Yoga for Beginners


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.

Caleb Neeper


Caleb's first taste of yoga came a little over a decade ago. Playing in a pick-up basketball game, he severely sprained his left knee. The initial goal was to rehabilitate the knee through yoga. Slowly, over a consistent period of time, his body began to heal. The knee strengthened, and he also began to experience some additional, unintended positive side-effects from practicing yoga - weight loss, a gain in overall physical strength, increased range of motion, flexibility, and a general boost in self-confidence and mood.

His initial therapeutic goal became secondary, as he started to realize the deep and profound affects that practicing yoga was and is currently having on his life. He began to understand more about himself, his relationships to others and his place in the world. With this new-found clarity, he decided to switch careers from selling wine to teaching yoga! He relocated from Sonoma County back to the Bay Area in pursuit of this career change. Caleb has completed 500 hours of teacher training through YogaWorks in Walnut Creek and SF, and has been mentored by Lakshmi Norwood.

 

This basic level class is perfect for those who are new to yoga, have physical limitations, or would like to learn the basics of alignment, breathing and yoga philosophy. In each class a life-affirming theme is woven into the instructions to assist the student to feel better in his/her body, mind and spirit.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Oct 22 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Kristen Dessange, MS, E-RYT, IAYT
  • Thu Oct 25 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Vicki Durst
  • Mon Oct 29 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Vicki Durst
  • Thu Nov 01 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Caleb Neeper
  • Mon Nov 05 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Kristen Dessange, MS, E-RYT, IAYT
  • Thu Nov 08 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Kristen Dessange, MS, E-RYT, IAYT
  • Mon Nov 12 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Kristen Dessange, MS, E-RYT, IAYT
  • Thu Nov 15 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Kristen Dessange, MS, E-RYT, IAYT
  • Mon Nov 19 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Kristen Dessange, MS, E-RYT, IAYT
  • Thu Nov 22 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Kristen Dessange, MS, E-RYT, IAYT
  • Mon Nov 26 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Kristen Dessange, MS, E-RYT, IAYT
  • Thu Nov 29 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Kristen Dessange, MS, E-RYT, IAYT
  • Mon Dec 03 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Kristen Dessange, MS, E-RYT, IAYT
  • Thu Dec 06 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Kristen Dessange, MS, E-RYT, IAYT
  • Mon Dec 10 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Kristen Dessange, MS, E-RYT, IAYT
  • Thu Dec 13 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Kristen Dessange, MS, E-RYT, IAYT
  • Mon Dec 17 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Kristen Dessange, MS, E-RYT, IAYT
  • Thu Dec 20 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Kristen Dessange, MS, E-RYT, IAYT
  • Mon Dec 24 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Kristen Dessange, MS, E-RYT, IAYT
  • Thu Dec 27 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Kristen Dessange, MS, E-RYT, IAYT