Calendar

Oct
14
Sat
2017
SELF CARE & VITALITY WORKSHOP SERIES with Mirka Kraftsow @ Westside Yoga Studio
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
SELF CARE & VITALITY WORKSHOP SERIES with Mirka Kraftsow @ Westside Yoga Studio | Sebastopol | California | United States

SELF CARE & VITALITY WORKSHOP SERIES

with Mirka Kraftsow

 

This workshop series is designed to teach you techniques to sustain strength, stability, and health through:
* Conscious movement
* Gentle breathing & simple healing sounds
* Deep relaxation with guided visualization
* Exploration of the chakras

Join Mirka as she guides you through a unique practice, where you will experience the benefits of Yoga Nidra, revitalize and unravel the nervous system, and support the natural healing process.

“Deep within each and every one of us is a well of tranquility that is our birthright to drink from and rest in.”

 

SCHEDULE:
Saturdays

 

Dates:

  • September 16th
  • October 14th
    November 4th
    December 2nd

Time:

2 – 5pm

Cost:

  • $60 drop in, $55 registered 1 week prior to each session
  • $110 for any 2 sessions, $150 for any 3, $180 for all 4
  • WSYS Members: $48 drop in, $90 for any 2 sessions, $120 for any 3, $145 for all 4

Register!


Mirka Scalco Kraftsow is a yoga therapist bringing decades of experience as a dedicated mentor to yoga students and teachers, leading retreats & workshops in the US and Europe. A co-founder of the American Viniyoga Institute, she has helped hundreds of individuals maintain a personal practice and manage challenging therapeutic conditions.

Oct
20
Fri
2017
200 HOUR TEACHER TRAINING with Eddie Modestini @ Westside Yoga Studio
Oct 20 all-day
200 HOUR TEACHER TRAINING with Eddie Modestini @ Westside Yoga Studio | Sebastopol | California | United States

200-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING with Eddie Modestini

In this training, you will learn how to step into the lifestyle of yoga. Not just to knock on the door and try to enter but how to get into the home of this magnificent experience. We will cover in detail all the basics that one needs to establish new patterns in their life, but you will also be guided into creating this lifestyle for yourself.

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.

Topics will include:
  • Asana (Standing poses, twisting, forward & back bending, inversions, restoratives)
  • Pranayama
  • Kriya
  • Diet
  • Meditation
  • Chanting
SCHEDULE

Dates

  • October 20th – 22nd
  • November 10th – 12th
  • December 8th – 10th
  • January 12th – 14th
  • February 9th – 11th
  • March 9th – 11th
  • April 6th – 8th
  • May 4th – 6th
  • June 1st – 3rd
  • June 8th – 10th
  •  

Times

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

Cost

  • $3,495
  • $595 nonrefundable deposit due at the time of registration

*Payment plan available upon request.

Register!


Eddie Modestini is an internationally renowned teacher’s teacher, with over 35 years of experience in Iyengar, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Therapeutics.  He has dedicated his life to the study and exploration of the practice and healing of yoga.  Eddie has trained some of the most advanced teachers including Seane Corn, Baron Baptiste, Shiva Rea, and Nicki Doane.  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!

Nov
4
Sat
2017
SELF CARE & VITALITY WORKSHOP SERIES with Mirka Kraftsow @ Westside Yoga Studio
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
SELF CARE & VITALITY WORKSHOP SERIES with Mirka Kraftsow @ Westside Yoga Studio | Sebastopol | California | United States

SELF CARE & VITALITY WORKSHOP SERIES

with Mirka Kraftsow

 

This workshop series is designed to teach you techniques to sustain strength, stability, and health through:
* Conscious movement
* Gentle breathing & simple healing sounds
* Deep relaxation with guided visualization
* Exploration of the chakras

Join Mirka as she guides you through a unique practice, where you will experience the benefits of Yoga Nidra, revitalize and unravel the nervous system, and support the natural healing process.

“Deep within each and every one of us is a well of tranquility that is our birthright to drink from and rest in.”

 

SCHEDULE:

 

Date

  • September 16th
  • October 14th
    November 4th
    December 2nd

Time

Saturdays, 2 – 5pm

Cost

  • $60 drop in, $55 registered 1 week prior to each session
  • $110 for any 2 sessions, $150 for any 3, $180 for all 4
  • WSYS Members: $48 drop in, $90 for any 2 sessions, $120 for any 3, $145 for all 4

Register!


Mirka Scalco Kraftsow is a yoga therapist bringing decades of experience as a dedicated mentor to yoga students and teachers, leading retreats & workshops in the US and Europe. A co-founder of the American Viniyoga Institute, she has helped hundreds of individuals maintain a personal practice and manage challenging therapeutic conditions.

Nov
5
Sun
2017
INTERMEDIATE IYENGAR WORKSHOP with Brian Hogencamp @ Westside Yoga Studio
Nov 5 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
INTERMEDIATE IYENGAR WORKSHOP with Brian Hogencamp @ Westside Yoga Studio  | Sebastopol | California | United States

Intermediate Iyengar Workshop with Brian Hogencamp

Come learn more about B.K.S. Iyengar’s brilliant method of yoga with Brian’s clear approach and hearty enthusiasm.

Prerequisite: This course is open to students with at least one year of Iyengar yoga experience.

Date

  • November 5th

Time

Sunday, 10:30am – 1pm

Cost

  • $60 drop in, $55 early bird (registered 1-week prior to the workshop)
  • $48 for WSYS members

Register!


Brian Hogencamp is a full-time practitioner, and certified instructor of Iyengar yoga. He is a student of Manouso Manos and returns annually to RIMYI in Pune, India to study with the Iyengar family. As yoga is an experiential subject, he believes the distance between what is taught and what is learned can only be illumined by one’s own practice. Consistent, dedicated practice continues to reveal to him the universality and completeness of the Iyengar approach to yoga. Drawing from his evolving experience and with deep gratitude for the teachings received, he is eager to share the light yoga can bring.

Nov
6
Mon
2017
INTRO TO YOGA with Erick Thuss & Tessa Manning @ Westside Yoga Studio
Nov 6 @ 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

November 6th – 29th

Times

Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30-5:45pm

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.

Nov
8
Wed
2017
INTRO TO YOGA with Erick Thuss & Tessa Manning @ Westside Yoga Studio
Nov 8 @ 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

November 6th – 29th

Times

Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30-5:45pm

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.

Nov
13
Mon
2017
INTRO TO YOGA with Erick Thuss & Tessa Manning @ Westside Yoga Studio
Nov 13 @ 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

November 6th – 29th

Times

Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30-5:45pm

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.

Nov
15
Wed
2017
INTRO TO YOGA with Erick Thuss & Tessa Manning @ Westside Yoga Studio
Nov 15 @ 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

November 6th – 29th

Times

Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30-5:45pm

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.

Nov
20
Mon
2017
INTRO TO YOGA with Erick Thuss & Tessa Manning @ Westside Yoga Studio
Nov 20 @ 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

November 6th – 29th

Times

Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30-5:45pm

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.

Nov
22
Wed
2017
INTRO TO YOGA with Erick Thuss & Tessa Manning @ Westside Yoga Studio
Nov 22 @ 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

November 6th – 29th

Times

Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30-5:45pm

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.