As a countdown to my 1 year anniversary of living the dream in San Francisco, I would like to honor and highlight each studio that has welcomed me to teach yoga to its community.
When I was arrived in San Francisco last fall, I immersed myself in attending yoga classes at various locations around the city. I leveraged my network and connected with as many people as possible and I applied to as many yoga opportunities I could find.
Just 2 weeks after living in SF, I was hired at Wheel House and I taught my first yoga class in the city in their space the following day. As described on the website, “Wheel House provides yoga, core strength classes and indoor cycling; combining the perfect balance and environment between restoring mind and body and energizing the soul.”
Located in One Embarcadero Center, this immaculate studio is a legitimate sanctuary nestled in the hustle and bustle of one of busiest neighborhoods, the Financial district. Co-owned by Carl Morley and Suhail Maqsood, Wheel House has 3 separate studios for yoga, cycling and core workouts. The owners intentionally invested both time and money to create a stand alone yoga studio just steps away the main studios. With this set up, students can enjoy the yoga experience without unnecessary distractions or interruptions from noise that typically accompanies cycling and core focused classes.
Stocked with 30 Manduka mats and prop set ups, the studio is prepped before each class so all students who attend class never have to worry about dragging their mats and towels across town. They even have a state-of-the art yoga mat cleaning machine!
So what do I love about this studio? Most importantly, I love the students! I have a solid group of regular students who love to practice with me every Tuesday. And because the space is limited to 30 mats, the experience becomes much more intimate and enjoyable.
I also love the team! From the owners to my peer teachers and the front desk team who appreciate my experience and who all help make my job easier and almost effortless! Thanks for seeing my strengths and honoring my wheel house!
In you find yourself in SF this fall, come join me at 6:30PM every Tuesday for Deep Flow Vinyasa. I’ve got a special BONUS Class this Saturday too! As part of the Wheel House yoga schedule, I’m teaching a Sky Deck Yoga Class at 9AM on the 40th floor of the Lowes Regency Hotel. Last month I was up there with my fellow CO yogi friend Jack Workman.
More backbend cheesy smiles surprises to come from Jack and I in the coming months.