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 […]


Alise Crain

Bio. BORN: To Love and To Be Loved CURRENT TOWN: San Francisco, CA OCCUPATION: Teacher of Compassionate Living View Website Connect on Instagram: @Curlyogalise Alise is new the Bay Area, having relocated from Austin, Texas, and is looking forward to teaching and learning within this beautiful Yoga community. Drawing from her passion for health and […]


Ande Beachley

Bio. BORN: Baltimore, MD CURRENT TOWN: Oakland, CA OCCUPATION: Student & Teacher Ande is a 500hr RYT with training in Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and SmartFLOW Yoga. Her emphasis in teaching is centered around a steady breath, which motivates controlled movement and cultivates a resilient mind. Her training in SmartFLOW Yoga invites mindfulness into her practice, and […]


Laura Quidato

Bio. BORN: To roll with it CURRENT TOWN: Dog Park, Yoga Studio, Email-Land OCCUPATION: Holder of space for self-exploration Exploration, learning, and play are the shared factors in Laura’s two passions- travel and yoga. After several years of experiencing different styles of yoga in unfamiliar languages, cultures, and places, followed by several years working to […]


Katherine Lindeburg

Bio. Katherine is a San Francisco Peninsula-based yoga teacher committed to providing yoga to anyone with an interest, regardless of age, background, or physical or mental abilities. Her teaching at You and the Mat Oakland playfully weaves together her background in alignment-based and Iyengar-influenced hatha, exploratory mind-body modalities, and intelligent vinyasa flow. As a teacher, […]


Sarah Moody

Bio. Sarah is a yoga teacher and self-care advocate who helps individuals who are too busy for rest to rebalance and reclaim their lifestyles. As an advanced yoga teacher with over 500 hours of training in yoga and yoga therapy, she has supported hundreds of students with her nurturing attention, heartfelt guidance and incredibly skillful […]



Bio. BORN: Los Angeles CURRENT TOWN: San Francisco OCCUPATION: Yoga Teacher Website Leila’s yoga offering is an empowering physical, mental, and spiritual practice, blending chanting, breath-work, and vinyasa. She began her study of yoga in 2000 at the Himalayan Institute, and has been teaching full-time since 2010. Leila has completed over 1000 hours in Vinyasa […]