Yoga, Kirtan, Donation Practice!

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Spring Equinox Celebration & Kirtan
Tuesday, March 21 @ 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Join us as we mark the equal day of sun and moon. We will begin the evening with a mindful Kundalini Yoga practice with Karen Simcik. We will end with a deeply relaxing gong meditation to tap the energies of spring. Class pass or $10 drop in fee.

We will follow our yoga practice with a soul jamming Kirtan with Dennis Hawk and Thunderhawk Kirtan Band. Kathleen will be banging on the drum so come on over and play. Kirtan is donation based. $10 suggested donation.


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

In this annual day-long workshop we will integrate yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation and study, 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.

Join Shôken Michael Stone for a one-day workshop of practice and discussion, to gain a better understanding of the aspects of, and connections between yoga postures and meditation practice. Shôken Michael Stone translates Buddhist and Yoga practices into tools that transform habits, cultivate more intimate relationships, and promote a deeper compassion for our world. He maintains a dedicated retreat and speaking schedule, internationally.

Morning Program
Michael will guide us through yoga postures, paying attention to breathing and alignment, so we can drop deeper into familiar postures and learn tips to make new poses come alive. The morning will end with guided meditation on the breath.

Afternoon Program
Learn the basics of meditation practice, how to work with distracting thoughts, and how to develop a daily practice that reduces stress and rumination. There will be time for meditation, discussion, and study.
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.

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


Transform Your Life and Others!
Bay Area Yoga Center Advanced Studies
Yoga Teacher Training Sept. 2017 – June 2018

Set out on an exciting journey of self discovery and transformation with Kathleen Kelly. Our 200 hour yoga teacher training programs start September 8, 2017. These comprehensive programs cross the boundaries between various schools of yoga which will help you develop a well formed and mature practice that focuses not just on the physical aspects of yoga but the psychological and spiritual benefits as well. Whether you intend to simply deepen your understanding of this ancient and diverse practice, currently teach yoga or you aspire to teach and share with others, this training will prepare you for your journey. With an emphasis on Vinyasa Flow based in the rich traditional sequences from Krishnamacharya, Kathleen will provide the participants the knowledge, practice and experience necessary to become a creative, dynamic and inspirational yoga teacher. Contact Kathleen at 920-265-2217.


Yoga 101 The Basics
Wednesdays: April 5 – 26 @ 5:30 pm
Saturdays: April 8 – 29 @ 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.


Yoga, Kids & Canvas!
Saturday, March 18 @ 11 – 12:15 pm

(Held the 1st & 3rd Sat. monthly)

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!


March/April Weekend Rotation

Wednesday 5:30 pm Basics 
March Class — Carol Bolton
April Class — Kathleen Kelly

Saturday 8 am
March 18  — Kathleen Kelly
March 25 — Theresa Stinski
April 1 — Karen Simcik
April 8 — Heather Lee

Saturday 9:45 am Basics
March Class — Yvette Krause
April Class — Cathy Baumann

Sundays 9 am
March 12 — Carol Bolton
March 19 — Heather Lee
March 26 — Karen Simcik
April 2 — Jen Jelenic
April 9 — Kathleen Kelly

New office hours: Thursdays 9:15 – noon