Long time YGSF student and yoga devotee, Ron Bailey, passed away on New Years Eve of 2013. Ron was a student here since 2009 and left a very remarkable impression on all of us who were lucky enough to be around him. We will certainly miss seeing Ron after his Tuesday and Thursday Iyengar practice every week and wish condolences to all of his friends and family. more »
Please join us in welcoming a new YGSF teacher, Leigh! With a passion for movement, Leigh is excited to share a practice which invites students to cultivate an internally-inspired practice. Begin with the flow of breath and un-wind from your day as Leigh choreographs playful movement and transitions in her vinyasa classes. For the full unwind at the end of your week attend restorative Friday nights at 6:15 pm. more »
Shakthi Ganeshan, MD. MPH is an inspiring and experienced teacher of yoga and meditation. A western doctor, a student of ayurveda, and an Indian Classical dancer, Shakthi carries wisdom and knowledge of the human body and of embodiment from her dance training, western medicine, Hinduism and Buddhist Dharma teachings.
Keep reading for Shakthi’s class schedule and full biography.
Vanessa Racinet was born and raised in Germany. She is bi-lingual and has taught in various countries including Australia, Germany, and of course, here! Her Ashtanga teacher training was completed in San Francisco at the start of a world-wide backpacking trip and she has made a full circle back to the bay area with her beautiful family included.
Vanessa’s love of teaching is inspired by the glow in her students’ eyes after practicing together. Come try one of her Hatha Flow or Vinyasa classes through the week. more »
Karen Macklin (RYT-500) is one of Yoga Garden SF’s most loved Vinyasa Flow teachers. Try any one of her well-attended classes and discover a strong slow rhythmic flow that both challenges and offers an opportunity to enter a space of meditation and inquiry. more »
Welcome to our newest prenatal teacher Stacey! Stacey is a certified Hatha Alignment and Prenatal Yoga Teacher. She grew up in Ojai California where she spent most of her time outdoors exploring what nature has to offer. more »
Karl Erb died peacefully in his sleep yesterday. Karl was a long-time part of the yoga community in San Francisco and taught Iyengar Yoga at Yoga Garden SF for several years and recently was a philosophy teacher in our yoga teacher training program.
Karl navigated life with illness for many years and embodied the greatest benefit of yoga practice and study: insight into living each moment fully and consciously, even at the end.
A memorial service will be held according to Karl’s wishes in September. Donations in memory of Karl can be made to Arsha Vidya Gurukulam Institute of Vedanta & Sanskrit
Om shanti shanti shanti