Holly Frances, RYT combines the classical teachings and philosophies of Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga with intuitive movements to create relevant, intelligently- sequenced classes. She has instructed practitioners aged four to eighty, all the way from California to Virginia to South America. In Blacksburg, Virginia, she spent several years with her nose in the classical and modern texts on yoga, studying Hatha in the Bishnu Ghosh lineage, yoga therapy, and vinyasa. Holly moved to the Bay Area in 2015 from the Appalachian mountains in Virginia, a place her heart still calls home. She is inspired by the wisdom and beauty of landscapes- the wild and ancient mountains, the spaciousness of the desert, and the fluidity and continuity of the ocean. Her vinyasa classes are dance-like, poetic, and a bit unorthodox, informed by her own experiences of darkness and light. Holly integrates her coursework in psychotherapy to create a class that engages all aspects of being- body, brain, and heart. Her teaching is sensitive to the evocative nature of a yoga practice, and she creates ample space for the inevitable arising of emotion, memory, and at times discomfort. She curates an experience for the practitioner that is seamless and uninterrupted, weaving together balances and long holds with transitional postures. Her sequences are often circular, taking the yogi all the way around the mat. Classes are accompanied by cool-toned and atmospheric playlists made specifically for the practice. She works inspire courageousness, authenticity, empathy, and resiliency in each of her beloved students.