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CLASSES OFFERED this period (WINTER/SPRING 2017) are linked to the current class or workshop schedule. Not all classes have descriptions. Classes with purple asterisks (**) currently are being offered, just click on the title link in the description to find when it is being offered. Other classes have been held at the Center in the past, or may be offered in the future. Please let us know if there is a class you would be interested in attending.

Classes offered this period:

 

ADVANCED BEGINNERS

FOR STUDENTS experienced with Iyengar yoga fundamentals, firmly grounded in standing poses and practiced in shoulderstand. Explore the subtleties of practice in a supportive environment. New poses include head balance.
Cost: $180 for 10 weeks or $18/drop-in class — register & pay online now!

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ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE

CLASSES are based on the Alexander Technique, exploring Dart Procedures and basic yoga poses
Cost: $65 for 4-week month; $120 for 8 classes/month or $20/drop-in class

BIG YOGA

SPECIAL CLASS for the larger person who has limitations that traditional yoga classes may not address. If you’ve felt self-conscious, and want to move in a non-threatening and compassionate environment, this class is for you. As a group, we will identify and support one another in facing our bodily challenges. Yoga postures can be performed no matter what our body type. We will begin living in our bodies with increased comfort and ease, surprising ourselves with our physical ability and evolving beliefs!

EASY DOES IT YOGA

LOOKING FOR A GENTLE CLASS? This is the class for you if you are a beginner or just want a class that will go at an easy pace, or if you have special needs.
Cost: $65 for 4-week month; $120 for 8 classes/month or $20/drop-in class

EASY PACE IYENGAR YOGA

Good for beginners and students with chronic conditions or specific individual needs. Find personalized attention with creative modifications and prop use from a certified Iyengar teacher. Includes active and restorative poses at a more moderate pace. Each class is different from the one before it, so you are always learning new variations and depth of poses. This slower pace class promotes mental focus, concentration, stress relief and physical confidence.
Cost:
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NEW students: $65/5 classes (2 months);
- Continuing students: $90/5 classes (2 months) OR $140/8 classes (3 months);
- Single class: $20/drop-in class

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FOCUS ON CORE

THIS CLASS INCLUDES Pilates fundamentals and is intended for anyone who wishes to explore the effect that greater abdominal strength has on the body’s willingness to relax and release in the hips and shoulders.
Cost: $100 for 8-week class; $20/drop-in class

GENTLE YOGA

LOOKING FOR A GENTLE CLASS? This is the class for you if you are want a class that will go at an easy pace, or if you have special needs.
Cost: $65 for 4-week month; $120 for 8 classes/month or $20/drop-in class

HEALING & RESTORATIVE YOGA for Cancer & Special Needs

GINI SAVAGE and our staff will guide you through poses to restore the balance of body and soul, helping you to reconnect with your own inner strength of healing. Pre-registration is required.

INTRODUCTORY CLASS

NEW TO YOGA? These classes are for you! This introductory class is for first-time beginners or those returning or new to Iyengar Yoga who want to review the foundations. Students will learn the basic poses, including principles of movement and posture, relaxation, and breathing techniques. Individual needs are addressed with modifications for past injuries and health issues. Although not required before entering ongoing classes, many students find Introductory courses to be a useful way to begin the study of Iyengar Yoga.
Preregistration is REQUIRED.
— Cost for one person: $130 for 8-week series.

INVERSIONS PRACTICE

Some of the benefits of inverted postures include increased strength, flexibility and range of motion in the shoulder joints, improved balance to the body’s internal systems, greater resilience to gravity’s forces and deeper concentration. This ongoing class will emphasize progressive sequencing for developing a healthy and well rounded inversions practice with a focus on shoulderstand, headstand, handstand and forearm balance. For those with specific conditions of the spine, please consult with teacher. Contraindications for inverted postures: high blood pressure, heart problems, ear problems and detached retina. For levels 3–4.

KUNDALINI YOGA & MEDITATION

Kundalini Yoga and Mediation is a technology. Just like a smart phone, it helps you to become more efficient, vibrant, and focused. Each class is comprised of a warm up, kriya, and meditation. A Kriya is set of body postures, sound current, and breathe work. Mantra is a sound current that alters the functioning of the brain and body. Meditation directs energy in a specific manner.
Cost: $130 for 8 weeks, $70 for 4 weeks or $20/drop-in class — register & pay online now!

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NEW IYENGER YOGA FUNDAMENTALS

For beginners and those new to Iyengar Yoga. Learn the foundations and discover body alignment through basic yoga postures that increase strength and flexibility. Props are used to provide an insightful evolution not only in your body, but your mind and spirit too. Students are encouraged to attend consistently throughout the series to progressively integrate body alignment and develop an understanding of the transformative power of Iyengar yoga.
Cost for 8-week series: $120/8 classes; $20/drop-in class; SPECIAL for new students: $80/8 classes.

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PRANAYAMA

WE WILL CAREFULLY observe the breath as we practice simple asanas, using the breath to go deeper into our poses and learn basic Pranayama techniques, including Ujjayi and Viloma breath.

PRENATAL YOGA with Juliana Birnbaum (Mondays)

IN THESE CLASSES, we focus on those areas of the bodies that need stretching and strengthening during the prenatal and postpartum year. We also learn relaxation techniques which are very helpful during pregnancy, once the baby is born and especially for the birthing process. Feel better, look better, and have an easier birthing and postpartum experience. Join our prenatal class, and meet new friends, too! No previous yoga experience necessary.
Cost: $130 for 8-week series or $100 for 6-week series; preregistration is REQUIRED— register & pay online now!

 

PRENATAL YOGA with Olympia Nuttall (Thursdays)

Olympia enjoys helping her Pregnant Mamas fine tune and strengthen their bodies, calm their minds and lighten their spirit through Khalsa Way Prenatal Kundalini Yoga. Her classes incorporate alignment, flow, sounding, meditation and restorative yoga, helping mothers connect with their unborn child, and prepare for the birthing process and life ahead with a new baby. Early on in her teaching she realized the need for women to have community during pregnancy. She enjoys working with women during this transitional time and has found Khalsa Way prenatal yoga to be the perfect physical, mental and spiritual support that new parents need.
Cost: $130 for 8-week series; preregistration is REQUIRED— register & pay online now!

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RESTORATIVE POSES

THE RESTORATIVE ASANAS ARE CALMING, nurturing poses which are extremely effective in promoting relaxation and reducing stress. They are instrumental in counteracting the negative effects of stress on the immune system. These restorative poses are valuable to perform whether you are sick and weak or a healthy yoga practitioner. Take some time to nourish your self and discover the “quiet” within!
Cost: $65 for 4 weeks; $120 for 8 classes or $20/drop-in class.

THE ROOTS OF YOGA

IN THIS WORKSHOP, we will explore the principles at the heart of yoga. Ethical practices (yamas and niyamas) and eight branches (ashtanga) inform the physical practice of yoga as well as bringing new consciousness to everyday action. Broaden and deepen your yoga experience both on the mat and in the world! Tea and snacks provided! Pre-registration is required.

SPECIAL NEEDS YOGA: Living Without Pain

CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED to allow for very individual attention.

STOMACH & PELVIC FLOOR

THIS WORKSHOP OFFERS basic anatomical understanding of the stomach and pelvic floor. The stomach muscles support and contain the abdominal viscera and function mainly as support, not locomotion. These muscles are important for both men and women, but in different ways. For men, they affect the functioning of the prostate and erections. For women, pregnancy, fluctuations in hormones or weight play havoc on them. We will explore different ways in which to connect with the pelvic floor muscles, working with the stomach muscles to get a clearer understanding of how they are basically stabilizers. During asana practice, we will experience how the action of the pelvic floor can enhance and support each posture. Booklet supplied.

THERAPEUTICS

This class is for students of all levels and will benefit beginners as well as more advanced practitioners. Each week a sequence of poses for a different condition will be given: for example, sequences for lower back, headache, asthma, heart problems, and depression. Whether you suffer from the specific condition or not the sequences are beneficial to all, as they all work on bringing balance and health to the body, mind, and spirit. If you have a specific condition you would like to discuss with the teacher please feel free to call ahead at (415) 302-8457.
Cost: $65 for 4-week month; $120 for 8 classes/month or $20/drop-in class

YOGA FOR KIDS

This class is a fun and creative introduction to Yoga, designed to be inspiring and empowering! We will begin by learning and practicing the most fundamental Yoga Asanas (poses) and build from there! Every class includes breathing exercises, relaxation techniques, mindfulness practices, cooperative games, and art! We will use all our senses (as well as sparkles, jewels, feathers, balloons and more) to explore themes such as positive thinking, body awareness, and social skills. What children learn through Yoga will surely to carry through into their everyday lives! We provide mats and all materials. Just come and have fun!
*Cost: $120 for 8-week session

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YOGA FOR PRE-TEENS/TEENS

This introduction to basic Hatha Yoga is designed to inspire and empower! Students will learn fundamental Yoga postures in a supportive and non-competitive environment. We will increase flexibility, strength and focus, build self-esteem, and learn how to reduce stress though relaxation techniques and breath work. Classes will explore themes such as body image, choosing positive thoughts and actions, dealing with peer pressure, healthy coping strategies, and more! To help engage and inspire we will utilize creative reflection, expressive arts, journaling, and music.
*Cost: $120 for 8-week session

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YOGAPOWERMENT™for GIRLS:
Yoga and Mindfulness for Strength, Stress Reduction, and Self-Esteem

This intensive workshop is designed to target the issues of stress, academic and peer pressure, body image and self esteem of the average American pre-teen girl. Through playful games and activities, a physical yoga practice, and journaling or expressive art, children will increase strength, self-esteem and self awareness, as they become conscious of their mental patterns and the freedom they have to choose positive thoughts and actions. We will explore the physical practice of Yoga (Asana), anatomy and proprioception (body awareness), breath awareness and modification (pranayama), mindfulness based mediation (attuning with the mind and our senses), and social issues (ie: body image and peer pressure). With extend time and repeated sessions, students will begin to co-create the curriculum based on interest and needs, and specific yogic forms/styles, history and philosophy, non-violent communication methods, nutrition etc. can also be addressed.

Each class will be centered around a theme, which we will explore through open conversation and inquiry, games, movement, breath-work, and personal reflection. Students will be asked to use a journal in class and at home to help process their thoughts and ideas, and to allow them to bring these methods and techniques into their daily lives.

This workshop is a creative and inspiring course recommended for girls ages 9-13.
Cost: $108 for 2-week session

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Themes include:
- Getting to know YOU and YOGA
- Self Esteem, Media and Society
- The Myth of Perfection
- The Art of Making Mistakes  
- Habits, Happiness and Choice,
- Stress and Healthy Relaxation
… and many more

YOGA for MENOPAUSE

MENOPAUSE can be a difficult transition for most women, physically, psychologically, emotionally, and spiritually. In this workshop we will learn ways in which yoga practice can smooth and balance our body, mind and spirit during this dramatic time of change, allowing the natural emergence of personal empowerment, positive energy and wisdom that comes in this new powerful time of life.

YOGA for PARKINSON’S

This class is for students with Parkinson’s Disease. Through the practice of yoga students will experience many improvements, including an increase in mobility, strength and flexibility, along with positive shifts in self-esteem. The class includes room for wives, husbands, or partners, who will benefit not only from the physical aspects, but also from relaxation and stress reduction.
NEW STUDENTS please contact the instructor before attending your first class: call 707-486-3232 or email
slawrenc@sonic.net
Cost: $80 for 4 classes or $20/class; ongoing.

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YOGA FOR SCOLIOSIS

THE practice of yoga is very beneficial for people with scoliosis, creating a more balanced posture and decreasing pain. In this workshop you will learn how to lengthen, strengthen and de-rotate the spine with a focus on your unique curve. You will be given tools to modify asanas (yoga poses) according to your individual needs, bringing your practice to a higher level of awareness and benefit. This workshop will combine asana practice with education on scoliosis so you can bring these techniques to your practice in class and at home.
Cost: $35 pre-registered; $40 drop-in, if space available.

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YOGA for SENIORS

NO DESCRIPTION AVAILABLE
Cost: $65 for 4-week month; $120 for 8 classes/month or $20/drop-in class. Reduced fee is available.

YOGA FOUNDATIONS

74 FOUNDATION ASANAS in three months. Learn and refine the Iyengar Foundation Poses from the Introductory I & II syllabi. Designed for students new to Iyengar Yoga and for those who want to refine their knowledge of the Foundation Poses. Each class will warm up with Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutations) and cover six different poses from the Iyengar Introductory I & II Syllabi. Students will receive class notes including benefits of pose, instructions of how to get into and out of the pose, modifications and key points to remember. For more information, see www.yogawithcynthia.net
Cost: $80 for 8 weeks; $48 for 4 weeks; or $15/drop-in class

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YOGA SERIES with RAMANAND PATEL

RAMANAND has been a leading Iyengar Yoga Instructor for students and teachers around the world since 1968. Introduced to yoga by his father at the age of 12, he continues to be inspired by Yogacharya Sri B.K.S. Iyengar. He is respected as an innovator in the use of props and working with students who have special needs.
Please check Ramanand’s website for his other classes.

ZAZEN

Zen meditation.



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