Bay Area Studio Highlight: Bernal Yoga
Studio name: Bernal Yoga
Owners: Savonn and Bill Wyland.
Location/neighborhood: Bernal Heights, San Francisco.
Parking/closest public transportation? Ample unmetered street parking. The 24 Divisadero and 67 Bernal Heights Muni lines stop right in front of studio.
What was the inspiration behind the studio? To provide first-rate yoga, movement and pilates classes in a warm and supportive community.
What style of yoga classes are taught at your studio? Hatha, vinyasa, restorative, pilates, core & More, movement, family yoga, yoga nidra, meditation, breath-work/pranayama, stretch & strengthen, and more.
Do you offer meditation classes? Yes, we offer meditation series classes throughout the year and many of our classes also incorporate meditation.
Do you have Kirtan at your studio? We offer community Kirtans throughout the year.
Do you have a teacher training program at your studio? In 2020 we plan to offer weekend Intensives, meant for yoga teachers and students who want to learn more about Yoga Basics, Modifications, Sequencing vinyasa, Philosophy, Anatomy, Meditation and more. Please check out our schedule for these updates late October/November.
Do you offer special events or workshops? Yes! We offer a wide variety of offerings throughout the year including: Yoga 101, Yoga Nidra, Qi Gong, Acupuncture with Reiki, the MELT Method, Introduction to Meditation, Yoga Philosophy, to name a few. Check the website for upcoming events.
What kind of students would resonate with your studio? Students typically gravitate to Bernal Yoga if they are looking for a smaller studio where they can practice with 10 - 30 students in any given class. Since all levels are welcome, some come to try yoga and pilates for the first time, while others have thousands of hours of experience but want to deepen their practice. Our experienced teachers give individual direction to students overcoming injuries or illness. Obstacles like these can be the gateway to students finding new awareness, care, and compassion within themselves.