Vinyasa Flow - All Levels


This class is taught by:

Malia Hill

In 2004, Malia Hill was dragged to a yoga class by a friend in Hawaii. She felt overworked, overweight, overstressed, and very disconnected from her body. Through yoga, she made changes to her life that she had always been afraid to make. She learned to deal with stress and challenge in healthier ways. Malia left corporate America and became a yoga instructor to help spread the benefits of yoga and living in the present moment to as many people as possible. She completed her Teacher Training in 2009 and has been teaching for seven years all over the Bay Area. Malia’s yoga class is a spiritual and challenging playful flow, mixing vinyasa, power, and ashtanga styles and co-leads Teacher Training at Just Be Yoga. She is the co-founder of SupAsana East Bay which runs BOGA Yoga Stand Up Paddleboard classes in Pleasanton, California. Malia has taught at The Wanderlust Festivals in Oahu and Squaw Valley, at Yoga Reaches Out Bay Area, at several retreats and at Yoga Rocks The Park. She has had the honor of being a lululemon ambassador for five consecutive years and a BOGA Yoga ambassador for BOGA Paddleboards. Malia was the co-chair for Yoga Reaches Out Bay Area which has raised over $200,000 for childrens' charities through yoga events. She is the proud mother of a beautiful daughter, Kalea.
 
 

Why yoga?
To shift and move stuck energy. To get me out of living in my head all of the time. To actually let go of what happened and stop having anxiety about what could happen. To be in the the present moment. When I practice I am able to create space and then I get to choose what I do with that space. To breathe and to respond rather than react. To feel gratitude for everything exactly how it is.

 

Who or what inspires you?
The ocean, my teachers, my students, my Mom whom I miss every day, my Dad, my daughter who can find laughter in any situation, Michael Ondaatje, Pema Chodron, Bono, Hafiz, Rilke, Alan Watts, HONY, Pablo Neruda, Yates, Osho, Star Wars, the shadow and the light.

 

Three adjectives that describe you and your teaching style:
Inclusive. Fluid. Edgy

 

Where are you the most fearlessly authentic in your life?
I try to do that all of the time, although it's pretty challenging. I feel most raw and vulnerable when I'm taking or teaching yoga. I wear my heart on my sleeve and I never pretend to have anything figured out. We are all in this together.

 

What is something not a lot of people know about you?
I was in some tabloid magazines in my 20's- bwahahahaha.

Nicole Harrow

 

To Nicole, Yoga is a powerful and mystical tool for unearthing your highest potential. An experienced teacher and practitioner, Nicole’s classes are an alchemy of movement, stillness, breath and awareness. With the current cultural climate and busy lifestyles there are many challenges for the modern yogi. Nicole offers thought provoking sentiments to deal with these challenges, drawing upon yogic texts including Pantanjali’s Yoga Sutras, and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. Most importantly, Nicole holds a space that is safe and free of judgement for students to explore and expand their connection to their own inner wisdom and teacher.
 

Why Yoga?
I had no idea how disconnected I was with myself, until I started practicing yoga. I would get these tiny glimpses while I practiced. It felt like I was uncovering this sacred space that was within me, and that I could be a better daughter, friend, partner, and overall human after class. Over the last 16 years I have felt awareness quietly flowing in. It started from the outside - my limbs. It moved into my breath. Then into my mind, and then to the more subtle aspects of energy and spirit. My yoga practice is deeply connected to how I choose to live my life every day.

 

Who or what inspires you?

The warm sun on my skin. That feeling when you jump into water. Trees blowing in the wind. Seeds. My kitty’s rumbling purr. The space between my inhale and exhale. My husbands eye color in both my boys. Feathers. Being still. Animals. Bodies of water. Dancing. Dogs….dancing dogs = even better ;)The strength and beauty of the human spirit. My teacher Lakshmi Norwood. Patanjali’s yoga sutras.

 

Three adjectives that describe you and your teaching style:

Open. Creative. Deep

 

Where are you the most fearlessly authentic in your life?

When I am uncomfortable, whether it is physical or emotional..instead of pushing it away..I am learning to lean in and observe without judgement. When I am outside of my comfort zone, I learn and grow the most.

 

What is something not a lot of people know about you?

I love pie..everything about it…eating it…making it…thinking about making it… smelling it….a bonus to practicing yoga is that I can eat more pie :)

 

Heidi Rydman

 
Why yoga?
Yoga is my greatest teacher, without I would be a huge asshole. Some days I still am but at least I can see that I am. Every time I come to the mat it's like coming home. I feel the most inspiration when I am moving and breathing. Yoga is a vacation from my mind, we could all use more breaks from the monotony and repetition of our thoughts.
 

Who or what inspires you?
My teachers. My husband. My children, the possibility of who they will become and how they will become it. Sunsets, and sunrises. The unpredictability of the universe. Music that you can feel in your bones!

 

Three adjectives that describe you and your teaching style:
Honest. Surprising. Fun.


Where are you the most fearlessly authentic in your life?
In my marriage.

 

What is something not a lot of people know about you?
Lately I can handle changes surprisingly well!

 

Jenni Wendell

Jenni has always been someone who loves to connect with and inspire others. Her classes take you on a journey to discovering your inner power and connection to the magic that exists within and around you. Her teaching style is described as loving, empowering, and magical.
 
She felt at home when she discovered yoga as a young adult. Like many others, she found herself experiencing depression, anxiety, and the common burnout. She credits yoga for bringing back peace to her mind, health to her body, and joy to her spirit.
 
Jenni left her corporate job in sports marketing to share the teachings of yoga, ThetaHealing® and create a community gathering place known as Just Be Yoga™. Just Be Yoga has become a well-known and respected yoga and healing community in the San Francisco East Bay Area. The vibe is warm & welcoming. The tribe of teachers are Fearlessly Authentic and touch hearts beyond the yoga mat.
 
She has had the honor of being a lululemon ambassador since 2013. She co-created and co-facilitates the 200 hour Just Be Yoga teacher training program that encompasses the teachings that have been passed along from her inspirational and masterful teachers.
 
She graduated with a BA in Public Relations and Marketing from Chico State. She has completed yoga trainings through ZUDA Yoga (Ann Marie Kramer & Jessica Micheletti) and Jason Crandell. She is a certified Basic & Advanced ThetaHealing® Instructor. ThetaHealing certifications include: Basic and Advanced DNA, Manifesting and Abundance, Game of Life as well as Intuitive Energy Therapy.
 
Why yoga?
Yoga has been one of the most effective practices to ground, balance, clear, and awaken me to the best version of myself. I come back to my mat over and over to feel lighter, brighter, and more connected. The trainings and intensives light up my soul and empower me in endless ways.

Who or what inspires you?
I am most inspired when I am creating and co-creating with others who are equally passionate about passing along the wisdom and teachings that lead to breakthroughs and awakening.

Three adjectives that describe you and your teaching style:
Flowing, spiritual, and empowering.

Where are you the most fearlessly authentic in your life?
On my yoga mat & in a ThetaHealing® session. These two practices have gifted me with tools to be authentic and fearless and clear the self-limiting bullsh*t. It’s a practice, a daily practice, that I bring into my life as a teacher, mentor, leader, wife, sister, and friend. Living and sharing the teachings requires me to be fearlessly authentic over and over again.

What is something not a lot of people know about you?
I spent 10 years working in the sports industry. I was a professional cheerleader for the San Jose Saber Cats during my junior and senior year of college then went on to work for the Sacramento River Cats in Corporate Sponsorship Sales & Marketing.

 

Maris Degener

I'm an 18 year old who completed the JBY 200 hour teacher training the fall of my Junior year of high school. My practice has brought me many things- confidence, courage, and passion being among them. Inspired by my teachers, who are unendingly supportive of me and everything I do, I chose to seize the opportunity to find my own voice through a teacher training course.

Many people ask if I hope to make yoga my career, and I never have an answer. All I can say is that it's what I love. You can call it a hobby, you can call it a passion, but at the end of the day, it's my safeplace. My mat is my home and my closest confidant. I only hope that I can encourage more people to turn to yoga for support and relief from the challenges life throws at us.

Being able to create classes that are fun, creative, and allow opportunity for growth is such an honor- I hope to see you on your mat!

Namaste!


Why yoga?
Yoga not only changed my life, it saved my life. This practice inspires authenticity, mindfulness, and gratitude in all aspects of our lives, and makes growth and self-improvement fun and accessible for everyone.

 

Who or what inspires you?
The Just Be community inspires me! The students are so willing to be open and vulnerable, and the teachers are all masters at holding space and sharing the lessons they've learned with others.

 

Three adjectives that describes your teaching style:
Authentic. Creative. Empowering.

 

Where are you the most fearlessly authentic in your life?
Either on my mat or when I write. Both are times where I am forced to be honest and face who I am and what I am going through.

 

What is something not a lot of people know about you?
I love to read! My favorite books are non-fiction like "Quiet" by Susan Cain and "The Omnivore's Dilemma" by Michael Pollan.

Jessica Micheletti

Jessica Micheletti hails from Minnesota, has traveled the world and recalls her first experience volunteering at 7 years old at a soup kitchen in downtown Minneapolis. She worked for 15 years in Public Health and 7 years ago stepped away from government work to teach power vinyasa yoga and explore the facets of a life of service. Jessica is a yogi, runner, retired triathlete, philanthropist, and yoga development consultant. She loves trying new things, wine, and cheese. Upon turning 40 she decided that resistance to cupcakes is futile, but moderation reigns. Rock, rap, and top 40 frequently make appearances in her yoga classes and she loves to share stories about her travels, her family, and really anyone who graces her path. She can find a yogic meaning in almost anything. Each day she wakes up and asks, “How can I serve today?”. She's passionate about guiding others to discover and realize their dreams. Jessica believes in miracles.

Jessica is certified through the Yoga Alliance as a Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher 500 and is a certified Baptiste Yoga Teacher.


  • Nickname(s): JM or Jessie or Micheletti
  • Astrological sign? Taurus
  • Favorite food(s): wine, cheese, bread
  • Favorite vacation spot(s): any beach, any where, any time
  • Why yoga? it reminds me that anything is possible
  • What brings you back to your mat? connection and freedom
  • What are you most grateful for? family (biological and chosen)
  • What makes you tick/light up? love - being it, seeing it, creating it
  • What are your guilty pleasures? netflix
  • Share something about yourself that others would be surprised to know? I can't not finish a book I start...no matter how bad it is
  • If you had one wish for the Just Be Yoga community what would it be? Every time someone steps inside the studio they feel like they're home

Dara Karnofsky

 
My love for yoga has grown naturally and progressively over the years. I used to practice because my body physically needed separation from high intense functional training. As I practiced more and more, I realized it was the only thing I needed to create unity between my mind, body and spirit. My desire to teach came from wanting to pass on the beautiful and ancient philosophies of yoga, and wanting to make an impact on my community like my teachers did for me. I feel whole and complete when I'm on my mat both practicing and teaching.
 
 
Why Yoga?
I cannot imagine a way of life that offers more than yoga does.
 

Who or what inspires you?
My teachers and my students inspire me in every way imaginable. The prospect of living in a world where every person lives to their fullest potential inspires me.

 

Three adjectives that describe your teaching style:
Authentic. Empowering. Humbled.

 

Where are you the most fearlessly authentic in you life?
When I'm driving in the car, I sing at the top of my lungs and I don't hold back one bit.

 

What is something not a lot of people know about you?
I don't think there's anything...I'm an open book!

Courtney Clark

 
Courtney received her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification in 2015 from Yoga Six in San Diego, California. Her second training was a 200-hour with Just Be and her thrird a 300-hour with Bryce Yoga in Thailand. She is currently  pursuing a bachelor's in Psychology. A natural teacher and leader, she is passionate about the immense amounts of growth that yoga brings: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. She is dedicated to helping others reach their best self. Without yoga, Courtney would not be who she is today. At first, she fell in love with yoga for its physical benefits. Growing up a competitive athlete, she craved the physical challenge. Then she began to notice subtle changes. She felt that while getting an amazing workout, she was also feeling more relaxed in her daily life. This led to an inquiry of yoga as a way of life, and how it can positively transform us into happy, confident, loving human beings. She absolutely loves people and wants to impact as many lives as she can through yoga.
 
 
Why yoga?
It inspires me more than anything ever has. It makes me feel a way that I have never felt before. It has changed my life in the best ways possible and I cannot imagine life without it!


Who or what inspires you?
People inspire me. People's unique stories inspire me. Seeing other's passion, creativity and determination. Music inspires me. Food inspires me. Practicing yoga inspires me!


Three adjectives that describe you and your teaching style:
Passionate. Genuine. Inspiring.


Where are you the most fearlessly authentic in your life?
I am the most fearlessly authentic in my pursuit to live a completely non-average life. I am determined to be inspired by something every single day. And I am committed to making a change if I am not satisfied with where things are. I want to learn continuously and be the best I can be in all that I do.


What is something not a lot of people know about you?
I have a wiener dog named Moose, and he is my best friend!

 

Dynamic flow-based yoga. Recommended for those having a familiarity with Sun Salutations A and B.

Power Vinyasa flow is a rigorous, sweaty yoga practice stemming from the ashtanga tradition. Poses are held for shorter periods of time and will link one breath with motion, creating a dynamic and fluid ‘meditation in motion.’ This is a hot, sweaty fun practice often set to fun, fluid, dynamic music. You will leave inspired and ready to shine off the mat!

Room heated to 85-88 degrees.


Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Jun 25 7:45 am - 9:00 am with Malia Hill
  • Mon Jun 26 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Nicole Harrow
  • Mon Jun 26 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Malia Hill
  • Tue Jun 27 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Heidi Rydman
  • Tue Jun 27 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Misha McNair
  • Wed Jun 28 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Jenni Wendell
  • Wed Jun 28 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Malia Hill
  • Wed Jun 28 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Tiffany Sun
  • Wed Jun 28 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Malia Hill
  • Thu Jun 29 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Maris Degener
  • Thu Jun 29 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Jenni Wendell
  • Thu Jun 29 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Jessica Micheletti
  • Fri Jun 30 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Jessica Micheletti
  • Fri Jun 30 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Dara Karnofsky
  • Fri Jun 30 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Tiffany Sun
  • Sat Jul 01 7:45 am - 9:00 am with Courtney Clark
  • Sat Jul 01 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Dara Karnofsky
  • Sun Jul 02 7:45 am - 9:00 am with Malia Hill