Alameda Yoga + Pilates Classes
Happy Hour Flow
The perfect class to destress after a long day! A playful Vinyasa Flow class with vignettes of tension releasing postures will provide sweet relief for our work-crazed bodies and minds. This is your chance to let go of the busy day and just breathe. This is a 1 hour, all levels class offering modifications for beginners and advanced students to support everyone in need of some down time!
Slow Yoga with Nidra
Slow and deep. Spacious and luxurious. The asana portion of this class begins with active movements performed slowly to warm the body, increase circulation, and focus the mind. We then move to inward practices such as breathing exercises and meditation to balance and center.The final portion of the class is devoted to the healing practice of Yoga Nidra. Similar to a guided meditation, Yoga Nidra is a journey inward, progressively leading practitioners to the deep, quiet layers of the self. Yoga Nidra calms the mind, restores the nervous system, and increases resilience. You will leave refreshed, revitalized, and invigorated! First-time students are welcome.
A playful All Levels Flow class with vignettes of tension releasing postures to provide sweet relief for our work-crazed bodies and wound up minds. This is your chance to reset in the middle of the busy work day and take some time to move and breath. This class is set to upbeat music, in a comfortably cool room, and will offer modifications for beginners and advanced students to support everyone in need of a re-boot!
Lead at a mellow pace, this class is a gentle introduction to Vinyasa Flow and is perfect for beginners or those who wish to take it slow. Postures will be broken down to explore fundamental alignment and basic principals of flow, building up to a slow paced yet dynamic vinyasa practice. The movements are fluid and dance-like and the aim of this practice is to link breath and movement. You can expect to increase the heart rate and break a light sweat while ‘flowing’ in this slow flow vinyasa class.
In a gently heated room, students will find a steady Vinyasa based practice that focuses on linking breath and movement through a dynamic sequence of postures to build stability and strength. In combination with flow, postures will be held for several breaths to ease tension and create ease. This class will explore breath work, core strengthening exercises, strong standing sequences, and playful balancing postures. Designed to be accessible yet challenging for beginners, this level 1-2 class will have something for everyone including experienced students.
These classes weave together the building blocks of a grounded practice focusing on alignment, flexibility strength and play. We invite our students to move like themselves finding the freedom within the exploration of their own practice. We believe that the challenges that show up on the mat can be overcome and translate into how we approach the trials in our daily lives. Our Vinyasa teachers instruct in a way that invites students of all levels to come and explore their yoga journey while enjoying live music or tailored playlists that compliment the associated teachers style of class. As a beginner, intermediate or advanced student, we look forward to serving you at Symmetry Yoga!
Gentle yoga is a semi-active practice to rejuvenate and heal the body with a more restorative focus. This class is geared toward students who wish to move and build strength, but at a slower pace to calm the mind while increasing flexibility and body awareness. Yoga props such as blankets, blocks, bolsters, and straps are used for safe practice and to allow the body to fully achieve each position comfortably.
An introduction to Vinyasa Flow. This beginner level class breaks down each posture to explore fundamental alignment and basic principals of flow, building up to a slow paced vinyasa practice. Students will be lead through a dynamic sequence of yoga postures, each position complementing and building upon those that precede and follow. The movements are fluid and dance-like and the aim of this practice is to link breath and movement. You can expect to increase the heart rate and break a sweat while ‘flowing’ in a Vinyasa Yoga Class.
Candlelight Restorative is an antidote for stress. A supported practice for restoring the body, mind, and spirit. Postures are held for longer periods of time, using props (blankets, blocks, and straps) for coziness, support, health and relaxation.
Hatha Yoga is the foundation of all other forms of holistic yoga. Ultimately Hatha is the expression of Yin and Yang, movement and stillness, putting forth effort and receiving the flow of life through surrender and breath. Hatha Flow combines breath and movement in a graceful flow that will encourage freedom in your joints, length in your muscles and somatic awareness throughout. This class will leave you enlivened and enthused with deep sense of well being. All ages, levels of experience and ability are welcome!
Slow Yoga & Sound Restorative
This class incorporates slow, therapeutic yoga postures and restorative poses designed to open muscles, release tension and ease the breath. Experience a soothing calm with live quartz crystal singing bowls during a long sound savasana. Develop a tranquil place during your busy work day and leave feeling recharged and revitalized. Perfect for those seeking a gentler class, deep stretches & a very slow pace. All ages, levels, and abilities welcome. Learn more at www.innersoundsyoga.com
Friday Night Flow
Kick off your weekend with live music that will inspire you to move through an open level yoga class taught by Nikki Borodi. Whether you are new to yoga or a long time yogi, this class will invite you to deepen your experience of Vinyasa Flow. Through live 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. Inspiring music will take you out of your head and into the spirit of sound that will carry you through a beautiful dance on your mat. We look forward to sharing in this special Friday night live music and yoga class at Symmetry every month. Class is held on the last Friday of every month and will have a different local musician for each event. Please see our Workshops + Events page for more details.
Reiki & Restorative
Reiki & Restorative is a time and space totally devoted to the renewal of your nervous system. Through the restorative practice of long-held, non-weight bearing postures, you will be able to feel ease, relaxation, and a sense of inner peace and well-being. Alongside this deeply healing practice, you will experience the gentle warmth and healing touch of Reiki (universal life force energy). Reiki intelligently assists in soothing the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual layers of the body as it gently runs through energetic pathways, or meridians, cleansing and nourishing along its path.
Yin Yang Yoga
This holistic class balances the enlivening and strengthening aspects of a gentle Hatha Flow class with the more restorative and meditative qualities of Yin Yoga. We’ll start by opening the body slowly with some Yin postures, held between 3-5 minutes to target connective tissues and increase flexibility. From there we’ll make our way into a mindful breath-based hatha flow to build strength and body awareness. This class will close with deep restorative postures utilizing various props to support the body and allow for deep relaxation, sending you into the weekend rested and rejuvenated.
Slow Yoga & Sound Meditation
Settle into meditation with traditional yogic methods and unique sequencing. This class begins with slow, therapeutic yoga postures designed to open the body and still the breath. You’ll then experience a deep calm as you are immersed with the soothing tones of live quartz crystal singing bowls during a sound savasana. Once your body, breath, and mind are relaxed, you will be ready for an ease-filled seated meditation. Take part in a tranquil morning practice and leave feeling recharged and revitalized. Perfect for those seeking a gentler class, deep stretches & a very slow pace. All ages, levels, and abilities welcome.
Mat Pilates – All Levels
Based on the groundbreaking work of Joseph Pilates, this tried and true style of exercise will transform your body in ways you never thought possible! Gentle enough for injury recovery, yet powerful enough to bring your whole system into alignment, our Pilates teachers take pride in offering classes that build a solid core, muscle tone, and flexibility, leaving you stronger and more centered than ever. This class is 45 minutes in length, and is designed to supplement your regular yoga and Power Plate routine.
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. Sundays 9:30-10:45am.