Meet Santosha's Owners

Susan Friendson

Owner, Instructor, Holistic Practitioner

Susan Friendson loved Santosha the first time she stepped into the space.  She has studied various dimensions of spirituality for decades and knew right away that Santosha held and radiated a calming and nourishing light.  Her goals in the studio are to sustain that light and to joyfully welcome the light of others when they connect with the Santosha community. Additionally, she is a certified Depth Hypnosis practitioner, as taught by Isa Gucciardi at The Foundation of the Sacred Stream in Berkeley, and is a spiritual counselor through the foundation as well.  Since becoming a Santosha owner she has also added Amrit Yoga teacher, Amrit Yoga Therapy, and I AM Yoga Nidra facilitator certification to her credentials.

Tara Kelley


Tara has been working in the private sector for many years as bookkeeper and financial controller.  With a desire to learn something new, she began practicing yoga in 2007 and knew after her very first yoga class at Santosha that yoga would change her life for the better.  And it has.  When the opportunity to take over as co-owner of Santosha presented itself she knew that to be a part of something that had taught her so much would be an honor and a blessing.

Beth Sherman


Beth thought that she had died and gone to heaven when she found Santosha, around the same time as Tara and Susan.  The spiritual quest, and the desire to deepen and expand in that journey, has been at the heart of who she is. Beth hopes that the wide and gracious spiritual container that Santosha provides will attract more and more people to the principles and the healing power of yoga.

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Here's how to practice with us during the pandemic.

We are now offering classes exclusively on Zoom. Santosha members, class pass holders, and intro package holders: please go to for information about how to be invited to our Santosha Community Private Group, where you will find Zoom links for Santosha's regularly scheduled classes. Non-members and those with no class package may still drop in for a class by following the MindBody link (above), but you need to register at least one hour before the start of class. You will then receive an email with the Zoom link, so make sure we have an accurate email address for you. AND, check your spam folder!  Think you should have Facebook private page access and don't? -- send a PM to Susan Friendson on Facebook or email us at with your contact info. If you have already asked to join this group, but haven't been invited in yet, please check for a private message we will have sent you through Facebook. We appreciate your patronage and hope to see you in the virtual world!

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