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in ALAMEDA, CA!

YIN + RESTORATIVE YOGA 

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In this class, we alternate between holding poses actively (muscles engaged) and passively (no muscular effort) for 1-2 minutes to create spaciousness in our being. With the use props, heat, time, and gravity, the body naturally unwinds on its own. This approach works through trapped energy in the physical, mental, and emotional body. 

MONDAYS    @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

YOGA AMANSALA, ALAMEDA

YOGA + TRE®

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This class begins with Hatha yoga before opening up the psoas muscle for stress, tension, and anxiety release. Students experience neurogenic tremors and a somatic process to unwind chronic tightness and pain in the body. Benefits include better sleep, myofasical elasticity, greater range of motion, and mental clarity.

NOTE: TRE® is not recommended if you are pregnant, have had a recent injury or surgery, have epilepsy, or untreated high blood pressure. This class is taught by a certified TRE® provider and advanced practitioner.

WEDNESDAYS         @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

YOGA AMANSALA

LAUGHTER YOGA 

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Join us for a full laughter workout! Laughter Yoga combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing (pranayama). Guided laughter exercises create childlike playfulness, loosen the ego, and tap into creativity and spontaneity.

 

You'll gain fresh oxygen and work the diaphragm and abdominal muscles. This calms the nervous system, lowers stress levels, and creates  energy. Laughter is the shortest distance to connect with others!

1st SUNDAYS    @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

CROWN BEACH, ALAMEDA

NEXT EVENT: MAY 5, 2024

QIGONG AT THE BEACH

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Qigong (Chi Kung) means cultivating energy. Qigong is an ancient Chinese practice (similar to Tai Chi) that uses soft, circular movements while standing. The gentle pace heightens this meditative and mindful experience to let your energy flow. QiGong stimulates the body, mind, and energy while practicing balance, strength, and flexibility.

 

Meet at Crown Beach, at the end of McKay Ave., on the grass. No yoga mats required. Wear flip flops, sneakers, or go barefoot.

TUESDAYS      @ 9:15 Am - 10:15 am

STARTING APRIL 30, 2024

CROWN BEACH, ALAMEDA

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QIGONG for ENERGY FLOW

QIGONG (Chi Kung) is made up of two Chinese words. Qi is pronounced "chee" and is translated to mean the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe. The second word, Gong, means work or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Together, Qigong (Chi Kung) means cultivating energy. It is an ancient Chinese practice similar to Tai Chi and uses gentle, repetitive movements while sitting or standing. The movements are performed slowly to create a meditative quality and increase energy flow in the body. The name of the movements often brings an enhanced quality to the experience, ie. 'Dancing Rainbow.' ​Our classes practice the style of Shenzen, Chow, and Shibashi Qigong. All levels are welcome.

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MEDITATION for AWARENESS

MEDITATION is an opportunity to observe your mind, the habits it tends to go into, and bringing yourself back to the present moment. We begin to see that we are not our minds, and we can let go of our thoughts, judgements, and reactions. In meditation, we practice a healthy relationship with ourselves as we receive information about our physical, mental, emotional, and energy state. Meditation is not "mastered" but rather a continuous journey with ourselves. Benefits of meditation include: stress relief, increased focus, clarity, insight, creativity, and release.  At Hanuman Yoga Retreat & Holistic Living, we practice various types of meditation: walking, sitting, loving kindness/compassionate, zen, exploring the five senses, mantras, and more.

YOGA for MINDFULNESS

Hatha yoga can be for EVERY BODY and experienced in a non-competitive environment, where the space is warm, light, supportive, and fun. Our gentle and moderate yoga classes are practical and benefits beginners to advanced yogis. Participating in our class is not about whether you are "good" at yoga or not. It's not achievement-based or doing poses by auto-pilot. Instead, yoga is an opportunity to spend time in your body, be attuned to the information and sensations that arrive, and staying curious.  This "body awareness" approach keeps learning infinite while building a strong and healthy relationship with yourself. By noticing our physical, mental, and emotional state during yoga, we are able to practice listening to our body. We can then support our balance, strength, flexibility, and needs with kindness.

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