Meet the Sphere Fitness Instructors
Heather is an advocate of love, and a strong believer in the transformative powers of reflection, connection, and movement. Heather’s movement background is rooted in ballet from her formative years in Rota, Spain. She since immersed herself in a myriad of movement forms, including dance styles like folkloric, modern and hip-hop as well as Tae Kwon Do and kickboxing. She enjoys bringing energy, inspiration, positivity, and laughter into every class she teaches, whether it is dance, strength or yoga. You can learn more about Heather on her website: heatheralaine.com.
Carolyn began her yoga journey after a major transformation. Yoga has unlocked so much and inspires her to align with the most vibrant version of herself. She believes it is a privilege to be able to hold space for others to awaken to their truth. She’s passionate about movement, fitness, and yoga and feels most alive when she’s teaching.
Classes: sculpt and flow (strength), Vinyasa yoga
Shauna is an Oakland native and loves to teach. A lifelong classical singer, Shauna brings musicality, authenticity, and humor to her classes. Following her own physical transformation, Shauna began to teach an alignment-focused barre practice. She is presently a teacher trainer, traveling to studios around the world to mentor owners and instructors. Shauna’s personal practice and education evolved to yoga and meditation, which she has the pleasure of teaching at Sphere. In Shauna’s classes, expect to deepen your awareness and authenticity through breath, alignment, and movement.
Classes: HATHA yoga
Laila has been leading movement for over a decade. Dance, breath, meditation and song has been her method of health and offered healing. More than offering the movements themselves, she offers an opportunity to remove your layers, get into the hidden treasure of musical autonomy, feel your body, let it do what is does and sink into that freedom! For more information visit her site: www.TovMLM.com
Classes: root rock (dance)
Nicolette is a Cosmic Goddess and a Bay Area Native. I am all about diving deep into the mysteries of the universe and enjoying this wild ride via a human flesh suit. My teaching, offerings & movement are inspired by asking myself what do I need right now - How I can accept where I'm at and perhaps find more joy, flow, ease, authentic connection in this moment, in this life. I adore variety and learning new things so you'll experience that in the safe space I create. I invite everyone to be seen, to feel more vibrant and safe to shine their own unique light in the world.
Classes: vibrant Yoga
Rozz has been a dance choreographer for over 28 years and a fitness specialist for 20 years. She has trained clients in gyms across New York City and established her own youth contemporary dance company "Caras" and a thriving outdoor fitness enterprise "Billyburg Bootcamp" in Brooklyn. Since moving back home to the Bay a few years ago Rozz taught at Hipline for three years and is the ED of The People's Conservatory, an arts organization that serves over 900 students in the East Bay. She is a mom of identical twin girls and is also a singer/songwriter and an international touring and recording artist.
Classes: Hip hop / kickboxing (dance)
Elika is a Registered Yoga Teacher/Postpartum Doula with almost 20 years sharing her passion for health + wellness and working with people of every population. Starting as a personal trainer in Atlanta, she now offers various styles of yoga and meditation to support a balanced mind and body throughout gyms, corporations, and studios around the Bay Area, such as Equinox, Kaiser, Salesforce, and Stanford University. She is a Prana Vinyasa-trained instructor and specializes in Pre+Postnatal Yoga. Elika's classes infuse yoga, dance, pilates, Ayurveda , energy healing, and ancient wisdom to inspire and uplift, making each experience for her clients a blissFULL one, and supporting women on their path to stay juicy and vibrant throughout every stage of life.
Classes: Moonday Yoga
Nicky is an interdisciplinary artist based in occupied Ohlone territory named Huichin, known to many as Oakland, California. As a cultural producer, she is open to all methods and mediums available to express a concept, from visual work to movement, video to written word. Throughout her career as an artist, she has taught dance classes, original choreography, and movement workshops to empower the individual as well as the collective. Nicole is an active participant and collaborator with the grassroots adult freedom school Liberation Spring and is co-founded the cultural production group We Rise. Both continue to deepen her work as an artist and activist.
Classes: Embodied dance
Heather started teaching aerobics at the age of 18! Complete with leg warmers and leotards, she loved to move, dance, de-stress and soon realized exercise was the gateway to a more balanced life. Fast forward 30 years and 2 kids later, she’s thrilled to still be teaching and living a strong, (semi) balanced life. She grew up in a sports fanatical family in Minneapolis and took her love of athletics and movement onto a yoga mat and into other areas of fitness. Currently, she teaches at The Dailey Method and last year she developed a class called FITT and FIRE - she believes in the benefits of burn and the joy of movement. She also is so excited to lead the Fitness and Wellness program at Sphere.
Classes: Fitt and fire (strength)
Dia is a connector. Seeing yoga practices as tools for social change, she supports clients and students in the examination of limiting patterns, slowing down, and exploring creatively. RYT 200 and Yin certified, Dia focuses on breath work, and body awareness to explore physical and psychological tension in reaction to habits. From the Midwest, she is inspired by nature and connection to community. Dia also founded The Equity Collective and runs international Yoga and Social Justice Workshops through Love Light Yoga. She lives in Oakland and spends time exploring art, dance and food with her 8 year old kiddo and awesome wife.