This class is taught by:

Kyria Edwards

I cherish how yoga brings people together in a safe space with the collective intention of being happier and healthier. I have been honored with the opportunity to share the gift of yoga with students of all ages and backgrounds. While teaching high school in North Carolina I started a yoga club for teenagers, while living in San Francisco I started a free yoga class for low-income senior citizens, and while volunteering in Armenia I led yoga for elementary children to promote peace and wellbeing.
There has been no other avenue for me that connects body, heart, mind, and spirit as deeply as yoga does. I am always a student in the yoga practice, learning more each time I step onto my mat. I love the profound simplicity of yoga and how it is inherently available to all people, asking only for an open mind and heart from its participants. I am a health advocate and have spent the last ten years embracing a variety of modalities that support health, by serving as a massage practitioner, personal chef, nutritionist, wellness coach, fitness instructor and yoga teacher. It is with this holistic approach that I am honored to lead yoga and continue the path of yogic exploration!

Tara Murphy

Yoga has been a mainstay in my life since the first time I stepped onto a mat 12 years ago. My advanced training and practice is considered Hatha Flow, as well as enjoying benefits and variety from Bikram, Vinyasa, Yin and AcroYoga. I received my 200 hour certification from True Living Yoga in Northport, New York and my 500 hour certification from Santa Cruz Yoga in Santa Cruz, California. The main focus in my upbeat classes are how yoga can be interpreted on and off the mat. It's of utmost importance to infuse a real life, grounded approach in my teachings, each class beginning with a brief inspirational reading to remind students that yoga is just as important outside the yoga studio! I also thoroughly enjoy Tribal fusion Bellydance, kittens , roller skating and chocolate chip cookies.

Jesse LoBue

Influenced by my teachers, travels, and personal study I aim to teach with intention, presence, and positivity. I try to facilitate the mind-body-spirit connection in my students by teaching a breath-focused class, giving nuanced asana instruction, correcting alignment, gently pushing to personal limits, and allowing enough space for students to discover their individual practice and experience of Self union.

Sally Adams

At 24, after 21 years of dancing (ballet, modern, jazz, tap) I needed a new way of stretching my body. I was perpetuating bad habits and felt stuck in my progression. I found myself in a hot, sweaty yoga class at Global Yoga in San Francisco. I never looked back. I thought I would incorporate both dancing and yoga but it took me several months before I could. The yoga wiped me out at first and at the same time left me feeling alive and peaceful. I knew I just needed to let the yoga alone work it’s magic in me. When I went back to dance class, I was stronger, more flexible, had great stamina and I felt better than ever.

For me working with my body has never been just that. It has always been a way to connect with the spirit of joy and connect with my soul. The 26 postures are like coming home. They allow me to be who I am, they give me comfort, they challenge me, they make me honest, they make me grateful and most importantly they show me how physical well being and the states of balance, peace and love take constant vigilance. 

Ruth O'Donnell

I went to graduate school and studied Kinesiology, specializing in exercise science. After getting my master's degree I learned more esoteric healing practices like Reiki. I blended the two to create a radical form of self care that I practice everyday and offer to others.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Mar 28 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Kyria Edwards
  • Thu Mar 30 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Tara Murphy
  • Sun Apr 02 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Jesse LoBue
  • Tue Apr 04 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Sally Adams
  • Thu Apr 06 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Tara Murphy
  • Sun Apr 09 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Jesse LoBue
  • Tue Apr 11 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Ruth O'Donnell
  • Thu Apr 13 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Tara Murphy
  • Tue Apr 18 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Ruth O'Donnell
  • Thu Apr 20 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Tara Murphy
  • Sun Apr 23 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Jesse LoBue
  • Tue Apr 25 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Ruth O'Donnell
  • Thu Apr 27 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Tara Murphy
  • Sun Apr 30 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Kyria Edwards
  • Tue May 02 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Ruth O'Donnell
  • Thu May 04 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Carmen Kubas
  • Sun May 07 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Jesse LoBue
  • Tue May 09 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Ruth O'Donnell
  • Thu May 11 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Carmen Kubas


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