Susan McCormick

Hannah MorrisTeacher

SUSAN MCCORMICK CIYT * | Teacher Susan has been practicing yoga for over 20 years, teaching since 2008 and continues to study regularly with senior Iyengar teachers. Interest in strengthening her pelvic floor to avoid surgery led her to seek out experts in the fields of physical therapy and pelvic floor … Read More

Lael Humphries

Hannah MorrisTeacher

Lael Humphries RYT – 200  | Teacher Lael’s initial exploration of yoga wasn’t love-at-first-sight. It was challenging and even frustrating. However, there was a powerful attraction. There was a sense of being outside, looking in at something extraordinary, and a deep desire was born to find a way inside, to … Read More

Sara Isaac

Hannah MorrisTeacher

SARA ISAAC RYT – 500  | Teacher Sara Isaac, RYT 500, started practicing yoga after trying a myriad of treatments to mitigate her anxiety. She tried and found yoga to be the most effective way to make her more grounded and present. She graduated from the University of Michigan in … Read More

Alyssa Byrd

Hannah MorrisTeacher

ALYSSA BYRD E-RYT  | Teacher Alyssa Byrd (E-RYT) has been an avid student of yoga for more than sixteen years and has been sharing yoga widely across the Bay Area since 2005. Her fascination with yoga philosophy began in high school, but it was not until a deep immersion in hot yoga that she … Read More

Rachael Freedman

Hannah MorrisTeacher

RACHAEL FREEDMAN RYT 500 | Teacher Rachael Freedman began her journey as a yoga teacher in order to heal herself. She graduated from architecture school with debilitating pain and found Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda helped heal her injuries. She completed her 200-hr, 500-hr, and Prenatal Yoga training with an emphasis … Read More

Erin Carney

Hannah MorrisTeacher

Erin is devoted to illumination. What is it that sparks us awake? How do we expand both our boundaries and our interior edges? Her work revolves around cultivating a deeper intimacy within ourselves that reverberates back out into our connection with nature, with our families, our partners, and our communities. Steadfast with the human heart, Erin calls on your truth, and listens for your answer. Using movement, breath, space, sound and silence, Erin delivers you home. Her pre-professional training in ballet and her curiosity of the human cosmos blend discipline and whimsy in the pursuit of awakening and living our fullest life. 

VaZa (Vanessa Racinet)

Brittany McBrideTeacher

VaZa has a dynamic approach that guides students through a physically and spiritually expansive journey. Her teaching is unique in that her sometimes vigorous style is coupled with a strong focus on proper alignment and total body awareness.

Meredith Holt

Brittany McBrideStaff, Teacher

Meredith has been a part of the Yoga Garden team since 2014, cultivating community and teaching yoga and meditation. She has a passion for being awake in the world and yoga has been a profound practice of aligning thoughts, words, and actions with a deep soul intention, orienting her to more kindness, compassion, and love.


Charmie StrykerTeacher

DANIEL KUJA RYT 200 | Teacher Daniel began martial arts training at 8 years old and connected immediately with “the way” of the mental and physical discipline and was teaching full time by twelve years old. A lifelong martial artist and musician, Daniel found yoga in 2009 as a way … Read More


Charmie Stryker200-Hour Faculty, 300-Hour Faculty, Teacher

  CHRISTIE RAFANAN RYT 500 | Teacher | Lead Teacher Trainer  Through yoga, Christie found a deep understanding and relationship with her body, mind and inner self. This awesome self-realization is what inspired her to teach yoga. Christie teaches yoga by linking breath and movement with a strong focus on … Read More