Gentle Flow


This class is taught by:

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.

 

Stephanie Eistetter

 
I'm an East Bay native and started yoga just over three years ago. My first class was on a paddleboard! In the Fall of 2015 I completed my first 200 hour teacher training with Just Be. Such an incredible experience! I've been teaching and assisting since the beginning of January and love every minute of it.
 
 

Why yoga?
The physical practice has given me an opportunity to fall (repeatedly) and pick myself up in a safe space which has led me to feel emboldened in my everyday. That moment when I experienced my first arm balance, or the first time I got into headstand were so joyous and exciting. I have so much room to grow through the asanas. There are so many poses I can't do...yet, and it feels so good to know there are so many poses to look forward to. Yoga also tricked me into figuring myself out and becoming a much better friend to myself. The journey continues...

 

Who or what inspires you?
I'm inspired by people who are self aware, who are willing to do the sometimes-ugly-but-always-worth-it process of personal growth.

 

Three adjectives that describe you and your teaching style:
Humorous. Genuine. Supportive.

 

Where are you the most fearlessly authentic in your life?
I'm most authentic when I'm on my mat and when I'm connecting with my family and close friends

 

What is something not a lot of people know about you?
I love NFL football and Paul Rudd.

 

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.

 

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.
Gentle Flow is offered in a non-heated room. This soothing gentle practice focuses on moving slowly into basic yoga poses while using the breath as a tool to remain present and mindful. The slow pace of this class allows you to enjoy each pose. Expect lots of stretching and lengthening with a heavy dose of relaxation to wrap up your practice and leave you feeling great. Classes are suitable for beginners as well as advanced students. Non-heated class.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri May 26 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Kelli Barnett
  • Sat May 27 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Stephanie Eistetter
  • Sun May 28 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Mellara Anzenberger
  • Mon May 29 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Caramia Tambornino
  • Fri Jun 02 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Kelli Barnett
  • Sat Jun 03 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Stephanie Eistetter
  • Sun Jun 04 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Mellara Anzenberger
  • Mon Jun 05 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Caramia Tambornino
  • Fri Jun 09 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Kelli Barnett
  • Sat Jun 10 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Stephanie Eistetter
  • Sun Jun 11 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Mellara Anzenberger
  • Mon Jun 12 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Caramia Tambornino
  • Fri Jun 16 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Kelli Barnett
  • Sat Jun 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Stephanie Eistetter
  • Sun Jun 18 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Mellara Anzenberger
  • Mon Jun 19 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Caramia Tambornino
  • Fri Jun 23 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Kelli Barnett
  • Sat Jun 24 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Stephanie Eistetter
  • Sun Jun 25 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Mellara Anzenberger
  • Mon Jun 26 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Caramia Tambornino