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2876 California Street, San Francisco, CA, 94115

Our Teachers

Linda Aldrich
has been practicing yoga for more than 40 years and teaching yoga in San Francisco for over ten years.  She is a graduate of The Mindful Body Teacher Training Course as well as a lifelong athlete who believes in the physical benefits of yoga for all bodies. Her classes are characterized by rhythmic movement and breathwork in sequences that aim for broad-based release and opening. Linda is also fascinated by the creative processes at the heart of all our lives. She holds a M.A. in Psychology, is a published writer, and works as a Creativity Consultant with writers, artists and people in many fields who wish to bring more personal meaning into their lives. In all these activities Linda is rewarded by continually witnessing the many unforeseen ways students are freed and transformed by their yoga practices.

Tuesdays, 3:00pm Hatha (All Levles)

Dee Benefield
Dee has been teaching Hatha Yoga for over 24 years and 17 at The Mindful Body. She received her certification through the Integral Yoga Institute and is also experienced in teaching Iyengar and Bikram styles of Hatha Yoga. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Integral Yoga Institute, a member of the California Yoga Association. Her classes are flowing and instill a great feeling of inner peace, balance and harmony.

Mondays, 9:30am Beginning
Mondays, 7:30pm Beginning
Wednesdays, 7:30pm Beginning
Fridays, 9:30am Beginning
Fridays, 4:30pm Gentle Hatha (All Levels)
Fridays, 6pm Meditation (FREE)
Saturdays, 8:00am Beginning

Dee Benefield
Roy Bergmann

Roy Bergmann
Roy is the founder of The Mindful Body and is a Certified Massage Therapist and yoga teacher who has been studying and teaching yoga, meditation and massage/bodywork since 1985. His approach to fitness, relaxation and health draws on his training in Bikram, Iyengar and Astanga yoga styles and on his study of Swedish/Esalen long stroke and deep tissue massage, Feldenkrais, the Alexander Technique and Hanna Somatics muscular release work. His philosophy of health and healing is based on having an appreciation for the power of "mindfulness" or "calm focus" in everyday life.

Fridays, 3pm Stretch, Release, & Heal (All Levels)

Deborah Burkman
Deborah Burkman has been teaching yoga since 2000. Her Hatha flow teaching style is rooted in Astanga yoga. While her largest influence came from the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, she has integrated what she has learned from numerous other teachers including A. Vankatesh, and V. Shaeshadri, Richard Freeman, David Swenson and others.

Deborah has a gift for making a real and personal connection with each of her students and gives individualized support and direction. Her hands-on adjustments are specific and skillful. Deborah has a strong knowledge of anatomy, and helps students understand how anatomy plays an important role in their practice. Her heart-felt teaching is filled with warmth and humor that make her classes special and inspiring.

Deborah ties bits of yoga philosophy into her classes in order to remind her students that asana is part of a larger tradition that includes balancing the body and focusing the mind, both of which are tools that can help us be more awake in our lives.

Deborah presently teaches public classes at The Mindful Body and privately teaches the staff of Yoga Journal, Twitter, and Value Act Capital. She has been featured in Yoga Journal, 7 by 7 magazine, The Bay Guardian, SF Weekly, and San Francisco magazine. Her well respected and Yoga Journal reviewed DVD can be purchased at and She leads yoga retreats around the world and workshops and yoga intensives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more at And check Deb's article in 7x7 Magazine and her spread in Yoga Journal!

Tuesdays, 6pm Beginning

Deb Burkman

Brittany Carrico
Brittany first came to her mat in 2008 and fell in love with her practice ever since. Having been athletic from a young age, she always welcomed the new physical challenges yoga offered. But as time went on her practice would evolve into something much more personal. Yoga has offered growth and flexibility not only in Brittany's body but also in her mind and spirit. As her practice grew, she soon felt a transition; the lessons she would learn on her mat started to come into play in other areas of her life. This transition inspired her not only to deepen her practice but share her love of yoga with others. Since completing her training in 2011, she teaches classes focused on finding strength and flexibility in body, mind, and spirit. In her Evening Restorative class she will weave Yin postures and Svaroopa postures—Svaroopa in Sanskrit means "your own true form." As she continues to grow and learn she hopes to share her knowledge through her offerings. You can learn more about Brittany and follow her journey at

Thursdays, 7:30pm Gentle Candlelit Yoga (All Levels)
Sundays, 8:30am Vinyasa (All Levels)

Kimmy Carter
Kimmy went to yoga training never intending to teach. Yoga training was a gateway to process grief. After 13 years of being successful in the pharmaceutical industry, she realized this was not her life's path. It was not until Kimmy decided to deepen her own practice that she discovered holistic methods to healing the self. The therapy of yoga is a practical, accessible way to unite the mind and the body. And by connecting to our body, we can restore joy, find ease, and repair ourselves. Kimmy's classes are alignment-based hatha flow with a focus on engaged muscular form. Kimmy likes how each pose can encourage playfulness and joy. In her classes, there is laughter and fun. Kimmy is an anatomy geek; she has spent her time learning the body from the inside-out. Her education includes Pelvic Floor teacher training with Leslie Howard, specific workshops around the hips, knees, and feet with Physical Therapist, Harvey Deutch, and a human dissection workshop with Gil Hedley, PhD. Kimmy has a tremendous amount of gratitude to her mentors: Darcy Lyon, Maritza, and Dina Amsterdam, who informed the way she teaches. Kimmy is committed to discovering the basic ground of who we are by reconnecting to the body. Kimmy believes by reconnecting to the body we can discover a real sense of power, confidence, and pure joy.

Tuesdays, 12pm Community (All Levels)
Wednesdays, 6:00pm Hatha (All Levles)
Sundays, 4:30pm Vinyasa (Intermediate/Advanced)

Matt Champoux
Matt has been teaching Ashtanga Vinyasa since 2005 in both led and Mysore-style settings. He has been a student of Ashtanga since 2000, practicing daily, under the close watch of his primary teachers, Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor at his home "shala" (studio), The Yoga Workshop. He is grateful for the unique opportunity to have had such a long-term, in-depth exposure to Freeman's methods and inquiry process.

Matt is known as a teacher of teachers. His dynamic approach encourages students to explore their edges and guides them through the internal sensation cues that enable this vibrant work to be done safely and therapeutically. Matt's classes are engaging, enlightening experiences known for their integration of precise alignment instruction, metaphor, and eastern wisdom; philosophically, Matt is interested in Tibetan Buddhism, Advaita Vendanta, and Hindu Tantra. His training also includes apprenticeship, textual study, and trips to India whenever possible. Please learn more about matt at:

Mondays, 6am Mysore (All Levels)
Tuesdays, 6am Mysore (All Levels)
Wednesdays, 6am Mysore (All Levels)
Thursdays, 6am Mysore (All Levels)
Fridays, 6am Mysore (All Levels)

Sundays, 7:30am Mysore (All Levels)

Elise Collins
Elise has been studying healing and meditation for the past fifteen years. She writes a monthly column for the psychic reader, Body and Soul, and has been practicing yoga for the past seven years. She graduated from the piedmont yoga two year advanced studies program when she was six months pregnant. She teaches pre-natal yoga and mom & baby yoga throughout the Bay area.

Sundays, 11:30am Prenatal (All Levels)
Elise Collins
Britt Fohrman

Britt Fohrman
Britt Fohrman creates a healing, loving, and supportive environment for pregnant and birthing women, as well as and new mammas in her work as a pre and post natal yoga teacher, bodyworker, photographer, and birth doula (childbirth assistant). Britt's Iyengar based yoga classes draw on a variety of practices including mindfulness meditation, fluid movement, HypnoBirthing, and breath awareness. These practices help mammas connect with their babies as well their own inner beauty, wisdom and strength. From her experience, Britt knows that the practice of yoga is one of the most effective ways that a woman can prepare to bring her baby into the world in a peaceful, conscious, and loving way. Britt was certified to teach Prenatal Yoga by Colette Crawford, RN, the top specialist in yoga for pregnancy, birth and postpartum, and has also traveled to India to study with the Iyengars. She continues her studies with Judith Lasater and a variety of other teachers, but finds that her most profound education comes from witnessing true yoga in action...women giving birth.

Mondays, 6pm Prenatal (All Levels)

Francesca Gobeille
Francesca is a second-generation yoga instructor, and has been immersed in Eastern philosophy and spiritual practice since birth. While her early explorations in Hatha Yoga were eclectic, Francesca's most intensive studies and training have been in Integral Yoga, Anusara, Restorative, and Yin Yoga with Sarah Powers. She has also been influenced by the work of Angela Farmer and the Alexander Technique.

Francesca has had a dedicated meditation practice for over 18 years, and is currently enrolled in Spirit Rock's Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation 500-hour teacher training. She is most passionate about integrating mindfulness and yoga asana, where the postrues become profound explorations that free not only our bodies, but also our minds and hearts. Practicing yoga as meditation—with kind attention and great ease—is that she is most excited to share with others. Learn more about Francesca at

Tuesdays, 4:30pm Hatha (All Levels)

Silvie Hibdon
Silvie turned to yoga to alleviate her chronic lower back pain that she suffered since youth. However, it was the sheer pleasure of movement and the sacred teachings that made yoga her lifestyle. 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 strength.

Silvie incorporates intelligent sequencing into strong flow, intertwined with deep breath. Her emphasis on healthy alignment and inward focus leads students deeper into their practice. Silvie's intention is to create an accepting and nurturing environment that allows students to enjoy their practice. She trained with yoga pioneer Ana Forrest, Stephanie Snyder, and Jason Crandell. Silvie's approach is based on the teachings of Mark Whitwell, who enjoyed a life-long relationship with the father of yoga, T. Krishnamacarya, and the self-compassion and mindfulness teachings of Kristin Neff, PhD.

Thursdays, 4:30pm Vinyasa (All Levels)

Cheryl Kapchan
Cheryl shares a practice with students that cultivates a balance of empowerment and humility. She first came to The Mindful Body in 2002 for prenatal yoga, which was the gateway that led Cheryl to later discover Mysore-Ashtanga in 2006 with Catherine Shaddix. Her classes are informed by her Mysore-Ashtanga practice and her experience with rehabilitating injuries. Cheryl integrates breath awareness and therapeutic poses; she values self-inquiry and continues to explore the connection between the way one approaches yoga practice and the way one approaches life.

Cheryl's training was Iyengar-inspired Hatha at The Loft SF with Anne Saliou, Athena Pappas, Betty Roi, Jason Crandell, Karl Erb, Ravi Nathwani, Jane Austin, Paul Roache MD, Geoffrey Roniger. Cheryl is most grateful for having the opportunity to apprentice with Senior Hatha instructor, Tony Briggs.

Thursdays, 12pm Community (All Levels)
David Kresner

Caroline Kelley
Caroline Kelley has been teaching yoga since 2000.   She was originally certified with The British Wheel of Yoga and followed with six months of immersed studies in Mysore, India.   Her most influential teacher is Richard Freeman, a renowned Ashtangi, with whom she has completed in-depth studies.   In her classes she blends Iyengar and Ashtanga principles offering a fluid, breath-focused practice with an emphasis on healthy alignment.

Caroline is also a practicing and certified body-worker as well as an anatomy teacher.   She threads her extensive knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology into her teaching and offers safe and progressive classes for everyone.

Caroline is co-directing The Mindful Body's Intensive Studies/Teacher Training along with fellow TMB teacher, Maile Sivert. Click here for more infromation on next year's training.

Thursdays, 6pm Hatha (All)
Sundays, 11:00am Beginning

David Kresner
Yoga found me 14 years ago in New York City. I practiced mostly within the Jivamukti tradition, becoming interested in the ancient sources of Hatha yoga. I moved to San Francisco in 2002, and after a 4 year lull without a practice, I reconnected and dove back in for good. I completed the Yoga Tree teacher training in 2007, rounding out my education with focusing on Vinyasa, Iyengar, and restorative practice. Besides my Yoga Alliance certification, I'm also certified by Judith Lasater to teach Relax and Renew Restorative Yoga. I'm now concentrating my education with Scott Blossom for Shadow Yoga, Ayurveda and Tantra, and with Judith Hanson Lasater and Michelle Duguay for Restorative Yoga.

I bring my dedication to Bhakti to class, hoping to inspire us all to join our voices and breath in chant. I encourage constant dialogue with students, making class a conversation and collaboration to help make the practice personal and deep for each individual.

I hope to be able to equip each student with the tools to delve deeply into their true nature, free from judgement and self criticism. Then we can all step off the mat and into the fullness of every moment. To visit my website, visit

Mondays, 3pm Restorative (All Levels)
Tuesdays, 7:30pm Evening Restorative (All Levels)
Wednesdays, 3pm Restorative (All Levels)
Saturdays, 8am Hatha (All Levels)
Sundays, 10am Hatha (All Levels)

David Kresner
Jo Lewzey

Jo Lewzey
Jo Lewzey began her journey as a dancer, dancing professionally for 5 years and then realized that she wanted to somehow help others, so she became a Personal Trainer. During the past 10 years Jo has been doing her own inner spiritual work of self discovery. She worked for 2 years with teacher Edward Rice, doing Multi-Dimensional Healing. Gradually, through her own desire to find tools to take her to deeper levels, she found Yoga. Already having the deep connection with her body, she fell in love with Yoga immediately. Jo studied with Yolanda Bain for her teacher training and has taken several teacher training workshops with Rod Stryker (Pure Yoga). She has studied well over 400 hours with her most influential teacher, Maritza, who has helped Jo develop deep roots in the Iyengar and Anusara styles.This year Jo assisted Maritza in her 100 hour Immersion course. Giving Jo a direct experience of the depth and wisdom of Maritza's 30 years of practice and teaching. The most important thing Jo wants to bring across to students of her yoga classes is self acceptance and love; to truly embrace and enjoy the journey of yoga and life, and find a deep connection with one?s body, becoming your own teacher and guide. She also hopes that each student will take a step back from the busy, distracting world in order to see with clarity and focus, as well as find direction in life, guided from the Heart and Soul.

Wednesdays, 9:15am 2-Hour Hatha/Alignment (All Levels)
Fridays, 6pm Hatha (All Levels)

Noel Li-Chasse
Along with mothering and raising a family, teaching yoga and sharing it with others is my passion. I came to yoga in 1994 in an effort to recover from a back injury while serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mongolia. I found tremendous health and healing from this practice and have been sharing my love for this ancient healing art for the past 16 years. My alignment-based classes are supportive and nurturing with a focus on mindfulness and kindness for ourselves. I encourage my students to have fun in class and approach their practice as an exploration. My classes are slow-paced and gentle. My intention is to create a safe and supportive experience that helps to cultivate a strong body and an open heart, bringing health, healing, peace, and wholeness. My studies in yoga are rooted in yoga therapy, my training as a clinical massage therapist, and my ongoing studies and practice of Vipassana Meditation. I am a graduate of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco where I apprenticed with Judith Hanson Lasater, with whom I also received training in yoga therapeutics and certification as a Relax and Renew trainer for restorative yoga. I also completed the Integrative Yoga Therapy Program with Joseph LePage. I enjoy bringing yoga and mindfulness out to the community and I have taught in diverse settings. My passion for teaching continues to be fed from the many teachers in my life: students, my children, and most of all the journey of life itself.

Mondays, 9:30am Hatha (All Level)

Kari Marble

Kari Marble
Kari Marble is a mother of two and a certified yoga teacher, massage therapist, infant massage instructor and birth educator with a passionate and extensive specialization in the childbearing year and healthy family living. Her classes are highly regarded for their revitalizing and centering practice, educational content, and warm, nurturing community. Kari's vision through yoga is to support women in their physical, emotional and spiritual journey into motherhood. To support this vision, she weaves into classes the opportunity to share openly, to discuss aspects of birth preparation and parenting, to practice techniques for deep breathing and relaxation, and to meditate, deepening inner awareness, connection to baby, trust in the body, and appreciation of the sacred. Kari designs prenatal classes to increase comfort and fluidity in the rapidly changing pregnant body, enabling women to feel a greater sense of strength, vitality, grace, calm, confidence, and playfulness. Postnatal classes include songs and poses with baby along with a focus on yoga poses to help moms feel restored, energized, strong, open and ready for the joys and challenges each day brings. Kari also teaches workshops for expectant couples in yoga and massage for labor and in Calm Birth childbirth meditation. Her classes and workshops are featured in Babies by the Bay, 2nd Edition (Council Oak Books 2005).

Tuesdays, 9:30am Prenatal (All Levels)
Tuesdays, 11:00am Postnatal (All Levels)
Thursdays, 6pm Prenatal (All Levels)
Saturdays, 9:30am Prenatal (All Levels)

Rachael McGowen
Having been committed to her own yoga practice for 12 years, Rachael McGowen completed the Ana Forrest 200-hour Forrest Yoga teacher training in 2010. Well-versed in many different styles of yoga, she chose the Forrest training because it is designed specifically for Western bodies and has a heavy focus on breath, healing, hands-on teaching, addressing injuries, alignment, and embodying spirit - all while being delighted by a truly fun and intensive workout. Before returning to San Francisco in 2011, she taught in Charlottesville, VA, at several studios and with private students. She encourages her students to focus on an intention with every practice, and to move this intention, breath, and focus off the mat and into their lives. Along with Ana Forrest, some of Rachael’s teachers include Les Leventhal, Steve Emmerman, Talya Ring, and David Regelin. Rachael is not only an agent for transformation of her students, but through her sustainability consulting firm, re:SHIFT. She lives in San Francisco with her husband Shawn and new son Benjamin

Tuesdays, 9:45am Vinyasa (All Levels)
Thursdays, 9:45am Vinyasa (All Levels)
Saturdays, 9:45am Vinyasa (Intermediate/Advanced)

Charu Rachlis

Charu Rachlis
Charu Rachlis, born and raised in Brazil, has been teaching yoga in San Francisco since 1997. She teaches in a Bhakti lineage. She has studied Tibetan Buddhism for many years and has over 20 years of exploring/practicing Meditation. Her teachings incorporate her background in Meditation, Asthanga Yoga and her MA in Psychology from Brazil. Charu honors the profound teachings of BKS Iyengar.

Fridays, 9:30am Hatha (All Levels)

Alexandra Rossi
Alexandra is a French native who discovered yoga in 1998 when she lived in Florida. She lives her passion by teaching yoga and mindfulness in schools. She studied extensively in the Anusara tradition, Yin, Restorative, Yoga Nidra, and Prenatal Yoga. Her yoga practice has been revolutionized by her interest in mindfulness, which she emphasizes in her classes. Alexandria is deeply inspired by her mindfulness teacher, Thich Nhath Hanh, with whom she studies in the South of France on yearly retreats. Her principal focus is to help women feel at ease and relaxed in the present moment; she brings into her class warmth and compassion, authentic and graceful. She is RYT500 certified and E RYT200. Alexandria understands many ways to work with various stages of a woman's life from teen-age, through pregnancy, and menopause. From beginner to advanced yoga practitioner, her class focuses on each student, how to let go, and surrender.

Thursdays, 9:30am Prenatal (All Levels)
Thursdays, 11am Postnatal (All Levels)

Alexandra Rossi
Kate Lumsden

Kate Schwabacher (previously Lumsden)
Kate Schwabacher teaches Hatha Yoga & practices Ayurveda, the holistic medicine classically aligned with yoga. Her teaching & writing have been featured in 7x7 Magazine, The SF Bay Guardian, Elephant Journal, MindBodyGreen and

Introduced to yoga in 1999 to balance the scoliosis curve in her back, Kate approaches yoga as medicine. She practices Shadow Yoga, a dynamic style of Hatha Yoga with her teacher Scott Blossom. Kate's practice influences her teachings, and in her class you'll find a strong emphasis on breath, core engagement, squatting, and other standing poses. This emphasis creates a foundation for practice that is grounding, centering, and improves one's circulation and overall health. Kate's classes change with the seasons to offer students a practice that is attuned to the rhythms of nature and awareness of the doshas, or ayurvedic biological humors.

Kate's understanding of Ayurveda and its individualized approach to healing allows her to give students the most effective hands-on adjustments and suggestions for their unique bodies & minds. One leaves Kate's classes feeling supported, challenged, nurtured, and inspired.   To learn more about Kate's offerings at The Mindful Body click 'Ayurveda' in the left side bar.

Kate is currently only offering Workshops and Series - please see our workshop schedule or visit her Ayurveda page.

Maile Sivert
Maile discovered yoga in 1996 while living in Vermont. Immediately, she resonated with yoga and could feel there was something special, something indefinable to it. She continues to explore and experience this sensation in her practice today.

Impassioned by Indian culture, she has traveled to India multiple times, and in 2000 she spent three months studying with BKS Iyengar in Mysore, southern India. She considers Richard Freeman, whom she met while living in Colorado in 1998, to be her primary teacher. She continues to study with him annually and has completed three advanced teacher trainings with him.

Maile teaches yoga in an exploratory way, encouraging the cultivation of intuition as a guide. While rooted in the tradition of Astanga, her practice has been nourished by many styles and teachers. She is inspired by the connection between breath and movement and teaches precision in alignment. Balancing tradition with creativity, her classes are an active, yet nurturing synthesis of flowing postures, breath awareness and yogic philosophy.

Maile is co-directing The Mindful Body's Intensive Studies/Teacher Training along with fellow TMB teacher, Caroline Kelley. Click here for more information on next year's training.

Tuesdays, 6pm Vinyasa (Intermediate)
Wednesdays, 6pm Vinyasa (Intermediate)
Fridays, 4:30pm Vinyasa (Intermediate/Advanced)

Andrew Squier

Andrew Squier
Andrew began his yoga practice in 2007 while at Tufts University in Boston. He has an athletic, contemplative style that is built on his study of Ashtanga Yoga and various forms of Vinyasa Yoga. It was his first guru, Elliott McEldowney, who taught him the importance of effort, intention, and dedication in your yoga practice. After moving to San Francisco in 2012, Andrew completed The Mindful Body Teacher Training under the guidance of Maile Sivert and Caroline Kelley. Since graduating, he has been regularly assisting Maile Sivert in classes, and has begun teaching Vinyasa Yoga at The Mindful Body. Andrew found yoga through a love of personal fitness, anatomy, and nutrition. After studying physical theater and dance, he spent two years in New York City as an actor and movement director. He uses his substantial knowledge of anatomy and body mechanics to guide his students through asana and to give clear and supportive physical adjustments. Andrew strives to create a meditative environment that allows his students to delve deep within themselves. Learn more at

Mondays, 4:30pm Vinyasa (All Levels)
Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:00am Morning Boost Vinyasa(All Levels)
Wednesdays, 9:30am Morning Boost Vinyasa(All Levels)
Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:00am Morning Boost Vinyasa(All Levels)
Saturdays, 11:30am Vinyasa (All Levels)
Sundays, 4:30pm Vinyasa (Intermediate/Advanced)

Kate Truka
Kate's inspirational teaching style weaves her knowledge and experience as an Acupuncturist and Herbalist, where Traditional Chinese Medicine and Yoga & Ayurveda overlap. She is dedicated to these models of self-care and evolution because they intimately align personal and planetary well-being through daily practices of awareness. Her Beginners class emphasizes foundational rhythm and awareness of bone and bandha (breath connection to core). Her Restorative Yoga classes focus on rejuvenation through supported postures. Both classes invite students to direct curiosity and kindness inward as well as practice deep relaxation in both movement and stillness. Kate's initial experience combining TCM with Yoga & Ayurveda sprouted amidst the rice fields while living in the Japanese country-side from 2002-2002. She was immersed in a macrobiotic lifestyle with her first yoga teacher. Applying her studies yielded dramatic relief from lifelong asthma and psoriasis. Kate's yogic/medical path arose from this firsthand respect for the effects of balancing Yin & Yang energies, or Ha & Tha, as Hatha yogis and yoginis term the Solar and Lunar properties. Kate has studied with her mentor, Scott Blossom, as a student in the Shadow Yoga School since 2008, and in addition, apprenticed with Scott at Doctor Blossom at the nexus of acupuncture & Chinese herbs, yoga therapeutics, and clinical Ayurveda. Kate's extensive Yoga certifications include Kids Yoga, Restorative, and Advanced Relax and Renew with Judith Hanson Lasater. Kate is happy to join the teaching Sangha at The Mindful Body!

Mondays, 6:00pm Vinyasa
Wednesdays, 4:30pm Hatha (All Levles)
Fridays, 12pm Community (All Levelsls

Christina Yueh
I discovered yoga during my last summer in high school and dabbled with "stretching" during free time at university. It wasn't until six years later, after a move to the great yoga-opolis of San Francisco and trying just about every fitness fad out there, that I finally gave yoga an earnest go. Something about yoga hooked me beyond mere physical fitness. After three years of regular asana practice, yoga has evolved into an internal practice for me; it is a time and space of reflection, connection, and exploration within myself.

I've completed my teacher training with Maile Sivert and Caroline Kelley at The Mindful Body in San Francisco and am a certified 200-RYT (200-hour registered yoga teacher) with Yoga Alliance. My teaching is rooted in the classical yoga tradition with an emphasis on breath and body alignment. My classes are moderately paced and provide a space of quiet stillness for inner exploration. I hope to work with you in the near future to find balance in your own life. Namaste!

Mondays, 12pm Community (All Levels)
Mondays, 4:30pm Vinyasa (All Levels)
Wednesdays, Community 12pm (All Levels)



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