Find It, Live It w/ Susannah Freedman
Oct
19
to Oct 21

Find It, Live It w/ Susannah Freedman

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$90 for all three days

In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna counsels Arjuna that it is far better to do your own work imperfectly than it is to do someone else's work perfectly. But what, exactly, is your work?

Join Susannah for a 3-day workshop to find what truly lights you up, what your innate individual gifts are, and how you can use that information to find work that is meaningful and fulfilling. It is not mandatory, but very much suggested that you read the book "The Great Work of Your Life" by Stephen Cope by the end of the series.

Don't worry, you don't have to quit your job, but these workshops will help you to define more clearly what you want out of everyday life so that you can show up at every moment with enthusiasm.

Schedule
Friday 10/19, 5:30-8:30pm
Saturday 10/20, 1:00-4:00pm
Sunday 10/21, 1:00-4:00pm

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Oct
27
1:00 PM13:00

Remembering the Whole Self w/ Nacera Mekki

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$25

In this fast-paced world, we are asked to keep up with the speed of the times. In order to do this we need to be anchored in a strong sense of self. In this workshop we will use asana, meditation, journaling, and partner work to shed light on some of the limiting beliefs that keep us held in patterns that are not useful.

By recognizing our belief system we are able to peel away layers of misunderstandings of how we treat ourselves and others. We will deconstruct some of these patterns and learn techniques to help release the power they hold over us.

Nacera has been practicing yoga for over 15 years and teaching for 9 years. She has completed 500 Hours of Vinyasa training with Les Leventhal and Stephanie Snyder, and 200 Hours of Kundalini with Gurmukh. Nacera is highly committed to translating yoga into an accessible and relevant practice both on and off the mat. Her class provides challenging sequences to allow students to explore their boundaries and to find their potential to overcome difficulties. Her classes provide an enriching and meaningful experience for students at any level. She encourages students to look within to find their own wisdom and strength to guide them through their practice. 

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Pre-Holiday Rx with Stephanie
Nov
4
12:30 PM12:30

Pre-Holiday Rx with Stephanie

$35 in advance | $40 at the door

This workshop will be a pre-holiday treatment for the mind, body, and soul. The holidays can be a time of travel, busyness, parties, fun, and sometimes overwhelm. Prime yourself to glide through the season with clarity and steadiness. In this 3 hour treatment we will move through a strong and grounding vinyasa sequence focused on hip openers and stabilizing the first and second chakras. We will bring it home at the end with a brief but delicious restorative somatic supine flow and heart centered release. You will also be introduced to specific pranayama (breath work) that you can practice anytime you feel stressed or in need of a quick reset. Prepare for the holidays the yogi way and in community!


All levels welcome, some vinyasa experience is preferred.

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Nov
10
1:00 PM13:00

Reset, Refuel, and Create

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$90

Join Bex Urban and Sasha Korellis for an afternoon “quickie retreat” of mindfulness and movement. We will gather with a focus on cultivating space through centering, grounding, and gaining more clarity in ourselves. We will begin with a fluid yoga practice, then move into guided meditations, and wrap up with mala creation.

Bex will open the afternoon with a flow-based yoga practice. After moving, we will reclaim our essence with guided meditation techniques. The silent time is welcome to both seasoned and new meditators. The session will have a focus of unspooling, resetting, and reclaiming.

After being steeped in meditation, we will close the afternoon crafting custom Satcha Malas to lock in our personal intentions. The mala kits will include crystals and sandalwood beads. You will learn more about crystal healing and cultivating sacred space. It is a wonderful way inward to pause and support new rituals in life.

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Saturday Night Live w/ Peter Walters & Sita Devi
Nov
10
8:00 PM20:00

Saturday Night Live w/ Peter Walters & Sita Devi

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$30 in advance | $35 at the door

Saturday Night Live is back again! This time Peter is joined by his dear friend Sita Devi! Sita Devi is a yoga teacher, Kirtan artist, and ecstatic dance facilitator. Sita sings, plays harmonium, guitar, kartals, and the mrdanga. You are in for a joyous celebration of life, love, and breath as we sing out, sweat, and offer it up to the big love!

SNL is a late-night, candle lit yoga experience where we will, sing, create deeper connection and conversation about modern yoga and have a strong, vinyasa flow class. We explore questions such as: what does it mean to be a ‘yogi’?’ How do we take our practices off the mat? Why do we chant? Why does Ganesha have an elephant head? Bring your questions! While we probably don’t have the answers, we do have more questions.

Join us for an uplifting evening of chanting, conversations around yoga, and a strong (and sweet) late night vinyasa yoga adventure! Snacks + Refreshments will be provided!

$30 in advance or $35 at the door

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Inner Drishti w/ Martin Scott
Nov
18
12:30 PM12:30

Inner Drishti w/ Martin Scott

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$35 in advance | $40 at the door

Where the gaze is directed, the attention naturally follows. So turn the attention inwards and follow the path to your soul. We often look to the outside world to help us become more centered and to find a balance. We use our eyes to find our drishti in our asana practice which helps us to become centered and focused. What if we could find this focus within?

In this workshop will we will use mantra and pranayama to prepare us to do our asana practice with the eyes closed, finding this inner sight to achieve balance and connect to the self on a deeper level.

Martin stands in the light of his greatest potential and invites others into their own - this is where his teaching comes from. He brings light and levity to every class, employing an expression of devotion and tradition, he teaches in a way that holistically inspires his students. Martin is committed to honoring all of his teachers who have led him to a life devoted to the practice and teaching yoga to others.

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Community Acupuncture + Sound Healing
Nov
23
2:00 PM14:00

Community Acupuncture + Sound Healing

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$45

There's nothing quite like entering the busiest time of year with a nourishing treat to calm the mind and rejuvenate the body. We are here for you, community!

The sweetness of the holidays will be that much more delicious with your seasonal dose of acupuncture and sound healing activation! InTouch SF’s Jordanna Eve and Morning Altar’s Day Schildkret are back to offer a special Thanksgiving gratitude circle sprinkled with warmth, love, and nurture. Dive into a grounding 90 minute sound bath with ritual acupuncture, blending gentle needling with enchanting music, crystal singing bowls, wood flute and other aural delights that beckon the sweetest, most relaxing savasana you may ever know.

We recommend signing up ahead of time and arriving early to ensure your sweet and limited spot in the circle. Feel free to bring your own creature comforts, yoga mat, and water bottle. Blankets and blocks will be provided. Wear loose-fitting layers, lean back and rejuvenate your qi surrounded by new friends, your besties, the fam, and your loves.

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Find the Fun, Fight the Fear: An Inversion Experience w/ Danni Pomplun
Dec
1
1:00 PM13:00

Find the Fun, Fight the Fear: An Inversion Experience w/ Danni Pomplun

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$35

Face your fears, and learn proper alignment to fly! Let yourself go in this workshop that is guaranteed to get the core working and the adrenaline pumping. After a warm up practice, Danni will break down the basics of handstand and crow -- the major gateways to an inversion practice. Then we will explore other arm balances, inversions, and flows, and cover strategies for understanding and overcoming fear.  This workshop will challenge your resolve and allow you to more fully explore the amazing possibilities in your practice.

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NYE Yoga Celebration w/ Peter Walters
Dec
31
10:00 PM22:00

NYE Yoga Celebration w/ Peter Walters

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$30

On New Year’s Eve we will turn down the lights, light the candles (okay, turn on the electric candles), create a beautiful alter, burn off what’s been stuck and sticky in our minds and hearts over the past year, and invite in what we want and need for 2019. Are you ready?

Join Peter Walters for a night of joyous singing, intention setting, and a spicy, soulful Vinyasa Flow as we start the new year off sweaty and in celebration with our dear sangha!

This is a two-hour flow/prayer/meditation/party/offering for the gift of this life, and the new cycle that is 2019. Get ready for a sweaty, powerful, and playful practice. This is a chance to set aside what we may be clinging onto a bit too tightly, to forgive, to say “I’m sorry,” or “I love you,” or…”I quit!” This evening we will make space for the new, while gracefully saying “goodbye” to what was. We will open our bodies, hearts. and minds to the infinite possibilities of what 2019 can offer— and what we can offer back.

You can expect amazing music, strong asana, breath work, dancing, intention setting, and maybe a few hugs. At midnight, we'll enjoy light refreshments. It would be an honor and a privilege to share this moment of transition with you.

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Be the Path: Yoga Immersion w/ Tias Little
Jan
25
to Jan 27

Be the Path: Yoga Immersion w/ Tias Little

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$355 for the entire weekend  |  $335 early bird by December 15, 2018

or $100 per session

We are so excited to welcome Tias Little back to Love Story Yoga for a series of four immersion master classes!

Tias’s unique and skillful approach enables students to find greater depth of understanding and awareness in their practice, both on and off the mat. His approach to the practice is inter-disciplinary, passionate, intelligent, innovative and full of insight. Tias synthesizes years of study in classical yoga, Sanskrit, Buddhist studies, anatomy, massage and trauma healing. Tias began studying the work of B.K.S Iyengar in 1984 and lived in Mysore, India in 1989 studying Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with Pattabhi Jois. Thus his teaching brings together precision of alignment, anatomical detail and a profound meditative experience. 

Tias is a licensed massage therapist and his somatic studies include in-depth training in cranial-sacral therapy. His practice and teaching is influenced by the work of Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais and Thomas Hanna. Tias is a long time student of the meditative arts and Buddhist studies beginning with Vipassana and continuing in Tibetan Buddhism and Zen. His teaching style is unique in being able to weave together poetic metaphor with clear instruction filled with compassion and humor. Tias earned a Master’s degree in Eastern Philosophy from St. John’s College Santa Fe in 1998. 

Tias lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he directs his school, Prajna Yoga, with his wife Surya and is the author of three books, The Thread of Breath, Meditations on a Dewdrop and The Yoga of the Subtle Body, to be published by Shambhala Press in 2015. In addition to leading yoga workshops and teacher trainings throughout the US and around the world, Tias currently offers on-line classes through Yoga Glo.

Weekend Schedule

Gravity as Therapy: Why Savasana is the Most Important Pose: Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 1-4pm

Flame of the Heart: Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 6-9pm

Yin and Yang Yoga Practice: Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 1-4pm

Centering In: Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 1-4pm

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Find Your Voice w/ Nichol Chase
Feb
17
1:00 PM13:00

Find Your Voice w/ Nichol Chase

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$30

This workshop is designed to help you find your most confident, empowered voice! Nichol will guide you through an intelligent sequence of practices to free tension in your body, learn to use your breath more effectively, and speak and sing confidently without causing strain to your vocal cords. This practice is great for yoga teachers, public speakers, singers, and anyone wanting to harness the power of their voice.

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Power & Precision: How to Practice & Teach Intermediate/Advanced Asana w/ Nichol Chase
Oct
8
to Oct 10

Power & Precision: How to Practice & Teach Intermediate/Advanced Asana w/ Nichol Chase

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$300

This intensive is designed to enhance your practice, inform your teaching, and empower you. We will embark on a journey to better understand how to practice and teach intermediate and advanced poses in a safe and skillful way. We will gain strength and fortitude through arm balancing poses, and use that strength to gain courage through inversions. Then, we will use that courage to open our hearts in back bends. Working step-by-step, deconstructing and reconstructing, and exploring every nuance unlocks your potential in even the most challenging poses. Expect to work hard, have fun, and surprise yourself with what is possible!

Each day Nichol will start with a powerful and precise workshop-style class on our pose category of the day, followed by a deep look at the anatomy and biomechanics of individual poses. With our newfound knowledge, we will discuss how to create intelligent sequences for these poses.

This intensive is perfect for students as well as both new and experienced teachers. It will help you unlock your practice potential, give you strategies for introducing more challenging poses in your public classes, and provide you with the tools to develop skillful and effective workshops.

Schedule:
Monday 10/08, 9:00 - 5:00pm
Tuesday 10/09, 9:00 - 5:00pm
Wednesday 10/10, 9:00 - 5:00pm

 

 

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Warriors of Love: The Bhagavad Gita
Oct
6
1:30 PM13:30

Warriors of Love: The Bhagavad Gita

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$35 in advance | $40 at the door

Join YogaGlo teacher David Harshada Wagner for a transformational afternoon of practical yoga philosophy, guided meditation, and lively discussion as he shares key teachings from the Gita. We will learn about what David calls “Inner Yoga” and how our practice of yoga can be more transformational and empower us to live magnificent lives of sacred connection and loving service. David has an approachable, disarming teaching style that will leave your heart open, mind unburdened, and life feeling brighter. This workshop will include dharma talk, guided healing meditations, and time for questions and answers. Note this is not a physical asana class.

David is a spiritual teacher, single dad, author, and life-long seeker who has been teaching yoga, meditation, and the sacred path of transformation all over the world for more than 20 years. David travels widely offering workshops, retreats, and training teachers in the practice and philosophy of “Inner Yoga”. David believes that at the heart of every spiritual path is the eternal quest for deep communion with the Sacred, personal healing, and a life of beauty and authentic service. David helps people from all walks of life including yoga teachers, military veterans, addicts, and conscious parents on the path of soulful living.

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Taking Flight: An Intro to Arm Balances w/ Mira Valeria
Jul
15
1:00 PM13:00

Taking Flight: An Intro to Arm Balances w/ Mira Valeria

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$40 | $35 early bird pricing until June 15

Taking flight requires trust and surrender, and it also requires setting a proper foundation. In this workshop we will explore the Bakasana-family and Koundinyasana-family arm balances that live atop Chaturanga. We will learn correct alignment for healthy and happy shoulders in Chaturanga and all Chaturanga-frame arm balances; develop the skills needed for lift off, and learn to troubleshoot the most common mistakes that keep us from flying; and hone our techniques for more technically proficient, nuanced poses.

Mira will lead us from the ground up. Learn how to properly do Chaturanga, set up for and skills to build towards and into Bakasana and Eka Pada Koundinyasana variations, and common mistakes and refine our alignment for more skillful and structurally sound postures.

This workshop is open to practitioners of all levels but is not recommended for students with current or chronic shoulder or wrist injuries.

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Weekend with Kino MacGregor
Jun
29
to Jul 1

Weekend with Kino MacGregor

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$295 for the entire weekend  |  $275 early bird by April 30, 2018

or $65 per session

Kino MacGregor is an international yoga teacher, author of three books, producer of six Ashtanga Yoga DVDs, writer, world traveler, co-founder of Miami Life Center, co-founder of Yoga Challenge and OmStars Clothing. Kino’s dharma is to help people experience the limitless potential of the human spirit through the inner tradition of yoga.

She is one of the few people in the world of yoga to embrace both the traditional teaching of India’s historic past and the popular contemporary social media channels. You can find her teaching classes and workshops all over the world and on Kino Yoga Instagram and on Kino Yoga YouTube channel

With more than 15 years of experience in Ashtanga Yoga, she is one of a select group of people to receive the Certification to teach Ashtanga Yoga by its founder Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India and practice through the Fourth Series of Ashtanga Yoga.

Weekend Schedule

Secrets of Flexibility: Friday, 6/29, 7pm - 9pm

Ashtanga Magic - Breath, Posture, and Gaze: Saturday, 6/30, 10am - 12pm

Yoga Drills: Saturday, 6/30, 2pm - 4pm

Ashtanga Yoga Full Primary Series: Sunday, 7/1, 10am - 12pm

Strong Steady Gaze: Sunday, 7/1, 2pm - 4pm

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LSY Teacher Training Open House
Jun
17
1:00 PM13:00

LSY Teacher Training Open House

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Free

Join Stephanie Snyder and Haley Havelock, teacher training graduate and Love Story teacher, to experience some of the content of, ask questions about, and practice techniques learned in teacher training. Trainings are popular and effective for students who want to deepen their practice or are interested in teaching, as well as for teachers looking for more in-depth training. This workshop will include philosophy and asana. We will look at the energetics, alignment, and biomechanics of Urdvha Dhanurasana through lecture, practice, modifications, and hands-on assists! This is appropriate for all levels and anyone who is curious about our 200-hr teacher training beginning August 2018.

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Astro Flow w/ Susannah Freedman
May
25
6:15 PM18:15

Astro Flow w/ Susannah Freedman

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$35 | $30 early bird pricing until April 30

Astrology serves as a blueprint of the karma we are playing out during a specific period of time. Currently the themes of death and rebirth (Pluto), rebellion (Uranus), structure (Saturn) and dreams/prayers (Neptune) are in relationship with each other indicating that this is an auspicious time to do the difficult work in bringing our dreams into reality.

In this workshop, you will learn how to harness the energy of the astrological moment to keep yourself inspired and on track in the pursuit of your dreams. The first 90 minutes will be lecture, discussion and personal work, followed by a 90-minute flow based in grounding poses, and poses that let you take flight.

Susannah has her masters in Philosophy & Religion and she is certified as a Psychological Astrologer. She has given chart readings and lectures around the world.

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Spring In! An Early Morning Series w/ Neil Wadhawan
Apr
16
to Apr 27

Spring In! An Early Morning Series w/ Neil Wadhawan

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$220 | $200 early bird by March 31. 

Join Neil Wadhawan for this special early morning practice that will kick your butt! We will meet every weekday, Monday - Friday, from 7:05 - 7:55am for two weeks, from April 16 through April 27.

Each class has been thoughtfully designed by Neil to enable you to focus on your strength. Classes will be rigorous and centered on the physical, with a short Savasana or meditation, leaving you with a unique energy for the rest of the day.

Practitioners are highly encouraged to attend each and every practice. Commit to this challenge and get ready for a transformation.

Space is limited.

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Path To Empowerment #2: Handstand, Forearm Stand, & Variations w/Nichol Chase
Apr
15
12:30 PM12:30

Path To Empowerment #2: Handstand, Forearm Stand, & Variations w/Nichol Chase

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$40  |  $35 early bird pricing until March 31

Back by popular demand, this is the second installment of our Path to Empowerment inversions workshop! Inversions are poses that tend to get avoided. This is because they can be challenging, potentially risky, and can bring up feelings of fear. But, when you learn to work up to these poses with skill and understanding the fear turns into a feeling of empowerment.

Join Nichol as we will focus on Handstand, Forearm Stand and variations of these poses. By working step-by-step, deconstructing and reconstructing, and exploring every nuance, your command of these poses will greatly increase. Expect to have fun, be challenged, and to surprise yourself with what you can do!

All levels welcome.

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40-Hour Yoga Philosophy Immersion w/ Lauren Pisano
Mar
8
to Mar 11

40-Hour Yoga Philosophy Immersion w/ Lauren Pisano

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$450 for the entire weekend | $375 early bird by Jan 31, 2018

Thursday 3/8, 9am - 5pm
Friday 3/9, 11am - 6:45pm
Saturday 3/10, 9am - 5pm
Sunday 3/11, 8:15am - 4pm

During this extended weekend workshop, students will dive into yoga philosophy through open discussion and experiential practice. We will explore the authentic Self; what exists beyond our concepts and ideas of who we are. Through asana, mantra, and a variety of meditation methods, we will practice embodying our true nature in a community of trust, vulnerability, and authenticity. There will be space to discuss the teachings in depth.

Lauren Pisano has been teaching Vinyasa yoga for seven years, in the Bay Area for four. She takes a pragmatic yet heartfelt approach to the teachings, and she shares the practices that have moved her throughout her studentship. Lauren sees yoga as a course towards a more peaceful existence in this world and as a pathway to realizing the depths of one's being.

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Yoga Immersion w/ Tias Little
Feb
16
to Feb 18

Yoga Immersion w/ Tias Little

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$350 for the entire weekend  |  $330 early bird by January 9, 2018

or $95 per session

We are so excited to welcome Tias Little to Love Story Yoga for a series of four immersion master classes!

Tias’s unique and skillful approach enables students to find greater depth of understanding and awareness in their practice, both on and off the mat. His approach to the practice is inter-disciplinary, passionate, intelligent, innovative and full of insight. Tias synthesizes years of study in classical yoga, Sanskrit, Buddhist studies, anatomy, massage and trauma healing. Tias began studying the work of B.K.S Iyengar in 1984 and lived in Mysore, India in 1989 studying Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with Pattabhi Jois. Thus his teaching brings together precision of alignment, anatomical detail and a profound meditative experience. 

Tias is a licensed massage therapist and his somatic studies include in-depth training in cranial-sacral therapy. His practice and teaching is influenced by the work of Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais and Thomas Hanna. Tias is a long time student of the meditative arts and Buddhist studies beginning with Vipassana and continuing in Tibetan Buddhism and Zen. His teaching style is unique in being able to weave together poetic metaphor with clear instruction filled with compassion and humor. Tias earned a Master’s degree in Eastern Philosophy from St. John’s College Santa Fe in 1998. 

Tias lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he directs his school, Prajna Yoga, with his wife Surya and is the author of three books, The Thread of Breath, Meditations on a Dewdrop and The Yoga of the Subtle Body, to be published by Shambhala Press in 2015. In addition to leading yoga workshops and teacher trainings throughout the US and around the world, Tias currently offers on-line classes through Yoga Glo.

Weekend Schedule

From Skin to Core: Friday, 2/16, 1pm - 4pm

Supple Hips, Quiet Mind: Friday, 2/16, 6pm - 9pm

The Belly: The Fire Inside: Saturday, 2/17, 1pm - 4pm

Flow Through the Core Channel: Sunday, 2/18, 1pm - 4pm

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Path To Empowerment: Handstand & Forearm Stand w/ Nichol Chase
Jan
28
1:00 PM13:00

Path To Empowerment: Handstand & Forearm Stand w/ Nichol Chase

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$40  |  $35 early bird pricing until December 31

Inversions are poses that tend to get avoided. This is because they can be challenging, potentially risky, and can bring up feelings of fear. But, when you learn how to work up to these poses with skill and understanding the fear turns into a feeling of empowerment.

In this workshop we will focus on Handstand and Forearm Stand. By working step-by-step, deconstructing and reconstructing, and exploring every nuance, your command of these poses will greatly increase. Expect to have fun, be challenged, and to surprise yourself with what you can do!

All levels welcome.

About Nichol.

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Jan
1
11:00 AM11:00

Flow & Glow Into the New Year

$40

Flow and glow into the new year with grace, confidence, and a renewed appreciation for life.

This workshop will help detoxify the burdens of the holiday season and reset the psycho-emotional system for a clear sense of renewal. We will focus on twists to cleanse and rejuvenate the organs. Chest and shoulder openers to release psychic stress. And heart openers to break through and break free. We will integrate at the end with slow deep hip opening and a sweet deep release in savasana. Expect to sweat, sing and lay it all down.

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Winter Solstice Sound Healing Flow
Dec
22
6:30 PM18:30

Winter Solstice Sound Healing Flow

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$35 advance purchase | $45 at the door

Winter solstice marks the shortest day and longest night of the year, when the sun is at its lowest arc in the sky. Join Abigail Tyler and Jeremy Falk as they guide us through a Sound Healing Vinyasa Flow, tuning into a deep sense of intuition and trust in your inner voice.

As Jeremy guides our bodies in a slow, restorative, and rejuvenating flow, Abigail will bathe us in sacred sound. Come prepared to experience: (a) breath work; (b) chanting; (c) meditative vinyasa movement; and (d) sound healing - accessing balance through Pyrenees Koshi Chimes, Peruvian Seed Rattle, Chilean Cactus Rain Stick, Frame & Ocean Drum, Tibetan Singing Bowls, Crystal Heart Chakra Singing Bowl, and the loving vibrations of the Gong.

Open to all levels!

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The Journey Into Arm Balancing w/ Betty Roi
Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

The Journey Into Arm Balancing w/ Betty Roi

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$75

Come and experience a sense of playfulness in these delightfully challenging poses, cultivating wholesome intelligence of the body. Arm balances expand our inner sense of equilibrium and integration. With regular practice they develop lightness, strength, courage and agility; freeing the mind and body of limiting habitual patterns.

This workshop will emphasize the process of arm balancing. Preparation will include: hip openers, twisting poses, core awakening, and wrist and shoulder conditioning.

We will learn to struggle less with the muscular strength of the arms and upper body by using the alignment of the bones for optimal leverage, while connecting to the source of our core. The essence of balancing on our hands is in creating a steady foundation that allows us to equally root into the earth while taking flight.

This workshop is open to all levels of practice. Beginners as well as seasoned practitioners will learn how to start and/or refine their practice of arm balancing.

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Nov
18
1:00 PM13:00

Song of the Heart w/ Peter Walters & Nat Kendall

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$35 in advance, $40 at the door

Join our dear friends and teachers, Nat Kendall and Peter Walters, for a sweet and sweaty deep-dive into the heart opening practice of Bhakti, the yoga of love and devotion. In this workshop we will explore myth, mantra, pranayama and asana. We will bring to life the stories and mantras of the deities to whom we often chant in class (Shiva who?). We'll learn how these ancient living stories can support our practice and inform our daily lives off of the mat. We'll discuss why we chant and the many benefits of regular mantra practice. This workshop will include a strong vinyasa and pranayama practice led by Peter and live music performed by Nat. We'll conclude with kirtan/chanting and any questions you may have— so bring em!.

Are you ready? This workshop is perfect for both new and seasoned practitioners looking to deepen their practice, as well as teachers looking to bring more bhakti and chanting into their offerings. You'll leave with a heart cracked open and tools to incorporate into your daily sadhana.

*Please bring a yoga mat, water bottle, vocal cords ready to sing, and zero expectations! OM

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LSY Teacher Training Open House
Nov
11
1:00 PM13:00

LSY Teacher Training Open House

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Free

Join Stephanie Snyder and Susannah Freedman of the Love Story Yoga Teacher Training faculty to experience some of the content of, ask questions about, and practice techniques learned in teacher training. Trainings are popular and effective for students who want to deepen their practice or are interested in teaching, as well as for teachers looking for more in-depth training. This workshop will include philosophy and asana. We will look at the energetics, alignment, and biomechanics of Urdvha Danurasana through lecture, practice, modifications, and hands-on assists! This is appropriate for all levels and anyone who is curious about our 200-hr teacher training beginning January 2018.
 

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Nov
5
to Nov 19

Sadhana Series w/ Steph

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$216

Dates: 3 Sundays (11/5, 11/12, 11/19), 12:30-4pm.

Stephanie developed her Sadhana program to answer the long-standing request for deeper teaching on the philosophy that she offers in public classes along with a longer format of the physical practice. 

Many students crave this more sophisticated learning without having to commit to a teacher training. This program will give you a chance to learn more about the sacred texts like the Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita and how to integrate some of their key principles into your daily life. 

You will have the opportunity to engage in facilitated interpersonal work that will unearth old deep programming (inner obstacles) and give you the tools required (practices) to actively engage in new, clear and positive change. This is an intensive program open to all levels although some experience with vinyasa yoga is required. 

This is your invitation to connect with the practice in a way that is disciplined, devotional and dedicated. 

Note: This will be a closed group offered in trilogy only. No single class option.

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Oct
28
1:00 PM13:00

Retreat and Reset: An Afternoon of Vinyasa and Malas

$90

Join Bex Urban and Sasha Korellis for an afternoon “quickie retreat” of mindfulness and movement. We will gather with a focus on moving, centering, grounding and gaining more clarity in ourselves. The day will begin with an hour-long yoga practice, followed by guided meditations and flow into mala creation. 

Bex will open the afternoon with a “flow based” yoga practice. After moving we will reclaim our essence with guided meditation techniques. The silent time is welcome to both seasoned and new meditators.  The entire session will have a focus of unspooling, clearing and grounding.

After being steeped in meditation, we will wrap up the afternoon crafting custom Satcha Malas to lock in our personal intentions. The mala kits will include crystals and sandalwood beads. We will learn about crystal healing and cultivating sacred space. It is a wonderful way inward to pause and support new rituals in life.

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Somatic Workshop for Stress Relief w/ Steph
Oct
22
2:00 PM14:00

Somatic Workshop for Stress Relief w/ Steph

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$20 - all proceeds will be donated to victims of the north bay fires

This is a special class in response to the deep stress that so many of us are under. We will move through a soothing, restorative, and completely replenishing practice. Somatic movements help the nervous system regulate, assimilate, and process stress. Come be together and lay it down.

All levels welcome.

** All proceeds will be donated to relief efforts of the North Bay fires. If you wish to contribute more, we will be accepting donations at the door

 

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Oct
15
1:00 PM13:00

Psychic Development w/ Steph Snyder

$40

**All proceeds will be donated to our friends at the Mission Neighborhood Health Center.

This workshop will dive into a very specific pranayama and meditation protocol as taught to Steph by her teacher, Dharma Mittra. These techniques are designed to help you charge your psychic abilities and create the life that you want. When we hone our inner vision we can reduce our suffering and, therefore, be more available to live a life that benefits all beings.

Includes vinyasa flow, mantra, mudra and pranayama.

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Oct
8
1:00 PM13:00

The Bigger Yes with Laura McKowen

$85

You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage—pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically, to say ‘no’ to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger ‘yes’ burning inside.  — Stephen Covey

We all have a bigger yes burning inside, but few have the willingness, courage, and confidence to listen to and honor it.

In this workshop, Laura will lead you through a series of deep yoga and inquiry work to locate your bigger “yeses,” burn through resistance and negative thought patterns, cultivate courage, and stoke your confidence. You will leave with a renewed sense of clarity and resolve around your highest purpose and intentions.

This workshop is for all levels; no yoga experience necessary. Please bring a mat, a journal, and a pen.

About Laura

Laura is a writer, yoga teacher, speaker and recovery advocate. She writes an internationally recognized, award-winning blog and is the co-host of HOME podcast, a show that takes up the big questions of life through the lens of addiction recovery.

Laura started teaching yoga in 2008 and has studied with David Vendetti, Seane Corn, Ana Forrest, Nikki Myers and Elena Brower, among other outstanding teachers. She is a certified Y12SR teacher.

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Sep
22
6:30 PM18:30

Fall Equinox Sound Healing Flow

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$35

The equinox is characterized by a balance of day and night, and brings an emphasis on balance in our lives.

To usher in this balance, join Jeremy Falk and Abigail Tyler for a Sound Healing Vinyasa Flow focusing on balance, restoration, and rejuvenation. As Jeremy guides our bodies in rhythmic movement, Abigail will bathe us in sacred sound. Come prepared to experience: (a) breath work; (b) chanting; (c) meditative vinyasa movement; and (d) sound healing - accessing balance through Pyrenees Koshi Chimes, Peruvian Seed Rattle, Chilean Cactus Rain Stick, Frame & Ocean Drum, Tibetan Singing Bowls, Crystal Heart Chakra Singing Bowl, and the loving vibrations of the Gong.

Open to all levels!

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Aug
20
1:00 PM13:00

Acro Yoga

$40

So you’ve taken an Intro to Acro Yoga class and now you’re wondering…”what’s next?”

Take your Acro skills a step further in this follow-up workshop, where Alyssa and Charles will lead you into new, more challenging shapes and teach you how to string them together to create a flow. In order to join us, we ask that you have minimal Acro experience, perhaps an Intro workshop of Alyssa and Charles' or an intro class taken elsewhere. We can modify or amplify what we offer depending on your experience level.

Come alone or bring a friend. Wear comfortable clothing for movement, and avoid long earrings and "strappy" tops.

Alyssa has been sharing her passion for Yoga since 2009. Early on in her teaching career, she began an Ashtanga practice that would heavily influence her classes. Alyssa is 500RYT certified, and has over 1,000 hours of training in Vinyasa, Hatha, Hot Vinyasa, Moksha, Yin Yoga and Acro Yoga. She believes in a balanced practice that helps us to be present and to let go of the distractions and doubts that create our everyday dis-ease. She finds that through a physically and mentally challenging practice, we can find a sense of calm and grow our practice by applying what we do on the mat, off the mat.

Charles Green is a certified yoga teacher with three years of Acro Yoga teaching and performance experience alongside Alyssa Arroyo. When he's not teaching, training or performing acrobatics, he builds healthcare apps for the treatment of substance use disorders.

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Aug
13
1:00 PM13:00

Chakra Flow

$40

Spend the afternoon exploring these profound energy centers, how they affect your everyday life, and how you can use the information that the chakras offer as an asset. We will discuss the chakras system in detail and move through a flowing and dynamic asana practice that helps us connect and re-align physically and energetically in a real way to this elegant and sophisticated system of the subtle body. 

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Sean Haleen 40-HR Alignment Teacher's Intensive
Aug
2
to Aug 6

Sean Haleen 40-HR Alignment Teacher's Intensive

$500

As Yoga teachers, we know the importance of remaining students, building connections with our colleagues, and taking time to deepen our practice. This 40-HR teacher's intensive will include all of that and more!

Sean is excited to announce his first annual teacher's intensive where you will refine your teaching craft through individualized feedback about your instruction and teaching exercises, deepen your practice with detailed alignment work, and join together with friends and support one another's endeavors and questions about the path we've devoted ourselves to.

This training will include:

*Detailed breakdown of advanced poses and how to teach them effectively and safely;

*Clarifying healthy alignment around whether to tuck your tailbone or not, the sacrum in twists and other poses, the shoulders, how to protect the knees in hip openers, and more;

*Refining and building your teaching skills including demonstrations, language, working with injuries, and hands on adjustments; and

*Conversations about how to navigate the tricky waters of being a teacher including topics like social media, challenging students, and finances. 

Open to both newer and more seasoned teachers and to teachers of all lineages and backgrounds. 

Prerequisite: Participants must have previously completed a 200RYT. Open to teachers of all lineages and backgrounds.

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Jul
23
1:00 PM13:00

Intro to Acro Yoga

$40

Come join Alyssa and Charles as they introduce the common building blocks of Acro Yoga. Acro Yoga is a physical practice that combines acrobatics, healing arts, and yoga. There is a more active, acrobatic side, which we refer to as Solar, and there is a softer, more therapeutic side, which we refer to as Lunar. In this workshop, we will focus primarily on the Solar, but we will touch upon Lunar therapeutics near the end of the workshop. Explore the different roles of base, flyer, and spotter. Learn to base and fly, uplifting and supporting others as we build strength and trust.

No experience necessary. Come alone or bring a friend. Wear comfortable clothing for movement, and avoid long earrings and "strappy" tops.

Alyssa has been sharing her passion for Yoga since 2009. Early on in her teaching career, she began an Ashtanga practice that would heavily influence her classes. Alyssa is 500RYT certified, and has over 1,000 hours of training in Vinyasa, Hatha, Hot Vinyasa, Moksha, Yin Yoga and Acro Yoga. She believes in a balanced practice that helps us to be present and to let go of the distractions and doubts that create our everyday dis-ease. She finds that through a physically and mentally challenging practice, we can find a sense of calm and grow our practice by applying what we do on the mat, off the mat.

Charles Green is a certified yoga teacher with three years of Acro Yoga teaching and performance experience alongside Alyssa Arroyo. When he's not teaching, training or performing acrobatics, he builds healthcare apps for the treatment of substance use disorders.

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Jun
17
8:30 PM20:30

A Benefit Kirtan

$25 suggested donation at the door*

Sing and unite! Experience the healing power of sound through kirtan, a traditional sacred chanting practice from India. Featuring Ananda Rasa Kirtan w/ David Estes and Prajna Vieira & the Mukti Kirtan Ensemble, you will be guided through call and response chanting, storytelling, and maybe even dance, into the beautiful practice of Bhakti Yoga, the yoga of the heart. The music is uplifting and inspiring, often taking a spontaneous journey through driving, rhythmic highs into soulful, sublime spaces that lead effortlessly into meditation.

All proceeds go to the Village Experience to benefit, support, and facilitate the rescue and rehabilitation of the victims of human trafficking in India. By providing food, shelter, movement therapy, and vocational training, these girls can reclaim their lives and blossom into the strong, capable women they are meant to be.

* We welcome a donation of any amount -- large and small -- that you are inclined to make. 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Village Experience.

 

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Jun
3
1:00 PM13:00

Awakening with Inversions w/ Betty Roi

$75

Join Betty Roi and experience a sense of playfulness in these delightfully challenging poses, cultivating wholesome intelligence of the body. Arm balances expand our inner sense of equilibrium and integration. With regular practice they develop lightness, strength, courage and agility; freeing the mind and body of limiting habitual patterns.

This workshop will emphasize the process of arm balancing. Preparation will include: hip openers, twisting poses, abdominal work, and wrist and shoulder conditioning

We will learn to struggle less with the muscular strength of the arms and upper body by using the alignment of the bones for optimal leverage, while connecting to the source of our core. The essence of balancing on our hands is in creating a steady foundation that allows us to equally root into the earth while taking flight.

This workshop is open to all levels of practice. Beginners as well as seasoned practitioners will learn how to start and/or refine their practice of arm balancing.

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May
20
1:00 PM13:00

Never Not Broken - A Yoga for Recovery Workshop

$111 - SOLD OUT.  Please contact the studio at hello@lovestoryyoga.com or 415-445-4075 to be added to the waitlist.

What if we understood that our greatest strength comes from the times when we are broken open? And what if we never sought to "fix" that brokenness, but instead drew our deepest wisdom from it? Inspired by the Hindu deity, Akhilandeshvari, the Goddess of She-Who-Is-Never-Not-Broken, this workshop will flip the commonly held ideas of strength, weakness, power, and struggle. Holly and Laura will lead a series of yoga practices and discussion to shift our energy, perceptions, and the way we relate to pain. We will cultivate a new kind of gentleness, understanding, and compassion for ourselves and others.

Bring comfortable clothes for yoga and mediation, a yoga mat (there will be mats available for rent), a journal, and a pen.

Space is limited. This workshop is for ALL LEVELS. No yoga experience necessary.

Holly Whitaker is a LA-based Kundalini yoga teacher, writer, founder of Hip Sobriety, and co-host of the HOME podcast.

Laura McKowen is a Boston-based yoga teacher, writer, mama, and co-host of the HOME podcast. Learn more about Laura at lauramckowen.com.

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