A lifelong athlete, dancer, and lover of the outdoors, Lindsey found a strong attraction to Yoga. After graduating from SDSU Hospitality program class of 2007, Lindsey moved to New York City to pursue a career with W Hotels. It was in those high intensity New York years that the yoga practice served as her equalizer to help her find balance amidst hectic city life. Lindsey’s passion for travel and yoga led her to India to dive deeper into the teachings, and awakened her desire to teach and share yoga with others. Lindsey made the transition from her decade long hospitality career to become a full-time Yoga and Meditation instructor in 2012, teaching at some of the most elite studios in NYC such as; Pure Yoga, Yoga Vida, Equinox Sports Clubs, as well as to corporations such as; AOL, Huffington Post, Starwood Hotel Group, and more.
Lindsey recently moved back to California from NYC last year to be closer to family, to nature, and to spread her teachings on the West Coast! Lindsey loves linking movement with music and believes in the power of sound therapy which she incorporates in all of her yoga flows! Her classes seek to target the the inner strength, grace, and harmonious spirit within all of her students!
“Yoga not only stretches, strengthens, and cleanses our bodies; it stretches, strengthens, and cleanses our minds and our spirits! Yoga is for EVERYONE and my unique flow sessions aim to take you on a whole new journey of JOY from the inside out!” -Lindsey Valdez-
Hannah grew up in Chicago, moved out west to San Francisco six years ago, and has now spent the last two years in the Los Angeles/South Bay area. Hannah found yoga initially to ‘work out’ and balance her busy graduate school schedule, but it quickly became a much deeper practice. She became so convinced of its magic that she pursued her 200 hr yoga certification at Laughing Lotus Yoga Center on top of her masters degree! Yoga is many things to Hannah, but most importantly it’s a way to navigate gracefully through life. Yoga offers you tools such as bodily understanding and acceptance, control of mind, and a much deeper perspective on how to live a fulfilling and happy life. Hannah classes will offer you a true yogic experience through fun asanas, breath work, meditation, and readings. Aside from yoga Hannah has her Master of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Art Education. She teaches children’s drawing and painting classes on top of her yoga teaching schedule.
Matt grew up in the South and Midwest playing whatever sport was in season. Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Football, and Hockey. He ran Track and played golf while at Wheaton College in Chicago and graduated with a BA in Business and Economics. After a successful climb up the corporate ladder in the Minneapolis/Chicago area he gave it all up in search of his passion. He moved to California in 2001 and soon realized he was home.
Matt taught himself to surf and skateboard and then began practicing yoga. He quickly realized yoga improved nearly all aspects of his life, strengthening both his body and mind. Matt has earned over 1000 hours of yoga teacher training with Julie Rader through The Mukti Yoga School and is currently one of Mukti Yoga’s Senior Teachers. He enjoys sharing his love of yoga through teaching it to others. Matt has been teaching for more than 10 years and teaches both Vinyasa Flow Yoga as well as relaxing/restorative yoga and meditation.
He also had the benefit of working alongside some of the most renowned yoga teachers in the world, working at Glo.com from 2012 – 2019.
Matt teaches the benefits of yoga, meditation and visualization to professional athletes, corporations, teams, youth and weekend warriors. His students will attest to the amazing benefits they receive along with his calming and peaceful energy. His positive vibe inspires and encourages his students to live happier, healthier lives.
In addition to teaching yoga, Matt is a devoted husband and father. He follows his passions for cooking and the ocean by being on the Board of Directors for the local non profit Growing Great and by going in the ocean nearly every single day. He also leads Yoga and Service retreats locally and around the world with his wife Chelsea who is also a yoga teacher.
Jessica discovered yoga in 2005 while teaching English in Morocco. Three women gathered twice a week to learn the Ashtanga Primary Series literally from the ground up. After graduating for the University of Arizona with a Masters degree in Public Health, her relationship with the practice began to deepen to incorporate the mind and body for a greater sense of health and well-being. A recent transplant to Los Anglese from Oakland, she has been teaching yoga since 2015 and completed her 200-hr training in December of 2018 from Yoga Tree/YogaWorks in San Francisco. Jessica believes that yoga is for everybody and all bodies.