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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.

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.

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!

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.
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 Oct 24 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Isha Dwivedi
  • Sat Oct 27 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Angela Arrivo
  • Sun Oct 28 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Alyssa Lugtu
  • Wed Oct 31 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Isha Dwivedi
  • Sat Nov 03 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Angela Arrivo
  • Sun Nov 04 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Alyssa Lugtu
  • Wed Nov 07 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Isha Dwivedi
  • Sat Nov 10 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Angela Arrivo
  • Sun Nov 11 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Alyssa Lugtu
  • Wed Nov 14 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Isha Dwivedi
  • Sat Nov 17 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Lia Pinelli
  • Sun Nov 18 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Alyssa Lugtu
  • Wed Nov 21 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Isha Dwivedi