Serenity (she/her)Yoga Instructor
Serenity first became a student of yoga in 2008. Her first class was at a climbing gym in Santa Cruz, and it completely transformed her life. Since then she began to explore many different traditions and expressions of yoga. She completed her 200 hour teaching training with Clayton Horton founder of Greenpath Ashtanga yoga teacher training at the Yoga Society of San Francisco in August 2011. She is inspired by her Ashtanga yoga training of P. Jois, as well Tri Yoga, a system of yoga founded by yogini Kali Ray that emphasizes posture, breath and focus. After her training, she began to express Bhakti yoga classes, (devotional) singing while playing her harmonium. Serenity is first and foremost a student of yoga. She draws upon her inner resources to provide a foundation of strength and courage in her classes. The clarity and compassion that she shares can be felt by many of her students. She emphasizes the breath as a tool for greater awareness and understanding of one’s own true nature. As she became more focused on her training, she found that a strong asana practice was the glue that held everything together, a true catalyst for transformation.
Remie (she/her)Yoga Instructor
Remie started her yoga practice in 2016 as a means to become healthier and to focus on her wellness. To Remie, the yoga mat became more than just a place to practice asanas. It became a space to find self-awareness, clarity, and openness to tackle any challenges in life, lessons which she also brings off the mat. She completed her 200 hour Yoga Wise teacher training in 2019 with Balance Yoga Center in San Jose, which focused on the study of traditional yogic practice and philosophy. When not practicing yoga, you can find Remie at a lab bench space doing science or going on hikes.
In her yoga class, Remie guides her students through a series of postures that focus on balance, strength, alignment, and flexibility by allowing her students to sink deeper into each posture with longer holds and different variations. As a student herself, Remie is hoping to bring to her class the same reasons why she fell in love with the yoga practice: self-discovery and growth.
Ariana (she/her)Yoga Instructor
Ariana began practicing Yoga in 2011 and fell in love with not just the way the movements made her body feel, but also the deep philosophy behind the practice. Wanting to study more than just the physical, Ariana traveled to Bali, Indonesia to receive her 200 hour Yoga teaching certification through Santosha Yoga Institute in 2018. Ariana also had the opportunity to study Yoga at the World Peace Yoga School in Rishikesh, India in 2020. Along with teaching Yoga, Ariana is in her second year of her Master’s program in Women, Gender, Spirituality, and Social Justice at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. She strongly believes that Yoga should be accessible to all. It has the power to heal inside and out. You can expect to feel nurtured and encouraged in the classes she leads. Come join to take a break from the heaviness of the world and reground in your body, mind, and spirit.