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Asana and Pranayama

DROP-IN CLASSES

We teach traditional, classical Hatha Yoga. All of our teachers are trained and qualified in the International Sivananda organization. All staff and teachers are volunteers.

Our open Yoga (asana) classes are drop-in classes for all levels. They are 90 minutes long and include breathing exercises, sun salutations, the 12 basic postures with variations and final relaxation. No pre-registration is required.

YOUR FIRST CLASS IS FREE.

Practical tips:

  • Avoid eating for two hours before a Yoga class.

  • Cushions and mats are provided. For hygiene purposes, you might prefer to bring your own mat or towel.

  • Please be on time.

  • Please dress comfortably and modestly.

See the Schedule page for class times.

 

SPECIAL DROP-IN CLASSES

Gentle Yoga

More emphasis on relaxation for students who need to have the basic Yoga postures modified due to age, weight, illness, injury or limited flexibility due to chronic stress or poor lifestyles.

This is a ‘community class’ offered by donation.

Asana Jaya

Two-hour holding posture class to enable students to gain mastery over the postures.

12-step Yoga and Meditation

One hour hatha Yoga class followed by an 11th Step meeting.

Deaf Yoga

Two-hour class taught in ASL

 

COURSES

Courses are different from our regular drop-in yoga classes. They offer personal attention in small groups and usually consist of five 90-minute sessions over 5 weeks and cover topics such as positive thinking, meditation, Yoga philosophy and psychology, Ayurveda and other healing modalities, as well as all aspects of Yoga practice and theory. Beginner’s Yoga courses (Yoga 1 and Yoga 2) give everyone a chance to be guided individually and with special care.

Unlike the All-Levels Open Classes, each session of a course will have the same students, led by the same teacher. This enables a relationship to be developed between the teacher and students and among the students themselves. Also the class follows a natural progression as the students become more adept at what they are studying.

Apart from Yoga 1 and 2, the majority of the Yoga philosophy and psychology courses are taught by Swami Omkarananda, director of the LA Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center. Visiting presenters teach some of the specialized courses.

Please note: Attendance of a minimum of three people is required to begin courses.

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, cash, check, or PayPal. You may pay in person, by telephone, or online via PayPal. 

Note: People are more important to us than money. No one will be turned away due to financial hardship. Please contact us to make special arrangements.