MEET THE TEAM!

 
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SHANNON QUIGLEY, OWNER OF TYR

Nickname: Shanny (my mom calls me that)

Hometown: Bakersfield, CA

# of years teaching: 12

Trainings/Certifications: E-RYT 500 Certified Baptiste Teacher; Tier 2, Certified YOD teacher, Certified Thai Yoga Practitioner, Reiki Master/Instructor, Certified Kids Yoga Instructor, Assisted 1 long program and 1 short program with Baptiste Institute

Do you have a second professional life?: Owner of TYR, I have my degree in Architecture and Design, so before opening TYR I worked for a few firms! I still do design work though!

What song do you put on repeat: can’t go wrong with anything from Glass Animals, Alt J, Steve Miller, Tom Petty, Kid Cudi, Post Malone, Drake, Kendrick Lamar….. and Justin Bieber (I know I know…)

When I was little I wanted to be: an architect and a professional roller skater!

A quote that inspires me is: “where we’re going, we don’t need roads”

Something I could eat everyday forever is: does coffee count?

Favorite thing to do on the weekend: getting in the Jeep and driving around with no plans of where we’re headed with my boys.

I love: snuggling my baby boy and my husband

When I wake up I: watch cartoons and dance around with my kiddo

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MICHELE DUNLOW

Nickname: Slugbait (my dad called me that) otherwise I answer to Michele, 1l, M, and hey you!

Hometown: currently Lancaster CA. I was a military spouse for 21 years so I’ve lived in a LOT of other places. 

# of years teaching: 1st year teaching yoga!  Yikes :)

Trainings/Certifications:  Level 1, from Amazing Yoga 

Do you have a second professional life?: yep, My day job is at Northrop Grumman. 

What song do you put on repeat: Landslide by the Dixie Chicks. 

When I was little I wanted to be: an Egyptologist. I couldn’t stand the thought of being inside all day. 

A quote that inspires me is:  “All you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” George Addair 

Something I could eat everyday forever is: STEAK! Ribeye and a twice baked potato. 

Favorite thing to do on the weekend: go adventuring with my guy, Rich. 

I love: yoga!  It keeps me sane. 

When I wake up I: (weekdays) let the dog outside, make n’oatmeal, and get ready for work.  On weekends, I let the dog out, have some tea, and flip through one of my favorite magazines.  I love getting up early and having some time to be quiet. 

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JASMINE WILSON

Nickname: Jazzy

Hometown: Lancaster

# of years teaching: 3.5

Trainings/Certifications: RYT 200, YOD, Buti Deep, Yoga Shred, Trauma Informed Trained, Super Yogis Kids Certified

Do you have a second professional life?: Cocktail slinger

What song do you put on repeat: There’s too many! I love music!

When I was little I wanted to be: a go kart racer!

A quote that inspires me is: “let her sleep, for when she wakes she will move mountains”

Something I could eat everyday forever is: Mexican food

Favorite thing to do on the weekend: hanging out with my family, yoga, Sunday funday

I love: life and my babies

When I wake up I: am grateful for another day

 
 
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EZRA GODDE

Nickname: Ez

Hometown:Palmdale

# of years teaching: my first!

Trainings/Certifications: 100 hr Level 1 Baptiste Yoga

Do you have a second professional life?: I am a licensed Loan Originator

What song do you put on repeat: No More Parties in LA

When I was little I wanted to be: Lawyer or Comedian

A quote that inspires me is: “If you don't know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.”

Something I could eat everyday forever is: Pizza

Favorite thing to do on the weekend: Hiking

I love: My family, my friends, and my dogs Blade and Chopper.

When I wake up I: French press coffee.

 
 
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CRYSTAL CERRATO

Nickname: The only other name I am called besides Crystal is "Mommy".

Hometown: Santa Clarita, CA

# of years teaching: 1

Trainings/Certifications: 200hr RYT, CPR/AED Heartsaver

Do you have a second professional life?: Prior to teaching yoga full time I was a Digital Marketing Manager. Now, I teach yoga full time and help my clients and students achieve their health/wellness goals.

What song do you put on repeat: Sia, “Bird Set Free”

When I was little I wanted to be: The President

A quote that inspires me is: Raise your standards, and the Universe will meet you there.

Something I could eat everyday forever is: TACOS.

Favorite thing to do on the weekend: I really love to get outside and be in nature with my family. We like to camp, hike and go backpacking. I have also recently discovered my newfound love for Lagree Pilates!

I love: My husband, my son, the mountains, yoga and food. <3

When I wake up I: Make my bulletproof coffee, and read for about an hour before the sun rises. This is the most magical time of the day and I love the still, quiet energy that the new day brings.

 
 
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DANIELLE GREEN

Nickname: Danny or Nelly (my mom’s family)

Hometown: Boron

# Years teaching: 3 years

Training/certifications: 200 RYT trained in Baptiste yoga; Tier 1

Do you have a second professional life?: B&P Specialist and Program Business Manage at Scaled Composites

What song do you put on repeat: don’t like repeats, but I’ll listen to Jack Johnson music all day

When I was little I wanted to: be a writer

A quote that inspires me: “The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible” - Einstein

Something I could eat everyday forever is: yogurt with granola (I eat it every day!)

Favorite thing to do on the weekend: have slow mornings with Max (my son) drinking my coffee and playing

I love: my son more than life, Baptiste yoga, traveling, scuba diving, exercising, and of course my family and my boyfriend.

When I wake up I: shower and then practice JIP

 
 
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LESLEY HARLEY

Nickname: Baby

Hometown: Bad Pyrmont, Germany. But my home will always be England.

# of years teaching:  about 1

Trainings/Certifications: RYT 200 under Baptiste certified teacher Tricia Speidel. 

Do you have a second professional life?: Bookseller at Barnes & Noble

What song do you put on repeat: I like too many to pin it to one, but right now I am playing the album "Damnation" by Opeth on repeat.

When I was little I wanted to be: an author or teacher

A quote that inspires me is: "Be brave enough to live creatively, the creative place where no one else has ever been" Alan Alda

Something I could eat everyday forever is: twizzlers!

Favorite thing to do on the weekend: hang with my hubby and dogs 

I love: books, yoga, history and my family

When I wake up I: cuddle my dogs!

 
 
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ROCHELLE GUARDADO

Nickname: Auntie 

Hometown: Antelope Valley

# of years teaching: 10

Trainings/Certifications: RYT 200

Do you have a second professional life?: Instructor at AVC and COC

What song do you put on repeat: Walkin' on the Sky, David Lynch

When I was little I wanted to be: FREE!

A quote that inspires me is: “please… tinie little bit” - Charlie Nova Guardado

Something I could eat everyday forever is: gum

Favorite thing to do on the weekend: hanging out with my family

I love: fluffy animals :) 

When I wake up I: pee (lol)

 
 
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MAIRE MCGLASSON

Nickname: Maire

Hometown: born in North Carolina but lived most of my life here in Bako

# of years teaching:  4yrs consistently, taught some kids classes about 14yrs ago when my kids were young

Trainings/Certifications: E-RYT 200hr, I’ve done some additional teacher training in LA with Wanderlust 

Do you have a second professional life?: nope I quit my 40hr a week job 3 1/2 years ago and became a full time yoga instructor, was certified in barre in 2017

What song do you put on repeat: Shakira or Michael Buble are what I like to sing to, Coldplay as background music at home

When I was little I wanted to be: no clue never had a passion until I found yoga

A quote that inspires me is: a candle loses nothing by lighting another candle

Something I could eat everyday forever is: street tacos 

Favorite thing to do on the weekend: hangout in my backyard, read, just be quiet. Sunday’s I go to Ventura for seafood

I love: my kids, mom, siblings, boyfriend, to teach yoga, read 

When I wake up I: have coffee on my patio, meditate

 
 
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BETH HERRERA

Nickname: Bethie, Bethietown

Hometown: Bakersfield

# of years teaching: 6

Trainings/Certifications: RYT 200

Do you have a second professional life?: Homeschooling mom-boss

What song do you put on repeat: "Jackpot" by Nikki Lane

When I was little I wanted to be: a veterinarian 

A quote that inspires me is: “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely, to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” -Rumi

Something I could eat everyday forever is: Avocados

Favorite thing to do on the weekend: stay in bed

I love: my husband and kids

When I wake up I: walk straight to the coffee pot

 
 
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AMBER KELLY

Nickname: Amber

Hometown: Bakersfield

# of years teaching: over 2 years

Trainings/Certifications: 200 hr RYT 

Do you have a second professional life?: I’m an artist with many different passions to express my creativity.

What song do you put on repeat: Something Good- altJ / Black Out Days- Phantogram

When I was little I wanted to be: an Explorer of Nature

A quote that inspires me is: “ Thank you Universe, for helping me see beyond the limits of fear. Thank you for expanding my perceptions so that I can see what is of the highest good.” - Gabby Bernstein

Something I could eat everyday forever is: Pizza

Favorite thing to do on the weekend: Go to the beach or on a hike.

I love: the ocean… and yoga.

When I wake up I: open my curtains to see the plants out my window and give my fur babies a little love.

 
 
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PAM SOSA

Nickname: Pam, Pammie (from my cousins)

Hometown: Bakersfield

# of years teaching: 11 years

Trainings/Certifications: Hot Yoga, Corepower Yoga Power Training and Hot Power Fusion, each 200 hundred hour Yoga Alliance Certified Programs

Do you have a second professional life?: I teach ballet for Mallory Academy of Dance and pilates for Club Pilates

What song do you put on repeat: Bones by Pepper

When I was little I wanted to be: a Ballerina and a journalist

A quote that inspires me is: "you gain strength courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you can not do" Eleanor Roosevelt 

Something I could eat everyday forever is: Strawberry Shortcake!

Favorite thing to do on the weekend: I like to go dancing with my husband. We are Lindy hop dancers. 

I love: My husband, Yoga, Pilates, Ballet and Swing dancing!

When I wake up I: Eat

 
 
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LYNNE MYERS

Nickname: Lynne

Hometown: Bakersfield

# of years teaching:  1 year

Trainings/Certifications: RYT 200 

Do you have a second professional life?: School Nurse working with preschool children

What song do you put on repeat:  I am always looking for the next best song to include on my playlists

When I was little I wanted to be: an Actress

A quote that inspires me is: Life is a Journey, not a Destination 

Something I could eat everyday forever is: Most vegetables, and a Smith’s cookie for dessert

Favorite thing to do on the weekend: Sleep, exercise, & hangout 

I love: My husband of 30 years, my 2 sons, & my 3 dogs

When I wake up I: Feel Grateful

 
 
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MARGARET PATNODE

Nickname: Maggie

Hometown: Bakersfield, California 

Do you have a second professional life: Real Estate Agent/ Safety Specialist

Number of years teaching: 8 

Trainings/ Certifications: RYT200 

What song do you put on repeat: Johnny Cash Covers

When I was little I wanted to be: A mommy.

A quote that inspires me: “I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.” - Charles R. Swindoll

Something I could eat forever is: Doughnuts 

Favorite thing to do on the weekend: Hiking

I love: Jesus, My family, My friends, Traveling, Yoga, Photography

When I wake up: I cuddle with my golden doodle, Penny.