New! Sunday classes
Mar
24
6:30 AM06:30

New! Sunday classes

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

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NIA with Rachel
Mar
27
8:15 AM08:15

NIA with Rachel

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.

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Arm Balance Series with Stephen
Apr
6
10:30 AM10:30

Arm Balance Series with Stephen

Have you always wanted to learn a particular arm balance but weren’t sure how, or do you want to improve an arm balance you have already learned? Perfect for beginners and experienced practitioners alike, Core Flow on Saturdays will explore arm balances in a series this spring. Come learn with us in a safe, supportive environment designed to get you flying!

  • 4/6 Bakasana (Crane/Crow Pose)

  • 4/13 Parsva Bakasana (Side Crane/Crow Pose)

  • 4/20 Koundinyasana I/II

  • 4/27 Astavakrasana (Eight-Angle Pose)

  • 5/4 Eka Pada Galavasana (Flying Pigeon Pose)

  • 5/11 Tittibhasana (Firefly Pose)

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Yoga in the Garden
Apr
6
12:00 PM12:00

Yoga in the Garden

Come practice your yoga outdoors in the garden!

CY will be offering these all level classes on the first Saturday of each month from February 2 through June 1, 2019 at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat and water. Plan to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the class to see where to meet the group for the day.

Please note: There is a minimum number of participants needed for each class to run. Please register by 4 pm the preceding Friday. You will be notified and refunded if the class is cancelled.

$20 for members | $30 public

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Yoga Sutra Of Patanjali Discussion Group
Apr
14
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga Sutra Of Patanjali Discussion Group

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

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Special Workshops with Scott Lewicki
Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

Special Workshops with Scott Lewicki

The Story of Hanuman: Asana in Action, Backbends and Shoulderstand
10am-12pm

All about Hanuman, the humble hero with eight super powers (Ashta Siddhis). Hear about Hanuman shape shift, leap the ocean, fight the demon Ravana, and save the day for Rama and his army. Hanuman is the embodiment of self-less service (Seva). He offers his heart fully to anyone in need. 

Heart Opening Asana Practice focused on backbends and shoulder stand. All levels

Satsang: An Armchair History of Yoga
1-3pm 

Join Scott Lewicki for an evening of conversation that will draw upon the ancient texts of India, the historical currents of the various schools of Indian philosophy, and the modern writings of contemporary teachers. We’ll touch on topics such as: what does the word "yoga" really mean? How has that meaning changed over time? Does this have any relevance to modern life?The session will be interactive with opportunities for discussion, questions, and personal inquiry. Open to all ages and all levels of yoga experience.

$40 per workshop, $70 for both

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The Myth of Aging: Somatic Movement Essentials with Aimee
Mar
23
11:45 AM11:45

The Myth of Aging: Somatic Movement Essentials with Aimee

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

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