Our Team

Our specially trained It's Yoga Kids® Certified instructors include parents, educators, coaches and pedatric professionals committed to our cause: teaching healthy habits for happy successful kids.

Together, we see every child benefitting from Yoga so they can be a positive force in the world. We teach all Yoga fundamentals - postures and principles - with lessons that go way beyond the mat. Our teaching philosophy is patient with balanced structure for lifelong learning.
Safety and effectiveness are our top priorities. IYK® Certified (IYKC) instructors are professionals with strict security clearance and they are:

  • Attuned and responsive to each student
  • Adaptive to the needs of the overall group
  • Attentive to details and fine-tuning
  • Approachable and student-oriented
  • Skilled with attainable practices for every level

IYK®
Certified Instructors

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(RYT-200) grew up in a world of ballet and dance, She became fascinated by the philosophy and mindful body wellness that yoga teaches. In 2005, she completed 200hr RYT with Corepower Yoga followed by CPY Extensions Program in 2017 and IYKC in 2018. Her passion is to see the power of peace that resides in everyone.
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(RYT-200) is a family yoga teacher, with 20 years of yoga experience, certifications in Prenatal Yoga, Kids Yoga (IYKC), Infant Massage, and a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University. When off the mat, this mama of three, loves snowboarding, knitting, mentoring Oakland high school students and spending time outdoors.
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is a preschool teacher with a background in dance: ballet, modern, jazz, and salsa. She is IYK Certified and currently working on her 200hr YTT.  A life long practitioner, Lola takes joy in sharing the many benefits that Yoga brings with the children she teaches. She strives to make an authentic connection with every child.
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is a pediatric occupational therapist practicing yoga for over 10 years and graduated from the IYKC in November 2014. Through her therapy practice she’s passionate about helping children and families find joy, grounded-ness, and connection through playful movement. She strives to facilitate engaging, safe, and imaginative classes.
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completed a 100-hour Yoga Advanced-Studies Immersion program rooted in the Iyengar and Anusara and became IYK® Certified. She believes that true yoga learning never ends and little people in their body unawareness and a pure state can benefit from yoga practice as much as adults. Katia is mom to two boys and speaks Russian.
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is passionate about bringing the worlds of education and yoga together with mindfulness for children, teachers, and educational communities. She holds a 500-hr yoga teaching credential, IYKC, a Masters in Elementary Education, and has over a decade's worth of experience working with children and educators globally.
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is a mom and IYKC yoga teacher with a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Michigan and a master's degree in Special Education from the University of San Francisco. She loves to plant the seeds for a solid foundation and life-long love of yoga by helping kids develop strong, flexible, and peaceful bodies and minds.
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is a kids yoga teacher and sales professional holding a B.A in Communication from Purdue University and Yoga certifications from IYK® and CorePower Yoga. Erica is passionate about creating a yoga environment that is safe and full of laughs and fun. Erica loves to travel, hike, practice yoga and watch Netflix with her Bichon pup.
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believes that yoga is for every age and every body; she finds joy in 'planting the seeds' of yoga into the lives of students. She earned her RYT® 200 yoga certification through Yoga Tree and IYK®. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and an MBA from Columbia University. She's mom to three kids, one with fur and 4 legs.
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earned her IYKC and her 200-hour RYT. She teaches engaging classes designed to leave kids feeling positive, balanced and calm. Incorporating fun poses, playful songs and laughter, she wishes students to finish class with a smile! She enjoys riding her horses, exploring San Francisco or hiking with her golden doodle.
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holds certifications from IYK®, 200-hour from Yoga Tree SF, and has a B.A. in Early Childhood Education from Washington State University. She attended IYK® classes with her toddler and felt instantly drawn to teach yoga to children. An avid yogi for two decades, she wants to share yoga with families in our busy, modern lifestyle.
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completed IYK® Certification and 500-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training with Janet Stone and Stephanie Snyder. She holds a B.A. from the University of Rhode Island. With a passion for working with kids and being of service with BuildOn, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, cooking, and music.
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earned her E-RYT 500, YACEP, Mindful Schools and MBSR teacher certificates. She is also a Doula and midwife sharing her skills with kids, teens and women at all stages of life. As a mother too, her mission is to bring a peaceful alternative to life’s overwhelming pace and to help others enjoy the present moment in an embodied way.
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grew up as a competitive swimmer and athlete. She fell in love with the depth the practice. She completed her 500hr RYT and IYKC in 2015. Caitlin’s love for working with children and passion for yoga bring playfulness and lighthearted fun to her classes while teaching mindfulness and the core principles of the yoga philosophy.
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Make a difference! Start with IYK® Foundations Certification.
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Make a difference! Start with IYK® Foundations Certfication.

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