About

Our Instructors:

Gloria Lou Riola, RYT200, is a registered yoga teacher and has taught stand-up paddleboarding since 2009. Combining the best of both worlds, she is excited to offer SUP yoga classes where she lives in Capitola, CA. She also enjoys surfing, snowboarding, being with her kids and almost anything to do with nature.

Misako Matsuoka, ERYT500, discovered her love of stand-up paddleboarding on vacamisako_sup_kneetion in the waves off of Maui. When she returned, she started leading SUP yoga in Half Moon Bay, Santa Cruz and Capitola. Misako leads group classes, corporate classes and private classes in Palo Alto, Los Altos, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara and  Los Gatos. She leads yoga workshops, retreats, Hatha Yoga teacher trainings at the 200hr  level as well as Yin Yoga teacher trainings.  As a lover of the outdoors, Misako finds the yoga classroom is often found outside in nature. To see more about Misako, visit sunheartyoga.com

Alice Kennedy’s levity and love bring a unique blend of hard work and laughter to her classes.  Alice first started mixing water and yoga many years ago at her family lake house in Maine, as a way to explore the lake and her yoga in a different way. As a lover of water and swimming, she finds the peace and depth of lakes and ocean to be a wonderful backdrop in order to explore and have fun with yoga. Alice is a passionate student and teacher of yoga, and she is dedicated to sharing what she knows and learns.  Alice studied Anusara yoga from 2004-2012, and taught that style for several years. She now teaches immersions, teacher trainings, workshops, retreats, as well as public and private lessons.

Janine Baltar, RYT200, found the love for her mat after working long intense hours in a high stress Silicon Valley job. Janine truly believes in yoga and all it has to offer. For more about Janine, visit notjustasana.com

Beverly Bachoo, RYT200, MS, CAS, RYT is a dedicated and enthusiastic  instructor helping

others find their way toward balance. She is also a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and holds a Masters Degree in Psychology. Her style of teaching is strongly influenced by the traditional principles of Ayurveda, and it is her practical approach to life that helps her connect with her students through encouragement and good humor. She enjoys teaching a variety of yoga classes throughout the South Bay area.

Jenny Clark, RYT200, was born and raised in the sunshine state where she grew up loving the JennyClarkBioPicbeach, water and cheerful attitudes of the south. From swimming to surfing, lake to ocean, no matter what the water connection, she lived for it. After discovering SUP and later immersed in yoga, combined, she found the ultimate mind, body and soul experience. She aims to share this experience with others and if you practice with her, you will see nothing less than her friendly demeanor, positive outlook and even quirky sense of humor. Enjoying the outdoors and embracing the present moment are what Jenny aspires to seek out on a daily basis.

Kenny Graham, E-​RYT500, is the founder of the 200 hour Simha Yoga School Teacher Training program approved by and officially registered with Yoga Alliance. He teaches teacher training, retreats and festivals in the Bay Area and worldwide. Kenny loves teaching and practicing yoga, being with his family, surfing in his hometown of Santa Cruz, California and spending time at his home away from home in Costa Rica. Kenny views all life as the teacher and yoga as the process of refining how we live our lives in relation to ourselves, our families and the world around us. He teaches classes as alignment based flow to optimize union among heart, mind and form. For more about Kenny, visit: nomatnomads.com.