inMotion Instructors

Instructor Reservation Request Form


Lee Brewster

Where are you from? Birney, Montana
Why do you teach? I love teaching people how to relax and breathe.
What are you certified in?
TriYoga.
How long have you been instructing?
2 years
Fun fact / Rare talent: I LOVE to sing and dance.
Favorite thing to do, besides teach at inMotion: Sing or dance.









Nicole Myers

Where are you from? Born in Boulder, Colorado and grew up in the Rocky Mountains until my family moved to Santa Rosa, California when I was 8.
Why do you teach? I love teaching and enjoy witnessing students meet and surpass their fitness goals.
What are you certified in?
PiYo (Pilates/Yoga).
How long have you been instructing?
Since Fall 2008! More than 5 years.
Fun fact / Rare talent: I am a Geology, Earth Sciences, and Environmental Sciences professor, and I teach The Dailey Method in Santa Rosa.
Favorite thing to do, besides teach at inMotion: Travel the world…and eat delicious food.



Maria Dalbotten

Where are you from? Born and raised in Seattle, Washington.
Why do you teach? I like to focus on breath, self-awareness, alignment, and having fun. Yoga is about healing from the outside in and reminding ourselves to let go of our egos and be present.
What are you certified in?
500-hour Yogaworks Certified teacher, I've also studied under Mia Togo, John Gaydos, Vinnie Marino, Anne Van Valkenburg and many others.
Fun fact / Rare talent: Once I saved six baby possums from their dead mother's belly.
Favorite thing to do, besides teach at inMotion: Make homemade snacks and get out in the sunshine or rain!


Ashley Forrer

Where are you from? South Lake Tahoe.
Why do you teach? To share love and empowerment for body, mind, and soul.
What are you certified in?
Yoga (200 hours).
How long have you been instructing?
6 months.
Fun fact / Rare talent: I grew up on an island.
Favorite thing to do, besides teach at inMotion: Adventure!


Laura

Where are you from? A small town in the Mojave Desert, but I've lived in Sonoma County for over fifteen years.
Why do you teach? I love the energy in a group fitness class! And I really like getting people hooked on indoor cycling!
What are you certified in? Spinning.
How long have you been instructing? 3 years.
Fun fact / Rare talent: I spent my sophomore year living in the UK as part of the study abroad program. It was amazing!
Favorite thing to do, besides teach at inMotion: Sleep in!


John-Scott Forester

Where are you from? Born in Oakland, raised in Santa Barbara.
Why do you teach? I love sharing the practice of Yoga.
What are you certified in? I have the Yoga Alliance 200 hour certificate.
How long have you been instructing? I started teaching at the Rec Center when it opened in 2004. Since then I have taught over 1000 classes!
Fun fact / Rare talent: I've worked at SSU for 30 years. Mostly in the Art Department.
Favorite thing to do, besides teach at inMotion: I love cooking and sharing meals with friends.


Katie Spangler

Where are you from? Orange County.
Why do you teach? My participants! I love connecting with others who push their level of physical fitness.
What are you certified in? Group Fitness Instructor, AFAA; Personal Trainer, ACE; Spinning; TRX.
How long have you been instructing? 5 years.
Fun fact / Rare talent: Two days before I graduated from SSU, I fell on the treadmill downstairs. Hard. Class of 2013: Going out with a Bang.
Favorite thing to do, besides teach at inMotion: I got a Kindle for Christmas so I spend a lot of time on that!


Megan Cooper

Where are you from? Petaluma, California.
Why do you teach? To show people exercising can be fun!
What are you certified in? Zumba.
How long have you been instructing? 1 year.
Fun fact / Rare talent:
I also work part-time for the Golden State Warriors.
Favorite thing to do, besides teach at inMotion:
Watch murder mysteries and crime shows! I'm obsessed with forensic science!


Tony Johnson

Where are you from? Thousand Oaks, California.
Why do you teach? I love it!
What are you certified in?
Kickboxing, Karate, Japanese Swordsmanship, Praying Mantis Kung Fu, Taijiquan, Aerobic, and Anaerobic Fitness.
How long have you been instructing? Since 1998.
Fun fact / Rare talent: This year is my 20th year in Martial Arts!
Favorite thing to do, besides teach at inMotion:
I love refereeing and judging at martial arts tournaments because I am right there, close to the action!


Bianca Zamora

Where are you from? Indio, California.
Why do you teach? o inspire people with my positive attitude and to have fun, sweat, and boogie woogie!
What are you certified in? Zumba.
How long have you been instructing? 3 years.
Fun fact / Rare talent: I love playwriting and acting.
Favorite thing to do, besides teach at inMotion:
I love to host dinner parties and spread the love!


Liz Pessaran

Where are you from? Sacramento, California.
What do you teach? Bootcamp.
What are you certified in? AFAA Group Fitness / Personal Training / R.I.P.P.E.D.
How long have you been instructing? 3 years.
Fun fact / Rare talent: I love to cook and bake healthy and delicious meals for friends and family.
Favorite thing to do, besides teach at inMotion:
Anything outdoors! I love playing some beach volleyball during the summer and enjoying our beautiful California weather!


Tanisha Larsen

Where are you from? Santa Rosa.
What do you teach? Zumba.
What are you certified in? Zumba Basic.
How long have you been instructing? 3 years.
Fun fact / Rare talent:
I like to walk around on my hands, especially when I'm stressed.
Favorite thing to do, besides teach at inMotion:
Go on adventures and explore different hiking trails in Sonoma County.


Anthony S. Finley

Where are you from? Concord, California.
Why do you teach? I enjoy helping others break through their "limitations".
What are you certified in? INSANITY and Hip Hop Hustle.
How long have you been instructing? 6 months.
Fun fact / Rare talent: I'm a poet!
Favorite thing to do, besides teach at inMotion: I love to dance.