Veera Yopga Center

Creating a community around Truth, Love & Compassion through the practice & teachings of Yoga


Note from VEERA's Founder

Valentine's Day. . .It came and went.  Does true love come and go as well?  From what I've understood, true love is complete acceptance of another as they are with no expectation of any kind of change.  If this is so, how is it that love, true love fades? 

Lately, I've been inquiring about myself.  I've noticed that I'm constantly striving to be 'better'.  Sometimes that 'better' takes the form of someone else and sometimes even somewhere else.  Will becoming someone else in another place really make me that much better?  In all of this striving, I've realized that I'm missing out on who I am right now.  So, if I haven't accepted myself exactly as I am, how can I believe that I've accepted those who I supposedly 'love' for who they are?  True love?  I know I'm not there yet.

I hear the phrase that the journey is more exciting than the destination, but it hasn't really landed yet.  Growth is wonderful, but how do I grow if I don't know or experience where I am right now?  My internal navigation system has no idea which direction to go.  I just keep trying, striving to be like her or him just because they look good.  This desire to look good . . . Uuuggghhh!   Why do I feel that I look so bad?  It's a constant practice.  Yoga is a constant practice.  Lately, my intention on the mat has been to accept where I am right now.  That can change from day to day, from the beginning of my practice to the end of my practice, from moment to moment.  Some days it seems like a breeze to float up into a headstand and on others down dog feels like a challenge.  When I'm able to come to the mat and let go of expectations, my practice is transformed.  I feel so much more complete, peaceful, and content.  I'm willing to take care of myself and also try things that might normally be quite intimidating.

In celebration of this month of love, I've set an intention to accept and love myself as I am so that I may be able to love others. 

In Truth, Love and Compassion,

Gangotri- VEERA Founder
Gangotri in Snow 

Gardening Co-op at VEERA

Tired of paying high prices for your produce?  Wish you could become a more responsible consumer and buy more local produce?  Are you a food lover and want your food to be made from the freshest ingredients?

If you said yes to any of these questions, this is for you!  Come to this free informational meeting to learn how you can get free, fresh, organic food!
Saturday, February 26th
4:30pm - 5:30pm


Sevak means servant in Sanskrit.  We call our staff our Sevak Team as we are here to serve and ensure that you get the most out of your VEERA experience.


Meet Sevak Lyle!

Teacher Feature

I took my first yoga class at a Crunch gym in San Francsico almost 10 years ago. I considered myself to be in great shape, so as I felt myself first quivering and then flat-out shaking in Warrior 2.  I was determined that this was a new physical challenge that I needed to CONQUER! Once I started getting on my mat regularly, I began to feel a more balanced strength and flexibility, and started to notice that I was less anxious and reactionary. I was learning how to breathe through a perceived crisis rather than getting myself worked up.  Over time I came to connect to yoga as a whole life practice, a moving meditation rather than simply a physical challenge.

The practice of yoga has changed my life more than any other single thing.  At times it's been challenging as it's often so much easier to just stay where I'm comfortable, playing small, flying under the radar, trying to blend in or say nothing rather than risk saying the wrong thing, creating separation between myself and others rather than seeking connection or common ground, and letting fear and anxiety guide my choices rather than truth and love.  I know that my yoga practice asks more of me than this.  It asks me to sometimes stay and breathe through discomfort.  It asks me to back off and take child's pose even though my ego may be telling me that I need to stay in the pose and that I'd better make it look good! It asks me to take care of myself so that I have more to offer those in my community without condition or agenda. It asks me to continue to explore and question myself and the world around me. It asks me to consider that I am already perfect and divine just as I am, which is often the hardest part.

The journey that I embarked upon with the practice and teaching of yoga, is not one that will ever be conquered. There will always be a new pose and a lifetime's worth of highs and lows.  There will be obstacles, however I am grateful for the opportunity to keep returning to my mat, my teachers, my community, and seeing where the road takes me.

Pranayama Tea Party  

Breath is the foundation of a transformational yoga practice.  During this 1.5 hour tea party, learn about the history, philosophy and benefits of a focused breathing practice.  Experience a 15 minute guided practice by Promila, VEERA's Pranayama Specialist, and get your questions answered.


Mom Pranayama

March 12th | 3 - 4:30pm | $20


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The Rocket!

Larry Schultz created the Rocket routine, a series of postures based on a modification of the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga primary and intermediate series.  The perfect marriage of tempo and sequence, these advanced routines are appropriate for all levels of students.  With plenty of ways to modify the classical poses, the benefits of the poses are transmitted equally to renew vitality and energy.  This vibrant routine is called the "Rocket" because, "it gets you there faster."  The Rocket is designed to wake up the nervous system and feed it the precious prana it craves while promoting a spirit


April 29 - Mary 1st


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Karuna means compassion in sanskrit. This area of our newsletter is dedicated to compassionate acts within our community.

There is a new coffee shop in town.  Have you heard?  Origin Coffee & Tea located on Sunset and Park are on a mission to fight against human sex trafficking!  This 'for-profit' business gives ALL of its profits to this cause.  Whew!  Talk about YOGA!  Next time you're looking for a good cup of tea (or coffee), check these guys out!  You might even want to join the fight and volunteer your time!  To find out more, go to:


Origin Coffee 


30 DAYS of YOGA for $39
New Students enjoy 30 consecutive days of unlimited yoga for just $39!  Come as much as you like during this introductory period. It's a great opportunity to experience different teachers and the impact of yoga on your life.

Class Schedule


As our community grows we are continuing to learn about your needs and are trying to get there with our class schedule.  Here's the latest: 


As of February 15th, we are adding a 7:30pm Basics class with Lyle. 


As of February 21st, our 6am classes are moving to Mondays and Wednesdays with Lisa.  The Thursday 6am class will be cancelled.

VVF, VVB where should I go?? 

VVF stands for VEERA Vinyasa Flow which is a class designed for ALL LEVELS and VVB stands for VEERA Vinyasa Basics which is a great start for beginners!  Our All Levels classes are exactly that, so If you've taken 5 or more basics classes, try a VVF class!  It's important to keep your growth going, so go on!  You might surprise yourself!

Take it up a Notch!

Lyle Take it up


Got the hang of sun salutations and want to start taking your practice to the next level?  Join Tristina for this workshop where you will be guided through step-by-step instruction on how to start incorporating new moves (jump forward/back, binds, bandhas, etc) into your repertoire!  Make the choice to step a little outside of your comfort zone and be surprised at what you're capable of doing!



Feb 26 | 1-3:30pm | $30

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New to yoga and want get comfortable at a slower pace than the regularly scheduled classes? This workshop will help you do just that. We will learn about the history of yoga, the benefits of the practice and how to do some of the basic postures that form the foundation of our classes at VEERA YOGA.  

 Feb 19th| 2 - 4:30pm | $20


What does yogic eating mean?  How important is an organic diet and what proof is there, that this is necessary?  Find the answers to these questions and more at our Yogic Eating Workshop!

Mar 26| 2-4:30pm|$20

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Upcoming Events


Beginner's Workshop  Saturday, Feb 19th

2 - 4:30pm


Take it Up a Notch!Saturday, Feb 26th

1- 3:30pm



Gardening Coop

Saturday, Feb 26th

4:30pm - 5:30pm 



Saturday, March 5th

1 - 3:30pm

Pranayama Tea Party 

Saturday, March 12th

3 - 4:30pm


Yogic Eating

Saturday, March 26th

1 - 3:30pm


Yin Yoga

Saturday, April 16th

1 - 3pm



Fri, April 29 - Sun, May 1


Things you might NOT want to know: 

Did you know that Uggs are made of sheepskin?  Ever heard of museling?  This is a process where the sheep are skinned alive in order to obtain the best possible product.



"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."


~Mahatma Gandhi



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