Our mission is to provide a genuine and sustainable yoga practice that supports and evolves the physical and emotional health of our students. Mayu is known for its dedicated and knowledgeable teachers and for providing quality Vinyasa yoga classes that emphasize the importance of breath and alignment. We look forward to welcoming you in Noe Valley!

Featured Teacher

Karin Maria

Karin Maria Karlsson

Karin discovered yoga in 2006 in her native Sweden when she was recovering from an ankle injury. She began practicing hatha and vinyasa yoga and fell in love with the practice as she experienced the amazing benefits on her body and mind.

Karin hopes to provide a space for students to relax, flow and breathe together. Her classes are focused on mindfully combining breath with movement, and gradually building up to more challenging asanas. Through creative sequencing, her classes are designed to increase flexibility, build strength, and release tension. She encourages her students to connect with themselves and the present moment; opening up for inspiration, joy and peace.

Karin completed her Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Garden San Francisco in 2014, and her Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training with Marisa Torriggino


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"While San Francisco is full of yoga studios, it is difficult to find a studio that is a good fit. I've seen many yoga studios, including one with a version of Richard Simmons with a headset in 120F heat. Over the last 10 years, I have witnessed Yoga change from foreign and estranged (my first introduction to yoga was a class in "Stretching 101") to something emerging from off the fringe. Once in a while I hear folks saying, "Oh I should get back into yoga again." Yoga is becoming the thing more and more body’s need. Over the last two years, Yoga Mayu has become my home studio. It leans slightly towards the traditional side of yoga (mix of Raja, Flow, Ashtanga, Hatha) and I like this because you are less likely to injure yourself that way, and you leave feeling physically challenged and refreshed. The ambiance is calm, welcoming and generally allowing you to learn / teach yourself, without worrying about others around you. People are friendly. It's a great place to learn and recollect yourself before heading out into the big, bad world again"
- Claire K. 'Yelp'