FREE Thanksgiving Yoga Class

Thanksgiving Yoga AlamedaThursday November 23rd
9:30-10:30am

We hold this gratitude based class each year to show our appreciation for Symmetry’s amazing community of Yogis and Power Plate students! This special class will focus on breath, sound and movement as a way of transforming and bringing awareness to the blessings in our lives.

This ALL LEVEL Vinyasa class will be led by Katie Hutchison. Enjoy her playful energy and joyful spirit as she guides you through a heartfelt asana, pranayama and guided meditation practice bringing you to a place of ease during this holiday season. As a special treat we will be enjoying this practice with live musical accompaniment by Deborah Crooks. Singer-songwriter Deborah Crooks has released several CD’s of original music drawing on folk, rock, Americana and the blues, including 2016’s Beauty Everywhere and 2013’s Little Bird (described as “a masterful piece of work”), cofounded the Alameda-based Americana/Rock band Bay Station, and performs regularly throughout California with periodic tours of the US. She’ll be playing a selection of songs from her own and Bay Station’s recordings, performing as an acoustic duo with Kwame Copeland on lead guitar, dobro and backing vocals.

Please SIGN UP HERE as we expect this class to fill up and we’d hate to turn people away due to lack of space.

Holiday Sound Bath with Missy Felsenstein

Alameda Yoga StudioSaturday December 2nd
7:00-8:30pm

Feeling overwhelmed and frazzled by the holidays? Need to carve out a little “you” time to restore some peace and calm?

Enjoy a night of effortless relaxation as you journey into deep rest with a special live sound “bath”. A sound bath is an immersive concert of meditative tones and vibrations with gongs and crystal singing bowls. Through those sounds and vibrations, you can reach deeper states of relaxation, meditation, and can feel “re-tuned,” restored and rebalanced.

The resonance of the instruments can be so strong that it’s not just an auditory experience. You are receiving a sound massage. Many people will reach altered states of consciousness. Research has shown that sound can have a powerful and immediate impact on the whole body, helping to bring it back into harmony and promote healing! Current research shows Yoga Nidra can help those with PTSD, addiction issues, depression, cancer, multiple sclerosis, hearts disease, chronic pain and other emotional issues.

No yoga or meditation experience required. Simply lie back and feel effortless relaxation.

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$25 Early Bird / $30 Day of

Soul Serenade with Aviva Levine

Yoga AlamedaSaturday December 16th
1:30-3:30pm

Take pause during this holiday season for a sweet journey to tend to the soul. Join Aviva Levine E-RYT 200 and TRE® Provider for an all-levels workshop set to a soulful soundtrack curated by dear friend and music connoisseur Robert Collins.

This is a unique opportunity to invite release and to comfort the soul’s playful and tender parts. The afternoon features a 75 min all levels Forrest Yoga practice followed by TRE® (tension, stress and trauma release exercises) and a guided Savasana. Connect in the power of community and invite balance through the powerful sweetness of movement, music and release.

TRE® 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, it 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 are both psychological and physical. TRE®’s reflexive muscle vibrations generally feel pleasant and soothing and afterwards many people report feelings of peace and well-being.

Sign Up Here! $40 Early Bird •$45 Day of

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!

Click Here to Sign Up For Class! It is Sure to Sell Out!

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