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It's been one year since I left Bernal Heights. It will be great to be back next week to see everyone and try out all the new exciting places that have opened on Cortland ave. (It's fun to read about Bernal Heights and see you quoted in the New York Times these days.)

It's also been almost eight years since we opened Bernal Yoga. Looking back, I'm glad for all the positive change that has happened in the neighborhood. Amidst the change, I am also thankful for the stability of the direction of Bernal Yoga. While time and people move on, standards should not.

A few months ago, we hired the first teachers in Portland. We based our  experience on what we knew from Bernal Yoga. It was then that I spoke of--and it hit home to me-- that there are some of the same teachers, work-trade and students that are on the schedule today that were on the opening schedule or have been coming for almost eight years. That says something about the collective effort that is Bernal Yoga. It's more than a yoga studio.

I believe yoga and other health and wellness studios play an important role in bringing people together the old fashioned way--physically being together.  They offer us a place to not only live a healthier lifestyle, but also somewhere to gather to form meaningful community relationships that are free from sectional political, religious or social boundaries.

Thanks for being a part of this great community. I look forward to seeing you next week.

Yours truly-
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First Friday Restorative Yoga
With Kate Truka
Friday, June 4th (7:45-9:30pm)
$20 paid in advance or $25 at the door

restorative yoga

Join us on the First Friday of every month to rest, unwind from your week or get ready for your weekend with Restorative Yoga. Restorative Yoga is suitable for beginners and advanced practitioners alike.
Thai Yoga Massage Workshop
With Bill Wyland
Friday, June 11th (7:45-9:30pm)
$75 for 2 people
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*Pre-Registration Only. Space is Limited

*Tea, Wine & Healthy Snacks Served After
*No Yoga or Massage Experience Necessary

In this led class, you'll be guided through giving and receiving a basic Thai Yoga Massage session. The healing art of Traditional Thai Massage is an ancient and sacred system of healing with roots in Yoga, Ayurvedic Medicine and Buddhism.

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A Taste of Mindfulness
with Denise Gour
Sunday, June, 20th (2:00-4:00pm)
$25 paid in advance or $30 at the door

Denise Gour

Sellwood Yoga's fabulous teacher Denise Gour is coming to San Francisco to teach a special "Savor Your Sunday" Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) workshop. Both Savonn and Rosey have taken the full course with Denise in Portland and highly recommend this course.

In this Taste of Mindfulness workshop you'll be introduced to some of the key components presented in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course developed by author/researcher Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn for the University of Massachusetts Medical School.   

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Yoga and Contemplative Movement
with Brianna Taylor & Live Music by Aharon Wheels-Bolsta
Sunday, June 27th (2:00-4:00pm)
$25 paid in advance or $30 at the door
Brianna Taylor

This workshop explores the connections between yoga, contemplative arts and various movement practices. Combining vinyasa yoga, music, chanting, meditation and movement inspired by Tai-Chi, Butoh, modern dance, we will connect with how expression comes from listening and responding to cues from within.

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Saturday Night Vinyasa
with Complimentary Wine Tasting from VinoRosso
Saturdays: 6:30-8:00pm
with Rebecca Rogers
Join us for this upbeat and uplifting Vinyasa Flow class. Delight the senses after class with a taste of Prosecco, compliments of VinoRosso, a family-owned Italian wine bar in Bernal Heights. Pre-register online or just drop by the studio for class.
Kids Yoga Saturdays
Saturdays, 3:00-3:45pm (ages 4-8)
with Rebecca Rogers

kids tree poseKids classes Drop-in: $10 or save by purchasing a Kids 5-Pass $40 ($8/class), expires after 3 months

This yoga class is designed for Kids ages 4-8 years old. Through traditional & creative yoga poses, storytelling, singing, dancing, games and relaxation your child will experience the joys of yoga in a safe environment.

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Welcome New Teachers:

Please join us in welcoming Suhl Chin and Reise Tanner.

Suhl  will be teaching Pilates, Thursdays 7:30-8:30pm

Reise wil be teaching Prenatal, Thursdays 11:15-12:30pm
Live Music Yoga Series:
with Debbie Steingesser and The Kirtaniyas

Monday, June 28th 12:00-1:30pm
Regular class rates apply

Join Debbie for a very special afternoon of creative Vinyasa Flow to the sounds of inspired live music. The Kirtaniyas infuse a captivating blend of kirtan, jazz, Indian music, world beat and devotional chanting.

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New Class:
Yoga for Core Strength and Stability-
**Starts June 30th**
with Traci Joy Burleigh
Wednesdays 8:30-9:25am

Core strength is a yoga buzz phrase, but what does it really mean?

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Call for Painters:

We need to paint the studio and would prefer to find someone local. If you know someone, email us

Coming in July!

Intro to Yoga: Saturdays in July (1:30pm-2:30pm)
Series registration is highly recommended, but drop-ins welcome
July 10th - Relaxation, breath and supine poses
July 17th - Standing poses - posture, effort and surrender
July 24th - Backbends, twists and healthy spines
July 31st - Intro to inversions (upside down poses!)