Our Instructors
Still Water Yoga's instructors come from a variety of different backgrounds, offering diverse styles of teaching, but all teach from a place of a love for yoga, and a love for life. We thank you for joining us!!
  1. Shannon Liebel
    Shannon Liebel
  2. Susan Glasson
    Susan Glasson
  3. Liz Norman
    Liz Norman
  4. Erin Spicer
    Erin Spicer
  5. Andrea Snyder
    Andrea Snyder
  6. Stephanie Garnin
    Stephanie Garnin
  7. Millie Meng Behar
    Millie Meng Behar
  8. Kerstin Sidney
    Kerstin Sidney
  9. Nicole Sklar
    Nicole Sklar
  10. Leah Marino
    Leah Marino
SHANNON LIEBEL
E-RYT 200, YACEP®, MA

Shannon completed her 200 Hour Teacher Training with Yax Yoga Concepts in Virginia Beach, VA in 2013. In her youth, Shannon trained in artistic and acrobatic gymnastics, and she brings the playfulness of the sport into her practice. She strongly believes in the connection between mind, body, and soul, and this reflects in her Vinyasa style teaching. Although arm balances and inversions are often offered in her classes, modifications are always provided to make practitioners of every level comfortable during their practice. Shannon's classes are intended for all levels of yogis, encouraging practitioners to challenge themselves while listening to their bodies., and following their breath.
SUSAN GLASSON
RYT 200, Stand Up Paddle Certification, Relax and Renew® Advanced Trainer

Susan has a passionate belief that the practice of yoga benefits everyone.  All ages, all bodies and all levels of experience are welcomed and celebrated at her classes. She teaches an all levels vinyasa practice with emphasis on alignment.   A shoulder surgery and long recovery taught her to listen to her body and she encourages practitioners to do the same. Susan received her 200 hour Teacher Training Certification from Lake Tahoe Yoga School in 2013. In addition, she is certified as an Advanced Relax and Renew Trainer in restorative yoga through Judith Hanson Lasater and received her 20 hour Stand Up Paddle Yoga Certification from Lake Tahoe Yoga. She is a passionate world traveler and coordinates Karma Yoga Retreats in Vietnam and Cambodia. 

LIZ NORMAN​​
RYT 200, Retired RN, Certified Lakshmi Voelker, Chair Yoga Teacher, Radiant Child Yoga Certified

At the age of 59, Liz decided to give yoga a try.  Noticing a decline in her strength, flexibility and balance, she felt like yoga might be a way to regain some of her lost abilities.  Sure enough, she found that yoga was that and much more!   Liz felt an immediate affinity towards yoga and its many positive effects, and after four years of practicing, dove head first into a yoga teacher training program, so that she could further her own practice and share the gift with others.   
Liz is trained in a hatha style yoga, with an emphasis on proper alignment.  She is certified  in Lakshmi Voelker, Chair Yoga, and Radiant Child Yoga, and has taken trainings in restorative yoga,  meditation,  yoga anatomy, and many others...there is always a hunger to learn and grow!
As a retired R.N., Liz's passion is helping people lead healthier and happier lives through the joys and rewards of a committed yoga practice.  She feels that yoga is the fountain of youth - and can be found anywhere and everywhere doing headstands
ERIN SPICER
RYT 200

Erin has been passionate about health, wellness and body awareness her entire life.  Starting with gymnastics and dance at a young age, Erin discovered yoga as a young adult and has maintained a consistent practice since 2005.   In an effort to gain more knowledge to be able to share this passion, Erin recently completed her RYT-200 training with Diamond Heart Yoga here in South Lake Tahoe.  She is trained in Hatha yoga focusing on foundational principles, with an added flare of Tibetan Heart Yoga philosophy.  Erin considers yoga as a lifestyle, rather than a workout routine, incorporating breath work, meditation, and philosophy into her practice and teaching style.  On any given weekend you can find Erin skydiving, skiing, road cycling, hiking, paddle boarding or playing with her dog.  
ANDREA SNYDER
RYT 500, YACEP®

Andrea was born and raised in Northern Nevada and now lives and teaches in South Lake Tahoe, CA and Stateline, NV. Her long journey to yoga started almost 20 years ago. As an avid runner since the age of 12, Andrea struggled for years with injuries caused by the constant impact to her bones and joints. After several years of no yoga, or stretching of any kind, she finally "found" yoga again, and she hasn't looked back since. Andrea believes yoga is a valuable tool that can heal the mind and the body. With her practice, she has developed an awareness of her own body that she believes is essential to living a long and healthy life. 
Andrea completed her first 200hr teacher training in the summer of 2014, and began teaching the day she graduated. Since then, she has  also completed her RYT500 and several smaller trainings. Andrea likes her teaching to represent many styles of yoga. She teaches anything from gentle and restorative, to beginners, to several types of flow. She likes to stay open and learn from all styles of Yoga.



STEPHANIE GARNIN
E-RYT 200

Stephanie received her BSN from the University of Nevada Reno. She is a Certified Personal Trainer, Sivananda Hatha Yoga teacher, certified SUP yoga instructor, prenatal yoga certified through BirthWisdomYoga, and Certified Zumba instructor. She was first introduced to yoga at age 12 and has been inspired by the practice ever since.  In 2012, Stephanie studied at the Sivananda Yoga Ashram in the Bahamas, living and breathing the yoga lifestyle, and received her 200 hour RYT certification there. Stephanie has practiced many different styles of yoga including hatha, ashtanga, bikram, and now prenatal.  Stephanie's mission is to share yoga as a healing & powerful practice and to incorporate it within her daily life and career.



MILLIE MENG BEHAR
RYT 200

Millie‘s first yoga class was on the Ganges River in Rishikesh, India in 1988. She has been practicing yoga and meditation ever since. Her training includes studies in Raja-Hatha, Kundalini, Vinyasa, trauma informed yoga, yoga for social justice, and numerous styles of meditation. Millie is a Reiki Master and professional artist. 



KERSTIN SIDNEY
RYT 200

Kerstin is a Registered Yoga Teacher, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, wildernessguide, and most importantly, Mom to her 1 year-old son. Kerstin’s yoga journey began over 10 years ago. Although she had been a competitive athlete during her collegiate years, she soon began to see the advantages of a more holistic view towards wellness. She earned her 200 hour certification through TrueFlow yoga in Newport Beach, CA. Through yoga practice, breath work and meditation, her goal is to find balance physically and emotionally, and increase mindfulness on and off the mat. Her mantra is “seeking healing through movement.” Besides yoga and mommy duties, you can find her outside, mountain biking, paddleboarding, wakesurfing, backpacking, skiing and snowshoeing. Her class seeks to offer women pre- and post-natal support through physical, mental, emotional and communal avenues.




NICOLE SKLAR
RYT 200


Nicole was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She attended Prescott College for her undergraduate degree in Human Ecology and graduated in 2014. During her college career, she spent 2 and a half years studying culture abroad in Mexico and Central America. 
Nicole began her yoga journey at the age of 15 when doctors diagnosed her with scoliosis. The recommendation was to start practicing yoga and exercises for spinal alignment to reduce the need for having surgery sooner. 
Nicole completed her 200hour Hatha Yoga Certification through Yoga Alliance in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico in 2012. She is passionate about growing from her yoga practice everyday and sharing it with everyone that she can. When Nicole is not on her mat, you may find her trail running or snowshoeing, kayaking or making jewelry (DeLuna Jewels) in the great Tahoe outdoors.She is EMT Basic trained (2015) and an ACTION Certified Personal Trainer (2016).






LEAH MARINO
NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist


Leah has been in the fitness industry since 1975, starting with the fitness guru Jack La Lane! Physical fitness has always given her a feeling of empowerment and well being. Over the years, Leah also realzied how important the mind body connection was. Her favorite mantra in life is, "You get what you think about!" Leah believes that our thoughts and emotions end up in our physical bodies. Leah works also works as a personal trainer and teaches mind body connection for very positive results! In the past two years, Leah has created the Self Myofascial release class. This class  is the cornerstone of leanring good body biomechanics, and targets breaking up tension in the body's fascia so that it can work without compensation and effectively. Leah is excited to share this class with Still Water Yoga! It is a great compliment to sports, working out, or yoga. Self Myofasical Release is easy to learn and can be done anywhere.