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Intermediate/Advanced


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.

Deepen the focus and intensity of your practice. Learn variations of fundamental poses. Inversions (headstands, handstands, etc.) and more advanced poses are taught. Learn more about our Pose Syllabus here.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Oct 21 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Oct 28 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Nov 04 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Shawna Scizak
  • Sat Nov 11 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Nov 18 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Nov 25 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Dec 02 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Dec 09 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Dec 16 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Dec 23 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Dec 30 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Jan 06 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Jan 13 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Jan 20 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Jan 27 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Feb 03 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Feb 10 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Feb 17 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin