Alyssa ArroyoLearn More
A born and raised New Yorker, Alyssa has been sharing her passion for Yoga since 2009. Early on in her teaching career, she discovered an Ashtanga practice that would heavily influence her classes. Alyssa is 500 RYT certified and has over 1000 hours of training in Vinyasa, Hatha, Hot Vinyasa, Moksha, Yin, and Acro. She believes in a balanced practice that helps us to be present and to let go of our daily distractions and doubts. She finds that through a mentally and physically challenging practice, we can find a sense of calm and grow our practice by applying what we do on the mat, off the mat.
Andrea MuellerLearn More
Anna HughesLearn More
When Anna Hughes first started studying yoga in college, it seemed a natural progression from the dance she studied and adored for the first eighteen years of her life. Anna completed her 500-hour Bikram teacher training in 2002, and began teaching full time immediately. Since that time, Anna has explored Ashtanga Yoga extensively, studying with the wonderful David Swenson as well as Todd Roderick, one of the Southeast’s most renowned Ashtanga Yoga instructors. It was in 2003 when she began studying Bhakti Flow with Rusty Wells that she was truly introduced to the idea of integrating the physical and spiritual practices of yoga and her teaching has evolved to embrace this concept.Anna’s study of various systems of yoga has led her to a greater understanding of yoga as a whole. In her own teaching, she emphasizes a connection with the breath as well as mindfulness, contentment and a healthy sense of humor. Her experience with yoga has inspired her to infuse her teaching with the idea of finding joy in one’s practice while challenging the body, mind, and spirit. Her vinyasa classes are vigorous and playful, creatively sequenced, and always include a great soundtrack.
Anna KyshynskaLearn More
Yoga has been the anchor of Anna Kyshynska’s spiritual and professional life since 2004. She began her formal training at the Kiev Yoga Federation, where she was fortunate enough to have learned from renowned yoga master Andrey Lappa.
A dedicated life-long learner as well as practitioner, Anna has expanded upon her understanding of yoga technique and tradition by traveling the world to attend instructional workshops conducted by respected swamis globally and in the United States with Anna Forrest. Anna’s classes are very challenging, yet her style and personality resonate with all level students and she welcomes all level students to her classes.
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.
Christie MarshallLearn More
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 StetinaLearn 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.
Erin GilmoreLearn More
Erin is a yoga and meditation instructor. She is originally from Cape Cod where she grew up swimming and dancing year round. Yoga tapped into her love of fluid movement, and she began a dedicated practice 10 years ago while studying fashion at FIT in NYC. After relocating to San Francisco she began teaching in early 2011 incorporating multiple trainings with Yoga to the People and Rusty Wells at Urban Flow. Through her own struggles with an eating disorder and body images issues, Erin used yoga, meditation, mindfulness and above all cultivating self love to heal. Now it is her mission to spread the tools she used to gain her wellness with the world.
Faern N.Learn More
Faern is an Artist and a Yoga Teacher in San Francisco. No matter what she is actively doing- ultimately it comes down to “connectivity”. Art is the way for her to communicate with everyone else or rather ‘the world around her’. Yoga Asana (and Meditation) is how she gets to know ‘the world inside her’ which aids her in harmonizing with the environment. Each have components of the other but the are not necessarily interchangeable- both are most important life navigation tools for Faern. With over 500 hours of yoga teacher training Faern offers a breath centered and alignment based vinyasa flow class. Her primary yoga teachers are Stephanie Snyder student of Sri Dharma Mittra and Amanda Moran student of Sharon Gannon and David Life. During the many years of being an artist and yoga student she has encountered many of her own physical ailments and has successfully used the principles of yoga asana, meditation and exercise to remedy her physical and emotional challenges. She has also been working with artists and craftsman clients for several years, helping them to address their physical ailments as well as group project mediation.
Jessica NgLearn More
“When we transform our physical shape with AWARENESS, we open the portal to transform our mind.”
Jessica first found Yoga through asana. As her practice deepened, a profound coalescence of asana, philosophy, and mantra began to unfold and has thus become the foundation of her offerings.
Following a philosophy of CIRCUITRY + CONNECTEDNESS, her classes are carefully curated to unify all aspects of the physical, emotional, and intellectual bodies in order to cultivate a positively charged circuit of energy within and radiating out. With a playful yet intentional approach to vinyasa, classes are dynamically sequenced and infused with yogic traditions and thoughtful teachings aimed to awaken and electrify.
For Jessica, the richest part of the practice continues to unravel off the mat. Her devotion led her to complete a 200hr teacher training at Yoga Flow SF and continue on to complete 100hr with Rusty Wells. She is eternally grateful for her teachers who not only brought her home to Yoga, but continue to inspire and support her down this path.
With an intention rooted in sharing and uniting in self discovery, Jessica proffers a yoga experience that enables the do-er to see into themselves; a practice that awakens greatness by courageously moving past fear to unveil unbridled brilliance.
Classes are intentional, expansive, and FUN so that we can tap into that place where transformation happens with a joyous and courageous spirit.
“Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.” B.K.S. Iyengar
Julia LehrmanLearn More
In 2010, Julia’s existing yoga practice deepened and expanded when she moved to the East Coast for graduate school. Julia spent 5 years studying, working, and living in NYC, where she also became a Yoga Alliance certified instructor and the head of teacher training at Prana Power Yoga. Julia is delighted to be back home in Northern California and looks forward to meeting you!
Julia’s teaching is rooted in compassion and inspired by the idea that yoga is a moving meditation which helps people connect to their breath so they can feel more present and at ease. In her classes, Julia aims to create a safe atmosphere for students to challenge and explore their physical and emotional selves and experience lightness of being. Julia infuses her classes with creative and dynamic sequencing while still honoring the importance of body alignment and the sacred, grounding aspects of the ancient yoga lineages. Expect to move, sweat, and have fun!
Julia is also a talk therapist and licensed clinical social worker. Her dharma, or life purpose, is to combine traditional mental health treatment with yoga and meditation. Julia’s intention is to empower people to discover and embrace inner strength, heightened awareness, and true joy. In her spare time, Julia can either be found outdoors or on Spotify making new upbeat music playlists for her yoga classes and travels.
Kat KarpatiLearn More
Kat was the anti yogi. Living on the east coast, preferring more strenuous fast paced activities like kickboxing and running. One bikram yoga class changed all that. She was hooked by the heat and soon thereafter began exploring other yoga styles before eventually falling in love with the creativity and challenge of heated vinyasa practice. A few months in, she realized the benefits extended far beyond the physical. It provided a profound sense of calm and happiness that she had yet to experience elsewhere. A registered Yoga Alliance 200 RYT, Kat completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training at Aha Yoga in San Francisco. She continued her education with a Dynamic Yoga Depth Intensive in France with master British yogi Godfrey Devereux where she dove deeply into the philosophy of her practice. Kat believes that yoga extends far beyond the mat. It’s a mindset and way of optimistic living. The asana practice allows her to focus on connecting more clearly to her true self, and to embody the yogi philosophy of acting from that self, while trusting in the faith of a higher power lighting the way. Everything will work out as it’s meant to, one just needs to believe. Her goal is to bring positivity and sense of playfulness to each of her classes, allowing her students to comfortably push themselves and find joy in their yoga practice both on and off the mat.
Libby MurfeyLearn More
Libby discovered yoga in 2003 when a friend took her to a Core Power Yoga class in Boulder, Colorado. Originally going for the physical benefits, she later immersed herself in the spiritual teachings of yoga which inspired her to become an instructor. She seeks to share the knowledge and joy of yoga with others. Successfully completing CorePower Yoga’s teacher training in 2007, she has continued her training with numerous teachers including Baron Baptiste, Jonny Kest, Diana Vitantonio and Tami Schneider. Her classes are energetic, motivational, soothing and FUN! She likes to create both a playful and challenging practice that inspires self-exploration, balance and compassion.
Lindsay ForemanLearn More
Lindsay comes from a background of playing competitive sports of soccer, snowboarding and rock climbing which focused on cross training in ways of only developing strength but not balancing the body with increased flexibility. She was introduced to Ashtanga Yoga as another way to get a workout. Even though her tight hamstrings barely allowed her to touch her toes, she was inspired by the physical and mental transformation that was created through linking movement with conscious breath. At first lindsay gravitated to the structured and disciplined practice of ashtanga yoga, but as her relationship with yoga deepened she was then drawn to the more creative fluid practice of Power Vinyasa Flow which elevated her into a dance of bliss with the breath and movement.
For Lindsay, yoga became a way of life as she resonated with the holistic view that our thoughts and actions as both individuals and as a community are innately intertwined physically and energetically to all living beings, the earth and the universe. She journeyed through India practicing yoga in the Himalayas which lead her to Bali where she completed her 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training in 2012 with internationally renowned teachers with the School of Sacred Arts.
Since her first experience on the mat as a student, Lindsay continues to values breath as the primary part of the yoga practice and through her teaching she inspires her students to connect to power in the expansion and release one receives through pranayama ujaii breath. Her class is built on a unique combination of maintaining roots in ashtanga yoga while adding a more creative intuitive power flow that builds upon strength, alignment, flexibility and balance that challenges students to play with their edge.
Stephanie RingLearn More
Stephanie Ring, creator of Endure Yoga, is an athlete who loves yoga. Movement has always been a part of her life starting with ballet at age 3 and moving to competitive cheerleading at age 16. She started practicing yoga in college but it was years later when she was inspired to compete in triathlons ,that her yoga practice was taken to the next level. Stephanie utilized yoga to increase her performance and complete more than a dozen races including 2 Marathons, a Century Ride and 2 Half Ironman races. Yoga continues to be a big part of her life and she continues to use yoga during training seasons for cross training, mental focus, stress relief, and injury prevention. She created Endure Yoga to help athletes improve athletic performance. This is a specialized yoga system in which yoga classes are specifically designed around the athlete and their specific goals and the type of physical activity they are pursuing. Classes are created to maintain flexibility and fitness and mirror the builds, recovery and taper periods in a training season. Stephanie received her first 200 hour Yoga Certification with Jay Co in Santa Monica and is currently finished up her 300 hour Certification with Stephanie Snyder in San Francisco. Stay connected with her at www.endureyoga.com or www.facebook.com/endureyoga.Visit Website
Tom LeeLearn More
The more I practice and teach yoga, the more I realize that this ancient art and science really is about a lot more than just pretty poses and a healthy body. These things reel us in, but they are just the first steps toward a clearer mind and a more balanced life. When I started my yoga practice ten years ago, I was at a crossroads in my life. I was burned out from my career, uncertain about the relationship I was in, and had gained twenty pounds from a decade without exercise. I was very unhappy with the direction I was headed.
One day, on a whim, I walked into a yoga studio, and before I realized what was going on, I had signed up for “10 classes in 10 days”. That first class kicked my butt so badly that I actually left before it was over, and vowed never to return. But over the next few days, a strange thing happened. I felt relaxed and cleansed for the first time in longer than I could remember. Plus, I had already paid for the whole ten days. I decided to go back. After surviving the second class, I was hooked. I went on to tell everyone how yoga was changing my life”! Now, being on the mat is almost a daily ritual for me. Yoga is where I find refuge, discipline, a sense of balance, and a connection with my deeper self. And being part of a loving yoga community is just as important. Sound familiar? My story is like so many others. It’s not a cliche, but a universal experience that so many of us have. Yoga finds us when we don’t know where else to turn, and brings us back to a vibrant, meaningful life. I started teaching in 2002, and my hope is to facilitate others on their own yoga journeys. See you in class.