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~

Chakra Balancing: A Five Dimensional Experience

INSTRUCTORS: Yogi Sikri and Kelly Kramer

DATE: Saturday, August 25th

TIME: 4:00-6:00pm

COST: $35

Find balance at a physical, emotional, and spiritual level with Yogi Sikri (RYT-200) and Kelly Kramer (CMT, RYT). This is a yoga practice combined with powerful mantra, color, visualization, essential oils, healing stones, and sacred music to work on the seven energy centers. Come treat yourself!

 

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Inhale Love, Exhale Love

INSTRUCTOR: Aimee Joy Nitzberg

DATE: Friday, August 17th

TIME: 7:15 – 9:00pm

COST: $25

 

Join Aimee Joy for a delightful Friday evening of Yoga. Unwind and set yourself right for the weekend with a steady and light asana practice.
Plus we’ll be deepening the wells of your philosophical inquiries into sense of Self along the way. The questions: “Who Am I? Who Am I Now?” arise over and over again for us on the mat and in our life. We’ll address why that’s important, as well as the tools and attitudes we use to search for guidance and knowledge throughout our practice.  This process shines reflections of truth, wisdom, compassion, and loving awareness from heart to mind; and makes the body feel radiant.

(ALL LEVELS WELCOME)

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Heart Beating Yoga

INSTRUCTOR: Aimee Joy Nitzberg

DATE: Saturday, August 18th

TIME: 1:00 – 3:00pm

COST: $35

 

Stretch, Sweat and Breathe it Out

“Yoga is 99% Practice and 1% Theory” ~Pattabhi Jois. Well, ya! If you’re not practicing, you are not practicing. However, you can always begin again. Consistent and steady practice gives you the strength to flex your muscles, bend your body, and breathe into places you never even knew you could access. You even practice dying on the mat a little, in every practice during savasana, corpse pose: letting it all go! The takeaway is learning a process to have for your whole life, a place for deep refuge, healing, forgiveness and release.
It becomes easier to come back to peace, equanimity and balance rather than existing in fight or flight, in all aspects of life, when we practice yoga. But we won’t be thinking our way there…we’re going to dive into it – in our bodies – through asana. Join us for a luxurious, 2 hour Saturday Vinyasa Flow, plus slow stretches at the end, and an extended savasana…a direct, 99%+++ experience of Yoga!
(Sweaty Flow Level – Mixed Levels Welcome)

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Refuge of the Yin Yoga Heart

INSTRUCTOR: Aimee Joy Nitzberg

DATE: Saturday, August 18th

TIME: 4:00 – 6:00pm

COST: $35

 

Slow It Down, Sweetie

Until we are able to actually slow down and approach stillness, we cannot perceive the depths of our Soul. To some this sounds so inviting, to others so daunting. Either way, the truth is, in today’s overstimulated, overpopulated, overstressed society it is actually a necessity. Stillness and the ability to relax is essential for health, well being, mental clarity and focus. It is medicine for your body, mind and soul. So please come on in and stop, drop, and roll out the mat!

How can we stay healthy if we’re always moving, multitasking, running high 24 hours a day, and the mind thinking-thinking-thinking to match the pace? We cannot.  Your nervous system begs for calm, quiet, ease, rest. And while we slow down, we can get quiet, and we can hear more. We’ll use this space for contemplation on checking in and cleaning up our own personal house of ethics a little, since Yamas are the very first step, in the very first limb, of Yoga.
Slow it down, and get back to (or gain exposure to) foundational, philosophical basics in your practice and in your relationships to non-violence, truthfulness, non-stealing, non-grasping and walking in God-consciousness.
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Heart Space To Go

INSTRUCTOR: Aimee Joy Nitzberg

DATE: Sunday, August 19th

TIME: 2:00 – 4:15pm

COST: $55

 

How to Practice Yin at Home
If you come away from this session and start practicing an extra 20 minutes of Yin Yoga at home, once a week, it will change your life! We’ll talk about the importance of creating and setting the space; and why Soucha (Cleanliness) counts in practice, as well as intention.
Together we’ll address the obstacles to practicing at home and how to overcome them. Instructions, tools and techniques for your own short morning practice will be included, as well developing the skills and mindset to feel confident, motivated and empowered about diving into longer, deeper regular practice at home. This class will include a wonderful, silent yin yoga practice.

*Bring your own journal with you

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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.

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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POP UP! Beach Yoga

INSTRUCTOR: Kayla Copeland

DATE: Sunday, August 26th

TIME: 9:30am

LOCATION: Sunny Cove Beach

COST: Regular class pricing – preregistration is encouraged

Join us for one of our favorite sandy, summer treats! Beach Yoga!

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