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Restorative Yoga


This class is taught by:

Kate Coughlin

Kate is a passionate and dedicated explorer of movement, meditation and yoga which spans 40 years.

She is an inspired practitioner who loves the precision of alignment, and teaches with a creative joyful approach.

Kate has been an inspiration to thousands of students during her 30 years of teaching. She has developed two Advanced Studies Programs with over 100 graduates who now teach throughout the U.S.

She has studied intensively with such wonderful teachers as: Donald Moyer, Erich Schiffmann, and Arunji of Bangalore, as well as teachers all over the Bay Area. Kate is also a world traveler including trips to India to study yoga.

Kate created and taught the yoga program at Stanford University from 1989-2001. She is the Founder and Director of Downtown Yoga in Pleasanton California. She is an international teacher offering retreats for inspiration and restoration.

Her students describe her as warm hearted, inspiring and caring. She is a radiant, beautiful soul who honors the beauty and presence of each and every moment.

Shawna Scizak

Early in life Shawna began exploring the benefits of exercise, particularly those associated with improved emotional and mental wellbeing. She worked in the fitness industry for seven years, taught exercise classes, and was certified by several nationally recognized exercise organizations. Although acquainted with the basics of yoga, it wasn’t until 2008 that she discovered a teacher who inspired her into a deeper appreciation of the practice and revealed that what she had always sought at the gym was actually waiting for her in the yoga studio. Yoga has turned out to be the mind, body, spirit connection that she’d been seeking and so, in 2010, she graduated from Brentwood Yoga Center's Advanced Yoga Studies Program and became certified with the Yoga Alliance. She also took her pursuit of yoga half way around the world when she accompanied Jim, Kate, and her teacher Sandy on their spectacular retreat to India. As a student first and a teacher second, she hopes to use her knowledge and enthusiasm to bring the life changing benefits of yoga to others. She currently lives in Discovery Bay with her husband, Mike, and two dogs, Jazmine and Bodhi.

Kira Eggers

Kira began practicing prenatal yoga in 2000. In her years of practice, she has found strength, flexibility, mindfulness and joy. Kira is a 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance and has completed the Advanced Studies Program with Kate Coughlin, Director of Downtown Yoga, in Pleasanton, California. Kira has a sincere passion for Iyengar Yoga which focuses on classic postures with a deep awareness of correct alignment and precise actions in the body. Her personal experiences with back and joint pain have added a keen awareness of how integral each part of the body is in relation to another. Kira uses imagery well which adds quality and depth to her classes. She offers clear and detailed instruction in a strong and peaceful manner. Outside of the studio, she is a licensed interior design consultant, and enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys - especially skiing, swimming and scuba diving .

A healing practice of supportive and restorative poses, which relieve tension and stress throughout the body. Beginners welcome!

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Aug 18 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Mon Aug 21 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Patricia Maruko
  • Wed Aug 23 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Shawna Scizak
  • Fri Aug 25 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Mon Aug 28 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Shawna Scizak
  • Wed Aug 30 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Shawna Scizak
  • Fri Sep 01 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Patricia Maruko
  • Mon Sep 04 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Shawna Scizak
  • Wed Sep 06 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Shawna Scizak
  • Fri Sep 08 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Mon Sep 11 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Shawna Scizak
  • Wed Sep 13 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Shawna Scizak
  • Fri Sep 15 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Mon Sep 18 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Kira Eggers
  • Wed Sep 20 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Shawna Scizak
  • Fri Sep 22 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Mon Sep 25 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Shawna Scizak
  • Wed Sep 27 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Shawna Scizak
  • Fri Sep 29 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Mon Oct 02 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Shawna Scizak