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Stretch yourself after work with yoga at Kaiser Center

Looking for a way to refresh yourself after a long day at work? Need to unload some stress?

Your UCOP co-workers enthusiastically recommend the WorkFit yoga class taught by Gabrielle Williams at Kaiser Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:15 to 6 p.m.

“Gabrielle is an awesome instructor! She is very nurturing, kind and knows how to challenge us in a way that brings out our best,” said student Gema Fonseca. “Gabrielle provides a calmness and inspiration that helps build awareness of proper form and breathing.”

Mae Torlakson concurs. “Gabrielle is a wonderful teacher. Her class includes meditation, relaxation and stretching.” But if you’re looking to go beyond the basics “she also incorporates some yoga poses that could challenge even the most seasoned yoga practitioner,” Torlakson said.

The Spring WorkFit session begins Jan. 2. Signing up for WorkFit allows you to try all the classes you want — from yoga to aerobics. See the Link article about the WorkFit Spring Session to find out more.

More about Gabrielle Williams:

Williams began practicing yoga in 2002 as a way to maintain focus, peace, and stability while pursuing a career as a modern dancer in New York. Since moving to the Bay Area in 2006, Gabrielle has completed teacher trainings and workshops at Laughing Lotus Yoga, Yoga Tree and Urban Flow Yoga. Incorporating principles of Ashtanga Vinyasa, Bhakti, Hatha and Raja yoga, her classes encourage practitioners to maintain mind/body/breath balance as they engage in artful, challenging “flow” sequences that inspire them to fully embody asanas with equal measures of effort and ease. Beyond teaching yoga, Gabrielle is an academic who teaches in areas of African Diaspora and Liberal Arts Studies. She counts yoga as the primary reason that she approaches both personal and professional ventures with calm energy and great compassion. 

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