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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.

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:

  • Tue Dec 18 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Wed Dec 19 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Thu Dec 20 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Sat Dec 22 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Natascha Thomson
  • Wed Dec 26 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Thu Dec 27 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Sat Dec 29 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Mon Dec 31 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Wed Jan 02 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Thu Jan 03 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Sat Jan 05 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Mon Jan 07 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Tue Jan 08 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Wed Jan 09 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Thu Jan 10 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Sat Jan 12 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Mon Jan 14 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin