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Mariane Corallo

Mariane Corallo

Mariane Corallo is the founder and managing director of  Rasa Yoga Center  in Southern Oregon. She has trained and studied with Tias Little and Max Strom, and honors all her yoga teachers and influences such as Les Leventhal, Rod Stryker, Kristin Laak, the outdoors and her daughter, Malaya. Mariane has spent much of her life in the outdoors, mountain climbing, backpacking, skiing, kayaking – making the natural world her personal yoga studio. She has been practicing, studying and teaching yoga for over… >> learn more.

Rachel Dilworth

Rachel Dilworth

Rachel found her yoga practice in 2005 after a serious knee injury while attending college as a dance major. Rachel’s passion and love for yoga is infectious—and some might say an obsession. Seriously. She just can’t stop doing it, talking about it, reading about it, teaching it, and applying it to everything she does. She’s studied many different forms of movement in a variety of places from New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, to her home in Ashland, Oregon…. >> learn more.

Matthew Downard

Matthew Downard


Matthew Downard is a passionately driven teacher. His accessible, energetic classes integrate the best elements of power yoga, anatomical alignment, and one pointed focus. His enthusiastic approach to hatha yoga will educate, empower, and stimulate your body and sense’s. Matthew has taught in a variety of different environments, educating a wide range of students and practicioners. His clear and focused instruction, will bring maximum impact with minimal effort.

My classes deliver a strong physical practice,… >> learn more.

Adam Eggertsen

Adam Eggertsen

Adam comes to Rasa with a wealth of professional knowledge and a genuine desire to help people in our community feel strong, flexible and well balanced.  Growing up in Hawaii, he developed a unique and very organic rhythm.  Classes develop in ease and strength like the tides ebb and flow.

 His yoga practice blossomed while attending Southern Oregon University in 2000.  He continued to attend yoga classes in the Ashland community as he achieved his BS in… >> learn more.

Julie Freed

Julie Freed

Julie has explored movement and health for over 25 years.  She teaches Bhakti yoga classes at Rasa in Ashland where she also manages the studio. This class focuses on breath-initiated movement, bringing mindfulness to your yoga practice and the exploration of Bhakti, devotion/love, on and off the mat. Utilizing music and the beauty and grace of vinyasa flow, the class will invite you to delve deeper into your body/mind awareness, as well as facilitate yoga’s benefits to relax… >> learn more.

Cynde Gragert

Cynde Gragert, RYT, LMT

Cynde’s dedication to the practice of living yoga lends over 28 years of knowledge, experience, and understanding to her teaching. Those years have instilled a naturalness to look toward the wisdom of Yogic and Buddhist philosophy as well as Ayurvedic medicine. These Ancient teachings for Cynde have become like a heartbeat or a breath – a rhythm that steers her back onto the path, opening a deep well of truth and beauty that has guided her… >> learn more.

Emmy Graham

Emmy Graham

Emmy has been a committed student of Kundalini Yoga since 1999 and has been teaching since 2004.  She has taught beginning and intermediate classes, prenatal yoga and yoga for actors.  She is a Certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor through the Kundalini Research Institute, after completing a 200-hour training  (Level I) in Espanola, New Mexico under the direction of Yogi Bhajan in 2003.  Emmy returns to Espanola annually to complete a 300-hour Level II training program, to deepen her… >> learn more.

Sarah Guneratne

Sarah Guneratne


Sarah has been practicing yoga for over a decade and recently graduated from the Rasa Yoga Teacher Training Program in October 2016. Coupled with a Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture, Sarah aims to bring a unique empathic intelligence to her yoga classes, so that students can feel positive, healing resonance flow through their body, mind and spirit. Sarah initiates her role as a Yoga Instructor with deeply rooted passion and cosmic intention to… >> learn more.

Krista Holland

Krista Holland, RYT


Krista has dedicated much of her life to sharing her passion for yoga. Her teaching blends the wisdom of mindfulness and meditation with an in-depth knowledge of yogic alignment and biomechanics. Her teaching style has it’s base in traditional hatha yoga and non-dual classical tantrik yoga and honors both the solar and lunar aspects of yoga practice. Her knowledge of the physical practice of yoga spans the gamut from highly advanced asana and inversions… >> learn more.

Marriah Iobst

Marriah Iobst

Marriah Iobst has been passionate about music and dance since she was a wee lass. Gypsy by blood, discovering the art of Belly Dance felt like coming home. A Southern California native, she is thrilled to call Oregon her new home sweet home. Having the greatfortune of studying a wide variety of belly dance styles with many inspiring teachers, she blends these techniques together into a fun and invigorating fusion class accessible to all bodies and… >> learn more.