EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

Yin Yoga + Sound Immersion

INSTRUCTOR: Michelle Grambeau, with Danny GoldbergSound Immersion -3

DATES & TIME:

Friday, November 14th @ 7:30pm

Friday, December 12th @ 7:30pm

COST: Regular Class Pricing, plus donations for the musician!

With long, meditative holds in the style of Yin Yoga, we will focus on opening new space in hips and spine, while cultivating stillness and presence of mind.  Set in an ethereal soundscape of singing bowls and gongs, this practice weaves together sound, breath and Yin philosophy to facilitate a sensory-rich inward journey. A complimentary practice to the more active, heat building forms of yoga and exercise. Give your nervous system a chance to rest and reset. Class finishes in an extended, sound-bathed Savasana.

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Light the Fire! A practice of flow, balance, and bandha.

INSTRUCTOR: Gabriel Benjamin

DATE & TIME: Sunday, October 19th, 2-4:30pm

COST: $35 — $30 early bird before October 12th!

Bandhas, also known as locks, play an integral role in our yoga practice. Yet most of us are not fully aware of how to engage them, or which one to use for specific poses. With the proper application, these locks can take our asana and pranayama practice to the next level. In this workshop, Gabriel will highlight the key bandhas – their names, their locations, their purpose – as well as demonstrate safe and effective ways to activate their power! This will be a mixed level vinyasa flow with plenty of time for experiential learning.

Gabriel Benjamin is a second generation instructor in the TriYoga(R) Lineage and has been instructing since 2001. Gabriel holds five certifications in Yoga and Ayurveda and has been both a student and teacher at the Kerala Ayurveda Academy. His practices are known for being the perfect blend of challenging and relaxing leaving the students feeling educated, nourished, and balanced.

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Align Your Practice, Balance Your Body:

Using Yoga to Be Pain & Injury Free

INSTRUCTOR: Meghan Robinson

DATE & TIME: Sunday, October 26th, 1-3:30pm

COST: $35 — $30 early bird before October 19th!

Yoga is not only a great way to keep our bodies healthy, flexible and strong, but also a tool for self-healing. This workshop is for anyone who feels discomfort during their yoga practice, is looking to heal or prevent injuries, or wants to therapeutically enhance or deepen their practice safely. From the ground up we will explore and correct common postural misalignments that lead to injury. Typically, accidental injuries happen due to a misunderstanding of our own body structure; the way it moves, the way it is built, and the correct way to evolve it. Understanding the relationship between muscles and movement actually allows the brain to consciously become more aware of the body it is connected to, which in turn flourishes the capacity of our ability to move and feel – allowing us to extend beyond. It’s important to not just move, but to be mindful of the movement. By finding our bodies optimal alignment, we can increase the benefits of our yoga practice and daily life. Mindful movement is the key to attaining optimal alignment, as well as maintaining it.

This workshop will include a slower paced asana practice, allowing time and space for questions to arise, conversations to be had, and lessons to be learned.

Meghan is a Certified Massage Therapist and Advanced Neuromuscular Therapist (1300 hours) from National Holistic Institute in San Jose. There, she also studied Eastern and Western modalities, kinesiology, physiology, pathology and anatomy. She loves to help clients overcome postural issues and chronic pain that they believe might only be remedied with surgical procedures. She finds it very rewarding to watch their attitudes about “pain” and healing change from session to session. Read more about Meghan and her work by clicking here to visit her website.


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Pumpkin Pie & Gratitude Flow + Live Music by Girishimages

INSTRUCTOR: Janet Stone

DATE: Thursday, November 27th, 9-11am

COST: $35 early bird before 11/20, $45 thereafter

Welcoming back Janet Stone and Girish to celebrate and honor a beautiful day of Gratitude.  We gather together on Thanksgiving, with our bodies, minds, and spirits and begin the day with intention, community, Yoga and Music.  Give yourself the gift of looking within, and step into the holiday season with a deep sense of ease, inspiration and gratitude for the life you’re living and this very breath. We sure hope you can join us – pre-registration is recommended!
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Love. Every. Moment.

INSTRUCTOR: Meghan Currie

DATE & TIME: Sunday, February 22nd, 12-4pm

COST: $75 w/ pre-registration, $85 day of

Meghan’s BIO:  When I teach I let go as much as possible so I may be an open channel for creative energy to pass through.

Every student is everyone’s teacher so I plug my heart into everyone and do my best to translate the teachings which present themselves in the moment.  I believe it’s not all up to me.  Like any recipe, there must be just the right amount of all the ingredients to produce epic flavor.  When I teach I mix my given ingredients well with all other unpredictable and delicious ingredients to co-create with the playful universe and be a part of something grand.

I never know what is going to happen.

And if I attempt to know too much, something is lost.  I love life and food in raw true form.  Much fear has brought me to where I am, so I encourage all sides of everyone to be welcomed, honored and faced.  For fears, if faced, are like really good manure for the soul.

I am SO grateful to all my teachers,

especially Steve Merkley, Paige Faraci, Chris Chavez, and everyone I have

ever met…

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