Yoga has been an integral part of Jeanne's life for over 20 years with her initial RYT 200 training dating back to the early 90’s under the direction of Joseph LePage, IYT (Integrated Yoga Therapy). Since then she has studied with many excellent local teachers as well as with Tracey Rich/Ganga White and Tias Little. While she will forever be a student of the practice, she will remain deeply grateful and excited for the opportunity to share with her students the wisdom that so many of her teachers have shared with her. Jeanne's teaching style is rooted in IYT training together with the energy and inspiration that each student brings to the practice. The intention for her classes is to provide a safe place for students to discover their own inner strength and peace. To fully understand that “they” are their own best teacher.
Jessica Archer Nuzzo
Jessica began a journey into the depths of yoga in 1997, at a challenging and chaotic time in her life. Yoga was a steady force that allowed her to get through this time with inner strength, peace and acceptance. To this day, her yoga practice continues to offer new twists and turns, while remaining that steady force that helps her to accept the heartaches and fully embrace the joys of life. Jessica has also had great physical transformation from yoga -- a body not only free from pain, but thriving, in spite of a fusion in the cervical spine and all the intricate asymmetries that have resulted from it.
She will offer you the possibility of your own transformation and healing, and the inner steadiness that can help you navigate this rocky world! She teaches playful, balanced classes with a focus on alignment, breath and connection to one's own heart. In addition to teaching public classes, she teaches yoga to school-age kids privately, and to incarcerated teen girls and recovering addicts with The Art of Yoga Project.
Jessica is an E-RYT 500 certified Yoga Instructor with over 1500 hours of training and is also a certified Level 1 Reiki practitioner. She maintains a deep foundation in the original (circa 2000) principles of Anusara™ yoga, has specific training to teach at risk youth, and studies yoga philosophy, meditation, the eight limbed path, anatomy, pranayama, and how these practices can help us to engage in and live a more empowered life. She offers deep gratitude to all of her teachers, past, present and future. Visit Jessica’s personal website for more information.
Klaus is a playful, yet sincere, student of yoga who lives in the Half Moon Bay area with his wife Amanda and two cats. Klaus has been teaching since 1992. He has studied with some of the top American yoga teachers, including Richard Freeman (yogaworkshop.com) and John Friend (anusara.com) and gives thanks each day for their generous guidance. He brings humor and lightheartedness into his classes, yet reminds his students that yoga is a spiritual practice that can help us awaken to our True Nature.
Klaus has detailed knowledge of alignment principles and therapeutic application of yoga, respect for each student, and encourages awakening to what is. Classes are geared to reflect the abilities and diversity of the students.
Klaus' studies have included the fundamental texts of yoga philosophy; The Bhagavad-Gita, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and the Upanisads. He has also been influenced by his studies of Zen Buddhism with the San Francisco Zen Center. Visit his personal website for more information.
Melinda has studied yoga for 6 years and is particularly interested in the side of yoga that provides a great work out for all parts of the body, as well as the restorative relaxing side that nourishes, grounds and reduces stress. She brings to you yogic meditation and philosophy to inspire calm, peace and joy in your soul.
Currently her all levels class emphasizes these goals: Deep ujjayi breath to evoke meditative practice, stretching with proper alignment to build heat and strength, vinyasa flow to get the heart rate up, balancing and/or an inversion to build strength and support the thyroid. Restorative stretches and Savasana to release tension and bring about calm and grounding.
Gretchen has been practicing yoga since 2005 and received her teaching certificate in 2007 at Yoga Tree in San Francisco. She teaches alignment-based flow classes that can vary from slow to fast paced. Her teaching style is influenced by her foundation in dance, pilates and strength training. She is grateful to have studied with her generous teachers - Karl Erb, Stephanie Snyder, Elise Lorimer and Darren Main. Gretchen aims for students to leave class feeling challenged, nourished, and relaxe