Tuesdays in March — Lisa Messina
Have you been stretching with minimal results? Do you want to achieve a greater range of motion safely? Do you want to get strong and flexible at the same time? If yes, Mobility Upgrade is for you! This progressive series uses scientific principles to improve joint-health and active range of motion which will help you to move and function at your best.
Apr. 6, May 18 — Nicky Poole
Learn the foundation stances, kicks and sequences of Kalarippayat, the martial art sister of Yoga. This series of workshops will set this martial art practice in the context of similar movements found in yoga, and is open to all levels, so long as you are prepared to move and sweat.
Fridays beginning March 15 — YuMee Chung
Calling all mystics, seekers and lovers of yoga philosophy. Our weekly Satsang (a Sanskrit word meaning “a gathering of truth seekers”) is just for you. We will come together to work deeply with yogic source materials through the tools of chanting, scriptural study, discussion, contemplation, and meditation. Let’s explore how the ancient roots of yoga can deeply nourish our lives in the here and now.
April 6th — Sara Mercer
Back by popular demand, another opportunity to breathe, mindfully move, and play together in Family Yoga! Through partner poses, yoga games, songs, and story-telling, we will explore practice through a playful lens to celebrate family and love! No prior yoga experience necessary, open to all ages.
Saturday, April 6th — John Veiga
This month’s Sing Along Jam will feature an Elvis classic “I Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis. Please join us in the Lounge Saturday, April 6th from 7 to 9pm. If you play an instrument, please bring it, and if you have the skills then please feel free to share some harmonies or arrangements. This is a free event and everyone is welcome.
April 16th, — Maura Amadea
Perfect for the absolute beginner or anyone looking to dust off that yoga mat long forgotten in their closet. Come review the basics, help build a foundation in the fundamentals of yoga, relaxation, and alignment. The goal is to get you comfortable enough to attend our public classes.
April 26-28 & May 10-12 — Nicky Poole, Jenifer Helland & Michelle Fraser
Learn how to support women through mindful, evidence-based yoga practices for pregnancy, birth, and beyond. This training is essential for any yoga teacher or movement specialist who works with women and wants to learn how to hold space in a compassionate and educated way.
July 15 to August 9, 2019 — Pat Harada Linfoot, YuMee Chung & Nicky Poole
Do you want to deepen your practice, challenge yourself and learn about all the facets of yoga? Whether you are thinking about teaching or not, the 200-hour Yoga Education program is designed to help unlock your potential and experience the full benefits of yoga. This is how to start the journey. Where you take it is up to you.
Offered Monday through Friday, our summer immersive program is perfect for students, school teachers, those on sabbatical, and anyone who cannot attend our usual four-month training.
First-time visitors to Octopus Garden can enjoy two weeks of unlimited, drop-in yoga classes* for only $30!
Take your time and get to know us. With over 60 classes per week taught by some of the best teachers in the city, we’re sure you’ll find what you’re looking for. Study yoga, believe in your capacity for change, and see what happens!
* Aerial Yoga will be an additional $15 per class (members rate)