Affirmation Hatha Yoga


This class is taught by:

Kristen Dessange, MS, E-RYT, IAYT


Kristen's yoga practice of over twenty years has helped her connect with her highest nature. Over the thirteen years she has taught yoga, she has had the great privilege to assist her students to see their intrinsic goodness. For each class she weaves together a heart opening theme with precise alignment instructions in a fun, life-affirming style that celebrates community of the heart. Kristen holds an MS in Biology and has completed teacher training in both Ashtanga and Anusara yoga. Her passion for the art and science of yoga has resulted in an accumulation of over 1,000 hours of teacher training, anatomy, philosophy workshops, and specialized training on the therapeutic aspects of yoga. She is an E-RYT (Yoga Alliance Experience Yoga Teacher) and holds a membership with IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists.) Kristen blends into her classes her knowledge of the cycles of nature and how it affects our lives directly. She is an initiated priestess after several years of study of Earth-based and shamanic traditions. In this roll, she assists others to be empowered to be their most authentic, sovereign selves through all the phases of life.

Jamie Rose Young

My personal yoga journey and path started in 2004, falling in love and feeling more connected, more grounded, not only from within, but having that extend out to all those around…I knew right away that I had found something that I would love, live, and breathe. My asana practice started with a flow practice, and became my dedicated practice through out college and young adult life. In 2009, I was introduced to Bikram Yoga, which then turned into my daily and regular practice.
I attended the certified Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in Spring 2013, in Los Angeles; moving back to the Bay Area, teaching full time, with the mentorship and guidance of Michele Vennard, and Cynthia Wehr, amongst many other great and amazing teachers within the Bikram Community.
In September of 2016, I attended Yoga Tree San Francisco’s 200 hour RYS through Yoga Alliance, teacher training. Learning more in depth of the philosophy, alignment, and having the outlets to dive deeper into the practice of Yoga; Yoga in all of its aspects/limbs of a practice, whilst learning under many great teachers such as Darren Main, Brenna Geehan, Harvey Deutch, Mark Morford and Jill Abelson. I am currently working towards my 500 hour RYS through Yoga Alliance, under Yoga Tree San Francisco.
Yoga has been such a huge part of me, my life, how I live day to day, and how I interact with those around me, with our naturals elements, and how I act to my own personal self. Teaching has been a true gift; I am beyond grateful for the opportunities it creates along my life path, the community it has brought me, and having the opportunity to see the light that resides in all of us to shine brighter through their own personal practice.
A life-affirming philosophy of intrinsic goodness is interwoven into every class. The classes are infused with a heart-based theme and alignment principles in a fun, upbeat experience that focuses on the community of the heart.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Dec 12 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Kristen Dessange, MS, E-RYT, IAYT
  • Fri Dec 14 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Kristen Dessange, MS, E-RYT, IAYT
  • Mon Dec 17 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Kristen Dessange, MS, E-RYT, IAYT
  • Wed Dec 19 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Kristen Dessange, MS, E-RYT, IAYT
  • Fri Dec 21 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Kristen Dessange, MS, E-RYT, IAYT
  • Wed Dec 26 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Kristen Dessange, MS, E-RYT, IAYT
  • Fri Dec 28 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Kristen Dessange, MS, E-RYT, IAYT
  • Mon Dec 31 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Kristen Dessange, MS, E-RYT, IAYT
  • Wed Jan 02 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Kristen Dessange, MS, E-RYT, IAYT
  • Fri Jan 04 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Kristen Dessange, MS, E-RYT, IAYT
  • Mon Jan 07 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Kristen Dessange, MS, E-RYT, IAYT
  • Wed Jan 09 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Vicki Durst
  • Fri Jan 11 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Jamie Rose Young
  • Mon Jan 14 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Kristen Dessange, MS, E-RYT, IAYT
  • Wed Jan 16 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Kristen Dessange, MS, E-RYT, IAYT
  • Fri Jan 18 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Kristen Dessange, MS, E-RYT, IAYT
  • Mon Jan 21 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Kristen Dessange, MS, E-RYT, IAYT
  • Wed Jan 23 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Kristen Dessange, MS, E-RYT, IAYT
  • Fri Jan 25 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Kristen Dessange, MS, E-RYT, IAYT