Yoga Basics - Level 1
Fridays 12:30 – 1:45 pm
Yoga shouldn't hurt. Yoga is for everybody and every BODY. Whether you are an absolute beginner or a seasoned practitioner, this class will encourage you to build the foundation appropriate for you. Through mindful breath and movement you will uncover the yoga practice you always wanted as you strengthen the relationship between your body, breath and mind. Regardless of your age, ability or experience a pain-free, joyful yoga practice IS available to you. Perfect for beginners this class is also great for anyone interested in finding a safer way to reconnect with their practice at any level.
Vinyasa Flow and Kundalini
Saturdays 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Robyn’s uses a unique blend of Hatha Flow and Kundalini yoga styles together with music, sound current, chanting, mantras, and breath work, to make her classes spiritually invigorating, while providing a calming journey.
Robyn’s classes will assist one in deepening their breath work, slowing the busy mind, awakening energies, aid in bodily cleansing, assessing your spiritual attitude, as well as physically learning the asana postures. Her kind-hearted approach tries to address the inner source in each of us, and attempts to get one’s consciousness into the upper chakras.
All level yogis are encouraged to attend.
Come share her contagious light and positive “attitude of gratitude” in her yoga classes and workshops.
Please come early for sign-in as class will begin promptly!
Power Flow Yoga
Wednesdays 5:15 – 6:45 pm
Fridays 5:15 – 6:45 pm (through May)
Liz's classes are inspired by Ashtanga Yoga and The Rocket Series, which was developed by Larry Schultz as a means of making the Ashtanga Series more accessible to Western practitioners. Expect a unique flowing sequence of poses that will focus on a different theme or asana each class, with alignment queues given as the class moves at a steady pace. The belief is that the use of bhandas (inner body 'locks/engagements), breath and drishti (eye gaze/focus) work to create a transformation in the practitioner, both physically and mentally. Liz creates thoughtful sequences to help deepen your practice and most of all let you have fun in the process, leaving you feeling uplifted. All levels are welcome, if you are injured or pregnant the class can be modified to suit your specific needs.
Mama & Me
Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:30 am
Mama & Me Yoga is so called because it sounds cuter than 'Caregiver and Me', but despite this misnomer, it is intended for all Daddies, Nannies or whomsoever has a baby and wants to take a yoga class. It is open to all levels and abilities and all ages. The goal for the grown-ups is to move and breath a bit. For the baby, it is an opportunity for socialization and an early introduction to yoga. My hope is that people come and everybody has some fun!
($15 suggested, $10 minimum is studio policy--but Mara will take whatever you got!)
Hatha - Mixed Level
Mondays 6:00 – 7:30 pm
This class focuses on the parts of ourselves that take a beating in the daily grind - body, mind, and spirit. We start with deep stretches that target tight hips, shoulders, and hamstrings, as well as healing poses for low back. Next, move through poses that focus on balance - practicing the art and discipline of strength and stillness. Class concludes with restorative asana, breath work and meditation.
Restore the body, calm the mind, and get closer to the heart of your true practice. A great class for runners, dancers, nervous beginners, commuters, artists, overachievers, and anyone feeling stressed-out, overworked, and frazzled. Your yoga reset button.
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Yoga 4 Runners
Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Start your morning off right with a Yoga 4 Runners. The class is structured with an emphasis on opening the hips, hip flexors, thighs, glutes, hamstrings, calves, IT band, and feet. Learn how yoga can increase your overall strength and flexibility as well as improve your speed, endurance, recovery, and overall wellbeing. This class is great for runners, hikers, athletes of all levels. Beginners welcome.
Matt Miller's Thursday 12:15pm Mixed Level Flow is canceled but he will return. We wish him the best as he shoulders both sorrowful and inspiring times.
Hatha Flow - Level 2
Thursdays 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
A class to come find your center and ground amongst the constant stimuli that is our world. A strong Hatha flow that connects breath dancing with movement, core strengthening, maybe some flying and upside downness for a new view of that world, then winding down to deep stretching. All levels, shapes and sizes, open hearts and minds are welcome.
SHADOW YOGA BASICS CLASS
8 - 9:30 am
$15 per class
In this class you will be introduced to the fundamentals of Shadow Yoga, including the warm-ups called "Dasha Chalanam" and "Jiva Chalanam." This class is a prerequisite for all other Shadow Yoga Prelude forms. All levels are welcome.
For more info please visit www.bodhimanda.com
Hatha Flow - Level 2
Tuesdays 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Fridays 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Saturdays 9:00 – 10:30 am
A Hatha Flow practice which blends the Vinyasa system of Ashtanga Yoga, as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and long holds with often intense, specific internal work indicative of Yogacharya BKS Iyengar's Iyengar Yoga. A class in which beginners are encouraged but where more experienced students can also find a challenge.
Mixed Level Flow
Sundays 11:15 am – 12:30 pm
Whether you are a complete beginner or experienced practitioner, you have come for healing or a fresh perspective...tap into the rhythm, the energy that flows inside you. Be ready to smile and sweat as you explore and develop your potential during this soulful flow. Be open and allow the experience of breath meeting body and mind. Be the bliss.
Hatha - Level 1
Tuesdays 9:00 - 10:00 am
Thursdays 9:00 - 10:00 am
Saturdays 5:00 – 6:30 pm
A class placed perfectly after your Saturday errands and before you go get your Saturday groove on! We will move and breathe and then take a few restoratives to give us energy for the rest of the weekend.
Hatha - All Levels
Tuesdays 7:00 – 8:15 pm
This is a slow flow, deep stretch class which welcomes students of all levels. The belly will be heated up through abdominal work and laughter. The mind will be stimulated through poetry and the occasional song. The soul will be nourished by having permission to be completely itself. But really, expect anything from this theme-driven class and do what you need to do in this space. This little evening class has been known to be a great place to let stuff go. Not for the faint of heart ;)
Power Flow Yoga
Mondays 4:00 – 5:15 pm
Tuesdays 4:15 – 5:45 pm
Thursdays 4:15 – 5:45 pm
Saturdays 12:30 – 1:45 pm
Sundays 4:15 – 5:45 pm (through May)
Expect a unique flowing sequence of poses that will focus on a different theme or asana each class. Caitlin's classes are inspired by Ashtanga Yoga and most specifically The Rocket Series, which was developed by Larry Schultz as a means of making the Ashtanga Series more accessible to Western practitioners. Alignment queues are given while the class moves at a steady pace. The belief is that the use of bhandas (inner body 'locks/engagements), breath and drishti (eye gaze/focus) work to create a transformation in the practitioner, both physically and mentally. Caitlin creates thoughtful sequences to help deepen your practice and most of all let you have fun in the process, leaving you feeling uplifted. All levels are welcome and if you are injured or pregnant the class can be modified to suit your specific needs.
Thursdays 8:30 – 9:45 pm
Brad Warner is an ordained Zen teacher in the Soto tradition and author of several books including Hardcore Zen. The class will consist of thirty minutes of Zen meditation followed by a discussion. There will be instructions on how to do the practice so beginners are encouraged to join. Zen meditation is simple and the technique can be learned in just a few minutes, though it may take years to refine it. Brad is an easy-going teacher and has rarely been known to bite anyone.
Retreat at the Mount Baldy Zen Center
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|The ManKind Project
Mondays 7:45 – 10:00 pm
The ManKind Project is a nonprofit men's organization committed to helping men to create better personal relationships and happier families, to become more authentically empowered, and to enjoy greater peace in their lives. We do so by conducting men's weekly circles, weekend workshops, and intensive trainings. With 50,000 members across the globe, MKP is not affiliated with any religious practice or political party — men of any color, class, sexual orientation, or age are welcome in our circles.
For more information about MKP Los Angeles,
or go to losangeles.mkp.org.