Yoga Workshops

Large & Graceful: A Deepening with Sally Pugh
Saturday,  July 28 & Aug. 25   2:00 – 5:00pm

In this workshop we’ll:

•Explore the underlying concepts of Ayurveda
•Discover how the principles of Ayurveda can empower us to awaken our body’s natural ability to heal and thrive
•Learn more about your specific constitution and current imbalances

Kirtan with Acharya Mangalananda & Friends                                                             Sat. Sept. 22nd 7:30PM      $20 Donation Suggested


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.

      

New classes to know about

The Alexander Technique with Don Tuttle and Mike McKenna
Sundays 1:00 – 2:00pm
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.  FMI 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.

 

Yoga for Bone Health 
with Betty Aten
Tues. 9:30 – 11:00 and
Wed. 9:30 – 11:00 

Betty Aten, certified Yoga for Osteoporosis teacher, is pleased to announce a second Yoga for Bone Health class starting Tuesday, May 1 at 9:30 – 11:00 AM. The new class is in addition to the current Yoga for Bone Health class on Wednesdays 9:30 – 11:00 AM. Both classes are based on the long term study by Dr. Loren Fishman demonstrating that practicing 12 specific yoga poses can have a positive effect on bone health. For more information about Dr. Fishman’s work, visit sciatica.org and click on the Osteoporosis tab. Dr. Fishman has recently announced 12 additional poses, also believed to be beneficial for bone health. All 24 poses will be covered.

These are all levels classes for those already diagnosed with osteoporosis, osteopenia, or anyone interested in maintaining or improving bone health. Come to either class or come to both!

FMI Contact: Betty 

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

Take a mini vacation in the middle of your busy day with this meditative yoga of surrender, to deeply restore, rejuvenate & relax your body*mind*spirit with floor poses 1-5minutes in duration. As you explore the depth of stillness mindfully, your nervous system will calm, allowing cellular memories, anxieties & tensions to release, and the heart to blossom.

Whereas Yin Yoga traditionally focuses on hips & spine, we will focus on the entire body, releasing the deepest toughest connective tissues to enhance flexibility and stimulate the meridians carrying your life force energy. Carla’s Yin Yoga mirrors self acupressure & acupuncture, self massage & chiropractic, self healing & psychotherapy. Lastly this Yin respite will support the Yang activities of your life with a clearer mind, lighter body, and fuller heart, resulting in more balanced life:
Contact: Carla Koopal

 

Performance Lab
with  Nina Wise
Thursdays 7:30–9:30pm Resumes in the Fall

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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