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 »
As moms we spend most of our hours nurturing new life with our bodies. Nursing, holding, supporting or simply looking down at our baby/child can leave us with an achy neck, tight shoulders and a painful lower back. Join Gabriella Yates on Saturday, April 6th from 1:30-2:30, to learn yoga postures to reduce tightness and pain and increase a sense of ease and movement in your neck, shoulders and back.
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.
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?
with Brenna Geehan
According to the Gherand Samhita, an ancient text, there are 7 attributes of Success:
- Lightness of Body
- Direct Perception
In this class, we will discuss these attributes and how they may be manifested through asana, pranayama and meditation practices. more »
This Saturday, January 5th, meet YGSF Teacher Training graduates and faculty during our mixer from 1:30-3pm! Learn about Yoga Garden of San Francisco’s 200-Hour Teacher Training Program from those who know first hand. Refreshments and goodies will be served!
The mixer is preceded by a Master Class led by Katrin Kuttner. The class is free, so request your invite by emailing Michelle Myhre at Michelle@YogaGardenSF.com!
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By popular demand, Master Class is back! Choosing a teacher training program is easier when you can talk to those that know first hand. Join lead teacher Katrin Kuttner, Advanced Studies Director Michelle Myhre, teacher training alumni and current trainees for Master Class on Saturday, January 5.
Meet for a complimentary Vinyasa class at 12noon, followed by food, refreshments, and mingling from 1:30pm – 3pm. It’s a chance to learn more about the program, and get insights and perspectives from those who’ve been there. You can also learn about our alumni on our Graduates Page, but once again, tasty snacks are only available at the Master Class. Plus, all attendees will receive an insider discount on the teacher training program if they choose to enroll.