• Front Desk Staff

  • Morgan LeClaire

    Morgan LeClaire grew up in the northern woods of Minnesota where her love of nature, silence, and adventurous play was nurtured.  Her interest in yoga and meditation began early and continued to grow over the years, resulting in an on-and-off practice that always left her wanting more.  In the summer of 2016, Morgan moved to California to pursue her Master’s degree in Drama Therapy.  Determined to use this time to manifest a myriad of positive changes, she dedicated herself to finding a job to fit her lifestyle-- one that would leave her stimulated and restored, rather than drained and cranky.  Through the magic of Craigslist, Grace Yoga emerged as an opportunity for self-discovery, community, and growth— and it’s the most smiley group of coworkers she’s ever had.

  • Angela Balistreri

    Angela Balistreri was born and raised in San Bruno, CA and later moved to Washington state to attend Gonzaga University. It is there that she received her undergraduate degree in Sociology while minoring in Political Science, Women's and Gender Studies, and Solidarity and Social Justice. Following graduation, Angela returned home to the Bay Area where she began her time working at Grace Yoga along with interning at a San Francisco nonprofit. Connecting with the Grace Yoga community has been a breath of fresh air and the staff, instructors, and clients fill her days at the studio with positivity. Having only taken yoga classes intermittently throughout college, she is eager to expand and deepen her yoga practice at the Grace Yoga studio. Through yoga, Angela feels more grounded in her life and a greater connection to her mind, body, and soul. Apart from her time at the yoga studio, she loves spending time outdoors, dancing, and traveling.

  • Maureen Garcia

    Maureen Garcia knew Grace Yoga was what she had been looking for.  After closing her retail store of 10 years in Berkeley and taking some time off, Maureen knew she wanted to work at another small business and continue connecting with great people, clients and staff alike.   Having practiced yoga off and on for many years, Maureen has recently incorporated more yoga into her daily life (and is that much happier for it).  She lives in Pacifica with her husband, dog, and two cats and loves running and hiking local trails while listening to audiobooks.

  • Tim Brosnan

    Photo and bio coming soon!

  • Cat VanderLaan

    WORK/TRADE VOLUNTEER: Cat VanderLaan took her first yoga class in 2005 while attending SCAD, The University for Creative Careers. Though she had played nearly every sport, including collegiate basketball, Cat had never experienced anything quite like yoga. She fell in love with the sensations felt in body, mind, and spirit throughout the class, and for several hours after. During her career transition from Architect and Interior Designer to Medical Sales Manager, Cat completed her 200 hour YTT at Piedmont Yoga in Oakland, led by Zubin Schroff. Her schooling emphasized Hatha yoga and social justice. In 2015, Cat also became certified by The Prison Yoga Project to teach yoga and mindfulness practices to prisoners and others impacted by trauma. Although her practice since then has been on and off, and her launch into teaching has been slow, she is fully committed to living a yogic lifestyle and serving her higher purpose. Cat truly enjoys being a part of the Grace Yoga family, and especially loves seeing all the smiling faces.

  • Sarah VanderLaan

    WORK/TRADE VOLUNTEER: Sarah VanderLaan moved to the Bay Area from Los Angeles where she owned a boutique celebrating local artisans. Both her love of yoga and local community is what led her to Grace. Sarah most enjoys spending quality time with her family and her dog, Willow.