Workshops & Events

Unraveling the Mysteries of the Hips, Neck and Shoulders

In this Forrest Yoga session you learn to create freedom and strength in hip, neck and shoulders. You will learn to safely unlock these habitual tension spots through intensely focused breathwork and asana (including inversions, standing poses and vinyasa). Strengthen and lengthen the muscles around these joints and create space in these areas. This work helps you walk through your life with grace and freedom.

All Ana & Jose Workshops can be taken individually or as a Weekend Series.

Date: 10/19/2018 | Location: Ocean Studio | Teacher: Ana Forrest & Jose Calaraco
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Advanced Alignment

This workshop is specifically designed to help you elevate your practice to the next level mind, body, and spirit through a deeper understand of poses and how your body does them. 
We will study the principles of Tadasana (Mountain Pose) and apply them to understanding the geometry and anatomy of all other poses. We will explore the relationships of legs to hips, arms to shoulders, torso to pelvis as well as hinge, ball and socket, and pivot joints. We will work to strengthen your drishti and develop your skills to tune into your own physical constitution in relation to the poses and their alignments.


Date: 10/20/2018 | Location: Union Studio | Teacher: Martin Scott
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Luminous Core

Forrest Yoga takes you on a physical and mental journey deep into the core of your own being. You will create a heightened sense of awareness through breath and asanas, and open to the amazing quality of feeling that lives inside of you. Use Forrest Yoga to connect to your core, shed what is no longer useful, keep what is of value and ‘with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.” Challenge and move your core energy into those areas where it has yet to be. Come sweat, breathe deeply and enter the incredible mystery of your core. You will feel cleansed, refreshed and alive.

All Ana & Jose Workshops can be taken individually or as a Weekend Series.

Date: 10/20/2018 | Location: Ocean Studio | Teacher: Ana Forrest & Jose Calarco
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Stalking Your Fear

How does fear affect you? Interested in learning how to change your relationship to fear? Forrest Yoga teaches you to use fear as a warning call, to listen, be alert and proceed cautiously. In this session you will use breath and asana to access, comfort and support the parts of your body that are constricted by fear. This new approach to our fearful places brings about change quickly. Your body responds and relief can be felt immediately. You learn to move breath into these areas, stay steady, and remain present as difficult emotions surface, shift and transform. When you treat your fearful parts with attention and compassion, you allow the ‘wonderful’ back into your life.

All Ana & Jose Workshops can be taken individually or as a Weekend Series.

Date: 10/20/2018 | Location: Ocean Studio | Teacher: Ana Forrest & Jose Calarco
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Freedom From Struggle

Forrest Yoga teaches you how to deepen your poses by relating in a fresh, intelligent way to your challenging edges. Learn how to relax your core and safely change fear into excitement by riding the power of breath. In this session you will learn a different way to relate to your ‘edges’ besides struggling and panicking. By listening to the intelligence of your body you can create a deep, rewarding struggle-free practice. These principles of working through your struggles and fear apply to all aspects of your life. Be prepared to sweat and work in a whole new way.

All Ana & Jose Workshops can be taken individually or as a Weekend Series.

Date: 10/21/2018 | Location: Ocean Studio | Teacher: Ana Forrest & Jose Calarco
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All Level Flow with LIVE MUSIC by Special Guest Kevin Paris

Join Anna Hughes and incredible musician, Kevin Paris for a LIVE Music All Level Flow!

Date: 10/23/2018 | Location: Union Sutdio | Teacher: Anna Hughes
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Deep House Yoga SF

Join Deep House Yoga SF's LIVE DJ and Yoga Teacher, Jill McDonald for an epic live music & power yoga flow event! Deep House Yoga is a massive community of Yogi's DJ's, artists, and dancers! And this is a power flow vinyasa yoga class combined with a curated playlist played live by a DJ in the room.

The DJ's are from underground communities so they really bring a special vibe to the class. The class is meant to be fun and to be enjoyed, though demanding, you will have a chance to get off your mat and go connect with those around you, some dancing will for sure happen, maybe even in a Yoga pose.

Date: 10/26/2018 | Location: Ocean Studio | Teacher: Jill McDonald
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Yoga for Emotional Release

Join Erin for Yoga for Emotional Release: a spacious, quiet hour for you to work inward. Consider this class a work in rather than a work out. The movement will be slow, supported, and thoughtful. The music will be wordless and meditative. The language will be minimal, spacious, and trauma-informed. (To be clear: trauma will NOT be discussed.) This is a safe, non-judgmental container for you to use mindfulness, breath, and accessible postures as “anchors of safety” while you feel whatever you happen to be feeling. Erin will be there to facilitate your process, with as little influence as possible. (The class will be an hour, but as always, you have the freedom to leave before final rest.)

Date: 11/02/2018 | Location: Union Studio | Teacher: Erin Gilmore
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Breathwork and Meditation Workshop

Breathwork Healing is an ancient meditation technique used to deeply connect with our inherent intuitive life force for self-healing.
In this workshop we will explore a two-stage pranayama breathing pattern that is used to unlock and release any emotionally stuck energy within the body brought on by a variety of experiences including anxiety, stress, and trauma. We’ll start with a brief overview of the Breathwork Healing technique followed by a short asana practice, then we’ll begin the Breathwork Meditation Healing session.

Date: 11/11/2018 | Location: Ocean Studio | Teacher: Kay Ellis
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Deep House Mantra Flow & Cosmic Light Show w/ DJ MATA

Join Britany & Wah! as they collaborate to bring you an All Levels Flow set to LIVE Deep House Beats & More! For this special class Wah! debuts as DJ MATA performing a special electronic mantra DJ set in support of her new recording HIGH ENERGY. Wah! is a legend in the yoga world, and her latest album HIGH ENERGY uses elements of Deep House and mantra. Join them for an incredible yoga and LIVE music experience that will take you to the next level!

Regular all level flow in a warm room.

Date: 11/12/2018 | Location: Ocean Studio | Teacher: Britany Paradis & DJ MATA
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Energetic Core Flow: A Special Donation Class for Every Mother Counts

Chelsea will lead a rockin' Friday night All Levels Flow class designed to strengthen and tone your core. AND so much more! The best part of this special class is that ALL proceeds will be donated to the non-profit foundation, Every Mother Counts.
What's Every Mother Counts? 303,000 women die every year as a result of complications during pregnancy and childbirth. That's one woman every two minutes. For each of these deaths, an average of four orphans are left behind. And most of these women are not only the caretakers, but they are the teachers, the healthcare providers or the community leaders - the ones who ensure that children get food, education and clean water. AND a majority of these deaths are preventable. Please help us spread this message and address the barriers to maternal health around the globe and at home!

Date: 11/09/2018 | Location: Union Studio | Teacher: Chelsea Beauford
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Hip Hop Yoga Flow

This is a 60 minute challenging special Vinyasa Yoga class with a hip hop playlist! Think Jay Z, Lil Wayne and so much more!! The class will be challenging, dynamic and fun! A yoga event you won't want to miss! #detox2retox #hiphopyoga

Date: 11/17/2018 | Location: Union Studio | Teacher: Libby Murfey
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A Weekend Immersion
with Rusty Wells

ThanksGiving Bhakti Flow 11/22 9:00-11:00am

Chillsville Bhakti Flow 11/23 6:00-8:00pm

Saturday Bhakti Flow Master Class 11/24 2:00-4:00pm

Sunday Bhakti Flow Master Class 11/25 2:00-4:00pm

Date: 11/22/2018 | Location: Ocean Studio | Teacher: Rusty Wells
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Arm Balances & Inversions

In this workshop, Chelsea will break down some of the basic elements of arm balancing and inversions, to help you learn how to fly and invert while on the mat.

Chelsea comes from a background of pilates and deep core training, so her approach includes intricate techniques and different viewpoints that will help you to refine strengthen in all the right places.

Come ready to learn, to try and fly!

Date: 12/01/2018 | Location: Union Studio | Teacher: Chelsea Beauford
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50-hour Assisting Intensive

Dive deeper into the practice of assisting during this 3-month intensive with Lauren Pisano. Six 3-hour group sessions will be offered throughout the program. Students may enroll for session-only or for the full immersion. The full immersion includes private meetings and the opportunity to assist public classes at Yoga Flow SF, with Lauren.

- Jan 6th - Principles of Intelligent Assisting
- Jan 20th - Forward Folds
- Feb 3rd - Backbends
- Feb 17th - Twists
- March 10th - Dynamic Assisting
- March 24th - Principles in Practice

Date: 01/06/2019 | Location: Ocean Studio | Teacher: Lauren Pisano
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Principles of Intelligent Assisting - Assisting Intensive Workshop

During this session, we will investigate core principles of yoga assisting. Topics include the expression of yoga philosophy teachings through the practice of assisting, observing and reading bodies, assisting students with discriminative intelligence, maintaining self-care and self-awareness, consent, and more. The session will include a physical yoga class integrating these principles. It is highly suggested, though not required, to attend this session if one is planning to drop in for future sessions of this workshop series.

Date: 01/06/2019 | Location: Ocean Studio | Teacher: Lauren Pisano
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What We Say Matters: Language as a Form of Spiritual Practice

In this teacher training, we’ll examine how the words we use with students, family, and friends affect our relationships. Then in the afternoon, we will practice Restorative yoga, both for our own stress reduction and well-being, but also so that Judith can demonstrate how she uses
Nonviolent Communication skills in the “real world” of actually teaching yoga.

Date: 01/10/2019 | Location: Ocean Studio | Teacher: Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., P.T
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Forward Folds - Assisting Intensive Workshop

During this session, we will explore physical and energetic alignment in forward folds, and how this alignment informs yoga assisting practices. We will review several forward fold assists, both seated and standing, and have ample time to practice on bodies. The session will include a physical yoga class integrating these principles.

This workshop can be taken individually or as a series.

Date: 01/20/2019 | Location: Ocean Studio | Teacher: Lauren Pisano
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Backbends - Assisting Intensive Workshop

During this session, we will explore physical and energetic alignment in backbends, and how this alignment informs yoga assisting practices. We will review several backbend assists and have ample time to practice on bodies. The session will include a physical yoga class integrating these principles.

This workshop can be taken individually or as a series.

Date: 02/03/2019 | Location: Ocean Studio | Teacher: Lauren Pisano
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What We Say Matters: Language as a Form of Spiritual Practice

In this teacher training, we’ll examine how the words we use with students, family, and friends affect our relationships. Then in the afternoon, we will practice Restorative yoga, both for our own stress reduction and well-being, but also so that Judith can demonstrate how she uses. Nonviolent Communication skills in the “real world” of actually teaching yoga.

Date: 02/07/2019 | Location: Ocean Studio | Teacher: Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., P.T
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Twists - Assisting Intensive Workshop

During this session, we will explore physical and energetic alignment in twists, and how this alignment informs yoga assisting practices. We will review several twist assists, both seated and standing, and have ample time to practice on bodies. The session will include a physical yoga class integrating these principles.

This workshop can be taken individually or as a series.

Date: 02/17/2019 | Location: Ocean Studio | Teacher: Lauren Pisano
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Dynamic Assisting - Assisting Intensive Workshop

During this session we will explore dynamic yoga assisting, such as assisting balancing poses, assisting a student through multiple poses in a rhythmic Vinyasa class and moving through a room of bodies. The session will include a physical yoga class integrating these principles.

This workshop can be taken individually or as a series.

Date: 03/10/2019 | Location: Ocean Studio | Teacher: Lauren Pisano
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Offer Your Workshop at Yoga Flow SF

Would you like to offer your teacher training, weekend immersions, or special workshops at Yoga Flow SF? Follow the link below to get in touch with us and learn more about exploring our studios and the beautiful community at Yoga Flow SF. Contact Britany at britany@yogaflowsf.com for more information.

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