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Upcoming Courses & Workshops

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OPEN YOGA – Pay What You Can with DTY Staff Next held on Sat, Apr 30, 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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Prenatal Partners Yoga & Birth Companion Workshop with Nancy Larson Sat, Apr 30, 2016 at 3:00 pm - 5:30 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, April 30th
3:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Cost $65 in advance / $70 the day of
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Back Care Workshop (Series) with Kate Coughlin Next held on Sun, May 1, 2016 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Apr 17, 2016 - Sun May 22, 2016
During this 5-week series you will learn how to build and maintain a strong, healthy and flexible back. Learn the anatomy of the spine - including the muscles and bones. Learn how to build core strength and stability and minimize injury to the spine. This is an active/participatory class. 
 
Join Kate Coughlin and Shauna Lay
Sundays: April 17th and 24th and May 1st, 15th, and 22nd (Skipping mothers day May 8th)
4:00pm - 5:30pm
$75 for all 5 sessions (20% discount for students with Unlimited Monthly passes)
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Yoga for Children Grades K-5 with Judy Brennan Next held on Tue, May 3, 2016 at 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
This enrollment runs from Tue May 3, 2016 - Tue May 24, 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
$44 per session
 
Sessions
April 12, 19, 26 ($33-no class April 5 school district Spring Break)
May 3, 10, 17, 24
 
*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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General Class w/H.S. Arun with HS Arun Wed, May 4, 2016 at 6:00 am - 7:30 am

Yoga Master H.S. Arun will be offering special classes from Wednesday, May 4 - Sunday, May 8, 2016. 
 
Sri H.S. Arun is a master yoga teacher from Bangalore, India - and travels the world to spread yoga to students. His humor, intelligence and knowledge enable him to relate to all levels of students.
 
These classes are for students with at least one-year of practice. This program is not suitable for beginners. Please register early as this event will sell out in advance.
 
Wednesday, 5/4 - Saturday, 5/7
6am-7:30am 
$20
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General Class w/H.S. Arun with HS Arun Thu, May 5, 2016 at 6:00 am - 7:30 am

Yoga Master H.S. Arun will be offering special classes from Wednesday, May 4 - Sunday, May 8, 2016. 
 
Sri H.S. Arun is a master yoga teacher from Bangalore, India - and travels the world to spread yoga to students. His humor, intelligence and knowledge enable him to relate to all levels of students.
 
These classes are for students with at least one-year of practice. This program is not suitable for beginners. Please register early as this event will sell out in advance.
 
Wednesday, 5/4 - Saturday, 5/7
6am-7:30am 
$20
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Advanced Studies Class with H.S. Arun with HS Arun Thu, May 5, 2016 at 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Yoga Master H.S. Arun will be offering three classes for teachers and Advanced Studies students or graduates.
 
Sri H.S. Arun is a master yoga teacher from Bangalore, India - and travels the world to spread yoga to students. His humor, intelligence and knowledge enable him to relate to all levels of students.
 
Please register early as this event will sell out in advance.
 
Thu 5/5/16 
7:15pm-8:45pm
$20 per class
 
Fri 5/6/16
7:15pm-8:45pm
$20 per class
 
Sun 5/8/16
8:30-10:00am
$20 per class
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General Class w/H.S. Arun with HS Arun Fri, May 6, 2016 at 6:00 am - 7:30 am

Yoga Master H.S. Arun will be offering special classes from Wednesday, May 4 - Sunday, May 8, 2016. 
 
Sri H.S. Arun is a master yoga teacher from Bangalore, India - and travels the world to spread yoga to students. His humor, intelligence and knowledge enable him to relate to all levels of students.
 
These classes are for students with at least one-year of practice. This program is not suitable for beginners. Please register early as this event will sell out in advance.
 
Wednesday, 5/4 - Saturday, 5/7
6am-7:30am 
$20
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Advanced Studies Class with H.S. Arun with HS Arun Fri, May 6, 2016 at 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm

Yoga Master H.S. Arun will be offering three classes for teachers and Advanced Studies students or graduates.
 
Sri H.S. Arun is a master yoga teacher from Bangalore, India - and travels the world to spread yoga to students. His humor, intelligence and knowledge enable him to relate to all levels of students.
 
Please register early as this event will sell out in advance.
 
Thu 5/5/16 
7:15pm-8:45pm
$20 per class
 
Fri 5/6/16
7:15pm-8:45pm
$20 per class
 
Sun 5/8/16
8:30-10:00am
$20 per class
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General Class w/H.S. Arun with HS Arun Sat, May 7, 2016 at 6:00 am - 7:30 am

Yoga Master H.S. Arun will be offering special classes from Wednesday, May 4 - Sunday, May 8, 2016. 
 
Sri H.S. Arun is a master yoga teacher from Bangalore, India - and travels the world to spread yoga to students. His humor, intelligence and knowledge enable him to relate to all levels of students.
 
These classes are for students with at least one-year of practice. This program is not suitable for beginners. Please register early as this event will sell out in advance.
 
Wednesday, 5/4 - Saturday, 5/7
6am-7:30am 
$20
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Practice Class with H.S. Arun with HS Arun Sat, May 7, 2016 at 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Yoga Master H.S. Arun will be offering a special practice class Saturday, May 7, 2016.
 
Sri H.S. Arun is a master yoga teacher from Bangalore, India - and travels the world to spread yoga to students. His humor, intelligence and knowledge enable him to relate to all levels of students.
 
This class is for students with at least one-year of practice. This program is not suitable for beginners. Please register early as this event will sell out in advance.
 
Saturday, 5/7/16
1:30pm-4pm
$45
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Advanced Studies Class with H.S. Arun with HS Arun Sun, May 8, 2016 at 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Yoga Master H.S. Arun will be offering three classes for teachers and Advanced Studies students or graduates.
 
Sri H.S. Arun is a master yoga teacher from Bangalore, India - and travels the world to spread yoga to students. His humor, intelligence and knowledge enable him to relate to all levels of students.
 
Please register early as this event will sell out in advance.
 
Thu 5/5/16 
7:15pm-8:45pm
$20 per class
 
Fri 5/6/16
7:15pm-8:45pm
$20 per class
 
Sun 5/8/16
8:30-10:00am
$20 per class
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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 Tue, May 3, 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, May 14, 2016 at 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat May 14, 2016 - Sun May 15, 2016
Arms & Inversions Workshop with Kate Coughlin Next held on Sat, May 14, 2016 at 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat May 14, 2016 - Sun May 15, 2016
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 balances and inversions accessible even to the beginner. Cost is $50 either Saturday or Sunday - or $98 for the weekend.
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Restorative Yoga Workshop with Elisa Mott Sat, May 21, 2016 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Restorative Yoga is a healing practice of supportive and restorative poses, which are held for longer periods of time, in perfect comfort. In this 2 hour Restorative Yoga Workshop, students will be encouraged to find stillness, breathe deep, and let go. Students will feel the affects of this quiet and peaceful practice, as layers of tension and stress melt away and chronic pain and body discomforts ease. Students will leave this workshop feeling centered, calm, and refreshed.
 
Saturday, May 21, 2016
4pm-6pm
Cost: $35
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