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While juggling the everyday stresses of the corporate world, Shannon realized there was a greater need to bring movement and mindfulness to the workplace. She completed her RYT 500 at Yoga Tree in San Francisco, studying with Darren Main, Jason Bowman, Judith Lasater, and Harvey Deutch. She began teaching corporate yoga and helps maintain the GLIDE Yoga program in SF, hoping to make yoga more accessible. Her classes focus on alignment, alleviating tension and maintaining a steady flow of breath. As a resident of Pacifica, she is grateful to share her passion with the community.
Sheila is a Pacifica local who grew up loving movement of all kinds. She found Yoga in college and was immediately impressed by the physical demands of the practice, and the warmth she felt from the community. The positive effects of her practice were immediate and after a few years she decided to get certified, to dive deeper in her understanding of what Yoga is and become more confident with a home practice. Since then, she has been trained in restorative yoga, yoga for healing, and trained under Ocean Yoga's very own Robyn Engel. She has practiced yoga all over the world and loves to explore the world through and with the yoga community.

Sheila feels her mat acts as a refugee from everyday life, and is a place to connect physically and emotionally at any given moment. Yoga has been a tool of healing, connecting, strength building, and heart opening in her life. She believes Yoga is a beautiful and fun physical, mental, and spiritual practice where one can learn to be soft and strong at the same time. In addition to offering her students a fun and dynamic flow, she hopes to offer students a space to "come as you are". She loves teaching students of all levels, and believes everyone can benefit from showing up to their mat. She teaches in studios, in corporate offices and to high school student athletes.

In addition to loving yoga, she is an outdoor enthusiast, dog lover, and design admirer. She has a passion for exploring new places, spending time with her family, and being a student of life.

Yoga has been a constant in Ally’s life since the first day her mom brought her to a class 7 years ago. She is deeply grateful for the practice because of how it has always continued to ebb and flow with her as she has evolved and for the infinite amount of teachings and many ways to connect with what yoga is. Ally’s classes are influenced by her teachers, experiences, lessons and travels; all of which have illuminated her path. She has struggled with a chronic disc injury in her lower back that has taught her how to listen to her body and to be an especially compassionate teacher for those suffering with physical pain. She teaches from the heart and truly believes intentional movement is one of the best sources of therapy and ways we can create a union between our mind, body and soul. She is forever a student and a passionate teacher of everything she has learned on her journey thus far. Just Breathe.

Andrea has been belly dancing since 1996. She has trained with the best belly dancers in the SF Bay Area and in Egypt. She's performed all over the Bay Area, produced sold-out dance events, and created numerous choreographies for her troupe. She enjoys sharing the dance with experienced dancers as well as newbies. She is dedicated to making belly dance accessible to all levels and having the most fun while working up a sweat.

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.
After experiencing my first yoga class, I knew what my purpose was; To share the transformative fruits that a yoga practice can bring to other hungry hearts and minds. In 2008, my wanderlust, both inward and outward, led me to India and Nepal where I studied many different meditation and yoga techniques. This paved the way for me to get my RYT-200 certification in 2011 from Still Yoga in Silverlake, CA and my RYT-500 certification from YogaMaze in Los Angeles, CA in 2014. My classes honor the influence of my teachers throughout the years by being fueled with intent, based on alignment, and centered with awareness.
After working in the corporate world of hospitality, travel and entertainment for most of his adult life, a reality came over David that while he was living a wonderful and exciting life, he was doing little to touch, support and be of service to others. A calling he always "felt", but didn't fully understand how to share until he found yoga (David actually believes that yoga found him)! Of course, this awareness changed his own journey as well. Having been an endurance athlete and taking part in triathlons, marathons and endurance races, David is very aware of how ones body acts and reacts as well as the potential for injures as it relates to sports. His classes focus on the wellness of the muscles, injury care and prevention and syncing up the breath, heart and mind to allow for stillness.

With awareness comes change and soon David made the shift from "Wall Street to Wellness", receiving his 200 hour Hatha Yoga Certification in 2006. His calling to wellness continues to expand and David now holds additional certifications in Thai Yoga Bodywork and Reiki Energy Healing. To read more about David visit www.yogawithdavid.com

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.
Jackie’s yoga path began in 1997 while studying dance and Pilates. With a lifelong love of movement, it was only natural that she begin the journey of yoga. Jackie loves and appreciates all styles of yoga and is passionate about teaching asana through proper alignment techniques, thoughtful sequencing and often includes yoga therapeutics to build strength, balance and flexibility. Her classes are for yogis of all levels wishing to gain a deeper awareness of the self through asana, spiritual philosophy, breathwork and meditation.

Jackie has endless gratitude to her teachers. Most recently Jackie has completed a yoga therapeutics training with acclaimed physical therapist and yoga teacher, Harvey Deutch, and studied under the tutelage of Guru Vishva-ji at the Anand Prakash ashram India. She is currently on the path of becoming a Certified Yoga Therapist through Kripalu School of Yoga and has done over 500 hours of teacher training hours. Jackie and her family share a deep love for travel and just returned from a life-changing eight month journey around the world. She has returned feeling a new charge for life and in her free time she can be found hiking Pacifica's many ocean-side trails, enjoying good food and wine with friends and cherishes the time she has with her husband and her two crazy-awesome boys.

Jane Gunther has been a serious student of Pilates for over 15 years. She was fortunate to have had many years of private instruction from teachers with training passed down directly from Joseph Pilates, which has provided her with a deep appreciation for the classical Pilates method. Jane’s teacher training started in Ellie Herman’s San Francisco studio (now called EHS Pilates) where she has completed the full Balanced Body University teacher training program encompassing exercises on the mat and all equipment. As a teacher, Jane tailors her classes to the needs of her students by incorporating both peel-backs and challenging versions of classical and contemporary Pilates exercises.
Jane discovered the practice of Garuda while seeking ways to increase the challenge of her mat classes with additional movements performed seated and standing, adding more cardiovascular and balance benefits. She has completed 100 hours of training in intimate class sizes in Garuda mat and apparatus fundamentals, seated and standing mat, and barre work with Garuda creator James D’Silva and senior trainer Erin Baker. James D’Silva is a professional dancer, yogi, and chi gong practitioner that has been the trainer for fitness conscious Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Trudi Styler.
Leigh Anne is certified in teaching American Tribal Style® (ATS®) belly dance by the famous FatChanceBellyDance creator, Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman. With a B.A. in Theater and history of performance art throughout the Bay Area, Leigh Anne is a veteran of the FatChanceBellyDance® school since 2004. She led the FCBD® student troupe Nefer Tem from 2007 to 2008 and founded her own professional troupe, Al-hambra Tribal Dance, in 2009. Leigh Anne earned her FCBD® General Skills certification in 2010, FCBD® Teacher Training in 2010, and additional certification in 2016. Leigh Anne’s dance training includes years of study of modern cabaret by Nanna Candelaria, folkloric Middle Eastern dance by Asia Arabesque, tribal fusion by Cera Byer and Ariellah, Salimpour and Jamila format by Andrea Sendek, and World Fusion by Wendy Marlatt.
Lindsey's classes are beautiful and grounded. She incorporates a unique blend of breath awareness into each movement of the body while using sound healing techniques, such as mantra and singing crystal bowls. Her flow is designed to awaken an intentional sense of presence to the physical, mental and emotional bodies. She encourages a focus on body acceptance, which creates room for a positive space and deeper healing. She also strives to encourage and guide others to find and connect with their own inner light; the light she believes connects us all in our truest essence.
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.



Molly is an educator who combines yoga, mindfulness, and playful learning into her practice. She began a personal yoga practice as a teenager. Yoga was a welcomed escape from a busy lifestyle. She graduated from the University of San Francisco with her teaching credential and Masters degree in Elementary Education. She began teaching 2nd grade in 2011 at a wonderful school in the San Francisco Unified School District. To meet the needs of her diverse student population, Molly studied and embraces Mindfulness through Mindful Schools in Berkeley. She began to include movement in her teaching practice, so Molly found Next Generation Yoga and completed their 2-7 and 8-13 year old trainings. Using a growth mindset approach, her classes include a creative theme, cooperative games, and social emotional learning.
Neil Wadhawan was exposed to yoga by his father at a very young age. He grew up learning about eastern philosophy, which eventually led him to receive a B.A. in Philosophy. He also studied western and eastern music at an undergraduate and graduate level. As a way of life, Neil discovered yoga through sound. As a professional musician Neil first met his teacher Rusty Wells when he found himself playing and singing along side him. After practicing in Rusty's class, Neil quickly fell in love with Bhakti Flow, the yoga of love and devotion, and soon after, he enrolled in his first teacher training. Since then, Neil has been a teacher in several trainings in San Francisco and all over the world. He continues to share his love for the practice locally and beyond. Neil believes that in any art or discipline, one can only be a great student and never a master. There is always something new to learn and the only way to continue to grow is to remain a student. Through music, sweat, laughter and flow, Neil's playful and challenging classes will help inspire you to find the beautiful rhythm of Bhakti Flow.
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