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Vinyasa Flow


This class is taught by:

Deepa Dravid

Deepa’s yoga and Pilates classes are a reflection of her journey to discover the beauty, strength and power of the human body. Deepa discovered Yoga at a time when exercising meant pushing her body to its limits. With the introduction to Yoga, she realized that she was getting to know her body like never before. She learnt how to listen to what her body was communicating, while encouraging it to explore its potential in a manner that was loving and respectful. As a mother of two young boys, with a demanding career in Information Technology, Deepa was caught, as all of us are, in the crazy, multi tasking treadmill we call life. Yoga and Pilates brought balance to her life. This experience has led Deepa to believe that here is a gift we can give others and ourselves; yoga can help fortify our physical, mental and spiritual health giving us access to a well of resilience, patience and energy. Captivated by the power of Yoga, Deepa decided to learn more about it and got a certification in yoga from the prestigious Avalon Teacher training program. She also has a Pilates certification from the Center of Balace and a Yoga Tune Up certification from Jill Miller. She has a creative, methodical and holistic teaching style that invigorates the mind as well as body, and her classes are accessible to all levels of practitioners. One of the teachers who has most influenced her is Tom McCook of Center of Balance. When Tom said “when we practice we are beginning a long conversation with our body that will continue to expand our perspective, choices and help keep us aware of what’s truly important” Deepa knew that here was a mentor with whom she shared her deepest belief about body movement. Deepa’s classes truly reflect this holistic and life-long practice of Healthy you. For her it is about worshiping the body and supporting it in reaching its full potential in strength and health.

Jenn Smith

Jenn is a certified Vinyasa Yoga teacher living in San Jose, California. She has been immersed in the practice of yoga since 2006, and received her 200-hour certification with Noell Clark in 2016, upon moving to the Bay Area from Houston, TX. Jenn's practice began as a complement to her physical training as a dancer and athlete, but consistency and growth in practice led her to an elevated state of receptivity, adaptability, and acceptance, which continues to expand and evolve. She holds a B.S. degree in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at Austin, and has served a wide range of populations in a variety of school, therapeutic, and outdoor settings. Jenn is passionate about making yoga accessible to all bodies, ages, and developmental abilities, and strives to increase access to the practice of yoga for special populations. Off the mat, you are most likely to find Jenn volunteering at a local farm or camping in the mountains. She is a supporter of the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration, and is committed to creating conversation and understanding around neurodegenerative diseases.

Bob Riccomini

Bob teaches a playful yet vigorous vinyasa flow based class accompanied by contemporary music. Bob completed his 500 hour teacher training at the Bhakti Flow Teacher Training Program with Rusty Wells. Other influential teachers include Dharma Mittra, David Swenson, Desiree Rumbaugh, Shiva Rea, Eric Shiffmann, and Jennifer Prugh. Bob’s driving force in teaching yoga is his desire to give back to the local community where he has been so fortunate to live and work for many years. All proceeds Bob receives for teaching are donated to “Art of Yoga,” a non-profit organization whose mission is to lead teen girls in the California juvenile justice system toward accountability by providing practical tools to effect behavior change.  See www.artofyogaproject.org for more information.

Phoenix Bick-Maurischat

Formerly a competitive dancer, Phoenix discovered yoga as a path to recovery from her dance injuries, and has found through her practice, both a joy of movement and a stress reliever. Phoenix completed her 200-Hour Hatha-Vinyasa teacher training with Noell Clark and Angie Poon. She is Yoga-Alliance certified and has had the privilege of teaching in a variety of settings including local community events, schools, and several yoga studios around the Bay Area. Phoenix leads a dynamic upbeat class with the flexibility to adjust pacing and poses to meet her students’ varying skill levels. As an avid music lover, Phoenix also enjoys sharing funky, customized playlists in her classes.

Praveen Ananth

“There is nothing purer in this world than knowledge of the true self. In due time, this will come to the devoted practitioner of yoga.” - Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4, verse 38

Hailing from Southern India, Praveen is a lifelong student of Sanskrit and Sanatana Dharma philosophy, earnestly seeking to apply its time-tested wisdom to everyday, practical life. He completed his 200-hour Teacher Training with Kia Miller, founder of Radiant Body Yoga (RBY). This intelligent approach combines the technical aspects of Vinyasa postures with breath-focused and mantra-based kriyas (sequenced set of poses) of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Thus able to holistically balance the inward and outward energies of the body and the mind. An engineer and mathematician by trade, with ongoing international corporate experience, Praveen also enjoys cooking, gardening, motorcycling and flying.


Proceeds from all of his classes go towards supporting the homeless in the Bay Area. http://www.bayarearescue.org/

Lori Petropoulous

Lori is a Certified Vinyasa Yoga teacher and Massage Therapist living in the Bay Area. Her yoga journey began in 2007 and she has been a massage therapist since 2010. Upon moving to California from Pennsylvania, Lori completed her 200 hour RYT with Noell Clark in 2017. As both a massage therapist and yoga teacher, her mission is to facilitate joyful healing and the awakening of both inner peace and inner strength. In Lori's Vinyasa based yoga classes, you will find a focus on breath centered body awareness and hopefully some yogic lessons to take with you off the mat (and often savasana bonuses like a mini massage or some Reiki). She hopes to invoke in all of her students a sense of compassion, curiosity, and creativity.

Sima Mehrbod

Sima completed her 200 hour Hatha-Vinyasa teacher training with Angie Poon and Noell Clark. She has spent the summer providing yoga for the downtown community, encouraging residents to patronize St. James Park through the city program; "Summer in St. James." Sima's curiosity of meditation and enlightenment led her into her first yoga class as a teen. Since then her practice has guided her into the present moment, leaving behind the past and allowing the future to bring whatever it has in store. She developed a passion for passing this guidance onto others through the connection of movement and prana. Sima's practice brings to life the importance of our connection to Mother Earth and the Self. She expresses the necessity of kindness, compassion and the essence of all things through mantra, accenting the Yoga Sutras and guidance through asana practice. Her classes are offered to all levels. Sima encourages students' happiness through smiles, breath, asana, awareness and leaving with a heart filled with positivity.

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!

Heidi Sloss

For decades Heidi told herself that she would return to yoga someday. Someday became the day she learned of her mother’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis and was reminded of how preciously short life really is. Combining 30+ years of spiritual practice with the moving meditation of yoga, Heidi’s classes help focus the mind, relax the body, connect the spirit and open the heart.
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:

  • Sun Jun 25 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Deepa Dravid
  • Sun Jun 25 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Jenn Smith
  • Mon Jun 26 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Bob Riccomini
  • Mon Jun 26 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Phoenix Bick-Maurischat
  • Tue Jun 27 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Praveen Ananth
  • Wed Jun 28 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Lori Petropoulous
  • Wed Jun 28 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Phoenix Bick-Maurischat
  • Thu Jun 29 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Jenn Smith
  • Thu Jun 29 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Sima Mehrbod
  • Fri Jun 30 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Sima Mehrbod
  • Fri Jun 30 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Kristine Joe
  • Sat Jul 01 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Alyssa Lugtu
  • Sun Jul 02 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Jenn Smith
  • Sun Jul 02 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Jenn Smith
  • Mon Jul 03 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Heidi Sloss
  • Mon Jul 03 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Bob Riccomini
  • Mon Jul 03 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Phoenix Bick-Maurischat
  • Tue Jul 04 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Heidi Sloss
  • Wed Jul 05 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Lori Petropoulous