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Philippe Alexis started practicing Ashtanga in 1995 with John Scott in London. Since then, he has studied ashtanga yoga with many teachers including Dena Kingsberg, Lino Miele, David Roche, Tim Miller and
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click Anne took her first yoga class in 2006, when she moved from Belgium to California. In 2011, she discovered the traditional ashtanga method, and has been practicing it daily ever since, under the guidance of her teachers Anne, Beata, Philippe, and Mojdeh. In 2014, she was given the opportunity to assist her teachers during the morning Mysore classes. She feels eternally grateful to be able to learn directly from them and pass that onto the students. In ...


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Beata is leading YiY morning Mysore program. She holds a level II authorization to teach the ashtanga yoga system that she received from KPJYI in Mysore, India. She has started her yoga adventure over 20 years ago in Poland in an Iyengar class. She practiced Iyengar and many other styles of yoga before completely dedicating herself to ashtanga.

In 2004 she tried her first Mysore practice and it happened to be with Tim Miller in Encinitas. It was ...


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Elaine and Ken became Ashtangis in 2001. After 12 years practicing the Ashtanga Primary Series (with a handful of postures from Intermediate), they learned the Adapted Series from David Roche in 2013. They have been practicing the Adapted Series as a daily practice since then. The Adapted Series has taught us how to modify our practice to make it work for our bodies given where our edges are each day. It is a more appropriate daily practice for us now, in our ...


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click Meghan has been practicing yoga since 2000. She established a daily, Mysore-style practice in 2010. She acknowledges all her teachers and their support; Allison Ulan, Jessie Goldberg, Eugene Poku, Jeanne Mudie, Terri McCollum, Mark and Joanne Darby, Anne Finstead, Beata Skrzypacz, and Mojdeh Zahiroleslamzadeh. Some of the trainings and workshops Meghan have attended are: YTT Ashtanga Yoga Montreal, Montreal, Canada, 2008. Donna Farhi workshop, ...


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Mojdeh has been a student and practitioner of healing arts since 1975 and has been teaching meditation and yoga in the Bay Area for many years. She is an environmental scientist/engineer, a transformational life coach, a Reiki Master and a Certified Healing Touch practitioner.

She has had the honor to study with the late Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Guru, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (Guruji), his daughter Saraswati, and his grandson Sharath as ...


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Iyengar


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Betty Strain began her study of yoga with Charles Horn in 1964. She has continued to further he education with Ann Erikson, Felicity Hall and Larry Hatlett over the last 40 years. She advanced her understanding of yoga during a 1983 course in India with BKS Iyengar, as well as a 1991 workshop in Greece with Angela Farmers and
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Yoon began practicing Iyengar Yoga in 1998. As a graduate of the 500-Hour Teacher Training program of the Institute of Iyengar Yoga of San Francisco, she was certified as a teacher in 2015.

Yoon’s classes are based on the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar, who was one of the pioneers that introduced modern yoga to the West. Mr. Iyengar believed that the benefits of yoga are available to all regardless of age, gender and physical ability. A typical Iyengar ...


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Vinyasa/Hatha


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Aska is a registered Hatha Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, a Therapeutic Yoga Teacher certified by Cheri Clampett, a Certified Massage Therapist, a Certified Esalen Massage Practitioner, and a 3rd Degree Reiki Practitioner.

Since 2007, based on her belief, “Anyone breathing can enjoy yoga practice,” she has been teaching yoga to those who think that they are not fit enough for yoga due to their stiffness, injuries, or other various issues. Her ...


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click Bonnie Hasson has completed the 95 hour Little Flower Yoga Training which is recognized by the Yoga Alliance and teaches how to share yoga and mindfulness with children, youth and families. She currently runs a nature based preschool program in Sunnyvale where yoga and mindfulness are a part of each child's day.


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click Ever is originally from Los Angeles and moved to the Bay Area in 2003 to attend Santa Clara University. He decided to incorporate yoga into his running workouts and continues to improve on his flexibility and strength. Through yoga, he’s found more awareness in all aspects of his life such as breathing, meditation, patience, and stillness. His class will help you build a solid foundation with an emphasis on alignment, balance, and space. In addition, Ever ...


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Julianne Rice C-IAYT, has been teaching Hatha Yoga classes in the Bay Area since 1984. Her professional teaching style includes elements from Iyengar, Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy and Dance. Her methodical, no nonsense classes challenge and nourish the body, mind and spirit. Her friendly and relational style, her commitment to her own spiritual and physical development and her creativity have contributed to her long-standing reputation. ...


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Lynn, RYT, RPYT, has been an enthusiastic and evolving yogini for many years! Lynn’s strength building vinyasa yoga classes are influenced by her study of Iyengar yoga and informed by her experiences as a student of vinyasa, vinyasa flow, yin and Anusara traditions. She completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training through Samyama Yoga Center's Dharma Path Teacher Training Program in Palo Alto and is passionate about sharing her knowledge. Awareness and ...


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Marti has been an influential educator of Yoga and Meditation in the SF Bay Area since 1986. A senior certified instructor, she joined the YIY teaching staff in 1999 and continues to build her loyalty to the practice and to our community.

She has earned popular acclaim for supporting the growing families at YIY. Her Prenatal Yoga and Baby & Me (Postnatal Yoga) classes fill the studio with joy and inspiration each week.

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Thoa is a yoga practitioner since 2000 and an avid swimmer. She is a graduate of the Avalon Teacher Training in Palo Alto in 2009. She has practiced different yoga styles and was inspired to practice Ashtanga while studying more about yoga during her teacher training program. She has been practicing Mysore Ashtanga and also attended intensive workshops with many advanced Ashtanga Yoga teachers including Chuck Miller, Tim Miller, David Swenson. Thoa tends to ...


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