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Alignment Hatha


This class is taught by:

Tierra Tanner

Tierra’s curiosity for yoga and meditation was sparked by reading a book on astral travel and self-induced OBE. As her curiosity for esoteric philosophy grew, it became apparent that her life path was to be one immersed in spirituality. One day Tierra and a friend were looking through a local magazine and found an advertisement for yoga teacher training. Having dabbled in yoga at home,Tierra found that it fed not only her desire for spiritual growth, but the need for physical exertion, cultivated by a life time as a dancer. At that moment, Tierra's whole world brightened up; she had found her dharma. Since beginning to teach, Tierra has grown in all aspects of life. Teaching yoga has challenged Tierra to never be afraid of being herself, as well as serving as a vessel to share her innate love and kindness with others. Apart from teaching Vinyasa, Bikram Yoga, and Yin Yoga, Tierra specializes in Chair Yoga for senior citizens as well as Office Yoga for workplaces. Complimenting the physical practice of yoga, Tierra also practices Kriya Yoga and is a certified Reiki healer. These are, but the first doors opened for her in what she hopes to be a long and illustrious career of aiding humanity through deeper understanding of: the mind, body, spirit connection.

Dawn Summers

Dawn Summers was initially drawn to yoga in 1983 for inspiration and support during a major personal transition. She also wanted to improve certain spinal imbalances with the practice of yoga. She discovered yoga provided a source of comfort and stability, as well as improving her back and producing an overall feeling of well-being. She deepened her commitment to the practice of yoga and became a teacher in 1985 through Swami Satchidananda's Integral Yoga. Continuing her dedication, Dawn became certified again in 1992, successfully completing a two year teachers training program by Gary Kraftsow in the Viniyoga tradition of Krishnamacharya and his son, T.K.V. Desikachar. In 2001, she was the first to be certified at the most advanced level through American Viniyoga Institute - as a Yoga Therapist. She continues to study with her teacher, Gary Kraftsow (author of Yoga for Wellness, and Yoga for Transformation); and assists him with teacher's training programs.

Shree Pradhan

Originally from Nepal and based in San Francisco, yoga, meditation, and a love for the ocean came to Shree at a young age. Shree draws from her experience as a down-to-earth, lighthearted yogi from the Himalayas. A diver/surfer and lifelong travel & outdoor enthusiast, she cultivates and incorporates varying styles of intentional movement from her experience into her teaching style and practice. As a believer in the power of the practice to heal and radically transform lives, she is dedicated to helping others find that balance - in yoga at home, the office, as a way of life.

With a personable and grounded approach, she teaches a moderate and mindfully paced Bhakti Vinyasa Flow class. You will find a cultivation of safe asana or posturing, fluid / intentional movement, thoughtful sequencing and creative flow. You will also discover quickly when practicing with Shreejana that yoga is more of a fluid moving meditation that has little to do with how flexible you are and everything to do with unleashing the mind and opening the heart. www.shreejanayoga.com

 

Nina Holle

Nina Holle is a researcher, writer and yoga teacher. She completed her RYT 500 at Yoga Tree in San Francisco, immersing herself into asana, pranayama, and philosophy with her teachers Janet Stone, Jason Bowman and Judith Lasater. Her interest in precision and safe alignment has also been greatly influenced by studying at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in Berlin.
Nina fell in love with Vipassana Meditation and dharma during silent retreats in monasteries in Thailand. Since then, she regularly attends retreats and studies diligently with her main teachers, Tara Brach, Jack Kornfield and Adyashanti.
The influence of her teachers can be felt in her unique teaching style which blends movement, breath, meditation, and philosophy to create self-awareness, well-being, and transformation.
Nina also closely follows the emerging scientific insights on yoga, meditation, and neuroscience and subtly interweaves these insights with ancient traditions and wisdom, finding new ways to teach yoga and meditation in a way that fosters both physical and mental well-being and resilience - on and off the mat.

Robyn Engel

Robyn is a yogini, mother, dancer, artist and lover. Living in Pacifica she can see the Pacific Ocean as she brews tea and washes dishes. From this idyllic spot she spends time with her young son playing, painting and cooking and practicing yoga. The foundation of yoga in her life has led her to be more patient, compassionate, joyful and kind.
Her classes empower people to move with intention and attention. Leading fluid vinyasa and infusing the poses with mindful alignment and sequencing, Robyn creates a class well balanced between the practical and the philosophical. Using the time on the mat to wake up and refuel the self, she creates her classes with the experience she gets in her own daily practice of Yoga, meditation, and mindfulness, as well as all the knowledge she has gleaned from her teachers: Harvey Deutch, Rusty Wells, Elise Lorimer, Janet Stone, Darren Main, Stephanie Snyder, Elena Brower and Jane Austin.
Robyn has been a student of yoga since 1997. Steeped in 12 years of practice before the need to pass it along became strong and she participated in her first teacher training. Her hunger to know more and to serve her students keeps her forever a student. She has studied in depth vinyasa, bhakti, prenatal/postnatal, and therapeutic yoga.
 

Betsy Peterson

Betsy teaches in the Bhakti/Vinyasa tradition. Her classes are a potent combo of flow, breath, mindfulness, and intention, woven together with inspiring music and some serious sweating. She encourages students to show up as authentically as possible, and then let the practice meet them where they are - making space for the practice to unfold uniquely each day, in each moment, with each breath.

Marianne Linn

Born and raised in Germany, Marianne discovered the seeds of yoga, meditation and bodywork while traveling extensively in Asia. She has been studying and practicing yoga and meditation for over 20 years. In 1994, she was certified with the Sivananda Vedanta Yoga Society in Austria and continued her studies in the Iyengar and Astanga Vinyasa traditions, completing the teacher-training program at the Iyengar Institute in San Francisco. Marianne has been a student of Shandor Remete for over ten years and his Shadow Yoga greatly influences her practice and teaching. Her study of T'ai Chi and Qi Gong has also deepened her awareness of and connection to the presence of the universal life force energy. Marianne’s asana teachings draw from the essential elements of many great teachers such as Shandor Remete, Ana Forest, Andre Lappa, Sarah Powers, Paul Grilley, Doug Keller, S.N.Goenka and Adyashanti, as well as from her own experience as a Bodyworker and from her study of the Nature of Mind.

Marianne’s classes provide a supportive and light-hearted atmosphere where students are encouraged to learn to explore the harmonics of postural alignment and the connection between body, breath and mind. At the beginning of the month Marianne creates and offers a new vinyasa sequence, where one's focus on transitions, the "going in to" and "coming out of" a posture is as important as being in the posture. The practice becomes a meditation in motion. Marianne designs her classes with experienced beginners and intermediate level students in mind, although beginners and all sincere students are welcome. Marianne has been a certified Bodywork Practitioner since 1996. She offers Shiatsu, Therapeutic Thai Massage, Deep Tissue, Chi Nei Tsang, Prenatal Massage, and On-Site Chair Massage. Marianne is also available for Somatic Yoga Therapy and Private yoga coaching sessions.

 

 

Refine your Yoga practice! Explore yoga foundations & fundamentals in a dynamic practice which teaches proper form and alignment to help you safely build strength and flexibility. This class will give you the tools you need to safely and mindfully advance your practice. Suitable for all levels with options, variations, and modifications given to allow you to choose to soften or intensify poses to suit your needs and abilities.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Dec 12 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Tierra Tanner
  • Thu Dec 14 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Dawn Summers
  • Fri Dec 15 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Shree Pradhan
  • Sat Dec 16 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Nina Holle
  • Mon Dec 18 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Robyn Engel
  • Tue Dec 19 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Dawn Summers
  • Thu Dec 21 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Betsy Peterson
  • Fri Dec 22 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Robyn Engel
  • Sat Dec 23 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Nina Holle
  • Tue Dec 26 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Betsy Peterson
  • Thu Dec 28 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Dawn Summers
  • Fri Dec 29 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Marianne Linn
  • Sat Dec 30 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Nina Holle
  • Mon Jan 01 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Robyn Engel
  • Tue Jan 02 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Tierra Tanner
  • Thu Jan 04 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Tierra Tanner
  • Fri Jan 05 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Robyn Engel
  • Sat Jan 06 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Nina Holle
  • Mon Jan 08 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Robyn Engel