INSTRUCTORS

Jenni Rawlings - Guest Instructor

Jenni Rawlings - Guest Instructor

Jenni Rawlings, E-RYT has completed a wealth of trainings & learning in the fields of yoga, anatomy, biomechanics, and human movement. She is the co-founder of Strength for Yoga, which is a digital book (Strength Training for Yoga) and an ongoing, interactive Remote Group Training for yogis interested in enhancing and supporting their yoga practice with structured strength programming.

Jenni is also the co-host of the Yoga Meets Movement Science podcast.

Jenni completed a 6-month mentorship with Chris Beardsley, director of Strength & Conditioning Research and an expert on the science of strength training. She also completed a 500hr YTT with her main yoga mentor Jules Mitchell, MS. She writes regularly for Yoga International and for her own body geek-focused yoga blog. She is also a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP®).

Jenni owned Drishti, the nation’s first stand-alone yoga clothing store, from 2002-2017. She also taught regular yoga classes for many years at Santa Barbara’s most beloved yoga studio, Yoga Soup. Jenni graduated with B.A.’s in both Religious Studies and Cultural Anthropology from UC Santa Barbara.

Jenni is originally from California, spent a couple of years in Chicago, and now lives with her husband and two dogs in Durham, NC.

Jenni teaches yoga & continuing education content for yoga teachers via her website. She also offers daily yoga & movement ideas, tips, and educational content on her Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter feeds. You can also find educational videos from Jenni on YouTube.

OTHER TEACHERS

Anthony Difiglio – Lead Teacher

Anthony Difiglio – Lead Teacher

My name is Anthony DiFiglio. I wanted to be as present as I could throughout this training and thought the best way to do that would be to offer up my services just as I do for in-person trainings at affordable and accessible rates. Alongside my lectures, I help...

Stevi Gongora – Lead Teacher

Stevi Gongora – Lead Teacher

Stevi Gongora is a lead instructor in all Authentic Movements courses & intensives. Her focus often includes creative sequencing work, exploring basic biomechanics, bringing you accessible inversions, and investigating creative prop usage.Questions for Stevi?OTHER...

Erin Kelly – Lead Teacher

Erin Kelly – Lead Teacher

Erin Kelly is a lead instructor in all Authentic Movements courses and intensives. You’ll find her leading philosophy lectures + human behavior analysis, showcasing her creative sequencing style, and helping everyone tap into the artist within. Questions for Erin?...

Bianca Scalise – Lead Teacher

Bianca Scalise – Lead Teacher

Bianca Scalise is a lead instructor in all Authentic Movements courses and intensives. You’ll see her shine in lectures and classes surrounding manual assists, meditation, creative restorative, incorporating outside modalities and more. Questions for Bianca? OTHER...

Kim Picklap – Assistant Instructor

Kim Picklap – Assistant Instructor

Hi. My name is Kim, and I’ve been teaching since 2010. My classes typically have a flow element, which combines creativity and intelligent bio-mechanics. I strive to create a space for supported playfulness that allows each unique spirit to surface. In 2019, I...

Alex Yauch – Assistant Teacher

Alex Yauch – Assistant Teacher

Alexis Ann Yauch is an Authentic Movements 500HR Alum. Her “movement” practice started with yoga and traveling to live in different states over the years. Practicing yoga through every move, every town and each experience guided her ability to learn and grow. Months...

Dr. Ben House – Guest Instructor

Dr. Ben House – Guest Instructor

Ben House PhD, CISSN has worked as a Strength and Conditioning Coach and Nutritionist since 2006. House was accepted to medical school without an undergraduate degree, but elected to finish his degree and pursue a career in the health and fitness sector. He finished...

Laurel Beversdorf – Guest Instructor

Laurel Beversdorf – Guest Instructor

Laurel is a YACEP, E-RYT 500, international yoga educator, certified kettlebell specialist, the creator of Yoga with Resistance Bands classes and trainings, and Resistance Bands 101 with Yoga Journal. A mom and a New York City transplant living in Huntsville, Alabama,...

Sean Michael Imler – Guest Instructor

Sean Michael Imler – Guest Instructor

Sean is an ICF certified Coach, Advanced BodyTalk and PaRama Practitioner, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Certified Sound Healer,  Level 2 Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique (QHHT) practitioner (Past Life Regression), Licensed Minister and Astrologer.   Sean uses...

Davina Davidson – Guest Instructor

Davina Davidson – Guest Instructor

Davina is a Houston-based teacher leader and trainer who founded Melanin Yoga Project in the spring of 2017 as a means to addressing the need for a safe space for BIPOC yogis to explore the practice of yoga and experience the benefits of the practice for themselves....