Anne Sophie LearyLearn More
Anne Sophie Leary
Anne Sophie has been teaching Yoga for 8 years in the Bay Area. She is RYT certified through Yoga Alliance with over 500 hrs. in training. She has trained under Les Leventhal and Ana Forrest, providing her with the skills and expertise to teach a safe yet powerful strong vinyasa class. Anne Sophie added Prenatal certification in 2017. In 2019 she gave birth to her son, Sébastian.
Becoming a mother has ignited her passion to work more closely with expectant mothers. After Anne Sophie experienced firsthand the impact Yoga had on her pregnancy and how it helped her navigate the postpartum phase that followed, she has wanted to share that with as many women as possible. She has since started adding prenatal series, workshops and prenatal classes to her teachings since her own pregnancy.
Coach WalshLearn More
Meet Coach, Inspiring Healer. Coach’s purpose is to share the beauty, wonder and magnificence of this sacred tradition to awaken student’s fullest potential. Coach is a 500 E-RYT through YogaWorks trained by Master teachers Mynx Inatsugu and Melanie Salvatore-August. In 2011 Coach first stepped onto the mat between boxing lessons at UFC and was hooked. “Yoga chose me.” In 2014 Coach started the Yoga program at Campolindo High School (Moraga) where he has taught for 27 years. The program began with one class of 45 students and has grown to 5 classes of 45-50 students. Coach teaches an alignment, safe, inspiring flow class drawing on his educational background (M.S. Anatomy & Physiology) incorporating aspects of breath and skillful movement.
Cyndi LezcanoLearn More
Yoga found me over a decade ago but I still remember it like it was yesterday! Those first few classes challenged me physically and woke me up emotionally.
I began to further my practice and my learnings by completing my 500 hour Yoga Teacher Certification through Yoga Works. The more I learned, the more I wanted to just keep learning! I was hooked.
I’ve continued to feed my passion for learning and furthered my education and have been certified in Oncology Yoga along with Accessible Yoga for all Bodies in order to be of service to more people.
I believe that our yoga practice is a mirror to our everyday lives and can help us change our perspective if we learn to surrender and trust the process. In my classes I emphasize the importance of self-awareness, alignment, and personal growth. My teachings are lighthearted, playful, and educational with creative sequences that are ever evolving and changing, just as we are.
I look forward to growing with you.
Danica RadulovichLearn More
Danica is a Yoga and Pilates instructor and Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor based in the East San Francisco Bay Area. She believes the body is a powerful vehicle for self-discovery and seeks to help her students connect with their body’s wisdom through mindful movement. Her classes weave the contemporary anatomy of Pilates, the intuitive wisdom of Yoga and her lightheartedness and curiosity to increase functional strength and mobility, combat the postural detriments of modern living, ease pain, cultivate gratitude for our bodies and have fun! She’s completed over 1,000 hours of training with renowned teachers across the globe but her students are by far her greatest teachers.
Dave LarotLearn More
David Larot stepped onto the mat for the first time in 2002 and began his lifelong yoga journey, “Learning how to be in my body was like coming home for the first time.”
In 2008, David enrolled in the 200-hour teacher-training intensive at Yoga Works SF. Inspired by his mentor, Nikki Estrada, he went on to complete his 500-hour training, and in 2010 decided to take the big leap from his full-time job of ten years with AT&T to put all his energy and focus into teaching and sharing the practice of yoga. Since then, David has been leading classes around the Bay Area. Having practiced and trained in various styles, including Iyengar and Ashtanga, David’s classes have evolved into a deep, methodical, and dynamic flow, focusing on the importance of breath and the principles of alignment.
Felicia VieraLearn More
Hi! I’m Felicia, a yoga and Pilates instructor based out of the Bay Area. I began my training in 2016 for yoga at YogaWorks Walnut Creek eventually completing my 500 hours. When I first started training I didn’t think I would ever teach! I was terrified of public speaking, but just like the yoga practice, I kept trying even if it was nowhere near perfect. That truly is the beauty of yoga though; all you have to do is show up.
Shortly after I started training in Pilates, I completed another 500 hours including mat and reformer. Pilates has given me a whole new world of movements to explore, and I have loved being able to share it in yoga classes.
As things are forever changing, I continue to study and be a student as well. I feel that it is important that I can always offer to the best of abilities. My love for movement has led to exploring many other formats, as well as going back to school to one day become a physical therapist.
Jen ZottiLearn More
Jen Zotti, E-RYT 200, has dedicated herself to the practice, study and devotion of yoga since discovering its joys and healing benefits in 2001 during her first yoga class.
She since then studies Women’s Health and Studies at San Francisco State University and became certified in several healing and meditation modalities as well as receiving her certificate to teach yoga. Her love and passion for this practice radiates and flows in her teaching. Expect a beautiful workout as well as a work in, while attending her class cultivating strength, flexibility and awareness not only in the body, but also in the divine mind and heart center.
Jenna Maryn MitchellLearn More
Jenna Maryn Mitchell
Jenna Maryn Mitchell, RYT Hour, has been practicing yoga since 2004 and teaching since 2016. Jenna believes that the benefits of yoga can be experienced by everyone, regardless of age or physical ability. Jenna’s teaching style is mindful, empowering, and light-hearted. She teaches energizing classes that incorporate both alignment and flow; to build strength, increase flexibility, and get students out of their heads and into their bodies.
Yoga has forever changed Jenna’s life for the better and she is eternally grateful to share this ancient science of healing and self-discovery with others. Jenna recently became a mother at the end of 2019; the practice of yoga was tremendously helpful to navigate the transition to motherhood with greater ease and compassion. She is inspired to share these powerful tools of yoga with all the beautiful pregnant mamas.
Jennifer AdamsLearn More
Jenni started her yoga Journey in 2009, suffering from severe anxiety and depression and living life at a pace that no one ever should. After a committed year of not even really enjoying yoga, everything started to click and she became aware that yoga was the key to her happiness. Since that time, she has taken 11 trainings ranging from power vinyasa, sculpt, structural integration as well as an 805 hour Yoga Therapy training and is designated as IAYT. She is a dedicated student of Ashtanga and will be leading power flows for us as well as yoga therapy classes.
Lauren SanfordLearn More
I am enthusiastic, outgoing, and hard working in nature. I am currently teach yoga and am a student at San Francisco State University. I love to travel, explore, and meet new people. My classes are inspiring, challenging and designed for you to embrace you, as you are now.
Linda O'ConnorLearn More
Linda O’Connor imparts her radiant spirit and joy for life in her holistic lifestyle coaching, yoga and barre classes. Health and wellbeing have always been a way of living for her. She has been practicing and studying for over two decades.
In her classes she balances athleticism with grace, and precise alignment with flow, along with strong attention to breath and mindfulness. Linda teaches in a way that allows her students to evolve wholeheartedly and change the shape of their body through extreme self-care and dedication. She graduated from the University of Utah and for many years was a personal trainer and fitness director with both CSCS and ACSM Fitness Instructor certifications. Linda has lead workshops, lifestyle coaching and been on staff for Camp Discovery, a specialized camp for women in wheelchairs and has been featured in ORIGIN magazine as “Leaders We Admire.”
Maria OdenseLearn More
In 2004, I found my mat on a cold winter night in the mountains of Whistler British Columbia and was instantly hooked. After 10 years, 5 cities and 2 countries, I realized how important it was to have balance in my life. It was that realization that brought me straight back to my mat. In 2016, I plunged into teacher training to become RYT200 with CorePower Yoga. With a strong personal practice and svadhyaya, I found Jason Crandell in San Francisco and became a certified Yoga Tune Up instructor, a style of conscious corrective exercise that strikes a balance between the worlds of yoga fitness, and myofascial self-care. Today, I continue to spark excitement within myself to spread and share my yoga experience through physical and mental movement focusing on my asana teachings on strength, function, and range of motion.
Melissa WilliamsLearn More
Leading group classes since 2009, I began teaching yoga in order to share the profound experiences of reducing stress, anxiety and chronic back pain. After my first yoga teacher training I continued my education to become a personal trainer. In the gym setting I learned how to address achieving specific goals for my clients. Soon thereafter I began teaching Pilates, Barre, TRX and finally found what was missing with Tune Up Fitness in 2015. I enjoy using strength training, Pilates, self-massage and mobility work to help my students reduce pain and move more intelligently. Yoga breath work and mindfulness is incorporated into every class that I instruct in an effort to reduce stress and fully inhabit the present moment. I’m constantly inspired by different modalities and encourage my students to foster a more curious and playful approach to movement.
Mellara GoldLearn More
Mellara Gold has taught yoga for 23 years, influenced by Hatha Yoga, Bhakti, and Buddhism. Her radiant and inspirational teaching blends the physical and spiritual aspects of yoga with self-inquiry. She leads online and in-person workshops, meditation retreats, and trainings and is a regular contributor to OMYoga & Lifestyle magazine and other lifestyle and spiritual platforms.
Milissa PayneLearn More
Milissa began dancing at age 3, with a natural love for movement, rhythm, and dance. When she is not busy with her professional ballet career which has received many awards for her choreography, teaching dance, or spending time with her sweet daughter, you can find her sharing her love of yoga. Milissa received her 200-hour yoga certification with Yoga House Co. and a 300-hour certification with Mark Stephens Yoga and is also a certified Barre instructor. Milissa’s classes are the perfect concoction of dance, yoga, and fitness with creative, fun, choreographed sequencing.
Rosalyn LeeLearn More
Rosalyn Lee is a teacher and an artist. She grew up in the Bay Area loving sports, dance, photography, nature and most of all adventures. After completing a double BFA in Photography and Graphics Arts from Cal State East Bay she decided to leave and travel the world. She then became a well-known photographer for musicians, bands and festivals. During one of her tours on the road her life drastically changed after suffering from a knee injury. For years she suffered from chronic pain and was looking to get surgery when her path changed. What seemed to be a misfortune, turned into one of the biggest blessings of her life, she found Yoga. A yoga practice that helped her not only heal her body, but find a deeper love and openness in her heart and a calmness in her mind.
After finding her love for yoga, she decided to begin her training in Los Angeles at YogaWorks studying with her favorite teachers Patty Asad and John Gaydos. She then decided to take her training deeper by completing the YogaWorks Kids Yoga Program, The Mindful Fitness BarWorks Program and Scultpwork Program. She continued her fitness education and became a certified Aerial Yoga teacher, Barre3 instructor, and a fully 500 Comprehensive Pilates Certified Instructor. Her passion for strength and flying flow lead her to create her own Aerial Barre Program. She is so grateful that she has found a perfect balance between her two loves, fitness and photography, which has led her to her deeper calling – to inspire, to help, and to heal others.
By fusing different aspects of her life she has created fun, lighthearted, and effective learning environments where movement, art, and healing unite the mind, body, and soul.
Sandi Smith-GroveLearn More
Sandi is a RYT200, Licensed Midwife and Prenatal Educator who began her work with mamas-to-be at the same time she began practicing yoga, in 1992. Her belief is that yoga is a practice which can benefit anyone and anybody and is a path to maintaining physical, emotional and mental wellness, as well as helping reduce stress and anxiety.
Sandi combines two of her passions, yoga and serving expectant new mamas, into her prenatal and postpartum classes.She believes that the female body is strong and powerful, yet benefits from nurturing and compassion, especially during the season of gestation and change. Helping women connect with their bodies and their babies, focusing on the breath and finding balance, discovering the strength within, while learning to let go are interwoven into her classes.
Sandi studied with Diane Valentine as a part of a healing regime after back surgery and completed her 200 hour certification at the Yoga & Movement Center. She has received teaching certifications in Prenatal Yoga, Yoga for Healthy Aging, and completed Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction program for Health Care Providers.
Wes LinchLearn More
Wes is a Hatha Yoga instructor, with over 15 years of practice and having received over 1200 hours of training, primarily in the Krishnamacharya lineages. He has studied extensively modern Vinyasa Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Shadow Yoga, and Viniyoga. Currently he is continuing his training and studies with Nicki Doana (Maya Yoga), Kristin Bosteels, and Eddie Modestini (Yoga on the Inside). He has the privilege of studying in-depth with Mynx Inatsugu (Yogaworks and Viniyoga) and Mark Horner (Shadow Yoga).
Wes focuses primarily on bridging the gap between breath, alignment, and awareness. He aims to make the energy of the practice relevant on and off the mat by introducing traditional yogic teachings with a modern twist. His classes are fun, sweaty, challenging, and full of great humor and heart.