Roll, Release, Renew: Shoulders, Neck & Upper-back
Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

Roll, Release, Renew: Shoulders, Neck & Upper-back

Do you carry your stress and tension in the upper back, shoulders, neck? If so, this Yoga Tune Up® workshop: De-Stress Your Shoulders is for you! Yoga Tune Up® (YTU) is a conscious corrective exercise format influenced by Yoga and myo-fascial release techniques that improves overall strength, flexibility and coordination. 

This workshop will begin with a self-­massage, to target the upper back, shoulders, neck and face, utilizing Yoga Tune Up® therapy balls. After you will be guided through playful and challenging techniques that will create spaciousness in the joints of your upper-body, while relieving stiffness, and increasing mobility in upper back, neck, and shoulders. We will end with breathing, meditation, and restorative postures to deeply calm the nervous system and relax the body and mind. Learn how to use the Yoga Tune Up® therapy balls to relieve your body of chronic tension. Discover simple yet valuable self-care techniques in this accessible YTU workshop that’s appropriate for all experience levels.

This workshop will benefit those who:
● Suffer from chronic pain, stiffness and tension
● Have an active lifestyle and want to increase performance and recovery time
● Anyone who spends the majority of their time seated at work
● Those who wish they had the time or resources to get a daily massage
● Fitness professionals that overuse and abuse their muscles and need some TLC
● Effective ancillary practice for chiropractic work and ART

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Roll, Release, Renew: Intro to Yoga Tune Up® Workshop
Jan
26
10:00 AM10:00

Roll, Release, Renew: Intro to Yoga Tune Up® Workshop

Yoga Tune Up® (YTU) is a conscious corrective exercise format that improves overall strength, flexibility and coordination making it possible to work-out SMARTER, SAFER, and LONGER.

This workshop will begin with a self-massage utilizing Yoga Tune Up® therapy balls. After you will be guided through playful and challenging techniques that will create spaciousness in the joints, while relieving stiffness, and increasing mobility. Learn how to use the Yoga Tune Up® therapy balls to relieve your body of chronic tension. Discover simple yet valuable self-care techniques in this accessible Intro YTU workshop that’s appropriate for all experience levels.

This workshop will benefit those who:
● Suffer from chronic pain, stiffness and tension
● Have an active lifestyle and want to increase performance and recovery time
● Anyone who spends the majority of their time seated at work
● Those who wish they had the time or resources to get a daily massage
● Fitness professionals that overuse and abuse their muscles and need some TLC
● Effective ancillary practice for chiropractic work and ART

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Moon Rituals: Full Moon Circle, Yoga Flow and Meditation
Jan
22
7:00 PM19:00

Moon Rituals: Full Moon Circle, Yoga Flow and Meditation

Free People Movement Event ~ I am so excited to be partnering with Free People in Walnut Creek to put on a special FREE class designed to harness the energy of the full moon for transformation. During the full moon lunar energy is most abundant and luminous, we can utilize this energy for our own inner work. 

We will begin the class in a circle to connect, chant, and do a short self-reflective meditation. After we will move through a all-level gentle flow yoga class, focused on twists and hip-openers. The evening will conclude in circle with a full moon meditation and a ceremony to release unhelpful or toxic thoughts, habits, or ways of being, so that we might move into the new moon phase feeling cleansed and full of gratitude. 

Please bring a journal and pen, something for the altar, yoga mats + blankets to be provided 

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New Year: Intention Setting Flow
Jan
1
10:30 AM10:30

New Year: Intention Setting Flow

This class will be centered around twists, to detox and purify, and back bends, to open and activate the heart. We will reflect back on 2018, appreciate the lessons, love, laughs, and also acknowledge the hardship and identify obstacles that held us back. This class will be about gratitude for all that we learned in the past year and letting go of those things, habits, thoughts, and emotions that are no longer serving us, so that we might make room for what’s new in 2019. All Levels Vinyasa Flow.

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U & Yoga Book Club
May
13
5:30 PM17:30

U & Yoga Book Club

Come join us to dive deeper into Yoga through study. Each month we invite you to read the selected book and join Jenna Maryn Mitchell to expand and deepen our understanding of Yoga and strengthen our yoga community. At U & The Mat, part of our mission is to foster a supportive and welcoming community so join us at our monthly Yoga Book Club.

Yoga Body by Mark Singleton

1st half of book discussion Sunday, April 15th at 5:30-6:15p
2nd half of book discussion Sunday,  May 13th at 5:30-6:15p


Join me and Master Teacher, Richard Rosen as we discuss Yoga Body by Mark Singleton for Book Club at You and the Mat Oakland Please come to join the community and add to the discussion. Stay after for Candlelight Flow Yoga at 6:30-7:45p with me.

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U & Yoga Book Club
Apr
15
5:30 PM17:30

U & Yoga Book Club

Come join us to dive deeper into Yoga through study. Each month we invite you to read the selected book and join Jenna Maryn Mitchell to expand and deepen our understanding of Yoga and strengthen our yoga community. At U & The Mat, part of our mission is to foster a supportive and welcoming community so join us at our monthly Yoga Book Club.

Yoga Body by Mark Singleton

1st half of book discussion Sunday, April 15th at 5:30-6:15p
2nd half of book discussion Sunday,  May 13th at 5:30-6:15p


Join me and Master Teacher, Richard Rosen as we discuss Yoga Body by Mark Singleton for Book Club at You and the Mat Oakland Please come to join the community and add to the discussion. Stay after for Candlelight Flow Yoga at 6:30-7:45p with me.

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Sun Salutations 101
Apr
15
3:00 PM15:00

Sun Salutations 101

Join me as we dive into surya namaskara, sanskrit for sun salutations. This workshop will discuss the history of sun salutes, the benefits of flow, and how to flow safely with greater ease and proper alignment. This workshop is perfect for students who take vinyasa flow classes already and would like to gain a deeper understanding, as well as, people who are newer to the practice and want to start off on the right foot. We will explore the fundamentals of flow, break down the alignment of the individual postures in the sun salutation like downdog, updog, chatturanga etc... and then putting them all together for an focused and inspiring flow session full of breath, movement, and a short mediation. 

Call (510) 999-9757 to sign up.

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Family Yoga
Apr
1
10:00 AM10:00

Family Yoga

Special Easter Sunday Class ~ Come Celebrate Spring

Join us for a one-hour all levels yoga class for the whole family. This fun and engaging class will explore individual, and partner yoga poses, cooperative games, breathing and relaxation exercises. Development of self-expression and body-awareness will also be taught in a non-competitive, fun environment. Students will develop their own strength, flexibility, and focus, while together bonding as a family. Students of all ages and yoga experience welcome, all children must be accompanied by a guardian.

For more information call 510-671-1717

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Instagram Challenge #MARCHOFFTHEMAT
Mar
12
to Mar 20

Instagram Challenge #MARCHOFFTHEMAT

Join us for #marchoffthemat, a 9 day yoga challenge sponsored by @chattrayoga and @thatnow starting this coming Monday! 

Everyday we will explore different ways to take lessons we learn on our mat into our lives off the mat. This is slightly different than other IG challenges of demonstrating yoga postures. As @modern_yogis our goals is to empower ourselves and each other with yogic wisdom and tools so that we all might thrive in this modern, high-paced world with less stress and greater freedom. Because lets face it “The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships.” -T.K.V. Desikachar

We encourage you check in with the hosts daily for tips and inspiration. Please embrace each topic in your own unique way.  Our hope is that you might discover deeper dimensions of yoga and along the way tap into your inner wisdom. 

How to participate
Follow the Hosts:
@tam_bam_
@jenna_loves_yoga
@wannabeyogijules
@wes_linch_yoga
@modern_yogis
Follow our sponsor:
@chattrayoga
@Thatnow
Check it out! You could win a $50 gift card from @chattrayoga and $50 gift card from @thatnow

3/12 stiram sukham asanam

3/13 Ahimsa 

3/14 Vinyasa Krama

3/15 Tapas

3/16 Pratipaksha Bhavanam

3/17 Where your mind goes, energy follows. Where energy goes, the mind follows.

3/18 Santosha

3/19 Facing Fear

3/20 Abiding in Awareness

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