Yoga is my meditation, and I truly believe it is life changing. I am a bay area native and I've been practicing yoga for 5 years! I started while I was living in San Diego, and I quickly realized the many benefits of yoga, which influenced me to live a more positive and healthy lifestyle. I received my 200 hour teacher training from Dana Damara at the Pad Studios in San Francisco.
You can expect my classes to be fun, challenging and grounding. I usually teach power vinyasa classes, but also enjoy slowing things down once in a while for a yin restorative flow.
When I'm not on the mat or teaching yoga, you can find me traveling to new places, adventuring around the Bay area, taking a sweaty workout class in the city or spending time finding great food - in my kitchen or checking out a new restaurant.
As a yogi, runner, sailor, snowboarder, kiteboarder, and overall lover of sweat, the easiest way for me to uncover small doses of daily happiness is through breath, movement, and connection. My goal is to share that with others.
I offer a strong, soulful, and balanced vinyasa flow, encouraging my students to explore the joy that lives at the midpoint between ease and effort. I completed my 200hr teacher training in 2015 at the Pad Studios and continue to find light and inspiration from my teachers Dana Damara, Becca Schneider and Leila Burrows.
Haley is extremely captivated and excited by the endless adventure of the physical asana practice as well as the lifelong study of yoga philosophy and its traditions.
In Haley’s class she hopes to share with you all of the reasons she has fallen in love with the practice of yoga. From her class you can expect chanting, philosophy, and a nourishing and well-rounded Vinyasa flow sequence that is challenging yet accessible. She hopes that in her class you recognize the deep generosity that the practice of yoga has to offer, and that you walk away excited to share the love of yoga with others.
Haley has deep gratitude and is forever indebted to her teachers Stephanie Snyder, Jason Crandall, Chelseah Healey, Susannah Freedman, Nichol Chase, and her endlessly supportive parents.
Melissa Mae is a writer and yoga teacher in San Francisco. Her practice and teaching is deeply influenced by her teachers Baba Hari Dass and Ganga White as well as Samatha Meditation as she's learned it from Ty Powers. She is 200-Hour ERYT Yoga Alliance Certified and teaches Hatha, Power, Hot and Yin yoga.
She is a strong and confident leader best expressed by her creative and truly unique yoga experience. She inspires her students to the do their best while maintaining a light-hearted outlook. She encourages her students to develop an emotionally intelligent language between mind, body and spirit. Her sharp eye for alignment fosters a safe and open environment to safely approach your edge, and have fun while doing so!
She leads 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Certified teacher trainings in San Francisco, as well as workshops and retreats in the US and abroad.