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The Staff

Marydale

Marydale

Marydale, YTRx-500C, POLY-E-RYT500, RMT, is founder and director of Param Yoga Healing Arts Center. She is a devotee of Paramahamsa Prajnanananda through the lineage of Paramahamsa Hariharananda, Paramahansa Yogananda, and Kriya Yoga International Masters. A practicing yogi since 1970, Marydale holds Hatha Yoga Certification through The Vedantic Center under the auspices of the late Swamini Turiyasangitananda and Purusha Hickson. Marydale is a certified Yoga Therapist through Loyola Marymount University and a Prime of Life Yoga™ teacher. Her personal practice and teaching skills are all rooted in the Krishnamacharya lineage, giving her classes a strong, systematic structure and flow anchored in the breath. Marydale’s goal at Param Yoga is for the studio to be a hive from which individuals pollinate the world at large with the energies of joy and well-being through love, service, meditation, and realization.


Richard Peterson 1Richard Peterson

Yogacharya Richard Peterson was initiated into Kriya Yoga by Paramahamsa Hariharananda in 1979 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Education and teaches music and English in the Los Angeles Unified School District. He was authorized to teach Kriya Yoga in May 2007.


Cherise KrugerCherise Kruger

Cherise was born at home in San Francisco to two yogi/hippie parents. She started practicing bhakti yoga from an early age, with chanting, mantra, pranayama, asana and meditation with Sant Keshavadas from the Temple of Cosmic Religion in Oakland. Once in LA, Cherise furthered her studies at the Self-Realization Temple and has her Advanced Yoga and Ayurveda Certificate from Dancing Shiva Yoga and Ayurveda. She loves being a Yoga Therapist. Cherise’s motto is: Let go and let love flow.


Sony Trieu

Sony Trieu

Sony Trieu is a Yoga teacher and Thai Yoga Therapist who specializes in Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative style classes and the application of ancient healing techniques. Sony is passionately committed to exploring and sharing healing modalities through her work and writing.


Kirsten

Kirsten Kaufmann

Kirsten is our office manager and Girl Friday. She has worn many hats over the years, including waitress, retail manager, substitute teacher, executive assistant, personal assistant, and blogger. She is a certified massage technician and an aspiring yogi. When not making things run smoothly at Param Yoga, she enjoys playing piano and walking her dog.


Sabrina Azam

Sabrina Azam

Sabrina Azam is a Reiki Master in the True Usui Lineage who leads Reiki Demos and Shares at Param Yoga and helps out at the front desk. A trained hypnotherapist, she is also multilingual from having lived in numerous countries growing up and loves to share her healing gifts with a wide variety of people. Join Sabrina at the studio on Tuesday nights for Reiki Share from 6:30 – 8:30.