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Candlelight Restorative Yoga
Decompress Yoga
Hatha for Beginners
Modified Ashtanga
Strength & Stretch Boot Camp
Strengthening Yoga
U-JAM FITNESS
Understanding Yoga - Alignment and Philosophy
ViniYoga
Vinyasa Yoga 1-2
Vinyasa Yoga 2
Yoga Flow
Yoga Flow Special Level 1-2
Zumba Fitness
Teacher
Amanda Biccum
Amber Rogers
Gina Riva
Irina Koutin
Kitty Aqvino-Esparrago
Paola King
Sage McClive
Sica Bajada
Sylvia Burboeck
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7/27
9:00 am
9:00 am
1 hour 15 minutes
morning
440944
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Vinyasa Yoga 2
with Amanda Biccum
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
This class is for students who have a good foundation in Surya Namaskar A and B and are looking for a faster-paced flow.  In addition to poses covered in the Intro class and Vinyasa 1, the teacher will introduce arm balances, headstand, shoulderstand and more advanced pranayama work.  Students should be free on injury and have a moderate level of physical fitness.  Prior vinyasa experience required.
About Amanda Biccum
As with most things in life, yoga came across my path at just the right time. I was in a place of change; seeking the opportunity to get more in touch with my self both physically and mentally. I still remember my first class, it changed me from the inside out. I came to the mat for the physical benefits but what kept me coming back was what I experienced each time I laid down for savasana and the tranquility that stayed with me hours after. Yoga affected me so deeply that I decided to take a 200hr Teacher Training Course so that I too could give others the feelings that yoga gave me. After my training was complete and I began teaching I realized that I wanted to go deeper both in my personal practice as well as what I could offer to students, so I traveled to the heart of yoga- Rishikesh, India where my true yogic journey began. I completed a 300hr Teacher Training Course which allows me to teach a style that blends both Eastern and Western ideas of yoga into one. My classes are slow and meditative yet challenging and inspiring. Whether you want a clearer picture on what a pose should feel like, or want to dance with your breath through a moving meditation, the first step starts with the one on the mat. - Amanda Biccum 500 RYT

Tuesday, July 22 at 9:00 am
9:00 am
1 hour 15 minutes
morning
323704
289689
Vinyasa Yoga 1-2
with Amanda Biccum
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
This class is suitable for those who feel comfortable practicing Sun Salutations and have prior experience with vinyasa yoga.Meditation and simple chants open and close the class to create a mindful space.Sequences explore Warrior poses, forward bends, balancing poses, twists and backbends.Modifications are offered to allow every body to find centering within each pose.Pranayama work outside of ujayii breath is introduced.Students should be free of major injuries.
About Amanda Biccum
As with most things in life, yoga came across my path at just the right time. I was in a place of change; seeking the opportunity to get more in touch with my self both physically and mentally. I still remember my first class, it changed me from the inside out. I came to the mat for the physical benefits but what kept me coming back was what I experienced each time I laid down for savasana and the tranquility that stayed with me hours after. Yoga affected me so deeply that I decided to take a 200hr Teacher Training Course so that I too could give others the feelings that yoga gave me. After my training was complete and I began teaching I realized that I wanted to go deeper both in my personal practice as well as what I could offer to students, so I traveled to the heart of yoga- Rishikesh, India where my true yogic journey began. I completed a 300hr Teacher Training Course which allows me to teach a style that blends both Eastern and Western ideas of yoga into one. My classes are slow and meditative yet challenging and inspiring. Whether you want a clearer picture on what a pose should feel like, or want to dance with your breath through a moving meditation, the first step starts with the one on the mat. - Amanda Biccum 500 RYT

Thursday, July 24 at 9:00 am
9:00 am
1 hour 15 minutes
morning
1355169
289689
Understanding Yoga - Alignment and Philosophy
with Amanda Biccum
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
In this class we will dive into the essence of yoga, by understanding why we practice.Although yoga is a great physical work out, it is also a science that has been developed over 2,500 years.Through this science we can achieve great physical strength and flexibility, mental clarity, and have emotional releases all of which go far beyond what is practiced in the classroom. We will experience all that yoga has to offer by exploring our bodies and moving beyond the mind which can eventually connect us to the true self. We will learn correct alignment in the most fundamental Asanas (postures) as well as dive into the energetic body exploring the sensations of the breath and chakras. This class is great for both beginners and for those who want to deepen their existing practice.
About Amanda Biccum
As with most things in life, yoga came across my path at just the right time. I was in a place of change; seeking the opportunity to get more in touch with my self both physically and mentally. I still remember my first class, it changed me from the inside out. I came to the mat for the physical benefits but what kept me coming back was what I experienced each time I laid down for savasana and the tranquility that stayed with me hours after. Yoga affected me so deeply that I decided to take a 200hr Teacher Training Course so that I too could give others the feelings that yoga gave me. After my training was complete and I began teaching I realized that I wanted to go deeper both in my personal practice as well as what I could offer to students, so I traveled to the heart of yoga- Rishikesh, India where my true yogic journey began. I completed a 300hr Teacher Training Course which allows me to teach a style that blends both Eastern and Western ideas of yoga into one. My classes are slow and meditative yet challenging and inspiring. Whether you want a clearer picture on what a pose should feel like, or want to dance with your breath through a moving meditation, the first step starts with the one on the mat. - Amanda Biccum 500 RYT

Saturday, July 26 at 9:00 am
9:00 am
1 hour
morning
597876
132449
Zumba Fitness
with Sica Bajada New!
1 hour minutes
Zumba is a spicy mixture of different dance styles such as salsa, merengue, mambo, flamenco, chachacha, hip hop and tango. Certified Zumba Instructor, Sica Bajada, is excited to teach this new class and create a dance revolution here at Body Techniques!
About Sica Bajada
Sica (pronounced "seek-ah") Bajada graduated from the National Holistic Institute and is currently in a Yoga Teacher Training Program at City College of San Francisco. She has also earned a Bachelor's in Art with an emphasis in Sculpture and Photography from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Sica has a rich background in caring for others having worked with special needs children and young adults, as well as providing in-home health care for disabled adults over the past eight years. This experience, combined with over twenty years of dance, has deepened her understanding and intuition of the body, creating skilled therapeutic and customized massage sessions. The gifts of sensitivity, nurturing, and intuition have been life-long and shared with many others, offering holistic guidance on their healing paths. To restore vitality and bring health and wellness to the mind, spirit, and body, Sica integrates energetic, somatic, and emotional levels of being through Deep Tissue, Swedish, Shiatsu, Prenatal and Energy Work.

Sunday, July 27 at 9:00 am
9:30 am
9:30 am
1 hour
morning
746822
55795
Strengthening Yoga
with Sage McClive
1 hour minutes
This is a class intended to therapeutically build a strong foundation and core for your body to work from. During this class you can expect to find your physical edge and work on asanas/poses that keep you at that edge. Most asanas will be focused on strengthening and stretching the major muscle groups (thighs, back, and abdominals) to help us feel supported at all times by our own bodies. There are modifications for all poses to accommodate most levels, so all are welcome. The structure of the class will be like Sage's other therapeutic classes.
About Sage McClive
Sage McClive began a passionate relationship with yoga many years ago when she was recovering from a severe lumbar and neck strain as a young person fresh out of college. Yoga was the catalyst for her full recovery from those injuries and is still the first remedy used in her life to maintain a radiant lifestyle. After many years of sampling different styles of yoga and healing modalities, she committed to becoming a teacher of a therapeutic-style yoga as a way to share her knowledge for the vast healing benefits of a yoga practice. She decided to train through the ViniYoga lineage where she could apply her knowledge of holistic healing to her yoga classes. She's a firm believer that anyone can practice yoga safely and effectively - it's all a matter of using the adaptations of poses and maintaining a creative mind as a teacher to offer new adaptations for specific situations.  

Friday, July 25 at 9:30 am
10:15 am
10:15 am
1 hour 15 minutes
morning
718459
134452
Hatha for Beginners
with Gina Riva
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
This class is perfect for the brand-new students to yoga, for any yogi seeking to explore a more therapeutic, slower approach to practice. Hatha for Beginners gives a solid foundation of the basics of yoga in a relaxed and non competitive atmosphere. Students practice proper alignment in postures, breath-work, flow and chanting.Class moves slowly and helps you to build your strength and flexibility while avoiding injury.All level are students welcome!
About Gina Riva
Gina, a Chicago native, began to discover the benefits of yoga when she would join her mom in the living room to do yoga with the Yoga Lady on PBS when she was only 6 years-old. Her mom suffered from Bipolar Disorder, and seeing how yoga helped the way her mom felt, thought and acted for the better, Gina aspired to help others change and feel better when she grew up too. Practicing since 1990, Gina finally felt ready to be trained and certified in 2008 while she practiced her other helping profession (teaching reading) in Los Angeles, and has been teaching both ever since. She is committed to helping adults and children of all ages achieve a stronger, calmer mind, body and spirit so that they can reach their full potential in their inner and outer world. Her goal is to find where the individual is stuck, meet the person where they are and from there, build bridges to healing and ease. With emphasis on correct alignment, an open heart and attention to the present moment, she hopes to guide students into an experience of peace and compassion for themselves and others.

Monday, July 21 at 10:15 am
10:15 am
1 hour 15 minutes
morning
718459
134452
Hatha for Beginners
with Gina Riva
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
This class is perfect for the brand-new students to yoga, for any yogi seeking to explore a more therapeutic, slower approach to practice. Hatha for Beginners gives a solid foundation of the basics of yoga in a relaxed and non competitive atmosphere. Students practice proper alignment in postures, breath-work, flow and chanting.Class moves slowly and helps you to build your strength and flexibility while avoiding injury.All level are students welcome!
About Gina Riva
Gina, a Chicago native, began to discover the benefits of yoga when she would join her mom in the living room to do yoga with the Yoga Lady on PBS when she was only 6 years-old. Her mom suffered from Bipolar Disorder, and seeing how yoga helped the way her mom felt, thought and acted for the better, Gina aspired to help others change and feel better when she grew up too. Practicing since 1990, Gina finally felt ready to be trained and certified in 2008 while she practiced her other helping profession (teaching reading) in Los Angeles, and has been teaching both ever since. She is committed to helping adults and children of all ages achieve a stronger, calmer mind, body and spirit so that they can reach their full potential in their inner and outer world. Her goal is to find where the individual is stuck, meet the person where they are and from there, build bridges to healing and ease. With emphasis on correct alignment, an open heart and attention to the present moment, she hopes to guide students into an experience of peace and compassion for themselves and others.

Wednesday, July 23 at 10:15 am
10:30 am
10:30 am
1 hour 15 minutes
morning
1355169
289689
Understanding Yoga - Alignment and Philosophy
with Amanda Biccum New!
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
In this class we will dive into the essence of yoga, by understanding why we practice.Although yoga is a great physical work out, it is also a science that has been developed over 2,500 years.Through this science we can achieve great physical strength and flexibility, mental clarity, and have emotional releases all of which go far beyond what is practiced in the classroom. We will experience all that yoga has to offer by exploring our bodies and moving beyond the mind which can eventually connect us to the true self. We will learn correct alignment in the most fundamental Asanas (postures) as well as dive into the energetic body exploring the sensations of the breath and chakras. This class is great for both beginners and for those who want to deepen their existing practice.
About Amanda Biccum
As with most things in life, yoga came across my path at just the right time. I was in a place of change; seeking the opportunity to get more in touch with my self both physically and mentally. I still remember my first class, it changed me from the inside out. I came to the mat for the physical benefits but what kept me coming back was what I experienced each time I laid down for savasana and the tranquility that stayed with me hours after. Yoga affected me so deeply that I decided to take a 200hr Teacher Training Course so that I too could give others the feelings that yoga gave me. After my training was complete and I began teaching I realized that I wanted to go deeper both in my personal practice as well as what I could offer to students, so I traveled to the heart of yoga- Rishikesh, India where my true yogic journey began. I completed a 300hr Teacher Training Course which allows me to teach a style that blends both Eastern and Western ideas of yoga into one. My classes are slow and meditative yet challenging and inspiring. Whether you want a clearer picture on what a pose should feel like, or want to dance with your breath through a moving meditation, the first step starts with the one on the mat. - Amanda Biccum 500 RYT

Tuesday, July 22 at 10:30 am
10:30 am
1 hour 15 minutes
morning
323704
289689
Vinyasa Yoga 1-2
with Amanda Biccum New!
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
This class is suitable for those who feel comfortable practicing Sun Salutations and have prior experience with vinyasa yoga.Meditation and simple chants open and close the class to create a mindful space.Sequences explore Warrior poses, forward bends, balancing poses, twists and backbends.Modifications are offered to allow every body to find centering within each pose.Pranayama work outside of ujayii breath is introduced.Students should be free of major injuries.
About Amanda Biccum
As with most things in life, yoga came across my path at just the right time. I was in a place of change; seeking the opportunity to get more in touch with my self both physically and mentally. I still remember my first class, it changed me from the inside out. I came to the mat for the physical benefits but what kept me coming back was what I experienced each time I laid down for savasana and the tranquility that stayed with me hours after. Yoga affected me so deeply that I decided to take a 200hr Teacher Training Course so that I too could give others the feelings that yoga gave me. After my training was complete and I began teaching I realized that I wanted to go deeper both in my personal practice as well as what I could offer to students, so I traveled to the heart of yoga- Rishikesh, India where my true yogic journey began. I completed a 300hr Teacher Training Course which allows me to teach a style that blends both Eastern and Western ideas of yoga into one. My classes are slow and meditative yet challenging and inspiring. Whether you want a clearer picture on what a pose should feel like, or want to dance with your breath through a moving meditation, the first step starts with the one on the mat. - Amanda Biccum 500 RYT

Thursday, July 24 at 10:30 am
10:30 am
1 hour 15 minutes
morning
323704
289689
Vinyasa Yoga 1-2
with Amanda Biccum New!
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
This class is suitable for those who feel comfortable practicing Sun Salutations and have prior experience with vinyasa yoga.Meditation and simple chants open and close the class to create a mindful space.Sequences explore Warrior poses, forward bends, balancing poses, twists and backbends.Modifications are offered to allow every body to find centering within each pose.Pranayama work outside of ujayii breath is introduced.Students should be free of major injuries.
About Amanda Biccum
As with most things in life, yoga came across my path at just the right time. I was in a place of change; seeking the opportunity to get more in touch with my self both physically and mentally. I still remember my first class, it changed me from the inside out. I came to the mat for the physical benefits but what kept me coming back was what I experienced each time I laid down for savasana and the tranquility that stayed with me hours after. Yoga affected me so deeply that I decided to take a 200hr Teacher Training Course so that I too could give others the feelings that yoga gave me. After my training was complete and I began teaching I realized that I wanted to go deeper both in my personal practice as well as what I could offer to students, so I traveled to the heart of yoga- Rishikesh, India where my true yogic journey began. I completed a 300hr Teacher Training Course which allows me to teach a style that blends both Eastern and Western ideas of yoga into one. My classes are slow and meditative yet challenging and inspiring. Whether you want a clearer picture on what a pose should feel like, or want to dance with your breath through a moving meditation, the first step starts with the one on the mat. - Amanda Biccum 500 RYT

Saturday, July 26 at 10:30 am
10:30 am
1 hour
morning
339940
55989
Strength & Stretch Boot Camp
with Amber Rogers New!
1 hour minutes
Join us for a class designed to focus on strength, flexibility and stability. Combining elements of Pilates, circuit training, boot camp and yoga, this intense but low-impact core strengthening class focuses on building functionality and lean muscle mass while burning fat, reducing stress and increasing flexibility. All fitness levels are welcome and every exercise we do is completely scalable to your own ability. You'll be challenged but never pushed to do more than you're capable of. Come prepared to move to upbeat music, laugh, and sweat a lot. Bring water! This is a supportive, non-judgmental environment for you to learn new skills, get a little one-on-one coaching, and make new friends! BRING SHOES, we often do a little jogging outside.
About Amber Rogers
Trainer/Teacher Bio: Amber was never athletic growing up or as an adult, until after becoming a mother she found herself beset by several nagging lifestyle related health issues. Determined to be a healthy role model to her children, she began exercising regularly and making improvements in her family's diet. Eventually her passion for healthy living led her to pursue certification as a Personal Trainer. Amber believes that we all have the potential to be active and healthy into our 80's, 90's and even 100's, and here at Body Techniques her focus is on supporting others in their pursuit of vibrant and long lasting good health through daily physical activity. Massage Therapist Bio: After graduating from National Holistic Institute in 1999, Amber spent several years working in a local spa, honing her Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Prenatal Massage technique. Her growing interest in Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy and fitness and nutrition led her to Body Techniques, where she is thrilled to have the opportunity to focus on meeting each client’s individual therapeutic needs.A session with Amber may include elements of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Shiatsu, and Myofascial Release, with special attention paid to the Trigger Points unique to each client’s body. Amber lives in Oakland with her husband, two children, two dogs and one evil cat. When not doing bodywork, Amber enjoys running, swimming, cycling and cooking delicious vegan food.

Sunday, July 27 at 10:30 am
11:45 am
11:45 am
1 hour 15 minutes
morning
319882
55795
ViniYoga
with Sage McClive
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
This therapeutic-style class comes from the ViniYoga tradition and are safe for anyone to attend. The breath inspires the entire sequence through small vinyasas, fluid movements in and out of poses, pranayama, and some meditations. Each class offers a combination of these activities to hold space for each student to learn more about where their body wants to evolve into a different expression. The classes are carefully sequenced to help the students learn how to transform the neuro-muscular patterns in their body into a more relaxed state. The beauty of these classes is that any yogi can make the class as challenging or restorative as they like, since there are many ways to adapt each pose.
About Sage McClive
Sage McClive began a passionate relationship with yoga many years ago when she was recovering from a severe lumbar and neck strain as a young person fresh out of college. Yoga was the catalyst for her full recovery from those injuries and is still the first remedy used in her life to maintain a radiant lifestyle. After many years of sampling different styles of yoga and healing modalities, she committed to becoming a teacher of a therapeutic-style yoga as a way to share her knowledge for the vast healing benefits of a yoga practice. She decided to train through the ViniYoga lineage where she could apply her knowledge of holistic healing to her yoga classes. She's a firm believer that anyone can practice yoga safely and effectively - it's all a matter of using the adaptations of poses and maintaining a creative mind as a teacher to offer new adaptations for specific situations.  

Friday, July 25 at 11:45 am
1:15 pm
1:15 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
afternoon
718468
134452
Decompress Yoga
with Gina Riva
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
A balanced blend of vigorous flowing asanas and intense, blissful stretch with a little restorative before we let it all go into a luxurious, final savasana.We’ll dim the lights, go inward, sweat, breathe, and unwind... you’ll float out of class and be revitalized and ready for the rest of your day or week!
About Gina Riva
Gina, a Chicago native, began to discover the benefits of yoga when she would join her mom in the living room to do yoga with the Yoga Lady on PBS when she was only 6 years-old. Her mom suffered from Bipolar Disorder, and seeing how yoga helped the way her mom felt, thought and acted for the better, Gina aspired to help others change and feel better when she grew up too. Practicing since 1990, Gina finally felt ready to be trained and certified in 2008 while she practiced her other helping profession (teaching reading) in Los Angeles, and has been teaching both ever since. She is committed to helping adults and children of all ages achieve a stronger, calmer mind, body and spirit so that they can reach their full potential in their inner and outer world. Her goal is to find where the individual is stuck, meet the person where they are and from there, build bridges to healing and ease. With emphasis on correct alignment, an open heart and attention to the present moment, she hopes to guide students into an experience of peace and compassion for themselves and others.

Friday, July 25 at 1:15 pm
5:00 pm
5:00 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
883567
172473
Yoga Flow Special Level 1-2
with Sylvia Burboeck
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
Students of varying abilities and experience are welcome.  This is a challenging yet nurturing class designed to honor each individual,  focusing on alignment, strength, balance, breath and flexibility.  Each class aims to unwind tension and physical limitation, provide rejuvenation, and bring strength and fluidity to the mind and body. This class will inspire you to deepen your practice through aligning your awareness, mind, body and breath. Meditative, fun and challenging blend of asanas and influences. The focus is to help make the body and mind a more spacious and enjoyable place to ‘be’.
About Sylvia Burboeck
Sylvia discovered Yoga 17 years ago during a time of healing. “It was like coming home.” Here was a practice that combined her inner warrior, dancer, spiritual seeker and playful child all in one. She began teaching Yoga over 10 years ago, wanting to share this beautiful and dynamic practice with others. She has taught to students ages 3 to 87, in venues ranging from Yoga Studios, to Schools, to Homeless Shelters. Certified in Ashtanga and Anusara, Sylvia’s classes are a meditative, fun and challenging blend of asanas and influences. Her focus is to help make the body and mind a more spacious and enjoyable place to ‘be’. Whether you are a beginner, or have been practicing for years, her classes will invite and inspire you to delve deeper into your own practice, learning to trust the inherent wisdom of the teacher within, and to become more vibrant and present with each breath. Welcome and Namaste!

Monday, July 21 at 5:00 pm
5:00 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
319882
55795
ViniYoga
with Sage McClive
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
This therapeutic-style class comes from the ViniYoga tradition and are safe for anyone to attend. The breath inspires the entire sequence through small vinyasas, fluid movements in and out of poses, pranayama, and some meditations. Each class offers a combination of these activities to hold space for each student to learn more about where their body wants to evolve into a different expression. The classes are carefully sequenced to help the students learn how to transform the neuro-muscular patterns in their body into a more relaxed state. The beauty of these classes is that any yogi can make the class as challenging or restorative as they like, since there are many ways to adapt each pose.
About Sage McClive
Sage McClive began a passionate relationship with yoga many years ago when she was recovering from a severe lumbar and neck strain as a young person fresh out of college. Yoga was the catalyst for her full recovery from those injuries and is still the first remedy used in her life to maintain a radiant lifestyle. After many years of sampling different styles of yoga and healing modalities, she committed to becoming a teacher of a therapeutic-style yoga as a way to share her knowledge for the vast healing benefits of a yoga practice. She decided to train through the ViniYoga lineage where she could apply her knowledge of holistic healing to her yoga classes. She's a firm believer that anyone can practice yoga safely and effectively - it's all a matter of using the adaptations of poses and maintaining a creative mind as a teacher to offer new adaptations for specific situations.  

Tuesday, July 22 at 5:00 pm
5:00 pm
1 hour
evening
746822
55795
Strengthening Yoga
with Sage McClive
1 hour minutes
This is a class intended to therapeutically build a strong foundation and core for your body to work from. During this class you can expect to find your physical edge and work on asanas/poses that keep you at that edge. Most asanas will be focused on strengthening and stretching the major muscle groups (thighs, back, and abdominals) to help us feel supported at all times by our own bodies. There are modifications for all poses to accommodate most levels, so all are welcome. The structure of the class will be like Sage's other therapeutic classes.
About Sage McClive
Sage McClive began a passionate relationship with yoga many years ago when she was recovering from a severe lumbar and neck strain as a young person fresh out of college. Yoga was the catalyst for her full recovery from those injuries and is still the first remedy used in her life to maintain a radiant lifestyle. After many years of sampling different styles of yoga and healing modalities, she committed to becoming a teacher of a therapeutic-style yoga as a way to share her knowledge for the vast healing benefits of a yoga practice. She decided to train through the ViniYoga lineage where she could apply her knowledge of holistic healing to her yoga classes. She's a firm believer that anyone can practice yoga safely and effectively - it's all a matter of using the adaptations of poses and maintaining a creative mind as a teacher to offer new adaptations for specific situations.  

Wednesday, July 23 at 5:00 pm
5:00 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
632746
291501
Modified Ashtanga
with Irina Koutin
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
In this led class, we will follow the traditional Primary Series of Ashtanga, omitting the most challenging postures and many of the vinyasas with the purpose of bringing the grounding and invigorating aspects of the Primary Series to practitioners of ALL LEVELS. In this class you will learn: ~ Breath technique (pranayama), bandha engagement (energy locks), drishti (eye gaze) ~ The Sun Salutations. (Suryanamaskar A & B) ~ The traditional standing series of Ashtanga, presented with modifications ~ The seated series modified and suited for beginners ~ The traditional and modified finishing series including backbends and shoulderstands

Thursday, July 24 at 5:00 pm
5:00 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
334212
134452
Candlelight Restorative Yoga
with Gina Riva
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
This is a gentle practice that facilitates restful relaxation and uses gravity instead of muscular force to stretch connective tissue. We begin the class with simple, breath-full movements to find a quality of ease and groundedness in the body and mind. We then move into a sequence of Yin poses in which the body is supported by props (bolsters, blocks and blankets) and held for an extended period of time.  The teacher uses guided visualization and pranayama (breathwork) to promote deep release.  Students should be able to get down onto the floor with relative ease.  Suitable for all levels.   NOTE: Please bring blankets and eye pillows, if possible, for use during practice, as props are limited.  Register online well in advance, as this class fills up quickly.
About Gina Riva
Gina, a Chicago native, began to discover the benefits of yoga when she would join her mom in the living room to do yoga with the Yoga Lady on PBS when she was only 6 years-old. Her mom suffered from Bipolar Disorder, and seeing how yoga helped the way her mom felt, thought and acted for the better, Gina aspired to help others change and feel better when she grew up too. Practicing since 1990, Gina finally felt ready to be trained and certified in 2008 while she practiced her other helping profession (teaching reading) in Los Angeles, and has been teaching both ever since. She is committed to helping adults and children of all ages achieve a stronger, calmer mind, body and spirit so that they can reach their full potential in their inner and outer world. Her goal is to find where the individual is stuck, meet the person where they are and from there, build bridges to healing and ease. With emphasis on correct alignment, an open heart and attention to the present moment, she hopes to guide students into an experience of peace and compassion for themselves and others.

Sunday, July 27 at 5:00 pm
5:30 pm
5:30 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
320899
153143
Yoga Flow
with Paola King
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
Join in for a gentle and energizing meditative Yoga practice that incorporates fluid body movement with Guided meditation and Sound healing.  This meditative and playful yogic practice uplifts the spirit, quiets the mind and restores the body. Dynamic flow, combining breath and movement incorporating stretches and openings. Depending on the focus of the class, Pranyama (breath) and meditation techniques will be integrated. This class is perfect to leave the week behind and prepare for the weekend. Great for Beginners and everyone else, this class is open for all levels.
About Paola King
Yoga found Paola in February of 2004. She got hooked the moment she took her first class. Traveling back and forth between Germany and USA, Paola was introduced to a lot of yoga styles and teachers. In 2009 she decided to become a certified Yoga instructor in Vinyasa Flow. She has since taught different levels of Yoga from beginner to advanced, Yoga for Irish Tap Dancers, Post Natal, and Soft Flow. Even though her certification is in Vinyasa Flow, Paola’s teachings are strongly influenced by Iyengar and Ashtanga. She teaches yoga classes to emphasize discipline and proper form while also maintaining a sense of fun and lightness. Paola continuously expands her education through workshops with national and international yoga teachers, while keeping her own practice.

Friday, July 25 at 5:30 pm
6:15 pm
6:15 pm
1 hour
evening
746822
55795
Strengthening Yoga
with Sage McClive
1 hour minutes
This is a class intended to therapeutically build a strong foundation and core for your body to work from. During this class you can expect to find your physical edge and work on asanas/poses that keep you at that edge. Most asanas will be focused on strengthening and stretching the major muscle groups (thighs, back, and abdominals) to help us feel supported at all times by our own bodies. There are modifications for all poses to accommodate most levels, so all are welcome. The structure of the class will be like Sage's other therapeutic classes.
About Sage McClive
Sage McClive began a passionate relationship with yoga many years ago when she was recovering from a severe lumbar and neck strain as a young person fresh out of college. Yoga was the catalyst for her full recovery from those injuries and is still the first remedy used in her life to maintain a radiant lifestyle. After many years of sampling different styles of yoga and healing modalities, she committed to becoming a teacher of a therapeutic-style yoga as a way to share her knowledge for the vast healing benefits of a yoga practice. She decided to train through the ViniYoga lineage where she could apply her knowledge of holistic healing to her yoga classes. She's a firm believer that anyone can practice yoga safely and effectively - it's all a matter of using the adaptations of poses and maintaining a creative mind as a teacher to offer new adaptations for specific situations.  

Wednesday, July 23 at 6:15 pm
6:30 pm
6:30 pm
1 hour
evening
339940
55989
Strength & Stretch Boot Camp
with Amber Rogers
1 hour minutes
Join us for a class designed to focus on strength, flexibility and stability. Combining elements of Pilates, circuit training, boot camp and yoga, this intense but low-impact core strengthening class focuses on building functionality and lean muscle mass while burning fat, reducing stress and increasing flexibility. All fitness levels are welcome and every exercise we do is completely scalable to your own ability. You'll be challenged but never pushed to do more than you're capable of. Come prepared to move to upbeat music, laugh, and sweat a lot. Bring water! This is a supportive, non-judgmental environment for you to learn new skills, get a little one-on-one coaching, and make new friends! BRING SHOES, we often do a little jogging outside.
About Amber Rogers
Trainer/Teacher Bio: Amber was never athletic growing up or as an adult, until after becoming a mother she found herself beset by several nagging lifestyle related health issues. Determined to be a healthy role model to her children, she began exercising regularly and making improvements in her family's diet. Eventually her passion for healthy living led her to pursue certification as a Personal Trainer. Amber believes that we all have the potential to be active and healthy into our 80's, 90's and even 100's, and here at Body Techniques her focus is on supporting others in their pursuit of vibrant and long lasting good health through daily physical activity. Massage Therapist Bio: After graduating from National Holistic Institute in 1999, Amber spent several years working in a local spa, honing her Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Prenatal Massage technique. Her growing interest in Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy and fitness and nutrition led her to Body Techniques, where she is thrilled to have the opportunity to focus on meeting each client’s individual therapeutic needs.A session with Amber may include elements of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Shiatsu, and Myofascial Release, with special attention paid to the Trigger Points unique to each client’s body. Amber lives in Oakland with her husband, two children, two dogs and one evil cat. When not doing bodywork, Amber enjoys running, swimming, cycling and cooking delicious vegan food.

Tuesday, July 22 at 6:30 pm
6:30 pm
1 hour
evening
339940
55989
Strength & Stretch Boot Camp featured class
with Amber Rogers
1 hour minutes
Join us for a class designed to focus on strength, flexibility and stability. Combining elements of Pilates, circuit training, boot camp and yoga, this intense but low-impact core strengthening class focuses on building functionality and lean muscle mass while burning fat, reducing stress and increasing flexibility. All fitness levels are welcome and every exercise we do is completely scalable to your own ability. You'll be challenged but never pushed to do more than you're capable of. Come prepared to move to upbeat music, laugh, and sweat a lot. Bring water! This is a supportive, non-judgmental environment for you to learn new skills, get a little one-on-one coaching, and make new friends! BRING SHOES, we often do a little jogging outside.
About Amber Rogers
Trainer/Teacher Bio: Amber was never athletic growing up or as an adult, until after becoming a mother she found herself beset by several nagging lifestyle related health issues. Determined to be a healthy role model to her children, she began exercising regularly and making improvements in her family's diet. Eventually her passion for healthy living led her to pursue certification as a Personal Trainer. Amber believes that we all have the potential to be active and healthy into our 80's, 90's and even 100's, and here at Body Techniques her focus is on supporting others in their pursuit of vibrant and long lasting good health through daily physical activity. Massage Therapist Bio: After graduating from National Holistic Institute in 1999, Amber spent several years working in a local spa, honing her Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Prenatal Massage technique. Her growing interest in Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy and fitness and nutrition led her to Body Techniques, where she is thrilled to have the opportunity to focus on meeting each client’s individual therapeutic needs.A session with Amber may include elements of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Shiatsu, and Myofascial Release, with special attention paid to the Trigger Points unique to each client’s body. Amber lives in Oakland with her husband, two children, two dogs and one evil cat. When not doing bodywork, Amber enjoys running, swimming, cycling and cooking delicious vegan food.

Thursday, July 24 at 6:30 pm
7:30 pm
7:30 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
334212
134452
Candlelight Restorative Yoga
with Gina Riva
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
This is a gentle practice that facilitates restful relaxation and uses gravity instead of muscular force to stretch connective tissue. We begin the class with simple, breath-full movements to find a quality of ease and groundedness in the body and mind. We then move into a sequence of Yin poses in which the body is supported by props (bolsters, blocks and blankets) and held for an extended period of time.  The teacher uses guided visualization and pranayama (breathwork) to promote deep release.  Students should be able to get down onto the floor with relative ease.  Suitable for all levels.   NOTE: Please bring blankets and eye pillows, if possible, for use during practice, as props are limited.  Register online well in advance, as this class fills up quickly.
About Gina Riva
Gina, a Chicago native, began to discover the benefits of yoga when she would join her mom in the living room to do yoga with the Yoga Lady on PBS when she was only 6 years-old. Her mom suffered from Bipolar Disorder, and seeing how yoga helped the way her mom felt, thought and acted for the better, Gina aspired to help others change and feel better when she grew up too. Practicing since 1990, Gina finally felt ready to be trained and certified in 2008 while she practiced her other helping profession (teaching reading) in Los Angeles, and has been teaching both ever since. She is committed to helping adults and children of all ages achieve a stronger, calmer mind, body and spirit so that they can reach their full potential in their inner and outer world. Her goal is to find where the individual is stuck, meet the person where they are and from there, build bridges to healing and ease. With emphasis on correct alignment, an open heart and attention to the present moment, she hopes to guide students into an experience of peace and compassion for themselves and others.

Wednesday, July 23 at 7:30 pm
7:45 pm
7:45 pm
1 hour
evening
1307690
275866
U-JAM FITNESS
with Kitty Aqvino-Esparrago
1 hour minutes
U-Jam Fitness is an athletic hip-hop dance fitness workout that combines dance and high energy music for a workout that is bound to get your heart rate up, your body moving, and make you work up a sweat - all while having FUN! U-Jam is more than a fitness class: it’s an exhilarating experience that makes you forget you’re working out, seeing students walk out every class dripping in sweat and glowing with smiles. U-Jam has cultivated a social environment where students feel a sense of community and belonging.

Thursday, July 24 at 7:45 pm

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