Intentional spiritual community, retreat/conference center, and educational Institute offering certificates and degrees
in Ayurveda, Yoga, and Community Studies. The Center is located on 355 acres of redwood forest and open meadows, with mountaintop vistas of the Monterey Bay. Yoga classes are free and open to the public, and generally service our guests, residents, and the members of our residency program. We offer 200-hour and 500-hour Yoga Teacher Trainings, a three-month residential service learning program (Yoga, Service, and Community), personal retreats and programs throughout the year. Our facilities can be rented for workshops and retreats. For a complete listing of our programs as well as our yoga class schedule, please visit our website.
Offering classes that challenge your idea of what the "edge" is. Focussed, creative, insightful and FUN Ashtanga Yoga
classes tapping the wellspring of Indian tradition, with emphasis on mindfulness and meditative embodiment of principles from philosophical foundations of the Yoga tradition. Classes often include Sanskrit chanting and we explore pranayama in each class to become established in the body-mind mandala. Asanas are taught in the Vinyasa method (linkage between postures, mindfulness in movement, breathing)and in the Iyengar style: longer-held postures investigating the linkages between anatomy, alignment, subtle body, philosophy and self-inquiry.
Julianne's Hatha Flow classes are informed by her experience in Iyengar, Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Phoenix Rising Yoga
Therapy, Integral Yoga and Dance. Her classes are methodical workouts - a nice blend of moderate to intense exercise, relaxation and instruction. A typical class includes a meditative time, warm up, standing flow series with emphasis on building upper body and core strength, an incremental approach to doing inversions, floor stretches, shoulderstand series, breathing exercises and relaxation. You can count on Julianne's classes giving consistent students many opportunities to progress. New students are welcome. Individual attention and modifications are provided. Julianne supports her students to do their "personal best" and reminds them to honor their strengths and weaknesses and manage their attention.
Dancing Earth Yoga is committed to bringing the benefits, peace and joy of yoga to anyone, including seniors and those
with other physical restrictions. I offer gentle and restorative yoga for young people and adults as well as supported yoga and education for pregnancy and the postpartum period. Classes held in Prunedale and Seaside, California. See my website for details.
Ann Barros' Yoga in Bali is a personal, guided cultural excursion into
the rich, artistic Bali Hindu culture enhanced
by the daily practice of Iyengar yoga. Since 1985, now celebrating over 60 successful tours to Bali. Ann combines world-class yoga instruction with her deep, first-hand understanding of the Balinese culture. A profound physical and spiritual experience! As featured in 'Eat Pray Love; Ann is the original yoga instructor / guide for Elizabeth Gilbert. 2016 tours: February 10-21, July 13-24, 2016. Tours are every February and July for 12 days / 11 nights. Total cost is $2450.00 - $2550.00 USD for complete retreat package (w/o international airfare)including deluxe accommodations in Sanur beach village~3 nights and Ubud, cultural capital,~3 nights, healthy breakfasts at both hotels, 2 daily world-class yoga in the Iyengar tradition, language and cultural orientation led by Ann, all cultural excursions with private group driver, 2 lavish traditional feasts for group dinners, a nature hike, a Spa Day, airport transfers.
Kelly's classes are primarily taught at the Pacific Cultural Institute in Santa Cruz. Kelly began studying Iyengar
Yoga in 1989, and completed the Mt. Madonna Teacher Training in 1997, integrating Iyengar alignment techniques into a primarily vinyasa approach to practice. Her practice has been shaped deeply by her study with her beloved teacher Kofi Busia, to whom she is grateful for teaching her patience and faith. Kelly also spent 10 years studying Anusara yoga, and has great faith in the principles of alignment despite being no longer affiliated with Anusara. She is deeply inspired and enlivened by the practice of Yoga, which is infectious to her students. Her constant reminder is: Watch the mind, focus on the uninterrupted flow of the breath, and delight in the Great Web of Being. Kelly provides ample personalized attention and adjustment, addressing the concerns of individuals while guiding the class in a deep and transformative practice. She also leads retreats to Hawaii, Costa Rica and Mexico.
The Ashtanga Yoga Institute has many talented yoga teachers coming from a variety of traditions. We offer classes
suitable for beginners, advanced students, people with limited mobility, and children. A few of the specialty classes we offer include: Adaptive Yoga, Back Care Basics Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Pre-natal Yoga, Mama & Baby Yoga, and Little Yogis (for kids ages 2-5).
Yoga Surf Vacations offer luxury retreat vacations that integrate optional activities including
Yoga, Surfing, Marine
& Nature Activities, Ecological Experiences, Creative & Healing Arts and Community Service for an incredible and authentic experience of deep connection to Nature and Life. As you glide down the liquid surface of a wave, sip in an enlivening breath, plant roots into the earth or participate in community service events, Yoga Surf Vacations will provide you with a transformational vacation experience.
NOURISH is a relaxing and rejuvenating wellness center located in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz that empowers people
to discover the best of themselves.
In their sunny yoga loft they have five wonderful yoga instructors who teach a variety of classes on a regular schedule, seven days a week. And for just $59 a month, NOURISH members can enjoy unlimited yoga classes! In addition, they also offer one-on-one individual yoga sessions by appointment with their most experienced teacher and co-owner Victor Dubin.
Their peaceful massage room is currently home to five amazing massage therapists, offering a variety of modalities, that are sure to ease your aches and pains. At $69 a month for regular massage, they offer an unbelievable deal!
Covering your nutritional needs their nutritionist, registered dietitian and co-owner, Jocelyn Dubin, is available to provide personalized nutrition consultations in her private office. Jocelyn also does home visits, professional presentations for companies and non-profit organizations.
They have many happy members who visit daily for their dose of relaxation and healing practice and also provide a much needed refuge to visitors of Santa Cruz, who can stop by and revive themselves in this tranquil haven.
Mark Stephens, author of the international bestsellers Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations & Techniques 2010),
Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes (2012), and Yoga Adjustments: Philosophies, Principles, and Techniques (2014), offers yoga teacher training and certification programs leading to 200-hour and 500-hour Yoga Alliance registration. Please visit our website for details and resources.
Santa Cruz Yoga offers yoga classes and workshops for every body, from complete beginners to seriously advanced students.
Nestled in the Swift Street Courtyard at the corner of Swift and Ingalls streets, our fifteen yoga teachers are inspired to offer you yoga classes that are accessible, sustainable and transformational.
Bikram Yoga Morgan Hill is an official hot yoga studio certified by the Bikram Yoga College of India. Bikram Yoga
is the original Hot Yoga which utilizes a specified set sequence of 26 beginner Hatha Yoga postures and 2 breathing exercises performed in a heated room for 90 minutes. We offer a complete system of wellness, restoration and rejuvenation. Each posture stretches, strengthens, and prepares the body to work every muscle, ligament, tendon, joint, organ, gland, and system of the body in perfect order. The heat increases blood circulation, elevating metabolism and detoxification. BYMH is a warm and inviting place to learn how to build strength, flexibility, balance, concentration, muscle tone and reduce stress. At BYMH, you’ll revitalize and re-energize every cell of your body and your mind.
A thriving Ananda Yoga Center in the redwood forests of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Bright, intimate mandir for yoga
classes, kirtans, workshops and events. Classes include hatha yoga, raja yoga and kriya yoga preparation. Joyful members share their love of yoga, the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda and his direct disciple and founder of Ananda, Swami Kriyananda.
Jenni Fox and Paul Gould, owners of NamaStay Yoga & Retreat Center offer workshops, classes and worldwide retreats,
favorites being the Yucatan, Mexico, Umbria and Tuscany Italy and Northern California where they have built their own intimate boutique retreat. For a combination of forty+ years they have been teaching and spreading the joy of Yoga, and meditation. Their focus on heartfelt alignment has been influenced by their Iyengar and Anusara background. Their work continues to evolve into a fun and spirited yoga they now refer to as Evolutionary Yoga, focusing on building functional strength and supporting self-discovery and creative expression. They also teach public and private classes in the Santa Cruz area.
I am a Certified Yoga Instructor, teaching since 2006. I continue my education by keeping current with several yoga
conferences, intensives and workshops, and draw from a variety of yoga styles and inspiring teachers. In addition to teaching adults in group and private classes, I also enjoy teaching playful yoga to children. I teach in many venues, different ages, abilities and levels. Yoga is for everybody, and the benefits are many!
My mission is to guide, nurture and inspire people of all ages to connect with their true self. To help them realize physical, mental and spiritual wholeness and harmony, through the gift of yoga.