• Cathyn (she/her)

    Fitness Instructor
    Cathyn has been teaching fitness and yoga since 2007 and utilizes foam rolling for myofascial release. Cathyn’s “sensational” classes provide a space to explore areas of tension and creative ways to relax and restore healthy tissue. As a yoga teacher, Pilates instructor, personal trainer, massage therapist, and ergonomist, she loves integrating disciplines to find an effective strategy for each climber and human being.
  • 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 (he/him)

    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.