Beth Robert started her yoga practice in 2004. She completed her first TT at Yandara where she studied Hatha Yoga. After several more years of instruction, she went deeper into the practice with Eddie Modestini and Nicki Doane studying the techniques and principles of different traditions and completing her Maya Yoga TT. Once she found her home in the Ashtanga Vinyasa Tradition she completed Tim Miller’s Primary Series TT, through which her practice and teaching style were infused with devotion. Beth continues to learn through her teacher John Smith and through her own dedication to the practice.
A graduate of Sri Swami Satchidananda’s Integral Yoga Institute, Sarah Jenness has completed Piedmont Yoga’s Iyengar-based Advanced Studies Training, and is a certified “Relax and Renew” restorative yoga teacher through Judith Lasater’s accredited program.
Sarah leads sound healing and gentle and restorative yoga for seniors, and for the cancer support community at St. Joseph Health. She has over 20 years of experience in various alternative healing modalities, and presently continues her study in the Krishnamacharya yoga lineage through the inspiring practice of Viniyoga. She is grateful to her teachers Swami Divyananda, Anodea Judith,PhD, Donald Moyer, Judith Lasater, and presently- Mirka Kraftsow.
Tessa is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. She has been practicing Iyengar yoga since 2007 and received her teacher training at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco. She travels annually to study with the Iyengar family in India. Tessa is dedicated to the Iyengar method because of its attention to alignment and the thorough change it brings about in the body.
She has specialized teacher trainings in Pre-Natal Yoga and Yoga for Scoliosis.
Mirka served as consultant for several successful national yoga studies, and assisted the development of materials for Gary Kraftsows books “Yoga for Wellness” and “Yoga for Transformation. We are so thankful to support her work here at Westside Yoga Studio and welcome her to our family of teachers. Please support this wonderful opportunity to share yoga together with Mirka Kraftsow.
Contact Mirka at email@example.com or by phone at 415-246-8246.
The next year, John made his first trip to Mysore, India, and thereafter made almost yearly excursions there to study with Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Jois. He is one of only a few practitioners in the world who has been certified by Pattabhi Jois and The Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute.
John is the director of the Ashtanga Yoga program at Westside Yoga Studio in Sebastopol California.
Currently, Erick is under special study with Manouso Manos, and is working to digest what he can of the of sheer brilliance of Manouso’s teaching. He assists in Manouso’s class weekly.
He is a student of B.K.S. Iyengar, and his son Prashant and daughter Geeta in Pune, India, and is constantly mind-blown by the intense depth of insight emanating from them.
He is striving to embody essential elements of yoga science, and is devoted to learning from direct experience and study of what has come from the texts on yoga.
His teaching is a bright effort to reflect what he is learning and absorbing, with a trajectory toward opening out the vast learning ground within.