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– WORKSHOPS –

Zoom links for online classes will be sent to you close to the Workshop date. 

A Benefit to Honor the Life of Thara Srinivasan

Intro to Wild Goose Qigong

with Nicole Stone

Saturday, June 8  | 2:00 - 4:00 pm

$40-100 donation  (in-person / Studio A)

To honor the life of The Yoga Room teacher Thara Srinivasan and to raise funds for her family, we will gather to move joyfully in community. Thara was a bright, gentle & creative spirit and explorer of many movement healing arts, including various forms of yoga, qigong and breath work. Whether you knew Thara or not, you are most welcome to attend this workshop to experience the beautiful and graceful movements of Wild Goose Qigong. After a full warm-up, we will explore The Twelve Treasures, the basic exercises of the form, as well as learn the first section of Wild Goose Set One to balance the yin and yang in our bodies. You will leave with a refreshed and calm spirit. 

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Nicole Stone is a lover of movement and embodied spiritual practice. Yoga has been in her life since she happened upon a class in 1997. She has a background in Dance and for the last 13 years has studied and taught Qigong. Nicole teaches weekly outdoor Qigong classes and Yoga classes at The Yoga Room.

Yoga for Osteoporosis | Series 1: the First 12 Poses

with Betty Aten

Saturday,  June 15  | 2:00 - 4:00 pm

$55 (in-person)

This is a practice-only workshop of the original 12 yoga poses that were found to be beneficial for bone health, based on the results of a ten-year study conducted by Dr. Loren Fishman of the Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic. Information about how to practice safely when you have been diagnosed with osteoporosis or osteopenia will be taught, as well as, pointers for how to practice the poses for maximum benefit. Different levels of difficulty will be offered making this workshop appropriate for all levels.

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Betty Aten has been practicing yoga for 25 years, and teaching for 15. In 2016, she traveled to NYC to trainπ directly by Dr Loren Fishman, to become the first Northern CA teacher to earn a Yoga for Osteoporosis teaching certificate. She offers on-going classes and workshops on keeping bones healthy, based on the Fishman Method. She teaches with warmth, encouragement, precision and a sense of humor.

Introduction to Yoga

with Nicole Stone

Saturday, June 22  | 2:00 - 4:00 pm

$55  (in-person / Studio A)

Whether you are completely new to yoga or are simply rusty, this workshop will provide an excellent foundation on which to begin or re-engage your practice. We will learn the basic movements and poses so that you can practice with a solid, safe ground of understanding in your body. Each person will receive individual attention. We will practice to experience stability, strength and vitality as well as the joy of yoga.

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Nicole Stone is a lover of movement and embodied spiritual practice. Yoga has been in her life since she happened upon a class in 1997. She has a background in Dance and for the last 13 years has studied and taught Qigong. Nicole teaches Level 1-3 classes at The Yoga Room.

Yoga for Osteoporosis | A Special 4-Week Series

with Betty Aten

Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1   | 12:00 - 1:30 pm

$25 each class / $85 for the series  (in-person)

Please join me for the special 4-week series focusing on how to practice yoga safely when you have osteoporosis, osteopenia, or are at high risk of developing the condition. Each class will build upon the poses taught in the previous class, so it would be helpful, but not mandatory, to sign up for all four classes. In addition to practicing the recommended poses to build bone health, we will cover posture, balance and fall prevention, as the majority of fractures are caused by falls. This series is appropriate for anyone interested in building or maintaining bone health. You do not need to have osteoporosis or osteopenia!

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Betty Aten has been practicing yoga for 25 years, and teaching for 15. In 2016, she traveled to NYC to trainπ directly by Dr. Loren Fishman, to become the first Northern CA teacher to earn a Yoga for Osteoporosis teaching certificate. She offers on-going classes and workshops on keeping bones healthy, based on the Fishman Method. She teaches with warmth, encouragement, precision and a sense of humor.

Relieve Jaw Tension with Yoga & Mindfulness

with Cator Shachoy

Sunday, July 28  | 12:30 - 3:30 pm

$65  (in-person and online)

Join us as we explore how to relieve jaw tension with yoga & mindfulness. Class time includes yoga asana, mindfulness practices and 4 core actions connecting your jaw, shoulders, hips, and feet as well as gentle facial self-massage. You will learn about the many causes and repercussions of jaw tension and how to support yourself. If you clench or grind, this workshop is for you!

**Jaw Tension can be a factor in many conditions including headaches, sinusitis, sciatica, digestive and hormonal disorders. Come and learn why this is so and how to bring relief.

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Cator Shachoy is the author of "The TMJ Handbook: A Therapeutic Guide to Relieving Jaw Tension and Pain with Yoga and Mindfulness", available from Shambhala publications August 2024. She has practiced yoga, meditation and craniosacral therapy since 1990. Cator has an inclusive private practice working with all ages and teaches workshops around the SF Bay and beyond.  www.catorshachoy.com.

INTENSIVES

– INTENSIVES –

July Practice Intensive 2024

with Mary Lou Weprin

Thursday through Sunday, July 4–7

Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 9:30 - 11:30 am and  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday: 9:30 am - noon
 

$50 each class/$350 for the series; please register for 2 or more classes.  

(in-person and on Zoom)

Contact Mary Lou to reserve a space in person at mweprin@comcast.net.

Our 34th annual Yoga Room Practice Intensive will help you deepen your yoga practice, further your work on more challenging poses, and develop your skills. You are eligible for this Intensive if you: regularly attend a Level 2–4 or 3–5 class at The Yoga Room, are a graduate of or currently enrolled in the Advanced Studies Program, or by permission of the instructor.

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August Intensive 2024

with Gay White

Thursday through Sunday, August 8–11

Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 10:00 am - noon and  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday: 9:30 am - noon
 

$50 each class/$350 for the series; please register for 2 or more classes.  

(in-person and on Zoom)

Over the four days we will relax into awareness and explore what it feels like to be strong, centered and awake. Learn breathing and relaxation skills as well as practicing challenging sequences and asanas. This Intensive is open to those with a year of yoga experience

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