NEW CLASSES

All Level Hatha Yoga with Loren Altura

Started October 3rd: 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

Starting Oct 22, 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

 

Starting October 22nd: 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 

                                              

Through October 24th, Thursdays 10:45 – 12:00 (then resumes November 28th)

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 principles 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 6:45 – 8:00 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

 

Kundalini Yoga: Conscious Creating: Removing Blocks to Full Expression with Adriana Cerundolo

   

Tuesdays from 4:45 to 6 pm

On-going Kundalini class on Tuesdays 4:45 – 6 pm

“You are only as powerful as you believe yourself to be.” – Yogi Bhajan

Neuroscientists have found that only 5% of our cognitive activities (decisions, emotions, actions, behavior) are conscious. The other 95%? Run by subconscious patterns. These patterns are created from childhood conditioning and past experiences. Want to make changes in your life? Change your brain.

Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan is called “the yoga of awareness.” It uses coordinated breath, movement, and mantra practices to clear subconscious patterns and bring more consciousness online. One way it does this is by increasing the flow and distribution of cerebrospinal fluid, which is responsible for opening up the subconscious areas of the brain. It also uses sound frequency to tune the body to high-frequency vibrations.

This ten-week series will focus on clearing subconscious patterns, opening up the brain, and reclaiming our fullest expression through conscious choice. Expect a series of movements and breathing patterns that will move, cleanse, and invigorate you.

 This is a weekly class, drop-ins welcome! 

 

 

Meditate and Restore Purely Meditation Class with Oana Lansman

Thursdays 6:15 – 7:15 pm

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.

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

Upcoming Workshops

  • Free to Be Young Infant& Toddler Classes with Jennifer Curtis New Series begins October 2nd - November 20th Wednesdays 11 - 1 & 1:30 - 3 pm

    Free to Be is a small group parent-child class series with a focus on natural gross motor development.  
    Created from a foundation of deep respect for the competence of all humans 
    from birth, Free to Be offers an opportunity for your little ones, from birth to 20 months (in 3 age groupings), to discover and explore their world on their own wise terms – and for parents/caregivers to witness and appreciate their child’s unique drive to learn.  
    Embrace Yoga offers the perfect environment that allows Jennifer to set up invitations for development to unfold naturally, right before a parent’s eyes.  Warmly guided by an experienced facilitator, parents receive a very special opportunity to thoughtfully observe their little ones in this group setting as we intentionally grant them the freedom “to be.” 
    It’s freeing for everyone!  Respectfully supporting the innate nature of early development is the primary focus of discussion. Parents will receive tools to develop mutual trust and build an authentic relationship with their baby.  
    Join us!
     
    (For more info on this approach, you can visit www.REI.org)   
     
    $280 for the 8-week series

  • Fall Sound Bath with Adriana Cerundolo October 18th, 6:15pm - 7:15pm

    Bathe in the power of sound in our Fall Sound Bath

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

    With the fall season starting up, it is a time of new beginnings, but also time to include self-love and not overwork! A time to settle into structure after the summer months.

    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 (will deduct $5 discount when checking out / $35 day of the event

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

  • Yin/Yang through the Seasons with Clare Buckley Next Session November 9th 5pm-7pm

    $115 for the series/$45 per single session
    Join Clare as we embrace transitions this fall and winter with clear intentions of letting go and deeply supporting inner balance and well being. This is a potent time of year for reflection and contemplation.
    In these unique and beautiful workshops Clare will guide you through practices that support the autumnal meridians of the lungs/elimination organs and the winter meridians of the kidneys/urinary bladder, informed by the Chinese five elements and the ancient traditions of Ayurveda.
    In our second workshop we will expand upon our prior practice and Clare will share insights to support inner harmony during Vata and holiday season, informed by Ayurveda.
    This workshop is profoundly supportive for this often depleting and busy time of year. In glorious culmination our December workshop takes place as the days are at their shortest and we are nearing winter solstice. This is a time to pause and reflect before we begin to expand once again. We will enjoy a candlelit practice and a beautiful culmination to our trio of workshops.
    Join Clare for the full series or an individual workshop as she guides you through this unique and beautiful offering of breath work, insight, mindful meditation and supportive and seasonally beneficial poses and practices. Make your transition this season an opportunity to deeply honor natures cycles as they are reflected within us.
    Clare has been teaching yoga, yin and yin/yang classes, workshops and retreats for over 19 years. In relation specifically to Yin yoga, she extends gratitude to her teachers Sarah Powers and Paul Grilley with whom she has trained extensively since 2000. Her workshops bring expertise, unique insight, warmth and encouragement. Please visit her website at www.clarebyoga.com for more information.
    Yin/Yang through the seasons with Clare Buckley….
    Enjoy this offering as a series $115 or individually $45 per workshopNovember 9th 5-7pm Candlelit Autumn – Vata Season
    December 14th 5-7pm Candlelit Winter – Water element

  • Yin/Yang through the Seasons, Candlelit Winter, Water Element with Clare Buckley Dec. 14th 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Join Clare as we embrace transitions this fall and winter with clear intentions of letting go and deeply supporting inner balance and well being. This is a potent time of year for reflection and contemplation. In these unique and beautiful workshops Clare will guide you through practices that support the autumnal meridians of the lungs/elimination organs and the winter meridians of the kidneys/urinary bladder, informed by the Chinese five elements and the ancient traditions of Ayurveda. In glorious culmination our December workshop takes place as the days are at their shortest and we are nearing winter solstice. This is a time to pause and reflect before we begin to expand once again. We will enjoy a candlelit practice and a beautiful culmination to our trio of workshops. Join Clare for the full series or an individual workshop as she guides you through this unique and beautiful offering of breath work, insight, mindful meditation and supportive and seasonally beneficial poses and practices. Make your transition this season an opportunity to deeply honor natures cycles as they are reflected within us. Clare has been teaching yoga, yin and yin/yang classes, workshops and retreats for over 19 years. In relation specifically to Yin yoga, she extends gratitude to her teachers Sarah Powers and Paul Grilley with whom she has trained extensively since 2000. Her workshops bring expertise, unique insight, warmth and encouragement. Please visit her website at www.clarebyoga.com for more information.

    Yin/Yang through the seasons with Clare Buckley….
    Enjoy this offering as a series $115 or individually $45 per workshop
    Last of Series ~
    December 14th 5-7pm Candlelit Winter – Water element

  • Yoga Nidra with Oana Lansman Nov. 22nd and Dec. 13th 6pm - 7:15pm

    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.

     

    $50/2 Sessions or $25 per session pre-register or            $30 Drop In

  • Breathe In, Breathe Out with Erika Belanger Dec. 7th 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    While the breath is one of the most automatic biological function of our body, and on average, we breath more than 20 000 times a day, most of the time we don’t think about it. We can stay alive for long periods without eating, drinking or sleeping, but if we can not breathe, we die within a few minutes. Surviving is one thing, but the breath can do much more than keep us alive.

    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

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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