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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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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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David Romero (CYT - 700hrs) is a Lecturer of Yoga and Stress Management at the University of Southern California. David believes in establishing and maintaining a wholly balanced life – rooted in mindfulness, awareness, and presence. David graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2002 with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. He was a Program Manager and Acquisition Officer on several Space Launch Satellite Programs for the U.S. Air Force. In 2008, ...


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Eden traveled to twenty-four countries on four continents, swam from Alcatraz to San Francisco, and graduated from San Francisco State University with a BA in Geography. It was in college that Eden discovered yoga and used the practice to manage stress. After college she continued to deepen her practice. Meditation and asana practice continue to be transformative and healing tools in Eden’s life - so much so that in 2018 she completed a 200-hour teacher ...


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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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Kay is 500 hrs RYT and experienced 200 hrs. ERYT with Yoga Alliance. She is also registered with IAYT as a certified yoga therapist. Her first yoga class was the basic Hatha yoga class at YMCA while attending Cal Berkeley many moons ago; and since then, she's tried many styles of yoga on her yoga student journey- Vinyasa, Iyengar, Power, Yin, Yang, Restorative, Kundalini, Jivamukti and loved them all. Ultimately, in each and all she found a common thread, ...


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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.

Women dedicated to ...


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Stacy McCarthy, E-RYT® 500, YACEP® is an award winning and internationally recognized wellness and yoga expert, making significant contributions in inspiring the world through the body, mind & spirit. A professor of Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition, specializing in Yoga Studies, her students affectionately call her Yoga Namastacy. Stacy has developed a collection of best-selling videos, books, and trainings, and has contributed her expertise on countless ...


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Thoa is an avid swimmer and yoga practitioner since 2000. She has been a student of yoga for years and is a graduate of the Avalon Yoga Teacher Training Program in 2009 under the mentorship of Anirudh Shastri. She has experimented with different styles of yoga with many great teachers in the Bay Area.

She discovered Ashtanga practice after her classes with Beata Skrzypacz and began her Mysore Ashtanga practice in 2010 with Anne Findstad, and has ...


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