Category Archives: Yoga School Events

May 23, 2015

FREE Intro to Yoga Class w/Stacey Swan

Tell someone you know! A yoga journey of a thousand poses begins with a single Uttanasana

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The Free Intro to Yoga Class is for students who have never taken a yoga class before, or who are interested in learning about how we teach yoga at YGSF. more »

By April Nichol

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May 20, 2015

Demystifying Down There: Explore the Pelvic Floor

with Leslie Howard

floaty-pelvis-89A healthy pelvic floor is more than doing Kegels. Proper work of strengthening and stabilizing the pelvic floor helps to create the correct foundation of each movement in the body. It is a basic tool to avoid loss of energy from this important area. A strong pelvic floor helps keep the pelvic and abdominal organs healthy as we age. more »

By Morgan Webb

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May 18, 2015

THE BHAGAVAD GITA: Action and Devotion in a Complex World

with Sean Feit

The Bhagavad Gita is one of the core texts of the yoga tradition, and one of humanity’s most beloved and beautiful spiritual books. It contains practical instructions for yoga practice and daily life, meditations on the nature of God, and a deep exploration of the question of how to live a good life, framed as a conversation on the battlefield on the brink of a terrible war. We will read the whole Gita, in Stephen Mitchell’s accessible and poetic translation, discussing the “four yogas”: Karma, Jñana, Raja, and Bhakti, and wrestle with the challenging and powerful teaching on renunciation of the fruits of action.
By Morgan Webb

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May 18, 2015

CORE MODULE 3: 3-Week Extended

with Jen Hecht

Stunning+yoga+photography-+Heather+Neilson+PhotographyDrawing from the knowledge and experiences learned Core Modules 1 and 2, students put their skills to the test. Refine classroom presence. Explore innovative sequencing concepts. Application of themes from Sutras, Hatha, Tantra. Practice and mentor feedback on sequencing assignments. This module, taught by Jen Hecht, has a focus on practical yoga therapy. A magnifying approach will be taken to look at common misalignment and ailments while practicing yoga and how to address them through a therapeutic application. Learn how to see and support your students.
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By Morgan Webb

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May 18, 2015

KOSHAS: Release the Story That Binds

with Jean Mazzei

 

Understand how the 5 sheaths of consciousness–Koshas–really work. Using asana, pranayama, and kriya techniques, you will unearth the unconscious material stored in the mind. Gain a deeper understanding of Sankapla, Vikalpa, Vasana, and Karma. This course introduces advanced meditation and Vichara/Svadyhya techniques to clear this material so you can shine as a yoga teacher both on and off the mat. With this experience and awareness, you will be more equipped to guide your students in their yoga journey.
By Morgan Webb

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May 18, 2015

Master Class: Meet Teachers and Colleagues

Curious about teacher training at Yoga Garden SF?

Choosing a Yoga Teacher Training program is easier when you can talk to those who know first hand.  Meet your teacher trainers, teacher training alumni and current trainees at this Master Class on Saturday June 6th, 2pm – 4pm.  more »

By April Nichol

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May 17, 2015

CORE MODULE 2: August Immersion

with Jean Mazzei

 

happinessFrom a practitioner point of view, understand what it means to practice Classical Yoga according to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Understand and experience the Solar, Lunar and Fire practices relating to the Nadis, Chakras, and Kundalini of Hatha Yoga. Top it off with an overview of Tantra, the non-dual path to beauty and bliss. Practices include: asana, pranayama, bandha, mudra, agni sara, nauli, kriya and meditation.
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By Morgan Webb

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May 15, 2015

Extended : Core Module 1 : Vayus, Doshas and Gunas

with Karen Macklin

In this course, you will examine yourself from a physical, mental, and energetic perspective, and learn the upaya (effective means) to move toward higher levels of health and conscious awareness. more »

By Morgan Webb

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May 14, 2015

HISTORY OF YOGA: Explore Ancient Roots

with Karen Macklin

Ever wonder how the yoga postures that we practice today came to be? Or how our modern, studio-based yoga practice evolved from the ancient traditions and texts of the past 2000+ years? more »

By Morgan Webb

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May 7, 2015

HUBS OF FREEDOM: Unlocking Shoulders & Hips

with Cora Wen

Keeping our joints strong and supple makes our bodies more tolerant of the stresses of daily living. The shoulders and hips are the hubs of movement to move in yoga asana, and keeping these hubs free is critical to joint and bone health.
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By Morgan Webb

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