Yoga & Fitness Classes

Bridges Rock Gym - Yoga Banner YOGA & FITNESS CLASSES
Included with a MEMBERSHIP or DAY PASS.
Drop-In Fee: $18


Yoga


Day Time Class Instructor
Monday 12:00pm - 1:00pm Yoga All Levels Rachel
7:00pm - 8:15pm Yoga Level 1/2 Sheri
Tuesday 10:00am - 11:30am Yoga Level 1/2 Gabi
12:00pm - 1:00pm Yoga All Levels Gabi
5:30pm - 6:45pm Yoga Level 2/3 Jessie
7:00pm - 8:15pm Yoga Level 2/3 Selena
Wednesday 12:00pm - 1:00pm Yoga Level 1/2 Johanna
Thursday 10:00am - 11:30am Yoga Level 2/3 Anna
12:00pm - 1:00pm Yoga Level All Levels Bridget
5:30pm - 6:45pm Yoga Level 2/3 Gabi
Friday 12:00pm - 1:00pm Yoga Level All Levels Rachel
5:30pm - 6:45pm Yoga Level 2/3 Sloane
Saturday 11:30am - 1:00pm Yoga Level 2/3 Rachel
Sunday 12:30pm - 2:00pm Yoga All Levels Jessie
5:00pm - 6:15pm Yoga 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 Pilates Robert
6:00pm - 7:00pm Spin Doug
7:00pm - 8:00pm Intro to Bouldering Climbing Staff
7:00pm - 8:30pm Bridges X: Cross Training Kelly
Tuesday 6:15pm - 7:15pm Boxing Thomas
7:30pm - 8:30pm Spin Doug
7:30pm - 8:45pm Kickboxing Vince
Wednesday 7:00am - 7:15am TRX Vince
4:15pm - 5:15pm Kid’s Kung Fu Vince
5:30pm - 6:15pm HIIT Joanna
6:00pm - 7:00pm Advanced Social Dancing* Lynn
6:30pm - 7:30pm Spin Joanna
7:00pm - 8:00pm Intro to Bouldering Climbing Staff
7:00pm - 8:30pm Bridges X: Cross Training Kelly
Thursday 6:15pm - 7:15pm Boxing Thomas
7:00pm - 8:00pm Pilates Robert
7:30pm - 8:30pm Spin Kirsten
7:30pm - 8:45pm Kickboxing Vince
Friday 7:00am - 7:45am TRX Vince
4:15pm - 5:15pm Kid’s Kung Fu Vince
5:30pm - 6:30pm UrbanKick Joanna
7:00pm - 8:30pm Bridges X: Cross Training Doug
Saturday 10:15am - 11:15am Pilates Sarah
10:30am - 11:45am Kickboxing Vince
11:00am - 12:00pm Beginner Slackline Josue
Sunday 9:30am - 10:30am Qigong Willow
11:00am - 12:00pm Pilates** Willow


OUR INSTRUCTORS


LYNN GARDINER
Advanced 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.”

*Advanced Social Dancing requires teacher’s permission to attend class if you are new








Jessie Conrad
Yoga Level 2/3
Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:45 pm
Yoga 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
Mondays 6:30 - 7:30 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
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
Yoga Level 1/2
Mondays 7:00 - 8:15 pm

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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
Yoga Level 2/3
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.

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