Yin yoga is a floor-based passive practice with long-held stretches. During poses, we practice being completely present while the poses bring balance to our energetic systems. Yoga Nidra is a deep relaxation technique that allows you to create what you want in your life (health, job, love, art, etc) using the power of your subconscious mind. Lay down and listen to my voice guide you into a powerful, deep relaxation that feels like concentrated sleep. Bring a mat, wear comfortable clothes and bring something to cover your eyes. Suitable for all levels! This event will be hosted in the Yoga Society’s beautiful upstairs Sanskrit Room Sunday, March 11th 6:00 – 8:00 pm $20/person
A three hour intensive on what is a Yoga Life and how to live it! The how to live it includes practical techniques to harmonize your body and mind to the spirit that pervades all beings. This will be followed by a vegetarian meal prepared by the Ashram. When people hear the word Yoga, they think about all the postures and movements that are taught in Yoga studios. The truth about Yoga, however, is much broader than the physical aspect and it encompasses a whole way of life that can transform the world, one individual at a time. This Yoga Life is comprised of practing four paths that work together to acheive our Self Realization: Raja Yoga – the Yoga of the mind. This is where we practice Hatha Yoga, which includes those postures and poses that are only a part of the process of perfecting the mind and we learn that the body is a projection of the mind.[...]
Guruji’s Birthday Saturday March 10, 2018 10:30am – 3:00pm Join us at the Yoga Society of San Francisco for Shri Brahmananda Saraswati’s birthday celebration. Festivities include a homa fire ceremony, group meditation, music and chanting in the Cosmic Templum, followed by a vegetarian lunch/potluck. All are Welcome!
Bhagavad Gita Talk Discover the Original Purpose of Yoga Topics covered include how to perform one’s Dharma (duty) in life with a sense of purpose and peace based on the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita. In addition, learn the philosophy of Ahimsa and its application to subjects such as veganism and vegetarianism in the West. Apri 3rd, 2018 18:00 – 19:15 pm $15 at the door (cash only) Speaker: Chidananda More info: www.mindfulyogi.net | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Yoga Society of San Francisco is happy to announce the launch of a new teaching partnership with The Ali Akbar College of Music to offer North Indian classical music courses in the Mission District. 2018 WINTER SCHEDULE: ~ All classes take place on Sundays; 1 hour per class ~ Each course will run for a “session” of 8 consecutive classes ~ The winter session takes place from Feb 25 – Apr 15, 2018 12pm – Beginning Sitar with Arjun Verma 12pm – Beginning Voice with Manik Khan 1pm – Beginning Sarod with Manik Khan 1pm – Mixed instruments Composition Class with Arjun Verma (All instruments welcome, including non-Indian!) 4pm – Beginning Tabla with Nilan Chaudhuri RENTALS: Rental sarods, sitars, and tablas will be available, but supplies are limited, so rentals must be reserved one week in advance by calling the Ali Akbar College of Music at 415 454 6372. FEES: Class fees: http://www.aacm.org/classes_fees.html Instrument rental: $60 /month REGISTRATION: To register for classes, call the AACM at 415 454 6372. For additional information click here.
Introduction to Indian Classical Music Free Interactive Demonstration In this one-time seminar you will : learn the basics of this musical art form explore some of the modern instruments used to play it have the opportunity to try out the sitar, sarode, and tabla Topics covered will include: Sitar, sarode, and tabla: construction and sound capabilities Ragas: Melodic entities Talas: Rhythm cycles of various meters Tihais: Rhythmic exclamation marks Understanding the structure of a performance Methods of improvisation The spoken languages of rhythm and melody Led by instructors from the Ali Akbar College of Music: Arjun Verma, Manik Khan, and William Rossel.
The Yoga Society of San Francisco in collaboration with The Ali Akbar College of Music Presents an evening of: North Indian Classical Music With Manik Khan on sarode & Sudhakar Vaidyanathan on tabla. On Saturday, February 10, 7:30 – 9:00 pm $20 at the door, cash only (no one turned away for lack of funds) Manik Khan is the youngest son of the late maestro, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. He began his training on the sarod with his father at the age of 13. He is currently teaching, performing and working to preserve his family’s legacy – helping to keep this tradition of India’s rich cultural history alive and flourishing. Alongside a solo concert career, he has worked with various ensembles to present his father’s music in a way that has seldom been heard before. This includes working with local high schools to bring Indian Classical Music to their youth orchestras and performing with the conductor Michael Morgan and the Fremont Symphony Orchestra to present[...]
Valentine’s Day Breathwork: Creating Space to Awaken Beloved Within and Without Learn to use the breath: ~ To connect the wisdom of your body, to open your heart and clear your mind ~ To cultivate enough energy that moves freely and creatively integrating all dimension of your life, in an open space of consciousness In this workshop, we will explore, learn and practice: ~ How to deepen our intimacy and love with ourselves and with others ~ How to deepen our skills to communicate, to touch, to be sensitive and be present in each moment ~ How to enjoy and grow in harmony with the self, others and the world Some of the practice we will cover are: ~ Opening your body and breath by shaking and dancing movements ~ Breathing in three centers of Head, Heart, and Gut ~ Heart Breathing to awaken Inner Lover ~ Ecstatic breathing to develop our capacity enjoy free from stress, worry, and concern of tomorrow[...]
Rebirthing Breathwork and Deep Relaxation with Mahendra Briksha Opening to Divine – the Source and Ground of life. Feel energetic, alive and creative all the time! Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 4:00 pm – 7:15 pm This workshop will include some simple breathing exercise, body movements, tips and practices, along with a full session of Conscious Connected Breathing to support integration, connection and awakening. Cost: $30-$40 (No one will be turned away for lack of funds) RSVP is required. To RSVP go to https://www.meetup.com/bayarea-conscious-breathing-and-eating/events/246720615/ Briksha was born in the small village of Himalayas, is a yogi, a certified Rebirthing Breathwork practitioner, an Integral life coach and raw vegan chef. Mahendra Briksha combines Vedantic-Yogic practices, Buddhist wisdom and Integral insights in his teaching. He has been teaching and leading breathing sessions and meditation classes for 10 years. He is a graduate of the yoga teacher training program at the Vivekananda Yoga Research Center in Bangalore, India and holds certificates in Integral Yoga from[...]
An Invitation to Celebrate Life and Our Togetherness with the Breath! The “World Breathing Day ” January 22nd, is a day dedicated to the Art of Conscious Breathing and YOU are invited to celebrate the power of your conscious breath with us. Suggested Donation: $10-$20 (nobody turned away for lack of funds) On Monday, January 22nd, 5:45 pm – 7:15 pm Yoga Society of Sf (Upstairs @ Sanskrit room) For registration click here. PS: If you are not able to join us in person, please do so in your own space as outlined in the following invitation by the International Breathwork Foundation (IBF): CELEBRATE YOUR BREATH We, the International Breathwork Foundation (IBF), invite you on January 22nd, at 12:00 noon (your time zone), to connect by internet for 15 minutes with the Universal Breathing Room of www.DoAsOne.com. And if you are away from the internet, just sit, close your eyes and focus your attention on your inhale and your exhale. Try this for 15 minutes, or longer[...]