Online Workshops

We are currently offering some workshops online using Zoom meeting. 
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Somatics Education Series

On-line, Interactive Workshop
with Linda Eisenman


Mondays and Fridays
Feb. 8 – March 5, 2021

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

$79 for the 8 class series

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

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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 senior citizen supple and conscious in their movements.

For additional information contact: Linda Eisenman, RYT, (916) 838-4338


Iyengar Yoga: Learning for Practice


with Brian Hogencamp


Sundays:  February 28, May 23, July 11, October 10

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

These are On-line, Interactive Workshops

Learning for Practice Four Class Series

Each class will offer a themed, progressive approach to inspire further exploration in the student’s own practice. Classes will include some combination of asana, pranayama, and yoga philosophy. Attend one, two, three, or all four. Recommended for students Level 2 and up.

Brian Hogencamp is a yoga practitioner and Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher – CIYT Level 3 (Intermediate Senior I, 2016). He is devoted to sharing the art, science, and philosophy of yoga according to the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar and family. More information –

A 10% discount to all IYANC members (Iyengar Yoga Association of Northern California)

No one turned away for lack of financial resources.

Cost:  $30 for each class

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Special Focus Two Hour Workshop
Tone and Rejuvenate your Internal Body


with Barbara Baccei


Sunday:  March 14, 2021

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This is an On-line, Interactive Workshop

Tone and Rejuvenate your Internal Body

Prepare for the warmer Spring season by releasing spinal tensions built up from habitual and sedentary body patterns. This specially sequenced practice focuses on yoga twists and stretches, with calming relaxation and pranayama. Experience effective spinal rotations that increase your flexibility and massage your internal organs. We will advance from simple to more complex twists, with adaptations and propping to make asanas accessible to all levels. Learn twisting strategies to benefit your regular yoga practice. Props required: mat, chair (preferably a yoga chair), assorted blocks, 2 blankets, bolster (or 2-blanket roll), strap.

Barbara Baccei has followed a lifelong path integrating fitness, art and spiritual practice. She began practicing yoga in 1990, following earlier devotions to ballet, distance running and Japanese karate. She received a yoga teaching certification in 1997 in Denver, where she taught until relocating and continuing to teach in Pt. Richmond, CA. Barbara completed the 500-hour teacher training of the Berkeley Yoga Room, and now focuses on alignment based yoga. A lifelong adherent to Buddhist philosophy, she took up Zen practice and vows through Kyosho Valorie Beer.

Cost:  $35 

(If you are facing financial challenges, we invite you to join the practice as our guest.)

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Embracing the Season

Online Workshop with Janet MacLeod


Saturday – March 20, 2021
3:00 – 5:00 pm

Sunday – March 21, 2021
Pranayama: 10:45 – 11:45 am
Asana Practice: 12:15 – 2:15 pm

Entire Weekend:  $120
Sat. or Sun. Asana class:  $50
Sunday Pranayama:  $30

After hibernating during the winter months, it is exciting to welcome the Spring season. This is particularly true since hibernation of a kind began in March, 2020. One the the physical expressions connected to welcoming is an open heart. We will use this theme for the two asana classes.

Saturday 3:00 – 5:00 pm: Seated forward bends – the session will begin with an appropriate series of chest opening positions which will be incorporated into the classical seated forward bends.

Sunday 10:45 – 11:45 am: Pranayama

Sunday 12:15 – 2:15 pm: Standings. The session will begin with some mild backbending asanas particularly chosen to enhance a feeling of lightness in the chest during the standings. This will be followed by series of standing asanas.

A 10% discount to all IYANC members (Iyengar Yoga Association of Northern California)

JANET began her study of Iyengar Yoga in the late 70’s in London. Upon her arrival in San Francisco a few years later, she enrolled in the Teacher Training Program offered by the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco. She became a CIYT in 1983 and that year took her first trip to the Mother Institute in Pune, India. She has studied with the Iyengar family ever since, both in India and while attending Yoga Conferences in the USA and abroad. She has taught ongoing classes in San Francisco and teaches workshops and retreats worldwide. Janet believes in the transformational power of yoga and shares her experience in a joyful way to each and every student she has the privilege of teaching. Janet continues to study with the Iyengar family, most recently via Zoom when she attended the April, 2020 Intensive with Abhijata Iyengar.

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The Essence of Practice

Advanced Studies Program


On-line, Interactive Workshop Series
with David Sirgany


April 10-11, 2021  |  June 5-6, 2021  |  July 24-25, 2021

Saturday 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm &
Sunday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm


“The Essence of Practice” During this course of study, students will explore the central aspects of the 8 limbs of yoga as presented in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Particular attention will be placed on helping each person to develop the values and skills required to deepen in the practice. This involves practical applications of asana, pranayama, meditation and their philosophical underpinnings. 

Students and teachers from all yogic traditions will benefit from the opportunity to dedicate an extended and focused period of time to discover for themselves the value of yoga as a complete system of practice and living. All participants will commit to working together in a way that embodies the practice values needed to sustain a sincere, committed, open-minded inquiry in a supportive and compassionate environment

This program is especially well suited for students and teachers who have completed any prior Essence of Practice program at The Yoga Solution. Other students of yoga with interest in the following are encouraged to join the 2021 program:

• Deepening your experience and understanding of asana & pranayama
• Cultivating the spiritual dimension of yoga
• Establishing clarity, continuity, and a life affirming practice
• Developing skills for the practical application of yogic values and philosophy in everyday living

David Sirgany is an ardent practioner of Iyengar Yoga for thirty years, whose depth and passion for the subject shine forth brightly in his teaching. He has studied on numerous occasions directly with BKS Iyengar and his family in India, and teaches both nationally and internationally.

Cost:  $550 if paid by March 20th;  $600 thereafter

Cancellations prior to March 20th will be refunded minus a $25 admin fee; No refunds after March 28th unless a replacement is found.

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If you would like more information on any of the workshops, please contact: Jennifer Sadugor at (916) 383-7933 or

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