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Sunday Sound Baths with Missy Felsenstein

Sunday March 19th, April 9th, May 14th 7:00-8:30pm
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 caninduce 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.
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Friday Night Flow With Tina Spogli

Friday February 24th 8:00pm-9:00pm
Tina Spogli loves that yoga meets us where we are, as we are, and then forever changes our lives. She developed a deep love of the practice in 2007 while living in NYC, and the practice quickly became her sanctuary to quiet her body and mind amidst all of the hustle of the big city.

She believes in the transformative process of yoga, with its ability to bring us back into our bodies and breath, and stretch our limitations of what we think is possible, both on and off the mat. Her mantra is to come as you are, and observe what unfolds. Tina’s classes are thoughtful and intentional, sharing inspiration from her personal practice and life.

Tina is a 260 RYT, and a graduate from Laughing Lotus in New York and San Francisco. When she is not on the mat, you can find her in nature, exploring photography, and hanging with her animal friends! She is very grateful to be able to share her heart and practice with you.

Join Tina this month for Friday Night Flow with accompanying musician Egeman (Ege). Ege carries an incredible passion for music of all varieties. Utilizing techniques from a myriad of musical genres and styles, he creates sophisticated and interesting fusions. Ege is a musical renaissance man, and a stringed-instrument maestro, equally comfortable playing folk and classical tunes on his sitar, or playing blues on his electric guitar and harmonica. Learn more at: https://egemensanli.com

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Symmetry Weight Loss Workshop With Dr. B

Every Thursday 7:00pm
The Symmetry Weight Loss Program is a supervised nutrition protocol that has been scientifically proven to cause weight loss by targeting body fat.

All attainable while maintaining muscle mass and vitality!  With this program you can lose weight, detoxify, reduce or eliminate medications related to high blood pressure, cholesterol, thyroid and diabetes. Attend this complimentary workshop to learn how you can become a HEALTHIER version of you and stay healthy for a lifetime!

Join Symmetry’s Clinical Director, Cynthia Boyd D.C. And learn what it takes to keep the fat off and prevent future weight gain! Limited Seating so RSVP’s are necessary! Please call 510-769-0125 to register or click here.

Friday Night Flow With Nikki Borodi and @littlespiral

Friday January 27th 8:00pm-9:30pm

Let’s celebrate the entering of the new year with live music that will inspire you to move through this open level yoga class taught by Nikki Borodi. This month we are joined by singer-songwriter Suzanne Yada who will inspire your practice with melodic vocals and fluid piano riffs.

Whether you are new to yoga or a long time yogi, this class with Nikki and Suzanne 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. Suzanne Yada, is an electronic singer-songwriter who writes at the intersection of technology and heart. She mixes her indie rock, pop, classical and roots influences with her background in poetry, media and the internet to create clever little piano pop songs for the digital age.

Fans of Tori Amos, Amanda Palmer, Mary Lambert, Fiona Apple and Regina Spektor will feel right at home. To hear some of Yada’s heartfelt sounds please visit: www.littlespiral.com

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Power Plate Your Way to New Years with Symmetry Yoga!

What if there was a way to maximize the efficiency of your workout? How cool would it be to work out for less than a half hour, but get the benefits of an hour-long workout? Scientists have found a way to make this possible, and Symmetry Yoga is bringing it to the island of Alameda in unique new ways—just in time for the new year!

The Power Plate classes we offer at Symmetry Yoga Alameda are an incredible value, because the specialized equipment magnifies every movement, making each 25-minute class a supercharged experience with lasting benefits. Our instructors bring an expert eye, reliable feedback, and rockin music, making each class so fun and engaging, it’ll be over before you know it.

Research has shown that the Power Plates’ vibrations make every minute spent on them valuable for building muscle tone and flexibility, and supporting skin health. Each of our instructors has a different background, so you’ll get a different “flavor” of Power Plate with every class. Check the schedule to see which will be the best fit for you! ‘Power Plate Pilates’ is a fun new addition to our existing ‘Symmetry Fit’ and ‘Stretch Strength and Balance’ offerings. This way you can fine-tune the exercise experience you want each and every day!

Joint stability is of the utmost importance for all bodies. Especially as we age, it’s crucial to keep our joints strong. And that’s where the Power Plate comes in! Power Plate classes force the smaller “stabilizing” muscles to engage and work much harder than they would without the Plate’s vibrations. Those little muscles keep the joints strong and healthy by bolstering the delicate connective tissues that keep our parts together.

If you’ve never tried Power Plate (or if you’re a regular Power Plate user but haven’t gotten to one of our new Pilates-style classes) then check the schedule for our current offerings! There’s nothing to lose, and so much strength to gain! Sign Up Here!

Yin Yoga Workshop: Body Breath and Mind with Charlotte von Hemert

Saturday February 25th 1:30pm-3:30pm

Harness the healing power of your body, breath and mind with Yin Yoga, breath work and meditation. In this 2-hour workshop we will focus on each of these areas directly as well as how they work together for a holistic and nourishing experience. You’ll learn some key tools that can help calm and balance the mind and body, de-stress and revitalize, and ultimately bring you to back to yourself.

Yin Yoga consists of long held (3-5 minutes) passive floor postures which specifically target connective tissue to increase circulation and mobility in the body, promote joint health, as well as stimulate energetic pathways in the body. Yin Yoga focuses on cultivating the more ‘yin’ qualities, which tend to get out of balance in our fast-paced, results-driven culture, such as slowing down into stillness, going inwards and acceptance.

Throughout the workshop we will also explore basic breathing exercises to prepare for meditation. We will conclude with a lightly guided meditation with simple, easy-to-follow instructions. This workshop is suitable for all levels and is a perfect introductory if you’re curious to learn more about Yin Yoga, breath work or meditation.

$40 pre-registered | $45 at the door

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Tum E Time!

Sundays Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 19, 26 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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Beginner Level-Partner Yoga Workshop! with Nikki Borodi and Link Zampino

Saturday February 11th 4:30pm-6:30pm

Join Acrolele, the combined forces of Nikki Borodi & Link Zampino, a performance duo known for their unique talents and musical acrobatics. In this special Valentine’s Day themed workshop, come discover the joy of AcroYoga, and take your yoga practice off the mat and up to new heights.

Learn to support and uplift one another in fun new ways as we explore the fundamentals that create a playful partner practice between yogis and non-yogis alike. Through gentle partner stretching, creative exercises, and group games, you’ll leave with a new set of skills and an exciting way to connect to others. We’ll cover core concepts such as a proper body mechanics, alignment, trust, and spotting, and build our AcroYoga connection in a safe and progressive way that’s perfect for beginners.

No experience or partner necessary. Nikki & Link are excited to be bringing a beginner level workshop to Symmetry Studio. Sign Up Here!

Foam Roller Workshop with Sophia Miller

Saturday January 28th 1:30pm-3:30pm

Start the year off right with Symmetry Yoga’s exclusive all-levels Foam Roller Workshop!

Foam Rolling is quick, easy and incredibly effective. 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 Miller has drawn on her deep knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics to customize the class for all participants. Come as you are: no prior experience required! Foam rollers will be available for purchase at the end of the workshop, as well as email support from Sophia. This workshop is sure to fill up, so contact the front desk as soon as you can to secure your spot! Sign Up Here!

$40 pre-registered | $45 at the door

Free Thanksgiving Morning Yoga Class with Nikki Borodi and Kristina Bennett!

Yoga Alameda

Thursday November 24th 9:30am

Join us on Thanksgiving Morning for a FREE Yoga class that will focus on Gratitude for all you are calling in and all you have in your life. This special class will focus on breath, sound and movement as away of transforming and bringing awareness to the blessings in our lives.

This ALL LEVEL Vinyasa class will be led by Nikki Borodi. Enjoy some guided meditation and movement 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 Kristina Bennett who brings back music from her studies abroad with Classical Indian singing, music, & sound.

Kristina has been performing for over 30 years, and has been teaching & coaching, voice/beginner guitar/music for over 9 years. She attended Berklee College of Music, in Boston, where she studied Voice, and majored in Music Business & Music Therapy. She also holds a B.A. in Psychology & Sociology from The University of Massachusetts. In 2014 she earned her Sound, Voice, & Music Healing Certificate from The California Institute of Integral Studies, and now leads sound workshops, as well as individual sound sessions for clients.

Check her out at www.kristinabennettmusic.com and https://soundcloud.com/mermaidangel

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