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 & TWEENS!

INSTRUCTOR: Ilana Ingber

DATE: Year Round!

DAY: Tuesdays (TWEENS ages 10+) and Thursdays (KIDS ages 5+)

TIME: 3:45 – 5:15pm

COST: $30 drop in / $150 for 6 classes / $295 for 12 classes

LOCATION: 3603 Portola Dr, located a few doors down & to the left of PPY, in our ‘movements’ studio

Kidding Around Yoga Teacher Training

INSTRUCTORS: Kidding Around Yoga

DATE: Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th

TIME: 9:30am – 5pm

COST: Click here to register!

LOCATION: Pleasure Point Movement, located a few doors down at 3603 Portola Dr.

 

 

Self Healing with Hadley Method Bodywork

INSTRUCTORS: Dr. Scott Hadley

DATE: Saturday, April 27th 

TIME: 1-3pm

COST: $45

LOCATION: Pleasure Point Yoga

 

 

FREE! Kidding Around Yoga Family Class

INSTRUCTORS: Kidding Around Yoga

DATE: Sunday, April 28th

TIME: 2-3pm

COST: FREE!

LOCATION: Pleasure Point Movement, located a few doors down at 3603 Portola Dr.

 

 

Bring the whole family for a fun, creative, blissful yoga class! This FREE class will introduce classic yoga, meditation, breath work, and stress-management in a kid-friendly style with original music, games, and imaginative stories. We have some mats on hand to borrow, but bring your own if you have. All ages are welcome!

Nada Yoga & Vinyasa Special Class

INSTRUCTORS: Josh Miller & Naushad Godrej

DATE: Sunday, April 28th

TIME: 12pm-2pm

COST: $20

 

Creativity Flow

INSTRUCTORS: Ilana Ingber

DATE: 4 Wednesdays in May : 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22

TIME: 7:30-8:45pm

COST: $20 drop in / $90 for full series

LOCATION: 3603 Portola Dr, a few doors down & to the left of PPY, in our ‘movements’ studio

 

ALUNA Breathwork 

INSTRUCTORS: Alex & Atilla 

DATE: Sunday, May 5th

TIME: 12-3pm

COST: $55

LOCATION: Please join us in the main yoga studio! 

 

Pranayama & Hands on Healing

INSTRUCTORS: Debora Cohen 

DATE: Saturday, May 11th

TIME: 9am – 12pm

COST: $45 in advance / $50 at the door

LOCATION: 3603 Portola Dr, located a few doors down and to the left of PPY, in our ‘movements’ studio

 

ALUNA Breathwork 

INSTRUCTORS: Alex & Atilla 

DATE: Saturday, May 18th

TIME: 2-5pm

COST: $55

LOCATION: 3603 Portola Dr, in our ‘movements’ studio, located down the hall & to the left of PPY’s main studio

 

RESONANCE: Yoga Nidra & Acupuncture for the Season

INSTRUCTORS: Kayla Copeland & Diana Moll L.Ac

DATE: Saturday, May 18th

TIME: 5-6:15pm

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

 

 

Aina Retreat

INSTRUCTORS: Pleasure Point Yoga, ALUNA, & Jana Kilgore Wellness

DATE: September 14th – 20th

COST: $2999. pp / Early Bird Rate (ends June 8th 2019) $2750. pp / $500 deposit to secure your spot! Payment plans available

LOCATION: Northshore Kauai

 

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!!!

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: FREE!

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.

Primal Strength Flow

INSTRUCTOR: Naushad Godrej

DATE: Tuesdays

TIME: 5:30-6:45

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

EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Bi Weekly

INSTRUCTOR: Cat McDaris

DATE: Every other Tuesday beginning 2/19

TIME: 6:30-8pm

COST: FREE! Donations accepted but not expected

LOCATION: Pleasure Point Movement, located a few doors down at 3603 Portola Dr.

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a self-healing modality that
combines aspects of Chinese medicine and modern psychology with
self-acceptance and unconditional love. EFT re-calibrates your brain’s
responses to stimuli, reprogramming your body and brain’s ability to
function properly. EFT can positively transform your life in ways you
never imagined possible.
All ages and levels welcomed. Donations
Please bring water to drink during class.
Bio : Cat McDaris is a student of the human spirit, heart and mind. In her
quest for alleviation from suffering and pain, she has found a calling
in caring for others and a strong desire to share her valuable life
tools for the benefit of humanity. She has and continues to practice
and share practical tools that shift old painful beliefs into loving
truths. “The lips of wisdom are closed except for the ears of
understanding.” Hermes Trismegistus

Flow Lab: A Movement Exploration

INSTRUCTOR: Naushad Godrej

DATE: Thursdays

TIME: 12:30-1:30pm

COST: FREE!

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

 

 

This all levels class is a practice of elevating into flow state and tapping into your inner power and creativity through mindful movement. Let go of self-judgement, embrace your inner child, and allow yourself to freely move. Elements of yoga, dance, fitness, Qi Gong, breathwork, and meditation are all combined and woven together. Each class will explore a different theme and related movements and begins with a warm-up focused on breath. You will be guided through movements to practice at your comfort level and then transition into free form movement expression. You are encouraged to explore and play around. You don’t need any prior movement experience, just yourself and an open mind. Come join and discover your flow!  

 

About Naushad

Naushad is passionate about helping people improve their health and resilience through body awareness and mindfulness practices. Naushad grew up playing sports in his youth and then Division I soccer at Santa Clara University while following his dream. His experiences on the field resulted in several life changing injuries that brought him through a journey of exploring a wide variety of therapies to rehab and manage chronic pain. After being inspired by many practitioners and curious to learn more about our ability to heal, Naushad left a job in the health tech industry and decided to pursue a path in health and wellness. The journey has led him to working in the fields of fitness, physical therapy, and massage therapy.

At the beginning of 2018, Naushad traveled to Central America to study yoga and meditation, and spent time volunteering at several retreat, wellness, and yoga centers. His experiences over the last year have greatly impacted his approach to teaching and incorporating the mind, body, and spirit into his work. He moved to Santa Cruz at the end of 2018 to continue his journey in health and wellness. As a teacher and coach, Naushad incorporates a holistic approach of functional strength, rehab, yoga, and mindfulness practices. He holds certifications in fitness (GMB), corrective exercise (NASM), massage therapy (CAMTC), holistic lifestyle coaching (CHEK Institute), and yoga (RYT-200).

Naushad enjoys discovering new hiking trails, water adventures, going to farmers markets and experimenting with recipes, dancing, practicing yoga, live music, playing pickup sports, and he is obsessed with cacao.

Click HERE for Flow Lab Video!

1st Friday: Bring a Friend for FREE!

INSTRUCTOR: Sally Arena & Gwen Benjamin

DATE: Every 1st Friday 

TIME: 5:30pm mixed flow AND 7:15pm restorative yoga

COST: Regular Class Pricing / FREE for first time friends

 

 

Join us EVERY 1st Friday of the Month! Grab your BFF and start your weekend off right at Pleasure Point Yoga for 5:30pm Flow AND 7:15pm Restorative Yoga!

**please note: for first time friends, only**