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IMPORTANT: Studio Classes Are Discontinued

Dear Yoga Garden Family, Effective with our last class today, we are discontinuing classes at the studio. I will evaluate this decision on a weekly cycle. We have taken this proactive measure to protect the health of you, our teachers and staff, and the community at large. The intent of these measures is to slow…

SUBTLE BODY 101

Yin yoga teacher and Reiki Master Liz Andolong joins us on the blog today to share her knowledge of the subtle body, along with tools to connect to and heal it. The physical body is made up of muscles, bones, joints, tendons, and organs, to name a few. You are probably familiar with the physical…

Spring Superbloom Scholarship

APPLY FOR THE YOGA GARDEN SF COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP! Superbloom This Spring Yoga Garden SF believes everyone has the right to live a healthy and meaningful life. The Yoga Garden SF Community Scholarship aims to provide yoga training opportunities to members of our community who otherwise would not be able to afford them. The scholarship award includes…

Love Yourself, 6 Month Membership Sale

Buy now and activate later. *6 Month Membership cannot paused, refunded, transferred, or shared.

Does Fascia Change the Meaning of Healthy Alignment?

Does Fascia Change the Meaning of Healthy Alignment? Michelle Bouvier joins us on the blog today to explain what fascia is, how it changes the meaning of alignment, and why it is so important to the healing journey. We inhabit the most awe-inspiring design in existence. The human body is a miracle of complexity and…

Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana I

Learn how to practice and teach Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose (Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana I) with detailed anatomy and informed verbal cues to help you and your students enter and exit with safe alignment. Sanskrit name: Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana I (leg to the side) English translation: Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose ABOUT THE POSE Asymmetrical standing…

What Is Yoga?

While standing in line at Sightglass, a co-worker asks me, “what is yoga?” It’s a reasonable question for a yoga teacher to ask someone who has taught yoga, owned and operated a yoga studio for over 20 years. Implicit in her question is a belief that with experience, comes insight. Really, my reaction is panic.…

PRACTICE AND TEACH ARDHA CHANDRASANA

Learn how to practice and teach Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana) with detailed anatomy and informed verbal cues to help you and your students enter and exit with safe alignment. Sanskrit name: Ardha Chandrasana English translation: Half Moon Pose ABOUT THE POSE Standing asymmetrical pose with emphasis on equal length of the side bodies Brings together all of…

Stay The Course 28 Day Challenge

Welcome to 2020! Start this year off right by working towards a goal. Attend as many yoga classes as you can in 28 days. Why 28 days? Experts say that this is the amount of time you need to cultivate a new habit and who doesn't want yoga to be a habit? The challenge will…

Practice And Teach Warrior II

Learn how to practice and teach Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II) with detailed anatomy and informed verbal cues to help you and your students enter and exit with safe alignment.   Sanskrit name: Virabhadrasana II English translation: Warrior II Pose     ABOUT THE POSE Asymmetrical standing pose with axial extension  Named for Virabhadra, a warrior of gods, first manifested…