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:

  • Thu Aug 16 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Amy Towne
  • Thu Aug 16 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Jeny Rae Vidal
  • Fri Aug 17 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Matthew Ledesma
  • Sat Aug 18 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Ace Paule
  • Sun Aug 19 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Antoinette Altomonte
  • Mon Aug 20 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Mod Plank
  • Tue Aug 21 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Mod Plank
  • Tue Aug 21 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Diedra Robles
  • Wed Aug 22 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Tiffany Blanco
  • Thu Aug 23 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Amy Towne
  • Thu Aug 23 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Amy Towne
  • Fri Aug 24 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Matthew Ledesma
  • Sat Aug 25 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Ace Paule
  • Sun Aug 26 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Antoinette Altomonte
  • Mon Aug 27 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Mod Plank
  • Tue Aug 28 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Mod Plank
  • Tue Aug 28 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Jeny Rae Vidal
  • Wed Aug 29 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Tiffany Blanco