Join Ashley at our Monthly Mothers Circle Gathering
The Mothers’ Circle is a safe, confidential space to share about the realities of our motherhood experiences and to find friendship and emotional support.
These circles form an intimate community with whom you can connect, share, and explore the transformation that is occurring within you, as you evolve as a mother. Join a circle of other mothers who are also being transformed by parenthood, sharing a space where personal transformation is the central theme of our group conversation.
In these circles we welcome women in all stages of motherhood (pregnancy through adult children). After circle concludes you have the opportunity to connect over some relaxing herbal tea and a small snack. This is optional, if you need to leave directly after circle, you can.
Optional Tea and Chats
About your facilitator:
Ashley is a dedicated Yoga Student and Teacher, Zenthai Shiatsu Bodyworker and Mother of two young children. She has been attending and facilitating Mothers Circles in many forms since the birth of her first child over three years ago. Having recently moved to Claremont from Australia, she felt called to offer the gift of the circles she had been apart of in her home country.
Bookings are essential as numbers are limited.
Can I bring children?
We kindly ask that you come without children to these circles
Do I have to share?
You can attend these gatherings without sharing and you can decide this at the time. Each person is given the opportunity to share in circle, but you can always skip your turn and just hold space for others.
What makes it a safe space?
We ask that all who attend do not interrupt the person speaking, as well as not asking questions and/or giving advice without first asking permission of the person (after circle time). Some women like to share only in circle and leave it there. We ask that members in the community do not share what they have heard in the circle. Basically what happens in circle stays in circle.
What is the circle blessing?
This is a verbal blessing lead by the circle facilitator.
Blessings on the women and their hands that nurture everyone, everyday.
Blessings on the children, their light and playfulness guides our way.
Blessings on Mother Earth for providing nourishment and holding us up strong.
Blessings on our Circle for healing our souls and carrying our Mama song.
What is the cost?
These circles are offered as a service to the community, no profit is taken. We only ask that you leave a donation if you are financially able, this helps us cover the cost of opening the studio (lighting, heating/cooling, tea ect).
Get that chaturanga right with Celia on Saturday, May 25th
Build core strength and learn the proper alignment.
We will work on building the proper foundation for Chaturanga. Including core strength, proper alignment/stacking of joints, breath during Chaturanga and overall steps for Chaturanga.
We will warm up the shoulders, core and wrists prior to beginning the workshop. We will use props, blocks and straps to build awareness.
We will cover the importance of building proper alignment and strength to prevent injury over time.
Join us for our inaugural pop-up art experience with Claremont Art Walk:
FREEDOM, That's Where We Play
Portraits by John Gonzales
Connect Art + Asana with Joanna Lord
Creative Yoga Flow from 4:30-5:45PM | $20
Reception to follow
To register for class, please visit click the class schedule link to sign up via mindbody
Spaces will be limited, so please pre-register!
Enjoy a range of all-levels classes at our studio including our restorative, yin, gentle yoga, and somatic movement classes available daily. Please check schedule for latest updates.
Monday: Gentle Yoga with Deb @ 10:30am & Yin Yoga with Kerry @ 5:30pm
Tuesday: Gentle Yoga with Kurt @ 4pm & Restorative/Yin Yoga with Gina @ 7:15pm
Wednesday: Yin Yoga with Kerry @ 9:15am, Gentle Yoga with Deb @ 10:30am & Somatic Healing Movement with Seiji @ 7:15pm
Thursday: Gentle Yoga with Stephanie @ 11:00am & Restorative with Aimee @ 7:15pm
Friday: Restorative & Self-Care with Aimee @ 5:45pm
Saturday: Somatic Healing Movement with Aimee @ 11:45am
Sunday: Somatic Healing Movement with Seiji @ 2:30pm & Restorative with Kurt @ 5pm
Juanita Rivas Raymer is excited to share her passion for teaching prenatal yoga classes. In each class we will cover one trimester and the anatomy of that trimester. We'll go over how each trimester dictates which poses may or may not be appropriate and how to modify some of those poses. We will also learn how to use the "props." The final class will focus on how to sequence a class that supports all the trimesters.
In this class we will learn about the changes in the 1st trimester, what your student may be feeling and how to support her in her practice. We will learn about certain poses and how to modify them, if she feels uncomfortable attempting them.
Class two will cover the second trimester, how her anatomy is changing, and what's going on in her body. We look at poses that may be appropriate for this trimester.
We continue learning about the different trimesters. How does the third trimester differ from the first and second. How are they similar? How can we use props to make her more comfortable?
Let's put all that we have learned in the prior classes and form a sequence of poses that can support all three trimesters.
Dates: June 8/9 and June 15/16
Time: 2-4pm each day
Cost: $40 per workshop or $140 for all 4
More YOGA every Sunday at CY! Enjoy our newly added Sunday classes:
7:30am - Vinyasa Flow 1/2 with Celia
9:00am - Flow + Restore with Deborah Escobar
10:30am - Vinyasa Flow 1/2 with Cheryl
2:30pm - Somatic Healing Movement with Seiji
5:00pm - Restorative with Kurt Bumiller
5:15 pm - Vinyasa Flow 1/2 with Joanna
7:00 pm - Vinyasa Flow 2/3 with Olivia
Please join Beth Walkenbach and Sarah Little for a monthly Yoga Sutra exploration and discussion group. All voices, translations and ideas will be welcome, bring yourself, your resources and an open mind. Patanjali's Yoga Sutra is at the very heart of the yoga practice and yet so many of us don't know how to attack this ancient and daunting text. Beth and Sarah will lead a chant and discussion of several sutras in this interactive session. Let's break down the text into manageable chunks and see where we find relevance and guidance in our modern practices.
Meets 2nd Sunday of every month | Donation based
Stiffness. Pain. Limited Mobility. Getting Shorter. Trouble Walking. Brain Fog. These are symptoms sometimes attributed to “getting old”.
Join Aimee Takaya for a series of Somatic movement classes designed to debunk the myth of aging. Be empowered to age gracefully, regain mobility or simply address and prevent common ailments such as stiffness, low back pain and poor posture through gentle, relaxing movement.
learn to release patterns of stress and muscle contraction associated with our “natural” aging process
create balanced, easy posture and peaceful mindset.
discover how your brain habituates movement and how you can use this understanding to liberate your joints from pressure and muscles from unnecessary fatigue.
increase flexibility and strength while relaxing and resting your nervous system.
explore and develop your somatic awareness and increase connection, sensitivity and volition within your body.
Promote integration between right and left hemispheres of the brain and expand your internal landscape.
Aimee is a yoga teacher and in training to be a Somatic Educator in the tradition of Thomas Hanna at The Novato Institute.
6 week series starting March 23rd | Saturdays 11:45am-1:15pm | regular class price
What is Nia? Done barefoot to diverse and inspiring music, Nia is a transformational movement practice that teaches you to LISTEN, EXPRESS and CONNECT with your mind- body-spirit both inside and outside of the studio. Nia draws from dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts to create purposeful movement that will help you compassionately condition. Nia is a practice that suits people of all walks of life, ages and fitness levels. It is for those who wish to SAY YES to the sensation of purpose, potential and possibility. DANCE YOURSELF FREE Wednesday and Friday mornings From 8:15-9:15am.
Join our CY staff 4 days a week for a Vinyasa Flow and Restorative class!
Mondays @ 9am with Nicole
Thursdays @ 8:30am with Sarah
Fridays @ 4pm with Nicole
Sundays @ 9am with Deborah
Enjoy many more classes throughout the week! Please visit our online schedule for our most current class offerings.