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 less than $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 12pm – Power

Monday & Wednesday 6pm – Power

Thursday 12pm – Power

Saturday 9:30am – Power

Lizzie

Yoga Instructor
BIO

Lizzie

Yoga Instructor

ABOUT ME

Elizabeth Kountze (Lizzie) is an alignment-focused vinyasa yoga teacher who has been practicing yoga for more than a decade and teaching since 2011 in studios, gyms, and companies in San Francisco and Washington DC. She consistently offers hands-on assists and adjustments, playful, relaxing music, and teaches to the needs of each student. She also teaches prenatal, restorative, private and corporate yoga, and is completing her 500 hour certification with Yoga Tree. Her teachers include Martin Scott, Mark Morford, Kimberly Wilson, and Kevin Waldorf-Cruz.
www.ElizabethKountze.com

CLASSES

Wednesday 7pm – Foundations
Monday 7:45pm – Foundations (starting June 12)

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

Sunday 9:30am – 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. It is more than just the poses, yoga is a journey of self-discovery and internal transformation that shifts the way we treat ourselves and those around us. It demands our awareness and presence and in turn we become more aware and present. When we are able to cultivate this on the mat, it is much easier to practice in our daily lives.

Janet has been teaching yoga for over 10 years, has over 500 hours of teacher training, and is a certified Mat Pilates instructor. She draws on this experience to create fun and upbeat classes that allow students to challenge themselves as they develop strength, balance, and flexibility. Her creative sequencing is grounded with the precision of alignment and breath awareness, offering a dynamic and centering practice.

Janet has been a part of the PGSF community since 2010, and she invites you to join the fun and let yoga change your life for the better.

classes

Sunday 11:15am – Vinyasa

Monday 7:30pm – Vinyasa

Tuesday 12pm – Power

Tuesday 7pm & 8pm – Vinyasa

SCOTT BEAVER

Yoga Instructor
BIO

SCOTT BEAVER

Yoga Instructor

about me

Scott combines Hatha yoga techniques with modern fitness principles in a style suitable for all skill levels. His classes allow your mind and body to gravitate toward a state of wholeness. The practice integrates breathing techniques, passive restorative poses, compression-oriented yin stretches, and guided visualizations to release tension, open joints, improve circulation, promote injury healing, and improve one’s overall sense of physical and energetic balance.

classes

Sunday 4pm – Yin

Friday 6:45pm – Yin

ANDREA

Yoga Instructor
BIO

ANDREA

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, Wednesday, Thursday 6:30am – Power

CAITLIN

Yoga Instructor
BIO

CAITLIN

Yoga Instructor

about me

Originally from San Francisco, Caitlin completed her first teacher training at It’s Yoga and continues to practice and teach The Rocket– a form of Ashtanga-Vinyasa yoga. In Los Angeles, Caitlin co-founded Hollywood Power Yoga where she led teacher trainings, retreats and workshops. Her classes are a blend of vigor and therapeutics, with an emphasis on the meditative aspects of the breath, and topped off with healing adjustments. As yoga is multi-layered, classes vary in focus and themes while maintaining the familiar thread of healing & self-discovery. www.caitlintalbot.com

classes

Wednesdays 7:45pm – Yin/Restorative

Sara

Yoga Instructor
BIO

Sara

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 – Power Flow

Friday 5pm – Vinyasa

Jeff

Yoga Instructor
BIO

Jeff

Yoga Instructor

about me

My yogic journey began in 2006 after I was struck by a car while riding my skateboard. Fortunately, I escaped the incident with only a few scars on my head and a broken shoulder. After months of physical therapy, my P.T. suggested yoga as an exercise to increase the mobility in my shoulder, improve my balance, and enhance my overall physical comfort. After I took my first yoga class, I couldn’t stop smiling, and I knew there was more to yoga than just the physical practice.

Although there is a long list of physical benefits to yoga, I learned quickly that yoga is a mental, emotional, and spiritual sanctuary, one that can be taken anywhere and practiced at any time, always with the intention of bringing you back to a calm center (a good idea for people who climb cliffs.)

I moved to San Francisco in 2009 and completed 300 hours of teacher trainings through Yoga Tree. My classes are a consistent flow that emphasize alignment in order to build towards strong poses, and always remembering that ‘strong’ is relative term to each individual and each day. Every practice is an opportunity to become aware of where you are and learn where you can strive to next.

classes

Thursday 6pm – Power Flow

Thursday 7pm – Vinyasa Flow

Saturday 11:15am – Vinyasa Flow

Larissa

Yoga Instructor
BIO

Larissa

Yoga Instructor

about me

Larissa is a San Francisco Bay Area native who recently moved back after 7 years in Santa Barbara, California where she graduated from UCSB and received her 250hour Power Yoga Teacher Training. Larissa’s story is largely of transformation and progress; her yoga practice developed at a pivotal time in her life and served as a catalyst to tremendous personal growth. Through her teaching, she hopes to serve and support others along their own journeys. Her classes are structured with intention, cultivating a safe and supportive space while offering opportunities to grow and learn. Students can expect concise, clear cuing, as well as a steady pace and tempo.

classes

Tuesday 6:30pm – Power
Friday 6:30am – Power

Molly

Yoga Instructor
BIO

Molly

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

Wednesday & Friday 12pm – Power Flow