Vinyasa Yoga Fundamentals Workshop – Joya Yoga Dublin, CA

2019 Vinyasa Workshops

Sunday 1:30-3:30pm, January 13 and February 17 at Joya Yoga Dublin

Book your spot here!

January 13 – Part 1

Discover the proper alignment, breath (pranayama), and core engagement (bandhas) of basic vinyasa postures to:

  1. empower your vinyasa practice
  2. prevent injury and
  3. enable strength, mobility and lift-off in arm balances and inversions.

February 17 – Part 2

Prerequisite: Consistent vinyasa practice (at least one month of practice, 3x/week) or completion of January 13th Part 1 Vinyasa Fundamentals workshop.

Intro to arm balances, chaturanga shoot backs, and inversions applying the proper alignment, breath (pranayama), strength, and core engagement (bandhas) learned in Part 1 of our Vinyasa workshop series.

$25/each, discounted $45 for both

Book your spot here!

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YOGA + ESSENTIAL OILS – JUST BE YOGA DANVILLE 12/21 7-9PM

46521285_2535091106507901_1209441242702675968_oStep away from the holiday hustle and join Amelia Andaleon for this self-care workshop. It’s the perfect time to give yourself permission to slow down, reflect, and connect with your Just Be Yoga tribe. Experience how essential oils pair beautifully with yoga to elevate your practice, soothe your nerves, calm your thoughts, and invite deep rest. Expect to move and breathe with essential oils in a short vinyasa practice, slow down in yummy yin yoga, and end with a sweet candlelit yoga nidra and long savasana. Aaaaahhhh…don’t you feel relaxed just reading this? Give yourself or someone else this workshop as a gift to nurture body, mind and spirit. Namaste.

All Levels Welcome!

Friday December 21st 7-9pm
Just Be Yoga Danville
400 Sycamore Valley Road
Danville, CA 94526
Exchange:
Member/ $40
Non-member/ $45

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HOLIDAY REST & RELEASE WORKSHOP – YOGA, MEDITATION WITH ESSENTIAL OILS

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

Unplug your phone, press pause on hectic holiday stress, and step into our candlelit studio, scented with essential oils. Explore the world of aromatherapy through movement in yoga and stillness in meditation. Blankets and bolsters will cushion your body into deep relaxation. Your teacher will lead you into rest and release through her words and aromatouch technique. You know you really need this right now. Gift yourself this workshop, or offer it as the perfect pre-holiday stocking stuffer.
ABOUT YOUR TEACHER:

Amelia Andaleon is a 500hr E-RYT Certified Baptiste Leader, a Certified Yin Instructor, Meditation teacher, doTerra essential oils Wellness Advocate, Certified Aromatouch Technique Practitioner, and Certified Reiki 2 Healer. Amelia loves to blend yoga with essential oils.  Her intentionally crafted sequences, soothing voice, and aromatouch technique transports you into a state of presence, ease, and relaxation.
All are welcome, members and non-members.
$25 Early Bird Pricing

$30 At the Door
Book your spot here: joyayoga.com/workshops

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11/23 5-6pm Camp Fire Donation Yoga Class – Just Be Yoga Danville, CA

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Join me and Caramia Tambornino this Friday November 23rd 5-6pm for a Camp Fire Donation Class Just Be Yoga Danville  Book your spot here!

Enjoy this special vinyasa class with Caramia Tamborino assisting me with her theta healing and reiki touch.  All donations will support our Northern California neighbors affected by the recent wildfires.  Thank you for your support. Namaste.

 

 

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WEDNESDAY EVENING COMMUNITY MEDITATION & YOGA NIDRA 8:30-9:00pm AT JOYA YOGA SAN RAMON

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“Create your seat. Close your eyes and focus on the sound of the opening bells.” That’s how I begin our new Wednesday evening meditation sessions, in a softly lit yoga studio, meditation is signaled by the Tibetan bells, then time to still your body, soothe your nerves, and calm your mind. The meditation practice invites you to slow down and allow the experience of presence and awakening. Physiologically, meditation can lower stress, lower your blood pressure, lower your cortisol levels, slow down your heart rate, and cultivate an overall sense of well-being and peace. Just thinking about it relaxes me!

This is a community donation-based meditation “sit” at Joya Yoga San Ramon and we welcome participants of any level of meditation.

Meditation begins promptly at 8:30 and ends at 9:00. This session follows a 7pm Yin Yoga class with me, which ends at 8:15pm so a quiet transition between classes is requested. Many of the yin yoga students will already be seated in meditation before the 8:30 session begins.

The Joya Yoga San Ramon doors will open by 8:10 and will be locked by 8:30pm. Please no late arrivals for the meditation sessions. Blankets and bolsters are available for your use during meditation.

The Joya Yoga San Ramon doors will open by 8:10 and will be locked by 8:30pm.  Please no late arrivals for the meditation sessions.  Blankets and bolsters are available for your use during meditation. Please arrive early and quietly take your seat. See you on your mats! Namaste.

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SUNDAY YOGA IN THE PARK – SEPT 9TH 9:30AM CIVIC PARK, WALNUT (FREE CLASS HOSTED BY LULULEMON)

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SPIDER POSE…IS IT A “REAL YOGA” POSE?

IMG_0804Variations of Goddess Pose, utkata konasana, are sometimes called Spider Pose…but, is there a sanskrit name? I don’t know and to me it doesn’t matter. Does it feel good in my body? Does it invite strength, vitality, clarity, calm and connection to self? That’s what matters to me. It’s funny how yogis can sometimes get judgy, criticizing others because something is not “real yoga.” It makes me ask “Is criticism or judgment of others’ practices ‘real yoga’? Is it only yoga if it’s taught in sanskrit? Or if you chant or burn incense?

I know what works for me and I remind my students that ultimately each one of us is our own inner teacher. If you don’t agree with another’s practice, why not just lift them up by letting them be, and you do you? Words I need to hear myself to keep my judginess in check.
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These words by Tara Brach often remind me to practice compassion. This is my intention for you when I teach and for everyone.
May all beings be free from harm.
May all beings be held in loving presence…
Filled with loving presence.
May all beings touch great and natural peace.
May all beings be free.

Namaste…

 

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