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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
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Stay Fit For Life
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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.
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.
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.
A Delicious & Healthy Cleanse With a Yogic Twist
Curious about cleanses? How can you do one without starving or depriving yourself? In this workshop, Tina will educate and inspire you to create healthier lifestyle with the goal being something that you can live with, not something that you just start and stop. She will provide you with all the information you need to successfully incorporate whole foods as well as purge the foods that are no longer serving you with proper nutrition. Additionally, she will provide the information you need to both prepare yourself for the cleanse as well as what's needed to maintain the cleanse. You will receive a sample of a grocery list, recipes, and a list of do's and don'ts to help keep you going. Workshop includes 1.5 hour talk on preparation as well as a 1.25 hour Twist Themed Yoga Practice.
Tina, B.A. Kinesiology, completed her 200 hour Yoga teacher training at Yoga Tree in San Francisco. She teaches yoga and many other formats.
Thai Yoga Workshop
Traditional Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient system of healing with its roots in Yoga, Ayuryedic medicine, Chinese and Southeast Asian cultures and traditions. In this workshop, the instructor, Gloria, certified Yoga Instructor and massage therapist and postpartum doula, will help you learn how to find relief from pain until you can see your chiropractor, massage therapist or doctor.
Bring a partner or meet one at the workshop, you will be divided into groups of two or three people. Please bring one or two pillows to use in this very theraputic yoga workshop.
Yoga and Wholeness With A Jewish Twist
Connect all levels of being - mind, body, heart and soul - in this gentle, grounding Iyengar-based yoga series rooted in Jewish mystical teachings. Enhance your practices for living in balance and wellness, both on and off the mat. No previous yoga experience necessary. Some yoga mats and props provided; please bring your own if possible. Pre-registration strongly recommended.
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.
Yoga Workshop: Hip & Shoulder Opening Workshop
Healthy range of movement in the hips and shoulders are integral to healthy posture and joint mobility. In this workshop, you will move slowly and deliberately through a variety of specific hip and shoulder stretches. In addition to stretching and strengthening your muscles, this subtle movement will target the connective tissue leaving your body feeling lighter and more open. We will begin with simple dynamic movement to free up the body's fascia, and then move into slow exploration of more traditional yoga poses. All levels welcome.
Eileen Gulik began her journey into yoga in 2005, when she discovered a deep relaxation and calm after practicing. She has more than 800 hours of training with various master teachers such as Jean Mazzei and Rod Stryker. Her strongest asset as a teacher is creating an environment of non-judgment for her students to play and explore in class.