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Restorative Yoga


This class is taught by:

MIchelle Grady

Michelle Grady-Bressler, RYT 200
 
Michelle loves combining her knowledge of bodywork and meditation and bringing it to the mat. She is a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and Health Educator with 19 years experience helping clients on their healing journeys. She was first introduced to yoga in 2001 and has had a daily practice since 2015. She has completed Downtown Yoga’s 200 hour Advanced Studies Program and is currently enrolled in their 300 hour program.

Michelle is light hearted, nurturing and welcomes all. What she loves about alignment based yoga is that it is accessible to everyone. She has experienced that practicing yoga has benefited her body, mind and spirit. Her goal is to bring yoga into as many people's lives as possible.
 
WARNING Yoga has been known to cause Health and Happiness

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.

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

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Dec 13 10:15 am - 11:30 am with MIchelle Grady
  • Fri Dec 15 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Mon Dec 18 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Shawna Scizak
  • Wed Dec 20 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Shawna Scizak
  • Fri Dec 22 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Wed Dec 27 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Shawna Scizak
  • Fri Dec 29 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Wed Jan 03 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Shawna Scizak
  • Fri Jan 05 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Mon Jan 08 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Shawna Scizak
  • Wed Jan 10 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Shawna Scizak
  • Fri Jan 12 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Mon Jan 15 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Shawna Scizak
  • Wed Jan 17 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Shawna Scizak
  • Fri Jan 19 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Mon Jan 22 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Shawna Scizak
  • Wed Jan 24 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Shawna Scizak
  • Fri Jan 26 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Patricia Maruko