Yoga for all! Chair yoga is ongoing every Tuesday at 10:30am and NOW every Thursday at 9:00am too.
Chair yoga is an adaptive style of yoga that uses a chair as the central prop during poses. Using the chair is optional in each pose, so each student can find their individualized place of challenge.
Chair yoga is ideal for seniors, those with injury, chronic pain, or illness, those for whom getting up & down from the floor is difficult, really anyone experiencing limits who wants to make gains. Find more balance, energy, strength, flexibility, and peace.
Tell your friends, family, and neighbors who could benefit from yoga but aren’t sure where to start. No need to sign up in advance for Chair Yoga, just drop in. And remember, Napa Valley Yoga Center extends a 15% discount to yogis age 70+.
Our Fall 2019 Yoga Teacher Training enrollment is starting soon! Will you join us?
If yoga has changed your life and you want to dive deeper into the wisdom of yoga, join the 200-hour Napa Valley Yoga Center Yoga Teacher Training program to become a certified Yoga Alliance yoga teacher. Yoga Teacher Training is fun, challenging, and our students say it is a life-changing experience. You will make good friends. You will grow and learn about yourself in ways you didn’t think possible. If you are thinking now might be the right time for you to do Yoga Teacher Training…it probably is!
Are you a female yoga teacher, healer, coach, therapist, or guide, who wants to bring more confidence, soul, authenticity and joy into the work that you do?
Join Meghan Makena, founder of Amba Movement, for this workshop to learn how to access more of your true nature and soul-body-wisdom as well as how to naturally sustain your energy so that you can share more of your unique gift with your students and clients. Amba Movement uses nature-based movement and the elements of nature to drop into a deeper relationship with your body, heart, and essence. It is so important as a yoga teacher, healer, or leader to keep dropping deeper into yourself, so as to access your authentic voice and vital energy.
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This workshop is no cost, but pre-registration is required.
In this seminar led by Courtney Willis, we will be exploring our “inherited past” while forgiving ourselves and others who have contributed to our present. The seminar will involve short meditations, journaling, and time for open discussion. All are welcome.
Be prepared to move & sweat. 🔥🔥 The primal rhythms of tabla, congo, cajon, & other drums creates a synergy that will take your practice to new heights. It’s yoga combined with the rhythmic balance of live drumming to guide you on a spiritual journey not to be missed. Next Heart Beat Yoga is Sunday, Oct. 13. No extra fee to attend: use your membership, class pack, or single class drop-in!
Pranalini with Kat Stewart is back! Pranalini is an energizing class blending Kundalini yoga and Pranayama breath techniques. This is a regularly scheduled 75-minute class! No special fee to attend.
Experience a taste of Kundalini yoga to energize and purify your body. Bring healing inward to glands, lymph and organs, and strengthen your nervous system while vitalizing your energetic vibration. Dynamic breathing techniques create mental clarity and a euphoric state of mind. Dive deep into numerous Pranayama breathing patterns to eliminate stress and anxiety, anchoring you into your inner stillness. You will be amazed at how this class leaves you feeling positive, vibrating, vital & present.
Come experience this energizing class Mondays at 9:00am, Oct. 14 through Dec. 9.
This is a regularly scheduled 75-minute class for 9 weeks! No extra fee to attend, and you do not need to attend them all. Drop in anytime using your membership, class pack or single class drop-in.
Deep-dive into the Gokhale Method® with creator Esther Gokhale (GO-clay). In this hands-on Pop-up Course, you will learn how to comfortably alter the way you stand, sit, and move, to heal from pain and return to a posture that builds strength and resilience, and minimizes compression, tension, and degeneration. We are marvelously designed beings, with an inherent grace and strength like every other creature on the planet. If we respect our natural design, we can function well for close to a century!
This intensive course includes 6 hours of group instruction, a 1-hour discussion over lunch, and a private 30-minute online follow-up session for each participant. All participants will use our newly developed SpineTracker™ wearable technology to get a real-time read of the shape of their spines while learning improved ways of sitting, standing, bending, lifting, walking, and exercising. Each participant will receive a PDF copy of Esther’s best-selling book, 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back, a streaming copy of her film Back Pain: The Primal Posture™ Solution, and a Stretchsit® cushion.
Effects are often immediate and last a lifetime. Esther is the creator of the Gokhale Method, a system of healthy posture and movement to help restore your structural integrity, so you can live an active and pain-free life. The New York Times profiled Esther in an article entitled “The Posture Guru of Silicon Valley”. We are very fortunate to welcome Esther to our community, and we hope you will join us. This course will be taught by Esther Gokhale and her daughter Monisha White, and is limited to 20 participants to allow for plenty of hands-on coaching. This course is appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. Preregistration is required.
Experience the healing synchronicity of yoga, sound and healing crystal bowls during this supremely relaxing workshop hosted by Sharon and Jeff Dawson. This carefully orchestrated series of restorative poses, sound and stones gently releases soft tissue surrounding the muscles where tension and trauma are stored.
The Standard American Diet and our modern lifestyle are messing with our energy, strength, memory, focus, mood, clarity, complexion, and longevity. It’s time we start doing something about it!
It takes 5 days to rebuild your stomach lining. It takes 21 days to create a habit. This 30-day Balanced Wellness Group Coaching Program will get you back on track towards optimal health so that you can show up fully for your loved ones, yourself included.
In four weekly 1-hour sessions, you will receive the tools for optimal digestion and a step-by-step plan to making incremental changes to your nutrition and lifestyle. You’ll get the personalized support you’ve always wanted from a holistic health coach who specializes in gut health. You’ll connect with a small group of people who are dealing with similar issues and you’ll find comfort in knowing you aren’t alone. You’ll be held accountable for making the changes you need to make, but may feel overwhelmed to do so by yourself. You’ll get to meet yourself where you are and experience the power of Balanced Wellness Coaching.
Space is limited, preregistration is required. No drop-ins. Once you register you’ll be asked to fill out a health history form. No refunds for missed sessions.
Do you have a hunch there’s something very special about gratitude? There is a growing awareness that gratitude is a basic ingredient of true happiness.
Join Amy Hall, co-owner of Napa Valley Yoga Center and creator of the Affirmation Creation Kit, as we do a deep dive beyond gratitude. Together we’ll explore the powerful mental technology of affirmations. Affirmations are an advanced gratitude practice that are often misunderstood, yet are the key to unlocking the power of gratitude.
This chock-full, fast-moving workshop will feature an entertaining multimedia presentation, activities, brief-yet-mighty “meditation snacks,” and more, all designed to equip you with a practical, powerful toolkit you can put to use in your life right away.
All participants get their own Affirmation Creation Kit card deck to keep, plus worksheets and special resources.
If you are brand new to yoga, or if it has been a while since you’ve practiced and want a solid re-introduction, join our 5-week Beginners Series with Nicole Hall. It’s designed to demystify yoga and get you started with a firm foundation of skills and knowledge. Learn alongside other beginners, get your questions answered, gain strength and flexibility. All physical abilities welcome. A perfect holiday gift.
You’ll learn the fundamentals of healthy and safe alignment, connecting movement with breath, and use of props. Each 90-minute class will build on the teachings of the previous weeks’ lessons. Class size is limited to ensure everyone gets personalized, hands-on attention. At the end of the series, you will be prepared to step confidently into any of our all-levels classes.
This winter we’ll be hosting two parallel tracks of Beginners Series; choose Saturday or Sunday. $100 for all five sessions of either track; no individual session rates or drop-ins. Saturday track and Sunday track are not interchangeable. (all sales final; & are non-transferable, non-sharable, non-refundable)
Beginners Series: Saturday track: January 4, 11, 18, 25 & February 1 • 10:30am to 12 noon
Beginners Series: Sunday track: January 5, 12, 19, 26 & February 2 • 10:30am to 12 noon