Meet Our Teachers

JQ Williams

JQ is a warm and energetic teacher, full of anatomical knowledge and biomechanical curiosity.  

Her classes are a combination of flow, alignment and exploration.  Just when you think you have a handle on her teaching, she will surprise you with some new twist or turn that will keep your practice growing for years to come. 

Owner of Northern Yoga Center, JQ has been practicing for 14 years and teaching for 7.  In Los Angeles, she trained under Kumudini Ma Nitha and was certifiied to teach in 2012.  She then went on to complete her 300 hour training at Wanderlust's Hollywood Studio.  Her 300 hour included training with Annie Carpenter, Carrie Owerko, Scott Schwenk, Clio Manuelian, Tias Little and Joan Hyman.

Kristy Hanson

Kristy is our resident Hatha expert.  Hatha (pronounced hatta) at Northern is focused on opening up the many chanels of the body, so that energy can flow with ease.  That's the best part about Kristy's classes, you find yourself exploring challenging depths coupled with a sense of ease.  

Kristy received her 200-hr YTT certification from the Shambhava Yoga Konalani Ashram. She has also  continued her education and sought flow inspiration from Jules Mitchell, Trina Altman, Jessamyn Stanley, and Sianna Sherman

"I live life by a series of mottos that inspire my teachings, my living, and my learning: now is the time to be bold; shut up and listen; keep it simple. You can expect my classes to be thoughtfully and intelligently sequenced." 

Meg Veitenheimer

Meg is our resident Yoga Nidra expert and Restorative specialist.  She also teaches flow classes, but her heart lies in transmitting the skills to access the subtle parts of your consciousness.  If we heal the root of our issues, the internal world, then it is easier to heal the external body.

Meg’s priority as a teacher is empowering practitioners to connect with their internal knowing through the practice of presence.  Meg uses the tools of guided movement, Yoga Nidra, and meditation to provide intuitive and grounding classes.

In a day and age where stress-related illness is prevalent, Meg is confident in the healing capabilities of these incredibly simple yet profound practices.


100-hour Restorative and Yoga Nidra Teacher Training (2017, Anahata Retreat Center)

6-week Pranayama course (2015, Benjamin Vincent)

Trauma-informed weekend training (2014, Street Yoga)

230-hour RYT Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training (2014, Your Yoga)

Alex Johnson

Alex is an intelligently challenging instructor.  Catch her Tuesday's at 6:15 am or Wednesday's for the lunch classes, power fix and meditation fix.  

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