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Workshops

Intro Series Yoga for Back Care with Elise Miller

Series meets Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00 PM in Mountain View January 7, 14, 21, 28 & February 11 & 18.

This class 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 $100. You can register online, by mail or in the studio.

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In Depth Study with Headstand & Shoulderstand with Naomi Hiller Reynolds

Saturday, January 10, 2:00-4:00 PM, in Mountain View

This In Depth Study workshop is part of a series meeting regularly throughout the year to build up your practice of two fundamental asana, Salamba Sirsasana (headstand) and Salamba Sarvangasana (shoulder stand). Each session will review material from previous classes and then build from that. There will be an emphasis on preparing and strengthening the body and mind for practicing Sirsasana and Sarvagasana, resulting in a deeper understanding physically, intellectually and energetically for each student.

This workshop will:

- Give in depth instructions on the anatomy and physiology
- Help eliminate any discomfort you may experience in the poses
- Deepen your understanding of Sirsasana and Sarvangasana

Participants should have at least 6 months experience practicing Setu Bhandha (bridge pose) and/or Sarvangasana (shoulder stand) at the wall. Workshops are available on a drop-in basis. Please email instructor to confirm.

Future session scheduled for June 7 and September 12 , 2015.

Fee for each workshop is $55 in advance or $65 at the door.

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Understanding the Vayus with Joyce Anue

Saturday January 17, 2:00-5:00 PM in Mountain View

According to yoga and ayurveda, there are five main wind like energies (called prana vayus) which are essential to the healthy function of our entire system. Understanding the science of Vayu helps us to see, correct and skillfully work with the subtle energetic body as well as the physical body and it's systems. Prana and Apana vayu are two of the most important and will be covered extensively.

The conscious application of bandha and breath during asana and pranayama serve to enhance and appropriately direct these vayus and will be explored within the context of a complete practice that includes preparatory activities, asana, breath work and meditation. We will explore how the true transformational power of yoga occurs through a reversal process in which the energies of prana and apana are brought together to meet in the lower belly.

The workshop will be 1/3 theory and 2/3 practice. Eating a light lunch is advised. This workshop is open to students and teachers with a minimum of 2 years practice and a solid foundation in the basic standing and seated poses and ujayi breathing. Not appropriate for students with respiratory difficulties, heart problems including unmedicated high blood pressure and students who are pregnant, nursing or menstruating.

Fee is $65 in advance or $75 on day of workshop.

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Restorative Yoga with Lisa Robinson

Sunday January 25, 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 or $35 on day of workshop

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Therapy workshop with Lois Steinberg

February 4-6 Feb 4, Wednesday
2:30- 3:00 pm Introductions review of course
3:00- 4:00 pm How to conduct an interview/assessment
4:15- 5:15 pm Subject interviews
5:30- 7:00pm Writing sequences

February 5, Thursday
10:00am- noon Supine/prone asanas
2:00- 5:00pm Forward extensions/inversions
5:30- 7:00pm Yoga Therapy Class with student subjects

February 6, Friday
Noon- 2:00pm Backward extensions/inversions
4:00-5:30pm Yoga Therapy Class with student subjects

Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructors are invited to join Senior Iyengar instructor, Lois Steinberg for a 14-hour therapy workshop working with student subjects. Program includes conducting interviews and assessments and writing sequences.

Students with challenging conditions such as heart conditions, cancer and other diseases, or serious lower back, neck, shoulder or knee issues are invited to participate as "student subjects". Priority to student subjects who are currently Iyengar Yoga practitioners attending gentle yoga and back care classes.. Student subjects will be required to fill out a Student Information form to determine eligibility. See back page of PDF.

All registration by mail and payment by check made out to California Yoga Center.
Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers $280
Student subjects $40

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Iyengar Yoga with Lois Steinberg

Friday, February 6 - Sunday February 8 in Mountain View

This weekend with Lois is an amazing opportunity for Bay Area yoga students and teachers to study with one of the top Iyengar yoga teachers in the U.S. Students with at least one year of yoga experience are most welcome. Lois has over 35 years of study, practice, and teaching experience. She has an advanced level of Iyengar certification which was awarded directly by BKS Iyengar.

Based on her study and sustained practice, Lois infuses her teaching with a genuine enthusiasm for the work of BKS Iyengar and his family. She strives to emphasize and exemplify whole-body transformation through the joy of regular immersion in practice. Lois is direct, dynamic, clear, focused, engaging, gently humorous, and an invaluable resource for understanding the healing potential of yoga.

Fee full workshop is $230 in advance, $250 after Jan 24. Individual sessions Friday $60, Saturday $140, Sunday $85.

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Pranayama Practice with Birgit Reimer

Saturday February 21, 2:00-4:00 pm in Mountain View

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.

Register Online

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Pranayama Practice with Birgit Reimer

Saturday, March 14, 2:00-4:00 pm in Mountain View

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.

Register Online

Registration Form - PDF

Yoga for Scoliosis Part 1 with Elise Miller

Friday, March 20 - Sunday, March 22 in Mountain View

The workshop is appropriate for beginning and intermediate students, and for teachers wanting to assist their students who have scoliosis. Teachers are invited to bring their students with scoliosis to the workshop. This 10 hour Part I workshop is an opportunity for teachers to begin the 20-hour course requirement + practicum to become a Yoga for Scoliosis Training.

Friday March 20, 6:00-8:30 pm
Elise will discuss the physical and psychological causes and effects of scoliosis, identify different patterns of scoliosis, and introduce how to approach yoga for someone with scoliosis

Saturday March 21, 12:30-5:00 pm
Sunday March 22, 1:30-4:30 pm

On Saturday and Sunday, yoga poses that are most beneficial for scoliosis will be taught. The emphasis will be on standing poses, back strengtheners, simple twists and breath awareness. Adjustments and props will be used to assist participants to work with their own scoliosis.

Full workshop fee is $250.
Individual Sessions:
Friday $75.
Saturday $135.
Sunday $90.

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In Depth Study with Headstand & Shoulderstand with Naomi Hiller Reynolds

Saturday, April 11, 2:00-4:00 PM, in Mountain View

This In Depth Study workshop is part of a series meeting regularly throughout the year to build up your practice of two fundamental asana, Salamba Sirsasana (headstand) and Salamba Sarvangasana (shoulder stand). Each session will review material from previous classes and then build from that. There will be an emphasis on preparing and strengthening the body and mind for practicing Sirsasana and Sarvagasana, resulting in a deeper understanding physically, intellectually and energetically for each student.

This workshop will:
- Give in depth instructions on the anatomy and physiology
- Help eliminate any discomfort you may experience in the poses
- Deepen your understanding of Sirsasana and Sarvangasana

Participants should have at least 6 months experience practicing Setu Bhandha (bridge pose) and/or Sarvangasana (shoulder stand) at the wall. Workshops are available on a drop-in basis. Please email instructor to confirm.

Future session scheduled for June 7 and September 12 , 2015.

Fee for each workshop is $55 in advance or $65 at the door.

Register Online

Registration Form - PDF

Pranayama Practice with Birgit Reimer

Saturday April 18, 2;00-4:00 pm in Mountain View

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.

Register Online

Registration Form - PDF

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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