Sophia Mallie is a passionate and inspired yoga teacher, singer and massage therapist based in Oakland CA. Sophia's classes weave a combination of chanting, meditation, music, and intelligent sequencing with emphasis on proper alignment and breathing techniques. She is known for her ability to listen to the wisdom of the body and provide consistent support for the particular needs of her students. Her grounded, fun and motivating approach provides all levels of practitioners the opportunity to find balance while daring to explore their edge.
Sophia discovered yoga in 1998 after dancing professionally in the world of modern dance. She received her teaching certification in 2007 from the acclaimed Sharon Gannon and David Life of Jivamukti Yoga in New York. Her unique teaching style is greatly influenced by her teachers including Stephanie Snyder, Janet Stone and Rusty Wells.
Sophia's clients include children and adults. She currently offers public classes, private lessons, office classes, retreats, and singing performances throughout the world.