Continuing Education

You can earn Continuing Education Units by taking any of the following classes at The Yoga Room, if you have graduated from our Advanced Studies Program, if you are certified by another teacher-training program at the 200-hour level or greater, or by permission of the teacher.

Workshops & Intensives
Saturday Workshops, Weekend Workshops, and Intensives are scheduled throughout the year. Saturday Workshops are generally held from 2–5pm.

Advanced Practice Class
The Advanced Practice Class, led by Mary Lou Weprin, meets from September–May at 9:30–11:30am every Thursday morning at The Yoga Room. For permission to join the class, contact Mary Lou at 510–236–0295.

Monthly Pranayama Class
The ongoing pranayama class with Gay White meets once each month from September–June on Thursday afternoon from 2:00–3:30pm. For more information, call Gay at 510–204–9322.

Workshops are subject to change. Please confirm times and dates on the current Yoga Room schedule.

2017-2018 Graduate Seminars

SEEING AND UNDERSTANDING BODIES VI
with Ada Lusardi
Sat, Mar 3, 2–5pm
This seminar will cover aspects of the thorax,
with particular focus on the sternum,
collarbones and scapula. Reading: Rolfing,
Chapters 11–13.

SANSKRIT PRONUNCIATION
with Phid Simons
Sat, April 7, 2–5pm
Learn the basics of the Sanskrit alphabet,
phonetics, pronunciation, and yoga āasana
vocabulary. Emphasis on avoiding and correcting
common pronunciation mistakes.
Handouts provided.

SEEING AND UNDERSTANDING BODIES VII
with Gay White
Sat, May 5, 2–5pm
We will explore the relationship between the
arms, elbows, wrists, and hands. Reading:
Rolfing, Chapters 14–15.

SEEING AND UNDERSTANDING BODIES VIII
with Ada Lusardi
Sat, June 2, 2–5pm
In our final seminar, we will consider the head
and neck, with particular emphasis on the cervical
curve. Reading: Rolfing, Chapters 16–18

2018-2019 Graduate Seminars

FEAR OF FALLING
with Shari Ser
Sat, Sept 8, 2–5pm
This seminar will explore the physiology of
balance, the causes of falls, and fall prevention
both on and off of the mat.

YOGA FOR ARTHRITIS
with Shari Ser
Sat, Oct 6, 2–5pm
Arthritis restricts movement of joints whereas
yoga increases range of motion and ease of
motion in joints. In this 3 hour seminar we
will learn how to work with arthritic joints to
regain health and movement.

BACK CARE BASICS
with Debbie Gilman
Sat, Nov 3, 2–5pm
In this seminar, we will explore yoga practice
for basic back care with attention to cautions
and suggestions for common ailments and
issues.

YOGA FOR OSTEOPOROSIS
with Shari Ser
Sat, December 1, 2–5pm | $55
Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones
become fragile, more porous and there is a
loss of bone mass. Learn to use yoga to build
bone strength and improve bone density as
well as fracture precautions.

TEACHING RESTORATIVE YOGA I
with Bonnie Maeda
Sat, Jan 5, 2–5pm
The focus will be back bends and twists. We
will begin with a short version of a restorative
practice demonstrating how to prepare for
particular poses and experience restorative
sequences to support deep relaxation.

TEACHING RESTORATIVE YOGA II
with Bonnie Maeda
Sat, Feb 2, 2–5pm
The focus will be forward bends and inversions.
We will review the sympathetic and
parasympathetic nervous systems and discuss
the ways a restorative practice can help manage
stress, and elicit the relaxation response,
an essential component of the practice.

TEACHING YOGA FOR SENIORS
with Herta Weinstein & Deidre O’Brien
Sat, Mar 3, 2–5pm
Herta and Deidre will present distinctive
aspects of teaching yoga to seniors, such as
aims, atmosphere, cautions, pacing, exercise
tolerance, adaptations, and use of props.

TEACHING YOGA FOR BEGINNERS
with Gay White
Sat, April 6, 2–5pm
Teachers can build confidence and skills for
working with new students and conducting a
class that is well organized, safe, and full of
the joy of yoga.

TWISTS
with Mary Lou Weprin
Sat, May 5, 2–5pm
Starting with warm-ups and preparations,
we’ll progress from standing twists to seated
twists. We will analyze each pose for its
uniqueness and discuss props and practice
variations including basic twists in inversions.

SANSKRIT PRONUNCIATION
with Phid Simons
Sat, June 1, 2–5pm
Learn the basics of the Sanskrit alphabet,
phonetics, pronunciation, and yoga asana
vocabulary. Emphasis on avoiding and correcting