Yoga & Fitness Classes

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YOGA & FITNESS CLASSES
Included with a MEMBERSHIP or DAY PASS.
Drop-In Fee: $16


Yoga


Day Time Class Instructor
Monday 12:00pm - 1:00pm Vinyasa Flow All Levels Sloane
7:00pm - 8:15pm Hatha Flow Level 1/2 Sheri
Tuesday 10:00am - 11:15am Hatha Flow Level 1/2 Sheri
12:00pm - 1:00pm Vinyasa Flow All Levels Melissa
5:30pm - 6:45pm Vinyasa Flow Level 2/3 Jessie
7:00pm - 8:15pm Vinyasa Flow Level 2/3 Rob
Wednesday 12:00pm - 1:00pm Hatha Flow Level 1/2 Johanna
Thursday 10:00am - 11:15am Mindful Vinyasa Flow Level 2/3 Anna
12:00pm - 1:00pm Vinyasa Flow Level All Levels Bridget
5:30pm - 6:45pm Vinyasa Flow Level 2/3 Rob
Friday 12:00pm - 1:00pm Hatha Flow Level Level 1/2 Sheri
5:30pm - 6:30pm NEW! Vinyasa Flow Level 2/3 Sloane
5:30pm - 7:00pm NEW! Acro Yoga All Levels*** Victoria
Saturday 11:30am - 1:00pm Vinyasa Flow All Levels Rachel
Sunday 12:30pm - 2:00pm Hatha Blend All Levels Jessie
5:00pm - 6:15pm NEW! Mellow Vinyasa Level 1/2 Alex

Fitness

Day Time Class Instructor
Monday 7:00am - 7:45am TRX Vince
5:30pm - 6:30pm UrbanKick Joanna
5:45pm - 6:45pm NEW! Pilates Robert
6:30pm - 7:30pm Spin Joanna
7:00pm - 8:00pm Intro to Bouldering Climbing Staff
7:00pm - 8:30pm Bridges X: Cross Training Kelly
Tuesday 4:30pm - 5:30pm Kid’s Kung Fu Vince
6:15pm - 7:15pm Boxing Thomas
7:00pm - 8:00pm Spin Doug
7:30pm - 8:30pm Kickboxing Level 1 Vince
Wednesday 7:00am - 7:15am TRX Vince
5:30pm - 6:15pm HIIT Joanna
6:00pm - 7:00pm Advanced Social Dancing* Lynn
6:30pm - 7:30pm Spin Joanna
7:00pm - 7:45pm Beginner Social Dancing Lynn
7:00pm - 8:00pm Intro to Bouldering Climbing Staff
7:00pm - 8:30pm Bridges X: Cross Training Kelly
Thursday 4:30pm - 5:30pm Kid’s Kung Fu Vince
5:30pm - 6:30pm NEW! Spin Francisco
6:15pm - 7:15pm Boxing Thomas
7:00pm - 8:00pm Pilates** Robert
7:30pm - 9:00pm Kickboxing Level 2* Vince
Friday 5:30pm - 6:30pm UrbanKick Joanna
7:00pm - 8:30pm Bridges X: Cross Training Doug
Saturday 10:15am - 11:15am Pilates Sarah
10:30am - 11:30am Kickboxing All Levels Vince
11:00am - 12:00pm Beginning Slackline Staff
Sunday 9:30am - 10:30am Qigong Willow
11:00am - 12:00pm Spin Francisco


OUR INSTRUCTORS


LYNN GARDINER
Advanced Social Dancing
Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Beginner Social Dancing
Wednesdays 7:00 - 7:45 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 Casey:

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.












Jessie Conrad
Vinyasa Flow Yoga Level 2/3
Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Hatha Yoga Blend All Levels
Sundays 12:30 - 2:00 pm

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About Jessie:

Jessie completed her 200 hour certification in Hatha Yoga in New York City, with Jeff Migdow, MD and Priti Robyn Ross, E-RYT, both of whom are Kripalu-based yoga teachers. Additionally, she is also certified in Prenatal, Postnatal and Children’s yoga. Jessie is deeply inspired by her fellow teachers and classes she has taken over the years, and she weaves elements of Iyengar, Hatha and Vinyasa as well as Buddhist sprinklings, into her own teaching. Additionally, Jessie is actively involved in the climbing community of Bridges, and she is very passionate about bouldering. Jessie has practiced yoga literally half her life, and came to the practice through a desire to forge a deeper connection to her body and spirit. She encourages students to connect deeply to their own personal experience of yoga through awareness and exploration of the breath, bringing a compassionate presence to the mat and practicing mindfulness.








DOUG KINTNER
Spin
Tuesdays 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Bridges X:Cross Training
Fridays 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 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.








JOHANNA LELKE
Hatha Flow Yoga Level 1/2
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.

Class Description: In this beginner to intermediate class, explore the foundational postures and practice merging the breath with movement. Students of all experience levels are welcome to join, as we slow down the transitions in order to become more body aware. There is some hands-on assisting in order to help each student cultivate their most healthy and proper alignment. Johanna teaches from the perspective of a chiropractor yogi, and fundamentally honors the heart connection between each of us.








SHERI SPELLWOMAN
Hatha Flow Yoga Level 1/2
Mondays 7:00 - 8:15 pm

Tuesdays 10:00 - 11:15 am
Fridays 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Sheri Spellwoman Photo

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.

Class Description: Classes 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.










ANNA LANDAUER
Mindful Vinyasa Flow Yoga Level 2/3
Thursdays 10:00 – 11:15 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.

Class Description: This energizing and vigorous style of yoga consists of a continuous series of flowing postures linked together with breath. This class integrates meditation and mindfulness practice with classical yoga asana, encouraging heightened awareness of breath and body in order to guide one’s attention to the present moment. An emphasis is placed on self knowledge and self care, as students are guided to listen and respond skillfully to the wisdom of their own body. Mindful vinyasa blends the strong alignment traditions of BKS Iyengar (aka Hatha yoga), and attention to the present moment, with a graceful heart opening attitude and the flowing sequences of Vinyasa yoga.






MARTIAL ARTS DIRECTOR: VINCE VASQUEZ
TRX
Mondays 7:00 - 7:45 am
Wednesdays 7:00 - 7:45 am
Kickboxing
Level 1 Tuesdays 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Level 2 Thursdays 7:30 - 9:00 pm
All Levels Saturdays 10:30 - 11:30 am
Kid’s Kung Fu
Tuesdays 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Thursdays 4:30 - 5:30 pm

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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
Bridges X:Cross Training
Mondays 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Fridays 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Kelly Gearhart Photo

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.












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.










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

Pilates Fundamentals
1st Thursday of the month 7:00 - 8:00 pm


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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
Urban Kick
Mondays 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Fridays 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Spin
Mondays 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30 pm
HIIT
Wednesdays 5:30 – 6:15 pm

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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.
















FRANCISCO FLORES
Spin
Thursdays 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Sundays 11:00 – 12:00 pm

About Francisco: Francisco Flores

Francicso Flores is seasoned Fitness Professional with 29 years in the Fitness Industry, teaching Spinning, Step, KickBoxing, Yoga, Pilates. He is nationally certified with the American Council on Exercise, Maddog Spinning program and is a E-RYT 200 Hour Yoga Alliance member….” I do believe fitness is a lifestyle change!”














Robert Mott
Pilates
Mondays 5:45pm – 6:45 pm
Thursdays 7:00pm – 8:00 pm
Pilates Fundamentals
1st Thursday of the month 7:00 - 8:00 pm


About Robert:

Robert grew up on the Maine coast in a small lobstering village. After he left home he worked the next 47 years in various aspects of the food biz. He was the personal chef for the richest person in the US, ran the largest jazz club on the West coast, and had his own Chinese cuisine catering company in Santa Fe, among other things. He would be happy to answer any questions you have about cooking! He came to Pilates in his mid 60’s because he felt his body was starting to break down, and it has shown him a way to regain his health and energy. In his classes, Robert wishes to share what he has learned through his own practice, so that we may all grow happier in our bodies and more confident and joyous in our movement through the world.




SLOANE GERRITZEN
Vinyasa Flow Yoga All Levels
Mondays 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Vinyasa Flow Yoga Level 2/3
Fridays 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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About Sloane:

“Your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and over again.” - Joseph Campbell Seattle-born, everywhere-raised, I am a living testimony of Yoga as medicine. I believe that nobody is broken or weak. At the brink of what I refer to as my quarter life crisis, I met Yoga. My mat became my cure from years of looking for answers and remedies in all the wrong places. After only a few yoga classes, it clicked—I knew it was my purpose to share this medicine with as many others as I can. Years later, again and again, I return to my mat and rediscover Truth. With backgrounds in education, psychology, and dance, my classes are rhythmic, accessible, and as playful as they are deep. I love guiding my students on their unique healing journeys through classes that are strong and sweaty, slow and soft, and everything in between. However we choose to move on our mats, the effects are always transformative medicine. This is why I keep coming back, and why I am here to help you do the same.We are all inherently brave, strong, and whole! When I am not studying Yoga, I am on the hunt for empty beaches or dense forests. I am a firm believer in exploring every corner of our earth, feeling everything, loving more, and including peanut butter in all meals. Wine and chocolate can come, too. Class Description: Step on your mat to remember what matters: experiencing deep, conscious breath. We utilize the physical yoga practice to unlock our own keys to living life off of the mat with depth, humility, and confidence. You will experience a musically-enhanced flow that is well-rounded with Sun Salutations and postures that are grounding, balancing, and heart-opening. Breath work is infused throughout, with a weekly theme to offer direct implementation of on-the-mat wisdom to off-the-mat journeys. Recreate what you thought your potential was, heal through your own abilities, and tend to yourself so that you can tend to the world.








VICTORIA HERNANDEZ
Acro Yoga All Levels
3rd Friday of the month through April 21st 5:30 - 7:00 pm LIMITED SPACE!
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About Victoria:

Victoria Fernandez is a yoga teacher, swim coach, and movement artist in the Bay Area. She has over 10 years experience teaching and creating personalized programs for swimmers and has been a yoga teacher for 5 years. A mermaid at heart, she grew up a multi-sport athlete in all things aquatic, swimming, diving, water polo, as well as competitive gymnastics. She fell in love with the practice of yoga as a stressed out college student at San Francisco State and discovered that yoga helped aid in recovery from old injuries and guided her in breath, meditation and self-care practices. She is an E-RYT 200 through Yoga Alliance and completed her Yoga Teacher Training at Purusha Yoga School in 2011. Purusha means the “true self” in Sanskrit and Victoria celebrates each student as their own unique, wonderful self.








ALEXANDRA TOMKINS
Mellow Vinyasa Flow Yoga Level 1/2
Sundays 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
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About Alex:

Alex became a Hatha and Vinyasa trained yoga teacher in February of 2016. Born and bred in the UK, she moved to New York City in Sept 2013 to study Acting. It was during this time that she discovered yoga. Fuelled by her search for spirituality and unsure whether acting was the right path, she left New York and decided to embark on a solo backpacking trip, which lasted 8 months before she decided to settle in the Bay for a while. Alex’s teaching is heavily influenced by her travels, the arts and her experience with emotional unrest, putting great emphasis on the importance of mindfulness, compassion and staying free of judgment during your practice. Her approach to alignment is informed by her background in gymnastics, dance and theatre, believing that if it doesn’t feel good, we can simply find another way to target the same benefits. Alex invites you to come to your mat to find presence, creativity and stillness.








BRIDGET LILLIS
Vinyasa Flow Yoga All Levels
Thursdays 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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About Bridget:

I first discovered yoga as a field hockey player in high school to relieve tight muscles and to calm my active mind. After moving to the Central Coast, my practice began to grow, as I discovered not just the physical healing benefits of yoga, but the mental clarity and inner spirituality behind asana. I then dove into studying yoga and acquired my 200-hour teacher training certification in San Luis Obispo with Jenn Bobbit in 2014. As an extremely active and energetic being, yoga serves as way for me to slow down and to find a deep sense of self-awareness. Yoga has been an essential tool in my self-discovery process and I truly believe that through cultivating awareness of the body and the breath, we develop a deeper connection within our true selves and it is there that we can discover our infinite potential. The intimate connection I have developed with my yoga practice is what brings me back to my mat and fires my passion to share the power of yoga with others. Namaste!










MELISSA GIBSON
Vinyasa Flow Yoga All Levels
Thursdays 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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About Melissa:

Melissa has been teaching yoga since 2008. She completed her 200-hour certification with Intrinsic Yoga, where Iyengar teachings were emphasized. Her feel-good classes build physical strength and mental clarity through healthy movement, safe adjustments, and down to earth guidance. Her classes are welcoming and dynamic syncing intention with physical practice for a holistic experience. Class Description: Playful practice where alignment and intention are used to optimize not only each pose, but the mindful movement between them.