Teachers

It is a gift to have these teachers as part of our Asana family.

Josh Nelson
Co-Owner, ERYT-200

Josh is the main man who holds Asana together.  When he’s not at the shop helping customers, ordering products, or merchandising the store, he’s mostly likely moving his body to the max.  Josh’s passion for connecting to nature, and his own physical limits, have allowed him to see life in a different perspective than most.  His passion for running, yoga, climbing, and cycling has given him the ability to help others in their journey too.  You are in for a treat when you’re with him, his knowledge about products and body movement are not to disappoint.

Josh Nelson
Co-Owner, ERYT-200
Jill Nelson
Co-Owner, ERYT-200

Jill is a guiding light who leads by her own inspirational connection to spirit and the creative sacred forces of the divine feminine. She is known for her unique and long sequencing plus a fun, loving approach to the yogic practice. Her classes range from vigorous and playful vinyasa flow to mindful, meditative practices.

Jill has been exploring her personal path of yoga for over 10 years and has been inspiring and challenging students for the past six.

Jill Nelson
Co-Owner, ERYT-200
Rhonda McEldowney
RYT-200

Yoga and meditation are my passion!

Since I started my practice in 2007 I have never looked back. My whole world has changed. Through yoga I found great treasures of inner peace, self-love and the awareness of how lucky I am just to be alive. I teach with the hope that others will find all the treasures they desire in their practice and life.

Rhonda McEldowney
RYT-200
Bonnie Veno
RYT-200

My passion is to spread the joy and life-changing benefits of yoga to students who are seeking more flexibility and balance in their lives, especially to those are older, to those who think they are not fit or flexible enough to “do” yoga, and to those students seeking a slower paced class they can feel comfortable in and keep up with.

I fell in love with yoga in my 20’s and harbored a desire to teach it, but convention won out and I spent the next 40 years toiling in the corporate world. I attended yoga classes occasionally as well as practiced on my own but in my mid-60’s as the decades rolled by, I was getting stiffer in spite of an active lifestyle and this was the push to finally make the commitment to seriously begin practicing. And I found my second home at Asana!

As I gained deeper flexibility and found sweet inner peace the flames were fanned on that deeply buried yearning and I made the commitment to realize the dream. I completed my Zen yoga teacher training through the Zenways program in early 2018 with their training focus on alignment, breathwork, and mindfulness which speaks to my own deeply held beliefs about yoga.

And to continue throwing convention to the winds, I am retiring from the corporate world as well as undertaking the precepts to formally become a Buddhist. So embrace change, be bold, follow your dreams, and live life to the fullest! Life just gets sweeter!

Bonnie Veno
RYT-200
Alycia Kersey
Alycia began the practice of Ashtanga yoga in her early college days. Since then, she has dipped her toes in all styles of yoga, in shalas all over the world, but she truly feels at home at Asana.
Alycia is a student of the practice, first and foremost. She is also a mother, an attorney and a community member who is committed to creating proactive, lasting change.
Alycia’s classes are playful, grounding and challenging, tending toward more of a traditional style practice – holding the postures for 3 to 5 breaths, sometimes with sanskrit counting and mantras.
“You must practice when you can, because you will need it when you can’t.” BKS Iyengar
Alycia Kersey
Ashley Moncrief
RYT-200
In 2011, Ashley Moncrief earned her 200RYT, while in Costa Rica, after having years of a deep love for yoga. She taught at Asana from 2012 (just a year after Asana opened its doors) through 2014, when she and her family took a few years of galavanting through Hawaii, Utah, and western Oregon! After teaching at 8 different studios, Ashley is excited to be back in Klamath Falls to teach here, her very favorite studio!
After becoming a mother, her yoga practice has evolved to include prenatal yoga and mommy-and-me yoga. However, life on her mat usually includes someone jumping or climbing on her… unless she can retreat into the Asana Studio.
She most appreciates the way yoga allows us to connect to our hearts and get in touch with our true SELF.  Ashley brings in her creative and spiritual approach in a more intimate environment. Although, if the style allows for it, she’s going to try and make you sweat, too!
With a passion for many styles of yoga (especially hot Moksha), Ashley incorporates different variations of flow into her classes. She feels that the attention to breath is the most valuable and that the final relaxation in savasana is where the real magic happens…so stay for the whole thing!
Ashley Moncrief
RYT-200
Tara Romasanta
200-RYT

The reason Tara initially struggled with yoga was the same reason she ended up sticking with it. Her first teacher made yoga look so fluid, so beautiful, so easy. That was not Tara’s initial experience. Over her lunch hour from her corporate sustainability job she struggled to keep her mind on the mat and on her breath and mostly not tip over. Eventually she found that yoga helped to provide the grounding and community she needed in her life, especially as she moved with her husband from Minnesota to Idaho to Nevada to Virginia to Alaska to Okinawa and most recently to Klamath Falls.

Tara pursued her 200 hr Hatha Vinyasa Teacher Certification to deepen her personal practice and was surprised to discover a love for teaching. She had the opportunity to apprentice for her mentor, Rebecca Cohen learning and practicing the art of assisting. She continues to study with Janet Stone, seeking to best help students listen to their bodies, connect with their breath, ground their body in gratitude, work toward opening their hearts and maybe even laugh a little along the way.

Tara is constantly inspired by nature, and when not outside or on the mat, can be found behind a camera or shuttling her two little boys to all the things.

Tara Romasanta
200-RYT