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Discover the unparalleled expertise and passion of our teachers here at Twin Star Yoga. Each instructor is a seasoned expert, dedicated to guiding you on a transformative journey. Immerse yourself in top-tier instruction, personalized attention, and a supportive community. Elevate your practice with the best in Orange County – where yoga meets excellence. Join us for a truly enriching and empowering yoga experience.

Cecily Kelly

Cecily has been practicing yoga for over 9 years. She started with Bikram yoga and fell in love with the challenge and thoughtfulness of a yoga practice. Through her years of yoga she has found so much joy in the connection it brings to the mind, body and soul. Her appreciation for learning and sharing this lifestyle with others has only grown with the 1000 hours of teaching yoga and 350 hours of trainings . Her mission  is for people to have a haven where they can dive deep into a better exploration of life and self love. Cecily created Twin Star Yoga to help people find a place they could come and learn about themselves and to unite communities. Cecily believes that we  are so strong as individuals, yet when we share in life together, we are unstoppable!

Jaime Jackson

Jaime Jackson is a Yogini, body and energy healer, holistic health practitioner and Ayurvedic health coach devoted to teaching union of mind, body and soul.  Born and raised in California - Jaime, founder of Odd Yoga, began her wellness practice working with athletes in the surf and skate world but very quickly grew to see how connecting to the ocean was a much more spirited matter than a good surf. This inspiration began a journey to understand the human bodies connection to nature. Jaime is deeply devout to her yoga practice and has been teaching yoga for nearly a decade. She continues to inspire others to understand their unique makeups and empowers all to find harmony by means of holistic practices. Jaime believes the best teachers are forever students! She is currently deepening her understanding of yoga through the temple arts and is very excited and inspired to share wisdom, presence and space with all! 

Alona Kristol-Harper

Alona started Ballet at the age of 2 1/2 and dance quickly became her passion. She started teaching dance classes when she was 12 and never looked back. After completing her Associate's degree from Irvine Valley College she decided to become certified in Barre and Yoga to expand her knowledge and teaching styles. She loves to work out but doesn't take herself too seriously so be prepared for her one liner jokes and her spunky attitude. Her motto is "laughter is not only good for the soul but also your abs."

Molly Clark

Molly is a lover of nature, music and animals.  She has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and teaching full time for over 15 years.  She is certified in Bikram Yoga and has over 500hrs continuing study in vinyasa yoga, yoga therapy and yoga philosophy.  Molly is passionate about sharing all of the ways that this practice has supported her intention to be a more balanced and grateful human.  She has experience with all levels of health and wellness giving her empathy and a deep understanding of this practice. Molly believes the more we look inwards the more we surrender to the beautiful, wonderful mystery of life.

Diana Uhler

Diana is a certified yoga instructor with deep love and appreciation for the practice. She discovered yoga eight years ago when she was on a path of self-discovery and inner healing. Since then, yoga has profoundly changed her life, and has been on a journey to deepen her understanding and share its benefits with others. In her classes, she aims to create a safe and supportive space where students of all levels can feel comfortable and challenged while connecting with their bodies and minds. She places a strong emphasis on proper alignment, breath work, and mindfulness techniques, helping students to build strength. flexibility, and mental/mind clarity.

Simin Kaabi

Simin's intentions are to inspire people to show up for themself, to add themself to their do’s list no matter where they’re starting from. She is a Reiki master, Vinyasa (200Hrs), kundalini yoga and meditation certified and practice more than 15 years. After years of working as an Engineer, I’ve decided to follow my passion which is Yoga and help others to get to self realization and create an ongoing experience in their body, mind & soul.

Aaron Martinez

Aaron grew up in the Inland Empire playing basketball for the majority of my life. Having dealt with lower back and ankle issues from it. A few years ago, Aaron was in a spin out car accident that damaged my knee which is when my eyes open up to becoming healthy and fit. Aaron found yoga from having a groin injury hindering my ability to workout. A friend of his invited him to his class and it changed Aaron's life by challenging his mind, body and soul. Having been practicing for 3yrs now and he truly believes yoga heals in many forms. Aarons classes are designed to move the body in a fluid motion and let the magic of yoga does what it needs to in time.

Gabby Mazza

Gabby's journey with yoga began in 2015 when she yearned to connect her mind and body. Over the years, her dedication and passion for the practice deepened, leading her to complete her 200 Hour Vinyasa training with Ra Yoga Studio in Costa Mesa in Fall 2020. Since then, Gabby has expanded her skill set by becoming certified in Yin, Sound Healing, Prenatal Yoga, and Meditation. She has also received her attunement for Reiki Level I and II. Gabby considers herself a lifelong student of yoga and plans to pursue more certifications in the near future. Attending any of her classes guarantees a sense of grounding and connection to your personal yoga journey. You have the freedom to arrive just as you are, without judgment or expectation.

Megan Buncher

Megan tried yoga at 16 as a remedy for depression and immediately knew she wanted to teach. At 18, she got her 200-hour certification and later graduated with her BA in Psychology from UCLA. She’s passionate about advocating for mental health and making mindfulness-based tools more mainstream. Her favorite styles of yoga include vinyasa, gentle, restorative, and yin. Additionally, she loves to have fun with theming and creative sequencing. Off the mat, you’ll find her paddle boarding or hiking in nature. Megan’s biggest hope is that her classes feel like an inclusive, safe space to explore your practice. Old or new to yoga, she’ll be thrilled to have you. 

Sam Saldivar

Samantha (E-RYT® 500, YACEP®) has been teaching Yoga since 2016, she has over 1,000 hours of Yoga education, including, Relax and Renew® Level 1 and 2 Certifications with Judith Hanson Lasater. With her background in the relaxing and introspective Yoga lineages, Samantha teaches from a place of deep empathy. She believes the greatest gift we can give our students is our radical presence and compassion. In addition to teaching Restorative and Yin Yoga, Samantha is a Sacred Rest Advocate and Educator. She believes as a society we are exhausted, sleepwalking through life, and in desperate need of a reconnection to deep Sacred Rest. Her work is rooted in releasing our conditioned beliefs of rest as laziness, so we can embrace rest as our connection to divinity, source, love, compassion, healing, and happiness. Samantha believes we are so much more than what we do for a living, which is why she wants to share with you she is an aspiring homesteader, animal lover, amateur chef, born spiritualist, creator and manifestor, nap queen, voracious reader, and budding textile artist. She loves working with her hands and finding beauty in everyday life. 

Nicole Walter

Nicole is a yoga teacher and meditation facilitator. She holds certifications in Yin, Restorative, and Vinyasa Yoga, as well as multiple mastery certifications in Reiki. Earning her registered yoga teacher accreditation under the guidance of master yoga teachers helped her develop a unique perspective and a deep understanding of these sacred practices.  

As a former college English teacher and director of corporate training, she has refined proven methods to facilitate safe environments conducive to inspiration and education. Her practical, approachable manner has brought her teachings into numerous studios, with private clients, and in yoga teacher trainings.  

Nicole guides her offerings with the belief that each person is powerful and capable. She empowers each client and student to embrace a purposeful life and receive the peace, calm, and balance that mindfulness can inspire. 

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Each member of our esteemed team brings a wealth of knowledge, passion, and dedication to their craft, embodying the true spirit of yoga. With diverse backgrounds and expertise, our instructors are committed to guiding you on your journey to wellness and self-discovery, providing personalized support and inspiration every step of the way. Get to know the faces behind the practice and discover the transformative power of yoga with Twin Star's exceptional teaching team.

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"What an AMAZING class! And Megan was fantastic. Can’t wait to take it again."

"Love this studio! Great place to engage in mindfulness and self care. Their Sound Bath classes and Restorative Yoga + Therapeutic Touch are my absolute favorite!"

"This studio is filled with so much love. Cecily makes you feel at home the moment you walk through the door. Highly recommend twin star."

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