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OPEN YOGA – Pay What You Can with DTY Staff Next held on Sat, Nov 25, 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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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 Tue, Nov 28, 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, Dec 9, 2017 at 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Dec 9, 2017 - Sun Dec 10, 2017
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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POP UP Meditation Class with Linda Lamson Mon, Dec 18, 2017 at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

"POP UP Meditation Class"
Cultivating Compassion 
with Linda Lamson

Learn how to meditate from Downtown Yoga's most experience meditation teacher and leader.   No previous meditation experience necessary.  All are welcome.  Linda will offer several different techniques you can take away and practice on your own. 
 
Monday 11/20/17  
7:30-8:45pm
Lotus Studio
 
Monday 12/18/17
7:30-8:45pm 
Lotus Studio
 
Please sign up on the Classes tab.
 
Regular class prices apply. 
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Partner's Yoga Workshop with Kate Coughlin Sat, Feb 10, 2018 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 11, 2018 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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200hr Advances Studies - Spring Session 2018

SPRING SESSION – 02/10/18 – 05/31/18
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 240 total hours of instruction in training, teaching methodology, yoga techniques, yogic philosophy and anatomy.

The FALL session begins September 9th, 2017 and ends on January 4th, 2018.

The SPRING session begins on February 10th, 2018 and ends on May 31st, 2018.

This will be our 13th year of the Advanced Studies Program at Downtown Yoga.

The SPRING SESSION (16 weeks) begins on Saturday – February 10, 2018 and ends on
Thursday – May 31, 2018.

WEEKEND SCHEDULE
Saturdays & Sundays
1:30PM – 6:00PM (includes ½ hour break)

February 10th & 11th
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 10th & 11th
1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
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 14th & 15th
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.

May 19th, & 20th
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

Tuesday – Session I (8 weeks)
February 13th – April 3rd, 2018
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.

Tuesday – Session II (8 weeks)
April 10th – May 29th, 2018
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.

Thursday – Session I (8 weeks)
February 15th – April 5th, 2018
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 (8 weeks)
April 12th – May 31st, 2018
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 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  
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.  

TUITION & REGISTRATON 
Tuition for the entire 16-week SPRING 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 10th, 2018. Minimum deposit is $300.00 due no later than January 1, 2018.

Early Tuition Discount 
Tuition paid in full on or before December 31st, 2017 there is a $150 discount - $1,350.00.

Downtown Yoga accepts personal checks or cash for tuition payment.

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 p

200hr Advances Studies - Spring Session 2018 with Kate Coughlin Next held on Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Feb 10, 2018 - Sun Feb 11, 2018
200hr Advances Studies - Spring Session 2018 with Kate Coughlin Next held on Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 7:15 am - 9:15 am
This enrollment runs from Sat Feb 10, 2018 - Thu May 31, 2018