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February 5, 2013

Tell us what you think!

Hearing your feedback, we’re thinking about making a change to our class schedule.  Vote here to help us decide!

 

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By Kerri Stimson

Posted in Articles, Community News | 6 COMMENTS |

February 5, 2013

Welcome, Paulina!

 

Yoga Garden is happy to welcome, Paulina!  A Yoga Garden Teacher Training Program alumnus, our newest yoga instructor will be teaching our newest yoga class, Yoga en Español.

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By Kerri Stimson

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February 5, 2013

Saturday Night Time Change

Laurie Sleep’s Saturday night Vinyasa class at Yoga Garden SF will be moving from its 6:30-7:45 time slot to 6:00-7:15 starting Saturday, February 16th.

See the rest of Laurie’s schedule and register for classes here!

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By Kerri Stimson

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January 25, 2013

Yoga en Español–una nueva clase

Yoga in Spanish–A new class at Yoga Garden San Francisco!

Beginning February 6th–Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30

Join bilingual yoga instructor Paulina Chandani Julian for an alignment-based Hatha/Iyengar class conducted in Spanish.  Paulina is a new addition to the Yoga Garden faculty.  Originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, she has studied yoga in Mexico, New York and now, as a recent graduate of Yoga Garden’s 200-hour Yoga Alliance® Teacher Training program, San Francisco.  We think Paulina’s precise, focused style of teaching translates well in any language. more »

By Kerri Stimson

Posted in Announcements, Articles, Community News | 1 COMMENT |

January 25, 2013

Yoga Tune Up® Level 1 Certification Program with Jill Miller

Limited Space Remaining!

Jill Miller, Yoga Tune Up® founder, leads Level 1 Teacher Training immersion at Yoga Garden SF!

The Yoga Tune Up® Level 1 70 hour Certification Program strikes a balance between the worlds of Yoga and fitness, attracting trainees of all ages and body types. It breaks down the nuts and bolts of human movement by using a yogic lens of awareness, conscious relaxation, and proper breathing techniques. more »

By Kerri Stimson

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January 24, 2013

Introduction to Yogic Philosophy

Curious about the eight limbs of yoga? Wondering about the concepts of vairagya and avidya? Want to know the difference between Hatha yoga and Bhakti yoga, or why your teacher keeps bringing up the Bhagavad Gita in the classroom?

Saturday, March 23rd Karen Macklin is ready to answer your questions!  This 3-hour class will cover some of the most popular philosophical concepts that are brought up in the modern yoga room, and serve as a jumping off point for further study on the yogic path.

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By Kerri Stimson

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January 22, 2013

2013-14 Mysore Practice Moon Days

As is the custom with the Mysore practice, there will be no practice on these follow days of either the full or new moon:

January

  • Friday, January 11 New
  • Sunday, January 27 Full

February

  • Sunday, February 10 New
  • Monday, February 25 Full

March

  • Monday, March 11 New
  • Wednesday, March 27 Full

April

  • Wednesday, April 10 New
  • Thursday, April 25 Full

May

  • Friday, May 10 New
  • Friday, May 24 Full

June

  • Sunday, June 9 New
  • Sunday, June 23 Full

July

  • Monday, July 8 New
  • Monday, July 22 Full

August

  • Tuesday, August 6 New
  • Tuesday, August 20 Full

September

  • Thursday, September 5 New
  • Thursday, September 19 Full

October

  • Friday, October 4 New
  • Friday, October 18 Full

November

  • Sunday, November 3 New
  • Sunday, November 17 Full

December

  • Monday, December 2
  • Tuesday, December 17
January
New MoonNew Moon – Jan 1, 2014 – 11:15 (GMT)
full moonFull Moon – Jan 16, 2014 – 4:54 (GMT)
full moonNew Moon – Jan 30, 2014 – 21:41 (GMT) – second new moon in January
February
New MoonNew Moon – No new moon this month
full moonFull Moon – Feb 14, 2014 – 23:55 (GMT)
March
New MoonNew Moon – Mar 1, 2014 – 8:03 (GMT)
full moonFull Moon– Mar 16, 2014 – 17:11 (GMT)
full moonNew Moon – Mar 30, 2014 – 18:48 (GMT) – second new moon in March
April
full moonFull Moon – Apr 15, 2014 – 7:45 (GMT)
New MoonNew Moon – Apr 29, 2014 – 6:18 (GMT)
May
full moonFull Moon – May 14, 2014 – 19:19 (GMT)
New MoonNew Moon – May 28, 2014 – 18:43 (GMT)
June
full moonFull Moon – Jun 13, 2014 – 4:14 (GMT)
New MoonNew Moon – Jun 27, 2014 – 8:11 (GMT)
July
full moonFull Moon – Jul 12, 2014 – 11:27 (GMT)
New MoonNew Moon – Jul 26, 2014 – 22:43 (GMT)
August
full moonFull Moon – Aug 10, 2014 – 18:11 (GMT)
New MoonNew Moon – Aug 25, 2014 – 14:13 (GMT)
September
full moonFull Moon – Sept 9, 2014 – 1:39 (GMT)
New MoonNew Moon – Sept 24, 2014 – 6:14 (GMT)
October
full moonFull Moon – Oct 8, 2014 – 10:51 (GMT)
New MoonNew Moon – Oct 23, 2014 – 21:56 (GMT)
November
full moonFull Moon – Nov 6, 2014 – 22:23 (GMT)
New MoonNew Moon – Nov 22, 2014 – 12:32 (GMT)
December
full moonFull Moon – Dec 6, 2014 – 12:27 (GMT)
New MoonNew Moon – Dec 22, 2014 – 1:36 (GMT)
By David Nelson

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January 22, 2013

REFINERY 29: Om-Mazing S.F. Yoga Classes

Yoga Garden

A jazz club in the ‘30s, the original home of KQED, and also a Dominican chapel, the Victorian house that Yoga Garden is in has been a rich part of San Francisco for some time — you can just feel the history! And the sound quality? It’s amazing, making your oms really travel through the room. The studio is spacious — it takes up three floors and the entrance is through the back door. The curvy pathway makes Yoga Garden feel like a charming retreat. We took a class with the attentive and earthy Sonya Genel — an intense lunchtime set that we highly recommend. Trust you will sweat at this urban escape and you’ll love every second of it.

Price: First class free, drop-in for $19, 10-class pass for $160, one-month pass for $150.

Yoga Garden, 286 Divisadero (between Haight and Page streets); 415-552-9644.

via Photo 2- 10 Om-Mazing S.F. Yoga Classes To Sign Up For Now!.

By David Nelson

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January 22, 2013

Water in class? What do you think?

Working at Yoga Garden SF’s front desk, I’m always learning new things about my practice.  Did you know you’re not supposed to take water during class?  I was asking yoga instructor Danae Robinett to explain why that should be.  She talked about building an inner fire (agni, clarifies Danae) during practice, and how drinking water is counter-productive to that aim.  And really, she said, it’s often an excuse to check-out during your practice.  I realized I’m guilty of exactly that.  Often, I’m not taking a drink because  I’m thirsty, but because a pose is too challenging, or a feeling (physical or mental) too uncomfortable.  The ritual of opening the bottle, taking a sip, changing my breathing to accommodate it- it gives me 30 seconds to tune out of my practice.  (I think I do the same thing when my hair comes loose and I re-tie it.)

So what do you think?  Ever catch yourself doing this?  Do you think not taking water in class is a good exercise of the same kind of discipline we apply to our practice?

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By Kerri Stimson

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January 22, 2013

Living Successfully–Materially and Spiritually

 with Brenna Geehan

According to the Gherand Samhita, an ancient text, there are 7 attributes of Success:

  • Purity
  • Determination
  • Steadiness
  • Patience
  • Lightness of Body
  • Direct Perception
  • Detachment

In this class, we will discuss these attributes and how they may be manifested through asana, pranayama and meditation practices. more »

By Kerri Stimson

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