Corte Madera
The Village

Alison Smith

Yoga Tree

Alison’s enthusiasm for yoga has been described as infectious, and her passion for teaching will keep you engaged and inspired. In classes with Alison, there are invigorating, flowing postures – like Sun Salutations – that allow you to warm up and connect with your breath, combined with static postures and longer holds to build strength and increase flexibility. During class, you’ll receive clear and precise alignment instructions to practice safely while also refining and advancing your practice. Alison’s practice and perspective of yoga is deeply rooted in the Anusara style. She stays inspired by studying regularly with Noah Maze. Read the profile >>

Becca Sogge

Red Dragon Yoga

Becca is an inspired and creative Power Vinyasa teacher, residing in Marin County California. She is also a dedicated early childhood educator, and an active community mentor working to advocate for some of our town’s most underserved and at risk youth. She has received over 500 hours of training and advanced studies through YogaWorks since 2009, and is also certified to teach children through It’s Yoga Kid’s. Through her graduate studies, she developed YogaPowerment™, a program designed to empower young girls through Yoga, arts and mindfulness. Becca guides students through a challenging and dynamic, breath driven flow, with strong attention to alignment and individualization. Her classes blend intentional and intelligent sequencing, breath, and beats into a personal and... Read the profile >>

Dana Damara

Yoga Tree

Mother, Coach, Author, Yoga Instructor & Yogini “My passion on the mat is proper alignment, powerful breath and effortless flow so you feel that off your mat. Your practice becomes sacred space where you arrive to find more meaning, depth, authenticity and integrity in your life.“ Dana currently teaches at Yoga Tree Corte Madera and Yoga Tree Castro in San Francisco. Read the profile >>

Kathy Winkler


Mother, Kindergarten Teacher, Triathlete I somehow qualified for the Ironman Kona. I did it as an adventure, something I may never have the opportunity to do again. Earning a slot to go was a gift not to be overlooked. I was extremely nervous about being able to even complete the event, this was my only goal I had a wonderful experience while doing the race, it was actually quite blissful for such a long day, and the added bonus was I did quite well. I have learned that often times, putting yourself out on a limb for a new challenge opens the door to a lifelong passion. It certainly has happened again and again for me! Who knew that at age 35 I would find something that would shape my future? More than anything I wanted to provide a positive role model for my daughters. Among... Read the profile >>

Meg Elliott

Pure Barre Marin and Pure Barre Sonoma

Meet Meg, a fitness lover, life adventurer and goal-go-getter! Meg has always been an active individual and growing up in the beautiful Rocky Mountains provided her with the perfect background to ski, bike, run…you name it! Meg’s passion for helping others led her to get her Masters in Organizational Development where she worked as a consultant to aid individuals and teams in leadership development. While living in Seattle, Meg was introduced to Pure Barre and from her very first class she was hooked. It was an immediate connection to the intensity of the workout, culture of the studio, community and physical and mental challenge – a connection that would change her life! Meg’s love for Pure Barre grew, and she soon found herself in the Bay area to own and operate Pure Barre... Read the profile >>