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Santa Cruz Beginners Yoga Instructors

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Kula Wellness
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael V.
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Justin is AWESOME. Working with justin has been a lot of fun. Not only with strength trainining, but flexibility and core training with yoga and acroyoga with my girlfriend and I. I go to justin to boost my workouts and mix things up. I'm a functional movement based sports doctor and I can tell you that I'm impressed with Justin's approach to exercise and wellness. No matter how much you think you know, you'll still learn more, reach your goals faster, and benefit from seeing an experienced and knowledgeable trainer like Justin. He's also big on nutrition, which is fundamental to being and feeling healthy. His company Kula Wellness also does meal prep which is pretty cool. 5 stars!!

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Whole Fitness Experience
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
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Helene B.
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Jared is great! He is fun to work with. I have lost 8 pounds, many inches and feel wonderful. He has a holistic approach and this is what I was looking for. He has a strong background in yoga and I enjoy the mix of strength training, yoga and massages. I highly recommend Jared!!

Joyfully Balanced
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Mary B.
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For the past four years, I have been privileged to benefit from Monique's excellent yoga/Pilates instruction as well as from her health and wellness tips, strategies and recommendations. Monique draws upon her extensive and varied knowledge, experience and expertise to offer her clients personalized and exceptional service. Monique has helped me reassess and overhaul my diet and exercise routine incorporating several changes with great results and satisfaction. I value Monique's input greatly as she positively impacts my life and all those she serves.

Massage & Yoga Therapy
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah W.
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I have taken private Yoga lessons with Jessa and she has been a superb instructor! Her extensive background in yoga training has helped me expand and strengthen my yoga practice and I always learn something new when working with her. I look forward to her classes every time!

Vitality Path
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Vanessa S.
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As a fellow yoga instructor and student of Amanda's classes I could not recommend her more highly. During our time together at "the source" of yoga, Rishikesh in India, Amanda's holistic teaching of yoga made me feel like a better yoga practitioner, more in tune with what was happened externally but also internally. What most impressed me and the reason for loving Amanda's yoga style is: 1. she is committed to her students 2. she practices what she preaches 3. direct but warm approach 4. she offers so so much more than just yoga postures 5. her thirst for knowledge 6. most importantly, for me at least, she is committed and dedicated but she doesn't take an all or nothing approach. She truly follows the yoga as a journey approach.

Christine's Mobile Yoga
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Dicla L.
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Christine is absolutely terrific - she instructed me and my husband at our home, and instantly put as at ease with her great vibe and energy. The class itself was wonderful, very instructive (we are both beginners and my husband was a first-timer), she was very conscious of our postures and ensuring that we did not overextend ourselves or do anything damaging, and just so great overall that my husband agreed to make it a regular thing :).

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Ferox Yoga & Lifestyle
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Jesse L.
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I had a private yoga session with Claire and as someone new to yoga, I felt that Claire's instruction was clear and helpful. I've gone through a few yoga techniques on my own following the instruction of youtube videos, but I found Claire's session to help take me to the next level. She corrected my form and technique to help me get the most out of my yoga and I could really feel the difference in what I was doing before versus what I learned from the private session. Claire helped me loosen up my hips and introduced a few new poses that I've added to my routine and helped fine tune the ones I was already familiar with. Overall, I enjoyed my session with Ferox Yoga and would definitely try more classes in the future.

Eve Yogiology
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle O.
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Eve is excellent. She is knowledgeable, patient, and passionate about yoga. Great teacher!

Yoga Soul
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Heather G.
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I have taken class with Rebecca for over 8 years. Her classes are full of spirit, laughter and soul. She is particularly wonderful at teaching alignment. I cannot imagine my yoga journey without her guidance. She is a fantastic teacher and person.

  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mali D.
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Carissa is a lovely person and I highly recommend her for Pilates and Yoga! A+++

Shannon Cummings Yoga
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Monisha F.
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    From the minute I took Shannons Power Down class I knew that I wanted to spend more time in her presence. I left the class feeling so relaxed and peaceful. Her guided meditation, deep stretch and awesome hands on adjustments were just what I needed. From there, I knew I needed to work with her more and reached out to her. She spent time reviewing my goals, lifestyle and what I wanted to get out of my yoga practice. I welcomed her into my home to work with me and my partner. She was so in tune with each of our needs and helped us in a gentle way to adjust our bodies and getting into a deeper more balanced practice. After the session she followed up with a detailed email summarizing our time and providing information/links on how to continue our practice between sessions. I would HIGHLY recommend Shannon as a knowledgeable, caring and effective practitioner.

    • 5 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Bianca V.
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    Gina took a very personal approach when we started our lessons. I suffered from sciatic pain after a lower back/ spasm injury due to a bulging disk so decided to try yoga to help strengthen my lower back and lessen my pain. She was always prepared with different poses to improve my health. She has a true passion for the practice and helping her patients. Gina was in it for the journey with me and I really appreciated that.

    Sadhana Yoga
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Du N.
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      I've never take a Yoga class before as this is my first time and it's a life changing experienced. My endurance and reflexes weren't good before I took the class but through the helps of Ms. Gangadhara, I've gradually increase my stamina and my reflexes are quite good now. I found out that she's a dedicated, patient person whom would spend countless hours in order to help myself reaches the goals. She's have a good fundamental on yoga, and together with her engaging, friendly manner has definitely make yoga a more interesting experienced for me.

      • 12 years in business
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      Hatha Yoga for beginners and intermediate levels. Relaxing, energizing sessions and brief meditation practice in a private studio and beautiful garden setting. Small groups.

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      Each and every single body is uniquely different from one another. I believe in customizing a personal yoga sequence for your varying needs and interests, using over 400 hours of vinyasa yoga certification and numerous workshops on acroyoga, arm balances, and restorative yoga.

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      I have been teaching and providing fitness instruction for over 30 years; it is my passion. I am well educated and can teach all ages and abilities. My motto is to have fun as well as continuing to enhance the fitness and wellness of all students and all ages.

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      Kayla discovered grace on the mat as a way to counteract the strains of classical ballet and competitive dancing in 1999. Since then, her asana practice has developed into a dharma of discovery. It has become clear that the past is written and cannot be erased; the future has yet to be drafted; only in the present moment can we truly be alive. Practicing and teaching internationally over the past 3 years, Kayla is a 200-hr Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher with over 250 hours of teaching experience. Currently, she is studying under Janet Stone in San Francisco to earn her 500-hr certificate in the Five Elements training program. Kayla's true passion is guiding those on the path of yoga to encounter the stillness between life's rises and falls by connecting prana and movement, removing boundaries and embracing vulnerability on and off the mat. As an instructor, Kayla hopes to invite practitioners to establish sustainable expansion; encouraging students to look beyond all that which separates, binds, limits or constrains. Kayla's classes are infused with mantra, cadence and community; stimulating awareness through powerful yet nurturing sequencing paired with attentive guidance; she humbly bows with overwhelming gratitude to all of her teachers and fellow practitioners along the way that have shed light upon this beautiful dharma she has been blessed with.

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      I specialize in the following: * Yoga and Meditation * Lifestyle Modification * Ayurveda * Ayurvedic Cooking * Homeopathy * Integrative Wellness * Music and Meditation

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      I am a Bay Area based power vinyasa yoga instructor. My classes put an emphasis on increasing strength, flexibility, balance, and connecting the body and mind. My goal is to provide an emphasis on physical fitness in the practice. I believe that once a student begins to fulfill their physical goals through yoga, the additional mental and emotional benefits will follow.

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      I became a swimming trainer because it's my passion. I started swimming when I was just 10 years old, and I love yoga too.

      • 6 years in business
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      I offer private and corporate yoga classes to those who are beginning yogis and those who are more seasoned yogis. I have a background in vinyasa, pre/postnatal, yin, and restorative yoga. I can tailor the class to suit your needs (physical, mental, emotional). Furthermore, I integrate my studies in somatic awareness and meditation (M.A. in holistic counseling) into my yoga teaching, as I am also a marriage and family therapist trainee. I have been leading meditation workshops for five years.

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