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Upcoming Courses & Workshops

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Yoga for Children Grades K-5 with Judy Brennan Next held on Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
This enrollment runs from Tue Feb 2, 2016 - Tue Feb 23, 2016
Yoga taught playfully to children through movement, games, stories, art, and stillness. Yoga helps children to develop body awareness and manage stress through breathing, awareness, meditation and healthy movement. Yoga helps to build concentration, increase confidence and a positive self-image, feel part of a healthy, non-competitive group, and have an alternative to tuning out through constant attachment to electronic devices.

Dates and Pricing
Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:15pm
February 2, 9, 16, 23
$44 per session

*Session must have at least 6 participants to begin.

Contact Judy Brennan at judybrennalive@gmail.com or 925-785-6652 with questions.

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200hr Advanced Studies - Spring Session - 2016

Fall Session: February 13, 2016 – June 3, 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 February 13, 2016 and ends on June 3, 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)
 
February 13th & 14th
Saturday- Partner's Yoga Practices
Sunday- Exploring the Chakras
 
Saturday’s focus will be on working with partners in supportive and complimentary poses. Use each other’s body weight and support as grounding and leverage. Sunday’s focus is on exploring the charkas – the wheels of energy within the body.
 
March 12th & 13th
The Art of Sequencing
 
This weekend will focus on the art and science of sequencing poses for maximum benefit – both energizing and restorative practices. Learn when to use specific poses as counter and complimentary poses in a practice
 
April 9th & 10th
Exploring the Core

Delve deep into the core of your body and the center of every aspect of your self to find balance, power and energy. This weekend workshop will focus on how to stabilize, strengthen and activate the center core in every pose. Special attention will be directed toward prevention of common injuries and imbalances as the result of an instable and unbalanced center.
 
Mar 14th & 15th
Arms and Inversions
 
Handstands, Arm balances and inversions can be some of the most challenging poses and yet the most rewarding when practiced. These poses build confidence, strength, stamina and build concentration. This weekend will focus on making arm balance and inversions accessible even to the beginner.
 
WEEKDAY SCHEDULE
Tuesdays & Thursdays
7:15PM - 9:15PM
 
Tuesdays – Session I (8 weeks)
February 16th - April 5th, 2016
Philosophy, Ethics and Meditation
 
Learn the roots of yoga from selected texts; explore ethics and foundations of yogic principles. Practice asanas with yoga history in mind and heart, and then practice meditation for up to 30 minutes each class.
 
Tuesdays – Session II (8 weeks)
April 12th – May 31st, 2016
Sequencing, Adjustments and Pranayama
 
This class is critical for those intending to become yoga teachers. Learn various methods for offering both verbal and hands-on adjustments to enhance the effectiveness and ease of the pose. Explore breath awareness and basic Pranayama techniques and practices.
 
Thursdays – Session I (8 weeks)
February 18th – April 7th, 2016
Teaching of Standing Poses, Forward Folds and Inversions
 
Learn how to teach the basic standing poses, forward folds and inversions including headstand (Sirsasana) and shoulderstand (Sarvangasana). Develop your inner teacher and the skills to teach others.

Thursday – Session II (7 weeks)
April 14th – June 3rd, 2016
Teaching of Backbends, Twists and Restorative Poses
 
Learn how to teach all 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
 
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 January 15,2016. Minimum deposit is $300.00 due no later than January 1, 2016.
 
Early Tuition Discount: Tuition paid in full on or before December 31st, 2016 there is a $150 discount - 1,350. Downtown Yoga accepts personal checks or cash for tuition payment.
 
Use this URL to download the curriculum in a PDF format: http://96bda424cfcc34d9dd1a-0a7f10f87519dba22d2dbc6233a731e5.r41.cf2.rackcdn.com/DowntownYoga/documents/2016-SPRINGASP.pdf


200hr Advanced Studies - Spring Session 2016 with Kate Coughlin Next held on Sat, Feb 13, 2016 at 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Feb 13, 2016 - Sun Feb 14, 2016
200hr Advanced Studies - Spring Session 2016 with Kate Coughlin Next held on Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
This enrollment runs from Tue Feb 16, 2016 - Fri Jun 3, 2016
200hr Advanced Studies - Spring Session 2016 with Kate Coughlin Next held on Sat, Mar 12, 2016 at 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Mar 12, 2016 - Sun Mar 13, 2016
200hr Advanced Studies - Spring Session 2016 with Kate Coughlin Next held on Sat, Apr 9, 2016 at 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Apr 9, 2016 - Sun Apr 10, 2016
Partner's Yoga Workshop with Kate Coughlin Sat, Feb 13, 2016 at 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Come explore the playfulness and support that comes from practicing with a partner. This workshop is appropriate for all-levels of students. Bring a partner, wife, sister, brother or friend - or come by yourself and we will find you a partner. No previous experience in "partnering" necessary. We will explore how to support one another - and - how to make "complimentary" poses. Fun for all! Cost is $50.
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Exploring the Chakras with Kate Coughlin Sun, Feb 14, 2016 at 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm

This workshop will focus on the 7-main "Chakras" (energy centers) along the spine and central core of the body. We will find out about these amazing centers and how they affect us in daily life. When the centers are blocked or shut down, we are impaired in this area of our body/minds and this is reflected in our lives. We will practice getting in touch with and opening these centers towards a state of clarity, alignment and by using yoga poses sounding and visualization. Cost is $50.
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The Art of Sequencing with Kate Coughlin Next held on Sat, Mar 12, 2016 at 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Mar 12, 2016 - Sun Mar 13, 2016
This weekend will focus on the art and science of sequencing poses for maximum benefit in all types of practices – both energizing and restorative practices. Learn when to use specific poses as counter and complimentary poses in a practice. Participants can attend one or both days of the weekend. This program will be most helpful to those participants with a consistent home practice. Cost is $50 either Saturday or Sunday - or $98 for the weekend.
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Restorative Yoga for the New Year

with Shawna Scizak
Embrace your potential through relaxation and visualization. The New Year is a natural time to think about letting go of what no longer serves you and opening space for what does. But do you sometimes feel that you’re making the same old, tired resolutions every year, year after year? Maybe there’s another way. In this 3 part workshop series, we will utilize the relaxation of the restorative process to open the doorways of the mind and release our natural resistance to change. Then, through a guided meditation, we’ll begin to visual the change we’re seeking and embrace the potential already existing within us. Don’t have a desire for change? That’s OK - this workshop will leave you relaxed, restored, and in touch with yourself and your vision for your life.
 
Dates
Sundays: 1/24, 2/21, and 3/20
2pm - 4pm
 
Price
$35 per session
$75 for all three sessions


Restorative Yoga for the New Year with Shawna Scizak Sun, Feb 21, 2016 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Restorative Yoga for the New Year with Shawna Scizak Sun, Mar 20, 2016 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
OPEN YOGA – Pay What You Can with DTY Staff Next held on Sat, Apr 2, 2016 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Apr 2, 2016 - Thu Apr 2, 2020
Looking for an affordable, beginner-friendly yoga class? Starting Saturday, April 2, 2016 Downtown Yoga is offering new “Pay What You Can” classes.
 
Held each week, they are led by a variety of talented teachers. ANYONE can do Yoga. ANYONE can benefit from Yoga. With our weekly “Pay What You Can” series, ANYONE can afford Yoga. These classes are great and the best part is your donations benefit a local charity. Come join us.
 
Join us! Wear comfortable clothes and arrive a few minutes early to get settled in. No need to sign-in and your donation is anonymous. Use the donation box near the studio door as you enter.
 
Note: The standard drop-in class price is $15. You pay what you can; $1 - $15 recommended.
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Strength & Grace Vinyasa Workshop with Elisa Mott Sat, Apr 2, 2016 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A vinyasa practice designed for flow yoga practitioners, Strength and Grace Vinyasa Yoga, will embody the Kripalu motto of “meditation in motion”. We will explore prana response and find a balance between continuous movement and stillness. This vibrant workshop will provide a combination of alignment-based postures and repetitive flow sequences to create strength in the body and grace in the heart.
 
Saturday, April 2, 2016
3:00pm-5:00pm
Cost: $30
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Exploring the CORE Workshop with Kate Coughlin Next held on Sat, Apr 9, 2016 at 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Apr 9, 2016 - Sun Apr 10, 2016
Delve deep into the core of your body and the center of every aspect of your self to find balance, power and energy. This weekend workshop will focus on how to stabilize, strengthen and activate the center core in every pose. Special attention will be directed toward prevention of common injuries and imbalances as the result of an instable and unbalanced center. Cost is $50 for either Saturday or Sunday - or $98 for both days.
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