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!
Grand Opening of Yoga Mayu Noe Valley - April 5th
Ben earned his first 200 hour yoga teaching certification at the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica in 2010 and has completed another 280 hours of training with Rusty Wells, Jason Crandell and others in San Francisco. Ben’s knowledge of alignment, anatomy and breathwork has helped many practitioners develop greater strength, flexibility, balance and resilience. The highlight of Ben’s yogic journey so far is the three months he spent living in Rishikesh, India in 2010 when he experienced some of the profound physical and philosophical aspects of a yogic life.
Ben was born and raised in the Midwest, educated at Brown and Oxford and has been based in San Francisco for 12 years.
"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"
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