Movement & Meditation


This class is taught by:

Laura McCollum-Perkins

I have been on a lifelong journey with Yoga, beginning when I was a child, right here in the Bay Area, with a PBS TV show Lilias Yoga and You. After that introduction my Yoga laid dormant, for decades, until the 1990's, when I began taking classes at a local gym. I immediately fell back in love with the feeling of feeling, and practiced regularly for years. In 2007 I decided teaching might be for me. I took my first yoga training that year and then my second in 2016. I am a believer, and I get such a deep sense of gratitude when I am able to share Yoga with others.
 
 

Why yoga?
Yoga transcends my mind into my body, and lets me feel. I love the feeling of energy moving and flowing, with no expectation of outcome.


Who or what inspires you?
Life's ups and downs inspire me to be my best, and show up in the most authentic way possible. To be of service, and to love fully.


Three adjectives that describe you and your teaching style:
Dynamic. Friendly. Personal.

 

What is something not a lot of people know about you?
I love to spend time talking to the angels.

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.

 

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!

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.

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. 

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:

  • Mon Oct 23 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Laura McCollum-Perkins
  • Tue Oct 24 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Lindsay Jensen-Evans
  • Wed Oct 25 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Jenni Wendell
  • Thu Oct 26 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Lindsay Jensen-Evans
  • Fri Oct 27 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Anthea Pressler
  • Mon Oct 30 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Laura McCollum-Perkins
  • Tue Oct 31 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Lindsay Jensen-Evans
  • Wed Nov 01 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Jenni Wendell
  • Thu Nov 02 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Danielle Jackman
  • Fri Nov 03 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Natalie Shapiro
  • Mon Nov 06 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Laura McCollum-Perkins
  • Tue Nov 07 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Lindsay Jensen-Evans
  • Wed Nov 08 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Jenni Wendell
  • Thu Nov 09 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Lindsay Jensen-Evans
  • Fri Nov 10 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Anthea Pressler
  • Mon Nov 13 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Laura McCollum-Perkins
  • Tue Nov 14 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Lindsay Jensen-Evans
  • Wed Nov 15 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Jenni Wendell
  • Thu Nov 16 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Lindsay Jensen-Evans
  • Fri Nov 17 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Anthea Pressler