A little about us!
Shay and Jaelyn Moraga are mother-daughter yogis
Shay Moraga is a mobile yoga instructor, entrepreneur, community leader and mom. But on February 11, 2016 her world changed drastically. Shay was diagnosed with a very aggressive Triple Negative form of breast cancer. She set her sights on a new goal: becoming a cancer survivor.
As a yoga teacher, Shay was in tune with listening to her body. She noticed an itch that would not go away, followed by a tiny lump in a self-examination. Shortly after her annual exam, she knew something was not right. She became her own best advocate and called her doctor. A mammogram, ultrasound and ultimately, a guided biopsy, revealed a large, fast-growing vascular mass. It was determined to be malignant, and then began the fight of her life. She completely committed to a long year of treatments that tested her strength, but never her faith. Joyfully, Shay celebrates year two of successful remission on December 1, 2018.
Shay’s journey has changed her more than she could have ever imagined. She stepped down from day to day duties in her very successful property management company. Ever the entrepreneur, Shay had co-founded that company while still in college. Aiming to decrease stress in her life, Shay decided to follow a new passion – yoga. This was followed by other projects focused on wellness, spiritual growth and cancer support.
Mobile Yoga in SoCal
Today, she owns a business called Namaste With Shay – a mobile yoga company. Shay comes to you or your place of business in Riverside and San Diego Counties teaching yoga and mindful meditation. In the summer, you can find Shay teaching yoga in Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota. Additionally, you can find her on the spin bike in one of her high energy classes. And she enjoys coaching teen and tweens yoga workshops, based on mindfulness and self-love. She is a 500hour Registered Yoga Educator with Yoga Alliance. Also, Shay holds certificates in children’s and teen yoga/meditation, trauma yoga, and underserved communities yoga. She is a certified Spin Instructor and holds her master personal training certification.
Closer to her heart are the Yoga for Cancer classes that she leads. These classes, for cancer patients, survivors and those affected by cancer, meet at Cancer Partners, and at Eisenhower’s Lucy Curci Center. Shay is an advocate for the Women’s Breast Center Lunch Group. She sits on the board of Desert Cancer Foundation as well as The Girlfriend Factor and is a volunteer with the American Cancer Society.
Jaelyn Moraga, aka Miss Jae, is one of the youngest yoga teachers in the country. And why not? She has been doing yoga all her life. When her mom was pregnant with her, they went to prenatal yoga classes. Shortly after her birth they would attend mommy and me classes and beyond. Jaelyn always followed her mom and her mom’s friends to class. At age 9 she started asking to be a certified young yogini. Finally, after 5 years of asking her parents, her mom said yes, and found a studio to certify her with the yoga alliance 200hr. certification. In February 2017 just short of her 13th birthday she completed her training in Power – Vinyasa Yoga. She brings a balance of hard core power and gentle layered themes to all her classes.