Yoga Class for the Vata Season with Becky Jordan November 13, 2016

After the heat of summer- Vata season arrives with a vengeance. Cooler temps, dry and windy conditions all contribute to our bodies and minds needing a shift in routine and yoga practice. Common responses to Vata season include insomnia, constipation, scattered thinking, dry skin and hair, feeling anxious and worried. Ayurveda provides natural approaches to counter the effects of the season.

According to the teachings of yoga, the way you practice yoga should change with the seasons and be individually designed for your constitution. Experience a yoga class specifically designed to nourish you and leave you feeling calm, centered and cozy to counter the change of the seasons.

Yoga Class for Vata Season with Becky Jordan at Yoga Vela

Date: Sunday, November 13, 2016

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Cost: $25.00

Pre-registration is recommended!

Tea and handouts given at the end of class.

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Yoga Nidra Four Week Series with Allison Davis

Go deeper into your yoga nidra practice.

Yoga nidra, or yogic sleep as it is commonly known, is an immensely powerful meditation technique and is one of the most accessible forms of yoga practice. While the student rests comfortably in shavasana (corpse pose), this systemic meditation takes you through the pancha maya kosha (five layers of self), leaving you with a sense of wholeness. Practiced with consistency and awareness, you may likely discover a profound sense of joy and well-being.

Join Allison for a 4 week series where she will guide students in a gentle asana sequence in preparation for a 40-minute yoga nidra practice.

Pre-registration is required: Classes limited to 8 students:

Date: Thursdays: From 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

September 22 & 29, and October 6, & 13, 2016

Cost: $75.00 for the 4 week series.

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Yoga Nidra Workshop with Allison Davis: September 17, 2016


Discover the peaceful practice of yoga nidra.

Yoga nidra is an ancient but little known yogic practice that is becoming increasingly popular as both a form of meditation and a mind-body therapy. It is a systematic form of guided relaxation that typically is done for 35 to 40 minutes at a time.

Practitioners say that it often brings immediate physical benefits, such as reduced stress and better sleep, and that it has the potential to heal psychological wounds. As a meditation practice, it can engender a profound sense of joy and well-being.

This 2 hour workshop will introduce students to yoga nidra and its benefits. We’ll do a gentle asana yoga practice with some breath work to prepare us for a 40 minute yoga nidra practice.

Worksop is limited to 8 participants and is appropriate for teenagers and adults.

Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Pre-registration is suggested: Cost $25.00

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Weekly Fall Yoga Vela Class Schedule

Yoga classes meet weekly starting September 10th

Vibrational Hatha Yoga with Jan McGowan

Saturday:  September 10, 2016 :

9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Hatha Yoga with Esther Huisman

Tuesday: September 13, 2016:

9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Foundations Yoga with Carrie Felton

Tuesday: September 13, 2016:

6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Cost: Class Pass or Drop in rate

Four class pass $48.00

Ten class pass $110.00

Drop in rate $15.00


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Summer Class Schedule at Yoga Vela Studio

Enjoy weekly yoga classes through June 28, 2016!

The studio will close for a summer break from:

July 1, 2016 until September 10, 2016

Thank you to all our students and we will see you after Labor Day!

Fall Schedule will be:

Saturday:  9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Anusara Yoga with Jan

Tuesday:    9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Hatha Yoga with Esther

Tuesday:    6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Foundations Yoga with Carrie

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Yoga for Cure Fundraiser: Restorative Yoga Class

Join us for a Diabetes fundraiser at Yoga Vela.

Enjoy a relaxing restorative yoga class with Esther and Jen.

Thursday:  May 19, 2016 with Esther from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Sunday:      May 22, 2016 with Jen from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Cost: Donation Based

Reservations suggested reserve a spot early!


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Yoga Workshop: Healthy Supple Spine with Kate Cleary

Join me in welcoming Kate Cleary to Yoga Vela Studio for this healing yoga practice.

Explore the origin, function, and movements of your spine as we practice the curves, bends, and twists of this fundamental element of your anatomy. Learn how to supple your spine and amplify the benefits of your yoga practice.

Kate Cleary is a Hatha Yoga teacher with 400 hours of training, and is a Somatic Movement and Expressive Arts Educator and Imagery Specialist. She is a certified teacher of the Tamalpa Life/Art Process, a movement based healing art, rooted in the fertile innovative fields of post modern dance and Somatic psychology.

Date: Saturday, April 2, 2016

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Cost: $35.00 cash or check

Preregistration is suggested: Maximum 10 spots available:

Anyone can benefit from this workshop, especially those dealing with chronic pain, illness, disease, injury or a stressful lifestyle.

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