We have many wonderful
workshops planned for 2011-12. Watch
our website for the latest updates or send us an email if you want to
be notified of upcoming events.
September 12 - October 17, 2011
6:00 - 7:15 p.m.
The Pilates method of exercise and movement emphasizes the breath, core
conditioning, body awareness, and a mind/body connection. It is a
safe and highly effective way to strengthen, stretch and streamline your
body without stressing the joints or building bulk. Pilates
exercises will leave you toned, revitalized and moving with ease.
previous experience is necessary. Come prepared to approach the work
with YOUR unique body and learn movement patterns and habits that you can
carry into your daily life.
Cost: $60 for the six week series;$15 drop in
Creating a Personal Practice with
September 10, 2011
it is important to come to class to learn about yoga and receive guidance
from our teacher, we need our personal practice to experience what yoga
has to offer us on a deeper level. Our personal practice is a great
resource of inner wisdom, joy and compassion. Our practice becomes
our own as we begin to understand what our body needs on any given day.
learn more than just physical postures when we spend time on our mat.
From that learning experience, we take what is learned out in to the
world. Our personal practice enriches our lives, our bodies and our
soul. Other benefits may include increased confidence, improved
flexibility and strength, maintaining youthful vitality, relieving stress
and coming back to class with a new perspective.
of this workshop will explore what keeps us from our practice and how we
can overcome those obstacles.
will learn the following:
* The basics needed for your practice
* To pick a theme for your practice
* How to balance and sequence your practice
* Timing of your practice
* Bringing joy to your practice
* Design a practice that is just for you.
$45 if preregistered by September 4, 2011; $55 thereafter.
Cancellations prior to September 4 will be refunded minus a $25
administrative fee. No refunds after September 4 unless a replacement is
Restorative Yoga Series
Tuesday, September 6,13,20, 27, 2011
6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
This four week series
includes postures that are supported with props and bolsters to encourage
the body and mind to relax deeply. Poses are held in the a supported
pose allowing the relaxation response to happen and restore the nervous
system from flight or fight to rest and digest. When our bodies are
in a restful state, harmony and balance occur as well as the potential for
Cost: $45 for
four weeks; $15 to drop in.
Yoga for Scoliosis and Back Care
September 7th, 14th,
Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:15
series will highlight poses for individuals with limitations of scoliosis,
lower back and hips and provide modifications which will allow for relief
and relaxation. Focus will be given to individual differences and
adapted for your specific body type or issue. This class will draw
upon breathing practices as another way of relieving stress and
$50 for the series or $20 to drop in.
To Understand, Practice & Experience
A Six Part Series on Sundays 1:30 p.m. -
Part II Seated and Forward
18 September 2011
Part III Lateral Extension Asana - 20 November 2011
Part IV Inversion Asana - 25 March 2012
Part V Backward Extension Asana - 20 May 2012
Part VI Restorative Asana and Pranayama 15 July 2012
Each class in
this six-part series focuses on a particular category of asana.
Emphasis will be upon asana that provide a firm foundation and give a
fundamental or "base intelligence" which threads through the category to
intermediate level asana. Each class will build upon the previous
class and highlight philosophy as illumined in B.K.S. Iyengar's
translation and commentary of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
Students should have at least six months of
consistent Iyengar Yoga experience, a comfort and familiarity with the
basic asana, and an intention to deepen their understanding, practice and
Hogencamp, is a full-time student, practitioner, and certified
instructor of Iyengar yoga. He lives in San Francisco and is a
student of Manouso Manos. He returns regularly to Pune, India to
study with the Iyengar family. As yoga is an experiential subject,
he believes that the distance between what one is taught and what is
learned can only be illumined by practice. Drawing from his
practice, evolving experience, and a deep gratitude for the teachings
received, he is eager to share the light yoga can bring. www.iybrian.com
$45 if preregistered by ,September 4, 2011; $55 thereafter.
Cancellations prior to August 1, 2011 will be refunded minus a $25 administration
fee; no refunds after August 1, 2011 unless a replacement can be
Saturday, October 8, 2011
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Improved balance can be a
benefit of yoga practice on a number of levels. We can practice to
increase our sense of equilibrium in our lives, to balance our natural
temperament, to create more balance in our bodies between our strengths
and weaknesses, and even to just improve our technical skill with physical
Although we often associate an
impaired sense of balance with aging. In fact, for most people that
is a completely preventable phenomenon; we lose our sense of balance not
because we are getting older, but simply because we are not using it.
Physical coordination is one of the four key elements of musculoskeletal
health (along with flexibility, strength and endurance), and balance is a
practical coordination skill that is maintained and improved with
A good sense of balance also
offers multiple: A stronger core, a more symmetrical musculoskeletal
system (reducing the aches and pains that result from imbalances), reduced
risk of injury, greater physical ease and confidence, and improved ability
to focus on what is essential in the moment.
In this class, we will work
with key elements of balance through a variety of different types of
postures, from simple standing poses to inversions (or preparations for
inversions appropriate to the individual practitioner) to the more
complicated forms of balance found in basic arm balances.
Sandy Blaine, is the
director of the Alameda Yoga Station. Sandy has a playful devotion to her
daily yoga practice, and seeks to bring these qualities to her classes,
which combine her experience and training in the Iyengar, Ashtanga Vinyasa
and Kripalu methods. Her writing has been published in Yoga Journal,
Yoga International and Ascent magazines, and she is the author of two
books, Yoga for Healthy Knees and Yoga for Computer Users. Sandy is
the long time resident yoga instructor for Pixar Animation Studios and as
a wellness consultant, she has spoken at Kaiser and Google.
Previously, she taught yoga at UC Berkeley for many years and she is a
faculty member of the Berkeley Yoga Room's Advanced Studies Program, from
which she graduated herself in 1995. Sandy is currently at work on a
new book about establishing a personal yoga practice.
$45 if preregistered by ,September 24, 2011; $55 thereafter.
Cancellations prior to September 24,, 2011 will be refunded minus a $25 administration
fee; no refunds after September 24, 2011 unless a replacement can be
Topic to Be Determined with Judith
10 & 11, 2011
- 5:30 p.m.
Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., PT, has taught yoga since
1971. She is the author of eight books on yoga, including YogaBody:
Anatomy, Kinesiology and Asana, and has taught throughout the United
States and internationally on six continents.
Cost: $___ if
pre-registered by November 2011; $___ thereafter. Cancellations
prior to November , 2011 will receive a refund minus a $30 administration
fee. No refunds after November , 2011. To register, please
contact: The Yoga Solution (916) 383-7933
Topic To Be Determined
January 28, 2012
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Moyer - founder and director of The Yoga Room in
Berkeley, California, has practiced Iyengar yoga since 1971, and has been
teaching since 1974. He studied with B.K.S. Iyengar in India from
1976–1988 and continues to be inspired by his work. Donald wrote the Asana
column for Yoga Journal in 1987, 1989, and 1992, and is the author of
Yoga: Awakening the Inner Body (Rodmell Press, 2006).
$ if preregistered by ; $ thereafter.
Cancellations prior to the date will receive a refund minus a $25
admin fee. No refunds after J\
June 2 & 3, 2012
More Info To Follow
If you wish more information,
please contact: Jennifer Sadugor
The Yoga Solution
887 57th Street, #B, Sacramento, CA 95819