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 in Noe Valley!
A former diplomat and classically-trained dancer, Kate Walter (RYT 200) has been practicing yoga around the world for more than a decade. She first came to the practice for the physical benefits, but was drawn back by the calm and relaxation that each class brought. Kate works to make yoga fun and accessible to everyone, and enjoys cultivating community in her classes.
Kate completed her teacher training with Tranquil Space in Washington, DC and Yoga Tree in San Francisco. Originally from New Jersey, she has lived in Paris, Port au Prince, Berlin, Abidjan and Washington, DC, but is now happy to call San Francisco home. You can connect with her on social media: @katewalteryoga.
"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'