Welcome

Since its founding in 1978 by Donald Moyer, The Yoga Room has made yoga available to people of all ages and abilities. As a multi-generational community, we are concerned with encouraging proper alignment in the poses and helping students maintain a balance between strength and flexibility. With our emphasis on personalized practice, we offer alternatives for almost anyone — from children and the elderly, to those dealing with health issues and disabilities, to those who want a truly deep and challenging experience.

Welcome

Since its founding in 1978 by Donald Moyer, The Yoga Room has made yoga available to people of all ages and abilities. As a multi-generational community, we are concerned with encouraging proper alignment in the poses and helping students maintain a balance between strength and flexibility. With our emphasis on personalized practice, we offer alternatives for almost anyone — from children and the elderly, to those dealing with health issues and disabilities, to those who want a truly deep and challenging experience.

Bhagavad Gita Study Group

with Phid Simons
Wednesdays, 5:45–7:15pm | 7/5–8/23

This eight-week series focuses on the fourth chapter of The Bhagavad Gita, titled “Renunciation of Action Through Knowledge.” The chapter continues the exploration of karma-yoga and knowledge as means to happiness and freedom by managing desire and knowing the self. Each session will begin with a few minutes of Vedic chanting, followed by reading and discussing a few verses of the chapter.

Phid Simons has studied Sanskrit, Vedanta, and Vedic chanting with traditional teachers in India and the U.S. for over 20 years. She has practiced yoga for over 35 years and teaches Sanskrit, chanting, and Vedanta in the Bay Area.

Ropes Wall Class

   

with Sandy Zirulnik & Bridget Frederick
Mondays, 7:15–8:45pm | 7/3–8/28

Add a little hang-time to your Yoga practice using the fantastic Yoga Ropes Wall in Studio B. Gentle, playful, sometimes challenging, always fun, come experience the many facets of the Ropes Wall. Join Yoga Room teachers Bridget Frederick and Sandy Zirulnik in this Level 1 – 3 class. No prior Ropes Wall experience is necessary.

Sandy Zirulnik’s yoga classes explore structure, movement, strength, and balance through the practice of asanas, breathing awareness, and the study of anatomy. They are enjoyable and appropriate for students of all ages and interests. No experience or special level of flexibility is required. Sandy began studying Yoga in 1998 and graduated from The Yoga Room’s Advanced Studies Program with a 500-hour certification. His teachers include Ada Lusardi, Donald Moyer, the faculty of The Yoga Room, Jonothon Gross, Sandra Razieli, and Laura Camp. Often he can be seen riding his bicycle in the Berkeley hills or more distant places.

Bridget Frederick began studying at The Yoga Room in 2002 and is a graduate of the Advanced Studies Program. She has worked with students of all ages, body types and abilities. Individualized attention to each of her students, a strong focus on alignment and core strength, and her adept use of props allow for a comfortable experience of yoga. Whether you’re brand new to yoga or a well-practiced regular, you’ll emerge feeling stretched out and stronger than when you came in.

Intensive Season
at The Yoga Room

Midsummer Intensive
with Ada Lusardi and Gay White

Friday – Monday, July 28 –31
9am – 12noon & 2 – 4pm | $375

Join Ada and Gay for a four-day IN-TOWN retreat! Enjoy an extended yoga practice experience, further your work on more challenging poses, and develop your relaxation skills. Ada and Gay will alternate teaching morning and afternoon sessions; active and more restorative respectively.

Summer Intensive
with Mary Lou Weprin & Joseph Satlak
Sunday – Friday, August 20 – 25 | $565
9–12noon & 2–4pm

During the morning sessions, we will address questions of alignment and sequencing and work on more challenging poses. The afternoon sessions will include pranayama, restoratives, and inverted poses.

Labor Day Intensive 
with Debbie Gilman
Monday, September 4 | $85
9:30am–12:30pm & 2–4pm

This day-long practice is dedicated to the peaceful practice of yoga and building inner peace and serenity before the busy time of fall. We will focus on relieving neck and shoulder tension through our asana and breath work. The morning practice will be active, opening and strengthening and the afternoon practice quiet and restorative.