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Sunrise Yoga (restorative)


This class is taught by:

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.

Natascha Thomson

Natascha is a Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher and graduate of Downtown Yoga's 200-hour Advanced Yoga Studies Program, with a focus on Iyengar-style yoga. Iyengar yoga is a form of hatha yoga that emphasizes alignment by using props like blocks and bolsters to perform poses (asanas). It builds flexibility, and core strength, while calming the mind and helping practitioners to develop a peaceful inner sense.

Yoga and meditation have had a profound impact on Natascha's life and provide the perfect balance to her high-tech career. She'd like to share this passion with you to help you discover a happier and healthier self.

Practice along with one of our senior teachers. This class is for the student who wants to challenge himself or herself by experiencing the quiet-stillness that comes as a result of holding more challenging poses for longer periods of time. Inversions are an integral part of this practice. Get up and get the day going. This 6:00 a.m. class is a perfect way to stretch and wake up.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Feb 23 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Fri Mar 02 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Fri Mar 09 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Fri Mar 16 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Natascha Thomson
  • Fri Mar 23 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Fri Mar 30 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Fri Apr 06 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Fri Apr 13 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Fri Apr 20 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Fri Apr 27 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Fri May 04 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Fri May 11 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Fri May 18 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Fri May 25 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Fri Jun 01 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Fri Jun 08 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Fri Jun 15 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin
  • Fri Jun 22 6:00 am - 7:15 am with Jim Coughlin