– WORKSHOPS –

The Zoom link will be sent to you close to the Workshop date. 

 
 

Yoga in Breast Cancer Survivorship:

A Class Series for Those with a History of Breast Cancer

with Debbie Gilman & Jason Hardage
Mondays, September 12 - October 15

5:45-7:15 pm

4 class series - $110 / single class- $30

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Sequencing to Hanumanasana 

with Mary Lou Weprin

Saturday, October 8

2:00-4:00 pm

$45 (in-person and on Zoom)

Our rounded practice will focus on various ways to work towards Hanumanasana and other related poses. There will be appropriate warm-ups and preparations, some standing poses, and particular backbends and leg stretches to make Hanumanasana more accessible. Participants will be encouraged to use suggested props for safety and ease. Participants should have at least one year of Iyengar yoga and have familiarity with headstand, shoulderstand and some backbending asanas.

There are a limited number of in-studio spots available.  Please let Mary Lou know if you wish to attendin person (mweprin@comcast.net)

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Mary Lou Weprin has been teaching ongoing classes at all levels at The Yoga Room since 1980, and is Co-Director of The Yoga Room’s Advanced Studies Program. She leads an ongoing Advanced Practice Class for teachers and long-time students over the year, and offers Intensives to allow more time to enjoy these poses within the framework of a fully balanced practice.

Zen Meditation on the Bodhisattva's Joyful Practice in the World of Suffering

with Reb Anderson

 

October 11 - November 22

Tuesdays, 7:00- 8:45 pm / pacific time

7 classes $126 / single class $20

We will begin each session with quiet sitting together followed by teachings and discussion.

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Tenshin Reb Anderson is Senior Dharma Teacher and former Abbot of San Francisco Zen Center. He is the author of Warm Smiles from Cold Mountains, Being Upright: Zen Meditation and the Bodhisattva Precepts, and The Third Turning of the Wheel: Wisdom of the Samdhinirmocana Sutra.

Yoga in Breast Cancer Survivorship:

A Workshop for Teachers

with Debbie Gilman & Jason Hardage
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Saturday, October 15

2:00-4:00 pm

$45 (in-person and on online)

Yoga can be an incredibly supportive practice for those who are looking to restore their health and sense of well-being after completing active treatment for breast cancer. In this workshop, teachers will learn a framework for designing yoga classes for those with a history of breast cancer, including common symptoms (do you know the most common symptom in cancer survivors in general?) and how yoga can help to address them, as well as precautions and other considerations in tailoring practices to students' specific needs. Teachers will also learn about members of the students' healthcare team, their roles, and how to collaborate with them. Teachers, those with a history of breast cancer, and family and friends are welcome to participate.

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Debbie Gilman. M.A., ERYT 500, has been teaching at The Yoga Room since 2000, is on the faculty of the Advanced Studies Program there, and co-owns Innate Chiropractic & Wellness Studio in Albany. A life-long teacher, she loves sharing the movement-based mindfulness practice of yoga with her students. In recent years Debbie has been studying the history of yoga to deepen her understanding of the practice.

 

Jason Hardage, a physical therapist for 20 years, is board certified in geriatric and neurologic physical therapy through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He is also a registered yoga teacher (RYT 200) through Yoga Alliance and a PWR!Moves Certified Therapist for people with Parkinson's disease through Parkinson Wellness Recovery (www.pwr4life.org). He works with older adults with chronic health conditions and people of all ages with neurologic conditions, including stroke and other types of acquired brain injury, Parkinson's disease, and multiple sclerosis. He also works with people with chronic pain and cancer. 

Seeing and Understanding Bodies 2023

with Gay White

8 Seminars 

January  7- Dec 2,  2022 (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.

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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.

– INTENSIVES –

August Intensive / Asana & Pranayama

with Gay White

Friday through Sunday, August 19-21, 2022

Friday and Saturday:  10:00am-noon and 2:00-4:00pm / Sunday:  9:00am—noon

$45 each classes / $220 for the series

Online and In-Person as possible

Working with yoga asana and pranayama to make room for an inner sense of balance and equilibrium. Over the 5 classes we will relax into awareness and explore various aspects and ideas of the body's central core channel. Turning our mind and breath into the inner and outer body in the asanas can create a centered sense of well being and peace.

 

We will practice standing poses, active asanas, restorative asanas and pranayama. This is a slow gentle practice with more advanced options offered as appropriate.Take time to rebuild, refresh and enjoy moving and sharing the joy of yoga.

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Gay White, Director of The Yoga Room and Co-Director of The Yoga Room's Advanced Studies Program, has taught yoga in the Bay Area since 1991. Her longtime teacher, Donald Moyer, taught with great joy and shared his work and understanding with many students. Gay's classes and workshops are dedicated to alignment and awareness in an open-hearted, safe and creative mixed-level learning community.