Vinyasa Flow - All Levels


This class is taught by:

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 :)

 

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.

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.

 

Natalie Shapiro

 
As a 200-RYT, Natalie applies yoga as a therapeutic practice for the mind, body and soul. Eight years ago, in an attempt to access warmth through heated yoga while living in the Netherlands, Natalie very quickly learned yoga offered much more than heat, and it soon became a consistent and deepening practice. After years of a personal practice, Natalie received her training under Megan Whitney and Jenn Bobbitt at Yoga Centre SLO. Her teaching style is designed to safely align her students in order to offer them the freedom to make it their personal practice. She teaches asana, pranayama and meditation as platforms to move deeper into one’s self and as a means for healing and transformation. In addition to teaching yoga, Natalie is a Strategic Coach working with women to find peace with food and their bodies. She is a healer at heart and is always seeking to offer her students and clients the experience of meaningful freedom.
 
 
Why yoga?
Breath. Embodiment. Freedom. When my body meets the mat, everything drops back to center. The mind releases its restraints and I come back to soul. Finding the balance between strength and ease in the body and mind is a beautiful part on the journey. 

Who or what inspires you?
My teachers, guides, and mentors inspire me daily. These guides have taught me how to live with more compassion and wisdom - learning how to let go while also standing firm.

 

Three adjectives that describe you and your teaching style:
Grounding, opening, home-coming. 

 

Where are you the most fearlessly authentic in your life?
This is an ongoing journey. But at the moment, I feel the most fearlessly authentic when it comes to my voice and how I use it. Feeling more and more clear that what comes through me has value and is worth sharing.

 

What is something not a lot of people know about you?
Hmmm. Naps are my favorite. 

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!

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:

  • Mon Oct 23 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Nicole Harrow
  • Mon Oct 23 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Malia Hill
  • Tue Oct 24 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Jenni Wendell
  • Tue Oct 24 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Misha McNair
  • Wed Oct 25 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Jenni Wendell
  • Wed Oct 25 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Malia Hill
  • Wed Oct 25 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Tiffany Sun
  • Wed Oct 25 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Malia Hill
  • Thu Oct 26 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Natalie Shapiro
  • Thu Oct 26 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Jenni Wendell
  • Thu Oct 26 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Jessica Micheletti
  • Fri Oct 27 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Jessica Micheletti
  • Fri Oct 27 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Misha McNair
  • Fri Oct 27 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Tiffany Sun
  • Sat Oct 28 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Dara Karnofsky
  • Sun Oct 29 7:30 am - 8:45 am with Malia Hill