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You spoke and we listened: There is an official 5 minute cut off for all classes! If you are more than 5 minutes late, you will not be allowed to join the class, which would be terrible so please be on time.

Every class is designed for beginners. This is going to be fun, so bring your friends!

  • Beginning Yoga – 60 minutes
  • Bikram – 90 minutes
  • Bikram – 60 minutes
  • Hot Vinyasa - 60 minutes or 75 minutes
  • Flow – 60 minutes
  • Gentle Yoga – 60 minutes
  • Gentle & Yin Combo - 75 minutes
  • Kriya – 60 minutes
  • Silent Bikram (Bikram class without teacher dialogue) - 90 minutes
  • Yin – 60 minutes + 15 minute optional meditation
  • Power Yoga – 90 minutes


Yoga can be as much or as little as you want it to be. For some it is purely a physical pursuit, keeping the body toned, strong and flexible. For others, yoga becomes more of a mindset and a way of living. Whatever your reason for practicing, or your level of experience we welcome you to Being Yoga. Everyone can practice yoga.

Regardless of age, experience, or level of flexibility – we can all benefit from yoga if we maintain “mental flexibility”…patience. The atmosphere at Being Yoga is friendly, supportive and attitude-free. We offer a variety of active and meditative yoga classes to help bring balance to your day.

Yoga, like life, is about finding bliss and serenity in the moment. So come on in, relax and learn to ‘be’ your yoga.


"I love the way BIKRAM YOGA has quickly toned my body and how it has relieved my back pain."

This classical style hatha yoga class systematically works the entire body, stretching muscles, building foundational strength, detoxing internal organs, stimulating the glandular systems, and challenging the cardiovascular system. This 90 minute class is appropriate for beginners and more experienced students alike. It is truly a complete mind-body work-out. Your focus will improve, your mind will become clear, your body will detox and you will feel as if you are floating out of class.

Benefits of a regular Hot Yoga practice: Lose weight • Reduce stress • Detoxify • Improve flexibility • Greater lung capacity • Increase strength • Better sports performance • Keener concentration • Better balance • Deeper sleep • Improve Posture • Feel good from the inside out!


The 60-minute class is designed for those who love the traditional style Bikram class but are short on time. As a result of the faster pace, there are increased cardio-vascular benefits and it helps build leaner muscles.


"The silent class helps me reliably achieve stillness." ~JOHN LARSON

Turn inward, listen to your breath, make your class a moving meditation, and explore a group practice a whole new way. Our silent classes move through the Bikram Yoga series without dialogue from the teacher. Best for students who have taken a minimum of ten Bikram Yoga classes.


“A fun spirited class that inspires you to learn how to focus your mind to form the actions of your body.”

Power Yoga is a challenging, flowing yoga class taught in a non-heated room with a focus on stability, stamina, freedom and FUN! The poses are simple and easy to learn with room to vary and elaborate as students progress.


“Great setting to practice being kind to your body.”

There’s no doubt about it, a class of challenging yoga is good, but sometimes it’s good to go GENTLE. And now Being Yoga is giving you that option. We offer a non-heated Gentle Yoga class designed to help students slowly stretch tight muscles and loosen stiff joints. This class is ideal for anyone wanting to work on stress-release, flexibility and balance ~ gradually and comfortably. Students of Gentle Yoga will ease into a variety of Hatha yoga postures, breath work and focused relaxation ~ and come out feeling great!


“Yin soothes my soul.”

A gentle & relaxing hour class that works deeply into muscles and connective tissues through extended holds of postures. It is the perfect class for meditators & those who lack flexibility because we will be working deeply into the body. The focus is less on fitness and more on restoration, de-stressing, & relaxation.Most forms of Yoga practiced in the U.S. are Yang; they emphasize muscular movement, contraction, and stabilization (all of which are important). Yin Yoga targets the connective tissue especially in the hips, pelvis and lower spine, and emphasizes deep tissue opening and restoration. It is a perfect cross train with the other more vigorous styles of yoga. Not heated. No prior experience necessary.


This is a lovely combination of a Gentle Flow followed by a relaxing Yin Yoga practice.


“I have opened in unimaginable ways - there is no end through yoga.”

We welcome the community to the studio. Join us for a shorter, fun practice. Explore Bikram’s 26 posture sequence just one set in a non-heated environment. Great for a quick workout, for beginners, or for those looking to ease back into practice after an injury. Experience a practice with a community of like minded students looking to ease into yoga.


“The Flow class makes me feel alive! I am really focused and find strengthening benefits with every class.”

Flow Yoga is a dynamic practice where breath and movement are seamlessly united so that each action encourages the other. The linking of rhythmic pranayama, asana & music allow the body to flow through the sequence in a moving meditation. Class is one hour in a non-heated room.


A similar class to Flow but in a heated room. Develop concentration and patience skills that help focus the mind as you deepen your strength, poses, and practice, while sweating it out!

Class temperature runs between 85-95 degrees.


Before/After classes

Stay after class to get your questions answered by one of our qualified teachers. If you need to receive posture modifications due to a recent injury, surgery, pregnancy and postpartum…ask an expert.


Edwina, aka Eddie, has been practicing and studying Yoga for 15+ years. She lives her dharma teaching the art of yoga in the hopes that her students reconnect with their true Self and feel good about their WHOLE BEING! Edwina encourages her students to have fun in their yoga exploration, to embrace practical mindfulness and to embody a deep sense of fluidity in their practice while they shift beyond their perceived limitations and mental blocks. Edwina's varied skill set include : Vinyasa, Bakti, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Yin, Pre+Post Natal Yoga, and Advanced Levels. E-RYT Yoga Tree Alumni.

"See the world as yourself. Have faith in the way things are. Love the world as your self; Then you can care for all things." Lao Tzo


I started Bikram yoga in 2009 and I knew nothing about Bikram yoga or any yoga before. It was very different challenge than working out at the gym. Bikram yoga is not a seasonal activity for me. Bikram yoga is preventative medicine and it helps for me to fight stress, slow down the aging process, create energy, and stay toned and lean. It has become my physical therapy and permanent part of my schedule. In July 2012 I completed Hot Yoga Teacher Training Course and got certified by Yoga Alliance group. I was fortunate to train with Jason Wilkerson, one of the first students to study with Bikram. I feel compassion for every single person in each class because I know we have all gone through phases of suffering and deep pain. I just want to treat you with kindness and care. I just want to make your life a little bit easier.


I am committed to inspiring others to discover and nurture their inner spark by developing a strong asana practice through a deep connection between the breath and the body. By bringing gems of wisdom from multiple disciplines, I take a pragmatic approach to my practice and teaching to create a playful and open-minded environment, helping you to discover the practice that works for your unique and beautiful body. My teaching approach is alignment-focused, and I offer variations and modifications to accommodate any ability level. We will build strength from the ground up, to establish a strong and healing practice that you can carry with you throughout your life - on the mat and as you tackle life!


Welcome... I am looking forward to seeing you! Being with your companionship once again and to experience the practice of yoga together... Blessings.... Diana.


I started practicing regularly in November 1996 and have been teaching regularly since completing the Bikram teacher training in June 2000. The emphasis in my classes is to get the form and alignment right, and then to go to whatever depth you feel is appropriate that day. I encourage the students to be aware of the entirety of their physical body in each posture so it becomes a holistic practice, so you can find that place of oneness while holding the posture. From there, you can do your own yoga therapy while holding each posture, sending energy to areas of the body that need it, expanding your awareness to experience cosmic consciousness, or just visualizing the energy flowing through the channels of your body to clear the energy flow. All this, while challenging yourself to work to your edge in the postures using a focused, relaxed, effort! At the end of class, feel your body purified, your mind calm, and your awareness clear.


What to expect from erin's class...results. joking ;-)
You will be guided through erin's class with kindness and heart while not realizing you are working harder than you thought you could. She likes it hot but will definitely cool you down with a sweet song at the end.


To teach yoga is to give. My belief is to give the students a sprinkle of the yoga philosophy with the practice of asana so the tradition continues. My classes are strong but adjustable to each body type. I believe in proper alignment and foundation where a slow start can bring the student to bigger achievements. The cycle of learning/teaching never stops; I learn from the teachers, from the students and from the universe around me.

There are no limits for the mind to fly even when the body starts to stumble.


Expect a class full of positive energy!
Magalie looks forward to the chance to encourage you to your full potential.
And, after class you might be that lucky student who gets a foot massage.


"I like to lead you through the type of class I'd like to take."


It is my hope that students leave class feeling more calm, confident and joyful, and more connected to themselves and the world around them.


Yoga is about unification, or connection, and as a certified yoga instructor who has studied under master teachers of various yogic traditions for 15 years, I try to weave a tapestry of instruction so that students can find a thread—a connection—between their personal goals and each class dialogue. Drawing from these multiple traditions, I try to create a friendly, warm environment where every student feels safe exploring and expanding his or her own range of physical and emotional capabilities. It is my intention to gently motivate students to move past their fears and self-doubts and discover their untapped potential, on and off the mat. And, it is my hope that students leave my class feeling healthier, stronger, more confident and more connected in body, mind and spirit.


After experiencing a series of injuries to her foot – sustained from years of punishing long distance running, Fiona decided to give up running and seek a more forgiving way to stay fit and healthy. She took up Bikram yoga, and was hooked from her very first class. She was particularly attracted to the intensity of the practice and how it made her feel both physically and mentally. Given the extraordinary benefits Fiona received from practicing Bikram yoga, she resolved to share her commitment to it by teaching others. She subsequently attended the Bikram Yoga Teacher Training program in the Spring of 2010. Since then, she has taught at various yoga studios in San Francisco and the Peninsula.


Mary practiced Jiu Jitsu for over 10 years, and a knee injury during this martial art practice brought her to discover the healing power of Yoga. Since this transition, Mary has been practicing and teaching Yoga in the Bay Area. Mary completed her training and certification with Bikram Choudhury in 2001. In addition to Bikram, she enjoys studying other Yoga styles. She teaches Yin, Flow, Bikram, and private classes weekly. Mary meditates daily and brings this experience into her teaching through the powerful vehicle known as “stillness.”


Dawn Hoppe began practicing Bikram Yoga in 2006. Initially, it was the challenge, the heat, and the physicality of the practice that drew her in. She was amazed by the exhiliration she felt during class and also by the calming, yet energizing influence that went beyond the yoga room and into daily life. After practicing for a little over a year, she attended the Fall 2007 Teacher Training. Dawn sees yoga as a path to empower, heal, and love oneself and looks forward to sharing this with her students.


My yoga experience started with a flyer picked up while working in a sidewalk box in front of the studio in 1999. I was at the end of a 30 year career fixing phone lines. After spending nearly 30 years working and lifting in awkward positions my aching back was looking for a remedy. It took six months before attending my first class but once my yoga journey started it hasn’t stopped. First it was 1 or 2 times a week. Then within a year it was 2 or 3 times a week. It was at teacher training when the decision was made to come out of retirement and spend the rest of my life teaching yoga. The yoga community is all encompassing and I love being a part of it. I am devoted to Being Yoga, Robin, my first teacher, and making the experience for every student to be as fulfilling as mine has been.


Yoga became a part of my life since 2007, it’s the only exercise I cannot live without. With consistency, I am not only physically trained, I found a whole new universe within my Self. As a Bikram yogi, I began my journey right here at Being Yoga. After my very first class, I knew I found an active way to meditate ~ holding still in balance, not only physically but more importantly my mind. To all my students/friends, i wish to share my passion in opening our consciousness. Practice with mindfulness, breathing in stillness, and ultimately, experience the serenity within.


With my guidance and encouragement students will learn to get in and out of postures correctly; they'll learn to trust themselves, push further, test new waters; they'll leave class in a yoga bliss.
"The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle." -Steve Jobs


From top to bottom from outside to inside come get a total body work.


I have practiced yoga at varying levels since 1988 when I took a Yoga class at San Jose State University. Since then, I have explored many different styles of yoga; hatha, vinyasa, pre-natal, partner, ashtanga,acro, yin, gentle, and bikram. I have benefited not only from the healing effects on the body, but also the calming and centering of the mind. I began to think about ways in which yoga can affect a positive change in the world when once again I needed the healing effects of yoga. I decided to begin giving back through participation in Yoga for Hope which is a charity event raising money for cancer and aids research. I decided to go further and deepen my practice in 2013 with a 200hr teacher training with Wanderlust that explored a well-rounded and complete look at yoga. I was amazed with how learning so much about yoga philosophy and meditation just made me want to learn more. I continued my studies in 2015 earning my certification in the hot 26 series. I completed my 500 hour advanced teacher training with Avahana school in April of 2017. I am interested in sharing with the community the connection between breath, mind, and body which brings health and peace of mind. I continue to keep yoga a dynamic influence in my life by attending Yoga Journal Conference, Wanderlust festival, learning from other teachers and exploring all that yoga has to offer. Off the mat, I am a wife, mother of three girls, full time Registered Respiratory Therapist, and student of life.


Diane took Bikram's teacher training in 2011 and has been teaching regularly since then. In Diane's classes you will get a good workout physically. Diane has a smooth delivery that puts you in a calm state while you are working the postures.

Diane Daly

Susan’s introduction to yoga began with a Bikram class in 2000. Today she is a RYT 200hr yoga instructor, with certification in therapeutic Restorative yoga and Hot 26 series. She actively creates a safe space for students to be where they are and experience whatever arises in the moment. No matter where you are on the path, her classes will guide you through with careful, and continual instruction, helping you deepen your practice and achieve your personal goals.

Susan Bowen

When students take my class, they can expect a class that's even pace, allowing the yogi to work methodically, within their range of motion in their body's alignment, on that day, in that moment in time, while being guided through cues that focus on the body's anatomical form and structure, creating space to tap in deeper within our own being through out each individuals yoga practice.

Jaime Sadeghi

Manny is a dedicated yoga practitioner, teacher and student. She started her yoga practice in 2004 and since then got certified to teach several styles of yoga including Bikram, Vinyasa, Iyengar, Hatha, etc. Aspiring to help people lead healthier and happier lives, she teaches with compassion and prioritizes her students’ safety and well-being. Manny naturally teaches with high energy to push you beyond your comfort zone but also offers modifications so that the asanas are accessible to practitioners of all levels. She sneaks in gentle reminders to be present in the moment and nuggets of encouragement to get you through class and feeling great about yourself.

Manny Tran

Kristine Damico is a former fire fighter paramedic who began practicing Bikram yoga in 1998 to relieve stress and stretch on a deeper level. Once she started she never stopped. She finished a 200-hour Vinyasa Teacher Training at the White Lotus Foundation in 2000 and went on to do their Advanced Teacher Training; in 2001 she completed the 500 hour Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in June 2001 and has been teaching ever since. She has taught in many cities throughout the United States and makes her home in
Cupertino, CA. Kris has a diverse yoga background having studied with many masters in the practice of Bikram, Vinyasa, Yin and Iyengar. She has additional training with Baptiste Power Yoga and the Iyengar Institute in San Francisco and has attended many workshops and retreats. Kris continues to learn and grow her
personal practice keeping classes fresh and creative. She is a Certified Nutritionist and loves to empower others with knowledge to be at their best. When she's not on her yoga mat, she's out riding mountain bikes or hiking with her doggies Jack and Charlie.

Kristine Damico

Marialena is a certified Bikram teacher since 2004. Alongside teaching yoga, she is also a psychotherapist. She views both psychotherapy and yoga as avenues to help people to come into their truest form. She appreciates the work it takes to change, the vulnerability it takes to heal and grow, and the energy and creativity it takes to remain connected to self and others. Her classes incorporate wisdom from both on and off the mat.

Marialena Malejan-Roussere

Kristi is an ERYT-500 With a background in Bikram, vinyasa, and ashtanga style Yoga lineages. Her classes blend breath with movement and always a little bit of a work out. Expect to sweat, laugh, and hopefully feel your glutes the next day!

Kristi Bettencourt