Bio. BORN: Passionate CURRENT TOWN: Paradise OCCUPATION: Action Man Follow on Facebook Eric and his wife Denise are the owners and co-founders of You and the Mat, independent yoga studios and fine art galleries for yoga inspired art located in Orange County and the East Bay of San Francisco, California. Together, they strive to make […]



Bio. BORN: CURRENT TOWN: OCCUPATION: website Known as a “teachers’ teacher,” Annie is the creator of SmartFLOW Yoga, an intelligent marriage of mindful movement with compassionate, wakeful alignment. Annie creates practices that are at once advanced and challenging, yet safe and playful. Practicing yoga since the 70s, she worked with the Martha Graham Company in […]



  Bio. BORN: to explore CURRENT TOWN: oaktown OCCUPATION: spreading the news website Margi’s classes emphasize correct alignment, awareness of breath and intense relaxation so that the benefits of yoga reveal themselves. She roots her alignment-based vinyasa classes both in Buddhist philosophy and in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali to invite the physical practice to […]



Bio. BORN: CURRENT TOWN: OCCUPATION: website   Leslie Howard is a Oakland-based yoga teacher, specializing in all things pelvic. She leads workshops and trainings nationally and is writing a book about the female pelvis. Her own struggles with healing her hips and pelvis led her to intense study of the anatomy, physiology, cultural messaging, history […]


Mari Isaac

Bio. BORN: To see the beauty in everything CURRENT TOWN: Gratitude OCCUPATION: Yoga teacher / Professional Portrait Photographer As Studio Director for You & the Mat in Oakland, Mari, together with key members of the management team, runs the daily operations.  As a yoga teacher, Mari’s (Marilyn) teaching has evolved into an intelligent, yet organic […]



Bio. BORN: Former Life ~ As a Gypsy somewhere / Current Life ~ Minnesota CURRENT TOWN: San Clemente, Ca. / Harbour Island, Bahamas OCCUPATION: Mom, Teacher, Wife, Mostly a free spirit figuring out living in this world with planetary awareness and some puritan thoughts..hmm Jessica’s Vinyasa classes offer a vigorous and challenging practice while […]