Update 04/09/21

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Friday’s Happy Hour Yoga in studio portion of this class is cancelled for today April 9th. If you signed up for livestream a Zoom link will be sent to you. Next week we are offering 2 for 1 (2 people for the price of 1) in studio. This is a fabulous class to end your work week and great start to a fantastic weekend! Join us next Friday evening in studio. The evening classes in the 4th Street/Julia Street location are  magical. There is also tea or wine for sale downstairs or dining on 4th under the lights for an after class 2nd Happy Hour! ; )

Welcome back to Embrace! We are now open in our new space! We have started in person classes. We are adding new in studio classes weekly and hoping to have everything back in person by the end of May. Please check our schedule for classes. All our classes currently held will be live-streamed as well.

Marin is now in the orange tier and we are allowed to open at limited capacity. We will begin our plans on moving forward indoors. We will start slowly with limited indoor classes (12 sign ups). A schedule will be sent out weekly with our newsletter. We will continue with the livestream (all classes) & outdoor classes.

Our new location in Central San Rafael is at 1122 Julia Street, 2nd Floor. Right next door to rear entrance of Rafael Theater. Half a block down from the Mission. There are parking lots on A & B Street entrances at 3rd St and also 3rd & C. We can give you a voucher for the 1st hour free at these 2 garages. There is metered parking often available on Fifth Street. We want everyone to stay healthy and being a wellness center, we want to share the best experience possible. Please read our Covid Safety & Health link on our website and click form link below before attending in person classes.

OUTDOOR CLASSES ON MONDAYS, TUESDAYS & SATURDAYS ARE IN SESSION. BUT WATCH THE SCHEDULE AS DUE TO THE WEATHER SOME OUTDOOR PORTION OF CLASSES MAY BE CANCELLED.

Tuesday evening outdoor Slow Flow with Meditation class has begun. Join us at 6 pm with Elizabeth Shelhart.  Our classes will be held on the upper field at Freitas Park.

We are excited to have this opportunity to gather outside with social distancing in place. We have rented the grassy area at Freitas Park near Kaiser Hospital at 371 Monticello in TL. (The Google platform updated and changed the street address) I would suggest bring an extra large towel or blanket to put under your mat in case the grass is damp. Our Outdoor Hatha classes will be held Mondays at 9:15 am & Saturdays at NEW TIME 9 am. Tuesday’s at a NEW TIME 6 pm Slow Flow class.  Please check schedule for updated times and teachers by day and start time. The in person fee will be our regular drop in charge of $23 and these classes will also be offered as livestream for our Zoom class fee. Please check our online store for rates as we often have class card specials which discounts daily class rates. Teen in person drop in rate is $12. Up to age 19. Please make sure to fill out the Online Waiver which can be found here: https://form.jotform.com/201745263885159

Members have access to all outdoor and livestream classes as well as our video library. Drop ins & class card holders that cannot make a class time can also access the class in the video library. For both member & drop ins wanting recorded classes, please sign up for the class in advance and send us a request in response to class link and we will send you a link to the recorded class.

LIVESTREAM CLASSES

For our Livestream classes on Zoom. Please check our class schedule on www.embraceyogamarin.com.

It is very important that you sign up on our website for classes at least an hour in advance. For early morning 7 am class please sign up the evening before.  I will send out a link for your class directly to your email if you have signed up. If you haven’t signed up then you will not receive this very important link

To have an Embrace membership at this time is beneficial as it allows access to all our new Zoom Live Stream classes.

There is also the choice of a Mini-membership for $68/month to access 4 classes a month.

I am prepared to bring the best wellness experience that we can provide.

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I thank you all for your continued support and cannot wait to see you all again at the studio

Cardholders have access to all classes. We are also offering a 5 Class Card for Zoom classes at a discounted rate of $85

Please contact us if you are requesting changes to your account. Check our weekly newsletter or Facebook/Instagram Feeds for current ongoing specials

Please don’t hesitate to email me at info@embraceyogamarin.comshould you have any questions.

With our current Live Stream classes you now have more of an opportunity to try out new classes. You can still enjoy meeting with your community through Zoom on a regular basis. Keep yourself safe while continuing your practice in the comfort of your own house. Many classes will remain on our Zoom platform so that there are options for all.

NEW CLASSES AT EMBRACE 

Self Awakening Restorative Happy Hour Yoga in studio & Livestream with Muriel Murphy

This practice integrates, aligns, relaxes and rejuvenates your unique body, mind and spirit, cultivating optimal health, vitality, peacefulness, relaxation and radiance! Come away from this “life changing teaching” equipped with the tools to nurture, cultivate, honor and celebrate your unique self. Peaceful Awareness Yoga is an invitation to reprogram your body’s response to stress and an embodied experience where individuals recognize this magnificent gift of life. All is delivered in a light hearted way. Muriel poetically lifts the heart with her humor and cultivates a safe space to remember that we are all just humans living a life here together. Her inspiring style of unique class sequences offers a combination of self awakening yoga and classic restorative postures. This will reprogram your body’s response to stress, anxiety and depression. It’s fun and innovatively unwinding effects are very relaxing and rejuvenating on the body and mind.

 

 

Slow Flow with Meditation at Freitas Park + livestream on Tuesdays at NEW TIME – 6 pm.

Restore & Renew Livestream Sundays at 6:15 pm with Elizabeth Shelhart 

Come enjoy an all levels mindful flow yoga practice with ample time to move as well as rest, breathe, and enjoy stillness. The beginning of this class will be moderately active but at a slower pace. We’ll then taper down to gentle and introspective poses. After our classic Shavasana, or rest, we will practice seated Vipassana meditation. Instruction will be offered during the meditation so seasoned as well as beginning meditators are welcome.

 

Tune up Ball Therapy Livestream with Erika Belanger Thursdays  at 8 am

 

This class is a fitness-based therapy program, where we use self-massage and somatic exercises to erase pain, improve breath capacity & posture and enhance performance in yoga and everyday activities. It will help you improve your range of motion and stability of the joints, teach you about your body and it’s blind spots, and allow you to release tension, stress, anxiety, and worry.

No yoga experience needed. You need the Yoga Tune Up therapy balls and a block.

Beginners Welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLASS UPDATES AND TIME CHANGES

Elizabeth Shelhart’s Slow Flow & Meditation at Freitas Park with livestream Tuesday’s at 6 pm has begun!

We hold at Freitas Park in the Spring & summer. There is nothing like this special evening class outdoors. The birds are our music. The class starts off in the beautiful afternoon daylight going into a relaxing twilight meditation. It’s the best! Leave feeling rested, renewed & rejuvenated. Please sign up in advance.

Align & Flow in studio & Livestream with Jennifer Newcomb Tuesdays 12:10- 1:00 pm starting April 20th

Align & Flow classes blend specific alignment techniques with dynamic sequencing supported by breath. Students will establish a strong, steady foundation in yoga postures to encourage deeper internal awareness of bodily and mental energies. Focused breath practices and intelligent alignment will assist students to develop strong, safe flow sequences. Classes generally include Sun Salutations appropriately structured for the practitioner level, held poses with space and time to explore alignment, muscular engagement and breath application, and thorough instruction in all poses and sequences, designed to keep students safe while allowing room for deep internal exploration and transformation. Best lunchtime pick me up!

All Level Hatha Yoga with Muriel Murphy – Mondays 9:15 & Saturdays now at 9 am. These will be in outdoor in the park as well as live stream 

Hatha is a general category that includes most yoga styles. It is an old system that includes the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises), which help bring peace to the mind and body, preparing the body for deeper spiritual practices such as meditation.

Muriel’s sequences include mindfulness meditation techniques, dharma weaving and applied anatomy to inform you as to why each part of these meditations and movements are useful in our daily existence. All is delivered in the light hearted way she poetically lifts the heart with her humor and cultivates a safe space to remember we all just humans living a life here together.

 

Hatha Yoga Level 1-2 with Loren Altura In Studio & LIvestream Fridays from Noon to 1 pm

Hatha yoga is a merging of the ha: the solar, masculine, active with the tha: the lunar, feminine and passive qualities. In Hatha 1-2, students can expect to learn the fundamentals of yoga asana from a holistic perspective. Learning detailed alignment, breathwork, sequences, beginning meditation, mudras as well as simple mantras.
Students will experience the merging of these energetic qualities in a safe and supportive environment which is designed to promote a steady and consistent practice which builds and refines from these fundamentals. Each class is different, focused and appropriately challenging. 🦋

Livestream Kundalini Yoga with Adriana Cerundolo Tuesdays from 6 – 7:30 pm

Kundalini Yoga: Become a Clear Channel – 8-week Series

Kundalini Yoga stimulates our life force to strengthen the nervous system and maximize vitality, mental clarity, and presence. Dubbed “the yoga of awareness,” it awakens sensory perception and creative consciousness, allowing more of YOU to shine.

Join us for an 8-week series

Kundalini Yoga: Become a Clear Channel – 8-week Series

The upper triangle (our upper three chakras) is the place of our intuition, vision, and perception. It’s how we receive spiritual wisdom and project clear intentions outwards for influencing the world. Join us for an 8 week series to release negative thought patterns, focus the mind, and tune the upper triangle to your truth so you may be a clear channel for your light. Through 4/13/21. You may pop in at any time of the series. It is what we will be working on during the 8- week session.

Kundalini yoga is a breath, movement, and chanting practice that expands awareness and strengthens the nervous system for navigating life with vitality and grace.

Expect a series of coordinated breath, movement and mantra practices that leave you refreshed and energized.

All levels welcome!

Adriana Cerundolo is a Kundalini Yoga teacher, sound healer and dance ceremonialist. She specializes in connecting people with their infinite divine truth within. Learn more at saraysound.com

 

      

Progressive Hatha Livestream with Oana Lansman

Sundays mornings from 9:15 – 10:30 am

Meditate & Restore Livestream Thursday Evenings at 6:15 pm       

Will start back in the studio as soon as late April……stay tune!                            

 

Hatha is a general category that includes most yoga styles. It is an old system that includes the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises), which help bring peace to the mind and body, preparing the body for deeper spiritual practices such as meditation.This class is a meditation in motion that invites you to cultivate a steadiness of mind as you go deep into the physical and subtle/energetic body. Emphasizes the integration of inner and outer, breath and body, mind and heart.

Variations of postures will be given so you can challenge your edge and grow or, take it down a notch for the day and still grow your practice. Sitting meditative pauses will complement the asana flow.

This is an All Level Progressive Class.

Meditate & Restore Class: Meditation is an approach to training the mind, similar to the way that fitness is an approach to training the body.
Each week we will practice a combination of concentration and mindfulness meditation techniques in conjunction with a few restorative yoga postures in order to relax and restore our minds, bodies and souls.

As an Eastern philosopher may say, the goal of meditation is no goal. It’s simply to be present. Just be.

Let’s try that together.

This class is suitable for beginners. Ages 12 and up.

 

Iyengar Yoga NOW IN STUDIO on Fridays with Livestream with

Karen Kukula

NEW TIME! Tuesdays (livestream) & Fridays from 9 am-10:15 am

 

Iyengar Yoga, named after and developed by B. K. S. Iyengar, is a form of Hatha Yoga that has an emphasis on detail, precision and alignment in the performance of posture (asana) and breath control (pranayama). The development of strength, mobility and stability is gained through the asanas. B.K.S.

Props to have handy: Mat, 2 blocks, strap (belt or sarong will also work) a couple neatly folded beach towels or yoga blankets and bolster or cushion.

 

In Studio & Livestream Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Sara Hess

NEW TIME! Sundays from 10:45 – 11:45 am

 

 

Vinyasa Yoga is a dynamic system of practicing asanas (poses). Yoga postures flow in a logical sequence. Each position complements those that precede and follow. This practice focuses on the synchronization of breath & the continuous flow of movement. Vinyasa is a strong practice that builds heat, endurance, flexibility, strength and mental focus. This class can be strenuous.

Strengthening Hatha Saturdays with Clara Gray NOW IN STUDIO! 10:45 – Noon (livestream option)

Hatha is a general category that includes most yoga styles. It is an old system that includes the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises), which help bring peace to the mind and body, preparing the body for deeper spiritual practices such as meditation.
Clara uses a fitness technique in her Hatha practice to both strengthen and bring balance to the mind & body. She focuses on building stability and strength. All yoga levels will feel comfortable in this class. In studio or livestream option.

Alignment Based Vinyasa Livestream with Erika Belanger

Monday, Wednesday & Fridays 7 – 8 am

 

 

This  early morning class is meant to awaken your body and give you the energy to prepare for your workday. It focuses on alignment and quality of breath in classical and out of the box sequence that include sun salutations and variations. This class is geared to all levels of students.

Upcoming Workshops

  • Free to Be Live Stream Toddlers and Infants Series with Jennifer Curtis Next Session 3/10/2021 - 04/28/2021 from Infants 11:30 - 12:30 Toddlers 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Free to Be Live stream Series
    8-class series
    “Free to Be…” is a specially-dedicated place and time to explore ways to discover your baby as the competent, whole person she is. Over a period of 8-weeks you are invited to observe and fully appreciate your child’s capabilities while learning authentic and respectful ways to support him becoming all he came here to be. You will encourage your child’s independent play, foster her critical thinking skills, and deepen your relationship—all in a thoughtful, less-is-more approach. Free to Be… Supported at Home offers an online format for families who wish to incorporate this model of caregiving directly into their home environment. Families benefit from a weekly virtual gathering in a small group of parents or caregivers with children of similar age. Warmly guided by an experienced facilitator, for one hour each week you will receive the opportunity to see & hear from one another, ask questions, share discoveries and receive customized feedback and resources, all with a primary focus on parenting with authenticity and respect.During the present public health order to shelter-in-place, this new online format provides access to a community of like-minded families via weekly online meetings, and comes with the opportunity to join the larger community of Free to Be families in a private online forum.Should the shelter-in-place order be lifted during the course of our 8-week series, we will meet for an hour and a half in a developmentally aligned, prepared environment (at Embrace Yoga) to experience the benefits of observing autonomous play and interaction among the children.Free to Be… Supported at Home, with Jennifer Curtis, RIE® InternTM
    online support for families
    8-week series $320; $280 early registration up to 2 weeks prior to start date

HATHA

Hatha is a general category that includes most yoga styles. It is an old system that includes the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises), which help bring peace to the mind and body, preparing the body for deeper spiritual practices such as meditation. Hatha classes focus on correctly aligning the body to improve general posture, breathing and circulation. Hatha is ideal for beginners and those with physical limitations.

IYENGAR

Named after and developed by B. K. S. Iyengar, is a form of Hatha Yoga that has an emphasis on detail, precision and alignment in the performance of posture (asana) and breath control (pranayama). The development of strength, mobility and stability is gained through the asanas. B.K.S.

RESTORATIVE

A form of yoga that seeks to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation with the aid of props. The use of props makes it easier for you to maintain balance while you are stimulating and relaxing your body.

VINYASA FLOW

Vinyasa Yoga is a dynamic system of practicing asanas (poses). Yoga postures flow in a logical sequence. Each position complements those that precede and follow. This practice focuses on the synchronization of breath & the continuous flow of movement. Vinyasa is a strong practice that builds heat, endurance, flexibility, strength and mental focus. This class can be strenuous; may be appropriate for beginners.

YIN YOGA

Named after and developed by B. K. S. Iyengar, is a form of Hatha Yoga that has an emphasis on detail, precision and alignment in the performance of posture (asana) and breath control (pranayama). The development of strength, mobility and stability is gained through the asanas. B.K.S.

CORE BALANCE

This class will help you build core awareness, stability and strength.  You will learn how to safely strengthen and engage the core abdominal complex, learn techniques to release body muscle tension.  A stronger and stable core will better support the spine resulting in better posture alignment, balanced breath and may help reduce minor lower back and neck issues.

Embrace the moment, Embrace Life!

Live life with balance, grounding and love.

At Embrace Yoga, Feel the Energy

with our amazing teachers and wonderful offerings……we invite you to be present !

Our teachers are some of the very best in Marin and from all different backgrounds of yoga. We offer classes in Iyengar Yoga, Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Hatha Yoga for all levels, Yin Yoga, Hatha Yoga Flow and Core Balance Yoga.

We also have a variety of specialty workshops. Intro to Yoga,  Yin Yoga for the Seasons, iyengar based workshops, Therapy Ball Workshops and Ayurveda Workshops and Cleanses. Please look under our workshop tab, to see our current workshop offerings.

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