John Berg's "Luminous"
lu·mi·nous [loo-muh-nuh-s]
radiating, reflecting and filled with bright, shining light

John Berg’s long-anticipated return to leading Vinyasa classes will begin Sunday, February 11th at 10:30am . A two hour journey, the practice is dedicated to exploring and cultivating the light within us all; physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Primarily a strong and challenging asana practice, the extended time will allow for, as John puts it, a “full spectrum experience.” Rather than call it a “hybrid” class, John believes that a full yoga experience consists of all aspects of the discipline: grounding and intention, warming and connecting, physical challenge and tapas, cooling and softening and finally, stillness/integration.

Come prepared for commitment, discovery and healing through breath work, strong asana sequences, yin poses for reflection, Savasana and meditation. Music will, as always, be a feature of John’s classes, specially chosen to enhance yet not distract.

In keeping with Samyama’s pioneering spirit and mission, Luminous offers a unique yoga journey for all levels of practitioners.  

Are you ready to explore and share your light?
Compassion Cultivation Training
Begins Monday, February 5th
8 weeks from 6:30-8:30 PM $325.00
Compassion Cultivation Training  (CCT)™ CCT combines traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research to help you lead a more compassionate life. Through instruction, daily meditation, mindfulness, and in-class interaction, Adam Burn will help you strengthen the qualities of compassion, empathy, and kindness.

Thai Massage for Friends & Family
Saturday, February 17th 6:00 to 9:00 PM
$30 per person
Thai Massage  is the art of assisted stretching and rhythmic massage to sooth and revitalize the body. Practiced on the floor and over the clothes, Elizabeth Heath will share techniques that will allow you to take home the power of healing touch. No experience needed. Wear comfortable clothes. Each couple should bring a yoga mat and two standard pillows.

Hot...But Not Bothered: A Yogic Approach to Menopause
Thursday, March 1st
6:00 to 9:00 PM $45.00
Join Hillary Easom for this workshop that combines lecture, gentle asana practice and pranayama to help women of all ages better understand peri-menopause and menopause.
No previous yoga experience necessary.

Special Events:
New Moon Tea Ceremony with
Cecelia Lau
Thursday, February 15th
7:00-8:30 PM $15.00
Join us again for another beautiful ceremony, this time to honor February's New Moon . This tea meditation, where you will enjoy multiple infusions of an exquisite tea, will be conducted in Noble Silence - with an opportunity for sharing afterwards. We'll begin the evening with grounding exercises and meditation.  Please arrive ten minutes early . For women and those who are women-identified.

Book Signing and Conversation
with Nina Zolotow and Dr. Brad Gibson
Saturday, March 3rd
6:00-8:00 PM
This event is free and open to the public
Join Nina Zolotow , editor-in-chief of the Yoga for Healthy Aging blog and Dr. Brad Gibson , one of the blog's original founders and a medical researcher, for a discussion on yoga for health and wellness. We'll also discuss the aging process and what science currently knows - and doesn't know - about it. but on aging itself and what science currently knows - and don’t know - about growing old.
Sound Healing and Tea Ceremony with
Devin Begley & Cecelia Lau
Friday, March 9th
8:00-9:30 PM $35.00
Tea invites our minds to still and hearts to soften. We will enjoy three infusions of an exquisite tea together in candle light and Noble Silence, before beginning our sound journey guided by Devin.
Come with patience, curiosity and an open heart. 

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