CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Check out our amazing offerings for the 2018 Festival of Yoga San Diego!  

*Indicates the class level is appropriate for beginners

Community Class

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ALL-LEVELS VINYASA FLOW COMMUNITY CLASS with DANNI POMPLUN*

Join Danni Pomplun, RYT-500, and hundreds of yogis for a fun and upbeat All-Levels Vinyasa Flow class to kick off your Saturday!  You can expect to engage in a mindful, creative flow that synchronizes breath with movement, the mentally restorative aspects of yoga with the functional physical work that it entails, and a lot of laughter. 


Breakout Classes

  SEVA LECTURE*     Breakout Session 1 with          JoAnn Jaffe   Learn how you can get involved and make a difference in your community.  Practical, accessible and fulfilling advice and information will be passed along so you can find what resonates with you and how you can help underserved, at-risk, or other vulnerable communities through yoga.   

SEVA LECTURE* 

Breakout Session 1 with          JoAnn Jaffe

Learn how you can get involved and make a difference in your community.  Practical, accessible and fulfilling advice and information will be passed along so you can find what resonates with you and how you can help underserved, at-risk, or other vulnerable communities through yoga.

 

  MEDITATION | ALL-LEVELS*     Breakout Session 1 with          Sujantra McKeever   Reduce stress and enliven your life. Learn the essential techniques necessary for meditation and bring calm and harmony amidst your daily activities.   

MEDITATION | ALL-LEVELS* 

Breakout Session 1 with          Sujantra McKeever

Reduce stress and enliven your life. Learn the essential techniques necessary for meditation and bring calm and harmony amidst your daily activities.

 

  GONG SOUND IMMERSION*     Breakout Session 1 & 2 with    Ken Goff   Indulge in a guided relaxation and sound immersion using the potent and healing sound of gongs.  The gong bath gently immerses us in soothing and supportive gong vibrations as Ken cultivates a relaxing atmosphere for mind, body, and spirit.

GONG SOUND IMMERSION* 

Breakout Session 1 & 2 with    Ken Goff

Indulge in a guided relaxation and sound immersion using the potent and healing sound of gongs.  The gong bath gently immerses us in soothing and supportive gong vibrations as Ken cultivates a relaxing atmosphere for mind, body, and spirit.

  HIPS & LOW BACK HEALTH*    Breakout Session 1 with      Emily Ruth    Breakout Session 2 with      Heather Fenwick   Looking to relieve low back discomfort and find more freedom in the entire hip joint?  We've found the class for you!  Enjoy active release throughout the hips to create more space and fluidity in the pelvis as well as the low back.

HIPS & LOW BACK HEALTH*

Breakout Session 1 with      Emily Ruth

Breakout Session 2 with      Heather Fenwick

Looking to relieve low back discomfort and find more freedom in the entire hip joint?  We've found the class for you!  Enjoy active release throughout the hips to create more space and fluidity in the pelvis as well as the low back.

  INVERSIONS     Breakout Session 1 with    Sydney Cohen    Breakout Session 2 with     Kat Shamen   Inverting gives a fun and healthy flip to our perspectives! In this workshop, we will learn step by step techniques for safely going upside down. 

INVERSIONS

Breakout Session 1 with    Sydney Cohen

Breakout Session 2 with     Kat Shamen

Inverting gives a fun and healthy flip to our perspectives! In this workshop, we will learn step by step techniques for safely going upside down. 

  YOGA 101 | FUNDAMENTALS*    Breakout Session 1 & 2 with   Courtney Yezzi   Explore some of the basic postures, breathing and meditation techniques that make up the practice of yoga. We will leave with a basic understanding of proper alignment and technique.

YOGA 101 | FUNDAMENTALS*

Breakout Session 1 & 2 with Courtney Yezzi

Explore some of the basic postures, breathing and meditation techniques that make up the practice of yoga. We will leave with a basic understanding of proper alignment and technique.

  DEEP HEALING STRETCH | YIN*    Breakout Session 1 with    Melaminah   Yin Yoga is a meditative practice of slowly and gently stretching the connective tissue of the body to increase lubrication of the joints, increase range of motion and energy flow within the body, and to decrease tension and chronic pain. By holding poses for extended periods of time (generally 2-5 minutes, mostly seated and lying down poses) we create the opportunity for deep connection with ourselves and our bodies, unwinding long held tensions

DEEP HEALING STRETCH | YIN*

Breakout Session 1 with    Melaminah

Yin Yoga is a meditative practice of slowly and gently stretching the connective tissue of the body to increase lubrication of the joints, increase range of motion and energy flow within the body, and to decrease tension and chronic pain. By holding poses for extended periods of time (generally 2-5 minutes, mostly seated and lying down poses) we create the opportunity for deep connection with ourselves and our bodies, unwinding long held tensions

  CONNECT WITH YOUR CENTER | CORE    Breakout Session 1 with    Cassie Travis   Through the exploration of breath, bandhas, and core focused exercises students will learn to recruit the power of the core to transition between postures in a vinyasa practice with strength and fluidity.

CONNECT WITH YOUR CENTER | CORE

Breakout Session 1 with    Cassie Travis

Through the exploration of breath, bandhas, and core focused exercises students will learn to recruit the power of the core to transition between postures in a vinyasa practice with strength and fluidity.

  GROWING TOGETHER WITH MUSIC & YOGA FOR KIDS    Breakout Session 1 with      Seed & Song    Bring the little ones along for a fun, creative and inspiring session designed to get you moving and deepen the bond with your child (or nephew, niece, neighbor!) through asana (postures) and music. 

GROWING TOGETHER WITH MUSIC & YOGA FOR KIDS

Breakout Session 1 with      Seed & Song

Bring the little ones along for a fun, creative and inspiring session designed to get you moving and deepen the bond with your child (or nephew, niece, neighbor!) through asana (postures) and music. 

  SALAMBA SARVANGASANA & CYCLE*    Breakout Session 1 with Sunny Keays   Students will learn the proper set up for shoulder stand for their needs and will learn the more intermediate poses within shoulder stand that are rarely taught.  All levels welcome.

SALAMBA SARVANGASANA & CYCLE*

Breakout Session 1 with Sunny Keays

Students will learn the proper set up for shoulder stand for their needs and will learn the more intermediate poses within shoulder stand that are rarely taught.  All levels welcome.

  STRESS & TENSION RELIEF | HEALTHY NECK, UPPER BACK & SHOULDERS*    Breakout Session 1 with Jennifer Powers    Breakout Session 2 with Xenia Guido   One of the first places we tend to feel the accumulated stress of being a human is in our neck, shoulders and upper back.  Unwind tension in these areas with specific, focused and gentle stretches, guided relaxation and breath work.

STRESS & TENSION RELIEF | HEALTHY NECK, UPPER BACK & SHOULDERS*

Breakout Session 1 with Jennifer Powers

Breakout Session 2 with Xenia Guido

One of the first places we tend to feel the accumulated stress of being a human is in our neck, shoulders and upper back.  Unwind tension in these areas with specific, focused and gentle stretches, guided relaxation and breath work.

  MOVE & GROOVE | YOGA DANCE*    Breakout Session 2 with        Lauren Robinson   Yoga Dance is a contemporary exploration of the spirit of yoga + dance. Our class will flow from guided yoga into a dance of self-expression

MOVE & GROOVE | YOGA DANCE*

Breakout Session 2 with        Lauren Robinson

Yoga Dance is a contemporary exploration of the spirit of yoga + dance. Our class will flow from guided yoga into a dance of self-expression

  YOGA PHILOSOPHY | YOGA SUTRAS*    Breakout Session 2 with        Nikole Fortier   There are many layers to the yoga practice.  Asana (postures) are just the tip of the iceberg.  Enjoy a lecture on the foundations of yoga philosophy, including the Yoga Sutras and other texts.

YOGA PHILOSOPHY | YOGA SUTRAS*

Breakout Session 2 with        Nikole Fortier

There are many layers to the yoga practice.  Asana (postures) are just the tip of the iceberg.  Enjoy a lecture on the foundations of yoga philosophy, including the Yoga Sutras and other texts.

  THE ART OF BREATH | PRANAYAMA    Breakout Session 2 with        Surjot Kaur   At its essence, pranayama is the practice of harnessing energy through the breath. We will learn the basics of how the respiratory system works, and how we can become more efficient breathers using the techniques of yogic breathing. More than that, these introductory practices will teach us how we can affect our mind, our body and our spirit in positive and enlivening ways.

THE ART OF BREATH | PRANAYAMA

Breakout Session 2 with        Surjot Kaur

At its essence, pranayama is the practice of harnessing energy through the breath. We will learn the basics of how the respiratory system works, and how we can become more efficient breathers using the techniques of yogic breathing. More than that, these introductory practices will teach us how we can affect our mind, our body and our spirit in positive and enlivening ways.

  TAKE FLIGHT | ARM BALANCES    Breakout Session 2 with      Lauren Knuth   We'll find solid grounding, build up courage and strength, and take flight together.  Workshop includes all-levels yoga asana, pose-breakdowns, discussion, and guided relaxation.

TAKE FLIGHT | ARM BALANCES

Breakout Session 2 with      Lauren Knuth

We'll find solid grounding, build up courage and strength, and take flight together.  Workshop includes all-levels yoga asana, pose-breakdowns, discussion, and guided relaxation.

  REVOLVE TO EVOLVE | TWISTS*    Breakout Session 2 with      Arezou Ghane   Explore twisting in a safe, guided manner. Setting our foundation and evolving breath by breath, we will incorporate the anatomy of a twist from the seat up. This will be a great time to practice commonly taught twists and a way to apply these underutilized and therapeutic movements to the body. Come to appreciate the benefits of twists by relieving back pain, stimulating digestions, toning the abdominal muscles and reducing stress and anxiety. Leave feeling re-energized and refreshed!

REVOLVE TO EVOLVE | TWISTS*

Breakout Session 2 with      Arezou Ghane

Explore twisting in a safe, guided manner. Setting our foundation and evolving breath by breath, we will incorporate the anatomy of a twist from the seat up. This will be a great time to practice commonly taught twists and a way to apply these underutilized and therapeutic movements to the body. Come to appreciate the benefits of twists by relieving back pain, stimulating digestions, toning the abdominal muscles and reducing stress and anxiety. Leave feeling re-energized and refreshed!

  OPEN YOUR HEART | BACKBENDS    Breakout Session 2 with    Antonio De La Torre   We'll focus on finding greater range of motion through the upper back, shoulders, and chest and how that affects a sense of ease throughout the entire body. We'll learn trigger points to release heart energies in the energetic body and asanas (poses) to both strengthen our practice and cultivate nourishment and self-love.

OPEN YOUR HEART | BACKBENDS

Breakout Session 2 with    Antonio De La Torre

We'll focus on finding greater range of motion through the upper back, shoulders, and chest and how that affects a sense of ease throughout the entire body. We'll learn trigger points to release heart energies in the energetic body and asanas (poses) to both strengthen our practice and cultivate nourishment and self-love.


Community Class

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GENTLE HATHA COMMUNITY CLASS with AMY CALDWELL*

A slow-paced Hatha Yoga class that focuses on postures to awaken and relax your body and mind. Soothing music, rejuvenating postures and deep relaxation combine to refresh your body and mind.  A great class for beginners and anyone seeking a rejuvenating and restorative yoga experience. Stretch, relax, and release your day.