We often have wonderful guest teachers and special events at PPY. Please SCROLL DOWN to see what’s on the horizon! Reserving a spot in advance is recommended. 48 hours notice is required to cancel for a refund.
INSTRUCTOR: Delaney Puhek
DATE: every Sunday 7/31 thru 10/30!
TIME: 9:30 – 10:45am
PLACE: Sunny Cove Beach (at the end of 17th avenue)
COST: Regular Class Pricing —> please pre-register on MindBody, or bring $15 cash!
Come enjoy a sweet and sandy Sunday morning flow on the beach at Sunny Cove. Delaney will lead an all levels vinyasa class focused on strengthening the connection between breath and body. Discover how the new vantage point and fresh sea air can enhance the experience and challenge your practice.
Be sure to bring a mat, a towel, some water and possibly sunscreen!
Pre-registration is recommended, or please bring $15 cash only.
Kundalini Yoga: Re-Birthing
INSTRUCTOR: Naomi Charanpal Kaur
MUSICAL GUEST: Ghansham Singh
DATE: Friday, September 16th
COST: Regular Class Pricing + $5-10 for the musician
“The mind has a collection of dramas. The moment you live a complicated life or make it complicated, you are causing pain, trouble, misery. Comply with the simple law: Simple I am, and life is life, simple.” Yogi Bhajan
In this deeply meditative class, you will experience a ReBirthing kriya, as originally taught by Yogi Bhajan, that releases deep-seated, subconscious patterns. The kriya is designed to clean and open the lungs, change the circulation of the blood and give it the life force (prana) necessary to enter a deep, healing meditation for clarity and clearing.
Naomi Charanpal will be accompanied by her husband, Ghansham Singh, and together they will share a complete live music and gong bath offering that is the perfect way to start your weekend.
Please Bring $5-10 for the Musician
The Two Wings of Yoga
INSTRUCTOR: Sherry Cassedy
DATE: Monday, October 3rd
TIME: 7:30 – 8:30pm
Equipoise in our asana practice is supported by balancing these two essential components—practice and dispassion. Building on the definition of Yoga, we will explore Patanjali’s lesson on the tried and true method for calming the stormy nature of the mind.
Yoga is a process of involution, beginning with the physical body, we move inward to the deeper layers of our breath and energy, mind and consciousness. We use the lessons learned from our physical practice to navigate these deeper internal waters. The sutra guide the physical practice but also the practice of yoga in our lived experience.
Sherry Cassedy offers this reflective practice, integrating the deeper teachings of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras with our physical asana practice, bringing the teachings home to our embodied experience and fueling our inspiration for daily practice.
I:12 Abhyāsa vairāgyā bhyām tan nirodhaḥ
The means of calming the mind is the two-pronged approach of practice and dispassion.
The Yoga of Relationship
Intimate Relationships as a Catalyst for Mindfulness, Self-Awareness & Connection
INSTRUCTOR: Melissa Fritchle
DATE: Monday, December 12th
TIME: 7:30 – 8:30pm
Ram Dass is attributed to once saying, “If you really want to look at love from the spiritual side, you can make your relationship your yoga, but it is the hardest yoga you will ever do.” And indeed, our close relationships can bring us face to face with intense expectations, vulnerabilities, and delusions about our self. Old patterns, often unconscious, can keep us going in painful loops with those we love.
Like our yoga practice, intimate relationships require us to show up, again and again, sometimes joyfully, sometimes not so much. They ask us to listen to our Self, and sort out the external noise so that we can be with our Self and another honestly. They ask us to be flexible and work our edges, while still attending to genuine boundaries so that we don’t push our self into injury. In this talk, Melissa will offer ways to bring your mindfulness skills to your relationship and calm the grasping mind to invite deep connection with another.
Melissa Fritchle has a private practice in Santa Cruz and tries to find time each day to move and to be still, both of which are necessary for her mental health. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (CA LMFT#48627), Sex Therapist and Educator with a degree in Holistic Counseling Psychology. She is the author of The Conscious Sexual Self Workbook and its related blog and writes about love and relationships for Psyched in San Francisco.