Alli BrianLearn More
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.
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.
Alyssa teaches group classes at multiple locations in San Francisco. She also teaches private lessons and is available for corporate classes.
Andrea MuellerLearn More
While recovering from an overuse running injury, Andrea discovered and fell in love with yoga. She immediately noticed a physical and mental change; her body awareness improved, and she felt incredibly calm and grounded. Andrea was soon seeking out workshops to deepen her knowledge and practice.
Andrea completed her 200-hour teacher training in Vinyasa Flow at Aha Yoga in San Francisco. She continues to find new depths to her own yoga experience by learning from past, present, and future teachers and students alike.
Andrea encourages a practice that helps students grow stronger, more flexible, and fearless, both on and off the mat. She believes that the benefits from practicing yoga can be seen in all aspects of life and inspire us to live each moment more mindfully.
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.
Be prepared, but don’t be frightened, this class is not as hard as you’ve heard! We begin with mindfulness, increasing your awareness of this unique moment, one that has never happened before and will never happen again. Consciously letting go of before and after, your breath begins to deepen and your heart begins to lift, to open. The chant is a prayer of intention and the devotion is an offering, giving the practice a sense of meaning that flows through a constantly changing and progressive vinyasa sequence – all set to music.
You’ll be physically challenged as you’re offered a sense of awareness, reflection and acceptance. This attitude encourages the letting go of ego-driven striving, while still allowing for the exploration of what might be possible – right here, right now. Stay present, do your work, and you’ll find yourself in just the right place.
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.
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 with a nourished body, a full heart and an open mind.
Yoga Flow SF Teacher Training – 200 hours
Teachers: Annah Hughes, Christie Marshall, Tom Lee, Wah, Kate Holcombe, Dr. Paul Roche
Bhakti Flow Advanced Teacher Training – 100 hours
Teachers: Rusty Wells, Luke Ketterhagen, and Jason Crandell
Sadhana Immersion with Janet Stone – 50 hours
Advanced Assisting with Janet Stone – 50 Hours
Chelsea BeaufordLearn More
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.
Courtney HarrisLearn More
You can expect a class that is playful and spiritual. You’ll leave feeling challenged, grounded, inspired, and reconnected with gratitude. This is “flow” where we connect movement with heart – utilizing good music, humor, down-to-earth sentimentality, and sacred texts to illuminate aspects of the spiritual journey in a hectic world.
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.
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.
Kate MonzoLearn More
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.
After moving back to San Francisco in 2013, Kate has continued her studies with Stephanie Snyder, while teaching all over the Bay area. Staying true to the tradition of yoga with use of philosophy & breath work, Kate teaches a vigorous Vinyasa flow class that focuses on the importance of flexibility, alignment, strength, and balance.
Kate has over a 1200 hrs in yoga teacher training and is a holistic nutrition coach.
Katie PartridgeLearn More
I practice yoga to stay strong, healthy, and grounded. It helps me live the way I want to live.
I teach because yoga has changed my life and I love sharing that gift by interacting with my students and seeing them grow. I don’t take myself too seriously or lecture at all. I lead a challenging, sweaty class always set to a great soundtrack, so students can drop into their own awesome space from just doing the yoga!
I’m inspired by my family and friends, people who dare every day to challenge themselves, and by great songs that transcend time to capture the emotion of a single moment.
I continue learning from my teachers Anna Hughes, Tom Lee, and many other talented teachers at Yoga Flow. I also enjoy sampling from the incredibly diverse pool of yoga in the Bay Area and Los Angeles.
Katie ShillLearn More
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.
Martin ScottLearn More
I’m Martin & I love yoga. I teach Vinyasa Yoga and every class based on Love, Compassion, Joy & Equanimity, verse 1.33 of The Yoga Sutras. This keeps me open and grounded so that the teaching comes through clearly. My classes are focused, fun and creative. No matter how challenging the practice may be, it only makes us better.
Who I am shows in every piece of my teaching. I am traditionally non-traditional. My classes are joyful, purposeful and intentional. I believe in the transformative powers of regular practice and see it as a one-way ticket to freedom and happiness. I love to laugh and play while still maintaining drishti. Yoga makes us happy!
Mary PolizzottiLearn More
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!
Meredith WilliamsLearn More
Meredith spent years thinking yoga wasn’t for her until she moved to San Francisco in 2011 and was introduced to the Vinyassa style. She quickly fell in love with yoga, and over time began to appreciate it as so much more than just a work out. Inspired by the practice and philosophies of yoga, she became a certified teacher in 2015. She loves the escape and freedom that she feels when on her mat, and wants her students to experience the same feeling. It is her mission to create dynamic and challenging classes that invite students to really let go of outside distractions and spend time with their inner thoughts and feelings. Her goal as a yoga teacher is to make sure that students leave class feeling happier, calmer and kinder, to their own bodies, to themselves, and to those around them.
Mira ValeriaLearn More
Mira is a San Francisco-based Yoga instructor and the founder of Santa Fe Thrive, an indoor cycling and yoga studio in Santa Fe, NM. She has completed over 1000 hours of training under the guidance of her primary teachers, Jason Crandell and Rusty Wells, and as such her teaching is steeped in precision, mindfulness and Bhakti — the practice of love, surrender and service. She is a Yoga in Action leader for the non-profit organization Off the Mat, Into the World and is part of the 108 Asana Warrior Women Project. Always a student, she is continuously in search of her next training.
Mira’s classes are rooted in gratitude – to Self, to others, and to all teachers, in whatever form they appear. Students can expect challenging sequences, lots of sweat and, hopefully, some laughter.
Nina KimLearn More
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.
Sydney WatersLearn More
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.
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 cliché, 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.