EVENTS and WORKSHOPS

We frequently host special guest teachers, extended classes from your favorite local teachers, music, art and other special events at PPY. If you walk away learning one thing from any of these offerings that is a good and worthy practice, and will boost your daily yoga.  Make it a staycation: a regular morning weekend class, grab a healthy bite in the neighborhood and then come back for an afternoon workshop.  Instant Day of Yoga Retreat!    ~Please scroll down, pre-registration is recommended…48 hours advanced notice for cancellation required for refund~

For registration assistance ~ please email us at: info@pleasurepointyoga.com 

 

 

 

Making Waves Off the Mat: A Fundraiser for the SC Board Riders Club

INSTRUCTOR: Kenny Graham

DATE: Saturday, September 8th

TIME: 2:00 – 4pm

COST: Minimum Suggested Donation $25

 

Join internationally renowned yoga instructor and local Santa Cruz Board Rider Kenny Graham for an afternoon of asana, altruism, and fun in the sun. Step out of the water and onto the mat for a two hour event filled with live music, dancing, and incredible charitable work. Hosted by Pleasure Point Yoga and sponsored by the Santa Cruz Board Riders Club, this playful, informative, interactive workshop inspires new and seasoned students to deepen their physical yoga practice and learn about the incredible seva (service work) offered in our local surf community.

This collaborative offering features a 75 minute yoga asana class led by Kenny Graham,
a presentation on functional activism and sport diversity given by Santa Cruz Board Riders Club leadership, and a groovin’ late summer sing along/ dance party with music from a popular local touring musician.

All proceeds directly benefit Santa Cruz Board Riders Club. Help keep our beaches clean, celebrate community, and bring the gift of surfing to underprivileged youth.

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I AM MORE Flow

INSTRUCTOR: Kayla Copeland

DATE: Sunday, September 9th

TIME: 4:00 – 5:15pm

COST: $20

 

Join Kayla Copeland for a soulful Sunday Vinyasa Flow! All proceeds go towards local organization, Mini Mermaids – a running club for girls. Mini Mermaids empowers young girls to find their inner voice.

MM’s MISSION:

Our mission is to teach every girl to lead a healthy life by listening to her inner voice, valuing her uniqueness, learning to love movement and discovering the finish line is just the beginning. 

Mini Mermaids believes in utilizing running, jogging and walking as a teaching method for self-efficacy. By setting goals (ie 5Ks etc), you can see how children blossom in their value of themselves, their ability to stand up for themselves and others and increase in their desire to seek opportunities to realize their goals and dreams.

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Body Awareness: Yoga and Somatic Healing

INSTRUCTOR: Shandara Gill & Lela Carney LAc.

DATE: Sunday, September 23rd

TIME: 2:00 – 5pm

COST: Sliding Scale –

$35- Community rate (discounted to support the individual financial needs of others)
$45- Sustainer rate (pays for YOU to be able to take the workshop)
$55- Giving rate (pays for you as well as another individual to receive the gift of yoga through Yoga For All Movement)

Your body is a miracle of self-healing properties. Truly! Join us as we tap into our ability to heal ourselves, embody a greater awareness for where we hold onto our past, where trauma resides and the barriers we have to healing. This is a comprehensive workshop drawing the link between yoga, trauma-informed care and somatic healing. We hope you’ll join us for our very first educational workshop hosted by Yoga For All Movement with guest teachers: Shandara Gill & Lela Carney, LAc.

(ALL LEVELS WELCOME)

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Inform Your Flow: Calibrate to Capacity

INSTRUCTOR: Darren Rhodes

DATE: Saturday, September 29th AND Sunday, September 30th

TIME: 1:30 – 4pm

COST:$55 for each session, $90 for both

Learn both practical and nuanced alignment techniques to power and progress your practice, please practice. Along with the mainstream, this intensive also playfully explores the more seldom seen poses (all of which are more doable than they are difficult).Full spectrum sessions focus on standing poses and backbends. 

Each session will be a different sequence. The sessions cover a wide variety of forward folds, twists, and arm balances. Each session will be similar yet distinct from the other.

Please note: this All Levels workshop is suitable for anyone without significant injuries or limitations.

About Darren:
Darren has been the director of YogaOasis studios in Tucson since 1999. Darren is featured in the impressive yoga poster, Penchant for Practice. His book, The Yoga Resource Practice Manual, includes practice instructions for 360 poses. Darren is the founder of Yogahour® and was named one of Yoga Journal’s “21 Talented Young Teachers Shaping the Future of Yoga.” www.yogaoasis.com
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Monday Night Kirtan

INSTRUCTOR: Emily Perry & Friends

DATE: 3rd Monday of every month

TIME: 7:30 – 9:30pm

COST: $10-20 Suggested Donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)

Join us monthly for this call & response chanting from the Bhakti Yoga Tradition – a joyful practice of devotion.

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Monday Night Yoga Nidra

INSTRUCTOR: Kayla Copeland

DATE: 2nd Monday of every month

TIME: 7:15 – 8:00pm

COST: Regular class pricing

When the body is relaxed and the nervous system is in a ‘resting state’, we are much more apt to heal from within. Sometimes in our busy lives we don’t always have the time to “hurry up and relax” or sometimes finding relaxation itself can be a challenge. This class is designed to guide you into a deep and conscious relaxation of body and mind, to a place between dreaming and waking.

Yoga Nidra is often referred to as ‘Yogic Sleep’ and is said to be that much more effective than the traditional sleep that we do at night in restoring body/mind/spirit to a place of equilibrium.

Join Kayla Copeland for a sweet, treat 2nd Monday Night of every month – beginning August 13th

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Satsang, weekly

INSTRUCTOR: Sherry Cassedy

DATE: Every Monday

TIME: 7:30 – 8:30am

COST: Free and open to all!

 

Pleasure Point Yoga’s Monday morning Satsang is a unique (and free) opportunity to delve deeper into the esoteric teachings of Yoga in the company of one another. It is a great introduction for anyone who is curious to learn more, and an open invitation to revisit and share in the supported space of the Sangha as we deepen our practice.

We will be taking up the Yamas and Niyamas starting July 16, exploring each of the qualities as a practice in and of itself.  Patanjali calls the Yamas (nonviolence, truth, non stealing, chastity, non hoarding) the Great Vow or Mahavratam.  This is a wonderful time to join the circle and you are always feel free to drop in as we share the path of yoga.

“Satsang” is a Sanskrit word derived from “sat”, meaning truth, and “sanga”, meaning community. In Satsang, we gather together, in community to seek truth or, more simply, to be with the truth. We create the space with chanting, light, and intention, gentle rituals that help us to dedicate this hour to our study and practice and to one another.

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