in-depth * On-the-regular * Close-to-home
Yoga Club was inspired by a common question that students would ask after Retreats and Immersions: "how do I get more of this?". There was a strong need for in-depth studies, on-the-regular, close to home. Yoga Club is the answer.
Yoga Club is a small, dedicated group (8-12 students) so you receive more attention, adjustments, and connection. Everyone is committed to the semester, so we can really dive deep and cover more ground - with postures, philosophy and practice methodology. There are resources and recordings for learning after the course too.
Fall 2018: The Niyamas + Major Movers.
Day/Time: Sacred Sundays, 10am-1pm
Dates: 9/30, 10/14, 10/28, 11/11, 12/2
Location: a private studio in San Francisco
For Fall Semester of Yoga Club, we’ll return to the Niyamas. These are the internal observances listed by Patanjali in his 8 aids to Yoga (Astanga Yoga). The Niyamas move you towards yoga by re-aligning your inner world.
Parallel to the Niyamas (which are major movers of spiritual practice), we’ll study the “major movers” of the body. These are smaller, more subtle muscles; they're not super sensational because they are deep or asleep; the size and structure make them more difficult to feel and fire. However, once activated, they add another dimension of intelligence to your body and possibility for your practice.
curriculum for Fall 2018:
Session 1: Poised for Grace
Niyama - Saucha (Purity)
Major Mover: The Psoas
Date: September 30 - Register for this Session
Session 2: Unfolding the Hips
Niyama- Santosha (Contentment)
Major Mover: The Piriformis
Date: October 14 - Click here to Register
Session 3: Generating Lightness and Lift
Niyama- Tapas (heat, discipline, the friction for the spark of transformation)
Major Mover: Pelvic Floor and Deep Core
Date: October 28 - Click Here to Register
Session 4: the Root of the Heart
Niyama- Svadhyaya (Self-Study, Study of Sacred Texts)
Major Mover: The Rhomboids
Date: November 11 - Click here to Register
Session 5: The Wings of the Shoulders
Niyama- Isvara-Pranidhana (Devotion, Surrender)
Major Mover: Serratus Anterior + Lattisimus Dorsi
Date: December 2 - Register Here
Interested in future courses?
Every semester Yoga Club has filled up with dedicated students before it gets announced to the public. If you want to be a part of it, sign up for early registration below.