Align & Refine - Beginners & Refinement Yoga Workshop Series
Nov
9
to Nov 30

Align & Refine - Beginners & Refinement Yoga Workshop Series

This 4 Part Series will be held Friday nights 5:30-7:30pm from November 9th-30th (4 consecutive Fridays) Details listed below:

This is not JUST for beginners - It is broken up into 4 separate workshops and can be purchased as a whole (recommended for beginners) or separately (for those looking to fine tune their practice or can only make select classes). If all 4 sessions are purchased as a whole, you'll receive 2 free consecutive weeks of yoga classes at our studio (can be started during series or after completion - just let us know when you'd like to begin).

Whether you're just starting out on your yoga journey or just want to make sure you're doing it "right" with correct alignment and body awareness, this workshop series covers all the bases. Yoga is for everyBODY - learn to love and move in the body you're in - we will help guide the way. You don't have to know a thing about yoga - if you're unsure about what style may be best for you, we recommend the first session as it will break down the different styles practiced at our studio. The other sessions will work through different movement-based postures and transtions and how to tailor them to meet your needs. Most of our classes on the scheudle do incorporate a decent amount of movement, so if you know that you are wanting something more calm, still or relaxing, then you are welcome to just jump into any of our regular yin or pop up restorative classes on our studio schedule - this workshop is more geared towards those wanting to learn where to start with a movement-based practice. You don't need to be skilled, strong or flexible to start this workshop series - that's what we're here for!

Session 1: Covering the Basics (Friday November 9th 5:30-7:30pm)

  • Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Hatha, Slow Flow, Gentle Core, etc.

  • What kind of yoga is right for me?

  • Breathing

  • Warming Up - Gentle Practice

Session 2: Alignment & Refinement Part 1 (Friday November 16th 5:30-7:30pm)

  • Sun Salutations A & B (strong emphasis on Chaturanga)

  • Transitions

  • Standing Postures 1

Session 3: Alignment & Refinement Part 2 (Friday November 23rd 5:30-7:30pm)

  • Standing Postures 2

  • Balancing

  • Prop Modifications

Session 4: Alignment & Refinement Part 3 (Friday November 30th 5:30-7:30pm)

  • Hip Openers

  • Core - Basic Arm Balances

  • Backbends

  • Putting it All Together

With: Kaycie Hall

Suggested Donation:

  • All 4 Sessions (includes 2 free consecutive weeks of yoga: $60

  • 3 Align & Refine Sessions: $50

  • 1 Session: $20

  • Members: Give yourself a 20% discount!

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Thanksgiving Charity Vinyasa Class
Nov
22
9:00 AM09:00

Thanksgiving Charity Vinyasa Class

Show thanks! We are so grateful for the community and are always looking for ways to give back. This Thanksgiving, we are hosting a charity yoga class where ALL of the proceeds will go to the Children's Crisis Center. We will also be accepting supplies to donate to them as well - for a list of supplies needed, click here. Feel free to drop these off at the studio before or after normal classes by Thanksgiving, so we can deliver.

The class will be a 75 minute Vinyasa Flow class with Kaycie Hall and is open to all. Leave any donation amount of your choice to reserve your spot. Please contact us if you just want to make a donation, but won't be attending this class.

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Pop Up Slow Flow with Qi Gong & Sound Healing
Nov
24
12:00 PM12:00

Pop Up Slow Flow with Qi Gong & Sound Healing

Brian will be guiding a 75 minute Slow Flow yoga class with Qi Gong exercises and sound healing during the final rest pose. If you’re looking for a class to reset and ground yourself for the rest of the holidays to come this may be the class for you. Welcome to ALL levels. 

Brian is a San Diego Yoga Instructor who loves to teach yoga and guided meditation. He has been teaching yoga for over 4 years. Brian completed his RYT 200 at I Am Yoga Wellness Studio while attending CSU Stanislaus. After completing graduate school he moved to San Diego with the intention of finding himself. Brian has focused on crafting his teaching style through various styles of yoga and guided meditations. Brian’s intention as an instructor is to make yoga more accessible to all from any demographic. Brian loves to read, write, be out in nature, and to help others.

Suggested Donation: Members: Free, Packages: Counts as 1 Class, Drop Ins: $13

No need to sign up in advance

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Emotional Healing through Movement - Trauma Informed Yoga Class
Dec
1
11:00 AM11:00

Emotional Healing through Movement - Trauma Informed Yoga Class

This is a 75 minute yoga class taught through the framework of trauma informed yoga. This practice is designed to create a safe environment while encouraging exploration of the mind-body connection. So what does this mean? How is it different than a “regular” yoga class? It means that practice space is designed in a way in which each person has ample space to call their own, with no one directly behind them. Participants are given options to take space during the practice and can rejoin without question. Feel more comfortable with your eyes open at all times or your head up in child’s pose? No problem. This style of yoga encourages each participant to take any variation that makes them feel more comfortable. There are no commands in trauma informed yoga, only invitations to explore shapes and postures to further a connection between the mind and the body. This practice focuses on a mind/body connection rather than the precision of each posture. This class is designed to stimulate and deactivate the nervous system in a manner that enhances self-regulation. This practice is designed to assist with various emotional experiences including depression, anxiety, and trauma.

No previous yoga experience required.

This class will be lead by Veronica Tovar, LCSW & RYT 200, owner of Breathing Through Counseling & Wellness Services. As both a licensed clinical social worker and a registered yoga instructor Veronica has extensive experience working with trauma. Please feel free to contact her with any questions or concerns regarding the class or related topics.

space is limited to 16 people

Suggested Donation: $15, Members $10

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Mysore Field Trip
Dec
2
6:00 AM06:00

Mysore Field Trip

We love our Elevate Ashtanga community and are excited to take our very first Mysore field trip together! Expect a day up at Ashtanga Yoga Berkeley practicing Mysore with authorized teacher, Vance Selover from 8-10am followed by optional lunch and if weather permits, a day out hiking and exploring nature together at Redwood Regional Park (Oakland area). Our normal Sunday led Ashtanga class will be cancelled for this day only to connect and grow with our Elevate Ashtanga community. Please read on for more details...

  • You must have prior experience with Ashtanga and/or Mysore as it is required by this studio for participation - We apologize for any inconveniences

  • You must RSVP by sending us a message with confirmation ASAP so we can make a group reservation

  • Drop in cost for the class is $20

  • This is not just for Elevate students - we are visiting their studio for one of their regularly scheduled classes 

  • We will meet up at Elevate and leave town by 6am - please show up on time

  • We will coordinate drivers/carpooling to make the trip easier and more affordable for everyone

  • Once we have an accurate headcount, we can pick a restaurant to eat after yoga and make reservations if possible (optional)

  • The hike we have planned is rated as easy and should be accessible to everyone. We will be watching the weather and will keep everyone posted on this hike as we getting closer to the date. If we don’t end up hiking, we can just enjoy our post yoga lunch together! Stay tuned…

  • As mentioned above, our 12pm Ashtanga class will be cancelled for the day for this special field trip

Who's in? 

Special thanks to Paul Curtis for brainstorming this community field trip!

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Pop-Up Broga Class
Dec
2
10:30 AM10:30

Pop-Up Broga Class

Calling all bros, guys, men and dudes! This class is catered directly towards YOU! Come enjoy a men-only Hatha Yoga class led by Pheonix Lam - a fellow bro. This class is open to any and all guys out there...there's no experience level needed or flexibility required. Hatha is a movement based practice which focuses on strength & flexibility building, balance and breathing all while drawing a deeper level of self awareness. Yoga can often feel dominated by women, and it's time to start balancing out the numbers! Whether you feel more comfortable in a male setting or just wanna flow and support your fellow bros, this class is for you! Bring yourself, bring a friend and bring a mindset to enjoy!

With: Pheonix Lam

Suggested Donation: Members: Free, Packages: Counts as 1 class, Drop Ins: $13

No need to sign up in advance

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108 Sun Salutations - Winter Solstice
Dec
21
5:30 PM17:30

108 Sun Salutations - Winter Solstice

Welcome the first day of Winter! With a new season, comes new intentions. Flow through 108 Sun Salutations while combining breath and movement. Take this time to set intentions for the new season while cleansing the body and mind. We will experience a true moving meditation. Class is open to all levels and modifications are always available as well as resting when needed. This is a perfect way to let go of what no longer serves us while moving forward with positive intention. Create good space for what’s to come!

With: Kaycie Hall

Suggested Donation Price: Members: Free, Packages: Counts as 1 Class, Drop ins: $13

No need to sign up in advance.

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Yoga for Emotional Healing Workshop
Nov
10
11:00 AM11:00

Yoga for Emotional Healing Workshop

Yoga has been increasingly recognized as an effective method for healing the effects of traumatic experiences on both the body and mind. This realization prompted mental health and trauma experts to further explore the concept of integrating trauma work with yoga; creating trauma informed yoga.

This workshop is an introduction to trauma informed yoga. The first 30 minutes will be dedicated to explaining how trauma impacts the body and how yoga can assist the body in releasing trauma. A 45 minute trauma informed practice will follow. Then 15 minutes will be reserved for discussion and questions. Each participant will be provided a copy of the practice sequence given in class so they can further explore the postures at home.

No previous yoga experience required.

This workshop will be lead by Veronica Tovar, LCSW & RYT 200, owner of Breathing Through Counseling & Wellness Services. As both a licensed clinical social worker and a registered yoga instructor Veronica has extensive experience working with trauma and invites any questions or concerns regarding the workshop or related topics.

**Space is limited to 8 people**

Suggested Donation: $30

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Big Relax + Singing Bowls Event
Nov
2
5:30 PM17:30

Big Relax + Singing Bowls Event

Samantha Wiesner and Mahashakti Tim Lechuga join together for this month's Big Relax! Along with restorative yoga and gentle massage, Tibetan singing bowls produce sounds that invoke a deep state of relaxation. You won't want to miss this special event.

Only 15 spaces available - sign up to reserve yours!

Suggested Donation: $25

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Halloween Glow Flow
Oct
31
7:30 PM19:30

Halloween Glow Flow

Come share your Halloween evening with us for some glow in the dark yoga! Wear your glowiest outfit (think neons or whites) or feel free to wear your Halloween costume if you'd like. We will provide glowsticks and glow in the dark body paint! We'll have a little time before class to paint ourselves up then we will flow through 75 minutes of black light illuminated vinyasa followed by some Halloween treats! This will be a lot of fun - hope you can join us!

With: Kaycie Hall

Suggested Donation Price: $20.

Members: $15

Our regular Wednesday evening classes will be cancelled this week only for this special event.

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Pop-Up Guided Meditation Class
Oct
28
10:30 AM10:30

Pop-Up Guided Meditation Class

Whether you're brand new to meditation or have been practicing for a while, this meditation class is open to all! Each meditation class will be a different experience and all you have to do is show up and do your best! Stilling the mind can be extremely intimidating, but rest assured, doing your best to let go is always enough. Kaycie will give guidance to help you calm and relax the mind while setting a general tone & theme for the class followed by silence so that you can have your own personal experience. If you have thoughts, it's natural... meet yourself where you are. If you've avoided this part of your practice, we highly recommend you step out of your comfort zone and join us - transformation starts here.

Extra bonus: Come to Slow Flow with Sharon at 9am and STAY for the meditation afterwards with Kaycie. Enjoy the movement and stillness that yoga provides!

Suggested Donation: Members, Packages and those that attend class prior: FREE. Drop ins $5

No need to sign up - just show up ready to zen out.

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Big Relax + Singing Bowls Event
Oct
12
5:30 PM17:30

Big Relax + Singing Bowls Event

Samantha Wiesner and Mahashakti Tim Lechuga join together for this month's Big Relax! Along with restorative yoga and gentle massage, Tibetan singing bowls produce sounds that invoke a deep state of relaxation. You won't want to miss this special event.

Only 15 spaces available - sign up to reserve yours!

Suggested Donation: $25

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Pop-Up Hip-Hop Flow Class
Oct
10
5:30 PM17:30

Pop-Up Hip-Hop Flow Class

Why not have a little fun once and a while and try something new?

Instead of our usual Vinyasa level 2 class, we are hosting a pop-up hip hop flow class for this evening. Expect some new and old school hip hop music, fun flows and overall, a great time. Yes, there will be some explicit lyrics, so we apologize for any offense - we promise it's all just light hearted fun on our end! Only fun and open vibes please - come ready to hip hop and flow! No sign ups necessary - just show up and we'll be waiting for you!

Why you ask? Aside from it being fun to break routine from time to time, it's also one of our student/friend Brenda Rightnour's birthday and she requested a hip hop yoga class for her birthday! No, you don't have to know her to come join in - just a playful way to spend your Wednesday evening on your mat with the community! We hope to see you there!

With: Kaycie Hall

Suggested Donation: Members: Free, Packages: Counts as 1 class, Drop Ins: $13

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Yoga for Emotional Healing - SOLD OUT
Oct
6
11:00 AM11:00

Yoga for Emotional Healing - SOLD OUT

Yoga has been increasingly recognized as an effective method for healing the effects of traumatic experiences on both the body and mind. This realization prompted mental health and trauma experts to further explore the concept of integrating trauma work with yoga; creating trauma informed yoga.

This workshop is an introduction to trauma informed yoga. The first 30 minutes will be dedicated to explaining how trauma impacts the body and how yoga can assist the body in releasing trauma. A 45 minute trauma informed practice will follow. Then 15 minutes will be reserved for discussion and questions. Each participant will be provided a copy of the practice sequence given in class so they can further explore the postures at home.

No previous yoga experience required.

This workshop will be lead by Veronica Tovar, LCSW & RYT 200, owner of Breathing Through Counseling & Wellness Services. As both a licensed clinical social worker and a registered yoga instructor Veronica has extensive experience working with trauma and invites any questions or concerns regarding the workshop or related topics.

**Space is limited to 8 people**

Suggested Donation: $30



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Elevate Book Club - The Alchemist
Oct
5
5:30 PM17:30

Elevate Book Club - The Alchemist

We are so excited to be launching our very first Elevate Book Club Meet-up! Read on for all the details!

Book: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Join us for an hour of community sharing and discussion about this amazing book over tea and light snacks. We know that yoga is so much more than the postures - it's a way to look inside ourselves and gain a deeper sense of awareness and self reflection. We feel that these books and meet-ups will give us all an opportunity to reflect, connect and share our thoughts with one another. We've selected books that may help to evoke new ideas, perspectives and personal transformation, but whatever your experience may be, we just hope that you enjoy being a part of it! Each book club meeting will end with a short meditation to reflect on the topics discussed. No prior experience is necessary.

You do not have to read the book to be a part of this book club! This is about connecting with one another and sharing perspectives - it will be an enriching experience even if you just come to listen and enjoy. If you did read, we will have some discussion questions in reference to the book to help spark conversation. We want this to be a fun and lighthearted evening and hope you can join us!

What to bring: You, a tea cup, community snacks, and any questions, quotes or references from the book that you may want to share! Tea will be provided to you, but tea donations are always welcomed! If you have an electric tea kettle, feel free to bring it as we hope to have lots of you attending!

This is the first scheduled book club meeting and hope to have many more in the future. We are not going to have a strict schedule each month, but will allow it all to flow naturally from one to the next and will have plenty of good recommended reads coming your way!

With: Kaycie Hall & Shauna Wetenkamp

Cost: FREE! If you plan to read the book, it will be your only expense needed 

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Shamanic Journey Sound Healing
Sep
29
5:30 PM17:30

Shamanic Journey Sound Healing

Hilary blends her Shamanic training with eastern practices of meditation and sound healing for a truly unique experience. Each session we discuss and learn different intuitive tools to apply to your spirituality or yoga practice so every class is designed to be unique. Hilary will guide you through a short set of shamanic drumming and then will segue into a chakra balancing meditation while playing the crystal singing bowls. Come ready to recalibrate and let go of baggage you’ve been carrying. Sound baths are designed to move us from a place of imbalance to a place of balance. For people who might feel intimidated by meditation, this is the perfect introduction. Open to all ages and experience levels!

*Bring a journal and pen. Participants may want to write down personal insights received during the sound bath.

*Please bring a yoga mat and anything else you may need for relaxation. i.e. pillow, bolster, blanket.

*Suitable for all.

Sound therapy is one of a growing number of subtle-energy therapies that make up the field of vibrational medicine. By using rhythm and frequency, we can entrain our brainwaves to calm our normal beta state (normal waking consciousness) to alpha (relaxed consciousness), and even reach theta (meditative state) and delta (sleep; where internal healing can occur).

Suggested Donation: $25

Hilary Zwahlen is an entrepreneur, intuitive, and podcast host who works to empower women. After selling her clothing company, White Plum, she completed at 300-hour Shamanic practitioner training. She has practiced yoga for 15 years, and was a dance/fitness instructor at various studios in Los Angeles for 6 years. Hilary loves conducting Sound Healing Meditations, as well as work with private clients. She is the co-host of “The Intentionists Podcast,” where she explores intentional living and spiritual health with a variety of guests.

Photo by Ashley Purple Photo

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Learning to be Still - 6 Week Meditation Course
Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

Learning to be Still - 6 Week Meditation Course

This 6 Week Meditation Course will be Tuesdays 7-8:15pm from Sept 25th-Oct 30th.

With the chaos of every day life, and especially this season, we all crave STILLness. Join Shauna in this 6 week course as she guides you in creating a new, more peaceful you! You'll learn about the good and bad of stress, tools on how to work through it, and how to bring a regular meditation practice into your life. No prior meditation practice is needed - open to anyone and everyone!

With: Shauna Wetenkamp

Suggested Donation: $50 for the full 6 week course

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108 Sun Salutations - Autumnal Equinox
Sep
22
12:00 PM12:00

108 Sun Salutations - Autumnal Equinox

Welcome the first day of Fall! With a new season, comes new intentions. Flow through 108 Sun Salutations while combining breath and movement. Take this time to set intentions for the new season while cleansing the body and mind. We will experience a true moving meditation. Class is open to all levels and modifications are always available as well as resting when needed. This is a perfect way to let go of what no longer serves us while moving forward with positive intention. Create good space for what’s to come!

With: Kaycie Hall

Suggested Donation Price: Members: Free, Packages: Counts as 1 Class, Drop ins: $13

No need to sign up in advance.

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Dream · Believe · Receive - The Power of Manifestation
Sep
14
5:30 PM17:30

Dream · Believe · Receive - The Power of Manifestation

What is standing between you and living the life you truly want to be living? This workshop was designed to help you understand how to manifest the life you love - recognizing endless possibility. Kaycie Hall & Ashley Garcia have been using the power of manifestation to attract abundance, love, health, success and personal growth and want to share that "secret" with you. The more we can shift our focus, the more we can all grow and reach new heights together!

Expect deep conversations, guided meditation, writing exercises, sharing (optional), vision boarding, and TRANSFORMATION! This is powerful information, so come ready to be inspired. Our goal is to help you recognize your truest potential and to attract the life you love to live.

Please bring: A notebook, pen, and images/words/material for vision boards. The boards will be included in the cost of this workshop and we will have some magazines to look through and use but suggest you bring material that is specific to what your goals are. (example: yoga, job, travel, accomplishments, affirmations, etc)

Change your mind - Change your life - Change the world.

With: Kaycie Hall & Ashley Garcia

Suggested Donation: $35

Photo by: The Deep Light Company

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Big Relax + Singing Bowls Event
Sep
7
5:30 PM17:30

Big Relax + Singing Bowls Event

Samantha Wiesner and Mahashakti Tim Lechuga join together for this month's Big Relax! Along with restorative yoga and gentle massage, Tibetan singing bowls produce sounds that invoke a deep state of relaxation. You won't want to miss this special event.

Only 15 spaces available - sign up to reserve yours!

Suggested Donation: $25

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Big Relax + Singing Bowls Event
Aug
24
5:30 PM17:30

Big Relax + Singing Bowls Event

Samantha Wiesner and Mahashakti Tim Lechuga join together for this month's Big Relax! Along with restorative yoga and gentle massage, Tibetan singing bowls produce sounds that invoke a deep state of relaxation. You won't want to miss this special event.

Only 15 spaces available - sign up to reserve yours!

Suggested Donation: $25

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Pop-Up Yoga Nidra Class
Aug
23
7:00 PM19:00

Pop-Up Yoga Nidra Class

Yoga Nidra or 'yogic sleep' is a guided meditation designed to bring a deep sense of relaxation. We’ll begin class with one or two Restorative yoga postures and then settle into a comfortable laying down position, where you'll be led on a journey of consciousness. As you rotate your awareness throughout your body and mind, complete physical and mental relaxation is attained. You will settle into the beautiful space between sleep and awake - where your deepest and truest self resides and all things are possible.

*Wear comfortable yoga clothing

*No meditation or yoga experience needed.

*The majority of class will be spent in a laying down position. Bring any extra blankets, pillows, or bolsters needed to make yourself comfortable (we will have some available at the studio for you as well)

*Your body temperature will drop as you relax. You may want to bring warm layers, blankets, and socks!

No need to sign up in advance - just pop in!

With: Amy Cornwell

Suggested Donation: Members: Free, Packages: Counts as 1 Class, Drop ins: $13

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Pop-Up Meditation
Aug
21
7:00 PM19:00

Pop-Up Meditation

Whether you're brand new to meditation or have been practicing for a while, this meditation class is open to all! Each class will be a different experience and all you have to do is show up and do your best! Stilling the mind can be extremely intimidating, but rest assured, doing your best to let go is always enough. Kaycie will give guidance to help you calm and relax the mind while setting a general tone & theme for the class followed by silence so that you can have your own personal experience. If you have thoughts, it's natural... meet yourself where you are. If you've avoided this part of your practice, we highly recommend you step out of your comfort zone and join us - transformation starts here.

Extra bonus: Come to Vinyasa at 5:30pm and STAY for the meditation. Enjoy the movement and stillness that yoga provides!

Suggested Donation Pricing: Members - FREE, Packages - FREE when attending the vinyasa class, Drop ins - $5
No need to sign up in advance - just show up and we'll be waiting for ya!

Photo by: Ashley Purple Photo

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Pop-Up Yin Yoga
Aug
10
5:30 PM17:30

Pop-Up Yin Yoga

Yin is a slower, more gentle style of yoga that works on opening the body and mind. Poses are done on the ground in seated or reclined positions and focused on longer deeper holds. Unlike other practices that focus on strengthening, heat building, and activation of the muscles, yin’s objective is to deactivate and to allow ourselves to release deeper into the connective tissues throughout the body. Poses are focused on passive release with the use of props for support and are typically held for 3-5 minutes each. After a few minutes of holding these poses, the body begins to find more release while helping to open and strengthen the joints. For those that have a hard time being still, this is a great mental practice. It may seem slow and gentle, but yin still offers a challenge of seeking our physical, mental, and emotional edges. There is great strength in surrender.

With: Kaycie Hall

Suggested Donation: Members - Free, Packages - Counts as 1 class, Drop ins - $13

This class is open to all levels. Come ready to let go. No need to sign up - just pop in!

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Pop-Up Meditation
Aug
7
7:00 PM19:00

Pop-Up Meditation

Whether you're brand new to meditation or have been practicing for a while, this meditation class is open to all! Each class will be a different experience and all you have to do is show up and do your best! Stilling the mind can be extremely intimidating, but rest assured, doing your best to let go is always enough. Kaycie will give guidance to help you calm and relax the mind while setting a general tone & theme for the class followed by silence so that you can have your own personal experience. If you have thoughts, it's natural... meet yourself where you are. If you've avoided this part of your practice, we highly recommend you step out of your comfort zone and join us - transformation starts here.

Extra bonus: Come to Vinyasa at 5:30pm and STAY for the meditation. Enjoy the movement and stillness that yoga provides!

Suggested Donation Pricing: Members - FREE, Packages - FREE when attending the vinyasa class, Drop ins - $5 No need to sign up in advance - just show up and we'll be waiting for ya!

Photo by: Ashley Purple Photo

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108 Sun Salutations - Summer Solstice
Jun
21
6:30 AM06:30

108 Sun Salutations - Summer Solstice

Welcome the first day of Summer! With a new season, comes new intentions. Flow through 108 Sun Salutations while combining breath and movement. Take this time to set intentions for the new season while cleansing the body and mind. We will experience a true moving meditation. Workshop is open to all levels and modifications are always available as well as resting when needed. This is a perfect way to let go of what no longer serves us while moving forward with positive intention. Create good space for what’s to come!

Why 108? Read here: https://www.elephantjournal.com/2010/02/why-108-sun-salutations/

Suggested Donation Price: Free for Members, Counts as 1 Class for Package Holders, Suggested Drop in: $13

No need to sign up in advance.

With: Kaycie Hall

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Pop-Up Rocket Yoga Class
Jun
16
1:00 PM13:00

Pop-Up Rocket Yoga Class

What is Rocket? The rocket routines are revisions of the Traditional Ashtanga series that remove the hierarchy of postures and gives the student inspiration into their own creative process, their body's limitations and strengths, while still honoring the core values and teachings of this ancient practice.

What does that all mean? The Rocket resequences Traditional Ashtanga Series into variations more accessible for western audiences while fostering a playful, upbeat and dynamic atmosphere where we play music and emphasize handstands, floats, arm-balances, and change the sequence from time to time. Each pose and transition can be modified, refined and strengthened - the sequences are accessible to all.  

About Bobby Harding: Bobby loves yoga. In particular, Bobby loves the traditional and progressive varieties of Ashtanga Vinyasa. Bobby Loves the way the continued pursuit of the practice and its challenges facilitates the refinement, strengthening and opening of the individual as we each are invited to confront ourselves on our mats.  He loves to share the practices and to make sure all who are drawn to them are able to find enjoyment.

No need to sign up in advance - show up ready to have some fun! All levels welcomed to join, learn, and have a great time.

Suggested Donation: Free for members, Counts as 1 class for Package Holders, Drop ins: $13

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Yin & Sip Event
Jun
10
4:00 PM16:00

Yin & Sip Event

This event is designed to introduce you to the cooler side of yoga. The static yin practice allows for the stillness and calm required to lengthen and reshape the connective tissues of the body: the joints, the ligaments and the tendons. These tissues are not very vascular (like our muscles) so our work in increasing their mobility must be slow, steady and consistent. By holding deep yet well-supported mat postures for 3 to 10 minutes and allowing gravity to do the work, we give our bodies the time they require to change. 

Enjoy this calming practice followed by sangria and arnold palmers. We want you to feel completely relaxed and at ease after you're done. What better way to enjoy your afternoon than with a deep release, community, and tasty sips?

The significant difference between the yin and the yang practice (movement based vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Hatha) is that yin postures are done with the muscles totally disengaged so that the pressure stays in the connective tissues. That way these connective tissues are allowed to "unfreeze" gradually, thereby becoming more flexible, stronger, and more resilient as we age. Yin is contemplative by nature so it also allows students an opportunity to develop their focused meditation practice.

Suggested Donation: $15

With: Lindsay Negrello

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Rocket Yoga Introduction 2 Part Series
May
26
to Jun 2

Rocket Yoga Introduction 2 Part Series

This is a 2-Part Series - Both are recommended, but you can always just sign up for one!

- Saturday May 26th 11:30-2:30pm Rocket 1

- Saturday June 2nd 11:30-2:30pm Rocket 2

What is Rocket?

The rocket routines are revisions of the Traditional Ashtanga series that remove the hierarchy of postures and gives the student inspiration into their own creative process, their body's limitations and strengths, while still honoring the core values and teachings of this ancient practice.

What does that all mean?

The Rocket resequences 1st and 2nd series Traditional Ashtanga into variations more accessible for western audiences while fostering a playful, upbeat and dynamic atmosphere where we play music and emphasize handstands, floats, arm-balances, and change the sequence from time to time. Each pose and transition can be modified, refined and strengthened - the sequences are accessible to all.

Workshop and Practice.

Learn and develop the fundamentals that define and build proficiency in both Rocket 1 and Rocket 2, and then practice each sequence. We will emphasize the transitions, flows, floats, handstands and armbalances of Rocket that make the sequences so unique and vibrant. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or an advanced pracitioner, there will be something for everyone.

Rocket 1 is a modification of the Traditional Primary Series, emphasizing forward folds.

Rocket 2 is a modification of the Traditional Second Series,emphasizing backbends. Rocket 2 also includes postures from the Advanced Series of Ashtanga.

Bring your mat, a notebook, and a playful attitude. This will be fun.

About Bobby Harding:

Bobby loves yoga. In particular, Bobby loves the traditional and progressive varieties of Ashtanga Vinyasa. Bobby Loves the way the continued pursuit of the practice and its challenges facilitates the refinement, strengthening and opening of the individual as we each are invited to confront ourselves on our mats. He loves to share the practices and to make sure all who are drawn to them are able to find enjoyment.

Suggested Donation Rates:

Both Workshops: $70

One Workshop: $40

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Blacklight Yin & Soundscape Event
May
19
7:00 PM19:00

Blacklight Yin & Soundscape Event

Immerse yourself into a deep release with 2 hours of Yin & Meditation led by Kaycie Hall with a modular soundbath by Dustin Carpenter - with blacklights! Yin yoga consists of longer held supported poses which will help to not only increase the flexibility of the body, but is a very slow and meditative practice which also helps to increase the flexibility of the mind. Dustin's sounds will help you to dive even deeper into this blacklit experience.

Wear something comfortable (and perhaps something blacklight sensitive if you've got it). You won't want to miss this!

Suggested Donation: $25

**space is limited to 20 people**

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31 Days of Handstands - Learn With Lindsay
May
5
to Jun 5

31 Days of Handstands - Learn With Lindsay

We've done a few different month long challenges in the past, but the handstand challenge was definitely the most fun, so we're bringing it back!

On Friday, May 4th (day before challenge begins), Kaycie Hall will be leading a Handstand Workshop to break down a lot of the different variations and how to practice them safely and mindfully. This isn't mandatory to be a part of our month long challenge, but it is recommended especially for those that are newer to handstands or wanting to know what to work on in preparation.

The challenge starts Saturday May 5th and goes until the 4th of June. You will post a video of your handstand practice every single day throughout the month and post it to our closed Facebook group: Learn with Lindsay - Elevate Community Yoga where we will have a community of other students sharing their practices as well. Why is it called Learn with Lindsay? She will be practicing WITH you each day throughout the challenge, and Kaycie will help with feedback, comments, challenges and tips to help everyone progress within their own practice. Better yet, it's completely free and open to all! This was a whole lot of fun the last time we did it, and this time will be even better! There will be lots of breakthroughs, strength & confidence building, and community connection. We will even be opening time after certain studio classes to practice! Be sure to join our facebook group (link above) and if you want to attend the workshop to better your understanding, click HERE.

If you can't do every single day, just do what you can! This is about building more consistency in your practice - NOT straining your body. If you are newer to the practice, please be sure to listen to your body as that is the most important part. Yoga doesn't hurt you - the ego does that, so take breaks, days off, or modifications if needed. Have fun and enjoy the journey, not just the destination. #elevateyoself

CHALLENGE IS FREE & OPEN TO EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO JOIN IN!

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Elevate Yo Handstands Workshop
May
4
5:30 PM17:30

Elevate Yo Handstands Workshop

Take flight in handstand! Expect core strengthening exercises, breakdowns on alignment, modifications, variations, and lots of time spent upside down. Handstands are a great way to build more strength and balance into the practice while having lots of fun. This workshop will help you to better understand the fundamentals of handstanding for wherever you are in your practice.

With: Kaycie Hall

Suggested Donation: $25

Also, you may be interested in our Free month long challenge following the workskhop.

Learn With Lindsay - Handstand Challenge! Starting May 5th (day after workshop), we will begin a month long handstand challenge to put all of this workshop information to good use (ends June 5th). Even if you don't attend the workshop, this challenge is still open to everyone who'd like to participate. We've created a private Facebook group: Learn with Lindsay - Elevate Community Yoga where you will be practicing with Lindsay on different handstand techniques. Kaycie will be posting a video in the group with instructions on what you'll be doing. All you have to do is put in a little time every single day for a month and post your progress videos to the group! Lindsay and Kaycie will both be participating and posting daily - Kaycie will be offering feedback and suggestions to help you excel. Can't commit to an entire month? Do what you can. Plan on doing it all the way through? We hope you do! We want to see you progress AND have a great time along the way!

Remember: This is about challenging yourself while also listening to your body. A month of anything every day can be a lot, and handstand practice is no exception. Especially if this is a newer practice for you, don't get discouraged. Take your time and do what you can. This is just about finding more inspiration and consistency.

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Big Relax & Singing Bowls
Apr
29
5:00 PM17:00

Big Relax & Singing Bowls

Samantha Wiesner and Mahashakti Tim Lechuga join together for this month's Big Relax! Along with restorative yoga and gentle massage, Tibetan singing bowls produce sounds that invoke a deep state of relaxation. You won't want to miss this special event.

Only 15 spaces available - sign up to reserve yours!

Suggested Donation: $25

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1 Year Anniversary Class & Celebration
Apr
28
5:30 PM17:30

1 Year Anniversary Class & Celebration

Can you believe we are already approaching our 1 year anniversary?! We are filled with so much gratitude and excitement for what's still to come! Last year's Grand Opening was so much fun, so we hope you can join us for our 1 year anniversary class & afterparty!

Flow Yoga Class: 5:30-7pm

Kaycie Hall (owner) will guide you through a 90 minute flow class building a little heat and a lot of playful energy. Space is limited and it sold out pretty quickly last year, so be sure to snag your spot while you can!

Suggested Donation is $25 and the money will go towards new plans & upgrades to the studio - Thank you SO much for supporting our studio. We truly couldn't do this without you!

Celebration: 7:45-10pm - FREE AND OPEN TO EVERYONE

We will have a little intermission between the yoga class & our 1 year celebration, so feel free to hang out at the studio or come back for the fun! This is open to all! We want everyone to be able to come enjoy this special evening with us. Expect snack foods, bubbly, raffles, music, a speech by Kaycie and an awesome community of people! We really hope to see you all there!

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Pop-Up Restorative Yoga Class - Schedule Change
Apr
15
5:00 PM17:00

Pop-Up Restorative Yoga Class - Schedule Change

Come join Samantha for this pop-up Restorative Class! We've cancelled our normal 12pm class this week as this is our Teacher Training Graduation Weekend! How exciting! We still wanted our students to have a class to take, so we've added this one (and a Vinyasa Class Saturday 7:30-8:45am too) These count as normal studio classes - Included for members. Just show up and we'll be there!

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Pop-Up Vinyasa Yoga Class - Schedule Change
Apr
14
7:30 AM07:30

Pop-Up Vinyasa Yoga Class - Schedule Change

Come join Kaycie Hall for this pop-up Vinyasa Class! We've cancelled our normal 9am class this week as this is our Teacher Training Graduation Weekend! How exciting! We still wanted our students to have a class to take, so we've added this one (and a Restorative Class Sunday 5-6pm too) These count as normal studio classes - Included for members. Just show up and we'll be there!

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Elevate Talk: Subtle Body & The 8 Limb Path with Lama Brandy Davis
Apr
6
6:00 PM18:00

Elevate Talk: Subtle Body & The 8 Limb Path with Lama Brandy Davis

Join our guest speaker, Lama Brandy for a 2 hour Talk & Meditation

For so many of us, yoga has come into our lives as a blessing. It not only cures our various physical ailments and stymies the effects of time and gravity, but perhaps most miraculously, yoga has the power to set us free. In this two-hour workshop we will look at the anatomy of the subtle body: the system of channels and chakras, and the coursing of the inner winds and the thoughts which ride upon them. For at its core Hatha Yoga is a practice of transformation, rooted in the interpenetration of our physical, pranic, mental and ultimate bodies. Armed with the knowledge of how yoga works, we can empower our practice to effect transformation at the root of our deepest held patterns and instincts.

We will not need our mats for practice, but please come comfortable and ready to stay seated. We do have some props available for you to sit on, but if you have your own you'd like to use or will need a chair, please feel free to bring it.

Brandy Davis is a meditation and yoga teacher. She has been studying and practicing for over two decades. Her current passion is restorative justice and working with incarcerated populations. She has a particular knack for personalizing deep philosophical concepts and making them applicable to our modern lives.  She teaches with love and humor. Brandy’s greatest joy comes from witnessing the opening of the human heart. 

Suggested Donation: $25

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