Alia Kaneshiro has been practicing various styles of yoga for 15 years. Since completeing her teacher training in 2014 she's been primarily teaching Yin & Restorative, however her love for movement and strength along with flexibility is coming through as she branches out to teaching vinyasa flows to find balance in her teaching as well as her personal practice.
Kent Bond, creator of Willow Glen Yoga in San Jose, California, is a well-respected Yogi from the Bay Area. He has many years of Yoga teaching, practice and study in several lineages of Yoga. Kent has developed a singular teaching style that is informative, challenging and uplifting. He has extensive and ongoing studies in the White Lotus tradition with Ganga White and Tracey Rich, including advanced and undergraduate teaching certifications from this prestigious center. In addition, he holds certification from Erich Schiffmann and has trained with numerous emerging masters including Duncan Wong, Robert Brook, and Russell Kai Yamaguchi. Kent leads specialized workshops in the USA and Europe and is an ongoing member of the White Lotus Foundation teacher training staff. More on Kent Bond
Denise Wendler’s classes draw faithful students who appreciate her encouraging spirit and patient instruction. She enjoys teaching students of all abilities and ages. Denise is a certified Yoga Therapist and an Intermediate Junior Iyengar certified teacher.
Kyczy was trained in the Himalayan Yoga tradition in 2006. She teaches a somatic gentle style, and holds monthly Y12SR classes. You can read more about her at www.yogarecovery.com, and Kyczy Hawk on FB.
Alyssa Prettyman has been teaching yoga in the Boston area for 11 years. In fall of 2017 she landed in San Jose, by way of an RV, and is excited to share her perspective on the practice. In her classes expect an experience to satisfy all levels of yogi / yogini, diverse playlists, a keen focus on alignment and functional movement, as well as a joke or two. Does she have "the" Boston accent? You'll have to check out her classes to find out!
A long time practitioner, Amanda began yoga alongside her mother in 1998. Since then, she has been influenced by teachers: Kent Bond, Jason Crandell, Dee Dussault, Jill Miller and the greatest teacher of all...Father Time. Amanda's offerings are a mixture of breath-work and conscious movement with a special focus on aligning the lessons learned on the mat with a more mindful lifestyle. She hopes that after practicing together, you feel energized from the inside out.
Jill began her career as a youth outreach specialist for families and teens at risk, and as a recreational therapist (CTRS). She developed a unique compassion for all members of our community, and those who struggle to experience balance, vitality and connectedness in their lives. Since 2003, Jill discovered the potential for yoga to unify the body, mind and spirit through her vinyasa practice and its incredible potential for healing and personal enrichment. Her regular practice of yoga led her to the White Lotus Foundation (Santa Barbara), one of the first Yoga Teacher Training programs in the country. Here she received her Yoga Alliance Certification and since then has returned for advanced training in Thai Yoga Therapy and Therapeutic Yoga. In addition to her training at White Lotus Foundation, Jill has also completed the Oakland based Niroga Institute's Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy School. Jill’s joy is to support others in bringing about positive transformation, balance and a grounded sense of peace that can be drawn upon in life.
Nick Loffree, a Canadian who discovered QiGong's healing power as a remedy to chronic illness and injury in himself. He now lives in Santa Cruz where he is a senior teacher at the world famous Holden QiGong school. He teachers classes and workshops around the Bay Area including the new 1440 Multiversity. www.petricorehealingarts.com
Mary Ellen Hannon, co-owner of Willow Glen Yoga, is a Certified Movingness Instructor with a BA in Health Science – Somatics. She believes the most fundamental form of medicine lies in our daily attention to our mind-body connection through nervous system regulation and dynamic mindful movement. Her goal is to teach students how to deeply relax and let the body show you how it wants to move. Author of Complementary Alternative Medicine (a movement medicine book for relief and the prevention of chronic physical and emotional pain - 2018).
Dana’s flow classes are influenced by her background as a student of Iyengar and Ashtanga schools of thought. Her compassion, grace and humor lead students through the challenges of each class. Dana has been practicing for over 20 years, teaching for over 14 years, and is a certified 200hr Hatha Yoga teacher, currently getting her 500hr certification.
Paige’s yoga journey began in 2017, and she obtained her 200 hour certification from Almaden Yoga in 2019. She encourages her students to practice compassion and curiosity within the self, both on and off the mat. A lover of creativity within sequencing and safety in alignment, Paige looks forward to being a part of your yoga journey too.
From her first ballet class at the age of 5, she has been captivated by the joy of movement. As a student of the non-violent martial art Aikido in her twenties, she began to understand the power of movements that embody an energetic practice and philosophy of life. As a yoga teacher, her goal is to provide the student with a practice that will help them meet their needs of the present, whether it is physical well being, enhanced strength and mobility, or inner peace.