Restorative Yoga with Hot Stones

Sunday,  July 14th from  1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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Summer is the season of maximum expansion and abundance when Nature’s energy flourishes under the element of Fire. This season allows us to burn up underlying limitations there upon creating space for the seeds of intention sowed in Spring to burst forth into life. Join us as we balance this transformational energy of Summer and fully ripen your intentions allowing you to blossom open to your fullest sense of self.

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 warm room.

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$45 Early Bird | $50 After 7/1/2019 | 20% Off for Symmetry Members

Summer Sound Bath

Sunday,  July 7th from  1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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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

Yoga Nidra Series with Anne Gregory

Saturdays, June 8th, July 13th, August 3rd

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,  June 28th from  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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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!

Friday Night Flow with Lauren Haile and Anne Gregory

Friday,  May 17th, 7:00 – 8:30pm alameda yoga studio east bay oakland friday night flow music class
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.

Tension & Trauma Release with Aviva Levine

Saturday,  May 11th from  1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Led by Yoga Teacher and Certified TRE® Provider Aviva Levine, this 2-hour workshop will include an explanation of TRE®, an all levels core awareness series (yoga and pelvic exercises) and TRE® (Tension, Stress & Trauma Release Exercises). This is suitable for anyone with or without a regular movement practice and honors all injuries and any limited mobility.

TRE® is an innovative series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma. Created by Dr. David Berceli, PhD, TRE® safely activates a natural reflex mechanism of shaking or vibrating that releases muscular tension, calming down the nervous system. When this muscular shaking/vibrating mechanism is activated in a safe and controlled environment, the body is encouraged to return back to a state of balance.

TRE® is based on the fundamental idea, backed by recent research, that stress, tension and trauma are both psychological and physical. TRE®’s reflexive muscle vibrations generally feel pleasant and soothing. After doing TRE®, many people report feelings of peace and well-being.

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

Friday Night Flow 36 with Ellisa Sun and Allison Novello

oakland Alameda Yoga studioFriday,  April 26th, 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.
With seasons changing and Spring upon us it warms our hearts to feature Ellisa Sun, a former Symmetry teacher,  in our Friday Night Flow celebration. Ellisa will be serenading you with her hypnotic voice while you flow through an open level yoga class.
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, 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.
A California girl at heart, Ellisa 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. Ellisa 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 Ellisa’s heartfelt sounds and check out her brand-new album please visit: www.ellisasun.com

Intro to Yoga with Aviva Levine

oakland Alameda yoga studio intro to yogaSaturday, April 13th 1:30-3:30pm

Have you been putting off trying a yoga class? Got a list of why nots? Aviva is ready to ease you into feeling comfortable with checking out different types of yoga and finding what works for you.

The beginning of the workshop will discuss common fears of signing up for a class, explain terms used in class descriptions and how to honor your needs in every class you attend. The second part will be a practice connecting to breath with movement and intention. We will check in at the end so you can share what worked and what didn’t and get feedback on what that may means in the yoga experience.

Suitable for anyone. Those with injuries encouraged.

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

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Friday Night Flow with Deborah Crooks and Nikki Borodi

Friday,  March 29th from  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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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 Deborah Crooks! Singer-songwriter Deborah Crooks has released several CDs 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 selection of songs from her upcoming record, Beauty Everywhere‪ performing 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

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!

Diving Deep : A Level 2/3 Forrest Yoga Intensive

Saturday, March 9th 1:30-3:30pm aviva levine symmetry yoga alameda oakland eastbay studio heallth wellness

Join Aviva Levine for an extended practice into the deeper layers of the human experience. This is an opportunity for those who have a committed practice to show up and tap into the spectrum of our physical, emotional and energetic systems. Can we feel deeply without falling apart? Can we touch our fragile places while also feeling our strength? Can we experience resistance while also trusting in the beauty of life? Can we know hard truths and also believe in magic? This workshop is suitable for those with injuries – prior yoga or other mindful movement experience suggested.

Sign up and reserve your spot here!

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