Classes

IMG_0067_smallAs for public classes, message me if you’d like to attend any – inquire: wagayoga@gmail.com – stop by and exchange “Namaste” @ a lovely place in the Bay Area:)  I also began teaching Corporate and …

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Semi-privates & Privates !  With all advance certifications behind me, happy to announce that I finally have some available slots to offer for private yoga lessons for that unique individual’s specific goals and needs – If interested, please contact me, so we can design and customize the sessions that optimizes your health and work together as you would with a personal trainer.  It’s a program for specific goals you set. Basically, a personal trainer with a yoga twist and props and techniques.

As 500 hrs. Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher

& 800 hrs. registered/certified Yoga Therapist with IAYT, my yoga instructions are detailed and fine tuned for each unique individual and condition – not one size fits all.

For that personalized & private details that makes all the “difference” :  reach out to email address that follows:  wagayoga@gmail.com

You can get back to your group classes sooner with some detailed instructions; rejoin the community of your choosing with more ease and grace so you can be fully present:)

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During my Shin-Rin Ryoku* I flipped into Urdva Dhanurasana – in gratitude for the healing powers of my body. Imagine, only few years ago, my lower back was SO PAINFUL after a trans-pacific flight to Asia, I had to stagger into a special physical therapist in Tokyo (actually he kindly made a house call for the desperate – too much pain to walk – as the neighbor who recommended him hosted him at her home and looked on with kind care creating safe space. ) …He, with his magic fingers palpating, vertebrae at a time, he “fixed” me:) So thank goodness, almost 80% of the wheel I used to be able to do has returned … but see how I do not crunch my lumbar spine here. I no longer go into any pose with “intensity” or “force” but only with ease and comfort (& gentle coaxing as some challenges to overcome is good – it makes us stronger:). Here, I also needed a sticky mat as hands and feet were slipping with soft leaves rustling under ground shifting … happens when you act out of impulse – without a yoga mat, sliding apart with no grip – on lovey leaves and twigs covered ground. Shin-Rin Ryoku – highly recommended:) breathing in fresh energizing Oxygen provided by the entire forest:) In gratitude for the healing powers, the intelligence we have within.

AND Yoga I have taken up seriously because when I was fixed, I had two thoughts, two take-aways:  (1) gratitude; (2) I thought to myself, what if I could fix myself without relying on a house call by a doctor – what if I had the power and knowledge to prevent and/or fix my own body-temple. How about self-maintenance that sustains me in all stages of life? How can I better tend to my own wellness and be attuned to its needs? Thus, began the inside-out transformation, this journey.

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For public, corporate, semi-private & private sessions – contact: wagayoga@gmail.com

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Taking time out for yourself is not a waste of time nor,
is it a luxury or self-indulgent, it’s a necessity!”

– Judith H. Lasater

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Currently 500 hrs. Yoga Alliance Certified. 200 hrs. was the standard Vinyasa based training with awesome teachers from ParaYoga, Rod Stryker lineage – Jean Mezzei and Brenna Geehan.  Interned with Wendy Klein Yoga and worked for her fine studio – then set off on a journey to learn all about anatomy and yoga therapy in E. Bay with BK Bose, PhD, Baxter Bell, MD to name a few for Niroga Yoga Therapy 800 hrs. IAYT accreditedTeacher Training– certified IAYT as of 2018. Offering of trauma informed yoga for specific chronic conditions, mid-year presentation on Yoga & Women’s Health in special stages on our lifeline; Year end presentation of Yoga for MS (thank you, Theresa:)

Here’s a partial list of some of the yoga workshops, immersions/intensives I have attended on my yoga journey to bring about the blended teachings I can offer:

Workshops & Intensives:

  • Maty Ezraty’s “Blue-Print Asana” master-course 40 hrs. intensives 
  • Shiva Rea – vinyasa workshop, YogaWorks 
  • “Vinyasa Krama Yoga” 18 hrs. Certification with Srivatsa Ramaswami (direct perhaps only living 33+ years student of late-Krishnamacharya, father of modern yoga himself)
  • Yin Yoga Intensive with Sarah Powers
  • Alignment-based Vinyasa workshop with Jason Crandell
  • Physical Alignment workshop with Richard Rosen
  • Fascia & Therapeutic Yoga with Bo Forbes
  • The Four Desires workshop with Rod Stryker
  • Yoga Nidra & Detox Yoga with Breanna Geehan & Jean Mezzei 

– The Great Yoga workshop with Mark Singleton
– Relax & Renew Trainer TM Certification with Judith Hanson Lasater, PhD, PT
– Relax & Renew Advance Trainer TM Certification with Judith Hanson Lastar, PhD,PT
– Restorative Yoga for Therapeutic Applications with Judith Hanson Lasater, 
PhD,PT

– Judith Hanson Lasater’s Invitational Yoga Teachers’ Intensives x4 in 2017

– Yoga for Back Care workshops with MD’s & PT’s

Teaching, Assisting, Volunteering:
– Volunteered and assisted at Wanderlust Yoga Festival, Squaw Valley & San Francisco (x4 +)
– Taught & Assisted Nandi Yoga studio’s Yin/Vinyasa combo/Yin/Restorative&Family/Kids yoga programs.
– Assisted Judith H. Lasater’s Teacher Training Level 1 Summer 2015
– Assisted Judith H. Lasater’s Teacher Training Therapeutic Applications 2016

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Privates are ideal for students who desire more personalized attention and customized instructions to meet their unique condition. To me, it’s temporary so that you can rejoin the group class – but it can be ideal for anyone undergoing particular health issues (unusual weight gain/weight loss, arthritis, PTDS, insomnia, chronic stress/pain, fertility challenges, PRE & POST -surgery or during treatments), transitions such as pregnancies, midlife hormonal and family dynamics changes, or just have a desire for privacy before stepping into a large public classes, or due to demanding career, etc., have very limited pockets of time for yoga and need a personalized program to maximize the limited time allocated for health maintenance and wellness.

All props are provided while some personalized items like your own mat and eye pillows, for sanitary purpose, I recommend a small investment in. Hand made eye pillow are on sale for just $10. (no profit margin here)

In time, you can regain your optimal health to rejoin the public classes. I do highly recommend the public classes for the community energy we create together- tap into that communal ripples of energy that promotes natural reboot and channel powerful healing – those intentions matter – we are, after all, tribal creatures. You can play a part in creating that sacred space where we breathe, heal and maybe even play together:) Yes, you matter – you serve a purpose if we believe in the tenet of yoga philosophy – that we are all inter-connected and One while we recognize and honor the differences. Yoga appears receptive but actually it’s all practitioner driven …we all contribute our essence and feed off each others’ energy – so communal refueling together can have a multiplier effect – ultimately try finding a community to practice with:

YOU CARRY ALL THE INGREDIENTS TO
TURN YOUR EXISTENCE INTO JOY
MIX THEM, MIX THEM !

– Hafiz

Shin-Rin Ryoku* 森林浴 just means bathing in the forest – just taking in the energy of such sacred space with all 5 senses. If not physically possible, there are many other ways – visualizations, imaginations, meditations … You can be anywhere you choose to be when there’s an intention.

Questions and comments to: wagayoga@gmail.com