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Sports Basement – Free Yoga Sunday’s

“Free Yoga at Sports Basement”

“In November 2008, as I was looking at the “Grotto” (community space) of Sports Basement, a light bulb went on. And, I began to ponder over the idea of using Sports Basement’s community space to serve the yoga community. So to get the ball rolling, I began to teach free yoga classes each Sunday at Sports Basement.

A month later, I organized the first yoga teacher schedule, began the internet promotions, and then watched the students arrive. Since that time, the seed has blossomed. And, Sports Basement has applied my initial concept to their other store locations.

And now, I would just like to express my thanks & gratitude to all the yoga students who have attended & all the yoga teachers who have supported the idea of “free yoga Sundays” – making yoga accessible to every individual regardless of financial status

Much love & thanks,”

– Founder of Sports Basement’s Free Yoga Program, Yoga teacher, Tony Eason

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Over the last 12 months, Sports Basement has sponsored free yoga classes each & every Sunday from 1:00 – 2:30pm. And thanks to the high turn out of yoga students, speed walkers, mothers, coach potatoes, high school students, Fat Tire Beer Specialist, snowboarders and then some, . . .Sports basement has offered it’s location for 6 more months, January – June 2009.

So get your shoes. Jump on your bike. Catch the Muni #33, #22, #9 or even the #19 – I’m sure you’ll like it.

Yoga Teachers of various styles ( Iyengar Yoga , Ashtanga Yoga , Vinyasa , Raja Yoga , Kundalini , Anasara Yoga , Yin Yoga , Power Yoga , Anna Forrest Yoga , etc.) will present their unique connection with the yogic path.

yoga teacher - Jennifer Leupp

05 April 2009 – Yoga Teacher – Jennifer Leupp

JC teaches a soothing yet challenging flow class that incorporates chanting, beautiful music, and self-acceptance. JC discovered yoga in 2000 when she began taking Hatha Yoga classes to help her with stress while attending school at UC Santa Cruz. After college, JC moved to Los Angeles where she substitute taught in public schools and tried out many different styles of yoga at the Yoga Circle Downtown & the Hollywood YMCA.

In August of 2008, she graduated from the 200 hour Yoga Tree Teacher training. JC’s teaching style is influenced by all of her wonderful teachers, especially Jamie Lindsay, Shad Cruz, Julie Kimball, and Amy Weintraub. JC is interested in studying more about yoga, Vippasana meditation, and Nichiren Buddhism and she is very excited to share her love of yoga with you.

Yoga Teacher - Annie Leguennec

12 April 2009 – Yoga Teacher – Annie Leguennec

I am a student and yoga instructor rooted in the Ashtanga tradition. Swadhyaya:Self Education, study. Not accepting without question. Expanding knowledge through reading, studying, and observation.

I discovered yoga 5 years ago at my local gym, felt in love with it, and never looked back. I have been practicing yoga since.

I am a Yoga Teacher rooted in the Ashtanga tradition. I focused on alignment, the breath, better posture, and the therapeutic effects of yoga. I teach prenatal yoga, and yoga for seniors in the community. I teach my regular yoga classes at the YMCA in San Francisco, Also, I have taught yoga classes in several martial arts schools in the city of San Francisco. Let your practice shine.

Yoga Teacher - Liz Saari-Filippone

19 April 2009 – Yoga Teacher – Liz Saari-Filippone

Liz has been a “mover and a shaker” all her life. Naturally drawn to dance from the time she was a
baby, Liz has had an ongoing love and commitment to movement.

In 2002, Liz became involved in performance art and butoh (a form of movement that emerged out of
post WWII Japan founded by Tasumi Hijikata & Kazuo Uno).

In 2006, She completed a 500 hour yoga teacher training at the Iyengar Institute of San Francisco and continues to study under Iyengar yoga
teacher, Nora Burnett. Liz is a registered yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance. She also graduated from
the Holistic Health Practitioner program at the World School of Massage and Holistic Healing Arts in 2008
and provides empowering coaching to help those who want to reach their most optimal healthy lifestyle
they could ever imagine.

Yoga Teacher - Mellissa McDonald


26 April 2009 – Yoga Teacher – Melissa MacDonald

Melissa MacDonald has been practicing yoga since 1998 and is close to completing the two-year Iyengar Advanced Studies/Teacher Training Program. She studies regularly with Iyengar Certified teachers Janet MacLeod and Athena Pappas. Her first yoga class gave her immediate relief from chronic lower back pain and she has been committed ever since.

Melissa is inspired by yoga’s dynamic nature as both a spiritual and a physical discipline founded on ancient philosophical teachings. With precise and thoughtful instructions Melissa guides students into a deeper awareness of themselves enabling them to tap into yoga’s gifts of health and transformation.

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