Therapeutic Posture Stretch

alameda oakland yoga studioSaturday December 15th 1:30-3:30pm 

Tired of waking up sore and stiff? Do you miss the strength, flexibility and vitality of your youth? Well then, Therapeutic Posture Stretch (TPS) is for you!

TPS was created to remind your body and mind of earlier times in your life when your posture was perfect. You will learn to improve and align your posture, and regain and maintain flexibility. As a result, you will have access to untapped strength that already exists in your body!
You will learn stretches, ball-rolling techniques and exercises that meet your body’s specific needs. This workshop will help you undo the negative effects of sitting, forward-bending and other life stresses that impact your posture, flexibility and strength. Come learn the combination to unlock your neck, shoulders, feet, low back, and more.
It is commonly believed that with aging comes pain. This does not have to be true!  Join us in reeducating your body and mind; learn again how wonderful it feels to be pain free, and how to stay that way. Whether you are a novice or seasoned athlete, or new to exercise altogether, this class is for you! All levels of fitness are welcome.
Sign up and reserve your spot here!

$40 Early Bird | $45 Day Of | 20% Off for Symmetry Members 

Get Upside Down: Arm Balances and Inversions

alameda oakland yoga studio

Saturday December 1st 1:30-3:30pm

Shift your perspective and get fearless in the fourth installment of the Elements of Yoga series. In this workshop we will send our feet above our hearts to improve circulation and build upper body strength. Throughout this workshop we will light up the muscles of the body from head to toe before making our way into crow poses, forearm balances and handstands. We will wind down with more restorative inversions and feel through all the benefits of getting upside down. Whether you are familiar with these poses or new to them, you will walk away with conditioning techniques and safe ways to progress through these challenging postures at your own pace.

Sign up and reserve your spot here!

$40 Early Bird | $45 Day Of | 20% Off for Symmetry Members 

Mala Making and Japa Meditation workshop with Elena Kelly

alameda oakland yoga studio Saturday December 8th 1:30-3:30pm

Bring your intentions to life and develop a meditation practice made with love!
 
In this make your own mala and meditation workshop we will learn the history behind mala beads as well as the powerful technique of Japa meditation. Beginning with gentle yoga and pranayama exercises we will cultivate body-mind awareness to awaken our creativity and tune in to our deepest intentions, learning how to turn intention into a potent mantra. Using top quality, beautiful, materials, we will design and create a mala where each bead is infused with personalized intention, made by hand and with love, to be worn as a gorgeous piece of jewelry and used as a meditation tool.


Elena Kelly a 500 RYT Yoga Instructor and the Jewelry Artist behind Laney Kay Designs. Laney Kay Designs makes intentional jewelry for the contemporary spiritual woman. These bold talisman pieces, made exclusively with fine metals, natural gemstones, and top quality textiles, act as a beautiful guide to the wearer. Each piece is a beautiful and potent reminder to act with intention and offers an invitation for the wearer to share a glimpse of the inner landscape with the outside world. Shop Laney Kay Designs on Etsy.

(All materials will be provided)

$40 early bird | $45 day of event | 20% discount for Symmetry Members
Reserve your spot here!

Thanksgiving Live Music Free Yoga Class

Thursday November 22nd
9:30-10:45am

Join us on Thanksgiving Morning for a FREE Yoga Class with Grey Marcoux and Deborah Crooks.
Thursday Nov. 22nd 9:30-10:45am


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. Grey will guide 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 Singer-songwriter Deborah Crooks. Her lyric-driven and soul-wise music draws on folk, rock, and Americana . 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.

This class is FREE but space is limited, please RSVP here  to reserve your spot

Mind/Body Detox: Cleansing Breath & Twists with Mary Smith

oakland alameda yoga studioSaturday November 10th 1:30-3:30pm
 
Mind/body detox is the third installment of the Elements of Yoga series. In this workshop we will learn a cleansing breath technique called Kapalabhati as a means of detoxifying the respiratory system, stimulating the brain and preparing for ujjayi pranayama — the breath for our movement practice. Throughout this workshop we will work on techniques to improve the rotational mobility of the spine as well as the core strength required to twist. Bring a towel and water, since twisting postures encourage your body to let go of toxins. You will sweat it out!
Sign up and reserve your spot here.
 
$40 Early Bird | $45 Day Of | 20% Off for Symmetry Members 

Friday Night Flow with Abigail Rauber and Reisender

Symmetry Yoga Alameda Oakland Friday Night Flow with Live MusicFriday October 26th – 7:00pm-8:30pm

Kick off your weekend with live music that will inspire you to move through an open level yoga class taught by Abigail Rauber. This month we are joined yet again 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.

Whether you are new to yoga or a long time yogi, this class 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.

Normal class rates apply, please reserve your spot here!

Ease into the Holidaze with Aviva Levin

symmetry yoga alameda workshop aviva levinSunday Nov 18th 1:30-3:30pm

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 200 and Certified Level II TRE® Provider for an all levels 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® (tension, stress and trauma releasing exercises.)

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

$35 early bird until Nov 11th | $45 after | 20% off for Symmetry Members

 
Reserve your spot here!

Psoas Love with Aviva Levin

symmetry yoga alameda workshop aviva levine

Sunday Oct 21st 1:30-3:30pm
This 2-hour workshop is an invitation to connect to and slowly release the powerful (and often very tight) Psoas muscle. Join Aviva Levine E-RYT 200 and Certified Level II TRE® Provider for a slow Forrest Yoga inspired sequence followed by TRE® (tension, stress and trauma releasing exercises.)

The Psoas, a bio-intelligent tissue often referred to as the ‘muscle of the soul,’ is the deepest muscle of the human body. Its resilience affects structural balance, flexibility, strength, range of motion, joint mobility, and organ functioning. The stress of our fast-paced modern lifestyle can chronically trigger and tighten the Psoas – making it literally ready to run, fight or freeze. This can lead to a host of painful conditions including low back pain, sacroiliac pain, sciatica, disc problems, scoliosis, hip degeneration, knee pain, menstruation pain, infertility, immune system and adrenal gland depletion and digestive complications. All levels welcome.

$35 Early bird til Oct 14th | $45 after | 20% off for Symmetry Members

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Spiritual Graffiti with MC YOGI

mc yogi hip hop in symmetry yoga alameda oakland Thursday January 10th 7-9:30pm

 

Join hip hop artist, yoga teacher, and author MC YOGI for an uplifting & inspiring practice filled with insights and stories from his journey of finding yoga, love and leading a purpose-filled, creative life.

We’ll join together for an inspirational talk followed by a yoga class and end with book signing and meet & greet!

This event will sell out fast, space is limited, RSVP here.

$50 Early Bird (until 11/11/18) | $55 after 11/11

Stand Strong: Warrior Poses and Standing Balances with Mary Smith

Workshop series at symmetry yoga alameda oaklandSaturday Oct 13th 1:30-3:30pm
 

The second installment of the Elements of Yoga series by Mary Smith!

This workshops invites all-levels of yoga practitioners to experience the strength, stillness and inner courage that these poses cultivate. You will discover mobility and engagement techniques that will help you activate your own body in a way that is both challenging and safe. Learn which muscle groups these postures target and become acquainted with exercises that support your standing and balancing poses. Enhance your yoga practice and get the most out of this workshop by bringing your questions and curiosity to the mat!

Sign up and reserve your spot here!
 
$40 Early Bird | $45 Day Of | 20% Off for Symmetry Members