New Year’s Renewal Practices & Winter Yoga Class Schedule!

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New Year’s Day
Renewal Yoga Practice
9:00 am Vinyasa Yoga with Kathleen
9:00 am Gentle Yoga with Amy Ritter
Start 2016 with a fresh perspective on your journey with this New Year’s Day Renewal Practice. These meditative fluid practices will focus on letting go of the old and bringing in the new with a flowing, active vinyasa-style asana series followed by a gong practice that will help students to open their hearts to the upcoming journey ahead and create space to set New Years intentions. Regular fee sessions.


Start The New Year With a
Commitment To Your Yoga Practice
30 Days for $30
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 of THREE FREE MONTHS 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.

Yoga 101 The Basics 
Wed. Jan 4-25, 5:30pm
Sat. Jan 7-28, 9:45am 

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.

forearm bridge
Bending Over Backwards
A Heart Opening Playshop
with Kathleen Kelly eRYT 

Sunday, Jan. 15, 1-4 pm

The honest truth is that most of us are afraid of bending backward, even those who are very established in their yoga asana practice. Looking at our daily routines, we spend a lot of time moving forward. Benefits of backbends are endless.  Backbends stimulate the central nervous system, boost immune system, realign and increase mobility in the spinal column, open the hips, strengthen and stretch the legs. Backbends boost energy levels and relieve tensions stored in the muscles.
In this workshop the students will learn the fundamental proper alignment techniques to incorporate into a variety of back bending postures.  Fee $40

40 Days to Enlightened Eating

with Jen Jelenic Thursdays Feb. 2- March 16, 7:15-8:15pm
Reset your natural rhythms and nourish yourself into great health! Ayurveda, the ancient sister science of yoga is the perfect way to accomplish your healthful living goals!  If you are interested in an introduction to Ayurveda and how to apply this ancient healing science easily into your daily life, join Jennifer ‘Fern’ Jelenic for a 7 week Ayurveda and gentle yoga workshop following the book 40 Days to Enlightened Eating: Journey to Optimal Weight, Health, Energy and Vitality by  Elise Cantrell
Class will meet once a week for 7 weeks on
Thursdays Feb. 2- March 16, 7:15-8:15pm
Together, we will read one chapter a day for 40 days and meet once weekly for yoga and to discuss our insights, challenges, recipes and so much more.
Commencement Tuesday, March 14. Following yoga we will have a potluck celebration with some of our favorite recipes!
Preregistration and payment required by January 28, 2017.

Minimum of 6 participants to run class. 20 people maximum.

Cost: Preregistration $85 by 1/15/2017 $95 thereafter.

(Includes The 40 Days to Enlightened Eating Book, 7 yoga classes, weekly meeting, handouts, samples and treats, on line recipes and continuing support)

2017 Winter Yoga Class Schedule
Schedule starts January 1, 2017
7:30-9:30  am         Beg. Zen Meditation  FREE
9:00-11:00  am       Astanga Flow Yoga  (Kathleen/Carol/Karen/Heather/Jen J)
9:00-10:15 am        Gentle/Yin Yoga (Amy for the month of January only)
6:00-7:00 am          Morning Stretch Yoga (Karen)
8:15-9:15 am          Beginner Flow Yoga (Amy)

9:30-11:00  am       Yoga & Anatomy Mixed Level (Kathleen)

4:00-5:15  pm         Mixed Flow Yoga  (Linda Webster)
5:30-7:00 pm          Beginner Flow Yoga (Carolyn/Yvette)
8:15-9:15  am         Mixed Flow Yoga (Kathleen)
9:30-10:45  am       Gentle/Restorative Yoga  (Kathleen)
12:00-12:45 pm      Mixed Flow Yoga  (Amy)
5:30 – 6:45 pm        Kundalini Yoga (Karen)
9:30-11:00  am      Intermediate Mindful Flow Yoga/ Dristi, Bhandas, Breath (Kathleen)
12:00-1:00 pm       Yin Yoga   (Karen)
4:30-5:45 pm         Beginner Yoga (Suzanne)
5:30-6:30 pm         YOGA 101 THE BASICS  (Kathleen, Karen/Theresa/Carol)
6:30-8:00 pm         Advanced Mindfulness Flow Yoga (Kathleen or Abby)
6:00-7:00 am         Beginner Yoga (Kathleen)
8:15-9:15 am         Mixed Level Yoga (Kathleen)
9:30-10:45  am      Gentle/Restorative Yoga  (Kathleen)
4:30 – 5:30 pm       Astro/ Asana /Go With The Universal Flow (Jen J.)

5:30 -7:00 pm        Mixed Level Yoga (Kathleen)

7:15 – 8:15 pm       Classes to be announced  (Kathleen)
6:00-7:00 am         Morning Stretch Yoga  (Theresa)
9:30-10:45 am       Intermediate Mindfulness Flow Yoga  (Kathleen)
11:00-12:00 pm     Restorative Yoga (Cathy)
5:30 -6:30 pm        Candlelight Slow Flow Yoga w/ wine & chocolate (2nd & 4th Friday)

5:30-6:30 pm         Yoga, Pen & Zen  (3rd Friday)
(Yoga, meditation & writing for women w/ Theresa)
7:30-8:10 am        Zen  Meditation  FREE
8:00-9:30 am        Mixed Flow Yoga (Teachers Rotate)
9:45-10:45 am      YOGA 101 The BASICS
(Kathleen, Karen, Theresa, Heather, Cathy, Amy)

11:00-noon           Sound of Yin Yoga  (Karen)
(2nd & 4th Saturday of the month)