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Intermediate/Advanced


This class is taught by:

Kate Coughlin

Kate is a passionate and dedicated explorer of movement, meditation and yoga which spans 40 years.

She is an inspired practitioner who loves the precision of alignment, and teaches with a creative joyful approach.

Kate has been an inspiration to thousands of students during her 30 years of teaching. She has developed two Advanced Studies Programs with over 100 graduates who now teach throughout the U.S.

She has studied intensively with such wonderful teachers as: Donald Moyer, Erich Schiffmann, and Arunji of Bangalore, as well as teachers all over the Bay Area. Kate is also a world traveler including trips to India to study yoga.

Kate created and taught the yoga program at Stanford University from 1989-2001. She is the Founder and Director of Downtown Yoga in Pleasanton California. She is an international teacher offering retreats for inspiration and restoration.

Her students describe her as warm hearted, inspiring and caring. She is a radiant, beautiful soul who honors the beauty and presence of each and every moment.

Jim Coughlin

Jim was introduced to yoga in 1967 at the age of 10. He began practicing yoga in earnest in 1993. Jim has traveled to India extensively to expand his knowledge of yoga with his teacher H.S. Arun. Jim teaches yoga with a sense of humor and grounded in the fundamentals of the Yoga Sutra's of Patanjali, the Bhagavad Gita, and the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar.

Jim was born in Buffalo, New York in 1957, and has lived in California since 1964. Jim's "other" career has been as an executive recruiter. He has managed and owned several staffing companies since 1989. He also has worked as a career counselor and outplacement consultant.

In 2005 Jim had the privilege of traveling to India several times over the next three years. It was during this time that he met his beloved teacher and friend Yoga Praveena H.S. Arun from Bangalore, India.

You will find Jim practicing at the studio at 6:00 a.m. every day except Sundays when he sleeps in and teaches the 8:30 a.m. class.

In addition to the above, Jim manages the business of the yoga studio, including building our online presence and community. If you have comments or suggestions as to how we could make this site better, please let Jim know.

Check out Jim's Yoga Blahgasana.

Deepen the focus and intensity of your practice. Learn variations of fundamental poses. Inversions (headstands, handstands, etc.) and more advanced poses are taught. Learn more about our Pose Syllabus here.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Nov 25 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Dec 02 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Dec 09 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Sat Dec 16 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Dec 23 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Dec 30 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Jan 06 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Jan 13 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Jan 20 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Jan 27 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Sat Feb 03 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Feb 10 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Feb 17 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Feb 24 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Mar 03 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Mar 10 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin
  • Sat Mar 17 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Kate Coughlin