Online Class Series

We are currently offering some class series online using Zoom meeting. 
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CLASS SERIES

Book Club on Zoom

with Sandy Christenson and Jennifer Sadugor

Monday Evening
January 18th
7:30 PM – 8:45 PM

Hello All – Yogis & Yogis Adjacent!

How fun, relevant, and comforting it will be to get together in a Zoom book club, meeting for an hour and 15 minutes, once a month, to discuss a really good book. For our next book, we will be reading “Caste” by Isabel Wilkerson. We will read up to Chapter 13 for January’s meeting. We will finish the book in February. There is no cost for this social, online gathering. Log-in information will be sent to you once you sign up. We’re excited to host this fun, new gathering! 

Jennifer Sadugor is passionate about yoga (as most of you know) and enjoys a good book, homemade vegan food, and great friends…including the four-legged kind. Sandy Christenson is a long-time yogi, cyclist, traveler, and former high school and college English teacher. 

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Link to the book: https://www.google.com/search?q=caste%20oprah

For more info and to sign up, write or call Jennifer Sadugor, Owner of The Yoga Solution (916) 402-0232jennifer@theyogasolution.net

 

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Somatics Education Series

with Linda Eisenman

Mondays and Fridays:  
Jan. 4 – Feb. 5, 2021 
11:00 am – 12 noon

Cost: $99 for 10 class series

This is an On-line, Interactive Workshop

Somatic Muscle Release goes to the heart of tight muscles – the brain. As we age, our muscles take on certain patterns acceptable to the nervous system, and those patterns become unconscious. By making our movements conscious, in a slow, controlled way, we regain control of our own movement patterns, bringing length to tight muscles and ease throughout the body.

This class is designed to be delicious. Don’t let the simplicity of the movements fool you – deep changes are taking place. This 5-week series builds from the center of the body (oh, yes, let’s release that back!) to the hips and legs, and shoulders, neck and arms. Your body can be both strong and pliant – you can draw a natural, easeful breath – and you can enjoy your day-to-day activities with greater freedom.

“By relaxation of effort and meditation on the infinite, posture is perfected.” Yoga Sutra II.47

Linda Eisenman has studied meditation and yoga for over 30 years, and in 2020 studied Hanna Somatics through the Novato Institute. She is endlessly fascinated with the movement of the human body. Her goal is to see every yogi from 8 to 80 supple and conscious in their movements.

For more information, contact: Linda Eisenman, RYT, (916) 838-4338 or email theawarebody@gmail.com or contact Jennifer at: jennifer@theyogasolution.net

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Chair Yoga, 4-week Series

with Diane Holland

Tuesdays:  11:00 am – 12 noon

These 4 week series are designed for people with physical challenges, who are seeking a slower paced Yoga practice. The classes are also valuable for teachers looking for alternative poses for their students that may require them. Using a chair to explore the variations of many poses, students will gain personal body awareness through poses individualized for each student. This series will focus on yoga poses intended to improve balance, strength and flexibility. Each class will also include a brief meditation and breath awareness techniques.

Please dress in comfortable, non-restrictive clothing.

Diane Holland began studying yoga in 2008. She finished her 200-hour teacher training in 2013, here at the Yoga Solution. Diane has completed the Yoga for Seniors teacher training program, is a certified Relax and Renew® and Yoga For Healthy Aging instructor. She continues her yoga practice not only by teaching but also as a student under many instructors.

For more information, contact Diane at: 55plusyoga.diane@gmail.com or contact Jennifer at: jennifer@theyogasolution.net

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Dayan (Wild Goose) Qigong

with Bob Rosenbaum and Jeanne Courtney

TUESDAYS: 1:00 – 2:30 pm
8-week class series begins January 5th, 2021

$110 for 8-week series or

Monthly payments of January $60, February $60 

Dayan (Wild Goose) Qigong is an ancient Taoist practice used in traditional Chinese medicine to promote health by facilitating circulation within the blood vessels and acupuncture meridians.

It includes:
• warm-up exercises
• 64 flowing movements
• acupressure self-massage
• meditation

Dayan Qigong can offer benefit in as little as 15 minutes a day making it ideal for stress management, but it is also deep enough it cannot be exhausted in a lifetime of practice.

We will be teaching the second half of the Wild Goose (Dayan) Qigong form, so will be covering moves #33 to #64

Dayan Qigong was developed during the 4th century in China by a monk to promote health and deepen meditation practice. For many centuries it was passed down in secret until after the cultural revolution Grandmaster Yang Meijun began teaching publicly. With her encouragement, Master Hui Liu brought the practice to the United States at the Wen Wu School.

Bob and Jeanne are senior teachers from the Wen Wu school, certified by Master Hui Liu in the Dayan Qigong tradition of Master Yang Meijun. They each have over 20 years’ experience teaching qigong and have also taught at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco and at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts. Bob has also founded Dayan Qigong programs in Amsterdam, Australia, and Finland, and instituted Dayan Qigong programs for Kaiser Permanente.

Bob and Jeanne have recently retired from their professional careers as a neuropsychologist and psychotherapist (Bob) and licensed clinical social worker (Jeanne) to devote full time to their qigong and meditation practices. Bob is entrusted as a Zen teacher by Sojun Weitsman Roshi.

For more information on Dayan Qigong: www.zenqigong.com
For registration contact Jeanne at: jeanne.courtney@gmail.com or call (510) 652-7764

 

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Developing Awareness and Intelligence

with Yvonne Shanks

Wednesdays in February 2021: 3, 10, 17 & 24

4:30 – 6:00 pm

Cost: $65 for the 4-class series
$18 Drop-In

This is a 4 Week On-line, Interactive Series

We think of intelligence and perception as taking place exclusively in our brains, but yoga teaches us that awareness and intelligence must permeate the body.

When we frame our yoga practice as one of awareness then the link between our practice on our mats and taking our yoga into our worlds becomes clearer. … Awareness becomes real when we change our whole being in some way – that’s what we mean by realization.

Yvonne Shanks has been a student of yoga since 1995, turning to yoga in order to support her meditation practice. After several teacher training programs, she began teaching yoga at the Yoga Solution in 2005. Yvonne is a graduate of a 3 year teacher training program taught by senior Iyengar teachers Gloria Goldberg and Manouso Manos. She has continued to study with many gifted Iyengar teachers over the years. Her greatest joy is sharing with her students all that she has been given by her teachers.

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Finding Dynamic Extension

with Yvonne Shanks

Wednesdays in
March 2021: 3, 10, 17 & 24

4:30 – 6:00 pm

Cost: $65 for the 4-class series
$18 Drop-In

This is a 4 Week On-line, Interactive Series

The goal of all asana practice is doing them from the core of your being and extending out dynamically through to the periphery of your body.

“Extension and expansion always stay firmly rooted in one’s center. They originate in the core of one’s being. When most people stretch, they simply stretch to the point they are trying to reach, but they forget to extend and expand from where they are. When you extend and expand, you are not only stretching to, you are also stretching from.” ~ B.K.S Iyengar

Yvonne Shanks has been a student of yoga since 1995, turning to yoga in order to support her meditation practice. After several teacher training programs, she began teaching yoga at the Yoga Solution in 2005. Yvonne is a graduate of a 3 year teacher training program taught by senior Iyengar teachers Gloria Goldberg and Manouso Manos. She has continued to study with many gifted Iyengar teachers over the years. Her greatest joy is sharing with her students all that she has been given by her teachers.

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Relaxation: In Every Pose There Should be Repose

with Yvonne Shanks

Wednesdays in
April 2021: 7, 14, 21 & 28

4:30 – 6:00 pm

Cost: $65 for the 4-class series
$18 Drop-In

This is a 4 Week On-line, Interactive Series

“Relaxation: In Every Pose There Should Be Repose” Light on Life – B.K.S. Iyengar

Balance of activity and passivity transforms the active brain into a witness.

Our challenge is to keep the brain passive and the cells of the body active without gripping the muscles. There is always relaxation in the right position, even though you are fully stretching. If one stretches completely, one relaxes completely. Look at a cat, a master of stretching and a master of relaxation.

Yvonne Shanks has been a student of yoga since 1995, turning to yoga in order to support her meditation practice. After several teacher training programs, she began teaching yoga at the Yoga Solution in 2005. Yvonne is a graduate of a 3 year teacher training program taught by senior Iyengar teachers Gloria Goldberg and Manouso Manos. She has continued to study with many gifted Iyengar teachers over the years. Her greatest joy is sharing with her students all that she has been given by her teachers.

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CLASS SERIES

Restorative Yin Yoga Series

with Ruby Alcartado

Fridays   |  4:30 – 5:45 pm

In these classes we will focus on stretching and stimulating the connective tissue, in the pelvis, hips, lower back and spine. These are the areas of the body that can create difficulties as we age. Yin Yoga is a restorative practice where postures are held gently, for three or more minutes. Yin Yoga is done primarily on the floor or at the wall while the body is being supported with blankets and props, as needed. The long, meditative holds of Yin Yoga deeply calms the nervous system, quiets the mind, and gently releases muscle and connective tissues surrounding bones, ligaments, and joints. With a consistent and safe practice, Yin Yoga can reduce joint stiffness, increase mobility and body awareness, quiet the mind, and access the “rest and digest” parasympathetic nervous system resulting in a grounding, calming, and an energizing sense of rejuvenation. Additionally, on every fourth Friday of the series, Ruby will offer an extended period of Yoga Nidra. Yoga Nidra is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness.

Ruby has been studying and practicing yoga at The Yoga Solution since 2007. She completed The Yoga Solution 200-hour Advanced Studies/Teacher Training program in August 2009. Ruby also received her certification at Mama Tree Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training in January 2014 and Yin Yoga Teacher Training certification in December 2015. Ruby has been teaching since 2009 and continues to actively study, train and practice.

If you wish to get more information about this workshop you may email Ruby at: rcalcartado@gmail.com

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CLASS SERIES

Guang Ping Yang Tai Chi Series

with Sifu Matt Peterson

THURSDAYS: 1:45 – 2:45 pm
 

Commonly known as “meditation in motion” Guang Ping Yang Tai Chi is a gentle form of slow exercise movements for health and relaxation.

The benefits of daily practice of tai chi are:

• Reduce high blood pressure 
• Strengthen internal organs 
• Improved coordination 
• Mental relaxation 
• Reduced stress 
• Improved focus
• Improved balance

Classes begin with structured warm ups that relax muscles and improve flexibility. No previous experience needed.

Sifu Matt Peterson has been practicing Guang Ping Yang Tai Chi for 19 years. He studied under Grandmaster Henry Look the founder of Tri Internal Martial Arts (TIMA). Sifu Matt is a Sifu through TIMA and has been a Guang Ping Yang Tai Chi instructor for five years. Sifu Matt is a certified Tia Chi instructor and Level I Tai Chi for Balance instructor through the Guang Ping Yang Tai Chi Association.