Kate Sirkin

Kate Sirkin is an ACE certified personal trainer.  She has operated a private fitness practice in Idyllwild for the past 18 years and has been teaching yoga, stretch, and yoga classes for the last 10 years.

Previously she has worked for many years in the field of cardiology at Scripps Clinic in a technical capacity in radiology, invasive cardic catheterization and cardiology research in the area of FDA device trials assisting the Doctors/inventors.  

Currently her curriculum includes a Hatha yoga/ stretch class catering to all levels, a gentle restorative yoga class and small group exercise classes focusing on flexibility, alignment and strength. There will be an ongoing offering of new classes.

She is an avid hiker and backpacker and feels very blessed to live in the mountains of Idyllwild, California.

Kate can be reached at 951-326-6427 for class times and any questions you may have.

Julie Lively


Julie has a long history of working with movement in various capacities. First being a dancer and Occupational Therapist, she found her way to Pilates, Craniosacral Therapy, and the Feldenkrais Method® while rehabilitating her own injuries. Julie is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais PractitionerCM, has a Level 1 Stott Pilates Cerification, and has completed a craniosacral certification. Together, Julie’s studies give her a unique perspective and understanding of stillness, motion, and function.

Julie can be reached at 859-396-0469 or movinglively@gmail.com.

Sandi Fulcher

Sandi Fulcher is both a Mat Pilates and Studio Equipment Certified Pilates Trainer as well as a RYT Yoga Instructor and Master Yoga Certified Practitioner.  She has been teaching both Yoga & Pilates for the past 10 plus years.  Sandi teaches in both Palm Desert and in Idyllwild spending half the week each week in the Desert and the other half in the mountains.  When she is not teaching Yoga or Pilates, she is scooping ice cream at the Idyllwild Ice Cream and Jerky Store which she owns with her husband, Jim.

 Sandi’s background as a psychotherapist, MFT, and University Lecturer greatly impact her teaching style.  She sees both Yoga and Pilates as a means to grow stronger and healthier and to heal parts of our body that have been impacted by injuries, aging, poor posture and body mechanics.  Joseph Pilates created Contrology/Pilates as a rehabilitive practice to heal many different parts of the body, to target the small stabilizing muscles that help to control correct movement  as well as to reform the body so that anyone at any age can benefit from this practice and then take this knowledge into all other physical activities and body mechanics.

Sandi can be reached at 760-200-5757 or SandiFulcher@verizon.net 

Evie Murray


Evie Murray is an Anusara trained yoga teacher.  Her style is alignment based with an emphasis on safety.  Her classes are level 1-2 depending on students participating.  She likes her students to feel engaged and also have a little fun challenging themselves to do some more difficult yoga poses.

Valerie Kyoshin Velez

Valerie Kyoshin Velez is a Dharma Holder in the White Plum lineage of Zen Buddhism, which means she is authorized as a Zen teacher under the tutelage of her teacher, Anne Seisen Saunders, Roshi, the abbot of Sweetwater Zen Center in National City, California. Valerie has been practicing Zen since 1983, and has been leading the Idyllwild Community Zen group since 2009. She is also a public health educator who works for the Hemet Unified School District, supporting programs that promote  apositive school climate and prevent drug, alcohol and tobacco use among young people. Her interest is in sharing meditation practice in ways that are accessible and useful in people’s lives. 

Please contact her at (951) 392-6507 or kyoshinvelez@gmail.com for more information, or to arrange for introductory meditation instruction.

Judi Way

With over 36 years of teaching body movement Judi’s favorite technique is Pilates. Bringing Pilates to Idyllwild over 15 years ago, Judi is thrilled to teach back at Kate’s Yoga Studio on Tues mornings 9:30am.

(Summer will be 8:30am)

$12 per class $15 drop in 

For information, contact: katesirkin@gmail.com
PO Box 3575, Idyllwild, CA 92549