• Dana Berman

    Hatha Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Yoga Basics

    Dana Berman has worked as a health professional for nearly three decades. Her training and experience include health education and executive leadership. Having witnessed the value of yoga and meditation as healing modalities she began to study and commit herself to learning and teaching the traditions. Dana completed her 500-hour teacher training at Mount Madonna Center and wanted to provide a peaceful, safe, and fun place for others to advance their practice or experience yoga for the first time. She opened Grace Yoga Studio in Millbrae, California in October 2014 for students of all levels and abilities to practice the discipline of yoga for health and well-being.

  • Paige Benjamin

    Yoga Sculpt and Vinyasa

    Yoga has been a part of Paige's life since a teenager. However, Yoga has became a dedicated focus and a necessity. Yoga has helped Paige grow stronger, more flexible and resilient, both on and off the mat. Yoga inspires Paige to live each moment with intention and gratitude. Paige completed her 200 hour Power Yoga training with Corepower Yoga in 2017. In 2018, she completed a 300 hour Therapeutic Yoga at the Niroga Institute. In 2019, Paige completed a 300 hour Advanced teacher training through Coastside Yoga Collective. Paige strives to help students connect their mind, body, and soul, encouraging vulnerability, humility, and zealousness.

  • Lorene Schratter

    Gentle Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga

    Lorene Schratter is the happy mother of 5 and grandmother of 7 (so far). Her yoga journey began 6 years ago when her son, visiting from New York, took her to her first Bikram yoga class. She never looked back. She has practiced some form of yoga nearly everyday since. Last summer, realizing what she really wanted to do was teach yoga, she went to Santa Barbara to train at White Lotus with Ganga White and Tracey Rich. Lorene likes to think of herself as an example of "you are never too old, and it's never too late to begin a yoga practice. I came late to the party, but I am here.”

  • Tatiana Richardson

  • Melissa Rodrigues


    Melissa has completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training and is currently immersed in the 500 hour training. She is the mother of 6, and Entrepreneur of 15+ years. Yoga has given back her physical strength and increased her focus.  Melissa is experienced in applying yoga principals to a performance driven environment to increase productivity and decrease stress. Her specialties are in chakra balancing, pre-natal, and postpartum yoga practices. She is so grateful for the practice of yoga and excited to share with others the principles that have changed her life.  Melissa is looking forward to you joining her on the mat for the journey to physical and mental well-being.  

    Melissa tiene su certificación 200RYT de Yoga Alliance y actualmente está inmersa en la capacitación de 500 horas. Es madre de 6 y emprendedora de más de 15 años. Yoga le ha devuelto su fuerza física y ha aumentado su concentración. Melissa tiene experiencia en la aplicación de principios de yoga para aumentar la productividad y disminuir el estrés. Sus especialidades son las prácticas de equilibrio de chakra, prenatal y postparto. Está muy agradecida por la práctica del yoga y está entusiasmada de compartir con otros los principios que han cambiado su vida. Melissa espera que te unas a ella en el viaje hacia el bienestar físico y mental.

  • Deanne Thomas

    Chair Yoga

    Deanne has taught yoga for nearly two decades. During those years, she has studied a variety of yoga styles and movement-related disciplines which she mixes into her Chair Yoga classes. Deanne strives to keep Chair Yoga interesting and “just the right amount of challenging.” Chair Yoga is great for anyone who needs a little extra support to heal, get in shape, or stay in shape while advancing in years. All of Deanne’s classes incorporate breath work, balance, full body movement and fun.

  • Vivek Nautiyal

    Traditional Vinyasa

    Vivek moved to Bay area from the beautiful country of Georgia in Eastern Europe and is originally from Rishikesh India. He has been a yoga practitioner for over 15 years and yoga instructor for 10. Vivek has taught Ashtanga, Hatha flow, Vinyasa flow as well as Iyenger inspired alignment-centric classes. He has developed a unique blend of yoga teaching styles with focus on inner happiness and bliss by infusing playfulness and lightness into the instruction. Vivek’s yoga philosophy is not just about Asanas but a commitment to a lifestyle of balance and contentment, yoga is not a workout to get fit but to find yourself comfortable in uncomfortable situations. He is grateful for the opportunity to be a yoga teacher which enables him to help students find harmony, feel comfortable, and enjoy yoga as a powerful tool to connect the body, mind and soul. 

  • Ayla Trotman

    Vinyasa, Yoga Basics

    Ayla, a San Francisco Bay Area native, initially discovered the practice of yoga through Grace Yoga in 2019 during a difficult time in her life. She was immediately hooked, attending 2 or 3 classes a day! Not only did she experience a physical transformation, but she also witnessed a healing of her emotional and mental bodies through her practice. Once she experienced the growth and healing yoga has to offer, she knew she wanted to share it with others and completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training. Ayla’s teaching incorporates physical asana, pranayama (breath-work), mindfulness and meditation to demonstrate that, when we find balance, harmony and grace within ourselves, we can find it in our lives. She creates a safe & supportive environment for students of all levels. Ayla believes that - regardless of experience, body type, age, gender, ethnicity, or ability - yoga is for Every Body!