Healing Yoga

This class is taught by:

Annie Elson

I fell in love with Yoga the first time I stepped onto a mat in 1993 and have been voraciously studying ever since. Passionate about Restorative Yoga and all of its benefits, I became certified in 2009 after completing my first Yoga Teacher Training at The Yoga Tree in San Francisco with Judith Hanson Lasater. One year later, I founded and operated Grass Valley Yoga Studio, and began to share my love of this beautiful practice. I successfully completed the Foundations of Svaroopa Yoga teacher training in 2012. I received my 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification through The Yoga Shack in Nipomo, CA. I relocated to the Central Coast in 2014 and I am grateful to have found the incredible community of Yoga Village which has welcomed me with open arms as the owner / director, since March 2016. I  received my 500 hour Advanced Teaching Certification through Yoga Village in 2018 and I look forward to sharing my newfound knowledge with you!

Kathy Garing

I began my yoga training at Santa Barbara Yoga Center in 2008. Transferred to Yoga Village, receiving my 200 certificate in 2009 and the 500 hour certificate in 2011. In 2012 I became a Reiki Master. I have had the priviledge to study with some wonderful teachers; Connie Murphy, Moonyeen Park, Dr. Holly Jackson,Eric shiffman, Sarah Powers and Cheri Clampet. I have a special interest in Restorative and Healing yoga.

My passions in life in addition to yoga are traveling and horses. I live on acreage east of Arroyo Grande with husband Jim, two Arabians, Clipper and Sunny and an old Morgan , Glitterbug. I was very blessed to be able to visit India for the first time in January 2016 and hope to return someday. Also am a hospice volunteer with Whilshire Hospice.

In love and light,

Holly Jackson-Sigman

“Holly” Jackson- Sigman 500 ERYT * Master Teacher Mary T. Jackson, MD FACOG was born in Hollywood, CA and has gone by the nickname "Holly" ever since. She learned her first seated asana long before she entered medical school and feels that it was one of the most important things she ever learned. As a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Dr. Jackson was well grounded in the practice of holistic medicine with emphasis on nutrition. After graduating from medical school, and finishing her Internship at the University of Hawaii, she spent several years practicing general medicine in Korea. Here she developed an appreciation for the traditional alternative therapies so prevalent in Asian countries. Holly has delivered over 2,000 babies under all sorts of circumstances. Between 1988 and 1998, Dr. Jackson was on the staff of Straub Clinic, Honolulu, where she practiced high risk obstetrics and gynecology. As an associate clinical professor of OBGYN with the University Of Hawaii School Of Medicine she enjoyed teaching medical students and residents at Kapiolani Women and Children's Medical Center in Honolulu. Today she practices yoga and office gynecology in Central California. Holly believes that yoga can help bring ease and joy back into what has become a high tech and often frightening process: The womanly art of birthing. Holly developed the very first Prenatal Teacher Training System manual for YogaFit® in 1999 and later the PranaMama Prenatal/Postpartum Training System® with the goal of integrating superficially opposing worlds: The world of ancient inherent yogic wisdom, the complex world we humans now live in, and the practical world of modern evidence- based scientific knowledge. She has blended these world views into a coherent, and well balanced system of modified classical yoga which will suit the needs of many including and especially pregnant women. Holly's yoga training includes certificate level work with London’s Oxford University through their “Centre for Hindu Studies”. This enables her to provide authentic instruction in the History and Philosophy of Yoga to our teacher training students. Working with our wonderful local teacher of Sanskrit, Kamala Knowlton, has opened a whole new realm of insight into Yoga’s great Sacred Writings, for example the Bhagavad Gita, which she also shares during the Yoga Village teacher trainings. Among the many teachers she honors for helping her find this path are: Richard Freeman, Judith Lasater, Michael Lee, Patricia Walden, Richard Price, MD, Shiva Rea, Gary Kraftsow, Dr. Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, and Dhrama Mittra. Honor especially to Krishnamacharya for sending Yogacharya BKS Iyengar and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois to the west so that the rest could follow.
Join us for this nurturing practice for body and soul. Restorative Yoga, Guided Meditation, and Gentle Stretching allows our bodies to release physical and emotional stress so we can focus on health and healing.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Jan 18 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Annie Elson
  • Fri Jan 25 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Annie Elson
  • Fri Feb 01 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Annie Elson
  • Fri Feb 08 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Annie Elson
  • Fri Feb 15 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Annie Elson
  • Fri Feb 22 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Annie Elson
  • Fri Mar 01 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Kathy Garing
  • Fri Mar 08 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Holly Jackson-Sigman
  • Fri Mar 15 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Annie Elson
  • Fri Mar 22 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Annie Elson
  • Fri Mar 29 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Annie Elson
  • Fri Apr 05 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Annie Elson
  • Fri Apr 12 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Annie Elson
  • Fri Apr 19 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Annie Elson
  • Fri Apr 26 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Annie Elson
  • Fri May 03 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Annie Elson
  • Fri May 10 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Annie Elson
  • Fri May 17 11:00 am - 12:30 pm with Annie Elson