Meet Our Yoga Teachers
Tara Matthews, L.Ac, Experienced 500-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher, is an accomplished Kundalini Yoga instructor trained at Golden Bridge of Santa Monica, California. A yoga teacher of over 20 years and current KRI Level 3 student, her background in the medical field gives her a unique and in depth understanding of physical and sacred anatomy. A teacher of teachers and enthusiastic trainer in gong sound therapy, Tara also maintains a full time Chinese Medical and Energy Work Practice in Ojai. She currently mentors with Mehtab Benton.
Shiva Preet sets herself on a path of bringing deep remembrance, joy and freedom to our lives through Sound, yoga and meditation.
Born and raised in India, Richa Badami grew up with yoga, mantra, chanting, and Vedic ceremony as part of her daily life. She began her journey in 1995 training in healing, energy and body work from teachers in India, and became a Reiki Master in 2002. She is a transformation guide, consciousness teacher, energy healer, and ICF certified trauma informed life coach. Richa created, and has been teaching an in depth course for personal transformation and spiritual growth called the I AM Consciousness Program since 2011. She is currently receiving mentorship from Krishna Kaur in Los Angeles as a Kundalini Yoga Teacher. Her Yoga classes combine breathwork, meditation, mantra, and Chakra healing. Richa lives in Ojai with her husband, three daughters, two dogs, and two bunnies! When not teaching classes on Zoom or in a studio, she directs musical theater at the Oak Grove School, and runs a startup that sells delicious Indian curries, & sauces! You can also join Richa for Havan – a Vedic, sacred fire ceremony every Full Moon.
Angela Taylor has dance/performance training in the “Life/Art Process” from Tamalpa institute, a Ph.D. is Psychology, and is a licensed psychotherapist in CA, a certified EMDR practitioner, and a certified yoga instructor. Angela draws on her expertise working with trauma, eating disorders, integration of non-ordinary states, and shadow work as well as her background in dance to create a unique experience that empowers people to heal their bodies and embrace their true, full, authentic soul selves. In her yoga classes, you can expect to move slowly, to feel deeply into your body, to be invited to play and try new shapes and experiences, and to potentially be unexpectedly sore the following day.
Angela’s naturopathic and holistic approach to psychotherapy and movement has been featured in O Magazine and on MTV, The Style Network, and the Discovery Channel. She also served as a consultant on the New York Times Bestseller, The Life You Want.
Devon Sophia Delaney, M.Ed is a Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master, and Sound Healing Practitioner. In 2021, she completed her 200hr Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training at Soul Body Ojai and her 200hr Hatha Yoga Teacher Training through the Yoga & Ayurveda Center. Devon teaches Children’s Yoga Classes in Ojai and Ventura. In her spare time, Devon offers Children’s Yoga at Ventura Center for Spiritual Living for the Youth Ministry Program. She has Children’s Yoga training through Radiant Child Yoga and is currently completing a mentorship for her 95-hour Children’s Yoga Certification in Radiant Child Yoga. The Radiant Child Yoga approach to Children’s Yoga is appealing to her because it combines elements of Kundalini Yoga, Hatha Yoga, kid’s songs, yoga cards, meditations, and more, and resonates with her heart. Devon enjoys teaching Children’s Yoga classes because it connects with her inner child and it’s a fun way to help kids develop strength, balance, and resilience in their lives. Devon is also available for sessions.