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Alyssa Bothman

Purre Barre Burlingame

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Alyssa began her dance training at a very young age. She was dancing professionally in New York City, when she found Pure Barre. Immediately discovering a strong passion for the technique, she joined the Manhattan team as an instructor at the Upper West Side and Union Square studios. Upon moving back to Northern California, Alyssa continued teaching Pure Barre at multiple studios. She is the proud owner of Pure Barre Burlingame and strives to be a positive role model in the community. Read the profile >>

Emily Galvin

Emily Galvin (RYT 500) has been developing her yoga practice since 2002. She was first drawn to yoga after numerous sports injuries and a need to take control of a body that was working against her at such a young age. From the moment she stepped onto her mat her passion for the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of yoga lead her to study with some of the leading teachers in Southern and Northern California. Her practice then led her away from the corporate world and into a place where she wanted to share this beautiful gift of yoga. She received her 200 hour certification in Interdisciplinary Hatha Yoga with Don and Amba Stapleton at Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica. She then packed her bags and her yoga mat and took her exploring and teaching through South America were she... Read the profile >>

Melissa Guitron

Head coach, Director of Operations, Founder of the CrossFit Kids and women's only program, and all things in between at CrossFit San Mateo. I am a coach because I am driven by the passion to help others discover that they can do more than think is possible. Probably my biggest joy is seeing someone set and goal and then smash it. It all started in Redwood City California. This is my hometown where I was brought up and taught the value of hand work, commitment to excellence. If you start something you dedicate yourself to finishing it. These values were impressed upon me from a young age and have shaped who I am today. Upon graduating college I took an internship running school age sports camps on a US Army base in Germany. During my time here discovered a huge disconnect between... Read the profile >>

Michelle Myhre

San Francisco Yogini Michelle Myhre brings her heart and soul to the mat. With a degree in Health Science, in her past life she worked as a massage therapist, managed a healing center and was caretaker for an off-the-grid farming community in Kipahulu, Maui. Michelle took her first yoga class in 1989 and fell in love with the practice in 1997 when she discovered Iyengar Yoga. She began teaching yoga in 2001 & opened her first yoga studio on Maui in 2004. Her training is in Jivamukti, Bikram, Iyengar/Ashtanga & Bhakti Flow. She teaches alignment based vinyasa yoga. “Teaching yoga is an opportunity to share what I love more than anything else in the world. Each class is a journey we go on together. Vinyasa yoga incorporates playful sequencing that takes people where they... Read the profile >>

Philip Levi

Philip Levi is a graduate of the College of Charleston in South Carolina where he was previously in the culinary arts. Originally from Memphis, TN, Philip has certifications through NASM in weight management, performance enhancement, kettlebells & human movement. "My passion is people, taking what they have and making it more functional. Feel good, look better and reach the pinnacle of your ability." Read the profile >>

Toni Cupal

Nandi Yoga

Toni spent many very busy years in various roles including Silicon Valley high tech professional, mother of two, gymnastics coach, choreographer and judge, and active non-profit board member before moving to London in 2007 and discovering Jivamukti yoga. While yoga had never really resonated with her before, she was hooked from the very first Jivamukti class – the underlying philosophy that we should each find a way to live so that all creatures can be happy and free appealed strongly to her love of nature which she developed while growing up in the mountains of Wyoming. And the basic idea of practicing being steady and joyful on the yoga mat so that one can take that strong sense of connection into their relationships with others and the world almost instantly started improving all the... Read the profile >>