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. 

Audrey Espinosa

I was drawn to my first yoga class in my early 20's looking for relief for my achy body from a physically demanding job. Suffering from tendinitis, back and joint pains, all the poses didn't come easy to my stiff body!It took me a long time to just touch my toes and I'm still find it a challenge to balance on one foot let alone both my hands!Stress is the leading factor keeping me on the mat, so much it inspired me to become certified RYT-200 in 2013. Since then I've taken a number of intensive workshops with Ana Forrest, Yoga Medicine, Annie Carpenter, and Prenatal Yoga with Ma yoga. In my free time you will find me in the garden with my succulents and cacti! Or traveling with my husband! Expect my class to be vinyasa flow based, sweaty, stretchy and hands on! Every class is sequenced to create an atmosphere of stillness in movement. Where strength, stamina and flexibility gracefully meet. My mission is to help my students find that mind body connection through proper alignment, breath work, and hopefully a smile or giggle here and there! Yoga is not only breathing through difficult poses but what you learn about yourself in these moments on your mat. What goes through your mind. The conversation with yourself. Sometimes positive, sometimes negative. This is when your practice begins! This is how release and progress happens, when you find patience with your body and stillness in your mind. That is yoga to me!
For students of all levels. A vinyasa flow of dynamic movement linked with breath. This class focuses on the fundamentals of basic to intermediate poses with an emphasis on safe alignment, mindful breathing, and assists in the gradual development of greater flexibility, strength and balance.

Level: All Level (beginner-intermediate-advanced)
Duration: 60 minutes
Temperature: 78-82 degrees
Music: yes

 


Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Dec 10 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Mod Plank
  • Mon Dec 10 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Audrey Espinosa
  • Wed Dec 12 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm with Mod Plank
  • Fri Dec 14 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Ashley Cupp
  • Sun Dec 16 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Angela Peebles
  • Mon Dec 17 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Mod Plank
  • Mon Dec 17 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Audrey Espinosa
  • Wed Dec 19 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm with Mod Plank
  • Fri Dec 21 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Ashley Cupp
  • Sun Dec 23 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Angela Peebles
  • Mon Dec 24 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Mod Plank
  • Mon Dec 24 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Audrey Espinosa
  • Wed Dec 26 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm with Mod Plank
  • Fri Dec 28 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Ashley Cupp
  • Sun Dec 30 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Angela Peebles