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97 Collingwood Street, San Francisco, CA 94114 | 415.701.9642
Ignition central. Divine playground. Astonishment and transformation and joy. Heat and breath and sweat. (Almost) all Vinyasa, (almost) all the time. There’s just no place else like it.
Many have claimed that Yoga Tree’s Castro studio is the best and most supercharged yoga space, with the best, most luminous bouquet of teachers in the City. Many have also claimed that their experiences here over the years have changed their lives, bodies and hearts for the better, from the most intimate, powerful re-connections to the most joyful blastings into the new. We can only bow to these amazing claims in humble, knowing gratitude. Yes to all.
This much is true: The Castro studio has hosted it all – yoga and chant and kirtan, dance parties and record releases and celebrations, pujas, prayers, vigils, rituals, trainings, graduations, meditations, workshops of every flavor, releases of every form and intention. The room pulses and breathes. The air is sort of electric. The teachers blessed enough to call Yoga Tree Castro their home endlessly invigorate it with their deepest intuition and truest passion. It’s a powerful place. Is this overstating things a little? Are we all just a little bit wildly blessed by those who come to share, celebrate and supercharge this space with us? We’ll leave the answer up to you. It’s safe to say: There’s no place else like it in the City. Come see for yourself.
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Relax and Renew: Learning to Teach Restorative Yoga
by Judith Hanson Lasater
We work very hard in our lives, and while we may sleep, we rarely take time to rest. Restorative Yoga poses help us learn to relax and rest deeply and completely. During deep relaxation, all the organ systems of the body are benefited, and a few of the measurable results of relaxation are the reduction of blood pressure and the improvement of immune function, as well as improvement in digestion, fertility, elimination, and the reduction of muscle tension and generalized fatigue.
In this 30-hour Level 1 workshop, you will learn the art and skill of teaching Restorative Yoga. All aspects of the subject will be covered, including the physiology of relaxation, the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of Restorative Yoga, special poses for menstruation, pregnancy and menopause, and how to sequence and teach a class in Restorative Yoga. At this time, more than 900 teachers have been trained in Restorative Yoga in the United States, Japan, Canada and England.
Deposit: $225 required to hold space
If you are on a payment plan, your balance is due by March 31st, 2017. This is a nonrefundable training, please read the details at the end of the listing. If you have questions about your registration, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Available as credit in the Yoga Tree 500 and 1000 Advanced Teacher Training Program.
Monday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday - Friday, 10:45am - 5:45pm
*Please do not schedule a return flight that requires you to leave the training early.
Yoga Tree Castro
97 Collingwood St. (@ 18th St.)
SF, CA 94114
Although we do not anticipate any changes, schedule and location are subject to change.
BART: Exit Civic Center station and transfer to F, K, L, or M MUNI lines.
Rail: F, K, L, or M Lines, exit at Market and Castro-walk 1 block south on Castro, turn right at 18th St. for one block and turn right at Collingwood St., first door on right.
Bus: 33 Line, exit at 18th St. and Collingwood St.
• Mon–Saturday: 1–hour metered parking on 18th, 9am-6pm; 2–hour free parking on Collingwood and nearby streets
• Sunday: Unlimited parking all day
• Parking Garage on Rhode Island St. between 16th St. and 17th St.
If you are coming from outside of San Francisco, please arrange your accommodations well in advance. Conventions and other special events can book most of the city’s hotel rooms leaving few options for individual travelers. Each person has different expectations and budgets for a place to stay. We ask that you check the following links for places to stay:
* South of Market Hotels
* San Francisco hotels
* Hotel Reviews
* Sublets/Rooms to Rent
* San Francisco Zen Center (Phone reservations: Call Christopher at (415) 354-0360; email inquiries: email@example.com)
Requirements to Become a Relax and Renew® Trainer
The workshop is open to all teachers and serious students, However if you wish to become certified as a Relax and Renew® Trainer, you must fulfill the following:
Required for the Relax and Renew® Training:
Required text: Relax and Renew®: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times by Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., PT.
Please bring this to class everyday.
Required Reading: Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
Props: Sticky mat, eye bag, bolster, five firm blankets, two yoga blocks, one yoga belt (6–foot).
*Yoga Tree will have 1 block, 3 blankets and 1 bolster for each participant available at the studio. Students are required to bring 1 sticky mat, 1 block, 1 eye bag, and 3–4 blankets to the training. We understand that many people come from out of town; however this is the requirement for this training, even if you are flying in. NO EXCEPTIONS!
PHOTOS: A training assistant will take photos of pose demonstrations and they will be posted online for all training participants.
Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., P.T., has been teaching yoga since 1971. Ms. Lasater has trained students and teachers in almost every state of the Union and abroad, is one of the founders of Yoga Journal magazine and is the president of the California Yoga Teachers Association. She has written eight books, including Relax and Renew®: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times and What We Say Matters: Practicing Non-Violent Communication (2009).
IMPORTANT - REFUND POLICY - BEFORE REGISTRATION, READ THIS CAREFULLY
This is a nonrefundable training. If you decide to withdraw from this training, you will not receive a refund to your credit/debit card or a studio credit on your Yoga Tree account. Requests to rollover to next year's training are considered on a case-by-case basis. This policy applies to both local and non-local registrants.
Your registration signifies that you agree to the above policy and understand that it is in immediate effect upon registration. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jul 17 - 21, 2017
MON, TUE, WED, THU, FRI
by Danni Pomplun
Saturday | 1-4pm
Castro, 97 Collingwood St.
Join us for a happy hip opening flow and get prepared to fly high.
Physically, the hips act similarly to Grand Central station; many muscles and forces come together and are distributed through the rest of the body. The weight of the upper body comes into the pelvis and it is the part of the body that separates your upper from your lower body. The hips have many deep and strong muscles that are needed for stability, movement and mobility.
Tension in the hips is not only caused by mental stress or physical fitness; lifestyle, age, genetics, physical accidents and traumas also have an impact on tightness in the hips. The psoas is an important and big muscle in the body that is involved in almost any movement of the body. As the primary hip flexor, tightness in this muscle can lead to misalignment in the legs and low back.
This class will focus on strengthening and opening different areas of the hips. We will combine vinyasa flow, cardio, holding poses, core work, deep hip openers and backbends. We will work towards Eka Pada Galavasana (Flying Pigeon).
Be prepared to sweat and have fun.
Danni Pomplum thinks that yoga is a metaphor for life. He believes that yoga should be fun, challenging and encourage you to test and expand your limits. Yoga is about your own personal journey, and that journey should be "freaking fun". His approach is practical and down-to- earth approach with an ability to combine the mentally restorative aspects of yoga with the functional physical work that it entails.
With online registration you are reserving one spot in the workshop. To reserve for additional students, please contact the studio where the workshop will be held.
ALL WORKSHOPS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
Aug 19, 2017
Yoga Tree offers a variety of rates and packages, ranging from an introductory offer of $30 for 3 classes, 10 and 20 class packs, up to a monthly pass (31 classes max) for $190. Classes can be taken at any of our locations in the Bay Area.