Online Class Series

We are currently offering some class series online using Zoom meeting. 
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Book Club on Zoom

with Sandy Christenson and Jennifer Sadugor

Monday Evening
March 29, 2022 and April 26, 2022
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 March, we are reading Anxious People by Fredrik Backman. 

For April, we are reading: Miracle and Wonder – Interview of Paul Simon by Malcolm Gladwell and Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell.

We hope you will join us (even if you have not finished the book)  for an interesting evening discussing our featured book. 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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For more info and to sign up, write or call Jennifer Sadugor, Owner of The Yoga Solution (916) 402-0232,



Somatics Education Series

Five Class or Drop-in Series

with Linda Eisenman

Mondays and Fridays:
April 4th, 2022 – April 18th, 2022
11:00 am – 12 noon

Cost: $65 for 5 classes; $15 for drop-in

This is an On-line, Interactive Series

Somatic movements are not so different from yoga asanas, done lying on a mat. But they are done at a slow enough pace that you gain conscious awareness of how your body moves. Your awareness, and a slow release of movement, allow for easeful and exquisite transformation. This series is designed for anyone who is recovering from an injury, anyone who is beginning a practice, or anyone who wants to deepen their practice.

My body is softening. Long-standing pains in my neck are down to a little muscle ache. Seven months ago I never heard the word Somatic. Now I don’t think I could live without it.
— Mickey F.

Yesterday I went for a +/- 3 mile walk, and I did not have to sit down to rest. This is a first, two years after my surgery.
— Terry P

This is a great addition to my yoga practice — scoliosis is down and comfort is up!
— Barbara M

Linda Eisenman has studied meditation and yoga for over 30 years, and in 2020 and 2021 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 or contact Jennifer at:

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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.

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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 March 2, 2021
This session is appropriate for both beginners and continuing students

$110 for 8-week series or
Monthly payments of March $75, April $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.

This 8 week session will include:

• The first 20 flowing movements of Dayan Qigong
• Acupuncture point cupping/patting sequence
• Stretching/strengthening qigong warm-ups
• 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.

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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.

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