Welcome to the sunshine and to the sights, sounds, & scents of springtime! It's nice to get back outside and soak in that Vitamin D.   Please help us create a comfortable and healthy environment for everyone inside too.

We ask that people coming to Anasa not smoke right before class or wear body & hair products with fragrance. Even the smallest amount can impact people with asthma, allergies, and sensitivities in harmful ways and cause difficulty breathing, eye and throat irritation, migraine headaches, body aches, and more. Scented laundry products also travel with you on clothing.

Anasa yoga is Alameda County's only green-certified yoga studio and our fragrance-free policy contributes to protecting all beings. Being fragrance-free helps cultivate the yoga practice of ahimsa, or non-harming, in ways that show compassion for others while being consciously aware of living in harmony with the environment.  To learn more about how to be fragrance-free, visit East Bay Meditation Center's website for a list of personal and house cleaning products here.  Thank you EBMC!

Check out our announcements and community offerings below. Please pre-register for weekend events at AnasaOakland.com to take advantage of EARLY BIRD PRICING and help us plan in advance for our amazing line-up of holistic offerings!
Blessings to All,
Jean Marie

Studio Announcements

2-Weeks of Unlimited Classes
for New Students*

Try as many classes as you wish, meet our teachers, and discover how consistent yoga, Nia, Feldenkrais, and dance practices can support your health and well-being.

*New and returning students who've not previously purchased a class package or membership are eligible for this intro offer!

For Unlimited Classes each month
For students coming once a week

Save money per class, receive Special Benefits including Guest Passes and discounts, PLUS support your community yoga studio. Choose between two convenient Automatic-Payment Plans to fit your budget & your schedule with a recurring fee of $64 or $120 per month!  Easy freeze policies and no  set-up fees.

We're looking for good help

We invite students with limited budgets for self care to support the studio while we support your practice. The Work Exchange Program requires a 3-month commitment to assist in operating and maintaining the studio, or assisting in marketing and social media in exchange for a Class Package. Reliability, strong effort, and excellent customer service are required. 

Scroll down here on our Pricing & Policies page to learn more .

Upcoming Anasa Events

9 Mornings of Yoga Ritual for Spring!
with Annabelle Teleki

March 18 - 26 (9 mornings)
6:30 - 7:30am
Start this Spring with Annabelle in a 9-day mindfully devotional yoga practice w here we'll reset and recommit to showing up daily for our practice!  Each day we will repeat the same practices to cultivate and strengthen a wellness routine. We'll share ancient rituals of yoga and dive deep into meditation, mantra, pranayama (breath work) bhakti (devotion) and subtle elements of asana (physical postures/movement).
Meditation for Awakening 
with Satya de la Paz August

A Four-Week Series
Tuesdays, March 26 - April 16
7:30 - 8:15pm

Using the meditation practice of Tonglen, or "taking and sending," we will cultivate a capacity to be with our pain in a way that awakens compassion and wisdom. Through guided meditation, visualization, and discussion we will cultivate unconditional acceptance and kindness toward our suffering and the suffering in the world.

Previous meditation experience recommended. Pre-register early to guarantee your spot.

Restorative Yoga and
Sound Healing
with Elika Aird &
Shree Shyam Das

Saturday, April 6
2:00 - 4:30pm
Back by popular demand! E njoy supported restorative yoga poses with the divine sounds of the Halo drum. All levels and abilities welcomed, including pregnancy.

with Elyse Hochstadt

FREE ~ Meet in front of the studio
Sunday, April 7
Come between 12:00 - 2:00pm
Rain or shine
(No pre-registration required)

Join us for this Earth Day Action to eliminate the unnecessary waste of single-use plastic produce bags.  You'll get a set of cotton produce & bulk food bags; some for you and others to give away!
Become a "No-Plastic Warrior".
Introduction to Mindfulness:
A Six-Week Training in Mindfulness
with Kimber Simpkins

A Six-Week Series
Tuesdays, April 23 - May 28
6:30 - 8:30pm

Explore what mindfulness means and discover how this this wise and gentle training of your mind can have a daily, lasting impact on your self-care, your work, and your relationships. Pre-register early to guarantee your spot.

Intro to Yoga for Absolute Newbies
with Katrina Lashea

A Six-Week Series
Monday nights beginning 5/6
7:30 - 8:30pm
Katrina Lashea is leading this 6-week introductory yoga series on Monday nights from May 6 through June 17.  (Note no class on May 27 Memorial Day Weekend.) The series will include learning and practicing yoga poses, breathing awareness, and meditation. No yoga experience is necessary.

Mindfulness-Based Pain Neuroscience Education
for Yoga Teachers & Yoga Therapists

Presented by Samuel Merritt University,
Physical Therapy Department

For Yoga Teachers, Yoga Therapists, and all others interested in the bridge between yoga, neuroscience, and pain.

Saturday, May 11
2:00 - 5:00pm
Suggested donation $20 to support the community partners, Anasa Yoga and YogaLove, in bringing this training to you.
Learn more about the neuroanatomy of pain,  current models of understanding pain,  and the importance of teaching these models to people with chronic pain so that they may take an important step toward shifting their experience of living with it.

Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Units available.

Yoga for Womxn's Life Cycles
with Satya de la Paz August

Sunday, May 19
1:30 - 4:30pm

Explore the unique power and wisdom of sisterhood and womxn as we c ultivate sacred space through discussion, ritual, movement, & meditation to navigate our changing physical, emotional, & spiritual needs. Connect with the cycles and rhythms of nature as you adapt your practice for a changing body during menstruation, perimenopause, menopause, pregnancy, and illness. 

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Thank you for your continued support!

Be well,
Jean Marie
Co-founder Anasa Yoga
a fragrance-free space for your well-being
Anasa Yoga | 4232 MacArthur Blvd. Oakland, CA 94619