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Gentle Vinyasa


This class is taught by:

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.

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.

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.

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.
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:

  • Tue Apr 25 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Heidi Sloss
  • Thu Apr 27 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Jenn Smith
  • Sat Apr 29 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Alejandro Rivas
  • Mon May 01 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Sima Mehrbod
  • Tue May 02 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Heidi Sloss
  • Thu May 04 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Jenn Smith
  • Sat May 06 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Alejandro Rivas
  • Mon May 08 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Sima Mehrbod
  • Tue May 09 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Heidi Sloss
  • Thu May 11 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Jenn Smith
  • Sat May 13 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Alejandro Rivas
  • Mon May 15 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Sima Mehrbod
  • Tue May 16 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Heidi Sloss
  • Thu May 18 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Jenn Smith
  • Sat May 20 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Alejandro Rivas
  • Mon May 22 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Sima Mehrbod
  • Tue May 23 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Heidi Sloss
  • Thu May 25 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Jenn Smith
  • Sat May 27 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Alejandro Rivas
  • Mon May 29 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Sima Mehrbod