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 Evenings
First Meeting: October 26th
7:30 PM – 8:45 PM

Hello All – Yogis & Yogis Adjacent!

How fun, relevant, and comforting would it be to get together in a Zoom book club, meeting for an hour and a half once a month, to discuss a really good book?

For our first book and meeting, let’s read “Grandmother’s Hands.” That gives us all a month to get the book and leisurely read it.

Our first club meeting is on Monday, October 26th at 7:30 pm. 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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CLASS SERIES

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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CLASS SERIES

Dayan (Wild Goose) Qigong

with Bob Rosenbaum and Jeanne Courtney

TUESDAYS: 1:00 – 2:30 pm
8-week class series begins October 27th

$110 for 8-week series or

Monthly payments of October $15, November $60, December $45 

Dayan (Wild Goose) Qigong Dayan (Wild Goose) Qigong practice promotes and maintains vibrant health by encouraging flow and clearing blockages throughout the body’s energy channels & 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.

Dayan Qigong dates back to the 4th century and is attributed to a Taoist monks of the Kunlun Mountains. It was passed down in secret. After the cultural revolution Grandmaster Yang Meijun began teaching publicly. With her encouragement Master Hui Liu (Wen Wu School) brought the practice to the United States. Traditional Chinese Medical theory explains and confirms the deep health benefits of this ancient practice.

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

 

CLASS SERIES

Exploring the Chakras

with Yvonne Shanks

Wednesdays in October: 7, 14, 21 & 28
4:30 – 5:45 pm

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

This is a 4 Week On-line, Interactive Series

The subtle body is divided into five sheaths of varying refinement. At the core of the body, the subtle field appears as spinning disks…chakras.

Seven chakras are located near the seven major nerve ganglia that emanate from the spinal column. Chakras pick up vital energy from the breath we draw in to then distribute throughout the body for healthy functioning.

We will explore how energy systems affect the sympathetic, parasympathetic and central nervous systems.

Hope you join us !!

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

Finding the Breath

with Yvonne Shanks

Wednesdays in December: 2, 9, 16 & 23
4:30 – 5:45 pm

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

This is a 4 Week On-line, Interactive Series

Pranayama is derived from two words: prana, the ever-present life force, and ayama, which means to extend or release. Pranayama is sometimes thought to mean the control or restriction of the breath. This confusion is understandable since there is an element of control of the pranayama in this practice, but pranayama is not meant to restrict the flow of energy. Quite the contrary – pranayama is the stimulating, freeing and then channeling of the life force within us.

Pranayama brings mobility and elasticity and its practice builds up confidence in the place of fear. As one builds up confidence, the breath automatically takes the mind to a state of BEING.

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.