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Ryan Glidden

Ryan Glidden

MOSAIC Co-Founder

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For over a decade, Ryan’s passion has been to identify and learn the best services, methods and philosophies that support and nurture the health and wellness of human beings.

Ryan has studied at the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the CHEK Institute for advanced performance, the Metabolic Typing Education Center and Symmetry’s school for alignment therapy. He recognizes health as the balance and synergy of the human body’s many systems, reflected in the way we eat, move, breath, think, rest and surrender.

Additionally Ryan is a 200-hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) through Yoga Alliance and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Ryan is the team lead for MOSAIC’s Health and Yoga services and is the creator and director of MOSAIC’s yoga teacher training program. Ryan is a regular contributor to Yoga Digest Magazine and the author of Good Being, Good Living: A Modern Model for Sustained Holistic Health.

Sophie Abdennabi

Sophie Abdennabi

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Yoga has taught me what it means to live inspired. I believe that teaching is an act of service that embodies Maya Angelou’s quote, “When you learn, teach. When you get, give.” This is the quintessence of my core beliefs as a yoga teacher.

As a practitioner of yoga first, I am committed to learning in perpetuity. I am certain that the totality of yoga has something to offer you if you come open, willing and ready to fall madly in love with where you are. Strength and Flexibility are not required, just an open mind and an open heart.

My classes are a blend of mind/body integration and an emphasis on SOUL.

I look forward to meeting you and learning with YOU.

Julie Quinn

Julie Quinn

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Yoga meets you where you are and uplifts you from that place, whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been on the path for decades, we all have an ability to uplift our spirits. Julie Quinn is a certified Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master Teacher and Herbalist based in San Diego, California. As the owner of Quinntessentials Organic Essential Oil Products, she blends her diverse interests and expertise to create a vibrational healing experience for all who join her on the mat. Julie grew up in Nebraska and trained early in life to be a dancer, earning a BA in Dance from Columbia College Chicago. A dance injury led her to the study of herbs, essential oils, and alternative healing. She discovered Yoga in 1999 and explored several different styles, such as Bikram, Hatha, Anusara, Acro, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa, completing seven unique teacher trainings, including a 200 hour certification with YogaWorks. Currently, she teaches at MOSAIC in Golden Hill, Ginseng in South Park, and Fit Athletic in the East Village. Her classes range from restorative Yin to challenging Vinyasa flow with a focus on alignment and self-inquiry. Julie is passionate about sharing a creative yoga practice that is enjoyable and accessible for all people, beginners and advanced practitioners alike. Her approach is to uplift and uncover the light within, by encouraging healing on the physical, emotional, mental, and subtle vibrational levels through asana, pranayama, meditation, aromatherapy, and reiki. Come practice with me! www.QuinntessentialsProducts.com/yoga
Melissa Love

Melissa Love

MOSAIC Co-Founder

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Melissa Love-Glidden is an experienced energy healer, author, teacher and inspirational speaker. She co-founded MOSAIC Yoga in 2010 in San Diego, CA as well as The MOSAIC Foundation in 2018.  For over two decades, Melissa has studied and taught various forms of meditation, yoga, energy medicine and metaphysics. In 2018, she published her book, #spiritinspiredsoul, an inspirational memoir highlighting how she healed from cancer and other childhood traumas. Melissa is driven to serve and to educate others. Her mission is to help awaken and uplift the world, one soul at a time.

Prior to co-founding MOSAIC, Melissa spent ten years working in HR for various international consulting firms. In addition to holding a B.A. from James Madison University, she is a certified Metaphysician, Registered Yoga Teacher, MOSAIC CEO and president of The MOSAIC Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides various healing modalities to veterans.

Melissa offers both private mentoring and healing sessions in person and virtually.  She also leads seasonal day retreats in the tranquil mountains of eastern San Diego. To schedule an appointment or to register for an upcoming retreat, please email love@exploremosaic.com.

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Erin Ayres

Erin Ayres

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Erin Ayres has been a faithful practitioner of multiple forms of yoga for the past ten years. Over the previous decade, Erin has continually expanded her practice, experimenting at various points with the following styles of yoga: Hot, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Baptiste Power Vinyasa, and Yin/Restorative. In the spring of 2014, Erin began teacher training and has completed her 200–hour YTT at MOSAIC, 100-hour Hot Yoga certification, as well as a Yin/Restorative certification. As far as teaching philosophy is concerned, Erin passionately believes in the importance of creating her own dynamic sequences. All of Erin’s classes—whether Yin or Vinyasa—have a specific focus on postures that flow logically and effortlessly into one another. If your mind is overly fixated on perfectly performing a pose, then the gateway to the heart is blocked. Erin believes that the essence of yoga is to lovingly reunite us with our strayed heart.
Susie Prestidge

Susie Prestidge

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Susie is a certified yoga alliance instructor teaching both vinyasa and restorative yoga. Teaching yoga came about out of her love of health and healing, and her motivation to help others achieve their full potential.  Her approach towards yoga is simple; when we begin to move our bodies and become consciously aware of our breath, amazing benefits begin to surface. Off the mat, Susie is a Labor and Delivery Nurse and has a holistic healing practice. Her focus is on providing guidance for conscious living in our increasingly busy world. ~Yoga is a journey, there is no destination, only exploration.    
Ryan Krupa

Ryan Krupa

MOSAIC Co-Founder

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I am a co-founder of MOSAIC. What I am most devoted to is the art of leadership as a noble endeavor.

I’ve spent 15 years asking myself, “What does it take to develop leaders?”  This has led to more questions, more study, and no complete answers.  By contemplating this question, I’ve discerned a few basic principles, virtues, and practices that have led to the creation of the Theory of Sagacious Leadershipand the Light of Leadership training series.

The writings of the Warriors, Sages, Saints, and Philosophers have served as teachers, guides, and anchors as I continue to seek Truth.

Currently, I specialize in creating leadership development programs for US Special Operations Units.

Prior to MOSAIC, I served as a Captain in the US Marine Corps, a strategic manager at the Center for Creative Leadership, and a management consultant at Deloitte Consulting and KPMG Consulting.  Previous clients have been Google, Microsoft, Starbucks, T-Mobile, Yahoo, Amgen, Genentech, Deloitte, and the Department of Defense.  I also earned a M.S. in Leadership and have completed over 2,500 hours of leadership training.

I pray each of us finds our way to the truth of who we are, why we are here, and what we are here to fulfill.

Jamie Inn

Jamie Inn

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I grew up in Oregon as a multi-sport athlete with a fascination for the human body’s power, strength, agility, and resilience. I excelled in volleyball, basketball, and track with aspirations of competing in college, but a career-ending injury at 18 changed my path, eventually leading me to a yoga mat.

Initially attracted to the physicality of the asanas, I enjoyed how a sequence of mindful movements conditioned my body and promoted mental clarity. A few years into my practice I decided to try a Yin class and the experience was transformational. It sparked an inner awakening that continues to fuel an evolving exploration of self-love, revealing wonder and wisdom in all aspects of my life. Nature is often the inspiration of my classes, which aim to train the mind and body as a means to illuminate inner joy and love. My daily motto: good vibes only

I completed Mosaic’s 200 hr YTT in 2015, Yin training in 2016 and hold a B.A. in Advertising and Communications from the University of Oregon. Life off my mat includes outdoor adventures and leading employee engagement programs.

John O'Brien

John O'Brien

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I first discovered yoga in 2004. Initially I practiced asana as a means to find greater physical health. Over time I began to appreciate profound benefits of yoga for the mind—the ability to be more focused, less reactive, more accepting of change, more resilient and compassionate—and I became increasingly interested in yogic philosophy, especially the parallels between yogic, Stoic, and Buddhist philosophies. I have found tremendous value in exploring yoga as a guide for how to live, for how to be present and good in a world filled with distraction. This practice has enriched my life profoundly; I am honored to be able to share my experience in class.