Workshops & Events

Forrest Yoga Teacher Training

The objective of this training is to encourage you to develop as an individual as well as to make you a more skilled, intelligent and authentic teacher. Awareness is a vital component when developing the skills necessary to teach from your own found truths. Through daily meditation, intensives and group instruction, you’ll begin to discover the voice of your own spirit, which leads to a truly authentic life path.

Date: 03/22/2019 | Location: Ocean Studio | Teacher: Ana Forrest & Jose Calarco
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Forrest Yoga Workshop Intensives

Whether you join Ana & Jose for their Workshops or the Teacher Training, this weekend will promote powerful insights and provide deeper integration with your true self, helping you to become a more skillful, passionate, intelligent and authentic practitioner.

Date: 03/22/2019 | Location: Ocean Studio | Teacher: Ana Forrest & Jose Calarco
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80s Glow Flow - Blacklight Yoga

Glow 80s! Sweaty hour long vinyasa set to your favorite 80s music under the glow of the black lights. Wear your brightest whites and fluorescents for this Glow 80s Yoga. We'll turn on the black lights and flow to a totally rad best of the 80s playlist.

Date: 03/13/2019 | Location: Union Studio | Teacher: Melanie Woodrow
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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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Special Fundraiser Flow in Benefit of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Join Kat Karpati and Yoga Flow SF as they hop on the mat to raise awareness and contributions to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Regular Drop-ins and additional donations are accepted The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. BEATING CANCER IS IN OUR BLOOD. LLS is at the forefront of the fight to cure cancer. This research saves lives. These revolutionary new treatments originally discovered through blood cancer research are now being tested in clinical trials for other cancers.

Date: 03/23/2019 | Location: Union Studio | Teacher: Kat Karpati
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Healthy Movement in Asana - Shoulders & Neck

Injuries can be both physically and mentally limiting. Knowledge about one’s body can go a long way to minimize further injury and promote healthy movement in asana practice and everyday life.
This workshop is intended to address those experiencing common upper extremity injuries with the following information:
- Understand the mechanism and anatomy of shoulder pain and neck pain.
- The anatomy of shoulder impingement, rotator cuff tears SLAP repair, disc herniation/slipped disks and degenerative disc disease and radiculopathy will be discussed.
- Incorporate safe and therapeutic movement strategies to support these injuries and minimize their progression.

Date: 03/30/2019 | Location: Union Studio | Teacher: Charisse Balance
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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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4 Week Prenatal Yoga Series - Adapting Asana to Your Changing Body

Build strength where you need it, cultivate balance, practice helpful breathing techniques, and connect with your baby and your rapidly changing body.

Prenatal yoga is a space to cultivate awareness of your changing body while building a connection with your growing baby. It is a space for community and support. We will be learning healthy alternatives to the traditional vinyasa-flow practice with careful consideration of the physical and anatomical changes that accompany pregnancy.

Date: 04/16/2019 | Location: Union Studio | Teacher: Charisse Balance, DPT, RYT
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NamaSlay Bhakti & Beyonce Yoga

Join Janel Holiday as she leads an afternoon Bhakti Vinyasa class musically devoted to the Queen Bee, Beyonce! We will flow through a fun and vigorous sequence set to some of our favorite Mrs. Carter tunes...guaranteed to make you smile, sweat and encouraged to sing!

Cost: $30 in advance or $35 the day of

Date: 04/28/2019 | Location: Ocean Studio | Teacher: Janel Holiday
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Healthy Movement in Asana - The Vertebral Column

Injuries can be both physically and mentally limiting. Knowledge about one’s body can go a long way to minimize further injury and promote healthy movement in asana practice and everyday life.

This workshop is intended to address those experiencing common injuries to the spine with the following information:
Understand the mechanism and anatomy of back pain.
The anatomy of lumbar fusions, discectomy, disc herniation/slipped disks, degenerative disc disease, radiculopathy and sacroiliac joint pain will be discussed.
Incorporate safe and therapeutic movement strategies to support these injuries and minimize their progression.

Date: 04/20/2019 | Location: Union Studio | Teacher: Charisse Balance
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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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Finding Your Inner Drishti - Yoga Workshop

This Workshop is a great way to help you find more balance and stability in your yoga practice, and beyond.

Because, where the gaze goes, the energy flows. Attention directs your state of flow, and can alter the outcome or the goal you are seeking to achieve. So let's turn the attention inwards and follow the path to your soul. We often look to the outside world to help us become more centered and to find a balance. We use our eyes to find our drishti in our asana practice which helps us to become centered and focused. What if we could find this focus within?

In this workshop will we will use mantra and pranayama to prepare us to do our asana practice with the eyes closed, finding this inner sight to achieve balance and connect to the self on a deeper level. Come ready as you would for a regular Vinyasa Yoga class.

Date: 05/11/2019 | Location: Union Studio | Teacher: Martin Scott
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Healthy Movement in Asana - Hips, Knees, Ankles

Injuries can be both physically and mentally limiting. Knowledge about one’s body can go a long way to minimize further injury and promote healthy movement in asana practice and everyday life.

This workshop is intended to address those experiencing common injuries to the lower extremities with the following information:

Understand the mechanism and anatomy of hip, knee and ankle pain.
Understand anatomy of sacroiliac joint pain, sciatica, hip labrum.
Incorporate safe and therapeutic movement strategies to support these injuries and minimize their progression.

Date: 05/18/2019 | Location: Union Studio | Teacher: Charisse Balance
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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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