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All Levels - 6am Yoga

This class is taught by:

Jim Coughlin

Jim was introduced to yoga in 1967 at the age of 10. He began practicing yoga in earnest in 1993. Jim has traveled to India extensively to expand his knowledge of yoga with his teacher H.S. Arun. Jim teaches yoga with a sense of humor and grounded in the fundamentals of the Yoga Sutra's of Patanjali, the Bhagavad Gita, and the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar.

Jim was born in Buffalo, New York in 1957, and has lived in California since 1964. Jim's "other" career has been as an executive recruiter. He has managed and owned several staffing companies since 1989. He also has worked as a career counselor and outplacement consultant.

In 2005 Jim had the privilege of traveling to India several times over the next three years. It was during this time that he met his beloved teacher and friend Yoga Praveena H.S. Arun from Bangalore, India.

You will find Jim practicing at the studio at 6:00 a.m. every day except Sundays when he sleeps in and teaches the 8:30 a.m. class.

In addition to the above, Jim manages the business of the yoga studio, including building our online presence and community. If you have comments or suggestions as to how we could make this site better, please let Jim know.

Check out Jim's Yoga Blahgasana.

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 .

Lori Pirri

Lori Pirri has been a student of yoga her whole life, her mom is a Sivananda yoga teacher, but she discovered her own yoga passion in her early 20s while seeking a way to connect to her own breath and stillness. She realized not only her own joy but the joy of practicing with and supporting others. She is always learning from her amazing teachers, and loves to explore new postures on and off the yoga mat finding inspiration is nature, friends, family and other students. She currently teaches at Downtown Yoga, and Tri-City Physical Therapy through the Samasta Wellness program. Lori brings a cheerful and enthusiastic energy to her classes that blend alignment, strength, therapeutics and her own life experiences.

Jessica Sinclair

Jessica began practicing yoga 17 years ago after the birth of her first child. Her love of practicing yoga blossomed over the years and led to her becoming a certified yoga teacher through Downtown Yoga’s 200 – hour Advanced Yoga Studies Program under the guidance of Kate Coughlin.

Jessica believes that practicing yoga on a daily basis not only calms the mind and keeps you present but also aids our bodies with strength and flexibility, helping to avoid injury. She teaches with certainty and safe instruction, allowing her students to feel each pose as they move through their practice. Jessica has practiced Vinyassa, Ashtanga and Yin yoga over the years but is extremely inspired by alignment based yoga such as Iyengar.

Jessica has always lived a very active and healthy lifestyle. She has trained and competed in several triathlons, half marathons and countless swim meets and open water long distance swims. Outside of sport she also enjoys quality time with her husband and two teenagers and loves to cook healthy meals.

Have a look at Jessica's yoga blog as she continues to evolve through her practice of yoga.

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.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Oct 15 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Tue Oct 16 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Wed Oct 17 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Thu Oct 18 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Kira Eggers
  • Sat Oct 20 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Lori Pirri
  • Mon Oct 22 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jessica Sinclair
  • Tue Oct 23 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Natascha Thomson
  • Wed Oct 24 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jessica Sinclair
  • Thu Oct 25 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Sat Oct 27 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Mon Oct 29 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Tue Oct 30 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Wed Oct 31 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Thu Nov 01 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Sat Nov 03 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Mon Nov 05 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Tue Nov 06 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Wed Nov 07 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Thu Nov 08 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Sat Nov 10 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin