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Casey Joan
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Paola King
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Sylvia Burboeck
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Yoga Tune Up®
with Nicolette Tura
1 hour minutes
Yoga Tune Up®
Yoga Tune Up® is a challenging but accessible practice that incorporates movements from classical yoga, corrective exercise and self-massage that explores every micro-region of your body’s anatomy; systematically and intelligently priming your body, mind and spirit. Its restorative techniques create balance and flexibility in the body, while relieving painful injuries, improving coordination, and reducing stress. Yoga Tune Up® brings a practical yoga philosophy into the nuts and bolts of healthy movement, challenging the body from every conceivable angle until breakthroughs occur – literally changing the nature of the tissues in the area being addressed.
About Nicolette Tura
Nicolette took her first yoga class as a student at UC Berkeley in 1999; she fell in love with the way yoga grounded and rejuvenated her. After working for busy non-profits and city government for 5+ years, she left the stress behind and became Acupressure and Reiki certified. She then completed her 200-hour certification in Sampoorna Hatha Yoga with Sri Yogi Hari of the Sivananda lineage. Nicolette is so passionate about connecting with people of all backgrounds and helping them build a better life, she completed her Master’s degree in Sociology focusing on Social Change. She loves to meet individuals where they are at on their personal journey while bringing compassion and heart to her work. She strives to create a safe, nurturing, and playful environment for you while strengthening the mind-body connection, promoting healing on all levels. For more information, check out theilluminatedbody.com

Tuesday, April 15 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, April 18 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, April 14 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, April 16 at 10:15 am
10:30 am
10:30 am
1 hour 15 minutes
morning
441704
249432
Yoga Flow For Beginners
with Casey Joan New!
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
A class for those people that have always wanted to try Yoga but are unsure where to start. This class is perfect for the brand-new students to yoga, for any yogi seeking to explore a more therapeutic, slower approach to practice. Yoga 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 students welcome!
About Casey Joan
Casey’s intention in life and on the mat is LOVE. Love, compassion and connection for your whole self and others. Creating a supportive atmosphere, her classes encourage the student to connect with and express their own uniqueness – through awareness of body, breath, flow and stillness. She is inspired by yoga’s ability to challenge and nurture through graceful, powerful, dance-like movements and the playful search to find the balance between effort and ease. Spending most of her adult life as a traveling student, Casey has spent her last 6 years in India at Ashrams, studying and teaching yoga on the banks of the Ganges and beaches of Goa, completing a Psychology degree in Israel, visiting healers in Brazil and dancing her way through the music festivals of Europe. Recently settling down in the Bay Area, she is happy to be able to share her practice with this new community! Namaste and Welcome!

Tuesday, April 15 at 10:30 am
10:30 am
1 hour 15 minutes
morning
539390
55795
Women's Health and Prenatal Yoga
with Sage McClive
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
This class is specifically focused on stretching, stabilizing, and releasing the musculature structures of the pelvic region, mid-back, and shoulders. You can expect many poses that are centered around reproductive health and maintenance, as well as incorporating supportive poses for women who are already pregnant or are trying to become pregnant. There will be an emphasis on integrating the pelvic girdle to the shoulder girdle through certain pranayama (breath) exercises and therapeutic asanas (poses). Any woman is invited to come regardless of yoga experience. Poses are modified to assist particular issues as they appear.
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.  

Thursday, April 17 at 10:30 am
10:30 am
1 hour
morning
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.

Sunday, April 20 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, April 18 at 11:45 am
12:00 pm
12:00 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
afternoon
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, April 14 at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
afternoon
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!

Wednesday, April 16 at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
afternoon
883567
134452
Yoga Flow Special Level 1-2
with Gina Riva
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 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.

Thursday, April 17 at 12:00 pm
12:30 pm
12:30 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
afternoon
784939
153143
Yoga Mix
with Paola King
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
The focus of this class varies each time. The class will start with Sun Salutation, standing, seated, twisted and “up-side” down poses (asana). Throughout the class you will laugh, sweat, and explore your limits. 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.

Saturday, April 19 at 12:30 pm
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, April 18 at 1:15 pm
5:00 pm
5:00 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
320900
249432
HATHA Flow
with Casey Joan
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
Hatha Flow combines movement and Yoga stretches for a mindful practice. Helps you create more body awareness and theraputic release of tension through long-held yoga poses and movement. Focusing on the breath, through the poses, chanting, and meditation, this class opens the lungs, heart and mind—energizing and calming simultaneously. Great for beginners to Intermediate levels.
About Casey Joan
Casey’s intention in life and on the mat is LOVE. Love, compassion and connection for your whole self and others. Creating a supportive atmosphere, her classes encourage the student to connect with and express their own uniqueness – through awareness of body, breath, flow and stillness. She is inspired by yoga’s ability to challenge and nurture through graceful, powerful, dance-like movements and the playful search to find the balance between effort and ease. Spending most of her adult life as a traveling student, Casey has spent her last 6 years in India at Ashrams, studying and teaching yoga on the banks of the Ganges and beaches of Goa, completing a Psychology degree in Israel, visiting healers in Brazil and dancing her way through the music festivals of Europe. Recently settling down in the Bay Area, she is happy to be able to share her practice with this new community! Namaste and Welcome!

Monday, April 14 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, April 15 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, April 16 at 5:00 pm
5:00 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
1303454
249432
Yoga Flow II
with Casey Joan New!
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
You can come to class expecting to flow your way through postures, synchronizing movement and breath, to produce a natural rhythm from one to the next.This is a challenging class accompanied ambient/word-beats playlists to empower, energize and relax! Expect to be invited to use this class as a moving meditation, open your heart and build strength in your mind and physical being and smile! Classes are appropriate for the general experienced students (variations available for all) and all are encouraged to practice at their own pace! Complete beginners recommended to attend "Yoga for Beginners" or "Yoga Flow " :)
About Casey Joan
Casey’s intention in life and on the mat is LOVE. Love, compassion and connection for your whole self and others. Creating a supportive atmosphere, her classes encourage the student to connect with and express their own uniqueness – through awareness of body, breath, flow and stillness. She is inspired by yoga’s ability to challenge and nurture through graceful, powerful, dance-like movements and the playful search to find the balance between effort and ease. Spending most of her adult life as a traveling student, Casey has spent her last 6 years in India at Ashrams, studying and teaching yoga on the banks of the Ganges and beaches of Goa, completing a Psychology degree in Israel, visiting healers in Brazil and dancing her way through the music festivals of Europe. Recently settling down in the Bay Area, she is happy to be able to share her practice with this new community! Namaste and Welcome!

Thursday, April 17 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, April 20 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, April 18 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, April 16 at 6:15 pm
6:30 pm
6:30 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
334212
249432
Candlelight Restorative Yoga
with Casey Joan
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 Casey Joan
Casey’s intention in life and on the mat is LOVE. Love, compassion and connection for your whole self and others. Creating a supportive atmosphere, her classes encourage the student to connect with and express their own uniqueness – through awareness of body, breath, flow and stillness. She is inspired by yoga’s ability to challenge and nurture through graceful, powerful, dance-like movements and the playful search to find the balance between effort and ease. Spending most of her adult life as a traveling student, Casey has spent her last 6 years in India at Ashrams, studying and teaching yoga on the banks of the Ganges and beaches of Goa, completing a Psychology degree in Israel, visiting healers in Brazil and dancing her way through the music festivals of Europe. Recently settling down in the Bay Area, she is happy to be able to share her practice with this new community! Namaste and Welcome!

Monday, April 14 at 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, April 15 at 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.

Thursday, April 17 at 6:30 pm
7:30 pm
7:30 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
1085385
106789
Yoga Tune Up® Bliss Out Candlelight Restorative
with Nicolette Tura
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 30 delicious minutes of self-massage serenity utilizing Yoga Tune Up® therapy balls to dissolve stress and tension from your day. We continue with simple, breath-full movements to find a quality of ease and groundedness in the body and mind. A sequence of Yin restorative poses follows in which the body is supported by props (bolsters, blocks and blankets) and held for an extended period of time.Nicolette 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 Nicolette Tura
Nicolette took her first yoga class as a student at UC Berkeley in 1999; she fell in love with the way yoga grounded and rejuvenated her. After working for busy non-profits and city government for 5+ years, she left the stress behind and became Acupressure and Reiki certified. She then completed her 200-hour certification in Sampoorna Hatha Yoga with Sri Yogi Hari of the Sivananda lineage. Nicolette is so passionate about connecting with people of all backgrounds and helping them build a better life, she completed her Master’s degree in Sociology focusing on Social Change. She loves to meet individuals where they are at on their personal journey while bringing compassion and heart to her work. She strives to create a safe, nurturing, and playful environment for you while strengthening the mind-body connection, promoting healing on all levels. For more information, check out theilluminatedbody.com

Wednesday, April 16 at 7:30 pm

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