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Mar 01

Yoga Fundamentals with Cynthia Bates

March 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mar 04
Mar 09

Creating Healthy Cycles

March 9, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - March 30, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
Mar 11
Apr 02

Yoga Fundamentals with Ananda

April 2 @ 4:45 pm - 6:15 pm
Apr 03

The Power of Practice: 5 Day Pranayama Immersion

April 3 @ 7:30 am - April 7 @ 8:30 am
Apr 09
Apr 15

Yoga for the Neck & Shoulders

April 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Apr 17

Level 4 Series with Heather Haxo Phillips

April 17 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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March 2017

Yoga Fundamentals with Cynthia Bates

March 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Wednesday 7:30 – 9:00 pm starts March 1st This 10-session series is specially designed for beginners. You will learn the foundations of Iyengar yoga to help you build strength and flexibility and relieve stress. This is the perfect place for total beginners, or students who want a better understanding of the basic yoga poses. All body types and abilities are welcome. Each session will build upon the prior class in a progressive manner. Upon completion of the series, you will be prepared…

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Yoga for a Healthy Back: Hip Opening & Lower Back

March 4 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Saturday, March 4 from 2-5pm with Cynthia Bates Lower back pain is interactive with the strength and mobility of the hips. Sitting for long periods of time at a desk or in a car leads to tight, weak hips and lower back problems. Even the activities that we do such as walking, running and biking, contribute to hip tightness without the balancing effect of mobility and openness in the hips. In this workshop, Cynthia will help you explore the interaction between…

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Creating Healthy Cycles

March 9, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - March 30, 2018 @ 5:30 pm

Creating Healthy Menstrual Cycles March 9, 16, 23, 30 4-5:30pm (Women’s Essentials) A healthy menstrual cycle is one that waxes and wanes without too much stress and strain. When our cycle goes out of balance, we can end up with complications like cramps, heavy bleeding, no bleeding, short periods, long periods, emotional upheavals, fertility issues, peri-menopausal issues and more….Luckily, we have yoga! Join Cynthia for a month of yoga practice focused on creating a healthy menstrual cycle. Open to women…

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Progression of Teaching: Junior Intermediate Teacher Education Program

March 11 @ 1:00 pm - March 12 @ 2:45 pm

“It is the duty of the teacher to know what to teach, why to teach and how much to teach.” – BKS Iyengar We warmly welcome you to join our ongoing teacher education program at Adeline Yoga. “Progression of Teaching” is intended to help Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers prepare their practice and teaching for the Intermediate Junior 1 level. “Progression of Teaching” is an ongoing series of weekend gathers for Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers. The 2017 program is divided into five…

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The Gift of Consciousness: An Course on the Yoga Sutras in Study and Practice

March 22 - March 26

The Gift of Consciousness: An International Module Course on the Yoga Sutras in Study and Practice With Gitte Bechsgaard PhD CIYT & Gloria Goldberg MA CIYT March 22 – March 26 2017 hosted by Adeline Yoga Studio in Berkeley In this first Yoga intensive, we will examine the model of the mind that Patañjali provides in the first chapter of the Yoga Sūtras. Along the way, we will explore the concept of Yoga as both the essential means and ultimate…

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April 2017

Yoga Fundamentals with Ananda

April 2 @ 4:45 pm - 6:15 pm

Sundays 4:45 – 6:15 pm starts April 2nd! This 10-session series is specially designed for beginners. You will learn the foundations of Iyengar yoga to help you build strength and flexibility and relieve stress. This is the perfect place for total beginners, or students who want a better understanding of the basic yoga poses. All body types and abilities are welcome. Each session will build upon the prior class in a progressive manner. Upon completion of the series, you will…

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The Power of Practice: 5 Day Pranayama Immersion

April 3 @ 7:30 am - April 7 @ 8:30 am

The power of practice: 5 day Yoga Pranayama Immersion with Heather Haxo Phillips Monday – Friday: April 3 – April 7 7:30-8:30 am each day Pranayama is a deeply transformative practice on all levels, physical and emotional. It is your time to find deep quiet and expansiveness inside.  You receive the most benefits when you practice consistently, ideally on a daily basis. It takes discipline, dedication and a a baseline of knowledge to create a daily pranayama practice. Being with a…

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Introduction to Ayurveda – establishing healthy habits

April 9 @ 12:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Your daily routines can boost the health of your body and mind. Ayurveda, Indian’s ancient medicinal science, offers many routines that will help you achieve optimal health while honoring your connection to nature. In this workshop, Jessie Holland will teach simple and effective tools that can easily be incorporated into your daily routine to optimize your sense of well-being. This class will be an interactive lecture style, come dressed to sit comfortably.   Tuition: $45 per person     This…

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Yoga for the Neck & Shoulders

April 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday, April 15th from 1-4 pm with Cynthia Bates There is really nobody in our modern culture who doesn’t experience some neck and shoulder tension. When it is not addressed it can turn into a chronic problem that causes headaches, jaw tension and general discomfort. Cynthia will go through a yoga practice to help release current neck and shoulder tension as well as re-pattern the muscles and alignment of the neck and shoulders to avoid future pain. This workshop is open…

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Level 4 Series with Heather Haxo Phillips

April 17 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Adeline Yoga is pleased to announce host a monthly series of level 4 classes . Each class will highlight advanced poses from the junior and senior syllabi, and explore a specific theme of yoga philosophy.  Class size will be limited to 12 students. Monday April 17 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm These level 4 classes are open to sincere students of Iyengar Yoga.  Participants should have current study with a Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor (CIYT) and currently participate in level 3 classes.…

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Community Kirtan with Francesca & Friends

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for an evening of uplifting and soulful chanting, community and chai! Francesca will lead us in kirtan, a joyful practice of call-and-response chanting and devotional practice of bhakti yoga. Singing as a group connects us as a community and is opportunity to open the heart, still the mind and take refuge in our innermost experience of the Divine. No musical experience necessary, just an open heart and mind. Friday, April 21 | 7-8:30pm Suggested Donation: $10 – $15…

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May 2017

The Anatomy of Yoga

May 6 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

You’ve heard your teacher mention parts of your body a million times: your shoulder blades, your quadriceps, your metatarsals, your triceps. But, can you really truly feel these bones and muscles and how they interact to perform motions and actions in the yoga asana? This workshop will help you to experience your body and the yoga asana in a whole new way and understand the importance of alignment through the muscular-skeletal system. Anatomy of Yoga: Joints & Planes of Movement…

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Member Movie Night: Who Invented Modern Yoga Props?

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at Adeline to hear a very special talk by B.K.S. Iyengar’s granddaughter Abhijata Sridhar Iyengar on the invention and use of props in Iyengar yoga.  The talk was just given in December 2015 at the Yoganushasanam Convention in Pune, India. You will get to see many of the inventionsB.K.S. Iyengar developed over his lifetime.  While B.K.S. Iyengar is widely know as the “inventor” of yoga props he never profited personally from his creations. Instead, he offered the props,…

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Yoga for Women’s Health with Cynthia Bates

May 20 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

“Yoga frees one from life’s sorrows and from the diseases and fluctuations of the mind. It gives serenity and composure, an inward unity amidst the diverse struggles of life. It is the art of knowing oneself and knowing the eternal truth.” – Geeta Iyengar, Yoga: A Gem for Women A woman’s life goes through three distinct transformations in not just her body but her identity and self. The first one comes with menstruation, the second with having children and the…

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June 2017

3-Day Workshop with Carolyn Belko

June 9 @ 1:30 pm - June 11 @ 4:30 pm

3-Day Workshop with Carolyn Belko with Carolyn Belko B.K.S. Iyengar used the word “intelligence” to describe the quality of yogic discernment which brings clarity to our poses, actions, relationships and lives. Carolyn will offer an approach to practicing and sequencing intermediate level poses in order to cultivate intelligence, clarity and light in our asana and pranayama. This is an intermediate level workshop appropriate for level 2 students higher – also great for teachers who seek to transform their understanding and…

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Yoga at Every Stage of Life with Michael Lucey

June 16 @ 6:00 pm - June 18 @ 2:45 pm

One of the most powerful things about the practice of Iyengar yoga is that it meets you exactly where you are. It helps us to evolve and transform day to day and over time. The practice we do in our earlier years will and should change as we age. And, from day to day, the practice helps us to work with illness, injuries, and difficult life events. How do we construct a yoga practice that serves us from day to…

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Yoga for Digestive Wellness

June 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Yoga for Digestive Wellness with Cynthia Bates Digestive issues cause many of us to feel low energy and down. If you suffer from any kind of digestive tract issues: heartburn, bloating, gas, abdominal distension, or irritable bowel syndrome, this class will give you practices to help manage digestive distress as well as poses you can do to prevent future suffering. Cynthia will also include a short lecture and information on mindful eating and nourishment. Drop-ins are welcome.   Tuition: Register Early for…

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July 2017

Yoga for Scoliosis with Elise Browning Miller

July 1 @ 1:30 pm

This workshop will introduce both students and teachers to Elise’s internationally acclaimed methods for working with scoliosis. Participants will learn optimal yoga postures for scoliosis as well as how to adapt specific yoga postures to their scoliosis. By combining the yoga postures with breathing awareness, one can develop more structural alignment of the body, reduce pain and become more balanced. Through yoga, one can find the balance point that allows the scoliosis curve to coexist with gravity and activates the…

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August 2017

The Anatomy of Yoga

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

You’ve heard your teacher mention parts of your body a million times: your shoulder blades, your quadriceps, your metatarsals, your triceps. But, can you really truly feel these bones and muscles and how they interact to perform motions and actions in the yoga asana? This workshop will help you to experience your body and the yoga asana in a whole new way and understand the importance of alignment through the muscular-skeletal system. Anatomy of Yoga: The Arms & Legs In…

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Yoga for Everyday Needs: Knees with Heather Haxo Phillips

August 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday August 12 1-4pm Heather Haxo Phillips The knees are a common area that causes chronic or occasional pain. Each year, 11 million Americans complain to their doctors about knee-pain. And, orthopedic surgeons are said to operate more often on the knees than on any other body part. Yoga can be an excellent solution to address many knee issues – and help stop them from turning into complicated problems. Practicing certain poses can increase stabilization in the leg muscles, helping…

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November 2017

Renewal: A Fall Retreat in the Sonoma Redwoods

November 9 @ 3:00 pm - November 12 @ 12:00 pm

Thursday—Sunday November 9 – 12, 2017 Ratna Ling Retreat Center, Northern California with Heather Haxo Phillips and Cynthia Bates   Retreat is an integral part of all spiritual practices. A true retreat provides the support for the practitioner to let go of their identities in the outside world and go more deeply into their practice.  We are supported by the physical space, by our teacher, by our community of fellow students, by the meals that are lovingly prepared for us…

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