Focusing on both your mind and body


Small Group Classes (2-10 participants):

Therapeutic Yoga–blending elements of Ashtanga and Hatha. Using breath, postures, imagery, mindfulness, Ayurveda and yogic philosophy to provide a therapeutic environment for your in-studio yoga practice. Don’t worry, you won’t have to twist up into a pretzel or be able to touch your toes.  These classes are all about meeting you where you are and are appropriate for those with chronic pain and/or injuries. You should be able to get up/down from the floor independently with/without the use of a chair. Supplies are provided, but you are always welcome to bring your own. (75 minutes)

Yoga for Healthy Bones: The perfect class for anyone with Osteopenia or Osteoporosis looking for a safe way to practice yoga. Also appropriate for those wanting to prevent bone loss. The practices and tips provided will be beneficial for posture, bone building and stress reduction–all necessary for healthy bones. All levels welcome. (75 minutes)

The bone density class just keeps getting better! I cannot tell you how it helps my back and neck- I am hoping other teachers promote this class because a good number of students in this studio are I an age range where weights can really help with strength and balance!-L.R., Alameda

Beach Yoga:  Take your yoga off the mat and into the sand. Nothing better than practicing yoga in nature. Find challenges in the movement of the world around you as you find stillness of the body and the mind. Where: Shell Gate and Shoreline at Crown Beach. Bring: towel, sun protection, dress in layers and bring an open mind.  This class is seasonal. (check schedule).

Classes are at Island Yoga @

1136 Ballena Blvd, Ste D, Alameda, 94501

Click on the day in the calendar for more details.

Private Therapeutic Yoga Sessions (one-on-one):

You and I will develop a program that fits your needs, mentally and physically. Choose this if you have never tried yoga and are wondering if the classes are appropriate for you or would like to start a personal home practice. Or choose this if you are returning from an injury and interested in finding modifications appropriate for you. (60 minutes)

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Corporate Yoga Sessions (60 minutes, group class):

Want to offer yoga to your workplace?  I will bring the supplies, all you have to do is provide the space and show up!  Offering 60 minute sessions to provide mind-centering movement and breathing to your employees. There is much research out there being done that yoga and mindfulness reduces stress, improves circulation, reduces fatigue and makes you more more creative and efficient (check out this Article in Huffington Post). It’s a win-win for employee and employer alike. And because I am a physical therapist and educator, I also provide weekly handouts and helpful tips to keep up the benefits even when you’re not on the mat.

Looking to enhance your home yoga practice? Check out my colleague’s home practice companion, YogaDoctors TV with Dr Somer Nicole. She provides loads of  therapeutic yoga home practices depending on your intention–strength, balance, meditation.

Check it out HERE