Steven and Kathleen Holm are the founders of Yoga Flow SF. They met ‘love at first sight’ at Burning man in 1998. They both decided to dedicate their lives to yoga after yoga helped them after witnessing (Kathleen) and being a rescue worker (Steven) the devastating event on 9-11. They have three loving children: Shawn T Holm, Seeta Holm and Bodhi Holm.

Steven, born in 1973, grew up doing yoga and doing hour long yoga nidra meditations since he was 12 in 1985. His mother was a natural child birth educator, breathing teacher, and his grandmother taught yoga. His father was a Premier Soccer coach and taught guided meditations, visualizations, and breathing training. In Steven’s lifetime so far, he has been an ER Medical Assistant, a professional Firefighter/EMT, an ‘Equity’ shakespearean Stage Actor in NYC, a NYC cab driver, a Commercial Real Estate broker, a Handyman, a Meditation teacher, a Yoga teacher, a Yoga business entrepreneur, and an End of Life Practitioner. Currently his roles are: CEO of Yoga Flow SF, yoga teacher-trainer and a yoga and meditation teacher. Steven says his yoga classes are not fitness (although you will receive fitness as a by-product) he teaches meditation and uses the yoga asanas in class for people to experience and embody the meditation teachings of the class. Although Steven’s yoga mentorship started with his grandmother and parents when Steven was a boy, he completed his first formal teacher training in 2003 and has done thousands of hours of training with various masters in yoga across different lineages since then. Steven decided to dedicate his life to teaching and spreading the teachings of yoga after he experienced yoga’s healing power with his PTSD after Steven was a rescue worker at 9-11.

Kathleen’s first yoga class was with Steven in 1998. Growing up in a house with three brothers outside of Chicago did not offer her much exposure to yoga! She was a graphic designer working near the World Trade Center when the towers were struck in 2001. Three days later she lost a job and within a month she was hired to manage a world-renowned yoga studio, Jivamukti Yoga School. Within a year she was promoted to Operations Manager and was able to work very closely with her teachers Sharon Gannon and David Life. During this time she practiced yoga daily and found herself wondering what it was like to be on the other side of the mat as the teacher. She did the Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training program in 2003 and went on to exclusively teach for the next two years before moving to SF and getting back into yoga studio management. Kathleen has running business in her blood as her grandfather lost his job in the great depression and opened a bike shop which is still in existence today.

After deciding to dedicate their lives to the teachings of yoga after 9-11, Steven and Kathleen moved to the Bay Area with plans to open a yoga studio of their own. Steven went into commercial real estate to be able to afford to open a yoga studio, and Kathleen went back into yoga studio management. This time, it was as the General Manager of the Yoga Tree studios in San Francisco and she reconnected with what she loves to do most: help grow and inspire the yoga teachers. She also began consulting for various yoga studios and began presenting at the Yoga Journal conference for the Business Intensives. Kathleen and Steven connected with the teachings and heart of Rusty Wells and Judith Hanson Lasater and to this day are still inspired by their teachings.

In 2010 they gave birth to their son, Shawn T. Holm and they began making videos of Kathleen doing yoga at the beach and built an iPhone app company to help get yoga out to as many people as possible. To date, there are over a million downloads of their apps worldwide.

In 2011 they became co-owners of Aha Yoga studio, which is now Yoga Flow SF – Union and began to execute their vision and business plan of creating 400,000,000 yogis.

In 2013, the birth of their baby girl, Seeta Holm coincided with the birth of Yoga Flow SF – Ocean. They also began teaching teachers how to lead inspired dynamic flow classes through their Yoga Flow SF Teacher Training Program.

In Fall 2016 they gave birth to their third child, Bodhi Holm.

In 2019 they opened their third location, Yoga Flow SF – Noe.

Their passion project is spreading yoga and mindfulness to children. To give children the tools for self regulation, calming, and grounding.

Each and every day they are so grateful for the yoga they get to offer to their community and to humanity.