Roberta Tewes - certified Iyengar instructor - teaches all Iyengar Yoga classes. With Iyengar, the exactness and alignment based principles give the student a clear and supportive way to practice asana. Roberta brings a fun yet straight forward approach to teaching and is also an amazing artist. Her classes are on Sundays at 10am and Wednesdays at 6pm.

Emily and Maleese, 2014

Shayla in Natarajasana - Dancing Shiva Pose

About Us

We are the space that was once called The Zen House, first manifested by Kelly Litle in 2012. In 2014, Sutras Yoga was created by Maleese Warner and Emily McConnell to continue the original intention for the studio: hold a sacred space for our community, a "come as you are" space to find serenity, and a practice to help guide that process. As Maleese moved out of the area, the studio transformed once again and is now managed and maintained by Emily, along with our group of amazing teachers, supportive community & wonderful students.

We are dedicated to making various forms and levels of yoga available to everyone. We offer several modalities of yoga: Iyengar, Hatha, Restorative, & Vinyasa Flow.

When the weather is right, we expand the studio to an outdoor location on the bluff overlooking Anchor Bay. We also love yoga field-trips to take in the beauty of the coast and experience new places to practice! We are always looking for new ways to find mindfulness in movement.



Our instructors offer styles of yoga based on the foundations of the lineage they study and practice. Read a bit about us below, and feel free to Connect with us for class recommendations! 

      Emily practicing Handstand on Bowling Ball Beach

Our Journey

Shayla WorkmanRYT200 certified through Western Yoga College.
Shayla leads her students with love and grounded energy. She teaches Good Morning Flow, and Evening Unwindclasses. Her teachings involve intention setting, visualization and meditation, and combining these techniques with asana.

Good Morning Flow Mondays at 10am &

Evening Unwind Thursdays at 5:30pm

Our teachers

Roberta Tewes and Jane Simmonds, Partner Yoga Workshop

We are a space dedicated to the practice of yoga as well as other healing and movement modalities. Our mission is to hold space on this beautiful piece of coast in Mendocino County, where everyone is welcomed and invited to find their practice.

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Yoga at the beach!

Hendy Woods Redwood Grove, Yoga Field Trip

Shayla in Ustrasana - Camel Pose

Emily McConnell  RYT200 certified through Western Yoga College, teaches all Hatha Flow  classes intended to energize and sensitize with specific flows and sequences to align and respond with the current seasonal energy. Her focus is on reducing stress, anxiety, depression & headaches and building strength, confidence and flexibility through a loving, radiant spirit. All classes include the opportunity for essential oils in Savasana!

All-levels classes on Tues/Fri at 5:30pm

Gentle Classes are Wed/Sat at 10am.