Gentle Yoga


This class is taught by:

Lalique Gangcuangco

Devoted to the Greater Good, I center my practices around holistic wellness and helping others meet their full, pure potential. Halfway through my last year of high school in 2009, I took my first yoga class. Without a doubt, yoga united my mind, body, and spirit creating the strongest of unions. After about 5 years of practice, progress, and growing passion, I delved even deeper into my journey and completed my 200 hour vinyasa yoga teacher training mid-2014.
 
Cultivating mindfulness through movement, quieting the mind, and freeing the spirit through my teachings are my passions. I teach an array of yoga forms—from gentle, feel-good flows and slow-paced, beginner flows to fiery, power vinyasa and yin style, restorative yoga—to amazing human Beings of all walks of life. My heart warms at the thought of sharing space and creating magic with you!
 
Love, Light + Wealth in Health,
Lalique

Mod Plank

After graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in Economics, I spun my wheels in corporate America until I rather sanely decided to trade my cubicle for a yoga mat. I took my first yoga teacher training in the Anusara style in 2008, and I’ve been teaching ever since. Along my journey, I’ve become a Certified AIReal YogaTM Instructor and a performance acrobat. I like to think that my classes are playful yet still focused on alignment, proper body mechanics, and making deeper connections, as well as lots of handstand-y postures and cheesy jokes.

I’m a performer at heart and cirque is my passion. I’ve had the opportunity to perform at many venues across southern California, as well as on reality television. If you want to catch me on the small screen, I can be found on Season 2 of truTV’s “Fake Off,” performing alongside members of Astra Dance Theatre while wearing very big hair and gobs of makeup.

I consider yoga to be a central element of my wellbeing. I’ve used my practice to help piece myself back together after a moderate lumbar injury and, in a separate incident, a serious neck fracture. I find yoga to be a multifaceted package of awesome, and I love the opportunity to share the practice’s many benefits with my students, and quite frankly, anyone willing to give me an ear.

When I’m not teaching yoga or performing circus arts on stage, I’m working on my urban farmstead. Together with my husband (acro and life partner), I grow my own veggies, raise livestock, preserves foods, brew kombucha, sew, and make almost every meal mostly from scratch. I am the proud mama of two turkeys, too many chickens to count, 3 pygmy goats, and two very spoiled cats. I may have left college with a mundane bachelor’s degree, but Berkeley, known for its books and Birkenstocks, definitely planted a seed. It just took a few years and a whole lot of yoga to help me discover my inner granola-eating-greens-sprouting-animal-rescuing-organics-promoting-asana-practicing-tree-hugging-hippie. 

Chadd Marcus

Yoga has been the most valuable technology in my life, taming the overstimulated modern mind into a focus that allows clarity of thought, heightened sense awareness, and a capable body, prepared for the spiritual adventure that is life. A true tool for gaining higher understanding in the bodies of mind, spirit, emotion, and flesh, and then fine tuning them.

As the son of a professional athlete, I remained active in competitive and recreational sports throughout most of my life, collecting knowledge of the body in motion (kinesiology/ proprioception). Running, Hiking, Surfing, and Rock Climbing also occupied my time.

The active lifestyle, compassionate nature, and passion for the kitchen (Lead Sushi Chef "RA Sushi") lured me into a career in the wellness field as a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and Nutrition Coach. My fascination with the human form and its stellar potential, accompanied by a philosophical spirit (Native American and Japanese Ancestry) steered me deeper into the Holistic mind/body/spirit realm of Yoga, Meditation, and Massage Therapy.

I have been vigorously trained in the vinyasa stylings of Ashtanga Yoga (Hatha/Raja/Pranayama), Vinyasa, Thai Yoga Massage Therapy, Reiki, Anapanasati & Vippasana Meditation.

It has been an honor traveling the world to countries such as Thailand, Jamaica, and Belize guiding Yoga Retreats and advancing my practice.

It is my life purpose to continue co-creating transformational experiences with you and our community, discovering new bountiful ways to live in-the-now.

"Anyone can fall in love, but it takes courage to stand in love" -Chadd Marcus

 
This class focuses on gentle poses and transitions, emphasizing breath to reduce stress and tension, and fundamental principles of alignment. Perfect for beginners, people with chronic pain conditions, and for the experienced yogi looking to complement a strong practice with a deeper release and subtle alignment.

Level: All Levels (beginner friendly)
Duration: 60 minutes
Music: yes


Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Sep 20 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Lalique Gangcuangco
  • Wed Sep 20 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm with Jessica Benito S
  • Thu Sep 21 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Mod Plank
  • Thu Sep 21 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Antoinette Altomonte
  • Fri Sep 22 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Lalique Gangcuangco
  • Sat Sep 23 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Ace Paule
  • Sun Sep 24 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Ashley Cupp
  • Mon Sep 25 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Chadd Marcus
  • Mon Sep 25 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Lalique Gangcuangco
  • Tue Sep 26 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Chadd Marcus
  • Wed Sep 27 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Lalique Gangcuangco
  • Wed Sep 27 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm with Jessica Benito S
  • Thu Sep 28 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Mod Plank
  • Thu Sep 28 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Antoinette Altomonte
  • Fri Sep 29 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Lalique Gangcuangco
  • Sat Sep 30 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Ace Paule