Friday Night Flow With Nikki Borodi and @littlespiral

Friday January 27th 8:00pm-9:30pm

Let’s celebrate the entering of the new year with live music that will inspire you to move through this open level yoga class taught by Nikki Borodi. This month we are joined by singer-songwriter Suzanne Yada who will inspire your practice with melodic vocals and fluid piano riffs.

Whether you are new to yoga or a long time yogi, this class with Nikki and Suzanne 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. Suzanne Yada, is an electronic singer-songwriter who writes at the intersection of technology and heart. She mixes her indie rock, pop, classical and roots influences with her background in poetry, media and the internet to create clever little piano pop songs for the digital age.

Fans of Tori Amos, Amanda Palmer, Mary Lambert, Fiona Apple and Regina Spektor will feel right at home. To hear some of Yada’s heartfelt sounds please visit: www.littlespiral.com

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Yin Yoga Workshop: Body Breath and Mind with Charlotte von Hemert

Saturday February 25th 1:30pm-3:30pm

Harness the healing power of your body, breath and mind with Yin Yoga, breath work and meditation. In this 2-hour workshop we will focus on each of these areas directly as well as how they work together for a holistic and nourishing experience. You’ll learn some key tools that can help calm and balance the mind and body, de-stress and revitalize, and ultimately bring you to back to yourself.

Yin Yoga consists of long held (3-5 minutes) passive floor postures which specifically target connective tissue to increase circulation and mobility in the body, promote joint health, as well as stimulate energetic pathways in the body. Yin Yoga focuses on cultivating the more ‘yin’ qualities, which tend to get out of balance in our fast-paced, results-driven culture, such as slowing down into stillness, going inwards and acceptance.

Throughout the workshop we will also explore basic breathing exercises to prepare for meditation. We will conclude with a lightly guided meditation with simple, easy-to-follow instructions. This workshop is suitable for all levels and is a perfect introductory if you’re curious to learn more about Yin Yoga, breath work or meditation.

$40 pre-registered | $45 at the door

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Tum E Time!

Sundays Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 19, 26 12:30pm-1:30pm

Kim Lyon’s tum e time has been such a success at Symmetry, that we have decided to make it a regular offering. Each four week course is designed to allow focused time for you and your baby. This special class is well known for pre-crawlers! You will cover baby sign language, baby massage, baby yoga and other creative ways to play with your little one. We are excited to offer this class 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 baby.

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Beginner Level-Partner Yoga Workshop! with Nikki Borodi and Link Zampino

Saturday February 11th 4:30pm-6:30pm

Join Acrolele, the combined forces of Nikki Borodi & Link Zampino, a performance duo known for their unique talents and musical acrobatics. In this special Valentine’s Day themed workshop, come discover the joy of AcroYoga, and take your yoga practice off the mat and up to new heights.

Learn to support and uplift one another in fun new ways as we explore the fundamentals that create a playful partner practice between yogis and non-yogis alike. Through gentle partner stretching, creative exercises, and group games, you’ll leave with a new set of skills and an exciting way to connect to others. We’ll cover core concepts such as a proper body mechanics, alignment, trust, and spotting, and build our AcroYoga connection in a safe and progressive way that’s perfect for beginners.

No experience or partner necessary. Nikki & Link are excited to be bringing a beginner level workshop to Symmetry Studio. Sign Up Here!

Foam Roller Workshop with Sophia Miller

Saturday January 28th 1:30pm-3:30pm

Start the year off right with Symmetry Yoga’s exclusive all-levels Foam Roller Workshop!

Foam Rolling is quick, easy and incredibly effective. Also known as Self Myofascial Release (SMR), Foam Rolling is the go-to muscle release method for athletes of all levels. It’s particularly helpful in resolving persistent pain in the low back, middle back, and hips, and it’s a great way to work through “knots” in the muscle no matter where they’ve formed.

Our very own Sophia Miller has drawn on her deep knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics to customize the class for all participants. Come as you are: no prior experience required! Foam rollers will be available for purchase at the end of the workshop, as well as email support from Sophia. This workshop is sure to fill up, so contact the front desk as soon as you can to secure your spot! Sign Up Here!

$40 pre-registered | $45 at the door

Free Thanksgiving Morning Yoga Class with Nikki Borodi and Kristina Bennett!

Yoga Alameda

Thursday November 24th 9:30am

Join us on Thanksgiving Morning for a FREE Yoga class that will focus on Gratitude for all you are calling in and all you have in your life. This special class will focus on breath, sound and movement as away of transforming and bringing awareness to the blessings in our lives.

This ALL LEVEL Vinyasa class will be led by Nikki Borodi. Enjoy some guided meditation and movement 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 Kristina Bennett who brings back music from her studies abroad with Classical Indian singing, music, & sound.

Kristina has been performing for over 30 years, and has been teaching & coaching, voice/beginner guitar/music for over 9 years. She attended Berklee College of Music, in Boston, where she studied Voice, and majored in Music Business & Music Therapy. She also holds a B.A. in Psychology & Sociology from The University of Massachusetts. In 2014 she earned her Sound, Voice, & Music Healing Certificate from The California Institute of Integral Studies, and now leads sound workshops, as well as individual sound sessions for clients.

Check her out at www.kristinabennettmusic.com and https://soundcloud.com/mermaidangel

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Living a Low Carb Lifestyle-Holiday Edition!

Saturday November 19th 11:30-12:30pm

Join us on November 19 for a special workshop offering ideas for gourmet low-carb meals during the holiday season. Anyone interested in enjoying healthier holidays is encouraged to attend!  This will surely make your New Years Resolutions slimmer. This event will cover variations on your favorite holiday favorites-minus the guilt! If you are looking to lose weight, maintain weight or make healthier choices in general, this is the workshop for you! Team Symmetry will provide education and tools to help support a lifestyle you can maintain. A special holiday themed lunch will be provided along with an exclusive recipe packet.

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Holiday Sound Bath With Missy Felsenstein

Sunday December 11th 7:00-8:30 pm
$25 pre-registered, $30 at the door

Feeling overwhelmed and frazzled by the holidays? Need to carve out a little “you” time to restore some peace and calm?

Enjoy a night of effortless relaxation as you journey into deep rest with a special live sound “bath”. A sound bath is an immersive concert of meditative tones and vibrations with gongs and crystal singing bowls. Through those sounds and vibrations you can reach deeper states of relaxation, meditation, and can feel “re-tuned,” restored and rebalanced. The resonance of the instruments can be so strong that it’s not just an auditory experience. You are receiving a sound massage. Many people will reach altered states of consciousness. Research has shown that sound can have a powerful and immediate impact on the whole body, helping to bring it back into harmony and promote healing! Current research shows Yoga Nidra can help those with PTSD, addiction issues, depression, cancer, multiple sclerosis, hearts disease, chronic pain and other emotional issues.

No yoga or meditation experience required. Simply lie back and feel effortless relaxation.

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Friday Night Flow 11!

Friday November 18th 8:00-9:30 pm

Let’s celebrate our gratitude with this SPECIAL EDITION Friday Night Flow mash up! Get inspired and move through this open level yoga class taught by Nikki Borodi and Elissa Sun as they switch between teaching and serenading you! Nikki and Elissa unite their biggest passions of yoga and music and invite you to partake in this unique class offered by Symmetry Yoga.

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

Nikki Borodi is a singer, song-writer and acrobat and yoga instructor. With Symmetry being her home studio she is very excited to be offering this special class. Nikki dazzles audiences by combining her unique vocal stylings and acrobatic talents during her signature “Acrolele” performances. Her message can be felt with every performance she gives-we have the power to transform fears into flight and to turn dreams into reality. Check her out at www.nikkiborodi.com

A California girl at heart, Elissa 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. Elissa 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 Elissa’s heartfelt sounds please visit: www.ellisasun.com

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Tum E Time!

Tum e Time in AlamedaSundays 12:30-1:30pm
Nov 13 & 20, Dec 4 & 11

Kim Lyon’s tum e time has been such a success at Symmetry, that we have decided to make it a regular offering.  Each four week course is designed to allow focused time for you and your baby.  This special class is well known for pre-crawlers! You will cover baby sign language, baby massage, baby yoga and other creative ways to play with your little one.  We are excited to offer this class 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 baby.

Click here for more information or to sign up.