Yoga for Happy Lower Backs with Megan Davis

Tuesdays 6:15-7:30 pm
October 8-29
Cost: $70 for the full series. No drop-ins please!
Members save 50% – email us for your discount code.
Teacher: Megan Davis

There is still a tiny bit of space in Part 1 of Megan’s 2-part workshop. Sign up for both of Megan’s courses for just $105 – save $15 off the individual prices. Register here.

Low back pain is one of the most common injuries/complaints.  Much of our low back pain comes from misuse and overuse of particular muscles and poor posture.  Yoga and myofascial release provide an opportunity to work the body in different ways and to recreate patterns that support healthy posture and alignment.

This series will focus on grounding through the feet and the legs and on toning and supporting the pelvic floor to decrease compression in the lower back as well as aligning and strengthening our core stability muscles.

This class is appropriate for students of all levels. Students with injuries are welcome.  Sense of curiosity and willingness to experiment with new types of movement a must.

 

 

Prenatal Yoga 6-Week Series

Next series starts on November 6

Wednesdays 6-7:15 pm

November 6-December 18, no class on November 27

Instructor: Rebecca Henry

Join birth and postpartum doula Rebecca Henry for a very special 6-week Prenatal Yoga Series in May and June! Prenatal yoga is not just a regular yoga class adapted for pregnant people.  At a time when everything is changing in your body, prenatal yoga helps moms-to-be reconnect with and build body awareness, stretch,  strengthen and release the muscles most easily affected by pregnancy and foster a greater understanding of what is happening with our bodies during pregnancy and childbirth.

Cost: $100 for the full 6 week session / $50 for members. No drop-ins please!

Sign up here.

Yoga for Happy Shoulders and Necks with Megan Davis

Tuesdays 6:15-7:30 pm
November 5-19
Cost: $50 for the full series. No drop-ins please!
Members save 50% – email us for your discount code.
Teacher: Megan Davis

Register here.

Register for both of Megan’s courses for just $105 – save $15 off the individual prices.

The holidays are coming.  Between the extra commitments and the stress of travel or entertaining people, your shoulders might be hunched up and squishing your neck a bit more than usual.  This series will focus on moving into a more neutral shoulder alignment through myofascial release and modified yoga asanas.  We will work to strengthen the muscle groups that support proper shoulder alignment to address shoulder injuries and weaknesses and apply methods that create space in the shoulder girdle to increase range of motion. Applying proper shoulder alignment throughout your practice will increase strength and flexibility and decrease shoulder, upper back and neck tightness, and pain.

This workshop is appropriate for students of all levels. Students with injuries are welcome.  Sense of curiosity and willingness to experiment with new types of movement a must.

 

 

 

Special 5-Week Saturday Kundalini Yoga Series: 5 Sutras of the Aquarian Age

5 Sutras of the Aquarian Age

Saturdays, 10-11:30 am, Sept. 21 to Oct.18

This series is part of our regular Kundalini Yoga class schedule and no extra passes or registration is required.

Join us for a 5-week in-depth exploration of Yogi Bhajan’s teachings on the fundamental aspects of Kundalini Yoga and guide to living a more easeful life: The 5 Sutras of the Aquarian Age. Each class will include a brief introduction to one of the sutras, followed by a Kriya and meditation to allow you to better experience and understand the teachings.

Open to all. No previous Kundalini Yoga experience is required.

 

Full Moon Meditation

Next Full Moon Meditation: Monday November 11

Meditation immediately follows the 6:30 pm Kundalini class. If you can’t make it to class, doors will open at  7:45 pm.

Meditating under the power of the full moon amplifies the power of our meditation, allowing us to connect more deeply with the voice of our soul and tap into our inner peace. Join us for this monthly donation-based Kundalini meditation, to uplift your spirits and guide you through the coming cycle.

Open to all, no meditation experience is required. Donations are accepted.

 

Aquarian Sadhana

Sunday November 17 & December 8, 5 am

Join us during the Amrit Vela, the still hours before the sun rises, when our awareness is heightened and our meditation practice is deepened. We start at 5 am with a recitation of Japji, then continue with a Kundalini Yoga kriya, and finish with 62 minutes of chanting.

We start at 5 am sharp, and front door will be locked at about 5:20 am.

The Aquarian Sadhana practice will leave you feeling great all day!

Free and open to all.
Register online.

Designing Your Life: A 2-Part Workshop with Abby Dobbs

Two-Part Series with Abby: Designing Your Life – Tuesdays 7-8:30 pm

December 3rd & 10th. Register here.

Join Abby in this special two-part series where you’ll learn a special set of tools to take ownership of your practice, increase your discernment, and become more skillful at aligning with your wisest, most connected self.

Part one of this mini-series will focus on increasing your ability to get into feeling. Abby will lead you through breathing practices, intention-setting, and asana specifically designed to build awareness of your moment-to-moment experience. Part II: Making Aligned Choices

Part two of this mini-series will build upon the skills that were developed in part one and take them to the next level. We can only make aligned choices if we’re fully present with what is coming up for us in any moment. This workshop will be a practice of becoming more skillful taking deliberate action, and fully owning the choices you make on your yoga mat.

We ask that you plan to attend both evenings. See full description here.

Cost: $55 in advance / $40 members

After December 1: $60 / $50

Yoga Book Club: My Grandmother's Hands

Yoga Book Club

Saturday November 23

Noon to 1:30 pm, Vegeterian pot-luck lunch and discussion

For our fall book club, we’re keeping the discussion about racism and racial justice alive.

 

Our November book is My Grandmother’s Hands: Radicalized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem.

Called “the first self-discovery book to examine white body supremacy in America from the perspective of trauma and body-centered psychology, ” My Grandmother’s Hands is a thought-provoking exploration of race and racism in the United States.

Learn more about the book and author here.

Free and open to all.

Becoming the Best Birth Partner

Sunday December 15, 2-4:30 pm

Cost: $85/couple – $75 for members and current prenatal students. Register here.

Becoming the Best Birth Partner: A hands on, yoga based, couples workshop to help prepare for labor.

Join prenatal yoga teacher and birth and postpartum doula Rebecca Henry for a fun partner workshop that will bring together childbirth education and yoga techniques to help you learn how to be a rock solid birth partner.

Many of the postures and breathing techniques practiced in prenatal yoga classes are not only natural birthing positions, but can also serve as comfort during pregnancy and labor. This is especially effective with additional support and pressure from the hands of a loving partner.

Women often intuitively know what positions serve them best during labor, but partners are often at a loss of how best they can help them move between and support them in these positions. Natural labor progression is always enhanced when a mom feels supported and comforted by the people surrounding her. This workshop will focus on teaching birth partners how they can take an active, physical role in the pregnancy, labor and birth process, and therefore be a more relaxing presence for mom.