Upcoming Workshops & Events

Chakra Balancing: Harmonizing Your Vibration

with Lena Schmidt
LenaWorkshop Series $75, Single session $20
Date: Friday, March 17th, 2017 Time: 7:00-8:30p
East Room, Normal Heights

In this four-part series we’ll practice yoga asana, guided meditation, visualizations, and mindfulness to bring balance to the subtle energy within us.

In each meeting we will focus on two of the chakras and discuss ways to manifest equanimity in physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual areas of life.

Come for all four classes or drop in to each separately.
– Friday February 3rd, 7-8:30pm (Root and Sacral)
– Friday February 17th, 7-8:30pm (Solar Plexus and Heart)
– Friday March 3rd, 7-8:30pm (Throat and Third Eye)
– Friday March 17th, 7-8:30pm (Crown and All)

Suitable for all levels.

To register and pay for these special classes, please click here!

Lena may be reached at [email protected] Website address: www.yoginilena.com.

Yoga 101

with Kayma Englund

kaymaFREE FOR MEMBERS
Price for Non-Members: $25 if registered March 11th, $30 after.
Date: Saturday, March 18th, 2017 Time: 1:30 – 3:30p
North Park

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In this two hour workshop we will explore some of the basic postures, breathing and meditation techniques that make up the practice of yoga. You will leave with a basic understanding of proper alignment and technique, and will be prepared for our Gentle and Yoga I Classes.

In addition to the learning about the yoga practice, you will learn about yoga etiquette, what is an ‘om’, mat selection and have all your questions answered.

Yoga is accessible for anyone, regardless of age and fitness level. You don’t need to be flexible to do yoga. You simply need the desire to show up and do your best. This workshop is perfect for people new to the practice of yoga as well as for more seasoned students who want to review the basics.

Workshop Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. Cancellations made by 5:00p on the day prior to the workshop will receive a studio credit toward services (not retail product) for the amount paid. Cancellations made after 5:00p on the day prior to the workshop will not receive a refund or credit.

Spring Sound Healing Yoga

with Nicole Pisciotto, E-RYT 200 and Liz Myers MA, RYT 200
Nicole and Liz$25 in advance, $30 day of – cash only
Date: Saturday, March 18th, 2017 Time: 4:30-6:00p
East Room, Normal Heights

Join Liz & Nicole as they integrate their love of Music & Yoga with a variety of gentle yogic practices to nourish the Body, Mind, and Soul. Enjoy live Hapi drum and vocal sound healing.

For more information and to register for this special class, please visit nicolepisciotto.com

Crystal Meditation

with Kayma Englund
$20
Date: Sunday, March 26th, 2017 Time: 6:00-7:00p
East Room, Normal Heights

Crystals and gemstones are here as enlightened teachers in this lifetime that radiate at powerful, subtle frequencies. They carry messages, clear and awaken energetic channels, aid in self growth, illuminate our path and bring deeper meaning to this human experience.

In this special class you will experience:
– a journey beyond words and the seeing eye
– the opportunity to choose from a selection of crystals to meditate with during class
– peaceful stillness to connect with, listen to and feel the frequencies of crystals and gemstones
– guided visualization to go deeper into the subtle realm
– increased overall vibrational level
– deepened connection with your own self and inner knowing

Led by Kayma Englund 500­hr certified Yoga Teacher and Reiki Master Teacher.

To register and pay for this special training, please contact Kayma Englund directly at [email protected] or 760-473-6634.

14, 21 or 30 Day Challenge

FREE FOR EVERYONE
Dates: April 1 – May 1
North Park and Normal Heights

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Begins Saturday, April 1, 2017

Kick-off Ceremony on Saturday, 4/1 at 1:30p
Main Studio, Normal Heights*

Complete 14 days: 250 Perkville points
Complete 21 days: 375 Perkville points
Complete 30 days: 500 Perkville points

• Take classes in consecutive days.**

• All classes at Pilgrimage of the Heart count during this challenge, including Asana, Pranayama, Morning Mindfulness, Yoga Dance, Meditation and Kirtan.

• You are allowed one day to double up on classes should you miss one class. This is allowed only once!

• Complete the challenge and receive a certificate of completion.

*Participation in the Kick-Off Ceremony is optional.

**Both studios will be closed on Sunday, April 16th for the Easter holiday. If you’re doing the 21-Day challenge, you’ll have through Saturday, April 22nd to complete it. If you’re doing the 30-Day challenge, you’ll have through Monday, May 1st to complete it.

Yoga Nidra/Guided Meditation

with Kari Ross-Berry
Kari Ross-Berry$25 per session
Date: Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 Time: 2:00-4:00p
Forest Room, North Park

Yoga Nidra is the restorative experience of guided meditation. Come receive the soothing balm of guided meditation on the first Sunday of each month beginning in February 2017.

Each month we will set an uplifting samkalpa, or intention, for the month. Sessions begin with restorative flowing yoga to open energy channels in the body, mind, and energy body. This is followed with a centering pranayama, or breath, practice. Leading into a prolonged savasana where a nourishing, restorative yoga nidra will be offered to you as you rest comfortably.

For more information and to register for this special class, please visit www.ahhamahayoga.com and contact Kari directly at [email protected]

Outdoor Yoga

with Lauren Mahlberg

FREE FOR EVERYONE
Date: Saturday, April 8th, 2017 Time: 1:30 – 2:30p
Trolley Barn Park

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Opt outside and rejuvenate the senses.

Join us at TROLLEY BARN PARK as Lauren Mahlberg guides you through a 60 minute all-levels yoga class, followed by complimentary tea and snacks!

Meets the 2nd Saturday of each month.
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Please bring your own mat. No props needed 🙂

FREE to the public! Bring your friends, and meet new people in the yoga community.

Beginner Core Workshop

with Lauren Mahlberg

Lauren MahlbergFREE FOR MEMBERS
Price for Non-Members: $25 if registered April 8th, $30 after.
Date: Saturday, April 15th, 2017 Time: 1:30 – 3:30p
North Park

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Find strength in the foundation of every yoga pose. Activate your core and ignite the fire within.

Workshop Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. Cancellations made by 5:00p on the day prior to the workshop will receive a studio credit toward services (not retail product) for the amount paid. Cancellations made after 5:00p on the day prior to the workshop will not receive a refund or credit.

Unleash Your Voice – Chakra Series: Heart

with Sita Rose

Date: Friday, April 28th, 2017 Time: 6:30-8:00p
East Room, Normal Heights

Unleash your voice – Chakra Series is a community offering exploring the Chakra system using sound, voice & improvisation. Your participation is essential in co-creating the experience.

How it works:

Over the course of 7 months (Jan-July 2017) we will gather at different spaces around San Diego around the time of each new moon. These live experience will go deep into each chakra by clearing stuck energy associated within the center. Participants may join for one session, all 7 or any combination in between. No music or singing experience is necessary. Instruments are welcome but there will be an emphasis on using your voice for healing.

– Guided meditations
– Chants to align body
– Vocal exercises corresponding to each energy center including; modal scales, elements, seed sounds and more

To register and pay for this event, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unleash-your-voice-chakra-series-tickets-30054986273.

Hip-Opening Workshop

with Danielle Brand-LeMond
FREE FOR MEMBERS
Price for Non-Members: $25 if registered April 22nd, $30 after.
Date: Saturday, April 29th, 2017 Time: 1:30 – 3:30p
Normal Heights

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Hip-opening postures can feel like a wonderful release, or a pain in the butt (literally)! But whether you love or despise them, this workshop is for you. Because the hips function as a bridge between the upper and lower body, unlocking the hips can promote greater ease and fluidity in the joints and muscles both above and below. In this workshop you will learn how to cultivate a sense of relaxation and openness on and off the yoga mat by working steadily, but compassionately, with the hips while practicing the art of going easily with the flow of your life.

In this 2-hour workshop, you will:
– Practice a sequence of postures that will access deep stretch in order to release tension in all facets of the hip joints.
– Learn about the anatomy of the hips, pelvis and lower body to gain a better understanding of the groups of bones and muscles involved in hip-opening postures.
– Experience Yang (active stretch) and Yin (passive stretch) hip-openers.
– Learn about the subtle anatomy of the hips from a yoga perspective, including exploration of the 2nd chakra.
– Learn adaptations and modifications for the most common hip-opening poses to stay safe in class and in your home practice.

Workshop Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. Cancellations made by 5:00p on the day prior to the workshop will receive a studio credit toward services (not retail product) for the amount paid. Cancellations made after 5:00p on the day prior to the workshop will not receive a refund or credit.

Crystal Meditation

with Kayma Englund
kayma$20
Date: Sunday, April 30, 2017 Time: 6:00-7:00p
East Room, Normal Heights

Crystals and gemstones are here as enlightened teachers in this lifetime that radiate at powerful, subtle frequencies. They carry messages, clear and awaken energetic channels, aid in self growth, illuminate our path and bring deeper meaning to this human experience.

In this special class you will experience:
– a journey beyond words and the seeing eye
– the opportunity to choose from a selection of crystals to meditate with during class
– peaceful stillness to connect with, listen to and feel the frequencies of crystals and gemstones
– guided visualization to go deeper into the subtle realm
– increased overall vibrational level
– deepened connection with your own self and inner knowing

Led by Kayma Englund 500­hr certified Yoga Teacher and Reiki Master Teacher.

To register and pay for this special training, please contact Kayma Englund directly at [email protected] or 760-473-6634.

Reiki Night

with Kayma Englund
$15 for 15-minutes
Dates: Every Thursday evening in May from 6:30 – 7:30p
North Park

Reiki is a safe and gentle method of energy healing that clears, energizes, and balances the human and environmental energy fields, thus improving physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.

$15 for 15-minutes
(30-minute sessions accepted)

Every Thursday evening in May from 6:30 – 7:30p
North Park studio

Great for those who are curious about Reiki, don’t have time for a full session, or want to enjoy a positive modality for self-love and care.

Led by Reiki Master Teacher, Kayma Englund, and graduates of her Reiki training program.

To register and pay for this special training, please contact Kayma Englund directly at [email protected] or 760-473-6634.

Yoga 101

with Rachel Ishiguro

FREE FOR MEMBERS
Price for Non-Members: $25 if registered March 11th, $30 after.
Date: Saturday, May 13th, 2017 Time: 1:30 – 3:30p
North Park

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In this two hour workshop we will explore some of the basic postures, breathing and meditation techniques that make up the practice of yoga. You will leave with a basic understanding of proper alignment and technique, and will be prepared for our Gentle and Yoga I Classes.

In addition to the learning about the yoga practice, you will learn about yoga etiquette, what is an ‘om’, mat selection and have all your questions answered.

Yoga is accessible for anyone, regardless of age and fitness level. You don’t need to be flexible to do yoga. You simply need the desire to show up and do your best. This workshop is perfect for people new to the practice of yoga as well as for more seasoned students who want to review the basics.

Workshop Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. Cancellations made by 5:00p on the day prior to the workshop will receive a studio credit toward services (not retail product) for the amount paid. Cancellations made after 5:00p on the day prior to the workshop will not receive a refund or credit.

Twists Workshop

with Lauren Robinson

FREE FOR MEMBERS
Price for Non-Members: $25 if registered May 20th, $30 after.
Date: Saturday, May 27th, 2017 Time: 1:30 – 3:30p
Normal Heights

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This two-hour workshop will focus on the benefits of twisting: increased circulation, spinal mobility, and movement in and around the internal organs. We will dive into an all-levels-welcome Vinyasa Flow where we will explore seated, standing, and supine twisting postures, ending our practice with a sweet meditation and lengthy savasana.

Workshop Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. Cancellations made by 5:00p on the day prior to the workshop will receive a studio credit toward services (not retail product) for the amount paid. Cancellations made after 5:00p on the day prior to the workshop will not receive a refund or credit.

Beginner Inversions Workshop

with Sarah Barbosa

FREE FOR MEMBERS
Price for Non-Members: $25 if registered May 27th, $30 after.
Date: Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 Time: 1:30 – 3:30p
North Park

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This beginner inversion workshop will show you the fundamentals of many different inversion asanas. Breaking down the poses to their basic parts will make them more accessible with modifications for yogis of all levels. Together we will find the space to explore the upside down world of yoga in a fun and energetic environment.

Workshop Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. Cancellations made by 5:00p on the day prior to the workshop will receive a studio credit toward services (not retail product) for the amount paid. Cancellations made after 5:00p on the day prior to the workshop will not receive a refund or credit.

Mudras, Mantras and Myths: A Mid-Summer Workshop Series

with Lena Schmidt
Workshop Series $100; Single session $25
Dates: Every Friday evening From June 16-July 14, 7:00-8:30p
Normal Heights, East Room

In this five-part series we’ll practice yoga asana, guided meditation, mudras (intentional hand gestures), mantras, and mindfulness. In each meeting we’ll focus on a different myth or story to connect the ancient yogic wisdom with our modern lives. Suitable for all levels. Come for all five classes or drop in to each separately.

Cost: Workshop Series $100; Single session $25

To register and pay for these special classes, please visit

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mudras-mantras-and-myths-a-mid-summer-workshop-series-tickets-32624547901

Email:[email protected]

Website: www.yoginilena.com

108 Sun Salutations

with Lauren McLaren

FREE FOR MEMBERS
Price for Non-Members: $25 if registered May 17th, $30 after.
Date: Saturday, June 24th, 2017 Time: 1:30 – 3:30p
Normal Heights

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Honor the longest day of the year with the traditional practice of 108 Sun Salutations. This moving meditation is a powerful experience that will challenge your body, mind and spirit as you bow to the Sun 108 times. Enjoy a sense of community as you practice with your fellow studio members; test your stamina and strength with an invigorating practice; and learn fun facts about the sacred number 108.

Workshop Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. Cancellations made by 5:00p on the day prior to the workshop will receive a studio credit toward services (not retail product) for the amount paid. Cancellations made after 5:00p on the day prior to the workshop will not receive a refund or credit.

Yoga 101

with Kari Ross-Berry

FREE FOR MEMBERS
Price for Non-Members: $25 if registered July 1st, $30 after.
Date: Saturday, July 8th, 2017 Time: 1:30 – 3:30p
North Park

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In this two hour workshop we will explore some of the basic postures, breathing and meditation techniques that make up the practice of yoga. You will leave with a basic understanding of proper alignment and technique, and will be prepared for our Gentle and Yoga I Classes.

In addition to the learning about the yoga practice, you will learn about yoga etiquette, what is an ‘om’, mat selection and have all your questions answered.

Yoga is accessible for anyone, regardless of age and fitness level. You don’t need to be flexible to do yoga. You simply need the desire to show up and do your best. This workshop is perfect for people new to the practice of yoga as well as for more seasoned students who want to review the basics.

Workshop Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. Cancellations made by 5:00p on the day prior to the workshop will receive a studio credit toward services (not retail product) for the amount paid. Cancellations made after 5:00p on the day prior to the workshop will not receive a refund or credit.

Balance: An Ever-Moving Target

with Yesica Rodriguez

FREE FOR MEMBERS
Price for Non-Members: $25 if registered July 7th, $30 after.
Date: Saturday, July 15th, 2017 Time: 1:30 – 3:30p
Normal Heights, Main Studio

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The concept of ‘balance’ shows up in our yoga practice hundreds of ways. In this workshop, we’ll investigate some key principles that enable us to balance with more ease in yoga postures. We’ll also look at how to breathe in a way that keeps the nervous system calm and steady rather than over charged and revved up, laying the ground for greater psychological balance in our practice. And we will end with a little dharma talk, discussing how we as yogis can balance the aim of our practice both inwardly towards ourselves and outwardly toward the world.

Workshop Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. Cancellations made by 5:00p on the day prior to the workshop will receive a studio credit toward services (not retail product) for the amount paid. Cancellations made after 5:00p on the day prior to the workshop will not receive a refund or credit.

Introduction to Pranayama

with Lauren McLaren

Lauren McLarenFREE FOR MEMBERS
Price for Non-Members: $25 if registered July 29th, $30 after.
Date: Saturday, August 8th, 2017 Time: 1:30 – 3:30p
North Park – Sky Room

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At its essence, pranayama is the practice of harnessing energy through the breath. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of how the respiratory system works, and how we can become more efficient breathers using the techniques of yogic breathing. More than that, these introductory practices will teach you how you can affect your mind, your body and your spirit in positive and enlivening ways.

Workshop Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. Cancellations made by 5:00p on the day prior to the workshop will receive a studio credit toward services (not retail product) for the amount paid. Cancellations made after 5:00p on the day prior to the workshop will not receive a refund or credit.