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Vinyasa Flow

This class is taught by:

Sheetal Kalidindi

Sheetal has been practicing Vinyasa flow yoga, a powerful and dynamic system that combines asana and pranayama for several years. In 2014, she completed her 200 Hour RYT under the expert guidance of Ganga White and Tracey Rich at the White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara. In addition, Sheetal trained at the renowned Krishnamcharya Yoga Mandiram in India. She has also participated in various workshops and training programs locally as well as in India. She feels, when it comes to yoga, she will always be a student. Yoga to her is not just a physical exercise, but a way of life. She strongly believes in the wonderful connection of the mind, body and breath and that Yoga is the discovery of self through the movement of the body. Sheetal encourages all her students to find their personal Yoga and to use the asana practice as a tool to expand their consciousness and to bring more awareness to their mind, body and spirit. She aims to guide each student into that place of peace and calm by linking breath and movement. She encourages her students to try new things and most importantly to have fun with their practice!

Lia Pinelli

Lia is a yoga teacher, weight loss coach, and educator in the South Bay. After completing her 200-hour Vinyasa yoga teacher training with Linda Schlamadinger McGrath she went on to do her prenatal training with Jane Austin in San Francisco. Lia’s love for yoga began in 1994 as a sophomore in high school when she bought a Molly Fox Yoga VHS tape and began practicing in her parent’s basement on a daily basis. Yoga has been a non-negotiable practice for her ever since. When pregnant in 2013 she experienced an emotionally and physically difficult first trimester and when she began prenatal classes at 11 weeks everything changed. She still felt terrible-- but the practice of yoga fostered a deep connection to her unborn baby and a tolerance for the discomfort. Her son, now four, likes to practice with his mama on his very own Ninja Turtle Mat. A graduate of UC Berkeley and Stanford University, Lia is a Bay Area native and currently lives with her husband and little one in San Jose.

Carolyn Gladd

For nearly a decade, Carolyn's mat has been her home. She began her yoga practice in her late teens, when she was uncomfortable with her body and never could sit still. Through her yoga practice, she learned to listen and love her body, be kind to herself, and accept wherever she was, on and off her mat. She learned that the world is not so serious, and to be silly during difficult transitions. Carolyn obtained her 200 RYT while studying a branch of Vinyasa yoga when she was living in North Carolina. Her many teachers in Boston, MA strongly influenced her practice and teaching style, and she must acknowledge one of her very first yoga teachers in New Jersey, who knew her body better than anyone, and Carolyn is forever inspired by her knowledge. Carolyn moved across the country in the summer of 2018 and is excited to transition her corporate career into a different world of teaching yoga. She is super excited to be learning from new teachers and bringing new ideas to her own students. Her classes provides a warm space for her students to learn and challenge themselves, come back to the stillness of their breath, and have some fun!

Alyssa Lugtu

Alyssa discovered her passion for yoga early in 2011. She committed herself to the practice, while searching for a way to bring greater strength and happiness into her life. Through her active lifestyle, she found yoga to allow her to connect the mind and body. She wishes to share the same joy she has found with others. Her teaching is inspired by a variety of styles she has studied including hatha, ashtanga, kundalini, and yin. Since her training, she has deepened her practice and expanded her knowledge as a teacher. Alyssa completed a 200 hour teacher training with Noell Clark, and is a certified RYT with the Yoga Alliance. Her mission is to inspire individuals within the community to breathe deeply and live with soulful and loving intention through the teachings of yoga. Her fun and upbeat nurturing classes are great for all!

Alejandro Rivas

Alejandro has been teaching yoga for 12 years and is a Lululemon Ambassador. Yoga has shaped his life tremendously, it allows him to be present in every moment, to not take anything for granted, and to surround himself with amazing friends and family. He teaches Vinyasa Flow and specializes in various types of massages such as Prenatal, Shiatsu, Reflexlogy, Crainiosacrial and Sports Massage.

Eileen Lindley

Eileen has worked with children since she was fifteen, as a swim instructor and lifeguard at her local YMCA. Since then, she has worked at many different organizations and schools with children, in the water, out of it, and in many classrooms as well. Eileen became a certified kid's yoga instructor at the Monterey Yoga Shala with Melissa Mayes of the stretch.play.yoga organization. She is currently completing her multiple subject teaching credential and masters in education at San Jose State. Teaching yoga to children allows her to balance out academic curriculum with mindful movement. She incorporates yoga practice into her everyday teaching as it is an essential part of her lifelong learning.
A flowing sequence of postures combining breath and movement. Build heat from the inside and out, core strength, stamina and flexibility in this class. This is an all-levels class, with modifications provided for all levels of practitioners. 

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Oct 18 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Sheetal Kalidindi
  • Thu Oct 18 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Lia Pinelli
  • Fri Oct 19 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Carolyn Gladd
  • Sat Oct 20 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Alyssa Lugtu
  • Sun Oct 21 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Alejandro Rivas
  • Mon Oct 22 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Eileen Lindley
  • Tue Oct 23 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Alyssa Lugtu
  • Thu Oct 25 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Sheetal Kalidindi
  • Thu Oct 25 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Lia Pinelli
  • Fri Oct 26 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Carolyn Gladd
  • Sat Oct 27 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Alyssa Lugtu
  • Sun Oct 28 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Alejandro Rivas