Yoga Club

in-depth * On-the-regular * Close-to-home

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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. 

When you say the “vast lineage of yoga” I’ve known it’s true, but never felt the weight of it.  Finding something deeper seemed like a faraway country with no boat or map to get there. Yoga Club has given me a visceral experience of that vast lineage and a toe dip into those faraway lands.” 
— student of Yoga Club

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. 

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