Sadhana: The Subtle Body w/ Stephanie
May
20
to Jun 3

Sadhana: The Subtle Body w/ Stephanie

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$250

Dates: 3 Sundays (5/20, 5/27, 6/3), 12:30-3:30pm.

This 3-session intensive speaks to the student's desire to bring the philosophy of yoga into daily life. For years, students have asked for in-depth teaching based on what Stephanie offers in public classes regarding the sacred texts such as the Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras, Upanishads, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, etc.

This series was developed to introduce in-detail aspects of the sacred texts and how they can be practiced in your relationships, career, and everyday life.

A dedicated Sadhana (spiritual practice) will illuminate how you interface with the world at large. The wisdom of the sacred texts can change your life if you are willing to dig in and practice the spiritual principles of the practice. Through integrating this kind of Sadhana you can realize a joy and a freedom that is lasting and radiant.

This series of 3-hour workshops will take the dedicated practitioner through lecture, chanting, and facilitated interpersonal work to identify and shift inner obstacles through the subtle body, specifically the chakras (energetic centers) and vayus (innermost winds of prana).

This Sadhana is lecture based with little-to-no asana. There will be daily practices and self-study required between sessions. This is your opportunity to connect with a lifelong practice that is disciplined, devotional, and dedicated.

Open to all levels. This will be a closed group offered in trilogy only. No drop-ins and no single class options.

$250 for all 3 sessions

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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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Community Acupuncture + Sound Healing
Jun
8
7:30 PM19:30

Community Acupuncture + Sound Healing

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$45

Unwind from the week in a different kind of way... think soundscape savasana meets acupuncture odyssey. Dive into a heart opening 90-minute sound bath with ritual acupuncture offered by Jordanna Eve and Day Schildkret. Blending gentle needling with enchanting music, crystal singing bowls, wood flute and other aural delights, we'll send you into the deep healing abyss as soon as you close your eyes.

We recommend early arrival to ensure your sweet spot in the circle. Yoga mats and blankets will be provided, but feel free to bring your own creature comforts that make you feel right at home. Wear warm, loose-fitting clothes, lean back and rejuvenate your qi surrounded by new friends, your besties and your loves.

Pre-registration highly recommended.

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Yang into Yin w/ Alyssa Arroyo
Jun
9
1:30 PM13:30

Yang into Yin w/ Alyssa Arroyo

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$35

Join Alyssa for this two hour workshop of absolute weekend bliss. We will start the practice with a fiery Vinyasa flow; this YANG portion of the practice will energize and invigorate us, calming the mind as we link breath and body. After we build heat and intensity, growing our stamina, flexibility, and strength, the focus will shift to a softer practice. The YIN portion of class will be slower and deeper. You'll notice the energetic change as we slow down the practice and drop into postures for longer and with more support from props. In this Yin practice, we will dive deeper into flexibility and mobility, accessing the connective tissue, and moving us into a more meditative state. This balanced practice will leave you feeling focused, open, and grounded, as we end our session with a short meditation.

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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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Vyana Vayu w/ Stephanie
Jun
24
12:30 PM12:30

Vyana Vayu w/ Stephanie

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$45

Vyana vayu is considered the great regulating wind of the subtle body. It contributes to good circulation, a balanced nervous system, and integrated action. Because we are often over-scheduled, over-stressed, or under-rested, this wind can become disorganized, stagnant, or just not in good flow. This workshop will teach you how to re-integrate and connect with this aspect of the subtle body through both pranayama, vinyasa flow, and some restorative somatic movement. We will integrate all families of poses with an emphasis on heart and hip openers. This is a great time to lighten your load, find deep release, and clear space within.

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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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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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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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Nov
10
1:00 PM13:00

Reset, Refuel, and Create

$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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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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Saturday Night Live w/ Peter Walters & Ege Sanli
Apr
28
8:00 PM20:00

Saturday Night Live w/ Peter Walters & Ege Sanli

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$30

Though it's not that SNL, you could still laugh, possibly cry, and definitely will sweat. Join Peter Walters for a late night, candlelit flow with live music by the amazing Egemen (aka Ege) Sanli. Ege plays the sitar alongside flutes, hang drums, and other instruments, and brings out the mystical and invigorating qualities of each instrument to create a deeply moving experience. He utilizes beats, loops, and drones to compliment his joyful improvisations based on traditional Eastern ragas. Peter's flow is playful and lighthearted, yet deep and rigorous. We'll chant, breathe, flow, sit, and lay it all down again, spending our Saturday evening in good company, surrendering our efforts and offering it all up. Join us!

Please preregister online for this event.

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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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30-Hour Advanced Assisting Training w/ Susannah Freedman
Mar
26
to Mar 30

30-Hour Advanced Assisting Training w/ Susannah Freedman

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$300 for the week

Join Susannah Freedman in learning how to deepen your capacity to assist students of every level. You will start by going back to the basics of how to effectively assist Surya Namaskar A and B, and then add on some of the more "yummier/feel good" assists that can help your students relax into the poses. From there, you will progress to back bends, inversions, arm balances, and deep Savasana assists. Along with physical assists, you will go over proper verbal cues to help your students in even greater ways. This is a Yoga Alliance certified training, and all hours will count towards further certification.

Susannah has been teaching Yoga since 2010, and is renowned for her assists. In 2014 she received her Masters in Philosophy & Religion, and she is currently part of the core faculty for the Love Story Yoga Teacher Training.

Dates & Times: March 26 - 30. We'll meet from 8am to 1pm each day.

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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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Find Your Voice w/ Nichol Chase
Feb
24
2:30 PM14:30

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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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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NYE Yoga Celebration w/ Peter Walters
Dec
31
to Jan 1

NYE Yoga Celebration w/ Peter Walters

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$30

Tonight we turn down the lights, light the candles, create an alter, burn off what’s been stuck for all those years, and begin again -- the right way. Are you ready?

Join Love Story’s own Peter Walters for a night of joyous singing, spicy, soulful Vinyasa yoga, music, and release, as we start the new year off sweaty and in celebration with our dear community!

This is a two-hour flow/prayer/meditation/dance/offering for the gift of this life, and this brand new cycle that is 2018. Get ready for a sweaty, powerful, intentional practice as we set new intentions for the coming year. 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 2018 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 mightnight, we'll have some snacks and MAY be poppin’ bottles of ‘bucha! It would be an honor and a privilege to share this moment of transition with you.

OM!

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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.

seanhaleenyoga.com

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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
21
1:00 PM13:00

Hip Openers with Stephanie

$40

This workshop is dedicated to opening and freeing the hips. The hip joint rotates in six directions - and we will explore every possible way to open the hips and relieve the tightness that inhibits so many of us. Opening the hips not only feels incredible but also boosts our immune system, frees the low back of tension, and awakens our 1st and 2nd chakras which lessens the pattern of stress response and stimulates creative flow.

This will be a deliciously challenging and flowing vinyasa sequence that will begin by creating heat and mobility in the joints and end with the long deep hip openers that our bodies crave!

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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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Assisting Inversions with Sean Haleen
Apr
9
1:30 PM13:30

Assisting Inversions with Sean Haleen

$35

Assisting Inversions Confidently and Effectively:

Have you always wanted to help your students, or maybe just your friends, explore inversions more effectively and safely? This workshop will delve into safely assisting people in Handstand, Forearmstand, Headstand, Shoulderstand, and other variations. You'll learn techniques to help a beginner blossom their inversion practice and also how to help inversion fanatics expand their repertoire.

Prerequisites: 200HR training or two years committed studentship, and some inversion experience. No major injuries, please.

seanhaleenyoga.com

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