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Upcoming Courses & Workshops

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OPEN YOGA – Pay What You Can with DTY Staff Next held on Sat, Sep 23, 2017 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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Monday Night Meditation Series with Linda Lamson Next held on Mon, Oct 2, 2017 at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon Oct 2, 2017 - Mon Oct 30, 2017
Monday Night Meditation Series with Linda Lamson - October 2017.

The ability to find a still mind is critical in allowing wise choices regarding intention, speech and action. Throughout the month we will be focusing on mindfulness techniques that empower us to make these enlightened choices, not only for own benefit, but for all beings. Please consider becoming a part of the Downtown Yoga meditation community.

All levels and beginners welcome.

Regular Class Prices Apply - no need to pre-register. 

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200hr Advanced Studies - Fall Session - 2017

FALL SESSION – 09/09/17 – 01/4/18
 
OVERVIEW
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 9, 2017 and ends on January 4, 2018.
 
The SPRING session begins on February 10, 2018 and ends on June 7, 2018.
 
This will be our 13th year of the Advanced Studies Program at Downtown Yoga.
 
The FALL SESSION (16 weeks) begins on Saturday – September 9, 2017 and ends on Thursday – January 4, 2018.
 
WEEKEND SCHEDULE 
(Saturdays & Sundays)
1:30PM – 6:00PM (includes ½ hour break)

September 9th & 10th
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 7th & 8th
Using Props to Support and Inform
The use of Props can support and inform the yoga practitioner in many ways. Props help access proper alignment and action in each pose. The Props actually become a "teacher" for the beginning, intermediate and advanced student. During these two days we will explore various uses of the 5 main props in the Iyengar Yoga Tradition - Blocks, Blankets, Bolsters, Belts and Chairs. Even poses easily accessed without props will be explored with various propping methods to insure that the practitioner feels and receives the full benefit of every pose.
 
November 11th & 12th
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 9th & 10th
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

Tuesday – Session I (8 weeks)
September 12 – October 31, 2017
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.
 
Tuesday – Session II (8 weeks)
November 7, 2017 – January 2, 2018 (no class on 12/26/17)
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.
 
Thursday – Session I (8 weeks)
September 14 – November 2, 2017
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 9, 2017 – January 4, 2018 (no class on 11/23/17)
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 SCHEDULE
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 – it’s 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 & REGISTRATON
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 9, 2017. Minimum deposit is $300.00 due no later than July 31, 2017.
 
Early Tuition Discount – Tuition paid in full on or before July 9, 2017 there is a $150 discount - $1,350.00 Downtown Yoga accepts personal checks or cash for tuition payment.
 
CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellation before August 9, 2017  - A full refund of all tuitions paid (less $100.00 administration fee) will be given if student cancels before August 9, 2017.
 
Cancellation on or after August 9, 2017 - A 50% refund of all tuitions paid will be refunded if we are unable to re-fill your attendance with another qualified student. are able to re-fill your space with another qualified student after August 9, 2017, you will receive a full refund of all tuitions paid (less a $100 administration fee).
 
PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Kate Coughlin – 500hr –ERYT - is the Director of Downtown Yoga. Kate received her B.S. degree in Dance from Evergreen State University in Washington in 1972. Kate spent much of the 70’s traveling between Hawaii, Alaska, Seattle and Europe. She completed her first “in-depth” yoga studies (320 hours) in Hawaii in 1974. Kate continued her practice in traditional yoga forms, and Vinyasa style as well as performed and taught modern dance in Seattle prior to moving to California in 1985.
 
In 1989, Kate developed the Yoga Program for the Athletics Department of Stanford University. She taught hundreds of students at Stanford from 1989 until spring of 2000 when she moved to Pleasanton, California with her husband and twin daughters. Kate founded Downtown Yoga in March of 2002. She is a graduate of Erich Schiffman’s Teacher Training program. Kate continues to develop her practice by taking pranayama and asana classes Donald Moyer at the Yoga Room in Berkeley, California.
 
Download PDF of program description with application HERE.


200hr Advanced Studies - Fall Session - 2017 with Kate Coughlin Next held on Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
This enrollment runs from Tue Sep 12, 2017 - Thu Jan 4, 2018
200hr Advanced Studies - Fall Session - 2017 with Kate Coughlin Next held on Sat, Oct 7, 2017 at 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Oct 7, 2017 - Sun Oct 8, 2017
200hr Advanced Studies - Fall Session - 2017 with Kate Coughlin Next held on Sat, Nov 11, 2017 at 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Nov 11, 2017 - Sun Nov 12, 2017
200hr Advanced Studies - Fall Session - 2017 with Kate Coughlin Next held on Sat, Dec 9, 2017 at 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Dec 9, 2017 - Sun Dec 10, 2017
Using Props to Support and Inform with Kate Coughlin Next held on Sat, Oct 14, 2017 at 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Oct 14, 2017 - Sun Oct 15, 2017
The use of Props can support and inform the yoga practitioner in many ways. Props help access proper alignment and action in each pose. The Props actually become a "teacher" for the beginning, intermediate and advanced student. This two day workshop will explore various uses of the 5 main props in the Iyengar Yoga Tradition - Blocks, Blankets, Bolsters, Belts and Chairs. Even poses easily accessed without props will be explored with various propping methods to insure the practitioner feels and receives the full benefit of every pose.
 
October 7th & 8th, 2017
Sat & Sun, 1:30pm - 6:00pm
$50 each day/$98 both days
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Hips Workshop with Kate Coughlin Sat, Nov 11, 2017 at 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The Hips include the pelvic bowl (sacrum and illiums) and the top of the leg bone (the head and neck of the femur). During this workshop we will explore how to gain flexibility, ease of movement and unlock tension through the use of an intelligent and sequentially structured practice.
Poses we will use to explore the hips will include pigeon pose, frog pose and bound-angle pose. Anyone with 1-year of practice or who has attended at least 10 beginner's classes may attend.
 
Saturday, November 11th, 2017
1:30pm - 6:00pm
$50
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Shoulders Workshop with Kate Coughlin Sun, Nov 12, 2017 at 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The Shoulders bear the "Weight of the World." We "shoulder" responsibility. Many people have tight shoulders. During this workshop we will explore the unique anatomical design of the shoulder girdle which includes the shoulder blade (Scapula) the collar bone (the Clavicle) and the top of the arm bone (head of the Humerus). Poses we will use to unlock the mystery of the shoulders include eagle pose, cow-faced pose, downward dog pose and many more.  
 
Sunday, November 12th, 2017
1:30pm - 6:00pm
$50
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Spirals and Twists: The Evolving-Revolving Pose with Kate Coughlin Next held on Sat, Dec 9, 2017 at 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Dec 9, 2017 - Sun Dec 10, 2017
Saturday Workshop
This afternoon is dedicated to experiencing and understanding revolved standing poses. We'll talk about the benefits of twists, practice a range of preparations, and explore key concepts like: using the breath to deepen the poses; the work of the external obliques; and working safely with the sacrum. Not appropriate for beginners.
 
Saturday, December 9th, 2017
1:30pm - 6:00pm
$50
 
Sunday Workshop
Spirals are a unique and naturally forming structure in nature. Even our DNA is built upon protein chain that spirals. Twisting poses relieve tension in the spine and allows space to occur between spinal vertebrae. During this workshop we will "evolve and revolve" as we delve deeply into the magic and healing power of twists and spirals in many yoga poses including revolved triangle, half-lord of the fishes pose and others.  
 
Sunday, December 10th, 2017
1:30pm - 6:00pm
$50
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