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Seeing and Understanding Bodies 2023

with Gay White

8 Seminars 

January  7- Dec 2 (Not May, July, Aug & Nov)
First Saturday of the Month

2:00-5:00 pm

*These seminars may only be taken as a series.

$440 for 8 seminars


I– Saturday, January 7, 2–5pm
In this seminar, we will explore basic questions of alignment.
II – Saturday, February 4, 2–5pm
In this seminar, we will focus on the feet and ankles, especially in standing poses.
III – Saturday, March 4, 2–5pm
In this seminar, we will explore the proper alignment of the knees and legs.
IV – Saturday, April 8, 2–5pm
This seminar will consider the alignment of the pelvis and develop awareness of the sacrum and tailbone.
V – Saturday, June 3, 2–5pm
In this seminar, we will discuss the imporance of the inner groins and the iliopsoas.
VI – Saturday, September 9, 2–5pm
This seminar will cover various aspects of the thorax, with particular focus on the sternum and collarbones.
VII – Saturday, October 7, 2–5pm
We will explore the relationship betweenn the arms and shoulder blades, and will also consider the elbows, wrists and hands.
VIII – Saturday, December 2, 2–5pm
In our final seminar, we will consider the head and neck, with particular emphasis on the cervical curve.


Gay White worked closely with Donald Moyer, both as an assistant in these seminars for many years and as a grateful asana student working with these ideas.


Breathing Awareness

with Gay White

8-week Seminar on Mondays
January 9 - February 27 | 
5:45–7:15 pm  

$256 (in-person and on Zoom)

Each class will begin with supported and restorative poses to relax the pelvis and open the chest. We will then practice breathing awareness and basic pranayama. There will be time for discussion.  This class is open to anyone who is interested in learning relaxation skills.


Gay White worked closely with Donald Moyer, both as an assistant in these seminars for many years and as a grateful asana student working with these ideas.

Developing a Home Practice

with Mary Lou Weprin

4-week Seminar on Tuesdays
February 7, 14, 21, 28 | 
5:45–7:15 pm  

$130 (in-person and on Zoom)

Mary Lou Weprin will teach a four-week seminar on how to organize and sequence your home practice.  We will talk about how to structure a practice session, from time-management to effective warm-ups and preps for the main poses you plan to practice.  We will explore important poses in all the pose categories around which a practice can be structured.  Suggestions will be given for
ways to vary practices.  During the class, we will create some practice sequences that participants can do each week. 

This course is open to those enrolled in the first year of the Advanced Studies Program, and to others who are interested in establishing a home practice routine, whether for 30 minutes a day, or 1 or 2 hour sessions.


Mary Lou Weprin is Associate Director with Gay White of the Yoga Room’s Advanced Studies Program, and has been involved in supporting the Yoga Room Community’s practice endeavors for over 30 years.  She teaches on-going classes and workshops for all levels.

Yoga for Osteoporosis

Series 1: The Original 12 Poses

with Betty Aten
Saturday, February 25 | 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. pst 
$45 (in-person only) / all practice workshop, limited to 12 participants

The results of a 10-year study, which measured the effect of yoga on improving bone density for those with osteoporosis or osteopenia, showed that approximately 83 per cent of the participants showed improvement. The enrollees practiced a prescribed series of 12 traditional poses, specifically chosen for their positive effect on maintaining and improving bone health. The sequence was developed by the study’s lead investigator, Dr. Loren Fishman, MD. In this workshop you will practice each of the 12 poses at the appropriate level for you, and also receive personal feedback from the instructor.


Betty Aten traveled to New York City in 2016 to become the first Yoga for Osteoporosis certified teacher in Northern California. She taught Yoga for Bone Health classes at 4th Street Yoga until it closed, and now offers classes at her private studio, “just YOGA” in Berkeley. She teaches with precision, warmth and encouragement.


Winter Intensive

with Mary Lou Weprin
Saturday-Sunday, February 18-19 | 10am-12 noon, and 2-4pm   


Please join us for our annual Winter Intensive. Morning sessions will focus on Standing Poses, Backbends and some Inversions, and afternoons will be more relaxing with Restoratives, Inversions and Forward Bends. Participants should be familiar with Headstand, Shoulderstand, and Urdhva Dhanurasana. Open to students who regularly attend a Level 2–4 or 3–5 class at the Yoga Room, are graduates or currently enrolled in the Advanced Studies Program, or by permission of the instructor.


Mary Lou Weprin's Intensives allow more time to enjoy these poses within the framework of a fully balanced practice.

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