Conveniently located in the heart of the peninsula in West Menlo Park at 3536 Alameda de las Pulgas near the Dutch Goose, Starbucks and Avanti Pizza. Since opening May 2010, Studio Rincon has developed a beautiful community over the past 9 years. We offer drop-in classes along with 5, 10, and 20 class packs as well as monthly and 6 month memberships for all levels, taught by the most experienced and passionate instructors in town. Your wellness is our focus. Each decision and schedule update is with you in mind. We offer various styles of yoga each day to suit your needs providing a well-balanced life, morning boot camps to provide a boost of cardio and weight conditioning, several adult / teen dance-fitness classes each week for a well-rounded program. (Offered for first-time new clients only - $30 two weeks unlimited).
Studio Rincon also offers youth dance ages 3-14, mid-day Monday thru Friday! Sign ups are on a Session basis, typically 10-week sessions. The first two weeks can be a “trial” class at $26/each to test out the waters, your session can be prorated from there forward to join the group. Twice yearly shows are held at Woodside High School Performing Arts Center. The show is just an hour long and the families love it!
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We often receive feedback about what great teachers and what great people our instructors are. We are very proud to have a great team of individuals who are professional, caring and skilled at leading their classes. Their goal is to help you get the most out of your time with us at Studio Rincon.
Kathy (E-RYT 500) was amazed by the benefits of yoga at her first class! She studied with Stephanie Snyder in San Francisco (additional teachers included w/ Steph's training: Jason Crandell & Nicolai Bachman) to receive a 500hr certification. Always a student, Kathy continues to train and currently has 990 certified hours and trains with Tiffany Cruikshank with the Yoga Medicine Community bridging the gap between western and eastern medicine. In addition to weekly classes, Kathy offers workshops, leads 200hr YA teacher trainings and has been a Studio Owner since 2010. Most of Kathy’s classes are offered warm, 82 degrees, the schedule specifies, expect energetic music, flows, aligned strong or power vinyasa, heart felt philosophy and safe assists to benefit your practice. While music may not be “traditional” yoga, all of the benefits of yoga unfold while having a fun, light-hearted time.
Alexa first started taking yoga as a Bay Area teenager to complement her dance training, but didn't get serious about her yoga practice until 2013 when she was living/working in Philadelphia. It was then that she discovered Baptiste Yoga and fell in love with the vitalizing combination of heat, breath and movement. She found that the physical practice of yoga empowered her and led to positive transformation not only in her body, but in her life. She felt compelled to go deeper into her practice and in August 2016 completed her teacher training at Anjali Power Yoga, a Baptiste-affiliate studio. Now a 200hr RYT, she is happy to be back in the Bay Area and doing what she loves best - teaching! Her favorite part about teaching is being of service to her students, yoga for her is foremost about community. In her classes you can expect powerful vinyasa sequences, fun music, a playful vibe, and lots of hands-on assisting.
Annette (RYT 200) has been practicing yoga for over 25 years, having a strong spiritual practice, Annette wanted to deepen her understanding of the asana and the benefits that cultivate from this robust practice. She studied with Kathy Petrin in the Vinyasa Teacher Training at Studio Rincon and received her 200hr certification and hasn't looked back! “In asana, the pose first brings inner balance and harmony, but in the end it is merely the outer expression of the inner harmony`` (Iyengar) This quote exemplifies Annette’s approach to yoga. Annette is honored to be the mom of two grown twin boys and a longtime career as a general surgeon. Annette enjoys helping students cultivate their practice and to assist them on their journey. Her class is a mix of anatomy knowledge and alignment, building strength, developing flexibility, humor, fun music and the joy of being right here, right now.
Lynn Marrin, Lynn Marrin, MA, MFT, is a Certified Yoga Teacher trained in the Anusara method. Lynn is also a Registered Yoga Teacher. She started her journey into movement and the healing arts as a competitive gymnast. Lynn went on to run track during her college years. After finishing her graduate studies in Counseling Psychology, she became a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in working with children and teens. After she had her twins, Lynn dedicated herself to a daily yoga practice. Lynn has helped students reduce anxiety, find joy and fall in love with their yoga practice. Her work helps students gain confidence and trust in themselves. Lynn teaches students to honor themselves as they listen deeply to the feedback and wisdom of their body. At the same time she knows that a yoga practice needs to be fun and challenging to last a lifetime. Take part in her class and let the yoga poses release tension from your muscles, your mind, even your bones so you can find relief, ease, steadiness, joy. Inspired by how worthy yoga makes her feel, Lynn offers a yoga class that will help you spend more time in your heart. Join her for a vinyasa class that emphasizes healing alignment. So whether your challenges are with parenting, work or school, come join her on the mat and re-charge, breathe in positive energy, get strong and flexible, and enjoy the community of like minded yogis.
Stephanie is an ACSM certified personal trainer who loves to teach strength and cardio-focused group exercise classes, so she is very excited to get to work with EmpowerFIT! She began as a gymnast, but found that powerlifting and rugby both squeezed their way into her life. In college and after college, she trained the women's rugby team at American University in the gym and on the field to improve their athletic performance. She also dragged a lot of her library coworkers to the gym with her so she could show them that everyone has an inner athlete! She's at Stanford working hard on her PhD in Electrical Engineering, but finds that dedicating time each day to fitness helps with her mental clarity and focus. In her free time, she also enjoys teaching her two cats how to do tricks and making healthy versions of her favorite comfort foods.