• 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.

  • Celina Ngiam

    Vinyasa Yoga - Alignment Based Flow

    Celina Ngiam has been practicing yoga since 2004.  She was initially drawn to the practice for the physical benefits and discovered how yoga can bring mindfulness and inner peace to her everyday life.  Her classes are influenced by the Vinyasa, Iyengar, and Jivamukti teachers she studied with in the Bay Area.  In addition to the 200-hour Teacher Training at Nandi Yoga, she also did additional training in Restorative Yoga with Judith Hansen Lasater and Yoga for Cancer Survivors.  Celina encourages her students to be present and explore the joy and peace in every asana.  She also inspires students to take yoga off the mat and bring it into every aspect of their life.

  • Vivek Nautiyal

    Vinyasa Yoga

    Vivek Nautiyal recently moved to the Bay Area from the beautiful country of Georgia in Eastern Europe. Vivek is originally from Rishikesh, India and has been a yoga practitioner for 10 years and a yoga instructor for 5 years. In his years as a yoga teacher, Vivek has taught the Ashtanga series, dynamic Hatha flow, Vinyasa, as well as Iyenger inspired alignment-centric classes. He has developed a unique teaching style that focuses on inner happiness and bliss by infusing playfulness and lightness into his instructions. For Vivek, yoga is not just about doing asanas (poses) but it is a commitment to a lifestyle of balance and contentment. It is not just a workout to get fit, but a way to find comfort in uncomfortable situations. He is grateful for the opportunity to help his students find harmony, feel comfortable, and enjoy yoga as a powerful tool to connect the body, mind, and soul.

  • Paige Benjamin

    Vinyasa Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Gentle Yoga

    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

    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.”

  • Deanne Thomas

    Gentle Yoga, Chair Yoga

    After her first yoga class, Deanne knew she had found something special. “I knew I had been introduced to a unique form of exercise—one that not only increased flexibility and strength but also added a balance, an internal awareness and a way of healing that is lacking in the traditional Western way of exercising.” Spurred on by her enthusiasm, Deanne began teaching yoga a short year later. That was over fifteen years ago, and Deanne has been devoted to teaching yoga in the Bay Area ever since. Certified as a yoga instructor, she has studied under such yoga visionaries as Robin Duffy, Lynda McGrath, Paul Grilley and Jill Miller. In particular, Deanne loves working with students who are—perhaps timidly—taking their first step into (or back into) the life-healing, life-enhancing, and life-expanding world of yoga. “I am grateful to be able to help people discover what a powerfully restorative and positive force yoga can be in their lives, no matter what stage of life they are in.”

  • Kimberly Carelli

    Vinyasa

    Kimberly loves sharing her yoga practice and experience with others and considers yoga to be an ongoing exploration. Discovery of yoga’s benefits is a journey that expands possibilities and breaks through barriers for all practitioners both on and off the mat.  With the intention of using your practice to combine breath, body and mind yoga helps builds strength and increase flexibility both physically and mentally.

    Kimberly will guide you through a Vinyasa style yoga class that accommodates new and experienced students. Having completed her 200-hour Teacher Training in 2019 Kimberly is a new teacher with the enthusiasm to make your experience rewarding and delightful. Kimberly has been part of the Grace Yoga Family working the front desk and now looks forward to expanding to teach while continuing to share her Aloha spirit. 

  • Tatiana Richardson

  • Katie Minihan

    Vinyasa

    After initially being drawn to yoga for the physical practice, Katie dove deeper into understanding the practice through a 200 hour Vinyasa yoga training in Detroit. Her teacher training coincided with her career change and provided space for her to pause and reflect during this time. Now, as a teacher, Katie helps yoga students feel strong from the inside out while providing a safe space to pause and reflect on life’s challenges and triumphs. She is looking forward to seeing you on the mat!

  • Melissa Rodrigues

    Vinyasa

    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.

     
  • Jessica Carlson

    Yoga Basics

    Sharing the healing power of yoga has been my passion for the last 6 years of my life. I started my relationship with yoga at 17 while recovering from knee injuries. I fell in love with its intelligence and was inspired to share its benefits. In 2015 my practice expanded as I was given opportunities to teach in my hometown of Redding, Ca. It was there my learning solidified as I watched how the yoga healed the body, mind and soul of those I taught. Yoga became the doorway to healing and a safe, empowering space away from the challenges that awaited them outside class. And that is the magic, that feeling we are left with after class. 

    Recently, I have been focusing more on tradition through Ashtanga yoga, working on the primary series and delving into the philosophy of yoga. What I can offer is a comfortable, safe space for you to practice and experience that magic that Yoga offers us in promoting a healthy, joyful life in love and gratitude.