Practice is gentle and instruction is tailored to meet your needs. The gentle yoga class is also suitable for pregnancy. Beginners and long-time practitioners are welcome.

This is a traditional method of instruction which develops energy, strength, and flexibility through the introduction of classical yoga poses and breathing techniques. Hatha Yoga has been in existence for over 5,000 years. Enjoy the individual approach of each of your instructors.

Iyengar Yoga is a dynamic system of Hatha Yoga based on the teachings of Sr. B.K.S. Iyengar. This method promotes upper body alignment through detailed instruction and is both invigorating and challenging. Iyengar Yoga benefits the body, mind, and spirit and is appropriate for all levels.

Encouragement to focus on breathing in and out slowly and deeply. Prenatal yoga breathing techniques might help you reduce or manage shortness of breath during pregnancy and work through contractions during labor. You’ll be encouraged to gently move different areas of your body through their full range of motion.

This is a beginning class appropriate for all ages and levels. You will perform gentle stretches that emphasize alignment, proper posture, mobility, strength, breathing, and deep relaxation.

Symmetry yoga is a method of instruction that teaches specific sequencing of asanas (poses) and pranayama (breathing) designed to symmetrically develop the flexibility, strength, and agility of the entire body. This method of instruction – based on sound biomechanical principles – allows you to effectively adapt the asanas to your individual needs and levels.

Vinyasa means “breath-synchronized movement”. You will move from one pose to the next on an inhale or an exhale. It is continuous (flow-like), and the routines vary from gentle to dynamic according to the level of class.

Aura Finegold Fechter, A.T.C., R.Y.T

Aura Fechter is the owner and director of Radiance Yoga and Therapeutic Exercise Center.

profile picture for momShe’s taught yoga since 1971, is a graduate of San Diego State University with a degree in Sports Medicine and is a Certified AthleticTrainer.

Aura brings a distinct and specialized teaching method to Radiance through the integration of biomechanical principles, functional movement awareness, and the physical and mental disciplines of yoga.

Through the integration of her background in athletic medicine, physical therapy, and yoga, Aura is comfortable and able to work with any number of orthopedic problems and neurological problems. We suggest you schedule an initial appointment, your option for follow-up treatment will be discussed.

Aura Offers Relief from Chronic Pain & Injury

Aura designs personalized rehabilitation programs combining yoga therapy, therapeutic exercise and sports medicine principles.

mom masaageFor anyone suffering from chronic back pain, neck pain, or muscle injury, the first thing to know about Therapeutic Yoga is that no yoga experience is required. The customized programs at Radiance Yoga start with one-on-one consultation with Aura. They include a physical assessment, an evaluation of lifestyle habits, in-studio therapeutic exercise, and follow-up exercises to do at home.

“Yoga Therapy is designed to empower patients by helping them understand the nature of their injury, what lifestyle habits and movements make it worse, and what will make it better. Most people feel some relief after the first session, but learning how to prevent pain in the future is just as important,” Aura says. She has helped thousands with her customized Therapeutic Yoga programs.

In the first consultation, Aura observes your posture, gait and basic strength and flexibility. As an expert who maintains her personal certifications and credentials, Aura will review your medical history including X-rays and MRI reports. She’ll then continue with questions about overall wellness, such as sleep patterns and workplace stress from prolonged sitting and standing.

“We look at changes you can make in your everyday life. An example I like to give is that of a 6’4″ male who folds himself into a tiny a sports car every day, and finds his lower back and neck pain is worse after prolonged driving…a more comfortable model would be a healthier switch.”

Each exercise program includes a detailed list of outlining basic stretches, postural corrections, and simple strength training moves. Yoga therapy requires a minimum of two sessions and cost less than most other types of programs. Private yoga lessons can be part of the program, and group classes are available when the patient is ready.

“Learning how to be strong, flexible and pain-free by incorporating proven biomechanical principles, yoga postures, and breathing techniques is the goal,” according to Aura.

Yoga is a great way to teach children to relax, concentrate, be gentle with others, and be still and quiet. It promotes strength, flexibility, and good coordination. Kids Yoga is a non-competitive form of exercise. And above all – it’s fun!

Sydney Scott-Cohen, Yoga Instructor

Sydney Scott-Cohen graduated from UCSB in 2007 with a double minor in Group Fitness Instruction and Personal Training.
Sydney has studied Yoga with some of the top instructors from San Diego to New York and is well-versed in Bikram, Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga and Iyengar Yoga. In addition, Sydney incorporates Therapeutic Yoga techniques into her sessions/classes according to the needs of the student.

 

 

 

 

 

Anna Berger, Massage Therapist & Private Yoga Instructor

Anna Berger is from Vail, Colorado where she has been working with athletes (snowboard, equestrian, yoga, climbing, dance, etc.) since 2000. She comes from a background as a P.T. Assistant, and has a Ba. Sci. in CAM with a minor in Art and Recreation Wellness; additionally working with bodies as an LMT and Personal Trainer. Through her personal experience she has learned the importance of maintaining a balance in life through living a healthy, active lifestyle. Anna has been practicing yoga since 2001, and obtained a 200+ hour cert through Forrest Yoga Teacher Training in Boston, Ma. in 2004. She has also had continuing education with Shiva Rea, Simon Park, Janet Stone, and many other fine masters local and traveling through Colorado. Anna’s athletic classes work with injuries and strengthening through toned, flexible muscles. Her teaching style is influenced by the beauty of movement that surrounds her in nature and recreation as each class incorporates a sense of strength, joy, and integrity for all as she pays great respect to detailed guidance with each asana. Anna invites you to open your mind/body with her in this playful and progressive atmosphere.

Anna’s Class Style: Anna’s teaching style is alignment centered and hatha inspired movement and stillness. Progressive postures lead up to more challenging movements, she respects the classical elements of yoga while enjoying creative expressions in the movement practice.

Anna Berger, Massage Therapist & Private Yoga Instructor

Anna Berger is from Vail, Colorado where she has been working with athletes (snowboard, equestrian, yoga, climbing, dance, etc.) since 2000. She comes from a background as a P.T. Assistant, and has a Ba. Sci. in CAM with a minor in Art and Recreation Wellness; additionally working with bodies as an LMT and Personal Trainer. Through her personal experience she has learned the importance of maintaining a balance in life through living a healthy, active lifestyle. Anna has been practicing yoga since 2001, and obtained a 200+ hour cert through Forrest Yoga Teacher Training in Boston, Ma. in 2004. She has also had continuing education with Shiva Rea, Simon Park, Janet Stone, and many other fine masters local and traveling through Colorado. Anna’s athletic classes work with injuries and strengthening through toned, flexible muscles. Her teaching style is influenced by the beauty of movement that surrounds her in nature and recreation as each class incorporates a sense of strength, joy, and integrity for all as she pays great respect to detailed guidance with each asana. Anna invites you to open your mind/body with her in this playful and progressive atmosphere.

Anna’s Class Style: Anna’s teaching style is alignment centered and hatha inspired movement and stillness. Progressive postures lead up to more challenging movements, she respects the classical elements of yoga while enjoying creative expressions in the movement practice.

 

Debra Funkhouser, Massage Therapist

A dedicated and professional health practitioner, Debra, is nationally and state certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork and a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).

She uses multiple techniques for individualized and uniquely focused therapeutic sessions. In practice since 1999, she specializes in neck and shoulder pain, injury rehabilitation, chronic pain, and stress relief.

 

 

 

 

Terra Cosby - Radiance YogaTerra Cosby, Yoga Instructor & Massage Therapist

Terra is a holistic nutrition and wellness coach, 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) and fitness trainer. She graduated from Arizona State University with degrees in both Exercise and Wellness and Human Nutrition. After graduation she worked as a kinesiotherapist and personal trainer. She taught individuals with injuries how to help heal their bodies by using movement and proper body mechanics. In 2010 Terra moved to San Diego to work as a holistic health coach and in 2011 She received her yoga teaching certification.
Terra integrates her education, knowledge and experience to provide whole body wellness programs to individuals who are trying to achieve optimal health. She works with individuals to create the best program based on their goals and current lifestyle.