2024 Festival Teachers

Kamini Natarajan

Teacher & Musician

Kamini is a Kirtan and Indian Classical Singer based in LA area. She blends Mantras and Chants with Indian Ragas to create Kirtans that are traditional and extremely meditative. Her Kirtans are composed in specific Ragas that leave the participants feeling serene. She is also the author of Kirtan eBook Indian Ragas for Kirtans. Kamini‚Äôs Kirtans bring out her deep spiritual background. They are extremely mystical and magnificently divine. People are left mesmerized by her angelic voice, her intricate improvisations, her odd meter rhythms and most importantly her radiant warm smile. For more information and to stay in touch, visit her website KaminiMusic.com or facebook page KaminisMusic.

Hannah Chu


In 2019, Hannah moved to California from New York City to pursue her PhD in Entomology. During this transition away from home, she sought the Eastern healing that her mom and aunts taught her.

She started yoga when she was 14 years old as a means of exercise, but discovered a spirituality that deeply resonated with her. After 10 years, she sought to deepen her practice and completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Christina Perez (Yoga Alliance certified) in August 2022. She currently teaches at Rouse Yoga in Riverside.

Samuel Odiakosa


Samuel is a returning yoga teacher to Big Bear Yoga Festival 2023. He is a long time supporter, volunteer and friend. Passion and fun lead Samuel. Join him in amazing Big Bear for an amazing yoga class!

Elaine Slivka


I have been teaching Yoga for 50+ years and Travel to the Caribbean and Mexico teaching and sharing my passion for Yoga Health and Wellness. I am Vegan and practice Ahimsa. I love the festival and have led "Yoga Hikes" and taught in the classrooms. I am extremely active and believe age is just a number. I am currently busy with my new passion Sound Baths. I love sharing my passions with my fellow Yogis.

Reina Prado


Reina Prado (ellxs/they) is a bi-lingual bi-cultural Love Conscious Coach (aka Love Madrina) and Holistic Energy Practitioner. Their practice Healing Queen, established in 2013, is based in unceded Kizh/Tongva territories (Southern California). Their offerings reflect practices from their ancestors many of who were Curanderas, Mid-wives, Herbalists, and Sobadores and combines it with energetic therapeutic modalities as experienced in their signature offering: Love Limpias. Their mission is to help folks activate divine love in their body & field so that they may experience living a more joyful and love filled life. Prado resources teachings from their indigenous heritage, sacred and metaphysical tools such as plant medicine, crystals, and the elements to support their clients on their journey. Prado is the author of Spring Into Love (Balboa Press, 2021). Follow them on Instagram @healinqueen_. Check out their guided experiences and podcast Activating Divine Love on Soundcloud. To access it go to linktr.ee/healingqueen and click on the cloud icon. Their website has more detailed information about the range of services and trainings they offer www.healingqueen.org.