Team Roles: Instructor

hursey baker

Hursey Baker

Hursey Baker has practiced martial arts for over 30 years. He has taught Tai Chi for 20 years, including 5 years at BORP, and has taught karate for 27 years. In addition

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Lela Davia

Lela DaVia

Lela DaVia, M.A., M.S. is a certified Acu Yoga instructor. A graduate of the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, Lela taught gentle stretch there as well as at Cazadero Music and

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David Blaschka

David Blaschka

David Blaschka is an ACE certified Health and Wellness Coach who has been inspiring his clients to reach their health and fitness goals for more than 15 years! David’s Fitness

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Nancy Yates smiling into camera

Nancy Yates

Nancy Yates has been teaching yoga for more than 24 years and began practicing yoga after a ski injury over 40 years ago. She is a certified Arthritis Foundation instructor

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Brent Kobs smiling

Brent Kobs

Brent Kobs, PT, DPT, CSCS, is a doctor of physical therapy and has a deep passion for understanding and improving movement. He practices general orthopedic physical therapy in San Francisco,

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Lizanne Addicott smiling in pilates studio

Liz Ann Kudrna

Liz Ann Kudrna has been a student and teacher of Pilates and its concepts for over 25 years. She is a certified instructor with the Pilates Method Alliance and has

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Nathan, sit fit instructor, smiling

Nathan Perkins

Nathan Perkins, EdD, ACSM-CIFT, is a certified inclusive fitness trainer. Nathan has taught several exercise classes involving individuals with physical disabilities for the past 20 years. Nathan is an adapted

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Janpistar smiling


JanpiStar was born and raised in Puerto Rico where they worked with different artists performing in plays, dance performances and teaching movement workshops. JanpiStar moved to Oakland in January 2018

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Instructor Ralph

Ralph Somack

Ralph Somack studied Quang Ping Yang style Tai Chi Chuan under the late Grand Master Y-C Chiang, Bagua and Hsing Yi under Master Dominick Ruggieri of China Hand Kung Fu

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Tina smiling into camera

Tina Verduzco

Tina Verduzco traveled as a teenager with BORP all over the USA to compete in basketball and track & field, and you could always catch her with a boom box,

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