Yoga is a time-honored means to wellness. It delivers increased flexibility, improves stability, and works to fine-tune and strengthen the body. Beyond those physical benefits, it also promotes calm and peace.

At Planet Granite, our climbing-savvy yogis have trained under great teachers including Rusty Wells, Rod Stryker, and Shiva Rea. Drop-in on morning classes for $20, or better yet, get unlimited yoga as part of a membership package for less than $90 a month!

Yoga classes are offered daily, from early morning classes for the perfect wake-up to evening sessions to close out your day. Whether you’re looking to find your breath and release from your busy day or get a workout, we offer a variety of classes to meet your needs!

 

YOGA STAFF

MARY HAYANO

Yoga Manager | Instructor
BIO

MARY HAYANO

Yoga Manager | Instructor

mary@planetgranite.com

about me

“Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.” —Paulo Coelho

Mary received her certification in the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and the It’s Yoga Rocket through Larry Schultz at It’s Yoga. She also completed the Sadhana Yoga Chi training with Doug Swenson. Her firm belief that the best way to approach any challenging posture is with a strong breath, an adventurous spirit and a playful smile stems from a dedicated practice with Amme Hill. Mary encourages a practice that builds strength and flexibility in the body as well as the mind.

classes

Monday & Wednesday 12pm – Power

Monday & Wednesday 6pm – Power

Saturday 9:30am – Power

JACQUI ROWLEY

Yoga Instructor
BIO

JACQUI ROWLEY

Yoga Instructor

about me

Jacqui has studied movement through dance since childhood. She has been stretching, twisting, binding and playing with the physical form for years and continues to be fascinated with what the body is able to do.

classes

Tuesday 4:30pm – Vinyasa

Thursday 4:30pm – Vinyasa

JANET CARTER

Yoga Instructor
BIO

JANET CARTER

Yoga Instructor

about me

Janet appreciates how the practice of yoga continually brings harmony to the mind, body and spirit. The practice is a journey of self-discovery and internal transformation that helps to cultivate a more mindful way of living. It can shift the way we treat ourselves and those around us. Janet’s classes are fun and upbeat with the opportunity for students to challenge themselves as they develop strength, balance, and flexibility. Her creative sequencing is grounded in the principles of alignment and breath awareness, offering a dynamic and centering practice. Janet has been teaching yoga for over 10 years, has over 500 hours of teacher training, and is a certified Mat Pilates instructor. She also teaches Baby + Me, Toddler and Teen Yoga classes.

classes

Sunday 11:15am – Vinyasa

Monday 7:30pm – Vinyasa

Tuesday 7pm & 8pm – Vinyasa

ANDREA MUELLER

Yoga Instructor
BIO

ANDREA MUELLER

Yoga Instructor

about me

While recovering from an overuse running injury, Andrea discovered and fell in love with yoga. She immediately noticed a physical and mental change; her body awareness improved, and she felt incredibly calm and grounded. Andrea was soon seeking out workshops to deepen her knowledge and practice. Andrea completed her 200-hour teacher training in Vinyasa Flow at Aha Yoga in San Francisco. She continues to find new depths to her own yoga experience by learning from past, present, and future teachers and students alike. Andrea encourages a practice that helps students grow stronger, more flexible, and fearless, both on and off the mat. She believes that the benefits from practicing yoga can be seen in all aspects of life and inspire us to live each moment more mindfully.

classes

Tuesday 6:30am – Power Flow

Tuesday 6:30pm – Power Flow

Thursday 6:30am – Power Flow

Thursday 6pm – Power Flow

Thursday 7pm – Vinyasa Flow

SARA HESS

Yoga Instructor
BIO

SARA HESS

Yoga Instructor

about me

The expression and articulation of movement through your body is the key to unlocking the depths of your being. This is the philosophy that Sara lives by and teaches in her yoga classes. Sara was exposed to dance and yoga at a very young age. At 13 Sara experienced her first yoga class and discovered that when movement and breath are synced, muscles engage, and bones align, the depth of your practice is limitless and can go far beyond the physical body. Of course, at age 13, it was simpler: find the breath, connect to the body, discover the pose.

After graduating with a BFA in dance from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Sara went on to complete her first 200hr Yoga Alliance Certification with YogaWorks in 2009. Following her training she felt compelled to pack her bags and travel the world for several months. This was her chance to push her comfort level, meet her edge and crack open her soul. The colors, the vibrancy, the culture, and the history the world had to offer was one of the greatest teachings she could add to her practice. It opened her eyes to how powerful a mindful practice can be both on and off the mat, and it became very clear that teaching yoga was her calling.

Her current teachings are most inspired and influenced by Ana Forrest, who she has studied extensively with. It is through Forrest yoga that Sara has discovered her true, authentic teacher. Sara is currently working towards becoming Forrest certified. She has over 2000+ hours of teaching experience and is currently finishing her 500hr certification. Sara has studied yoga in depth with Maritza, John Friend, Nikki Estrada, Sean Corn, Maty Ezraty, and Rod Stryker.

“It is when we meet our edge that we discover who we really are. Yoga is medicine so allow it to work its magic.”

classes

Monday 6:30am – Vinyasa

Molly Haight

Yoga Instructor
BIO

Molly Haight

Yoga Instructor

about me

Molly teaches vinyasa based classes with an emphasis on alignment, leading students through intelligent sequencing while pushing them to the edge of their comfort zone. Her classes can be as challenging as you want them to be; there is always room to take different variations, take a break or laugh at her bad jokes. When Molly is not teaching or practicing yoga, she is trail running or dreaming up ideas for her company Adventuring Soul Retreats.

Running has informed and transformed Molly’s yoga practice and has led her to work with many different types of athletes. She has found that just like yoga, running is a way to shut up, reground and reconnect to what’s important. As a teacher, Molly strives to help students find this sense of quiet and become more aware and confident in their own bodies. She has completed over 500-hours of training under Stephanie Snyder and continues to study under Stephanie, as well as Annie Carpenter and Jason Crandell.

classes

Friday 12pm – Vinyasa

CHARLOTTE VON HEMERT

Yoga Instructor
BIO

CHARLOTTE VON HEMERT

Yoga Instructor

about me

Charlotte (RYT 500) has practiced yoga for over 18 years and celebrates the full yogic experience from mindful and invigorating asana (postures) — to the more subtle and energetic components of pranayama (breathing exercises), mantra (chanting) and meditation — to bringing the practice off the mat and into the world. Her classes are an invitation to get out of habitual patterns and cultivate awareness, reinvigorate through embodied movement, and empower ourselves by reconnecting with who we are at our deepest level. She believes that yoga can open infinite doors of transformation on the level of the mind, body and spirit.

Her respect for the yogic lineage and tradition as well as her curiosity to deepen her experience and understanding of yoga has led her to yoga’s birthplace, India, as well as to studying in-depth with various teachers and trainings. Her primary inspiration draws from Kia Miller’s Radiant Body Yoga, which combines the challenging and technical precision of Ashtanga and Iyengar Yoga with the transformational possibilities of Kundalini Yoga. In addition, she is passionate about balancing the demands of our modern, busy lives by slowing down and compassionately observing our internal experience through Yin Yoga.

classes

Wednesday 7:45pm – Yin/Restorative
Friday 6:45pm – Yin

ALISE CRAIN

Yoga Instructor
BIO

ALISE CRAIN

Yoga Instructor

about me

Drawing from her passion for health and wellness on a spiritual, emotional, and physical level, Alise leads vinyasa-based classes that emphasize breath, alignment, and self-exploration.

Coming from an overworked science career in 2011, Alise fell in love with the ability to experience and share in stillness through yoga. Yoga as more than asana is a foundation for her practice and teaching. With a focus on intentional alignment and the subtle body, along with creative sequencing, Alise encourages each student to find connection to the strength and subtleties they can take with them through their practice both on and off the mat.

Alise received her first 200hr certification in Vinyasa Yoga in 2014 and has since completed an additional 200 hours in SMARTflow Vinyasa training studying under Annie Carpenter. She relocated to San Francisco in July of 2017 to continue her yoga education.

classes

Sunday 4pm – Yin

ADAM MERINGOLO

Yoga Instructor
BIO

ADAM MERINGOLO

Yoga Instructor

about me

Life as I knew it was falling apart at the end of 2008; I was on the verge of collapse. It was the best thing that could have happened to me.

Two friends of mine had taught me a few asanas in early 2009, which I would utilize daily. In 2011, I got the courage to step into a public class, and consistency precipitated change. In 2012 I went through my first teacher training, then began to work with Shanti Kelley shortly thereafter. Her brilliant guidance helped me to establish ground; to give me direction.

In November of 2015 I traveled to San Francisco to take my first training with Annie Carpenter. She has shown me what it is to embrace greater wisdom, humility, and devotion. In August 2017, I moved to SF to study consistently with Annie, and experience this wonderful city.

Come and enjoy my alignment and focus oriented approach!

classes

Sunday 9:30am – Vinyasa

Monday 7:45pm – Foundations

Thursday 12pm – Vinyasa

LEANNA LYNCH

Yoga Instructor
BIO

LEANNA LYNCH

Yoga Instructor

about me

Do you find it challenging to stay physically fit and mentally sane in San Francisco’s fast-paced work environment and social culture? Leanna firmly believes that a consistent yoga practice is your answer and she wants to help you find your balance through the practice. As a professional in the venture debt field, Leanna attributes her daily yoga practice to maintaining both physical and mental strength. She hopes to give back to the yoga community in the way it has given to her through her teachings.

Leanna grew up in Granite Bay, California and began her yoga journey while attending Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Leanna spent a year living in Los Angeles where she completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training through YogaWorks. She is influenced by the teachings of Birgitte Kristen, Mira Valeria, Jason Crandell, Nina Jarnum and Tim Senesi.

classes

Tuesday 12pm – Power Flow

Wednesday 7pm – Foundations

Saturday 11:15am – Vinyasa

LAEL HUMPHRIES

Yoga Instructor
BIO

LAEL HUMPHRIES

Yoga Instructor

about me

I’ll never forget my first yoga class, and how frustrating it was! The teacher cued the breath, and everyone else seemed to flow effortlessly along, while I huffed and puffed and sweated, my face growing ever deeper a shade of red. But there was something there that I quickly fell in love with. It was that seeming effortlessness I witnessed, the grace I craved. The studio being around the corner helped, too! In cultivating a regular practice, I began to know myself in a way I’d never imagined.

It’s that magic transformation, through self discovery, that I strive to recreate, in every class I teach. I believe wholeheartedly that yoga should be safe, challenging, delicious, and fun (not necessarily all at the same time,). It’s my honor and privilege to be a guide, a witness, and a container for others to encounter themselves honestly, accept themselves wholly, and grow themselves courageously. My classes are breath-based and fluid, with an emphasis on safe alignment, and accompanied by playlists meant to enhance and inspire. After eleven years practicing and seven teaching, I recognize that my greatest teachers show up in the form of the students who unroll their mats in my classes and I look forward to continuing to grow with you!

classes

Wednesday & Friday 6:30am – Power Flow