Rich Brown, is a Health Educator who teaches health promotion and CPR/First Aid to individuals and community groups all over the bay area. Rich holds a Master’s Degree and Certificate in Integral Health from California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. He has been a CPR/First Aid instructor for 15 years. In addition to his private practice as a Health Educator, Rich has been a member of the adjunct faculty of John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, CA.
Hanna Malm had taken yoga on and off for 15 years before the birth of her first child, Mia. That life changing event brought her deeper into yoga, and after the birth of her second child, Max she took the Barefoot Movement Flow Yoga Teacher Training. Once she completed her training, Hanna spent a year sailing in Mexico, living on her boat with her partner and two children. During that time, she sought out and found multiple teaching opportunities in different foreign ports, including getting studio time at cruiser clubs and marinas like Club Cruceros in La Paz and Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz. She was lucky enough to be able to do yoga on deserted beaches with her children. Teaching yoga allows Hanna to share her experience with the practice: one that connects all aspects of self – body, mind, and breath – and that by connecting to oneself on a deeper level we also connect to the world around us in a more true way. It is her belief that incorporating the elements of yoga into daily life in small ways, even just taking the time to focus on breath for a moment or remembering posture, leads to a positive change in peoples lives. Hanna’s teaching style is encouraging, supportive, and honest, creating a space where you can get to know your body and expand its capabilities, a safe and grounded environment in which to grow and learn.
Raised by a yoga teacher, Jovida was introduced to asanas at an early age. Contorting into shapes with animal names was a fun game as a child. Based on this early exposure she practiced asana and meditation casually through adolescence and college. As an adult she turned to yoga in the midst of personal and professional transitions and found healing as well as inspiration in the practice. Jovida found her yoga home at Barefoot Movement in 2010 after a number of years sampling a variety of yoga styles and teachers. She completed the Flow Yoga Teacher Training I in 2012, and earned the 500 hour certification through Barefoot Movement’s Flow Yoga Teacher Training II in early 2014. Her primary yoga influences are Leah Gillman‘s alignment-attentive vinyasa flow that incorporates insights from martial arts and dance; vigorous vinyasa teachers such as Stephanie Snyder and Naushon Kabat-Zinn; and practitioner training with Mark Horner, which she began in early 2014. Outside of her yoga practice, she shares her nonprofit management expertise as a consultant, trainer and coach with Movement Strategy Center, where she also practices 60-40 Stance, an applied mind-body technology that incorporates aspects of Mu-i Tai Ji Zen, developed by Norma Wong of the Institute of Applied Zen.
We have two, recently-remodeled sunny studios, both with huge windows on two sides of the room, the original wood floors, and 15 foot ceilings.
Yoga mats, shiatsu mats, blankets, blocks, straps, bolsters, foam rollers, sandbags and 4 folding chairs are available to borrow.
The West Studio has a large screen, smart TV with DVD player, available for your use, it’s covered when not in use.
We have filtered water available. Participants bring their own water bottles or borrow a glass (wash after use, please).
We have dressing rooms and a restroom but no shower.
We aim to keep our studios at room temperature with our ceiling fans, operable windows and central heat.
There is no cleaning charge, we expect renters to clean up after themselves.
The West Studio
Note: this is a 3rd floor walk-up.
The rental rate is $30/hr for the East Studio, the larger of the two studios, and $25/hr for the West Studio. Advertising is not included, though you may leave promotional material (no larger than 8.5 x 11) on the community bulletin board in our stairwell.
For graduates of Barefoot Movement’s FYTT and CYP programs:
The rate is 1/2 of the income from your event, or $30/hr for the East Studio, $25/hr for the West Studio, whichever is less.
Check the Complete Studio Calendars below to see when there is availability, the week view is the easiest way to see the free times. Leave 15 minutes between events for transition time (there is no charge for the transition time).