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

Sign up here!

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 

Friday Night Flow with Anne Gregory & Firefly

Friday,  February 22nd 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!

Therapeutic Posture Stretch with Ann Moore

Saturday March 2ndSymmtry 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 

Mala Making & Japa Meditation Workshop with Elena Kelly

Saturday March 16th 1:30-3:30pm

Bring your intentions to life and develop a meditation practice made with love!
 
In this make your own mala and meditation workshop we will learn the history behind mala beads as well as the powerful technique of Japa meditation. Beginning with gentle yoga and pranayama exercises we will cultivate body-mind awareness to awaken our creativity and tune in to our deepest intentions, learning how to turn intention into a potent mantra. Using top quality, beautiful, materials, we will design and create a mala where each bead is infused with personalized intention, made by hand and with love, to be worn as a gorgeous piece of jewelry and used as a meditation tool.


Elena Kelly is a 500 RYT Yoga Instructor and the Jewelry Artist behind Laney Kay Designs. Laney Kay Designs makes intentional jewelry for the contemporary spiritual woman. These bold talisman pieces, made exclusively with fine metals, natural gemstones, and top quality textiles, act as a beautiful guide to the wearer. Each piece is a beautiful and potent reminder to act with intention and offers an invitation for the wearer to share a glimpse of the inner landscape with the outside world. Shop Laney Kay Designs on Etsy.

(All materials will be provided)

$40 early bird | $45 day of event | 20% discount for Symmetry Members
Reserve your spot here!

February Sound Bath

Sunday,  February 10th from  1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Support your ability to “re-wire” your nervous system 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 Felsenstein. She believes more sound infused naps will create a happier world. Learn more about her at www.innersoundsmeditation.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 now at bit.ly/FebruarySoundBath!

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

Friday Night Flow with Nikki Borodi and Benji Marx

Friday,  January 25th from  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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 Benji Marx!

Benji Marx is equal parts performer and music educator. In both disciplines he devotes himself to cultivating a unique experience, one grounded in the fleeting moment he and his audience are sharing. His greatest strength in the classroom and on the stage is his ability to understand the audience and adapt to engage them best, immediately creating a dialogue between listener and music. To hear his music, you can search for Benji’s previous project, “Mothers Fathers Sisters Brothers,” which produced an EP titled “Curious Wail.”

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 http://bit.ly/FridayNightFlow.

A Journey Through the Chakras

Sundays starting on February 17th through March 31st  from  12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

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In this seven week series, led by Valerie Tao Marco and Orly Politi, you will be introduced to each of the seven chakras, exploring their meaning in your daily life and significance in your bodies. The chakras are energetic centers that interweave the physical, emotional and subtle bodies. When they are out of alignment, an array of imbalances may occur. You will learn about how each of the chakras may relate to physical blockages, stuck patterns, emotions and behaviors as well as techniques on how to integrate this new understanding into your daily practice and life.

Valerie is an internationally celebrated somatic experiencing practitioner and coach who specializes in trauma remediation, mind-body understanding, and issues around intimacy and sexual connection. She incorporates movement therapy, yoga, mindfulness practices, somatic bodywork, energy medicine, and her education in anthropology and human biology to help guide her work.

As a practicing artist and yogi, Orly is inspired by the intricate wisdom and intimacy between our energetic and physical bodies. Within her teachings, she strives to cultivate a safe space to explore and gain a deeper awareness of self. Orly has been trained in a variety of therapeutic movement and art modalities, which she enjoys weaving into her wisdom and understanding of the subtleties of the mind and body.

Each week with Valerie and Orly will be a unique exploration which will include breath-work, purposeful yoga, meditation, and targeted exercises to bring awareness and balance to each specific energy center.

  1. Grounding into your Roots – Sunday, February 17th from 12:30-2:30
  2. Creating from your Sacral Center – Sunday, February 24th from 12:30-2:30
  3. Connecting to your Core – Sunday, March 3rd from 12:30-2:30
  4. Leading with your Heart – Sunday, March 10th from 12:30-2:30
  5. Speaking your Truth – Sunday, March 17th from 12:30-2:30
  6. Connecting to your Inner Vision – Sunday, March 24th from 12:30-2:30
  7. Tapping into Universal Consciousness – Sunday, March 31st from 12:30-2:30

Sign up and reserve your spot at http://bit.ly/JourneyThroughTheChakras

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

$150 for 4 out of 7 workshops
$250 for the whole package of 7 workshops