Olga Flores - Owner/Founder
Olga has run a successful luxury salon for years focusing on excellent customer service. Over the past few years she's struggled with injuries that have kept her from her lifelong love with fitness. During that time she began using Himalayan Salt lamps in her home first to help her daughter deal with general anxiety disorder, then to ease her own symptoms from migraines, then to help her husband's sleep disorders. After falling in love with yoga while using it to help her recover from injuries, she came upon the idea to combine the two! Breathe Salt Yoga and salt therapy provide the perfect mix of inner and outer health. Olga is a certified yoga instructor and is proud to share the benefits of salt yoga with the Bay Area.
Nikita Mehta - Yoga Instructor
Nikita Mehta is a writer, researcher, yoga teacher, educator and grey area drinking coach. She is a 3rd generation yogi from The Yoga School in Mumbai, India and spent her childhood living between the US and India. Her graduate research studied the interaction between the parasympathetic activations of yoga and meditation and their effects on the secondary manifestations of stuttering. The IRB approved study has deeper implications in today’s pandemic fatigued world and has influenced all of the practices that Nikita teaches today.
Nikita is a grey area drinking coach, championing equal representation of Asian women in sobriety spaces. She also teaches corporate wellness and guest lectures for yoga teacher trainings.
Read more about her work at NikitaKMehta@yahoo.com
Anne Martin - Yoga Instructor
Anne Martin is an inspiring, intuitive Yoga teacher specializing in alignment-based Vinyasa flow.
An advocate of both exploration and safety, she fosters a balance between challenge and self-
care while guiding students through thoughtful, fresh sequences honoring yoga’s traditional
fundamentals of steadiness and ease.
Approachable and empathic, Anne adeptly motivates and affirms beginners while consistently
raising the barre for experienced students. Her decades-long communications career informs
her clear cueing, inspired demonstrating and attentive listening. She earned her RYT-500
certification from Yoga Tree San Francisco.
Patsy Leung - Yoga Instructor
Patsy is 500hr+ certified and has been teaching six years. She leads a heartfelt class with fluid transitions, breathing, and modifications. She encourages a practice that builds strength and flexibility in the body as well as the mind.
200hr YogaWorks YTT with Nikki Estrada
27hr YTT It's Yoga Kids with Michelle Lee
300hr YTT with Jason Crandell
45hr YTT Fit Flow Yoga with Briohny Smyth & Dice IIda-Klein (Advanced Training & Workshop Immersion)
15hr YTT CorePower Yoga with Ryan Loren
5hr Connected Warriors (PTSD) training with Kelly Scanlon
Aimee O'Gara - Yoga Instructor
Aimee began practicing yoga for the physical benefits, but became hooked when she started to notice the mental and spiritual benefits the practice had on her. In 2016, she completed her 200 hour teacher training at a studio in South Florida where she resided at the time. Today, she hopes to share what she learned on the east coast to add to the beautifully diversified yoga scene that exists here in the Bay Area.
Jodi McLean - Yoga Instructor
Jodi McLean is a Certified Yoga and Meditation Teacher registered with Yoga Alliance 200 - RYT and the Davidji Masters of Wisdom and Meditation Teacher Academy. She is a former classical ballet dancer with over 15 years of dedicated yoga practice and Pilates experience to her name. Jodi grew up in Salt Lake City dancing for the University of Utah School of Dance and Ballet West, and spent many of her post-graduate years as an endurance road cyclist and avid powder skier in the Wasatch Mountains.
Jodi lives what she teaches and devotes five days a week to her own yoga and meditation practice. In her spare time you might find her prowling the local farmer’s markets for obscure root vegetables, perched in front of a potter’s wheel with a fresh lump of clay, or leading a women’s cyclocross ride deep into the Marin Headlands.
Rebecca Zabinsky - Yoga Instructor
Rebecca was first drawn to yoga in 2008 and quickly realized the benefits of alignment based Iyengar yoga on the body, mind, and consciousness. Rebecca strives to make her yoga classes inclusive and challenging by integrating vinyasa and restorative poses for meditative movement. Her sequences are inspired by power yoga gurus and informed by anatomical knowledge. Rebecca is a perpetual student, scientist, and RYT-200hr certified yoga teacher. Ever since training with Mark Stephens in Santa Cruz, she wants to share the benefits of yoga with all!
Megan Laskey - Yoga Instructor
Megan encourages her students to look within in order to unlock their own wisdom and strength. She offers an engaging flow that emphasizes precise alignment. Her classes are approachable for all levels, highlighting modifications for a practice that meets her students where they are. You can expect mobility, strength, and balance adventures in her classes. She is extremely dedicated to creating a nurturing and safe environment for students to support inward focus and exploration of the body and mind. I have been practicing yoga since 2017 and received my 200 YTT in Ubud, Indonesia.
Janel Hathaway - Yoga Instructor
Everyone has their own journey with their practice. I came to yoga in search of a sustainable form fitness. Coming from a high impact sport, gymnastics, I know how important it is to cultivate a balanced presence both mentally and physically.
For me, yoga opened up a direct path to listen to my body in a way I hadn’t previously known. I was surprised after practicing for a few months how much my body was telling me that I had not noticed before.
And yoga not only opened the door to a more spiritual and mindful way of being in my body, but also opened the door to a wider, supportive community grounded in this beautiful shared practice.
Now, I look forward to sharing the benefits of this practice with as many people as I can.
Claire Ngoon - Yoga Instructor
Born with the heart of an artist and an affinity for movement, freedom of expression and self-love is the guiding principle of all Claire Ngoon’s classes. Trained in the Baptiste style of Power Yoga, a certified Yoga Trapeze Teacher, and HCI certified Life Coach, Claire guides her students through challenging flows, one breath at a time with focus on intention through each movement and any mental blockage. She believes that all her students are warriors with their own unreplicable light and is dedicated to helping you discover the beauty of your truest self through mindful movement and playfully testing your edge. You can learn more about Claire on Instagram @illuminate.within.
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