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Meet the Team

Who We Are

Belinda

Yoga Instructor

Meet Belinda, a Certified Breathwork Coach and 500-HR Yoga Teacher. She's all about creating a cozy safe space for folks to dive into tools that bring relaxation, rest, and reflection. Belinda's journey into the world of breathwork (known as pranayama) and yoga kicked off nine years ago as a response to dealing with stress and anxiety. Back then, she felt a bit out of her element in her first yoga class, but thanks to a supportive teacher, Belinda found a connection with her mind, body, and soul. It's been a journey of growth, both mentally and physically, as she discovered transformative techniques. 

 

Through consistent breathwork, meditation, and yoga, Belinda learned how to calm those incessant thoughts and foster peace and personal growth. When the pandemic hit, she felt a calling to deepen her practice and share its benefits, leading her to invest in breath coach and yoga teacher training programs. Belinda is on a mission to spread her passion by offering accessible classes, where she focuses on breathwork, meditation, Vinyasa, and Hatha yoga, helping individuals change their breath to transform their lives.

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JoAnn

Yoga Instructor

Meet JoAnn – a passionate yoga practitioner and instructor whose day is incomplete without her daily dose of yoga. Embracing the transformative benefits of her yoga practice, JoAnn navigates life with balance, ease, and heightened awareness. Her journey into yoga began with an innate love for stretching, relaxation, and well-being, which led her to live the yogic life at Satchidananda Ashram for two enriching years. It was here that JoAnn immersed herself in the teachings of Integral Yoga, delving into the paths of Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga, and Jnana Yoga. This profound experience paved the way for her to complete the Integral Yoga Hatha teacher training and attain her yoga nidra certification.

 

JoAnn's Hatha Yoga classes embody the essence of Integral Hatha Yoga, offering a holistic practice that includes chanting, asanas, yoga nidra, pranayama, and meditation. 

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Billie Yogi

Yoga Instructor

Billie is a full time, public school educator of 16 years who has been a student of yoga since high school. Her last name is purely coincidental, as it stems from her Okinawan roots. But, there is definitely something special about flowing through the intersection of heritage and self-growth…with of course, much humor sprinkled in.  

Her interest in socioemotional learning led her to complete a 200-Hr. SEL and trauma-informed yoga instruction course last summer. What started out as a means to gain strategies in providing a safe environment for socioemotional learning, morphed into something unexpected and much more challenging and rewarding. Camp Collective has given her the opportunity to continue her growth as a yoga instructor as well as a student.  

In her classes, she hopes to provide others with an accepting and safe space where each person can meet themselves wherever they are on their journey. 
 

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Joe

Meditation Instructor

Joseph has a BA in Social Work and graduated from the Black Swan Temple, Maui. He is trained in the ways of the Essenes, Reiki, and various spiritual practices.

​Joseph has over 20 years of retreat experience and teaching practice. He teaches various forms of meditation as well as sound healing to people of all ages. Joe currently holds classes at various locations around the Peninsula and is available now for booking your meditation experience.

Nirel

Yoga Instructor

Nirel is a yoga teacher that specializes in Restorative Yoga, a yoga practice of stillness, release, and rest. Through her own experience with imposter syndrome, mental fatigue, burnout, and depression, Nirel learned that there was more to wellness than trying to fit in 8 hours of sleep every night. Yoga taught her that wellness is multifaceted and inspired her to share her knowledge and experiences through teaching others.

 

Nirel graduated from the 200-hour and 300-hour program at Folk Yoga San Francisco (formerly known as Yoga Garden). Her practice is informed by yogic and Buddhist philosophy and Ayurvedic and hygge principles. 

 

She weaves mindfulness techniques together with intuitive movement (and stillness) to guide awareness to your mind and body. Her classes are an opportunity to explore, craft your own personal yoga practice, and reconnect with yourself. Nirel believes that through the intentional and iterative process of observation, exploration, and introspection, we find personal growth.

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Stephenie

Yoga Instructor

Stephenie began her yoga journey in 2008 by practicing Bikram yoga, also known as hot yoga. Through this practice, Stephenie gained the discipline of practicing in a 105 degree yoga room and learned the importance of listening to your body; when the temperature felt unbearable, knowing when to lie down, and when her body would allow, recognizing when to push through the heat. The repetitive sequence of Bikram yoga led Stephenie to the curiosity of other yoga practices which is where her love for Vinyasa had begun.

 

After 500 hours of teacher training, 300 of those hours being body alignment based training and injury prevention focused, Stephenie has combined her love of the Bikram yoga sequence in combination with the Vinyasa practice. Through Stephenie's non-heated classes, you'll experience a blend of spine strengthening stretches, hip lengtheners, and full body stretches that will relieve muscle tension induced by our day to day activities.

 

Stephenie's approach to yoga involves educating the community about the importance of correct yoga alignment so people can fully experience the benefits that yoga provides. She holds the belief that yoga knowledge should be available to people from all walks of life and should be both practical and sustainable, fostering a lifelong healthy practice.

Tiffany

Yoga Instructor

Tiffany embraces yoga as a moving meditation that builds connection to the breath, body, mind, and the people around you. Tiffany is a yoga instructor that believes yoga is for everyone and all bodies. She completed a 50-hr Yoga Sculpt teacher training, a form of strength yoga incorporating weights, and 200-hr Yoga Alliance certified teacher training both through CorePower Yoga. She is passionate about creating an inclusive and inviting space for your journey to the self, through the self, and of the self. She looks forward to flowing with you - finding your power and balance with ease and peace, on and off the mat.

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