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 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.
Lindsey grew up in Pacifica, where she began taking ballet at the age of two. The competitive nature and demanding physical practice of ballet eventually took a toll on her mind and body, so she turned to yoga to explore its deep healing and balancing philosophies.
When she is not practicing or teaching yoga along the coast to students of all ages (kids to seniors to everyone in between!), Lindsey is a ballet instructor in Pacifica, where she teaches young dancers about proper alignment and technique to prevent long-term injuries, and she is also a Gerontologist at the PJCC. Her passion of leading yoga and fitness classes to the older adult population, as well as to individuals suffering from chronic pain or injuries that may be restricting a higher quality of life, brings an alignment-focused edge to each of Lindsey's rhythmic yoga class.
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 relaxed.
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Margaret initially sought out yoga to compliment her physical workout routine. In her exploration, she was drawn to the transformation physically, mentally, and spiritually she felt after a vinyasa flow class. With her drive for self-discovery and learning, she completed her 200 hour yoga training in 2016 with Natalie D'Onofrio, and yoga became integrated into her lifestyle. Yoga has allowed her to push through boundaries both mental and physical leaving her emotionally balanced. Her goal as a teacher is to help her students peel away anything that does not serve you and to facilitate a sense of empowerment on and off the mat.
Amy Sullivan, MFT, therapist, artist and healing guide, has 30+ years of experience utilizing mind-body techniques to enhance health and wellbeing, such as biofeedback, bioenergetics, meditation, breathwork, guided imagery, art therapy, and Yoga Nidra.
In 2005 she opened a private practice in Pacifica, CA and the Healing Arts Studio. She has worked in many different hospitals providing alternative wellness experiences for those coping with illness and disease. When she was introduced to Yoga Nidra in 2011, she was instantly hooked by the power of Yoga Nidra to address long standing mental, emotional and behavioral patterns for herself and her clients. Accessing the deep level of relaxation helps normalize physiological processes such as heart rate, respiration and muscle tension, as well as rebalance autonomic, glandular and immune functions. Because it also helps the brain chemicals rebalance and release “happy hormones” that relieve anxiety and depression, she instantly recognized the practice of Yoga Nidra as a quantum leap in the field of self-transformation and healing.
In 2013 she was certified as a Professional Yoga Nidra Instructor at the Amrit Yoga Institute in Salt Springs, FL, and continues to enjoy the benefits of a dedicated practice.
Besides her professional credentials, Amy is a nature lover participating in and leading many ceremonies throughout the year honoring Sacred Mother Earth and the Divine Feminine. Amy is also available for private sessions. Please call or text – 650-455-2145 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.amysullivanmft.com
Dayna Holli is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Yoga Instructor in the Bay Area.
Dayna has a passion for all things related to nature and the outdoors especially Ayurvedic herbology and plant medicine. She creates various nourishing Ayurvedic products including traditional organic herbal body oils or thailams, body scrubs, and medicated herbal ghees.
She is available for Ayurvedic consultations, private yoga instruction and Ayurvedic bodywork. To book a session: email@example.com
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