Jada Law, founder & owner
Jada began dancing at the age of 4, training to become a professional dancer by the age of 18 (i.e., jazz, ballet, hip hop, and modern). While attending college at Sacramento State, she was a member of the NBA Sacramento Kings dance team. After graduating college, she moved to Los Angeles to further pursue her dance career. Jada has worked with some of the industry’s top choreographers and has made appearances in several film and TV productions. She has also danced for the L.A. Lakers. After years of dancing professionally and incurring several injuries to her body, she made the decision to transition into a career in fitness. She now enjoys helping others achieve their health and fitness goals. Jada has a background in personal training, group fitness instruction, Pilates, yoga, and ballet barre training. With her well-rounded background and years of experience, she is skilled at working with clients of varying levels of fitness. Utilizing her skills as a Life/Success Coach, you will always feel encouraged throughout her workouts. No matter your fitness level, Jada finds a way to challenge your body and uplift your spirits. You will leave the studio feeling empowered, energized and elevated!
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask, instead what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what this world really needs are more people who have come alive.” ~ Howard Thurman
Blake Harrison, independent instructor
Blake was deemed “disabled” forever by neurologists at the age of 18 due to a horrific assault during his senior year of high school. Left for dead, Blake was told by doctors he would never again play sports, attend college, or leave the care of his parents for the remainder of his life. Defying the odds and determined to be the master of his own miracles, Blake began his long road to recovery. He began studying the power of the mind and healing arts of exercise and nutrition to rebuild his damaged body. Blake is a true testimony of the power of thought. He eventually rebuilt and reclaimed his body, went back to playing sports, and graduated from Virginia Tech at the age of 21. After college, he chased his dream of living in paradise and ventured to the beautiful islands of Hawaii where he began his yoga training. In 2008, Blake was given the opportunity to live and work in Costa Rica where he founded and created Camp Legend – a lifestyle transformation retreat helping people overcome obesity and addictions by tapping into their own “personal power” for a healthier, happier, and more passionate life. After 4 years of teaching yoga and fitness in paradise, Blake has moved to San Francisco to bring this knowledge of reclaiming and rebuilding the body at any stage of life.
“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future…but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.” ~ Siddhartha Gautama Buddha
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Kristen Kridelbaugh, independent instructor
Growing up as a dancer, Kristen started a lifetime love affair with fitness. Over the past 14 years, she has studied and performed ballet, modern, ballroom, hip hop, belly dance and classical Indian. At age 19 she discovered yoga and Pilates as a means for balancing her intense dancing schedule. Now, these two disciplines are as much a part of her life as dance has been. Kristen received her 200 hour yoga training through CorePowerYoga and her Pilates certification through STOTT Pilates. With her well-rounded background, Kristen is comfortable working with a broad range of clients. She has a dynamic, yet down-to earth approach to her teaching style which makes her classes both challenging and fun! A passion for movement, she encourages all students that cross her path to cultivate a balance between their innate yin and yang energies. A recent transplant to the Bay Area by way of Oregon, Kristen is excited to start her next adventure here at Elevate and we are thrilled to have her knowledge and positive energy in our beautiful studio!
“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” ~ Napoleon Hill
Rachel Augustine, independent instructor
Rachel has been practicing yoga for over ten years, and has completed Yoga Blend’s 200 hour teacher training in Burbank, California. As she has traveled and lived in many places (i.e., Berkeley, Italy, NYC, San Diego, Los Angeles, and South America) yoga has been a constant passion and good friend. Yoga and the yogi community help her find balance, health, and a smile wherever she might be. She loves to share all the yoga knowledge that she has learned over the years and hopes that her students can use their yoga in every aspect of their lives. Rachel is also an artist and art teacher. She has earned her M.F.A. in Costume Design for Theatre from UC San Diego and works professionally designing numerous theatre, opera, and dance productions. Based on these creative experiences Rachel offers a unique, artistic perspective to her classes; a blend of positivity, fun, relaxation, challenge, play and balance!
“The Rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind and harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.” ~ B.K.S. Iyengar
Tiffany Bobb, independent instructor
Practically born wearing a pair of ballet shoes on her feet, Tiffany grew up taking dance lessons nearly every day, cultivating her zeal and passion for athleticism and physical fitness. While attending college at Temple University in Philadelphia, she was a lead dancer, assistant instructor and choreographer for several studios and theater arts schools. Tiffany also maintained a rigid schedule of dance classes each week because she never wanted to stop learning and improving. After realizing she was a bit of a “fitness fanatic” and not suited for the office world, Tiffany went on to obtain both a Certified Fitness Trainer and Specialist in Fitness Nutrition certification through the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA). Combining her thorough comprehension of training techniques, exercise physiology and how the human body moves, Tiffany offers an informative and highly motivational teaching style with a lot of lively entertaining flair mixed in. Her mission is to have everyone leave her class realizing they are stronger, faster and more powerful than they think.
Amanda Crawford, independent instructor
Amanda started her life dancing at the tender age of 3. Dancing turned into a lifelong passion and she can now be seen performing in the Bay Area and beyond. Dancing soon lead her to teaching. She started teaching dance based fitness, boot camp, and strength classes. When that wasn’t enough she continued on with her love of movement. This led her to wander down the yoga path of exploring breath, movement, and life. She became a certified yoga instructor in 2007. Amanda believes that at the core of our beings we are all athletes waiting to be challenged, craving feedback, and coaching to move us to a higher level of fitness. She loves connecting with people and gently encouraging them towards progression, accomplishing and surpassing the goals they have set for themselves.
“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Natalie Cardona, Director of Client Services
Always welcoming you with a friendly smile and handing out your complimentary towel and water is Natalie. Born and raised in San Francisco, she enjoys making each client feel welcomed to the studio. First introduced to yoga as a freshman in high school, she grew to love and crave working out. Whether it be yoga, rowing for Pacific, or coaching CYO volleyball for girls, staying active has remained important through her years. However it wasn’t until a little over a year ago she developed a true passion for working in the fitness environment. Natalie loves being around positive spirits and helping clients invest in themselves achieving their health goals.
Bel Olivar, Front Desk Receptionist
Bel grew up in Tracy, California and at a young age found her passion in dance (i.e., contemporary dance, swing dance, hip hop, and even a little tango). She moved to San Francisco after high school to attend City College and study child development to become an occupational therapist in the near future. While not studying hard, she continues her passion in dance with a non-profit organization called Funkanometry SF Dance Co.. She began as a company dancer and is now dance director of their youth dance team. Along her dance journey, she found an passion for yoga and its positive impact on her busy life. So you just might find her seated next to you in your next ele_Yoga™ class. Artistic and body movement has always been central in her life therefore she loves helping others find the movement in their life.
Anais Fuentes, Front Desk Receptionist
Anais is a recent transplant to our beautiful City to study journalism and sociology. She is an avid runner participating in track and cross country during her school years. In the last few years she has discovered her love of yoga when she and her family began hosting yoga classes every week in their home. What started as a small group eventually grew into a large yoga community. Anais also loves traveling and has studied abroad in Chile and Spain; she speaks fluent Catalan and Spanish. She is excited to join the team and continue being surrounded by positive yoga-loving people.
Nicole Hiroi, Front Desk Receptionist
New to the Bay Area, Nicole grew up in Huntington Beach, California, where she developed a love of dance and fitness. Studying classical ballet from the age of 3 until high school, where she made the transition from ballerina to the competitive captain of her high school dance team, Nicole realized that she was always going to be passionate about health and fitness. Nicole now attends the University of San Francisco as a nursing major and continues to dance as a member of the University of San Francisco Spirit Squad. She aspires to be a Registered Nurse and hopefully go on to dance for a professional sports team. Ever helpful, Nicole loves to welcome you to this studio and all that it has to offer.
Johnny Law, Business Development and Co-owner
Behind every great woman is a supportive and adoring husband. Johnny handles everything from the website, marketing, legal, finances, taxes, and all the other “exciting” things required to operate a business. A native of the East Coast (i.e., DC Metro Area) and graduate of Virginia Tech where he studied Business Information Technology, Computer Engineering, and Mathematics. When Johnny is not helping around the studio he is the Northern California Regional Account Manager for NeuroStar TMS, a medical device company that uses MRI-technology to treat clinical depression. Johnny’s passion for fitness comes from 11 years of wrestling beginning in the 3rd grade and continued until his 2nd year at Virginia Tech. As a former athlete, Johnny loves the functional aspect of Jada’s fusion method and the benefits clients experience from both the great workout and genuine love from the entire Elevate team.
“know thy self, else people will define you as someone else” ~ Johnny Law