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.
INSTRUCTOR: Arthur Coulston
DATE: Sunday, September 13th
LOCATION: Sunny Cove Beach, at the end of 17th
COST: Regular Class Pricing
Come join us for Beach Yoga! We will balance, breath, 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 the discovery of a whole other side to yoga… outdoors!
Expect 1 full hour of pranayama, asana and meditation.
Be sure to bring a towel and water!
Open to all levesl. Please pre-register below, or bring cash!
Yin Yoga + Sound Immersion
with Danny Goldberg
INSTRUCTOR: Michelle Grambeau
DATES: Thursday, September 10th
COST: Regular Class Pass
The sounds and vibrations of singing bowls, gongs and chimes guide us into a deep meditation. The healing vibrations pass through our bodies, opening blockages and allowing our minds to quiet. A wide range of ancient world traditions from Confucianism to the Pythagoreans’ claimed that sound could not only “tune the soul” but affect our cosmological & social worlds as well. The physiological impact of sound on the body, emotions & cognition is apparent. Through the vibrations of these instruments we experience an inner calm and deep relaxation that enables us to journey within and center.
For more about the musical artist, please visit his website by clicking here!
All levels welcome. Please bring an additional $10-20 for the musician.
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Yoga for a Calm & Neutral Mind
INSTRUCTOR: Naomi Charanpal Kaur
DATES:Friday, September 11th
COST: Regular Class Pass, or $15 Drop In
Relaxation is one of the highest states of the yogi. With so much external stimuli in this over-busy, over-plugged in Aquarian Age we live in, it is vital to our nervous system that we learn ways to remain calm and impervious to the intensity and pressures of society. In this workshop, Naomi Charanpal will share specific Kundalini yoga kriyas designed to release stress and tension from the body, as well as meditations that encourage the mind-body-spirit connection to remain relaxed when life throws us curve balls. To act, yet not react, is an essential way to live for our own health, the health of our families, careers, and all relations. Come experience the feeling of lightness that our soul is at its essence, and float away with a greater connection to the ease and grace that is the true nature of your spirit.
All levels welcome.
Live music and gong bath provided by Ghansham Singh. Please bring an additional $5-10 for the musician.
INSTRUCTOR: Aimee Joy Nitzberg
DATES: Saturdays: 9/19, 10/17, 11/28
COST: $20 drop in for everyone
What to expect: Beginning with a short pranayama and meditation to set intentions and raise awareness, especially in the heart center. Followed by Sun Salutations to activate the breath, focus the mind and warm up the body while sinking deeper into rhythmic Flow. We’ll play with static Hatha poses as well as breakdown a peak pose or two, before slowing down into deep, soft Yin hip openers and twists. Seated meditation followed by a luxurious savasana will allow you to leave your mat feeling energized, light, recharged and a deeper love for yourself and the practice of Yoga!
All Levels Welcome.
Workshop + Live Guest Musician
INSTRUCTOR: Michelle Grambeau
DATE: Saturday, October 10th
TIME: Evening – Save the date!
MORE DETAILS COMING SOON!
Ancient healing plus modern resonance – East Forest creates expansive organic soundscapes mixing downtempo beats with layered pianos, angelic vocals, and original field recordings transmuting the essence of the wild and indigenous wisdom. The project draws on a unique synthesis of modern sound healing science and ancient wisdom traditions aimed at inspiring inner discovery, combining to form a blissful sonic experience unlike anything heard today.
Click here to watch the “East Forest” TED talk!
INTENTION + BEING
A Special 3 hour Vinyasa Intensive
INSTRUCTOR: Rolf Gates
DATE: Sunday, October 25th
COST: $50 in advance / $60 day of
Join Rolf for a dynamic 3hr session of asana, meditation, pranayama and lecture as we explore the complimentary practices of effortless creation and effortless present moment awareness in our lives. The yoga will be a synergy of the dynamic freedom of a powerful vinyasa class and the structural integrity of yoga’s therapeutic alignment principles. This workshop is based on Rolf’s upcoming book: Intention and Being: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga, Mindfulness and Compassion. The only requirement is that you show up…do your best and let your best be good enough.
Rolf Gates, author of the acclaimed book on yogic philosophy, Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga, conducts yoga workshops, retreats, teacher trainings, and coaching and mentorship programs throughout the U.S. and abroad–and online. Rolf is the co-founder of the Yoga, Meditation and Recovery Conference at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California and the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, Massachusetts and a teacher at Spirit Rock Insight Meditation Center in Northern CA. A former addictions counselor and U.S. Army Airborne Ranger who has practiced meditation for over twenty-five years, Rolf brings his eclectic background to his practice and his teachings.
Hanuman | Leap of Faith
INSTRUCTOR: Janet Stone
DATES: Sunday, November 8th
COST: $35 in advance / $45 day of
Against all odds and against his own sense of the impossibility of his task, Hanuman leapt all the way to Lanka to rescue Sita. Like Hanuman, we face trials and demands we think we can’t possibly accomplish or overcome, yet with the power of devotion, with a leap of faith, we can do things we never thought possible. In this workshop, we’ll test our limits, both on and off the mat, and see how a devoted and fearless heart can take us anywhere—even into hanumanasana.
Finding Your Flow
The Art of Asana for Beginners
INSTRUCTOR: Ashlea Hartz
DATE: 6 Consecutive Mondays: 10/5-11/9
COST: $75 for the series, or $15 drop ins
This 6-Part yoga series is a deep and thoughtful introduction to Yoga as we explore the art of asana. Following the Vinyasa Yoga tradition, we 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 Kids Yoga Program for Ages 6-12
INSTRUCTOR: Kayla Copeland
DATE: Every Sunday, beginning July 5th
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!