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Vinyasa Flow


This class is taught by:

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!

Angela Arrivo

Angela is a certified Vinyasa Yoga teacher currently living in the Bay Area. Starting her Yoga journey in 2013, she quickly became intrigued with Yoga as a philosophy and as a way of life. Since then she has relocated from her hometown in the south suburbs of Chicago to northern California where she completed her 200-hour RYT with Noell Clark. Angela's practice started as a desire for knowledge and has since grown into a passion for what she calls "giving the best gift you can give to yourself: Yoga". Off the mat, you can find Angela indulging in a stack of books, advocating her beliefs on a plant-based diet, or finding equanimity in nature & sunshine.

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!

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.

Alexsandra Meijer

Alexsandra Meijer was a Principal Ballerina with Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley for 15 years. Throughout her career she was exposed to yoga in a variety of forms. However it was not until Veronica opened Downtown Yoga Shala in March of 2009 that Meijer developed a passion for the many branches of yoga and a sense of belonging to this vibrant community. She then completed her 200 hour teaching certification with Adarsh and Heleen Williams and is a Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance. Meijer continues to teach full-time at The New Ballet in Downtown San Jose.

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.
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:

  • Tue Aug 14 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Alyssa Lugtu
  • Wed Aug 15 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Angela Arrivo
  • Thu Aug 16 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Sheetal Kalidindi
  • Thu Aug 16 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Bob Riccomini
  • Fri Aug 17 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Alexsandra Meijer
  • Sat Aug 18 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Alyssa Lugtu
  • Sun Aug 19 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Alejandro Rivas
  • Tue Aug 21 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Alyssa Lugtu
  • Wed Aug 22 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Angela Arrivo
  • Thu Aug 23 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Sheetal Kalidindi