Katie Allen, MPH, C-IAYT – School Director

Katie Allen, MPH, C-IAYT – School Director

Katie received her Masters in Public Health from Tulane University, specializing in chronic disease prevention and wrote her thesis on yoga’s ability to prevent and treat chronic diseases. Her focus is health edu- cation program design, implementation and evaluation....
Cheri Dostal Ryba, C-IAYT – Program Director

Cheri Dostal Ryba, C-IAYT – Program Director

Cheri is a C-IAYT and has been working with movement analysis and functional movement education for over 15 years. Aside from her formal yoga therapy training, her additional yoga therapy qualifications come from studying with and assisting Donna Farhi for over 7...
Tess O’Hern, DPT, C-IAYT – Program Director

Tess O’Hern, DPT, C-IAYT – Program Director

Tess received her doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2004 and has been a Therapy Manager for California Children’s Services for both Orange County and LA County since 2007. She has created and developed programs for improved therapy services and co-created a new model...
Megan McCarver, MA, C-IAYT – Program Director

Megan McCarver, MA, C-IAYT – Program Director

Megan co-founded Santa Monica Yoga Studio in 1993; which is still providing yoga classes to this day. She received her Master of Arts Degree – M.F.C.C in 1990 and completed (3) 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Programs, as well as a 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training Pro-...
Amy Harper, C-IAYT – Faculty

Amy Harper, C-IAYT – Faculty

Amy Harper has over 1000 hours of yoga therapy training in the Krishnamacharya lineage studying at the Healing Yoga Institute with Dr. Amy Wheeler. She has been practicing as a yoga therapist since 2011 and specializes in subtle body tools such as guided imagery for...