Saturday, August 23
1-3:30 pm Ropes for Back Care (limit 20)
4-5:30 pm Pranayama
Ropes for Back Care
Limited to 20 people, this 2.5 hour class will teach students with back issues how to use the ropes to elongate the spine and deepen their practice. Emphasis will be on shoulders, upper back and neck as well as the lower back.
Elise will lead the 1.5 hour class in basic pranayama techniques in restorative and lying down positions. Breathing is beneficial for everyone and especially for back care students who want to relieve tension and stretch and strengthen the intercostal muscles and core muscles of the abdomen and back.
Ropes + Pranayama $75
Pranayama only $30
Four-week series starts Friday September 5,
This 4-week series is for students who are interested in taking ongoing yoga for back care classes or other yoga classes at California Yoga Center. Students will learn how classical and modified yoga poses can benefit back conditions such as lower back pain, disc disease, sciatica, upper back and neck tightness, or asymmetry in the body due to scoliosis or other minor imbalances.
Series fee is $60.
Saturday, September 13 from 1-3 pm
Saturday, October 4 from 1-3 pm
Saturday, November 1 from 1-3 pm
Saturday, December 6 from 1-3 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.
Saturday, September 20 from 1-3 pm 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 or $35 on day of workshop
Friday-Sunday, September 26-28
Senior Iyengar teacher, Dean Lerner, is back at CYC to inspire our practice and deepen our understanding of the art and science of yoga. Participants should have at least one year of Iyengar yoga experience.
Dean is a gifted teacher and avid practitioner. He is well rooted in both technique and philosophy of yoga having travelled many times to India to study with the Iyengar family. He co-directs the Center for Well-Being in Lemont. He leads intensives and teacher trainings across the country. Dean's teaching style is clear and concise, comfortable and relaxed.
Friday, 9/26 from 6-8 pm
Practice of standing forward bends, inversions and restoratives
Saturday Morning, 9/27 from 9 am-12 pm
Practice of standing poses to backbends
Saturday Afternoon, 9/27 from 2:30-4:30 pm
Sunday, 9/28 from 1:30-4:30 pm
Practice of twists, seated forward bends and inversions
Early Bird Fee $230 (by September 12). After $250.
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.
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.