Colleen April

Colleen teaches the MOXIE Method.

Colleen April

Colleen is an east coast transplant with a passion for all things health and fitness related. Her first exposure to yoga was as a college athlete and she was instantly hooked. She enrolled in Yoga Medicine's 200hr Teacher Training to deepen her understanding of the practice and dove into the 500hr program immediately thereafter. In addition to her yoga training Colleen studied Holistic Health and believes balance is the key to a healthy, happy life. Colleen takes a lighthearted approach to her personal practice, as well as her classes, and encourages her students to do the same. You can expect a fun, safe, and anatomically focused flow, with plenty of chances to find your edge from all of her classes.

Mark Rausa

Mark teaches the MOXIE Method.

Mark Rausa

Mark Rausa is a founding owner of MOXIE and the instructor responsible for the development of the MOXIE Method.  His classes are intense and challenging, with motivational tough love and sarcasm.  Mark specializes in teaching inversions, arm balancing, and transitions.  His classes are greatly influenced by his training with Larry Schultz, the creator of Rocket Yoga and Tim Thompson, the creator of Isometric Monkey Yoga.

Irene Chou

Irene teaches the MOXIE Method.

Irene Chou

Irene welcomes yogis of all levels in her classes.  Her classes have been described as both energizing and grounding with emphasis on sound, light, touch - each element integral to helping students journey out of the mind and into the body.  In a culture that often prioritizes cultivation of the mind, Irene believes yoga reminds us that the body is the primary instrument through which we experience the world.  In 2015, Irene completed the MOXIE Training led by Mark Rausa and Leia Layus. She is currently obtaining her 100-hour training in Therapeutic Yoga under the guidance of Harvey Deutch.  Outside of yoga Irene enjoys drinking tea, taking pictures, and disconnecting from the internet.  As MOXIE's Music Director, Irene also loves sharing and receiving music recommendations: irene@moxie.yoga.

Laura Della Guardia

Laura teaches The MOXIE Method.

Laura Della Guardia

Laura had practiced Yoga for over 10 years when she decided to take the plunge and become a certified Vinyasa teacher.Laura’s teaching style is fun, challenging, and upbeat and focuses on alignment and breathing. Her classes challenge your focus and breath, and of course make you sweat!  By suggesting asana variations and optional cues, she adapts her classes to all levels, allowing you to push yourself or take it easy depending on where you’re at on a given day.It’s easy sometimes to get so wrapped up in something that you take it too seriously and lose sight of why you started doing it in the first place. Laura likes to remind us that Yoga is supposed to be fun and something caring we do for ourselves and she always strives to give her students the best possible experience inside and out.

Lauren Marmol

Lauren teaches the MOXIE Method.

Lauren Marmol

Lauren attended her first yoga class in college on the suggestion of a friend. At the time, she was suffering from depression and looking for something to help her, despite not knowing what that something was. By the end of that first class she was certain she'd found it. Yoga taught her how to breathe through discomfort. In her practice, Lauren learned about duality; how ease and struggle can exist at once. She strives to create classes that balance strength and surrender in each asana, so that you feel both empowered and uplifted. She believes that yoga is all about self discovery. Her powerful classes are rooted in anatomy and mindfulness, truly a space for others to take a journey within and uncover something new.

Katrina Baccetti

Katrina teaches the MOXIE Method.

Katrina Baccetti

Katrina was born and raised in San Francisco, California. She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, where she played NCAA Division III volleyball.  Katrina has always been passionate about health and fitness. Katrina is an enthusiastic yoga and Pilates instructor and a dedicated student of Mysore-style Ashtanga yoga. Katrina is a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. She earned her 200-hour teaching credentials in March 2016 following a month long program in Goa, India. She is currently working towards her 500-hour certification in San Francisco, California. Katrina believes that yoga is a powerful and internal practice, capable of cultivating self-love, self-confidence, and self-acceptance. Katrina hopes to inspire her students to find their bliss through conscious breath and movement on the yoga mat.

Martine Hamers

Martine teaches the MOXIE Method.

Martine Hamers

Reset, Focus and Energize. That is what you're up for when you come to Martine’s class. She loves to create that moment where you can step away from your daily life and practice yoga that leaves you strong, relaxed & happy. While Martine has explored various yoga styles, she enjoys teaching a powerful class that creates energy in the body via the breath, power to the core by combining strength and flexibility and stillness in the mind through asana. Her classes are known for being challenging and soothing and she loves to use upbeat and energizing music to engage her students.

Nina Samaco-Zamora

Nina teaches the MOXIE Method.

Nina Samaco-Zamora

Nina is a clinical psychologist, a yogi, and a former Philippine national athlete.  Upon retiring from competition she discovered yoga as an excellent way to retain her flexibility and strength as well as the emotional and psychological benefits.  In 2013, she began teaching yoga as a form of therapy while working with children.  The results were positive and encouraged her to complete her 200-RYT at Yoga Tree.  She is currently working on her 500-RYT and has studied under Jason Bowman.  Nina is a versatile teacher, who adapts her style depending on the needs and abilities of her students.

Cara Smith

Cara teaches Power Yoga.

Cara Smith

Born and raised in San Antonio, TX, Cara danced since before she could walk, and has trained, performed, and practiced ever since. Once older, she quickly found her way into teaching dance, then moved to San Francisco in 2012, attending classes at ODC and City Dance. Once in San Francisco, she soon longed for a more spiritual journey and, after much convincing from many close friends, she tried her first Vinyasa class and immediately fell in love - nothing aside from dance had ever made her feel that way and she was hooked! She soon began a regular practice at lovely little Laughing Lotus in the Mission, finally made a wonderful decision to dive into Teacher Training at Laughing Lotus and is now sharing the beautiful truth of yoga with our world. Up until her recent move back to San Francisco, she taught in San Luis Obispo at: Sycamore Mineral Springs, East Wellbeing, Club 24, as well as her own, donation based classes held at the beach. She also combined my unconditional love of both dance and yoga to teach barre fitness classes, in addition to the creation of a Stretch Barre class and Ballet Barre Workshops at Assets Studios. She is now living and teaching back in SF - where home will always be!

Kate Walter

Kate teaches Power Yoga.

Kate Walter

A former diplomat and classically-trained dancer, Kate (RYT-500) has been practicing yoga for more than a decade. She first came to yoga for the physical benefits, but was drawn back by the calm and relaxation that each class brought.  She strives to make yoga fun and accessible to everyone and enjoys cultivating community in her classes. Kate completed teacher training at Tranquil Space in Washington, DC and Yoga Tree in San Francisco. Originally from New Jersey, she has lived in Paris, Port-au-Prince, Berlin, and Abidjan.  She is now happy to be living in San Francisco with her husband and son.

Mario Batres

Mario teaches Power Yoga.

Mario Batres

With more than 500-hours of certified studies Mario has studied intensively with renowned teachers in the US, India and Europe in the various disciplines of Yoga. In a personal way, Mario blends all his knowledge from his experiences with different traditions to create a rich and vibrant experience for his students.Originally from Galicia in Northern Spain, Mario moved to San Francisco in 2009 searching for a change in his busy life. After years of working in the Design industry, Mario found in yoga the perfect tool to successfully achieve balance between a professional career and a healthy, well-sustained life. A decade of practicing yoga passed before he decided to take a leap of faith into teaching. He now strives to share his experience with others who also search for reconnection and balance in their own lives.Classes with Mario are a great workout, dynamic and fun. Through creative sequencing, conscious alignment and breath awareness Mario offers a warm and welcoming space for students to express themselves through movement helping them to find their edge and connect with their breath.

Tanya Clark

Tanya teaches The MOXIE Method.

Tanya Clark

Tanya found the practice of Yoga when she moved to San Francisco in 2011 after accepting an assistant women's basketball coaching position at an NCAA DII school and it changed her life in so many ways. The only place she felt grounded and balanced was on her mat.  After resigning from coaching, Tanya embarked on a new journey and made the decision to explore Yoga on a deeper level and completed her 200 hour teacher training at Yoga Tree SF. Tanya’s classes are challenging and dynamic, yet comedic and fun! While having her own sense of humility, she reminds people who attend her classes to not take themselves too seriously. She encourages students to safely explore different variations of postures that may take them to a new level in their practice.  She strongly believes that when people are able to practice yoga and stay open minded to new possibilities, they make themselves vulnerable to having a better sense of stability and awareness on their mat and in everyday life.

Julia Winston

Julia teaches the MOXIE Method.

Julia Winston

Julia fell in love with yoga in 2007 studying under Sri Dharma Mittra and has been teaching for 8 years, from New York City to Austin to San Francisco. With a passion for translating this deep and ancient practice into a simple, practical, and well-balanced fitness experience based on breath and alignment, Julia creates a warm yet challenging environment for students of all levels to take a break from everyday stress and get a solid workout. When she's not teaching, Julia is adventuring outdoors, building community through a creative writing project called The Rainbow Letters, and working with business leaders to generate positive corporate cultures.

Chelsea Morrocco

Chelsea teaches Power Yoga.

Chelsea Morrocco

Chelsea is an East Coast native, who discovered yoga in college.  Ever since then, yoga has become a permanent staple in her life.  Wanting to share her love and appreciation for the power of yoga, Chelsea completed her 200hr Teacher Training in 2014 in Washington, DC. Chelsea’s classes are filled with positive energy, mood-boosting music, and vibrant power vinyasa flows.  Expect to leave her class feeling accomplished and sweaty, with a smile on your face.  Chelsea is currently in school to become a Holistic Nutritionist in Berkley, CA.  Off the mat she is an avid runner who loves art, music, travel, good food, and being outside.

Holly La Luz

Holly teaches the MOXIE Method.

Holly La Luz

A native of the California coast, Holly first tried yoga in 2001.  Since then, yoga has transformed every aspect of her life.  In 2014 she competed her first teacher training with Mark Stephens in Santa Cruz, California.  Holly teaches a style of power yoga that is inspired by a blend of Ashtanga Vinyasa, Forrest Yoga, and Isometric Monkey Yoga.  She asks her students to breathe deeply and tune in to the intelligence of the body. Holly is proud to offer Moxie Method as a powerful tool for increasing physical health and overall wellbeing.

Robel Yemiru

Robel teaches the MOXIE Method.

Robel Yemiru

Robel is slightly obsessive. He cares about uneven hems, gorgeous cornices, and the different shades of white light. His attention to detail shows in both his yoga practice and instruction.

In each class, Robel breaks down the components of key postures to help students dial into the invisible, internal world of muscle engagement. Once students learn what the shape looks like, Robel guides them to find what the shape feels like in their body.

Robel completed his MOXIE Method training in 2018. Outside of the studio, Robel solves problems for software companies, local nonprofits (e.g. SF AIDS Foundation, Replate), and himself. He is most happy at 4AM, having slept 8 hours, sipping coffee, and writing without an agenda.

Kristin Walsh

Kristin teaches Power Yoga.

Kristin Walsh

Kristin Walsh (E-RYT 500) is a Baltimore native, and a recent transplant to the Bay area ready to share, learn, and practice with the Moxie Yoga community. Kristin has been practicing yoga for over a dozen years, and has studied tantra, vinyasa, yin, meditation, prenatal, and Ayurvedic practices. She completed her 200 hour tantra yoga training in 2012, followed by an 85 hour prenatal training in 2015, and completed her 300 hour advanced teacher training in 2016. The practice of yoga has been transformative and enlightening for Kristin, which is why her personal mantra for teaching yoga is to empower and uplift others.

Emily Wong

Emily teaches Power Yoga.

Emily Wong

Emily Wong is a Bay Area native who found yoga after a back injury in her childhood. After practicing for ten years, Emily got her certificate to teach Vinyasa yoga at Yoga To The People in San Francisco. Emily is thrilled to be teaching at Moxie, and invites yogis of all shapes, sizes and experience levels to come practice with her!