Update 11/21/21

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Join us for a Grateful Practice with Karen Kukula in Thanksgiving Day Morning from 9:30 – 11:00 am. Sign up under our Workshops tab

As a Thank you to our community and neighbors we are having a Free Monday afternoon Yin/Restorative from 5:30 – 6:30 with Beth Toomey

BLACK FRIDAY NEW MEMBER SPECIAL! $75 FOR THE FIRST MONTH UNLIMITED ; ) OR GIFT A  5 CLASS CARD for $75 (may purchase Wednesday – Sunday this week)   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.

We offer traditional yoga and the best yoga class variety for all levels of yoga 

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!

Mindful Movement & Meditation Livestream with Oana Lansman Thursdays 6:15 – 7:15 pm

Gentle Yoga with Suraya Keating In Studio/Livestream Thursdays at 9:30 am

Dynamic Flow in Studio & Livestream with Elena McAlpine now Thursdays at Noon

Restore & Renew Sundays in Studio & Livestream from 5:30 – 6:45 pm with Luciana Castro

NEXT WORKSHOP BREATHE BETTER FOR STRESS & ANXIETY WITH SIENNA SMITH  SUNDAY, DEC 5TH 1 – 3:30 PM 

We are planning our Kirtan in the New Year. 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! Please check our schedule for classes. All our classes currently in studio 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.

 

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 5:30 – 6:45 

 

 

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 

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 10 Week Series: Kundalini Yoga Series:  Self-Love 💗

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.

Kundalini Yoga 10 Week Series: Oct 19 – Dec 21

Self-Love 💗 

As we deepen into the fall season, with the world slowly opening up more, it’s important to keep grounded in our Self. Marrying our finite with our infinite is Self-Love, and I feel it’s time to resurface the Self-Love 10-Week series that some of you may have experienced in 2019. I’m finding that increasing demands can distract us away from priorities, our true desires, and our inner well of being (which is the origin of the word “wealthy,” btw).

10-weeks will carry us to the night of winter solstice (Dec 21), which feels like beautiful timing for the culmination of the Self-Love intention.

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 now IN STUDIO & Livestream with Oana Lansman

Sundays mornings from 9 – 10:15 am 

New Class: Mindful Movement & Meditation Livestream

Thursday Evenings from 6:15 – 7:15 pm                              

 

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.

Mindful Movement & Meditation 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. 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 Wednesdays now at 6 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

  • Thanksgiving Day Practice with Karen Kukula Thursday 11/25/2021 from 9:30 to 11 am

     

    Let’s come together to celebrate our community
    that we have held together over the past 20 months.
    Nourishing body, mind and breath with our yoga asana.
    Grateful for this amazing new studio home we find ourselves in.
    Please join Karen live in the studio or on Zoom for a wonderful
    beginning to your holiday day.
    Please sign up under the workshops tab
    $25/pp / $30 day of event

  • Breathe Better for Stress & Anxiety with Sienna Smith Sunday 12/05/2021 from 1:00 to 3:30 pm

    Breathing Better helps every system in your body be healthier including your lungs, digestion, brain, nervous system, heart, and mind. Breathing Better is the #1 thing you can do to support your well-being on every level.
    In this workshop, you will learn and practiceTop 10 Benefits of Breathing Better and How to Get Them
    The 3 Essential Breathing Tests – Discover How You Really Breathe
    Must-Know Anatomy of Breathing
    5 Principles of Breathing Better
    5 Key Breathing Practices
    Zones of Respiration
    Yoga Therapy for Better Breathing
    Breathing Posture – Supine, Sitting, and Standing
    Building the Main Breathing Muscles
    Breathing Techniques for Anxiety
    Best Way to Improve Sleep
    Creating a Daily Breath PracticeThis 2-1/2 hour workshop gives you everything you need! Sienna’s workshops are held in-person, live-streamed, and recorded. Includes the Breathe Better Basics guide, access to recorded videos for 2 weeks, and live support from Sienna. Bring a yoga mat, comfortable clothes for light movement, a blanket, and an eye pillow if you have it, not required.Cost: $85Sienna Smith C-IAYT is the creator of the Breathe Better Podcast available on Apple, Spotify, and Google. She is a Certified Yoga Therapist and Teacher for 20 years, founder of Yoga Mountain Studio in Marin, CA, and a Positive Psychology Coach CAPP. Visit her at www.SiennaSmith.comBreathe Better on APPLE
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/breathe-better/id1569751990

    Breathe Better on SPOTIFY

  • Autumn Sound Journey with Adriana Cerundolo Sunday 12/12/21 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm

     


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

     

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

    Fall is a powerful time! On this Autumn evening, rejuvenate your body and mind with the cleansing vibrations of voice, crystal singing bowls, and percussion instruments. Enjoy lying down in deep relaxation as Adriana weaves together a tapestry of sounds to harmonize and expand your being.  Lying down in deep relaxation, drift away into your own inner world of restoration to these soothing sounds.  Arise with peace, clarity, and a greater awareness of your true self.

    $35 Early Bird ($5 off deducted in cart)/ $40 after November 26th

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

  • Settle into Winter ~ A Special Restorative Class with Karen Kukula December 18th 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 Dec 4th

  • Infant Massage Basics for Professional Caregivers with Jennifer Curtis Saturday 12/11/2021 1:00 - 6:30 pm

    Are you a professional nanny or postpartum doula, or do you work with families and provide direct care to infants? This workshop is designed for you:
    Infant massage is touch communication. Infant Massage Basics for Professional Caregivers will provide tools that cultivate 2-way communication, attunement and wellbeing for infants and their caregivers. The relationship-based approach provided in this class will include:
    ❤ one-on-one instruction for offering massage to babies in your care (plus special techniques for relieving gas, colic and constipation)
    ❤ support for interpreting a baby’s own set of communication cues
    ❤ practical ideas for weaving massage into the daily family routine
    ❤ examples for adjusting massage throughout life, as children grow and preferences change
    Professional caregivers are in a unique relationship with babies and their families. Participants in this workshop will receive practical guidance on respectfully incorporating massage into your care with parents’ consent.
    5-hour class plus 1/2-hour break = $190 per adult
    Please bring an infant-sized doll to class for practice
    Class is for adult professional caregivers only (not suitable for babies to attend)
    *PLEASE NOTE*
    This class does not provide professional certification to teach infant massage. The tools provided in this class are intended to enhance your personal caregiving toolkit and to support authentic relationship with the infants and families in your care. If parents are interested in learning infant massage they should seek a class taught by a certified instructor, where they will receive information tailored specifically to the parenting journey. Certification to teach infant massage is a 30+ hour training and resources for pursuing this will be shared in class. This class is a great way to learn whether pursuing certification to teach might be a good option for you!
    Registration closes December 1st! Please register by e-mail to: jennifercurtis@heartfulbirth.com (Subject: December Infant Massage for Professionals training) or email Embrace at info@embraceyogamarin.com
    $190/pp
    More info: https://heartfulbirth.com/class-calendar/
    We hope to see you there!

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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