Namaste Yoga + Wellness is an urban refuge for the exploration of yoga and wellness practices.
We create opportunities and hold space for yoga practitioners to learn, grow, and share by uplifting the most talented teachers, developing powerful programming, and offering tools to connect daily intention with action.
Namaste Yoga + Wellness has served our East Bay communities since 2003. Throughout the last 14 years, we have cultivated an unparalleled local and nationally affiliated teaching staff. Our experienced yoga instructors are here to support and challenge you along each phase of your practice.
New Students and Intermediate Practitioners
If you’re just beginning, we offer several new student packages and workshops. Continuing students may find daily classes ranging from restorative yoga to vinyasa flow with over 135 classes a week between our two locations. Students who wish to go even deeper can enroll in weekly workshops, teacher trainings and immersions. Mamas can find support through perinatal classes and bodywork.
Advanced Practitioners and Certified Teachers
We are proud to serve as a pillar of the East Bay yoga community. We have numerous trainings and immersions throughout the year. These offerings are designed to help teachers and advanced yogis shape, evolve and sharpen their practice.
Namaste is deeply rooted in the East Bay community. Kimberly Leo, the founder and owner of Namaste Yoga + Wellness, has been a lifelong resident of Oakland, CA. Kimberly grew up on Lakeshore Avenue in the Grand Lake neighborhood. She is passionate about celebrating diversity and the social justice movements that make Oakland and Berkeley such notable hotspots for change and acceptance.
As an independent woman of color, Kimberly feels it is vital for us as yogis to continuously engage with communities who are less visible or served. Oakland is one of the most diverse cities in the country and in honor of this we are proud to do our part in cultivating equality.
We offer several diversity scholarships to people of color. These scholarships are available to those who want to deepen their knowledge of yoga and wellness with the intention to spread awareness to underserved neighborhoods. In addition we have an ongoing SEVA program. With SEVA we partner with local non-profits quarterly, donating our mat rental proceeds and helping raise awareness. In the gift of service we believe helping one person to cultivate health and wisdom will lead to a ripple effect felt through East Bay communities.