Rowena Mittal Yoga

Vinyasa | Power | Bhakti | Align | Restore


Rebalance. Rinse. Repeat.


Welcome! I'm a yoga student and teacher offering yoga, meditation, and wellness instruction at 1:1/1:2 private coaching sessions, on-site corporate mindful wellness programs, private yoga celebrations, and public classes and workshops in San Francisco, CA.


I teach bhakti flow yoga -- a blend of vinyasa (flow), ashtanga, power, restorative and bhakti yoga. This school of yoga is guided by an 8-limbed approach that includes meditation and wellness principles outlined in historical yoga texts. Emphasis is placed on acknowledging the teachers in our lives. To me, yoga is a way of life and a daily practice which rebalances the mind & body so we can continue doing our best work off the mat. 


Half Indian and with a PhD in biomedical engineering, my understanding and passion for health & wellness and my cultural roots gives me unique tools for teaching yoga intelligently. I share yoga with all bodies, ages, and levels of experience in the students' language.

Rowena (RYT 410 hours) is strongly influenced and deeply inspired by teachers Rusty Wells, Jason Crandell, Neil Wadhawan, Wah!Catherine MiddlebrooksDominque Ponko, and teacher/mentor Stephanie Snyder.

Follow her updates on Instagram (@rowenamittalyoga), Facebook (@rowenamittalyoga), and Twitter (@yogawithrowena). Fundraiser donations accepted w a note at Venmo (@rowena-mittal)

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Private Coaching & Classes

Gift a Lifetime of Yoga Lessons to Self & Others

Learn skills that last a lifetime of yoga practice on and off the mat.


Practice at a beautiful, clean private all-inclusive yoga studio in Mission Dolores, Financial District, or North Beach.


Celebrate you and yours. Great for personal growth, dates w a friend or loved one, gifts, vacations/staycations, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, bachelor/ettes, reunions, holidays.


Meet your goals, pick your preferred learning method. Offered in 60 minutes yoga or 30 min lecture/30 min yoga formats.

Corporate Mindful Wellness Program

Corporate wellness through the lens of yoga and science

Foster employee satisfaction, empathy, productivity, health, and decision-making.



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North Beach

Glow Yoga SF - Columbus/Stockton

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Yoga mats & towel service avail

Balboa Park/Ingleside

Yoga Flow SF - Ocean/Ashton

Heated. Complimentary props

Yoga mats & mat towel service avail

Ocean Beach

Yoga Beach SF - 46th/Irving

Gently heated. Complimentary props

Yoga mat service avail


HomeSweetOm - Baker/McAllister

Complimentary props


Yoga Flow SF - Laguna/Union

Heated. Complimentary props

Yoga mats & towel service avail


Love Story Yoga - 16th/Valencia

Heated. Complimentary props

Yoga mats & towel service avail



“I attended my regular yoga class back home in Pacifica and felt SO much better in my chaturanga! Thank you.”

Becky P.

“The playlist was on point!”

Mritthika B.

“The breathing cues throughout practice were so helpful because I'd realized I'd stopped breathing and it helped me regain the breath.”

Susan H.

“Thank you for an incredible class! Can't wait for the next one :) ”

Joy L.

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A teacher is always a student and students are always teachers.


Half desi (Indian) or ABCD (American-Born Confused Desi), I became a certified yoga instructor in 2014 with my teacher Rusty Wells for 200 hours at Urban Flow, a studio where I had been practicing in San Francisco, CA since 2011, to demystify the western practice and share my discovery of yoga with my community while respecting Indian roots and scientific minds. I’ve been teaching ever since.


My yoga practice began in 2008 after being diagnosed with chronic pain, inflammation, and shallow breath due to stress. Stress accumulated over years and exacerbated by graduate school demands, as well as also physical stress from years of dance and athletics. Skeptical, as scientists can be, and hopeful that I could leave prescription medication as a last resort, I gave yoga another chance per physician recommendation.



With regular yoga and physical therapy practices, I became a chronic pain survivor.  I truly discovered yoga thanks to the welcoming teachers at  Yoga Flow, Pittsburgh, PA who spoke my language. A practice that I formerly associated with painful and egotistical poses became pain-free and philosophy-based. Within a few weeks, I noticed nodes between my physical therapy sessions and my yoga classes from the term "fascia," to diaphragmatic breathing exercises, to modifications of physical postures for each body's unique range of motion. Both my yoga teachers and physical therapist noted that not all yoga poses or practices are for all bodies. After months of practice, I noticed my mind shift towards equanimity. I started processing challenges on and off the mat with ease, calm, breath and grace.



To me, yoga is a joyful, life-long study -- one of non-judgement & non-harming guided by anatomy, physiology, science, and philosophy in both a historical & modern context. An MIT-trained scientist & engineer, I've built products which sense and track single cells, genetics, and blood chemistry to diagnose disease. In the laboratory, I have differentiated stem cells to form muscle or bone for regenerative medicine. This understanding of human physiology, first-hand experience with physical therapy, and passion for health & wellness gives me unique tools for teaching yoga. I obtained a BS in Chemical Engineering from MIT and an MS/PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. My yoga teacher training (RYT 410 hours) includes chair (seated) yoga, basic prenatal yoga, injury prevention, and the art of physical assisting. 


My goal in offering meaningful, purposeful classes and coaching sessions is to give all yogis – from first-timers to the well-seasoned – the yogic tools to find and maintain balance and equanimity to live their potential on & off the mat. 


Rowena (RYT 410 hours) is strongly influenced and deeply inspired by teachers Rusty Wells, Jason Crandell, Neil Wadhawan, Wah!Catherine MiddlebrooksDominque Ponko; and teacher/mentor Stephanie Snyder. Follow her updates on Instagram (@rowenamittalyoga) and Facebook (@rowenamittalyoga)

San Francisco, CA 94110


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