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

CHARLES

Monday 7:40p - 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.

Janet - pg yoga instructor

JANET

Monday 7:30pm - Vinyasa
Tuesday 7p
- Vinyasa
Tuesday 8p - Vinyasa
Wednesday 12pm
- Power
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.


LINDSAY

Tuesdays noon - Power
Thursdays 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.

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

Wednesday 7:45pm - Yin/Restorative
Fridays 6:45pm
- 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.

JESSICA

Thursday 6:00p - Power
Thursday 7:00p - Vinyasa
Friday 12 noon - Power

essica is first, and foremost, a ginger. Like her locks, she brings
fire to her power yoga classes, building heat and intensity to create a
physically challenging experience that people can easily connect with.
For Jess (you can call her Jess), yoga is a laboratory to experiment
in, make mistakes, get (really) messy, and eventually have a breakthrough. She is a real example of the confidence and strength that is possible with this transformative work and she is all about sharing it with anyone and everyone.

Jess has been practicing for seven years and teaching for over four.
She studies primarily with Baron Baptiste, as well as many others.
After completing her first 200-hour training in 2010, she went on to
Levels 1& 2 with Baron and is completing an apprenticeship with the master teacher this summer. She's also a Boston girl, so don¹t be surprised if you hear a "wicked" every now and then.

JULIA

Sundays 9:30am - Power
Sunday 4pm
- Yin

Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self" - The Bhagavad Gita.  Julia stumbled upon yoga accidentally and iscovered firsthand what a wild and powerful ride that journey to the self could be. Through her practice, Julia explored uncharted territory to find growth, connection and openness in places she didn't know yoga could even affect. Julia's own physical, mental and spiritual transformation led to her passion of teaching the power of breath and movement to others. She was certified to teach Vinyasa and Yin Yoga in 2013 with LifePower Yoga in Atlanta, Georgia. As a teacher, Julia emphasizes a strong connection to the breath with a sense of adventure and challenge, on and off the mat.

ANDREA

Tuesdays & 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.

CYNTHIA

Mondays & Wednesdays 4:30pm - Vinyasa

Cynthia discovered yoga while living in Shanghai in 2004, initially as a form of exercise. Over time, her relationship with yoga developed into a more meaningful connection in which she continues to learn and grow from today. She has completed over 800 hours of training in alignment-based Hatha and Vinyasa, Anatomy and Therapeutics, Pre-natal, and has over 4,500 hours of teaching experience. She enjoys teaching a steady, alignment-based class, thoughtfully structured to help cultivate stability and strength within, so that you may discover the freedom and fun without. After teaching full-time in both Singapore and Hong Kong for the past six years, she is excited to be back in her hometown of San Francisco, sharing her experience and energy with the community. She has a warm and inviting approach and a genuine desire to share the intelligence and benefits of yoga with any and all.

GARRICK

Tuesdays 6:30pm - vinyasa

Since his late teens, Garrick's pursuit of self-knowledge led him to explore various spiritual paths that included meditation, yogic and martial arts based practices. His approach to yoga combines alignment and vinyasa and is playful yet focused, creative but consistent, and challenging while respecting the body's anatomy and messaging. He encourages introspection, to find your own practice, to explore your edge, to discover the strength of breath and the stillness of self-awareness. Practice is an investigation and implementation of what feels good, what works in a lasting way, and what leads to a more meaningful experience of life (body, mind, and spirit). Garrick classes incorporate a unique approach to sequencing and transitions he calls LoopFlow. LoopFlow brings attention to the quality of movement between poses in a flow sequence, where music loops are used to facilitate slow transitions between poses. By moving slowly, and in time with repeating loops, the yogi can hone a continuous state of attention, and drop into a deep moving meditation.

SARA

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."     

 

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