Shakin Not Stirred Series with Aviva Levine

Yoga in AlamedaFridays November 3rd, 10th, 17th
6:30-7:30pm

Learn to shake it off! This 3 week series invites you to organically unwind layers of tension in the body with the sweet release of TRE® (Tension, Stress & Trauma Release Exercises)

This course is suitable for anyone with or without a regular movement practice and honors all injuries and any limited mobility. Prior experience with TRE® is suggested but not required as this is a workshop to explore the next levels of neurogenic tremors in a group setting. Private sessions with Aviva are available by visiting www.breatheinlove.org.

ABOUT TRE®: TRE® (Tension, Stress & Trauma Release Exercise) is an innovative series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma. Created by Dr. David Berceli, PhD, TRE® safely activates a natural reflex mechanism of shaking or vibrating that releases muscular tension, calming down the nervous system. When this muscular shaking/vibrating mechanism is activated in a safe and controlled environment, the body is encouraged to return back to a state of balance. TRE® is based on the fundamental idea, backed by recent research, that stress, tension and trauma is both psychological and physical. TRE®’s reflexive muscle vibrations generally feel pleasant and soothing. After doing TRE®, many people report feelings of peace and well-being.

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$100 Entire Series / $40 Single Session
*November 10th – Veterans participate for FREE

Friday Night Flow 21 with Ellisa Sun!

Yoga Studio in AlamedaFriday October 27th
8-9:30 PM

With seasons changing and Autumn upon us it warms our hearts to feature our very own teacher, Elissa Sun in our Friday Night Flow celebration. Elissa will be serenading you with her hypnotic voice while you flow through an open level yoga class.

Whether you are new to yoga or a long-time yogi, this class will invite you to deepen your experience of Vinyasa Flow. Through music and movement, you will find a sense of play in your practice, learning to listen to the body’s intuition, and how to move like your most embodied self.

A California girl at heart, Elissa Sun was raised in Seal Beach, CA where she was exposed to a variety of musical genres that have inspired her musical path. Some of her influences include Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, Amy Winehouse, Norah Jones, and Lauryn Hill. Elissa began songwriting and singing as a form of therapy and storytelling, using her words and voice to release mental and emotional energy.

Join Elissa for her weekly Warm Flow class on Tuesdays at 6pm! To hear some of Elissa’s heartfelt sounds and check out her brand-new album please visit: www.ellisasun.com

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CORE ADORE with Aviva Levine

Yoga AlamedaSaturday October 28th 1:30-3:00pm

Core awareness and strength are fundamental for providing structural support for the spine as well as promoting healthy organ function. Aviva created this workshop to invite some fun while enlivening the core.

The workshop combines Pranayama (breathing exercises,) Forrest Yoga and Pilates to playfully wake up and connect to the diaphragm, psoas, abdominals and pelvis. This is an all levels practice, no previous yoga or Pilates experience necessary.

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$40 Early Bird / $45 Day Of

Partner Yoga Workshop with Mario Batres & Astrud Castillo

Symmetry YogaFriday October 13th 7:00-9:00 pm

The Practice of Intimacy. Connect with your favorite person through the intimate and playful practice of Partner Yoga. This practice explores partner-supported poses reinforcing trust and complicity in the relationship. From a basic Tantric approach, partners will explore and synchronize shared energetic fields, play with hands-on assistance and conscious contact and dive into intimate communication.

Intimacy / Trust / Complicity / Healing / Connection
• All Levels
• All Bodies
• All Orientations
• Sentimental Partners / Close Friends / Relatives

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$40 Early Bird / $45 Day Of

Friday Night Flow 20 with Kim Lembo!

Friday September 29th 8:00-9:30 pm

Kick off your weekend with live music that will inspire you to move through an open level yoga class. Planting seeds of inspiration and intention, this month we are joined by singer/songwriter Kim Lembo who will be bringing Blues, Roots and Americana soulfulness combined with poetic lyrics and storytelling to invoke autumn time!

Whether you are new to yoga or a long time yogi, this class with Kim will invite you to deepen your experience of Vinyasa Flow. Through music and movement you will find a sense of play in your practice, learning to listen to the body’s intuition, and how to move like your most embodied self.

Kim Lembo’s voice is big and echoes a kind of Etta James meets Lucinda Williams if they played in a band with Mary Gauthier. It’s is the sound of music you cannot define by a singular genre. She sings from her soul with songs written from the heart. Lembo has played all over the US and has recorded in France, California, NY. She currently resides in the Bay Area, California

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Friday Night Flow With Nikki Borodi and Avden Graham

Friday August 25th
8-9:30 PM

Kick off your weekend with live music that will inspire you to move through an open level yoga class taught by Nikki Borodi. Dive into the fall with some music and movement fun. This month we are joined by Avden Graham, an Indie Folk Singer-Songwriter from the San Francisco Bay Area.

Whether you are new to yoga or a long time yogi, this class with Nikki and Avden will invite you to deepen your experience of Vinyasa Flow. Through music and movement you will find a sense of play in your practice, learning to listen to the body’s intuition, and how to move like your most embodied self.

Avden Graham’s music combines heartfelt lyricism, chamber music elegance, rock, jazz & funk grooves, with eerie electronica atmosphere. He uses a fusion of looped electronic instrumentation and acoustic instruments to invite you on a unique musical journey.

Check out his tunes Here!

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Back In Action Workshop with Aviva Levine

Saturday September 9th

1:30 – 3:30pm

Join Forrest Yoga & TRE® Instructor Aviva Levine for this 2-hour workshop to discover safe techniques to help you find more comfort, ease and vitality in your back. Designed for anyone suffering from chronic or sporadic back pain, tension and/or weakness. This workshop consists of a truly all levels Forrest Yoga-inspired sequence to enliven the core and strengthen the back, followed by TRE® (tension releasing exercises).

ABOUT TRE®: Through neurogenic tremors, TRE® encourages the body to release both new and old tension patterns beginning with the psoas muscle, which spans from the 12th thoracic vertebrae and lowest rib to each of the 5 lumbar vertebrae and flows down through the abdominal core and pelvis to attach to the top of the thigh bone. The psoas is often referred to as our fight, flight or freeze muscle and it tightens and contracts in response to everyday stress. A constantly contracting psoas can lead to a host of painful conditions including low back pain, sacroiliac pain, sciatica, disc problems, spondylolysis, scoliosis as well as hip degeneration, knee pain, menstruation pain, infertility, and digestive problems. When the psoas begins to release, it often communicates to the rest of the body that it is safe to let go of habitual tension within the entire body, including the vital back.

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$40 Early Bird / $45 Day Of

September Sound Bath with Missy Felsenstein

Sunday, September 10th

7:00 – 8:30 pm

September is the beginning of the shift toward Autumn: a time of harvest, abundance, and the beginning of the dark, composting phase of the year.

Enjoy a slow night of rest, deep relaxation, and contemplation as you prepare for the upcoming introspective time of year. Indulge in quiet, meditative like states induced by the special tonal properties of planetary gongs and quartz crystal singing bowls in your one hour sound savasana with guided meditation. Feel your own yin energy reserves revive as you emerge with clarity and focus for the final part of the year.

No yoga experience required, simply wear comfortable clothes and enjoy the sound.  All are welcome.

Missy Felsenstein is a certified 750 hr yoga therapist and sound healer.  As a reformed relaxer she delights in offering sound as a way to re-learn how to consciously relax and receive meaningful rest.  She believes more sound infused naps will create a happier world. Learn more about her at www.innersoundsyoga.com

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$25 Early Bird / $30 Day Of

Symmetry SUP with Charlotte von Hemert

Saturday August 19th, 2017
10:00 -2:00pm
Join Charlotte von Hemert and the Symmetry community as we head out to Alameda’s beautiful Ballena Bay to  learn the fundamentals of Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) Yoga. In this healing half-day retreat, beginners and experienced practitioners will gain more balance, energy and peacefulness. We will start with an introduction to SUP Basics (paddle technique and turns) and then we will make our way out to a serene location to anchor our boards and begin a yoga experience that is focused on the elements of nature. Feel yourself surrounded by sun, water and sky throughout your practice. Enjoy a floating Savasana like no other. Following our time on the water we will have a warm Moroccan lunch (chicken or eggplant or soup/salad included). Don’t miss this perfect Bay Area staycation.
Location: Mike’s Paddle, Ballena Isle Marina, Alameda 
$110 Early Bird through August 12th / $120 Full Price there after
(Included: PFD, Wetsuit, Board, Paddle, & Lunch)

Full Moon Celebration with Eri Guajardo Johnson

Saturday, August 5th 2017 7:00-10:00pm
 
Celebrate the momentum of the full moon in a candlelit place of beauty, serenity, and inspiration. Join Symmetry Yoga’s Gentle Yoga instructor, Eri Guajardo Johnson for an evening of moon-inspired restorative flow, guided meditation, and powerful intention setting. With the materials provided, each guest will build their own moon ritual kit that will include herbal tea, a candle, and bath salts. Please bring a journal and something to write with!  If you have questions about this event please feel free to reach out to the friendly staff at Symmetry Yoga.
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$50 Early Bird / $55 Day Of