the word continued...
We are delighted to welcome local Pre-Natal legend, yoga teacher and midwife extraordinaire Shana Celnicker-Chong to our family! Starting May 1st, Shana will share two new Pre-Natal Yoga classes on Saturdays at 11am and Tuesday nights at 7pm. She will also teach the Tuesday 10am Mama & Baby class as well as a Yoga Foundations 1 class on Saturdays at 1pm. We have longed for the chance to share these types of classes with you, and now is finally the time. Spread the word, and welcome Shana to the Bhaktishop Family!
Treats and Nourishment:
We now carry Organic Coconut Water, in addition to savory and sweet treats from Pixie Retreat Raw and Eatin' Alive whole foods. Get yourself some nourishment before or after class, or anytime you are in the neighborhood!
Up For A Challenge?
We offer a Vinyasa 3, Flow Hour 2/3 and a Vinyasa 2/3 class every day, for those of you that are seeking to further your practice of asana and pranayama in a sane, functional, and totally fun environment! Some of the classes tend to a more flow-based style, and some have deconstructed alignment details to help you deepen your awareness of your own body and practice. Come check out our higher level classes!
*Monday noon Vinyasa 3 with Lisa Mae
*Monday 7pm Vinyasa 2/3 with Jill (our newest, stepping in to sub for Jessica on maternity leave- check her out on the family page!)
*Tuesday noon Flow 2/3 Hour with Monicka
*Wednesday noon Vinyasa 3 with Lisa Mae
*Thursday noon Flow 2/3 Hour with Tasha
*Friday noon Vinyasa 3 with Audra
*Sunday 9am Vinyasa 2/3 with Audra
Bali Yoga and Painting Retreat: Think Fast
We are only going to say this one more time: this is your last chance to get in on the AMAZING retreat to Bali with Lisa Mae and local painter/legend Flora Bowley! The trip is May 24-31 and there are just 2 spaces left. Join us for the creative, expressive, yoga-filled time of your life! You won't regret it!
Sanskrit: Yoga's Mystical Sounds!
Friends, Sanskrit is for EVERYONE! Join us Sat. and Sun. April 6 & 7th with our charming and funny teacher, Josh Michaell, for this lively weekend of chanting and learning together, in the light of yoga's amazingly resonant language. Learning to make the sounds, feel their vibrations, and even at the most beginning level, make it possible to grasp more of the subtleties of yoga philosophy, all make yoga that much more accessible and deep. Get in on the secret! Learn some Sanskrit! All are welcome and invited, no experience needed.
Pure Joy in Motion!
Please join our dear friend Jasmine Tarkeshi from the Laughing Lotus in San Francisco in offering two amazing classes just for you. Stepping into the regular 9am classes on Saturday and Sunday the 21st and 22nd for Lisa Mae and Audra, this is always a fun and funky asana get-down. Please sign up online to get a dose of this sweaty, inspired vinyasa flow from our magical, wonderful friend and teacher! These classes are level 2+ so be ready for some sweet sweaty bliss!
Master Class & Sequencing Workshop
Jasmine Tarkeshi from the Laughing Lotus in New York and San Francisco returns to share a Master Class on Friday the 19th of April, and her delightful Chakras Sequencing Workshop on Sat. and Sun, the 20th and 21st of April! Join us in this Teaching Methodology intensive for teachers and teachers-to-be to learn the dynamics of sharing a vinyasa practice through the sweet subtlety of the chakra system. Understand the dynamics of each chakra, learn mudra and mantra to awaken the sacred in each, and learn to craft artful, creative vinyasa phrases using this vibrant system. Open to teachers and teachers in training.
Outer Form: Structural Bandhas
In this experiential workshop with Monicka on Saturday the 27th, take a closer look at the anatomical structures that correlate with the yogic bandhas, or "locks" of the physical body to provide deep, structural support. By deepening your understanding of how to access this foundation of support in a physical way, we will de-mystify the role the bandhas can play in asana practice. Learn to cultivate strength, steadiness, grace, and ease for a safe and continuing physical practice.
Inner Form: Energetic Bandhas
This experiential, subtle workshop will explore the great supports of your body in an energetic sense on Sunday the 28th with Hari-bhakti. There are three main energetic valves spoken about in classical yogaâ€”mula, uddiyana and jalandhara. By deepening your understanding of how to tap into these bandhas you will be able to create additional structural and energetic support not only in your asana practice but in your everyday life. The glory of the bandhas’ inner workings is endless, from more efficient breathing, to creating lift and lightness in your body, to clearing stagnant energy.
Come and chant with us April 14th as we celebrate and sing every second Sunday from 6-8pm! We raise our voices and hearts to the divine in this age-old practice of bhakti yoga. No experience necessary, and everyone can participate. We serve the wonderful organization Care for Vrindavan in India this month, creating social networks of change in the heartland of yoga. Click here for more info: http://fflvrindavan.org/en/projects/social-development/ Give to live!
We continue to offer you and those you know the amazing Hard Times Benefit, for folks that have run into some financial troubles. We want to support you and your love of yoga, especially when things get rough. Just check out the website on the Hard Times Benefit page and send us an application. We have already donated several thousand dollars in yoga classes over the years to our friends in need. So please, don't let money stand in between you and your yoga! You support us, and we support you. Everyone wins!
Thank you from the bottom of our bursting hearts. We love Spring. We love YOU!
With so much affection,
Lisa Mae, Hari-bhakti, Jeannie, Monicka, Jessica, Tasha, Audra, Marianne, Karen, Jill and Shana