Jennifer Aiksnoras, E-RYT500, B.S. Psychology, M.S.Counseling., is trained in Raja-Hatha Yoga.
Jenay believes that we all must understand ourselves before we can discover our individual Self. Although physical practice has helped her to open the door to inner understanding, it is Svadhyaya; self study that has been the true light upon her path. Through the study of books and ancient texts, deep concentration, and recognition of the mirrors provided by those with whom she practices and engages, she has come to see the light that shines upon her path.
Jenay has been teaching Yoga since 2005. Her training includes influences from B.K.S. Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois, Rod Stryker, Amy Pearce-Hayden, Gabriel Halpern and Elena Brower. She specializes in teaching in-studio practices with unique sequences that challenge practitioners to focus on the present moment and individualized private sessions that address that which lies beneath the physical.
Her experiences include teaching children, school teachers, adults, seniors and children with disabilities and/or recovering from trauma. She draws upon her training in psychology & counseling in order to connect with practitioners and offer a practice that encourages openness and change.
Jenay has also taught Yoga in some unique locations including the Moonlight Bunny Ranch and on stage at Harvey's Outdoor Theater. She is also the official Yoga teacher for the UNR Football team. Go Wolf Pack! She has shared the practice with groups from Google, Nike, Adidas, and more. She is also honored to have instructed Paddle Yoga on the show Total Divas.
Hannah Ouellette completed the 200 hour Raja Hatha Yoga Teacher training at Lake Tahoe Yoga in 2017. She enjoys teaching a variety of styles ranging from fast paced vinyasa to gentle, alignment-based asana.
Hannah began practicing yoga through a personal desire for more mindful movement in her life and fell in love with the teachings, sounds, and breath work. Hannah's personal practice is a mix of Astanga, alignment-based, and Yin. Hannah enjoys using tools to make the postures more acessible to not only her practitioners, but also for herself.
She believes that all bodies are yoga bodies and all asana are attainable for everyone.
Nicole Sklar is originally from Los Angeles, California. She began practicing Yoga at a local community college. During her college career, she spent 2 and a half years abroad in Mexico and Central America.Nicole attended a 200 hour Hatha Yoga training program in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, in order to deepen her practice during her college career, and began to teach 4 years after completing the program.
Nicole will generally include a warm up for spinal alignment in her Hatha flows. She is passionate about growing through yoga everyday and sharing it with everyone she can on and off the mat.
When Nicole is not on her mat, you might find her trail running, kayaking, or making jewelry in the Tahoe great outdoors!
Shawna Rubottom completed her training at the Lake Tahoe Yoga School in 2016.
Prior to practicing in the style of Rajahatha, Shawna enjoyed the Ashtanga Style. She incorporates movements from both practices into her classes. Her energy and enthusiasm will draw you into attempting postures of which you may have previously been fearful .
When Shawna is not instructing Yoga, you can find out her out in the woods hiking or rock climbing. She also enjoys spending time with her dog.
Interested in teaching at our studio? Fill out an application and contact Jenay