Yoga Loft adds two new teachers |

Yoga Loft adds two new teachers

Staff Reports

The Yoga Loft in Gardnerville has two new teachers and two new classes.

Mary Foraker is offering Iyengar yoga 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Anna Vandruska is offering prenatal yoga from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays.

Foraker is a registered nurse of 20 years with a passion for creating balance with yoga. She is a nurse manager with Carson Valley Medical Center, and a 200-hour registered Yoga Alliance teacher with a background in the Iyengar tradition.

Foraker said the consistent practice of yoga can alleviate pain and promote health. Her classes focus on detail and alignment in the poses, and emphasis postures that increase strength and flexibility. She strives to instill compassion for the self as well as others in yoga class or the community.

Foraker can be reached at (775) 901-6663 or

Vandruska shares her passion for pregnancy and pregnant women teaching prenatal yoga and support classes at The Yoga Loft and soon in Carson City. Vandruska is a doula massage therapist, a writer and mother of three children and two dogs. Coming soon to the studio will be Vandruska’s mommy and me yoga.

Vandruska can be reached at (775) 443-7888 or

The Yoga Loft is located at 1528 Highway 395, Suite 200. Call 781-1226 for more information.

Studio Vogue in Gardnerville has a new hairdresser.

Minden resident Julie Smith has been working in salons for more than 20 years.

“I enjoy doing color, haircuts, perms and special occasion styling,” she said.

Smith is available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and evenings by appointment.

Studio Vogue is located at 1495 Highway 395.

Call 783-1469 for more information.