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ABOUT YOGA SOL
Yoga Sol, first opened in 2004 as a Bikram studio. Over the years, we have evolved into offering other methods of yoga including Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Yin (Restorative) and more. Yoga Sol has extremely experienced instructors, who are knowledgeable about injuries and pregnancy and a friendly family oriented atmosphere. From beginner classes to challenging advanced classes to hard cardio workouts to relaxed restorative classes. Expect a lot of care, knowledge and fun.
Tara has been practicing yoga for 10 years and has owned Yoga Sol since 2004. After receiving a Masters in Clinical Psychology and working as a therapist for 5 years, she left corporate America to follow her passion in yoga. Her first certification was in Bikram yoga and she went on to train in more modalities including Vinyasa, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Anusara, Kundalini , Restorative, and Pilate's. She enjoys helping people and has extensive experience working with pregnant clients and students with injuries and back pain.
Grace’s Yoga practice began in 1974. After studying with Swami Vishnudevananda for a year, she began teaching classes. By 1976, Grace and her husband were operating a residency program in an eleven-bedroom mansion in Mill Valley that included an early morning session of Hatha Yoga, meditation and chanting. Grace and her husband moved to Contra Costa County in 1983. She continued her home Yoga practice, and was a substitute Yoga teacher at various health clubs in the area. Grace received her Certification in the Iyengar Advanced Study of Yoga at The Yoga Movement Center in Walnut Creek in February of 2007. Grace’s teaching method is Iyengar based and teaches various levels and she also teaches Yin Yoga.
Practicing since 1999, CJ combines her enthusiasm and love of yoga with knowledge of alignment and body mechanics. An avid fitness fan, after giving birth to her second child in two years, CJ became a fitness instructor and began teaching Mat Pilates in early 2004, She went on to receive certifications in Mat Pilates in both 2005 and 2009. The connection of breath and movement is what sold her. After years of teaching Pilates and a variety of high impact group exercise classes, her body began to feel the wear. CJ turned to yoga to heal her body and mind. In search of a spiritual connection and a more holistic way of life, CJ began to study yoga in earnest in 2008 and received her 200hr Vinyasa Certification with special study in the Hot Series in 2010.
CJ’s classes emphasize mindfulness, balance and breath. By focusing on the stability of the inner body (core), the outer body can then move with ease. Proper alignment allows the body’s energy to move freely throughout the body, unblocking physical and emotional pathways leading to optimum health and a general sense of well-being for the practitioner.
I was introduced to yoga in 2000, and while it’s something that had always interested me, I didn’t cultivate a practice until 2008. After one life-changing year of yoga, I decided to enroll in the Yoga Sol Teacher Training program and became an instructor in September 2010. Yoga has given me so much, and while I say it’s changed me in so many ways, the most noticeable benefit has been that it’s really brought me closer to myself. I became an instructor because I wanted to share that experience with others and saw this as a way to give back. There is nothing more rewarding to me than to have students leave class with post-savasana bliss on their faces.
Wes Linch was introduced to Yoga and Eastern philosophy over 8 years ago in a desire to know more about himself. He quickly discovered the benefits of Yoga far exceed open hips. Wes is a Vinyasa Flow instructor, having received over 700 hours of training through Yogaworks and Yoga Sol. Wes focuses primarily on bridging the gap between breath, alignment, and awareness through movement. He aims to make the energy of the practice relevant on and off the mat by introducing traditional yogic teachings with a modern twist. His classes are fun, sweaty, challenging, full of great humor and heart.
The mind-body-spiritual aspects of the holistic arts have fascinated me from a young age. I spent a lot of time in my youth exploring different cultures, religions, and healing practices. I started studying and practicing yoga casually after the birth of my son in 1996, and have always known that one day I wanted to teach it as well. I have a natural ability to guide and council, and because of that I became a certified hypnotherapist in 2005. Helping clients release their inhibitions and negative habits, gain confidence, heal from their pasts, and move forward into a place of health and light. Because of this I recognize how important language is, and tend to guide my classes with an equal balance of nurturing and discipline. I have worked in the health care industry for 16 years, 10 of which were spent managing a holistic health center. I graduated from Yoga Sol’s 200 hr teacher training program in August of 2011, and have been teaching there ever since. Teaching yoga has brought me the inner balance I’ve been searching for my entire life, and it has become my passion to share that journey with my students. It is my goal with every class to keep students present in the moment, to cultivate a fun atmosphere, to challenge every practitioner to explore the depths of their physical and mental abilities, and to show them that yoga is for everybody at every level, health, age, and stage of life. I look forward to sharing my journey of yoga with you and hope to see you on the mat soon.