Living a Low Carb Lifestyle in Alameda / East Bay

Saturday May 21st 11:30-12:30pm
Lunch will be served.

Join Symmetry Health Center in Alameda for a nutrition workshop that is designed to help you manage your health in a world with so many choices! If you are looking to lose weight, maintain weight or just make healthier choices, this is the workshop for you! Team Symmetry will provide education and the tools to help support a lifestyle you can maintain. This monthly event is designed to SUPPORT a healthier version of YOU! Lunch will be provided by Greens and Grains!

*Please See Our Online Calendar As Dates May Vary on Holiday Weekends

*Please Call Us or Email to Register for this FREE Workshop

Friday Night Flow 5 with Nikki Bonsol in Alameda

Friday Night Flow Class in Alameda

Friday May 20th 8:00-9:30pm

Kick off your weekend with live music that will inspire you to move through an open level yoga class taught by Nikki Borodi at our Alameda yoga studio. Whether you are new to your practice or have been a long time yogi, this class will invite you to deepen your experience of Vinyasa Flow.

Come find the play, learning to listen to your body’s intuition of how to best move like yourself. Live music will take you out of your heads and into the spirit of the sounds that will carry you through a dance on your mat. This month we are featuring Nikki Bonsol! Nikki Bonsol believes in following your heart, traveling light, and living outside the lines. As a singer she’s shared the stage with Bobby McFerrin and performed on festival stages, college campuses, and in cavernous churches from California to Cape Town, South Africa. Born in Morocco and raised in Canada, Malawi, and Kazakhstan, she is fortunate to be able to call many places home. But really, Nikki feels at home whenever she’s with someone she loves. She’s currently writing her debut album.

We look forward to sharing in this special Friday night live music and yoga class at Symmetry!

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Breaking Bad Habits with Isaak Brown

Saturday June 25th 10:00am-2:00pm
Cost: $75 pre-register or $90 at the door

Light Lunch Provided by Greens and Grains

We all know what we SHOULD do to stay healthy, happy and fit, but following through is a different story! Do you struggle with “sticking to it”? Are bad old habits crowding out the good ones no matter how hard you try? Are you ready to break the cycle of guilt and regret?

Isaak Brown is back to teach effective skills that help you make permanent shifts in your relationship with the most important person in your life: yourself! Leave this hands-on workshop with simple yet ground-breaking tools to keep the healthy habits, let go of the bad ones, and live your best life!

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Friday Night Flow 4 With Owen Dockham

Alameda Yoga Studio

Friday April 29th from 8:00-9:30pm

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 Symmery’s own, Owen Dockham, a multi-talented mover and music maker who has been tickling the ivories since the age of 5.

Whether you are new to yoga or a long time yogi, this class with Nikki and Owen 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.

Owen’s inspirational 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. Owen’s musical works are centered around quirky observations of life, using techniques learned from classical, jazz, and salsa piano to create a unique sound. We look forward to sharing in this special Friday night live music and yoga class at Symmetry.

Click Here to Sign Up For Class! It is Sure to Sell Out!

Developing A Home Practice With Elena Kelly

Elena Kelly Yoga Alameda Symmetry

Sunday May 15th 1:00-3:00pm

At Symmetry Yoga we are dedicated to sharing the healing practice of yoga, and wish for our students to thrive as the benefits of yoga unfurl in their daily lives. To promote this, Symmetry Yoga and resident 500 hr teacher, Elena Kelly invite you to Develop a Home Practice.

Deepen your yoga practice and learn to create a sacred space for practicing at home.

The home practice is a key component to deepening your yoga practice. This self practice allows one to reach new levels of understanding and compassion on the physical, emotional, and spiritual planes that make up our being. This workshop will offer the tools to develop and maintain a simple home practice with a fun, no-pressure approach.

The workshop will include a presentation of the foundations of yoga sequencing, a level 1 yoga class, and guided journaling exercise which will include the transcribing of a few take home sequences to kick start your home practice. We will focus on sun salutations, a sequence to alleviate common pain points in the body, and a sequence to start and end the day. Click here to sign up.

$40 Pre Registration, $45 At The Door

Intro To TRE® is Back!

TRE Yoga Alameda Symmetry

Saturday, June 11, 12:30-2:30pm

Aviva Levine is back and excited to share another round of TRE® (Tension, Stress & Trauma Release Exercise) with the ever growing Symmetry Yoga community. This workshop quickly sold out the first time and the benefits of this amazing technique were enjoyed by all – we had to offer it again!

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 is 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.

Our fast paced modern lifestyle (which runs on the adrenaline of our sympathetic nervous system) chronically triggers and tightens the psoas – making it literally ready to run, freeze or fight. A constantly contracting psoas due to stress or tension, eventually begins to shorten leading to a host of painful conditions including low back pain, sacroiliac pain, sciatica, disc problems, scoliosis, hip degeneration, knee pain, menstruation pain, infertility, and digestive complications.

This workshop will include an explanation of TRE® and a few yoga poses followed by TRE®.

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Trained as a Forrest Yoga teacher under Ana Forrest and recently certified in TRE®, Aviva Levine is fascinated with the body’s ability to heal and transform. Her teaching focuses on helping others experience this evolution in themselves. She will guide you into a deeper connection with your body through a practice that is intense-yet-playful. With compassion and humor; she creates classes to help you move from struggle and limitation, towards freedom of body and mind.

Finding comfort in movement, Aviva studied; ballet, jazz, and modern dance and played competitive ultimate frisbee. After a lifetime of physical activity, multiple injuries led her to Forrest Yoga and TRE® Her classes are an offering of the incredible benefits through simple techniques to heal; chronic pain, physical and emotional trauma, and injuries.

Aviva lives in the Bay Area, and joyfully shares her ever growing bag of tricks in private and group instruction.

Tum e Time is Back in April

Alameda Yoga Tum e Time

Sundays 12:30-1:30pm
April 3, 10, 17, 24

Back by Popular demand, is Kim Lyon’s well known four week course for pre-crawlers! This class is being offered on Sundays at Symmetry Yoga so more of the family can attend!

Your baby is only little once, so take advantage of this special time together. Explore the wonders of development through this class designed for you and your pre-crawling baby.

Click here for more information.

Symmetry Yoga in Alameda Presents…

Friday Night Flow 3!

Friday March 25th from 8:00-9:30pm
Kick off your weekend with live music that will inspire you to move through an open level yoga class taught by Nikki Borodi. In the Month of March, we are joined by a 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 HillNeck of the WoodsPianoFight, the Treasure Island Flea Market, and in SoCal at the Redwood Bar & Grill in Los Angeles, & The House of Blues in West Hollywood (since closed). Music curator Hillydilly.com said about out us in a review: “Reisender has done an excellent job of not doing too much… but still hitting a very pleasant sound.”

Whether you are new to yoga or a long time yogi, this class with Nikki and Reisender 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.

Click Here to Sign Up For Class! It is Sure to Sell Out!

Symmetry Yoga in Alameda Presents its Second Friday Night Flow Event

With CelloJoe

Yoga Alameda

February 26th from 8:00-9:30pm

Symmetry Yoga is excited to present its second Friday Night Flow Event on February 26th from 8:00-9:30!

Nikki Borodi presents a soulful Vinyasa Flow class set to live music with this months featured artist Cello Joe!

Joey Chang aka CelloJoe is an anomaly in the world of cellists.

By combining cello with beatboxing, he has created a unique genre: Classical Hip Hop.

CelloJoe records live on stage with a loop pedal and produces intricate tapestries of harmony, melody, and rhythm. His beatboxing (vocal percussion) and funky cello grooves form a rich soundscape for intelligent lyrics and his music spreads love, joy, laughter and conscious vibrations.

By beatboxing, throat-singing, singing, plucking and bowing the cello, CelloJoe can mimic many styles of music from dubstep to folk to rock to classical to hip hop. CelloJoe is the world’s first long distance musical bike touring cellist. He has ridden his bike over 10,000 miles in the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Australia.
www.cellojoe.com

Click Here to Sign Up For Class! It is Sure to Sell Out!

Creating a Meditation Practice that Lasts – with Isaak Brown

Yoga Alameda

Four Saturdays March 12, 19, 26 and April 2
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Come to One or Come to All
$25 per class or $80 for 4 part series

You probably already know that meditation is shown to reduce stress, regulate emotions, support focus, clarity and joy. So why don’t we all do it? If you’ve wanted to start or maintain a meditation practice, come join in this 4-part series that introduces you to an accessible meditation practice and teaches you how to practice consistently.

Many people have tried or started a meditation practice, and either don’t quite get it or find they can’t keep it up. In this series we learn the foundation of meditation practice, what it offers and how to create a practice that you’ll keep doing. We’ll practice 30 minutes of meditation with guided instructions, and have a short instruction and question and answer-period following. You are welcome to come to one or all 4 weeks of this class. Classes will build upon each other and it is recommended to take advantage of the four part series.

Isaak Brown is a coach, facilitator and educator. His teachings and practice are informed first and foremost by his body,  intuitive ground and relationship to spirit. He has been a dedicated practitioner of Vipassana meditation for over ten years, and has trained and lived in silent retreat centers in the US and Burma. Isaak is deeply passionate about sharing accessible, simple tools to connect to the truth of your nature and your authentic self.  Isaak graduated with an MA in Religious Leadership and Social Change from the Graduate Theological Union with a focus on somantics and meditation.