Photo By: Eric Edner
As instructors we strive to be of service for aspiring and seasoned yogis alike. We strive to be available for you as you develop, maintain and enjoy yoga and wellness practices that are right for you. We warmly welcome and encourage ALL genders, body shapes, sizes and levels of experience. Maintaining a welcoming, non-judgmental and safe yoga environment is our priority.
To encourage all to know themselves as love.
We believe yoga strengthens, nurtures, and fuels the body, mind and spirit in ways that lead us to choose lifestyles that honor our health, wellness and happiness. And that through continued practice yoga has the ability to connect us to our highest potential, greatest destiny and most fulfilled journey. W have found that showing up to our practice with an open mind and willing heart, or in complete surrender, that yoga has offered us the opportunity for self-discovery, connection, awakening, healing, growth, laughter, joy, adventure and love. As instructors we are simply holding the door open and hoping you will walk through it. Through our studio classes, outdoor adventures, workshops and educational events we strive to more deeply connect our "kula" or yoga community heart to heart and soul to soul locally, globally and universally.
Photo By; Kevin Weight
Kimmy Bigelow - Yoga Instructor, Hiking Guide, U R Love Yoga Founder
Kimmy is a Yoga Alliance Certified 400hr Yoga Instructor, U R Love Yoga & Wellness Studio Founder, YExplore Yosemite Adventures Hiking Guide, a NOALS Wilderness First Responder (WLF), lifetime out door enthusiast, herbalist and licensed Cosmetologist at BellaDonna Salon. She enjoys that her breadth of life experiences and skills allows her to connect with a wide verity of people. Her intention is to arrive with an open heart and offer her best in any given situation. Her teachings focus on connecting with the inner Self, being present with where we are now, acceptance, forgiveness, deep compassion, healing and radical self-love. She blends traditional Ashtanga and Hatha yoga styles with twists of her own flow while sprinkling in the elements of nature. She pays close attention to her students, offers options, adjustments and assistance to help individuals achieve their best practice for that moment. She believes yoga is attainable for all and is committed helping people discover their right practice. In her eyes yoga has the power to heal the world. This sense of knowing drove her to pursue becoming a yoga teacher. She feels honored to hold a safe and compassionate space for growth, healing or just being. When she’s not at the studio or work she can be found gathering with family and friends, furthering her education, hiking, fishing, adventuring, baking, gardening, or enjoying a snack. She believes life is meant to be enjoyed and looks forward to being a part of your sacred journey.
Catherine Wortmann - Yoga Therapist
Catherine is the founder of CW Healing as well as an accountant and tax specialist. Her accomplishments include University level education from Sonoma State University, Yoga Alliance Certified 200-hour Yoga Teacher, Professional Tax Preparer Certification, Certified Reiki Alliance practitioner, and a Certified Meditation Coach, and a doTERRA Wellness Advocate. Catherine has passion for wellness and spirituality that focuses on the whole student– mind, body, and soul. She devotes her attention to each class and thrives on personal connection. She believes that anyone can do anything, if they are willing and that patience is the key, because change happens when we are no longer willing to tolerate what does not serve us. Catherine has a passion for helping people “feel at home in their own body, and mind, and re-connecting them to their soul intensions”. Catherine offers public Yoga classes, as well as custom private healing sessions. Custom sessions can include any combination of Yoga, Fascia Manipulation, Reiki, or Meditation to achieve desired results. When not teaching or working Catherine can be found enjoying the company of her husband, and two sons, riding her horses, getting dirty in the garden or hiking.
Nicole Dickenson - Yoga Instructor
Nicole is a 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified
Yoga Instructor trained in Mystical Yoga in the Sacred Valley of Peru. She’s
also a National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) graduate of their intensive
Outdoor Educator training and Wilderness First Responder Program, a Reiki
Practitioner, a Leave No Trace Master Educator and has a Bachelor’s Degree in
Psychology and Outdoor Education.
Her yoga practice fuses traditional yogic practices with the healing and insight offered by the Native American Medicine Wheel. Incorporating many opportunities to practice breath work and meditative poses, Nicole brings a deep well of spirit to her classes. Whether you catch her more invigorating Hatha sequences or her soulful Yin series, each class is designed to give benefits to all ability levels. Her preference for hands on assists and light touches from her massage training leave her students feeling cared for and pampered. For her, asana is about loving and strengthening the body, while using breath, movement and awareness to soothe and connect with the mind and spirit. A resident of the Sierras for the past five years, you’ll often find her enjoying the bounty of the mountains, lakes and rivers nearby. When she isn’t leading yoga, she spends her time practicing massage and energy work and looks forward to helping her sisters at U R Love keep the Groveland community well!