Yoga Workshops


Yoga for Passover
with Julie Emden
Sun. March 18th 2:00-4:00pm

Celebrate freedom and spring. Integrate mind, body, heart and spirit. Embody Jewish mystical teachings about Passover through Iyengar-based yoga and movement.
Sliding Scale from $20  Register: Here


with Acharya Mangalananda & Friends        

Sat. March 24th 7:00pm


Mangalananda is a kirtan singer well-versed in the traditional kirtan style of the rural villages of India. Though an American by birth, through a lifetime of association with Indian culture and twelve years living in a small ashram in central India, he has learned by deep immersion the traditional spiritual music of India. His kirtan is couched in the mystical ragas of India and is full of the lively ecstatic joy of the Divine Names.

Large & Graceful: A Deepening with Sally Pugh
Saturday April 21st, 2:00 – 5:00pm

Yoga designed for full-bodied women, offering an opportunity to begin or to deepen and expand your yoga practice, and enhance body, mind, body, develop balance, flexibility and strength, and breathing practices to awaken presence, center and ground. The last hour of the workshop will be Restorative Yoga, relaxation and meditation. We address individual participant’s needs and desires for finding ease in their practice. Beginners are welcome.         Contact: Sally

New classes to know about

The Alexander Technique with Don Tuttle and Mike McKenna
Sundays 1:00 – 2:00pm Begins April 8, 2018
No experience required – open to all.

Do you experience undue tension or pain in your daily activities- working at the computer, driving and perhaps in aspects of your fitness routine or yoga practice? Do the fruits of your best efforts to transcend these tensions or pains evaporate moments later? Here is a method to help you make more lasting changes.

The Alexander Technique is a practical method for learning to live and act with more ease and effectiveness. It is known for improving posture, easing stress, reducing, neck, back and other pain and improving general health and well being. This simple method can underlie all activity and be practiced at all times. We will introduce and develop these skills and concepts through fun and engaging activities and then apply them to daily activities.

Traditionally this method has been learned through weekly private lessons. Since this is impractical for many people we offer this small on-going group class as an effective alternative. Everyone will learn skills with weekly hands on guidance from the teachers. This is a convenient and practical opportunity to learn the Alexander Technique.

Mike and Don have been teaching Alexander Technique workshops in Berkeley and now offer an on-going weekly class at 4th Street Yoga.  FYI Contact: Don

Mike McKenna has been a student of Alexander Technique for many years and is an American Society of Alexander Technique Teachers 1600 hour certified teacher. He maintains a private teaching practice in Albany CA.


Don Tuttle has taught yoga since 1983 in San Francisco and Berkeley at the Yoga Room, the Berkeley Yoga Center, 4th Street Yoga and the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco as a teacher training faculty member. He has studied several times in India with B.K.S., Geeta and Prashant Iyengar.

BackCare Yoga with Carla Koopal
Wednesdays 12:00 – 1:00pm

In this class you will learn a safe range of yoga movements to prevent, heal and minimize chronic & acute back pain. Gather insights & techniques from diverse yoga traditions that support pain relief and optimal alignment. Carla makes it informative and instructional through examining a miniature skeleton and offering Q & A to better explore postural alignment & misalignment through asana.
Reference materials Carla draws from for class: Tom Myers Anatomy Trains, PT Barnum’s Fascial Release, and Paul St. John’s Neuromuscular Therapy as they apply to Yoga.
Contact: Carla Koopal

Motion Improv 1 with Sybil Meyer
Wednesdays  7:30-9:30pm    

For those new to Motion Theater and for those who want to refresh their skills. This workshop offers training in the foundation of autobiographical improvisation. Learn to move with ease, generate personal narrative, find meaning in common things, develop ease in front of an audience, and engage in spontaneous creative expression.
$275 for 8-week series  Contact: Sybil 


Performance Lab
with  Nina Wise
Thursdays 7:30–9:30pm 

This advanced Lab meets once a week for three to six months and is intended for people who’ve already taken a Motion Theater workshop. You’ll hone your Motion Theater skills practicing solo, duet, trio and ensemble forms with other trained improvisers. Advanced Lab culminates in a public performance. Through this expressive, transformational practice, you’ll cultivate presence, advance your artistic craft and develop your leadership and presentation skills.Contact: Nina

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