Sweat 'N Sip

This class is taught by:

Chelsea Leiby

Chelsea began dancing around the age of 4 and didn’t stop until she was in her early 20’s. She decided to stop and focus on her studies to become a special education teacher. Teaching individuals with special needs and emotional disturbances began to take a toll on Chelsea, and she found it hard not to take her work home. She then enrolled in yoga to help her deal with the stress and emotional drainage. Yoga helped her immensely and opened her eyes to a beautiful journey she was so excited to embark on. She began using her yoga practices throughout her day and even with her students. She found peace in everything she did, and attributes it to yoga. After a few years of consistent practice, Chelsea decided to become a yoga teacher. She wanted to help share the magic of yoga with everyone. She received her yoga certification through our very own Smiling Dog Yoga studio under Roxy Banta and J Gabriel. Chelsea has a great passion for people and yoga and is so excited to share that with students at Smiling Dog. When she is not practicing yoga, Chelsea likes to spend time with her family. She loves the beach and you can find her in Avila just about every weekend with her husband and smiling dog, Oliver.

Stephanie Moran

Stephanie Moran is the owner of Smiling Dog Yoga and the creator of YOBarre. She is a Certified Group Fitness instructor that has been teaching for 13 years. She received her very first group fitness certification from Les Mills International in 2003 where she started her career in fitness as a Body Pump instructor. She continued on in certifications in Body Attack, Body Flow, Body Combat and Body Jam where she learned fitness formats involving kickboxing, high-low cardio aerobics, yoga, pilates, thai-chi and even dance based aerobics for those that really wanted to boogie! In addition to her extensive training from Les Mills, she is also certified by AFFA in Primary Group, Indoor Cycling, On the Mat training ans last but not least Zumba! Aside from her husband and four kids, teaching fitness and educating on health and wellness is her favorite thing to do and a huge passion for her. And as each new trend awakens in this industry she is always ready to try it and when she falls in love - gets certified! Her newly discovered passion for barre is energizing her creativity with fitness and discovering new ways to lead, teach and discover fitness with her students.
Stephanie is also Senior Vice President of Sales at MINDBODY and brings her passion and drive to our humble space!
Aside from teaching, owning the studio, and leading an amazing sales team at MINDBODY Stephanie spends her time with her four beautiful children and her amazing husband.  She loves to travel and shop and loves to do the two together.  Favorite city to travel to and shop - London!

Chandra Hardester

Chandra is our Studio Director and a certified YOBarre Instructor at Smiling Dog Yoga. The daughter of a nationally ranked cheerleading coach mother and a state wrestling champion father, one of Chandra’s earliest memories is of stretching and exercising. She spent time in gymnastics, figure skating, and track and field, before ultimately falling in love with ballet for it’s unique combination of athleticism and art. After a young career spent as a professional dancer, instructor, and choreographer with The Oakland Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, and the Theatre Ballet of San Francisco, an injury took her down a different path into retail leadership and talent development. Chandra discovered yoga as a way to ground herself after long work days, and after experiencing its’ vast benefits was inspired to enter a new career in wellness. When not at the front desk, Chandra can be found studying for her RYT-200 at SDY, on the mat, at the barre, or most likely doing both at the same time in YOBarre class. Chandra isn’t quite sure what took her so long to become an avid yogi, and she looks forward to helping others experience all of the benefits our yoga oasis has to offer.

Tulsi Bagnoli

Tulsi Bagnoli M.A. This 4th generation meditator has been practicing yoga and meditation since the age of 4 and teaching professionally throughout the US and India for the past 12 years. She has a Master's Degree in Vedic Science and has completed a 200 hour Vinyasa Krama Yoga teaching training with Ramaswami Srivatsa, in the lineage of Sri T. Krishnamacharya and a 300 hour certification in Sattva Yoga in the foothills of the Himalayas.

Her passion lies in teaching an elevating class where students explore methods of the 8-limbed path of Ashtanga Yoga, while cultivating flexibility, core strength and connection to Spirit through deep awareness and breath. Her style is a graceful, yet vibrant integration of solar and lunar energies within the mind, body and soul. E-RYT 500 Yoga | Ayurveda | Vedic Astrology www.yogawithtulsi.com

Sweat 'N Sip is every Friday night at 5:30pm, and is designed to kick off your weekend with a vigorous class, "Sweat", and a gathering with the SDY community, "Sip".  The class will rotate between four class types and instructors every week; Baron Baptiste Power Yoga, YOBarre, Strong Vinyasa and Strong Hatha.  Each class will be an hour and fifteen minutes in length followed by complimentary wine, tea, and Kombucha.  The rotation is designed to allow you to try all classes and maintain a variety of classes and experience amazing teachers who are gifted in their craft! The sip is to allow you to get to know your fellow students, mingle with our staff and teachers and bring your guests to introduce them to your SDY family!

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Jun 23 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Chelsea Leiby
  • Fri Jun 30 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Stephanie Moran
  • Fri Jul 07 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Stephanie Moran
  • Fri Jul 14 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Chandra Hardester
  • Fri Jul 21 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Tulsi Bagnoli
  • Fri Jul 28 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm with SDY Staff
  • Fri Aug 04 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm with SDY Staff
  • Fri Aug 11 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm with SDY Staff
  • Fri Aug 18 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm with SDY Staff
  • Fri Aug 25 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm with SDY Staff
  • Fri Sep 01 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm with SDY Staff
  • Fri Sep 08 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm with SDY Staff
  • Fri Sep 15 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm with SDY Staff
  • Fri Sep 22 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm with SDY Staff
  • Fri Sep 29 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm with SDY Staff
  • Fri Oct 06 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm with SDY Staff
  • Fri Oct 13 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm with SDY Staff
  • Fri Oct 20 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm with SDY Staff