Other Instructors

Additional / Past Instructors

Suzanne Zuber (Friday noon paid class) is a professional yoga teacher with her 500 hour certification. Her alignment-based Yoga focuses on releasing tension, growing strong to the core, and becoming well-aligned in body, mind, and spirit. Her particular interest is self-treatment of our modern ‘hunched over’ posture and reversing wrist/ shoulder/ neck/ back and knee pain by retraining muscles and movement patterns. suzanneyoga.net

Languages spoken: English, German, French.

Email: suzanne_s_zuber@yahoo.de | Venmo: Suzanne-Zuber | Paypal: suzanne@suzanneyoga.net - to avoid fees on both ends, make sure to put down 'friends & family' and use a linked bank account (not credit card)

Ashley Dawn came to LBL as an Administrator, previously working for UC Berkeley and non-profit arts organizations. She has been practicing yoga for decades, and is a certified Level 1,2, and prenatal yoga teacher by the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association (IKYTA). She borrows from various styles of yoga to teach classes that are geared towards strength and flexibility for people who spend too much time sitting, using breath to flow through movements and energize the body. Ashley has seen first hand the healing effects of doing yoga and is thrilled to offer more options for people on the hill to create a regular yoga practice for their health and ease of body regardless of their yoga experience, age, body type, or ability.

Ashley's class requires RSVP. Contact Hanjing to be added to a class RSVP invite.



Hanjing Huang is a Berkeley Lab software engineer at the ALS. She is currently in the 200 hour Iyengar yoga teacher training program at Downtown Yoga in Pleasanton and will get certified in May 2020. Hanjing is a firm believer that everyone can benefit from yoga, and is dedicated to bring yoga affordable and accessible to all employees at work. She takes a hands-on approach in her classes where every student gets individual attention. Props will be used to accommodate all levels. Beginners welcome!

Due to space limit, RSVP is required for all free yoga classes to ensure that there is room for all attendees. Contact Hanjing to be added to a class RSVP invite.

Languages spoken: English, Chinese

Email: hjhuang@lbl.gov

Tom Swain is a Berkeley Lab Mechanical Engineer at the ALS. He completed a 200 hour teacher training in 2011 at YogaWorks, and has been a yoga enthusiast since 1985. His teaching will draw from the Iyengar yoga influences of Rodney Yee. This means a primary attention to form, posture, and breath. He currently practices at CorePower in Walnut Creek.

Tom's class requires RSVP. Contact Hanjing to be added to a class RSVP invite.


Jewel Young Barrette (occasional sub) began yoga in 1998. She has her 500-RYT Yoga Teacher Training, is certified to teach Anusara Yoga Elements of alignment, and is a certified TRE (Trauma & Tension Release) Facilitator. Jewel combines heart opening and alignment focused yoga with sound healing, sprinkles of yoga philosophy, and lightheartedness. Her classes emphasize alignment, core strength, mindful flow, and deep breath work to create a deeper connection to the inner self. yogakula.com/jewel-young-barrette

Email: jewelofcreation11@gmail.com | Venmo: Julie Barrette

Christie Pitko (occasional sub) has been certified since 2011, and since has earned her 500 hours training and taught over 2,000 yoga classes. With expertise in massage and meditation, her yoga teaching style is alignment-based, empowering, focused, yet playful. Christie taught yoga at LBNL from 2014-2019, and may return occasionally to sub.
Christiepitkoyoga.com | Youtube Videos

Email: cpitko@gmail.com | Venmo: Christie-Pitko

Chrissy Graham (occasional sub) has her 500 hour certification and nearly two decades of yoga study. Her classes focus on alignment, weight-bearing poses, dynamic movement, and the body awareness to stretch and strengthen safely. She brings philosophy, therapeutics, and a complete knowledge of nutrition and dietary wellness. youandthemat.com/chrissy-graham

Email: chrissygrahamyoga@gmail.com

Helen Cademartori is a Lab employee who generously provides free classes.