Mari Coppinger

Mari has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years using her earliest practice as a way to soothe the physical strains of a very active, athletic lifestyle.  Through her continued dedication to yoga she has realized that connecting your mind and body is the key to positive living and the path to that connection is yoga.  Her yoga journey revealed that the benefits of a regular yoga practice can include the aesthetic results of a supple, strong body but more importantly that a regular practice leads to the creation of a deep sense of vitality and well-being. 

Mari’s yoga guidance is a blend of her diverse training, athletic adventures, and life experiences.  She emphasizes a sustainable practice of mindful breathing, proper alignment, and flow of movement, to create presence, awakening, balance, strength, flexibility, and relaxation.  Mari holds RYT 200 hour certifications from the White Lotus Foundation training with Ganga White and Tracey Rich and California Power Yoga training with Anna Guhin.  She is currently working on an RYT 500 hour certification with Mark Stephens and has also completed Level One Training with Baron Baptiste.

Mari was born and raised in California and spent much of her youth water skiing, in team sports and riding horses.  Her more than 10 years of training in and teaching martial arts, street self-defense and personal development further contribute to her well-rounded approach to guiding yoga.  She is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys cycling, mountain biking, trail running and long distance triathlon events.

Chris Coppinger

Chris has been practicing yoga for more than 10 years and builds his yoga philosophy and practice from the foundation and pursuit of a healthy body and mind.  He teaches Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa Flow in the Krishnamacharya lineage focusing on the development of strength, balance and flexibility using sound principles of alignment while encouraging mindful awareness of body and breath.

Chris completed his Yoga Alliance RYT 200 hour certification and continues his training at the White Lotus Foundation with Ganga White and Tracey Rich.  He is also currently working on an RYT 500 hour certification with Mark Stephens.  He draws further influence from completed workshops, trainings and classes with Mark Stephens, Shiva Rea, Baron Baptiste and a world of inspiring yoga teachers and students.

Chris was born and raised in the beach communities of Southern California and Los Angeles spending much of his youth surfing, in team sports and playing guitar.  He pursued his education and worked in New York and Chicago before settling in Northern California Sonoma County.   His deepened commitment to yoga grew from many years of training and teaching martial arts, self-defense and personal development.  He is also an endurance sports athlete in Ironman, road cycling, trail running and enjoys surfing, mountain biking and dual sport motorcycling.

Loni Behler

Loni comes to 2Up Yoga with a background as a Pilates instructor for more than 13 years.  She has trained with and taken many workshops from well-known Pilates and Yoga teachers.  Loni started Pilates as a method of healing back strain that came from years of playing soccer.  She was a client at Tone studio and was quickly inspired to become a teacher and help others use movement to find ease and potential in their own lives.  Breath was also a vital component in healing and it seemed natural to her that this path was a lifestyle practice for everyone.

Loni has experimented with many styles of yoga and enjoys discovering how both Pilates and Yoga make her feel—strong and confident in mind and body with her lifestyle of adventure and athletic endeavors.  She teaches a “breath-centered” practice in the Sri T. Krishnamacharya lineage that focuses on connecting breath, mind and body, with an element of Pilates, the best of both worlds.  Her teaching brings flexibility, strength, awareness and compassion to your practice while keeping in mind each student’s stage of life, individual needs, strengths, limitations and goals.

Loni completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training certification at Tone with Monica Anderson.  Her training complements the classic yoga tools of asana, pranayama, and meditation with sound, mantra, bhavana (visualization), and mudra (gestures).  In her spare time, she enjoys triathlon (cycling being her first love), reading, trail running, cooking and spending time with friends & family.  She also loves hiking, especially with four-legged canine companions.

Nancy Gaeden

Nancy has been practicing yoga for more than 12 years and has completed over 500 hours of training in classic Hatha, Iyengar, and Kripalu traditions.  She teaches in a gentle and therapeutic style with a practical, accessible, and contemporary approach.  Her teaching cultivates mindfulness to promote inner peace, asana postures to promote strength and flexibility, development of compassionate self-awareness to promote healing and transformation, and taking the practice of yoga off the mat and into daily life.

Nancy has completed 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training certifications at the Kripalu School of Yoga and Ayurvedic Studies and the Avalon Yoga Center (Iyengar focus).  She studied therapeutic yoga for seniors at Duke Integrative Medicine and served as an assistant faculty member at the Kripalu School of Yoga and Ayurveda.  Her training and experience provides an integrated perspective of yoga, which she incorporates into each session.

Nancy has provided corporate yoga classes at local businesses to help employees reduce stress and shared the benefits of yoga practice with the senior population at local retirement communities.  She also works with chronic pain patients to increase capacity for movement, breath, and awareness.  Nancy is experienced teaching chair yoga and gentle yoga with modifications and props to support various physical limitations while encouraging movement and healing.

Anna Marincovich

Anna has practiced Yoga for over 10 years and completed her Yoga Alliance RYT 200 hour certification at CorePower Yoga in Boulder, Colorado. She also attended Level One Training with Baron Baptiste and has been influenced by a variety of styles including Vinyasa, Iyengar, Bikram and Hatha Yoga.

Anna emphasizes proper technique and the integration of the principles and philosophy of yoga both on and off the mat.  She describes herself as a “life enthusiast”’ and her gentle hands-on approach is perfect for all levels of yoga practitioners; she believes restoration is as equally important as exercise and work in order to maintain balance in your life.

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