Yoga Tribe Blog

1. Optimists know that you don’t necessarily need to achieve something in order to be truly happy. Happiness comes from within. It’s a conscious decision that only you can make, whether or not things are going the way you want them to. If you provide a condition to your happiness, like you’ll only be happy if you’re able to achieve something, then what happens if that condition isn’t met? Success isn’t a guaranteed factor. If you equate happiness with success, you may be happy, but this happiness stops the minute success goes away. 2. Optimist ..

What is your hometown? Lake Forest, California What was your childhood aspiration? To play point guard in the NBA When and where was your first yoga class? March 1995 at Bikram’s Yoga College of India on Chestnut and Lombard in San Francisco. Bikram’s first studio in the United States established in 1973. Who is your most influential teacher and why? My late mother, Cindy. She taught me how to be a human being. She was the most real human being and showed me that our mistakes can become our greatest blessings. I watched her battle cancer for 5 years and doing so w ..

When did you start doing yoga and where? I started yoga about 10 years ago with Bikram but stopped for three years because of my work schedule, I returned to my yoga practice at the Tribe about three years ago. How often do you practice yoga? I try to practice 3-4 times a week, although currently I am out of town 50% of the time so I have been using dvds for my practice while away. Why do you practice yoga? I started training in the martial arts as a young teenager and I find the yoga is complimentary to my practice. It enhances my breathing and focus and enhances my flexibility ..

1. Begin in Downward-Facing Dog. Lower your hips and shift your weight forward to come into Plank Pose (the top of a push-up): Palms flat, body extended, with your legs reaching through your heels. 2. Step your feet together and press your weight down through your right hand and forearm. Then, roll your body to the right, lifting the left hand to the ceiling, balancing on the outer edge of your right foot. Stack your left foot on top of your right foot and keep your legs straight. (Beginners can lower their right knee and shin to the mat, keeping their hips lifted while building stre ..

Coachability is the extent that we hear and utilize outside input and influences. To produce breakthroughs, we need to be coachable. Coachability is the willingness to be corrected and to act on that correction. When we are coachable, we are prepared to be wrong. We can withstand a high degree of candor. We are willing to let others evaluate - and perhaps even plumb the depths of our performance because we understand that the journey of personal development cannot be traveled alone. We understand that our first fiduciary obligation is to ourselves, and that obligation is to gain accurate self- ..

Step by Step 1 - Sit on the floor with your legs straight in front of you. Press your hands on the floor a little behind your hips, fingers pointing toward the feet, and strengthen the arms. Lift through the top of the sternum and lean back slightly. As you do this make sure your back doesn't round; continue to lengthen the front of your torso between the pubis and top sternum. Sit on the "tripod" of your two sitting bones and tailbone. 2 - Exhale and bend your knees, then lift your feet off the floor, so that the thighs are angled about 45-50 degrees relative to the floor. L ..

What is your hometown? San Carlos, CA Where do you teach yoga? Xplore Yoga, Newark CA Yoga Health Center, San Carlos CA How long have you been teaching yoga? 3 months When and where was your first Yoga Class? My very first Yoga class was in college at UC Davis at a local studio. I never really got inspired until starting my hot yoga journey at Yoga Health Center in San Carlos September 2012 thanks to my dear friend Cori Poletto. What was the defining moment when you realized you wanted to teach yoga? April 25th of this year when the company I was wor ..

When did you start doing yoga and where? Approximately 2002 in seal beach California! My mom talked me into it. How often do you practice yoga? I practice 3 x's regularly a week and more if I can fit it in! Why do you practice yoga? I practice hot yoga because it changed my life! I started back in 2002 with room temp. regular yoga, and though it was ok...when I discovered hot yoga in life changed. Not only my focus and discipline but my aching body from degenerative arthritis diagnosed in my 20's, went away and stays away as long as I keep practicing...I was a f ..


We are very excited to have announced the launching of our new brand – Yoga Tribe. Yoga Tribe is a name that we felt most resonated the community of people at our studio. We wanted a name that expressed the culture more than the yoga because when we think or our studio, we think of the people and relationships cultivated. We will be adding more unique programs to our schedule starting in the NEW YEAR including Kids Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Barre and Non-Heated Yoga! Thank you to Amy Gayheart of Gayheart Design ( for our beautiful logo and Namaste Interactive  ..