90 C Eureka Square Shopping  |  Pacifica, CA 94044  |  (650) 355-9642

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Viniyoga


This class is taught by:

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.

Dale McInerney

Dale started to practice yoga in high school, and then moved on to other things. During a very stressful period in her life, a friend “dragged her back” to yoga. She has been practicing ever since.

After raising her family and 27 years as a science teacher, Dale retired and began her training as a yoga teacher. She teaches in the Viniyoga tradition, focusing on the breath and adapting the practice to the individual. She considers the perfect class to be when each person is moving to the rhythm of their own breath.

Dale moved from NY to Pacifica in 2015 to be close to family and is a frequent substitute at Ocean Yoga.

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.
Level 1 Class is adapted to students in attendance with skillful use of breath and movement in postures, relaxation, breathing practices, meditation, and chanting in the Viniyoga tradition. The practice balances effort and ease through breath-centric postures and intelligent, progressive sequencing from simple to more challenging, created according to the needs and abilities of students.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Nov 25 10:45 am - 12:00 pm with Dawn Summers
  • Wed Nov 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Dawn Summers
  • Thu Nov 30 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Dawn Summers
  • Sat Dec 02 10:45 am - 12:00 pm with Dale McInerney
  • Wed Dec 06 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Dawn Summers
  • Thu Dec 07 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Substitute Teacher
  • Sat Dec 09 10:45 am - 12:00 pm with Substitute Teacher
  • Wed Dec 13 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Dawn Summers
  • Thu Dec 14 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Dawn Summers
  • Sat Dec 16 10:45 am - 12:00 pm with Dawn Summers
  • Wed Dec 20 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Dale McInerney
  • Thu Dec 21 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Nina Holle
  • Sat Dec 23 10:45 am - 12:00 pm with Dale McInerney
  • Wed Dec 27 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Dawn Summers
  • Thu Dec 28 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Dawn Summers
  • Sat Dec 30 10:45 am - 12:00 pm with Dawn Summers
  • Wed Jan 03 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Dawn Summers
  • Thu Jan 04 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Dawn Summers
  • Sat Jan 06 10:45 am - 12:00 pm with Dawn Summers
  • Wed Jan 10 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Dawn Summers