EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

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.

Intro to the Bhagavad-Gita

An overview and guided reading of one of India’s most beloved spiritual texts

INSTRUCTOR: Caren Camblin

DATES & TIMES:

Stack of GitasMonday, August 10, 7:30-9:00pm

COST: Suggested Donation: $12/class

Come get acquainted with the text Gandhi called his “spiritual dictionary.” An exciting and inspiring tale of conflict, courage, and bliss, the Gita has captured the imagination of seekers for over 2,000 years.  In 3 sessions sprinkled throughout the summer, you’ll receive tools for engaging with the Gita and have an opportunity to discuss your questions and reactions.
The story of a conflicted young warrior and his divine teacher, The Bhagavad-Gita provides a powerful, poetic, multi-faceted allegory of yoga wisdom and practice.
 
Class 1: Gather to hear the preliminary tale of Bharata and his two sons, and what led up to the epic battle at Kurukshetra. Meet Krishna himself as a main character! Discuss karma, bhakti, and raja yoga.  Geared toward beginners–no  preparation or reading necessary before class.
 
Class 2: Discuss passages & explore your questions.  Recommended reading Teachings 1-9 of the Bhagavad-Gita. 
 
Class 3: Discuss reactions to the book as a whole.  How does it relate to our personal yoga practice?  How does it inspire us to live? Recommended reading Teachings 10-18 of the Bhagavad-Gita.
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 About the facilitator:
Caren Camblin has an MA in philosophy from Stanford University and has taught the Bhagavad-Gita at UCSC for 10 years.  She teaches jiu-jitsu and self-defense at Claudio França Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and vinyasa yoga at Pleasure Point Yoga.

All donations will be turned over to CARE to help with their efforts in Nepal (www.carenepal.org)
Everyone is welcome!

Yoga for the Voice:

Naomi Charanpal Promo Photo by Rina Winters

The Science of the Naad

INSTRUCTOR: Naomi Charanpal Kaur

DATE: Friday, August 14th

TIME: 7:30-9:00pm

COST: Regular Class Pricing, and please bring $5-$10 for musician.

“What we vibrate, we become.” – Yogi Bhajan 
In this workshop featuring live music and gong bath, Naomi Charanpal shares an exploration into mantra, the nectar of your own resonance, and the art of authentic communication.  You needn’t consider yourself a singer to benefit from the power of your own unique vibration.  Within each of us is a sound so profound, and so beautifully one-of-a-kind.
By opening up your throat chakra through a series of Kundalini yoga kriyas and pranayam, you will prepare the body for the natural, harmonic resonance of your own healing powers to vibrate within you.  By tuning into the power of your pranic force, and falling in love with your own voice, you can unlock the essence of your unique vibratory signature, thereby aligning with your highest destiny; all through the power of sound.    
Ghansham Singh will be joining Naomi on the gong and percussion

 

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A Midsummer Celebration!

Free Community Class & PotluckIMG_0248

INSTRUCTOR: Aimee Joy Nitzberg

DATE: Saturday, August 1st

TIME: Vinyasa 4:00-5:15pm

             Potluck 5:30-8:00pm

COST: FREE!

Please come join us for an evening of yoga and mingling! Aimee Joy will lead an all levels class, free and open to everyone. Afterwards, we will open up our space for a community Potluck to enjoy each others company, celebrate the beautiful summer, and to offer a fond farewell to one of our teachers, Delaney as she sets off for a new adventure.

Come share in the light and love as we express our appreciation for the studio and the students!

Please register for the free class – it will fill up!

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Grasshoppers!Doli

A Kids Yoga Program for Ages 6-12

INSTRUCTOR: Kayla Copeland

DATE: Every Sunday, beginning July 5th

TIME: 12:00-1:00pm

COST: $12 drop in, $100 for 10 classes

Bring your little ones to their very own yoga class! Children benefit from time on the mat just as much as adults. Specially designed for them, we practice calming meditation techniques, asana practice, creative play, and deep relaxation (savasana). 

 

Kayla Copeland is an amazing yoga teacher and practitioner of yoga.  She began her practice at a young age and her passion for her practice is contagious.  She is a great, gentle and strong guide to your little yogis each week!

 

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