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
Jan. 4 – Feb. 5, 2021

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

$99 for the ten 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 yogi from 8 to 80 supple and conscious in their movements.

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


Special Focus – 2 Hour Workshop
Respiratory Health


with Barbara Baccei


Sunday, January 31, 2021

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This is a On-line, Interactive Workshop

Yoga to Boost Your Respiratory Health

Breathing is your most intimate and immediate relationship with the environment. Breathing in, air passes through your windpipe and branches into the major bronchi then conducted into your lungs. Breathing out, carbon dioxide from your cells is exhaled through your lungs. During the cold winter months, your elegant respiratory system can become compromised. This special sequenced yoga practice is designed to strengthen your respiratory tract to improve your resistance to colds, regular viruses, coughs, sore throats and sinusitis. Feel strong, relaxed and balanced from the inside out. Propping and adaptations make this workshop suitable for all levels.

Props required: mat, chair (preferably a yoga chair), assorted blocks, 2 blankets, strap, bolster (or 2-blanket roll).

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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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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The Essence of Practice

Four-Month Advanced Studies Program


On-line, Interactive Workshop Series
with David Sirgany


Oct. 31 – Nov. 1, 2020  |  Dec. 12-13, 2020  |  Feb. 6-7, 2021

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


“The Essence of Practice” During this 4-month course of study, students will explore 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 2020 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 Oct. 17th;  $600 thereafter 

Cancellations prior to Oct. 17th will be refunded minus a $25 admin fee; No refunds after Oct. 17th unless a replacement is found.

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Upcoming Workshops

Brian Hogencamp: Iyengar Yoga: will return in 2021 – Details to Follow

Janet MacLeod: will return in 3/20/2021 – First day of spring! – Details to Follow

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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!