Workshops

Yin & Yang Workshop
with Betty Aten & Sally Pugh           
Sat. Feb. 2nd 2:00 – 5:00pm 

Join Sally Pugh & Betty Aten to explore how the practice of Yin Yoga can complement and enhance an active Yang practice to promote bone strength and joint health.

The workshop will begin with Yin Yoga a meditative practice that allows us the opportunity to stop and listen to the wisdom of our bodies. Floor poses are held for  3-5 minutes targeting the body’s connective tissues, bones and joints, promoting healing and fluidity in those tissues.

Building on the foundation of our Yin practice, we will transition to more active and traditional yoga practice (Yang Yoga), adding standing poses and twists to support the strength, flexibility, and balance work that benefits bones and joint health.

The workshop will end with restorative poses and deep relaxation that allow the body and mind to integrate the complementary forces of Yin and Yang Yoga.

All experience levels are welcome.  Workshop Fee: $60

To Register Contact: Sally  or Betty

 

Radiance Kirtan     
With Radhanath Alvarez-Mridanga & Vocals, Kilimba Alvarez-Harmonium & Vocals, Greg Barnett- Bass & Guitar, Susan Shloss-Violin, Anastasi Mavrides Guitar & Vocals, Stephen Krsna Meese, Keyboard, Bass & Vocals, Teerth Gonzales – Percussion
Saturday, Feb. 23rd  7:30pm

We will sing enlightened songs of devotion to Radha & Krsna, the sweet divine couple. This event is open to everyone! Spend an evening in the light of God & Goddess.

$20 Donation welcomed  No advance registration necessary

Contact Kilimba: Here

 

The Alexander Technique     
With Don Tuttle & Mike McKenna
4 Class Sunday Series 1:30 – 2:30 PM
Feb. 24, March 3, 10 and 17

The Alexander Technique is an educational method that teaches how to consciously use ourselves more effectively in everyday and performance activity – to move in accord with our natural design.
Posture and movement are improved and become characterized by more ease, efficiency, freedom, and enjoyment.  Consequently, chronic tension and pain are often reduced or eliminated.
*Feel Better    *Improve Posture   *Increase Mindfulness  *Move With Ease  
*Explore the Mind/Body Connection      *Find Your Balance           *Reduce Stress

Contact:dontut@earthlink.com

 

T’ai Chi Yang Style Short Form in the tradition of Professor Cheng Man-Ching
STILLNESS IN MOTION                            
With Greacian Goeke
Wednesdays 3:00-4:10 pm    

New and continuing students are welcome to join the class. If you are new to the class, please contact Greacian ggoeke@mac.com so she can send you orientation information.
Greacian and assistant teacher Gabrielle look forward to sharing our practice with you and increasing well-being and peace of mind through the winter season.

Large & Graceful: A Deepening with Sally Pugh
Saturday’s  2/16  2:00 -5:00pm

Yoga designed for full-bodied women in a community of support. An opportunity to begin or to deepen and expand your yoga practice, and enhance body, mind, and spirit integration. We will include asanas that strengthen the core body, develop balance, flexibility, and strength, and breathing practices to awaken presence, center, and ground. The last hour of the workshop is Restorative Yoga, relaxation, and meditation. We also address individual participants needs and desires for finding ease in their practice. Beginners are welcome. Please register with Sally Pugh. SallyPugh@gratefulspirityoga.net

 

Motion Theater
with  Nina Wise & Sybil Meyer
Weds. 7:30– 9:30 pm 

Workshops with Nina Wise & Sybil Meyer give you the physical and spiritual tools to translate your inner life into theater. Everyone has a story to tell. But few of us have the opportunity to express ourselves freely in a safe and supportive environment. What makes these workshops unique is the emphasis on the integration of body, mind, and spirit.

Contact: Sybil Meyer  or  Nina Wise  

 

  

 

Performance Lab
with  Nina Wise
Thursdays 7:30–10:00pm Jan. 10 – March 14
Daylong TBA
Public Performance March 9

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 

Kirtan     
Acharya Mangalananda & Friends
Saturday, March 9th 7:30pm

$20 Donation welcomed  No advance registration necessary

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.

Mangalananda has toured extensively throughout India, Europe, and the USA, presenting kirtan concerts, yoga classes, and workshop retreats. He is an Acharya (an appointed Spiritual Teacher) of Ma Anandamayi Ashram in Omkareshwar / Indore in the lineage of Sri Anandamayi Ma.

Contact Acharya Mangalananda: Here

 

Breathing Space: A Mindfulness Workshop         
with Wendy Beckerman
Saturday, March 16, 2019 1:00 – 3:00pm  

Mindfulness is our capacity to bring kindhearted attention to whatever’s happening in the present moment. The familiar phrase, “take a deep breath” can be a reminder to stop and view the immediate experience from a kinder, wiser space. This experiential and interactive workshop offers tools to help you breathe more ease and presence into your body and your life, just as they are. We will:
*Explore the connection between the breath and releasing tension and stress
*Practice breathing exercises that calm the nervous system
*Experience gentle, mindful movements designed to allow more space to breathe
*Focus on the natural breath to improve concentration and nurture relaxation
*Discuss simple self-care tools that can easily be practiced throughout the day.

Be prepared to sit, stand, move gently, and lie down, as we practice being present together. No special clothes needed – just dress comfortably.

Cost: $35 early registration by March 9; $40 after March 9 

More Info:www.eastbayyoga.com    Contact Wendy: Here

 

Summer Yoga Retreat at Westerbeke Ranch         
with Barbara Voinar
Sun. Aug. 11 – Tues. Aug. 13, 2019 

The summer yoga retreat affords you 2 days away in the beautiful Sonoma countryside.  A chance to decompress with hours of yoga, time for relaxation, delicious meals, swimming, hiking, all in the good company of others.  Massage appts. are available too.

Retreat Cost:

$560 per person register by 3/31  $600 After

To Register and hold your space send $300 deposit to:

Barbara Voinar, 1809C Fourth St., Berkeley, CA 94710

Any questions? Contact Barbara: Here

 

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