Classes and workshops for all ages and abilities since 1980

Pranayama Practice with Birgit Reimer

Saturday, November 1 from 2-4 pm
Saturday, December 6 from 2-4 pm

The monthly class will begin with restorative yoga poses to open the body and end with a meditation. The benefits of regular pranayama practice may include:
• strengthens the immune system
• increases lung capacity
• balances endocrine and nervous systems
• regulates slow/high blood pressure
• enhances deep physical and mental relaxation

All are welcome. Fee is $30 per session.

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In Depth with Headstand & Shoulderstand with Naomi Hiller Reynolds

Saturday, October 11 from 2-5 pm

In this first of three workshops, we will learn how to strengthen and stabilize the body to prepare and improve your practice of Sirsasana (headstand) and Salamba Sarvangasana (shoulderstand).
This class is for you if you want to:
• Learn these poses
• Eliminate any discomfort you have after practicing them
• Deepen your understanding of these poses.

Participants need at least 6 months experience practicing Setu Bhandha (bridge pose) and/or Salamba Sarvangasana (shoulderstand) at the wall. You aren't required to take all three classes, but each class will build upon what we learn.Time between sessions is to practice what we learn. Future sessions scheduled for January 10 and April 11, 2015.

Fee is $65 in advance or $75 at the door.

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YOGA for Shoulders, Neck & Upper Back with Joyce Anue

Saturday, October 25 from 1:30-4:30 pm

In this workshop designed for students and teachers, we will explore through practice, demonstration and observation:

1. How to safely increase flexibility (and possible causes of movement restrictions)
2. Posture sequences and actions to strengthen and stabilize these areas
3. How to modify poses and use props when pain or injury is present
4. How to tell when a student is ready for shoulderstand and headstand

Joyce Anue MS, PT is the director and founder of the YES yoga teacher training programs and has been teaching yoga for over 25 years. She is an orthopedic physical therapist with a specialty in yoga based therapeutic exercise and manual medicine for pain relief, physical rehab and injury prevention.For more information about her work visit her web site.

Fee is $70 in advance or $80 on day of event.

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Core Strength: Accessing the Pelvic Floor with Cator Shachoy

Saturday, November 8, from 1-4pm in Mountain View

Learning to access the pelvic floor can make you stronger, more flexible and supple as well as less prone to injury. Many health conditions can be improved by accessing the strength of the pelvic floor - including back pain, headaches, poor digestion, hormonal imbalances, and breathing issues to name a few. Through simple yoga poses and strengthening exercises we will learn to access the pelvic floor. This information goes beyond yoga class. It can be applied to any exercise routine as well as activities throughout your day. Six months yoga practice helpful. Teachers are also welcome.

Cator Shachoy js back at CYC. She began the practices of yoga, mindfulness meditation, and energy healing in 1990 to heal chronic illness. Through the regular practice of these disciplines, she recovered her strength and vitality. Cator has practiced and taught Iyengar yoga and Mindfulness Meditation for over 15 years and is a certified practitioner of Visionary Craniosacral Bodywork through the Milne Institute. For more information about her work visit her web site

Fee is $60 in advance, $70 on day of workshop

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Restorative Yoga with Lisa Robinson

Sunday, November 9, from 2-4pm in Mountain View

This Restorative Yoga workshop will focus on refreshing you - mind, body and spirit. With support, each pose will be held longer than usual to refresh and recharge the nervous system on a deeper level. All are welcome.

Fee is $25 in advance, $35 on day of workshop

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Experience the Ropes with Birgit Reimer

Saturday, November 15, from 1:30-4:30pm in Mountain View

This workshop is designed to help you get comfortable with yoga using wall ropes. We'll learn basic skills as we use the ropes in easy standing, seated, twisting poses and gentle back bends.

Working with the wall ropes has many advantages:

• Increases awareness of your alignment
• Helps with balance in the postures
• Allows for slow and deeper stretching
• Supports more focus in maintaining the pose: moving into, being and coming out
• Creates more space for breathing and organ function.

Fee is $60 in advance, $70 on day of workshop

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Workshop Registration

To pre-register for any of our workshops, mail or drop off your check to California Yoga Center.

Now you can also register online.

Checks for all workshops are made out to CYC. Please put the workshop name and date on your check.

CYC refund policy: No refunds one week prior to the event. For early cancellations, full refund less ten dollars.

For more workshop details contact the instructor or call CYC at 650-967-5702.

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