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Gentle Vinyasa


This class is taught by:

Isha Dwivedi

Isha comes from a land where Yoga originated, but her first encounter with yoga was only in her late 20's, when she accidentally stumbled upon a TV channel that aired yoga classes every morning. Soon after a few weeks of regular practice, she realized that yoga is so much more than a physical practice. Isha started to explore other forms of yoga such as pranayama and meditation that helps connect to your inner self. With each yoga practice she was amazed with how her body and mind felt so calm and grounded. The more she learned from her practice the more she wanted to share with people around her and help them deal with the stresses of daily life and feel empowered. She completed her 200-hour Teacher Training program with Noell Clark to deepen her knowledge, and started teaching yoga in her neighborhood. Isha believes that Yoga is an unending process of self-study and exploring your body's potential. Her classes are a blend of asanas, pranayama and meditation, fit for all fitness levels. She encourages her students to experience each and every pose by providing modifications for different levels of practitioners. Besides teaching yoga, Isha is also a full-time mother in the Bay Area.

Lori Petropoulos

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. 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.
A slower sequence of flowing postures synchronizing breath with movement. Ideal for beginners and intermediate students. Modifications may be suggested for all levels of practitioners.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Dec 13 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Isha Dwivedi
  • Sun Dec 17 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Lori Petropoulos
  • Wed Dec 20 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Isha Dwivedi
  • Sun Dec 24 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Lori Petropoulos
  • Wed Dec 27 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Isha Dwivedi