2159 Filbert st
San Francisco, Ca 94123
Create a Change in Your Life,
Claim Your Radiance
Providing Fitness Focused Beginners classes in Cow Hollow
You are here because yoga beginner that wants to get more flexible, lose some pounds and maybe ease some chronic pain.
The process you have started is journey. 

Does this sound familiar?

You have gone to a bunch of yoga classes and the classes are packed, the teacher rarely communicates to you directly and the class is just not really what you are looking for.

Maybe to style is too aggressive, too advanced or even gentle, you just don’t quite “get it” and the teachers are not really great at helping newbies.

This happens over and over and over. Months later you have not lost any weight, you are still stiff as a board. You never seem to get to your goal.

The cycle is never ending.

This is the story we hear from just about all our clients when them come to our sessions.
Here's How I Can Help
  • I am beginners specialist who has ninja skills when helping those new to yoga get started
  •  The system of yoga I teach provides a physically demanding, therapeutic workout that will help you become flexible and get in shape. 
  •  Most my clients find me because they have some kind of chronic pain and I am expert in teaching people how to heal up injures!
  •  I can teach you a simple, easy to follow transformation process that will get you deep change in your body and life. 
  •  I have been accused of being OCD about form and safety in my classes so that you are doing everything correctly and have modifications for physical limitations. 
  •  The community in my classes will keep you inspired to keep coming back every week 
When you have proper instruction, a clear plan for success and a community that supports you, transformation is very close by.
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If you want a DEEP change in your life.
Let me share with you just a few stories about how the process you will go through will get you a deep change.
Erin's Story
The Monnier Method changed my life.
Quite the statement, but true. I walked into the studio 6 years ago, overweight, inflexible, stressed out, and intimidated because I had never done yoga before. I stood in the back of the class so no one would notice how I struggled with the poses, but when I noticed everyone was focused on their own practice of varying levels and was treated with a supportive environment from both the students and the instructors, I let go of worrying and dove right into practice.
Today, at 50 years old, I am the fittest of my life and have Brian, as well as Emiko, Sarah, Jeri, Elaine and Bill to thank for that. I’ve learned that practicing yoga – especially during stressful times in my life – is a foundation for health, fitness, pain relief and most of all, stress reduction. Brian and his other excellent instructors WILL challenge you to push through your limitations, but always gently and with compassion.
One of the biggest benefits I have personally experienced (aside from the GLORIOUS stress reduction) by practicing yoga here is greater awareness of my body – and this is where the weight loss and greater flexibility comes in. Being aware of how stress, bad nutrition and hours sitting in front of a computer affects my body has helped me make better choices and over time, I’ve adapted these choices into my lifestyle. Brian does offer a comprehensive nutrition program for those who are interested and is an excellent fitness instructor. I had a stubborn last 20 pounds to lose and it sat there for years no matter what I did, but after working with Brian, that weight started falling off – and I’m at an age where pounds are supposed to pile on!
During times of stress, the practice of yoga becomes VERY important – and this is the place to find solace, strengthen your body, eliminate pain, and become fit and strong. You will leave feeling SO MUCH BETTER than when you walked in.
Scott's Story
In the spring of 2006 I walked into Brian’s old studio on Russian Hill, a few months late in fulfilling a New Year’s resolution. Not only had I never tried yoga, but I’d never been very athletic at all. In fact, I was a wreck: overweight, out of shape and nursing multiple injuries — one of which I’d just been told would probably require surgery.
Brian assured me that my injuries would be no obstacle, and that yoga would help them heal and perhaps even allow me to escape the surgery. He gave me a set of modifications to follow for nearly every pose. For a year or two my attendance was spotty: work schedule, an ailing father and injury flare-ups all meant that it was a good week if I got to class at all. But that occasional class gave me great relief from stress, and was always followed by a few days of reduced pain.
Beginning in 2008 I was able to get to class 1-3 times a week, and immediately started to see increased benefits. I began losing weight and even graduated from a few modifications. For the past year I’ve been practicing 3-5 times a week, have dropped over 50 pounds and all but a few modifications, and the injury for which I had a surgical consult hardly ever bothers me — no surgery required!
I really appreciate Brian’s teaching style: his calm-but-authoritative voice, his humor, and his knowledge. Yoga has made a huge difference in my life and I expect it to be a life-long pursuit.

These results are typical!

Each of these peoples results are typical among my clients who dedicate themselves to their personal commitment and the process.

Most start because they have reached a point where they need to make change due to health reasons or they are seeking ease of chronic pain.

They wanted to finally make a breakthrough.

We assessed their individual needs, created a plan for them and then guided them through the ups and downs that come’s during the journey of making a deep change.

You are here because you want a change; take the step to get it.