Teachers & Trainers

& Therapeutic Exercise Center
Aura
Fechter

Aura co-founded Radiance with her father, Leo, in 1975. Aura is a Certified Athletic Trainer, a graduate of SDSU in Sports Medicine, a Senior Certified Symmetry Yoga Instructor, and has taught Yoga since 1974.

Leo
Finegold

Leo is the Founder of Radiance Yoga and a Hatha Yoga instructor since 1973. Hatha Yoga has been his faithful companion, a source of delight throughout many decades.

JoAnn
Edwards

JoAnn is a former professional ballet dancer and has been teaching yoga for more than 18 years.

Dinah
Cascolan

Intermediate Symmetry Yoga Instructor, has been teaching Yoga since 1988. For over 30 years, Dinah has combined Yoga Therapy, Physical Therapy techniques, and Personal Training to bring balance and wellness to the lives of thousands of students.

Lena
Schmidt

With a background in gymnastics and dance, Lena finds the physicality of yoga to be a delightful and challenging way to move the body without competition.

Peggy
Rausch

Peggy Rausch joined the Radiance staff in 1983. She is an exceptionally gifted teacher who specializes in the instruction of the Stretch and Relaxation classes. She is employed as a Cardiovascular Technician at San Diego’s Balboa Naval Hospital

Sydney
Scott-Cohen

Sydney Scott-Cohen graduated from UCSB in 2007 with a double minor in Group Fitness Instruction and Personal Training. Sydney has studied Yoga with some of the top instructors from San Diego to New York and is well-versed in Bikram, Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga and Iyengar Yoga.

Peter
Smith

Peter Smith Began his practice in 2000.He initially began practicing Yoga in hopes of relieving pain he experienced in his knees.Quickly after he began his practice his knee issue was resolved and thus his love for Yoga grew.

Sharon
Sava

Sharon has been practicing yoga for almost 21yrs. After taking a workshop from Patricia Walden in 2001, she decided to attend an Iyengar yoga class back here in San Diego. The rest is history! Sharon has been teaching Hatha yoga inspired by the Iyengar tradition for over 11 years.

Nathan
Briner

Nathan Briner is a leading pain management coach and movement therapist based at Radiance Yoga and Therapy in San Diego, California. Nathan offers personalized movement therapy and strength training through the Pilates Method and alignment based yoga.

Judy
Handler

Judy began practicing Yoga in 1998, after experiencing several back injuries. She completed a 200 hour teacher training program in 2010 and more recently (2016), began a 3 year Iyengar Yoga Certification program.

Alison
Scola

Alison is a C-IAYT certified yoga therapist and licensed massage therapist specializing in pain management & somatic movement/postural re-education. he integrates multiple modalities in both her yoga therapy and bodywork sessions to re-align the body with the ease the breath.

Alison
Scola

Alison is a C-IAYT certified yoga therapist and licensed massage therapist specializing in pain management & somatic movement/postural re-education. he integrates multiple modalities in both her yoga therapy and bodywork sessions to re-align the body with the ease the breath.

Judy
Handler

Judy began practicing Yoga in 1998, after experiencing several back injuries. She completed a 200 hour teacher training program in 2010 and more recently (2016), began a 3 year Iyengar Yoga Certification program.

Nathan
Briner

Nathan Briner is a leading pain management coach and movement therapist based at Radiance Yoga and Therapy in San Diego, California. Nathan offers personalized movement therapy and strength training through the Pilates Method and alignment based yoga.

Sharon
Sava

Sharon has been practicing yoga for almost 21yrs. After taking a workshop from Patricia Walden in 2001, she decided to attend an Iyengar yoga class back here in San Diego. The rest is history! Sharon has been teaching Hatha yoga inspired by the Iyengar tradition for over 11 years.

Peter
Smith

Peter Smith Began his practice in 2000.He initially began practicing Yoga in hopes of relieving pain he experienced in his knees.Quickly after he began his practice his knee issue was resolved and thus his love for Yoga grew.

Sydney
Scott-Cohen

Sydney Scott-Cohen graduated from UCSB in 2007 with a double minor in Group Fitness Instruction and Personal Training. Sydney has studied Yoga with some of the top instructors from San Diego to New York and is well-versed in Bikram, Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga and Iyengar Yoga.

Peggy
Rausch

Peggy Rausch joined the Radiance staff in 1983. She is an exceptionally gifted teacher who specializes in the instruction of the Stretch and Relaxation classes. She is employed as a Cardiovascular Technician at San Diego’s Balboa Naval Hospital

Lena
Schmidt

With a background in gymnastics and dance, Lena finds the physicality of yoga to be a delightful and challenging way to move the body without competition.

Aura
Fechter

Aura co-founded Radiance with her father, Leo, in 1975. Aura is a Certified Athletic Trainer, a graduate of SDSU in Sports Medicine, a Senior Certified Symmetry Yoga Instructor, and has taught Yoga since 1974.

Leo
Finegold

Leo is the Founder of Radiance Yoga and a Hatha Yoga instructor since 1973. Hatha Yoga has been his faithful companion, a source of delight throughout many decades.

JoAnn
Edwards

JoAnn is a former professional ballet dancer and has been teaching yoga for more than 18 years.

Dinah
Cascolan

Intermediate Symmetry Yoga Instructor, has been teaching Yoga since 1988. For over 30 years, Dinah has combined Yoga Therapy, Physical Therapy techniques, and Personal Training to bring balance and wellness to the lives of thousands of students.