President, YMU Teacher
Zach’s very first yoga class was at Yoga In The Park. This experience propelled him to a regular practice. In 2013 he began assisting at Yoga In The Park as a way to give back. Following that that path he submersed himself in various workshops, trainings, and a 200 hr RYT teaching certification. He continues his growth as teacher by consistently immersing himself in developing his skills and finding new ways to share yoga with others. All of which has allowed him to go deeper in both the physical and spiritual practice of Yoga.
Michelle began her yoga journey in 2007 where she quickly committed to a regular practice and has never looked back. She feels strongly that the mind/body connection can be healing and empowering. As her practice deepened, her path unfolded and Michelle began exploring different studios, attending workshops, and practicing at Yoga in the Park. In 2012, she completed an assisting workshop which is when she began assisting at Yoga in the Park. What an amazing, accepting and loving community! This is where her heart cracked wide open.
In 2013, she joined the board of Yoga Across America and thoroughly enjoyed every second of her service, while watching Yoga in the Park grow and expand. When Zach called her to share his idea of starting a non-profit to continue to support the parks program, she said yes without hesitation.
Where Yoga Moves Us goes from here, nobody knows, but its all about the journey and she is thrilled to be a part of it! Michelle is co-founder and Vice President of Yoga Moves Us and continues to assist regularly for the Yoga in the Parks program.
Bookkeeper, Park Lead, YMU Teacher
Bookkeeper, YMU Teacher
After moving across the world, it didn’t take long for Dennis to stumble upon a yoga studio in Sacramento. Yoga took his engineering mind, and balanced it out with a greater awareness of himself and what’s going on around him. Through yoga, he created many new friendships and found a way to be of service.
Since taking yoga teacher training, Dennis has been volunteer assisting classes at Zuda Yoga and volunteer teaching yoga at the UC Davis Medical Center and the Sacramento Zoo. He believes yoga is one way we can make the world work a little bit better, and he is honored to be a part of Yoga Moves Us to make yoga available to the Sacramento community and beyond.
Outreach Coordinator, YMU Assistant
Prior to yoga, Jany was addicted to turbo kick-boxing classes to release stress and stay healthy. After taking her first Bikram class in 2013 she realized that slowing down can be just as fun and as sweaty. But it was the community of yogis that helped Jany realize the ultimate gift of yoga: unconditional love for self and others in any moment. Jany has since been a student of various styles of yoga and is always inspired by the karmic effects the practice has on its community, which is why Yoga Move Us was a program she knew she wanted to be a part of. Always with compassion and a full heart, Jany’s intentions as a teacher and assistant is to provide a space for students to find more love and kindness for themselves and others.