Namaste, I'm Camille.
Welcome to my space for healing through self care. If you've ever felt alone in your journey, you've come to the right place.
“To perform every action artfully is yoga.” -Swami Kripalu
You may not have guessed that I started my yoga journey rather begrudgingly, at the strong urging of my mother, Lilian (who you’ll often find in my group classes). When I was 19, I was apparently also very annoying. So much so that Mama Aragon would have to say to me, “You need to do something to relax.”
It took a few years before the positive benefits of yoga started to make a difference in my life. At 22, as a young grad student on the East Coast, I began to experience symptoms of depression and anxiety.
As a yoga teacher now of 10+ years, I'm grateful to have had opportunities to teach all over the place - from urban studios to rural communities and international retreat venues.
I firmly believe that everyone can benefit from the simple yet revolutionary practice of self care. It’s been an honor to witness people of all physical abilities and from all walks of life, including formerly incarcerated youth, celebrities, professional athletes, and everyday hard-working people gain a sense of peace and happiness through the practices we’ve shared.
I made my first pilgrimage to the Source of modern day Yoga in the summer of 2016. For six weeks I studied Ashtanga Yoga in Mysore, India with Saraswathi Ragaswamy (daughter of K. Pattabhi Jois).
This life-changing experience opened up a path to share the Ashtanga practice with my community when I lived in the Bay Area. What an honor and discipline it was to devote myself to the study of Ashtanga through the delicate art of guiding others through the practice.
Now that I’m back in my native and beloved Southern California, I have the privilege to continue my Ashtanga studies under incredible KPJAYI teachers Aimee Echo, Jorgen Christiansson and Noah Williams.
If you’re interested in practicing with me in the Long Beach area, or just want to say hi, please fill out the form below!
Summary and other fun facts: Day by day I'm a Yogi, honoring the ancient practice of finding presence through breath and movement. I'm proud to continue my commitment to public service through my work as a Program Manager with Niroga Institute, bringing a secular and evidence-based curriculum called Dynamic Mindfulness to schools across Southern California. And to further put my personal practice to the test, I'm also an Actress who loves to play different characters for audiences in Theater, TV and Film!