SEAN CLEGG 1st Sundays 9am – Accompanying Christine’s Hatha Flow
We are thrilled to feature a musician of Sean’s caliber at Yoga Sol! Orange County roots, but known far beyond.
A professional guitarist for nearly twenty years, Sean taught himself to play guitar at age 8, found roots in progressive rock and expanded his musical study to classical, earning a master’s in Guitar Performance under the direction of guitar virtuoso David Grimes at Cal State Fullerton. A multi-instrumentalist, Sean plays acoustic, electric, and bass guitars, piano/keys, mandolin, dulcimer and banjo.
Proficient in many different styles, Sean’s played and recorded with Accomplice, Cry Freedom, Celestial Winds, Blackwaterside, and many others. He has over 35 album credits in a wide variety of genres, spanning from Progressive and Melodic rock/metal, to Blues, Jazz and Classical. With his extensive formal training, musical proficiency, and knack for multi-part instrumentation, Sean’s music at Yoga Sol promises to be amazing treat! www.seanmichaelclegg.com
ELLEX MEDINA 2nd Sundays 9am – Accompanying Christine’s Hatha Flow, Sunday 7/26 10:30am – Accompanying Carrie’s Vinyasa Flow
Big welcome to Ellex – Guitarist, Classically Trained Vocalist, Creative Singer, gifted Yoga Instructor
We are so thrilled to add Ellex to our music roster! Classically trained just like her three sisters, Ellex holds a BA in Music from Gordon College, Boston. Expanded training at the Contemporary Music Center in Tennessee gave Ellex guitar and lyric writing experience, eventually taking her to performance work at the House of Blues and South by Southwest Festival in Austin. Watch for her as one of our Sunday Live Musicians!
Ellex comes to Yoga Sol on the recommendation of her mentor teacher, Rachel Silverman, with whom she has studied extensively and completed 200 hr. Yoga Alliance certification. Ellex grew up in Orange County in a family rich with musical and yoga instructor roots. Ellex’s mother and sister, certified yoga instructors, would often talk about not only the physical benefits of a strong yoga practice-but the emotional as well. A former Pilates and gym enthusiast, Ellex embraced yoga on the advice of her mother and sister and is quickly becoming one of our finest young instructors. Along with running and weight training, Ellex now enjoys moving her body to find balance in her daily activities.
JOSEPH DEL GIORGIO 3rd Sundays 9am – Accompanying Christine’s Hatha Flow
Joseph Del Giorgio is a composer, pianist from Paso Robles California who currently resides in Orange County. His music has been performed throughout the central valley area including two consecutive appearances on KVPR’s Young Artists Spotlight in the spring of 2012 and 2013. Also an educator; Joseph taught in the summer of 2012 and 2013 at the Fresno Pacific University Summer Music Camp. His music uses traditional forms yet has strong elements of improvisation, jazz, and rhythmic complexity. Joseph has a B.A. in Music Composition from Fresno Pacific University and is currently working towards an M.M. in Composition at Cal State Fullerton.
KARINA TORIZ – 8/30 and then 4nd Sundays beginning 9/27- Accompanying Ellex’s 10:30am Vinyasa Flow
Karina is an up and coming indie rock singer/songwriter from Orange County, Ca. She has been playing guitar and writing since the age of 13 and knew then that music was what she wanted to do. Fast forward over a decade later, Karina began playing locally at Open Mics which eventually lead to playing at restaurants, wine bars, venues, coffee houses, etc. She has also been able to open up for the solo acts of punk legends Russ Rankin, Joey Cape, Chris Creswell, and Brian Wahlstrom. Guitar, piano and an hauntingly edgy emotional delivery to match, she is definitely one not to miss. www.karinatoriz.com
AMY VALDEZ, RTY 500 – Yoga Instructor, Beautiful Vocalist & Guitarist
Big thanks to Amy, with Yoga Sol since its very beginning, for also bringing her melodic vocals and guitar to the studio. If you haven’t yet experienced Amy’s Saturday 8am Vinyasa Flow where she brings out her guitar near the close, you really must treat yourself! Amy has headed our music efforts at our big anniversary and charity events – a true joy!
Sundays 4pm Coming Soon – Accompanying Tina’s Candle Light Restorative
NATALIE MACAM – Special Event Guest Musician
Big thanks to Natalie for being part of so many of our Yoga Sol Special Events! This New Year’s Day 10am backing up Amy’s amazing Soulful Flow!
CHRISTINE JUGUETA – Special Event Guest Musician
Christine, a consummate Yogi and beautiful musician, is presently in Utah on production tour – we look forward to having her back as guest musician!
Christine is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, recently featured on Yoga Chat with the Accidental Yogist, on KXLU and Radio Bilingue. Christine has been a professional actor in the regional theatre circuit, appeared Off-Broadway, has been a music director for various sacred programs, has served as an interfaith minister and has extensive varied teaching experience. She is the co-founder of Kapwa Yoga (with Yoga Sol’s Amy Valdez), the founder of PYN (Pilipino Yoga Network) and is a 200-hr certified yoga instructor. www.christinejugueta.com