Level 1 Community Donation


This class is taught by:

Kristen Matheson

Kristen is fascinated by the power that yoga has to help people through their asana practice and everyday life. First introduced to yoga in 2005, Kristen has developed her practice and enjoys how it complements her love of the outdoors and active lifestyle. A high school science teacher for over ten years, Kristen was naturally drawn to the Inner Evolution Teacher Training program. She brings a fresh approach to students through her emphasis on exploring the balance of alignment and breath while letting go of mind “stuff” and just being in the present moment and pose. When not on her yoga mat, Kristen loves to be active with her fur-babies, Vegas and Maggie- who thoroughly enjoy giving kisses to humans who are practicing yoga poses down on their level. Kristen is excited to share in the adventure of living yoga on and off the mat with her students and the community.

Lisa Villalpando

My introduction to yoga was in 2007. It was offered through a wellness program by my employer. It was a community oriented class held in a conference room twice weekly. I was eager to learn and I was hooked. I was a runner at the time, experiencing sore knees and taking a daily dose of Ibuprofen. Practicing yoga , I found I no longer awoke feeling sore and discontinued the anti-inflammatories. I began training for my first marathon the summer of 2009, and yoga remained a nice compliment to a grueling training schedule. I was in the best shape of my life, feeling confident and happy! I finished the Surf City Marathon on February 7, 2010. The following week, on February 13, 2010, I experienced an unimaginable tragedy. Since then, yoga has meant much more than helping me through marathons. Yoga has helped me through life. There have been many dark days and I knew I could always come to my mat and feel safe. I know, first hand, the true meaning of mind-body connection as I had lost mine for quite some time. Yet I kept coming back to my mat and eventually felt overtime I was gaining more awareness and equanimity in my heart and mind. I’ve had the honor to practice at Inner Evolution since the Studio opened, June 1, 2010. IEY has played an integral role in helping me through grief, sorrow, anger and healing. I completed my 200 hour Teacher Training with Inner Evolution Yoga, August 2014 and I am excited to share this gift we call Yoga with others.

Leanna Hamilton

Leanna teaches Vinyasa Flow, where she integrates creativity, strength, and grace. Leanna believes that yoga is a form of creative expression, and encourages this throughout her classes.

Leanna grew up in Redlands, CA, and then studied dance at Belhaven University. In 2010, she was first introduced to yoga, and there was no turning back. She was exhilarated by this foreign exercise where athleticism and creativity were hand in hand. Leanna found that as the dance world became something of the past, yoga became the present. She was able to express her artistry through Vinyasa Flow. After two years of being an eager student, Leanna decided to hop on the band-wagon, and pursue becoming a yoga instructor. She trained through one of her inspirations, Tiffany Cruickshank Yoga.

Leanna's favorite pose is Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand). In a world where you feel like there is no stopping, handstand requires you to stop, and be fully present. Handstand also encourages blood circulation and a renewed sense of mental clarity. Don't be surprised if you find yourself upside-down in one of her classes.

A class that gives back to the community designed to meet the student where they are and give them the tools to evolve their practice. This is a donation class. Making sure that everyone has the opportunity to practice yoga regardless of financial circumstances. A percentage of your donations goes to help local charities.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Jun 25 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Kristen Matheson
  • Wed Jun 28 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Lisa Villalpando
  • Sat Jul 01 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Leanna Hamilton
  • Sun Jul 02 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Kristen Matheson
  • Wed Jul 05 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Lisa Villalpando
  • Sat Jul 08 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Leanna Hamilton
  • Sun Jul 09 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Kristen Matheson
  • Wed Jul 12 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Lisa Villalpando
  • Sat Jul 15 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Leanna Hamilton
  • Sun Jul 16 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Kristen Matheson
  • Wed Jul 19 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Lisa Villalpando
  • Sat Jul 22 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Leanna Hamilton
  • Sun Jul 23 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Kristen Matheson
  • Wed Jul 26 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Lisa Villalpando
  • Sat Jul 29 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Leanna Hamilton