Yoga

Open to all. Beginners to yoga welcome!

Cost: $15 

Drop in or register by going to our monthly calendar. Locate the date of the yoga class you want to attend to register. Please note: No classes on major holidays. 

Arrive 5-10 min early if possible and please bring a mat, water, towels, and blocks. We have a few mats to loan.


Yoga on Mondays

Eagle Rock Center (Main Shrine Room): 7 – 8 pm

  • Mixed levels Yoga – with Jenny Hannah

 


Yoga on Tuesdays

Westside Center, Mar Vista:  7:30 – 9 pm (90 minutes)

  • Restorative Iyengar Yoga – Last Tuesday of each month with Nancy Sander

 



YOGA IN EAGLE ROCK ON MONDAYS

Through breath and postures, we will journey towards accessing the basic health of our mind-body. Whether you are newer to yoga or an experienced practitioner looking to deepen your practice, this class will be an opportunity to receive clear and detailed instruction on alignment while celebrating our unique expressions in each pose. Expect classes to bring equal attention to both strength and flexibility, a bit of challenge, a pinch of play, and rich thematic elements. As a “mixed level class” modifications for poses will always be offered.
 
No classes on major holidays. Please check our monthly calendar for more information.
 


YOGA IN MAR VISTA  ON TUESDAYS

VINYASA YOGA: 

Vinyasa means every movement has a breath. There are 3 elements we focus on in the practice:

  • Vinyasa
  • Alignment
  • Mindfulness

This will be a mixed level class. All practitioners are welcome. Different levels and options will be provided based on individuals’ needs and physical capabilities.

Any requirements or limitations? No. The most important pose is Savasana (Corpse pose).  Anyone can lay down on their back and rest, if none of the other poses can be done by their physiological ability.

 

ABOUT RESTORATIVE IYENGAR YOGA (Last Tuesday of each month)

Iyengar yoga is Hatha yoga.  It is a vast science, art and philosophy.

Yoga helps to restore the body and mind to good health.

 The focus of this restorative class is on:

  • Alignment of the body 
  • Restorative poses
  • Self knowledge in asana practice
  • Developing a home practice

 B.K.S. Iyengar wrote a seminal text, Light on Yoga, and has inspired millions of yogis around the world.

Although all yoga is restorative in nature, Nancy’s class is a slower paced class. We use props for maximum support and release.


 

ABOUT THE YOGA TEACHERS

Jenny Hannah Yoga TeacherJenny Hannah began studying yoga in 1999 while healing from a severe bicycle injury. Since that time, she has studied deeply and whole-heartedly under various schools of movement and Yoga, and in 2007 she began teaching. Integrating the principles of bio-mechanics, with its precise methodology, and connecting to the intuitive experience of the body as the ground, she has worked with thousands of people, from competitive athletes, the elderly, mothers-to-be, professional dancers, traffic devotees, energetic yogis, and those recovering from injury. In class she aspires to venture into a co-creative space where we experience the natural support, spaciousness and clarity of our wisdom body. Please visit yogasonata.com for Jenny’s full bio.

Yoga Instructor Heidi at Shambhala Los Angeles Mar Vista Venice WestsideHeidi Leong began practicing yoga when she was in her 20s and was attracted to the physical fitness and increase in flexibility that yoga provides. When Heidi started her yoga teacher training in her 30s with OM Yoga Center New York, she discovered that yoga is so much more than just about the physical; it is a tool to unite body and mind with our true nature. Heidi practices alignment-based Vinyasa yoga, grounded in the dharma practices of mindfulness and compassion. She enjoys guiding students to approach the pose with clarity, hold the pose with confidence, and dissolve the pose with gentleness and compassion. The combination of yoga asana practice with deep relaxation will prepare us to sit more comfortably in our meditation practice.

 

restorative yoga class shambhala mar vista los angelesNancy Sander started yoga in college in the 1970’s with a 60 year old teacher who could stand on her head. Nancy continued to practice and enrolled in the three-year teacher training program at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles becoming a certified Iyengar instructor in 2004. Yoga unites or yokes the mind with the body.  “Our fundamental attitudes to life have their physical counterparts in the body.  Tenacity is gained by stretching in various Yoga postures for minutes at a time, while calmness comes with quiet, consistent breathing and the expansions of the lungs.”  (Light on Yoga, by B.K.S. Iyengar) Nancy found balance and relief from physical and emotional turmoil over the years through the practice of yoga.  She was fortunate to have studied with the late B.K.S. Iyengar in the U.S. and spent a month at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India studying with the Iyengars.  She became a teacher to deepen her own practice and to share her knowledge of yoga.

 


LOCATIONS

Shambhala Eagle Rock Center: 963 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041. View map

Northeast corner of Figueroa St. and Colorado Blvd. Enter parking lot on Figueroa St. 

Shambhala Westside Center: 3877A Grand View Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066 View map

PLEASE NOTE: The Westside Center is situated behind 3871 Grandview. The entrance is through the alley between “Under the Sea” and “GreenCoast Hydroponics”, which is directly across the street from “STOCK Building Supply”. 

Westside Shambhala Meditation Center in Mar Vista Venice LA

 


Disclaimer:  The techniques and suggestions presented in these classes are not intended to substitute for proper medical advice. Consult your physician before beginning any new exercise program. Shambhala Meditation Center and yoga teachers assume no responsibility for injuries suffered while practicing these yoga postures. If you are elderly or have any chronic or recurring conditions such as high blood pressure, neck or back pain, arthritis, heart disease, and so on, seek your physician’s advice before practicing.