Brad BrockbankLearn More
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 ParadisLearn More
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
Chelseah HealeyLearn More
Chelseah went to her first yoga class with the expectation that it would a gentle class of light stretching, however, by the end of that class she was sweaty, out of breath, and surprised at how challenging she’d found the class to be. Yet despite the challenge, she lay in Savasana feeling nourished and connected to her breath and body in a way she’d never felt before. It took several years to develop a regular practice, and during that time she realized how much more to yoga there was than just asana. It was the many benefits that extend far beyond the physical, that inspired and ignited her true love of yoga. The desire to share that gratitude and love is what inspired her to become a teacher.
In Chelseah’s classes you can expect a Vinyasa flow that is challenging, yet accessible for all. Students will learn to link breath and movement as a form of meditation.
She is deeply grateful to her amazing teachers: Anna Hughes, Christie Marshall, Tom Lee, Kathleen Holm, Stephanie Snyder, Kate Holcombe and Wah! Chelseah hopes to share their sacred insight with all.
Claire Stetina-ZurbruggLearn More
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.
Erica LawlerLearn More
Erica is a yoga instructor based in San Francisco and believes yoga should be available to everyone age 0-99! Erica inspires adults, teens and kids to empower themselves through their yoga practice. She loves to teach and watch individuals transform their personal practice. Erica teaches holistic healing workshops throughout the Bay Area and believes we can heal ourselves through self-care, nutrition, positive thoughts and yoga. She has a degree in Communication from Purdue University and is certified through Its KidsYoga and Core Power Yoga.
Erin ShredderLearn More
Born and raised in California, Erin Shredder 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.
Jamie FlanaganLearn More
Jamie came to yoga through an appreciation of sports and fitness. As his practice deepened, fundamental and profound changes began taking place. By uniting breath, movement, and awareness, his classes are an attempt to extend this gift to his community. Jamie has completed over 300 hours training with Rusty Wells.
Jenna GurkaLearn More
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.
Kyle DescherLearn More
I practically stumbled onto yoga in 2008, a bit by accident. Though what started off as purely physical, has steadily evolved into a deeper awareness of the deep connection between body, mind, and spirit: to myself – and to others. The fact that my path to and through yoga is a similar story to many, is in and of itself one of the greatest gifts of this beautiful art and science. This gift, that has withstood the test of time, is that it is accessible to anyone, anytime, anywhere. It can quite literally meet you where you are. You just have to show up for yourself. I want you to feel empowered, safe, confident, and free to consider all aspects of yourself, both on and off your mat. The lessons we explore in class – conscious breath, self-care, balance – we soon discover are directly relatable, tangible, and applicable to every aspect of our daily lives. You can expect to build a strong foundation/core from which all asana begins, learn and understand proper alignment, and to move in unison with breath to smooth, strong, and creative sequencing. Yoga is a practice. Life is a practice. Once we come to understand that we are all forever students on this journey, is when the real learning, the real fun begins. Can’t wait to be inspired by you all.
Lauren PisanoLearn More
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.Visit Website
Lindsey KratenLearn More
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.
Neil WadhawanLearn More
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.
Robyn EngelLearn More
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 WellsLearn More
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 PradhanLearn More
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
Theresa BuchananLearn More
I believe we all have the power to be amazing. Everything we need, we already have. Everything we desire, we already are. All we have to do is turn in.
I began the practice of yoga in 2008 when a friend took me to my first class in Santa Monica, CA. I suffered and trembled through the entire hour and a half but something kept me coming back. My practice deepened in 2012 when I moved to San Francisco and my life transformed. My heart was broken and practicing yoga was the only thing that made me feel alive. I fell, I laughed, I sweat, I cried, and through this practice I learned how to truly breathe, how to let love in, and let love out. I am infinitely blessed to offer these teachings away and am eternally grateful to my teachers Rusty Wells, Stephanie Snyder, and Mike Richardson. I teach a strong and supported Bhakti Flow yoga style and encourage students to lead with the heart, be authentic, open, and love fully. I believe that through self-study, devotion to others, and dedication to the practice, we may uncover our true selves.
Yvonne KingsleyLearn More
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.