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May
24
Wed
2017
INTRO TO YOGA with Erick Thuss & Tessa Manning @ Westside Yoga Studio
May 24 @ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
INTRO TO YOGA with Erick Thuss & Tessa Manning @ Westside Yoga Studio | Sebastopol | California | United States

Intro to Yoga with Erick Thuss & Tessa Manning

This 8 class course is specially designed for students new to yoga. Students will learn the foundation of BKS Iyengar’s brilliant method of yoga, which focuses the mind, builds strength/stability, and creates flexibility. This is the perfect starting point for total beginners, and students interested in the foundational principles of yoga. This course is a great beginning for people of various levels of ability, those who’ve been unsure of how to start yoga, and those who want to create positive personal change.

Each class will build upon the prior class in a progressive manner. Upon completion of the series, you will be prepared to enter Level I classes. Mon. classes taught by Tessa Manning, Wed. classes taught by Erick Thuss, see website for more info on teachers.

Dates

May 1st – 24th

Times

Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30am – 5:45pm

Cost

$20 drop in, $96 for all 8 sessions

*Class passes accepted.

 

Register!


Erick Thuss started learning yoga in 1996 under Gayna Uransky in the method developed by B.K.S. Iyengar. During that time, he met John Smith, a long-time student of K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, and was taught by him in the original vinyasa method. Erick studies under John to this day with great benefit. He also studied under Ed Modestini and Nicki Doane, where he learned to look and re-look, to explore tradition, and to always seek toward the quiet teaching from within.
Currently, Erick is under special study with Manouso Manos, and is working to digest what he can of the of sheer brilliance of Manouso’s teaching. He assists in Manouso’s class weekly.

He is a student of B.K.S. Iyengar, and his son Prashant and daughter Geeta in Pune, India, and is constantly mind-blown by the intense depth of insight emanating from them.

He is striving to embody essential elements of yoga science, and is devoted to learning from direct experience and study of what has come from the texts on yoga.

His teaching is a bright effort to reflect what he is learning and absorbing, with a trajectory toward opening out the vast learning ground within.

Tessa Manning is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. She has been practicing Iyengar yoga since 2007 and received her teacher training at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco. She travels annually to study with the Iyengar family in India. Tessa is dedicated to the Iyengar method because of its attention to alignment and the thorough change it brings about in the body.  She has specialized teacher trainings in Pre-Natal Yoga and Yoga for Scoliosis.

An avid practitioner, Tessa has used Iyengar Yoga to help treat her scoliosis. She teaches in a way that is safe, accessible, and compassionate – providing individual attention to each student. She loves to travel the world, cook, and garden.

May
26
Fri
2017
BREATH OF LIFE: PRANAYAMA INTENSIVE with Mirka Kraftsow @ Westside Yoga Studio
May 26 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
BREATH OF LIFE: PRANAYAMA INTENSIVE with Mirka Kraftsow @ Westside Yoga Studio | Sebastopol | California | United States

BREATH OF LIFE: PRANAYAMA INTENSIVE

with Mirka Kraftsow

 

Throughout this pranayama series, we will progressively and gradually:
*Learn breath adaptation in asana to prepare for pranayama
*Practice-directional flow of breath karma technique, breath threshold, and other various pranayama techniques
*Explore the principles of Bhramana & Langhana
*Study Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras on pranayama
*Chant the “5 Prana”

 

SCHEDULE:

 

Date

  • May 12th & 26th
  • June 9th & 23rd

Time

Fridays, 4:30 – 6:30pm

Cost

  • $30 drop in
  • $108 for any 4 sessions, $185 for all 8
  • WSYS Members: $25 drop in, $90 for 4 sessions, $160 for all 8

Register!


Mirka Scalco Kraftsow is a health practitioner and educator. In addition to her role as Co-Director of AVI and Co-Teacher of the AVI Yoga Teacher Training Program, Mirka has been a yoga teacher in the Viniyoga ™ methodology since 1981 and a Yoga Therapist since 1988. Born and raised in Italy, Mirka traveled and studied different modalities of dance, movement, psychology and meditation in India, Europe and the United States. Over the years Mirka has helped hundreds of individuals develop and maintain a personal practice and manage challenging personal and therapeutic conditions.

May
28
Sun
2017
INTRODUCTION TO THE MYSORE ROOM WITH BETH ROBERT @ Westside Yoga Studio
May 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
INTRODUCTION TO THE MYSORE ROOM WITH BETH ROBERT @ Westside Yoga Studio | Sebastopol | California | United States

Introduction to the Mysore Room with Beth Robert

The Westside Mysore Program is dedicated to teaching Ashtanga Yoga in the tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Interested in Joining our program? Join Beth for a 5-week course that will give you the foundation for building your own self-guided Ashtanga Yoga practice. This course is designed for beginners and those new to Yoga that aren’t quite sure how or where to begin. Come explore this moving, breathing system from the ground up starting with proper breathing technique, posture sequencing/alignment to drishtis (focused gaze) and bandhas (muscular contractions), each class building progressively from the last. Learn answers to questions like, “How often should I practice?” and “What is a moon day?”

Dates

May 7th – June 4th

Times

Sundays, 10:30am – 12pm

Cost

$20 drop in, $75 for all 5 sessions

*Class passes accepted.

 

Register!


Beth Robert started her yoga practice in 2004. She completed her first TT at Yandara where she studied Hatha Yoga. After several more years of instruction, she went deeper into the practice with Eddie Modestini and Nicki Doane studying the techniques and principles of different traditions and completing her Maya Yoga TT. Once she found her home in the Ashtanga Vinyasa Tradition she completed Tim Miller’s Primary Series TT, through which her practice and teaching style were infused with Bhakti. Beth continues to learn through her teacher John Smith and through her own dedication to the practice.

 

Jun
4
Sun
2017
INTRODUCTION TO THE MYSORE ROOM WITH BETH ROBERT @ Westside Yoga Studio
Jun 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
INTRODUCTION TO THE MYSORE ROOM WITH BETH ROBERT @ Westside Yoga Studio | Sebastopol | California | United States

Introduction to the Mysore Room with Beth Robert

The Westside Mysore Program is dedicated to teaching Ashtanga Yoga in the tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Interested in Joining our program? Join Beth for a 5-week course that will give you the foundation for building your own self-guided Ashtanga Yoga practice. This course is designed for beginners and those new to Yoga that aren’t quite sure how or where to begin. Come explore this moving, breathing system from the ground up starting with proper breathing technique, posture sequencing/alignment to drishtis (focused gaze) and bandhas (muscular contractions), each class building progressively from the last. Learn answers to questions like, “How often should I practice?” and “What is a moon day?”

Dates

May 7th – June 4th

Times

Sundays, 10:30am – 12pm

Cost

$20 drop in, $75 for all 5 sessions

*Class passes accepted.

 

Register!


Beth Robert started her yoga practice in 2004. She completed her first TT at Yandara where she studied Hatha Yoga. After several more years of instruction, she went deeper into the practice with Eddie Modestini and Nicki Doane studying the techniques and principles of different traditions and completing her Maya Yoga TT. Once she found her home in the Ashtanga Vinyasa Tradition she completed Tim Miller’s Primary Series TT, through which her practice and teaching style were infused with Bhakti. Beth continues to learn through her teacher John Smith and through her own dedication to the practice.

 

Jun
9
Fri
2017
BREATH OF LIFE: PRANAYAMA INTENSIVE with Mirka Kraftsow @ Westside Yoga Studio
Jun 9 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
BREATH OF LIFE: PRANAYAMA INTENSIVE with Mirka Kraftsow @ Westside Yoga Studio | Sebastopol | California | United States

BREATH OF LIFE: PRANAYAMA INTENSIVE

with Mirka Kraftsow

 

Throughout this pranayama series, we will progressively and gradually:
*Learn breath adaptation in asana to prepare for pranayama
*Practice-directional flow of breath karma technique, breath threshold, and other various pranayama techniques
*Explore the principles of Bhramana & Langhana
*Study Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras on pranayama
*Chant the “5 Prana”

 

SCHEDULE:

 

Date

  • June 9th & 23rd

Time

Fridays, 4:30 – 6:30pm

Cost

  • $30 drop in
  • $108 for any 4 sessions, $185 for all 8
  • WSYS Members: $25 drop in, $90 for 4 sessions, $160 for all 8

Register!


Mirka Scalco Kraftsow is a health practitioner and educator. In addition to her role as Co-Director of AVI and Co-Teacher of the AVI Yoga Teacher Training Program, Mirka has been a yoga teacher in the Viniyoga ™ methodology since 1981 and a Yoga Therapist since 1988. Born and raised in Italy, Mirka traveled and studied different modalities of dance, movement, psychology and meditation in India, Europe and the United States. Over the years Mirka has helped hundreds of individuals develop and maintain a personal practice and manage challenging personal and therapeutic conditions.

Jun
23
Fri
2017
BREATH OF LIFE: PRANAYAMA INTENSIVE with Mirka Kraftsow @ Westside Yoga Studio
Jun 23 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
BREATH OF LIFE: PRANAYAMA INTENSIVE with Mirka Kraftsow @ Westside Yoga Studio | Sebastopol | California | United States

BREATH OF LIFE: PRANAYAMA INTENSIVE

with Mirka Kraftsow

 

Throughout this pranayama series, we will progressively and gradually:
*Learn breath adaptation in asana to prepare for pranayama
*Practice-directional flow of breath karma technique, breath threshold, and other various pranayama techniques
*Explore the principles of Bhramana & Langhana
*Study Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras on pranayama
*Chant the “5 Prana”

 

SCHEDULE:

 

Date

  • June 9th & 23rd

Time

Fridays, 4:30 – 6:30pm

Cost

  • $30 drop in
  • $108 for any 4 sessions, $185 for all 8
  • WSYS Members: $25 drop in, $90 for 4 sessions, $160 for all 8

Register!


Mirka Scalco Kraftsow is a health practitioner and educator. In addition to her role as Co-Director of AVI and Co-Teacher of the AVI Yoga Teacher Training Program, Mirka has been a yoga teacher in the Viniyoga ™ methodology since 1981 and a Yoga Therapist since 1988. Born and raised in Italy, Mirka traveled and studied different modalities of dance, movement, psychology and meditation in India, Europe and the United States. Over the years Mirka has helped hundreds of individuals develop and maintain a personal practice and manage challenging personal and therapeutic conditions.

Jun
25
Sun
2017
YOGA FOR SCOLIOSIS: Part 1 with Tessa Manning @ Westside Yoga Studio
Jun 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
YOGA FOR SCOLIOSIS: Part 1 with Tessa Manning @ Westside Yoga Studio | Sebastopol | California | United States

YOGA FOR SCOLIOSIS: Part 1 with Tessa Manning

This first session will focus on what scoliosis is and how yoga can help. We will work with your curve in basic yoga postures so you can learn how to start working with your scoliosis in yoga and in your daily life. You will learn ways to help with the pain, and leave feeling more empowered in working with yourself and your back.
*You must attend Part 1 to attend Part 2.

 

Date

June 25th

Times

Sunday, 10:30am – 12pm

Cost

$40 drop in, $70 for both Part 1 & 2
WSYS members: $32 drop in, $56 for both Part 1 & 2

 

Register!


Tessa Manning is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. She has been practicing Iyengar yoga since 2007 and received her teacher training at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco. She recently studied with the Iyengar family in India. Tessa is dedicated to the Iyengar method because of its attention to alignment and the thorough change it brings about in the body. An avid practitioner, Tessa has used Iyengar Yoga to help treat her scoliosis. She teaches in a way that is safe, accessible, and compassionate – providing individual attention to each student.

YOGA FOR SCOLIOSIS: Part 2 with Tessa Manning
Jun 25 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
YOGA FOR SCOLIOSIS: Part 2 with Tessa Manning

YOGA FOR SCOLIOSIS: Part 2 with Tessa Manning

In the second session we will focus on Intermediate poses and your scoliosis such as back bends, forward bends, and inversions.
*You must attend Part 1 to attend Part 2

Date

June 25th

Times

Sunday, 12:30 – 2pm

Cost

$40 drop in, $70 for both Part 1 & 2
WSYS members: $32 drop in, $56 for both Part 1 & 2

 

Register!


Tessa Manning is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. She has been practicing Iyengar yoga since 2007 and received her teacher training at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco. She recently studied with the Iyengar family in India. Tessa is dedicated to the Iyengar method because of its attention to alignment and the thorough change it brings about in the body. An avid practitioner, Tessa has used Iyengar Yoga to help treat her scoliosis. She teaches in a way that is safe, accessible, and compassionate – providing individual attention to each student.

Sep
22
Fri
2017
200 HOUR TEACHER TRAINING with Eddie Modestini @ Westside Yoga Studio
Sep 22 all-day
200 HOUR TEACHER TRAINING with Eddie Modestini @ Westside Yoga Studio | Sebastopol | California | United States

200 HOUR TEACHER TRAINING with Eddie Modestini

Topics will include:
  • Asana (Standing poses, twisting, forward & back bending, inversions, restoratives)
  • Pranayama
  • Kriya
  • Diet
  • Meditation
  • Chanting
Join Eddie at Westside Yoga Studio, our fully-equipped, thoughtfully designed school dedicated fully to yoga practices.

This training is appropriate for serious students who are wanting to deepen their personal practice. It’s ideal territory for those interested in becoming a yoga teacher, and those already teaching yoga. There will be high value learning for all involved…

SCHEDULE

Dates

  • Starts September 22nd!

Times

Friday, 1:30 – 7pm
Saturday, 7 – 9am, 1:30 – 7pm
Sunday, 10:30am – 5pm

Cost

  • Early bird rate (by July 1st): $2,995, Regular rate (after July 1st): $3,495
  • $595 nonrefundable deposit

*Payment plan available upon request.

Register!


Eddie is a 35-year practitioner and teacher who has dedicated his life to the study and exploration of the practice and healing of yoga. His wish is to share this knowledge with you so that you can develop a loving relationship with yourself and your practice and become the true, radiant being that you are meant to be!