The DREAM Team
Rady Children's Hospital Yoga Program
RYT – 500
Yoga for Anxiety and Depression
Certifications from Next Generation Yoga for Kids,
B.S. Communication Studies, Northwestern University
M.A. International Relations, Johns Hopkins
Youth program co-chair for the Sean O’Shea Foundation
Yoga Teacher Liaison for SOSF
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Samantha was born in Peru and raised in SoCal. She completed YTT200 in 2016 as she simultaneously started her financial planning practice. She’s a CFP and runs her practice in downtown San Diego. She has a passion for helping people bring awareness to all aspects of their life. Samantha enjoys surfing, backpacking, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Heather's love affair with yoga really began in 2013 while living back in her home state of Illinois. Many diagnosed her as a "workaholic" at the time, so she found her release and inner peace in her practice. Quickly becoming enthralled in both the physical as well as the spiritual benefits, Heather was hooked. Not knowing how the relationship would develop, it wasn't until she was attending an executive dinner for her company three years later when her path with yoga became clear. The question circulating around the table was, "If you weren't doing this, what would you be doing?" When it was Heather's turn, without hesitation, she said, "teaching yoga to kids." Since then, she has been passionately pursuing that dream and is grateful for the opportunity to live it every day. Heather's goal for every class she teaches, whether to kids or adults, is to instill confidence, mindfulness and calm. Her motto for the yoga practice is similar to life - Be confident. Give it your best, which can only be defined by you. Don't take yourself too seriously. Smile!
Master of Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University
RYT - Yoga for Cancer Recovering
Marie is interested in sharing the sense of wholeness that the yoga practice has to
offer. Her yoga journey began as a young child through meditation, and later
expanded into asana. Her exploration of various styles of yoga includes Bikram,
Ashtanga, Kundalini, and Vinyasa. After completing her 200-hour teacher training, a new motivation developed to deeply understand the human body, mind, and spirit. Marie’s perception of yoga is an infinite pursuit continually unfolding, and so is her desire to heal through teaching. Join in for a comprehensive yoga journey, and discover a balance between discipline and lightheartedness.
IRINA TELYUKOVA – PhD.
Certified RYT advanced 500-hour level with Yoga Alliance
Certified in Raja Yoga, Meditation, Healing Yoga and Yoga for Cancer Recovery
Cat is a full-time yoga teacher certified at the 500HR level, based in North County San Diego as of 2013 after relocating from Corona. A devoted lover of the life-changing practice that is yoga and a student of the human condition, she holds a degree in Sociology from the University of California and has always aspired to make the world a better place one human interaction at a time. Cat also has an extensive background in working for start-ups and supporting executives in her former “corporate life,” but now joins the SOSF Board of Directors with her own homegrown social media marketing expertise in hand. In addition to teaching yoga to the students of North County’s top studios and her private and corporate clients, she educates and inspires an engaged global audience of nearly 30,000 yoga practitioners on Instagram and Facebook every day. She is thrilled to help expand the online reach of the Sean O’Shea Foundation via social media, knowing this will enable it to educate more teachers in alignment with the Foundation’s mission, and touch even more lives of youth ready to receive the gifts of yoga.
STEPHANIE GLASSEN (Lead Nutrition Advisor)
Stephanie has the passion to help people recognize the nurturing effect and power that whole foods have on the body. Stephanie is a Registered Dietitian and currently works with the military and their families at the Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital. She is also a proud board member and nutrition advisor for the Sean O’Shea Foundation, a non-profit foundation whose intention is empowering youth through yoga, nutrition, and optimistic teachings. Through yoga and nutrition, Stephanie’s objective is to bring light and wellness to those around her.