Meet your Treehouse Yoga Teachers.

All our yoga teachers are formally trained to provide you with the kind of yoga they specialize in, with their teaching enhanced further through Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Programs, the Treehouse coaching and mentoring sessions, and other relevant sources of knowledge and personal growth.

RACHEL BONIFACIO, E-RYT 200, YACEP

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CHANTAL UMALI, E-RYT 500, YACEP
KIM ARGUELLES-ESPIRITU, RYT 500
RIA TIRAZONA, E-RYT 200
JINKY URETA


                    


Passionate about living a life filled with joy, Jinky is one of those people who naturally radiates positivity and calm. She is an avid student of life, always improving herself and learning new skills along the way. Jinky enjoys passing on knowledge or insight from her own experiences and practice, making her one of the most loved teachers in Treehouse. Her goal is to share the gift of healing and help her students achieve holistic wellness: a healthy and well-balanced body, mind, and spirit. Her spiritual journey led her to the practice of Bhakti Yoga and a vegan lifestyle. 


Training and Certifications:

Medicale Yoga - 50H Yin Yoga Teacher Training (2019); Bhakti Yogshala - 100H Meditation Teacher Training (2022); My Vinyasa Practice Yoga School- 200H Yoga Teacher Training (2022), Yoga Nidra Certification (2023), Trauma-Informed Yoga (2023), Ayurvedic Nutrition Certification (2023), 300H Yoga Teacher Training (2022, ongoing), 95H Kids Yoga Teacher Training (2023, ongoing); Jason Crandell Yoga Method - Vinyasa Yoga: The Art of Sequencing (2023); Yogi Flight School - Arm Balance and Inversions Course (2023)

JANE BUENAFLOR
MARK LANSANG
MONICA BARBOSA


                   


An avid and consistent Treehouse Yoga student for years, Noki is a free-spirited yoga teacher who finds enjoyment in her everyday life. She aims to share this contagious energy in class, teaching her students the concept of "going with the flow" and accepting things as they come. Noki's classes are always filled with enthusiastic students who look forward to her unique flows and her candid approach to yoga.


Training and Certifications:

Rishikesh Vinyasa Yoga School - 200H Yoga Teacher Training (2019)

Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Yogilates, Tai-Chi-Yoga Fusion, Mindfulness Meditation, Restorative Yoga, Reiki Level 2 Practitioner

                    

The sole owner of Treehouse Yoga, Rach put up the studio in 2015 to pursue her life purpose of changing the world and sharing the healing benefits of yoga and meditation, one class at a time. She has been a yoga practitioner since 2011 and she herself experienced the magic of being a consistent yoga student in all aspects of her life. Rach is an enthusiastic learner, with her interests and practice revolving and evolving around spirituality and psychology. She brings various life-changing pieces with her when she teaches her introspective asana and meditation classes.


Training and Certifications:

White Space Mind and Body Wellness - 200H Yoga Teacher Training (2015), 100H Perinatal Teacher Training (2016), Reiki Healing Levels 1 and 2 (2015, 2017), Seraphim Blueprint Level 1 (2016), 100H Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training (2019); Palouse Mindfulness - 50H Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (2018); Princeton University - Certificate in Buddhism and Eastern Religion Studies, (2018); Flow Coaching Institute - International Coach Federation Certified Coach - ACC (2018); Southville International Schools and Colleges - Master of Arts in Psychology (2020, candidate); Trauma-Informed Yoga (2023); 60H Ayurveda Coach Certification (2023, ongoing); Bodsphere Yoga - 300H Yoga Teacher Training (2023, ongoing), Chiang Mai Holistic Center -

40H Crystal Sound Bath Healing (2024)

                   


The practice found its way into Chantal’s life at a critical juncture. In a desperate effort to ease physical pain, mental dullness, and emotional fatigue, she discovered Yoga through a YouTube video by Tara Stiles and began her practice in her pajamas, on an old area rug at home. Since then, incorporating mindful breath, movement, and stillness into her everyday has gifted her with healing, recovery, and the will to redirect her personal course. Being chatty by nature and a former lecturer at a local university, sharing yoga through group classes and Teacher Trainings felt intrinsic and fulfills her avidity for fostering connections and sharing the gift of the practice with others.


Training and Certifications:

AV108 Yoga School - 200H Ashtanga-Vinyasa Teacher Training (2014); David Swenson Ashtanga Yoga -

40H Teacher Training (2017); Yoga Philippines - 300H Teacher Training (2019)

Ashtanga-Vinyasa, Vinyasa Flow

                   


Treehouse's resident yoga anatomy geek, Kim is a strong advocate of safety in one's yoga practice. She is a crossfit enthusiast who believes that engaging in multiple movement disciplines is a great way to fuel growth in the disciplines and maintain strength and mobility. Kim's approach to teaching is adjusing the practice to suit the body and mind's needs, and never the other way around. Her greatest wish is for her students to keep practicing well into their 90's and beyond.


Training and Certifications:

White Space Mind and Body Wellness - 200H Yoga Teacher Training (2015); Palouse Mindfulness - 50H Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (2020); Holbeck College - Mindfulness Teacher Training (2023); Bodsphere Yoga - 300H Yoga Teacher Training (2023)

 Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Slow Vinyasa Flow, Mindfulness Meditation

                   


Ria believes that change begins with awareness and is nurtured by kindness, curiosity and compassion. She credits her yin yoga practice for cultivating these attitudes, especially as it reminds her of the value of taking a pause, paying attention, and grounding in rest. As an educator in various types of learning environments for over 24 years, she hopes to co-create nourishing spaces that empower others in discovering their personal path to wellness. She offers trauma-informed, mental health aware, mindful and compassionate care through body positive and accessible movement, meditation and psychotherapy.



Training and Certifications:

To follow

Embodied Asana, Recentering Yin Yoga Practice, Slow Flow

Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Mindfulness Meditation, Slow Flow, Reiki 2 Practitioner


                    


A proponent of the "slow is strong" philosophy, Jane's yoga practice focuses on asana foundations and deliberate movement. She enjoys teaching slow and steady flows, sprinkling her classes with creative and challenging poses every now and then. Jane battled a medical condition that prompted her to slow down, and yoga became her way to manage physical pain and cultivate mental and emotional strength. Jane believes that intentional movement and transitions help maximize not only her students' physical resilience, but also improve their mental flexibility, emotional balance, and their connection with their own spiritual anchor.


Training and Certifications:

White Space Mind and Body Wellness - 200H Yoga Teacher Training (2018); Kids Yoga Training, Corona, CA (2023); Sage Sanctuary Holistic Wellness + Yoga - Meditation Teacher Training (2023); AV108 - 30H Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training (2023); Choice International 250H Aerial Fitness Yoga Teacher Training (2023)

Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Restorative Yoga, Wheel Yoga, Aerial Yoga, Mindfulness Meditation, Kids Yoga


                    


Taking roots from Vinyasa, Hot Yoga, and meditation techniques as a student in the past seven years, Markee realized his true teacher calling after finding yoga as a place of ease and comfort while he was on a corporate-free lockdown, searching meaning in this “collective healing” journey of the pandemic. His goal is to share his own experience of healing by teaching yoga and mindfulness, one yoga practice at a time. Markee's ultimate joy is bringing the gift of loving-kindness and calm to the community.


Training and Certifications:

Inner Power Vinyasa - 200H Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training (2021); The Path NYC - Mindfulness and Compassion Meditation Teacher Training (2021); Ancient Yoga Journey - 200H Original Hot Yoga Teacher Training (2022); NLP Academy UK - Classic Code / New Code Neuro Linguistics Programming Practitioner for Coaching Excellence (2023)

Vinyasa Flow, Mindfulness Meditation, Hot Yoga, NLP Coach

Vinyasa Flow