Workshops

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.

Nov
26
Sun
2017
SARVANGASANA: THE QUEEN OF ASANA with Tessa Manning
Nov 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

SARVANGASANA: THE QUEEN OF ASANAS with Tessa Manning

Sarvangasana is called “the queen” of all asanas. This one pose alone promises to balance all glandular functions, improve circulation, lower blood pressure, release endorphins, improve mood, balance thyroid function, reduce histamine responses, and restore immunity, just to name a few. In this workshop you will learn how to work up to and become more confident in ShoulderStand and all it’s variations.

**Students with neck issues are welcome as we will be learning alternatives for shoulder stand as well.**

Open to all levels of student.

 

Date

November 26th

Times

Sunday, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Cost

$45, $36 for WSYS members

 

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.

Nov
27
Mon
2017
INTRO TO YOGA with Erick Thuss & Tessa Manning @ Westside Yoga Studio
Nov 27 @ 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
29
Wed
2017
INTRO TO YOGA with Erick Thuss & Tessa Manning @ Westside Yoga Studio
Nov 29 @ 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.

Dec
2
Sat
2017
SELF CARE & VITALITY WORKSHOP SERIES with Mirka Kraftsow @ Westside Yoga Studio
Dec 2 @ 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.

Dec
16
Sat
2017
SELF CARE & VITALITY WORKSHOP SERIES with Mirka Kraftsow @ Westside Yoga Studio
Dec 16 @ 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 – UPPER BACK, NECK & SHOULDERS
  • November 4th – HIPS KNEES & FEET
    December 2nd – RESPIRATORY & DIGESTIVE SYSTEMS
    December 16th – LOW BACK & SACRUM

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.

Dec
17
Sun
2017
YOGA FOR IMMUNITY & STRESS with Tessa Manning
Dec 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
YOGA FOR IMMUNITY & STRESS with Tessa Manning

YOGA FOR IMMUNITY & STRESS with Tessa Manning

 

Winter can be a stressful time which lowers our immune system. This workshop will focus on poses that will strengthen the immune system, and lower stress. You will learn a special yoga sequence that you can practice at home during the winter and beyond to support your immune system and nervous system in times of need.
Open to all levels.

Date

December 17th

Times

Sunday, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Cost

$45, $36 for WSYS members

 

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.