Vinyasa Flow - All Levels


This class is taught by:

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.

 

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!

Mellara Anzenberger

 
I’ve been teaching yoga in my native Australia, throughout Los Angeles, and the Bay area of San Francisco since 1998. I teach a compassionate conscious practice, taught in the lineage of Channa Dassanayaka, my beloved teacher. My heartfelt gratitude that I have for Channa is carried forward, and his profound teachings are shared.

One of the biggest self-realization in my own healing, is being kind to my body, and having enough awareness to grasp the meaning of it.
When I first became certified as a Hatha Teacher it was from the Center for Yoga, in Los Angeles, where I expanded my knowledge of the yogic way through training and assisting, Steven Freedman, Steve Walter, and Diana Beardsley. I went on for further study in 2005, with Erich Schiffmann, and Saul David Raye.
Incorporating both the physical and spiritual teachings of yoga in a modern context, I teach to all levels of beings, ages and abilities. The love and compassion that I feel to all students, be it in a group setting, or private one-to-one session, is very present.

 

Why yoga?
Because yoga is for everybody, no matter what size, age, race or financial means.
We are all incredibly interconnected, like a link in a chain, or a spoke in a wheel, and why beings like my beloved teacher, Channa Dassanayaka have been gifted to us, to remember who we really are, and to realize who we are not- from all of the conditioning.


Who or what inspires you?
The realization that living in consciousness, is the only way to live.

 

Three adjectives that describe you and your teaching style:
Compassionate. Conscious. Nurturing

 

Where are you the most fearlessly authentic in your life?
When I'm teaching, and waking to the early morning of practice, and being aware of all the great blessings I have in my life (but not as ownership), and in that moment be a witness to my body, heart and mind feeling content, with everything that is known, and anything that is unknown.

 

What is something not a lot of people know about you?
I grew up in Queensland, Australia, and we always lived close to the ocean, and inside of the miraculous, and warm, salt water waves is where I experience deep harmony, and being only on the mat have I ever come close to matching it's healing effects.

 

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.

Caramia Tambornino

Caramia began practicing yoga in 1979 in Minnesota at Shanti House, a home for homeless and recovering teens. Throughout her adult life, she felt compelled to connect and give back, she served as a wellness advocate and found herself in the Bay Area as Director of Marketing for Brown & Toland Medical Group, a prestigious San Francisco Medical Services organization.

Due to a busy social and career life, along with parenting two children, her yoga practice (along with other things) slipped to the side. In 2007, with an urgent need to heal and transform, coupled with a burning desire to help those in need of REAL health care, she made a bold decision to return to the mat, and enrolled in YogaWorks teaching training program.

Guiding her students to physical and inner strength, Caramia began sharing and teaching the transformative power of yoga immediately upon completing her initial training and went on to complete the YogaWorks 500 hour advanced studies program.


  • Nickname (s) Mama Mia and Car.
  • Astrological sign? Pisces - Fishee Girl
  • Favorite food: Cherries!!!
  • Favorite vacation spot: Maybe Palm Desert, or Lake Tahoe - The happiest memories of my life so far were being in these places with my children when they were little.
  • Why yoga? My skin fits better and everything makes sense after practice.
  • What brings you back to your mat? Ultimately, the desire for self exploration, acceptance and freedom.
  • What are you most grateful for? My children, clean air, clean water, humor, and my children.
  • What makes you tick/light up? The evening sky and dancing.
  • What are your guilty pleasures? Getting lost on day long city walks that span into the evening, (sometimes with a friend, sometimes alone) that include good coffee, light delicious meals, art, and.........shopping for lipstick, jewelry ....anything pretty.
  • Share something about yourself that others would be surprised to know? I smoked filterless Camels and drank straight whiskey when I was an androgynous punk rocker.
  • If you had one wish for the Just Be Yoga community what would it be? To not get corporate and cliquey.

Danielle Jackman

I started taking yoga classes when I lived in San Francisco during college. From the moment I left my first class, I knew that there was something that undoubtedly set yoga apart from any other activity I had tried. There was an instant connection and draw to keep practicing. Not long after that first class, becoming a yoga teacher became my absolute dream. I continued to practice through the years at various studios, and finally landed at Just Be, where I found my home. I completed the teacher training in Fall 2016 and shortly thereafter completed a mentorship with Malia Hill.

 

Why yoga?
Yoga allows me to feel at home in my body and allows me to appreciate who I innately am. Yoga allows me to live in love, rather than in fear. Yoga keeps me aligned with my passion, with myself, and with my path.

 

Who or what inspires you?
My teachers inspire me for many reasons, but most prominently for their ability to so powerfully share parts of themselves every time they teach a class.

 

Three adjectives that describe you and your teaching style:
Tenacious. Compassionate. Honest.

 

Where are you the most fearlessly authentic in your life?
I am most fearlessly authentic in my career and in starting my own healing business. I now wake up and love what I do for a living.

 


What is something not a lot of people know about you?
Surfing comes in at a close second to yoga on my list of favorite hobbies. I love the ocean and am convinced I was a dolphin or mermaid in a past life.

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

Anthea Pressler

Why Yoga?
At this point, I truly can’t imagine my life without it. Yoga came into my life as a form of physical exercise, nothing more than a good sweat with the added benefit of gaining flexibility. Slowly, its teachings and way of life crept its way into my world and changed everything. Yoga has, and continues to, pull me out my lowest times, remind me of my own strength, deeply connect me to my body, and challenge me to grow in all areas of my life. My mat has become my safe space, a place I return to day after day to play, process and grow - physically, mentally and spiritually.


Who or what inspires you?
The women I’m currently surrounded with! I’m constantly in awe of, and inspired by, the connection of the tribe I’m surrounded by. Uplifting and supporting one another in a way I never dreamed of. Living and moving from the HEART.

 

Three adjectives that describe you and your teaching style…
Connected. playful. passionate.

 

Where are you the most fearlessly authentic in your life?
Is it silly if I say that right now it’s on my mat? On my mat I don’t play small. I’m not fearful of being judged. I explore what’s possible, play and experience. I take rest when I need it and I’m not afraid to cry. On my mat I show up exactly how I am in that moment. Yeah, on my mat - and that’s okay, I know it creeps into all other areas of my life.

 

What is something not a lot of people know about you?
I moved A LOT growing up. Every two years or so. I’ve lived all over the US, in Switzerland and in Australia. One day I’ll make it back to Australia!

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:

  • Tue Aug 22 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Jenni Wendell
  • Tue Aug 22 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Dara Karnofsky
  • Wed Aug 23 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Mellara Anzenberger
  • Wed Aug 23 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Maris Degener
  • Wed Aug 23 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Caramia Tambornino
  • Wed Aug 23 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Caramia Tambornino
  • Thu Aug 24 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Danielle Jackman
  • Thu Aug 24 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Jenni Wendell
  • Thu Aug 24 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Jessica Micheletti
  • Fri Aug 25 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Jessica Micheletti
  • Fri Aug 25 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Dara Karnofsky
  • Fri Aug 25 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Maris Degener
  • Sat Aug 26 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Dara Karnofsky
  • Sun Aug 27 7:30 am - 8:45 am with Anthea Pressler
  • Mon Aug 28 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Danielle Jackman
  • Mon Aug 28 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Maris Degener
  • Tue Aug 29 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Jenni Wendell