Maya Debut V5 Social

Maya’s concert is over but you can still hear it here. An amazing personal concert covering Ferron, Joni Mitchell, Kate Wolf, Tracy Chapman, the Beatles and so many more.

Link for Maya’s live stream concert

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The Yoga Center Santa Cruz has moved out the Front Street studio. All 2022 in-person classes and zoom will be held in the Veteran Hall, Santa Cruz which is located at 846 Front St. adjacent to the downtown Santa Cruz post office. Ample parking is nearby at the parking garage north of Trader Joe’s behind the Galleria. Our in-person classes will be taught here until a permanent home is found. Props are available but we encourage students to bring their own mats. For other YCSC instructors who teach over zoom, please see their schedules for details.

YCSC encourages everyone to be vaccinated but it is not required.

YCSC offers classes in Iyengar-style hatha yoga from beginner to advanced levels both in-person and over zoom. Our studio currently at the Veteran’s Hall features a spacious room and is well equipped with the essential props i.e. mats, sandbags, blankets, etc.

Our approach emphasizes precise alignment and develops strength, flexibility, stamina and balance. Through regular practice, students gain physical health, mental peace and emotional stability.

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TRE® Workshops

Tre (Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises

Online Workshop with Maria Alfaro
Saturday, May 21st, 10-12pm PST, $45.00

TRE® is a simple, gentle and profound technique that facilitates 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. This natural response is the nervous system’s way of discharging long-held tension and unconscious body contraction, caused by everyday stress and traumatic life experiences, in order to restore the body to wholeness. TRE was developed by Dr. David Berceli, a bio-energetic therapist and social worker, who used it successfully worldwide working with soldiers, firefighters, police officers and survivors of war, natural disasters and other traumatic circumstances to help alleviate the many symptoms of post-traumatic stress. TRE is taught in 78 countries worldwide.

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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 or visit workshops for more information

Spring Schedule
Sundays  no class April 3, May 1, June 5
8:45 – 9:45 am PT / 11:45 am – 12.45 pm ET

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Yoga Center Santa Cruz

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