Featured Teacher: Katya Solar

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This month we welcomed a new teacher to the Yoga Garden SF team: Katya Solar! She teaches Mat Pilates and Vinyasa. Get to know her below, and sign up for her class here!

Tell us about yourself! What are some things that your students might not know?

Hello everyone 🙂 I’m Katya who was born in Russia and moved from there in 2015. Fact about me: I have a pet bear who plays Balalaika. Kidding 😉 Fact is I love extreme. I tried paragliding, hot air ballooning, hang gliding, skydiving, seaplane, and also I ride motorbike. Yoga helps me to stay balanced on motorbike 🙂

How did you become interested in yoga?

I have choreography background and I needed something to rest my body and mind. My first certification was Pilates. This type of physical fitness system is very good for recovery after injuries, dance, sports etc. Yoga wasn’t`t so popular in Russia in 2014, but I decided to find some information about yoga in books. Then I luckily found a teacher in Moscow, Russia with a strong Yoga skills and knowledge. I fell in love with Yoga, mindfulness, meditation, consciousness. Now I want to provide all of my skills and knowledge to you!

Tell us about your yoga journey. What style did you start in and with whom do you study now?

My first style of yoga was mix of Vinyasa and Ashtanga. Also, I’m practicing Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga and I love Acro Yoga. Highly recommend to try it. So much fun 🙂

Why do you teach the way that you do?

I’m teaching Vinyasa, Hot Yoga, Power Yoga, Yoga Sculpt. I love challenge and love to provide challenging sequence in my classes. Anyway, I adapt to yogis level and I do my best to make you happy 🙂

Any exciting projects or plans on the horizon?

My next step is to go to Space 🙂

Anything else you’d like to share with the YGSF community? 

Just remember your only limit is in your own mind!


That’s all for now! Sign up for Katya’s classes, and check out her website.