Board of Directors & Staff

Yoga Mendocino is a nonprofit organization and has a working board that also has tons of fun! If you are interested in serving on our board, please contact us at

Kathy Brigham, President

Kathy Brigham has lived in the Ukiah Valley for over 40 years and President of the Yoga Mendocino Board. She has found the practice of yoga to be an important complement to weight-bearing and aerobic exercise, especially for those of us with back and joint issues. And she loves the Yoga Mendocino studio and instructors.

Susan Baird Kanaan, Secretary


Susan Baird Kanaan, who makes her living as a free-lance writer, moved to Ukiah in late 2001 and was glad to find YoMo soon thereafter. She believes that health involves a combination of body, mind, and spirit, and that a strong community nurtures the health of all its citizens. She joined the Board around 2005 because she sees Yoga Mendocino as a place that nurtures health in all these dimensions and she wanted to be part of that endeavor. Susan was Board President from 2010 until 2013

Cathy Monroe


Cathy Monroe joined the YoMo board about 3 years ago after retiring from teaching elementary school for over 25 years. A long-time resident of Redwood Valley (graduate of Ukiah), she discovered the yoga here to be invaluable for maintaining her health both mentally, after the stress in the classroom, and physically, after those garden marathon weekends. She supports YoMo in hope that others will discover and receive similar benefits. And it’s such a lovely pause in the day to wish Namaste to those around you.

Phyllis Webb


Phyllis Webb has been on the Board of Yoga Mendocino since 2002 when Yoga Mendocino became a 501-3c organization and the Board was formed.  Yoga had become a major source of inspiration and healthy living for her, and she was moved to help keep this organization thriving.  Over the past 12 years, she has helped it become an organization with a wide range of supporters and a broad mission that includes yoga and other activities that promote physical and mental health.


Linda Malone

Linda Malone has lived in Mendocino County for decades and raised her children here. In retirement, her yoga practice has become critical to maintaining health, vitality and well-being. She feels that Yoga Mendocino creates a spiritual anchor and home for many in the community, offering opportunities to learn, grow, expand and heal. As a member of the board, she appreciates helping to support the nurturing role of YoMo in our community and helping to sustain the organization.

Maggie Norton


Maggie Norton, Co-Founder and Director of Yoga Mendocino, has served on the board for most years of its existence. Maggie has spent over 3 decades in the field of community education and was instrumental in the decision to create ‘YoMo’ as a nonprofit organization. Since moving to Mendocino County she has provided services in yoga, massage therapy, and stress reduction in clinical, community and workplace settings. She continues to feel passionate about ‘YoMo’, our programs and the people we serve.

Margot Winters

Margot Winters grew up in NorCal and a few years ago decided to move back to the area. She and her husband considered their options and Ukiah got their vote in part because of Yoga Mendocino. Margot had attended a few ‘YoMo’ classes as a guest and was impressed with the beauty of the studio and the skills of the teachers. Yoga’s been an invaluable part of Margot’s life for several decades as it helps bring physical and mental balance to her life. Margot is grateful for being asked to join the board and hopes that she can help YoMo continue their offerings to our community into the future.

Ellen Morris, Treasurer

We welcome our new Treasurer. Description and photo to come!

Stephanie Piekarski

We welcome one of our newest members of the board. Description and photo to come!

Iris Padgett

We welcome one of our newest members of the board and former studio director. Description and photo to come!

Ashley Weatherspoon, Manager

After growing up in Los Angeles, Ashley moved to Mendocino county in the summer of 2017. She is very excited to get to know our community and join the Yomo family. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Southern California. This, combined with years of administrative experience in a fitness setting will help her to bring a fresh perspective to our studio.

Yemi Conolley, Bookkeeper

Description and photo to come!