About the Staff

2009YogaGardenStaff-3521-350x350David Nelson and Marisa Toriggino

Instructors and Owners

Marisa and David met in 1998. Through the years of developing a business, raising a family, and nurturing their relationship, the study and practice of yoga in all levels and activities of their lives has been an inspiration and foundation for spiritual growth and a guide for living.

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kerriKerri Stimson

Operations and Studio Manager

Kerri moved to San Francisco from her home state of New York in 2009. She’d only taken a handful of yoga classes on the east coast before becoming a student at Yoga Garden SF where she discovered a practice which strengthens, challenges, and supports her. She began her work at the studio as a volunteer, and has filled many support roles before becoming the operations and studio manager. If you don’t see Kerri at the Yoga Garden front desk, or on the mat next to you in class, you may find her swing dancing in the Mission or playing with her dog in Alamo Square.

Jean_webJean Mazzei

Instructor, Advanced Studies Director

Jean (E-RYT 500) teaches Hatha Flow and Ageless yoga classes at Yoga Garden SF. She is also the Director of Advanced Studies and coordinates all of Yoga Garden SF’s teacher training programs. In addition to being an experienced yoga teacher, Jean is also a talented and passionate musician.

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