Yoga & Fitness Classes

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FREE YOGA & FITNESS CLASSES
with a MEMBERSHIP at Bridges Rock Gym.
Guests & Non-Member Drop-In Fee: $14


Day Time Class (Click on Instructor for Info)
Monday 12:00-1:00 pm Vinyasa Sophia
4:00-5:15 pm Women’s Hatha Yoga Circle Lori
5:30-6:30 pm Pilates Emily
5:45-6:45 pm Zumba Juliet
7:00-8:00 pm Intermediate Spin Doug
6:45-8:00 pm Hatha Flow Sheri
7:00-8:00 pm Intro to Cross Training Kelly
8:15-9:15 pm Cross Training Kelly
Tuesday 6:30-7:30 am Vinyasa Flow Adrienne
10:00-11:15 am Vinyasa Flow Anna
12:00-1:00 pm Vinyasa Flow Gabi
5:30-6:30 pm Vinyasa Flow Vlad
6:00-7:00 pm Boxing Fundamentals Thomas
6:45-8:00 pm Yin Yoga Anna Z.
7:00-8:30 pm Kickboxing Bootcamp Vince
7:00-8:00 pm Intro to Weights Sue
8:15-9:15 pm Zumba® Stacy
Wednesday 10:30-11:45 am Vinyasa Shayna
12:00-1:00 pm Vinyasa Johanna
4:00-5:15 pm Women’s Hatha Yoga Circle Lori
6:00-7:00 pm NEW! Beginner Social Dancing Lynn
6:15-7:15 pm Intermediate Spin Karine
7:15-8:15 pm Core & Restore Karine
7:00-8:00 pm Intro to Cross Training Kelly
8:15-9:15 pm Cross Training Kelly
Thursday 6:30-7:30 am Vinyasa Flow Anna Z.
10:00-11:30 am Vinyasa Flow Anna
12:00-1:00 pm Vinyasa Flow Sophia
5:30-6:45 pm Hatha Flow Vlad
5:30-7:00 pm Spin Tune Up Karine
7:00-8:30 pm Kickboxing Vince
7:00-8:00 pm Core & Restore Karine
7:00-8:00 pm Intro to Weights Sue
8:15-9:15 pm Zumba® Stacy
Friday 10:00-11:15 am Vinyasa Flow Anna S.
12:00-1:00 pm Vinyasa Flow Sheri
4:00-5:15 pm Women’s Hatha Yoga Circle Lori
6:00-7:00 pm Cross Training Doug
7:00-8:30 pm Footwork for Boxing Thomas
Saturday 9:00-10:00 am Zumba Juliet
9:30-11:00am Intermediate Spin Doug/Julie
10:15-11:15 am Pilates Sarah
11:30-1:00 pm Hatha Yoga Jessie
1:00-2:00 pm FREE Beginning Slackline Class Patrick
Sunday 9:30-10:30 am Qigong Willow
10:00-11:30 am Spin Tune Up Karine
11:30-12:30 pm Bootcamp Karine
12:30-1:30 pm Core & Restore Karine
12:30-2:00 pm Traditional Hatha Gabi
5:00-6:30 pm Vinyasa Yoga & Foam Rolling Cathyn



Monthly Workshops

Check the Calendar for additional classes including Yoga Basics, Inversion Workshops, and Acro Yoga!





OUR INSTRUCTORS


LYNN GARDINER
Beginner Social Dancing
Wednesdays 6:00- 7:00 pm

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About Lynn:

Lynn has been performing 24 years thus far. She started by leaping into her dance career at Katie’s Dance Studio, then added credits such as Camp Broadway in New York City and at Cal State Hayward productions.

Lynn can be found patiently and joyfully teaching both the leader’s and follower’s roles to a whopping 17 styles of ballroom dances in addition to her knowledge of jazz, tap, ballet and hip- hop.

Lynn’s teaching style is uniquely nurturing, compassionate, and supportive. Her students also regard her for being efficient, effective, and fun.

Every lesson is thoughtfully personalized to suit the student/s learning needs.

“Lynn teaches in ways we understand.”








VLAD MOSKOVSKI
Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Thursdays 5:30 – 6:45 pm

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Mindful Vinyasa Flow

Lets move together welcoming the early morning sun with a fluid and dynamic sequence of poses which strengthening and stretching muscles while deepen our concentration. Each pose is explored through attention to muscular skeletal alignment synchronized with awareness of breath. Every class will include physical postures (asanas), breathing practices (pranayama) and meditation. Vlad’s teaching approach is founded on the philosophy that yoga is meditation in motion and that ultimately Yoga leads to self-realization and complete freedom.

Vinyasa Flow

Vlad integrates his training in Upeksha yoga with Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Integral yoga styles to weave a class that is active yet mindful, restorative yet challenging, both playful and meditative. Every class begins with a moment to pause- a ceremony in honor of the present moment, a way of welcoming the next one to come. Multiple variations of poses are given to meet students at their levels and more challenging variations are offered. This class is focused on movement as a form of meditation and works on linking body, breath, and mind.

About Vlad:

Vlad Moskovski is a certified NLP practitioner, yoga instructor, and meditation teacher. Yoga and meditation has been his life and passion for over 10 years. His teaching approach is founded on the philosophy that meditation and mindfulness should be integrated into people’s daily lives and the techniques be simple and accessible to all. Using metaphors and story- telling, Vlad is able to share his knowledge in a fun and interactive fashion. He is dedicated to bringing contemplative practices such as yoga and meditation to schools, corporations, and health care fields. Vlad was born in Russia, lived in Israel, and grew up in New Jersey before moving to Berkeley, California. He is co-founder of the donation based outdoor yoga organization Yoga on the Bay http://www.yogaonthebay.org and also runs a website where he writes articles on health, meditation and yoga. His website: www.meditationsecretsrevealed.com






Jessie Conrad
Hatha Yoga
Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:15 am
Thursdays 6:30 - 7:30 am

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About Jessie:

Jessie’s yoga practice began on a bath towel in 1999, when she was just 19 years old. She wouldn’t take her first class until 2004, which completely revolutionized her practice, as you can imagine. She started out as a Power Vinyasa devotee, and over the years has come to appreciate a slower approach to her practice. Jessie completed her 200 hour certification in the summer of 2008 in New York City, with Jeff Migdow, MD and Priti Robyn Ross, E-RYT, both of whom are Kripalu-based yoga teachers. That same summer she completed a Prenatal Yoga certification, which coupled well with her growing practice as a Birth Doula. Jessie is also certified in Postnatal and Children’s yoga. She has had the pleasure of teaching cancer survivors, at-risk teens, children, and pregnant women. In 2010, Jessie found her way back to an old flame, rock climbing. Since then, she has taught yoga in rock climbing gyms, and her experiences with bouldering (including climbing-related injuries) has greatly influenced her teaching. Jessie teaches a gentle yet challenging Hatha flow series, encouraging students to connect deeply to their own personal experience of yoga through the breath, and a compassionate presence and mindfulness. Jessie believes we come to the mat seeking a deeper level of awareness that starts with our physical bodies, and eventually translates off the mat and into our everyday lives, helping us to connect with our true nature.






DOUG KINTNER
Spin
Saturdays 9:30 - 10:50 am

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About Doug: Doug is a Berkeley City College student focusing on Multimedia Arts. Since moving to the Bay Area two years ago. he’s developed a passion for biking and stationary cycling. His classes feature soul music, classic rock, hip-hop, and pop music. The classes are designed to be fun, yet challenging for students of all levels.


















LEAD SPIN INSTRUCTOR: KARINE BRIGHTEN
Spin Tune Up
Wednesdays 6:15–7:15 pm

Thursdays 5:30–7:00 pm

Sundays 10:00–11:30 am

Bootcamp
Sundays 11:30–12:30 pm

Core & Restore
Wednesdays 7:15–8:15 pm

Thursdays 7:00–8:00 pm

Sundays 12:30–1:30 pm

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Spin Tune Up

Karine’s motto for her classes is, “Keeping It Real.” She will never ask you to do something you wouldn’t do on a bike outdoors. She is really passionate about safety, proper form, and having fun!

Her classes are geared towards students who are new to spin as well as those who want to go back to the basics and learn all about proper form, technique, resistance, and cadence.

*Classes will consist of 60 minutes of spin, followed by 30 minutes of a combination of yoga, core work, and foam rolling. The last 30 minutes is optional but highly recommended.

Circuit Training

Looking for a new challenge, bored of your routine, want to have fun? All classes will be safe, effective, and memorable, come see for yourself!

Circuit training is a time efficient workout with great benefits:

Improved cardio efficiency and aerobic endurance

Improved levels of lean muscle and reduced levels of fat mass

Improved rate of muscle forced production

Improved agility and anaerobic endurance 

Classes will start with a warm-up, followed by a series of exercises primarily using your own body weight along with some fun things like medicine balls and resistance bands, and ending with a cool-down.

Open to all levels

Core & Restore

-Increase your flexibility

-Reduce pain associated with muscle tightness

-Prevent injuries

-Can be done before or after a workout

-Great for all levels

Have you always wondered what foam rolling was all about but you didn’t really know how to do it so you never tried? Or are you a seasoned “roller” and just need the motivation to actually do it or want to learn some new things?

In this hour long class we will foam roll our entire body, strengthen our core, and do some stretching.

About Karine:

Karine (pronounced “Karen”) is originally from Ottawa, Ontario. She moved to the SF Bay Area 5 years ago.

Karine is the owner of BrightenUp Fitness, a company specializing in group personal training as well as one-on-one training. She is a Certified Spinning Instructor as well as a NASM Certified Personal Trainer / Group Personal Training Specialist and a Women’s Fitness Specialist.

To find out more or to schedule an appointment go to: http://brightenupfitness.com/

In addition, Karine runs an eco-friendly event planning company that produces health and fitness expos, cooking competitions, festivals, and more. For more info check out: http://vegfoodevents.com/

In her spare time, Karine loves being outdoors, spending time at the beach, hiking, mountain biking, and camping.






GABI SALTZMAN
Vinyasa Flow
Tuesdays 12:00-1:00 pm
Traditional Hatha
Sundays 12:30-2:00 pm
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Vinyasa class

In this class people can experience deeper awareness of their body through flow movements. The class is dynamic and mindful at the same time. Through many sun salutations and lots of vinyasas I will share many interesting things about the yoga postures, about the subtle energies in our body, about stored emotions, and more.

Traditional Hatha class

Traditional Hatha yoga is the mother of all yoga; this is a style, which is based upon ancient Indian scriptures. The advantage of Traditional Hatha yoga is that the sequences are in cosmological order, which is perfect for harmony of body, mind and soul. In this class you can experience the traditional roots of yoga, like chanting ancient mantras for the sun during the sun salutation, beginning with inversions, and this class never ends with Savasana, it ends with pranayama and a very short meditation. Come and experience for yourself!

About Gabi:

Gabi Saltzman (Ami Devi)

Gabi is a spiritual traveler, who found her passion in different types of yoga. She was born and grew up in Macedonia (Southeastern Europe), where her spiritual exploration started in 2006. Her first experience was with Integral yoga, followed by Bhakti yoga, and then Hatha yoga. In 2012 she found her path and her spiritual master of Kundalini Maha Yoga, Sri Anandi Ma, to whom she has dedicated her heart. She has practiced different styles of yoga in places all over the world and is devoted to exploring yoga in every possible way. She got her teaching certification in Multi-Style Yoga, which includes Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Shivananda, and Traditional Hatha in Goa – South India and became a 200-hour RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) through Yoga Alliance. After becoming certified she traveled throughout India and dove further into the practices by studying at many Ashrams. “Life is a series of awakenings.” Swami Sivananda








Anna Zehringer
Yin Yoga
Tuesdays 6:45 - 8:00 pm
Morning Flow Yoga
Thursdays 6:30 - 7:30 am

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Yin Yoga: A Yin style class will be very slow and consist of poses that are held from 3-­5 minutes. All the poses will stretch the connective tissue rather than contracting any muscle tissue. The theory behind Yin Yoga is based around the Chinese meridian system, which consist of energy channels that run throughout the body. The energy that flows through the meridians gets blocked in our joints, creating illness or other health issues. By doing Yin Yoga we can release these blocks, so that our energy flows freely. Yin Yoga also helps the mind to be still and helps the practitioner to slow down from the fast paced, busy lifestyle most of us live.

Morning Flow: Get ready to start the day off by doing sun salutations to the rising sun. In yogic philosophy it is said that the early morning rays have the most powerful energy to absorb and its most desirable to practice yoga during this time. This dynamic morning class will focus on stretching, sequenced flows, and a bit of meditation for morning grounding. After class you will feel invigorated to embrace the rest of your day with energy and inner peace.

About Anna:

Anna’s passion for yoga began when she was a young teen. She started experimenting with meditation and doing shoulderstand and plow regularly, not knowing it was yoga. Ten years later she was officially introduced to yoga and has been in love ever since. Anna completed her 200 hour YTT at the Blooming Lotus Yoga School in Koh Phangan, Thailand. She received a muti­style training, including Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, and Restorative yoga. Her teachers are Lily Goncalves and Ramananda Mayi, who she is eternally grateful for teaching her the true essence of yoga. Yoga means so much more than a physical practice. It is a vessel of awakening consciousness through meditation, asana, pranayama, and just being present. Anna likes to teach mindful classes for all levels, where she can support her fellow practitioners on their yogic path.








TIA UKPE
Yoga Tune Up ®
Tuesdays 6:45 - 8:00 pm
Saturdays 11:30 - 1:00 pm

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Tune Up® Flow: In this vinyasa/flow based class enjoy a flowing, vibrant and engaging practice. This class incorporates the principles of Yoga Tune Up® (experiential and embodied anatomy, structural alignment, postural integrity, massage therapy balls) with the dynamics of a vinyasa flow class all the while healing and bringing awareness to your body. Come prepared to have fun, be challenged and walk away with a new awareness of your body.

Yoga Core and More!: Come and explore your core and see how they help stabilize your body for more challenging yoga postures. This class will be a fun and at times a pain staking journey into our centers. We will use traditional hatha yoga, Pilates inspired moves, bandhas (energy locks) and other fun exercises to engage our center and find the strength and flexibility that resides there.

About Tia:

Tia Ukpe has been a devoted student of yoga since 2001. She has found the yogic journey very eye-opening and tries to instill the lessons she has learned on the mat as well as through encounters and challenges in her life. Tia has focused on practicing and teaching Ashtanga Vinyasa, a style of yoga which she finds to continually challenge and humble her. Her distinguished teachers include David Williams, Tim Miller, David Swenson, Saul David Raye, Jill Miller, Judith Hanson Lasater and Alice Joanou. She received her 200 hour teacher certification from It’s Yoga in 2007, is a RYT through Yoga Alliance, and through other training is certified to teach kids’, pre-natal and postnatal yoga. Tia is also a Relax and Renew Restorative Yoga teacher and is certified to teach Yoga Tune Up®, an integrative form of yoga therapy created by Jill Miller. Tia is currently working towards her Master’s in Holistic Nutrition, has received her initial certification from Saul David Raye in Thai Yoga Therapy and continues to look for new ways that she can integrate holistic living in all aspects of life.






JOHANNA LELKE
Vinyasa
Wednesdays 12:00- 1:00 pm

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About Johanna:

Johanna has been a yoga teacher since 2006 while in chiropractic school in Portland, OR. She transplanted to the East Bay in 2009 and resumed teaching yoga within her beloved rock climbing community. Johanna has a deep appreciation for Iyengar alignment, yin restorative principles, and body rolling—-blending these qualities into her flow classes. As a sports chiropractor, she’s able to offer a keen eye for correcting unhealthy alignment among her yoga students.

So many yogis have inspired her since beginning the practice in 2001, including Denise Payne, Rusty Wells, and Kay Kay Clivio. Johanna is also a student of the Diamond Approach, a contemporary spiritual path honoring and investigating the true nature of self. She offers the perspective that on the mat, and in life, a playful spirit nurtures, expands and unites us. Yoga, climbing and fitness enthusiasts of all backgrounds are encouraged to try her Vinyasa class and bring their energy to fill the room. Website: www.drlelke.com / Office line: 510-725-1179 / Email: health@drlelke.com.








LORI CLAWSON
Women’s Yoga
Mondays 4:00 - 5:15 pm
Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:15 pm
Fridays 4:00 - 5:15 pm

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Gentle Hatha Yoga for Women (pregnant women are welcome!)

Are you a woman challenged by stress, fatigue, stiffness, pain, feeling ‘out of shape’, recovering from injuries, depression, insomnia, or spiritual longing? These well-rounded classes will help you to experience: increased circulation, deep relaxation, invigorating energy, renewed focus, flexibility, balance, strength, refreshing peace, and receptivity to inner wisdom and joy! Pregnant women are welcome, also, to prepare for an empowered birth through breath and body awareness. The instructor demonstrates and explains the Yoga poses accompanied by soothing music, creating a unique and fluid routine for each class, and encouraging each participant to go at her own pace. This class is a special fusion of gentle Hatha Yoga poses, alignment instruction, guided breathing, self massage, positive affirmations, chanting, meditation, and healing techniques for ourselves, others, and for world peace!

About Lori:

Lori is a third-generation Yogini with a life long love and commitment to the practice of “Yogic exercise, meditation, and lifestyle principles”. She founded Yoga for Life studio in Albany from 2001-2011 , which provided Yoga for all ages, infant through senior, including prenatal classes. Lori received Yoga teacher training in Los Angeles and at Anahata Yoga studio in Encinitas, which emphasize inner and outer alignment. She has a keen sense of body mechanics through her background as a ballet instructor, performer with Oakland Ballet, a Ford Foundation Ballet Award Winner at the Julliard in New York City, and a dancer and teacher of East Indian Temple Dance. She values input from her customers for continual improvement and welcomes feedback to learn about each individual’s needs and goals.






SHAYNA ORFUS
Vinyasa Flow
Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:45 am

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There’s no way to remain the way you are now: you either become more rigid and crystallized, or you break out of patterns and transform.” ~ Joel Kramer

Explore your full potential and the transformative power of yoga in this dynamic and mindful vinyasa yoga class. Through intelligent and balanced sequencing, this revitalizing practice is designed to bring your body, mind and heart into an experience of greater wholeness and integration. You will be empowered to use the appropriate degree of ease or intensity that will best serve your unique needs as your practice evolves.

About Shayna:

A Canadian transplant living her California dream, Shayna is grateful to have the opportunity to support and inspire others on and off the mat. Teaching yoga since 2007, Shayna brings a depth of knowledge rooted in her study with master teachers, her training as a naturopathic doctor and her dedication to her own development. Her deep commitment to vibrant health infuses her teaching with the intention of awakening the body’s vitality and releasing stress patterns. Shayna is both a certified Jivamukti and Ahimsa Yoga Teacher.






EMILY PARK
Pilates
Mondays 5:30 - 6:30 pm

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This Pilates class is open to all: first time hopefuls looking to try something new, experienced Pilates gurus looking for a different perspective on some basics, men and women, young and old. One beauty of Pilates is its benefit for people of all abilities. Pilates can be used as rehab intervention for injuries to all parts of the body, a challenging strengthener for even the fittest athletes, or an exercise to instill greater understanding of your own body mechanics. In this class, you will stretch, strengthen, lengthen, and repair, as well as potentially walk away with the sore-for-days abdominals that remind you that you worked correctly.

About Emily:

Emily Park is a professional circus artist, Pilates instructor and personal trainer who has been teaching Pilates private and group classes around the Bay Area since 2005. She holds certifications through both PhysicalMind Institute (PMI) and Integrated Teacher Training (ITT) Pilates and is also a NASM Certified Personal Trainer. Emily is an informative and encouraging teacher whose classes are open to all levels of experience. She is known for incorporating personalized attention within the group class setting and for offering a wealth of information to help people increase their body awareness, work more effectively, and avoid injury. As a lifelong dancer and “mover” she finds it rewarding to observe her regular students make improvements over time in their strength coordination and ease and enjoyment of their own movement in daily life, exercise and recreation.




SANDY BAIRD
Core
Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:30 pm

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This class is a fusion of Pilates based techniques and conditioning using mat, foam roller, and other props. This class is suitable for any fitness level and will provide modifications for injuries or special needs.

About Sandy:

Sandy first discovered yoga in her college years, enjoying it’s benefits to loosen her tight shoulders and back strained by hours of swimming, biking, running, and studying. She’s since come to find that she enjoys many other aspects of yoga, including how powerful it can be, in the non-physical realm, as a tool of transformation. She trained at Piedmont Yoga’s Deep Yoga program under the guidance of several experienced teachers such as Richard Rosen, Vickie Russell-Bell, Ann Dyer, and Baxter Bell. Her yoga and core strengthening classes are inspired by the beauty of athletic movements, the wonders of nature, and the physical intricacies of how our bodies function (or malfunction). Dr. Sandy Baird practices chiropractic sports medicine in Oakland (www.riverstonechiropractic.com), helping active people prevent and recover from repetitive strain and sports injuries so that they can get back to doing what they love.






MIRIAM DRACE
Pilates
Tuesdays 8:45 - 9:45 am

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This Tuesday morning class is a relaxed way to take some time for yourself, and connect to your body with a combination of active stretching, core work, stabilization for the pelvis and shoulder girdle, and release work, all while putting attention on alignment and rebalancing the body structurally, neuro-muscularly, and energetically. You can expect to feel stronger, taller, relaxed, more grounded and energized when you leave!

About Miriam:

Miriam has been in the movement world and fascinated by the human form for most of her life, originally as a dancer and now as a trainer and student of Physiology. She has been practicing the Pilates method for over ten years, originally as a tool for strength building, and correcting alignment for her dance training. She continued studying the Pilates method while completing a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology, and Dance from Skidmore College in New York. She has since become very passionate about Pilates Training and integrative health as a career, and now works as a Private Pilates Instructor in Oakland and San Francisco as well as well as practices Natural Medicine as an Ayurvedic Consultant. She feels that Pilates is an excellent modality and expansive tool for healing, improvement of physique and well being for any body. She understands that a person and their body have different needs for healing and fitness every day, but feels everyone would benefit from adding Pilates to their life!




AMY VLACICH
Postnatal Yoga
Thursdays 4:15 - 5:15 pm

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Postnatal Yoga:

After childbirth, postnatal yoga can help to support healthy pelvic function, tone the abdominal muscles, boost energy and mood, promote milk production, restore emotional balance, as well as stretch and strengthen the upper back, neck, and shoulders. It is also an opportunity to bond with your little one while getting a workout! This class is open to students of all levels and their pre-crawling babes.

About Amy:

Amy believes that yoga is a healing practice with tremendous physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits. As a doula, she draws from her experiences supporting women before, during, and after childbirth, recognizing the countless ways in which yoga can ease this transition into motherhood. In 2012, she began studying prenatal and postnatal yoga with Jane Austin at Yoga Tree in San Francisco, which inspired her to start up the Mama Yoga Project, a volunteer-run program providing free yoga classes to low-income pregnant and postpartum women at West Berkeley Family Practice, a non-profit community health clinic serving the East Bay. Amy considers this program the foundation of her path of service and continues to teach here on a weekly basis. Rain or shine, she strives to create classes that are lively, innovative, and thoughtful, building inner strength and baby bonding while having a bit of fun. Come join Amy for an energizing yet soothing practice that will leave you feeling juicy and open! For her full class schedule and other services, please visit: http://www.om-mama.com.










SHERI SPELLWOMAN
Hatha Flow Yoga - All Levels
Mondays 6:45 - 8:00 pm

Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Fridays 12:00 - 1:00 pm


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This class will focus on body awareness, proper alignment, and the use of the breath to hold poses and to flow between them. Students will develop increased flexibility, strength and energy. We will also practice relaxation techniques to reduce stress and center the mind. There are elements of Iyengar, Ashtanga and Shadow Yoga in this class. All levels of experience are welcome.

About Sheri :

Sheri has been studying, practicing and in love with yoga since 1991, and teaching in the Bay Area since 1994. In 1996 she studied with the Iyengars, in Pune, India. She graduated from the 2-year Advanced Studies/Teacher Training Program at the Yoga Room in Berkeley, directed by Donald Moyer, in 1997. Her teaching is based on Iyengar methodologies, incorporates a flowing style and is strongly influenced by her primary teacher, Natanaga Zhander, founder of Shadow and Nata Yoga.








ADRIENNE WICKHAM-GOBERT
Yoga
Yoga Tuesdays 6:30 - 7:30 am
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About Adrienne:

An avid adventurer and lover of all things outdoors related, Adrienne has been practicing yoga in many forms on and off the mat since 2007. She’s been a yoga teacher of Power Vinyasa and Yoga for Climbers since 2011 as well as Cycling. Adrienne currently facilitates classes in the Bay Area, as she presently calls Oakland, CA homebase.

When she’s not working her day job in renewable energy finance, you can find her growing her yoga and acro practice, climbing cracks, exploring Thai-massage, taking countless falls on longlines, doing something agriculture related, and baking pies.

Her intention with sharing yoga and slacklining is to cultivate energizing practices and facilitate community building that ultimately inspires others to elaborate on their own collaborations; whether that’s setting up their own line, coordinating a backpacking trip, designing a community garden, saving the planet…

Check out her personal page for classes & workshops in the Bay area as well as Yogaslackers.com (http://yogaslackers.com/teachers/adi-wickham-gobert)! She’s always looking for climbing, acro, and gardening comrades, so feel free to drop a line to adrienne.wickhamgobert@gmail.com




ANNA LANDAUER
Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Tuesdays 10:00 – 11:15 am
Thursdays 10:00 – 11:30 am *Outside at creekside park with weather permitting

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About Anna:

Anna Landauer has practiced yoga since youth and began teaching in 1998. She trained in classical Hatha Yoga at the Ashtanga Yoga Institute, and in Anusara Yoga at Seattle Yoga Arts. She integrates the strong alignment traditions of BKS Iyengar, the graceful heart opening attitude of Anusara yoga with the flowing sequences of Vinyasa yoga in her teaching.

Anna is also an accomplished experiential educator, group facilitator and healthcare practitioner. She has led wilderness and cultural expeditions for more than 20 years, working as an instructor and guide for organizations such as Outward Bound, REI Outdoor School, Global Routes, and the Yosemite Mountaineering School.

Anna holds a Master’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and a Bachelor’s Degree in Outdoor Education and Transformational Art. A passionate dancer, outdoor athlete, and world traveler, Anna is committed to spreading the spirit of adventure and exploration. Her intention is to nurture and support embodied, passionate living through yoga, creativity, and mindfulness practices.

Anna currently resides in Berkeley, California where she works as a freelance outdoor educator and guide; yoga instructor and healthcare practitioner. She is a licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist and certified Massage Therapist. She is also a certified Wilderness First Responder and is trained in search and rescue techniques.








VINCE VASQUEZ
Kickboxing Bootcamp
Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 pm
Thursdays 7:00-8:30 pm

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Beginners and experienced martial artist will benefit from this dynamic kickboxing workout. This class is non-contact but will utilize realistic training techniques. We’ll throw combinations of kicks and punches on hand held pads and incorporate conditioning drills for stand up fighting. This type of training will accommodate many fitness levels and allow you to push harder as your fitness and technique improves.

About Vince:

Vince Vasquez has been training in martial arts since 1993. After receiving a black belt in Moodukkwan Taekwondo, he began teaching adults and children. Since then, Vince has studied various styles including Kickboxing, Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Japanese sword. Training is a life long passion for Vince and he believes that martial arts will not only strengthen the mind and body but transform the spirit.








KEVIN NGUYEN
Intro to Cross Training
Mondays 7:00-8:00 pm
Mondays 8:15-9:15 pm
Cross Training
Wednesdays 7:00-8:00 pm
Wednesdays 8:15-9:15 pm

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Intro to Cross Training:

Cross Training is athletic training in a variety of activities to improve overall performance. This class focuses on the fundamental techniques and functional movements that are the foundation to Athletic Cross Training. Movements such as the deadlift (picking up heavy object from the ground), squat (think sitting/standing from a chair), and shoulder press (storing a box on a high shelf) are tools everyone uses in their everyday life. From breathing exercises or group stretching to intense body-weight workouts, this class hopes to introduce and impart these tools to enhance your life.

Cross Training:

This class is for those looking for that extra push. Cross Training provides a fun and motivating training environment through ever-changing, functional movements, that are done at a relatively high intensity. Learn to build upon the techniques you already know, and learn on the ones you may not. Each day varies from strength training, gymnastic style movements, cardio-exercises, and team-building workouts, organized into intense sets of movements to stimulate your body to adapt.

About Kevin:

Kevin Nguyen is a certified chef from the California Culinary Academy, certified PADI Dive Instructor, avid cross fitter, rock climber, and lifelong student of life. Born in the San Francisco Bay Area, Kevin’s passion for life and people has taken him all over the world since a young age. Since returning to the San Francisco Bay Area is 2008, he has been an active member in any community that he has been a part of. From volunteering his time at local shelters, community kitchens, and school gardens to leading outdoor climbing trips, backpacking excursions, scuba diving trips, or cooking classes, Kevin hopes to share his experiences to inspire others to have an open mind to new things. Cross Training is an extension of his passion to help other’s lead an active, healthy lifestyle without sacrificing the indulgences in life.






THOMAS WEAST
Boxing Fundamentals
Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 pm
Footwork for Boxing
Fridays 7:00-8:30 pm
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Learn to throw, slip, and block punches in a safe environment, training with friends.Beginners are welcome. Se habla Espanol.

About Thomas:

Thomas has practiced and competed in various martial arts, kickboxing, and boxing since 1978. He is the former sparring partner for boxing world champion, Gina,”Boom Boom”, Guidi.












SUE PATENAUDE
Intro to Weight Machines
Tuesdays 7:00 - 8:00pm
Thursdays 7:00 - 8:00 pm

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About Sue:

Sue has been a life-long fitness enthusiast. She alpine ski raced in her youth and has been an avid rock climber for thirty-six years. Always striving to improve her athletic performance, she has engaged in systematic training her entire life. Sue designs exercise programs that are safe, effective, and enjoyable. She will create a program that matches your experience, schedule, and fitness level. Sue has extensive teaching experience as both a teaching fellow at the university level and as a climbing instructor. She believes that an essential part of her job as a personal trainer is to teach: “Educating clients empowers them, encourages them to become active participants in program design. I find that when I give clients more control, they derive a greater sense of accomplishment and become more motivated.”

Education and Certifications: ACE-Certified Personal Trainer Certificate in Personal Fitness Training, California State University, East Bay








STACY JENNINGS
Zumba
Tuesdays 8:15 - 9:15 pm
Thursdays 8:15 - 9:15 pm


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Follow Stacy who will transpose your next steps while you create your own flavor. This is a fantastic exercise that will create good friendships and will serve to keep you hopeful and inspired while shedding inches. Zumba is Stacy’s passion and her desire to make it yours too. Stacy is currently dedicating the majority of her time to Zumba and teaches classes for children and adults in El Cerrito. Stacy dances Salsa, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Merengue, Samba, Belly Dance, and some Flamenco versions.

About Stacy:

Stacy has been involved in fitness since her teen years; however, in 2009 was introduced to Zumba which changed her workout routines and life forever. It has been an exhilarating experience ever since and now is her teaching passion. Stacy loves the variety of rhythms and dancing to amazing Latin American music. Stacy often travels all over the state to take classes with other instructors to experience their styles.








WILLOW LUNE
Qigong
Sundays 9:30 – 10:30 am

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The gentle yet powerful art of Qigong uses breath, movement, sound, and meditation to correct imbalances in the body and restore harmony. Qigong helps to reduce stress while building stamina and improving balance, posture, flexibility, and mobility. Learn ancient techniques to free yourself from tension, keep your body healthy, and sustain tranquility. Regardless of ability, age, belief system or life circumstances, Qigong can enrich your life by maintaining health, healing the body, calming the mind, and reconnecting with the spirit.

About Willow:

Willow Lune, CMQ, is driven by her desire to teach people how to access their own internal healing powers. She is dedicated to bringing about joy, laughter, empowerment, and healing on your spiritual journey. A certified instructor and practitioner of Medical Qigong and Acutonics Sound Healing, Willow enjoys offering students a supportive environment where one can release stress and achieve a better sense of well being.








CATHYN FAN
Vinyasa Yoga & Foam Rolling
Sundays 5:00 - 6:30 pm

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Come enjoy a vinyasa-inspired yoga practice that blends strengthening moves with a calming flow. Modifications are offered and encouraged to create a practice that fits your body and fulfills your intention. Focus on alignment and core strength provides opportunities to connect mind, body, and spirit and to feel renewed and invigorated.

About Cathyn:

Cathyn brings a fresh perspective to her yoga teaching with her background in fitness and Pilates. She trained with YogaFit (Beth Shaw) for her 200-hour Yoga Alliance RYT and has taught at Bay Area YMCAs and rock climbing gyms. Uniting strength, stability, and stretching, Cathyn offers a safe space for discovering new movements.












SOPHIA CAMPBELL
Vinyasa
Mondays 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Thursdays 12:00 – 1:00 pm

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About Sophia:

Sophia Campbell discovered yoga in 2001 as a powerful medium for channeling stress, inspiring creativity and promoting mindfulness through growth and transition. Bringing a deep passion for music and dance, her classes reflect a unique vision that integrates her experience as an artist and a yogi. Sophia has been awarded 200hr. level teaching certifications by Antonio Sanchez in 2001, Larry Shultz, 2005, and has recently completed her first 100 hours of Anusara Yoga teachers training, with Abby Tucker and Sienna Sherman. She excited to continue her education with the Yoga Tree advanced teacher training program in February 2013. Sophia graduated from C.I.I.S in 2007 with a BAC in interpersonal psychology.






SARAH HAMMOND
Pilates
Saturdays 10:15 - 11:15 am


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Saturday morning Pilates is a mixed level class for beginning as well as more experienced Pilates practitioners. The class focuses on building core strength, with particular attention to pelvic and scapular stabilization and mobilization. Careful attention is paid to alignment from the feet through the spine, and on spinal lengthening and flexibility, using the format and principles of Joseph Pilates mat exercises and teachings. Learn how strengthening the abs can support your other workouts and general movement!

About Sarah:

Sarah brings almost 20 years of bodywork experience and teaching in Hendrickson Method Orthopedic massage to her view of the body and movement. She has also practiced Iyengar yoga for 15 years, with Barbara Voinar, Parag Mody, and currently Mary Lou Weprin and Donald Moyer. Sarah was certified in Pilates through ITT and Madeline Black in 2002.

Sarah is passionate about helping people recover from injury, prevent injury and increase their general strength, flexibility and well-being. Having walked a path of spiritual and personal development for nearly 30 years, Sarah brings wisdom, compassion, and humor to her work with clients. She is devoted to living a life of conscious awareness.








JULIET MILLER
Zumba
Mondays 5:45-6:45pm
Saturdays 9:00 - 10:00 am


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Whether you are a beginner, advanced, or active older adults who want to have fun, this class is for you! No experience required. Zumba is exercise in disguise: It is designed for people who love to move to the rhythm of their own bodies. Discover your inner rhythm on Saturday mornings with Juliet and add Zumba to your weekend flow!

About Juliet:

Hi, My name is Juliet. I am a certified zumba instructor. If you love to dance you will love Zumba. For those of you who aren’t dancers at heart, don’t worry Zumba will help bring it out of you. Everyone has an inner rhythm. It’s simple, basic steps that are very easy to follow. As long as you keep moving to the rhythms, you will have fun and then as you keep coming to the class you will love it more and may become addicted to it like me!

I am a Zumba addict, I admit. I have taught so many classes in Hercules, El Cerrito Curves, Richmond, San Pablo, Oakland and even in Danville. It keeps me physically and mentally fit. I have met so many wonderful people in the Zumba world.

So, let’s Zumba with power and love. Put some variety in your workout, try Zumba with me!