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Jessica loves learning about the body and mind. Her classes combine movement, strength, flexibility, creativity, and a little humor to help students awaken the body and ease the mind. Outside of the studio you’ll most likely find Jessica making messes in her kitchen, hiking, or eating guacamole.

Jessica Valentine
Yoga Director

With background training in alignment, sequencing, anatomy and breath, Brandi teaches intelligent movement combined with deep pranayama (breathing). As you come to your mat, she hopes to support you in finding mind, body and spiritual connections that go beyond physicality and inspire authenticity and equanimity, on and off the mat. 

Brandi Childs
Yoga Teacher
Rex Dean Villena - yoga classes

Rex’s classes aim to, if but for an hour, help you recollect, take responsibility for strength and ailments, and realize your authentic self. He strives to help you learn something new each class. You will often see Rex climbing after his yoga classes as he has fallen in love with climbing and brings his same passion and enthusiasm to the bouldering area.

Rex Dean Villena
Yoga Teacher
Katie Polin - Yoga Classes

Katie’s teaches a strong, alignment-based vinyasa flow to help her students achieve and maintain their optimal condition of mind and body. Her classes offer detailed and concise alignment cues, and hands-on adjustments.

Katie Polin
Yoga Teacher

In 2012 I began immersing myself in yoga, the practice became integral in my process of  healing traumas and releasing former addictions. Inspired by the diversity and depth of the offerings, I enrolled in teacher training at Happy U Namaste and massage therapy training at ICOHS. The everyday practice on and off the mat is a limitless progression and unity of body, mind, and spirit. I aim to share the gifts I have received from my teachers, my personal exploration of the practices, and hold the space for each student to express and explore their personal experiences.

Hannah Block
Yoga Teacher
Max Bunting - Yoga Classes

Drawing from his clinical massage background, Max is able to help students explore asana safely by maintaining an anatomical focus, employing adjustments to help them expand their limits and find a blissful moment. His goal has always been to help others enjoy a better quality of life through self maintenance and care.

Max Bunting
Yoga Teacher
Danielle Wise - Yoga Classes

For Danielle yoga is a constant evolving journey that should be fun and empowering while also emphasizing physical and mental wellbeing.

Danielle Wise
Yoga Teacher
grotto climbing & yoga classes

With a background in gymnastics and dance, Lena finds the physicality of yoga to be a delightful and challenging way to move the body without competition. The spiritual aspects of yoga have aided Lena in the never-ending search for peace, calm, and positivity within and she is passionate about sharing these tools with others. Lena is intentional about taking yoga off the mat and loves finding the bridges between the heart and mind, the individual and community, and mindfulness and expression. To complement the creative practice of yoga, Lena holds degrees in ethnic studies and women’s studies and is dedicated to making the joyfulness of yoga accessible to all people.

Lena Schmidt
Yoga Teacher

I am eager to learn, share and grow with the local community. You can expect my classes to embody a holistic view of yoga, with a focus on integrity and awareness which empowers students to step into their power physically, mentally and spiritually.
Mandolin Badger
Yoga Teacher
Julie Glasgow

As a teacher, Julie enjoys creating dynamic sequences that help keep students present in their practice, teaching the body to move through new pathways to find familiar places.  Having personally experienced many of the physical and psychological benefits that can come from regular practice, Julie firmly believes that yoga has something to offer everyone to make them feel happier and healthier.  Julie endeavors to share the love and joy that yoga has brought into her life and to help inspire others with the simplicity and beauty of breath linked to movement.

Julie Glasgow
Yoga Teacher
Lauren Mahlberg

Lauren first discovered yoga in her first year of college, and immediately found a deep sense of purpose. In 2015, she traveled to Costa Rica to get her 200hr. Yoga Teacher Certification, earned her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from SDSU, and became a certified Wilderness First Responder. Lauren is a firm believer in taking a holistic approach that includes nutrition, exercise, and spirituality to achieve well-being. When Lauren isn’t practicing, she enjoys bouldering, coloring, making jokes, and exploring the great outdoors.

Lauren Mahlberg
Yoga Teacher