Workshops & Events

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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Deep Hip Opening Yoga Workshop

In this workshop, we will focus on increasing hip mobility and deepening hip openers. We'll start by warming up with a hip-opening flow sequence, then move into a series of longer deep hip openers. By setting up correct alignment to protect surrounding joints and by holding long hip openers, we will begin to remove discomfort & release tension in the hips.

Date: 02/23/2019 | Location: Union Studio | Teacher: Kate Monzo
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Yoga 101 & Advanced Alignment

This workshop will give new students an opportunity to explore the basic elements of a vinyasa practice; and will give advanced practitioners an opportunity to dive deeper into alignment and body awareness.

Everything is specifically designed to help you take your practice to the next level - mind, body and spirit - through a deeper understanding of the poses and how your body moves through them.

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. You will learn to be objective over what your body is saying and making informed wise decisions while applying cues to your poses while observing your own movement patterns

Date: 03/02/2019 | Location: Union Studio | Teacher: Martin Scott
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Yoga & Astrology Workshop

Ha-tha yoga = sun and moon. How could it be anything different? Learn how to align your own practice with astrology.
This is a powerful, spiritually infused, and physically challenging Vinyasa Yoga Workshop. So come prepared to realign and redesign your body, mind and soul. You are guaranteed to sweat and explore more flexibility through the power of movement. Precise attention to detail, each class is a dynamic flow and a synchronistic dance of movement, breath and powerful asanas. Each time we meet, I offer a varying sequence that will deepen your practice and meet you where you are at in that moment.

Date: 03/09/2019 | Location: Union Studio | Teacher: Dana Damara
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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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Advanced Arm Balances Workshop

Looking to elevate your practice and learn how to do deeper arm balances?

In this workshop we will explore lesser-practiced but equally fun and challenging arm balances, including Mayurasana (Peacock Pose), Tittibhasana (Firefly Pose), Ganda Bherundasana (Chin Stand), Eka Pada Galavasana (Flying Pigeon), Astavakrasana (8-Angle Pose), and Eka Pada Koundinyasana.

We will begin warming up Vinyasa style to get the blood pumping, followed by detailed breakdowns of the arm balance poses. Get ready to sweat, fly, and go deeper in your body in a way that is safe, healthy, and absolutely powerful. Take your practice to the next level!

Date: 03/16/2019 | Location: Union Studio | Teacher: Kate Monzo
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Forrest Yoga Continuing Education & Workshop Intensives

This is a three-day intensive training that promotes powerful insights and provides deeper integration with your true self, helping you to become a more skilful, passionate, intelligent and authentic teacher, better equipped to deal with the challenges you and your students may meet. Teaching authentically is much more effective and compelling for both you and your students.

Date: 03/22/2019 | Location: Ocean Studio | Teacher: Ana Forrest & Jose Calarco
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The Anatomy of Awakening & Community Breathwork

Contained within each of our physical bodies is a vascular system that is non-ductory, yet is responsible for the entire experience of our individual somatic energy body. Come to know yourself with far more emotional intelligence and map unconscious obstructions.

All levels and belief systems welcome.

-Calm the over stimulated mind
-Reset the central nervous system
-Secure Healthy Boundaries
-Purify non-ductory glands
-Re-establish inner connection
-Revitalize, Replenish, Rejuvenate

Date: 04/06/2019 | Location: Ocean Studio | Teacher: Michael Brian Baker
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Energetic Alignment: Yoga Workshop

Move through the layers of density, shake off the stagnation, reignite your inner spark. Purge the old so you can emerge new.

Locate the inertia in the body that holds you back and learn how to untangle the beliefs that live in your physical body. Chakras are introduced and/or revisited as these are the subtle realms that hold and replay old patterns in your current relationships. These old issues in your tissues show up again and again to reaffirm your beliefs. They show up as injury, dis-ease, health issues, pain, unresolved conflict, abandonment, and lost relationships.

Date: 05/04/2019 | Location: Union Studio | Teacher: Dana Damara
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Science & Mysticism Behind Pranayama - Community Breathwork w/ Michael Brian Baker

The bio-plasmic field which connects all consciousness is directly conjoined to each human being through an energetic nerve network referred to as "The Nadis” which translates to channels, stream or flow. Learn to ignite this field for clearing, creating and connection and develop a gentle home practice.

All levels and belief systems welcome.
Come experience peace & transformation through the Breath, Icaros, Inharios, & blissful soundscape. Topics will include discussion on the origins of Pranayama and group breath workshop. This will be a simple to practice breath that is not related to rebirthing or holotropic patterns. It will be practiced laying down, relaxed very little effort required. – Very very good for the body, mind and soul.

Date: 06/01/2019 | Location: Union Studio | Teacher: Michael Brian Baker
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The Yamas & Niyamas

Dive deeper into the principles of yoga. We begin at the beginning with the 8 Limbs – the 101 of Yoga. Yoga is not just asana, in fact, asana is only 1/8 of this practice. We dive head and heart first into the 10 principles called the Yamas and Niyamas, principles and codes for authentic living.

Date: 06/15/2019 | Location: Union Studio | Teacher: Dana Damara
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Movement Literacy: Alignment in Asana

Would you like to improve your ability to see what might be impeding your students' asana practice?

Do you want to better understand how the body actually moves and what we as teachers can say and do that will help our students stay safe? This workshop will focus on learning alignment principles based on anatomical reality.

We will cover all the basic types of asana.
Day 1 Stop Tucking Your Tailbone: standing poses, headstand, backbends
Day 2 Free Your Shoulders: plank, chaturanga, up dog, down dog, shoulder stand
Day 3 Bending and Twisting: standing and sitting forward bends and seated twists

Date: 09/12/2019 | Location: Ocean Studio | Teacher: Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., P.T
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Yoga 101 & Advanced Alignment Workshop

This workshop will give new students an opportunity to explore the basic elements of a vinyasa practice; and will give advanced practitioners an opportunity to dive deeper into alignment and body awareness.

Everything is specifically designed to help you take your practice to the next level - mind, body and spirit - through a deeper understanding of the poses and how your body moves through them.

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. You will learn to be objective over what your body is saying and making informed wise decisions while applying cues to your poses while observing your own movement patterns

Date: 09/28/2019 | Location: Union Studio | Teacher: Martin Scott
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Mantra, Mudra & Mysticism: Yoga Workshop

Learn how to walk the mystical path with practical shoes. Gain tools and knowledge on how to navigate transformative times with grace and ease.

Join Dana Damara for insight into what life looks like with dedicated yogic ritual and practice. Learn simple techniques that you can incorporate into your daily life that will support your “mystical” connection to Source, God, Soul, Universe, the Absolute… whatever you call that essential life force (prana) that lives inside/courses through you. Simply put, the sooner you begin to align with Truth as often as possible, the sooner you live a life that is actually your own.

Date: 10/05/2019 | Location: Union Studio | Teacher: Dana Damara
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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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