Our Staff

Carol“Enjoy the journey!”

Meet Carol
Meet Yogi
Meet Christina
Meet Tina
Meet Shannon
Meet Nicole
Meet Elizabeth
Meet Christie
Meet Lorianna
Meet Rebekah
Meet Kelly
Meet Brandy
Meet Chelsea
Meet Cynthia


Meet Carol
I have a background in dance, aerobics, personal training, Pilates, and yoga. I am certified through Yoga Alliance, Stott Mat Pilates trained, and AFAA personal trainer and group fitness certified. I have been in the fitness industry since 1995, and have been teaching yoga since 1997. Yoga, Pilates, and overall fitness have been the driving force and passion in my life.

I realized that by balancing my body through yoga, I was better able to achieve the right balance in my life, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. My outlook on life was more positive, became simpler and less stressful. My overall health and relationships improved, and I stressed the little things less and less. I found that when life seems to pull me in many directions, this reminds me of the simplicity of life. Just take a few deep breaths and cherish living in the moment.

It has always been my passion to share my love of fitness with others, and opening my own studio is a dream realized in achieving this personal and professional goal. Thank you for coming and sharing this special moment with me!

Credentials:

  • Certified Yoga Teacher (Yoga Alliance)
  • Stott Trained Mat Pilates Instructor
  • AFAA Certified Personal Trainer
  • AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor
  • CPR and First Aid Certified
  • USF Dance Training
  • USF Business Marketing Degree
  • USF Elementary Education Master’s Degree
  • Has been in the fitness industry since 1995
  • Has been teaching yoga since 1997
  • Aerial Yoga Certified

Yogi

Meet Yogi
Since I was a young puppy, I have always been a natural yoga enthusiast. Through my years, I have practiced and perfected many yoga poses. I have been told that I display a wonderfully natural downdog and updog. My long legs and big ears help me with my balance postures and flexibility. I am a small dog, weighing only 3 pounds, so I feel more secure when I’m with others. I really enjoy coming to the studio with my mommy Carol. I sincerely believe in the yoga saying, “namaste”. I always try to appreciate and respect myself and those around me. That’s why I enjoy sniffing and greeting students when they arrive. I also believe silence is a virtue. So, I quietly and gladly go into my doggy cage during each class. I have made so many good friends at Yoga Core Fit and I look forward to meeting many more. I’m looking forward to sniffing and greeting you soon.

Credentials:

  • Potty Trained
  • Professional Greeter
  • Practicing Yoga Since 2010
  • Highly Trained In Loyalty And Love

Christina

Meet Christina
I have been a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor since 1992. I have taught a variety of classes in Washington DC, Virginia, Washington State and California. I enjoy teaching Yoga, Mat Pilates, and Reformer Pilates the most. I am constantly pursuing additional training to enhance my expertise.

My yoga journey began with a simple New Year’s resolution back in 1998. After years of teaching fitness classes, I realized my body is a temple and it was time to treat it with respect and kindness. I quickly realized that through my yoga practice I found balance both physically and spiritually in my life. From this process of self-acceptance and spiritual growth grew a desire to share yoga with others, and I pursued my yoga certification.

With over 200 hours of intensive yoga training, I have been greatly inspired by Seane Corne, Baron Baptiste, Janet Stone, and Shiva Rea. When not instructing, I gladly embrace the role of a student realizing that there is always much to be learned from others. Although experienced in many styles of yoga, my passion is athletic based Vinyasa Flow. I enjoy bringing my fitness background into my yoga classes. I encourage students to establish the physical intention of each pose by connecting the breath with proper alignment.

Sharing Yoga with my students has been the most rewarding aspect in my over 20 years of instructing. Realizing that there are many reasons we practice yoga, I am passionate about embracing THEIR journey with each of my students. Yoga is part of who I am and the one New Year’s Resolution I am proud to say I have kept!

Credentials:

  • Certified Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance and Yogafit (200 hours)
  • AFAA Yoga Certification
  • Certified In Powerhouse Pilates Mat I
  • Certified In Powerhouse Reformer
  • Certified In Pilates Coach Reformer
  • AFAA Group Fitness Certification
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certified
  • University of Arizona, Bachelor of Arts in Communication
  • Been in Fitness Industry since 1992
  • Instructing Yoga since 2000
  • Aerial Yoga Certified

Tina

Meet Tina
Namaste! I am honored to have the opportunity to share my love for yoga with you. After completing my college education, I was on a different career path. But then yoga came into my life like an unexpected gift. What began as a gentle regular practice has grown into a strong vibrant force that I rely on daily for strength, comfort and guidance. I credit my yoga practice for helping me cope with the depression I was experiencing. Turning my attention inward and learning how to connect with my breath, gave me the ability to find some freedom in (and from) my mind. I realized that I could choose my responses to situations. I was able to create some space between the triggers that were occurring outside and my internal experience or perceptions of them.Today, yoga helps me create and maintain balance in my life. The postures certainly help keep my body healthy but off my mat, yoga helps me stay grounded to the inner landscape of my being. The flexibility that comes from the physical practice includes the mind. I am more open to ideas, criticisms, and life in general. The practice reminds me daily that life is unfolding in every minute and that I am at my best when I am fully present in that moment.

Credentials:

  • Certified Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance
  • Certified AFAA Primary Group Exercise Instructor
  • Certified in CPR and First Aid
  • Teaching yoga since 2004
  • Bachelor’s Degree In Health Promotion and Exercise Science
  • Bachelor’s Degree In Psychology
  • Master’s Degree In Counseling
  • Aerial Yoga Certified

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Meet Shannon
I have always been involved in dance and gymnastics, with much appreciation for body movement. I have enjoyed teaching movement classes since 1996. I discovered my love of yoga in 1999 by attending classes and workshops. Throughout the years, I have gained much inspiration from influential yoga masters including: Shannon Wells, Shiva Rae, Stephanie Adams, and Scott Blossom. I discovered prenatal yoga and mommy and me yoga when I became a mom myself. It has greatly helped me with my own children. I try to be very mindful of how yoga helps lower back issues. This is because I have back issues myself. I sincerely believe in modifying poses to allow everyone to feel a sense of success. I really love the feeling of linking the breath with the movement. Most importantly, I strive to bring a warm and friendly teaching style to my classes.

Credentials:

  • Certified Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance and Yogafit (200 hours)
  • Certified SCW Pilates Mat
  • Certified Pilates Coach Reformer
  • CPR and First Aid certified
  • Specializes in Prenatal and Mommy and Me Yoga
  • B.S. Human Development, UC Davis
  • M.A. EdS School of Psychology, Chapman University
  • Been in the fitness industry since 1996
  • Instructing yoga since 1999
  • Barre Above Certified for Ballet Barre Pilates
  • Aerial Yoga Certified

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Meet Nicole
I fell in LOVE with Yoga the second I tried it. After my very first class, I was hooked. I had been practicing steadily for about 7 years, when I felt the light and realized I needed to spread this love to everyone I possibly can. That is when I began my teacher-training journey through Yogaworks. I have met so many beautiful Yogi souls while exploring my love for yoga. I am always continuing to learn about the beauty of my individual practice, the beauty of sharing my practice with others, different styles of yoga, philosophies, teaching, and simply being. I have been teaching down in the Los Angeles area for a few years, and am excited for my new journey to begin in Vacaville. Sharing my passion for yoga with Yogacorefit is my dream come true. It is such a SPECIAL studio, and I feel blessed for the opportunity to share my enthusiasm and love for yoga with the Yogacorefit community.

Credentials:

  • Certified Yoga Instructor through Yogaworks “Level One” (200 hours)
  • Certified Yoga Instructor through Yogaworks “Level Two” (300 hours)
  • Aerial Yoga Certified
  • CPR/AED Certified
  • Studying to be a Registered Nurse at Solano Community College
  • Volunteer at Solano County SPCA Animal Shelter

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Meet Elizabeth
Starting dance at the tender age of two and half, my love for movement developed early. I am classically trained in ballet, tap, jazz and contemporary dance. My love for dance continued throughout the years as I studied dance at UCSB; and stayed involved in the dance industry in Los Angeles.

A busy and hectic schedule lead me to taking a few yoga classes at a friend’s urging. I struggled with yoga at first, sitting still at that time was a challenge for me. But, I began to take classes all over Los Angeles and realized I could make yoga my own. Yoga had me hooked. I wanted to learn more about this ancient practice so I completed my yoga certification at Yoganette yoga studio.

I love yoga. My journey in the fitness world was just starting as I also completed my Xtend Barre certification, along with Mat Pilates. Movement is the best and healthiest cure to most of life’s ailments, so come join for me for some healing fun!

Credentials:

  • Yoga Alliance Certified 200 HR (Yoganette)
  • Ballet Barre (Xtend Barre) Certified
  • Mat Pilates (Xtend Barrre) Certified
  • B.S. Biochemistry-Molecular Biology, UCSB
  • International and Domestically Certified Snowboard Instructor
  • CPR Certified
  • Studied over 16 years of classical ballet
  • Practicing yoga since 2007
  • Aerial Yoga Certified

Christie Impastito

Meet Christie
Growing up, soccer and playing the flute were my hobbies. I began playing soccer at the age of 5 and continued to play through high school. It wasn’t until college that I took my first yoga class. I fell in love with yoga and the idea of yoga, but I didn’t allow myself time to really practice it. After I graduated college, I finally took time out of my schedule to take proper care of myself. The feeling after leaving a yoga class felt so different than leaving soccer practice. I felt energized, awake, and alive. Post-college, I made the decision to go back to school for physical therapy. While interning at a physical therapy clinic, I was introduced to the Pilates. I was helping a patient who was trying to demonstrate yoga postures and the owner of the clinic recommended that I become Pilates certified. And that was that. I have completed an intensive 500-hour Comprehensive Teacher Training Certification with BASI Pilates. I never thought I would love teaching as much as I do. Both yoga and Pilates have opened my eyes to new possibilities that I never would have explored before. I am so blessed and excited to be part of the Yogacorefit family and cannot wait to share my enthusiasm with the community!

Credentials:

  • 500-hour Pilates Comprehensive Teacher Training Certification through BASI
  • B.A. Environmental Studies, University of California Santa Barbara
  • Italian Studies Minor, University of California Santa Barbara
  • CPR certified
  • Practicing yoga since 2008
  • SCW Ballet Barre Certified

Lorianna Aguilar

Meet Lorianna
I am passionate about how yoga can affect change throughout the body and mind. I have seen its benefits firsthand in my own life, which inspired me to complete a 200-hour yoga certification in Power Flow, an additional certification in Unata-inspired Aerial Yoga, and become a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance. Using playful elements, upbeat music, and a good sense of humor, I enjoy creating a relaxing and inviting atmosphere to explore and recall the natural freedom we experienced in ourselves as a child. I enjoy the combination of the strengthening/conditioning, and stretching/restorative physical nature of yoga poses. Taking into consideration personal fitness levels, injuries, or problem areas and goals, my simple back-to-basics approach aims to provide subtle adjustments and encouragement to help you create a solid (and playful) foundation for your yoga practice.

Credentials:

  • CPR certified
  • Yoga Alliance Approved 200 Hour Power Yoga Certification
  • Unata-inspired Aerial Yoga Certification
  • Practicing yoga since 1995
  • Teaching yoga since 2008

Rebekah Shaw

Meet Rebekah
I have been in the fitness industry since 2009. As an athlete in high school transitioning to college I found my stride running marathons. As a runner, I put extreme stress on my body, and realized I needed to do something more to maintain the integrity of my body. I started practicing yoga regularly late 2009. Starting with a hot hatha/Bikram style yoga, transitioning into more of a Vinyasa style. I have been working in the running specialty industry for the past 5.5 years and working at Fleet Feet Vacaville for the last 3. I love helping people heal their bodies naturally. I love teaching yoga and helping people work through breath and posture. Along with working full time and teaching yoga, I am a student at Huntington college of health science. I am studying to be a Certified Nutrition Consultant. When I’m not fitting shoes, teaching yoga or studying you can find me on my blog at nourishflourishandeat.com posting about all this holistic, natural and paleo!

Credentials:

  • CPR certified
  • 200 hour yoga certified through Yoga Alliance
  • Studying at Huntington College to become a nutrition consultant
  • Associates Degree in psychology from Napa Valley College
  • Participates in running marathons
  • Certified Barre Instructor

Kelly Inabnett

Meet Kelly
I took my first yoga class as a clumsy 13 year old. I fell in love with how yoga increased my flexibility and made me feel graceful. After committing to a regular practice, I found that yoga kept my stress levels down while increasing my self-awareness and confidence. After experiencing these benefits I decided to pursue a 200-hour certification.

I have worked with high-level athletes as well as individuals of all ages in a rehabilitative setting. I was a coxswain for the men’s rowing team at UC Davis; and currently work at a physical therapy office in Vacaville. I believe working to balance the body helps prevent injuries. While teaching yoga, I like to combine creative sequencing with an air of playfulness in an accepting environment. I hope to help my students feel empowered and comfortable while encouraging them explore their bodies and minds through yoga.

I have a big heart when it comes to anything with four legs and I love that Yogacorefit shares that ideal and gives back to the animal community by encouraging donations to the local SPCA Haven for Animals and Yogacorefit’s dog, Yogi being at the studio. I look forward to seeing you in class!

Credentials:

  • Certified Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance (200 hours)
  • B.A. Human Development, University of California, Davis
  • B.S. Psychology, University of California, Davis
  • CPR/AED Certified

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Meet Brandy
I found yoga accidentally! I’ve always loved dance and fluid movement, but come from a background of strength training. When I was invited to try yoga something clicked, yoga offered strength as well as balanced movement! Several years into my practice I had the opportunity to dive deeper and train to teach others what I already loved so much! I’ve been inspired by so many students and teachers alike on this journey. Notably, Dharma Mittra, David & Doug Swenson, and Kino MacGregor. I have had the opportunity to co-direct a 200hr level teacher training program in Dayton, Ohio, lead a yoga retreat in Costa Rica and offer several workshops focusing on arm balancing. My teaching style, which reflects my own practice, is straight forward and encouraging. I believe possibility is created through practice.

Credentials:

  • Certified Yoga Alliance 500 hours
  • CPR Certified
  • Specializes in yoga arm balances
  • Practicing yoga since 2007
  • Teaching yoga since 2010

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Meet Chelsea
For the last ten years I have been studying theater and many different forms of movement in Seattle, New York, and Los Angeles. After graduating Cum Laude with a BFA in Acting, I hit the “Big Apple” where I became a stunt women for the TV show School Spirit on the SyFy channel. My next stop was LA land where I studied sword technique with Tony Angelotti (Johnny Depp’s stunt man for the Pirates of the Caribbean 1 and 2).

Throughout my journey I made sure to keep my physical and mental health a main priority. Yoga won my heart over. After practicing yoga for eleven years, I felt a deep desire to deepen my practice by becoming yoga certified. Best decision ever!

My childhood was very much about athletics and dance. I feel as if I have made a full circle by returning home to where it all began. Now I am able to share all I have learned along the way with y’all.

“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure. You’ve got to find the treasure, so that everything you have learned along the way can make sense.” – Paulo Coelho

Credentials:

  • 200 hour yoga certification from Core Power Yoga
  • Ballet Barre certified
  • CPR certified
  • Rapier Dagger Broadsword and Unarm (Sword Technique) trained
  • BFA in theater acting from Cornish College of Fine Arts
  • Practicing yoga since 2005

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Meet Cynthia
I was introduced to yoga many years ago when a friend asked me to do a yoga workout video with her. My curiosity was sparked. Several months later I moved to a new city and was curious about yoga despite that video experience. I opted to check out a traditional yoga studio and take a few classes to see what it was all about. Let me just say that after one class I was hooked. It’s almost like I found what was missing in my life. What I love the most about yoga is it’s about learning about your body and working with it as things ebb and flow from day to day. Yoga has endless benefits and to me the biggest ones are: flexibility, strength, and spirituality. I can’t leave out the sense of community when practicing with other yogis. Yoga keeps me centered and calm with all the stressors of daily life. What I love the most is that every time I come to the mat whether that be the actual mat or out in nature is that yoga is truly about playtime. It’s never serious but just play; particularly when playing with the fun arm balances and inversions that I’ve grown to adore! I’ve been practicing since 2011 and many yogis have partaken in my journey on the mat. I’m ever grateful for every single one of them! I hope to be a part of your journey on the mat wherever it may lead.

Credentials:

  • 200 RYT through Yoga Alliance
  • D.D.S. I’m currently serving my last year in uniform serving as a Prosthodontist in the Air Force at Travis AFB
  • B.S. Microbiology, University of Tennessee – Knoxville
  • CPR and AED certified
  • Practicing yoga since 2011