College Ave

Monika Kaufman

CorePower Yoga

"Yoga is my passion and sharing it is my bliss" Monika has been teaching and practicing yoga for over a decade. Unlike a lot of yogi's, yoga was not love at first sight for Monika. She was a reluctant convert to say the least. Having been an active person, personal trainer and fitness instructor with everything from aerobics and step, to body pump and spinning…yoga seemed foreign, wimpy and mystical. But who knew…… curiosity and further investigation into yoga thru her western mind and body kept validating it's benefits so she kept trying it. Luckily, a powerful flowing yoga practice appeared and finally she was hooked. Today she feels her background in sports, degree in Health and Wellness, and her original healthy skepticism- help her to relate to students from many different... Read the profile >>

Shane Barnard

UrbanKick at Studio 360

Shane has been teaching fitness for 20 years but has been bouncing around her entire life! Her fitness evolution started at a young age with dance and gymnastics followed by horseback riding and softball. She returned to dance at the age of 17 and danced her way through college studying ballet, pilates, jazz, modern and hip hop and danced with the Briggs Contemporary Dance Company. She was honored when selected to train at the Alvin Ailey Dance Center in NYC and expanded her dance knowledge studying Dunham and Horton techniques. Upon her return to the west coast she danced with the New Style Motherlode Dance Company and started teaching kickboxing, body toning and conditioning classes at the University of California at Berkeley. In 2007 she started her own fitness boot camp,... Read the profile >>