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Sports Basement – Free Yoga

Over the last 12 months, Sports Basement has sponsored free yoga classes each & every Sunday from 1:00 – 2:30pm. And thanks to the high turn out of yoga students, speed walkers, mothers, coach potatoes, high school students, Fat Tire Beer Specialist, snowboarders and then some, . . .Sports basement has offered it’s location for 6 more months, January – June 2009.

So get your shoes. Jump on your bike. Catch the Muni #33, #22, #9 or even the #19 – I’m sure you’ll like it.

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Yoga Teachers of various styles ( Iyengar Yoga , Ashtanga Yoga , Vinyasa , Raja Yoga , Kundalini , Anasara Yoga , Yin Yoga , Power Yoga , Anna Forrest Yoga , etc.) will present their unique connection with the yogic path.

yoga teacher - tony eason

01 March 2009 – Iyengar Yoga Teacher – Tony Eason

Born in San Francisco, Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Tony Eason has been a student of Yoga for fifteen years.As an endurance cyclist, Tony came to yoga for the benefits of stretching.

For five years he studied under Yoga Teacher Mary Friedland. Tony continued to develop his personal practice and teaching skills with the guidance of Yoga Teachers: Kathy Alef, Ben Thomas, Tommijean Thomas PhD, Jaki Nett, and Nora Burnett. He apprenticed under Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Janet MacLeod.

He is a graduate of the Two-year Advanced Teacher Training Program of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco.

His classes are based on the traditions of B.K.S. Iyengar.

Through Hatha yoga classes, he teaches students to pay attention to the alignment of their bodies, to become aware of the breath, and to control the mind.

Presently, Tony teaches classes, seminars, and substitute teaches at: James Howell Studio, Club One, Sports Basement and the San Francisco Tennis Club .

Cyclist, beginners, seasoned yoga students, and everyone else, are encouraged to attend his yoga classes

Yoga Teacher - Mellissa McDonald

08 March 2009 – Yoga Teacher – Melissa MacDonald

Melissa MacDonald has been practicing yoga since 1998 and is close to completing the two-year Iyengar Advanced Studies/Teacher Training Program. She studies regularly with Iyengar Certified teachers Janet MacLeod and Athena Pappas. Her first yoga class gave her immediate relief from chronic lower back pain and she has been committed ever since.

Melissa is inspired by yoga’s dynamic nature as both a spiritual and a physical discipline founded on ancient philosophical teachings. With precise and thoughtful instructions Melissa guides students into a deeper awareness of themselves enabling them to tap into yoga’s gifts of health and transformation.

Raja Yoga Teacher - Janardhan Chodagam

15 March 2009 – Raja Yoga Teacher – Janardhan Chodagam

Raja Yoga meditation is an open-eyed technique that can be used by anyone, anywhere. Whether you want to learn how to relax, need to be more concentrated and creative or are searching for personal enlightenment, this course can satisfy each of those needs.

Meditation enables you to create new attitudes and responses to life, giving you a clear spiritual understanding of yourself. Like any skill, meditation requires practice to achieve positive and satisfying results. By doing a little every day, it soon becomes a natural and easy habit, which generously rewards you for the little effort it involves.

We will look at:

* Re-discover enjoying and using the positive qualities already latent within you
* Understand your mind and what makes you tick
* Draw peace, strength and tranquillity from a higher source
* Practical guidance in the technique of meditation

Each session will include:
* Know-how
* Philosophy behind meditation and the skill of meditation
* Guided meditation commentaries led by the meditation teacher
* Most importantly a chance to explore what does and doesn’t work for you

*This is not a Hatha Yoga Class – this is a seated Raja Yoga meditation class.

yoga teacher - Lindsay Thomson

22 March 2009 – Yoga Teacher – Lindsay Thomson

Kundalini Yoga Teacher - Elle d'Orado

29 March 2009 – Kundalini Yoga Teacher – Elle d’Orado

Nirvana yogini Elle d’Orado practices and teaches Hatha & Kundalini yoga, and a variety of meditation techniques. She is certified to teach Samadhi Yoga by Kathleen Hunt, and she completed Doug Swenson’s teacher training course in Ashtanga and vinyasa styles. Elle has also studied Kundalini Yoga with Yogi Bhajan at Master’s Touch teacher training. Having had a spiritual awakening through this yoga path, she is committed to passing this fun, energizing practice on to others.

Elle also is a practitioner of REIKI. This is a healing technique that addresses pain, alignment and more. It is very relaxing and can help you tune in to your physical, emotional and spiritual selves.


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