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December 2018

Postnatal

Postnatal Teacher Training December 2018

December 21 - December 23
$590 – $660

Training led by Alexandra Rossi In the YGSF Postnatal Teacher Training, you will learn how to be a resource to your students as they transition into motherhood. Many new mothers turn to yoga as a powerful foundation for optimizing their health and the health of their baby. They rely on knowledgeable teachers to inform their practice and support them through this period of growth. This course focuses on yoga asana and pranayama from birth through the first year. In this…

Yoga Garden SF, 286 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States

Yoga

Free Introduction to Yoga

December 23 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

with Meredith Holt This 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. If you feel too stiff or tight to join a regular class, this is place to start! Advanced registration is required, because we keep our classes small so as to provide new students with individual attention. We provide all the props you’ll need. Just bring your yoga mat (or $2 to rent…

Yoga Garden SF, 286 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States

Peace, Love, Yoga: Special Holiday Class

December 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$30 – $35

With Karen Macklin This annual winter holiday class on Christmas Day will focus on grounding the mind, stoking the digestive fire, and staying connected to your heart and highest self, today and throughout the season. We’ll close with a meditation on compassion and some sweet treats! Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 at the door YGSF Members receive 10% off the regular price of this workshop. Alumni receive 15% off the regular price of this workshop.

Yoga Garden SF, 286 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States

Costa Rica

Inner Sol Activation: Retreat to Costa Rica

December 29, 2018 - January 9, 2019
$2572 – $3472

Sonya Genel and Arasa Maram Begin the New Year with a transformational journey to Costa Rica! Come practice yoga, meditation, movement, music, and ritual. Meet great people, discover wild places, eat incredible food, reclaim your connection with the Earth, and ignite your inner soul fire. We can’t wait to meet you! Early Bird special: Get $200 OFF the full price + 45min complimentary massage by registering before Sep. 29, 2018. (Full price: $2772 double/shared, and $3472 single occupancy) What will we be doing on…

Yoga Garden SF, 286 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States

January 2019

Burning Bowl

Burning Bowl: Vinyasa + Vision Setting

January 1, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$50 – $60

with Liz Andolong In many histories, cultures, and traditions, the number 108 has been long considered a sacred number, especially within the Hindu and yoga communities. There are 108 prayer beads strung in a mala, 108 pressure points in the body, the distance from the Earth to the Sun is approximately 108 times the diameter of the Sun, Buddhist temples in Japan chime bells 108 times to signify the ending of the old year and ringing in the new. With…

Yoga Garden SF, 286 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States

Dynamic Movement

Dynamic Movement

January 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$40 – $45

With Michelle Bouvier Explore mindful movement off the mat through space to enhance your primal instincts. In this session, you will explore practice patterns that are seldom found in ‘traditional’ yoga practice, yet are vital to moving well in the world. This program provides a bridge between yoga asana and functional movement patterns to provide you with confidence, strength, resilience & ease in a life that is in constant motion. Learning objectives include: primal movement patterns bodyweight training the treasures…

Yoga Garden SF, 286 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States

meditation

Mindful Yoga – Movement and Meditation

January 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$35 – $45

with Alexandra Rossi Learn observation techniques to stay grounded when you practice yoga.  This workshop will establish a foundation for a mindfulness-oriented yoga practice and seated meditation. Alexandra will guide you to sync your breath, body and mind to tap into a deeply meditative practice. While consciously moving through a series of gentle hatha yoga poses, she will encourage being aware of various inner dialogues that can arise during practice. Each movement will hold a deeper purpose, from discovering where…

Yoga Garden SF, 286 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States

movement medicine

Movement Medicine

January 5, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
$45 – $50

With Michelle Bouvier Yoga practice heightens connection to our instinctual body, and brings an ease to flowing with life. In this session, students will examine the patterns of Nature within the body and use them as guidance for movement practice pathways. Areas of focus involve concepts from movement science and somatics in application to joint health, proprioception and caring for our nervous system. Move with the patterns of pulsation and spiraling curves which underlie our physical form and pathways of…

Yoga Garden SF, 286 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States

Teacher Training

200-HR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING JAN 2019 PART-TIME

January 6, 2019 - March 30, 2019
$3150

Our 12-week 200-Hr Teacher Training extended series is designed for those students who would like to complete our in-depth program without disrupting their work, school or personal schedule. The extended format allows for a process of deep transformation in a supportive community over the course of 3 months. This format is a great option for those students simply wishing to deepen their practice as the 12-week program provides a structured, academic approach to yoga study, elevating it above the casual…

Yoga Garden SF, 286 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States

core philosophy

300-Hr Core Philosophy January 2019 Part-time

January 12, 2019 - March 31, 2019
$945 – $1095

Bhagavad Gita, Non-Dualism, Cidananda – the Bliss of Awareness through Discovery, Creation and Co-Creation This 300-Hour Core Philosophy module will focus on the Bhagavad Gita, the best known of all the philosophical texts from the Indian Subcontinent and a timeless and relevant read for Yogis past and present. We will experience how placing yogic ideas into socio-cultural context can create clarity and reduce the dogma surrounding them. In this training, you will learn to trust your Heart-Mind as your understanding…

Yoga Garden SF, 286 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States

Bakasana

BREAK IT DOWN: BAKASANA

January 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$35 – $45

With Max Kopeikin! Let’s fly! Join Max for an in-depth exploration of Bakasana (Crow/Crane Pose). In this workshop, you will learn the foundations of Crow Pose and the steps needed to take flight. With Max, you will build a solid understanding of the pose from an alignment-centered perspective. Max will offer a sequence that is both dynamic and vigorous. This workshop will focus on intermediate and advanced variations of Bakasana, including how to straighten the arms and practice dynamic (jumping) transitions. This…

Yoga Garden SF, 286 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States

Teaching Yoga for Beginners

Tools for Teaching Yoga to Beginners

January 20, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
$60 – $70

With Stacey Swan In this workshop students will build effective teaching skills and study tailored sequencing for beginners and students brand new to yoga. The topics will include: • Creating a welcoming and safe environment • Breaking down sun salutations • Sequencing a well-rounded practice • Modifications and working with props • Teaching Ujjayi and other simple but effective breathing techniques • Sharpening observation skills • Simple focusing and mindfulness techniques This course provides 3 Elective Contact Hours for YGSF's…

Yoga Garden SF, 286 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States

New Year Sachi

New Year New You!

January 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$55 – $65

January Jumpstart: New Year, New You with Sachi Doctor Start the New Year off right by gaining the knowledge needed to create the balance and harmony you seek. Together we will explore Ayurvedic practices to help align your daily habits with your unique nature and create rituals that help you find ease within the day-to-day. We will delve into a few simple but profound Ayurvedic techniques that support work-life balance, stress relief, and improved self-care.  In learning about these tools…

Yoga Garden SF, 286 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

200-HR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING FEB 2019 FULL-TIME

January 29, 2019 - February 24, 2019
$3150

Our 1-month immersion Yoga Teacher Training is designed for students to complete our in-depth program in the shortest period possible.  For students wishing to deepen their practice the one month immersion provides an excellent ”urban retreat” experience in the heart of San Francisco. This Yoga Teacher Training is designed to transform your life and support your personal growth. Physical practice, yogic philosophy, meditation and pranayama exercises, embodied anatomy, as well as the cultivation of leadership and teaching skills give you…

Yoga Garden SF, 286 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States

February 2019

energetics

300-HR CORE ENERGETICS SPRING 2019 PART-TIME

February 1, 2019 - April 21, 2019
$1095

Core Energetics: Prana Vayus, Doshas, Gunas At its heart, yoga is a process of transformation. But for transformation to occur, we need to develop a deep understanding of who we are on every level, and which tools and practices will help us evolve. 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. Immerse in daily asana, pranayama and meditation…

Yoga Garden SF, 286 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States

Pranayama: Breathing for Transformation

February 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$65 – $75

with Stacey Swan Pranayama is a powerful tool for emotional and physical relief with many applications for everyday life. In this workshop you will focus on breathing techniques to soothe your nervous system and common physical discomforts, as well as, learn methods for activation and creating balance. You will learn traditional yoga breathing techniques of samavrtti and visamavrtti pranayama and examine the relationship of pranayamto both meditation and the prana vayus. This workshop is perfect for teachers who are looking to enhance their offerings and expand…

Yoga Garden SF, 286 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States

Embodied Anatomy: Fascia

February 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$120

Fascia, or connective tissue, is the conductor of force & fluidity in our bodies. It’s what gives us the feelings of either stiffness or freedom in movement. Surprisingly, biologists have only recently been learning about the functions of fascia in human anatomy. We are collectively moving from a mechanical view of only bones and muscles to an understanding of an integrative whole, where fascia is gaining critical importance. This is a 2-part workshop with a short break in-between. A New…

Yoga Garden SF, 286 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States

wall ropes

Come Hang: Intro to Wall Ropes

February 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$45 – $60

with Max Kopeikin! During this gentle yoga practice you will be introduced to basic yoga postures using wall ropes, or yoga kurunta. Wall ropes allow for safety, adding traction to many poses, and support for effortless inversions. This workshop is appropriate to all levels, including absolute beginners. This course provides 3 Elective Contact Hours for YGSF’s 300 Hour Program . Tuition is $60, or $45 if you enroll on or before 2/10. YGSF Members receive 10% off the regular price of…

Yoga Garden SF, 286 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States

ayurveda

Ayurveda & Asana: Understand Your Dosha to Transform Your Practice & Your Health

February 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$50 – $60

with Sachi Doctor  Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old system of natural healing rooted in the ancient Vedic culture of India. Ayurveda is the sister science to yoga, literally meaning “the science of life” (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge).  Together Yoga and Ayurveda work toward helping a person achieve health, happiness and longevity. According to both practices, such health is achieved by harmonizing our unique body, mind and spirit composition with the changing cycles of nature. In this workshop…

Yoga Garden SF, 286 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States

March 2019

prenatal

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training – Spring 2019

March 1, 2019 - March 10, 2019
$1295 – $1495

With Alexandra Rossi Yoga Garden SF (YGSF) is a leading national center for prenatal yoga teacher training, with graduates successfully teaching throughout the U.S., Asia and Europe. Our program is one of few who offer Yoga Alliance registration as a Prenatal Yoga School (the only nationally-recognized standard for prenatal yoga teacher training), giving our graduates an assurance of quality and a unique advantage to become a Yoga Alliance® Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT®) In the YGSF Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training,…

Yoga Garden SF, 286 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States

Pincha

Journey to Pincha Mayurasana

March 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$45 – $55

With Christie Pitko In this workshop, we will safely build the foundations for Pincha Mayurasana (forearm balance). We’ll move through a sequence designed to open the shoulders, hamstrings, strengthen the back, and the entire core. Christie will guide you through a dynamic, alignment-based flow. She will break down the different phases of this pose with support. Christie has a personal relationship with pincha, having practiced the preparatory poses daily, until she was able to kick up without fear and hold it.…

Yoga Garden SF, 286 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States

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