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Connect all levels of being - mind, body, heart and soul - in this gentle, grounding Iyengar-based yoga series rooted in Jewish mystical teachings.
September/October 2013 Issue
With PJCC Yoga Instructor Serena Lucchesi (seen in photos)
Yoga can help those with osteoporosis and osteopenia maintain bone mass, build
strength, and prevent injury.
PJCC has a large selection of pilates classes. Give one a try!
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Health & Wellness
- Phone: 650.378.2775
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Stay Fit For Life
- Phone: 650.378.2790
- Phone: 650.378.2742
A wide variety of Yoga styles and levels are offered to suit the novice through advanced levels. Specialty classes include back care, restorative and yoga for cancer patients, survivors and their caregivers.
Back Care Yoga
A strong healthy back is essential to your well-being and vitality. Back Care Yoga is designed to strengthen your back and help reduce discomfort and stress.
Level - Participants must be able to get to the ground and stand up without assistance.
This class incorporates asanas (poses) into a slow, meditative and calm practice. Use gentle movements to welcome soft openings and mind/body awareness. Appropriate for all levels of fitness.
Hatha concentrates on physical health and mental well-being. This style uses poses (asanas), breathing (pranayama), and meditation (dyana) with the goal of bringing about a sound body and clear mind. Hatha postures promote balance, flexibility, a supple back, and increased muscular strength.
This class offers kids, grades 3-5, an activity that provides strength and flexibility exercises as well as relaxation techniques. Bring your own mat. Registration required. Learn more
Relax, recharge and renew. Props are used to support the body so it can hold “asanas” (poses) longer and with little or no physical effort. These poses are sequenced and designed to enhance the restorative and rejuvenating functions of the body and mind. Appropriate for all levels of fitness.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga
A dynamic system of practicing “asanas” (poses). This practice focuses on the synchronization of breath and the continuous flow of movement. Vinyasa is a strong practice that builds heat, endurance, flexibility, strength and mental focus.
Yoga for Runners Workshop $
April 11, 2015
Running builds muscle strength and burns fat. It keeps your heart and lungs strong, blood pressure in check and reduces the risk of heart attack. However, runners are all too familiar with pulled muscles and joint pain that accompany training and many runners continue to pound the pavement and get injured.
Many runners resist practices such as yoga because they are typically the type of athletes who want to exert the max amount of energy and they crave that “runners high.” However, this workshop will help you prevent injuries by helping you to learn how to bring balance to your body. We will emphasize on opening the hips, hip flexors, quads, glutes, hamstrings, calves, IT band, and feet in addition to strengthening the core.
Core Integrity: Exploring the Psoas $
May 16, 2015
In the two-hour workshop we will explore the work of Liz Koch (Core Awareness) and Dr. David Berceli (TRE) to help us create a healthy, hydrated and supple psoas. The psoas muscle works in a primal an instinctive way and directly interacts with our nervous system and brain. Did you know that the psoas muscle is the only muscle that connects the upper and lower body and connects to our thoracic and lumbar spinal processes and then all the way down to the thigh bone? This is one important muscle! We will investigate ways to release, lengthen and soften our psoas and iliacus muscles, which play such and integral role in supporting our emotional and physical well-being.
Experience gentle, Iyengar-based yoga that connects all levels of being—mind, body, heart, and spirit. Instructor: Julie Emden of Jewish LearningWorks. $
Fridays • FREE!
Join us for guided meditation, gentle postures and breath work to support your wellness.
Yoga & Jewish Wisdom
December 2014 - June 2015
Infuse your teaching with deep Jewish wisdom. Led by Julie Emden, Director of Embodied Jewish Learning at Jewish Learning Works; Rabbi Lavey Derby, Director of Jewish Life at PJCC; & Diane Bloomfield, Founder of Torah Yoga. For more information Email Julie Emden or click the link below.
Yoga for Renewal
Connect all levels of being - mind, body, heart and soul - in this gentle, grounding Iyengar-based yoga practice rooted in Jewish mystical teachings. Explore and embody the themes of reflection, realignment, and renewal as we approach the Jewish New Year. No previous experience with yoga or Judaism is required. Pre-registration required.
Instructor: Julie Emden directs the Embodied Learning Initiative at Jewish LearningWorks in San Francisco and is a graduate of teaching certification programs in lyengar-based yoga from the Yoga Room in Berkeley and in Yoga and Jewish Spirituality from Elat Chayyim Center for Jewish Spirituality.
The Embodied Jewish Learning Initiative is a program of Jewish LearningWorks, with support from the Joan and Robert Sinton Philanthropic Fund and The Opaline Fund of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment, Barbara and Christopher Wilson, Richard and Patricia Gibbs, and Paul and Sheri Robbins.