Sacramento Yoga Center / Yoga Teachers


Our teachers offer traditional, time-tested teachings in a safe, gentle, effective manner. They bring decades of experience, practice and training and deep dedication to their own inner growth, revealed in their individual styles.

AnnaBobHar Anand KaurLexiLinda RoyeMaeManvirSandi

Anna Ghomeshi

Anna Ghomeshi
Rewind Gold: Yoga for Successful Aging

I left my first yoga class with a sense of self-awareness I had never experienced before. I went back week after week, learning one simple asana or pranayama technique, uncovering one truth about myself with every move and every hold, becoming more connected to myself in every momentary pause.

In 2011, I completed my 200 hour teacher training with Bhavani Girard in the Ananda lineage with a mission to share the healing power of yoga. In Spring of 2018, I completed a specialized training in Yoga for Boomers and Seniors.

My teaching style reflects my compassionate nature, my insatiable curiosity for life, my desire for genuine human connections, and mostly the belief that, on the path of yoga, I am always a student first!

To learn more email Anna at

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Bob Brach

Bob Brach
Gentle Vinyasa

Bob is a Yoga Alliance 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher who was trained through the Yoga Fit training program. While living in the Kansas City area, he taught yoga in corporate and fitness center locations. Bob recently moved back to California in June 2012. Bob also enjoys his personal practices of Insight Meditation and Tai Chi.

To learn more email Bob at

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Har Anand Kaur

Har Anand Kaur
Kundalini En Español

Har Anand Kaur nació en Argentina. Desde muy joven, ella fue apasionada por todas las actividades relacionadas con la armonia entre los seres humanos, la naturaleza y el cosmos. Ella es Reikista, Feng Shui consultora, es artista y mamá, practicó el budísmo por más de 20 años, y fue una muy dedicada estudiante de Kundalini yoga por cinco años, hasta que decidió ser instructora y formarse con el Dr. Siri Gian Singh Khalsa (maestro formado directamente por Yogi Bhajan). Hace cinco años obtuvó su certificado internacional de Kundalini Research Institute y continua estudiando y practicando este sistema de yoga cada dia.

Hace 14 años que vive en Sacramento y ama cada dia viviendo aqui y está feliz de compartir su experiencia y conocimiento con la comunidad Hispana.

Har Anand Kaur was born in Argentina. Ever since she was a child, she was passionate about activities related with the harmony among humans, nature and the cosmos. She is a Reiki practitioner, Feng Shui consultant, an artist, a mother, practiced Buddhism for more than 20 years, and was a dedicated student of Kundalini yoga for five years, until she decided to become an instructor taught by Dr. Siri Gian Singh Khalsa (whose teacher was Yogi Bhajan). Five years ago, she received the international certificate of the Kundalini Research Institute and continues to study and practice this form of yoga each day.

She's lived in Sacramento for 14 years and loves living every day here. Har Anand Kaur is happy to share her experience and knowledge with the Hispanic community.

To learn more email Har Anand Kaur at

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Lexi Crook

Yoga Nidra & Sound Bath

Like so many others, yoga found Lexi.

I share Yoga because:

On the path of life, yoga is a wonderful tool to use to open and explore that which we tune out over time, that which we feel a disconnect from.

As we 'grow up' many of us close off that voice inside that calls out from the true essence of our self. Yoga Nidra allows us to consciously create what we need in this world. The power of manifestation is harnessed in this quiet practice of stillness.

Yoga has allowed me to experience the interconnectedness within myself and the space around me. It has allowed me to visualize within and beyond my physical boundaries. Yoga nidra has decreased my pain, allowed me to sleep better, and gives me a greater patience when dealing with the challenges of today's society. Many use this practice to manifest self healing.

The most challenging part of a yoga nidra class is to remain awake and present while also resisting the urge to scratch that itch which always arises once you are asked to remain still.

To learn more email Lexi at

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Linda Roye

Healthy Aging Yoga

Although Linda has been practicing yoga since her 20's, teaching became her calling after retiring from a long career in the legal field. It began informally with teaching a group of seniors at the YMCA, many of whom were over the age of 80. Realizing the need for professional training, she enrolled in a 200-hour teacher training program through It's All Yoga and, upon completing the course requirements, began teaching her Healthy Aging Yoga class.

As a passionate believer in the benefits of yoga for all bodies regardless of age or ability, Linda's class offers a gentle and focused approach that supports balance, mobility and joint health.

In 2013, Linda completed additional training under Carol Krucoff and Kimberly Carson at Duke Integrative Medicine in Durham, North Carolina, and received a certificate in Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors.

Linda Roye has been teaching Healthy Aging Yoga to seniors for eight years and is registered with the Yoga Alliance as an RYT 200.

When not planning, teaching or attending yoga classes, Linda enjoys her other passions including gardening and working with clay.

To learn more email Linda Roye at

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Mae Denman

Adaptive Yoga,
Tai Chi for Arthritis & Falls Prevention

Mae began practicing yoga in 1974, and taught her first class in 1980. Over her four decades of yoga experience, she has taught individuals and groups in office locations, community centers, experimental colleges, and private homes. Mae has studied Hatha Yoga with teachers of the Iyengar, Kundalini, Ashtanga, Svoorpa, Bikram, Ananda, Kripalu, and Viniyoga traditions. Mae has completed the Yoga Alliance certified teacher's training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga, and maintains membership in the Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association. In addition, she has completed Yoga Alliance certified 500 hour teacher's training at the American Viniyoga Institute with Gary Kraftsow. Currently, she works with individuals privately as well in group classes.

In addition to yoga certification, Mae has been certified in several falls prevention training methodologies. Currently she is teaching Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention developed by Dr. Lam and offered around the world. This course is recognized by the Center for Disease Control and Arthritis Foundation for documented results.

For more information, contact Mae at 530-400-3013 or email her at

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Kundalini Yoga,
Gong Meditation

Manvir has taught Kundalini Yoga in the Sacramento area for over 20 years, having been certified to teach Kundalini by Dr. Siri Gian Singh Khalsa in 1998. When a personal health challenge caused him to re-evaluate his life, he felt guided to step into a more authentic sense of self, and to discover how he could best serve others: by teaching Kundalini yoga as a sacred spiritual path. He has a keen interest in how the disease process enters the body, and how most illness can be traced to an entrenched belief system owned by the individual being affected. He found that the spiritual technology of Kundalini yoga is the perfect vehicle for healing body, mind, and spirit, leading students toward their own infinite nature in the Aquarian Age. Presenting the material in an easy-to-understand and heart-oriented style, Manvir guides students in accordance with your individual body's tolerance and needs in a safe and comfortable environment.

For more detailed information contact Manvir at 916-806-0623, check his website, or email him at

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Sandi Russi

Ananda Yoga, Gentle Yoga

Sandi Russi, E-RYT, is a certified Ananda Yoga Instructor who has been practicing yoga for over 20 years, and began teaching in 2000. She joined Sacramento Yoga Center in 2002 and assisted Divya Devi, SYC founder, in establishing SYC as one of the first and oldest yoga studios in the area.

Sandi is focused on bringing the essence of yoga to her students, teaching traditional hatha yoga designed to strengthen and stretch the body, release stress, calm the mind and enhance self-awareness. You'll leave her class feeling nurtured, uplifted, re-energized and more deeply aware of your own inner peace.

To learn more email Sandi at or go to her website

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Peacock from World of Gods and Goddesses, the Mystic Art of Indra Sharma (Mandala Publishing). Used with Permission.