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October 2020

Embodied Anatomy: Fascia

October 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$100

with Michelle Bouvier We human beings are a collection of patterns - those of energy and consciousness, as well as force and movement. These patterns persist or change based on our choices and habits, on all levels from the physical to the emotional and from the individual experience to the collective evolution of the yogic path. Our knowledge is always evolving, being updated and adapted as we understand more about yoga’s historical context, gain more scientific data and stay curious…

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

November 2020

Pelvic Floor Workshop: Demystifying “Down There” – 2020

November 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$100

with Leslie Howard A 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. Come find out specific details of what mula bandha is and is not. The female pelvis and the pelvic muscles…

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

Grasp at the Root: Uprooting White Supremacy from Spaces of Healing

November 20, 2020 - November 22, 2020
$220

  Relationship is the foundation of our practice. To build mutually beneficial healing spaces, trust must be cultivated in our communities. Created and led by Black queer facilitators, this 3-day training is designed to cultivate empathy as the ground from which we can collectively rise towards equity. Ending cycles of harm on a personal, collective, and systemic level requires us all to release the ties that we have to white supremacy, capitalism and hetero-patriarchy.  Through the science of yoga, evidence-based…

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

December 2020

Self-Care For the Holidays – 2020

December 13, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$65

With Sachi Doctor For many, the holidays are filled with family time, meaningful spiritual rituals, travel adventures, and end-of-the-year projects  — as well as the related stress, overeating, jam-packed scheduling and persistent coughs & colds. Though there's no miracle cure for holiday chaos, learning specific self-care practices can provide energy, nourishment, and equanimity needed to stay well this time of year. In this workshop students will create a personalized holiday “tool-kit” and gain a better understanding of: The relationship between…

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

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Peace, Love, Yoga 2020

December 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$30

Join Karen Macklin for Yoga Garden's annual winter holiday class on Christmas Day. We 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.  Tickets: $30 YGSF Members receive 10% off the regular price of this workshop. Alumni receive 15% off the regular price of this workshop.

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

January 2021

Awakening with Tea – Gentle Movement + Tea Meditation

January 3 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
$20

with Ally Devi Inside of each of us, lives a place of peace. The way of tea invites us to be present to this. Intuitive movement brings us inward and moves energy in our body so we can release tension. Through cultivating breath awareness, a short gentle movement practice and meditating with tea we will wake up together to the beauty of the moment and a new day. What is needed: Yoga mat & any yoga props (after we do…

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training – Winter Extended 2021

January 10 - April 3
$3150

Yoga Garden SF has been helping people advance their practice and build professional yoga careers for 22 years. Now, more than ever, we are committed to offering the best livestream teacher trainings to continue sharing this profound practice throughout the world. Our alignment-based vinyasa training will equip you with a solid foundation in anatomy, alignment, philosophy, sequencing and teaching skills, enabling you to teach your practice. You will receive expert instruction and diverse perspectives from accomplished teachers in an intimate…

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

Chakra Balancing Yoga + Meditation Weekend

January 15 - January 17
$245

with Alexandra Rossi In this workshop you will: transform your relationship with yourself by understanding why you are attracted to specific colors, places, gemstones, poses, scents and how to use them to heal and re-parent yourself distinguish which chakras are “blocked” for you and why. discover the physical & emotional dysfunctions of each chakra and how to open/treat a “blocked” chakra begin to understand your energetic patterns by exploring each chakra as it relates to your own personal history explore…

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

Origins + Heart of Namaskar, Sun Salutations

January 23 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$125

with Michelle Nayeli Bouvier Understand the roots and evolution of Namaskara, or what we know as Sun Salutations. Did you know there are many types of Namaskars? Not only do we have Surya A & B, but also classical versions that arose from prostration practice as part of the Tantric Daily Ritual. Learn the history of Sun Salutations, Chandra (moon) Namaskar, both solar & lunar (activating and rejuvenating) variations from both historical roots and evolutionary vinyasa practice. Come away with…

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

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Pranayama: Breathing for Transformation

January 24 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$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 pranayam to both meditation and the prana vayus.   This workshop is perfect for teachers who…

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

Mindful Movement: Yoga + Meditation

January 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$45

Learn observation techniques to stay grounded when practicing yoga, with Alexandra Rossi  This workshop will establish a foundation for a mindfulness-oriented yoga practice and seated meditation. Alexandra will guide students to sync 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 awareness of various inner dialogues that can arise during practice. Each movement will hold a deeper purpose, from discovering where tension is held…

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

February 2021

300 Hour Core Energetics: Winter 2021

February 6 - March 14
$945 – $1095

with Michelle Bouvier Core Energetics: Prana Vayus, Doshas, Gunas, Living Yoga as Life 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.…

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

Ayurveda 101: Understand Your Dosha

February 13 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
$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). Yoga and Ayurveda work together to help 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 & Online, 286 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training: Spring 2021

February 19 - May 16
$1,495

Yoga Garden SF 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 that offers 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 in becoming a Yoga Alliance® Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT®). In our Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, you will learn to successfully…

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

March 2021

300 Hour Core Synthesis: Spring 2021

March 27 - May 23
$945 – $1095

with Stacey Swan Core Synthesis: Advanced Teaching Application This 50hr module will take a vini-yoga approach towards: practice, sequencing, pranayama, and meditation * practice and learn how to teach pranayama using: ratios, nyasam, and asana * practice and learn how to teach various pranayama techniques: sitali, anuloma ujjayi, samavrtti * explore the last three limbs of astanga yoga: dharana, dhyanam, and samadhi as they apply to meditation * practice and learn object-based meditation techniques * advanced sequencing techniques: building towards…

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

April 2021

300 Hour Core Philosophy: Spring 2021

April 3 - June 6
$945 – $1095

with Karen Macklin and Michelle Bouvier In this 50-hour training, you journey through four major Eastern philosophies that relate to your yoga practice: the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, the Buddhist Eightfold Path, the Bhagavad Gita, and the lineage of Tantra. Each of these philosophies are placed in historical context, as well as connected to modern day yoga practice. We explore, in particular, the theme of interdependence, and how our practice is meant not only to benefit ourselves and our individual…

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

Yoga Sculpt Teacher Training: Spring 2021

April 3 - May 9
$315 – $350

with Mairin McCracken What is Yoga Sculpt? Yoga Sculpt is a unique combination of Vinyasa Yoga and strength training. It is a challenging class designed for any student looking to strengthen their current yoga practice and fitness abilities by building endurance and body awareness through the use of free weights, isometrics, cardio, functional movement, and core focus. Yoga Sculpt Teacher Training Curriculum During this 25-Hour intensive, develop a deeper understanding of challenging the physical body while encouraging the mind. Through…

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

Tools for Teaching Beginners

April 11 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$60 – $70

with Stacey Swan In this workshop students will build effective teaching skills and study tailored sequencing for students 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 300 Hour Program . For more about our 300 Hour…

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

Yoga & Movement Medicine: Primal Patterns

April 24 - May 1
$15

with Michelle Bouvier Explore mindful movement through space, off the mat, and towards your primal instincts.  In this all-levels workshop, students will explore movement patterns that are seldom found in ‘traditional’ yoga practice, yet are vital to moving well in the world. This workshop provides a bridge between classical yoga asana and functional movement patterns that cultivate confidence, strength, coordination, resilience & ease within a life that’s always in motion. Come ready to play! Learning objectives include: primal movement patterns…

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

May 2021

Pelvic Floor Workshop: Demystifying “Down There”

May 2 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
$100

with Leslie Howard A 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. Come find out specific details of what mula bandha is and is not. The female pelvis and the…

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

June 2021

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training: Fundamentals – 2021

June 11 - June 13
$495

With Alexandra Rossi  Restorative yoga is a gentle practice designed to create deep relaxation and calm the nervous system, supporting overall health in the body. This form of yoga is a regenerative healing tool that reduces stress through the use of supported yoga postures, breathing and meditative techniques. —– RESTORATIVE YOGA FUNDAMENTALS CURRICULUM  During this 15-Hour intensive, learn the foundations of how to teach a restorative yoga practice. Through direct experience, practice teaching, and feedback, you leave with the ability…

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