Betsy Peterson

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Betsy Peterson

Betsy is known for her dynamic teaching style, her feel-good assists, as well as her careful attention to alignment and sequencing to decrease risk of any strain and promote healing on multiple levels. Betsy is also interested in some of the more fun/esoteric aspects of the practice, such as chanting and yogic philosophy. Whenever possible, she brings these aspects in to her teaching in a way that is accessible and fun. Betsy is known in particular for her strong voice. She loves to lead chanting, and uses her voice to help students find their own voices, helping them connect more deeply with themselves, with the practice, and with each other. Betsy encourages students to show up as authentically as possible, and then let the practice meet them where they are – making space for the things to unfold uniquely each day, in each moment, with each breath.

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.

Edin Golomb

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Edin Golomb

I started practicing yoga without any ideas of what to expect or explore. I stumbled upon a local, hot Vinyasa studio and was instantly hooked. My type A brain found an outlet to match the intensity and fire that was going on internally. It gave me the space to fully wring myself out and reach a clear and honest head-space. It didn’t take long before 3 times a week turned into 4, turned into 6, turned into every day.

What I discovered was a vibrant and supportive community that taught me patience, acceptance, spirituality, as well as coping mechanisms for letting go of control and not taking life so seriously. Since then, I’ve gone on to get my RYT 200 HR certification and supplemented that with ongoing education on intrinsic assisting (and a hint of Thai massage).

What you can expect from my classes are hands-on assists to help deepen your postures and work on alignment, challenging sequences to get you building up internal heat and breathe, and strong energy.

Erin Gilmore

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Erin Gilmore

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.

Jackie Rosenheim

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Jackie Rosenheim

Jackie’s yoga path began in 1997 while studying dance and Pilates. She has suffered chronic back pain due to scoliosis since adolescence and began to find relief through yoga. By using her body as her greatest teacher and through her knowledge of precise alignment she is able to manage her pain. She is passionate about helping her students navigate through their own pain using various yoga tools and proper alignment techniques.

Jackie currently holds the designation of an RYT 500 and is an Advanced Teacher of Yoga Therapy.  In addition to teaching public classes, she help clients privately that are facing health challenges by integrating the medicine of yoga into their lives to manage the condition, reduce symptoms, restore balance and increase vitality.  In her free time she can be found hiking Pacifica’s many ocean-side trails, enjoying good food and wine with friends and cherishing the time she spends with her husband and two crazy-awesome boys.

www.alignyogapilates.com

Jane Austin

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Jane Austin

Jane Austin has worked with pregnant women and their families since 1990. She is a certified yoga teacher and trainer. Jane is the founder and director of Mama Tree, a prenatal yoga school dedicated to educating yoga teachers, doulas and midwives on how to use the tools of yoga to support pregnant women and new moms in all stages of the childbearing year and beyond. She weaves her experience as a midwife, doula, childbirth educator and mother into her work.

Kate Sondag

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Kate Sondag

Kate grew up traveling from place to place and always relied on yoga to help find “home.” Yoga became her touchstone, allowing her to find community in times where she was living in the unknown. It was her way to create home both internally and in the outside world.
In addition to her yoga practice, Kate works on contemporary paintings. Like the way she approaches a painting, she believes yoga is a balance between structure, fluidity, and energetic expression. In her class, she provides space for free movement to reconnect with the creative child that lives inside us all. She curates space by sequencing a class that invites her students to get out of their minds and into their bodies. Kate received her 200 hour training at YogaWorks in New York City and continued her education at YogaFlow under Erin Gilmore. Join her on the mat to breathe, play, and find home.

Lane Kennedy-Levy

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Lane Kennedy-Levy

Lane Kennedy a seeker, always reaching to harness the power of human potential. She became a graduate of the Neuroscience Academy of Australia.  Was one of the first graduates of well known “bio-hacker’, Dave Asprey’s Certified High-Performance Coaching program, and was first up to complete Dr. Sara Gottfried’s practitioner course, The Hormone Cure. She then dove into Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to compliment her decades-long meditation practice. She discovered a not very popular, yet ancient form of meditation called Yoga Nidra, sometimes referred to as Yogic Sleep. She enrolled in two separate programs to become a certified Yoga Nidra teacher. Yoga Nidra is the deepest, most profound, form of meditation she has yet to experience. It has given her her freedom — freedom from overthinking, freedom to rest, and the space to allow more love into her life. In service to others, she shares meditation with everyone. Her clients include Department of Defense, The SF Police Department, Homeland Security, Zuckerberg General Hospital, and many private clients. She is honored with helping others tame the mind, destress, eliminate anxiety and sleep more deeply.

 

Leslie Gleser

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Leslie Gleser

Leslie Gleser is a San Francisco-based yoga teacher who teaches a powerful Vinyasa flow. Leslie’s athletic background informs the pace of her classes which are challenging, lighthearted and set to upbeat playlists. She invites students to shake it all up to settle it all down.

Leslie has been a student of yoga since 2002 when she fell in love with the practice — both the freestyle sequencing of vinyasa and the humble heart of Bhakti yoga. The sum of her experience with many styles of yoga — Ashtanga, Baptiste, Iyengar, Hatha — influences her personal practice and creative sequencing. Her deep appreciation for the philosophy, physical benefits and moving meditation are integral to how she approaches sharing the practice and creating an environment for students to find connection.

Leslie received her RYT 200 at Love Story Yoga and has completed two advanced trainings with Rusty Wells. She is grateful for all the generous teachers in her life: Anna Hughes, Kate Holcombe, Rusty Wells, Stephanie Snyder, Susannah Freedman, Nichol Chase, Andrea Maltzer, Tom Lee and every teacher past, present and future.

Breath. Move. Sweat. Focus. Fall out. Come back. Repeat. Find your flow. Come practice.

Nadine Johnson

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Nadine Johnson

Nadine is recognized as a strong and mindful teacher and teacher trainer. For over a decade she has led classes, workshops and developed yoga retreats throughout the world. Her approach to teaching combines intellectual curiosity, humour and humility.  Her personal practice and teaching are always evolving. Experience clear and concise direction in Nadine’s yoga classes. She enjoys helping students discover their own inner strength intelligently and safely.  Her retreats guide students beyond fitness to become wellness warriors, taking strength and peace off the mat. www.gowellbeyond.com

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.

Nikki Vlasic

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Nikki Vlasic

Nikki became serious about yoga when she noticed that moving with her breath and mindfully challenging her body can quiet her anxious mind. As she has gotten deeper into the practice, she has come to see yoga as a journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance. 

 

Nikki combines her yoga experience with her mental-health background to create a supportive, empowering environment and to meet each student where they are. She loves teaching creative, upbeat flows and encourages light-hearted playfulness with postures. 

 

Nikki is constantly humbled by the practice and is always reminding herself that it’s not about nailing the pose, it’s about the journey as you work to get there!!!

Rachelle Banares

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Rachelle Banares

I’ve always felt connected to the beat and movement. As life brought on its challenges it was this place I felt most whole and free. With the commitment to do the self-work, I found a love in preventive health and self-development. This led me to find yoga, taking my love of movement to a whole other level.

Yoga was a major part of my own healing process. Although it wasn’t love at first stretch, through consistent practice I began to feel the healing magic of yoga. It was on the mat I first breathed deeply, found the sweet solitude of a quiet mind, connected breath and movement and found the beauty in the challenge. All these experiences led me to find my calling in the healing arts. I pursued a degree in Psychology, Health Education, and eventually aspired to be a yoga teacher. In 2019 I pursued my teacher training at Yandara in Mexico and furthered my studies by joining The Advanced Mentorship Teacher Training at Yoga Flow.

I’m excited to provide a fun, non-judgemental, supportive space along with great beats and even greater vibes, merging my love of music, movement, self-development and connection to others.

Lets learn together, breathe, stretch, sweat, challenge ourselves and have a good time. Hope to see you on the mat!

Sunita Mohanty

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Sunita Mohanty

My journey with yoga is rooted in my background in the classical Indian dance style of Odissi. I have been an avid yoga practitioner for almost 20 years, studying with Ana Forest, Kino Macgregor, Rusty Wells and Stephanie Synder amongst many other teachers in Chicago, London and SF. I completed my 200hr YTT in Aligned Vinyasa Flow from Yoga Dicha in Tulum in 2017 and the Yoga Flow (SF) Advanced Teacher Training Mentorship Program (with Neil Wadhawan) in 2019. From 2017 to the end of 2018, I taught Vinyasa Flow at Dogpatch Dance and Yoga and around the Dogpatch for my Rooftop Yoga series.
I became a yoga teacher with the intention of fusing together my love for music and movement through an athletic, vigorous vinyasa style. Based on the premise that no two bodies are alike, my style is focused on helping build strength, courage and flexibility no matter where you are in your practice. My role as a teacher is to help guide you on that journey to accessing the mental and physical benefits of yoga, with an awareness for how to modify yoga for different levels and body types. I keep my students engaged and challenged at an individual level, ultimately to connect with their own deeper state of flow.

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.

Will Clark Staten

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Will Clark Staten

After a lifetime of playing soccer and sustaining numerous injuries, Will discovered yoga as a path to recovery and self discovery. He spent years practicing and training with many teachers, which led to teaching at studios in Los Angeles, global retreats and festivals such as Burning Man and Coachella. Aka ‘Yogablahblah,’ Will is all about creating a space for yogi’s to take themselves a little less seriously, to listen to their bodies rather than simply pushing through the motions. As a student, he loves to meet his own edge, to connect with community and to SWEAT. As a teacher, his goal is to remind you to be playful, compassionate and open to surprising yourself. Will is also the father of a little girl, named Ruby Paloma, who has already become his greatest teacher of all.

Zoe Evans

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Zoe Evans

Zoe passionately believes that yoga can be a path for deep healing and personal growth. Her goal as a teacher is to offer you opportunities to use embodied movement and breathing to get to know yourself better through a fun, authentic, compassionate practice. She offers options and variations, uses clear and direct cueing, and supports the liberal use of props (as a tool, not a crutch), making Zoe’s class accessible to all ages, bodies, and experience levels.
Zoe brings a decade of personal practice and a background in neuroscience and healthcare to her training in vinyasa, pre/postnatal, kids and teens, and trauma-informed yoga. Her classes emphasize present moment awareness and intentionality, combining thoughtful sequencing with a deep compassion and mindfulness for however you show up. It’s never about the pose or destination – what matters is how you got there. Yoga is a journey of self-discovery and self-friendship, and Zoe is honored to be a steward along the way.
Learn more about Zoe at zoeevansyoga.com or on Instagram @zoeevansyoga.