Movement & Meditation


This class is taught by:

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. 

Kelli Barnett

 
Why yoga?
I love living my life around a system of health. And yoga always has something for every phase of life. Athletic, contemplative, healing, creative. Whatever your interest, or ability, yoga has a branch growing in that direction. One can be introspective and calm or externally manifested. With study and the teachings all can be expressions of a healthy body and mind.
And It's fun to feel your life. It's fun to help other people feel their lives.
 

Who or what inspires you?
All aspects of the natural world when it is free and unfettered. I believe when we love the vivid blue of the sky or the white of snow we are loving ourselves and feeling the sensation of gratitude for our lives. Then I try to invite that feeling of space, and sensation of gratitude to the shapes and postures that are within my reach to teach.


Three adjectives that describe you and your teaching style:
Slightly unpredictable. Spontaneous. I don't know another adjective but I do know the phrase I've heard the most over the years is "I never know where I'm going in your class, but I like where I end up"

 

Where are you the most fearlessly authentic in your life?
When I've done my homework and I call sincerely to the "teachers' and then I just wait for the words and sequence to flow. In short- when I'm waiting and fully expecting the sparks of creativity to fly.


What is something not a lot of people know about you?
I really want to go to cheese making school.

 

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.

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.

 
Awaken to your seat. 
 
This class will take you on a journey to raise your vibration and discover your bliss. Offering a beautiful balance of doing and just being. You will journey through movement - sometimes self-led, sometimes guided - ending with a meditation that will leave you feeling balanced, connected, whole and awake.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri May 26 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Natalie Shapiro
  • Mon May 29 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Kelli Barnett
  • Wed May 31 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Misha McNair
  • Fri Jun 02 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Natalie Shapiro
  • Mon Jun 05 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Danielle Jackman
  • Wed Jun 07 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Misha McNair
  • Fri Jun 09 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Natalie Shapiro
  • Mon Jun 12 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Kelli Barnett
  • Wed Jun 14 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Jenni Wendell
  • Fri Jun 16 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Natalie Shapiro
  • Mon Jun 19 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Kelli Barnett
  • Wed Jun 21 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Jenni Wendell
  • Fri Jun 23 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Natalie Shapiro
  • Mon Jun 26 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Kelli Barnett
  • Wed Jun 28 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Jenni Wendell
  • Fri Jun 30 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Natalie Shapiro
  • Mon Jul 03 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Kelli Barnett
  • Wed Jul 05 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Jenni Wendell
  • Fri Jul 07 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Natalie Shapiro
  • Mon Jul 10 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Danielle Jackman