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Meet the Faculty

Denaya DaileyDenaya Dailey
 Adjunct Instructor
 M.F.A., Mills College, B.F.A., UCLA
Teaching Experience: 
Since 2006
Career Highlight:
 Leading the Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Teacher Training Program at CSM  and  Practicing at local yoga sanctuaries while traveling through Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand.
 Dance, yoga, Pilates.  Challenging students to reach for new heights while finding their personal voice.
"The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life." – B. K. S. Iyengar 
Teaching Style: Denaya, RYT-500, leads a Vinyasa Flow yoga class - moving fluidly from one asana (pose) to the next.  Students are encouraged to challenge themselves by testing their edge while simultaneously listening to what their bodies need.  Denaya's graceful flow is anatomically mindful with a playful spirit.  Her blend of elegance, openness, and motivation will leave you feeling stress-free, body-aware, and invigorated.
Kendra BarnesKendra Barnes
Title: Adjunct Instructor
Degrees: M.A. Golden Gate University, B.A. San Francisco State University
Teaching Experience: 20+ years nationally & internationally
Career Highlight: Running a dance company for 15+ years, traveling, producing the Black Choreographers Festival
Hobbies: Reading, bike riding, volunteering, taking movement classes (Bikram Yoga, Pilates, Brazillian dance, Haitian dance, West African dance)
Quote: "I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself." – Mikhail Baryshnikov
Sarah BoltonSarah Bolton
Title: Adjunct Instructor
Degrees: M.F.A., Mills College, B.F.A., Long Beach State University, A.A. Cabrillo College
Teaching Experience: Since 2001
Career Highlight:  Fall 2010 Residency with Suar Agung in Bali, Indonesia
Hobbies: Dance, Pilates, yoga, Balinese arts & culture, fitness, art, travel, nature, volunteerism, disability awareness
Quote: "Yoga is possible for anybody who really wants it. Yoga is universal." -Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois
Teaching Style: Sarah teaches hatha yoga (the physical practice of yoga), blending balance, strength, flexibility and power in a fitness format. She teaches in a practical, user-friendly style, which is doable at any fitness level. Classes begin with breathing (Pranayama) followed by flowing movement (Vinyasa) to build up heat in the body, then poses (Asanas) are held for longer periods of time to build more strength, flexibility, and stamina. Classes close with a practice of relaxation and mindfulness (Dhyana). 
Molly LynchMolly Lynch
 Dance/Kinesiology Faculty
 M.A., London Contemporary Dance School, B.A., Umass Amherst
Teaching Experience: 
Since 2008
Career Highlight:
 Seeing students stand a little taller at the end of each semester
 Dance, yoga, pilates, traveling, attempting arts and crafts, trying to learn the guitar.
Quote: "Repetition is not repetition, ...the same action makes you feel something completely different by the end." – Pina Bausch
Lisa Suguitan MelnickLisa Suguitan Melnick
Adjunct Instructor
Degrees: M.A, English, San Francisco State University; B.A., Liberal Studies: Humanities/Foreign Language, San Francisco State University; Lifetime Community College Credential
Teaching Experience: Since 1978
Career Highlights: Taught in the Summer Bridge program at SFSU's Educational Opportunity Program
Hobbies: Playing Afro-Cuban music (drum/song), creative writing and serving as an instructor-consultant in brain education systems training (yogo/tai-chi based)
Quote: "The way to 'make yourself happy' is to be happy. The formula thus goes in the direction of be-do-have. We begin by being in whatever state we wish to attain." – Ilchi Lee