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Our Teachers

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Pam Kessinger

Pam Kessinger is the creator of
ALREADY WITHIN Yoga
our studio here at Pedalers Fork.
Pam specializes in Recovery Yoga and
teaches it to local professional athletes
(NFL, NBA, etc.)
and everyone else in between.  

Grounded in gratitude, Pam
feels yoga should be fun and teaches
breathwork as a gateway to remind us how to
be still, listen and know that everything
we seek is Already Within.

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Marie-Gabrielle Brooks

Marie-Gabrielle has been practicing Yoga for a
number of years and recently completed her
238 hour Yoga Teacher Training certification
here at Already Within Yoga.  

Brooks says, "I started practicing yoga in my
early 50's.  At first, I found it to be intimidating
and thought it was mostly reserved for young,
strong, thin, and extremely flexible yogis.  
Turns out, it's not.  I realized yoga is accessible
to anyone with a body, an open mind, and the
ability to breathe.  I was hooked!  Over the past
three years, I committed to my yoga practice
and have improved my flexibility, strength,
mobility, and my overall wellbeing."

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Abby Craden

Abby holds her 200 hour Yoga certification and
completed advanced training with Higher Brain
Living founder Dr. Michael Cotton and is
certified to teach “Grief Yoga.” 

Abby says, "Little did I know when I walked
in the doors of a yoga studio how powerfully
my life was about to alter. As my body found
balance, strength and flexibility so my life
walked hand in hand with these shifts and
changes.  I am deeply grateful to yoga for
opening a path and inspiring me to a deeper,
more whole and integrated expression of
myself.  I am inspired to share my skills and
life experience in offering a gentle flow
class that welcomes all levels.”

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Alison Bristow

Alison Bristow has been curating a deeply
relaxing Restorative Yoga Soundbath
experience as an offering to her clients in
addiction treatment as well as for guests
at luxury wellness retreats
throughout Malibu.

These sessions invite you to move through
a handful of reclining poses supported
by yoga bolsters, blankets, and blocks,
each one accompanied by live sound from
Alison’s collection of crystal singing
bowls and symphonic gong.

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Wanda Wen

Wanda Wen brings her 25 years of helping clients
express themselves through paper and tactile
communication within her esteemed company
Soolip, and is now skillfully combining this mindful
sensibility with her yoga alignment-based
instruction. She is a consummate entrepreneur,
and is the Chief Visionary of YogaLand, an
experiential board game for the yoga enthusiast.
Wanda received her yoga training thru
YogaWorks, and is 500-hr RYT. 

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Rachel Deluca

Rachel Deluca is an LA native with a love for
wellness in all its forms. There are many
modes through which healing and health
can be pursued and she loves that the
exploration of those modes lead to deeper
self-literacy and, ultimately, an ability to
thrive in our lives-- giving, loving and
proliferating our gifts. Yoga was a source
of mental and physical healing in her life
after transitioning out of collegiate sports.
She started a comprehensive teacher
training in hopes of deepening her own
practice on a small island off of Bali,
called Nusa Lembongan.

Rachel’s teaching carries an emphasis on
breath, the spine, and meditative movement.
She believes each circumstance, person, and
thought can be a teacher and she continues
to explore how she can incorporate yoga into
everyday life as well as on the mat. Whether it
be surfing the California coast, offering birth
support as a doula, or enjoying a cup of coffee
over conversation with good friends, Rachel
strives to infuse yoga into every moment.

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Shannon Demorest

Shannon Demorest is a graduate of our
Already Within Yoga Teacher Training program
and has spent the last decade working within
the health and wellness industry.
She is the Co-Founder of Kaleide, which is
known for yoga events and retreats. Shannon
has been involved in everything from boutique
fitness studios, elite athletic training facilities,
to holistic wellness centers, specializing in
creating a welcoming experience for everyone
to grow into a better version of themselves.

Shannon incorporates this same warm welcome
into her teaching ensuring her class is made
for every-body. Shannon is also is a reiki master,
and loves to incorporate this relaxing technique
into her teachings.
In Shannon’s class you can expect to work on
improving posture, building core strength, and
releasing tension in the body.

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