Yoga Workshops


Large & Graceful:A Deepening with Sally Pugh
Saturday, Jan. 27th 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


Alexander Technique for Yoga and Life                     with Don Tuttle & Mike McKenna                              Saturday, Dec. 16th 2:00- 4:00pm

Do you experience undue tension in your daily activities- working at the computer, driving and perhaps in aspects of your yoga practice? Do the fruits of your best efforts to transcend these tensions 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 pain and improving general health and well being. This simple method can underlie all activity and be practiced at all times. We will develop these skills and concepts through fun and engaging activities and then apply them to yoga and other daily activities. In this two hour workshop, everyone will learn skills with the teachers’ hands-on guidance.

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 enjoyed a regular yoga practice since 1981. He 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. About four years ago Don became interested in the the Alexander Technique and is now in his 2nd year of a 3 year 1600 hour Alexander Technique Teacher Training program.

No experience required   Open to all   Workshop class size is limited to 12    $30

To Register, send an email to Don for payment instructions.

For more information email or call Mike or Don:

Don-            510-847-0348

Mike-        612-270-1778


Change: A Pathway to New Beginnings               with Barbara Voinar                                      Saturday, Dec. 30th 2:00- 5:00pm

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Motion Improv 1
with Sybil Meyer 

Monday’s TBA

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   

Motion Improv 
with Nina Wise
Weds.  7:30–9:30pm 2018 Dates TBA

Motion Theater practices are designed to raise your spirits, inspire personal insight, deepen intimacy, create community, expand awareness, enhance self-confidence and develop presence and craft as a leader or performer.  Contact: Nina

Performance Lab
with  Nina Wise
Thurs. 7:30–9:30pm 2018 dates TBA

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


A Journey from the Head to Fingertips Workshop
with  Kristi Lavelle & Barbara Voinar
Saturday, Feb. 10th  1:00 – 4:00pm 

In this workshop you will learn to recognize postural & repetitive habits that cause discomfort. Become familiar with the general pathway of nerves, muscles, bones, that influence the health of the wrist and hands. Discover ways to forge new habits that maximize ability to bear weight through upper extremities, maintain functional grasp, and prevent discomfort during repetitive daily tasks. All of which offer moving through life with greater ease.

$60 Workshop Fee      To Register:

Kristie Lavelle is an Occupational Therapist (since 1994) and Certified Hand Therapist (since 2001), currently working at San Francisco General Hospital. Barbara Voinar, IAYT,  a certified Yoga Therapist has been teaching yoga for over 30 years.


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