Saturday 9:00 am Power Vinyasa** 11:00 am Gentle/Beginning Vinyasa
Sunday 10:30 am All Level Vinyasa Slow (Donation Community Class) 5:00 pm Vinyasa - CANCELLED 7:00 pm Guided Meditation - CANCELLED
Memorial Day Weekend Schedule: Saturday: Open as usual 9:00 am Power Vinyasa 11:00 am Gentle/Beginning Vinyasa Yoga Sunday: 10:30 am --Vinyasa Slow $5-$10 contribution (Community Karma Class--all welcome) 5:00 pm--Vinyasa: cancelled 7:00 pm--Meditation: cancelled Monday:Studio Closed all day. Honor those who have given their lives for our country.
Teacher Training begins September 14th, 2016! Next information sessionWednesday, June 8th @ 8pm! Learn ~ Grow ~ Serve
Kishor Yoga (yogis aged 10-16) ~ 6 WEEK SUMMER SESSION July 6 through August 10 ~ Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Enrollment is NOW open on Mind Body online!
Kishor is Sanskrit for Youthful, Fresh, Vigorous. In ancient India, sages considered the years between 10 and 16 to be the ideal time to pursue the spiritual path, to begin to look at the fundamental questions in life, and to discover the inner realms. This is our time!
Experiencing the world through the body is the yogi's path to self discovery. An opportunity to feel, to listen, to try and to honor what is, this is how we learn to create the best version of ourselves on and off the mat.
Cost for 6 week summer session $72 Registration now open.
Yoga Retreat in Chacala, Mexico at the beautiful Mar de Jade Resort, June 22-29, 2016 A few spots remain..... put in your deposit today!
Change your scenery. Move your body. Quiet your mind. Listen. ....Silence Speaks.
Mom & Baby Mamalates: Last Class For Spring is May 25th. Check back re: Summer Mamalates Workshop.
Mom & Baby Mamalates+Yoga is a 60 minute class that is based on the Mamalates (pilates-based birth recovery) and Yoga Bonding (postnatal yoga) and designed for new moms to come back to their mat with their baby. Mom & Baby Mamalates+Yoga will work on addressing:
Releasing tension in tight shoulders, hips, and hamstrings
Prenatal Yoga with Jodi Wednesdays, 8:00 - 9:15 pm Pregnancy is an important journey in any woman's life and as yogis it is a good time to focus your yoga practice into strength, calm, grounding, and breath work. In Prenatal Yoga, you'll move through poses and sequences to ease discomforts of pregnancy, prepare for birth, connect with your growing belly, and relaxing restorative poses.
All levels of yoga experience and trimesters are welcome in Prenatal. There are drop-in, six week, and twelve week packages available.
Imagination Yoga ~ Spring Session ~ Kids Yoga ages 3.5-11 April 7 - June 9, 2016 ~ 4-4:45 p.m.
Imagination Yoga is a fun filled, creative way of teaching kids to use their imaginations while they learn yoga. Each week is a different "yoga adventure" that includes yoga poses, breathing, and storytelling. Over the course of the twelve weeks, the IY kids will build on different themes of being calm and kindness. It's a fantastic way to introduce your lil' yogis to yoga in 45 min. class. Cost for 10 week session, $120 Call for drop-in availability. ($15)
CLASSES at SANTOSHA to know about:
Yoga Visual ~ For Children with special needs Call for availability!
Holding a space for children to experience yoga in their own bodies, in their own way is Cindy's goal and expertise. These yoga sessions are specifically designed to meet children exactly where they are today! To learn more about Cindy click here.
FAMILY YOGA ~ 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the Month -- 12:30 to 1:15 pm
A yoga practice for you and your children ages 3 and up. Come to the mat with your children and explore yoga with them in basic sequences, beginner and intermediate poses, and some partner options. Taught as a yoga class, yet designed to be accessible and fun for your little yogis at home. Parent participation is required. This community class supports Living Yoga by donating a portion of the proceeds to support their good works! $5 minimum donation per family member. Karma yoga at work!
Develop and learn to share your yoga practice with others! Led by co-owner of Santosha Yoga, Dina Lang ERYT 500, this program provides an opportunity for yogis who want to grow and deepen their practice by becoming a certified yoga teacher. This Teacher Training incorporates all that Dina has learned from her personal journey as a yogi and her studies in yoga asana, yoga therapy and yoga philosophy. Call or drop by to learn more about the training and to apply. The 2015 teacher training graduated 22 teachers, many who are already out in the community teaching and sharing their yoga knowledge and TT experience. Missed the 2015 training? Begin to plan now for Teacher Training 2016. First information session will be in April.
Check out our exclusive Santosha Tanks!
Santosha designed RETAIL--Our collection includes (black)Om & (red) Santosha and (taupe) Ahimsa tanks! Plus, Mint Green Satya tanks & Grey Long-sleeved Satya shirts!!
Get your tank today! Check out our prop and book selections when you come in. We also have gift certificates.
Mala Beads by Ashley Scott $15: quarter malas $17: quarter malas for larger wrists $60: hand-knotted full malas
Essential Oil Sprays ~ $7
Calming Lavender Protecting On Guard Energizing Peppermint Balancing Grounding Blend
* Bring in your empty spray bottle for a $3 refill!
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Now that my laundry is done, bags are stowed away and my regular schedule is creeping back into rhythm, I find myself reluctant to totally return to "normal". Something about the crazy, chaotic pace of life in India flips an internal switch that I rarely find quite as accessible here in the states.
While overwhelmed with external stimuli, India invites a necessary internal calm for survival. Horns never cease to honk as cars, buses, rickshaws, motorcycles, tuk-tuks, elephants, camels, dogs, monkeys and cows all navigate the streets simultaneously in "lanes" that do not exist. But the honking horns are never angry, they are a simple and effective means of letting others know that they are there. Somehow through all the chaos, faces are smiling, work is being done, people are getting places and devotion to the divine is at the forefront of everything.
Are the demands of life so very different from our own or is it simply a choice to put faith at the top of the list of things to do? Arguably, the latter.
I feel the winds of change stirring inside and in the weeks to come it will be interesting to see the process of inner growth unfold. I am forever grateful to those who shared this extraordinary experience with me. To Babaji and the staff at Jiva for their kindness, caring and wisdom. And to India herself, my humble gratitude for inspiring me to work even harder to cultivate the very best version of myself and be of greater service to others. धन्यवादाः ईण्डीआ Thank you India. ~ dina
We believe that yoga has the power to transform lives, and our goal is to make this transformative practice available to people of all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities.
Yoga is an ancient scientific system designed to empower health, happiness and a greater sense of self. The word ‘yoga’ means ‘union’ and refers to the oneness of mind, body and spirit. Yoga is not a religion; it is a practice. It supports and enhances all cultural, racial and religious backgrounds. All classes at Santosha reflect this philosophy, where everyone is welcome to find peace and contentment just as they are.
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