Aiyisha Castillo

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Aiyisha Castillo

Aiyisha enjoys teaching a dynamic class filled with nuances and intention. She creates
an opportunity to be present and to have fun. Maybe even sweat. Her classes are
designed to be challenging in order to reflect the reality of life. They are also designed
to be loving and supportive. She cares deeply about actively living and hopes to
participate in healing and growing bodies, one breath at a time.
Aiyisha has been colored by many experiences. Most notably, she is Bay Area grown,
a mover and a shaker, went to school for Child Development, Massage Therapy and
Somatic Psychotherapy. She loves all of her teachers and feels blessed to be able to
share what she has learned with others.

Ally Subrahmanyam

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Ally Subrahmanyam

I am deeply grateful for the practice because it always continues to ebb and flow with me as I evolve and for the infinite amount of teachings and many ways to connect with what yoga is that show up along the way. My classes are influenced by my teachers, experiences, lessons and travels; all of which have illuminated my path. Our practice gives us a space to explore how we want to be when we encounter judgement, fear, discomfort, resistance, joy, curiosity and many other emotions. Some of my most profound lessons have been learned on the mat; to shift obstacles into opportunities and to invite the breath to be a powerful vehicle for renewal, rebirth & change. I have struggled with a chronic disc injury in my lower back that has taught me how to listen to my body and to be an especially compassionate teacher for those suffering with physical pain.
I share from the heart and truly believe intentional movement is one of the best sources of therapy and sanctuary. I welcome all and believe that yoga has something to offer everyone. In addition to my public offerings, I am also working with organizations that bring yoga to at-risk & incarcerated youth. I am happily a forever student and a passionate teacher of everything I have learned on my journey thus far. Just Breathe.

“What you seek is seeking you.” ~ Rumi

For more visit: http://www.allydevi.com/

Alyssa Arroyo

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Alyssa Arroyo

A born and raised New Yorker, Alyssa has been sharing her passion for Yoga since 2009. Early on in her teaching career, she began an Ashtanga practice that would heavily influence her classes. Alyssa is 500RYT certified, and has over 1000 hours of training in Vinyasa, Hatha, Hot Vinyasa, Moksha, Yin Yoga and Acro Yoga. She believes in a balanced practice that helps us to be present and to let go of the distractions and doubts that create our everyday dis-ease. She finds that through a physically and mentally challenging practice, we can find a sense of calm and grow our practice by applying what we do on the mat, off the mat.

Alyssa teaches group classes at multiple locations in San Francisco. She also teaches private lessons and is available for corporate classes.

Brad Brockbank

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Brad Brockbank

Brad’s path to the practice of yoga was initially about healing. A “do or die” attitude in surfing, motorcycles and hockey had left him with chronic pain. Like many people, this became normal, and it impacted him emotionally as much as it did physically. Yoga was his last-ditch effort, a Hail Mary that seemed unlikely at best – but the way things progressed surprised him. He felt less pain, had more range of motion, and soon, moving his body actually started to feel good. This process became transformational, leading to unprovoked smiling, spontaneous kindness, and even a growing sense of happiness. Because yoga was never easy for him, he developed a deep compassion for those who fall down, seeing that it’s not only getting back up that matters, but also how you get up. How you treat yourself affects how you treat the people around you. Combining this attitude with many years of apprenticeship with his teacher, Rusty Wells, has left him with an understanding of what it takes to undergo this amazing process and what it takes to support it. Brad was one of the founding teachers at Urban Flow Yoga, and his classes have been described as joyful, loving, and intense – full of cool music, nuanced alignment cues and hands-on assists. In an effort to offer back what has been given to him, he also leads classes for seniors and disabled adults.

Britany Paradis

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Britany Paradis

For me… yoga has truly been a transformational life practice. In such a profound way, yoga continues to lead me on a nourishing and spiritual journey of self-discovery and connectedness. Everything about the yogic path resonates with my heart, and as I witness this practice day-in and day-out, I fall in love with it more and more.

I wholeheartedly believe that yoga is for everyone and can beautifully compliment any walk of life. It’s so simple… you just have to keep showing up and within sweet surrender all will unfold. 

On the mat, I encourage students to build a new and profound relationship with the mind, body and spirit. My classes are intentionally created to provide a safe space where students of all levels can sink deep into a challenging, dynamic and rejuvenating flow. You’ll find that my teaching style is infused with a Bhakti sweetness where chanting, mantra and dharma are delicately interwoven into the practice. I hope that each experience on the mat will provide a platform for students to take the practice into their everyday lives. 

In an ever expanding universe of divine beauty… every moment of this incredible journey will be different, forever changing…but the one thing that will remain constant is our connection to each other and this beautiful manifestation of life, love and truth.

Yoga Flow SF Teacher Training – 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certified
Teachers: Annah Hughes, Christie Marshall, Tom Lee, Wah, Kate Holcombe, Dr. Paul Roche

Bhakti Flow Advanced Teacher Training – 100 hour Yoga Alliance Certified
Teachers: Rusty Wells, Luke Ketterhagen, and Jason Crandell

Sadhana Immersion with Janet Stone – 50 hour Yoga Alliance Certified

Chelsea Beauford

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Chelsea Beauford

Christie Marshall

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Christie Marshall

Yoga permeates every part of Christie’s life. She believes that yoga is accessible to every individual; the mind is what holds us back from recognizing our highest potential, not tight hamstrings, hips, or shoulders. She originally started a regular yoga practice in 1997 with the intention of creating more stability and balance in her body after her first foot surgery, and has since dabbled in various forms of yoga that have all influenced her teaching style, including Ashtanga, Power Vinyasa, and Yin Yoga. Christie’s class is challenging, playful and supportive, approachable for all levels. It is a grounding, energetic and powerful Vinyasa flow designed to open the physical body and deepen mental awareness, awakening the spirit. Christie works to offer intelligent sequencing that supports students in getting the maximum benefit from the movement.

Christie is a lifelong educator serving diverse fields with a Master’s degree in Education and Human Development. She has over 400 hours of training with such inspiring mentors as Baron Baptiste, Patty Ivey, Sarah Powers, and Rusty Wells. Christie is excited to share her passion for yoga, guiding yoga practitioners to a deeper understanding of asana, breath, mindfulness and conscious movement.

Claire Stetina-Zurbrugg

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Claire Stetina-Zurbrugg

Claire Stetina is a yoga educator, yoga teacher and Certified Massage Therapist (CA CMT#70453) – offering privates, public classes, workshops, retreats and trainings throughout the Bay Area and beyond. Claire has completed over 750 hours of yoga trainings and taught more than 3,500 yoga classes and workshops. Claire is known for her fierce, compassionate and commanding teaching style, marked by creative sequencing, detailed precision and deep knowledge of bio-mechanics and alignment. She is able to translate the practices to students in a exciting, clear and infectious way. At heart, Claire is a Bhakti yogi- as theme, philosophy, deity, metaphysics, dharma and chant are interwoven into every class. People describe her classes as challenging, spiritual, intelligent and addicting. Claire is in a life-long love affair with yoga, her mission is to make the practices, traditions and teachings relevant, transformative and sustainable. Currently, Claire regularly studies with Katchie Ananda, Noah Maze’, and Rusty Wells.
www.clairestetina.com

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Erin Shrader

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Erin Shrader

Born and raised in California, Erin Shrader has an active and curious spirit that encompasses her humble and present appreciation for life.

Yoga has helped her open up to life’s gifts, the breath, the moment, kindness, and being of service to others. She is devoted to providing safe, compassionate, and empowering guidance for anyone who chooses to listen.

All of her teacher trainings have been designed and lead by the lovely, Rusty Wells and his incredible Bhakti Flow Team.

Erin’s personal practice has been in motion for nearly 15 years, and has provided a multi-dimensional foundation for her profession as a circus artist/aerialist/fire dancer/coach and massage therapist.

She is beyond grateful to have been inspired by teachers such as Rusty Wells, Stephanie Snyder, Lauren Slater, Jason Crandell, Wah!, Andrea Maltzer, and so many more beams of light across the globe.

Privates and semi-privates are available, specializing in hand balancing, breath work, and correctional release therapy.

Jason Serafino-Agar

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Jason Serafino-Agar

Jason believes that a regular yoga practice has the power to remake mind, body and they way we move through the world. He found yoga looking to heal physical pain from bicycling, skateboarding and surfing. He also found that Yoga helped him make better decisions off the mat, in life and parenting his two young children. His classes focus on cultivating mind-body awareness, strength, and flexibility.

Jenna Gurka

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Jenna Gurka

I knew yoga would be a big part of my life from the first moment I stepped on my mat. Seeking a break from the high intensity workouts I had come accustomed to, I expected to lay on my mat and relax. I found myself physically, mentally and emotionally challenged, but instead of feeling exhausted, I felt refreshed. Through a regular asana practice, I became inspired by my teachers and my community to delve deeper in the practice of yoga.
I believe in the simplicity of the practice. That through asana, breath, and self study, you can heal, feel more focused, and, ultimately, just feel better. In my classes you will find a vigorous vinyasa flow with mindful movement, a sense of playfulness, and great music.

Kadiji Ellis

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Kadiji Ellis

Kadiji (pronounced Kay-jhee) started teaching yoga in 2011 because she fell in love with the effects that yoga had on her life and wanted to share it with others. Although Kadiji took her first yoga class over 15 years ago, it took a long journey of trying many different styles before finding her perfect fit. As a former dancer, breath, movement, and music have always been important forms of expression for Kadiji which easily transferred into her yoga practice. Once Kadiji found Bhakti yoga, it was through a consistent practice that she uncovered a peaceful strength not only on her mat, but also off her mat and in her daily life. Kadiji teaches classes that welcome folks to ‘Come Just As You Are’ and commends the dedication it take to get to the mat. She believes yoga is not just for those who are flexible and meditative but rather yoga is for anyone looking to tap into their inherent potential in a safe environment with encouragement to push the boundaries of what otherwise seems impossible. Her classes are fun, challenging, safe and inspired by breath, movement and music. Kadiji is a CYT and has completed 600 hours of Bhakti Flow yoga training with Rusty Wells. She has also trained with Janet Stone and Bryan Kest.

Lauren Pisano

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Lauren Pisano

When we approach the practice as a creative expression, we are artists. We ignite the fire of creativity within ourselves and experience the teachings as they are; living, impermanent and ceaselessly transforming.

When we approach the practice as a discipline, we are held in the sacred tradition of yoga. We learn humility. We learn reverence. We learn what it means to be grounded.

My practice and therefore teaching is a dance around this balance point between discipline and artistry. I offer what wisdom has been revealed to me in my journey as it is natural and relevant to the moment I share with you in the yoga room. Classes are alive, flowing, grounded and deliberate.

Adi Vajra and Stephanie Adams showed me what yoga is. My teaching is a tree grown in their soil.

Join or connect with me as it serves you. All are welcome. It is not important that you are perfect, only that you are sincere.

www.laurenpisanoyoga.com

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Lindsey Kraten

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Lindsey Kraten

Lindsey was introduced to vinyasa yoga 8 years ago, and ever since then she has been on an incredible journey of self discovery and healing. Feeling inspired by the positive effects yoga had on her body and mind, she decided to deepen her own practice and knowledge by journeying to the motherland of yoga, Uttarakhand, India, where she completed her 200 hour YTT in Ayur-Astanga-Hatha yoga.

Her classes are beautiful and grounded. She incorporates a unique blend of breath awareness into each movement of the body while using sound healing techniques, such as mantra and singing crystal bowls. Her flow is designed to awaken an intentional sense of presence to the physical, mental and emotional bodies. She encourages a focus on body acceptance, which creates room for a positive space and deeper healing. She also strives to encourage and guide others to find and connect with their own inner light; the light she believes connects us all in our truest essence.

Mary Polizzotti

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Mary Polizzotti

I have practiced yoga since 2002 and completed my 200 RYT at Yoga Flow. My goal is to get others on the journey to feel better – body, mind, and spirit. I teach a vigorous vinyasa flow that will focus the breath, calm the mind, strengthen the body, and leave you feeling better than you did when you arrived for class. I trained as a classical ballerina as a child and an amazing vinyasa flow reminds me of a dance – fluid, graceful, and strong. I am committed to growing as a teacher so I can impart the same amount of joy to others that yoga gives to me. Music is a big part of my class, and you will break a sweat!

Neil Wadhawan

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Neil Wadhawan

Neil Wadhawan was exposed to yoga by his father at a very young age. He grew up learning about yoga philosophy which eventually led him to receive a B.A. in Philosophy. He also studied western and eastern music at an undergraduate and graduate level and loves to explore how many of the Indian Arts are related. Neil fell in love with Bhakti Flow after he found himself playing and singing along with Rusty Wells. Since then, Neil has been teaching in San Francisco and all over the world. Neil believes that in any art or discipline, one can only be a great student and never a master. Through music, sweat, laughter and flow, Neil’s playful and challenging classes will help inspire you to find the beautiful rhythm of Bhakti Flow.

Nina Kim

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Nina Kim

Nina holds compassionate space for students to move through a challenging practice to invigorate body, mind and spirit. Nina came to yoga 20 years ago and the practice has guided her through over a decade sitting at a desk as an engineer, through injuries and trauma and more recently through becoming a mother of 2. Nina believes yoga should be accessible to everyone. Her intention as a yoga teacher is for people to feel good in their physical body and to become more mindful and peaceful off their mats.

Nina’s practice and teaching is informed and inspired by: Les Leventhal, Rusty Wells, Ana Forrest, Stephanie Snyder, Christie Marshall, Tom Lee and Anna Hughes.

Peter Walters

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Peter Walters

Peter Walters is a student of life. He strives to share the practices of yoga as they were shared with him from his teachers, bringing his own flavor, colors, and joy to this ancient practice.

His classes are experiential and full of sweat, smiles, music, dynamic movement, stillness, and an intentional breath that will leave your heart and body open and ready to begin again. In the end, this practice is about showing up, again and again in the present moment so we can be of service all others.

For his full public class schedule, workshops, retreats and more, visit www.peteryoga.com

Robyn Engel

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Robyn Engel

Robyn is a yogini, mother, dancer, artist and lover. The foundation of yoga in her life has led her to be more patient, compassionate, joyful and kind. Her classes empower people to move with intention and attention. Leading fluid vinyasa and infusing the poses with mindful alignment and sequencing, Robyn creates a class well balanced between the practical and the philosophical, using the time on the mat to wake up and refuel the self.Robyn has been a student of yoga since 1997. Steeped in 13 years of practice before being called to share. The practice she leads is inspired by her daily practice of asana, mantra, and mindfulness, as well as all the knowledge she has gleaned from her teachers: Harvey Deutch, Rusty Wells, Elise Lorimer, Janet Stone, Darren Main, Elena Brower and Jane Austin. She has studied in depth:vinyasa, bhakti, prenatal/postnatal, and therapeutic yoga.

Her hunger to know more and to serve her students keeps her forever a student.

Rusty Wells

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Rusty Wells

Rusty Wells (Gopa) is a Yogic Messenger in the San Francisco bay area and beyond. He infuses his joyful, energetic, and often mind-blowing classes with his belief that we can best serve others and heal ourselves through unconditional love and devotion. To this end, he passes along his profound gratitude for breath, body, and mind through yoga’s time-honored practices.

An experienced instructor and humble student, Rusty teaches his unique brand of devotional vinyasa, called Bhakti Flow, in the San Francisco Bay area and leads teacher trainings, retreats and workshops around the world.

His classes are an experiential explosion of music, sweat, stillness, and energy that will open your heart and leave you overflowing with bliss.

Shreejana Pradhan

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Shreejana Pradhan

YOGA AS A NOUN, AND NOT A VERB . . .

“Yoga is more of a moving meditation that has little to do with how flexible you are and everything to do with unleashing your mind and opening your heart.”

Shreejana is a teacher of yoga in the Bhakti / Vinyasa tradition. currently located in San Francisco, Her connection to yoga and meditation was born out of the mountains of her himalayan roots. This combined with A love for the ocean from surfing and diving in her Californian home brings a rare balance to her practice and teachings.

Shreejana’s dharma has been to be a conduit between deep esoteric yogic traditions, vedic teachings and a practical understanding for the modern world. With a personable and light-hearted approach, classes are fluid, mindful and energetic. Her approach to Bhakti-style Vinyasa Flow is with the cultivation of safe asana (posturing), dynamic movement with intention, thoughtful sequencing and creative flow.

With an understanding in this practice’s physical and metaphysical power to heal and radically transform lives, she is dedicated to helping others find that balance in yoga and in life. An innate love for using the tools of the practice off the mat into the world, where the real practice begins, her goal for her students is to guide them to a state of compassion, balance (sativa), awareness and well-being. Om ॐ
www.movewith.com/shreejana

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Sydney Waters

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Sydney Waters

Yvonne Kingsley

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Yvonne Kingsley

Yvonne is passionate about connecting with people and sharing the gift of yoga. She inspires students to tune-in to themselves physically, mentally and spiritually; using yoga as a tool to cultivate a sense of purpose and awareness through movement and breath. Her classes incorporate fun and challenging flow, attention to physical alignment, mindfulness, and a deep sense of gratitude.

Yvonne took her first yoga class in 2008 and, over time, discovered the power of yoga to transform her life beyond the mat. Inspired and encouraged by her own experience, she left a successful advertising career to dedicate her life to helping others experience yoga’s physical and spiritual benefits. Yvonne believes in the awesome potential that resides in every person and that through the practice of yoga, we can tap into our inner strength to live a more joyful and meaningful life.

Yvonne completed her initial teacher training at Yoga Tree San Francisco. Wanting to further develop her education and experience, she traveled to Rishikesh, India to complete a Kundalini/Vinyasa teacher training with Kia Miller and Tommy Rosen. Yvonne’s teaching continues to be greatly influenced under the guidance of Estee Fletter, Pete Guinosso, Jason Bowman, Kerri Kelly and Cecily Guest.