Update 8/05/20

We are excited to announce that we are now offering  Outdoor classes! We have worked out a schedule with the City of San Rafael to rent the upper field area at Freitas Park near Kaiser Hospital at 89 Trellis Drive in TL. Our Outdoor Hatha classes will be held Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays at 9am and we will also offer our Core Balance Yoga at 6 pm on Wednesday evenings. 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. 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.

There has been a delay on reopening due to COVID-19 spikes in Marin but we are hoping to open in mid to late August. Upon opening some of our classes will be held live in the studio, but will offer livestream of the classes as we teach them. Since class sizes are limited to 8 in the studio, it is recommended to sign up early to get a spot. If you do not cancel 24 hours in advance there will be a $20 fee charged for missed classes. We will keep a close on eye on progress and will do what’s necessary to keep our community safe. Please check schedule regularly for any class changes.

Upon re-opening we will have protocols in place for the safety of everyone. These will also be posted at the studio. Masks must be worn at all times until you are on your mat. (Entering, using facilities and upon leaving the studio) Please keep 6′ social distancing from others at all times when at the studio. These guidelines must also be followed for outdoor classes.

There will be no need to check in, you may put your personal items away and head into the studio. Since everyone will be preregistered the teacher will confirm attendance.

Hand sanitizer will be available when entering the studio and we highly recommend washing your hands at the lobby sink as you walk in for the health and safety of our community.

We will initially be taking temperatures as folks head in. With a non-contact thermometer. Virtually 1 second reading.

Props will not be offered at the studio so if you would like to use props in your practice please bring with you. You can check the description for each class on what is recommended for specific classes. (Double click on the class name in the schedule)

There will now be at least 30 minutes break between classes to give us time to thoroughly clean and sanitize before the next scheduled class.

Please read upcoming Newsletters for more information.

LIVESTREAM CLASSES

For our Live Feed 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.

I am so lucky to have a supportive community

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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.

Outdoor + Livestream Core Balance Yoga with Clara Gray now at 6 pm on Wednesdays 

Clara’s Saturday morning Livestream Strengthening Hatha is now from 10:45-12 pm

 

This class will help you build core awareness, stability and strength. Students will learn to recognize, connect and activate the core muscles. You will learn how to safely strengthen and engage the core abdominal complex, learn techniques to release body muscle tension, especially of the pelvic floor. Learning how the core muscles works and affect the entire body, helps creates a healthy balanced body and helps improve one’s daily life.

We will do pranayama (breath), twists, floor work, other mindful movements and yoga asanas (postures). Stronger and stable core will better support the spine resulting in better body alignment, balanced breathing, higher stamina, and may help reduce minor lower back and neck issues.

All Level Hatha Yoga with Muriel Murphy – Saturdays 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.

Tune Up Ball Class Livestream with Erika Belanger Thursdays 10 – 11 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. Tune up ball available for sale at Embrace Studio text to meet to purchase at 415-491-4363

Hatha Yoga Level 1-2 with Loren Altura starting Outdoor at the park on Mondays at 9 am along with livestream and 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. 🦋

Align and Flow with Jennifer Newcomb Livestream

Align & Flow Level 1-2Tuesdays and Thursdays  12:15 – 1:15

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.

 

Livestream Kundalini Yoga with Adriana Cerundolo 

Tuesdays from 6:00 to 7:15 pm

Kundalini Yoga for Breath & Clarity

Through July 7th

We are welcoming in Spring renewal and rebirth with a kundalini yoga series to support our creative and sexual life force. This 10-week series will focus on kriyas that activate our navel point, balance the lower chakras, and bring clarity of mind. “Kriya” is the name of a kundalini practice and means “the spontaneous unfolding of the true self.” With strength and clarity, all creation is possible. Join us to tap into your creative power, especially relevant during this disruptive times that offer fertile ground for change. All levels welcome! Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan is called “the yoga of awareness.” It uses coordinated breath, movement, and mantra practices to optimize the body’s functioning so you feel alive, vibrant, and healthy. Expect a series of movements and breath patterns that will move, cleanse, and invigorate you. Includes deep relaxation with live sound healing and meditation.

Led by Adriana Cerundolo, Kundalini Yoga teacher, sound healer, and ceremonialist. Learn more at claimyoursacred.com.

 

Outdoor & Livestream Hatha Yoga with Oana Lansman Wednesday mornings in the park from 9 – 10 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, 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.

 

Livestream Yin Yoga with Donna Simonsen – Mondays from 5 – 6 

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.
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.

 

 

Upcoming Workshops

  • Free to Be Live Stream Toddlers and Infants Series with Jennifer Curtis 8/05/3020 - 9/23/2020 from 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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