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

After School Peace Warriors Training for Kids!

INSTRUCTOR: Ilana Ingber

DATE: January 14th – February 22nd

PROGRAM LENGTH: 6 weeks (1 day / week)

DAY: M, T, W, Th options

TIME: 3:30 – 5pm

COST: $150 for 6 week series; Drop ins welcome at $30/session

LOCATION: Pleasure Point Movement

 

Restorative Yoga + 432hz Sound Healing

INSTRUCTORS: Magnolia Rasak & Shane Thunder

DATE: Saturday, January 26th

TIME: 1 – 3pm

COST: $25 in advance / $30 at the door

 

 

Living Mindful: Crafting a Mindfulness Practice

INSTRUCTORS: Melissa Fritchle

DATE: Sunday, January 27th

TIME: 1 – 4:30pm

COST: $40

LOCATION: Pleasure Point Movement

 

Breathwork w/ ALUNA

INSTRUCTOR: Alex & Atilla

DATE: Tuesday, January 29th

TIME: 9am – 12pm

COST: $55

LOCATION: Pleasure Point Movement

 

Breathwork w/ ALUNA

INSTRUCTOR: Alex & Atilla

DATE: Sunday, February 10th

TIME: 9am – 12pm

COST: $55

LOCATION: Pleasure Point Movement

 

Acro FUNdamentals

INSTRUCTORS: Courtney Chase & Caitlin Binder

DATE: Saturday, February 23rd

TIME: 10am – 1pm

COST: $40 in advance / $45 at the door

LOCATION: Pleasure Point Movement

 

Breathwork w/ ALUNA

INSTRUCTOR: Alex & Atilla

DATE: Sunday, February 24th

TIME: 9am – 12pm

COST: $55

LOCATION: Pleasure Point Movement

 

After School Peace Warriors Training for Kids!

INSTRUCTOR: Ilana Ingber

DATE: February 25th – April 4th

PROGRAM LENGTH: 6 weeks (1 day / week)

DAY: M, T, W, Th options

TIME: 3:30 – 5pm

COST: $150 for 6 week series; Drop ins welcome at $30/session

LOCATION: Pleasure Point Movement

 

Trauma Informed Training w/ Connection Coalition 

INSTRUCTORS: Yoga For All Movement

DATE: Friday, March 1st – Sunday March 3rd

TIME: Please see listed schedule

COST: Before Feb 1st : $329 / after Feb 1st: $349

LOCATION: Pleasure Point Movement

 

ONE Love Yoga Retreat 

INSTRUCTORS: Kayla Copeland & Delaney Puhek

DATE: March 8th – March 13th

LOCATION: Tulum, Mexico – Quintano Roo

 

Restorative Yoga + 432hz Sound Healing

INSTRUCTORS: Magnolia Rasak & Shane Thunder

DATE: Saturday, March 2nd

TIME: 1 – 3pm

COST: $25 in advance / $30 at the door

 

 

Lullaby Yoga

INSTRUCTORS: Johanna Beekman

DATE: Monday, March 4th

TIME: 7:15-8:30pm

COST: $20 in advance / $25 at the door

 

 

Intro to GMB: Locomotion and Primal Strength Flow

INSTRUCTORS: Naushad Godrej

DATE: Saturday, March 9th

TIME: 10am – 1pm

COST: $45 before March 1st / $50 after March 1st

 

Restorative + Live Music

INSTRUCTORS: Leslee Bassin & Shantala

DATE: Sunday March 17, 2019

TIME: 6 – 7:15pm

COST: $20 in advance / $25 at the door

 

Kirtan with Shantala

INSTRUCTORS: Heather and Benjy Wertheimer

DATE: Sunday March 17, 2019

TIME: 7:30pm

COST: $25 in advance / $30 at the door

 

Spring Into Inversions

INSTRUCTORS: Gabriel Benjamin

DATE: Saturday, March 23rd

TIME: 2:30-5pm

COST: $35 in advance / $40 at the door

 

Advanced Hands on Assisting/Support Workshop

INSTRUCTORS: Danielle Vaden Barr

DATE: Sunday, March 31st

TIME: 12-5:30pm

COST: $85 in advance / $95 at the door

 

Trauma Informed Yoga: Motion Healing Workshop

INSTRUCTORS: Kaye Wilkinson

DATE: Friday April, 5th – Sunday April, 7th

TIME: Friday 12pm-5pm / Sat & Sun 9am-5:30pm

COST: Early Bird $325 / After March 4th $375

LOCATION: Pleasure Point Movement

 

Community Kirtan w/ Johanna Beekman, Emily Perry, and Micheal J Downey

INSTRUCTORS: Johanna Beekman, Emily Perry, & Micheal J Downey

DATE: Monday, April 15th

TIME: 7:30-9:30pm

COST: $20 in advance / $25 at the door

 

 

HeartBeat Dance Fitness

INSTRUCTOR: Danu 

DATE: Monday and Wednesday nights beginning January 2nd

TIME: 6-7pm

COST: Regular class pricing

LOCATION: Pleasure Point Movement, PPY’s 2nd Studio located a few doors down at 3603 Portola Dr.

 

 

Advance enrollment via MindBody is Required and Will Sell Out!

Come dance and sweat with us! This hour long adults’ dance fitness class blends high and low intensity dance moves, toning calisthenics and feel good music to work your body and feed your soul. All levels welcome!

Regular class schedule to begin January 2nd : Monday and Wednesday nights 6-7pm!

Danu Schoeck is back on the Santa Cruz Dance scene and excited to bring you Heartbeat Dance Fitness! This class combines heart pumping cardio dance in hip hop, street jazz and world dance styles with fitness movements to tone and strengthen. Danu is a well known local dance and fitness choreographer and teacher. She has over 9 years of experience teaching dance and fitness classes and a strong belief in movement as medicine. Come see what the buzz is about!

A message from PPY’s Owner (Megan McAllister): Danu is BACK on the Dance Scene and joining the line up of classes at Pleasure Point Movement (Pleasure Point Yoga’s new and forming second studio). Pleasure Point Movement has crafted its class offerings to inspire students to get out of their heads and back into their hearts – – all centered around movement of some sort (stay tuneded for much more!!!). Danu is one of my favorite dance teachers of all time (Hip Hop, Street Jazz, Zumba). Danu is such a talented dancer and a prolific teacher. She may be small in size but her dance moves are HUGE! She is such a light – – her radiant personality, contageous smile, encouraging teaching style, and dope choreography had classes packed when she was teaching!! No matter the level of dance experience, Danu will make it FUN!! Get ready to drop it like it’s HOTT!!!

Animal Movements

INSTRUCTOR: Naushad Godrej

DATE: Wednesday nights — beginning January 2nd

TIME: 7:15 – 8:15pm

COST: Regular class pricing

LOCATION: Pleasure Point Movement, PPY’s 2nd Studio located a few doors down at 3603 Portola Dr.

 

 

Tap into your primal nature and discover ways to move and control your body mindfully through animal movements and bodyweight training. This class is based on the GMB method of physical autonomy to help you attain confidence and freedom in your body to do activities that are meaningful to you. We will practice by developing a balance of strength, flexibility, and motor control.

You will learn to assess your capabilities, identify what areas to focus on, and be guided through drills you can practice and play with to build a solid foundation for developing new skills. This class is for all levels! We focus on the basics and progress based on your individual abilities. Get ready to move, play, explore, and crawl around!

*Regular class pricing + Scheduling to begin Wednesday, January 2nd!*

More about GMB: www.gmb.io

Monthly Monday Night Yoga for Social Justice Book Club

INSTRUCTOR: Gwen Benjamin

DATE: 1st Monday of every month – Beginning December 3rd

TIME: 7:15 – 8:30pm

COST: Regular class pricing

LOCATION: Pleasure Point Movement, PPY’s 2nd Studio located a few doors down at 3603 Portola Dr.. 

This monthly reading and discussion group is a safe container to hold difficult conversations about social justice issues in the yoga world. Through examining modern yoga’s relationship to race, class, gender, colonialism, activism, trauma, body positivity, and agency, we will explore a variety of complicated topics that inform the ways in which we in the West consume and create yoga culture.

Each month when the new book is announced, participants will receive a list of guided questions to accompany the readings. The Yoga for Social Justice Book Club is 90 minutes long and open to all bodies, all ways.

Yoga for Social Justice Book Club – Reading List: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Rb_8magvutAVN7V_KkXyG319jFADOFmv9K1BjWA1FDk/edit 

Monthly 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’. It is said that 45 mins of Yoga Nidra is equivalent in benefits to 4 hours of traditional sleep.

Join Kayla Copeland for a sweet start to your week! 2nd Monday of every month

Monthly 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.

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.

Rock & Roll Restorative

INSTRUCTOR: Gwen Benjamin

DATE: Every 1st Friday

TIME: 7:15-8:30PM

COST: Regular Class Pricing

 

Relax into your weekend with a luxurious Restorative yoga class set to sweet-sounding music of the 90’s (think eclectic indie, alternative, classic rock, and hip hop). Gwen softly guides you through an immensely relaxing and gentle form of yoga that uses props (blankets, bolsters, blocks) to completely support and cradle the body into full relaxation. Restorative yoga leads the body and mind into deep stillness, where the full expression of its sweetness can be experienced. This rejuvenating yoga asana class not only replenishes and relaxes, it balances the nervous system, improves the immune system, and improves capacity for healing and balancing. This class is fun, accessible and beneficial for All ages, All bodies, All levels.