SPECIAL THANKSGIVING DAY GRATEFUL ASANA 

with Muriel Murphy

This special Thanksgiving Day practice is an invitation to embrace the sweetness of our life and our loved ones, by showing up in Gratitude for all that we have in this life….

LOVE is ALL YOU NEED
Trust that the rest of our experiences unfold from the place of being sincerely grateful.

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. This is an invitation to reprogram your bodies response to stress and an embodied experience where individuals recognize this magnificent gift of life.

Come share practice with me, and reveal to yourself… What are you Grateful for?

Price is $25 in advance/$30 day of event

 

 

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 

                                              

Starting December 5th, 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

 

Kundalini Yoga for Strengthening Immunity   

Tuesdays from 4:45 to 6 pm

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

Just like “there’s an app for that,” there’s a kundalini yoga kriya for that. “Kriya” means “action,” and it refers to a series of postures in a kundalini yoga practice. As we descend into the winter months, we will practice a 10-week series of kriyas to strengthening the body’s immunity and innate healing powers. Stay strong, clear, and healthy as you navigate these heavier, colder months that make us prone to sickness and depression.

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.

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

  • Travel into Winter Sound Journey with Adriana Cerundolo December 20th, 6:15pm - 7:15pm

    Bathe in the power of sound in our Near Winter Solstice Sound Journey.

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

    With the winter season starting up, it is a time of look within, a time to include self-love and not overwork! A time to start to spend more time at rest and with family and community.

    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.

  • Flow Art and Restore Saturday, January 18 from 1:30 - 4:30

    FLOW ART AND RESTORE

    with Beth Toomey, Bev Jensen & Bobbi deVaul

    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 deVaulwill 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 supplies 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 and comfortable clothing for creating art followed by 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 10/31 and $60 thereafter. Maximum of 10 students. Must register in advance to attend.

  • Yin/Yang through the Seasons, Candlelit Winter, Water Element with Clare Buckley Dec. 14th 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm (SOLD OUT!) Alternate date January 25th added 5:00 - 7:00 pm

    Join Clare as we embrace transitions this winter with a clear intention of letting go and deeply supporting inner balance and well being.  This is a potent time of year for reflection and contemplation.  In this unique and beautiful workshop Clare will guide you through a floor based practice to support the winter meridians as informed by the Chinese 5 elements and with insights from the ancient traditions of Ayurveda.  This workshop welcomes the nearing of winter solstice and a time of deepest Yin. Nature is transitioning into seasonal darkness whilst trusting and making space for the potential of new life to come.  Delight in the glow of a room resplendent with candle light as you connect with your inner radiance and take pause to feel relaxed, rejuvenated and nourished.  Singing bowls are used in this practice along with wonderful seasonal essential oils.  Clare also prepares a seasonal Ayurvedic tea for our gathering.

    Enjoy this offering for $45
    Candlelit Winter – Water element

    December 14th 5-7pm (SOLD OUT)

    New date added January 25th 5 – 7 pm

  • 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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