Meet our teachers, leaders, and guides

PAMELA MALDONADO

Renew Yoga Owner and Teacher, E-RYT200 YACEP

Pamela has been on a spiritual journey since she was a child questioning the ways of the universe. She believes that her decades long journey of self-realization has been in preparation for her current role as yogi, teacher and business owner.

With a background in ballet and a professional career in jazz dance, a national sport aerobic title coupled with numerous years of all varieties of fitness instructing,

and directing three of her own dance companies, a deep, deep love of teaching was evolving throughout the journey. The natural progression in 2000 towards yoga has been life altering.

Renew Yoga studio, founded in 2001 is a thriving, Vinyasa-centered studio with a vibrant community of dedicated followers. Pamela has taught over 10,000 hours of heart-centered, spirit-driven classes, and co-facilitates the 200Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Amy Wolff which was implemented in 2013 sanctioned by Yoga Alliance.

The concept of “Be Love, Do Love,” is the heart of Renew Yoga and is found at the core of every practice as she guides students towards softening into their hearts and awakening to the magnificence of their True Self.

In addition to leading a weekly schedule of group classes, Pamela offers private lessons, master classes, workshops and retreats. She also serves as a licensed minister at wedding ceremonies and is available for spiritual inquiry/healing sessions.

PAMELA MALDONADO

Renew Yoga Owner and Teacher, E-RYT200

Pamela has been on a spiritual journey since she was a child questioning the ways of the universe. She believes that her decades long journey of self-realization has been in preparation for her current role as yogi, teacher and business owner.

With a background in ballet and a professional career in jazz dance, a national sport aerobic title coupled with numerous years of all varieties of fitness instructing, and directing three of her own dance companies, a deep, deep love of teaching was evolving throughout the journey. The natural progression in 2000 towards yoga has been life altering.

Renew Yoga studio, founded in 2001 is a thriving, Vinyasa-centered studio with a vibrant community of dedicated followers. Pamela has taught over 10,000 hours of heart-centered, spirit-driven classes, and co-facilitates the 200Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Amy Wolff which was implemented in 2013 sanctioned by Yoga Alliance. The concept of “Be Love, Do Love,” is the heart of Renew Yoga and is found at the core of every practice as she guides students towards softening into their hearts and awakening to the magnificence of their True Self.

In addition to leading a weekly schedule of group classes, Pamela offers private lessons, master classes, workshops and retreats. She also serves as a licensed minister at wedding ceremonies and is available for spiritual inquiry/healing sessions.

ROBERT CONOVER

RYT500

Bob teaches an awareness of breath and being present, sprinkled with a dash of his ever-ready dry humor. For Bob, yoga is a contemplative practice of deepening the exploration of the body while fostering a growing calmness of the mind, resulting in improved physical well-being. He has worked with children and adolescents with chronic and life threatening illnesses, and with faith communities and their spiritual leaders.

Bob is a cyclist and runner, and frequently utilizes down dog when riding his snowboard.

SHANE DAVIS

RYT200

While enjoying a career in cardiac technology and studies in classical piano, Shane was introduced to yoga at the age of 30. While he was about to sit for his stock brokers exam, Shane found that the Tantric yoga philosophy embodied many of his deeply held beliefs. He followed his intuition, left the stock market behind and immersed himself in the practices that lead to yoga. Shane brings years of musical and harmonium meditative experience to teaching a harmony filled, bhakti based flow. While teaching classes overflowing with vinyasa flow, meditation and kirtan, Shane offers classes devoted to revealing your own inner truth, joy and love.

Mary Billings

RYT200

Mary teaches from her heart and creates a flow that is pure and true. She trusts that when we continually return to our mats to find ourselves rounded and stable, we develop the tools to return to our breath during those times when life hits us hard. The effect of this on ourselves and within the world is huge. As a mother of five and a grandmother of leven, she believes that for everyone’s unique qualities, in our truest light, we are all the same.

LACEY CALVERT SHELTON

E-RYT500

Lacey Calvert Shelton has been teaching yoga for over a decade all over the world, and her enthusiasm for life shows through in every class. Her classes are authentic, fun, playful and driven by music. You will feel at home in Lacey’s classes. When Lacey is not on her yoga mat, you can find her in her VW bus with her 3 children and husband. She enjoys backpacking, snowboarding, surfing, hiking and swimming as well as being the owner of Petaluma Park Yoga and teaching yoga in the Petaluma parks!

HELAINE E. SHEIAS PhD

E-RYT500

Helaine’s Yin Yoga classes invite you into a deep, slow and calm connection to breath and body. Her Yoga is an exploratory journey of self acceptance, searching to bridge together a sense of truth, trust and integrity. A believer in the Yogic “my body is my temple” philosophy, Helaine is passionate about helping her students use yoga to awaken the physical body and find a greater sense of spiritual consciousness. She holds a PhD in Human Sciences and is the originator of Yingenuity, a tapestry of somatic release, intuitive awakening, and the cultivation of radical presence.

Heather Zeeb

RYT200

From a tender heart, Heather creates a healing space that allows her students to turn towards the deeper layers of themselves and embrace their inner truth. She teaches from a place of sincere gratitude and loving compassion. Heather will lead you back to the sweetness and innocence of your innermost Being.

AMY WOLFF

Director of Education Renew Yoga School
E-RYT500

Amy teaches an athletic, playful and spontaneous class infused with music and story. She lives generously and passionately seeking the authentic, human-connected experience, which informs and inspires her classes. A gifted reader of the body, Amy specializes in working one-on-one with individuals facing a variety of issues from stress, to muscular-skeletal injuries to developmental disabilities.

Amy serves as Director of Renew’s Registered Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Alliance and holds a BA in political science and physiology. Currently working on her Yoga as Medicine credential (RYMT), she is the founder of Stable Yoga.

Nicole Pryke

E-RYT200

Nicole graduated from Baking School in 2012 and states that her love of yoga is similar to her love of baking: both rely on structure and are a practice to be honored, while offering a delicious and fun end result. As a new mother, she has continued to expand her sense of patience and allowing—which is also integral to her teaching style. Nicole holds space for all to fully embrace and accept where they are in their personal practice, in each pose, in each moment and in life.

JENSEN CURTIS

RYT300

Jensen is a Sonoma County native and seventh generation Californian. With a background in weight loss and personal training, Jenson has worked in health and fitness since 2006. His classes, retreats and workshops draw upon the traditions of vinyasa, hatha, restorative, yoga nidra and Buddhist meditation—incorporating all into an understandable, but continually changing and widely inspired practice. Jenson leads and participates in yoga teacher training programs, meditation programs and wilderness fasts. He has traveled in India, Japan, Peru, and Europe studying yoga and meditation.

APRIL MITCHELL

RYT300

A So Cal native, April started her yoga journey in 2002 and hasn’t looked back. For April, yoga has always been a perfect fit, a coming home. April spent many years as a ballet dancer and soccer player. So, the asana practice felt so natural and so healing. After graduating college in San Diego she completed one of many teacher trainings. April believes we are all students and teachers.
April holds the space for breath, body awareness, being and connection. Her classes are fun, challenging and always evolving. April passionately shares the benefits and gifts yoga has to offer.

KATHLEEN BARNETTE

RYT200

When Kathleen enters your life, her wish is to help you feel nurtured and beautiful. With a career as a professional aesthetician, becoming a yoga teacher after years of practice has been a joyous experience, permeating her teaching style. She inspires her clients and students to lead a healthy lifestyle, to listen to their individual bodies and needs as they move, allowing their beauty to illuminate their being. Her touch will leave you calm and lightly scented with lavender.

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    MIKI ROMO

    RYT200

    Miki leads her class with clarity and connection. She encourages her students to find meaning and presence in the practice of yoga. As a long time occupational therapist and yoga practitioner, Miki has worked with people of diverse ages and abilities, and at various stages of health. She began the journey of yoga in 1992 at Sonoma State University and is a 2018 graduate of the Renew Yoga Teacher Training program. Her warm teaching style balances fun and fluidity with vigor and vibrance. Miki’s class is spirited and wholehearted.

    MIKI ROMO

    RYT200

    Miki leads her class with clarity and connection. She encourages her students to find meaning and presence in the practice of yoga. As a long time occupational therapist and yoga practitioner, Miki has worked with people of diverse ages and abilities, and at various stages of health. She began the journey of yoga in 1992 at Sonoma State University and is a 2018 graduate of the Renew Yoga Teacher Training program. Her warm teaching style balances fun and fluidity with vigor and vibrance. Miki’s class is spirited and wholehearted.

    “What would love do now?”

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    Stay current with Renew Yoga events, new classes, and workshops in support of a meaningful life-long practice.