Satori Yoga studio is nestled in the heart of the Financial District on Sutter Street near Trinity Plaza (where Barry's Bootcamp is) and is a retreat away from the office and city life. Satori provides a variety of yoga and meditation class offerings and can be booked through ClassPass, Zenerez, or Mind Body. Changing rooms are available. Mat rentals available. Water available for purchase. Drop ins welcome. Please arrive 5 minutes early for check in and to grab a spot (spaces limited).
Vinyasa Flow Levels 1-3 4:00-5:00 and 6:45pm-8pm Thursdays and 1:30-2:30 Fridays:
This class is a true all levels class with options for those newer to yoga as well as advanced options, though some yoga experience is recommended to get the full benefit of my teaching. Every 3-4 weeks we will change our body focus and sequence and regular attendees will see a difference and growth in their practice throughout that time. While we will have a flow element to every sequence, this class will focus more on learning how to open and strengthen various body parts in order to improve alignment and confidence in each posture. Contemporary "upbeat chill" music provided but is not the focus of the class. Some adjustments provided--if you prefer not to be touched, I ask that you approach me before class to let me know so I can respect your space. Satori Yoga classes are "unheated" but you'll always have a comfortable space to practice in with the temperature usually around 70-75 degrees.
CorePower Yoga is a mainstay of power vinyasa around the nation. With hundreds of locations and many in the Bay Area, CorePower has allowed power vinyasa to be accessible and fun to all levels of yogis. CorePower style provides an active power yoga practice, complete with core strengthening, well-balanced sequencing and a breath to movement flow for our Sun Saluation B. CorePower Yoga does not allow advanced booking, so make sure to arrive early to ensure a spot especially during peak times. Mat and towel rentals available. Water available for purchase. CorePower has a full locker room with showers and a place for your belongings. If you are brand new to CorePower, please come 10 minutes early to get registered for your free week. Adjustments are provided in class, but there is always an option to opt out if you would prefer a hands-off practice.
C2: CorePower C2 classes are great for all levels of yogis, though it is recommended that beginner yogis have SOME experience with foundational postures. C2 class sequences are unique to each teacher and will focus on a peak posture or body part of the focus of each class. Every 3-4 weeks we will change our body focus and sequence and regular attendees will see a difference and growth in their practice throughout that time. There will usually be an arm balance or inversion option in every class. Contemporary music provided and matched with the style of the teacher and class. C2 classes are heated to about 95 degrees with some added humidity.
I teach at the Financial District location on Mondays: 12:15 C2.
Ritual Hot Yoga
Ritual Hot Yoga is more than a yoga class, but a yoga experience. These 50 minute classes are a great way to connect to your body in a different way, through dynamic choreographed movement in a sultry candlelit setting and matched to contemporary music. The rooms are heated to 95-98 degrees with added humidity to allow for a good sweat and a high intensity experience. At Ritual Hot Yoga, we move with the beat of the music. Every beat is matched with a posture or a cue and the instructor is on the mic allowing for clear instruction. We level our postures out 1-4 to allow for a true all levels experience in ability, though some yoga experience is recommended. If it's your first time at Ritual, say hi to the teacher and introduce yourself and make sure to set yourself up near the demo mat at the front of the room so you will have a visual guide for the movements. Ritual always starts with a seated meditation where we introduce pranayama and our 4-count beat as well as our weekly intention. As we move through warm up and the strength section, you'll get the idea, the beat might change, but your breath will get used to following it from song to song. We then flow to a sequence, work in some balance postures, then flow it all again in a "long flow" towards the end of class. We then cool it down with hips and twists on the mat and a long savasana. Each student will receive adjustments by the teacher and/or assistant as well as a mini shoulder and neck massage and cool eucalyptus towel on the eyes at the end of class. At Ritual we not only have weekly intentions but weekly peak postures that each teacher will use to guide their sequences. Sequences and playlists will change every day and with every teacher. Ritual is bookable online through the website or app or through ClassPass. There are two locations, one in SOMA on 6th street and one in FiDi on Kearney. Both are unique and offer the same class experience. The SOMA location is bigger but both have showers and bathrooms. At Ritual, your Manduka mat is already waiting for you in the room (no need to bring one). Grab a Yogi Toes towel on the way in and clip it to your mat of choice. Shower towels and bottled water are also complementary.
Ritual Hot Yoga: Breathe to the beat at either SOMA or FiDi. Classes are 50 minutes. Please arrive on time as we start promptly and begin with a seated meditation. If you arrive or cannot get set up prior to meditation, please wait until the 3-5 minute meditation is over before you enter the room. My music style is: Old School Hip Hop and Dream Pop, and you'll always have something fun to flow to. There is always an inversion in every class, and usually in my classes, an option to practice an arm balance in the long flow even if it isn't focused on during class. My favorite posture is Lizard in level 2 and you'll often encounter it in my sequences, especially if we are doing some hip openers.
Ritual Yin: Ritual Yin is also 50 minutes, set to heat, music and candle light, but a slightly slower pace, focusing on long held postures and a mellow vibe. Here you will work on stretching out and restoring your body using blocks and straps to support you. Contemporary music will still guide the practice.
Please check the schedule to find my teaching shifts under "Jenny M."
Humble Yoga is a boutique studio in Moraga and offers a variety of classes that range from "Flex" (strength and cardio class) to "Flow" (power vinyasa), and Prenatal and Gentle Flow classes as well. The relaxing and beautiful set up provide the most welcoming place to practice, to truly connect to your breath and your body and to the local community. Classes can be booked online through their website and drop ins welcome. There is a new student special if you have never been to Humble before. Please arrive 5 minutes before class to set up. Mat rentals and water purchases available. Each class will have a different feel depending on the style and the instructor, but you will always find a well-balanced sequence, relatable real-world intentions and down to earth vibe. Nothing complicated, we keep it simple. The breath, the body, the mind. Humble Yoga classes are heated to a comfortable 75-80 degrees.
Sunrise Flow 6am Tuesdays:
This is an all-levels class for the early birds! I usually start this class with a slower, extended warm up, but we get into a vigorous vinyasa flow sequence soon enough! Similarly to most of my other classes, the body focus will remain constant for 3-4 weeks, the sequence changing slightly to allow for growth and development for those who practice with me regularly. There will be modification offerings as well as uplevel options for more advanced yogis. All I ask in these classes is that you mindfully move the body and mindfully move the breath and engage in the learning process of yoga. Contemporary "upbeat chill" music will be played during class and some adjustments will be provided.
Vinyasa Yoga 8:20am Tuesdays:
This is an all-levels class with structure and instruction, longer holds in postures and minimal flow beyond warm up salutations. I take time to break down various postures and use them as teaching tools to form a deeper mind-body connection. Similarly to most of my other classes, the body focus will remain constant for 3-4 weeks, the sequence changing slightly to allow for growth and development for those who practice with me regularly. There will be modification offerings as well as uplevel options for more advanced yogis. All I ask in these classes is that you mindfully move the body and mindfully move the breath and engage in the learning process of yoga. Contemporary "upbeat chill" music will be played during class and some adjustments will be provided.
Humble Gentle Flow 11am Thursdays:
This is a great class for those newer to yoga, coming back from injury or maybe older yogis who still want to stay active in their practice. This class will be slower paced and most of the times, modifications will be the norm but there will always be options to uplevel it to more intense practice for those who want the challenge. We will focus on alignment and safe practices. Blocks, straps, bolsters and pads are available and this class will often incorporate them into the sequence. There will be plenty of standing poses and there will always be a standing balance portion of this class. Contemporary "upbeat chill" music will be played during class and some adjustments will be provided. For those yogis coming back from injury or illness, please let me know your limitations prior to class, but know that as in any yoga class, listen to your own body.
Vita Oakland is a beautiful studio located in Rockridge on College Avenue. Vita has a full class offering ranging from pilates to barre, to higher intensity “Trilogy” to several styles of yoga. With a relaxing setting filled with light (and plants!) it provides a welcoming place to practice, to truly connect to your breath and your body and to the local community which also happens to be my neighborhood for the past 9 years. Classes can be booked online through their website and drop ins welcome. There is a new student special if you have never been to Vita before. Please arrive 5 minutes before class to set up. Manduka mats are available to use, but you are also free to bring your own. Bring a water bottle, we have a fill up station. Each class will have a different feel depending on the style and the instructor, but you will always find a well-balanced sequence, a strong workout and a friendly atmosphere. Vita classes are heated to a comfortable 70-75 degrees.
Power Yoga 7pm Wednesdays
Vinyasa Flow 9:30 Fridays
available upon request
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