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Yoga & Wellness Newsletter January

Happy New Year! I hope you have been enjoying the holidays. Are you excited about 2020? I thank you all for sharing in this wellness journey. Below are a few upcoming wellness events and resources to help you kick off this new year.

Sunset at Jack London Square, Oakland, CA
Sunset at Jack London Square in Oakland, CA


Saturdays 11:00-12:30 pm
January 11-March 14
Ojas Yoga Center | El Cerrito, CA

Everybody, regardless of size can be healthy and enjoy an affirming Yoga practice. At Ojas always welcome people of all sizes and abilities in all our classes, but this Curvy Yoga class is designed specifically around the unique needs of bigger bodies.

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Yoga & Wellness Newsletter December

Greetings everyone! This month, I feature a yoga workshop, nidra meditation, and discounts on a few of my favorite things to treat yourself or someone on your list. Plus, free online meditations and to help you get through this busy time of year with ease. Last but not least, a cause worth supporting for Giving Tuesday or year-end giving. See the new I-House Gratitude video linked at the end of this post.

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The attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga. Yogi Bhajan
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Yoga & Wellness Newsletter November

Hi Everyone!

It’s been a busy fall at my workplace, in addition to many events, social activities, commitments, and hobbies all converging around the same time. It’s all good, because my yoga and wellness practices—along with deep gratitude and faith—help get me through every challenge. I guess I am really practicing what I preach! Nonetheless, I look forward to things slowing down soon and enjoying the holidays with family. I hope you all are taking care of yourselves. Here are a few highlights of wellness events in the SF Bay Area, starting with my final yoga class of the year!

Be well, y’all!

Yoga for Tension and Stress Relief
Friday, November 8, 12:10 – 1 PM
251 Hearst Gym, UC Berkeley Campus

Practicing yoga can release tension in your joints, give you greater range of motion, and offer increased comfort in all aspects of your life. Learn basic yoga poses and breathing techniques to transform your practice into a moving meditation.

Reminder: This is the last class for this fall semester for UC Berkeley faculty and staff.  If that’s you, register by clicking here:  November 8

Come early and be ready to start promptly at 12:10 and you’ll get to try lavender aromatherapy oil to relieve stress. Please bring your own yoga mat as our supplies are limited.

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Yoga & Wellness Newsletter October

Happy Autumn!

Below are a selection of upcoming events, including a Wonder Women of UC Berkeley walking tour, sound meditation, and yoga workshops based on the Bhagavad Gita.  As always, I’m sharing a few online bonuses, such as a Wonder Woman yoga sequence, binaural beats listening trial, and the October Happiness Calendar.  

REI Talks about packing for your pilgrimage walk on the Camino de SantiagoAnd if you are curious about the Camino de Santiago (another favorite hobby of mine), I’ll be co-presenting at Bay Area REI stores in Corte Madera (Oct 9), Concord (Oct 23), and Berkeley (Nov 6). See details of Packing for your pilgrimage walk on the Camino de Santiago and more Camino events here.

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Yoga & Wellness Newsletter September

Below are a few wellness events hosted by my favorite yogis and studios.  But first, I’d like to share a fun new activity in the Bay Area: Wonder Women of SF walking tours by

Meet Lady artists, pioneers, revolutionaries, and generally impressive dames who have influenced San Francisco. One in a series of walking tours to honor the many women who have contributed to our city’s legacy. Each tour is unique, visiting a different neighborhood and sharing the stories of a new set of women.

I attended a Wonder Women of UC Berkeley walking tour and enjoyed fascinating stories of Phoebe Hearst, Ida Jackson, Julia Morgan, Maxine Hong Kingstonand other inspiring women who made their marks on the campus, California, and the nation. The tour stopped by the beautiful Hearst Gym where I’ll be teaching yoga again this semester. Learn about more walking tours in SF and yoga workshops below.

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Yoga & Wellness Newsletter August

Hello all! I hope you are doing well and enjoying the summer. Below are a few wellness events hosted by my favorite yogis and studios. I am super excited about the Full Moon Circle, Rockridge Sound Bath, Yoga Day at the Ballpark, and a Yoga + Writing Retreat. Online Freebies include Janet Stone’s interview on the Yogapedia Podcast, and the August Happiness Calendar, which encourages us to find our altruistic selves.

Atha yoga anushasanam
Now, the teachings of yoga.
—Yoga Sutra 1.1

Full Moon Circle
Friday, August 16, 2019
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Crab Cove Beach in Alameda

Join Anne Gregory & Nicolette Tura of The Luminous Awakening for this special gathering under the open sky. August’s post Eclipse season is extremely powerful for illuminating our relationships and restoring balance and harmony! The healing nature of community will amplify this magic.

Let’s come together to celebrate the Sturgeon Full Moon, named for the when this large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water like Lake Champlain are most readily caught. A few Native American tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon — because when the moon rises it looks reddish through sultry haze. The abundant energy of this phase makes it a great time for both releasing and manifesting.

We will open with a grounding meditation followed by a talk about the significance of the full moon. She will be in Aquarius in the 7th house which rules relationships, balance & harmony AND the opposing Sun is exactly conjoined with Venus who rules the 7th house with Mars not too far from his lover. Fireworks in the sky!

Flow through moon salutations, forgive, release and make space for what you would like to see emerge in your life. From there, you will be guided through Yoga Nidra or yogic sleep, a transformative practice designed to heal and restore you on all levels. We will conclude chanting together as the sun sets and the moon rises.

Location: Meet at Crab Cove Visitor Center, 1231 McKay Ave, Alameda. Practice will be on lawn or beach depending on tide.
Suggested Donation $30-$20​

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Yoga & Wellness Newsletter July 2019

Below are a few yoga and wellness events in the Bay Area, plus opportunities to learn about the chakras. If you’re interested in the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, check out the events listed at

Wheels of Life Chakra Workshop with Anodea Judith
A Free Video Event
 July 17,
5:30 pm Pacific

Learn about the Chakras with #1 Bestselling Author & Expert on the Chakra System Dr. Anodea Judith, PhD

Discover how to open, align, and heal your chakras to activate your energy system, nurture your spiritual awakening, and enjoy a vibrant, thriving, and full-spectrum life.

We’re all fueled by life-force energy. Yogis call it prana… Asian healers call it chi or qi…

We’re often more in tune with this vital charge that flows through us when we’re excited or scared — or we notice its absence when we’re depressed or exhausted.

Did you know that you have the power within you to control the flow of your energy — dialing it up or down at will?

If you long to have instant access to your life force so you can live the full spectrum of your life — from feeling more alive and comfortable in your body to more ecstatically connected to the Divine — the good news is there’s a “user’s manual” for your energy system which can help you work with it at the deepest level… through your chakras.

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See below for Anodea’s interview with Saraswati Clere on the YogaPedia Podcast.

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