MEDITATE & RESTORE
 
Thursday evenings from
6:15-7:15 pm
with Oana Lansman

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. Contemporary research shows how a consistent meditation practice yields long-term benefits, noting a multitude of positive effects on brain and immune function among meditators.

At the same time, lower blood pressure, improved blood circulation, improved heart rate, reduced stress and anxiety, lower blood cortisol levels – are just a few short-term documented benefits for the nervous system.

Yet it’s worth noting that the purpose of meditation is not to focus on achieving benefits. To put it 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.


Mondays 3:45 – 4:45

Therapeutics 1
with Donna Simonsen
 

 
Please join Donna for this Therapeutics 1 yoga class is designed to provide pain relief, and support optimal functioning of the joints, muscles, and organs. Classes may include gentle and restorative postures as well as breathing techniques and meditation. This class is a great choice for those who are recovering from an injury or surgery and want to experience the benefits of Yoga.

Tuesdays 4:45 pm 
Kundalini Yoga 
with 
Adriana Cerundolo
10-week series on the Ten Bodies
Looking for clarity, energy, and expansion this New Year?
 In Kundalini Yoga it’s taught that we have ten bodies,
not just one, including our etheric and mental bodies.
Each body is integral to health and well-being.
Starting Jan 8th, we will work our way through each
body for a full sensory system tune-up over ten weeks.
Expect a unique series of breath, movement, and mantra practices each week that will restore and enliven you.
Awaken your full potential this New Year with
kundalini yoga!

Monday & Thursday’s 5 – 6 pm
Yin Yoga with Jean Johnson
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.

TEEN YOGA
Wednesday evening Teen yoga class 
 is now from 5:00 to 6:00 pm 
1/2 price student rate
$12 drop in/$10 with class card
Minors must have their parent or
guardian sign a waiver prior to
attending class                
This Level 1/2 class includes Hatha with the practice of asanas 
(yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises), which help 
bring peace to the mind and body. This class then begins to flow 
at a quicker pace to build heat and strength in more challenging postures, which are synchronized with your breath and movement. 
Based on proper alignment and form, but moving with fluidity. We 
complete our class with calming Yin poses to relax and revive.

Upcoming Workshops

  • Family Yoga Class with Daina Selph May 19 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Our family classes are a fun way to explore yoga with everyone in the family. Energizing enough to keep the kids entertained, engaging enough to for the parents to follow along. This is an all levels class full of storytelling, yoga poses, music, games and mindfulness activities designed to keep you and your yogi engaged for the whole adventure! All ages welcome (over 3 years old please)
    $30 for 1st 2 family members, $5 additional for each family member over that.
    Early Bird discount of 10% if you sign up before May 5th!

  • Dynamic Pilates Series with Janet with Janet Carter May 20 - June 10 10:45 am - 11:45 am

    Dynamic Pilates Series with Janet
    4 class Series
    Mondays  5/20, 6/03, 6/10 & 6/17 (no class Memorial Day)
    10:45-11:45a
    $110 for series / $35 Drop-In (5 person minimum)
    Early Bird Special ~ sign up by April 30th

    Pilates is an incredible form of movement that connects us deep into our core. This series will combine the elements of physical strengthening and therapeutic exercises. We will explore the fundamentals of Pilates to create a deeper understanding of the exercises and increase overall body awareness. There will be time for questions. Modifications will be offered. All levels welcome!

    About Janet:
    Janet has been teaching yoga for over 14 years, has over 500 hours of teacher training, and is a certified Mat Pilates instructor. Janet appreciates how these practices continually brings harmony to the mind, body and spirit. The practice is a journey of self-discovery and internal transformation that helps to cultivate a more mindful way of living. It can shift the way we treat ourselves and those around us. Janet’s classes are fun and upbeat with the opportunity for students to challenge themselves as they develop strength, balance, and flexibility. Her creative sequencing is grounded in the principles of alignment and breath awareness, offering a dynamic and centering practice.

  • Spring Sound Journey with Adriana Cerundolo May 31 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

    Bathe in the power of sound in our Spring Sound Journey.

    Everything is energy, and energy is vibration. Sound is, therefore, a powerful tool to transform both physical and non-physical experience.

    Spring is now leading into summer and is a powerful time! Receive the blessings of Spring with new growth abound. Lying down in deep relaxation, drift away into your own inner world of restoration to the soothing sound of voice, crystal singing bowls, and percussion instruments. Arise with peace, clarity, and a greater awareness of your true self.

    $30 pre-register / $35 at door

    Adriana is a certified sound healer, kundalini yoga teacher, and dance ceremonialist. Learn more at claimyoursacred.com.

  • Awesome Kid's Yoga Camp (6-12 yrs old) with Daina Selph Jul. 29 - Aug. 2 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    During this week long camp children will explore ways to take a mindful approach to their world. We will focus on teaching traditional yoga poses, breathing exercises, meditation and relaxation techniques in a fun and playful way. Students learn important lessons in self-awareness, self-control, social skills, positive thinking and body awareness. We practice both active and passive poses, helping children find this balance in class can sometimes flow into the other areas of their lives outside of class.
    Each class begins with a group discussion followed by yoga poses, journaling and an art project which is customized to a daily theme.

  • Functional Training & Yoga with Clara Gray May 5 - June 2 10:45 am - 11:45 am

    4 weeks series – Sundays 10:45-11:45 am
    May 5,12,19 and June 2

     

    Some muscles and joints need to be strong, others need to be flexible, and others in between. By learning to recognize and balance these different areas of our bodies and promoting a healthier approach to exercise you will be more efficient while hiking, gardening, running, or doing the daily life chores such as lifting and carrying the groceries. Functional training will help you recognize the imbalances of the major stabilizing joints and muscles and will help train them to be more efficient, promoting an overall healthier and balanced body. Focusing on the key stabilizers: the deep abdominals, rips and the scapula, and developing other areas as well by working with multi-joint exercises with the goal to improve balance, agility, mobility and strength. The yoga portion of this series will include an overall body stretch and you will also learn basic myofascial techniques to help release muscle tension.

    Pre-sign in required. Min 6 and max 15 participants.
    Fee: $135/4 class series

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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