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and Teacher Training


Also see:Intro to Yoga Series 1Intro to Yoga Series 2 Teacher Training
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Peeling the Onion
with Ramanand Patel

Sunday, March 22, 2015

10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
and 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Peeling the Onion - “Annamaya Kosha (Gross Sheath)” to “Anandamaya Kosha (Bliss Sheath)”. We will attempt to look into some very important questions. Working with the gross body requires thought. Thought is also used to begin the penetration into deeper layers, viz., from “Sthula Sarira (Gross Body)” to“Sukshma Sarira (Subtle Body)” towards “Karana Sarira (Causal Body)” and into the “Atma (Self)”. Can thought ever make such a penetration? What does it mean to still the mind? What is the nature of true freedom? How is the pattern of ego-centric activity broken? What is the content of Consciousness? How are the asana and the pranayamas related to all this?

In this workshop, the art of working with yoga will be explored for teachers as well as students. This inquiry into the yoga practice will be directed towards understanding the Self beginning with asana practice and looking into the nature of thought. This workshop is appropriate for those who have been practicing yoga for at least one year.

When Ramanand was 12, his father introduced him to yoga philosophy and asana, and he learned early on to embrace yoga with a childlike joyousness and delight. In 1968, after coming across a few other yoga teachers, Ramanand became a student of Guruji, Yogacharya Shri B.K.S. Iyengar, who profoundly influenced the strength, discipline, deepening, understanding, confidence and enthusiasm of his asana and pranayama practice. Then in 1994 Ramanand intensified his pursuit of truth and knowledge by studying Vedanta philosophy under H.H. Swami Dayananda Saraswati. He also considers J. Krishnamurti to be a major influence on his thinking.

Ramanand's extensive, distinct, and lifelong yoga experiences inform both his yoga practice and his teaching style. He is recognized and respected internationally and many in the yoga community regard him as one of the world's foremost yoga instructors. Ramanand actively encourages both learning and sharing of ideas amongst his students and peers. Furthermore, he is especially skilled as an innovator in the use of props and in working with students who have special needs; however he does not teach therapeutic yoga.

Ramanand has a special interest in the effects of Sound on yoga practice. He offers a number of workshops on Yoga and Sound with his friend, the outstanding North Indian Classical vocalist, Pandit Mukesh Desai, a senior disciple of world renowned Pandit Jasraj.

For more information visit www.yogirama.com

Cost:

$60 ea.; $105 for both if paid by Mar. 9; $70/$115 after

10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Both Time Slots


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Meeting on the Ground: Yoga and Zen
with Yvonne Shanks and Jim Hare

Fridays, April 3 - May 8, 2015

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Yoga and Zen both offer approaches to staying relaxed in the midst of stress. Yoga offers the practice of asana, employing the breath and concentrated awareness to maintain relaxation in the midst of each pose. The practice of Zen emphasizes upright posture and stillness in sitting meditation. Like Yoga, Zen sitting employs the breath and concentration to “see through” stress to the underlying stillness at the heart of our lives.

Over the six weeks of this class we will alternate the practices of Yoga and Zen, sometimes beginning with poses, other times beginning with sitting. We will learn through our practice itself how these two disciplines complement and inform each other. The instructors will talk about the underlying teachings of both practices and there will be question and answer sessions.

Yvonne Shanks is a graduate of a three-year teaching training program in Iyengar Yoga and has been teaching yoga classes for over nine years. She is also a Zen student of Tenshin Reb Anderson and received the precepts from him in 1998. She is currently Assistant Ino at Valley Streams Zen Sangha.

Jim Hare lived in the San Francisco Zen Center community between 1980 and 1984. He received the precepts from Tenshin Reb Anderson in 1985. In 2002 he was head student for the Spring practice period at Green Gulch Farm. He is currently practice leader at Valley Streams Zen Sangha.

Cost:

$65 (before March 15) ; $75 thereafter



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Pranayama: How To Safely Expand The Breath
with Gary Vercelli

Sunday, April 12, 2015

2:00 – 4:30 p.m.

There’s an intimate relationship between thinking, feeling, and breathing. Your yoga poses reach a profound level only when you are keenly aware of your breath. In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of breath expansion and you’ll be made aware of the necessary precautions in developing a practice.

You’ll develop a solid foundation for the fine tuning of your personal practice of pranayama. A series of restorative poses will prepare your body for the more subtle work of breath expansion, both seated and supine.

Gary Vercelli has studied and practiced Iyengar Yoga since 1992. His primary mentor has been Senior Advanced Iyengar Instructor Manouso Manos (’94 – present). Gary’s most influential teachers have been Manos, Mary Dunn, and Ramanand Patel, with whom he studied in India in 2000. Vercelli taught Iyengar Yoga at American River College 2000 - 2012. He was certified by the IYNAUS at the Intro 2 level in 2003. Gary has attended five Iyengar National Conventions and studied with Geeta Iyengar in Pune India (12/04) and with B.K.S. Iyengar in Estes Park, CO. (10/05). A popular broadcaster on Capital Public Radio (88.9 FM), Vercelli brings to his craft as a yoga instructor a dynamic presence and a reverence for the subject.

Cost:

$45



 

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Mindful Eating & Good Mood Food
with Dr. Antonella Aguilera-Ruiz & Dr. Marla McMahon

Saturday, April 25, 2015

2:30pm-4:30pm

In this workshop, we will explore conscious eating through the lens of mindfulness and holistic nutrition. There will be an introduction to mindfulness meditation in relation to eating as well as various mindful eating meditations and exercises. We will also discuss healthy eating principles to support good mood and share delicious recipes to feed your nervous system and promote vitality.

Dr. Antonella Aguilera-Ruiz, ND is a naturopathic doctor and graduate of the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR. She has a private practice in Sacramento, CA where she works with people to heal the root cause of their dis-ease using clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, biotherapeutic drainage and homeopathy. She is a passionate cook and regular instructor at the Sacramento Natural Foods Coop.

Dr. Marla McMahon, PsyD is a Clinical Psychologist, Mindfulness and Yoga Teacher. At her private practice, SATYA well-being in Sacramento, CA she works with teens and adults on various issues from a holistic framework using principles of traditional psychotherapy, mindfulness, and yoga. She teaches meditation classes, mindfulness for mood, mindful eating, and yoga nidra meditation workshops.

Cost:

$40



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Iyengar Yoga Workshop:
Alignment - from attention & awareness toward precision
with Brian Hogencamp

Sunday, May 17, 2015

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

In this 3-hour workshop, we will examine “alignment” from the gross, apparent composition of an asana, to the subtle adjustments and intricacies that provide the means to go beyond the peripheral physical body. Students should have ONE year of consistent experience in the Iyengar method.

“When asana is done correctly, the body movements are smooth, there is lightness in the body and freedom in the mind.” - B.K.S. Iyengar

Brian is a yoga practitioner who is devoted to sharing the art, science and philosophy of yoga according to the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar. He is a student of Manouso Manos and travels annually to Pune, India for extended study with the Iyengar family (first of 8 trips in 2004). From 2006-2014 he completed two, 3-year Asana and Therapeutics Teachers' Intensives. Brian is an assistant to Gloria Goldberg in the 3-year Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training Program at Bija Yoga of San Francisco. www.iybrian.com

Cost:

$50 if paid by May 7; $60 thereafter. Cancellations prior to May 7 will be refunded minus a $15 admin fee; no refunds after May 7 unless a replacement can be found.


 

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Ada Lusardi

December 6, 2015

10:30 - 1:30 p.m. and 2:15 - 4:15 p.m.

More info to follow.

 

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If you wish more information, please contact: Jennifer Sadugor

The Yoga Solution (916) 383-7933
or email The Yoga Solution

Students of all levels are welcome to each of these workshops except where indicated!






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All On-Going Classes:

4 Class Pass $60 ($54)
(valid for 1 month)
8 Class Pass $99 ($89)
(valid for two months)
Mo. Unlimited Pass $130 ($115)
3 Mo. Unlim. Pass $360 ($324)
Drop-in class $16 ($14)

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