Barani is an experienced fitness professional whose diversified background includes numerous certifications across a variety of formats. She is an amazing athlete, a strong runner, and a compassionate yogini. Barani first experienced the benefits of yoga in 2002 while cross-training for a marathon. She became enamored with the positive effects of vinyasa, and later incorporated yoga into her fitness classes to help members prevent injury and improve performance. Barani passionately shares a fusion of different yoga styles and experiments with fun, creative flows. Her classes offer many modifications and alternative stretches for all levels in relaxed ambiance. Join Barani’s yoga to enhance your practice, balance other activities, and witness the positive changes for yourself.
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.
EugenePersonal Trainer / TRX Instructor
Eugene, a San Jose native, is a Certified Personal Trainer and TRX suspension trainer instructor. His approach to training is to be engaged, to be challenged, and to have fun, because one of the most important things in starting and maintaining a habit is to enjoy what you do. He hopes to share this passion with others because he thrives in the presence of motivated people and watching them succeed. When he isn’t at the gym training, you can find him hiking the trails in Rancho San Antonio Preserve, on top of a yoga mat, catching up with friends, or occasionally jumping off of planes.
Bianca is an avid proponent of fitness. Her active lifestyle includes rock climbing, mountain biking, tennis, etc. She also enjoys a plethora of outside interests that range from video editing to travel — “Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning!”
Currently teaching Vinyasa Flow, and Yin Yoga and Pilates. Linda enjoys sequencing to creatively make each class challenging, and fun. The core strengtheners often integrated in her Flow class to build abdominal strength and contribute to back health. In Yin, developing the ability to hold poses for long periods of time taking the body to a place of stillness and the mind to a place of quiet and mindfulness. As the yoga practice continues to evolve and change for each of us, Linda continues to enjoy the possibilities for Spiritual growth and happiness within all that Yoga offers for body and mind. Outside of her daily yoga classes she loves to spend time with her husband and 3 teen and college children. She also enjoys hiking in hills of the beautiful area around us.
MonicaFitness InstructorComing from a background of dedicated tennis players, an interest in being active has always been important to Monica. Curiosity led her to discover yoga by accident in her undergraduate years at UC Irvine. It was love at first crow pose! You can normally find her playing with some type of arm balance or upside down in an inversion. Off her mat, she enjoys finding hiking trails along the coast, happy hour at the barre, and making healthy concoctions in her kitchen. Her vinyasa and yoga sculpt classes are designed to be challenging yet fun with many layers accessible for everyone, from beginner to advanced. Set to a groovy playlist and incorporating free weights into a vinyasa flow, the class focuses on sculpting your body through high rep movements, isometric holds, and HIIT cardio intervals. No matter your strength or flexibility level, be prepared to have a rad workout!
Justin Cooper, founder of Kula Wellness, is a health and fitness coach who helps his clients connect the mind and body. He is a practitioner of integrative holistic wellness, a NASM certified personal trainer, AFPA holistic nutritional counselor, Neurokinetic Therapy, a 200hr registered yoga teacher, and has his BA in neuroscience. He did his yoga training in Bali with Emily Kuser of High Vibe Yoga. His classes offer a unique blend of strength and restoration. Yoga is a practice that trains your mind’s focus and awareness. It helps you accept the things you cannot change and gives you the courage to change the things you can.
BrittaAcro Yoga & Thai Massage Instructor
Britta has completed the Level 1 & 2 teacher trainings with AcroYoga International, is a certified Elemental Immersion teacher, as well as YogaSlacker teacher. She has over 1000 hours of teaching and training experience in yoga, acrobatics, and Thai massage. She offers a colorful range of classes and has studied Hatha Yoga, Kriya, Meditation and Mantra under respected teachers including Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Laura Plumb, Bhava Ram, Jason Nemer, Jason and Chelsey Magness, Mara Harris, Saul David Raye, Kadri Kurgun, and Sean Johnson.
Britta weaves poetry and precision into her yoga classes. She’s passionate about drawing students to push their edges and providing a balanced practice with the healing connection of therapeutic bodywork and the trust and freedom of acrobatics.