Thursdays 7:15pm - Yin

PG SAN FRANCISCO INSTRUCTORS

Mary

MARY

Mondays 12pm - Power
Mondays and Wednesdays 6p - Power
Saturday 9:30a - Power

“Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.” —Paulo Coelho

Mary received her certification in the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and the It’s Yoga Rocket through Larry Schultz at It’s Yoga. She also completed the Sadhana Yoga Chi training with Doug Swenson. Her firm belief that the best way to approach any challenging posture is with a strong breath, an adventurous spirit and a playful smile stems from a dedicated practice with Amme Hill. Mary encourages a practice that builds strength and flexibility in the body as well as the mind.


CHARLES

Monday 7:40p - Foundations of Flow

Charles S. Jasper is a poet, clinical psychologist, and longstanding serious student of Vipassana meditation. His trainings in yoga include intensive study of Flow, Anusara, and post-Anusara Hatha yoga forms, dating from the mid 1970s.  In combination with 21 years experience as a chiropractor he brings an abiding love of learning, adventure, and community to his classes.

JANET

Monday 7:30pm - Vinyasa
Tuesday 7p
- Vinyasa
Tuesday 8p - Vinyasa
Sundays 11:15a - Vinyasa

Janet appreciates how the practice of yoga continually brings harmony to the mind, body and spirit.  It is more than just the poses, yoga is a journey of self-discovery and internal transformation that shifts the way we treat ourselves and those around us. It demands our awareness and presence and in turn we become more aware and present.  When we are able to cultivate this on the mat, it is much easier to practice in our daily lives.    

Janet has been teaching yoga for over 10 years, has over 500 hours of teacher training, and is a certified Mat Pilates instructor.  She draws on this experience to create fun and upbeat classes that allow students to challenge themselves as they develop strength, balance, and flexibility.  Her creative sequencing is grounded with the precision of alignment and breath awareness, offering a dynamic and centering practice.

Janet has been a part of the PGSF community since 2010, and she invites you to join the fun and let yoga change your life for the better


JACQUI

Tuesday 4:30p - Vinyasa
Thursday 4:30p - Vinyasa
Saturday 11:15am - Vinyasa

Jacqui has studied movement through dance since childhood. She has been stretching, twisting, binding and playing with the physical form for years and continues to be fascinated with what the body is able to do.

She teaches a challenging vinyasa flow class, with a strong emphasis on alignment, breathe and modifying as needed. Jacqui has been climbing for four years, and believes yoga is a wonderful compliment, especially for the shoulders, chest and overall flexibility that would give you an advantage on the wall. Learning about the breathe, how to breath effectively and how to quiet the mind has played an instrumental part in growing as a climber.


ALISON

Mondays 6:30pm - Abs & Core
Wednesday 6pm - Abs & Core
Fridays 6pm - Abs & Core

Alison grew up in New York pursuing any form of movement she could get involved in. After many embarrassing trial-and-error attempts in the team-sports arena, her loves of swimming and dancing won out. After completing her degree at the University of Miami, she headed to San Francisco to become a flight attendant and pursued her passion for fitness by specializing in personal training for flight crewmembers while traveling the world.

In 2013 she launched Goldilocks Training, an outdoor bootcamp and group fitness company in San Francisco that aims to eliminate the “one-size-fits-all” approach to fitness. She avidly pursues and studies all forms of training and group fitness modalities in an effort to bring her clients an open-minded total body approach to their health and wellness. In addition to her love of hiking and all outdoor activities in this perfect San Francisco climate, she aims each day to: run a little further, train a little harder, and gain a little more willpower against baked goods.

SCOTT

Fridays 6:45pm - Yin
Sunday 4pm - Yin

Scott intuitively combines ancient Hatha yoga techniques with modern scientific principles to allow the mind and body to gravitate toward a state of wholeness. His classes integrate passive restorative and yin techniques to release deeply held tension and balance the body’s subtle energy. Allow your breath to do the work while Scott guides your awareness into a refreshing and rejuvenating yoga experience.

JULIA

Wednesday 7:45pm - Yin/Restorative

Julia is a firm believer in the transformative aspects of yoga, experiencing the profound mental, physical and spiritual shifts in her own practice. The transformation junkie in Julia encourages each practitioner to find their unique connection to "self" through creative Vinyasa and Yin Yoga classes. Hailing from San Francisco by way of Atlanta, Julia studied under Jonny Kest's LifePower Yoga method - a practice rooted in Ashtanga, emphasizing awareness of breath and bodily movement. Julia invites her students to explore their inner landscape with curiosity and playfulness, while challenging them to find their individual edge through a compassionate and disciplined flow. Julia has been teaching since 2013 and loves continuously learning and growing with the incredible yogi community all over the world. When not on her mat, you can find Julia exploring through travel, climbing, paddling, biking and playing.

ANDREA

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 6:30am - Power

While recovering from an overuse running injury, Andrea discovered and fell in love with yoga. She immediately noticed a physical and mental change; her body awareness improved, and she felt incredibly calm and grounded. Andrea was soon seeking out workshops to deepen her knowledge and practice. Andrea completed her 200-hour teacher training in Vinyasa Flow at Aha Yoga in San Francisco. She continues to find new depths to her own yoga experience by learning from past, present, and future teachers and students alike. Andrea encourages a practice that helps students grow stronger, more flexible, and fearless, both on and off the mat. She believes that the benefits from practicing yoga can be seen in all aspects of life and inspire us to live each moment more mindfully.

SARA

Mondays 6:30am - Power
Fridays 4:30pm
- vinyasa

The expression and articulation of movement through your body is the key to unlocking the depths of your being. This is the philosophy that Sara lives by and teaches in her yoga classes. Sara was exposed to dance and yoga at a very young age. At 13 Sara experienced her first yoga class and discovered that when movement and breath are synced, muscles engage, and bones align, the depth of your practice is limitless and can go far beyond the physical body. Of course, at age 13, it was simpler: find the breath, connect to the body, discover the pose.

After graduating with a BFA in dance from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Sara went on to complete her first 200hr Yoga Alliance Certification with YogaWorks in 2009. Following her training she felt compelled to pack her bags and travel the world for several months. This was her chance to push her comfort level, meet her edge and crack open her soul. The colors, the vibrancy, the culture, and the history the world had to offer was one of the greatest teachings she could add to her practice.  It opened her eyes to how powerful a mindful practice can be both on and off the mat, and it became very clear that teaching yoga was her calling.

Her current teachings are most inspired and influenced by Ana Forrest, who she has studied extensively with. It is through Forrest yoga that Sara has discovered her true, authentic teacher. Sara is currently working towards becoming Forrest certified. She has over 2000+ hours of teaching experience and is currently finishing her 500hr certification. Sara has studied yoga in depth with Maritza, John Friend, Nikki Estrada, Sean Corn, Maty Ezraty, and Rod Stryker. 

"It is when we meet our edge that we discover who we really are. Yoga is medicine so allow it to work its magic."     

MOLLY

Wednesdays & Fridays 12pm - Power Flow
Wednesdays 7pm - Foundations of Flow
Fridays 6:30am - Power

Molly teaches vinyasa based classes with an emphasis on alignment, leading students through intelligent sequencing while pushing them to the edge of their comfort zone. Her classes can be as challenging as you want them to be; there is always room to take different variations, take a break or laugh at her bad jokes. When Molly is not teaching or practicing yoga, she is trail running or dreaming up ideas for her company Adventuring Soul Retreats. Running has informed and transformed Molly's yoga practice and has led her to work with many different types of athletes. She has found that just like yoga, running is a way to shut up, reground and reconnect to what's important. As a teacher, Molly strives to help students find this sense of quiet and become more aware and confident in their own bodies. She has completed over 500-hours of training under Stephanie Snyder and continues to study under Stephanie, as well as Annie Carpenter and Jason Crandell.

DANNI

Tuesdays 6:30pm - Vinyasa

Yoga is a metaphor for life. That said, I think yoga should be fun. I'm not saying it won't be challenging or encourage you to test and expand your limits, but yoga is about your own personal journey, and I don't know about you, but my journey is going to be freaking fun.

Yes, I am a Certified Personal Trainer, TRX Instructor, 500-hr Registered Yoga Instructor, but after all those certs, I'm also a real person, and I know that I'm teaching real people.

We all have our own stories—mine has some twists and turns through a tough childhood and late teenage years blurred by frustration, drugs, alcohol, and a near-death brush with cancer, but I credit yoga with making me healthy and opening my eyes to a world of positive opportunities that I'm now truly grateful to be able to share with others whether you meet me on the mat in San Francisco, or in another great city for an immersion or workshop.

Each class with me has a Beat, a vibration and a pulse. Music can help us deepen our experience. Find your rhythm and connect to your truth.

My students—of power, vinyasa, yin/restorative, sculpt, and hot yoga—resonate with my functional, but down-to-earth approach and my ability to combine the mentally restorative aspects of yoga with the functional physical work that it entails.

I know firsthand how strengthening the mind and body together can enhance one's efforts in other physical endeavors including rock climbing, snowboarding, cycling, surfing, skateboarding, and swimming. It also provides the balance and space to pursue my other passions for music and volunteering with at-risk high school kids.

I look forward to sharing my passion for yoga with you and helping you find its place in your story.

JEFF

Sundays 9:30am - Power
Tuesdays 6pm
- Power Flow
Thursdays 7:15pm - Vinyasa Flow

My yogic journey began in 2006 after I was struck by a car while riding my skateboard. Fortunately, I escaped the incident with only a few scars on my head and a broken shoulder. After months of physical therapy, my P.T. suggested yoga as an exercise to increase the mobility in my shoulder, improve my balance, and enhance my overall physical comfort. After I took my first yoga class, I couldn't stop smiling, and I knew there was more to yoga than just the physical practice. Although there is a long list of physical benefits to yoga, I learned quickly that yoga is a mental, emotional, and spiritual sanctuary, one that can be taken anywhere and practiced at any time, always with the intention of bringing you back to a calm center (a good idea for people who climb cliffs.)

I moved to San Francisco in 2009 and completed 300 hours of teacher trainings through Yoga Tree. My classes are a consistent flow that emphasize alignment in order to build towards strong poses, and always remembering that 'strong' is relative term to each individual and each day. Every practice is an opportunity to become aware of where you are and learn where you can strive to next.  


SARAH

Tuesdays & Thursdays noon - Power Flow

Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Sarah's passion for Yoga and the Performing Arts led her to New York City where she lived, studied and taught for 10 years. She moved to San Francisco and is enjoying the west coast living again! Co-founder of Drishti Yoga Teacher Training, she trains Yoga Teachers world wide. Sarah currently teaches at The Pad Studios, Zazen and Empower in San Francisco as well as Planet Granite.
An international Yoga teacher, Sarah has taught both yoga retreats and at yoga teacher trainings in India, Mexico, Italy, Thailand, Peru, Costa Rica, Denmark, Greece and Napa Valley.

Sarah Walsh has her YA 200 hour certification in Vinyasa Yoga from Sonic Yoga in NYC and obtained YA 500 hours in Ashtanga in India. She is Prenatal certified with Janice Clarfield, Kids Yoga certified through Karma Kids and completed her Level Two Restorative at Yoga Works with Jillian Pransky in San Francisco. Sarah studied Ashtanga Yoga in Mysore at KPJAYI under the guidance of Pattabhi Jois’s grandson Sharath Jois and daughter Saraswathi Jois.

Sarah is also Holistic Health Coach, a Doula and is Mat Pilates trained.

Sarah has been featured in Elephant Journal which showcased her teachings abroad and in Mindbodygreen for her insight on the Chakra System and for her expertise on Prenatal Yoga. A class with Sarah is a combination of both physical and spiritual experience. Sarah will guide you on a unique journey, while leading you on your own exciting and enlightening path.

 

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