Kirtan with Astrud & the Cosmic Caravan

AlamedaSaturday March 31st
7:00pm-8:30pm

Join us for a lovely evening of gathering in community and joining our voices in song. 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 the state of bliss that is in us as us.

Suggested Donation $20… Donations can be made online when you register or taken in person at the event.

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Back in Action with Aviva Levine

yogaSaturday March 10th
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.

$40 pre-registered | $45 at the door

These workshops usually sells out, reserve your spot and Sign Up Here!

Sunday Sound Bath with Missy Felsenstein

Yoga in AlamedaSunday February 25th
7:00pm-8:30pm

Support your ability to “re-wire” your nervous system and release physical tension and accumulated stress as you lie back in this sound savasana. Experience ultimate relaxation as you are immersed by the blended tones of specially tuned gongs and quartz crystal singing bowls. These instruments can induce meditative like states and are highly effective at nourishing the nervous system, providing relief for chronic pain, digestive issues, insomnia, fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety and more. You will leave feeling completely refreshed and re-tuned for the coming week.

No yoga or meditation experience required, all ages and abilities welcome. Simply lie back and receive sound. Led by yoga therapist, sound healer and professional relaxer Melissa Felsenstein, learn more at innersoundsyoga.com.
$25 early bird, $30 day of event

$25 early bird, $30 day of event.
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Friday Night Flow 23 with Nikki Borodi & Maisha Lani

Friday February 23rd
7:00pm-8:30pm / FREE!

Winter time is a great time to warm up with live music and candle lit yoga class taught by Nikki Borodi. Settle into the season with this special class of music and movement, this month we are joined by Maisha Lani, a singer/songwriter from Hawaii.

Whether you are new to yoga or a long time yogi, this class with Nikki and Maisha will invite you to enjoy your experience of Vinyasa Flow with a gentle accessible practice. This class will offer you ways to 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.

Lani has 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 her tunes out Here!

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FREE EVENT: “Be My Valentine” Boudoir Gathering

Alameda Yoga StudioFriday February 2nd
7:00pm-9:00pm / FREE!

Join us for an intimate Boudoir event in honor of the season of Love. This ladies night gathering is proudly hosted by three Alameda women run businesses. Try on some lovely lingerie provided by VidaMia and have a complimentary photo taken by Ananda Paulas, all in the intimate setting of Alameda’s beautiful yoga studio, Symmetry Yoga. Photos will be available for purchase for your Valentine. Champagne and sweet treats will be served. This event is free. Lingerie will be available to try on and purchase at the event.

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Valentines Partner Yoga with Mario and Astrud

Valentines Day Yoga in AlamedaFriday February 9th
7:30pm-9:30pm

“Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone, we find it with another.”

Celebrate this special day by connecting 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.

All levels, all bodies, all orientations.

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$35 Early Bird / $40 Day Of

Friday Night Flow 22 with Nikki Borodi and Paul Conroy

Yoga AlamedaFriday January 26th
7:00pm-8:30pm

Bring in the beginning of this year with live music that will inspire you to move through an open level candle lit yoga class taught by Nikki Borodi. Settle into winter with the warmth of some music and sweet movement, this month we are joined by Paul Conroy AKA Reisender, an Indie Folk Singer-Songwriter based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Whether you are new to yoga or a long time yogi, this class with Nikki and Paul will invite you to deepen your experience of Vinyasa Flow with a gentle accessible practice.

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 authentic self. Reisender embodies the spirit of the traveler, who embraces change and transience, especially in the face of adversity and hardship in his soulful heartfelt songs. Check his tunes out Here!

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Release, Restore & Renew: A New Year’s Day Celebration

2018 YogaNew Year’s Day 2018
11:00am-12:30pm

Start 2018 in a meaningful way with Eri Johnson! Join us for a powerful, all-levels class that weaves Hatha Flow with Restorative Yoga.

We will use written inquiry, guided meditation, movement and breath to release, restore, and renew. If possible, please bring a journal and writing utensil. Otherwise, pens and paper will be provided. This class is included as part of our regular class pricing and part of membership.

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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