Yoga class standing in a row with hands clasped in front of them

Our Teachers

Vanessa Luna

“There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from.” -Elizabeth Kubler Ross. As a nurse working in an ever-evolving stressful environment, Vanessa Luna was taking care of others but often not taking the time to take care of herself. After having the death of two family members and the loss of a professional position, she decided it was time to take care of herself. Vanessa enrolled in a two month Bikram based training.
Being able to practice and teach is a gift to herself and also one that she gets to share with others. Being able to share this as a nurse, a woman, and human being, she feels is one of the greatest gifts she can give to others.

Victoria Rowell in a yoga pose in the woods

Victoria Rowell

Victoria Rowell developed her passion for sharing the practice of Yoga soon after her very first class in 2001. She began exploring different styles of Yoga. Victoria came to love Hot Yoga (Bikram style) because of the heat and the many therapeutic benefits.  She also loves Vinyasa for the organic flow and creativity and considers it a dance.  She fell in love with Ashtanga Yoga for the lineage and discipline required. Inspired by her jouney, she now strives to motivate her students to experience good health, inner peace, incredible strength, beauty, truth and love. Victoria hopes that her students will discover, as she has, that anything is possible with regular practice!

What Our Students Say
About Yoga By Degrees

"Best yoga spot I've been to. And I can list 6 others I thought were nice but this blew them all out of the water!"

- Dane L

"Awesome teachers, good variety of class and very clean and inviting locker rooms. It's a great yoga studio."

- Ann J

"The studio is inviting, clean and warm. The instructors are excellent. It is my little escape for 1 hour a day - look forward to it and love every minute of it."

- Liz W

"Love this place ! Instructors are amazing!"

- Danielle S

"It's quickly become my favorite studio! Great variety of classes, I really love the instructors, the whole place is beautiful, clean and calming. Very grateful to have found YBD"

- Cliff R

"My first two classes have been great! Sculpt was killer with just the right amount of yoga thrown in. Vinyasa was perfect. The instructors are spot on!"

- Heather R

"This place is beyond fabulous. Great instructors, clean studios, and a friendly environment. I had never taken a yoga class before in my life, so I was a tad anxious to try it. After being welcomed and told that I could go at my own pace, I felt a bit more comfortable. After taking the first class, I was hooked. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be and the instructor was willing to answer any questions I had without making me feel like I was asking silly questions."

- Maria P