Drew (she/her)Yoga Instructor
Drew began her yoga journey in 2010 to treat her scoliosis and reduce anxiety in school. Now a multi-certified yoga instructor and meditation guide. She hosts wellness events, and classes and teaches private sessions in Oakland + LA. She’s also an instructor in various fitness apps and works as an ambassador for wellness brands. Combining her love of wellness, community, and creativity all in one place.
Cathyn (she/her)Fitness Instructor
Hillary (she/her)Yoga Instructor
Hillary trained in 2008 with Rocket Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa instructor Larry Schultz at It’s Yoga in San Francisco. She encourages students to be curious about what’s possible while connecting breath and movement. Her classes are rooted in the Ashtanga practice and often explore arm balances and inversions while offering modifications for all levels. Come to class, get ready to breathe, move, sweat, and tune in.
Keino (he/him)Yoga Instructor
Keino incorporates his knowledge and skills as a Neuromuscular Massage Therapist to his strong foundation in Ashtanga yoga. His classes focus on building a strong foundation on the fundamentals of correct posture, alignment, and breathing techniques, as well as techniques to help decompress the stresses we build up in our daily lives. Having lived on four different continents with over 30 countries traveled, Keino possesses a diverse cultural background that includes some oddly paired life experiences. From being a combat soldier in the US Army to a Buddhist monk in the forest monasteries of Sri Lanka and Thailand, Keino continues his pursuit for knowledge with his goal of becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic as he completes his undergraduate for a BS in Psychology.
William discovered Yoga in 1995 on the simple path to becoming a better rock climber while looking for ways to address an injury he suffered in a near-death motorcycle accident. He soon learned Yoga was a lot more than building core strength & flexibility…
Yoga teaches us where we hold stress & anxiety, how to decompress, how to release and let go of tension, how to be better Human BEings & not always Human “Doings”. We live in a world where the #1 disability on the planet, according to the World Health Organization, is anxiety and depression! Yoga helps facilitate expansion, contraction, deeper self-awareness & better breathing techniques, which ultimately is our anchor & keeps us on a healthier path. Especially in these unpredictable times, it is so important that we stay grounded & healthy.
Alex (he/him)Fitness Instructor
As a physical culturist, Alex finds joy and peace in moving the body. As a student of strength, he is passionate, constantly seeking to learn and share his passion and knowledge with others. His group HIIT classes are fun, engaging, and well-rounded, giving you the best of strength and conditioning. When he is not coaching classes, he is often climbing or training with kettlebells. Not to mention he is also a tattoo artist in San Francisco’s Mission district. Outside of the gym, Alex enjoys spending time with his partner and child, spending time outdoors, and eating delicious foods.
Kelly (she/her)Yoga Instructor
Kelly is currently a doctoral student in Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley. Her yoga journey began as a high school student in New York City where she attended donation-based classes and fell in love with the Power Vinyasa Sequence. She started teaching Yoga in 2018 at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where she completed her undergraduate studies. She began teaching yoga at climbing gyms in 2020 at Central Rock Gym Hadley. Starting at Berkeley Ironworks in 2021, Kelly is stoked to continue teaching yoga with Touchstone Climbing. Kelly primarily teaches power vinyasa, vinyasa, and gentle flow; however, she also has experience teaching acro yoga, HIIT classes, and TRX. In her classes, Kelly aims to build an inclusive and supportive environment where students can have a positive and safe experience. Kelly has been climbing since 2018 and loves to contribute to the climbing community and work with climbers as a yoga instructor. Outside of climbing and yoga, Kelly enjoys hiking, rafting, and hanging out with her (crag) dog, Farley.
Gordon (he/him)Yoga Instructor
Gordon has been a student of yoga since 2009 when he took a college PE yoga class and found the postures and transitions to be an amazing antidote to the premature aches and pains he was enduring from years of skateboarding, basketball, martial arts, and physical labor. After refining his practice at various vinyasa studios around the bay area, he completed his 200hr training at Barefoot Movement in 2014 and has been teaching in and around Oakland ever since. Nominally a vinyasa teacher, his classes, sequences, and approach to instruction are all informed by his experience in the various physical modalities mentioned above. Gordon’s primary goal as a teacher is to help people feel better leaving class than when they arrived, and give them tools to continue to expand and refine their movement in and out of the studio/gym. When not teaching yoga, Gordon enjoys making and critiquing music, woodworking, picking up heavy things and putting them down, burritos, and short walks to the coffee shop.
Deontre (he/she/they)Yoga Instructor
Deontre (E-RYT 200) has been enjoying the benefits of the yogic practice for over ten years. In 2007, he trained with Amber Espalage of Yoga Ah Studio in Cincinnati, Ohio as an apprentice for the studio’s very first 200- hour yoga teacher training. That year of practice and devotion to the studio was challenging and also fundamental in Deontre’s understanding of asana and its effect on life off of the mat. Recently Deontre was featured in Queering Yoga, a documentary by Ewan Duarte, about stories of personal transformation and healing through the asana practice (https://www.indiegogo.com/
projects/queering-yoga-a- documentary-by-ewan-duarte- transgender#/). Deontre hopes that in each class practitioners will connect pure breath with genuine movement to find their personal flow while also connecting to a community of people doing the same.
Sunset (they/them)Yoga Instructor
Sunset lives in Oakland and enjoys being outdoors. They often practice outdoor yoga for the peace of mind and deep appreciation of nature it provides. They completed their teacher training at Hot Spot Yoga Oakland, and aim to create classes that are equitable, intentional, and fun!