Meet Our

Y O G A  T E A C H E R S 

Our Teachers

Krista Yapp - Founder of Kula Wellness & Yoga Teacher

With her Masters in Holistic Counseling Psychology, Krista enjoys implementing Movement and Somatic Flows into her yoga practice. She moved to the Bay Area in 2014 from her beach life in the Sunshine State, Florida.  

Krista found the healing energy of yoga during a rough time in her life. During her life transition she fell in love with the transformative powers of the practice and became curious to learn more. Through yoga, she was able to heal from the inside out and outside in. This transformation led Krista to California to complete her Masters at JFKU, followed by her 200-RYT with High Vibe Yoga in Bali. She now brings yoga to her therapy practice as well as inspires her yoga students to look deeper within their practice. 

Justin Cooper - Founder of Kula Wellness & Yoga Teacher

Justin is a health and fitness coach who helps his clients connect the mind and body. He is a practitioner of integrative holistic wellness, a NASM certified personal trainer, AFPA holistic nutritional counselor, Neurokinetic Therapy, a 200 HR registered yoga teacher, and has his BA in neuroscience. 

His classes offer a unique blend of strength and restoration with a focus on structural and anatomical cuing.  Yoga is a practice that trains your mind’s focus and awareness. It helps you accept the things you cannot change and gives you the courage to change the things you can.

Noemi Sparks - Yoga Teacher

Noemi is a Bay Area transplant originally from Hungary and Seattle. She has been living in the Bay since 2011. Noemi graduated from Body Temple Yoga's Heart to Heart 200 HR Teacher Training in 2019. She is also a mindfulness coach and reiki practitioner. Mindfulness and meditation play a huge role in her yoga class. Her classes are beginner-friendly at slower-pace focusing on building each pose up with alignment principles and present-moment awareness. Her goal in her teaching practice is to help her students reconnect with their deeper selves and find balance within their mind, body, and spirit.  


Erika Cruz- Yoga Teacher

Erika Cruz is certified 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher in Power Vinyasa. Her classes are challenging, playful, and heartfelt. Erika has always been a fitness enthusiast but it wasn't until she found Yoga that she realized the benefits of breathe and mindfulness, she became a Yoga instructor to share these benefits with others. Erika is passionate about making physical and mental wellness accessible to all communities- particularly communities of people of color. Her instagram @saludwitherika shares wellness tips such as healthy recipes, workout routines, mindfulness, and anything else that has helped her along the way. Erika is Bay Area native working as a Program Manager for a Tech start up in Silicon Valley.


Jessica Kerk- Yoga Teacher

Jessica has a background in dance such as ballroom, modern, and jazz, teaching dance for children in elementary school during the school year. However, her passion and love for yoga are just as high as for dance. She finished 200 hours of yoga teacher training at Body Temple Yoga School through Yoga Alliance and completed her 500 hours with Yoga Tree. Her Hatha class goes at a slower pace, focusing on alignment in each pose while her Vinyasa class is faster-paced, using high energy to continuously flow from one move to the next. She is also trained in prenatal yoga with Jane Austin through Yoga Tree plus 150 hours of therapeutic yoga with Harvey Deutch! In addition to practicing and teaching yoga, Jessica also enjoys mat pilates and is training with Balanced Body Pilates school. Come take her class and experience positive energy as she teaches with all her heart!  


Stephanie Herevia- Yoga Teacher

Stephanie was born and raised in East San Jose, California. Yoga has been a part of her daily life for over ten years. After taking her first class she immediately fell in love with the comfort and positive energy she left with. As a 200HR Registered Yoga Teacher she loves sharing her love of yoga with others. Her classes range from teaching basic foundations of yoga practice, to creating new and interesting flows integrating strength of the body and mind. 

She loves outdoor adventures, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and so much more. She never misses a chance to take a yoga break outside. She believes that yoga principals can be taken off the mat and carried with you into life. Yoga continues to relieve stress and bring happiness into her life, and she hopes to bring the same feelings to her students. 

Lindsey Pho- Yoga Teacher

After practicing yoga for 10 years, Lindsey began looking for a way to deepen her practice.  What started as an inward journey to find and better her Self, developed into a passion for helping others grow and transform their lives through yoga.  On her mat she always felt completely at ease and in the present moment.  Because of her yoga practice she is now able to live a mindful life off the mat.

Striving to constantly learn and explore new things, Lindsey has dabbled in all different types of yoga - from Bikram, Yin and Jivamukti to Dahn Yoga, where you quite literally hit yourself to release chi, or vital energy… to laughter yoga, aerial yoga and Kundalini, where she learned a meditation to fight brain fatigue and to live your excellence.  Ultimately her yoga journey has led her to find her favorite type of yoga, Vinyasa, for the strength it gives her both physically and mentally, and for the strong connection she feels between breath and movement. She is a true believer that there is a type of yoga out there for everyone. 

Lindsey is honored to share her enthusiasm for yoga and its many benefits with her students.  When she is not working as an attorney or practicing yoga, she enjoys hiking, swimming, kayaking, snowboarding and traveling the world with her friends and family.