Keeping it Green Since 2013
In a continued effort to reduce consumer waste, beginning January 1st Samyama will
no longer offer cups for water and tea . Our decision reflects our commitment to the environment as well as our commitment to keeping Samyama a safe place to practice by reducing the chances of spills in the studio. We encourage all students and teachers to bring their own reusable, closed-top container. 

Until the New Year, cups will still be available but our policy remains
‘no open containers in the studio’.
Holiday Hours
Christmas Eve: Sunday, December 24th -  Open Half-Day
John Berg will lead a special Christmas Eve Harmonic Yin
class from 10:30-12 noon

Samyama is CLOSED from Monday, December 25th through Friday, December 29th

Saturday, December 30th  - Open All Day with our regular class schedule
New Year's Eve: Sunday, December 31st -  CLOSED

New Year's Day: Monday, January 1st - A special class to begin the New Year with
Cheryl Hsu from 10:30 to 12 noon

Our regular schedule resumes Tuesday, January 2nd
Class Notes:
New Year Updates to Our Schedule
Nicole Dydasco will offer Santosha Release every Friday from 6:00 to 7:15 PM starting January 5th. She is also going to brighten our Saturdays with Morning Vinyasa from 10:30 to noon.
Stefanie Bassler moves her vibrant Santosha Strength vinyasa class to Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 7:15 PM beginning January 3rd.
The incomparable John Berg brings his unique blend of quiet insight, loving kindness and heart opening power with his new class on Sunday mornings beginning January 15th from 10:30 AM to 12 noon.
Join Joanie Cartel every Monday and Wednesday from 7:30 to 9:00 PM for Evening Flow, an alignment focused practice for all levels beginning January 8th.
Additional schedule changes:
John's Tuesday/Thursday 7:30 PM Harmonic Yin class is on hiatus until January 8th. Ngugi's Friday 7:00 AM Morning Vinyasa class ends on December 1st. He will continue to teach his Monday and Wednesday morning classes.
Joanie's Friday Sati Slow Flow will end on December 20th.
Food for Thought:
What is the first thing you reach for after 'Namaste'?
If it's your phone, consider this:
When your next class finishes, before you look at a screen, look at your heart.

Give the practice you've just completed a chance to integrate. Give the practice a chance to settle in your bones.

Give yourself - and your Self - time to experience the union
of body, mind and soul.
Upcoming Workshops:
This January Ben Thomas & John Berg
Ben Thomas is back in January with two workshops: The Evolving & Maturing Yoga and An Achievable & Superior Quality of Life on January 14 & 21 from 12:30-3:30. $75 per workshop or $140 for both.
Teachers and teachers-to-be will study the ethics of touch in John Berg's Enhancing the Inward Journey: Resisting Assisting on January 7 from 1 to 5:30 PM. $95
In February:
Compassion Cultivation Training
Adam Burn returns on February 5 with Stanford's Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT)™, an 8-week educational program developed by  Stanford’s School of Medicine’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education  to help you improve your resilience and feel more connected to others.

Register for all Workshops and Short Courses HERE
Birthday Blessings:
Team Dharma wishes the happiest of birthdays to:

Daisyca Woe: As Operations Manager, Daisyca is the engine that keeps Samyama running. She is our anchor and we are so grateful she's here.

Elizabeth Heath: In addition to her welcoming smile at the front desk, Elizabeth offers soul soothing Shiatsu, Thai and therapeutic massage. Appointments are available by calling the front desk.