Workshops & Events
Many of our teachers offer workshops and retreats locally and around the world. For information, click on the links below or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark your calendars for the following workshops and retreats. Sign up for any of our workshops and retreats; or of course you can register in person at Groove too!
Thursday, October 31st – 6:15 pm
Special Halloween Class with Judy!
Trick or Treat! (Or how about both?) No additional charge – use your class pass. Register here.
Join Judy for a special Halloween Power Yoga class at 6:15 pm! Judy has planned a fun, energetic sequence – where
you’ll be sure to learn a few new tricks! And…if you join us for class in costume, Lululemon Athletica will treat you to a free class!
Note: Elissa’s 8:00 pm Hot Vinyasa Flow class is cancelled on Halloween night.
Relax. Renew. Rejuvenate.
Join Marina for a special local retreat.
Thursday, November 28th – 8:30 am & 10:30 am
Special Thanksgiving Day Classes!
We’re offering two great opportunities to practice before celebrating the holiday! Register early, these classes will sell out.
8:30 am – Hot Power Yoga with Judy
Join Judy for a special Hot Power Yoga class on Thanksgiving Day! You will begin your day of thanks with a super charged sweaty sequence that will lift your spirits, open your heart, free your mind and get you grounded in gratitude!
10:30 am – Vinyasa Flow with Andrea
Om Before Your Eat AKA: Yoga for Digestion! Join us for a spicy flow geared towards igniting our digestive fires for the festivities ahead. But also expect a sacred practice grounded in the day’s pur pose with mantra, mudra, storytelling, and meditation. Let’s lay our mats down side-by-side and nourish ourselves from the inside in to feel the fullness of our holiday spirits, these practices, and our fellow Groove yogis.
Saturday, December 21st – 12:30 pm
Welcome Winter with 108 Sun Salutations!
A Power Yoga Class with Kevin Collins
Come join the Winter Mala at Groove! Each equinox and solstice is greeted with a round of 108 Sun Salutations to see off the prior season and move into the new one with momentum. The winter solstice is the time at which the sun is at its lowest altitude above the horizon. The days begin to get shorter and naturally we seek a slower pace as we draw inward. This time is generally recognized as a period of rebirth, as we celebrate holidays, festivals, and gatherings with family and friends.
We’ll do 108 Sun Salutations (a mix of A and B) in 9 sets of 12, with a short break between each round. Each set will be dedicated to a specific intention or aspect of the transition, and all of it will be wrapped up in an energizing, inspiring ceremony. If you’ve never tried 108 Sun Salutations before, you should know two things:
1. You can do it
2. It feels so good that you’ll be blocking your calendar for March 20th
There is no cost for this practice. It’s Kevin’s personal practice that he decided to open up to everyone. We will have a donation box and will use the proceeds to purchase toys, beds and treats for some poor homeless animals at the SPCA and could use a little more fun in their lives.
The East Bay SPCA is an independent nonprofit animal welfare agency that has provided shelter, health care, and adoption services for unwanted animals since 1874. Committed to finding homes for adoptable cats and dogs, providing affordable veterinary and spay/neuter services, and educating the public on responsible pet ownership, the East Bay SPCA works to find homes for every animal in their program – no matter how long it takes.
Saturday, February 8, 2014 – 1:00pm
Power Yoga Master Class with Bryan Kest
A Power Yoga Workshop with Bryan Kest
Bryan Kest’s Power Yoga Class is a well-rounded flowing asana practice integrating mental practices that enhance everyday living. The class is intended to invigorate your body and help you practice developing a calm, less reactive state of mind with dynamic flowing routines. In a Power Yoga class, you are encouraged to focus on the process and not the end result. This allows ALL levels of yoga practitioners to enjoy and benefit from the class.
Bryan Kest has been practicing yoga since 1979 and has been teaching since 1985. He developed his unique, distinctive style of yoga, Original Power Yoga, in 1979. Over the years, this style, an amazing workout for the body, mind and spirit, has made him a well-known, popular teacher across the country and around the world.
His mainstream popularity is matched by an authentic foundation in the ancient practice of yoga and a long path of development as a yogi (a practitioner of yoga). At age 15, Bryan uprooted from his native Detroit home to make a life change in Hawaii. He moved to live with his father, a doctor, who understood the benefits of yoga. Like many of us, Bryan originally thought yoga was nothing more than strange contortions, but that changed when his father introduced him to a physical style of yoga called Ashtanga. This appealed to him immediately, and he soon observed great changes in himself, both physically and mentally. Yoga quickly became his passion, one that would take him to India for a year to study with the great yoga masters of the world, Pattabhi Jois. He has been continuing on his yoga path ever since.