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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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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Introduction to Yoga: A six-week series with Richard Weinapple

Starts Thursday, November 6 from 8-9 am

Students will learn basics of introductory level poses and how to practice them safely. Ideal for those new or returning to yoga.

Series will meet on November 6, 13, 20 & December 4, 11, 18.

Series fee is $ 84. Drop-in $20.

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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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Yoga for Centering with Osha Hanfling

Sunday, December 7 from 1:30-4:30 pm

Join Osha in exploring asanas and sequencing that can ground you and deepen your practice during the holidays. The intention of this practice will be to nourish us, lighten our spirit and help up maintain our inner peace at a time that is easy to be pulled away from our center. Starting with supine postures, we'll let them evolve into a wide range of postures from inversions to seated, standing and back extensions. Workshop participants should have at least one year of Iyengar yoga experience.

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