About Yoga

Yoga is a total fitness program with a history dating back some 5,000 years. The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit root yug, which means to join together, or to yoke. Yoga is a method of integrating mind, body, and soul, with a goal of cultivating balance and harmony in one’s life. Yoga is a flexible practice allowing for individuals to tailor the teachings to suit personal needs and desires, and to create a practice that contributes to one's overall life experience. 

Yoga exercises, known as asanas, postures, or poses, build a strong sense of self as well as a strong and supple spine and body!  Yoga postures massage internal organs, improve circulation, ease muscular tension, increase energy, quiet mental activity, and enhance concentration. All of these benefits develop only with regular practice.


We invite you to consider the newly updated Yoga Certificate of Accomplishment. 

To begin, you need to be a registered CCSF student. No prior experience is required, but it is helpful. Please note that our Yoga Certificate recognizes a depth of training and professionalism, but it does NOT equal a yoga teaching certificate. In order to teach yoga in the community you will also be required to complete a 200 HR program recognized by the Yoga Alliance. 


Our program at CCSF is designed to give you the tools to deepen your own practice, to begin your own personal pursuit of yoga, so that your body and mind will strengthen and grow. Yoga is really a lifelong study, and we aim to give our students a strong sense of alignment so that you can practice safely. 


For information regarding the Yoga Certification please email:
Jeanette Male (