janene will close with a rich and powerful gong bath to carry you through an extended savasana. No experience of yoga is necessary.
Dani Andrew RYT 200, RPYT first certified in Prana Vinyasa Flow in 2019 and has since been certified in Advanced Hands On and Prenatal Yoga.
Everyone finds yoga in their own way, and Dani found it when she was going through some trials in her personal life. She quickly learned that yoga made her happy even though she couldn’t say why. She decided to study it in depth and learn why it made her feel better emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically.
Dani’s goal as a yoga teacher is simple- make people feel good. She believes that yoga has the power to heal people, just as it heals her, and hopes that everyone leaves her classes feeling just a little better than when they came in.
Ryan Weston is an eight time National Trampoline Champion, 2000 Olympic Alternate, USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame Inductee, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Cirque Du Soleil acrobat and 200 hour Certified Yoga Instructor.
Ryan believes that yoga is truly what the world needs now more than ever. He believes that the body needs movement and the mind needs stillness. Yoga is not so much a work "out" but more importantly a work "in". The lessons learned on the yoga mat are used in the yoga practice of living daily life. Ryans hope for his students is that they will see the benefits that a consistent yoga practice can bring to their individual lives, their communities, and the world. Loka Samastha Sukino Bhavanthu Shanti Shanti Shanti, OM
Emily Stinespring RYT 200 completed her training at the Zion Academy of Certified Instruction. Within her teachings, she also includes knowledge from her education as a certified Intuitive Eating Coach and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach with a B.S. in Sport and Exercise Psychology.
Similar to many yogis, Emily Stinespring found herself on a yoga mat in search of healing and inner peace. Over the years, through yoga, Emily overcame difficulties with body image and eating disorders by connecting on a deeper level to her mind and body. With her loving and compassionate nature to all beings on this earth, Emily’s yin yoga classes are a safe and inclusive space for all levels and body types.
Kelly, E-RYT 200, RPYT has been teaching Yoga since 2011. She is certified in Advanced Vinyasa, Prenatal, Hands-on Assists, Trauma-Informed and SUP Yoga. Her philosophy is Yoga is a highly adaptable practice and should be accessible, inclusive and guided with open-hearted intention in collaboration with Yoga students. Her interest in anatomy and functional movement prompted her to become a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2019 and she is currently practicing in the Acute Inpatient setting at the local hospital. Kelly’s classes focus on grounding, setting intention, moving mindfully and seeking balance in body and mind. Her classes are challenging yet playful with a light-hearted approach with the intention of gaining equanimity through the practice of Yoga.