Mastering Resilience to Live a Creative and Peaceful Life with Breathwork

When: June 24, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: Yoga Society of San Francisco

Mastering Resilience to Live a Creative and Peaceful Life! Breathwork, Yoga Nidra, and Meditation with Mahendra Briksha Sunday, Jun 24, 2018 3:00 pm  – 6:00 pm Fee: $30 RSVP is absolutely required. E-mail: brikshalal@yahoo.com or call 415.503.7802 Using the power of breath, deep relaxation, visualization, and meditation, we will explore the nature and origin of stress. We will discover how stress affects our life force and hence wellness, how to reduce it, and how to develop resilience to cope with stress. These strategies will allow us to create more spaciousness, energy, strength, and flexibility in our bodies, hearts, and minds. In addition to discussing the above topics, we will practice: ~ Very simple, slow movements to open and release tension in the body ~ Various types of deep breathing exercises ~ Relaxation techniques ~ Guided visualizations and meditations

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Asana Alignment and Adjustment Workshop with Sasi

When: June 2, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 2:15 pm

Asana Alignment and Adjustment Workshop with Sasi Day: Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 Time: 11am to 2:15 pm Location: YSSF yoga room Fee: $35 for ashram Yoga Teacher Training students and ashram residents $45 for outside students Pay at the door (cash or check) or pre-register via Paypal: angie_mceliece@yahoo.com Course Content Familiarize participants with the three planes of motion – Sagittal, Transverse or axial, and Coronal or Lateral – and their relationship to proprioception during Asana practice. Explaining the importance of establishing the anchoring points of the axes of rotation, and aligning and orienting one’s stances and movements according to these axes. Finding the yin/yang balance. Teaching mindful, technically correct adjustments with a sensitivity of the human anatomy, while applying acupressure techniques during contact and adjustment of students. Also learning to shadow students in positioning one’s body with respect to the students’ during adjustments. Ian Sasi Mair has practiced yoga for over 40 years, and has been teaching for more than[...]

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Inversions with Sumukhi

When: May 12, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Inversions with Sumukhi Saturday, May 12, 2018 9:00 am – 10:30 am We will focus on the physics of inversions – from shoulder-stand, head-stands, forearm stands to hand-stands. Expect a soothing warm-up towards inverting the body. This class will be tailored for people who are both new to inversions and those who have a seasoned practice. Not recommended for anyone on their menstrual/moon cycle or those with neck / upper back injuries. $15 Drop-in price Pre-registration required To sign up please e-mail yssfyoga@gmail.com

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Restorative Yoga Workshop

When: May 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Restorative Yoga with Sumukhi Sunday, May 13, 2018 9:00 am 10:30 am This gentle, yet deep class is for those who need to experience complete and total relaxation and restoration in the body. Yoga props will be used to bolster and support the body in long postures while Sumukhi guides you into suggestions for maximum freedom and health. $15 Drop-in price Pre-registration required To sign up please e-mail yssfyoga@gmail.com

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Rebirthing Breathwork and Deep Relaxation: Creating Space to Awaken the Healer within

When: May 3, 2018 @ 5:45 pm – 7:15 pm

Embrace the Healing Power of Breathing and Deep Relaxation! 5 Thursday’s series In May (May 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st from 5:45 pm to 7:15 pm) Fee: $60 – $75 for Five Thursday’s series, drop in class $20, for any of the Thursdays. RSVP is required and events happen at Yoga Society of San Francisco In this 5 Thursday’s series we’ll use the Power of Breathing, Visualization Suggestion and Guided Meditation to explore, learn and practice: •   To connect the healing wisdom of our body, to open our heart and clear our mind •   To cultivate enough energy that moves freely and creatively integrating all dimension of your life, in an open space of consciousness Along with dialogues and insights on meaning and nature of healing and how to facilitate it, we will journey 12 stages of Healing through Breathwork and Guided Meditation that covers: •   Opening your body and breath by shaking and dancing movements •   Bring your mind back[...]

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Pain & Yoga

When: April 29, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Pain & Yoga The Mystery & the Myths The Science & the Practice Sunday, April 29, 2018 3:00pm to 5:00pm $30 & by donation Chronic pain is a widespread problem today. Trying to manage pain with medication and surgery is not helping. Modern scientific research explains why Pain Management isn’t working and can be harmful. Science also explains the different ways that Yoga helps. Pain is real, but is your thinking true? Attending this workshop will help you to understand what chronic pain is and is not and how practicing Yoga helps prevent pain. This presentation and discussion is intended for those experiencing chronic pain and the healthcare professionals who want to learn the latest science. Whether you practice Yoga or not, or if you teach Yoga or another movement or exercise method, or not, this workshop will change the way you think. You will not be bored. There’s hope! $30 & by donation. This workshop will be led by[...]

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Embrace the Healing Power of Breathing and Deep Relaxation!

When: April 28, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Rebirthing Breathwork and Deep Relaxation: Creating Space to Awaken the Healer within Saturday, April 28th, 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm Fee: $30-$40 for Saturday workshop This workshop will be followed by 5 Thursday’s series In May (May 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st from 5:45 pm to 7:15 pm) Fee: $ 60 for 5 Thursday’s series, drop class $20, Fee: for Saturday workshop and the entire series: $75.00 You can attain the Saturday workshop, or Thursday’s series or drop in for any of the Thursdays workshops. RSVP is required and events happen at Yoga Society of San Francisco In this 3 hrs workshop and 5 Thursday’s series we’ll use the Power of Breathing, Visualization Suggestion and Guided Meditation to explore, learn and practice: to connect the healing wisdom of our body, to open our heart and clear our mind to cultivate enough energy that moves freely and creatively integrating all dimension of your life, in an open space of consciousness[...]

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Sunday Yin & Yoga Nidra

When: March 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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Yoga Life with Swami Kriyananda

When: March 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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.[...]

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Guruji’s Birthday

When: March 10, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

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!  

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