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.

Alli Brian

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Alli Brian

I discovered yoga over eight years ago, and I absolutely love it. For me, yoga has become a deeply powerful practice of self-discovery, self-expression, and self-love. I believe yoga can give us all a joyful love of life that comes from the inside out, as well as the space and calm to deepen our connection to ourselves and the world around us. I completed my 200hr teacher training at Yoga Flow SF, and my teachers are the wonderful Anna Hughes, Christie Marshall, Claire Stetina-Zurbrugg, Kate Holcombe, and Tom Lee.
During my class, you can expect a fast-paced flow, meditative sequencing, and plenty of lightness and love.

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

Chelsea discovered yoga at the age of 15 and immediately fell in love. She began practicing more and more throughout the years. Growing up as a gymnast and dancer she found it a way to reconnect the mind and body. It was shortly after the birth of her son where she discovered vinyasa flow. While struggling with postpartum, she found this moving meditation a way to quiet the mind, connect with breath to bring her to the present moment. Yoga has been life altering for Chelsea, therefore she wants to share with wold one breath at a time. Chelsea is also a certified Pilates instructor, Barre teacher and avid runner.

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.

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.

Kate Monzo

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Kate Monzo

Kate was first exposed to yoga was when she began practicing at Urban Flow Yoga back in 2009. It was then she fell in love with yoga, learning that it has more benefits than just physical. From this discovery, a spark lit inside of her and she knew this would be a life long commitment to something so Divinely profound.

In 2011, Kate came to Phoenix on a spiritual journey to learn more about the ancient tradition of yoga at the Spirit of Yoga in Tempe. She spent over a year studying yoga & nutrition and received a diploma in Yoga Therapy. Kate continues her spiritual quest to raise humanity’s vibration, to heal people’s lives, and to share the sacred wisdom of the body with others through her teachings of yoga, nutrition, & wellness.

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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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.

Nhi To

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Nhi To

I found my passion for yoga around 2000 after taking my first yoga class. I walked out of it with a profound sense that I had just encountered a turning point in my life. And, indeed, I had. Almost immediately, my yoga practice gave me a sense of belonging, an interconnectedness with other beings and the environment, which, in turn, began enriching my life with health, compassion, and peace. In late 2007 I left my corporate job and took a teacher training program and began teaching yoga since then. In 2011, through the suggestion of a friend I tried Astanga yoga and have find it more than what I wanted or hoped for. The simple, precise and disciplined in these traditional, lineage methods have changed my outlook in the yoga practice that I have stopped seeking any other forms of yoga and devoted myself to this ancient yoga practice. I have been blessed to study with a few extraordinary masters that hold an advance B, 4th series issues by Guruji Sri K. Pattabhi jois such as Peter Sanson, Mark Robberds, Richard Freeman. I want to share with my students my increased love and passion of this practice through my power, astanga vinyasa flow that I currently teach at varies studios in the bay area.

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.

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

Yoga meets us where we are. All we are asked to do is show up. We roll out our mats and make space for it all, the good and the bad. We arrive, unapologetically ourselves.
Yoga wasn’t easy for me when I started. As a stranger in my own body, meeting myself on the mat was not as simple as I was expecting. Yet my fear wasn’t only of coming into my body during these classes, but that I was facing my mind, each thought and emotion. For some reason, as uncomfortable as it was, I committed to the practice and never went back. Every class was a sweaty, tearful journey.

My classes are rooted in compassion. We come together for a grounding, intentional and challenging flow, using every breath and movement to strengthen our mind, body, and spirit connection. A seamless experience emerges as we move with our breath, finding steadiness and ease in every pose.

I give great thanks and gratitude to all my teachers who have held a safe space for me and my journey, and taught me how to do that for others. Thank you.

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.