We are so proud to offer up the instruction of our talented, charismatic and soulful team. We find writing bio's of ourselves pretty awkward, so we decided we'd write each other's. Enjoy!
Tam is one of the most laid back and relatable individuals you will ever meet. She teaches with incredible intention, treats her peers warmly and creates a supportive learning environment for all levels of ability. As a former high school teacher, her attention to detail and capacity for clear communication at the barre is unmatched. She is truly excellent at adapting her class to everyone taking it.
Barre is not just a form of fitness for Tam; barre is in her bones. She spent her upbringing studying ballet as if it were her second, or maybe even first language. It is that foundation in the type of movement Remedy is based on that translates into an authentic and truly credible experience.
Maggie embodies a unique combination of confidence and ease. She brings these qualities into her teaching and blends them with a deep reserve of creativity and expertise. You will never take the same class twice from Maggie, and you will always leave feeling more spacious and supported from inside. From her delicious metaphors, luscious flow, and challenging sequences, Maggie is a natural teacher who can synthesize her background in dance, massage therapy, and myofascial release for truly crave-able classes.
If you don’t know that Maggie spent much of her formative years in a dance studio when you first meet her, it is immediately apparent when she moves. Her background in dance and her career as a massage therapist are integral to Remedy’s innovative combination of barre and foam rolling.
Kaytlyn loves the transformative powers of body movement with awareness. This has led her down the yogic and movement path for over 15 years, trying out many styles and gleaning wisdom from all. She creates classes to tone the body and calm the nervous system. She strives to offer discovery and “aha” moments with a good dose of goofiness. She is an Advanced Rolfer with a practice in Berkeley. When she’s not teaching you can find her at comedy nights, running around Lake Merritt and working as a Climate Reality Leader.
Grace is our Earth Mama. As a world traveler whose interests lie in environmental sustainability, organic gardening, globally-inspired cooking and teaching community yoga, she brings a sense of peaceful meditation into her instruction style. Grace's Roll classes are supportive, nurturing, and akin to restorative yoga.
Jackie's class is like a barre dance party. She likes to move big to the beat. Her positive energy immerses us and captivates the room along with her eclectic choice of music, which can range anywhere from Phil Collins to Pitbull! In her personal life, Jackie is an animal activist and shelter volunteer. When she isn't valuing her body through movement and tension release, she is at home with her own cat and dog fur babies and most likely an animal she is lovingly fostering.
Hayley is a friendly goddess of yoga, bodywork and mother earth. Her passion for life and overall enthusiasm is permeable and infectious. Her class is anatomically technical and encourages its participants to feel their deeper bodies within. When Hayley isn't working her private massage therapy practice in Remedy's loft or teaching yoga and barre in Oakland, she is spending half the week in Grass Valley with her partner. She is open minded, tolerant and always makes time for interesting conversations.
Tammy holds a deep appreciation for learning, laughing and keeping it cool. Although she is a student of all things interesting, her studies focus on the workings of the human body. As founder of Capoeira Brasil East Bay and The Nourished Belly Nutrition Coaching, her harmony with the body is obvious when she teaches. Her class flow is natural, approachable and provides a practical essence of ease.
With post graduate degrees in Middle English and poetry, Sarah Kate's sensitivity to language is immediately apparent in her precise and poetic cuing. Her word choice is fresh, clear, and always with a dash of wit. Her movement lineage stems from belly dance and yoga, and you can feel this in her barre class, too. Expect sweet, feeling breaths, supportive options to modify, and a super fun playlist.
As an ex-ballet dancer, Lyz discovered the power of workouts that combine strength and mobility in her mid-20's after developing painful bursitis in her hips. Lyz's classes encourage you to use exactly the amount of effort required to bring your body to its natural edge while avoiding overwork. She believes breath-movement connection and loves supporting people on movement journeys that last years. Her classes are known for creativity and sense of humor - you'll be forgiven if your pulses miss a beat. Outside the barre studio, Lyz guides Strala yoga classes in Oakland, walks Lake Merritt with her dog, Jack London, and works to be a strong and thoughtful member of the Resistance.