Yoga Student + Teacher of the Month
So much so that each month we proudly feature a student and teacher of the month.
Here are September’s shining stars: Erika van Gemeren, who teaches an all levels vinyasa class on Thursdays at 7:00-8:00am, and Bessie Lee, manager of Cielo Boutique, one of our Fillmore Street neighbors.
TEACHER OF THE MONTH Erika van Gemeren
HOMETOWN Walnut Creek
YOUR FAVORITE VACATION Anywhere with a body of water, close getaways – Tahoe, Russian River
YOUR FAVORITE MUSIC TO PLAY IN CLASS I really play an eclectic range. Anything from Ravi Shankar-Radiohead-Mc Yogi-Nick Cave-Dj Drez, come and check it out!
YOUR HEROES Janet Stone, all the Mommas and the Papas in the world, and anyone who truly lives from their heart
BEST AFTER YOGA SNACK Kale crunchy chips
YOUR FAVORITE POSE Yoga squat (malasana) – a favorite way to eat lunch also!
SUPER-HERO TALENT I can do the worm – not sure how Super Hero that is, but it is a good party trick!
YOUR OFF-THE-MAT PASSIONS Snowboarding, reading, hiking, spending time with my kitty, Karma Yoga
STUDENT OF THE NONTH Bessie Lee
HOMETOWN Menlo Park
PROFESSION Manager of Cielo Boutique on Fillmore Street
YOUR IDEA OF HAPPINESS Inner peace
YOUR FAVORITE VACATION Being in Paris and strolling along the Sienne
TEACHERS WHO INSPIRE YOU Everyone has an inner teacher so I find inspiration in all people
BEST AFTER YOGA SNACK Chocolate
YOUR OFF THE MAT PASSIONS Shopping, clothes, art, music
YOUR FAVORITE POSE Half moon pose
YOUR MANTRA Live to the point of tears – Camus wrote that!
For more tidbits on Erika and Bessie, read their complete profiles on the yoga board located outside of the studio.
If you’d like to nominate a student, email Lindsay at email@example.com