Thursdays 7:15pm - Yin

PG SAN FRANCISCO INSTRUCTORS

Kate

KATE

Tuesdays and Thursdays 630a - Power

As an avid runner, Kate found herself on a yoga mat in 2001 with the intention of supplementing her marathon training.   This first class in Washington D.C. was where Kate's initial spark of passion was ignited.   Yoga quickly became her means of cultivating balance in her physical, spiritual and mental self.  Kate's experience as a teacher has come from the Yoga Tree Teacher Training Program and continual practice.   Her inspirational mentors include Darren Main, Janet Stone, Elise Lorimer and Rodney Yee.  Kate as well is able to draw from an extensive background in the Health and Wellness Field.  After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in '03, she was stationed at the Pentagon for 3 years where she served as Command Fitness Leader.  In 2005, Kate spent her weekends traveling to NYC to obtain a license in Holistic Health Counseling through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.   As a yoga teacher, Kate brings a blend of styles to the floor where she emphasizes core strength, flexibility, balance, and breath control.  The first half of her class is focused on stamina where students will flow through powerful sun salutations.  The second half is spent loosening shortened muscles and strengthening weakened muscles, while concentrating on proper physical and energetic alignment.  Kate strives to enhance the fluidity and strength of her student's bodies.

 

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

CHARLES

Monday 7:30p - Foundations of Flow

Charles S. Jasper is a long-time student of yoga and meditation, and began teaching Hatha yoga in the flow form 8 years ago. He draws extensively upon 21 years experience as a chiropractor. He is currently in private practice as a clinical psychologist, consulting with individuals, couples, and groups in mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy. He expresses a love and respect for teaching, and the relationships that grow out of spiritual practice.  His classes flow from an integration of effort and ease, rooted in mindfulness.

Christie

CHRISTIE

Thursdays noon - Power
Tuesdays 6:30pm - Power

Christie Marshall is committed to a life of learning and sharing. She is filled with gratitude for the insight she has gained through her over thirteen years of practicing yoga. She originally started a regular yoga practice with the intention of creating more stability and balance in her body after her first foot surgery, and has since immersed herself in Ashtanga, Power Vinyasa, and Yin Yoga.

Christie teaches a grounding, energetic and powerful Vinyasa Flow to open the physical body, deepen mental awareness, and awaken the spirit.  She is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher and has studied with such inspiring mentors as Baron Baptiste, Patty Ivey, Sarah Powers, and Rusty Wells.
Yoga permeates every part of Christie’s life. She believes that yoga should be accessible to each individual; the mind is the only thing that holds us back from recognizing our highest potential—not tight hamstrings, hips, or shoulders.

Christie has been a lifelong educator in diverse fields with a master’s degree in Education and Human Development.  She is excited to share her passion for yoga, guiding yoga practitioners to a deeper understanding of asana, breath, mindfulness, and conscious movement.

You can learn more about Christie by visiting her website:
http://www.goldengateyoga.com

Alyssa - PG SF yoga instructor

ALYSSA

Tuesday and Thursday 9:30a - Vinyasa
Tuesday 7p - Vinyasa

Alyssa’s greatest joy is the language of the body and sharing movement with others. As an explorer of dance, sports and martial arts since the age of three, she realizes that the essence of all movement goes beyond any one discipline and taps into the source that connects us all. Alyssa’s approach is one of open curiosity and she encourages each person’s unique journey. Alyssa has been teaching yoga for eight years.  She completed the Forrest Yoga Teacher Training with Ana Forrest and her primary teachers are Thomas Fortel, Max Thomas, and Charu Rachlis.  Alyssa is also an experienced body worker, trained at Esalen Institute, and she maintains a thriving practice in San Francisco. To learn more about Alyssa, please visit www.OpeningPresence.com.

Heather - PG SF Yoga Instructor

HEATHER

Thursday 6:00p - Power
Thursday 7:00p - Vinyasa

Heather lives to share what she passionately loves. Approaching life and yoga with progressive insight by exploring the freedom of movement, the space of the breath and the vastness of the soul. Vinyasa and Power classes are vigorous and inventive, inviting practitioners to dance at their edge and rest as needed. Yin classes are meditative and nurturing. Students will stretch deeply into their body while exploring the power of stillness and the presence of a calm mind. Heather is a 500 hour certified yoga teacher and a birth doula. heatherhanayoga@gmail.com.

Silvie

SILVIE

Friday 5:45p - Vinyasa

Silvie turned to yoga to alleviate her chronic lower back pain that she suffered since her teenage years. However, it was the sheer pleasure of movement and challenge that made her stick to the practice. But yes, her body got stronger, and her pain went away. Energized and rejuvenated, she found a way to a more balanced life. Since then, Silvie’s practice has become a way that helps her tap into the natural state of inner peace and strength.

Silvie’s inspiring and engaging teaching style makes her one of the most sought-after yoga teachers in San Francisco. In her classes, she incorporates smart sequencing into strong flow intertwined with deep and steady breath. Her emphasis on healthy alignment and inward focus lead students deeper into their practice. Teaching with integrity, compassion, and intuition, Silvie provides safe space for students to explore their practice in a way that fosters their growth and well-being.

Having over 500 hours of training and 6 years of teaching experience, she has extensively studied with Ana Forrest and Stephanie Snyder, and has been deeply influenced by the teachings of Jason Crandell and Mark Whitwell. In addition to her yoga certification, she holds a degree in Social Work and a degree in Communication Studies.

Jenn - PG SF Yoga instructor

JENN

Sundays 9:30a - Power
Fridays Noon - Power

Jenn Perell is an agent for positive change in this world. She is a born leader who loves working with people. Jenn has had the pleasure of traveling around the world educating, being educated, and making an all around positive impact on the people and places she comes into contact with. Jenn recently earned her Masters Degree in Holistic Heath Education. She is passionate about applying the findings of her research to connect conscious culture with business and create healthy & prosperous environments and experiences via the services & programs provided by her company Live Weal. She is a dynamic yoga teacher and coach passionate about people, the earth, the ocean, and the connections in-between. On land she teaches a lively, powerful, Baptiste inspired vinyasa class while on the water it is all about the flow. She did her Stand Up Paddle Yoga training with OnBoardSUP in 2010. Her life’s work is to help people tap into their own energy and create lives of health, happiness, prosperity and well-being. She has assisted yoga trainings in Bali, Africa, Mexico and throughout the U.S. and been involved with numerous events, trainings, and fundraising efforts throughout the world including Africa Yoga Project, Yoga Reaches Out, Yoga Aid.

For more on Jenn, visit: JennPerell.com or email Jenn@LiveWeal.com.
 

Diana

DIANA

Thursdays 7:15pm - Yin
Friday 6:45pm
- Candlelight Yin

Diana has studied Iyengar, Kripalu, and Power yoga with a host of teachers including Shiva Rea, Baron Baptiste, and Rodney Yee. 

Her teaching and practice has transformed over the years to an integrated vinyasa flow melding the teachings of her primary teachers Rodney Yee, and Shiva Rea.  She also teaches the meditative practice of Yin Yoga with a foundation from the teachings of Paul Grilley and  Sarah Powers.  Most recently, Diana completed her YogaWorks certification and is a leader in the YogaWorks teacher training program.
Diana's passion is to create the space for us to experience the vitality and freedom as well as the beauty of our humanity through the movement of our minds and bodies in our yoga practice and through our deep connection to each other and nature.

Diana is grateful for all of her teachers who have shared their wisdom and expertise, to her students who continue to inspire and inform with their passion and courage, and to the beauty and complexity of life. She lives in Mill Valley, California where she teaches classes, workshops, teacher trainings, and retreats both locally and abroad. www.aliveanew.com

Lowen

LOWEN

Mondays 6:30pm - Abs n Core
Tuesdays 6:00pm - Foam Roller

Lowen is a Bay Area native, and life-long athlete. She specializes in human movement and rehabilitation as an orthopedic physical therapist, and enjoys working with athletes of all ages and abilities. She strives to help others achieve their personal goals, even if they don't involve her favorites: climbing, volleyball and whaleboat rowing.

After a short stint back East to toughen up and study ecology/biology, Lowen returned to receive her physical therapy degree at UCSF/SFSU, and her Pilates training at ITT Pilates here in the Presidio. She continues to be a student of human movement, and her influences include yoga, Pilates, sports, the latest biomechanical research, and the animal kingdom.

Janet - pg yoga instructor

JANET

Monday 7:30pm - Vinyasa
Wednesday 7p
- Foundations of Flow
Sundays 11:15a - Vinyasa

Janet Carter loves yoga and it shows in her vibrant and energetic class.  Blending the precision of alignment with movement and breath awareness, she offers her students a dynamic and centering practice.  Janet began by studying Ashtanga Yoga.  She has since trained extensively in the Anusara tradition and most recently has completed the YogaWorks 200 Hour Teacher Training.  Janet appreciates how this ancient practice continually brings harmony to  the body, mind and spirit. It is a never ending journey of discovery and transformation.  She encourages students to personalize their practice and to relate what they learn on the mat, in life off of the mat. Taking that feeling of bliss that we have after a yoga practice and spreading it; that is the power of yoga.

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.


Monique - Yoga instructor at Planet Granite Climbing Yoga Fitness

MONIQUE

Wednesday 7:45pm - Restorative
Sunday 4pm - Yin

Monique has been practicing yoga for 10 years, and was inspired to teach as she discovered the inner peace that yoga can bring, and how this practice directly translates to how we approach our lives and relationships off the mat. Her teaching continues to be inspired as the beauty of yoga unfolds in her own life. She realizes the potent benefits of mind-body connection, and the possibility of finding harmony - physically, emotionally and mentally.

Monique's teachings focus on balancing the subtle energy body. She encourages her students to find ease and compassion in their practice, using subtle effort. Monique completed her 500 hr RYT certification at Yoga Tree in San Francisco, where she continues to draw inspiration from the InnerYoga teachings of her mentor, Dina Amsterdam. Monique is also pursuing a Master's in Somatic Psychology at CIIS. She is an Ambassador for Africa Yoga Project and Lole Women.

 

STEFANIE

Wednesday 6:00pm - Kickboxing Conditioning

Stef grew up in Los Angeles running, dancing and playing softball. She moved to Santa Cruz to receive her bachelor of science in health sciences at UCSC. As an extension of her desire for physical movement she began teaching KickAerobix at a self-defense and fitness studio where she fell in love with bag work not only for technique but also for energetic release.

In 2013 she received her doctorate in Physical Therapy from UCSF/SFSU and continues to become a human movement science specialist working with individuals with musculoskeletal dysfunction in various settings. She enjoys climbing, yoga, running and of course,
whaling on bags.

TOM

Mondays 12pm - Power

Tom has been teaching yoga full time since 2002, and has completed over 700 hours of teacher training. His main influence are Rusty Wells, Stephanie Snyder, and Baron Baptiste. Tom’s classes are rooted in the concept of Ahimsa (non-harming), and he encourages his students to strive for joy, and equanimity, on and off the mat.

LINDSAY

Tuesdays noon - Power

Yoga was first introduced to Lindsay as a form of cross training to strengthen, stretch and increase her balance and flexibility for sports.
It was just another form of exercise until her body and mind quickly began to change. She discovered her practice could elevate her into a blissful dance of breath and movement. Lindsay believes that when we consciously breathe we surrender to the present moment, we let go of what has been holding us back so to we shift into a space of accepting and honoring our selves. She believes that we have the power to change ourselves, our experiences and our world just by breathing more consciously. Her vinyasa yoga classes elevates you to discover your higher power through embracing the transformation experience created through synchronizing conscious movement and breath. Through teaching yoga she hopes to create communities that are inspired to initiate the change we need to make this world a better place. She believes this global shift starts with you, with your breath, on your yoga mat.

 

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