Rulick teaches a dynamic style of Hatha Yoga, emphasizing the qualities of awareness and meditation in the practice. In May 2006, he began leading a free weekly Ashtanga Vinyasa class in a warehouse in downtown San Francisco. Seeing his friends become passionate about the practice was the most satisfying experience for him. Rulick received his first formal yoga teacher training certification from Piedmont Yoga Studio where he studied with teachers who drew their lineage from
the Iyengar tradition. Ever committed to the healing and nurturing sides of yoga, Rulick helps his students to transcend their limits and guide them into the unknown. Being a mountain climber and a back-country skier, he sees the benefits of applying both the physical and mental aspects of yoga practice to the “extreme” hobbies. Learn more about Rulick's teaching at
I began my yoga practice in 1995. I trained as a traditional yoga teacher with the Piedmont Advanced Studies Program in 2009, as a slackline yoga teacher with in 2011, and as an acrobatic yoga teacher with in 2012. I like to bring elements of yoga into all movement. My classes focus on conditioning to build strength, flexibility, and balance in a shared practice working in groups. After decades as a sedentary computer programmer, I enjoy the balance that comes with yoga, slacklining, and acro.


Baxter Bell, MD, RYT500 has been a part of the Ironworks Yoga staff since almost it's inception.  He leads an alignment focused practice that is influenced by such teachers as Rodney Yee, Erich Schiffman, TKV Desikachar and BKS Iyengar.  Not only will you "do" yoga, but you will learn about yoga as well.  All levels are welcome.  Learn more about Baxter's teaching at and his blog,


I have been a student of yoga since 1997, and received my teaching certification from Integral Yoga Institute in February of 2003.  I teach an accessible, yet sometimes challenging, form of Hatha yoga, appropriate for beginners and those looking to slow down and go deeper.  In my classes there is an emphasis on breathing and unwinding, while also building strength and flexibility.  I encourage each person to move at the pace of their own slow, deep breath.  (This is different from the quicker vinyasa styles, where the breath is intentionally sped up to build heat).  And after we move and breathe and stretch and strengthen, we sit.  The seated meditation practice offers the opportunity to be still, if even for a few minutes,  allowing the effects of the entire practice to really seep in to the consciousness.  My students tell me they appreciate my clear and precise instructions and ability to convey  the teachings of Hatha yoga with humor and kindness.



Amelia is passionate about yoga and loves to share it with others! She teaches a challenging Vinyasa style with a range of modifications offered all along the way. She fosters a calm and nurturing environment where people can embrace their own challenges on any particular day, whether that is to remember to breath fully or to take a much needed break. She started studying yoga in 2006 with Kevin Snorf in Santa Cruz and continued her practice as she moved around the world. Amelia trained to be a teacher with Yoga to the People in San Fransisco spring of 2010. 



Rebecca Thieneman

Rebecca is a Registered Dietitian and Registered Yoga Teacher who believes everyone has the potential to positively impact the world, and that wellness is at the forefront of this global change. With an undeniable passion for empowering others to take charge of their health and wellbeing, one of her greatest strengths is establishing meaningful connections with students, clients, and colleagues to collaboratively make the world a healthier place. 

After taking her first class nearly 13 years ago, Rebecca has continued investing in the practice of yoga through education and experience as student and teacher both. With 8 years of teaching experience particularly in the styles of Ashtanga Vinyasa, Vinyasa, and Yin yoga, Rebecca seeks to create a sacred space for students to connect within themselves more deeply through breath and posture, and expand by confronting physical and mental edges of all kinds.  She has studied most extensively with Jonny Kest at the Center for Yoga, serving as the primary faculty member for his Ashtanga/Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training program offered through LifePower Yoga in Atlanta, Georgia before recently relocating to the Bay Area. She also has studied abroad in Rishikesh, India, through a Hatha yoga program focused on advanced yoga teacher training in yoga therapy and Ayurveda.

Rebecca believes the most valuable investment we can make is in our health, and is passionately committed to imparting knowledge and providing a support system for those ready to improve the world from the inside out! 


Julie spent many years involved in training within the Krishnamacharya lineage of Vinyasa yoga in India with Sri Pattabi Jois ((Ashtanga), T.K.V. Desikachar (Viniyoga), and with Iyengar teachers in the Bay Area (Rodney Yee, Ramanand Patel) as well as with Mark Whitwell and Heart of Yoga.  She studied regularly with Dharma Mittra in his NYC studio.  Julie was mentored by the founders of Jivamukti Yoga during the establishment of their East Village yoga school where she was one of their very first teachers. She teaches yoga from the inside out focusing on the inner sensation of the breath in the body. She creates a playful field to explore flowing asana sequences wrapped in intelligent alignment, breath, mindfulness and sound.  Yoga is offered as a mirror through which we gain self-knowledge and grow compassion. Julie has a private practice in Psychotherapy/Yoga Therapy (MFT 36095) and is adept at helping people heal physical and emotional conditions.




Maria Schulman began practicing yoga in 2006, as a way to manage the stress of graduate school. Yoga quickly took over her life, and in 2011 she completed a 200-hour Certification through Yoga to the People. She currently is at work on a 500-hour certification with Kripalu. In 2013, she completed a 50-hour Rocket Yoga training with It's Yoga in San Francisco. Maria is also trained to teach the 26 hot postures. She hopes to bring her students heightened awareness of their own possibilities and power. 

Sandra Razieli has been teaching at Berkeley Ironworks since 2001. Trained in the Iyengar tradition, she teaches an alignment based practice that encourages creativity and playfulness. She guides students to recognize how changes in everyday habits of movement can lead to greater freedom, comfort, and ultimately a more fulfilling life. As a life-long soccer player, Sandra has relied on yoga to maintain a balance of flexibility and strength. As a cultural anthropologist, she is keenly aware of how cultural messages affect our body image, and ultimately our experience living in and with our bodies. Learn more about Sandra’s teaching at


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