Join Heather for an auspicious beginning to 2013. This all-levels class will offer stability through standing and seated poses, plus twists for deep detoxification. The second hour will be a restorative practice to promote renewal and mental clarity at the end of this holiday season. After class, chai and snacks will be served.
Is your new year’s resolution to practice yoga at home? Do you travel often and want to take your yoga with you? Perhaps you practice at home sometimes, but struggle to stay motivated.
This workshop will prepare you to practice confidently away from the studio. You will learn how to put together your practice and what props are essential. You will learn more about the benefits of poses and receive templates to use at home.
Topics will include:
* an overview of the types of asanas and their effects
* guidelines on sequencing your personal practice
* customizing your practice for your body & needs
* your space – home, office, hotel, or outdoors
Join us for an intensive over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Over five classes we will cover the range of the yogic practice including asana and pranayama. All morning classes will begin with a philosophy conversation. We will also have a meal together and enjoy an evening program.
This is a unique opportunity to develop your own practice and create tight bonds within our own yoga community right here at home. Class are open to any student with at least 1 year of Iyengar yoga experience. Sign up for the entire weekend or just a portion.
Tuition: $195 member rate for the entire intensive, $210 general admission. Includes all classes, programs, props, one meal and the evening program.
Or: $35 for the afternoon classes and Saturday morning, $45 for the Sunday or Monday morning classes and $25 for the dinner & evening program.
Cannot afford the whole thing? Work study is available, just contact Heather.
9 – 11:30 am Asana
3:30 – 5:30 pm Recuperative asana and pranayama
6 – 9:00 PM Dinner and evening program
9 – noon Asana and philosophy
3:30 – 5:30 pm Recuperative asana and pranayama
$55 for all four sessions Or, $15 drop in per class. Ok to use your regular Adeline series if you have one.
Breathing is so simple and obvious we often take it for granted, ignoring the power it has to affect body and spirit. With each inhale we nourish our body with oxygen. Each exhale can purge toxins and stress.
Breathing affects our state of mind. It can make us excited or calm, tense or relaxed. It can make our thinking confused or clear. The ancient yogis developed breathing techniques to maximize the benefits of prana, our life force. Pranayama – these breathing techniques – are used in yoga as a separate practice to help clear and cleanse the body and mind. Pranayama is used in preparation for meditation, and supports asana to maximize the benefits of the practice and focus the mind.
This 4-part series will introduce you to the practice and benefits of pranayama. You will learn how and why to practice pranayama in the tradition of BKS Iyengar. You will also learn to set-up and begin the initial stages of your pranayama practice at home. This class will be deeply illuminating and recuperative. This series is open to beginners and those familiar with pranayama. The material will be introduced in a progressive manner. Students should plan on attending all four sessions.
Retreat near Ukiah, California
May 17 - 19, 2013
us for an inspiring weekend at Leonard Lake near
Ukiah - just 2.5 hours north of the Bay Area.
is an opportunity to relax, rejuvenate and find
a quieter, more centered self.
Lake is a private retreat center and ecological
preserve outside of Ukiah, CA. The resort includes
3,840 acres of pristine forest land and a lovely
lake for fishing and kayaking. Horseback riding,
hiking and other activities are options for your
weekend stay – as well as plenty of napping and reading. Leonard Lake is truly a magical place.
will be at the Big House, a Victorian ranch house
built in 1895 and recently updated. You can stay
in a private room or dorm style. Spouses and children,
even babies, are welcome. A reduced fee
is available for those who do not plan to do yoga,
or only want to do the restorative yoga classes.
optional yoga classes will take place in The Barn,
including active yoga, restorative yoga and pranayama.
Attendees should bring their own props. There will
be options to rent or buy props as needed.
will share four delicious meals, with additional
refreshments available throughout the day. Meals
will be made by a professional chef team including Heather, Chef Nikki Gilmore
and Jessica Rayfield. Meals include fresh, organic ingredients. We will
focus on raw and whole foods, with additional cooked
items. Find out more about raw foods and Heather's
cooking classes here.
There will be three additional, optional food classes to inspire you: raw food nutrition basics, cake decorating and every day raw meals. Saturday evening we will have entertainment around the campfire.
register, email firstname.lastname@example.org,
or request a registration form via phone at (510)
Rates vary: $395 - $500
Sign up with a friend: Both of you receive 10% off
$150 deposit to secure your space is required.
Discounts: Props: Take $20 off if you bring all your own props, $10 off if you bring some of your own props. Those doing no yoga: Take $100 off rates. Locals with their own accomodations: Pay $195.
a video of the a previous retreat:
out more about Heather's raw food classes here.
To register: call Heather at (510) 334-8424 or email email@example.com
class is indescribably wonderful and its
benefits last for days. Her radiant good
health will inspire you to be your best self." -- Tina W.