NEW CLASSES

Teen/Young Adult Hatha Flow Yoga

with Beth Toomey

Wednesdays 5:00 – 6:00 pm

 

In Hatha Flow we do a combination of Hatha Level 1-2, where students can expect to learn the fundamentals of yoga poses. Learning detailed alignment, breathwork, sequences and beginning meditation.

We also include Vinyasa Flow in our practice. 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. We always add a couple Yin poses prior to Savasana. Each class is different, focused and appropriately challenging.

Hatha Flow Yoga and Yin combo class for teens and young adults. All levels welcome.

 

 

Hatha Yoga Level 1-2 with Loren Altura

Fridays from Noon to 1:00 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

Align & Flow Level 1-2

Tuesdays & 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.

 

Iyengar Yoga with Karen Kukula

 

Tuesdays from 9:15 to 10:30 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.

 

ReAlign and Restore with Muriel Murphy 

                                              

Thursdays 10:45 – 12:00 

This class includes the Method of  Iyengar, Restorative, Self Awakening & Yoga Nidra

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 individuals recognize this magnificent gift of life.

What to expect while you’re on the mat?An infusion of Feldenkrais inspired movement inquiries, Classical Hatha Yoga with Iyengar alignment principals and Restorative Poses towards the end to reset and calm the nervous system. Some of the Subtle Body Effects: 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 life here together.

 

Vinyasa Flow with Yonit Roth

 

Mondays 6:15 – 7:30 pm

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

 

Upcoming Workshops

  • Free to Be Toddlers and Free to be Infants with Jennifer Curtis 3/4/2020 - 4/29/2020 11:30 - 1:00 & 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    8-class series
    Discover the joy of interacting with your toddler as the competent, whole person she is. Come together to learn how you can encourage your child’s independent play, foster his critical thinking skills, and deepen your relationship—all in a less-is-more approach! In the eight-week classes: Discover how your toddler benefits from independent play.
    Appreciate what your child can do right now. Learn how care routines can be favorite times for both you and your child. Share in the beautiful unfolding of your toddler’s first relationships–with herself, with others, with his surroundings. Support only as much as needed. “Just as the child’s first teacher is his parent, the parent’s first teacher is her child.”
    Early Bird Special $40 off if purchased prior to 2 weeks before sessions begin/$320 per series within 2 weeks of start date

  • Breathe In, Breathe Out 2 with Erika Belanger RESCHEDULED to February 23rd 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    This is the 2nd in the Series. Learn more breathing techniques.

    With this workshop, you will learn self-massage and movement techniques to open the body so the breath and the energy can flow more fluidly. You will experience different pranayama techniques to energize, relax and heal the body. You will learn tools to integrate into your daily life, to feel more vibrant, present and calm, and to tone the nervous system helping it to respond appropriately to challenges.

    You will leave with a newfound appreciation for your body and your breath, and easier access to meditation.

    No yoga experience necessary

    Early Bird sign ups $45 before February 2nd/$50 Thereafter

  • Yin/Yang through the Seasons, Candlelit Winter, Water Element with Clare Buckley January 25th added 5:00 - 7:00 pm

    Join Clare for the gift of deep relaxation and nourishment. We are delighted to be adding one more workshop January 25th 5-7pm. This will be a timely retreat to regather, relax and renew post-holiday season.  We will explore new intentions and you will receive an intention keepsake to take home and relive this beautiful ritual.  This workshop makes for a wonderful gift for you and loved ones.  Begin your New Year with the clear intention of supporting inner balance and well being.  These workshops book up quickly so do secure your spot for this special treat of a workshop.

    This candlelit practice is a potent time of year for reflection and contemplation. In this unique and beautiful workshop Clare will guide you through practices that support the winter meridians of the kidneys/urinary bladder, informed by the Chinese five elements and the ancient traditions of Ayurveda.  She will share insights to support inner harmony during Vata season. This workshop is profoundly supportive for this often depleting and busy time of year and a delight filled pause in which to relax, and be nourished.  Singing bowls and seasonal essential oils are used in this practice, along with a delicious Ayurvedic seasonal tea preparation.
    Make your transition this season an opportunity to deeply honor natures cycles as they are reflected within you. To sign up for my workshop go to embraceyogamarin under the workshops tab.

    Enjoy this offering for $45
    Candlelit Winter – Water element

  • Yoga Nidra with Oana Lansman February 7th 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm

    YOGA NIDRA
    Yoga Nidra is the practice and art of Yogic Sleep. In this class you will be guided through a detailed meditation and visualization that will allow your mind and body to slip into a state of conscious deep relaxation. This is a state of “sleepless sleep” and occurs between waking consciousness and dreaming consciousness. The brain will switch from beta to alpha waves, signaling the transition from activity to deep physical relaxation and withdrawal of the awareness from the external environment.

     

    Receive deep rest and restoration in this extremely healing meditation practice.

    $25 per session pre-register or $30 Drop In

    Enjoy this offering for $45
    Candlelit Winter – Water element

  • Restore & Renew with Yonit Roth February 8th 1 pm - 4 pm

    Slowing down in yoga offers the body a chance to rest deeply and revitalize. The constant chaos and buzz of life can often leave us feeling stressed, fatigued, and weak from our daily activities.

    Whether you need to slow down or simply tune into your body, this gentle and adaptive workshop is essential for well-being! With the practice of modifying and the use of props, the postures become simple, accessible, and delicious for all bodies.In this workshop, we’ll take a journey through:

    -postures to rebalance and replenish your mind, body, and nervous system

    -restoring ease to the adrenals and balance out fight or flight responses

    -elevating and stabilizing your mood

    -building an introspective relationship with your senses as you experience movement

    -Using sound and mantra for healing

    $45 before January 15th/$50 thereafter

  • The Heart of Yoga ~ Practices to Open the Heart with Muriel Murphy February 15th 1 pm - 4 pm

    Muriel’s passionate teachings offer several ways to access the Heart of Your Yoga practice.
    Being informed on how each pose and movement, if approached with detailed precision and effort, alignment, strength and softness, can deliver your bodies intuitive intelligence and provide you with multiple benefits.
    Benefits of Practice:
    Increased Immune Response
    Decreased Stress levels
    Improves your Mood, Access to JOYFULNESS = Decreased depression symptoms
    Cultivate Witness Consciousness ~ Ability to witness positive changes in yourself
    Develops overall Strength and Flexibility = Balances muscle, glands and organ function
    Peacefulness ~ Reduces Anxiety
    Resets and Calms your Nervous System ~ Emotional support
    Rehabilitates Injury Recovery
    Helps reduce Sleeplessness Symptoms
    Practices Included in this workshop: Self Awakening Yoga Therapeutics, Pranayama, Iyengar, Slow Flow, Restorative,
    Yoga Nidra and Meditation.

  • Friday Sound Bath with Adriana Cerundolo February 21st 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

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

    As the winter season is ending and spring is coming forward, it is a powerful time for new births and growth within, a time of renewal deep in our hearts.

    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 before February 14th/$35 thereafter

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

  • Flow Art & Restore Yoga with Beth Toomey February 22th 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Flow painting is the art of allowing paint itself to create an abstract masterpiece. There are many ways to accomplish this. Bev Jensen and Bobbi deVaul will be teaching what is known as a dirty pour using acrylic paint that flows across the canvas. You will be amazed at the results. Each one is unique and yours only.
    We will provide a canvas and ceramic tile for each participant. All supples will also be provided. Followed by an hour of scrumptious Yin/Restorative with Beth Toomey to relax and revive your mind & body.
    Participants should wear casual clothing for getting a little messy and comfy for a bit of Yin/Restorative to end your workshop. Be ready for a fun and creative afternoon.
    Cost includes canvas, ceramic tile and painting supplies. $55 Early Bird before 1/22 and $60 thereafter. Maximum of 12 students. Must register in advance to attend.

  • Yoga Nidra with Oana Lansman February 28th 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm

    YOGA NIDRA
    Yoga Nidra is the practice and art of Yogic Sleep. In this class you will be guided through a detailed meditation and visualization that will allow your mind and body to slip into a state of conscious deep relaxation. This is a state of “sleepless sleep” and occurs between waking consciousness and dreaming consciousness. The brain will switch from beta to alpha waves, signaling the transition from activity to deep physical relaxation and withdrawal of the awareness from the external environment.

     

    Receive deep rest and restoration in this extremely healing meditation practice.

    $25 per session pre-register or $30 Drop In

  • Reiki & Restorative with Jennifer Brinn February 29th 1pm - 2:30 pm

    Join Reiki healer Jennifer Brinn as she guides you through a nourishing blend of guided meditation, energy clearing techniques and restorative yoga to reset your body & nervous system. You’ll be soothed by an ambient soundtrack and the hands-on energy healing modality of Reiki to release stuck energies and lift you into a peaceful vibe. A perfect addition to your weekend!About Jennifer Brinn: Jennifer is a Reiki healer, yoga/meditation teacher, intuitive & spiritual empowerment coach with a private practice in Sausalito. Her work focuses on helping you connect to a deeper sense of yourself so you may show up fully in the world.

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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