Classes

Contact Information: wagayoga@gmail.com

Public/Privates/Semi-privates/Corporates varies along with my assisting classes so best to contact me.

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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. Guess she felt responsible having referred him. ) …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:). I also needed a sticky mat here as hands and feet were slipping with soft leaves rustling under … without a yoga mat, sliding apart with no grip – on lovey leaves and twigs covered ground. Ground shifting – 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.
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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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After my 200 hours Yoga Alliance certification which served to whet my appetite for even more … the journey kept unfolding.
Currently 500 hrs. Yoga Alliance Certified.

Here’s a partial list of some of the yoga workshops, immersions/intensives I have attended on my yoga journey … Yes, I am a self-professed yoga junkie – I am just crazy about yoga, that’s all. Life is so much more enriching when you spend a little time practicing Yoga:

Workshops & Intensives:
– Physical Alignment workshop with Richard Rosen
– The Great Yoga workshop with Mark Singleton
– “Vinyasa Krama Yoga” 18 hrs. Certification with Srivatsa Ramaswami (direct and perhaps only living 33+ years student of late-Krishnamacharya, father of modern yoga himself)
– Relax & Renew Trainer Certification with Judith Hanson Lasater, PhD, PT
– Relax & Renew Advance Trainer Certification with Judith Hanson Lastar, PhD, PT
– Restorative Yoga for Therapeutic Applications with Judith Hanson Lasater, PhD, PT
– Fascia & Therapeutic Yoga with Bo Forbes
– Maty Ezraty’s “Blue-Print Asana” master-course 40 hrs. intensives
– Yin Yoga workshop with Sarah Powers
– Alignment-based Vinyasa workshop with Jason Crandell
– The Four Desires workshop with Rod Stryker
– Yoga Nidra with Breanna Geehan & Jean Mezzei

– Judith Hanson Lasater’s Invitational Yoga Teachers’ Intensives (3 x this year)

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

Concurrent to a more restrained teaching schedule, I am working on my 800 hrs. Yoga Therapist certification. /Teacher Training that incorporates the 500 hours. Yoga Alliance registry, & 800 hrs. towards IAYT designation at this time. To fulfill “Yoga Therapy” Teacher Training requirement, due to assist yoga therapy sessions in various areas of specializations. In awe that there are so many in the field, serving the needs of many through the perspective and practice of yoga.

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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, 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:

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

– Hafiz

IMG_0067_smallPsss Where’s that bar of chocolate? Yes, 70% dark … please.
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HERE’S A QUIZ! PRIZES AVAILABLE – ANSWER THIS: WHAT PROPS ARE MISSING FROM THE ABOVE? EMAIL ME THE ANSWERS AND THE WINNERS WILL BE AWARDED with selection of prizes. Guess and message over to wagayoga.com. Have fun.

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