Our Faculty

 We have a lot of experience to share with you!  We are specialists in Yoga Therapy and work a great deal in one-to-one sessions and special focus classes.  We are the choice provider for hospitals, high schools and local charities​, as well as for the neighborhood.  Our Training Programs attract students from all over northern California and the Northwest.

Elaine Oyang, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT {2018}


Elaine Oyang is a yoga teacher, yoga therapist, nutrition consultant, and wellness educator who works one-on-one with individuals to help them live a pain-free life. She has 1000+ hours of training in yoga therapy, 250+ hours yoga therapy and nutrition clinical hours, over six years of experience, and a degree in Biology. Elaine uses evidence-informed yoga movements, exercises, breathing practices, and meditation techniques to educate clients and companies on living a pain-free, meaningful, and healthy life. Her specialties include working with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, lower back pain, and athletes. She has been a highlighted speaker on stress management at Connection Chiropractic, Rising Sun Physical Therapy, Business Network International, WeWork, and Paul Hastings.


Website: www.elaineyoga.com


Thriveability Yoga

300B West Portal Avenue, San Francisco

Wednesday 10:30am-11:45am Yoga for Back Care

Friday 10:30am-11:45am Senior Yoga​

Lauren Ziegler, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT {2018}

Lauren Ziegler is a yoga therapist and meditation teacher supporting people to find more ease and calm in their lives. She is the main teacher on Aura, #1 mindfulness meditation app for stress and anxiety. She teaches East|West yoga therapy and psychology through her online business platform, publishes articles, and guides students through a transformational program. Her specialty is in guided meditation for working with pain, stress and fear. With personal chronic pain experience, she’s come through with wisdom and a profound empathy for others. Her approach is grounding, nurturing, and she’s passionate about working with those ready for deep healing - physically, mentally and spiritually.

Website: www.laurenziegler.com


Yoga of Sausalito 

Tuesday & Thursday 12:15pm-1:30pm

Deep Release Yoga Therapy 

Beth Lefebvre, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT {2018}

Beth Lefebvre is a Yoga Teacher, AADP board certified holistic Health Coach,
Bowenwork Practitioner, Certified Massage Therapist, and Reiki Master who teaches and
inspires joyful, healthy living and lifestyle on the Monterey peninsula. Beth comes from a background in movement and believes that the body sings in motion. Beth’s passion is to share the keys to joyful pain free living through mindful movement, healthy nutrition and lifestyle.

Website: www.bethlefebvreyoga.com


Yoga Center of Carmel

Yoga Therapy class Tuesday 7:45am-9:00 & 9:30am-11am

Spinal Release Yoga Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm

Ellen Perper, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT {2018}

Ellen is a Yoga Therapist, teaching at the Stress Management Center of Marin. Her Yoga study began in 2013 with a car accident which left her in chronic neck and shoulder pain. During her rehabilitation, she began private Yoga Therapy at the Stress Management Center of Marin with Lynn Weinberger. She later joined the SMC 200 hour and 800 hour teacher training programs, with Lynn, Robin Gueth, Kaya Mindlin, Rama Jyoti Vernon, Simone de Winter, Jessica Zerr and Heather Gryzych. She has been teaching for 4 of the 5 years since her accident, having accumulated over 800 teaching hours at SMC. She teaches ongoing classes for Marin General Hospital, Kaiser Permanente and the Schurig Center for Brain Injury, as well as one on one Yoga Therapy sessions. 


Mondays 5:30pm-6:45pm

Yoga Therapy at Kaiser Permanente - Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin, Fireside Room

240 Channing Way, San Rafael, CA

Thursdays 11:00am-12:00pm

Mindful Chair Yoga for the Schurig Center for Brain Injury at SMC

Thursdays 4:30pm-5:45pm

Yoga Tools for Everyday Life: A Marin General Hospital Community Class at SMC

Anna Esho, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT {2018}

Anna Eshoo, Owner and Director of I AM YOGA Wellness Studio located in Turlock, CA.  A Turlock native, Anna graduated from CSUS earning a BA in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Child Development. Continuing her studies, Anna also earned a Multiple Subject & Business Credentials along with being awarded her MBA.  While pursuing her college education Yoga came into Anna’s life, beginning her training under the guidance of Dr. Ping Lou.  Anna continued to pursue her newfound passion that lead to earning her E-RYT500 Certification. Anna founded I AM YOGA Wellness Studio in 2008 fulfilling her desire to share her passion for Yoga. Beyond Yoga, Anna teaches career classes to high school students.  Anna is a passionate yogi who believes in self-love, self- care and has the ability to empower her students on and off the mat. Deeply committed to helping individuals participate in a practice that strengthens and empowers. Anna guides students bringing awareness to their body, mind and spirit.  She allows students to grow in their practice naturally, encouraging them to evolve at their own pace. Anna has a passion to inspire others to be comfortable in their own skin, while living a happy, healthy life.