Workshops

Kirtan     
With Lily Cushman & Friends
Saturday, Jan. 26th Doors Open at 7:00pm

$20 Donation welcomed  No advance registration necessary

Kirtan for Clarity and Courage with Lily Cushman: Join Lily Cushman for an evening of call and response chanting in Berkeley, California at 4th Street Yoga. This type of mantra practice is a powerful method for learning how to pay attention differently, both to ourselves and the world around us. For this kirtan, Lily will be offering mantras to awaken clarity of heart and mind for greater courage and clear-seeing, especially when navigating tumultuous times. The chanting of these Sanskrit mantras allows us to connect more readily to the deeper places that we know in ourselves, giving us the tools to learn how to live from those places, no matter what we encounter in life. Learn more at

 

 

The Alexander Technique     
With Don Tuttle & Mike McKenna
4 Class Sunday Series 1:30 – 2:30 PM
Jan. 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th  $70

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
Resumes Weds. Jan. 9th 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 1/12 & 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 resumes Jan. 16th

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 

 

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

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

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