April Oquenda (she/her)
Vinyasa, Yin, Prenatal
April has been practicing and studying yoga since 2009. She teaches vinyasa, yin, and prenatal yoga and is registered as an E-RYT 200 and RYT 500 through Yoga Alliance. April completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Mosaic and her 300-hour with the Soul of Yoga. She also studies metaphysics at the Spiritual Arts Institute. Though her primary study in yoga began with the physical aspects of asana, the spiritual side of the practice is what really drew her in and inspired her passion for working to bring balance to the yin and yang energies. April holds a PhD in English, and often her classes infuse aspects of the yogic tradition with poetry and philosophy. As an instructor, she focuses on inspiration and emphasizes yoga as a practice—something we constantly work to cultivate and grow. She co-owns Castro Valley Yoga, teaches in the departments of English and Business at CSU Stanislaus, and serves as President of the Board of Education for Hayward Unified School District.