Our mission is to provide a genuine and sustainable yoga practice that supports and evolves the physical and emotional health of our students. Mayu is known for its dedicated and knowledgeable teachers and for providing quality Vinyasa yoga classes that emphasize the importance of breath and alignment. We look forward to welcoming you into both our Mission and Noe Valley locations!
I’ve completed 200-hour trainings in both Vinyasa and InnerYoga and have been a registered Yoga Alliance teacher since 2008. My life path has gifted me a unique blend of healing modalities from my training in yoga, mindfulness, meditation, to my education in psychology and business, and 10+ years in the demanding corporate world which has been the biggest teacher of all.
In fact, it was these very experiences that led me to find my soul path and I look forward to sharing them with you! Come join me for a passive, therapeutic and detoxifying practice that will increase your flexibility, reduce stress, and transport you to a blissful oasis.
The philosophy and methodology of InnerYoga is deeply influenced by psychoneuroimmunology – the scientific understanding of the body-mind as the interaction between psychological processes and the nervous and immune systems. My classes are full of tools that you can bring directly off your mat and into your life to care more skillfully and compassionately for your well being – body, heart, spirit and mind. sheanaOyoga.com
"While San Francisco is full of yoga studios, it is difficult to find a studio that is a good fit. I've seen many yoga studios, including one with a version of Richard Simmons with a headset in 120F heat. Over the last 10 years, I have witnessed Yoga change from foreign and estranged (my first introduction to yoga was a class in "Stretching 101") to something emerging from off the fringe. Once in a while I hear folks saying, "Oh I should get back into yoga again." Yoga is becoming the thing more and more body’s need. Over the last two years, Yoga Mayu has become my home studio. It leans slightly towards the traditional side of yoga (mix of Raja, Flow, Ashtanga, Hatha) and I like this because you are less likely to injure yourself that way, and you leave feeling physically challenged and refreshed. The ambiance is calm, welcoming and generally allowing you to learn / teach yourself, without worrying about others around you. People are friendly. It's a great place to learn and recollect yourself before heading out into the big, bad world again"
- Claire K. 'Yelp'