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January 14, 2016

Detox for Life Workshop

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Restore and rejuvenate your body with our Detox for Life Workshop! This workshop will be led by Yoga Garden SF’s, Leigh Stewart, and her Sonima Foundation colleague, Jenny Katz.

Experience an afternoon of fiery pranayama and stress-releasing yin poses and finish with healing and detoxifying products for drinking and topical application to detox and rejuvinate the mind and body.

Walk away with the knowledge of immunity-building practices that improve your well being from on and off the mat and into your everyday life!

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January 12, 2016

The Courage to Love Workshop

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Yoga Garden is hosting a Valentines day treat for all your senses! Stir the soul with live music and chanting. Connecting with your body through a playful asana practice, and do some meditations for the heart.

The Courage to Love Workshop is led by power couple, Jen Hecht and Matt Newman. Practice and support the love that resides within and around. Reconnect with what has been there all along…our courageous, joyful hearts.

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January 7, 2016

Congratulations Yoga Garden San Francisco RYT-500 Yoga Teacher Training Grads!

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Meet our Yoga Teacher Training RYT-500 Graduates!

In 2015 we saw our first year of graduates from Yoga Garden San Francisco’s 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training program. Our 300-Hour Program allows graduates of a 200-hour program to receive their RYT500 certification.

What a journey! These students have completed some of the most rigorous and comprehensive training available to yoga teachers. We’re very proud to present each of these graduates their Advanced Yoga Teacher Training certificate. Not only have they accomplished their RYT-500 certification, but they have also accomplished their best selves as students, yogis, and teachers!

Sonya Genel:

“I have been teaching yoga for almost 10 years. I found the 300 Hour program with Jean was tremendously beneficial for review and refinement as well as introducing new tools for my teaching. It was an opportunity to deepen my own practice and I am really grateful for the wonderful community here. “

 

Cynthia Koch:

“When I decided to study the 300 hour teacher training, I was searching to understand why yoga was so transformational. I knew the poses, and how to teach them. I had some pranayama and meditations that I was doing consistently. What I didn’t understand was why I was changing. I didn’t really get how and why yoga worked. I wanted to understand why yoga was unravelling years of destructive thought patterns and habits more then any other modality had in the past. I found the answers. This program taught me the science of this practice. This program offered me a formula to understand how to heal myself and bring this power, this gift of connection and awareness through my words, actions and teaching. I am forever grateful.”

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Maren Zweifler:

“The advanced studies program was something that I wanted to give space to, the freedom to breathe and be shaped in a flowing way without defined ideas of what I wanted it to be. I went in without definite expectations and I’m so glad I did.

The program felt both formative and co-creative, a unique and deeply reflective time when I learned about the subtler aspects of yoga, became more at ease with teaching and learned about the history and philosophy of yoga in an organic, naturally evolving way. ”

 

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Paulina Julian:

“500 Hr program for me was a wonderful way to pause and give  myself the gift of time and good company with whom to delve deeply into the study of yoga. Doing this alongside other teachers and students passionate about the subject, made me commit even more fully to my own practice and my teaching.

The program allowed each of us to take our own personal routes of study, to be supported individually in honing our own talents and refining our particular skills as teachers. The studio and community environment make it easy to focus and create a retreat like atmosphere in the midst of our everyday lives.”

 

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Sachi Doctor:

“As director and core teacher of Yoga Garden’s 300 hour teacher training, Jean Mazzei gifted us with her full wisdom and heart. She held an intimate space for us to learn, grow and transform in ways we couldn’t have conceived. Those days spent in the Air Studio were life-changing, and the lessons ever-evolving as I continue to practice and teach. I am forever grateful and humbled by the experience. ”

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Shannon Handa:

“I can’t thank my teachers enough, for being so generous with their knowledge, and supporting me in becoming the teacher I am today. Yoga Garden will always be like a second home to me.”

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January 7, 2016

Congratulations to our Scholarship Winner: Isabel Perdomo!

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Big congratulations to our first-ever, Teacher Training Scholarship winner Isabel Perdomo!

Thank you to everyone who participated in sharing your love for yoga with us, your friends and family, and with the world through our Youtube channel! You have inspired us to continually find ways in supporting your growth and learning.

Check out Isabel’s video!

As a yoga school, we’re proud to extend the ways we support our students and aspiring teachers to take the next step in their journey. After 17 years, this is a big milestone for us. We’re honored to be able to present scholarships to passionate yogis!

We’re looking forward to creating more scholarship opportunities for you, so stay posted! Our mantra for the year, and always, NEVER STOP LEARNING!

Happy New Year yogis!

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January 4, 2016

Yoga & Nutrition Workshop Spring

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It’s time to break free from your winter hibernation and set intentions for a healthier New Year! We’re excited to bring back our Yoga and Nutrition Workshop with certified nutrition consultant and yoga instructor, Elaine Oyang.

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You will learn:

•  Why diet and lifestyle should be adjusted seasonally

• How nature provides the appropriate foods for detoxification and decongestion in the Spring

• Specific yoga poses suitable for Spring to increase blood and lymphatic circulation

• Meal plan and goal-setting tools to incorporate new habits into your lifestyle

We will practice gentle asana so please bring a mat and wear comfortable clothes. Complete the workshop with a customized yoga sequence, a sample meal plan for the Spring, and a deeper connection with Nature.

**Tuition is $45 or $40 before February 7th. | Earn 2.5 Yoga Alliance CEUs by attending this workshop.

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December 18, 2015

Flash Sale! 3 Days Only!

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Setting intentions for the New Year? Kickstart your practice and commit to bettering your health and wellness with yoga. See what one year of yoga can do for you! Practice and all is coming…

For 3 days only, we are having a flash sale! Use promo code: FLASH15 at checkout and receive $200 off the “One Year Membership” pricing option.

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December 18, 2015

Workshop: Boxing Yoga T-K-Om

 

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Hey tough guys! We’ve scheduled our first BoxingYoga™ workshop with Martine Hamers. Love yoga  and looking to switch up your practice with some kick butt sequences? Join us for 2.5 hours of fun and intense training on Feb. 20th!

Best part? We’re running a Valentine’s special! Bring your partner and receive 50% off their admission. Just choose the pricing option: “BoxingYoga T K Om – 50% Off Partner Pass” for your partner and voila!

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December 16, 2015

Introducing AcroYoga!

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We’re excited to announce a new class coming to Yoga Garden SF!

AcroYoga classes combine the wisdom and alignment of yoga, the strength-building playfulness of acrobatics, and the healing touch of Thai massage. Though partner yoga is one part of the practice, we also work in trios and groups. You are welcome to come to class as an individual, with a partner or a group of friends

Taught with safety as priority, this all levels class is open to newcomers and experienced practitioners alike. All bodies and abilities are welcome; no prior experience required.
All levels welcome, sign up for the first class below!

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December 15, 2015

Now Earn 5X the Points for Referring a Friend!

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To show love to our members and their friends, we’ve upped our “Refer a Friend” points from 50 points to 250 points! That means more perks for sharing your love of yoga. With our Perkville program, it’s easy to rack up points. Earning is as easy as redeeming!

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December 8, 2015

10% Off Gift Cards All December Long!

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We’re in the holiday spirit and we can’t think of a better gift than the gift of yoga! Share the healing power of yoga with friends and family and bring some love and light into their holiday and into the New Year.

All December long, gift cards are 10% off using the PROMO CODE: Gift2015

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