Perfect Balance YOGA TM

559-222-6212 5091 N Fresno Street, Suite 133, Fresno, CA. 93710


Erin Austin

She’s all about the doggies.
Dogs are a large part of Erin’s life, she has been training service dogs since 2008.  To date 10 very lucky dogs that have been treated to Erin’s loving kindness. Currently she has Jackie, a sweet golden retriever with a loving personality. Erin trains them from K-12, then they graduate and move on to another level. Quinoa, a black lab just graduated from Erin’s training to formal training AKA doggy college.

Speaking of graduation, Erin spent 4 years in Scotland and graduated last year from University of Aberdeen. She picked Aberdeen because she wanted to pick the farthest destination from California to explore the world. While in Scotland she raised and trained 3 service dogs for the blind. 2 of the 3 dogs she trained in Scotland graduated and the 3rd one is on the 6 year college plan. :)

Once home she continued her yoga practice at PBYoga having previously been a student there and began teacher training. Erin has finished her YA200hour certification and is excited about teaching yoga. Erin loves teaching yoga.

She is planning on attending graduate school in the fall of 2016 at Fresno State for her Master’s in Psychology. 

Erin brings “happy” into her classes and will lead you through your practice with a bit of humor and a lot of happy. Join her Mondays at 9:30 am.




Joanne Bazarian

As a child Joanne watched her Mother practice Yoga in the living room. She would join her mom and cobblers pose was Joanne's position of choice. Joanne walked into her first yoga class in 1997 and never looked back. Her very first class was a Bikram advanced class (whew!). She has studied Iyengar, Ashtanga and Bikram.

Joanne is co-director of Perfect Balance Yoga and her ideal is to introduce Yoga to people so they might experience the joys of what yoga can do for them.“Yoga is a wonderful and true embodiment of all that is good for you. The benefits achieved by practicing Yoga are unmatched by any other form of exercise. I love the peacefulness and mindfulness. Taking care of myself, body and spirit is very important, Yoga gives me peace, it gives me balance, and it gives me an overall feeling of goodness”.

Joanne has studied with many instructors in the Bay Area. Since returning to Fresno she studied with Nancy Wubenhorst and feels very grateful to have been instructed by the Ashtanga Yoga Master, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.


Elizabeth Burnison

As an avid yoga practitioner, Elizabeth has been incorporating yoga into her life since 2005. Upon moving to California in 2008, Elizabeth enhanced her knowledge of asana, yogic philosophy, and spirituality by completing the 200-hour teacher training program offered at Perfect Balance Yoga. As a result of her training, Elizabeth has implemented yoga into her heart, mind, daily life, and she has found that by doing so her life is much more fulfilling, compassionate, and peaceful. She has great passion for yoga and sharing it with others.

Elizabeth’s interest in Ayurveda and Meditation is empowering her to pursue continuing education in these areas, deepening her spiritual journey and healthy lifestyle. Aside from yoga, Elizabeth teaches science to pre-teens/teenagers in the California public educational system, she has found that yoga helps her stay grounded in all aspects of life, especially in the classroom!


Suzy Corgiat

"Suzy periodically attends school for Thai bodywork, Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese and Native American medicines. This information has changed her life and she is very excited to share this new education with everyone. She first became a licensed Massage Therapist in Alabama and then acquired her 600 hours of training in Integrated Traditional Thai Yoga Therapy from Dr. Anthony James at the SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine in Brooksville, FL. She plans on attending there through 5000 hours to acquire a doctorate in Natural Medicine. She offers Thai Yoga bodywork, nutritional advice, BET tapping techniques for emotional issues, Ayurvedic assessment for dosha balancing and she is a certified Reiki master. If you wish to learn more about Thai Yoga Therapy, visit for more information: the benefits, photo demonstrations, etc




Isaac Gunner Geron

Born and raised in the central valley of California, Isaac (Gunner) has consistently sought after the knowledge and wisdom that connects us all to our happiest, most content, and truest nature; the knowlege and wisdom involving love and light. Love and light do wonders in the healing of self, the growth and strength in compassion for others, grounding and solidifying the foundation for honest relationships, and for connecting ourselves to our environmental surroundings with ease. From the early ages of exploring the mountains, beaches, and rivers, peace and serenity were found through nature's wonders and wounds. The peace and serenity felt, along with patience through maturity, created a subtle realization of,

"All we are is what we see. All we see is what we are."
Through Isaac's growth, traveling has played a key factor in the dilution of pain. "Traveling helps with broadening your horizons," he mentions, "The opportunity to feel with all your senses, and to experience that there is an infinite potential for us to connect and grow with the earth and with others, from a deeper, yet lighter understanding of ourselves, is a blessing. To inspire, and be inspired. To be inspired, and inspire.

Since Isaac has began to incorporate his lifestyle into his teaching, his classes have become a heart centered, mindful, intuitive, flow with grace. Grace being the pace, to move the way your body allows you to move, to breathe into your body consciously, to discover your innate potential within the limitations of your body, and to be reminded of this ability as a gift is the focus.




Robin Goldbeck

Robin came to her yoga practice later in life, and still possesses a great passion for growth.  Starting this part of her journey as a practitioner 8 years ago, Robin undertook the RYT 200 hour program in 2014.  Always eager to share the benefits yoga brings to her mind, body and spirit, teaching seems a perfect trajectory for Robin’s life arc.   An architect by profession, an enthusiastic runner and ever evolving student of life, Robin guides students through asana and pranayama practice to mindfully unite experiences both on and off the mat.
A valley native, Robin enjoys travel and outdoor adventures with husband Ralph and two canines, Kona and Posey.  Their two adult sons are included on many such sojourns.  Robin loves sharing life’s discoveries, big and small, with all fellow travelers.



Lisa Lopez Williams

Lisa tries to live by the words, “Be Here Now.” In July 2015, she completed her 200 hour Teacher Training with Perfect Balance Yoga Studio. She believes yoga is an excellent vehicle to integrate body, mind, and spirit. She hopes students will feel refreshed, balanced, and nourished after participating in class.
Lisa is a certified InterPlay Leader. She has a BA in Liberal Studies from California State University Fresno and a Masters in Theology from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley with an emphasis in Worship and the Arts. In addition, she also holds a California Teaching Credential and presently works for Madera Unified School District. Yoga and meditation are important part of Lisa’s life that helps her to live each moment more mindfully.



Danette Lamee

Danette has always pursued an active lifestyle and lives for fitness. While pregnant with her 2nd son, she discovered prenatal yoga and it was then that her passion for yoga grew. In 2012 she received her 200 RYT through YogaFit

During her years as a military spouse, Danette taught Vinyasa Flow Yoga to various military spouse groups, women’s bible study group, and the YMCA. She helped introduce yoga to communities where it was not established, in order to spread the knowledge and powerful benefits yoga has on the mind, body and spirit. “Yoga makes me a better person on and off the mat and I want to give that gift to others.” Danette believes in looking at life as she would her practice; always learning, always growing, and taking nothing for granted. Danette now resides in Fresno, CA with her husband and three sons.
She is excited to be a part of the Perfect Balance family.


Liz McAfee

Liz has an extensive athletic background. For the last ten years, she has been Co-Director of Just Us Girls: La Femme Sportive (a woman’s athletic network). Liz has competed in triathlon, marathon, half marathon, master swimming, open-water swimming, cyclocross and cycling for many years. She is well-versed in maximizing her workouts/trainings with limited time.
Discovering her breath and a sense of peace at Perfect Balance Yoga Studio in October 2010 proved to be an exhilarating experience for Liz. So inspired by that sweet breath, she completed the 200-Hour Teacher Training program in June 2011 and teachs Yin/Gentle Yoga as well as Basic Yoga.
Liz loves to teach with humor and variety, mixing in Pilates with her asana. Ever the student (and a voracious reader), she studies other forms of yoga, currently Yin and Anusara.
Determined to keep the aging process at bay and to increase her flexibility and strength, Liz practices yoga regularly as she keeps putting one foot in front of the other, with a smile.




Lisa Neville

Lisa has been a practitioner of yoga since 2010.  After a knee injury ended her dance career she turned to yoga for rehabilitation as well as fitness. She soon found that yoga not only offered restorative benefits but mental well being.  To further prove the benefits of yoga she completed the PB Yoga 200 hour teacher training in March 2015 while being pregnant.  This experience allows her to lend her knowledge to our expecting Moms.




Cristi Newport

Certified Pregnancy Yoga Instructor, trained by Janice Clarfield of Vancouver, Canada. Cristi has practiced yoga since 1997. She has a deep commitment to pregnant women and their special needs and concerns, instructing her prenatal yoga classes with love, support and caring. She has a delightful, heartwarming, and humorous nature with her students and life.



Giovanni Pivirotto

Is enjoying yoga, dance & sport for a lifetime. He surfed many years on Hawaiian waves at Ala Moana & Ehukai. Hiking, cycling and yoga on the beach are favorites.

"Surfing like yoga involves a kind of meditation, patience, embrace all lifeforms and elevates courage”.  “People gain a greater love & appreciation for the natural splendor around them that we sometimes take for granted”. He studied and instructed International dance styles. He used to lift weights 5-6 days per week and sustained several injuries. Giovanni believes he is more fit now with yoga and has healed those injuries.

Having instructed nearly 10,000 hours of yoga classes ranging from beginning through advanced and is the Director of Teacher Training. His personal yoga practice is inspired by instruction from some of Northern California's finest teachers including Shastri and Nancy Wubenhorst. Giovanni feels honored and appreciative to have received instruction by Ashtanga Yoga Master, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Giovanni feels most grateful for a deep breath.



Mark Rose




Some history about Shastri;
Anirudh Shastri, life long yogi, philosophic explorer, born to a well-educated orthodox Brahman family in the small Indian village of Shamli.
Shastri embraced a beautiful curiosity for yoga as a boy, inspired by his father's scholarly passion for the ancient Sanskrit language and the enthusiasm of dedicated yogis practicing around him. Leading Shastri to immerse in a strict yoga tradition, receiving rigorous training unlike any Western yoga training we see today under the guidance of his teacher Shri Vishnu Prasadji. Since then, Shastri has grown to become a renowned yoga scholar and very popular Bay Area yoga instructor. Mirroring the true spirit of yoga, Shastri encourages the cultivation of balance through his own qualities of compassion, acceptance and lightness. He inspires others in his pureness of heart and deep joy of life, which is apparent in his manner and demeanor.


Sara Rushing



Sophie Rushing

As a very hyperactive person, Sophie has always been drawn to the calming effects yoga has on the body and mind. It is a time to focus, a time to simply clear the mind of all its chatter. Something Sophie never knew she could do until she found herself floating through poses, thinking of nothing but her breath and where her body was in space. As she deepened her practice she found the ability to look inside herself and harness the inner peace and light she thought she had lost in response to life’s many stressors. This was when she decided to become a yoga instructor: to spread this feeling of calmness and reassurance that her practice gives to her. She completed the 200-hour certification training at PB yoga in 2015 and loves the empowerment that yoga gives to individuals when they find their bodies doing things they had never dreamed of. 
Sophie aspires to be a Doctor of Physical Therapy and is currently preparing to apply for graduate programs. She also has a passion for art, and even painted the leaf in the tea shop :) 




Amy Siemens. Amy is off to Paris, best wishes from all of us at PBY!!!

Amy has been an athlete all her life and has lived a highly active lifestyle.  After practicing yoga at different studios in Canada and California over the years, Amy decided to take her passion for Yoga to the next level.  She did so by becoming a certified yoga instructor, through Yogafit, in May 2013.  She plans on continuing to grow as a yoga instructor through different trainings over the course of the year.

Amy is a student at Fresno Pacific University where she is a part of the women’s volleyball team.  She is pursuing a degree in Social Work with a minor in Psychology.  Amy has found yoga very beneficial in helping heal her body after hours of intense physical volleyball training.  Benefiting from the health benefits that yoga has to offer, Amy felt passionate about sharing yoga with her fellow peers.  This past fall she has started up a weekly yoga class at her University.  Amy hopes to continue to help those around her by introducing yoga and its benefits in order to enhance the lives of others.