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Holiday Sound Bath With Missy Felsenstein

Sunday December 11th 7:00-8:30 pm
$25 pre-registered, $30 at the door

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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Friday Night Flow 11!

Friday November 18th 8:00-9:30 pm

Let’s celebrate our gratitude with this SPECIAL EDITION Friday Night Flow mash up! Get inspired and move through this open level yoga class taught by Nikki Borodi and Elissa Sun as they switch between teaching and serenading you! Nikki and Elissa unite their biggest passions of yoga and music and invite you to partake in this unique class offered by Symmetry Yoga.

Whether you are new to yoga or a long time yogi, this class with Nikki and Elissa 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.

Nikki Borodi is a singer, song-writer and acrobat and yoga instructor. With Symmetry being her home studio she is very excited to be offering this special class. Nikki dazzles audiences by combining her unique vocal stylings and acrobatic talents during her signature “Acrolele” performances. Her message can be felt with every performance she gives-we have the power to transform fears into flight and to turn dreams into reality. Check her out at www.nikkiborodi.com

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. To hear some of Elissa’s heartfelt sounds please visit: www.ellisasun.com

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Tum E Time!

Tum e Time in AlamedaSundays 12:30-1:30pm
Nov 13 & 20, Dec 4 & 11

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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Ease into the Holi-Daze

Saturday November 19th 1:30-3:30pm
$40 Before November 11th, $45 at the Door

As winter approaches our energy craves hibernation and slowing down but entering this season of shorter days we are often faced with extensive social obligations. Holiday parties, extended family, travel and seemingly endless giving can often put us into overdrive! Join Aviva Levine E-RYT and TRE® Provider for a 75 min yoga practice to connect to and enliven the wisdom centers. (Know when to say yes and when to say no, when to go out and when to rest.) Then reset by releasing with TRE® (unwind tension and calm the nervous system).

Use this afternoon to cultivate a sweet balance and ease into the holiday season with patience, vitality, clarity and tenderness.

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Sutra Sunday with Patsy Hutchison

Sundays 9:30-10:45am

At Symmetry Yoga we believe in balanced wellness that address the body, mind, and spirit in order to lead life to the fullest. Our newest yoga class is perfect for the yogi who’s ready to go a little deeper. Introducing: Sutra Sundays with Patsy Hutchison!

The Yoga Sutras, widely regarded as the authoritative text on yoga, is a collection of verses outlining the eight limbs of yoga. As asana (posture or pose) is only one of the eight limbs of yoga, these “threads” of wisdom (as sutra translates from Sanskrit) offer guidelines for living a meaningful and purposeful life on and off the yoga mat. This Vinyasa based class will examine different sutras each week and practitioners of all levels will explore an alignment-based, dynamic flow that cultivates greater stamina, strength and flexibility. Students will be challenged to sweat, laugh and look deep beyond their perceived limitations. The Yoga Sutras offer us a precise inner mapping of the essential truths for strengthening awareness and freeing ourselves from self-imposed obstacles. It is a crystal clear model of living consciously in the present, being sure of our path and our choices.

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atha yoga anushasanam
Now, the teachings of yoga.
-Yoga Sutra 1.1

Living a Low Carb Lifestyle | Alameda Health Center

Saturday October 29th 11:30-12:30pm

Join Symmetry Health Center in Alameda for a nutrition workshop that is designed to help you manage your health in a world with so many choices! If you are looking to lose weight, maintain weight or just make healthier choices, this is the workshop for you! Team Symmetry will provide education and the tools to help support a lifestyle you can maintain. This monthly event is designed to SUPPORT a healthier version of YOU! Lunch will be provided by Greens and Grains!

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Friday Night Flow 10!

Friday October 28th 8:00-9:30 pm

Celebrate moving through your Halloween flow, with this open level yoga class led by Patsy Hutchison. Live tunes by multi-instrumentalist, performer, producer and energy worker, Zach Zarcone will kick off your bringing in your weekend with fun and play. Whether you are new to yoga or a long time yogi, this class with Patsy and Zach 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.  Zach blends electric and acoustic instruments to create sonic textures that are earthy and grounded as well as uplifting and playful. Using his intuition Zach listens to the energy of the room for musical guidance while holding a reverent and sacred space.

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Friday Night Flow 9!

Yoga Alameda ClassFriday September 30th 8:00-9:30pm

Celebrate moving like your authentic self with this open level yoga class led by Patsy O. Hutchison. Live tunes by singer-songwriter Deborah Crooks will inspire you to move through your practice, bringing in your weekend with ease.

Whether you are new to yoga or a long time yogi, this class with Patsy and Deborah 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.  Singer-songwriter Deborah Crooks has released several CD’s of original music drawing on folk, rock, Americana and the Blues, including 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 selections of songs from her upcoming record, Beauty Everywhereperforming as an acoustic duo with Kwame Copeland on lead guitar and backing vocals. To get a taste of some samples

please visit:  www.deborahcrooks.com

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Back in Action Workshop with Aviva Levine

Alameda Yoga StudioSaturday September 24th 1:30-3:30pm

Price: $40 Early Bird if registered and paid in full by Sept 15th $45 thereafter

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.

About Aviva:
Trained as a Forrest Yoga teacher under Ana Forrest, Aviva is fascinated with the body’s ability to heal and transform. Her teaching focuses on helping others experience this evolution in themselves. She will guide you into a deeper connection with your body through a practice that is intense-yet-playful. With compassion and humor; she creates classes to help you move from struggle and limitation, towards freedom of body and mind.Finding comfort in movement, Aviva studied; ballet, jazz, and modern dance and played competitive ultimate frisbee. After a lifetime of physical activity, multiple injuries led her to Forrest Yoga. Her classes are an offering of the incredible benefits of movement with breath to invite releasing tension and gaining connection. Aviva lives in the Bay Area, and joyfully shares her ever growing bag of tricks in private and group instruction.

E-RYT 200 Certified TRE® Provider

Symmetry SUP

SUP Yoga Studio in AlamedaSunday September 18th 10:00-2:00pm

Price: $90 (Included: Board, Paddle, Life Jacket, Wetsuit, & Lunch)
Location: Mike’s Paddle at 1150 Ballena Blvd #121, Alameda, CA 94501 – located directly left of Pier 29 Restaurant on the walkway.

Join the Symmetry Yoga community as we head out to Alameda’s beautiful Ballena Bay to learn the fundamentals of Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga. In this healing half-day retreat, beginners and experienced practitioners will gain more balance, energy and peacefulness. Yoga teacher Sari Gelzer will be our guide as we float 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 (included). Don’t miss this perfect Bay Area staycation.

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