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Kelly Golden

E-RYT 500 & Level 1 Para Yoga Certified Teacher

Kelly is the Founder and Director of Vira Bhava Yoga, and a lifetime practitioner of Yoga. She began practicing Yoga in 1994 and teaching in 2002. She leads teacher trainings all over the United States that emphasizes the power and capacity of each individual student to develop their own voice, trust their own path, and share Yoga as a power, rather than the perfection of asana (postures).

She studies ParaYoga with Yogarupa Rod Stryker (in which she is a Level I Certified Teacher since 2012), and also studies with Angela Farmer and Victor Van Kooten.

In today's Yoga World, she is an industry disruptor who works to redefine Yoga as a path of re-unification with the innate essence within and without and apply this unity in the life as it is. Kelly teaches that Yoga isn't something you do, it's who you are at your core, and the practice of yoga is simply meant to re-unite you with that confidence.


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Rachel Tuck

E-RYT 500

Rachel is the Associate Director of Vira Bhava Yoga. She has been practicing yoga for 12 years and teaching for 9 years. Rachel's offerings are centered around sharing and teaching Yoga as a life practice.

Rachel believes that Yoga is a tool to become embodied and to sense into where we are at within ourselves. The support that comes from this practice supports us as we move off of the mat and into our lives."

Rachel is a Karma Yogi. She teaches classes, workshops, immersions, and trainings in California and in the Southeastern United States. She lives in Sacramento, California.


Sarah Austin

E-RYT 500

Sarah has been a practitioner of yoga for 11 years.  She came to the practice through her experience as a dancer in college.  Leading to pursue her Yoga Teacher Certification. Sarah is a  500 YTT  certified through Yoga Alliance. She has explored and experienced many different types of bodywork which informs her approach to teaching yoga.

Sarah enjoys teaching pranayama techniques (breath work), meditation, dynamic slow flow and relaxation to build a deeper understanding of the connection between all the layers of our being.  Sarah leads with a curiosity to explore, play and be open both on and off the mat to further strengthen our foundations to live a purposeful life.


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Maria Borghoff

BFA, RYT 500

Maria Borghoff (BFA, 500-RYT) is an artist and Yoga teacher living in Atlanta, GA. She helps creative people embody their wisdom and embrace their power by exploring the intersection of creativity, sexuality and healing. Maria is inspired by a multitude of disciplines, including movement, meditation, art-making and nutrition, and she has taught, published and exhibited work nationally.

Thrilled by the collaborative process, Maria's work explores the integration of ideas in order to establish more dynamic and productive relationships - individually, socially and environmentally. Currently, she is the Director at Groove Forward, an online platform helping to recreate a well world through art, science and Yoga.