Level 1


This class is taught by:

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.

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.

A class Ideal for the student with some yoga experience. Through flowing sequences linking breath to movement, learn how to train the body and mind to increase strength, stamina and focus.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Aug 17 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Gail Abrams
  • Mon Aug 20 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Lisa Villalpando
  • Tue Aug 21 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Kristen Matheson
  • Fri Aug 24 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Gail Abrams
  • Mon Aug 27 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Lisa Villalpando
  • Tue Aug 28 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Kristen Matheson
  • Fri Aug 31 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Gail Abrams
  • Mon Sep 03 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Lisa Villalpando
  • Tue Sep 04 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Kristen Matheson
  • Fri Sep 07 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Gail Abrams
  • Mon Sep 10 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Lisa Villalpando
  • Tue Sep 11 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Kristen Matheson
  • Fri Sep 14 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Gail Abrams
  • Mon Sep 17 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Lisa Villalpando
  • Tue Sep 18 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Kristen Matheson
  • Fri Sep 21 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Gail Abrams
  • Mon Sep 24 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Lisa Villalpando
  • Tue Sep 25 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Kristen Matheson
  • Fri Sep 28 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Gail Abrams
  • Mon Oct 01 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Lisa Villalpando