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.
Live DJ Flow
INSTRUCTOR: Kenny Graham
MUSICIAN: Kevin Craft
DATE: Wednesday, December 14th
TIME: 5:30 – 7:00pm
COST: Regular Class Pricing + donation for the musician
What a treat! Kevin Craft will be joining Kenny Graham for a Live DJ Flow. Kenny will lead the mixed flow vinyasa class while Kevin provides the beats, live! Regular Class Pricing, plus a little something for the musician. Please pre-register below!
5 Year Studio Anniversary!
Open House & Holiday Art Faire
MUSICAL GUEST: Michael J Downey
DATE: Saturday, December 10th
TIME: 1 – 5pm
We are so excited to be celebrating our 5th anniversary! It has been an absolute joy to serve this community, and we are so grateful to each and every one of you for showing up daily.
The Holiday Art Faire will feature over a dozen local artisans displaying and selling their quality crafts. Michael J Downey will be playing live music and Ashlea Hartz will be offering some tasty, healthy snacks. Please join us for this fun afternoon off the mat, spent with friends and yoga family.
There will be a big raffle to benefit The Gentle Barn – tickets are on sale 12/1 – 12/10, $5/each or 6 for $20. Prizes include: yoga class passes, PPY apparel, a private session with Aimee, and a handful of homemade, heartfelt goods.
Additionally, there will be a ONE DAY YOGA SALE! $900 Annual Passes (limited availability) and $110 – 10 Class Passes (6 month expiration). These specials can be purchased on Saturday 12/10 from 8am to 8pm, in-studio and online.
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.
Christmas Flow & Holiday Schedule
INSTRUCTOR: Aimee Joy Nitzberg
DATE: Sunday, December 25th
COST: Regular Class Pricing!
Aimee Joy will be leading our Christmas morning flow at 9am. This is the ONLY class that day and will certainly fill up. Please pre-register using the link below.
Other Holiday Schedule Modifications:
Monday 12/26: Cancel 7:30am Satsang
Sunday 1/1: Cancel 8am Yin
New Year’s Yin Yoga + Live Music Serenade
INSTRUCTOR: Katie Jacobson
MUSICAL GUEST: Michael J Downey
DATE: Sunday, January 1st
TIME: 6:00 – 7:30pm
COST: Regular Class Pricing!
Katie will lead a deeply restorative and intentional yin yoga class, with the beautiful music of Michael J Downey LIVE! This class will fill up, please pre-register using the link below.
Finding Your Flow
A Beginner’s Series
INSTRUCTOR: Ashlea Hartz, N.C., RYT
DATES: Sundays – January 15th, 22nd, 29th
TIME: 4:30 – 5:30pm
COST: Regular Class Pricing
This 3-Part beginner yoga series is a deep and thoughtful introduction to Yoga as we explore the art of asana. Following the Vinyasa Yoga tradition, we will study the connection of body and breath that allows the practitioner to flow from one posture to the next with steadiness and ease. This series gives new students and anyone looking to refine their practice a chance to learn yoga fundamentals from classic breathing techniques to proper alignment of the basic postures.
After this series you will feel more confident in your poses, have a new understanding of Yoga philosophy, and be ready to jump into our on going weekly classes.
Each workshop is open to anyone and everyone. No previous yoga experience (or flexibility) required.
A Wise Workshop for Mid-Life Women
INSTRUCTOR: Beth Nelson
DATE: Saturday, January 28th
TIME: 1:00 – 4:00pm
COST: $40 in advance / $45 at the door
Reclaim your wise, sensual, bold soul in midlife and beyond!
It is a deep time of transition as we grow into mid-life. Isn’t it time to step deeper into your radiant, authentic, sensual midlife essence?
In this workshop you will experience:
* A gentle, nourishing yoga practice and meditation to strengthen your connection to yourself and your body
* Inspired and stimulating writing and group sharing exercises designed to uncover what’s most important to you as a mid-life woman
* An introduction on how to create goals with soul based on how you want to feel in various parts of your life
* Discussion of the myths and realities of mid-life transitions for women
Let’s get REAL, be PROVACATIVE and reclaim our significance and value through deep inner work and reawakening into our physical bodies.
The world needs you to show up fully- to let your gifts shine forth. It’s time to LET GO of what others think and embrace who you are meant to be in mid-life and beyond.