Alex Blefari's private yoga sessions are the best part of my week (not kidding). She is an incredible teacher and mentor. I have had chronic pain for 14 years, and of everything I have tried, to reduce the pain, Alex's yoga helps my body feel the best. Even on days I am not in pain, our sessions help my body and mind to reset, and if I could, I would schedule one every day! I had never done yoga in my life, and as a total beginner, I appreciate how comfortable Alex makes you feel. She is 100% encouraging and supportive, and I would not have been able to grow as much as I have in three months without her. Best yoga teacher out there!
- Andrea S, San Jose, California
When I first met Alex it was an instant connection. She has a cool and calm demeanor but with a bit of spunky fun personality all rolled into one. She is the Yin and Yang that any great yoga class needs. I have taken group classes, private sessions and even did a retreat with her and it has been nothing but amazing. I love her attention to physical form and posture to ensure you’re doing your practice in a safe way honoring your body in that day and that moment, but also giving you the guidance to push beyond what your mind thinks is possible. She is very knowledgeable about yoga, the practice and poses. She offers great alternatives if your body isn’t there yet or there’s a physical injury preventing it. She is great at seeing and understanding your body as you do the poses to know if she needs to change and cater the private sessions for your body that day. She plays great music and always has thoughtful and inspirational quotes or passages she shares from her recent learnings. I always love and look forward to any yoga session with Alex. I cannot recommend her enough to anyone looking for a great yoga experience in any capacity!
-Arianna C, Palo Alto, California
I’m at a stage in my life where I really need to be practicing yoga. Where do I turn? How can this be tailored for me? Am I able to make it a consistent part of my lifestyle? My answers came through my Yoga Instructor - Alex Blefari. I’ve been in Alex’s group and private sessions. Her communication style is clear, chock full of practical tips, rich with positive encouragement and compelling in a way that makes the class fun. Clearly she knows Yoga and is always building on her repertoire. The individual sessions are a result of Alex’s spot on prep, honing in on a cadence that has bolstered my long term flexibility. Everyone needs to take care of themselves — working with Alex has been a great foundation for me.
-Don O, Los Gatos, California
Private lessons with Alex have been far from normal in the best way possible! Being new to yoga practices, I was hesitant to reach out and ask for help dealing with a back issue of mine. Alex addressed my concerns immediately with an approach that I'm still trying to put into words. She took the time to really focus in on my problem areas while providing some of the most calming rituals at the beginning and end of each lesson. After each private I was given "homework" to do on my own time which really pushed me to stay consistent with my work. Through her lessons I have gained strength in my lower back, controlled my over-analyzing mind, and have come to realize how important it is to really treat yourself. The mind and body are a powerful couple when in sync - Alex provides the rhythm!
- James S, Sausalito, California
I have taken privates with Alex, as well as attending numerous workshops she has put on, and each time she teaches I feel completely renewed...body, mind, and spirit. During our private sessions, she tailors to my skill level and knows exactly where I need to give a little extra love to that day. She is the best yoga instructor I have taken and she truly has passion for the practice.
- Deanne S, San Francisco, California
I've been taking yoga for many years, mostly in group classes. Due to a surgical procedure, I needed to have private classes. Alex was my yogi and healer during this time, she was my teacher. Her holistic style in her practice lead my practice and body to a complete state of healing. She was able to adjust our practice to adhere to my limitations and as a result allowed me to heal in a rapid period. If you are looking for a true yogi who understands the mind, body and soul, then Alex Blefari is the teacher for you. Whether you decide to take a private session or group class. Her yoga practice is beautiful and now I get to take her classes in a group setting which allows me to enjoy the energy of others. Her style in using essential oils gives your practice a special experience. Plus, Alex shares her wisdom during the class and provides you alternative poses in case you need to modify. I leave her classes re-energized, centered and ground. Namaste.
- Silvia H, Los Altos, California
Where to even begin! I've known Alex for over ten years now and it has been amazing to watch her grow and transform through yoga. I truly believe she has found her calling with yoga! Her soothing voice makes you feel totally at ease in all her classes. Sometimes yoga classes can be intimidating, but with Alex they are anything but that. She immediately welcomes you in and makes you feel totally comfortable. She is also wonderful at working with people at all levels, whether you are a beginner or practicing every day. If you have ever wanted to try yoga but are intimidated or nervous, Alex is your girl! She will make sure you are completely comfortable and slowly ease you into the practice. I always leave Alex's classes or privates with a sense of clarity and calm that helps me off of the mat and translates into my daily life. She is truly an inspiring and amazing teacher that everyone should have the pleasure of practicing with!
- Taylor S, Leeds, England
Alex completely tailored our private yoga sessions to an injury that required me to have surgery. Alex started privates with me just a week following my ACL and Meniscus surgery. Alex’s personalized sessions are what helped me recover as quickly as I did. She spent time outside of our sessions doing additional research for how I could best benefit from our time together. Following my recovery, Alex continued to challenge me in my practice, not just physically but emotionally and spiritually as well. She taught me breathing exercises to lessen my stress, and taught me to always strive to be the best version of myself I could be. I feel lucky to have found myself through yoga and it would not have been without Alex!
- Ashley B, Los Gatos, California
Alex has a way of making you feel completely at home on your mat. Alex urged me to look within to find the strength I need to be the best version of me. Her classes are challenging, exciting and tailored to what is going on in my body. If I had to use one word to describe her style it would be empowerment, because I leave each lesson feeling a little stronger and much clearer with my thoughts. I know her intuition will touch the hearts of many.
- Allie P, San Francisco, California
She is a fantastic teacher, with a wonderful ability to attain to your specific areas of concern. I have taken private lessons, in which I have have been able to expand my inversion practice and focus on specific areas of concern like lower back pain. I have also taken many of her group classes and she does an excellent job of tuning classes to specific requests. I highly recommend her private lessons, classes, and even meditation lessons!
- Lauren B, San Francisco, California