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For some, Yoga is a fun thing to do on the way to somewhere else...
...for others it's a calling.
Dharma Path
200-Hour Teacher Training:
 Where Truth And Tradition Meet Modern Theory

Samyama’s Dharma Path trainings fuse a deep love for the sacred beginnings of yoga with modern ideas and outlook. Taught by some of the most innovative, passionate and compassionate teachers in the Bay Area, students are immersed in the methodology, philosophy and traditional f oundations that support the 21st century Western yoga journey.

Our next 200-hour Dharma path Teacher Training will begin on Sunday, September 8th, 2019. Lead by Program Director John Berg with support from Louis Jackson, Hillary Easom, Mimm Patterson, Beth Hinnen, Misako Matsuoka and Eliot Steer , our 15-week Dharma Path program promises to nurture your teaching skills, deepen your personal practice and open your heart and mind.

Most classes will meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00-9:00 PM plus Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM.

EARLY BIRD TUITION ends July 25th. For more information visit our website or email Mimm Patterson .
June Workshops and Classes
Summer Dharma
Beth Hinnen

As Ram Dass so eloquently put it,  “We are all just walking each other home.”  Take time this summer to experience the joy of "walking each other home" on the spiritual path. Based on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali,
we will explore some basic teachings that open us up to enriching our spiritual path.

Monday, June 10th
7:00-8:00 PM
Intro to Ayurveda
Eliot Steer

Ayurveda ( meaning "The Science of Life” ) originated from India more than 5,000 years ago. Ayurveda teaches us how to live in harmony with our surroundings according to changes in season and our own unique constitutional needs. It supports balance in the body, mind, and soul. 
This series of introductory classes will highlight basic principles of Ayurveda which can be applied to daily living.

Thursday, June 6th
6:00-8:00 PM
Special Event in July
Adapting to the Unexpected: A Workshop with Lindsay Gottlieb

In life we never quite know what's coming next. Sometimes life flows quickly and easily. Other times we are challenged (for a moment or maybe for what feels like an eternity.)
Regardless, we (hopefully) learn to 'dance' with these ever changing circumstances because when we don't, life can be pretty tough.
From time to time we forget to ‘dance’. But when life is tough perhaps we can start to remind ourselves to pause and find an opportunity to remember how. 
Are we expecting things to be different? Are we holding onto the way things were? Are we everywhere, except for here and now? 
We all need to practice 'dancing,' or adapting to overcome these concepts and attachments.

This special workshop with Lindsay Gottlieb is your opportunity to practice adapting
to the unexpected. Our all levels yoga practice will be a combination of yin yoga, flow yoga, short holds, long holds, relaxing poses and a few challenging ones, never quite knowing what's next.
Most importantly we will focus on cultivating the qualities of presence, acceptance, courage, adaptability and non-attachment.
 Let's connect within and with what is – this way it's much much easier to 'dance.’ ur
Class Notes
NEW TIME for Restore with Yin
Misako's Restore with Yin class is moving from 4:00 PM to 1:30 PM on Fridays
beginning June 14th.
Misako also teaches Calm Core Flow on Fridays from 12 to 1 PM. Why not spend Friday with Misako? Gain strength at noon and then chillax with yin. Slip into the weekend feeling great.
In Other News...
Lunch Club is Open
through August!

Take Three
Get the Fourth One FREE

Attend three lunchtime classes and get the fourth class FREE! Choose from Anfisa's Strong Vinyasa, Lynn's Day Centering or
Misako's Calm Core Flow. Pick up a Lunch Club Card from reception and trade in that soggy sandwich for an hour of Yoga guaranteed to set you up for the rest of your day.
Veterans Yoga Project
Mindful Resilience Training
September 27-29

Register on the VYP Website

Mindful Resilience for Recovery and Resilience is an evidence-informed, clinically-tested yoga program. It is evidence-informed, in that practices have been chosen and adapted based on clinical and neuro-scientific knowledge about post-traumatic stress and its treatment. 
This Veterans Yoga Project training consists of a balance of practice and lecture/discussion. At the end of the training, participants will understand the symptoms of post-traumatic stress and other trauma-related disorders, how those symptoms are related to underlying neurobiology, and how to use this understanding to most effectively teach individuals recovering from trauma.  
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