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– WORKSHOPS –

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

GRADUATE SEMINAR:
Circularity in Asana

Movement in Yoga Series 

with Mary Lou Weprin

Saturday, March 2 | 2:00 - 5:00 pm

$65 (in-person and online)

The body is multi-dimensional and our yoga practice can reflect this. We can learn to move around the joints to enhance joint health and create more space, avoiding narrow, angular movements. The organs are multidimensional and benefit from this kind of breathable, circular space. We will create circular space in standing, seated, inverted and twisting poses.

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Mary Lou Weprin is Co-Director with Gay White of The Yoga Room’s Advanced Studies Program, and enjoys supporting the Yoga Room community in its practice endeavors.

Move Better - Feel Better

with Sandra Razieli

Sunday, March 3  | 5:30 - 7:00 pm

$20  (in-person only)

Join Sandra Razieli to explore yoga-based postures and movements through the lenses of applied neurology and bio-mechanics. We will pay particular attention to our sense of how we move in space (proprioception), how our brain understands what we see (vision), and our relationship with balance and spatial orientation (vestibular acuity). Along with feeling better, this class will give you the opportunity to discover something new about the way you move.

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Grounded in yoga, Sandra Razieli teaches a multi-modality movement practice to guide people to move better so that they can feel better and live better. For the past number of years, she has been studying how functional neurology can be integrated into a yoga practice to support people to create changes in everyday habits of movement that lead to overall well-being. She is a former teacher and student of The Yoga Room and has been a certified yoga instructor since 2001. She currently lives on Maui where she teaches in person and on Zoom. You can find more about Sandra at www.raziyoga.com

Yoga for Osteoporosis:
The Hows and Whys Yoga is Good for Bone Health

with Betty Aten

Saturday, March 16  | 2:00 - 4:00 pm

$55  (in-person only / limited to 16)

This workshop is based on the long term study conducted by Loren Fishman, MD, who found that the majority of those practicing a specific set of 12 poses over a two-year period, had measurable improvement in their bone density. It will begin with a discussion of bone health, the difference between bone density and bone quality, how to interpret DXA scan results, which are the basis for diagnosis, and how to practice safely when you have osteoporosis or osteopenia. The rest of the workshop will be devoted to practicing the 12 recommended poses in a safe and beneficial way. The workshop is appropriate for all levels.

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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.

Developing a Home Practice

with Gay White

Saturday, March 30  | 2:00 - 4:00 pm

$55  (in-person only)

We will explore how to begin practicing yoga at home without a class. We'll look at structure, timing, motivation, steadiness and an all around balanced practice by day and by month. Together we'll create a practice for relaxation and a practice for strength and look at individual circumstances. Everyone welcome.

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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 wis Donald Moyer. Gay's classes and workshops are dedicated to alignment and awareness in an open-hearted, safe and creative mixed-level learning community.

INTENSIVES

– INTENSIVES –

Winter Practice Intensive

with Mary Lou Weprin

Friday, February 16: 2:00–4:00 pm
Saturday, February 17: 9:30–11:30 am and 2:00–4:00 pm
Sunday, February 18: 9:30 am—noon

$230 

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.

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

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