Yoga Instructors

Catie shot of meJolie Cash is the founder of Nature’s Whisper School of Yoga, Nature’s Whisper Natural Herb products and Hot Mama Yoga. She is committed to the empowerment of all beings through the teachings of authenticity and using all of life’s lessons & pleasures for spiritual growth.  Jolie’s teaching focus is on the integration of wisdom and intuition, in order to release the old to make room for the new. She teaches a fluid style creating a garland of asana (postures), pranayama (breathing) and kriyas(cleansings). She also teaches a restorative (spinal) style of Bliss Yoga offering balance to a regular practice. When Jolie isn’t teaching Yoga, she is training others how to teach yoga.She is a natural birth advocate, an author, inspirational speaker of empowering women and all around baby lover. Jolie also teaches regular workshops, Teacher Training’s and retreats throughout the United States. Her teachings rarely end at the mat.


Emily Ruth  feels teaching is what has helped her the most. So, she teaches a commitment to self, commitment to breath, and commitment to reconnect to the body. Her background is very analytical, journalism, but practicing and teaching yoga has allowed her body to heal itself and has reignited her creative self. Emily teaches Yin to hopefully assist others in their reconnection to their body or to a meditation on the mat. Emily uses aromatherapy and plays singing bowls during class to further the opening of the class experience. Se has a 200 RYT with Yoga Alliance and a 100 hr Yoga Therapy Certification. Emily has also worked as an energy healer for 5 years having trained at Psychic Horizons in San Francisco.

krystah-smithKrystah Smith after completing her military career Krystah became a wife and mom to two little babes that changed her life. With the exception of her love of cookies, fitness has been a big part of her and her families lifestyle. Receiving her education in Alternative and Complimentary Health she piqued her interest in the birth field with the pregnancy and delivery of her second child. Krystah received training as a doula and has since continued her advancement towards becoming a midwife. With over 40 births in attendance, various friends and family reaching out and her own personal desire, Krystah received training and licensing in Mamalates. A core restoration method allowing moms to connect with their bodies and babies directly following birth. She strongly believes in healing your body before moving onto more rigorous routines and truly loves helping women achieve their desired optimal health.

Erin Lynch_yogabeach042Erin Lynch has dedicated herself to the journey, practice, study and teaching of yoga since discovering its joys and benefits in 2001 while living in Boston. She has her Master’s degree in Public Health with a focus in Health Promotion and Behavioral Analysis and has trained over the years in an eclectic blend of yoga disciples, including Ashtanga (Kathy Kappmeier, BNS Iyengar), Power Yoga (Baron Baptiste), Iyengar (Roger Cole),Anusara (Michael Fukumara), Gentle and Restorative Yoga (Yoga Well), Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga (Nature’s Whisper Hot Mama Yoga), and Kid’s Yoga (HAPA Yoga). She combines the elements of these styles and her academic work into all of her classes. She focuses on moving deeper into fundamental postures of yoga through proper alignment, breath work and slow conscious movement, hoping each student gains deeper awareness of themselves.

When she’s not on the mat she enjoys cooking, farmer’s markets, climbing, trail runs, and playing in nature with her two little ones. She lives with her husband and two children in the North Park neighborhood of San Diego.
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Cintia Tavares has been teaching Yoga for about 8 years. Her first specialization was on prenatal yoga @ YogaWell in San Diego CA. In 2010 she did her 200hYTT @ CorePowerYoga and moved back to Rio de Janeiro- Brazil where she worked in a center, called “Bella Gestante” a place only for pregnant women. Then she got really envolved with this enviroment and took other specializations as Doula, Baby & Mom yoga, Kids Yoga using the animals as reference for movement, meditation and Reiki. In 2012 she went to Rishikesh- India for volunteer work, teaching Yoga for kids after school and took part of a YTT in the ashram she was staying…
When she came back from this trip she decided to have her own studio:
“Om SatNam Yoga Studio” where she had many co- partners with lots of workshops; Ayurveda/ AcroYoga/ lyengar/ Row Food/ Natural Cosmetic/ Bioenergy/ Chakras/ AyurYoga- Elka and others… And now she’s back to San Diego helping others find the release and freedom that Yoga brings to their lives so that they can comfortably and competently move their bodies through life.


Chantelle Van ArsdaleChantelle Van Arsdale While being a mom to my baby daughter is my number one passion and love in my life, teaching and practicing yoga comes in right behind at number two. I’ve been practicing yoga for over 10 years, and teaching it for over 8 years. Yoga for me is connecting to self-love and inner peace, and this is what I want to share with my students. My yoga practice has always been my sacred space to find that loving connection to myself. I’ve learned that without this connection to myself, other aspects of my life suffer. It’s this connection to self-love which I cherish most about my yoga.

I have a background in Early Childhood Education and my first yoga students were my young preschoolers who were just 2 years old! After moving to San Diego from the east coast in 2007, I quickly pursued a teaching career in yoga and have completed over 300 hours in yoga trainings including Nature’s Whisper’s 100-hr HOT MAMA Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga, CorePower Yoga’s 200-hr Power Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga, Kids Yoga for ages 2-13, and Yoga for Children with Special Needs. I’ve been teaching yoga to both children and adults since 2009, and in 2012 I completed my certification in massage therapy which I practice part time. My appreciation for yoga continues to grow and evolve through my life journey, and I’m now so grateful to be sharing this appreciation with my daughter. I’m excited to share my love and passion with you and your loved ones here at Nature’s Whisper.

Saerin Ally Cho - PhotoAlly Cho has been studying yoga since 2004, but motherhood nudged her into her first yoga teacher training program while living in the San Francisco Bay Area. What began as a journey to reconnect with herself and deepen her own yoga practice morphed into a profound passion for sharing yoga on and off the mat.

She has completed over 300 hours of yoga teacher training, including prenatal and postnatal yoga [with Jane Austin in San Francisco] and restorative yoga with Judith Hanson Lasater, and continues to tickle her intellectual curiosity for yoga through studying on her own and learning from the larger yoga community.

She lives in San Diego with her husband and their daughter, who inspires them to cherish time over material things, love without hesitation, and rest whenever possible.

(PHOTO COMING) Danielle Hansen is a yogini, wife, and mother of a vibrant little boy. Danielle found Nature’s Whisper as many women do, during her first pregnancy. Though Danielle’s yoga journey began 10 years prior, she found a new awakening within her body through her prenatal yoga practice. This encouraged her to share the joy she found through yoga with others. Danielle completed a 200 RYT and is currently continuing her yoga education at Nature’s Whisper with the Hot Mama Prenatal Yoga (100 hours) Teacher Training. Prior to her yoga education Danielle earned a BA from the University of Utah in International Studies.
Inspired by the lessons of motherhood, and the practice of yoga, Danielle offers space for transformation within body and mind. She hopes to inspire a higher awareness of self while cultivating a community of love for each other and our children.

100000130_mobileCharisse Sciuva has been a birth worker for over 15 years. She has a warm, grounded spirit that permeates the energy of the birthing, massage, or class room. She has a rich background in yoga and movement, and is a Reiki Practitioner, a certified doula with DONA International, and an Advanced Mentor with Birthing From Within®.

A gifted and competent bodyworker, Charisse draws upon her embodied intuition to connect with mother and baby, to help all involved open to what the next moment needs. In addition to her own massage practice, (a Certified Massage Therapist) she teaches Essentials of Massage and Thai Massage at Mueller College.

Charisse has experience supporting families giving birth at home, in a birth center, or in a hospital. In addition to her extensive experience in private practice, she has volunteered at both UCSD’s Birth Center (Heart and Hands program) and Best Start Birth Center.

She has completed training in optimal fetal positioning with Gail Tully’s Spinning Babies, Birthing From Within’s Birth Story Medicine® workshop, and attended and is helping to support midwife Nicole Morales’ Storytelling, Healing, and the Birthworker’s Journey workshop. She completed training as an Advanced Birth Story Listener having worked closely with Pam England, the Creator of Birthing From Within. She has also completed her 200 hr yoga teacher training at Nature’s Whisper School of Yoga.

IMG_5671Eric Applegarth found yoga over four years ago in San Francisco. Life took a turn for the best as he was sprung in to a lifestyle of happy and healthy living. The passion and drive to become his best self was so consuming that he knew this feeling should be shared with everyone. He figured out that everyone is capable of authentic connection, and he was excited to be a part of that. Eric is 300 hour certified, specializing in hatha and prenatal yoga. His alignment focused classes and warm spirit will uplift and revitalize. His intention is to provide friendship, guidance, stability, and strength to both the physical and emotional realms of the human experience. Come share your practice and connect with your best self.

You can also find Eric in the studio as a kids space provider and asst. studio manager.