YCSC IS OPEN

YCSC In-Person Protocols

YCSC encourages everyone to be vaccinated but it is not required. Masks must be worn when entering the studio. When the class in session, the masks will be optional. It is important for students to bring their own props. This includes blankets, blocks, belts, and a mat.

To attend in-person, please bring your own props, or you may reserve YC props for future in-person classes: blankets, blocks, belts, and a mat. Bring a large bag to hold your reserved props. Subject to availability.

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Join YCSC at Mar de Jade, Mexico

January 2 - January 9, 2022

Join Maya for her Mar de Jade retreat in Mexico. This is an extraordinary retreat center located on the beach in the villlage of Chacala – about 60 miles north of Puerto Vallarto. There will be morning and evening yoga sessions, each 2 hours. Rates include lodging and 3 amazing meals/daily use of a pool, hot tub, and sauna facilities. Bar drinks, excursions, and massages are NOT included.

The rooms are clean and fresh, the staff is warm, welcoming, and highly responsive. Please visit mardejade.com for room descriptions and rates. The resort is very family friendly. There are lots of activities for friends and family who may be travelling with you but do not wish to take Maya's yoga class.

Visit our page Mar de Jade for more information.

Diaphramic Breathing

Respiratory Diaphragm Workshop

with Juliet Heizman

Sunday, October 17th, 4:30-6:30pm

The respiratory diaphragm is a key element in volume of breath and alignment in your postures.Learning the placement and movement of your diaphragm, has profound effects on the nervous system, especially in yoga. It will deepen and enhance your experience in your postures.

Cost is $40.00 if paid by 10/10, $50.00 after that. Please email julietyogi@gmail.com for registration

Pranayama I Monthly Series

With Lori Ritland


Pranayama is the art and science of breath.  With experience in Asana the natural progression is to explore the subtleties and rhythms of the breath through techniques to both in elongate inhalations, exhalations, and eventually retain the breath.

Pranayama I will continue with monthly classes: the first Sunday of the month. Participants must have completed Series I - III or have Iyengar Pranayama experiences. Please contact Lori directly with questions yoginlori@gmail.com or visit workshops for information, Workshops.
 

Schedule

Sundays, October 3, November 7, December 5
8:45 – 9:45 am PT / 11:45 am – 12.45 pm ET

Tremoring On The Cliff Cropped

Online TRE Intro Workshop

with Maria Alfaro

Saturday, November 20st, 10-12pm

TRE is a simple, gentle and profound technique that facilities the lengthening and relaxation of the psoas muscle and the release of physical and emotional tension and stress. The TRE exercises mildly tire the legs, triggering an involuntary shaking and trembling response, which begins in the legs and often spreads throughout the body.Reported benefits include:

  • Decrease anxiety
  • Release chronic tension
  • Discharge emotional and physical trauma
  • Increase energy and flexibility
  • Improve sleep and mood
  • Decrease of aches, pains and symptoms of fibromyalgia and sciatica

This will be an online workshop, for more information, visit our workshop page. Please contact maria@TREcalifornia.com

Kofi's Workshop

Fall Intensive with Kofi

POSTPONED

Kofi has decided to postpoine offer his 5 day Yoga Intensive in person and via Zoom. Please stay tuned for his Dec. Intensive.

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At YCSC, our approach emphasizes precise alignment and develops strength, flexibility, stamina and balance. Through regular practice, students gain physical health, mental peace and emotional stability. Currently, all of our classes are online.

Hopefully, in time we will be able to offer in-person classes again. Yoga Center Santa Cruz offers 35 classes a week in Iyengar-style hatha yoga from beginner to advanced levels. Our studio features 2 spacious rooms and is well equipped with the essential props i.e. mats, sandbags, blankets, etc.

Santa Cruz Yoga Center offers classes from beginning to advanced levels. YCSC instructors have been trained, both in the United States and India, in the traditional Iyengar program.

Join us and experience the difference!

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Join Us at the Mar de Jade, Mexico

Take Your Yoga Practice To The Next Level
January 2, 2022 - January 9, 2022

Begin your 2022 with a week long retreat at the spectacular yoga resort of Mar de Jade in Chacala, Mexico. Enjoy two yoga classes daily in their spacious studio with time between to relax on the beach, swim in the warm ocean water, go on special excursions including hikes, whale watching, ancient petroglyphs etc. Massages also available.

Workshop is open to students with minimum 1 year Iyengar yoga experience. Register early, this workshop will fill upCost is $575/person for yoga classes. $250 deposit payable to Maya Lev holds your place in this retreat. Accommodations and air travel are separate. Workshop is open to students with minimum one year Iyengar experience. Space is limited, early registration recommended.

More information will be added as when we get closer to the workshop.

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Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.
B.K.S. Iyengar