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"The ultimate power of yoga lies beyond what the eyes can see. Hatha yoga, sometimes mistaken as simply a healthy form of exercise, is indeed partly a health regime, but good health comes as a side effect of a grander intent. Its purpose is to infuse our highest ideals into everyday living, into our very bodies, wherein grace, harmony and kindness become a way of life." --Max Strom

I recently finished Max's book from which this quote was taken and recommend it as a last read of the summer or in the case of San Francisco, your last book before summer starts. Max is a man I greatly admire and have had the good fortune of studying and working with over the years.

Reading this book has fondly taken me back to the days when I was just starting my yoga practice as a teacher. The principles and guidance I was taught by Max haven't changed and it is nice to be reminded of them again from afar in a book. We may not always be able to practice together but our paths run parallel and then cross from time to time over the years.

We have a wonderful selection of therapeutic and ayurvedic yoga workshops coming up and some exciting studio improvements to announce. Read below for more information.

May you find inspiration, joy, strength and healing in your practice.

Bill & everyone at Bernal Yoga


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We are Painting the Studio!

Many of you, who have been graciously and eloquently emailing me reminders about painting the studio over the last six months will be relieved to know it's scheduled for tomorrow. Only 3 classes (Thursday 7:30pm, Friday 7:00am & 9:30am) will be canceled as well. The painting will be done overnight using the most non-toxic eco-friendly paint available. The painters have assured me that by the time we open back up at noon Friday, the studio air quality from the paint will be free, clear and safe. We wouldn't be open otherwise. We are excited for Friday morning and I'm happy that you're happy that it's finally happening. Thank you for your patience as always.
Hips and Hamstrings
with Traci Joy Burleigh
Sunday, August 22nd (1:00pm-3:00pm)
Cost: $25 pre-pay / $30 at the door

TJ Burleigh

Release and make peace. Short hamstrings and/or hip rotators can cause low back pain, poor posture, knee problems, shin splints, and overall tightness.   Join us for a fun and informative afternoon of delving into the center of these often chronically tight places.

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Yoga off the Mat
Intro to Ayurveda
with Gianna Piccardo
September 17th (7:30-9:30pm)
September 18th (1:30-3:30pm)
Cost $25 per session/ $40 for both sessions


PART I  - Introduction to Ayurveda: Discover Ayurveda, the 3 doshas, and your basic Ayurvedic constitution. 

Part II - Deepen your Wisdom of Ayurveda: Advance your knowledge of Ayurveda's wisdom of routine in alignment with the rhythms of nature.  Understand the Ayurvedic perspective on food and eating to bring balance to your body and mind.

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Ease Anxiety & Sleep Better
with Traci Joy Burleigh
Sunday, September 19th (1:00pm-3:00pm)
$25 pre-pay / $30 at the door

restorative yogaPlease join yoga therapist and teacher, Traci Joy Burleigh, for a lovely afternoon of asana, meditation, breath, and awareness. Learn techniques to help quiet the chatter in your mind so that you can live and rest well.

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VINIYOGA: Therapy Weekend
With Mirka Kraftsow
September 25th (1:15pm-4:15pm)
September 26th (1:00pm-4:00pm)
Workshop Cost: $45 drop in or $80 for full weekend

Yoga therapist Mirka Scalco Kraftsow is one of the leading teachers of the Viniyoga tradition. Viniyoga is a personalized approach to the practice of yoga that adapts to the unique conditions, needs, and interests of each individual.

Part I: VINIYOGA Therapy for Structural Integration and Relief from Common Aches and Pains: Focus will include Lower Back, Sacrum, Hips

Part II: VINIYOGA Therapy for Structural Integration and Relief from Common Aches and Pains: Focus will include Upper Back, Neck & Shoulders

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More About Mirka & Viniyoga

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Please welcome Ann Lam as a new manager.

Ann recently moved from New York and is also a talented violinist, writer and yoga teacher. We are excited to have her exceptional telents at Bernal Yoga.