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I was born and raised in Naugatuck, Connecticut and moved to California in 1983 on a spiritual and artistic quest. I moved to the San Jose area and soon became an integral part of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment (CSE) and taught hatha yoga in the CSE community for 25 years.

I am currently expressing myself through my work as a certified Yoga Therapist and Instructor, a Retreat Facilitator and an InterPlay Leader. 

 

My teaching style in all that I do reflects my background in Iyengar Yoga, the Ashtanga Yoga of Baba Hari Das, the Ashtanga Yoga of Patthabi Jois, Integral Yoga, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, Dance, Kriya Yoga Meditation and Mindfulness Practices.

You can find details about my current offerings, my history, my experience and training on my website.

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I began practicing yoga 15 years ago at Yoga is Youthfulness in Mountain View, California mostly to stretch and move my body as a strategy to offset some of the work stresses associated with a career in corporate finance. As I got started, I did become a bit more flexible, but I had no idea of the transformative yoga journey that was to come. 

Now living in San Francisco, as the pandemic took hold, I reconnected  with Julianne Rice, one of my first yoga teachers at YiY. As I was seeking comfort during the early COVID days, her classes left me feeling amazing, physically and emotionally. It was just what was needed and I became a regular in her Zoom classes. Over time, I began to demonstrate postures for Julianne on Zoom which sparked my passion for teaching. In the Spring of 2021, I completed my yoga teacher training with Noah Mazé and Yoga International and began teaching yoga in June 2021. I love to teach. I can only hope my students enjoy receiving my classes as much as I enjoy giving them.  

 

We are all interconnected. My goal as a teacher is to share this thing that has benefitted me so profoundly with others. I intend to share directly with my students in my role as a teacher and indirectly through donations to organizations that are making yoga more accessible to broader groups of the population, those most in need of what yoga has to offer. 

I accept donations on Venmo @C-Darling. These donations go to the Yoga based charity Give Back Yoga Foundation, with a company match.

Calvin Darling 

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Creating space to attend to our individual and collective health and well-being is my devotion. Coming together in community through yoga – in breath, body, mind, and spirit – is a deep calling within me.

My personal yoga journey began in 1997 with physical asana practice while I was in graduate school and needing a way to find a way to increase both strength and relaxation in my body.  In 2010 a radical shift in my life uprooted me in a profound emotional and spiritual way, and my yoga practice deepened to include meditation and inward, energetic exploration. 

In 2021 and 2022, my yoga practice sustained me through profound grief following the unexpected deaths of three immediate family members. This inspired me to attend Mount Madonna Institute School of Yoga to become a 200 hour certified yoga instructor in 2021.

 

Further inspired by the deep connection I felt with students and our shared practice as I began to teach in person, online, and in retreat sessions, I chose to deepen my studies and became a 500 hour certified instructor in 2023.  I also am a teaching apprentice at Mount Madonna Institute for students enrolled in the 200 hour yoga teacher training program. 

 

I teach breathwork, meditation, and postures drawing on both the traditional and the modern, weaving together traditional practices (Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Samkhya philosophy, subtle body theory, and Ayurveda) with modern studies (neuroscience, anatomy, and physiology).

 

I am honored to share the practices of yoga with others on their individual paths of transformation, as I continue on mine. May we walk together a while in our journeys. Namasté.

 

If you feel moved to contribute a donation after experiencing a class with me, please know I will appreciate your generosity. I accept donations on Venmo @Cathy-Hutton-1.

Cathy Hutton

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Cathy Hutton

Donations

Julianne, Calvin and Cathy offer most of their online classes on a donation basis. If there is an offering that is on a cost basis it will be noted. Thank you for your ongoing and generous weekly and monthly class donations. They support our continued offerings and the future outreach of yoga as a whole. They are greatly appreciated.

Note: Preferred (fee free) payment methods are Venmo or Zelle. See instructor's IDs below:

Juliannne

Venmo@Julianne-Rice

Zelle: BMO 
PayPal: julirice@yahoo.com

Calvin

Venmo

@C-Darling

Donations to Calvin go to the yoga based charity Give Back Yoga Foundation, with a company match

Cathy
Venmo

@Cathy-Hutton-1


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