Create Your Vision for the Year with Yoga

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30 Days for $30 Yoga Challenge
January 1 – 31 — All Classes

START ANY DAY DURING THE MONTH! 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
Wednesdays: January 4 – 25 @ 5:30 pm
Saturdays: January 7 – 28 @ 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.


Candlelight Slow Flow Yoga, Wine and Chocolate
Friday, January 13 @ 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. Yummy chocolate and a lovely glass of wine will follow the event. Non alcoholic beverages and tea will be available. All are welcome. I look forward to seeing you all soon.

Regular class fee $10. WALK-INS WELCOME!


Bending Over Backwards: A Heart Opening Playshop

with Kathleen Kelly eRYT

Sunday, January 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.


Inner Vision Workshop
Sunday, January 29 @ 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Join us for an intention setting workshop set during the first new moon of 2017. We will tap the energy of the growing, or waxing moon, to plant seeds of ‘Sankalpa’ – resolve for ourselves in 2017. Class begins with a gentle, all levels yoga session to lossen up the physical body, followed by a guided meditation to bring you closer to your inner knowing and creative center. We will create a vision board full of inspiration and finish by making our own uniquily designed mala braclet that you can infuse with your deepest desires. All materials provided – bring an open heart and mind and we will create the rest together!

$65 Class fee.
Co-lead by Jennifer Jelenic RYT500 and Laurie Rodic


40 Days to Enlightened Eating
Thursdays: February 2 – March 16 @ 7:15 – 8:15 pm

with Jen Jelenic RYT500

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 February 2 – March 16, 7:15 – 8:15 pm.
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 Thursday, March 16. 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: Pre-registration $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)

Bridging Yoga & Restorative Meditation
Tuesday, March 28 @ 9 – 3:30 pm

Open the intelligence of your body through simple posture sequences. Learn to integrate the physical yoga practice with stillness and investigate your experience with more clarity and depth.

We will integrate yoga asana, pranayama, and guided meditation blending detailed physical alignment with practices to help you calm the mind.

You will learn to settle your mind, find space in your breathing, and establish a restorative meditation practice.

Please join us for a day of contemplation, learning, quiet, community and study. Fee $110 for the day.



January/February Teacher Rotation

Wednesday 5:30 pm Basics 
January Class — Karen Simcik

Saturday 8 am
January 14 — Kathleen Kelly
January 21 — Carol Bolton
January 28 — Karen Simcik
February 4 — Jen Schanen
February 11 — Regan Kust

Saturday 9:45 am Basics
January Class — Theresa Stinski
February Class — Kathleen Kelly

Sundays 9 am
January 15 — Kathleen Kelly
January 22 — Jen Jelenic
January 29 — Carol Bolton
February 5 — Heather Lee