Friday Night Flow with Lauren Haile and Allison Novello

Friday,  November 22nd, 7:00 – 8:30pm
Kick off your weekend with live music that will inspire you to move through an open level yoga class taught by Allison Novello. This month we are joined by Lauren Haile!
Lauren Haile is a singer songwriter with a folk and jazz style. She performs her original songs throughout the US, and she is currently recording her first album in the studio. She draws inspiration from the earth and the art of everyday life. Haile incorporates meditative mantras with original melodies when performing in sacred spaces.
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. Sign up and reserve your spot here!

Pre-Holiday Restorative Workshop with Hot Stones

Sunday,  November 10th from  1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

With all the running around during the holiday season, we can easily become overstimulated and depleted. The irony is that this season is really a time to rest and hibernate, a time to go inward, for reflection and introspection. It’s so important to slow down and care for yourself through the busyness. In this workshop we will practice deliberate stillness so that you are better able to stay calm and full of joy through a season that is filled with movement.

Restorative yoga is a powerful and therapeutic practice that uses props to support the body combined with guided meditation to encourage stillness of the mind. Immerse yourself in this three-hour seasonal workshop experiencing a combination of gentle yoga poses, guided meditation, aromatherapy, hot stones, and healing hands-on assistance. During the practice, you will cultivate a deep sense of relaxation to soothe and cleanse your nervous system, boost your immune system and deepen mind/body awareness. Emerge with a sense of renewal and connection, better prepared to take on the challenges of the season. 

All levels are welcome. Please dress in comfortable layers as you may feel chilly, even in a heated room. Space is limited and this event usually sells out, secure your spot now here!  

$45 Early Bird  $50 After 10/27 – 20% discount for Symmetry Members

Friday Night Flow with Anne Gregory and Firefly!

Friday,  October 25th from  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Kick off your weekend with live music that will inspire you to move through an open level yoga class taught by Anne Gregory. This month we are joined by Firefly!

Firefly is musician who weaves community in many worlds. She has performed everywhere from small intimate house concerts to leading music at spiritual retreats to playing onstage with bands at music festivals. She carries a spark of inspiration and love of the Earth in her original songwriting, devotional chants, and humorous covers. Currently she performs with the transcendental indie folk trio The Seventh String.

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. Sign up and reserve your spot here!

Therapeutic Posture Stretch: Head to Toe with Ann Moore

Saturday, October 5thSymmtry yoga Alameda Oakland studio 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 

Yin & Restorative Series with Catina Harvey

Saturdays,  September 28th, October 26th, November 23rd
12:00 –1:00pm

Both Yin and Yang yoga styles move energy throughout the body and help improve physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Yin yoga also offers something that Yang yoga does not; an emphasis on stillness and longer holds. Most forms of yoga focus on building muscle strength and flexibility while Yin yoga centers on stretching deeper connective tissues, such as the ligaments, tendons, and deep fascia tissue which surrounds the muscles.

If you are looking to improve your joint health, increase mobility, improve organ function, relieve stress, create emotional healing and invite stillness into your life, join me for a series of passive practices that will help bring balance to the Yang lifestyle.
Please wear comfortable yoga clothing.

Normal class rates apply. Sign up and reserve your spot at Symmetryoga.com

Friday Night Flow with Lauren Haile and Anne Gregory

Friday,  September 27th, 7:00 – 8:30pm
Kick off your weekend with live music that will inspire you to move through an open level yoga class taught by Anne Gregory. This month we are joined by Lauren Haile!
Lauren Haile is a singer songwriter with a folk and jazz style. She performs her original songs throughout the US, and she is currently recording her first album in the studio. She draws inspiration from the earth and the art of everyday life. Haile incorporates meditative mantras with original melodies when performing in sacred spaces.
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. Sign up and reserve your spot here!

Strength and Ease in Arm Balances

Saturday, September 28th 1:30-3:30pm 

This workshop, taught by Iryna Lymar, will redefine foundational postures by applying various techniques for shoulder stabilization and core strengthening. We will focus on principles for healthy alignment of the hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders. Some challenging asanas will be broken down in an approachable way for practitioners at different levels. Special attention will be given to the role of the breath and we will also learn dynamic transitions while entering and exiting several arm balances. We will explore Chaturanga Dandasana, Bakasana (Crow Pose), Bhujapidasana (Shoulder-Pressing Pose), Eka Pada Koundiniyasana (Sage Koudinya’s Pose) and many others!

Iryna’s yoga journey started at the footsteps of Himalayas in India. From there she ventured through China and eventually reached California, where she now teaches throughout the Bay Area. Her yoga teachings are inspired by teachers Devorah Sacks, Saraswathi Jois, Mark Whitwell and Laruga Glaser.

Practioners of all levels are welcome to join the workshop.

Sign up and reserve your spot at bit.ly/ArmBalancing

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

Yoga Nidra with Anne Gregory

Saturdays, September 14th, October 19th, November 16th, 1:00pm-2:00pm

Yoga Nidra, or “Yogic Sleep”, is a state between sleeping and waking. You will be guided on a systematic journey to the deep, quiet layers of the self. Practitioners can experience a deep state of relaxation while maintaining “a trace of awareness”. Yoga Nidra calms the mind, restores the nervous system, and increases resilience.

This class will begin with gentle yoga postures to help you transition from the external world toward the more inner landscape. The second half of the class is a guided relaxation/meditation done lying down in a comfortable reclining position.

Aside from being relaxing, restorative and restful, studies have shown that Yoga Nidra can:

  • Ease insomnia
  • Decrease anxiety
  • Alleviate stress
  • Reduce PTSD
  • Decrease chronic pain
  • Heighten awareness and focus
  • Transform negative habits, behaviors and ways of thinking
  • Foster feelings of peace, calm, and clarity

*Wear comfortable yoga clothing

*No meditation or yoga experience needed. 

*The majority of class will be spent in a laying down position. Feel free to bring your favorite pillow (we will have blankets and bolsters available at the studio for you)

*Your body temperature will drop as you relax. You may want to bring warm layers and socks!

Normal class rates apply. 

Friday Night Flow with Nikki Borodi and Firefly

Friday,  August 23rd from  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Kick off your weekend with live music that will inspire you to move through an open level yoga class taught by Nikki Borodi. This month we are joined by Firefly!

Firefly is musician who weaves community in many worlds. She has performed everywhere from small intimate house concerts to leading music at spiritual retreats to playing onstage with bands at music festivals. She carries a spark of inspiration and love of the Earth in her original songwriting, devotional chants, and humorous covers. Currently she performs with the transcendental indie folk trio The Seventh String.

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. Sign up and reserve your spot here!

Fall Sound Bath

Sunday, September 8th from  1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Experience the profound relaxation of this one-of-a-kind sound immersion and savasana meditation, serenaded and restored by the purest crystal quartz singing bowls in the world. Whether you are seeking refuge from the chaos and stimulation of our busy modern lifestyle, hoping to develop or deepen a meditation practice, or just looking to feel more grounded, connected, and open hearted, this sound bath has something to offer you.

Facilitated by Dr. Suzie Lee, holistic physician, sound healer, and lifelong musician. Dr. Suzie combines her clinical and artistic background to create a beautiful and nourishing sound bath, which she recommends as part of a holistic approach to support stress-related conditions, including insomnia, digestive issues, chronic pain, depression, and anxiety. Learn more at heartsongbath.net.
All are welcome. This is not a yoga class — no yoga or meditation experience required. Mats and blankets provided. Comfortable layered clothing recommended. Space is limited and this usually sells out, so reserve your spot here!

$25 early bird | $30 day of event | 20% discount for Symmetry Members