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A Kids Yoga Program for Ages 6-12
INSTRUCTOR: Kayla Copeland
DATE: Every Sunday, beginning July 5th
COST: $12 drop in, $100 for 10 classes
Bring your little ones to their very own yoga class! Children benefit from time on the mat just as much as adults. Specially designed for them, we practice calming meditation techniques, asana practice, creative play, and deep relaxation (savasana).
Kayla Copeland is an amazing yoga teacher and practitioner of yoga. She began her practice at a young age and her passion for her practice is contagious. She is a great, gentle and strong guide to your little yogis each week!
INSTRUCTOR: Delaney Puhek
DATE: Sundays: 7/5, 7/19
LOCATION: Sunny Cove (at the end of 17th ave)
COST: Regular Class Pricing!
As summertime comes closer, days become longer and the sun shines its healing energy into a nourishing and vibrant earth, come join Delaney for beach yoga! We will balance, breathe, laugh and find stillness amongst the 5 natural forces that surround us daily; the elements of water, earth, air, fire and ether. We will reconnect with a childlike playfulness and become limitless and grounded in discovery of a whole other side of yoga.. outdoors!
Expect 1 full hr of pranayama, yoga asana and meditation.
Bring a towel.
Please register in advance, or if you decide to drop in, please bring cash only!
Intro to the Bhagavad-Gita
An overview and guided reading of one of India’s most beloved spiritual texts
INSTRUCTOR: Caren Camblin
DATES & TIMES:
Monday, June 29, 7:30-9pm
Sunday, July 12, 7:45-9:15pm
Monday, August 10, 7:30-9:00pm
COST: Suggested Donation: $12/class
Come get acquainted with the text Gandhi called his “spiritual dictionary.” An exciting and inspiring tale of conflict, courage, and bliss, the Gita has captured the imagination of seekers for over 2,000 years. In 3 sessions sprinkled throughout the summer, you’ll receive tools for engaging with the Gita and have an opportunity to discuss your questions and reactions.
The story of a conflicted young warrior and his divine teacher, The Bhagavad-Gita provides a powerful, poetic, multi-faceted allegory of yoga wisdom and practice.
Class 1: Gather to hear the preliminary tale of Bharata and his two sons, and what led up to the epic battle at Kurukshetra. Meet Krishna himself as a main character! Discuss karma, bhakti, and raja yoga. Geared toward beginners–no preparation or reading necessary before class.
Class 2: Discuss passages & explore your questions. Recommended reading Teachings 1-9 of the Bhagavad-Gita.
Class 3: Discuss reactions to the book as a whole. How does it relate to our personal yoga practice? How does it inspire us to live? Recommended reading Teachings 10-18 of the Bhagavad-Gita.
Caren Camblin has an MA in philosophy from Stanford University and has taught the Bhagavad-Gita at UCSC for 10 years. She teaches jiu-jitsu and self-defense at Claudio França Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and vinyasa yoga at Pleasure Point Yoga.
All donations will be turned over to CARE to help with their efforts in Nepal (www.carenepal.org)
Everyone is welcome!
Holistic Nutrition Workshops
A Series of Four FREE Integrative Classes
INSTRUCTOR: Delaney Puhek
DATE: Every Monday in July
7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27
Feeling sluggish, fatigued, out of balance or sick for no identifying reason? Unsure how to gain energy, heal and find overall optimal health for the coming summer? Join Delaney Puhek, a Holistic Nutritionist and graduate of Bauman College, for 4 FREE integrative classes for guidance on achieving your most important health goals on the mat and at the dining table. We will discuss eating for health, how to achieve sustained energy, anti-inflammatory foods, and sustainable nutrition. The lecture will include informative handouts, questionnaires, group participation and discussion, as well as tea and a small snack.
One participant will get the opportunity to work one-on-one with Delaney, and will receive a FREE individual nutrition consultation. This includes a meal plan, recipes, and her guidance for the full month of the program.
Everyone is welcome! If you’re interested, please register below!
Activating the Pineal Gland
INSTRUCTOR: Naomi Charanpal Kaur
DATE: Friday, July 10th
TIME: Sat: 7:30-9:00pm
COST: Regular Class Pricing, please donate $5-$15 to Musicians.
A Kundalini Yoga Experience to awaken the wonders of the Crown Chakra. We will use breath work, mantra, and ancient techniques to safely stimulate the pineal gland.
LiveMusic & Gong Bath with Ghansham Singh
Yoga, Coffee & the Sea
INSTRUCTOR: Aimee Joy Nitzberg
DATE: Saturday, July 11th
COST: $49 — Event Sweatshirt and Coffee are Included! Mats will be provided.
An all women and girls event, open to all levels! More information coming soon! Registration closes 7/9.
The Healing Concert
DATE: Friday, July 24th
COST: $35 in advance, $40 at the door
A multi-media journey into relaxation. The Healing Concert uses visual and sonic images of our universe to create a feature-length presentation of profound beauty. The slow moving, calming laser lights and visual projections create patterns found in Nature such as constellations in the sky and Northern Lights on the horizon. Wah! performs live, her beautiful voice, loops, delays, and keyboards gently guiding audiences into deep relaxation and rejuvenation.
This event will take place at the Pacific Cultural Center:
1307 Seabright Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
The venue has floor space; please bring a cushion or mat if you wish to lie down.
The Sound Healing Workshop
DATE: Saturday, July 25th
COST: $40 in advance, $50 day of
Explore the nature of healing and relationship through sound – how sound is made in the body, how to expand the breath, and how to use elements of light, tone and meditative visualization for healing and self-renewal. Simple meditative techniques will show you ways to bring harmony and peace into your life. It’s fun, it’s meditative, you will leave refreshed and connected to your Self.