Meet our Instructors

WE ARE ALL ABOUT LIFESTYLE! NOT JUST YOGA, NOT JUST A CLASS, WE WANT TO HELP YOU ENHANCE YOUR LIFESTYLE! OUT INSTRUCTORS ARE COMMITTED TO YOUR INDIVIDUAL GROWTH, EXPANSION AND HEALTH!

 
Rebecca Benenati   Rebecca is the proud founder of WellBorn Lifestyles. She believes that community is the single most important part of existing in a big city. She invites you into the Wellborn Lifestyles community.   Read More

Rebecca Benenati

Rebecca is the proud founder of WellBorn Lifestyles. She believes that community is the single most important part of existing in a big city. She invites you into the Wellborn Lifestyles community.

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Dev Larks   A registered nurse with a Masters from UCLA, Dev Larks is experienced in various fields of medicine and wellness. She brings her expertise in medicine to her work as a doula as well as parenting workshops. She is eager to be a part of women’s lives and transition into parenting.   Read More

Dev Larks

A registered nurse with a Masters from UCLA, Dev Larks is experienced in various fields of medicine and wellness. She brings her expertise in medicine to her work as a doula as well as parenting workshops. She is eager to be a part of women’s lives and transition into parenting.

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Carmen Guerrero   Empowering each yogi’s authentic self, this is Carmen Guerrero Falcon’s ultimate mission as a yoga facilitator.A passionate student of Jasmine Lieb and Jeanne Heilman, Carmen seeks to nurture an increased understanding of movement and rejuvenation of both body and mind.   Read More

Carmen Guerrero

Empowering each yogi’s authentic self, this is Carmen Guerrero Falcon’s ultimate mission as a yoga facilitator.A passionate student of Jasmine Lieb and Jeanne Heilman, Carmen seeks to nurture an increased understanding of movement and rejuvenation of both body and mind.

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Bahia Shortlidge   Bahia brings to her clients a knowledge and passion for bodywork that she earned through years of personal experience. Bahia has her roots in the various worlds of yoga, including reiki, buddhism, recovery, massage and craniosacral unwinding to name a few.   Read More

Bahia Shortlidge

Bahia brings to her clients a knowledge and passion for bodywork that she earned through years of personal experience. Bahia has her roots in the various worlds of yoga, including reiki, buddhism, recovery, massage and craniosacral unwinding to name a few.

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Kiki Matoba   Experience energy medicine in a safe and comfortable space.  Find peace and relief from the intensity of life naturally with non-invasive techniques such as Reiki, guided meditation, crystals, sound healing, and aromatherapy.  I combine these forms of energy healing to create a truly unique process that helps people with their physical pain, emotional unease, and mental distress. The receiver leaves feeling lighter and happier after every session.

Kiki Matoba

Experience energy medicine in a safe and comfortable space.  Find peace and relief from the intensity of life naturally with non-invasive techniques such as Reiki, guided meditation, crystals, sound healing, and aromatherapy.  I combine these forms of energy healing to create a truly unique process that helps people with their physical pain, emotional unease, and mental distress. The receiver leaves feeling lighter and happier after every session.

Dana Kraft   Dana is a former high school teacher that focuses on breath and alignment while incorporating intelligent sequencing. She works with high profile clientele including NBA and NFL Athletes as well as entertainers, models and TV Personalities.   Read More

Dana Kraft

Dana is a former high school teacher that focuses on breath and alignment while incorporating intelligent sequencing. She works with high profile clientele including NBA and NFL Athletes as well as entertainers, models and TV Personalities.

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Jen Smith   Jennifer Smith is a yoga teacher dedicated to teaching the Yogic Lifestyle through helping her students appreciate the process and not just the goal.Her teaching styles include Hatha, Ashtanga, Children’s, Vinyasa Flow, Power, Restorative, Yin, meditation, and Pranayama with a touch of Reiki.   Read More

Jen Smith

Jennifer Smith is a yoga teacher dedicated to teaching the Yogic Lifestyle through helping her students appreciate the process and not just the goal.Her teaching styles include Hatha, Ashtanga, Children’s, Vinyasa Flow, Power, Restorative, Yin, meditation, and Pranayama with a touch of Reiki.

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Juliet Guisasola   Juliet Guisasola is a dynamic and inspiring yoga teacher specializing in pre & postnatal. She also has experience in yin, hatha, & vinyasa flow, with a certification in mat pilates, barre, and sculpt. She is also the founder of a youth yoga empowerment program.   Read More

Juliet Guisasola

Juliet Guisasola is a dynamic and inspiring yoga teacher specializing in pre & postnatal. She also has experience in yin, hatha, & vinyasa flow, with a certification in mat pilates, barre, and sculpt. She is also the founder of a youth yoga empowerment program.

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Eric Mellgren   As a born athlete and avid soccer player, Eric Mellgren’s first love was fitness. But knowing he wouldn’t be playing seriously after high school, Eric began looking for other positive outlets for his boundless energy.   After spending the better part of his adult life working in the music industry, Eric started the process of searching for “a way of living” instead of just a career. After some therapy work with Jennifer Schaefer, who suggested Nutritional Therapy as a starting point, Eric began his journey toward holistic therapy treatments.  As Eric sought clarity for himself, he craved opportunities to give back. An accomplished singer/songwriter, Eric began doing music therapy with Art of Elysium. He believed in the power of music to help, heal and bring joy to others.

Eric Mellgren

As a born athlete and avid soccer player, Eric Mellgren’s first love was fitness. But knowing he wouldn’t be playing seriously after high school, Eric began looking for other positive outlets for his boundless energy.

After spending the better part of his adult life working in the music industry, Eric started the process of searching for “a way of living” instead of just a career. After some therapy work with Jennifer Schaefer, who suggested Nutritional Therapy as a starting point, Eric began his journey toward holistic therapy treatments.

As Eric sought clarity for himself, he craved opportunities to give back. An accomplished singer/songwriter, Eric began doing music therapy with Art of Elysium. He believed in the power of music to help, heal and bring joy to others.

Elizabeth Blanchard   Elizabeth began practicing yoga in 1994 after being a professional cheerleader with the Los Angeles Raiders. Her dance and fitness background compliment her yoga expertice perfectly.   Read More

Elizabeth Blanchard

Elizabeth began practicing yoga in 1994 after being a professional cheerleader with the Los Angeles Raiders. Her dance and fitness background compliment her yoga expertice perfectly.

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Sean Hanley   Sean has been a dedicated yoga student for nearly 20 years. Early in his practice a four story fall resulting in a severe back injury took him off the mat for almost a year. That experience has compelled him to share this practice and it's benefits. If you want to connect to that highest self within and feel empowered come take one of his classes.   Read More

Sean Hanley

Sean has been a dedicated yoga student for nearly 20 years. Early in his practice a four story fall resulting in a severe back injury took him off the mat for almost a year. That experience has compelled him to share this practice and it's benefits. If you want to connect to that highest self within and feel empowered come take one of his classes.

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Britt Logan   Britt aka "Fitbritt" is a professional personal trainer, dancer, and nutrition expert, not to mention mom of two. Originally from Miami, Florida, Britt started her career as a dancer at Miami Heat games. Years later, after becoming a mother, Britt created a youtube channel called "FITBRITT". Britt is excited to be teaching "Chance to Dance" at Wellborn.   Read   More

Britt Logan

Britt aka "Fitbritt" is a professional personal trainer, dancer, and nutrition expert, not to mention mom of two. Originally from Miami, Florida, Britt started her career as a dancer at Miami Heat games. Years later, after becoming a mother, Britt created a youtube channel called "FITBRITT". Britt is excited to be teaching "Chance to Dance" at Wellborn.

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Peter Kenney   Throughout the last 20 years, I have studied many modalities of the healing arts, most notably: Cranial Sacral Unwinding, Sat Nam Rasayan, Reiki, Sensory Repatterning; and an extensive array of manual therapy techniques. However, nothing has been more powerful than the initiatory experience I went through sitting in meditative silence in which I was instructed from the innate intelligence within the heart, on opening to the neutral space of non-doing, holding that space for people and situations through the art of focus. These two abilities allow me to be very effective in my work.

Peter Kenney

Throughout the last 20 years, I have studied many modalities of the healing arts, most notably: Cranial Sacral Unwinding, Sat Nam Rasayan, Reiki, Sensory Repatterning; and an extensive array of manual therapy techniques. However, nothing has been more powerful than the initiatory experience I went through sitting in meditative silence in which I was instructed from the innate intelligence within the heart, on opening to the neutral space of non-doing, holding that space for people and situations through the art of focus. These two abilities allow me to be very effective in my work.

Alicia Chavez   Alicia is a Board Certified, Licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist and Oriental Medicine Practitioner. After attending a Masters program at Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica California, Alicia graduated with the highest honors Summa Cum Laude. Alicia believes in whole body care to help her patients unblock what is preventing them from healing and reaching their optimal state of health.   Read More

Alicia Chavez

Alicia is a Board Certified, Licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist and Oriental Medicine Practitioner. After attending a Masters program at Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica California, Alicia graduated with the highest honors Summa Cum Laude. Alicia believes in whole body care to help her patients unblock what is preventing them from healing and reaching their optimal state of health.

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Marc Savas   Marc has had the opportunity to study with amazing yoga instructors while traveling around the world extensively, including completion of teacher training with instructor Chris Chavez. During this time, Marc has taught FULL BLAST YOGA™ in the US and abroad, with strong yoga roots in Los Angeles.  Marc dedicates his time to spreading his FULL BLAST YOGA™ philosophy in his life, in his practice, and in his teachings.  Marc is blessed to be a part of the Los Angeles yoga community and has inspired many yogis to new levels of practice. Known for his powerful arm-balance and inversion sequences, Marc’s classes are unique, challenging and a must for the yoga adventurist!

Marc Savas

Marc has had the opportunity to study with amazing yoga instructors while traveling around the world extensively, including completion of teacher training with instructor Chris Chavez. During this time, Marc has taught FULL BLAST YOGA™ in the US and abroad, with strong yoga roots in Los Angeles.

Marc dedicates his time to spreading his FULL BLAST YOGA™ philosophy in his life, in his practice, and in his teachings.

Marc is blessed to be a part of the Los Angeles yoga community and has inspired many yogis to new levels of practice. Known for his powerful arm-balance and inversion sequences, Marc’s classes are unique, challenging and a must for the yoga adventurist!