Our certified yoga instructors enjoy decades of experience in multiple genres.

Certified instructors Auburn Yoga Studio

Susan Hayes

Susan Hayes (e-RYT 500) ~ registered Yoga Instructor ~ Susan has been a student of yoga since 1976. She did her yoga and meditation teacher training at the Expanding Light at Ananda Village in Nevada City, CA. She teaches a spiritual form of yoga, inwardly-focused, with an emphasis on precision and technique that is a reflection of the many years that she studied Iyengar Yoga.

Susan has been specially trained to teach yoga to Seniors and people with Osteoporosis, children’s yoga, yoga for people with MS, therapeutic, prenatal, postnatal & “mommy and me” yoga, and yin and restorative yoga. Susan is also a certified foot Reflexologist.

Professional certifications Susan Hayes: Levels I and II Ananda Yoga instructor; Yoga Alliance e-RYT500; Meditation teacher (levels I and II) –; Reiki level I and II practitioner; Foot Reflexologist (member Reflexology Association of California).

CONTACT Susan at: 530.878.7065

Susan Hayes RYT, Auburn Yoga Studio, Auburn CA
Susan Hayes

Gwenn Jones

Gwenn Jones ~ ACE-certified Personal Trainer; Functional Training Specialist; YogaFit-certified instructor ~ Born and raised on the San Francisco peninsula, Gwenn began instructing group fitness professionally in 1990. A nurtured environment in dance as a teen led her to pursue certifications in both group and personal fitness training from the American Council on Exercise; and subsequently YogaFit. Gwenn founded Auburn Yoga & Fitness in 2008 and instructs group and private yoga and fitness sessions. 

Gwenn also writes wellness content for YogaGrit and E-newsletters relative to anything wellness. She produces the weekly Yoga Show for Auburn Community TV, channel 20. “The growing process never ends.”  

Professional certifications Gwenn Jones: *ACE-certified Personal Fitness Trainer, Mind-Body Specialist, Functional Training Specialist, YogaFit yoga instructor; ACE Group fitness instructor since 1994. 
[*ACE – American Council on Exercise] 

CONTACT Gwenn at: 530.401.6096

Gwenn Jones, Auburn Yoga Studio, Auburn CA
Gwenn Jones

Andrea McGowan

Andrea McGowan ~ certified instructor 

Andrea McGowan first encountered yoga while studying at San Francisco State University over thirty years ago.  Her practice developed in the 1990’s in Santa Monica, which was a hub of emerging yoga teachers, and which provided a strong foundation for her later teaching. 

After moving to the central coast, with a son was in preschool, Andrea became certified through Next Generation Yoga for kids. That developed into working with older children and teens. In 2011 Andrea completed a 200 hour teacher training in Arroyo Grande through Moonyeen School of Yoga Health, which inspired an ongoing desire to explore the more introspective aspects of yoga.

Andrea is certified in Energy Medicine Yoga with Lauren Walker and the Kaiut Method.  She also borrows from Kundalini, Pilates, Gyrokinesis and Somatic Movement.  Her classes are a mixed bag of practices, presented with the intent to provide inspiration and discovery to the student, and always end with a long, relaxing, Yoga Nidra guided meditation.

In addition, Andrea has been teaching at Bridge Yoga in Loomis since 2012.

CONTACT Andrea at: 916.212.3428

Andrea McGowan yoga instructor, Auburn Yoga Studio, Auburn CA
Andrea McGowan