Brahmananda Ashram Yoga Teacher Training
Jan 19 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 29 @ 6:00 pm

Drawn image of the sage Patanjali Become a Confident & Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher in 7 Months

Training takes place once a month from January to July 2018 during Fri. – Sun. evenings.

Brahmananda Ashram (Yoga Society of San Francisco) 200hr yoga teacher training embraces all the 8 limbs of yoga, as described by The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. This is a comprehensive and holistic training program that can serve as a guide to understand different planes of existence from Evolutionary (Earthly) to Non-temporal (Atman).

During this training you will:

Have a clear understanding of yogic principles and philosophy
Understand the physiology and anatomy to teach yoga safely
You’ll be able to structure classes for variety of students
Know how to focus on proper breathing and different breathing techniques
Learn how to write and pronounce basic yogic Sanskrit terminology correctly
Learn both mystical and practical meanings of ancient Sanskrit mantras
Learn how to lead and practice Vedic Fire Ceremony (Agni Hotra)
How to make lifestyle changes and help others do the same, considering that All Life is Yoga

Fridays: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturdays: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sundays: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

January 19 – 21, 2018
February 23 – 24, 2018 (Sat. & Sun.)
March 16 – 18, 2018
April 13 – 15, 2018
May 11 – 13, 2018
June 15 – 17, 2018
July 28 – 29, 2018 (Sst. & Sun.)

This training is for you
~ If you want to become a yoga teacher (full-time/part-time), or
~ If you want to increase your knowledge of yoga, or
~ If you want to build a proper foundation of yoga practice, or
~ If you are ready to take your practice to a new level

$2500, if paid by Jan. 5th, 2018
$2800 after Jan. 5th, 2018
Payment plan: 8 monthly payments of $400 a month, automatically debited from your account – $3200

Stay at the Ashram
$40 per night in a shared room or dormitory space (during the training dates)
1 month long stays:
$1000 for a single room (single rooms are not always available, nor guaranteed)
$900 for shared room or dorm space (work exchange possibilities are available)

Registration Process
To register please email yssfyoga@gmail.com to receive an application form. Once you are accepted you will need to pay an advance deposit of $200 to confirm your reservation.

Payment Options
The fee is payable in one go or in installments. There are various payment options available like Bank transfer or online via Credit cards, Debit cards or Paypal.

(415) 285-5537
Office Hours: Mon. | Wed. | Fri. from 11 am – 6 pm

World Breathing Day Breathwork
Jan 22 @ 5:45 pm – 7:15 pm

World Breathing Day event 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):


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 if you wish. Nothing to do, or think, or say, nothing to change… just pay gentle, loving attention to your breath.

Are you curious about how conscious breathing can bring peace and harmony into your life? It can! It does! Conscious Breathing in its many forms is practiced all around the world. Find out more.

Check with the IBF National Representative of your country, or the IBF website or Facebook page, about local events. May your year be filled with peace and harmony!
From all the IBF members across the globe.

Access to the DoAsOne Breathing room – click here.

Visit the IBF Network Website – click here.

Deepening with Biodanza (Dance of Life)
Jan 26 @ 8:15 pm – 10:15 pm


Mirjam Krohne and Belisa Amaro invite you to taste this uplifting, fun practice, founded on and inspired by rituals that celebrate life and the anthropological studies of dance.

Originated in South America and practiced in over 180 countries, Biodanza uses music, expressive movement, and authentic connection to create experiences of joy and aliveness. It has gained worldwide notoriety for its promotion of both physical and psychological health when practiced on an ongoing basis.

Some benefits of Biodanza:
– Improves the capacity for enjoyment
– Reduces stress
– Increases self-esteem and confidence
– Encourages human connection
– Builds community
– Fosters an intrinsic understanding of solidarity and value for life

This 2 hour-Biodanza class, open to new and versed participants, will be followed by a 10-session series (two Fridays a month).

No dance experience necessary.

Open class January 26th, 2018
8:15 – 10:15 pm
$20-25 sliding scale (at the door, cash only)

10-session series:

  • Feb 9 and 23
  • Mar 9 and 23
  • Apr 13 & 27
  • May 11 & 18
  • Jun 1 & 15

$180 if you sign up for the whole series ($18/class)

Space is limited and registration for the series necessary.
No need to sign up for open class.
Register: biodanza.sf@gmail.com
More about Biodanza: www.biodanza.us

About the facilitators:

Belisa-AmaroBelisa Amaro pioneered this system in the United States, where she has been teaching since 1998. Born in São Paulo, she brings her passionate Brazilian soul to her practice, supporting the growth and evolution of thousands of participants and encouraging genuine connections.


MirjamCropMirjam Krohne is a certified Biodanza facilitator specialized in Biodanza for families, children, and youth as well as adults. She has been facilitating since 2012 and is especially excited to co-host this series with her first teacher of Biodanza, Belisa Amaro. She is said to bring alive both the poetry and playfulness of this unique practice.

Breathwork and Sound Bath with Zach and Emile
Jan 27 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Breathwork and Sound Bath - Zach and Emile January 27, 12:30-2:30 at Yoga Society of San Francisco

On the afternoon of Saturday, January 27th, Zach Evans – musician, bodyworker and international facilitator of Activate Breathwork and Emile Janse – practitioner of sound healing via various instruments, vocal toning and throat singing– will be leading an immersive experience through the transformational power of the breath and sound healing at Yoga Society of San Francisco in San Francisco, CA.

Through this experiential workshop, participants will experience the activation of the breath through a blending of ancient and modern techniques for releasing restrictions in the breathing pattern. Zach will draw from his experience as a bodyworker to speak on the various holding patterns experienced by most people in the modern world and he will facilitate a practice designed to transform these restrictions into a deeply full, unbounded breath. This results in allowing free-flowing life force to pulse through the body. Participants will then have the opportunity to explore heightened states of consciousness through this activated breath.

As the breath begins to activate, Emile will facilitate a journey through sound healing – immersing participants in the sacred sounds of the didgeridoo, flute, handpan (Hang), singing bowls, and overtone throatsinging. Sound-worlds of peace, joy, bliss, and healing will be experienced and shared.

Throughout the sound healing experience, Zach will work closely with each participant – providing gentle bodywork to assist in the opening of a breath that allows the free flow of life force within.

Benefits of this work include (but are not limited to):

– The release of deeply stored tension in the physical body
– Euphoric, blissful states – often providing creative inspiration
– Freedom from limiting beliefs and emotional obstructions
– Calming and reintegrating the central nervous system
– Profound relaxation and clarity of mind


Zach, based in Asheville, NC, is the only trained facilitator of Activate Breathwork in the United States, advanced practitioner of bodywork (CranioSacral Therapy, SomatoEmotional Release, Total Body Balancing and more) and has studied internationally with master teachers including Roy Eugene Davis (direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda), Dr. Kerry D’Ambrogio (creator of Total Body Balancing), various faculty of the Upledger Institute, and acclaimed author, Suzanne Scurlock-Durana (Full Body Presence and Reclaiming Your Body.) His journey of teaching techniques for self-healing began while he was living in Northeast India studying yoga and Ayurveda, which led him to train in Dubai with the founders of Activate Breathwork, Martin McNicholl and Elisangela Paes. He brings an enthusiastic sensitivity and dedication to his work, inspiring and empowering people to access their innate potential for self-healing through the breath, sound, and intuitive movement. Learn more at activatebreathwork.com

Emile is a long time musician who has been practicing sound for healing since 2013. He has conducted transformative healing events and workshops at places like The Center SF, Lucidity Festival, Symbiosis, and for many venues and organizations around the Bay Area California. Emile uses the didgeridoo, flute, handpan (Hang), singing bowls, and overtone throatsinging to bathe you in sound-worlds of peace, joy, bliss, and healing. Learn more at opentothesource.com

Eat and hydrate lightly beforehand.
Private sessions available at a discount to workshop attendees. Please contact Zach or Emile for any questions or booking info. Zach: zach@activatebreathwork.com or (828) 776-9224, Emile: (510) 684-2401
Emile will be providing a deep and intuitive sound journey for the breathwork.

Ticket: $30/person

See you on Sat. Jan. 27 from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Zach & Emile

Tantric Expansion Cacao Ceremony with Nick Meador
Jan 27 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Cacao Ceremony Jan 27 2018

Join transformational facilitator Nick Meador for a cacao ceremony weaving together holistic (mind/body/spirit) therapeutic practices to break through what’s limiting your true potential and start maximizing your life purpose and fulfillment. Nick is returning to Yoga Society SF after a stop on his Soul Lift Cacao Tour in October 2017!

This will be a “white tantra” experience focused on soul healing and life force expansion. We’ll de-armor the body and clarify the mind so that we can create more productive life patterns. This opens up the path to more bliss and connection with the divine, whether within ourselves, with a partner, or with a whole community. *This is not specifically a couple’s workshop. Individuals and pairs are all welcome.*

We’ll have an opening circle to support each other with intention for the ceremony. Nick will serve the gentle plant medicine cacao, grown organically in eastern Guatemala at a family farm that he visited personally. Pure cacao opens the heart, deepens meditative experiences, and fosters inner/outer connection.

Then Nick will lead you through an embodied practice such as an OSHO active meditation or a bioenergetics exercise. These shake things up on the cellular level, so we can reset the nervous system and re-write the muscle memory to literally feel more free and energized.

Afterwards we’ll have an interpersonal exercise that still involves the body but adds in a communication element. This could range from re-patterning unhelpful social conditioning, to guidance around safe touch and intimacy. Then Nick will lead an integration circle to close the journey.

Sat, Jan 27
Yoga Society SF
2872 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA 94110

*Registration: $25 advance, $35 day of event

Save your spot here: https://tantriccacao127.eventbrite.com/

Entry includes a full serving of ceremonial cacao.

If you feel called to attend but funds are a problem, please contact Nick more than FIVE days in advance at NMfacilitator@gmail.com.

Nick Meador is an RYT-200 yoga instructor, life coach, holistic event producer, mindful entrepreneur, and world explorer. Nick has been organizing gatherings that promote connection for 15 years, and leading self-development workshops for 5 years. His mission is to empower and liberate people in a sustainable way. Nick synthesizes a variety of conscious communication and awareness systems into an innovative approach to healing and self-development. With his new project BS Free Spirituality, Nick creates online courses, workshops, retreats, and private coaching to teach through direct experience. The idea is to demystify introspective practice and make holistic self-management options more accessible to ordinary people. Learn more at http://bsfreespirituality.com And join Nick’s FREE Facbook group: BS Free Spirituality with Nick Meador

*Cacao consumption is optional at this event. It is not advised for people taking pharmaceutical anti-depressants or people with a heart condition to have a full serving of pure cacao.

Full Moon Fire Ceremony
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fire Shamanic Full Moon Ceremony

Brothers and Sisters!

Let’s get together to share our beauty and joy,
celebrate our existence, heal our wounds,
reveal our gifts, connect with the web of life,
and create peace & light for the world.

Bring your drums, rattles and
other creative or music objects.

Come with an open heart!

Wednesday, Jan. 31
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Free event.
Upper Deck
Yoga Society of San Francisco
2872 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Led by Vedantin/Gabriella and Friends

Rebirthing Breathwork and Deep Relaxation (Yoga Nidra)
Feb 3 @ 4:00 pm – 7:15 pm

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-&.15pm 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: $40-$30 (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 the California Institute of Integral studies, and Yoga Therapy from Purusha Yoga, and has over 200 hours of yoga teacher training through Urban Flow with Rusty Wells.  Briksha is a resident teacher and manager of the Yoga Society of San Francisco (yogasocietysanfrancisco.com).  He co-teaches the 200hr YTT for Seaside Yoga Sanctuary and Yoga Society of San Francisco.  
Briksha’s main mission to share his knowledge and experience is to help people awaken in their body, breath and mind and learn to live a peaceful and evolutionary life in the midst of a busy world.  

To Know more about Rebirthing Breathwork  go to http://hamsaintegralbreathwork.com


Continuation of this Event will be

Valentine day Breathwork
Breathwork, Heart Opening movement and Community with Chocolate and Chai-;)

Feb, 14th, 8pm-10pm
Donation: Free if you attain Above  Breathwork, otherwise $20

for Detail go to: https://www.meetup.com/bayarea-conscious-breathing-and-eating/events/246720853/

Valentine Day Breathwork: Awakening Beloved within and without
Feb 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Valentine 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 other.

~ How to deepen our skill, to communicate, to touch, to be sensitive, to be present in each moment and

~ How to enjoy and grow in harmony with the self, other 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, Head and Heart and Gut

~Heart Breathing to awaken inner lover

~Ecstatic breathing to develop our capacity enjoy free from stress, worry and concern of tomorrow.

Join the evening and enjoy Community with Chocolate and Chai-;)

Feb, 14th, 8pm-10pm,  Donation:  $20-$30

For Detail go to: https://www.meetup.com/bayarea-conscious-breathing-and-eating/events/246720853/