Our Yoga Program Teachers
Guided by Passionate Teachers
Each of our program teachers is required to meet specific eligibility requirements before interacting with and teaching our clients.
Requirements include the completion of at least 200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training and certification in one or more of the following specialized yoga teacher trainer programs: the psychology of trauma, trauma-informed, trauma-sensitive, trauma recovery and addiction recovery yoga.
Meet Our Executive Director
and Yoga Program Teachers
Kaleigh is both a certified doula, a marriage and family therapist. Over the last year she has served as Yoga Haven’s Program Coordinator and as one of our Certified Yoga Instructors, bringing trauma-informed yoga and meditation practice to hundreds of participants in our Programs. Kaleigh is a visionary leader as well as a skilled organizer who embodies the values upon which we founded Yoga Haven more than three years ago.
Kaleigh received her Masters in Psychology from California Polytechnic State University in 2011. Certified in 200+ hour YTT training focused on Body Positivity and trauma-informed yoga. Kaleigh believes, “Yoga is an exercise of the mind more than the body. It is the practice of being fully present in our bodies & in our lives. By honoring where & who we are in this moment & accepting that it is exactly where we are meant to be, we release ourselves of the burden of living in the past or the future. We become free.”
Alisa Loveday is an impassioned teacher of Vinyasa Flow, senior yoga, youth yoga, and Yin yoga. Alisa’s yoga experience began when she was a teenager exploring meditation and then Hatha yoga. It wasn’t until 2012 that she felt strongly called to teach yoga herself. In 2013, Alisa honored the calling and threw herself wholeheartedly into her initial teacher training with the phenomenal yogini Jada Fire, earning her certification in Expressive Yoga Dance. In June of 2017, Alisa completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training in Northern California with esteemed yoga master Mark Stephens. Alisa believes that yoga and meditation, practiced earnestly and consistently, have been a touchstone and panacea in helping her to cope with her own issues. She is grateful for opportunities to help others explore these powerful tools for growth, healing and personal transformation. Alisa believes that her collaboration with Yoga Haven is in perfect alignment with her soul-deep impulse to share the beautiful gifts of yoga with those who may greatly benefit.
Billy Hoveke believes in practicing yoga to takes his experience from being ruled by mind (attachments, ego, fears and desires) to one that is ruled by the heart (presence, interconnection, peace, compassion, and love). Such experiences can come in many forms and from many inspirations. Most notably for Billy, it was at the Mount Madonna Center where he completed a 200 hour intensive teacher training in 2009. There, the practice of yoga became more of a holistic approach. One that was centered around the stilling of the mind and meditation. His intention, is to spread to willing humans the practices that have helped him and paved the way for a more whole, peaceful and fun life.
Christina Flores has been practicing yoga since 2010. She recently started working with Yoga Haven and the Downtown Yoga & Wellness Co-op. To Christina, yoga is the exercise, understanding, and evolution of the mind and soul obtained through the discipline of breath, movement, and meditation. Her goal is to expose as many people as possible to experience their spiritual process by providing a safe space, where they can all learn and grow together. With a bit of fun music and oils thrown in the mix, to awaken the senses and create a euphoric nature on the mat. Her first yoga class was at one of her favorite studios, Blue Sky Yoga, with Cheryl Slader. She walked out of there feeling like she had just had her first spiritual experience. Before that class, Christina thought yoga was all about stretching and being flexible. Her mother had been encouraging her to go to yoga to help her with her anxiety issues. And for years, she just ignored her. One day she decided she’d give it a try, and, indeed, moms are always right. Christina loves her practice of yoga. When she’s not working her 9 to 5, she likes to spend time outside with her pups, watch hockey or take/teach yoga class!
Fay Rae Ferris
Fay Rae is a visual artist born and raised in Las Vegas and is grateful to now be serving members of her community through the practice of yoga. Her personal yoga practice began during her time living in Chicago, where she began exploring different modalities to support and alleviate her symptoms of anxiety and panic disorder. In 2017, she returned home to the desert and completed a 200hr YTT program at Sin City Yoga. Her adjacent interests to yoga include neurology, spiritual philosophy, mental health, and community. This year she has begun studies in the Iyengar method, and looks forward to deepening her knowledge and understanding of therapeutic yoga.
Why We Provide Free Yoga Classes
To empower at-risk youth, men, women and young adults through the practice of yoga and meditation.