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Upcoming Courses & Workshops

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Kid's Yoga with Judy Brennan Next held on Mon, Jul 6, 2015 at 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon Jun 29, 2015 - Mon Aug 3, 2015
Kid's Yoga is a unique class that offers children, grades K - 5, the opportunity to enjoy the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of yoga in a non-competitive environment. The ancient principles of yoga are explored but adapted to meet the needs, level of understanding, and learning style of children.
 
Kids will learn yoga poses, breath awareness, and simple meditative and relaxation exercises through music, games, stories, play, and fun. Friendliness, teamwork, and kindness will be emphasized to develop a sense of community within the class and confidence for each child. Yoga can help children develop body awareness and learn the joy of movement as well as nourish the imagination, reduce anxiety, teach active relaxation, and plant the seeds for a practice that can develop in maturity as they do.
 
The following series meet on the specified Mondays from 4:00pm-4:45pm:
 
4-week Kid's Yoga:
June 1, 8, 15, 22
Cost: $44
 
4-week Kid's Yoga:
June 29, July 6, 20, August 3
(No class July 13 or 27)
Cost: $44
 
4-week Kid's Yoga:
August 10, 17, 24, 31
Cost: $44
 
Please Note:
New students are welcome on the first class of a new series only.
Class size maximum is 12 kids. Priority will be given to the first 12 students who purchase a series and then drop-ins will be allowed if space is available.
Please contact Kids Teacher Judy Brennan to inquire if space is available at 925-785-6652 or judybrennanlive@gmail.com.  
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The Roll Method for Myofascial Release with Marilyn Steppe Sun, Jul 12, 2015 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Come to a workshop on the Roll Model taught by Marilyn Steppe and Patricia Maruko. This method uses rubber therapy balls to release those "stuck" areas (or trigger points) in both muscles and fascia throughout the body. . This workshop is excellent for Yogis, athletes, computer/desk workers, commuters.....in other words, everyone.

Sunday, July 12, 2015
1:30pm-3:30pm
Price: $35

Note: Set of 2 Therapy Balls will be available to purchase for $12 or bring your own tennis balls.
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Prenatal Partners Yoga & Birth Companion Workshop with Nancy Larson Sat, Jul 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come together to this workshop where you will learn more than just yoga poses to share with your partner. You will learn practical hands-on skills to help support you through the physical and mental demands of childbirth. This class will address issues such as maximizing optimal fetal positioning, back labor, massage and acupressure and relaxation techniques. We will practice positions on a “birth ball” so if you have one, please bring one to class. (These are also known as exercise balls, physical therapy balls, etc.)

No yoga experience is necessary and this workshop is appropriate for all trimesters of pregnancy.
Your instructor, Nancy Larson, holds the following credentials: B.S. in Human Development, ACE-certified Group Fitness Instructor, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, Certified Whole Birth® and YogaFit® yoga instructor, Certified HypnoBirthing® Practitioner, Doula, and MOM. Nancy is passionate about the miracle of pregnancy and birth and in helping women to trust in the innate wisdom of their bodies to bring their babies into the world.

Saturday, July 18th
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Cost $55

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Kid's Yoga with Judy Brennan Next held on Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon Aug 10, 2015 - Mon Aug 31, 2015
Kid's Yoga is a unique class that offers children, grades K - 5, the opportunity to enjoy the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of yoga in a non-competitive environment. The ancient principles of yoga are explored but adapted to meet the needs, level of understanding, and learning style of children.
 
Kids will learn yoga poses, breath awareness, and simple meditative and relaxation exercises through music, games, stories, play, and fun. Friendliness, teamwork, and kindness will be emphasized to develop a sense of community within the class and confidence for each child. Yoga can help children develop body awareness and learn the joy of movement as well as nourish the imagination, reduce anxiety, teach active relaxation, and plant the seeds for a practice that can develop in maturity as they do.
 
The following series meet on the specified Mondays from 4:00pm-4:45pm:
 
4-week Kid's Yoga:
June 1, 8, 15, 22
Cost: $44
 
4-week Kid's Yoga:
June 29, July 6, 20, August 3
(No class July 13 or 27)
Cost: $44
 
4-week Kid's Yoga:
August 10, 17, 24, 31
Cost: $44
 
Please Note:
New students are welcome on the first class of a new series only.
Class size maximum is 12 kids. Priority will be given to the first 12 students who purchase a series and then drop-ins will be allowed if space is available.
Please contact Kids Teacher Judy Brennan to inquire if space is available at 925-785-6652 or judybrennanlive@gmail.com.  
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200hr Advanced Studies - Fall Session - 2015

Fall Session: September 12, 2015 – January 14, 2016
 
Downtown Yoga is a Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher Training School. The Advanced Studies program has been specifically designed to exceed the 200-hour Teacher Training program standards for registration with the Yoga Alliance (www.YogaAlliance.org).
 
The total program, which includes both a Fall and a Spring sessions, comprises over 250 total hours of instruction in training, teaching methodology, yoga techniques, yogic philosophy and anatomy.
 
The FALL session begins September 12, 2015 and ends on January 14, 2016.
The SPRING session begins on February 13, 2016 and ends on June 2, 2016.
 
This will be our 11th year of the Advanced Studies Program at Downtown Yoga.
 
WEEKEND SCHEDULE
Saturdays & Sundays
1:30PM – 6:00PM (includes ½ hour break)
 
September 12th & 13th
Developing a Your Home Practice
 
Learn how to safely and appropriately structure and support a daily home yoga practice. This weekend focuses on how to create a space and design a program to make yoga an integral part of your daily life.
 
October 10th & 11th
Using Props to Support and Inform
 
This two day workshop will explore various uses of the 5 main props in the Iyengar Yoga Tradition - Blocks, Blankets, Bolsters, Belts and Chairs.
 
November 14th & 15th
Hips Workshop (Saturday)
Shoulders Workshop (Sunday)

The Hips and Shoulders are the support structures. Find release, freedom, support and greater range of motion and expression. This weekend will focus on poses to release binding in the hips and Shoulders – and create a greater sense of ease and grace.
 
December 12th & 13th
Spirals and Twists – The evolving-revolving pose
 
Asanas (poses) utilize spirals and twisting to lengthen, extend and expand not only the body, but the mind as well. This weekend will focus on twisting poses and the spirals that exist within the body. Evolve and revolve.
 
WEEKDAY SCHEDULE
Tuesdays & Thursdays
7:15PM - 9:15PM
 
Tuesdays – Session I (8 weeks)
September 15 – November 3, 2015
The Anatomy of Yoga – Part I
 
Learn Anatomy from a yogic perspective. The first 8-week session will focus on the spine, the entire torso and the shoulder girdle. Each class will include asana practice with a focus on the anatomical area discussed.
 
Tuesdays – Session II (8 weeks)
November 10 – January 5, 2016 (no class on 12/22/15)
The Anatomy of Yoga – Part II
 
Learn Anatomy from a yogic perspective. The second 8-week session will continue on the human form extending to the arms & hands, the pelvic bowl, legs, and feet. Each class will include asana practice with a focus on the anatomical area discussed.
 
Thursdays – Session I (8 weeks)
September 17 – November 5, 2015
Introduction to Standing Poses, Forward Folds and Inversions
 
Learn the foundations and principles behind the basic standing poses, forward folds and inversions including headstand (Sirsasana) and shoulderstand (Sarvangasana).
 
Thursday – Session II (7 weeks)
November 12, – January 14, 2016 (no class on 11/26/15, 12/24/15, 12/31/15)
Introduction to Backbends, Twists and Restorative poses
 
Learn the foundations and principles behind backbends and twists. We will also cover restorative poses during this session.
 
ADDITIONAL CLASS SCHEUDLE
 
Students who intend to complete the full course must take one other 1.5-hour class every week (24hours)
 
*Note: Class must be taught by the Director of Downtown Yoga
 
Total “Contact Hours” in the presence of Instructor = 126 hours
 
Students must complete a minimum of 100 hours of FALL session, and complete a minimum of 100 hours of SPRING session to be eligible for full course completion.
 
ELIGIBILITY & APPLICATION PROCESS
 
Downtown Yoga’s Advanced Studies Program is offered to those students who wish to gain a deeper understanding of Yoga – its philosophy, it’s principles and the practice. Minimum eligibility is at least one-year of dedicated yoga practice, a completed application (see attached), and personal interview and approval by the Director of Downtown Yoga. Downtown Yoga reserves sole right to accept or reject any application for the program.
 
TUITION & REGISTRATION
 
Tuition for the entire 16-week FALL Program is - $1,500.00. Tuition includes all classes on the schedule (including the one 1.5 hour class per week from the Director).
 
Entire tuition is due no later than August 12, 2015. Minimum deposit is $300.00 due no later than July 31, 2015.
 
Early Tuition Discount: Tuition paid in full on or before July 12, 2015 there is a $150 discount - 1,350. Downtown Yoga accepts personal checks or cash for tuition payment.
 
CANCELLATION POLICY
 
Cancellation before August 12, 2015 - A full refund of all tuitions paid (less $100.00administration fee) will be given if student cancels before August 12, 2015.
 
Cancellation on or after August 12, 2015 - A 50% refund of all tuitions paid will be refunded if we are unable to re-fill your attendance with another qualified student. If we are able to re-fill your space with another qualified student after August 12, 2015, you will receive a full refund of all tuitions paid (less a $100 administration fee).
 
Use this URL to download the curriculum in a PDF format: http://96bda424cfcc34d9dd1a-0a7f10f87519dba22d2dbc6233a731e5.r41.cf2.rackcdn.com/DowntownYoga/documents/FALL2015-2016_Advanced_Studies_Updated_5_15.pdf


200hr Advanced Studies - Fall Session 2015 with Kate Coughlin Next held on Sat, Sep 12, 2015 at 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Sep 12, 2015 - Sun Sep 13, 2015
200hr Advanced Studies - Fall Session 2015 with Kate Coughlin Next held on Tue, Sep 15, 2015 at 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Sep 12, 2015 - Thu Jan 14, 2016
Developing Your Home Practice with Kate Coughlin Next held on Sat, Sep 12, 2015 at 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Sep 12, 2015 - Sun Sep 13, 2015
Learn how to safely and appropriately structure and support a daily home yoga practice. This weekend focuses on how to create a space and design a program to make yoga an integral part of your daily life.
You will leave with four (4) daily sequences as a beginning personalized yoga path to follow if you attend both Saturday and Sunday (2 daily sequences each day).
 

Saturday & Sunday
September 12th & 13th, 2015
1:30pm - 6:00pm
$50 each day/$100 both days

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Accepting Your Body's Wisdom with Elisa Mott Next held on Sat, Oct 3, 2015 at 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Oct 3, 2015 - Sun Oct 4, 2015
Nutrition, Yoga and Body Image

Explore the latest nutritional & wellness information and experience the joy of body acceptance with health experts Elisa Mott and Jill Daniels.

In this cutting-edge workshop you will learn:

•How to enjoy food and honor your hunger
• How to eat and move intuitively
• The benefits of mindful eating
• Ways to break free from the cycle of emotional eating
• How to improve your relationship with your body and learn to love yourself!

What participants are saying:
“I learned to stop beating myself up after indulging…”
“I loved the feeling of community, knowing others go through the same struggles”
“I learned to dig deep, find out what I really need and giving that to myself instead of mindlessly eating”
 
Female participants only.
 
Weekend Intensive: October 3-4, 2015 - 1:30pm-6pm
 
$150 Before September 26th
$175 Thereafter

Pre-registration is required.

View workshop flyer here.

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