Pumpkin Pie & Gratitude Flow + Live Music by Girish
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!
Yin Yoga + Sound Immersion
INSTRUCTOR: Michelle Grambeau, with Danny Goldberg
DATES & TIME: 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.
Yin Yoga Solstice Serenade
INSTRUCTOR: Katie Jacobson
MUSICAL GUEST: Naomi Charanpal Kaur
DATE & TIME: Sunday December 21 at 6pm
COST: Regular Class Pricing
Cozy up with Katie for a warm, candelit night of yin yoga set to the powerful vibrations of Charanpal’s heartfelt harmonium music. This will be a sweet celebration of our bodies natural rhythms as we ebb and flow within this solar system. On the other side, days will feel fuller as the sun shines longer, and your body will be limber and agile~ready for seamless transitions from the dark to the light and the old to the new.
INSTRUCTOR: Gabriel Benjamin
FOUR WEEK PREP SERIES: Monday Nights in January 7:15-8:30pm
PINNACLE WORKSHOP: Sunday February 1, 2-4:30pm
COST: Regular Class Pricing for the series.
$35 Workshop w/ pre-reg. $45 day of
Come learn step by step techniques to improve your ability and enjoyment of an inverted yoga practice! This program will train not only the strength and flexibility of our muscles but also prepare our minds and emotions. Practices will include visualization, meditation and deep core work making for a rich flow full of subtle alignment and refinement.
Students are encouraged to attend all 4 series classes as well as the workshop to gain the full benefit, but everyone is welcome to attend each practice on a drop in basis.
Don’t miss this opportunity to ring in the new year with one of Santa Cruz’s leading inversion practitioners and teachers!
Super Flow: Surf Inspired Yoga
INSTRUCTOR: Eoin Finn
DATE & TIME: Friday, January 16th, 6-8:30pm
COST: $35 w/ pre-reg, $40 day of
Flow is the essence of our being. It involves being present to every breath that we take and to our collective universal breath. In alignment-based flow yoga we move in a linear synchronicity, patterning our bodies to the alignment of yoga asanas. While this moving in a linear fashion is incredible learning and discipline, we tend to focus on this disciplined learning of movement, while ignoring our innate developmental movement patterns, the spiraling, circular forms of movement that are essential to our innate selves that we call “Super flow.” Drawing inspiration from Yoga, ancient martial arts, dance, surfing, ski and snowboard maneuvers, Super Flow is an ecstatic form of movement. Set to music, it starts off slowly allowing ourselves to feel centered and open in our bodies. Gradually we build up in intensity, spiraling back in touch with the joy of movement.
Superflow is not a replacement of Yoga as we know it, but a powerful complement to the regular yoga practice. Offering a little more exuberance and a little less introverted energy. It complements static movements with rhythmic flow. You will sweat, release and feel the life force pulsing through you.
Melt My Shoulders, Bliss My Hips
INSTRUCTOR: Eoin Finn
DATE & TIME: Saturday, January 17th, 1-4pm
COST: $40 w/ pre-reg, $45 day of
This Blissology Yoga workshop combines teachings about how to create openings in your body and heart that will leave you feeling lighter and more joyous. Experience both a rocking vinyasa flow to help you feel fit and strong; along with a deep exploration of Blissology Yoga principles that will help you make your yoga practice deeper, yet safe and blissful. We will examine and understand small micro-movements that offer exquisite refinements to your yoga poses so you can go freely into yummy places in your hips and the shoulders. Expect to feel as if you have had a massage and shed years of stress and tension. Ultimately, this practice is about keeping our most inner and joyous heart open to the radiance of life.
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…