MEET YOUR GUEST TEACHERS
200hr Yoga Teacher Training
Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Law and Ethics
Introduction to Ayurveda
Applied Musculo Skeletal Anatomy
“The heart-based Head to Heart Personal Transformation Program provides a
300hr Advanced Yoga Teacher Training
Founder of BTYS, Heart Wisdom Mentor, Body Temple Yoga™ Method creator, Lead Instructor
Daniella Cotreau is the founder and fearless leader of Body Temple Yoga™ School and the creator of the Body Temple Yoga™ method. She has dedicated her life’s work to the study of the of the wisdom of the Heart and is passionately driven to share that wisdom with all whom she comes in contact. Her deepest desire is that all become free to be who they truly are and live by what is written on their heart. Her expertise in yoga is in internal detailed alignment, energetic alignment, pranayama, meditation, application to modern life and her life changing Heart Wisdom Teachings. She gives her students incredible tools to advance their practice and their lives to one that is aligned their authentic and empowered sovereign selves. She turns yoga teachers into Heart-Based Leaders.
The Roots of Yoga in the Tantras
Michelle Nayeli Bouvier
Embodied Anatomy: Fascia & Tensegrity AND Patterns in Practice
Michelle Nayeli Bouvier is a Prana Vinyasa™ Yoga Teacher Trainer, certified Yoga Therapist, Hoopdance pioneer, AcroYoga teacher, Thai-Yoga bodyworker and dancer devoted to the art and science of embodiment. Michelle’s mission is to bridge somatics, circular movement, and new understandings in anatomy with yoga āsana and the roots of vinyāsa.
Michelle is a co-creator of Hoop Vinyasa on Shiva Rea’s Yoga Alchemy and co-founder of Movement, Medicine & Magic Retreats. With nearly 5000 hours of advanced study, Michelle is currently focused on the Axis Syllabus, Ayurveda, Integral Anatomy, and various styles of primal movement, which all inform her teaching. Her background in science has influenced her ongoing study of biomechanics and anatomy of the human body, in large part through the work of Gil Hedley, Tom Myers, Frey Faust, and others who are challenging the status quo through science.
Michelle has taught full-time since 2000, at local studios, teacher trainings, and events across the country and around the world.
Advancing in Ayurveda
Yoga Philosophy & Yoga Law and Ethics
Gary is a lawyer and a yogi. He was introduced to Eastern philosophy in college when he discovered the writings of Alan Watts which led to studies in Zen and Zen-inspired poetry. Gary found yoga in 2000 as a way to recover from back trauma and has been studying and practicing yoga since that time. Gary has a Certificate of Yoga Philosophy from the California Institute of Integral Studies. He has studied yoga at Esalen Institute, Big Sur California, Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh, India and Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville, Virginia. Gary has photographed many spiritual sites and experiences in his travels throughout Asia. After four years of study and writing, he recently published his first book entitled: “The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali- Illuminations Through Image, Commentary and Design.” The book provides a new and inviting approach to studying and living the Yoga Sutras by using imagery, poetry and quotation to illuminate the heart of the Sutras. After Gary’s book on the Yoga Sutras was published, he began to get speaking invitations and now teaches workshops on the yoga philosophy, ethics and law for Yoga teacher training programs including being a faculty member of Body Temple Yoga School™.
Alignment Based Yin Yoga
This discovery answered a deep indescribable, lifelong yearning to uncover the inner wisdom of body, heart, and mind. She has been actively teaching yoga and meditation over the last two decades while continuing to be a student of ancient wisdom practices and healing modalities. She leads a practice that gently guides one into an ever deepening intimacy with the subtle body, heart wisdom and intrinsic knowing.
Under the guidance and tutelage of Sarah Powers and other master teachers, Joanie is Insight Yoga Institute (IYI) trained and endorsed. She also serves as a mentor in the institute offering support and guidance for students enrolled in IYI. Joanie offers a learning environment that helps students open to their personal journey and to their own process in embodying mindful, compassionate, and healing and presence.
Nanci Shakthi Nardona
Pre and Postnatal Yoga
As a TM meditator for more than 27 years, Nanci’s journey began on her meditation cushion which led her to the healing arts of yoga, massage, martial arts, Reiki, marma, and Ayurveda. She weaves the richness of ancient Vedic knowledge and traditions into her teachings and is an alignment-based Hatha yoga instructor and a Whole Birth Yoga prenatal and postnatal instructor, both certified with Yoga Alliance with their highest accreditation. Nanci applies the therapeutic applications of yoga in her classes serving the perinatal, restorative, and gentle yoga communities. She completed the CAPPA Birth Doula training and is now a doula-in-training to further support and assist her new mamas.
Skye Allison Birdsall
Trauma Sensitive Yoga
Skye is a Bay Area native yoga teacher who began her journey in 2004 in her college yoga class. Her teaching experience evolved from prenatal yoga to aerial to trauma focused and most recently a mentorship with Daniella Cotreau at Body Temple Yoga School. Other teachers who have inspired her path are Rusty Wells, Mark Tanaka, Tias Little and many more. She has a deep well of compassion and desire to serve as well as a thirst for knowledge and innerstanding. Since studying trauma and working in facilities such as the Veteran’s Affairs Hospital in Palo Alto, Ca, she has continued to deepen her offering in yoga for healing trauma of all kinds. Her mission is to remind as many people as possible of their innate healing gifts and that they can be whole again.
Pre and Postnatal Yoga