In gratitude for our time at our Berkeley studio, we asked our teachers for their Berkeley memories. We’ve created a space for our students to share their gratitude for this space and how it has served all of us. Please contribute when you come by!
Margi’s Berkeley haiku:
rooted in Berkeley
ears 👂 dripping over shoulders
my favorite Buddha
“As both a yoga student and yoga teacher, the Berkeley studio has many fond memories. When I first moved to the Bay Area almost 15 years ago, the studio was still 7th Heaven but it is where I was introduced to Acroyoga and the exciting world of practicing with a partner. It is through those early classes that inspired me to become a yoga teacher. In 2014, I was invited into the Namaste community and had the honor of teaching at the Berkeley studio. In my heart, the Berkeley studio will always be a space of creativity, inspiration and community. In my grief, I acknowledge what is forever changing in our yoga community and I am eternally grateful for the synergy, support and celebration that manifested at Berkeley Namaste.”
“My first time teaching at the Berkeley location was as a guest instructor when the studio was still 7th Heaven during the mid 1990s. At the time I was living and teaching in Santa Fe. I taught a “Partners Yoga Workshop” which at that time was one of the first—way before there was Acro Yoga! To my surprise, I ended up teaching at that studio for specialty classes for Namaste like “Men’s Kula: Yoga for Guys,” “Bolllywood Dance:Fit”, and teacher trainings.”
“When I moved to the east bay I was pretty sad to leave the SF yoga community. There were so many amazing teachers and studios I had grown to love, that no longer worked living in Oakland. Then I dropped into Richard Rosen’s old Saturday morning class, Vicky’s restorative workshop and Margis noon flow and felt like I was entering the next stage of my practice, rather than losing it. The teachers, the students and the overall vibe of Namaste Berkeley felt so grounded; it was exactly where I was supposed to be.”
Please keep bringing your whole self to the Berkeley space through August 18. Let’s fill it up with all good vibes. Take a minute to share your favorite memory in our lobby.