Tum e Time with Kim Lyons

Alameda Tum e Time
Sundays June 4, 11, 18 & 25  12:30pm-1:30pm

Kim Lyon’s tum e time has been such a success at Symmetry, that we have decided to make it a regular offering. Each four week course is designed to allow focused time for you and your baby. This special class is well known for pre-crawlers!

You will cover baby sign language, baby massage, baby yoga and other creative ways to play with your little one. We are excited to offer this class on Sundays at Symmetry Yoga so more of the family can attend! Your baby is only little once, so take advantage of this special time together. Explore the wonders of development through this class designed for you and your baby.

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Friday Night Flow 16! With Nikki Borodi and Maisha Lani

Friday May 19th 8:00pm-9:30pm
Kick off your weekend with live music that will inspire you to move through an open level yoga class taught by Nikki Borodi. Watching as our practices bloom in the bringing of the Spring, this month we are joined by the soulful songs of singer/songwriter Maisha Lani. Her rhythmic style and melodies with lead you to a grounded and exhilarating practice!

Whether you are new to yoga or a long time yogi, this class with Nikki and Maisha 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. Maisha Lani is a singer/songwriter from Hawaii, greatly influenced by the island lifestyle which has shaped her music as ocean waves mold ancient stones. Lani has also been musically trained in West African drumming and traditional song, instilling a natural rhythmic flow into her music. Lyrically inspired to transcend the most uplifting messages, Maisha incorporates angelic soulful melodies within a weaving of acoustic fingerpicking.

Check out her tunes Here! Click Here to Sign Up For Class! It is Sure to Sell Out!

Primal Movement WORKS! Foundation Workshop with CJ Kelly

Saturday June 10th 1:30pm-3:30pm

Join CJ Kelly for a unique Pilates workshop that is like no other! In this two hour session we will dive into the foundation that allows you to rediscover the freedom of movement you had as a child.

PMW Foundations will also include an explorative Pilates Mat based class that follows the progressions of our early motor development. This process is known for teaching the fundamentals of human movement expanding into our ancestral roots and dynamic animal like movements.

This class is appropriate for all levels and ages. Bring a mat (or two), water and a notebook. It’s helpful to take notes so you can reflect later!

Wear comfortable workout clothes and leave your socks and shoes at the door!

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$40 Online / $45 At the Door

Friday Night Flow 15! with Nikki Borodi and Kim Lembo

Friday April 28th 8:00pm-9:30pm
Kick off your weekend with live music that will inspire you to move through an open level yoga class taught by Nikki Borodi. Planting seeds of inspiration and intention, this month we are joined by singer/songwriter Kim Lembo bringing Blues, Roots and Americana soulfulness combined with poetic lyrics and storytelling to invoke spring time!

Whether you are new to yoga or a long time yogi, this class with Nikki and 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. Check out her tunes Here!

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“Write Your Yoga” Workshop with Ivy Weiskopf

Saturday May 20th 1:30pm-3:30pm
Ivy Weiskopf, M.A., E-RYT 200, has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years and writing for much longer! Trained in the Amherst Artists and Writers Method, Ivy’s gentle guidance, thought-provoking prompts, and insightful feedback ensure that you will leave feeling inspired and renewed. In Write Your Yoga workshops the time is split between yoga and guided writing sessions for a deeper experience of both practices. Through this unique approach we uncover stories embedded in the body, tap in to our authentic voice, and find connection and support within the group. Whether you are an experienced writer or yogi or not, Write Your Yoga meets you where you are. By creating a safe space in which to experiment, and by linking the body and the mind through movement, we can begin to stretch ourselves in new directions.

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$40 Online / $45 At the Door-Space is Limited for this Event.

Restorative Yoga and Mantra Workshop with Alex Crow

Saturday April 29th 1:30pm-3:30pm
Join Alex Crow for two hours of deep relaxation and ease, as she guides you through yogic practices that can calm the rational mind, and awaken the intuitive awareness of the heart-mind. In Sanskrit, this heart-mind is called “hridayam”, or the spiritual heart, which is the space from which unconditional love flows. Through the practices of japa mantra (using mala beads), heart centered meditation, restorative yoga and the receiving of Reiki, you will have the space to dive deeply into the healing flow of Love, and come away with practices to invite this loving awareness into your life every.single.day. Mala beads are available for purchase at Symmetry Health Center. There will also be some malas available to borrow during the workshop.

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$40 Online / $45 At the Door-Space is Limited for this Event.

Kirtan with Astrud and the Cosmic Caravan

Saturday May 20th 7:30pm-9:00pm
Astrud Castillo is a local Kirtaniya who is inspired by sacred sounds and loves to sing in the key of “WE”. She is honored to play with some amazing local musicians who make up the caravan and share what is known as KIRTAN a call and response of mantras and bhajans in sanskrit.

Bhakti Yoga is a practice that enlivens the spirit through music and dance. Kirtan is a coming together of Spirits to awaken that sate of bliss that is in us as us.

Suggested Donation $20

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Foam Rolling Workshop with Sophia Araneo

Saturday April 22nd 1:30pm-3:30pm
Foam Rolling is a quick, easy and incredibly effective way to relieve tension and promote optimal joint health. Also known as Self Myofascial Release (SMR), Foam Rolling is the go-to muscle release method for athletes of all levels. It’s particularly helpful in resolving persistent pain in the low back, middle back, and hips, and it’s a great way to work through “knots” in the muscle no matter where they’ve formed.

Our very own Sophia Araneo has drawn on her deep knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics to customize this workshop for all participants. Come as you are, no prior experience required! We’ll start with a quick discussion of SMR techniques, followed by a gentle yoga warmup, then spend some quality time on the Foam Roller. This workshop is sure to fill up, so contact the front desk as soon as you can to secure your spot! Foam Rollers will be available for purchase before or at the end of the workshop, and follow-up support with Sophia is included for all participants. See you there!

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$40 Online / $45 At the Door

Back In Action Workshop with Aviva Levine

Saturday March 25th 1:30pm-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 Online / $45 At the Door

Friday Night Flow With Nikki Borodi

Friday March 31st 8:00pm-9:00pm
Kick off your weekend with live music that will inspire you to move through an open level yoga class taught by Nikki Borodi. In the Month of March, we are joined by a reappearance of Reisender!

Reisender began when songwriter Paul Conroy bought a neglected mandolin for 40 euros from a Flea Market in Stuttgart, Germany. The first few songs were written under bridges and on street corners of 20 different cities in Europe. From its origin as “Strassenmusik” (street music), Reisender embodies the spirit of the traveler, who embraces change and transience, especially in the face of adversity and hardship.

Recently, Reisender has performed in San Francisco Venues such as Bottom of the Hill, Neck of the Woods, PianoFight, the Treasure Island Flea Market, and in SoCal at the Redwood Bar & Grill in Los Angeles, & The House of Blues in West Hollywood (since closed).

Music curator Hillydilly.com said about out us in a review: “Reisender has done an excellent job of not doing too much… but still hitting a very pleasant sound.” Whether you are new to yoga or a long time yogi, this class with Nikki and Reisender will invite you to deepen your experience of Vinyasa Flow.  Through music and movement we will find a sense of play in our practice, learning to listen to the body’s intuition, and how to move like your best self. Sign Up Here!