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May 24, 2016

Men’s Health Month at Yoga Garden SF



June is Men’s health month and it is celebrated across the country in order to bring awareness to preventative health for men.

Yoga Garden SF is honoring all of the men in our community by celebrating Men’s health all month long! For the beginner yogi, we invite all men to come and take a FREE intro class June 5th. This is a great class to build a strong building block for a safe and healthy practice.

We are also doing a $55 New Student Intro Month for all men with code: june10 That’s a whole month of unlimited yoga for just $55!

Sign up for June 5th ‘s Free Intro Class

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May 23, 2016

Free Prenatal Classes in June!


Yoga Garden SF is proud to host free Prenatal classes in June as part of our as part of our internationally-acclaimed Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training.

The trainees will teach public prenatal yoga classes under the expert supervision of our Prenatal Program Director, Marisa Toriggino.

Get the benefits of Prenatal Yoga while supporting our community of Prenatal Teacher Trainees!

These fill up fast, please sign up below and reserve your spot early.


June 13, Monday 4:00pm-5:30pm
June 15, Wednesday 4:00pm-5:30pm
June 17, friday 4:00pm-5:30pm
June 19, Sunday 2:00pm-3:30pm

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May 20, 2016

New Prenatal Class time!


Now serving our moms to be with another class time!

Starting May 17, we’ve added Prenatal classes every Tuesday 5:00PM-6:15PM with Nicole Saal.

Update your schedule and tell your moms to be friends! We’ll see you on the mat.

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May 18, 2016

A Message from Meredith on Yoga and Meditation


Yoga and Meditation: What It Is All About and How It Can Upgrade Your Life

For the past few months I have been teaching a 6:15 am Yoga and Meditation class at Yoga Garden SF and I am finding that it has a tender spot in my heart. I believe the class honors the practice of yoga and the teachers who have passed the dharma, or teachings, along the lineage. It also represents the way I personally practice and feels vulnerable and meaningful to share bits and pieces of that with you.

The physical practice, or asana, was created to strengthen, cleanse, and open the body to prepare for meditation- a practice of cultivating more awareness of the movement of the mind and of training the mind to be one-pointed.
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May 14, 2016

New Class! Ashtanga Vinyasa


We’re excited to introduce our Ashtanga Vinyasa class with Christie Rafanan!

This will be held at a new class time – every Sunday at 8am. So we’re calling all our weekend warriors to come greet your Sunday with a strong and energizing start!
This vigorous and energetic class incorporates elements from both Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga. Ashtanga is an athletic style of yoga comprised of set sequences of poses, including arm balances and inversions.
Vinyasa is a logical progression and flow through breath led movement at a pace that meets your body where it is today. Explore arm balancing, inversions, jump backs and hopping forward, linked with level 2 transitions.
This class is a terrific fit for anyone with a movement or athletic background, as well as yogis who are ready to take their practice to another level.
>*Not recommended for beginners. Practitioners should have at least 6 months experience in Vinyasa practice.

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May 11, 2016

Prenatal Students Needed for Udaya Festival in Bulgaria


We are looking for 12 committed prenatal yoginis to take part in this journey.

We are excited to invite you to a one-of-a-kind opportunity! Marisa Toriggino and Udaya Entertainment has teamed up for the filming of a series of yoga classes streaming on

From the 22nd through the 27th of August, we will venture to Sofia, Bulgaria to partake in a 4-day filming at the world renowned, state-of-the-art, Hollywood-quality Nu Boyana Film Studios. Set at the foot of Vitosha Mountain, this picturesque, historic, culture-soaked city will serve as our backdrop for this unique experience.

Join Marisa in playing a pivotal role in the expansion and global accessibility of prenatal yoga. Through this partnership with, we will be able to share the gift of mindful, safe, and therapeutic prenatal yoga with moms-to-be around the globe!

This promises to be a truly magical few days, whereby each yoga model will receive unprecedented attention, the opportunity to visit a historic city with all-expenses paid for (excluding airfare), connect with like minded moms-to-be, deepen her personal practice, and play the crucial role of sharing her love of yoga with all moms around the world.

And, last but not least, receive a FREE LIFETIME SUBSCRIPTION to

Please direct your referrals to this link for more detailed information. Should you or your recommended yoga models have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me ( or Nicole (


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May 11, 2016

Thank you to my fellow yogis!



Dear fellow yogis and yoginis,

My husband and I walked 5k around the baseball park for the San Francisco MS walk on April 24.

So far I raised over $3,834 and way over $1,000 came from people at SF Yoga Garden.
I want to give a big thanks to all who contributed to my MS walk on April 24!


Thanks again & Namaste,


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May 5, 2016

July Yoga Scholarship Contest- Win $1,500!



Win $1,500 towards your Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Garden’s July Immersion Scholarship!

Are you ready to make a change within yourself and through others? Turn your passion for yoga into a career. Let what you love, become what you do!

We are calling all dreamers, doers, artists, athletes, and agents of change. Yoga Garden SF offers smaller, intimately-sized teacher training programs, which provide you with unparalleled access to lead teachers during the program and ongoing mentorship and career advice well beyond program completion. Learn more about YGSF’s 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training online here.

Apply for your chance to win $1500 toward this program today!

Yoga Garden SF July Immersion Scholarship Contest

Get started on your scholarship application today!
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May 5, 2016

Memorial Day 2016 Class Schedule


Full schedule for Memorial Day Monday, May 30th

• 8:00am-9:15am Morning Flow with Cynthia Koch

• 9:30am-11:00am Vinyasa with Roy Gan

• 10:30am-11:45am Yoga for Core Strength with Anna Parker

• 12:00-1:15pm Hatha Flow with Sonya Genel

• 4:30pm-5:30pm Vinyasa with Anna Parker

Register Now

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May 4, 2016

May Sale: 4 Months of Yoga for the Price of 3


Keep your mind and body connected over the summer with Yoga Garden’s 4-for-3 sale

We’re offering our May  4 for 3 SALE to help you stay connected with your “OM” away from home and keep your practice alive over the summer. Purchase 3 months of yoga for $395 and get a whole month of yoga for free! That’s a $135 value.

This sale will be active for three days only-May 14, 15, and 16. Don’t miss out, pre-register now!

Pre-register today by filling out the form below today, and let us set our membership up for you!

Pre-registering allows you to:

  • To choose your activation date – begin your membership on the date of your choice
  • Have unrestricted access to the studio – attend any of our over 100+ weekly classes
  • A 10% discount on all retail, books and advanced studies excluding food and drink
  • Store your mat at YGSF
  • To develop relationships with your favorite teachers, and work toward a particular goal.
*This membership is a non-renewing membership and can not be suspended or extended.

Thank you for being a part of our strong community and sharing your practice with us!


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