Meet the Instructors

Amina Soubra

Amina Soubra

Amina is a certified yoga teacher with over 16 years of yoga practice & 25 years in ballet/jazz/modern dance & training expertise in the art of movement. Her yoga training entails nourishing your organs w/ breathing exercises that align w/ yoga poses. She provides a variety of yogic breathing practices, tailored for your needs. She is also trained in Yoga Nidra, a focus on sleep meditation for individuals suffering from insomnia as well as yoga for eating disorders (ED). Her specialty in yoga practice includes Yin & restorative yoga, vinyasa all levels, vin-yin(gentle yoga), Hatha Yoga, & Bhakti yoga.

She currently continues her yoga training to reach her goal as a certified yoga therapist.

As an advocate for healthy body image, holistic health and wellness, she teaches yoga as a way to promote courage, confidence, holistic self-care & healing.

Yin & Restorative Yoga every Sunday @ 5pm (in person)


Andi Kotrozo

Andi Kotrozo

Andi has been a lifelong mover. A lover of all forms of movement, she has moved for joy, sweat, therapy, recovery and love. She grew up in the Bay Area and studied at Shawl Anderson Dance Studio, then moved to NYC, where she studied at The Juilliard School. She also studied at Mills College, where she took advantage of all their wonderful dance classes. Andi has survived severe scoliosis and a broken neck, that she credits entirely to moving her body.

Andi has been teaching in the Bay Area since 2012. She loves teaching, sharing what she has learned along the way, and learning from those around her. She looks forward to moving with you!


Carah Herring

Carah Herring

Carah has taught Group Exercise classes for over a decade. Her love of fitness stems from her extensive dance background, which includes years of classical ballet, modern, African, tap, jazz and liturgical dance training. Carah also served as the Group Exercise Coordinator at UC Berkeley’s Recreational Sports Facility for nearly 5 years.

Before becoming a bona fide gym rat, Carah earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication from Bennett College for Women (Greensboro, NC). She also completed her master’s degree in Journalism from UC Berkeley. She enjoys traveling, watching documentaries and reading/contributing to personal finance blogs.

Body Performance
every Monday @ 6:15am (in person)


Emily Park, Pilates Mat classes

Emily Park

Emily Park is a seasoned, group fitness instructor whose teaching style is educational and encouraging. She welcomes all ages, body types, and identities in her mixed-level classes; and she is appreciated for offering personalized feedback. Emily coaches her students to integrate awareness, alignment, and core activation for optimal movement.

Emily first encountered Pilates in 1999 as a tool for injury prevention during her professional training as a circus performer. After a car accident in 2003, she experienced the rehabilitative benefits of Pilates and became a fully certified Pilates instructor and personal trainer.

Outside the studio, Emily is a nature enthusiast and performing artist; she is equally at home swimming in the bay and hiking as she is onstage embodying her inner drag king.

Pilates Mat Class
Mondays and Wednesdays @ 9:30am (in person) Tuesdays @ 5:30pm (virtual)


Jesse Lezama

Jesse Lezama

Bachelor of Science Kinesiology (Human Movement)
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
NASM Senior Fitness Specialist
AAHF Pre/Post Natal Exercise Specialist
Schwinn Certified Cycling Instructor
Professional MMA Fighter

TRX Circuit
Mondays @ 5:30pm (in person)


Jim Eagle

Jim Eagle

Jim Eagle brings more than 11 years of boxing experience both in and out of the ring. He is a USA Boxing Certified Trainer. For many years, he taught in the SOMA area and then moved over to World Class Boxing Gym. He is now at Hitfitsf.com which is located in the heart of the mission in SF. Jim has taught one on one and group classes. He can teach both technique and cardio intensive. Jim will ensure you learn all aspects of boxing from hand wrapping to sparring.

Boxing BootCamp
Tuesdays @ 6:00pm (in person) and Fridays at Noon (in person)


Mozell Ward (MoMo)

Mozell Ward (MoMo)

Mozell Ward, known as “MoMo”, is an Oakland/Vallejo rooted yoga and dance practitioner. MoMo has spent a little over a decade perfecting their authentic expression of movement as an artist. They specialize in Vinyasa, Chair Yoga, and Dance Fitness Cardio. Their first introduction to yoga was during community college during 2012. In 2018, they took a leap into their 200 hr yoga training alongside Breath4Change because of their interest with centering educators. Shortly after, MoMo began teaching community based restorative yoga and Vinyasa flows in St. Louis Missouri during her graduate studies. MoMo returned to the Bay Area and led yoga with dance fitness.

Currently, MoMo is obsessed with mat pilates, somatic embodied dance and storytelling with movement. What makes their classes unique is every class is tailored to their love for pop culture, theater and play. Often MoMo brings dance props to inspire us to get out of our heads and into our bodies. They believe our bodies hold stories, stories that deserve reclamation.


Kathleen Kelly

Kathleen Kelly

Kathleen began her love for fitness programs back in 1980 with Jazzercise — which tells you right up front that this girl was not born yesterday! After retiring from her day job as the Chief Operating Officer at AC Transit, she decided to take fitness up as a part-time second career. She earned a personal training certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and began teaching exercise classes that focus on a full-body workout. In 2013, she received a NASM Certification as a Senior Fitness Specialist, and began teaching a fitness class for active seniors. In addition to her fitness interests, she volunteers at a small elementary school in the Fruitvale District, where the kindergarteners always delight her, and has her own transportation consulting practice.

Senior Fitness
Mondays and Wednesdays @ 9:30am (virtual) and 11am (in person)


Nikki Verhoff

Nikki Verhoff

Nikki Verhoff began her exploration into yoga in 1997, while studying dance in college. A life-long mover, Nikki’s first foray into asana practice was both a support for, and a release from, a very physically demanding lifestyle. At the same time, and for more than a decade, Nikki has trained in traditional Japanese karate, which has brought with it a commitment to seated meditation as an important instrument to understanding the Self. These days, her interest in yoga has evolved to include an ongoing study of pranayama and the subtlety and power of the breath. In class, Nikki taps into the physical and philosophical influences these experiences have brought her to create an integrated practice with a focus on alignment, breath, and mindfulness. Nikki is a recent graduate of the Piedmont Yoga Deep Yoga Undergraduate Program.

Hatha Yoga
Tuesdays @ 8:30am (virtual)


Nicole Cosares

Nicole Cosares

As a certified personal trainer and lifelong athlete, my goal is to push my clients to be exactly where they want to be on their fitness journey. Being a TRX trainer, strength and conditioning coach as well as high intensity interval training(HIIT), whether your goal is to lose weight and get in better shape, or strengthen and condition your body, I’m your girl!

TRX Deep Core
Saturdays @ 10:30am (in-person)


Vanessa-Vasquez instructor

Vanessa Vasquez

Vanessa resides in Berkeley CA and has a BA degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise, Wellness, and Nutrition. She has been in the fitness industry for over 10 years and holds a bunch of cool certifications like TRX, Schwinn, indoor rowing, Personal Training (NASM), Yoga and plenty more! Something that people do not know about her is that she is involved in MMA (Mixed Martial Arts), and trains at an MMA gym in South San Francisco under UFC legend and champion Gilbert Melendez called the “El Nino Training Center”. Her commitment to everyone who takes her class is for them to leave feeling like their best self ever, and unleashing a potential that they did not know they were capable of.

Yoga Strong / Scupt
Tuesdays @ 9am (in-person)

TRX + HIIT
Thursdays @ 5:30 – 6:30pm