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Now Yoga Instructors

  • Abbie Schepps

    I started practicing Bikram Yoga in 2012 as a way to explore the limits of my physical body. In 2014, I moved to Reno and decided to become a member at a yoga studio. The classes challenged me both mentally and physically and I was so inspired by the people that surrounded me in every class. I fell in love with everything that yoga presented to me- awareness, mindfulness, and acceptance all became a part of my everyday life. When the opportunity presented to become a certified Yoga teacher, I knew that this was the next step of my journey. I completed my teacher training in Bali, Indonesia earlier this year where I dove deep into my practice and learned more about myself than I knew possible. My training placed a strong emphasis on yoga history and philosophy, which I incorporate into my teachings. My classes are welcoming and available to all levels and we will practice nonviolence, gratitude and compassion in a non-judgemental and accepting environment. We will start by setting the foundation for our practice and turning inwards. After connecting with our breath, we will move through a fun and creative flow with options for modifications and/or variations to suit your personal practice. My intention is to help students connect their experiences on the mat into their daily lives so that their highest selves may become their daily selves. Join me on this journey and practice of self-realization.

  • Britnei Wade

    I am a Yoga enthusiast, instructor, and perpetual student. My Yoga practice started around the age of 17, when my mother brought me to my first class with the hope to work on our flexibility and get some good exercise together. It wasn’t long after my first class that I started noticing the transformation happening inside myself, and as I started to realize that this Yoga “work out” was definitely that, but also so much more. The mindful breathing techniques, movement, and meditation aspects of Yoga quickly became an extremely influential and pleasurable part of my life. As I got deeper into my practice I became more and more curious about this life changing art form and decided at the age of 21 to enroll in a 200 hour Yoga teacher training program at a local studio here in Reno. I strive to deliver heartfelt themes in my Yoga classes, with every movement specifically designed to correlate and resonate with the overall theme. My classes are welcoming to any and all abilities, complete with pose modifications and more advanced pose options as well. I encourage my students to take their practice with them off of the Yoga mat and into their everyday lives, where the practice matters the most. I am so excited to share my love for Yoga with all of you. Yoga has changed the quality of my everyday life and my dream is to share the same philosophy, love, gratitude, strength, and acceptance I have gained through my own practice and spread it around the world.

  • Candice Connolly

    Bio coming soon
  • Cynthia Schrader Roy

    I am asked all the time..what is Yoga? The answer for me continues to evolve and take on many shapes and forms. I do not know if I will ever come to a definitive answer as long as I continue to practice Yoga, learn Yoga, and serve others. However, I do know that Yoga has had profound effects on my life. Beginning in 2010, I had no idea where I was going when I first stepped on my mat. At first it was the physical challenge that kept me going. It was hard. I did not look forward to my scheduled Yoga days. But eventually something began to happen deep within my soul. It was as if there was a clearing of some sort, and at that time it was unexplainable. Now when I look back I realize that little transformations were beginning to emerge every time I practiced Yoga.

    By 2014, I became certified in Vinyasa Flow Yoga. My love and interest continued to grow, and I became certified in Areal & Chair Yoga within that same year. My passion continued..seeking something more traditional, more authentic within the roots of Yoga. My thirst for more took me to Rishikesh, India, where I completed my 300 Teacher Training. It was an incredible journey that led me to a new Universe of depth that I couldn’t have imagined.
    So what is Yoga for me today? Yoga is a daily presence in Self, as much as it is in Community. It is breath. It is awareness. It is stillness. It is discipline. It is the ability to nurture myself so that I may teach and serve others with honor and compassion. I’ve always loved Vinyasa Yoga, but I now equally share this love with Chair Yoga and the Restorative practices. The healing properties of Yoga are endless, and my style of teaching is to embrace the healing benefits of Yoga and teach for any body type, age, disability, and variations of immobility. I look forward to my continued growth and I embrace the not-knowing of shapes that are yet to come.

  • Jen Haddix

    As a long time weight lifter, dancer, and using physical activities as a way to escape my self, yoga came into my life at a time when I desperately needed it most but didn’t realize it. I would attend the most vigorous classes, working on headstands and arm balances and sweating like crazy, thinking I was only there for the workout, not realizing that I was preparing myself to embark on a journey with spirituality that wasn’t even in my scope of vision.


    Attending yoga teacher training taught me far more about myself than it did about teaching yoga. I delved deep into all of my health problems, insecurities and childhood traumas with new eyes...approaching each challenge I’ve ever faced from a new place of love, compassion, forgiveness and gratitude. I fell more in love with the concepts of yoga than I ever imagined I would, and they have changed my life. Through practice, awareness, gratitude and forgiveness, I have began to heal bi-polar disorder, Crohn’s disease, and a life full of self hatred that comes from a very difficult childhood.


    I love a vigorous physical practice as much as the next person. I love to do and teach headstands, fun flows and challenging arm balances, but yoga is FAR more than that. Yoga is a tool that can bring you so close to your true self that you will realize YOU have the power within to heal everything that has ever ailed you. Yoga is a path to awareness, gratitude and sense of self...and these are some of the most powerful tools for a happy and peaceful life.


    I want to spread the healing message of yoga to as many people as I possibly can. Yoga is not about touching your toes, it’s about what happens on the way down. It is my biggest hope that “lack of flexibility” is no longer a reason for people to be intimidated by yoga. Yoga is intended to be a personal practice that lifts the veil on every single thing we’ve been taught that isn’t true about who we are, all that is required of you is that you show up, over and over and over again.


    Come be with yourself, breathe and connect, practice as often as possible and see how quickly your life can change.


  • Jessica Holland

    Bio coming soon
  • Katie Polon

    Hello fellow Yoga practitioners! My name is Katie and I'm so honored to be a part of Now Yoga! I was born in New Mexico but raised in the Biggest Little City. I went to school outside of Park City, Utah and it was there that I developed a love for the outdoors and becoming more in tune with my body. I believe firstly in the flexibility of the mind and the body will follow if you will it to do so. I have recently been fortunate enough to travel to India and obtain my 200 hour yoga teacher training certificate. The knowledge I gained from that experience is indescribable. My only wish is to be able to pass some of my training and love of Yoga onto others. If you let it, the benefits are unparalleled. Yoga and children have also been a huge part of my life for over 10 years. I believe instilling positive habits at a young age is extremely important and yoga is a lifestyle that can benefit everyone at every age. I adore children and the light in their eyes when they learn something new. It is truly remarkable. It is also important to remember as adults to push ourselves to feel that same level of self pride. Constantly loving yourself, honoring yourself and taking very good care of yourself. I hope to connect with others on a level where needs and adoration can be met and achieved through the love of Yoga. Yoga is Love. You are Love. You are the light. The time is Now to empower each other. All we have is Now. What are you going to do with your Now?

    I have also been through NASM personal training course and plan to obtain my certificate in hopes of being able to bring more knowledge to my Yoga practice. I have practiced Yoga for over 10 years and recently become aware of a more yogic lifestyle. I obtained my 200 hour Yoga teacher training certification in India in November 2016. While being a part of Now Yoga, I plan to be a part of numerous and varied workshops. Specifically, prenatal and postpartum, children and seniors. I’m interested in how Yoga can be incorporated into various parts of our daily lives, from the food we eat to the neurology of how yoga can help trauma. Yoga being a real part of the body, mind and soul for everyone is my ultimate goal.

  • Lee Goss

    I will always remember my first Yoga class. As I lay on my mat in Savasana, sweating from every pore, I cried, and I knew that yoga was something incredible. I didn't just want it in my life, I needed it! Getting into the healthy habit of taking care of myself was not easy but when I was doing Yoga, I began feeling better in every aspect of my life. Slowly Yoga became my life style and my life blossomed into something wonderful! Yoga makes me feel connected, free, healthy and whole. Before Yoga I was a ball of stress which caused stomach problems and anxiety. I felt uncomfortable in the vessel that I was blessed with. I didn't even really know how to breath. Yoga showed me how. It decreased my stress and anxiety and diminished my stomach problems as well as taught me how to manage them before they arise. I feel truly Alive and I want everyone to feel this way! So, my Yoga journey continued and I received my 200 hour teacher certification. I wanted to make Yoga my life and to share it with anyone who would listen. Now, 5 years later I am opening Now Yoga, to share the power of Yoga with my family, friends, and community! When I’m not doing Yoga you can find me with my love Nathan, walking our dog, hiking, swimming, walking the beach, or traveling the world. Loving this blessing of Life.

  • Nancy Wise

    Bio coming soon
  • Rachel Lewis

    Rachel Lewis has a passion for healing and wellness and shares it through teaching Yoga and coaching. After healing herself from a life long chronic illness using resources in Peru, alternative medicines and Yoga, she returned to the United States and became a certified Yoga teacher with OM2Yoga in Reno and trained in Reiki healing. The last couple of years she has continued to train in several styles of Yoga and specializes in Yoga for people with chronic pain, illness and trauma.

  • Suzanne Even

    Having always been passionate about wellness on every level, I sought tools that would lead to the balance of a healthy mind, body and soul, I learned from my own challenges and setbacks that through a consistent and committed Yoga practice this balance could be achieved. By embracing the philosophy and soulful teachings of Yoga I was able to experience and express those thoughts and feelings through the physical postures.

    In my group and private classes, I create the space and offer the instruction for students to explore and express what they learn through their own Yoga practice. I guide them in developing better body awareness and safe postural alignment as well as in improving their strength and mobility. In addition, students can experience an introspective awareness and inner growth through healing chants, profound breathing exercises and a philosophical focus.

    My teaching style offers a blend of Hatha, Vinyasa and Bhakti styles of Yoga along with a focus on postural alignment. I’ve been teaching Yoga since 2012 and have thus far completed 290 hours of Registered Yoga Teacher Trainings. I’ve earned a B.S. degree in Health and Human Science and am a Certified Holistic Health Coach as well as a Certified Reiki Practitioner.

  • Taylor Bernarda

    Bio coming soon
  • Willow Olson

    Bio coming soon