Our Yoga Center Teachers
Eryn Schon Brunner
I believe in the art of yoga. It has been a part of my life since I was a child, helping me through a dance career, injuries, pregnancy, and motherhood. I completed my first teacher training in 2002, and I have been teaching ever since. I have studied in Los Angeles at Center for Yoga, the Iyengar Institute of Los Angeles, Yoga Works, and Sacred Movement; in San Franscico at the Abode of Iyengar Yoga, and in Monterey at Seaside Yoga Sanctuary. I am a certified Nine Moons Prenatal Yoga teacher. I have my MFA in Dance from Hollins University, a BFA in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts, and I teach Dance at Mendocino College. Namaste!
I am a Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor, and I've been an Iyengar yoga practitioner for eighteen years. I did yoga initially for injury remediation and prevention, but I soon found that practice became an important way to explore my mental and spiritual well-being, too. My first teacher was Paul Cabanis at the Iyengar Institute in Los Angeles. My current teachers are Brian Hogencamp and Manouso Manos at the Abode of Iyengar Yoga in San Francisco.
I’m passionate about sharing the joys of yoga with children, families, and anyone seeking to better connect with their own body and spirit. While dealing with the daily stresses of a career in biopharma, I experienced first-hand how yoga can ease physical and mental tension and foster a unique sense of well-being and community. I received my 200-hour certification through Yoga Tree in San Francisco and studied with Katherine Priore, founder of Headstand -- an organization that teaches K-12 students “to combat toxic stress through mindfulness, yoga, and character education.” I’ve completed an additional 100 hours of training with Harvey Deutch, P.T., in Yoga Therapeutics. My aim is to make yoga accessible to all with an easy-going style and with mindfulness of anatomy and physiology.