Meet Mario Sanchez-Palacios


A long-time Bay Area resident who grew up in Lima, Peru, Mario took his first yoga class in 2014 and it was love at first sight.

He quickly recognized that yoga was a powerful tool for helping him heal his body from old injuries and to overcome his long battle with depression - both through his regular practice and by joining a community in which he found a welcoming home.

In the years since, he has been able to navigate life with greater ease, joy, and conviction.

Mario completed his 200-hour training in early 2015. He is passionate about inspiring others to discover the physical, spiritual, and mental benefits of yoga - and, simply, to thrive.

Mario continues to further his education through workshops and trainings and is currently pursuing an additional 300 hours with Janet Stone Yoga in San Francisco. His classes can be described as welcoming, grounding, and challenging, with a focus on building strength from within. Inspired by many teachers and a wide variety of themes, he invites students to empower their minds throughout class by bringing all attention to the present moment without judgement or expectation, leading to an overall enhanced sense of well being.

An avid traveler and cultural explorer, Mario loves to join yoga retreats and trainings in the U.S. and abroad. When he's not teaching or practicing yoga, you'll find him exploring East Bay dog parks with his pooch Mandy, paddle boarding, or strumming his guitar.