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.

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


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)..

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..

Staci Curtis

Through the search for something greater than “the norm”, Staci found and fell in love with the lifelong journey of yoga.  Upon entering her first heated, Bhakti Flow Yoga class, Staci felt a heavy..

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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