My Yoga Philosophy

Yoga is a power tool that guides us deeper into somatic understanding. Think of a large tree as a metaphor for your practice and how it evolves. The branches extending outward from this proverbial tree are constantly growing, shifting, and reaching towards the light. Stuck energy and bound tissue informs mobility, and may reveal how we move – or don’t move – through the world. When one dedicates time to nurture inner soil and receive light, their trees grow stronger, and the body becomes more spacious.

I draw from over twenty years of teaching experience to offer eclectic yoga and movement classes. I cater my instruction to the needs of the student and strive to support the emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects of each individual. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of psychology, yoga, bodywork, anatomy, and movement-arts to create a safe, fun, and well-rounded practice suitable for every kind of body. We can flow more freely with life when we create space in our bodies and offer it loving presence. Yoga builds awareness and supports practitioners to cultivate strength, presence, and wellbeing. My teaching style is eclectic and symbolizes the ever shifting/expanding nature of the human experience. Currently offering private instruction only. Contact Romi for more information. 

Group classes begin January, 2021 at the Santa Barbara Athletic Club.


Romi draws from over twenty five years of yoga experience and has been profoundly influenced by the study of gymnastics and dance. Romi also spins fire for fun, a dance form that involves the utilization of flow-art tools, such as poi and hoop. Romi’s intention is to mindfully facilitate somatic awareness and technique, while nourishing the deeper layers of emotional growth. She offers mindful sequences and compassionate healing energy to assist students to uncover innate body wisdom. Romi’s classes build strength, awareness and flexibility, and are a blend of various yoga and fitness-oriented approaches. Class intensity depends on the experience and mobility of the student. 

Each class emphasizes pranayama (breath exercise), postural alignment, core-strengthening, and intention-focused mindfulness. Romi shares insight based on both personal experience and in-depth studies, and enjoys injecting humor into rigidly-held places. Her approach is light-hearted, and technical, and she supports individuals to easily understand anatomy, as it pertains to fitness, injury prevention, and rehabilitation.