Yoga & Fitness Classes

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FREE YOGA & FITNESS CLASSES
with a MEMBERSHIP at Bridges Rock Gym.
Guests & Non-Member Drop-In Fee: $15


Day Time Class (Click on Instructor for Info)
Monday 12:00-1:00 pm Vinyasa Flow Sophia
4:00-5:15 pm Women’s Hatha Yoga Lori
5:30-6:15 pm CardioKick Joanna
6:30-7:30 pm Spin Joanna
6:45-8:00 pm Hatha Flow Sheri
7:00-8:30 pm Cross Training Kelly
Tuesday 10:00-11:15 am Vinyasa Flow Sheri
12:00-1:00 pm Vinyasa Flow Anna
5:30-6:30 pm Vinyasa Flow Jessie
5:30-6:30 pm Spin Joanna
6:15-7:15 pm Boxing Thomas
6:30-7:30 pm Intermediate Climbing Sue
6:45-8:00 pm NEW! Ashtanga Vinyasa Gabi
7:00-8:00 pm Spin Doug
7:30-8:30 pm Intro to Weights Sue
7:30-9:00 pm NEW! Kickboxing & Conditioning Vince
Wednesday 10:00-11:15 am Vinyasa Flow Carrie
12:00-1:15 pm *last 15mins optional foam rolling Vinyasa Flow Johanna
4:00-5:15 pm Women’s Hatha Yoga Lori
5:30-6:20 pm Pilates Christina
6:00-7:00 pm Social Dancing Lynn
6:30-8:00 pm Spin + Core Joanna
7:00-8:30 pm Cross Training Kelly
Thursday 10:00-11:30 am Vinyasa Flow Anna
12:00-1:00 pm Vinyasa Flow Sophia
5:30-6:45 pm Power Vinyasa Rob
6:15-7:15 pm Boxing Thomas
6:30-7:30 pm Intermediate Climbing Sue
6:30 pm NEW! Premier Bridges Runners - Run Club Casey
7:00-7:50 pm Pilates Christina
7:30-8:30 pm Intro to Weights Sue
7:30-9:00 pm Kickboxing & Conditioning Vince
Friday 12:00-1:00 pm Hatha Flow Sheri
4:00-5:15 pm Women’s Hatha Yoga Lori
5:30-6:15 pm CardioKick Joanna
7:00-8:30 pm Cross Training Doug
Saturday 10:15-11:15 am Pilates Sarah
11:00-12:00 pm FREE Beginning Slackline Class Staff
11:30-1:00 pm Ashtanga Vinyasa Gabi
Sunday 9:30-10:30 am Qigong Willow
12:30-2:00 pm Hatha Vinyasa Blend Jessie



Monthly Workshops

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





OUR INSTRUCTORS


LYNN GARDINER
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.”








CASEY OSBORN
Premier Bridges Runners - Run Club
Thursdays 6:30 pm

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About:

Premier Bridges Runners (PBR), welcomes runners of all abilities to join our casual Thursday evening running group. We’ll have pre-planned routes available for 2, 4, and 6 miles. All runs will start at Bridges Rock Gym and end at Elevation 66 for post-workout hydration. PBR is inspired by Fishtown Beer Runners, and West Philly Runners.














CARRIE FEHR
Vinyasa Flow
Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:15am

About Carrie:

Carrie finds the simple comfort of life right on her yoga mat. Her teaching comes straight from her heart and personal experiences of overcoming physical and mental challenges, both on and off the mat. She believes life is like a yoga class. The physical and mental trials intersect on the mat in preparation for unexpected life tests. Carrie is a nurturing and intuitive instructor with a calm, yet dynamic voice. She is known for her bright energy and compassionate spirit. Her power Vinyasa classes are non-judgmental and energetic, creating balance between strength and inner stillness. She strives to help students open their mind, body and heart to inspire a healthier, happier life.
Carrie completed her Yoga teacher training (RYT200) at Core Power Yoga. Previously, she has devoted many years as an instructor for the edible garden program at the Berkeley public schools, where she taught children how to adopt a healthier diet through seasonal cooking and active lifestyles.
Outside the yoga studio, Carrie writes for her food blog at carriefehr.com and lives her wellness message enjoying cooking, cycling, and daily walks with her dog.






Jessie Conrad
Vinyasa Flow
Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Hatha Vinyasa Blend
Sundays 12:30 - 2:00 pm

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About Jessie:

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 rediscovered her love of bouldering, and she expanded her teaching to include rock climbing gyms. Her experiences with bouldering (including climbing-related injuries) has greatly influenced her teaching. Jessie teaches a gentle yet challenging Hatha flow sequence, encouraging students to connect deeply to their own personal experience of yoga through the breath, a compassionate presence and mindfulness.








DOUG KINTNER
Spin
Tuesdays 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Cross Training
Fridays 7:00 - 8:30 pm

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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.
















CHRISTINA LEYVA
Pilates
Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:20 pm
Thursdays 7:00 - 7:50 pm
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Pilates:

Join us as we work deeply into our bodily intelligence from a solid base in movement mechanics, building awareness and subtle strength that carries us off the mat and into the world. Creating core strength, balancing out muscle groups, and restoring alignment all work to bring us back to ourselves and our practices more agile, fluid, and powerful than before.

About Christina:

Christina Leyva is a dancer, choreographer, and social change artist. Half her life to date has been spent moving and / or shaking. Having trained at The Ailey School, the American Dance Festival, the Orange County High School of the Arts, Cornish College of the Arts, UCLA’s Department of World Arts & Cultures, Gamelan Cudamani, and the Pilates Sports Center, she now feels qualified to start making stuff up herself. This she does as Director of The Bee Dance Project, a multimedia art directive examining the beauty of bees and the environmental crisis we face together.

Christina feels that Pilates is like eating one’s vegetables: it simply must be done, and indeed, it can be delicious. When after three classes of mat class she walked into dance rehearsal and heard, “Dang, what have you been up to?” she knew she had to get herself some…and then share that knowledge with others to create their own moments of empowerment.








GABI SALTZMAN
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
Tuesdays 6:45 - 8:00 pm
Saturdays 11:30 - 1:00 pm
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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








JOHANNA LELKE
Vinyasa Flow
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 Hatha 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.






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

Tuesdays 10:00 - 11:15 am
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.










ANNA LANDAUER
Vinyasa Flow
Tuesdays 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Thursdays 10:00 – 11:30 am

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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.






MARTIAL ARTS DIRECTOR: VINCE VASQUEZ
Kickboxing & Conditioning
Tuesdays 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Thursdays 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Kid’s Kung Fu
Tuesdays 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Thursdays 4:30 - 6:00 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.








KELLY GEARHART
Cross Training
Mondays 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:30 pm

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Cross Training: Cross Training is a style of athletic cross training in a variety of activities to improve overall performance. Cross Training is made up of two groups - Intro and Main. The Cross Training Intro Program is a repeating one-month course designed to prepare new members to join the Cross Training Group. Graduates of the Cross Training Intro Program will be prepared to complete the more intense workouts of the Cross Training Main group safely and effectively.

This program 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, we hope to introduce and impart these tools to enhance your life.

Cross Training Intro Program begins on the first Monday or Wednesday of each month (whichever comes first) and is held 12 times a year. Completion of the one-month, eight-workout Cross Training Intro Program is a prerequisite to joining the Cross Training Main Group. During the Cross Training Intro Program, athletes will progress through eight workouts with Cross Training Trainers. Athletes will get an idea of the intensity of the Cross Training Main Group workouts, gauge their athleticism, learn and/or improve fundamental techniques, correct bad movements/habits, and build self-confidence. Cross Training Intro Program athletes may makeup missed workouts on Fridays during the Cross Training Main group workout.

If you are interested in learning more about the Cross Training Intro Program or Cross Training Main Group please come join us at any of the workouts on the calendar. We would love to meet you and show you what our programs include. New athletes who join us after the beginning of each monthly Cross Training Intro Program start are welcome to workout with the Cross Training Main group using a scaled-down version of the workout of the day (WOD). Our Trainers are ready to help. Check it out and and come on back to join us at the beginning of the next month with the next Cross Training Intro Program cohort.

BridgesX Main:

This is a mixed level class. It 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.

This mixed level class offers variety 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 Kelly:

Kelly Gearhart is a green building consultant with Triple Green Building Group and H Builders. She is a salsa dancer, triathlete and surfer who has hiked 1,000 miles of the Appalachian Trail, delivered burritos in Boston and joined the circus in Australia. A certified yoga teacher, lifeguard and water safety instructor, Kelly joined the Bridges Cross Training community in September 2013. She loved it so much she worked with senior instructors Kevin and Jen and joined the new Cross Training instructor team in August 2014. Her goals as an athlete include overall fitness, injury prevention and triathlete training.

Kelly says, “I love the fun and supportive aspects of our Cross Training community at Bridges. The group works together to enjoy the WODs (workouts of the day) and motivate each other in and out of class. We have a strong intro program that helps people build a foundation for success and safety in the main group. As a supplement to an athlete’s core activity whether it’s surfing, rock climbing, running, swimming or simply staying fit, Cross Training will challenge those areas of your fitness routine that need a push. Plus the music is great.”




THOMAS WEAST
Boxing
Tuesdays 6:15 - 7:15 pm
Thursdays 6:15 - 7:15 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 Weights
Tuesdays 7:30 - 8:30pm
Thursdays 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Intermediate Climbing
Tuesdays 6:30 - 7:30pm
Thursdays 6:30 - 7:30 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








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.








SOPHIA CAMPBELL
Vinyasa Flow
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.










JOANNA QUINTANA
Cardio Kick
Mondays 5:30 – 6:15 pm
Fridays 5:30 – 6:15 pm
Spin
Mondays 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Spin + Core
Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:00 pm

About Joanna:

Joanna has been training one on one for six years and enjoys teaching a variety of formats in her classes, always implementing various levels to challenge beginners and athletes. Joanna manages a rehabilitation and functional movement training business, implements heart-rate training by instructing Spinning and Kickboxing, and teaches strength training using free weights and the person’s own body weight on TRX.