EVENTS & WORKSHOPS
Satsang: Esoteric Yoga Teachings
lead by Sherry Cassedy
Sundays beginning Feb. 16th – April 13th, drop in or weekly
7:30 pm – 8:15 pm
This will be an opportunity to delve deeper into the esoteric teachings of Yoga in the company of one another at our yoga studio. Through discussion, chanting and pranayama we will listen to, talk about, and assimilate the truths of Yoga’s ancient teachings. A strong focus on the Yoga Sutras, this is a great introduction for anyone who is curious to learn more, and wonderful for others to revisit and share the supported space of the Sangha as we deepen our practice. Drop-in anytime or come every week for 9 weeks.
Class is by donation, with a sliding scale $5 – $15 suggested.
Prenatal Yoga Workshop
w/ Journey Talkovic, CNM, WHNP
Sunday, March 30, 1-4PM
Cost: $25 w/ pre-reg before March 21st, $30 at door
Pregnant? Dedicated to your vinyasa flow classes? Not quite ready to announce your pregnancy to the world but unsure of what’s safe/not safe to do in class? This workshop is for you! Whether you are six weeks or six months pregnant, an experienced yogini or brand new to yoga, this workshop can offer you a guide to practicing safely while continuing to build strength throughout your pregnancy and into the postpartum period.
You will learn how to:
* safely modify poses for all trimesters of pregnancy
* adjust your sun salutations so that you can continue to build physical and cardiovascular strength throughout pregnancy in your regular vinyasa classes
* avoid those few poses that are contraindicated in pregnancy and learn how to seamlessly replace them with others that produce similar results
* recognize the signs and symptoms that require immediate obstetrical attention, as well those that do not.
* understand the common discomforts of pregnancy and how to ease these with your yoga practice
* learn partner poses that can be helpful in pregnancy, labor and birth
* become more connected with your baby, your changing body and with other mothers in Santa Cruz
Please bring enough food and fluids to nourish you through this three hour workshop, and please eat well before coming too!
Journey has dedicated the last 12 years to supporting women and their families through the childbearing process. In that time, she has attended hundreds of births, first as a Doula, and for the last four years as a Certified Nurse Midwife. Journey is currently practicing Midwifery at Aptos Women’s Health, a dedicated private OB/GYN practice in Santa Cruz. Journey began her personal yoga practice at the age of 14. She has learned that the practice of yoga during pregnancy is key to a woman’s process as she embodies and empowers herself as a mother. Journey has taught prenatal and postpartum yoga since 2004. Journey brings her extensive knowledge and experience of pregnancy and childbirth to her classes, ensuring that they are safe for all mothers, regardless of their experience or trimester. Journey’s classes offer women a fun and challenging physical experience, as well as a time to sit in a supportive wisdom circle with other women. She delights in her students leaving class feeling empowered, educated, supported and strengthened.
at Pranamar Resort
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
lead by Aimee Joy Nitzberg
May 18th -24th
Accommodation and all meals are included, along with yoga classes every morning and late afternoon at the beautiful and simply luxurious Pranamar Resort. (www.pranamarvillas.com)
Pura Vida, the Costa Rican expression literally means pure life. However, the real meaning is closer to “plenty of life”, “full of life”, “this is living!”, “going great”, or “real living”…treat yourself to the opportunity to enjoy and charge your soul with Pura Vida!
Reserve your spot through Pleasure Point Yoga under ‘Workshops”
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The elegantly designed villas, built with Costa Rican hardwoods, bamboo and plenty of windows and doors, invite guests to enjoy nature and ocean views in an intimate setting. Each two-story villa has two air-conditioned bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room and plenty of decks and terraces. Luxurious granite stone tubs surrounded by tropical gardens give a unique, exotic touch to open-air bathrooms. Decorated with imported, hand-crafted Indonesian furniture and floating around a free-form pool, the villas create a relaxed, romantic atmosphere complemented by their natural surroundings.
All four poolside Villas include: personal pool entrance, 2 air-conditioned bedrooms, fans, screens, small bar fridge, garden bathroom with granite stone tub, laptop-size security safes, Wi-Fi, and 2 king beds or 1 king and 2 twins (depending on occupancy).
We will gather in the morning (beginning Monday 5/19) at the beautiful yoga shala for an optional 30 minute meditation, followed by a full Vinyasa/Hatha Flow practice. You will be encouraged to give yourself exactly what you need in each day…easy does it, or go for it! In the afternoon, we’ll meet again for a deep, soothing Yin practice, with time after for you to experience the gorgeous Costa Rican sunsets.
REST, PLAY, EXPLORE
A wide variety and activities and tours are available from surfing, taking surf lessons, horseback riding, stand up paddle boarding, canopy tours and ziplining, jungle hikes as well as massage and bodywork. You may just find yourself lounging at the beach or pool, reading, collecting sea shells or taking long walks in the sand.
The easiest/fastest way to get there is by air from San Jose, Cost Rica. The domestic airline Sansa Airlines has flights departing at 7:00 am, 10:00 am and 2:20 pm from San Jose, Cost Rica international airport into Tambor, and that flight takes only 25 minutes. From there, it is a 50 minute (pretty) drive by taxi to Pranamar. You may choose to overnight in San Jose if your international flight arrives in the late afternoon/evening. Our first meet-and-greet is Sunday evening 5/18. The best deals we’ve seen from San Francisco, CA all the way to Tambor, Costa Rica are on www.budgetair.com right now. Please email us for any questions or help on how to get there!
Pranamar’s restaurant will most likely linger in your mind long after your vacation ends. They source the freshest ingredients with a strong emphasis on using organic and locally produced products whenever possible. You will be served delicious food that will entice you, nourish the body and enliven the senses.
Taste some of Costa Rica’s local fruits and vegetables, explore creative vegetarian dishes or experience fish and seafood bought from local fishermen of the Peninsula. Something for every palate is available and they are more than happy to accommodate special dietary needs or lifestyle choices.
Summer Solstice Flow
with Janet Stone
June 2014…we’re so happy she’s coming back!