Yoga: The best of SF

I’m not a yogi but have taken my fair share of yoga classes in San Francisco. With studios pretty much on every corner, I’ve rounded up my favorite instructors and studios below.

Prenatal Yoga

Jane Austen :: Yoga Tree SF

Passionate about yoga and the transformational power of motherhood, Jane Austin specializes in working with prenatal and postnatal mamas. She is a mom herself and has been involved with the birthing community since 1990, working as a yoga teacher, homebirth midwife, doula (labor assistant), and childbirth educator. Jane teaches prenatal and postnatal yoga classes and teacher training courses in San Francisco.

Kari Marble :: The Mindful Body

Kari Marble is a mother of two and a certified yoga teacher, massage therapist, infant massage instructor and birth educator with a passionate and extensive specialization in the childbearing year and healthy family living. Her classes are highly regarded for their revitalizing and centering practice, educational content, and warm, nurturing community.

Restorative Yoga

Darren Main :: Donation- based Tuesday night practices at Grace Cathedral

Darren Main is a yoga and meditation instructor and author. His books include Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic, Spiritual Journeys along the Yellow Brick RoadInner Tranquility, The Yogi Entrepreneur and Hearts and Minds: Talking to Christians about Homosexuality.

Enrique Vallejo :: Candlelight Yoga at Laughing Lotus

Enrique draws from a background in dance and theatre and seeks to challenge and inspire his students with enthusiasm, humor and kindness. He believes that yoga is a fantastic tool for dissolving limitations and uncovering the brave, wise, compassionate warrior within.

For a Good Sweat

Courtney Harris :: The Pad Studios

Courtney is a certified nutrition and wellness coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. As a result, her personal yoga practice has grown into a passion for the health and welI-being of others. She uses humor and down-to-earth sentimentality to illuminate aspects of the spiritual journey in a hectic world. Her goal is to put those practicing at ease and encourage them to try new things to improve their practice, on and off the mat.

Tom Lee :: Yoga Flow SF

I love his story about leaving corporate America behind. Read it here.



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