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Mimm Patterson Yoga

Mimm Patterson Yoga

Mimm Patterson teaches from Samyama Yoga Center in Palo Alto. Her early training featured an alignment-centric practice that over the years has transitioned into a safe and vibrant flow. Mimm teaches Hatha yoga in a slow-flow format, Yin Yoga and Movement as Meditation: A Therapeutic Approach at Samyama Yoga Center in Palo Alto, CA. She […]

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Neil Wadhawan Yoga

Neil Wadhawan Yoga

Neil Wadhawan was exposed to yoga by his father at a very young age. He grew up learning about eastern philosophies which eventually led him to receive a B.A. in Philosophy. He also studied western and eastern music at an undergraduate and graduate level. As a way of life, Neil discovered yoga through sound. As […]

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Martin Scott Yoga

Martin Scott Yoga

Martin Scott teaches yoga at Union Yoga (unionyogasf.com) in San Francisco, CA. Teaching yoga is the most rewarding gift he has ever received. It allows him to make positive contributions to his community and to help students find peace and calm in this crazy world. Martin is “traditionally non-traditional” and teaches every class with the […]

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Brad Brockbank Yoga

Brad Brockbank Yoga

Brad Brockbank’s path to the practice of yoga was initially about healing. A do or die‚ attitude in surfing, motorcycles and hockey had left him with chronic pain. Like many people, this became normal, and it impacted him emotionally as much as it did physically. Yoga was his last-ditch effort, a Hail Mary that seemed […]

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Leila Swenson Yoga

Leila Swenson Yoga

Leila Swenson’s yogic journey began in 2000 at the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA under Spiritual head Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD, the successor to Swami Rama. She lived, worked, and studied there for 2 months. She has since completed nearly 1000 hours of Teacher Training, including a 500 hour Certification in Bhakti Flow with Rusty […]

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Erika Van Gemeren Yoga

Erika Van Gemeren Yoga

Erika Van Gemeren is a San Francisco-based, full-time yoga instructor who has been practicing since 1999. As a child, she could feel the mind/body connection through dancing, hiking, and snowboarding. Yoga was a natural extension of her embodied movement practices and she developed an immediate passion for her practice. Erika’s goal is to inspire and […]

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Yoga Studios

Satori Yoga Studio | San Francisco, CA

Satori Yoga Studio | San Francisco, CA

Satori Yoga Studio is an oasis in the heart of San Francisco’s Financial District. They are devoted to helping urban professionals relax, unwind, and move in a soothing and conveniently located environment. Satori provides a wide variety of Yoga, Pilates, and meditation classes for practitioners of all levels. Because of their unique location, in the […]

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Union Yoga SF | Russian Hill

Union Yoga SF | Russian Hill

“It doesn’t matter if you do all the fancy poses and stand on your hands with your feet behind your head – when your intention is clear, your heart is pure.” – Sri Dharma Mittra About Union Yoga At Union Yoga, a simple aesthetic sensibility mirrors the studio’s honest, open approach to sharing the health […]

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Samyama Yoga Center | Palo Alto, CA

Samyama Yoga Center | Palo Alto, CA

Samyama Yoga Center is at the heart of Palo Alto’s vibrant yoga community. The studio is located in midtown at 2995 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto, CA. Designed by owner and director John Berg, this state-of-the art, all purpose built studio features a spacious main practice studio, a smaller studio for individualized training, showers, lockers, a […]

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Yoga Flow SF | Union and Ocean Yoga Studios

Yoga Flow SF | Union and Ocean Yoga Studios

Yoga Flow SF has 2 yoga studio locations in San Francisco, CA; Union Street (formerly Aha Yoga) and Ingleside Terraces. Each studio offers both heated and non-heated Vinyasa Flow yoga classes by some of San Francisco’s best yoga teachers. Yoga Flow SF Union is located in the heart of the Cow Hollow/Marina Districts and provides […]

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Asta Yoga | Mission District | San Francisco, CA

Asta Yoga | Mission District | San Francisco, CA

As Rocket Yoga continues it’s explosive growth, Asta Yoga in San Francisco’s Mission District, is at the heart of it. A beautiful yoga studio, with great teachers, and a simple philosophy, have placed this yoga studio as a “must visit” for any devoted yoga practitioner. What is Rocket Yoga? Rocket Yoga, also known as ‘The […]

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Zazen | More Than Just A Yoga Studio

Zazen | More Than Just A Yoga Studio

In Zen Buddhism, Zazen is a meditative discipline practitioners perform to calm the body and the mind, and be able to concentrate enough to experience insight into the nature of existence. Zazen is considered the heart of Zen Buddhist practice. At Zazen they offer a range of practices each of which is a way of […]

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Yoga Workshops

Deeper Realms | 6-Week Immersion | John Berg

Deeper Realms | 6-Week Immersion | John Berg

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 8:30 to 10:00 PM $15.00 drop-in The format for Deeper Realms is as incomparable as the concept. Beginning on August 11th and meeting Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 8:30 until 10, each week is unique and will feature a different team of instructor/facilitators. On Tuesdays one facilitator will lead the […]

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Yoga As A Path Of Least Resistance | James Fox + Kelly Boys | Yoga Toes Studio | Point Reyes, CA | Aug. 2, 2015

Yoga As A Path Of Least Resistance | James Fox + Kelly Boys | Yoga Toes Studio | Point Reyes, CA | Aug. 2, 2015

Join James Fox and Kelly Boys Sunday, August 2, 1:00-4:30pm at Yoga Toes Studio in Point Reyes, CA. In this workshop where they will explore innovative approaches to yoga and meditation including a Taoist perspective for cultivating a more effortless way of moving through our lives. James Fox and Kelly Boys will share yoga practices […]

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Detox Flow Workshop | Neil Wadhawan | Sept. 29, 2015

Detox Flow Workshop | Neil Wadhawan | Sept. 29, 2015

Detox Flow | Bhakti-style with live drumming! When: Sunday, September 27, 2015 Where: Yoga Flow SF Ocean Studio | 385 Ashton Ave. SF, CA Time: 2-4:00 pm Cost: $30 in advance | $35 at the door Register HERE Flow into Fall with this two-hour vigorous Vinyasa practice that will utilize Pranayama (breath work), Asana (physical […]

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Yoga Anatomy Lab: The Pelvis | Gabbriella Yates | May 23, 2015

Yoga Anatomy Lab: The Pelvis | Gabbriella Yates | May 23, 2015

Yoga Anatomy Lab: The Pelvis with Gabbriella Yates Where: Yoga Garden San Francisco, CA Date: May 23, 2015 Time: 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM Cost: $75 All levels are welcome The pelvis is our center of gravity, and some would argue our foundation for many things in life. Its shape is responsible for one of […]

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Connect With Your Heart | Yoga Workshop | Jennifer Zlaket | June 6, 2015

Connect With Your Heart | Yoga Workshop | Jennifer Zlaket | June 6, 2015

Connect with your heart: Spring forward with clarity and align with your inner wisdom Where: Satori Yoga Studio, San Francisco, CA Date: Jun 06, 2015 Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Cost: $65  Led by Jennifer Zlaket, Kalin Downing and Andrea Stern This day is about remembering/realizing who we truly are underneath the habit-wearing masks, […]

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Transformational Breathing | Yoga Workshop | Robin Duryea | June 14, 2015

Transformational Breathing | Yoga Workshop | Robin Duryea | June 14, 2015

Pranayama Workshop: Transformational Breathing with Robin Duryea Location: Yoga Garden San Francisco Date: Jun 14, 2015 Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Tuition: $40, ($35 before June 1) The breath is what carries our prana, or vital life energy, and ushers us into the ebb and flow of life where we unlock the mysteries of […]

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Local Yoga Events

Yoga For Change Fundraiser | Sept. 12, 2015 | Darren Main | Grace Cathedral

Yoga For Change Fundraiser | Sept. 12, 2015 | Darren Main | Grace Cathedral

Yoga for Change | Benefiting The Community Preschool Grace Cathedral Saturday September 12, 2015 $15 to attend 9:00am – Registration opens 10-11:30 yoga class 11:30 – 12:30 – post yoga get together In its third year, this festive and meaningful event brings together socially-minded yogis of all levels for a morning of yoga and a […]

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Rise and Shine: The DayBreaker Movement | Tawnya Schultz

Rise and Shine: The DayBreaker Movement | Tawnya Schultz

Yoga, dancing and a casual Bay boat cruise sounds like a nice day, but what if you could do it all before 9 a.m.? The DayBreaker crew makes it a reality, bringing a community of energetic, eccentric and enthusiastic souls together for a morning that won’t be forgotten. Last Friday, as dawn broke on the […]

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Pose For A Purpose | Outdoor Yoga Festival | Los Gatos, CA | Sept. 12, 2015

Pose For A Purpose | Outdoor Yoga Festival | Los Gatos, CA | Sept. 12, 2015

Community, Cooperation and Collaboration are “C” words that are bigger than cancer. Pose 4 A Purpose is an outdoor yoga festival benefiting Cancer CAREpoint. This year’s festival will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Vasona Park in Los Gatos, CA. An event that brings together yoga practitioners and teachers in a fun way […]

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Yoga on The Labyrinth | Darren Main | Tuesdays at Grace Cathedral

Yoga on The Labyrinth | Darren Main | Tuesdays at Grace Cathedral

Weekly Gentle Hatha Yoga Class When: Tuesday’s at 6:15 PM Where: Grace Cathedral, 1100 California Street, San Francisco Cost: $10-$20 Donation Each week hundreds of people fill San Francisco’s iconic Grace Cathedral to practice yoga set to live music. All are welcome! Some are young, others old.  Some have practiced yoga for years while others are […]

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Morning Gloryville SF | Bring Back The 80’s Edition | Aug. 19, 2015 | 6:30am

Morning Gloryville SF | Bring Back The 80’s Edition | Aug. 19, 2015 | 6:30am

Whether you’re prepping for Burning Man or simply preparing for fall, Morning Gloryville has an incredibly special ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT to end this gorgeous summer with! Justin Campbell is Desert Hearts very own talented DJ / Producer who is going to give our morning that irresistible booty shake we just can’t get enough of. Justin’s Soundcloud: […]

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Yoga For Hope  | Union Square | San Francisco, CA | Aug. 22, 2015

Yoga For Hope | Union Square | San Francisco, CA | Aug. 22, 2015

When you support Yoga for Hope, you help City of Hope shorten the time it takes to get from bold, innovative ideas to powerful new cancer, diabetes and medical treatments. On Saturday, August 22, 2015 the yoga community will unite to support a unique fundraising event in San Francisco, Yoga for Hope. The event was […]

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Yoga Festivals

Symbiosis Gathering | Oakdale, CA | Sept. 12-16, 2015

Symbiosis Gathering | Oakdale, CA | Sept. 12-16, 2015

Symbiosis Gathering, a multifaceted lakeside music and arts event today announced its 2015 Elemental Alchemy program – an immersive educational program offering community members a chance to fully embrace the ethos of the event and the creative passions it inspires. From September 12-16th, Elemental Alchemy will bring together thought leaders in Permaculture, Yoga, and Visionary […]

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Wanderlust Festival Returns To Squaw Valley, CA | July 16-19, 2015

Wanderlust Festival Returns To Squaw Valley, CA | July 16-19, 2015

Wanderlust, producers of the largest yoga lifestyle events in the world, returns to its festival birthplace, Squaw Valley, CA from July 16-19. The four-day retreat in North Lake Tahoe offers yoga enthusiasts, families, foodies and outdoor adventurers the opportunity to experience the ultimate restorative getaway. The 2015 season will feature an unparalleled lineup of some […]

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Steamboat Movement Festival | July 23-26, 2015 | Steamboat Springs, CO

Steamboat Movement Festival | July 23-26, 2015 | Steamboat Springs, CO

The yoga and music communities of Steamboat Springs, Colorado are thrilled to host the Inaugural Steamboat Movement Fest – a celebration of world-class yoga, live music and summer outdoor adventure. Taking place July 23-26, 2015, this four-day, Zero Waste event unites yoga, music, and movement in the unique beauty of Steamboat Springs, CO, located in […]

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Bhakti Fest | Yoga and Kirtan | Sept. 9-14, 2015 | Joshua Tree, CA

Bhakti Fest | Yoga and Kirtan | Sept. 9-14, 2015 | Joshua Tree, CA

Bhakti Fest West is a 6 Day Yoga, Dance, Sacred Music Festival. Check out the Amazing Schedule, read about their International Yoga Teachers, Kirtan/Devotional Music Performers and transformational Workshop Leaders. They are part of The Center For Spiritual Studies, a 501c3 Non Profit that supports charities across the globe, for the empowerment of people. Monies […]

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Groove Yoga Festival | Goa, India | Oct. 1-6, 2015

Groove Yoga Festival | Goa, India | Oct. 1-6, 2015

Get in the groove. The Groove Yoga Festival welcomes everyone to gather in dynamic movement, music and creative play. This 6-day yoga event combines the vibrant programming of a yoga festival with the relaxed atmosphere of a retreat. The presenter line up includes internationally recognized teachers such as Meghan Currie, Patrick Beach, Daniel Scott and Simon […]

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Hanuman Festival | June 11-14, 2015 | Boulder, CO

Hanuman Festival | June 11-14, 2015 | Boulder, CO

If there is one yoga festival you go to this year, go to the Hanuman Festival. Hanuman Festival is a community-oriented yoga and music festival honoring the practice of yoga. Join us for the fifth-year anniversary in beautiful Boulder, Colorado June 11 – 14, 2015 for a transformational weekend with world-class yoga instructors, mind-blowing music, […]

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Yoga Products

Kira Grace | The Flirt Line

Kira Grace | The Flirt Line

The Flirt Collection from Kira Grace | A yoga line of clothing that is Sexy, Sophisticated, and Chic. The new Flirt line from Kira Grace is now available and it’s absolutely incredible. We picked two of of favs. You can purchase them by clicking HERE Freedom Tunic (Black) $88.00 All Fits (Athletic to Curvy) – […]

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Yoga Kneez | A Knee Pad For A Pain-Free Pose

Yoga Kneez | A Knee Pad For A Pain-Free Pose

Our friends at Yoga Kneez have created a great knee pad for Yogis that require more padding than a traditional yoga mat can provide. It’s a great accompaniment to any yoga practice. It’s “A Knee Pad For A Pain-Free Pose.” YogaKneez is a companion yoga cushion that provides stability, comfort and awareness for your Yoga […]

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Bhakti Flow | A Training Guide For Practice And Life

Bhakti Flow | A Training Guide For Practice And Life

Here at SF Yoga Magazine we’ve had a chance to look at excerpts from Rusty Well’s new book, Bhakti Flow Yoga | A Training Guide For Practice and Life, and we can say that we are very excited for it’s release on August 7, 2015. Rusty’s knowledge of Bhakti Yoga, Yoga Sutra, Yoga Philosophy, Vinyasa, […]

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Stelari | Embrace it. Wear it. Live it. Love it. Find Your Rhythm.

Stelari | Embrace it. Wear it. Live it. Love it. Find Your Rhythm.

Stelari moves with the rhythm of life. The essence of the Stelari brand is simple: purposeful, versatile, and passionate fashion. It’s about more than looking good in the mirror or on the mat. Stelari tanks, mesh tops, sweaters, kimonos, and mats effortlessly deliver eco-chic, functional, heart-infused style to yogis, runners, creatives, moms, and all women […]

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Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda | Kirtan Artists| CD Giveaway

Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda | Kirtan Artists| CD Giveaway

We’re giving away 2 CD’s from Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda, Saraswati Dreams, and Kundalini Mantras Live. You can sign up for the giveaway HERE, and check out the CD’s below. Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda are Oregon based musical artists in the genre of mantra music. They offer kirtan, healing mantra music and Kirtronica (kirtan and […]

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Hot Chakras | Men’s and Women’s Yoga Clothing | Made In SF, CA

Hot Chakras | Men’s and Women’s Yoga Clothing | Made In SF, CA

Hot Chakras yoga clothing is made right here in San Francisco. They make both men’s and women’s yoga clothing. We love their fun colors, and high quality 4-way stretch material. We picked a few of our favorites to share with you. Please support this amazing company and buy SF local. Dizzy Diamonds $72 This might […]

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