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Claudia Blasimann

Claudia Blasimann
Claudia Blasimann is back into human movement. After graduating as a physical education teacher from ETH Zurich, she worked as a sports journalist and project manager, all the while teaching group fitness classes and personal trainings. Her interest in different forms of training and relaxation modalities has lead her to take a broad range of teacher trainings. Claudia has a teaching background in CrossFit©, Yoga Tune Up©, PowerYoga, Pilates,  Sypoba, TRX Suspension and RIP Training. As a teenager she competed on an international level in synchronized swimming.
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Colleen Flaherty

Educating, empowering, and encouraging women and families to feel their healthiest and most joyful is what I live for! As an NSCA-Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), I focus specifically on pregnancy and postpartum exercise and entire-family, outdoor play time. The need for perinatal fitness education is at an all time high and I've been part of this revolution by educating coaches and fit pros around the world through our 10 hour Pregnancy and Postpartum Strength Course!
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Connie Lee Nelson

Connie Lee Nelson
Prior to teaching yoga, I have had working experience as a registered nurse so I have a good grasp on anatomy and physiology. I am fascinated by how the human body works.  I thought I have  found my calling to serve people after I received  my 200 hour vinygasa yoga teacher training.  Due to a hip injury while practicing conventional yoga, I picked up strength training and have been teaching kettlebells to groups and private clients in addition to yoga teaching.
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Corey Wright

Corey Wright
Corey comes to Yoga Tune Up ® with a desire to help others alleviate pain in their bodies. He brings with him a passion for fitness and human movement after years of participating in everything from cycling to weightlifting. Working as a technical analyst in the corporate IT world has acquainted Corey with the perils of sitting and less than stellar posture. He is passionate about de-stressing and down regulation and believes them vital to health and longevity.
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Courteney Mitchell

Courteney has been practicing yoga regularly since 2001, and completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training through Pure Yoga with Marc McDonald and Kay Kay Clivio.  She turned to teaching because she felt she had gained so much from the practice (particularly the ability to breathe), and that it was her duty to pay that knowledge forward to others.  Her philosophy is that the more ways you can learn to move your body, the better off you will be – one of the reasons she also holds licenses to teach Zumba and TRX, as well as AFAA Group Exercise and Cycling certificates.  Over the y
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Darcy Bowman

Darcy is a 500-RYT and a Licensed Massage Therapist. She graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine - New York City, in December, 2013 and is licensed in New York State. Darcy has been teaching yoga since 2004. Her Teacher Trainings are: Bright Spirit (Jillian Pransky) 200-Hour, YogaWorks 300-Hour, Certified Advanced Relax & Renew Teacher (Judith Laseter), Advanced Restorative Teacher (all of Jillian Pransky's Trainings), Certified Prenatal Teacher, 108-Hour Anusara Yoga Immersion, Yoga Tune Up - Level 1.
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David Ibrahim

David is a certified 200 and 500 RYT. He has trained in Yoga Tune Up®, Traditional Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa, Various forms of Meditation, Kriya, Chair, Restorative, and Yoga Therapy. He is currently training in the Level 3 Yoga Therapy RX Program at Loyola Marymount University. He has created Raja Yoga Flow, and also Therapeutic Yoga, which specializes in Brain and Spinal Trauma patients. He is also a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. 
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Dawn Adams

Dawn has been practicing yoga since the mid-1990s. She took her first class at the Alameda Yoga Station in 1996 and has since studied under experienced teachers such as Sandy Blaine, JoAnn Lyons, and Donald Moyer. Dawn graduated from the Advanced Studies Program at the Yoga Room in Berkeley in 2009 and she continues to deepen her personal practice. Yoga has become an integral part of her life, especially because of its nurturing and centering aspects. Through practicing yoga, she has found that undoing is just as important as doing.
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