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Build and Burn Bootcamp
Candlelight Restorative Yoga
Hatha for Beginners
Strength & Stretch Boot Camp
Strengthening Yoga
Tribal Belly Dance Fitness
U-JAM FITNESS
Understanding Yoga - Alignment and Philosophy
ViniYoga
Vinyasa Yoga 1-2
Vinyasa Yoga 2
Yoga Flow
Yoga Flow Special Level 1-2
Yoga Mix
Zumba Fitness
Teacher
Amanda Biccum
Amber Rogers
Andre Luke
Fiona Rose
Gina Riva
Kitty Aqvino-Esparrago
Paola King
Sage McClive
Sica Bajada
Sylvia Burboeck
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9/21
9:00 am
9:00 am
1 hour 15 minutes
morning
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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, September 16 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, September 18 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, September 20 at 9:00 am
9:00 am
1 hour
morning
597876
132449
Zumba Fitness
with Sica Bajada
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, September 21 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, September 19 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, September 15 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, September 17 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
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, September 16 at 10:30 am
10:30 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

Saturday, September 20 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, September 21 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, September 19 at 11:45 am
12:15 pm
12:15 pm
1 hour
afternoon
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.

Thursday, September 18 at 12:15 pm
12:30 pm
12:30 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
afternoon
784939
153143
Yoga Mix featured class
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, September 20 at 12:30 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, September 15 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, September 16 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, September 17 at 5:00 pm
5:00 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
334212
134452
Candlelight Restorative Yoga
with Gina Riva New!
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, September 21 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, September 19 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, September 17 at 6:15 pm
6:30 pm
6:30 pm
1 hour
evening
1451479
312065
Tribal Belly Dance Fitness
with Fiona Rose New!
1 hour minutes
Learn to Belly Dance the Joyful Way! Join Professional Dancer, Fiona Rose, and learn beginning level Belly Dance. Belly Dance is a low impact form of exercise, effective in toning the body, increases self esteem, tones and strengthens and is FUN!

Monday, September 15 at 6:30 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm
1 hour
evening
1449833
311412
Build and Burn Bootcamp
with Andre Luke New!
1 hour minutes
In this class you can expect to do a full body workout for the entire 60 minute session with Circuit & Cross Fit training and more. You will sweat your way through as you build and tone muscle. Andre will assist you to push through the burn while having fun
About Andre Luke
Andre Luke has been a certified personal trainer, instructor and coach for more than nine years. His training style is wide ranging and customized to meet the needs of each client. His goal is to help you reach your personal best. He sees himself as a “life coach” since he believes that the condition of a person’s body impacts everything else in their life. He is personable, friendly but firm. Benefits of LUKE TRAINING CONDITIONING You are not a number, Andre genuinely cares about his clients. You will set and attain reasonable goals. You're not in this alone, your coach is there along the way. Training's not just for athletes anymore. You will push yourself harder than you thought you could. You will learn how to fuel your body for optimum performance. You will feel good about yourself Andre trains his clients in: Sports performance enhancement Flexibility Circuit training Reduce Stress Cross fit training Loving exercise! Andre was selected as one of the Biggest Loser Promo trainers to do a commercial for his clients great weight loss. Andre has a background in Track and Field and was high ranking in the state. He suffered four serious injuries, including a torn knee ligament, and now specializes in working with individuals recovering from orthopedic injuries. Andre says that his favorite part of his job is to safely push people beyond what they ever thought they could do and then see how excited they become when they realize what they have accomplished!

Tuesday, September 16 at 7:00 pm
7:00 pm
1 hour
evening
1307690
275866
U-JAM FITNESS
with Kitty Aqvino-Esparrago New!
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, September 18 at 7:00 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, September 17 at 7:30 pm

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