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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.

Jennifer Marcaccini is a yoga teacher and certified in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, Khalsa Way Prenatal Yoga, and Hatha Yoga. She craves learning and evolving to bigger and better versions of herself and has studied with world-renowned teachers in both the United States and India.  She has been teaching yoga, leading retreats and offering workshops since 2009.
Jennifer’s classes are designed for everyBODY.  Her women’s only class helps women strengthen and trust their inner wisdom, as well as open their bodies and heart to all that is possible.  Her prenatal classes include movement and meditation designed specifically for the pregnant mama.  Jennifer also offers monthly workshops and bi-annual retreats on various topics that resonate with all members of the modern family. 
When not in the studio you can find her exploring the natural beauty of Ojai with her family, cooking vegetarian food in her kitchen, gabbing with girlfriends or simply enjoying Libbey park with her daughters.

Nikki Nicoletto teaches Kundalini and Gong Meditation. Kundalini Yoga classes are a dynamic blend of yoga postures, dynamic movement, breathing techniques, mantra, music and meditation which teach you the art of relaxation, self-healing & elevation.

Nikki has been on her Yoga journey for 11 years, teaching Yoga for the past 6. She is trained in Hatha and Kundalini yoga.   Her approach to Yoga is inspiring, spiritual, uplifting, and decidedly unique. She offers a powerful combination of movement, sound healing, & meditation. 

Shiva Preet is a Kundalini Yoga teacher, Sound Healer and Manifestation Mentor.  Her passion is playing the Gong. She is a certified Gong Therapist and plays in different sound healing groups throughout the community.

Shiva is a high vibe-ing Ojai native. She sees the Kundalini energy as a guiding light to bring each person closer to unlocking their infinite potential.  Her uplifted yoga classes drift between deep meditation and play, infusing sound currents to leave you buzzing with delight.

She is inspired by creative cooking, making pottery and exploring the world with her partner Brenton.

Rachel Santa Olalla had practiced yoga for 10 years, and her  practice deepened when she found “Chakra Yoga” at a festival in 2016. Her first Kundalini awakening shifted her from a student to a teacher in training. Kundalini technology became pure magic to her, and even more so as she realized the powerful role that community plays in the transformation process. All of this stoked the need to share Kundalini after completing teacher training in 2018. 

She works full time in landscape construction and design. Her love for plants grew from time spent in nature and transpired into incredible plant knowledge. Rachel is a creator of space both physically and energetically. She finds her healing in jewelry making, abstract art, athletics, coaching volleyball, dancing, and music – especially the gong!