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 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.
Melissa Casanova (AjeetPal Kaur) has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and studied kundalini yoga with Kundalini Yoga world renowned teachers Sat Santak & Pranhu nam Kaur Khalsa. She is also a biodynamic farmer & owner of SucherNova Family Farm and a practicing clinical herbalist & medicine maker of her herbal apothecary line Rose + Grace Botanicals. Melissa incorporates live sound healing, meditation & mantra in her kundalini yoga classes and teaches Thursdays at 9 am and Saturdays at 9:30 am as well as workshops.
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.
Hello! My name is Lauren, and I have been practicing and studying yoga since 2008. I did my RYT 200-hour interdisciplinary yoga teacher training at Nosara Yoga Institute. I studied Anusara yoga at Shantaya Yoga and Bodywork school, and in 2013 I completed a 100-hour teacher training at Urban Flow Yoga in San Francisco. I offer an active yet gentle vinyasa flow that invites you to "open your heart to the flow of grace." Hope to see you in class!
Morning Blend Yoga....wake up your body and prepare for your day with this well-rounded practice. With a meditative quality, a Vinyasa flowing vibe, and a bit of Iyengar foundation, we play, explore, and enjoy the sweetness of being in our bodies. Inspired by Mary Pafford, Shiva Rea, and many, many more...