We have wonderful special guests and events at PPY. Please SCROLL DOWN to see what’s on the horizon~ Reserving a spot in advance is recommended. 48 hrs notice required to cancel for refund.
First Series: Foundations
Effort, Wonder & Grace
INSTRUCTOR: Aimee Joy Nitzberg with Sherry Cassedy
DATES: 3 Saturdays: April 11th, May 9th, June 13th
COST: $45 each, or all 3 sessions for $108
Saturday, April 11th 3:00pm – 5:30pm
Effort – the effort to be steady, and the steadiness of that effort
Saturday, May 9th 3:00pm – 5:30pm
Wonder – strength and sweetness, attachment to pleasure, brilliant divine light
Saturday, June 13th 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Grace – expansion, heart opening, discipline and surrender
Practicing Asana a minimum of 3-5 days a week (no more than 6) is highly recommended during these 3 months.
Recommended Reading prior to April 11th: Light on Life by B.K.S. Iyengar
Recommended Reading prior to May 9th: The Mirror of Yoga by Richard Freeman
Recommended Reading prior to June 13th: Yoga Gems edited by Georg Feuerstein
Reading is optional, not critical to complete prior to sessions.
An 8 hour course in total, this will deepen your understanding and purpose in the practical, physical, and spiritual aspects of practicing yoga. This series will provide you with the tools for examining the foundation of yoga as a foundation for life, and to learn techniques for being more mindful of cultivating meaningful actions both on the mat as well as in your every day life…for the rest of your life!
Aimee Joy Nitzberg leads this offering. Sherry Cassedy will be a special guest teacher, highlighting specific yoga philosophy with her expertise on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Together they will take you on a journey from what is logically true to a direct experience of truth embodied. Ultimately, these practices free us from limitations of body and mental nature and allow us the freedom to experience joy and wholeness — Oneness. Each session will include discussion, light sun salutations, a more vigorous asana practice, chanting, self-reflection and yin poses.
A Kids Yoga Program for Ages 6-12
INSTRUCTOR: Kayla Copeland
DATE: Every Sunday, to begin in July, stay tuned!
COST: $12 drop in
Grasshoppers is a fun and exciting program introducing children to the wonderful world of yoga. We’ll work with simple vinyasa sequences, balancing poses, and floor asana. This is a great way to bring the benefits of yoga practice to children at a young age – because yoga is great at any age! Join us!
INSTRUCTOR: Delaney Puhek
DATE: Sundays: 5/17, 6/21, 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!
An evening of movement and immersive sound~
INSTRUCTORS: Delaney Puhek & Michelle Grambeau
DATE: Thursday, May 28th
TIME: Mixed Flow @ 5:30 and Yin Yoga @ 7:15
COST: Regular Class Pricing! Plus donations for the musician (suggested: $10-15 cash)
Danny Goldberg accompanies both Delaney and Michelle for a double feature Sound Immersion. Come find the center of your practice amidst singing bowls and gongs in our beautiful, candlelit space.
Art Of Alignment
Development of the Base
INSTRUCTOR: Stevie Ray
DATE: Saturday & Sunday June 27th & 28th
TIME: Sat: 1-3pm, Sun: 1-4:30pm
Overall, our goal in yoga is to bring light into the dark corners of consciousness; to awaken within that which lies dormant. With regards to asana, we attempt to draw awareness to the body, bringing mobility to motions we have lost through our poor habits in our posture, malnutrition, and anxiety. We have a tendency however, to merely do asana, without giving the conscious space and discipline to learn, observe, and understand. In this workshop we will work heavily on developing the base in the feet in hands which are the key elements in our alignment throughout all postures. Once an understanding of the most fundamental actions in our core asanas (Dandasana, Tadasana, Adho Mukha Svanasana, Urdhva Mukha Svanasana, Pachimottanasana, and Uttanasana) is understood, we will then have the necessary foundation to observe and analyze our standing postures, inversions, and backbends.
After Asana on the second day there will be lecture given entitled, Self-Practice and Self-Healing, which will give an in depth explanation of my Yogic philosophy with regards to asana, along with a detailed explanation of developing a self-practice. All students will be given my spreadsheet for sequencing that has all asanas covered in class, along with nearly all asanas in Hatha Yoga which have been separated in positions for the purpose of sequencing. This lecture will be beneficial for instructors as well as students. Afterwards I will be available to answer any questions about your specific self-practice or sequencing classes.
About the Instructor:
Stevie Ray is a 500 hour RYT yoga instructor training in Rishikesh, India. In 2013 he was an Asana instructor for Rishikesh Yog Peeth’s 200 hour teacher training program, along with the lead Asana instructor for Blackbird Yoga 200 hour teacher training in Prescott, Arizona, USA. In 2014 he was the lead asana instructor and project director at El Camino del Sol retreat center, in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. And in 2014-15 he has been an Asana Instructor and Sequencing lecturer at Himalayan Yoga Academy teacher training program in Rishikesh, India. He has most recently been running alignment workshops in Ukraine and Russia.
Activating the Pineal Gland
INSTRUCTOR: Naomi Charanpal Kaur
DATE: Friday, July 10th
TIME: Sat: 7:30-9:00pm
COST: Regular Class Pricing, Plus Donations for the Musician.
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