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; 750 hr Certified Baptiste Educator; 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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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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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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BREEANN ROMO

Nickname: Bree 

Hometown: Bakersfield

# of years teaching:  4 years

Trainings/Certifications: 200 HR

Do you have a second professional life?: I have the privilege of teaching 3rd grade! I teach 8-9 year olds about the world and also how to read, write, and be awesome.

What song do you put on repeat: Basically anything from Third Eye Blind, Bastille, Glass Animals and Queen!

When I was little I wanted to be: A comedian or a veterinarian. 

A quote that inspires me is: “It always seems impossible until  it’s done” - Nelson Mandela 

Something I could eat everyday forever is: Ramen!

Favorite thing to do on the weekend: Go for a hike and play outside!

I love: Traveling and new experiences!

When I wake up I: stumble to the coffee pot