About the Practice

Minerva teaches with love and a passion to bring her students into their bodies, their strength and their hearts. Teaching the renown Lotus Flow, Minerva is able to spiritualize the physical form through creative vinyasa sequencing, alignment cues, breath awareness, while honoring the teachings of Yoga, Ayurveda and the energies of the chakras. Each class leads to an organic unfolding, each step preparing us for the next, culminating in a deep relaxation and introspection. 

In the Bhagavad Gita, Sri Krishna explains to Arjuna the meaning of Yoga as a deliverance from contact with pain & sorrow. It is said: "A lamp does not flicker in a place where no winds blow; so it is with a yogi, who controls his mind, intellect and self, being absorbed in the spirit within him. When the restlessness of the mind, intellect and self is stilled through the practice of Yoga, the yogi by the grace of the Spirit within himself finds fulfillment."

The eightfold path, as described by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras, lays out the means in our quest for reunion with our Soul. The Asanas, or physical poses, which has become the 'face' of yoga in the West is only the third limb, in this one path of Yoga. However, given the way we live our lives it's an integral piece of our overall practice of Yoga. The Asanas keep the body healthy and strong and in harmony with nature.


Being a part of Minerva’s class is like a little slice of serenity in my life of chaos. Her teachings, patience, laughter, and encouragement are both technical and spiritual. I can honestly say practicing with Minerva has been in my top experiences with yoga, and highly recommend her to anyone looking for a transformative experience. I just wish I could practice with her more!
— Sara W.

#MagicMondays

Yoga for Women of Color

 

An intimate magic making yoga class for Women of Color only, Mondays from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Because space is limited, you must reserve your spot in advance. Mats are provided. $15 per class - class cards available. 

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We Got Us: 

PoC Yoga

Join every Wednesday from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm in Old Oakland at E14 Gallery - 472 9th Street, as we create a space for Brown & Black folx to enjoy a vinyasa style flow, a soulful playlist, creative sequencing. Wear comfy clothes and bring your mat, your friends & family of all ages and a $10 Donation!

Studio-based classes

Laughing Lotus San Francisco
(click above to reserve your spot)

Tuesdays :
5:30 pm Happy Hour- All Levels

Thursdays:
5:30 pm Happy Hour - All Levels

Saturdays:
11:45 am - Basic Flow - Beginners

See you on the mat as we #NamasteItUp!

 
I have taken many yoga classes at different studios and with many teachers. Minerva is one of the best yoga instructors I've ever had.
— C.P.

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Private & Group Sessions

Click HERE to inquire about one-on-one yoga, group and meditation sessions.

An individual session caters to the healing needs of the individual on a physical, mental and spiritual level.

Group sessions are perfect for a group of friends who want more individualized attention than studio classes from the comfort of their home, or the intimate setting of the Roots healing yoga center, depending on group size. 

Sessions can take place either at the Roots healing yoga center or at the clients home.   

 
Minerva is always great and has a fantastic voice! You’re in luck if she decides to sing.

— Katherine

Click HERE to bring Minerva to work!

It's no secret that sitting at a desk all day does damage to our bodies in many ways. Bring lunch-time or after-work yoga & meditation to your office, your workshops or retreats. 

Minerva has over ten years of program management experience in the non-profit and public sector. Before being introduced to yoga, she was always driven to lead with mindfulness and creating balanced, healthy work environments. Having the teachings of Yoga and Ayurveda adds to Minerva's holistic, comprehensive management style. She is committed to bringing her management and leadership experience combined with her Yoga and Ayurveda knowledge into the workplace. Foster healthier work environments with Minerva's guidance with services such as:

  • Incorporating Lunch-time or After-work Yoga & meditation
  • Workshops to teach staff how to create work/life balance
  • Bring Minerva to facilitate staff trainings or retreats
  • Mindful Management: coaching on how to become a more effective leader and manager

The possibilities are endless!