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Intermediate/Advanced


This class is taught by:

Natascha Thomson

Natascha is a Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher and graduate of Downtown Yoga's 200-hour Advanced Yoga Studies Program, with a focus on Iyengar-style yoga. Iyengar yoga is a form of hatha yoga that emphasizes alignment by using props, such as blocks, blankets, bolsters, straps, etc., to perform poses (asanas). This practice builds flexibility, and core strength, while calming the mind and helping practitioners to develop a peaceful inner sense. Natascha is currently training to become a Marriage & Family Counselor, after 20 years of working in high-tech marketing. Yoga and meditation have had a profound impact on Natascha's life and she enjoys sharing this passion with others to help each person discover a happier and healthier self.

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.

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 Dec 22 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Natascha Thomson
  • Sat Dec 29 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Jan 05 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Jan 12 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Jan 19 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Jan 26 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Feb 02 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Feb 09 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Feb 16 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Feb 23 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Mar 02 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Mar 09 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Mar 16 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Mar 23 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Mar 30 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Apr 06 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Apr 13 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin