Class Instructors

The Yoga Loft team is a unique blend of talents and backgrounds. Our certified instructors are chosen for their skillset as well as their charming personalities!


Everyone who works here is part of a dedicated team, and we work together to improve your practice. Choose an instructor below to learn more about their individual practice and experience.

June Wassmund

June is a certified yoga and meditation teacher. Recently retired from 32 years of teaching elementary school, and is a graduate of the Yoga Loft Teacher Training Program, she has found the practice of yoga and..

Ashley Guillemin

Ashley has been practicing Yoga on and off for 10 years. In the past three years she has found just how useful and important her practice is in her life to help calm the mind and bring a sense of well-being and..

Paul Hasegawa Overacker

Surfing got me into yoga initially. I learned some stretches from core surfers in Montauk NY when I lived there and later I found out they were yoga. Surfers and yoga are a natural fit because they are spiritua..

Dellamay Miller

Dellamay is a Lebenskünstlerin: an artist of life. The world is the canvas and yoga is the medium with which the masterpiece is painted. Breath in… Breath out…where the mind goes Prana will follow...

Jessica Katz

Jessica Katz, E-RYT200, fell in love with yoga at the age of 18 after attending her first yoga class with the Yoga Loft’s own Christian Damek. Following her passion for music (she is a singer/songwriter)..

Desiree Federman

Desiree Federman has over 500 hours of yoga and meditation teacher training and is a certified Kundalini and Meditation teacher and a trained Pilates teacher. She has assisted teacher trainings across the count..

Cherie Newman

Cherie Newman is an IAYT certified yoga therapist in addition to being a graduate of White Lotus Foundation Teacher Training in Santa Barbara. Whether teaching a class or offering private instruction, Cherie br..

Christian Damek

Austrian born Christian Damek is internationally certified by the Integral Yoga Institute as well as the Ashtanga Yoga Institute at Mt. Madonna, California and has 30 years of teaching experience. Christian ha..

Hoyt Cory

Hoyt Cory has been teaching yoga in Tuolumne County for 15 years. He is a certified Integral Yoga Instructor with a professional background in personal development training, therapeutic bodywork, wellness and h..

Kalyn Parkhurst

Born and raised in Sonora, California, Kalyn is a young and passionate yoga instructor who aims to increase body awareness and positivity. Kalyn is currently enrolled at Columbia College as a kinesiology major,..

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