December Celebration and Events at the Bay Area Yoga Center!

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Start in the Beginning!
Yoga 101: The Basics
Wednesday’s, Dec. 7 – 28 @ 5:30 pm
Saturday’s, Dec. 10 – 31 @ 9:45 am

This class is specially designed to introduce the vinyasa flow practice of sun salutations which are designed to open and strengthen every major muscle group in the body. We will introduce the foundational standing poses as well as basic hip openers and back bends and weaves them into the flow of sun salutations. Class will focus on breath technique, healthy alignment for the joints and concentration and focus of the mind. Students will learn basic anatomy of the body and breath. This class is uniquely designed to work with students of all ages, body types and varied degrees of flexibility.

4 week session $20.


Slow Flow Yoga and Potluck!
Friday, December 9 @ 5:30 pm

Enjoy a calming and restorative flowing yoga class with Kathleen Kelly. Unwind your body and settle your mind for the weekend ahead. This class is designed to melt the stress and tension out of your body, and hit the reset button of your mind to help you enjoy your weekend. Meditative gong session will end the class. Class will end this week with a potluck party. Our good friend Mardi Halvorsen is coming into town for the holidays and would love to see you all there. All are welcome. I look forward to seeing you all soon. Regular class fee $10.


Yoga, Zen and Pen with Theresa Stinski
Friday, December 16 @ 5:30 pm

Join Theresa Stinski RYT200 for a relaxing class evening of meditation, yoga and writing just for women. We’ll begin with breath work and set an intention to guide us through the class. Halfway through we’ll pause for some writing, or feel free to journal as the need arises. We’ll end with some meditation/yoga nidra, then more time for writing. We’ll close by sharing insights, writings or thoughts that have come out of the practice. Bring a journal, pen, shawl and an open mind. $10 or class card


Yoga, Kids and Canvas!
Saturday, Dec. 17 @ 11 am – 12:15 pm

Share your love of yoga with your family! Through partner poses and fun yoga games, this class will give you the tools to cultivate mindfulness, focus and tranquility that you and your child can use in everyday life. Children and adults together will interact in this class designed for fun and exploration. We will start the class with yoga movements, breath and relaxation. Class will end with a fun art project that the kids will be taking home with them. All are welcome to attend. No experience is necessary. $4 per person fee. Adult must accompany all children. Please sign up ahead of coming so we can plan accordingly for the art project.

Your teacher, Shawn Wallenfang is a yoga RYT, a local artist, child care provider and awesome grandma!


Winter Solstice Celebration
Thursday, Dec. 22 @ 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Join us in celebration of the shortest day of the year and the official start of winter! We will begin the evening with yoga asana practice accompanied by live music. The evening will continue with a yoga nidra period and gong meditation. An uplifting kirtan jam with the Thunderhawk Kirtan Band with close the evening! Refreshments provided. Bring a snack to share if you would like. Original art work by Theresa and Shawn will be available for viewing. We look forward to seeing you all there. Much love and happy holiday season! $10 suggested donation for the evening is requested. All proceeded will be donated to local charity.

Schedule for the evening:
5:30 pm – yoga class with live music
6:30 pm –  yoga nidra and gong meditation
7:00 pm –  kirtan and celebration!


January 30 Day Yoga Challenge
January 1 – 31 — All Classes

During the month of January we will be offered a 30 Day Yoga Challenge to all new and current students. During this first month of the year we encourage you all to jump start your yoga practice by attending classes daily. We will be offering weekly prizes and an end of the month Grand Prize to the student who attends all 30 days or closest to that goal. Sign up at the Bay Area Yoga Center or on the first day that you attend class in January. We look forward to seeing you all at the Challenge.

Special fees for this event are:
– $30 for new students.
– $65 for current students ($30 off).
– $30 for current students who get a friend to sign up for the challenge.
– FREE month for students new or old who get two friends to sign up for the January Challenge.


December Weekend Rotation

Wednesday 5:30 pm Basics

December — Carol Bolton

Saturday 8 am

December 3 — Theresa Stinski
December 10 — Kathleen Kelly
December 17 — Karen Simcik
December 24 — Heather Lee
December 31 — Jen Schanen

Saturday 9:45 am Basics

December Class — Heather Lee

Sunday 8 am

December 4 — Jen Jelenic
December 11 — Kathleen Kelly
December 18 — Carol Bolton
December 25 — CLOSED