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Our Team

Our teachers are the pillars of our space. Each one is trained and adept in their teaching, and each one offers something unique. They're professional, approachable, friendly and very supportive, and keen to be part of a yoga and wellness community. 

 

We are always open to welcome new teachers to our team. So if you have sufficient training and experience, are professional, approachable and keen to be part of a yoga and wellness community, do contact us. We'd love to meet you.

Gurjeet Bagri

Gurjeet runs the studio. He is originally from London UK and has a strong passion for yoga. He’s been practicing for over 8 years and teaching for 5 years after completing his 200hr teacher training in Costa Rica. He’s always continuing to learn and improve his practice as well as his teaching. He integrates breathe, movement and awareness in his classes.

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Cindy Raspiller

Cindy's been teaching yoga to students from all walks of life for over 5 years. Her classes focus on using mindful movement to increase strength and range of motion. She encourages students to foster feelings of introspection, respect, and positivity towards themselves while on and off their mats. Whether you’re new to yoga or have been practicing for years, you’ll discover something new in her class.

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Alejandro Ian Rivas

Alejandro Ian Rivas brings 23+ years of teaching Yoga and Meditation, alongside 15 years of Reiki and Qigong in the San Jose and Bay Area community and beyond, serving as a staple in the DTSJ community.

 

 Alejandro’s masterful style of teaching encourages practitioners of all ages and body abilities to find a strong connection with themselves—physically, mentally, and energetically—offering skillful subtlety and unique flow in guided breath, asana, energetics, and awareness. He blends his strong knowledge of the body, energy medicine, mantra, mudra, and the wisdom and passion of his many years as teacher and practitioner of Yoga, to offer a challenging yet deeply compassionate practice. 

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Mahesh Shiva

Born in a lineage of Hindu priests, Shiva has been a yoga and meditation practitioner for over 15 years.

He teaches the integration of bhakti yoga, karma yoga and raja yoga as it is in the Patanjali yoga sutras and in the Upanishads.

He manifested and deployed “The SoulWomb” at various wellness recovery centers as a sacred sound meditation space to those in behavioral health and substance abuse recovery.

Alex Sato

 Alex is a passionate yogi who discovered her love for yoga as a child. Influenced by various teachers, she has cultivated a unique practice. With a 200-hour yoga certificate and registration with Yoga Alliance, she brings her expertise to the mat. She has studied Exercise Science and Psychology, bringing a deep understanding of the human body and mind. Her creative and thoughtful flows, centered around breath, meditation, and mindfulness, create a holistic yoga experience. Alex believes in the transformative power of yoga and aims to bring peace and awareness to her students. She fosters a welcoming and safe environment where all can thrive on their yoga journey.

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Rachel Ammerman

Rachel turned to yoga to connect deeper to herself and her community. She found yoga in high-school as a way to de-stress and cultivate self-love, and feels it a blessing she can pass this on to the community

Rachel combines her training as a yoga teacher, salsa dancer and school psychologist to mindfully guide you through a flowing Vinyasa yoga class.

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Jennifer Rebecca Schauer

Jennifer Rebecca Schauer is a 200 hour RYT through Fred Busch Hot Power Vinyasa Yoga in Miami, and Anahata Eco Yoga Retreats. Jennifer’s practice draws on 22 years of asana, pranayama, chanting and meditation experience.

 

Her greatest yoga teacher interweaves Kriya Yoga, Tantra and Sufi traditions, so she naturally embodies such practices in her own teachings.

She began teaching yoga in 2009 in Michigan, and has taught in New York, the Berkshires and Costa Rica.

 

Jennifer loves the embodiment of her yoga practice, and is grateful each and everyday for movement and the journey of yoga.

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Heather Ding

Heather has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. From when she started, she had always wanted to be a yoga teacher. It took some years to be able to make this wish possible.

 

She “went for it” in 2019 and became a registered yoga teacher (RYS200). Receiving her certification from Almaden Yoga in San Jose, Ca. She studied under Anuja Chaudri and Nate Jones.


She is an advanced trauma certified teacher who holds her certification with Collective Resilience yoga since 2021 under Hala Khouri, Kyra Haglund and RW Alves

 

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