San Francisco yoga studio founded in December of 2008, yoga mayu is known for being a down to earth yoga studio in San Francisco. yoga mayu is predominantly a progressive Vinyasa yoga studio, drawing its influences from Ashtanga and Hatha traditions. Our mission is to provide a genuine and sustainable yoga practice that evolves the physical and emotional health of our students.
6-Week Intensive Yoga Boot Camp
Sept 22nd-October 31st
In 2009 Katie completed her 200-hour teacher training at a Satyananda ashram in Nashik India. After finishing her teacher training, she decided to move to Sydney Australia and ended up staying to teach there for five years. During her time in Australia, she had the pleasure of studying under and working with some of Sydney’s best yoga teachers including Kate Kendall, Melanie Mclaughlin and Murray Hatton. Katie’s philosophy is that yoga is for every body and every individual practice should be unique to the person practicing. The most important part of the practice is not how flexible you are or how many amazing arm balances you can do, but how much you can let go of all of that and instead find peace in being yourself. When practiced regularly, yoga will improve your life, health and state of mind.... And if you learn how to do some amazing pretzel poses during the journey, that’s pretty kick ass too! These days Katie spends her time teaching calm and grounding Yin classes as well as flowing Vinyasa classes, which have a strong focus on connection to breath and mindfulness. Just recently having relocated to San Francisco, you can also find her wandering around the city looking amazed at its’ beauty or in her kitchen partaking in her other favorite activities, cooking and eating.
"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'