Tyler is a returning Sonoman, raised in the community and went to school K-12. He is a very enthusiastic, athletic individual with a charismatic work ethic. He is a graduate of CSU Chico with a BS in Kinesiology, specialized in exercise physiology with a few masters related courses in bio mechanics. He's played college basketball, semi-pro football, and almost any sport you could imagine. His training adapts to any individual; by use of circuit, cross fitness, power movements, meditation, breathing and much more! His interests outside the gym include biking, tennis, golf and basketball. Big warriors fan, and a supporter of the giants!
Originally from a small town outside Austin, Texas Rush recently re-located to Napa after living and working in LA the past 5 years. His work experience includes stints at Equinox West Hollywood, Reebok Crossfit LAB, and as a private trainer/group instructor
Never having played sports as a kid, I was a late arrival to the world of fitness. I started to exercise a bit in my twenties, doing some sporadic running and weight training. Then, I took a kickboxing class at a local martial arts school and fell in love. A few months after starting kickboxing, I began their Taekwondo program and earned my first-degree black belt in 2000 and my second-degree black belt in 2008. I feel that to have true success, and fun, in exercise and fitness, you need to find at least one workout you really love, or at least like a lot. Thankfully, kickboxing ignited a passion in me for fitness in general and a broad range of exercise. I’ve now been teaching for almost 20 years. For me, being an instructor is a very rewarding experience. I enjoy watching people’s skill, power and confidence improve with each class they attend. I hope to see you in class!
As a professional dancer, turned actress who was convinced for awhile those were my deep loves to focus on, in my late twenties, my discovery and quick addiction to yoga proved otherwise. The importance of maintaining a nutritional, active lifestyle & balancing the roller coaster of life is what led me to get certified in 2012. I’m a Missouri native with a enthusiasm for propelling myself and anyone who wants to join me, into a healthier, happier, more balanced place. I’ve found immense healing as I learn more about how food, mindful practices and awareness of the self is reflective of how I feel. After having spent time in India, soaking up the essence of the mind, body, spirit connection, I’m continuously inspired to share insightful stories and experiences with others. Vulnerable and humorous, I’m an open book always yearning for more ways to grow and engage with community on how we can do our part. I passionately lead yoga events, classes and private sessions and truly feel inspired by everyone I get to share space with. Uplifting, empowering and fun flowing, I thrive on creating a mindful yoga flow that’s challenging and safe, with a great playlist or musician guaranteed to accompany. I’ve joyously guided yogi’s of all levels for the past six years with events like Yoga Day at Dodger Stadium, ALO Yoga Youtube, Beauty by Target, Andaz Hotel, Malibu Yoga Shala, Lululemon, Cornerstone Sonoma, Camp Mars and Volunteer with Various Charitable Causes.
Yoga became an integral part of Divina's life during her pregnancies and continued after the birth of her children. A daily yoga practice cultivated a deep sense of overall health and well-being unlike anything she'd ever experienced before.
Divina is a graduate of Yoga Community's Advanced Studies and Teacher Training Program and holds a 200-Hour RYT certification with the internationally recognized Yoga Alliance. She garners a special interest in yoga for athletes and yoga for sports injury and prevention and plans to continue her education in this arena this coming Fall.
In addition to practicing yoga, Divina enjoys hiking, time spent by the ocean, and cooking healthy (yet practical) meals for her family
I have always had a heavy passion for fitness. I was a competitive gymnast which inspired my high intensity workout style. Throughout my gymnastics career I also participated in soccer, track, and all-star cheerleading.
Today I enjoy wakeboarding, snowboarding, running, anything active I’m into! I love sharing my love for exercise with others and find it important to challenge people while also providing a fun atmosphere.
Maddy is a bay area native, where her passion for fitness developed through athletics. She played basketball at San Francisco State University while obtaining her degree in Kinesiology. Maddy has a background that focuses on corrective exercise, injury prevention, weight loss, and has worked with a wide range of clientele. She is a NASM certified personal trainer as well as a NASM certified fitness nutrition specialist. When not in the gym, you can find Maddy hiking, cheering for the Giants and Warriors, and traveling to new places.
Nicole’s goal in life is to spread love and happiness to as many people as possible. She is dedicated to connecting others to the truth of their being and has found that one of the best ways to do this is by bringing people together to flow through a fun moving meditation of selflove. Nicole believes that yoga is for everyone and empowers her students to find strength and ease in their body and soul. Her light hearted energy brings joy to her students and creates connection throughout the community. She loves to spend time in nature and enjoys gathering people to practice anywhere outside, especially at the beach. Nicole Pryke is currently registered with Yoga Alliance as a 200 RYT and is excited to share with others the amazing benefits of a vinyasa yoga practice.
“The more in harmony you are with the flow of your own existence, the more magical life becomes.” - Adyashanti
Sarah is certified through NASM. Her main focus is on corrective exercise. She has certifications in Scientific Back Training, Program Design, and Scientific Core Conditioning through CHEK Institute, and is working her way towards becoming a certified CHEK Practitioner. She's taken multiple sports medicine classes at Santa Rosa Junior College. She's worked with clients with multiple types of injuries to help improve their alignment, which has also helped with their chronic pain. She has experience working with golfers to help improve their drives, and her clients drives have increased up to 30 yards.
Danielly originally studied Biology in Brazil. She has been drawn to competitor physical fitness since the age of 4, this included swimming, volleyball and long board surfing, but when she came to USA in 2009, her life style changed. With a sedentary life style, she gained 40lbs and health problems. “I was tired of looking at the mirror and not being happy with what I was looking at, so one day I put it in my mind that if I didn’t change now that I would never change, so I made it a mission to study a lot about nutrition, and exercise and I started applying it on myself”. After 2 years of self-training and losing more than 40lbs (7 months weight loss), Danielly sought and achieved her certification through NASM, and she specializes in weight loss, strength, balance, and overall well-being. “I really understand the struggles that my clients go through with weight loss because it happened to me, so I am able to help them on this journey”.
Danielly enjoys training people of all levels to inspire them to maximize their fitness, health and wellness goals. She is currently studying a specialization in fitness nutrition.
I've been involved in sports and fitness for as long as I can remember. Growing up in Rhode Island, I played soccer, softball, volleyball, and swimming. After I graduated high school, I moved to Arizona for college where I started indoor cycling, running, and became a hiking guide. I moved to Sonoma and began studying for my master's degree in Marriage and Family Counseling at SF State. I now have two children (9 & 11), who are growing up just as active as I did- both are in sports and as a family, we enjoy hiking, biking, and running together. I look forward to helping you meet your fitness goals, whatever they are!
Four years ago fitness became a passion of mine when I decided to compete for a crown, and since then it has become an outlet, an adventure, and a lifestyle. In 2013, I completed my UC Davis undergraduate degree, and returned to Sonoma in 2017 after graduating from the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law. Throughout law school I competed in Miss Kansas USA and placed in the Top 5 four consecutive years. During competition preparation and law school, my personal exercise routine ranges from group fitness to olympic lifting, but cycling and water-rowing became two primary sources of exercise enjoyment. There is a huge difference between forcing your workout and enjoying your workout - that is the difference I want to make for people who come to my classes! I became Schwinn Cycling Instructor certified in July 2017, and look forward to making indoor cycling a permanent part of my fitness journey throughout the course of my legal career.
Elizabeth is a beacon of light and truly embodies Namaste. Namaste means, the light within me honors the light within you, and Elizabeth’s inner light invites her students to discover their own light within. Elizabeth has a deep love and passion for teaching others. She is a credentialed teacher, tutor and educator. After 10 years of teaching elementary school, she is inspired to take her teaching experience from the classroom to the mat and beyond. Through her classes, her students experience pure presence, patience, and inner peace. Elizabeth, a lover of nature, truly appreciates the grounding forces and wisdom of Mother Earth. As a world traveler, she has lived and traveled in numerous different countries and is grateful for the new perspectives, experiences and connections she gains while immersing herself in other cultures. Elizabeth’s warmth radiates as she sees the light within each one of her students. Come shine bright on your mat!
I had always participated in sports and fitness activities, but over the years participation took a back seat to raising a family and developing my accounting practice. Ten years ago, when my kids went off to college, I knew I needed something to get me out of that office chair. I joined a local gym, got active in weight training, pilates, spin and circuit classes and never looked back. Everyone has their own fitness journey and I am looking forward to working with Sonoma Fit members on theirs.