Teachers

Owner & Teacher

Meghan, 300 E-RYT, YAECP©

Meghan is the co-owner and founder of Truckee Yoga Collective. She is known for her creative, challenging intelligently sequenced classes that honor the importance of the fundamental asanas and alignment along with the meditative qualities of vinyasa flow. She uses the fundamentals to create a foundation for understanding of the asanas that empower students to safely explore more advanced postures such as inversions and arm balances.

Meghan has been teaching public classes and workshops in the Reno/ Truckee area for 10 years. She lives in Truckee with her husband and 3 boys.

Owner & Teacher

Hawley, 500 RYT, YACEP©

Hawley is co-owner and founder of Truckee Yoga Collective. Hawley’s classes integrate her continual study of yoga, love of anatomy and passion for methodology. Expect to be challenged with outside of the box classes using skills, drills, and posture workshopping. She draws from styles of Hatha, Iyengar, Ashtanga and Vinyasa to build classes with focus and integrity - the building blocks of  a strong, life long yoga practice.

Hawley has lived in Truckee for over 20 years with her husband, 3 children and many wonderful pets. When she’s not teaching, studying, practicing, or leading trainings, she loves to travel, bake, ride her horses and spend as much time with her family and friends as she can.

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Ashley

Ashley offers an integrated fusion of styles and techniques such as restorative, vinyasa, kundalini and pilates. She weaves into her. classes her knowledge of the fundamentals of anatomy, breath work, meditation and chanting. Ashley guides from her heart as well as from what she's learned on her mat. Expect a fun, approachable, and sometimes challenging way to move her body in her classes.

Ashley is a 200 RYT and has been teaching devotedly since 2015. She became certified in CircAsana Aerial Hammock Yoga in 2018 and offers aerial hammock yoga workshops as well as being available for private group or individual lessons.

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Megan

Megan Whitney advocates yoga as an exploration of awareness that is already deep within us. As a student Megan aspires to eternally expand her awareness and connection to her True Self. As a teacher, she aspires to wrap language around awareness so she can lead her students to deepen their connection within the  awareness that already lies deep within them. Awareness is very empowering. Much like light. The ability to slow down enough so we can truly listen to what is going on is very healing.

Megan is an 500 E-RYT and has been teaching since 2010. She recently moved to Truckee from San Luis Obispo.

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Nikki

Nikki is an ERYT 500 teacher who has been teaching yoga across the U.S. and internationally since 2003, with students ranging from professional athletes to cancer patients. With creative and smart sequencing and hands-on assists, she guides you to focus on form while you move through alignment-based Vinyasa flows, with modifications to make class accessible to all levels of practitioners. Nikki’s goal is always to empower and uplift each student, helping you find your best self, both on and off the mat. From that place, Nikki believes that you can manifest your wildest dreams into your reality.

Formerly trained in Kripalu, Vinyasa, and Pre/Post-Natal Yoga, Nikki is also a certified Yoga Nidra (guided meditation) teacher, a Master Mindset Coach, a Cancer Exercise Specialist and an Essential Oils Educator. With a mission to help others reduce daily stress, live intentionally and experience ultimate success, she also inspires others through motivational speaking and online health & fitness challenges. She passionately shares doTERRA essential oils as evidence-based, natural, effective solutions for increased health, happiness and prosperity. Having traveled to over 30 countries and lived everywhere from New York City to New Zealand, Nikki loves living in Lake Tahoe, CA with her husband and 2 boys, hiking, skiing, paddle boarding, and breathing in the fresh mountain air.

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Tanya

Tanya Fuller is a 200 hour Yoga Alliance yoga guide, Reiki Master/Teacher, and Doula who has been blessed to live in the Tahoe/Truckee area for 10 years. She believes breath is one of the most empowering tools to find balance and calm within: oxygen heals all our systems. When we vibrate at this cellular level, we radiate it outwards inspiring those around us and enable ourselves with joy Tanya uses her extensive energy-based background in her yoga practice to tap into the connection between movement, breath, and emotional/mental release and replenishment. She loves guiding all walks of life as they discover their doorway to positive empowerment- whether it be through heart-pumping yoga sculpt, soul-flowing vinyasa, or gentle yoga. Tanya loves bringing laughter and joy into her classes and will hold the energetic space for her students to tap into whatever makes them shine.

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Britt

Britt originally came to yoga as a source of physical training for ski racing. A major injury ended her competitive career and spurred the need for a healing practice that eventually led her to teacher training in Rishikesh, India in 2010. 

Ever since, Britt has been teaching lighthearted, fun, flowing classes that will leave you feeling better than when you walked in. No two classes are ever the same, but they will always emphasize proper alignment, breath work, and a holistic mindset. Her two favorite styles of yoga are powerful, sweaty vinyasa, and slow, meditative yin. So prepare yourself for a little yin and a little yang. Britt has lived off and on in Truckee for 10 years and also works as a massage therapist and downhill ski coach. When she has a day off you’ll find her skiing, climbing, biking, or right next to you in yoga class. 

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Marisa

Marisa came to yoga seeking solace from the stressed of life living in the big city and to heal her body after many years of working as a professional ballet dancer. Over the years she has grown to know that yoga is about turning inward and radical acceptance. Marisa is welcoming, approachable and light-hearted. In her classes, expect a focus on alignment, breathwork, guided meditations and an environment where students are encouraged to be gentle and loving to the body and the self. She draws inspiration for her class choreography from Meghan Ruiz, Ann Marie Sheridan and yin teacher Bernie Clark. Marisa continues to explore yoga’s lifelong lessons through guided meditations with Tara Branch, her personal practice and workshops.

Marisa is an elementary school teacher and  has lived in Tahoe since 2012 with her husband and rescue pup Dakota. She is a 200 RYT after completing her training at Namaste Truckee and has been teaching yoga since 2017.

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Marissa

Marissa is a compassionate and warm person whose background in dance and fitness is reflected in her teaching style. Described as "a box of chocolates," her classes are dynamic, surprising and delicious. She fuses her knowledge and experience in hatha, vinyasa, and guided meditation that will have you leaving her classes feeling nurtured, grounded and rejuvenated.

Marissa completed her international yoga certification with Sivananda Yoga Ashram in 2013. She is a doula, childbirth educator through Birthing From Within and has trained with renowned yoga teacher Ann Austin in pre- and postnatal yoga at Yoga Tree in San Francisco. She is also trained in Barre Above and Zumba Fitness. Marissa is a lifelong student of yoga and continues to to seek out trainings and certification in movement and the healing arts. With a light in her eyes and a love in her heart, Marissa provides a safe space to be, learn and grow.