Our Teachers and Staff

Teach what you practice and practice what you teach

Our teachers are on their mats practicing like the rest of us. They are here to guide you through an inspiring but safe yoga practice which will evolve as you gain knowledge about your body and mind. All of our teachers are certified and most have advanced training in specialized disciplines and styles.

Nandi Teachers

Wendy Klein

Wendy founded Nandi Yoga in 2008 to bring authentic yoga to the mid-peninsula. She’s been practicing since 1994 and has been teaching full time since 2006. Wendy was certified by It’s Yoga in Ashtanga, Rusty Wells in Bhakti Flow, Sharon Gannon and David Life in Jivamukti and Judith Lasater in Restorative. She’s also completed trainings in kids/family yoga and prenatal…

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Giselle Mari

Giselle’s introduction to yoga in the early 90’s was a natural progression from her gymnastics/dance background and her passion for music. An E-RYT500, YACEP & C-IAYT Giselle flavors her classes with spunk, grit, and spirit…

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Clive Beavis

Clive began practicing yoga in 2002 and became immediately hooked. His teaching style reflects his extensive time studying with both Iyengar and Vinyasa teachers in the area and he approaches his classes with a strong focus on alignment and a good dose of humor…

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Louis Jackson

Practicing since 1995, Louis’ love of yoga blossomed while living in a Krishna ashram in Hawaii where a fellow monk gifted him a copy of B.K.S. Iyengar’s Light on Yoga. After pledging to learn all 202 poses… (by himself!)…he got injured and began studying with senior teachers, including Ben Thomas, Jill Miller and…

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Birgit Reimer

Birgit is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher and also holds a certificate in Yoga for Scoliosis.  She has been teaching in the Iyengar tradition since 2004 and traveled several times to the Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Institute in Pune, India…

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Michelle Hyman

Michelle started practicing yoga in 2000 mainly to complement her rock climbing and martial arts training. It was not until 2007, after experiencing a loss in her family, did Michelle’s yoga practice deepen and turn inward. During this time, Michelle’s yoga practice became much more than a free class at the climbing gym…

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Deeb Qobti

Deeb began his yoga journey in 2008 after working as a contractor for over 20 years and hurting his back. He began teaching in 2011 and has studied extensively with…

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Bonnie Smetts

Bonnie’s lifetime passions for dance, sports and meditation have converged in yoga. First drawn to Ashtanga Vinyasa for its ballet-like precision, it remains part of her practice along with Vinyasa Flow that tickles her creative side…

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Jeremy Moran

Jeremy Moran has been studying yoga under his teachers Sharon Gannon and David Life since 1999. In 2003 he completed the 300-hour Jivamukti teacher training at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York and has been happily teaching Jivamukti yoga in San Francisco ever since. Jeremy was drawn to yoga in large part…

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Lisa Becks

Lisa has been a dedicated yoga student since 1995 when she first began her practice.  She was initially drawn to the physical aspects but her practice and teaching have evolved to encompass pranayama, meditation and philosophy…

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Aileen Call

Aileen starting practicing in 2001, got certified to teach in 2007 through the Purusha School of Yoga, and received her prenatal yoga certification in 2008 with Jennifer Wolfe. She also completed the Vinyasa Teacher Training at Nandi Yoga in 2016. Aileen views yoga as a priceless gift and blessing that helps one…

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Jennifer Vanatta

Jennifer, a former dancer, was drawn to yoga as a way to find expression through movement. Since her first practice in 2013, she has found that and so much more. Above all, what keeps her returning to her mat is the absolute bliss and total fulfillment she finds there each and every day…

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Celeste Wong

Celeste was initially drawn to yoga for the physical benefits and to complement her background in dance, but after attending her first yoga class in 2008, she quickly realized that yoga can have much deeper mental and emotional benefits as well…

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Vera Kudinova

Vera began her yoga journey in 2010, and she is a dedicated, enthusiastic student and practitioner of Iyengar yoga. She completed a two-year Teacher Training program at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco, and continues her education…

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Jennifer Clem

After dancing for many years, Jenn began practicing yoga and meditation in 2007 as a way to connect to her body and mind.  After attending her first, game changing Jivamukti class, taught by co-founder Sharon Gannon, in 2012 Jenn committed to delving deeper into the system of yoga…

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Julienne Yi

Julienne took her first yoga “class” on a beginner DVD in 2005 and fell in love with yoga immediately. From then on, her practice grew very gradually from taking one class a week as part of a fitness regimen to now exclusively…

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Yohko Fick

Yohko has been practicing yoga since 2001 and yoga has become a part of her life since 2008. Through her teachers and asana, she learned to be grateful, dedicated and kind to all beings. Being a mother and watching her young daughter…

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Amy Wang

Amy first discovered the mind-body connection of yoga in 2000 and was amazed by how the practice boosted her creative thinking and peace of mind. With the hopes of sharing that connection with others…

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Kelsey Krook

Kelsey discovered yoga in 2010 and it has been a huge part of her life ever since. As a mental health professional off the mat, Kelsey is drawn to yoga’s ability to release stress and even the mind…

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Mayank Agrawal

Mayank has been in love with yoga since 2011 when he attended his first yoga class. He has since enthusiastically practiced different styles of yoga and his practice is mostly influenced by Ashtanga, Jivamukti and Bhakti yoga…

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Marilyn Nguyen

Marilyn discovered yoga in 2005 as an athlete to rehabilitate her body. In 2013, what began as a physical practice, turned into a lifestyle that provided healing for her mind and body after an injury…

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