Intro to Vinyasa 60


This class is taught by:

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. 

Level: beginning to intermediate
Duration: 60 minutes
Temperature: 78-82 degrees
Music: yes

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Oct 22 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Mod Plank
  • Tue Oct 23 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Mod Plank
  • Tue Oct 23 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Jeny Rae Vidal
  • Wed Oct 24 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Tiffany Blanco
  • Thu Oct 25 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Roxanne Huddleston
  • Thu Oct 25 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Jeny Rae Vidal
  • Fri Oct 26 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Matthew Ledesma
  • Sat Oct 27 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Ace Paule
  • Sun Oct 28 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Lucas Chavez
  • Mon Oct 29 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Mod Plank
  • Tue Oct 30 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Mod Plank
  • Tue Oct 30 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Jeny Rae Vidal
  • Wed Oct 31 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Tiffany Blanco
  • Thu Nov 01 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Amy Towne
  • Thu Nov 01 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Jeny Rae Vidal
  • Fri Nov 02 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Matthew Ledesma
  • Sat Nov 03 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Ace Paule
  • Sun Nov 04 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Roxanne Huddleston