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Dear Bay Area Community…

Covid 19 Yoga

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, the world around us is changing rapidly as is Symmetry Health Center. What remains the same, is our commitment to you and your health! First off, our entire team would like to thank you for all of your support, kind words and patience during this confusing time.

On Monday March 16th, we decided to close the office temporarily to allow for our staff and patients to safely prepare for the shelter in place order.  We also felt the need to take time to reconfigure our practice model to make it safe and efficient per the new climate.  In addition, we took the time to move our Yoga and Fitness classes to an online platform to ensure social distancing. The in person Yoga classes and Power Plate fitness classes have been temporarily cancelled.  We have received exceptional feedback about these online classes through Zoom!

Per the recommendations of the Alameda Country District and the International Chiropractic Association, Symmetry Health Center has opened with very minimal hours for essential patient care. This is to ensure those in need are not turned away, and so that we may aid our fellow health care professionals in hopes of lightening their load and keeping otherwise healthy patients from overwhelming hospitals and urgent care centers causing further spreading of the virus. We have received a tremendous amount of gratitude from our patients who are in need of these services during this incredibly stressful time.

We will be offering treatment hours by appointment only during the week days for a few morning shifts and one evening shift to ensure we can provide essential services to those in need.  Patients will be scheduled in a format that allows for your utmost safety and well-being. That means we will have very limited staff, block patient time slots to ensure social distancing requirements, wear appropriate protective gear (i.e. masks and gloves), and thoroughly clean every surface in between each patient maintaining the highest level of hygienic practice. We also ask patients to self-screen before making any appointments, and additionally we will screen each patient as needed. This may include taking a forehead scan body temperature reading. In addition, we will be reaching out to patients who were under corrective care plans, so that we may assist in getting you home care prescriptions if you don’t already have one.

For anyone new to the center, we will continue to screen for acute care and other essential care needs including those who have suffered from motor vehicle collisions. We also continue to do Scoliosis screenings in person and via Telehealth on our HIPAA compliant Zoom platform. Scoliosis can be a progressive spinal disorder with rapid changes occurring during periods of growth and development, as well as in adults who can quickly deteriorate with related spinal degeneration and deformities.  Left untreated, these cases can end up surgical.  In addition to providing you with chiropractic services during this time we will also continue to address the other facets of health that help fight against our invisible enemy, COVID-19.

We are fully stocked with supportive immune boosting vitamins such as Vitamin D3Pre-ProbioticsZinc Lozenges, High Potency Fish Oil and an anti-viral supplement to boot (VR-X from Nutri-West)! We are offering pick up hours as well as delivery options. Now may also be the perfect time to pick up a Prolon FMD kit to start this highly effective 5 days water mimicking fast!  Check out our product line HERE, and then place your order by text or email!

It’s important to note that some of the greatest comorbidities that leave us vulnerable are obesity, high blood pressure and heart disease.  It’s not too late to become proactive during our shelter in policy to help your body combat pathogens. Our weight loss department can help aid you remotely so that you have every tool at your disposal!

To top it off, Symmetry Health Center would like to help guide you on your virtual fitness journey! We are offering virtual fitness and yoga classes brought to you by the Symmetry Yoga team.  To existing and future patients we happily offer a promo code for 2 weeks free of unlimited Yoga and Fitness classes to help get you through this quarantine period! To access this you can go directly to https://symmetryoga.com/signup/ and use the code SYMFIT. To learn more about our teachers, healthy recipes and other digital announcements you can follow our Facebook and Instagram handles: @healthyposture, @symmetryhealthcenter @bayareascoliosis

On behalf of the Symmetry Family, we want to thank you for your loyalty, trust, support and understanding through this time. We look forward to connecting with you in the days to come!

Yours in Health and Wellness,
The Symmetry Team

Ignite Your Home Practice with Online Zoom Classes!

While our physical doors our closed, we are offering online zoom classes through the day, everyday. Check out our schedule and sign up for a class with your favorite teachers to ignite your home practice. We will be offering vinyasa flow, gentle yoga, and functional fitness classes daily. During uncertain times like these, it important to stay grounded in practices that keep you inspired, motivated, hopeful and healthy. Please join us as we grow our online community. Together, we rise above our current challenges.

Get moving in 3 easy steps.

1. Sign Up For Class at Symmetryoga.com/signup

2. Signup for a free Zoom Account at Zoom.us/signup or download the Zoom Cloud Meetings app in the App Store

3.  Symmetry will send you a link for the class 15 minutes before class time

We appreciate your support through this transition! Please feel free to share with your family and friends!


Friday Night Flow with Anne Gregory and Nikki Borodi

Friday,  March 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 the amazing, Anne Gregory. This month we are joined by beloved Symmetry Teacher, Nikki Borodi!
Nikki Borodi has been entertaining through music and art for many years. As a songwriter Borodi creates an array of styles that explore all sides of the human experience. Some songs are soulful and raw while others are playful and danceable.

Some performance highlights include ABC’s Gong Show, Germany’s Got Talent and Italy’s Got Talent for her unique creation of Acrolele where she plays ukulele and sings while doing acrobatics.

Nikki is excited to show up as the musician rather than her consistent role as a yoga teacher at Symmetry Yoga, which she is grateful to have been doing since it’s opening four years ago. For this class Nikki will sing original ballads and sanskrit mantras threading together a mix of vocal and instrumental juiciness to support and inspire your yoga practice.

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

Therapeutic Posture Stretch: Head to Toe with Ann Moore

Saturday, March 28thSymmtry 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 

Yoga for Anxiety with Tiffany Marquez

Saturday, March 21st 1:30-3:30pm 

It is widely known that Yoga can bring about a sense of calm and well-being when practiced regularly, but what about those of us that deal with high levels of stress, daily anxiety, and even panic attacks?! When in the throes of anxiety, it can be a challenge to set aside time and mind space for a full yoga practice, fortunately, incorporating small and simple elements of principles of Yoga can make a huge impact on overall wellness. In moments of high stress and anxiety, we can turn to our very own ever-growing Yoga Tool Box: A menagerie of yogic concepts to pull from and utilize for healing.

In this workshop, we will explore practical tools that we can incorporate into our lives in times of need. We will discuss and practice visualizations and meditation, controlled breathwork, mantra and journaling, and end with mindful movement geared towards releasing anxious emotions.
Please bring a pen and your journal. Pens and paper will be available if needed.

Tiffany Marquez is trained in an integrated vinyasa style that pairs mindfulness with alignment and technique. Tiffany seeks to foster an environment where the mind, body, and spirit can align in harmony. With a strong focus on safety and cultivating loving awareness, her offerings aim to lead you through a complete spectrum of nourishment for your entire being.

Please reserve your spot and sign up here!

$40 Early Bird | $45 Day of | 20% Discount for Symmetry Members

Friday Night Flow with Allison Novello and Reisender

Friday,  February 28th, 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 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.

Recently, Reisender has performed in San Francisco Venues such as Bottom of the Hill, Neck of the Woods, PianoFight, the Treasure Island Flea Market, and in SoCal at the Redwood Bar & Grill in Los Angeles, & The House of Blues in West Hollywood.

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 at Symmetryoga.com

Restorative Workshop with Hot Stones & Aromatherapy

Sunday,  February 16th from  1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Come melt your holiday stress away! Winter is a time of stillness, both for nature and ourselves. We use this time of year to rest, reflect and replenish; nourishing our body and mind to gather strength for the new season ahead. Join us as we honor winter and lay a foundation for spring by taking the time to slow down and turn inward.

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 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 comfortably in layers as you may feel chilly, even in a heated room.

*Please arrive 10 minutes early to get settled in.

$50 | 20% discount for Symmetry Members

Yoga and Ayurveda Workshop

Saturday,  February 1st, 1:30 – 3:30pm

Revitalize your practice with skill yoga instructor, Ana Murphy and Ayurveda Health Educator, Melisa Moreno. Yoga and Ayurveda are sister practices that originated in India thousands of years ago. According to Ayurvedic principles, each of us has a unique mind-body constitution, called doshas. These doshas determine how we interact with the world; from what kind of food we eat and how we exercise to how we manage emotions and speak. They are our life’s blueprint!

In this workshop, you will learn about Ayurveda and how to approach yoga poses from an Ayurvedic perspective.

We will focus on getting familiar with:
– Ayurvedic constitution (doshas),
– Ayurvedic practices, such as nutrition, breathing (Pranayama) and  -healthy routines,
– How to approach yoga poses for each dosha.

You will complete a short quiz to help you have a general idea of what your dosha may be.

We will also have a physical Yoga practice where you’ll apply Ayurvedic principles based on your dosha. You’ll learn how long to hold a pose, how fast your transitions should be, and how challenging the pose can be.

$40 early bird until January 25th | $45 after | 20% off for Symmetry Members

Sign up here!

Friday Night Flow with Winona Farris and Mitchelle Tanner!

Friday,  January 31st, 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 Winona Farris. This month we are joined by Mitchelle Tanner!

Mitchelle Tanner is a longtime yogi and bay area singer-songwriter. Her music has been described as “diverse, emotional, sultry and smooth.” She’s released two albums–Dawn of the Night Flyers (“…a song cycle that lifts the spirit at every turn”~Performing Songwriter Magazine) and The Dark Horse Sessions–and fronts a rollicking classic rock band that plays secret house parties (ssshhhh…). She’s looking forward to combining two of her great loves, sharing an evening of acoustic music and practice with you. Listen online at: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/mitchelle.

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 at Symmetryoga.com

Yin and Restorative Yoga with Catina Harvey

Saturdays,  January 25th, February 22nd, March 21st
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 here!