Patti Sica   Patti has spent ten years in urban schools as a school leader, curriculum specialist, special educator, and art teacher. Patti believes that elevating the student voice is the first step towards dismantling systems of power that create unequal opportunities for people from low-income backgrounds and people of color. By supporting the ongoing development of high quality teachers and programming, she hopes to plant seeds that will lead to more equitable outcomes for all people.  Patti is a Teach for America alumni, earned a Bachelor's degree from The College of NJ in Art Education and a Masters of Arts from Loyola Marymount University in Special Education. She is a 200 hr. certified yoga and mindfulness instructor — a certification she earned in rural India.

Patti Sica

Patti has spent ten years in urban schools as a school leader, curriculum specialist, special educator, and art teacher. Patti believes that elevating the student voice is the first step towards dismantling systems of power that create unequal opportunities for people from low-income backgrounds and people of color. By supporting the ongoing development of high quality teachers and programming, she hopes to plant seeds that will lead to more equitable outcomes for all people.

Patti is a Teach for America alumni, earned a Bachelor's degree from The College of NJ in Art Education and a Masters of Arts from Loyola Marymount University in Special Education. She is a 200 hr. certified yoga and mindfulness instructor — a certification she earned in rural India.

Stefan Kennerly   Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Stefan is accustomed to the fun and stresses big cities can bring! An alum from the University of Miami since 2014, he majored in Human and Social Development and Psychology, beginning a passion devoted towards the betterment of self and others. Once graduating, Stefan moved to Los Angeles where he completed a couple of non-profit programs that invoked a more career focus aligned with guiding students towards post-secondary success. Using this motivation and recent experience, he started substitute teaching and re-entered higher education as a College Counseling graduate student at California State University, Dominguez Hills.  Joining this Locum Yoga initiative, Stefan looks forward to expanding on his advocacy expertise as well as gaining invaluable mental health techniques and strategies he could use personally and professionally.

Stefan Kennerly

Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Stefan is accustomed to the fun and stresses big cities can bring! An alum from the University of Miami since 2014, he majored in Human and Social Development and Psychology, beginning a passion devoted towards the betterment of self and others. Once graduating, Stefan moved to Los Angeles where he completed a couple of non-profit programs that invoked a more career focus aligned with guiding students towards post-secondary success. Using this motivation and recent experience, he started substitute teaching and re-entered higher education as a College Counseling graduate student at California State University, Dominguez Hills.

Joining this Locum Yoga initiative, Stefan looks forward to expanding on his advocacy expertise as well as gaining invaluable mental health techniques and strategies he could use personally and professionally.

Shannen Roberts   Shannen Roberts is a 500 hour yoga instructor certified through YogaWorks and is Trauma Informed. Since 2012 she’s taught at gyms, studios, eating disorder clinics, privately, and at Mothership Fest. In her free time, she plays music as Cusi Coyllur, and is the founder of alternative self-help for mind obstacles blog, zines, workshops, and events called The Strange is Beautiful. In 2014, she self-published "The Strange is Beautiful Alternative Self-Help Guide," as well as four online yoga classes for anxiety, depression and panic attacks, sold at LA, SF, and SFV zine festivals. Visit her at TheStrangeisBeautiful.com, @TheStrangeisBeautiful on Instagram, or at ShannenRoberts.com/Yoga.     Photo credit: Alex Chavez

Shannen Roberts

Shannen Roberts is a 500 hour yoga instructor certified through YogaWorks and is Trauma Informed. Since 2012 she’s taught at gyms, studios, eating disorder clinics, privately, and at Mothership Fest. In her free time, she plays music as Cusi Coyllur, and is the founder of alternative self-help for mind obstacles blog, zines, workshops, and events called The Strange is Beautiful. In 2014, she self-published "The Strange is Beautiful Alternative Self-Help Guide," as well as four online yoga classes for anxiety, depression and panic attacks, sold at LA, SF, and SFV zine festivals. Visit her at TheStrangeisBeautiful.com, @TheStrangeisBeautiful on Instagram, or at ShannenRoberts.com/Yoga.

Photo credit: Alex Chavez

 
Stephen Moore   Music, yoga and teaching kids. Those are the things I love most. Oh, and my wife of course ! I am a Hatha-yoga teacher, a singing-bowl enthusiast and collector of ethnic, musical instruments. I've been in L.A since 1981 and never left, because of the beaches, avocados and Trader Joes. I'm here to teach and learn, all the while without taking anything too seriously.

Stephen Moore

Music, yoga and teaching kids. Those are the things I love most. Oh, and my wife of course ! I am a Hatha-yoga teacher, a singing-bowl enthusiast and collector of ethnic, musical instruments. I've been in L.A since 1981 and never left, because of the beaches, avocados and Trader Joes. I'm here to teach and learn, all the while without taking anything too seriously.

Jana Johnson   Jana Johnson is an enthusiastic yogi of over 7 years. She loves the energy and engagement students exhibit in classes, both in a studio or classroom setting.   Co-owner of LIGHTWORK Yoga Space, based in Los Angeles, Jana focuses on making the practice of yoga a welcoming, accessible, and holistic experience that extends "off the mat" for positive influence well beyond the formal practice.   Jana also enjoys hanging out with her life partner, friends, and family, playing (beach) volleyball, intellectual spiritual talk, and enjoying the beauty and wonder of LA.   www.lightwork.yoga

Jana Johnson

Jana Johnson is an enthusiastic yogi of over 7 years. She loves the energy and engagement students exhibit in classes, both in a studio or classroom setting. 

Co-owner of LIGHTWORK Yoga Space, based in Los Angeles, Jana focuses on making the practice of yoga a welcoming, accessible, and holistic experience that extends "off the mat" for positive influence well beyond the formal practice. 

Jana also enjoys hanging out with her life partner, friends, and family, playing (beach) volleyball, intellectual spiritual talk, and enjoying the beauty and wonder of LA. 

www.lightwork.yoga