Update 09/22/21

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NEW MEMBER SPECIAL! $99 FOR THE FIRST MONTH UNLIMITED ; ) This applies to anyone who hasn’t been a member in the last 6 months. Come on back and try our new space! Getting great feedback.

NOTE: WE HAVE MOVED AND ARE NO LONGER IN TERRA LINDA, WE ARE LOCATED IN SAN RAFAEL AT 1122 4TH ST. ABOVE AROMA CAFE (ENTER AT 1122 JULIA, NEXT TO BACK ENTRANCE OF RAFAEL THEATER) 

NEW CLASSES!

Mirabai Warkulwiz on Wednesday mornings livestream at 9:30 am for an all level Hatha class

IN STUDIO/LIVESTREAM

Gentle Yoga with Suraya Keating starting Thursday Sept 23rd at 9:30 am

Dynamic Flow with Elena McAlpine now Thursdays at Noon

Yin Yoga Thursdays at 5 pm with Brittany Nelson.

Slow Flow With Meditation Tuesdays 6:15 – 7:30 in studio & Livestream with Brittany Nelson

Restore & Renew Sundays starting Sept 26th from 4:30 – 5:45 pm with Luciana Castro

THIS WEEK!! NEW RESTORATIVE SPECIAL FALL CLASS WITH KAREN KUKULA SEPT 25th 1 – 3:30 

We have Rescheduled the Kirtan to early November due to the continued mask mandate Join Mirabai and Michael J (You may remember them from our Thanksgiving celebration a couple years back. All are welcome and this is donation based for the performers. This is really fun and is a fabulous community event ; )

Welcome to Embrace! We are continuing to add new in studio classes on a regular basis and hoping to have all classes back in person soon. Please check our schedule for classes. All our classes currently held will be live-streamed as well.

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 ARE NO LONGER IN SESSION AT Freitas Park.

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 indoor 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  Zoom Live Stream classes.

There is also the choice of a Livestream Mini-membership for $68/month to access 4 classes online 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. You can practice in the comfort of your own home. Many classes will remain on our Zoom platform so that there are options for all.

NEW CLASSES AT EMBRACE 

All Level Hatha Flow with Mirabai Warkulwiz Livestream 

Wednesdays 9:30 – 10:45 

 

Mirabai’s Hatha Flow classes are spiritually uplifting, wholistic, and healing experiences focused on alignment, safety, breath, and listening to inner guidance. Classes include centering exercises, classic postures with longer holds (asanas), breathing practices (pranayama), a deep restorative sivasana. 

 

 

Dynamic Flow with Elena McAlpine

Thursdays Noon – 1 pm

These Vinyasa 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.

 

Yin Yoga with Brittany Nelson ~ Thursdays 5 – 6 pm

Yin Yoga helps to increase flexibility by strengthening the joints, ligaments and fascia. We will be using breath to slow the mind down and gentle movement to help the body surrender into longer held asanas. This is a relaxing slow paced class with most asanas taking place on the floor. It is perfect for beginners as well as the intermediate or advanced yogi who wants to increase their flexibility or just let go of their week.

Gentle Yoga with Suraya Keating Thursdays starting 9/23 at 9:30 am

Enjoy this mindful, gentle yoga class anchored with a focus on the breath, body and heart. Great if you are just starting out or just feel like moving through practice at a slower mindful pace. You will be guided through series of poses that create a class that’s gentle, yet challenging. Modification options will be given to newer students, and simple concepts from Yoga philosophy will be interwoven in each practice

 

 

Restore & Renew with Luciana Castro In Studio & Livestream 

Sundays 4:30 – 5:45 

 

 

Restorative yoga is 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. A supportive, conscious body/mind relaxation practice. When supported with props, the body relaxes and opens, releasing tension and stored up toxins. 

 

CLASS UPDATES AND TIME CHANGES

Slow Flow & Meditation will now be livestream on Tuesday’s at 6:15 pm with Brittany Nelson starts in studio September 14th

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.

 

Hatha Yoga Level 1 – 2 with Muriel Murphy – Mondays 9 am  & Saturdays 9 am

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.

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.

 

 

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

Kundalini Yoga 8 Week Series: Kundalini Yoga and Mental Health

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 8 Week Series: August 17th – October 5th

Kundalini Yoga for Mental Health

Join Adriana for an 8-week series to support mental wellbeing with Kundalini yoga. Each week will focus on practices to alleviate anxiety, chronic fatigue, brain fog, and stress. Learn how to use the power of your inward focus, breath, and movement to feel centered and at peace.

Please note that this series is not meant to address serious mental health concerns and is not a substitute for prescribed medication or protocols. It can however be an empowering support for day-to-day anxiety and stress. Do consult your doctor if you have any questions about supplementing Kundalini yoga to an existing mental health regimen.

Kundalini yoga uses coordinated breath, movement, and mantra practices to strengthen the nervous system, refresh the body, and expand awareness. 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 – 10:15 am 

Meditate & Restore Livestream Resumes on Thursday Evenings for 45 min sessions starting at 6:30 pm on Sept 30th                                 

 

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  with Karen Kukula

Tuesdays & Fridays from 9 am-10:15 am in studio & livestream

 

 

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

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 in studio 10:45 – Noon (livestream option) and Core Balance Yoga on Wednesday’s at 6:15 pm is also now in studio/livestream 

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 Mondays 10/04/2021 - 11/28/2021 from Infants 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
    SIGN UP VIA EMAIL TO jennifercurtis@heartfulbirth.com or email info@embraceyogamarin.com

  • Ease into Autumn ~ A Special Restorative Class with Karen Kukula September 25th from 1 - 3:30 pm

    Calm your body, breath and mind.

    Restorative yoga postures are designed to support the body to encourage the nervous system to rebalance. When we push hard to get things done, to care for others (instead of ourselves!) overwork and worry our nervous system can get stuck in the stress response. These poses restore the body’s ability to let go of the stress and rebalance. This leads to better digestion, elimination and sleep just to name a few!

    Give yourself the gift of a class of self nurturing yoga!

    $45 pp/Early Bird pricing $40 before Sept 12th

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

Yin Yoga helps to increase flexibility by strengthening the joints, ligaments and fascia. We will be using breath to slow the mind down and gentle movement to help the body surrender into longer held asanas. This is a relaxing slow paced class with all asanas taking place on the floor (no standing asanas). It is perfect for beginners as well as the intermediate or advanced yogi who wants to increase their flexibility or just let go of their week.

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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