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.
Claire discovered yoga after a car accident left her with debilitating injuries and pain. The first yoga class she stepped into changed the course of her life, yoga and meditation gave her the power to take her healing into her own hands. Many years later, Claire is humbled to have found this path. Yoga is not just a practice, but a lifestyle.
Claire is an innovative yoga instructor whose classes are a balance of mindful flow, pranayama (breath work), and accessible meditation techniques. Her classes are challenging and playful...as she draws from many traditions. She teaches alignment based, creative flow classes with the intent to cultivate a deeper realtionship with the breath, body and energy.
Claire has taught over 2,000 hours of public classes and workshops. She has studied with many teachers in many lineages, and is known to blend elements of Anusara, Iyengar, alignment therapeutics, Bhakti, Baptiste and Shambava Hatha yoga into her classes. Each class draws upon Claire's extensive practical knowledge of human anatomy and self-care practices towards the goal of optimal health and balance. Her classes are often thematic, and aim to integrate both subtle and nuanced alignment cues with breath awareness allowing for a deeper state of body awareness. Her mission is to deliver a safe, creative and progressive space for yogis to grow and come into their power. For more info visit: www.clairestetina.com
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
Since then, I’ve studied with numerous wonderful teachers in a variety of yogic disciplines, and I enjoy sharing their wisdom with my students. My classes incorporate elements of Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Qigong into a flowing vinyasa practice that provides options to engage everyone from the new yogi to the advanced practitioner. I’ve taught yoga on both coasts and recently returned to California after ten great years in New England.
As a massage therapist, I also use a multidisciplinary style with a focus full-body function. I’m trained in Swedish, sports massage, deep tissue, neuromuscular, and trigger point release. My massages incorporate the elements and styles that suit the client’s specific needs and requests.
I’m thrilled to join the great people at Ocean Yoga and look forward to joining the Pacifica community on this shared journey to optimum health!
Klaus Lehrach is a playful yet sincere student of yoga. He lives in the Half Moon Bay area with his wife Amanda and two cats.
He has been teaching since 1992. He has studied with some of the top American yoga teachers including Richard Freeman (yogaworkshop.com) and John Friend (anusara.com) and gives thanks each day for their generous guidance. He brings humor and lightheartedness into his classes, yet reminds his students that yoga is a spiritual practice that can help us awaken to our True Nature. Klaus has detailed knowledge of alignment principles and therapeutic application of yoga, respect for each student, and encourages awakening to what is. Classes are geared to reflect the abilities and diversity of the students.
Klaus’ studies have included the fundamental texts of yoga philosophy; The Bhagavad-Gita, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and the Upanisads. He has also been influenced by his studies of Zen Buddhism with the San Francisco Zen Center.
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.