Psoas Love with Aviva Levin

symmetry yoga alameda workshop aviva levine

Sunday Oct 21st 1:30-3:30pm
This 2-hour workshop is an invitation to connect to and slowly release the powerful (and often very tight) Psoas muscle. Join Aviva Levine E-RYT 200 and Certified Level II TRE® Provider for a slow Forrest Yoga inspired sequence followed by TRE® (tension, stress and trauma releasing exercises.)

The Psoas, a bio-intelligent tissue often referred to as the ‘muscle of the soul,’ is the deepest muscle of the human body. Its resilience affects structural balance, flexibility, strength, range of motion, joint mobility, and organ functioning. The stress of our fast-paced modern lifestyle can chronically trigger and tighten the Psoas – making it literally ready to run, fight or freeze. This can lead to a host of painful conditions including low back pain, sacroiliac pain, sciatica, disc problems, scoliosis, hip degeneration, knee pain, menstruation pain, infertility, immune system and adrenal gland depletion and digestive complications. All levels welcome.

$35 Early bird til Oct 14th | $45 after | 20% off for Symmetry Members

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Spiritual Graffiti with MC YOGI

mc yogi hip hop in symmetry yoga alameda oakland Thursday January 10th 7-9:30pm

 

Join hip hop artist, yoga teacher, and author MC YOGI for an uplifting & inspiring practice filled with insights and stories from his journey of finding yoga, love and leading a purpose-filled, creative life.

We’ll join together for an inspirational talk followed by a yoga class and end with book signing and meet & greet!

This event will sell out fast, space is limited, RSVP here.

$50 Early Bird (until 11/11/18) | $55 after 11/11

Stand Strong: Warrior Poses and Standing Balances with Mary Smith

Workshop series at symmetry yoga alameda oaklandSaturday Oct 13th 1:30-3:30pm
 

The second installment of the Elements of Yoga series by Mary Smith!

This workshops invites all-levels of yoga practitioners to experience the strength, stillness and inner courage that these poses cultivate. You will discover mobility and engagement techniques that will help you activate your own body in a way that is both challenging and safe. Learn which muscle groups these postures target and become acquainted with exercises that support your standing and balancing poses. Enhance your yoga practice and get the most out of this workshop by bringing your questions and curiosity to the mat!

Sign up and reserve your spot here!
 
$40 Early Bird | $45 Day Of | 20% Off for Symmetry Members 

Friday Night Flow with Firefly

Friday night live music yoga alameda oaklandFriday Sept 28th 7-8:30pm

Celebrate moving like your authentic self with this open level yoga class taught by Nikki Borodi. Live tunes by Firefly will inspire you to move through your practice, bringing in your weekend with ease.

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. To listen to Firefly’s tunes visit here.

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.

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Community Movie Night

symmetry yoga alameda oakland Friday October 10th 7:00-9:00pm

Join us for our first ever Community Movie Night!

Our featured film will be: One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das

This is a great opportunity to gather in community and deepen our understanding of the practices that we all love. This event is open to all, it is donation based and all proceeds will be donated to The Midway Shelter of Alameda supporting women and children.

We will provide some light snacks and refreshments to enjoy with the film.

We hope to see you there!
Please RSVP here

Yoga for SI Joint Health with Aviva Levine

alameda oakland yoga studio anatomy workshopSaturday September 22nd 1:30-3:30pm

Join Aviva Levine E-RYT, YACEP + Certified TRE Provider for a workshop dedicated to supporting the health of the SacroIliac (SI) joints. This workshop addresses common symptoms of SI joint dysfunction including pain in the lower back and buttock as well as pain radiating to lower hip, groin or upper thigh. We will focus on poses that should be done daily and include time to build a custom personal practice to take home.

Although usually one sided, in rarer occasions dysfunction can occur in both. Other symptoms could be numbness, tingling or a feeling of weakness in the leg. Symptoms may worsen with sitting, standing, sleeping, walking or climbing stairs. Often the SI joint is painful sitting or sleeping on the affected side. Some people have difficulty riding in a car or standing, sitting or walking too long. Pain can be worse with transitional movements (going from sit to stand), standing on one leg or climbing stairs.

This is an ALL LEVELS workshop and will include elements of Forrest Yoga, Pilates + TRE (tension stress + trauma release exercises.)

Please bring a journal or notebook.

Space is limited and Aviva’s workshops usually sells out, secure your spot here.

$40 early bird | $45 day of event | 20% discount for Symmetry Members

Breath and Movement : Sun Salutations with Mary Smith

Sun Salutations yoga workshop in alameda oaklandSaturday September 8th 1:30-3:30pm 

This workshop will kick off our Elements of Yoga Series!

The sun salutations awaken, warm and prime the body for a strong yoga practice. In this workshop we will learn and review breathing techniques that support the sun salutations as well as break down each element of sun salutations A & B. This class will teach both beginners and experienced yogis basic anatomy, mobility and how to self-adjust with intention and intelligence. By moving through postures that support the sun salutations and learning how to use props, yogis will walk away with more knowledge of how their own bodies can get the most out of the sun salutations.

This workshop will conclude with an open-forum question and answer session — although questions will also be welcomed throughout the workshop.

 

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

 

Special price for students who wish to pre-register for the whole series: $175 ($35/session) instead of $225.

Exclusively for Symmetry Members: 20% off each session separately or $165 for the whole series (Email management for promo code)

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Friday Night Flow with Deborah Crooks

Alameda Yoga Studio Vinyasa class with live musicFriday August 24th 7-8:30pm

Celebrate moving like your authentic self with this open level yoga class led by Abigail Rauber. Live tunes by singer-songwriter Deborah Crooks will inspire you to move through your practice, bringing in your weekend with ease.

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.

Singer-songwriter Deborah Crooks has released several CD’s of original music drawing on folk, rock, Americana and the blues, including 2016’s Beauty Everywhere and 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 own and Bay Station’s recordings, performing as an acoustic duo with Kwame Copeland on lead guitar, dobro and backing vocals. To hear a selection of her music, please visit: www.deborahcrooks.com.

Reserve your spot and sign up here!

September Sound Bath with Melissa Felsenstein

Sound Bath Meditation in Alameda Yoga studio healing sound Thursday September 6th 7:00-8:30pm

Support your ability to “re-wire” your nervous system and as you lie back in this sound savasana. Experience ultimate relaxation as you are immersed by the blended tones of specially tuned gongs and quartz crystal singing bowls. These instruments can induce meditative like states and are highly effective at nourishing the nervous system, providing relief for chronic pain, digestive issues, insomnia, fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety and more. You will leave feeling completely refreshed and re-tuned for the coming week.

Led by yoga therapist, sound healer and professional relaxer Melissa FelsensteinShe believes more sound infused naps will create a happier world. Learn more about her at www.innersoundsyoga.com

No yoga or meditation experience required, simply wear comfortable clothes and enjoy the sound. All are welcome.

Space is limited and this event usually sells out, secure your spot here!

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

Friday Night Flow with Reisender

Friday July 27th
7:00pm-8:30pm

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 yet again by a reappearance of 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 (since closed).

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.

Sign Up Here!