Repped – Inclusive Yoga Series

Repped – Inclusive Yoga Series:

It is our sacred duty to make yoga accessible and welcoming for all. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and equity in our community. As part of our continuing efforts, we are offering a class celebrating underrepresented and underserved communities: Repped – Inclusive Yoga Series.

Repped classes are led by and will center members of these communities. It will be a time for practitioners to celebrate and recharge in a space dedicated to themselves and their unique experiences. Allies and friends are welcome to join in practice, in joy, and in unity. Please be mindful that the space has been cultivated by and for a specific community. As a valued practitioner, please be aware of your role as observer, listener, and student.

Current Repped Series: Sept 10th-Oct 1st: Centering Latinx Communities, led by Latinx Teachers:

• Sun, Sept 10: Camila Graim: Vinyasa Yoga en español* {Sign up}
• Sun, Sept 17: Erica Baca: Rocket Yoga en español* {Sign up}
• Sun, Sept 24: Camila Graim: Vinyasa Yoga en español* {Sign up}
• Sun, Oct 1: Erica Baca: Rocket Yoga (English) {Sign up}

*These classes will be in Spanish. Scroll down for class descriptions for each class.
*Estas clases serán en español. Desliza hacia abajo para ver la descripción de cada clase.

All classes are all levels. No prior experience is required. All classes are Sundays: 1pm-2:15pm.

☮️Upcoming Repped Series: October 8-29 2023:

Empowered Yoga Series: Inclusivity is fostering a space that welcomes all people, of all abilities, in all aspects of their lives. The October “Empowered Yoga” Series is designed to highlight the adaptability of the yoga practice for people of various skills, abilities, interests, and backgrounds. Please refer to the class descriptions online and below for more information on each session and its focus:
• Sun, Oct 8th: Yoga for Teens with Debi Schenk {Sign up}
• Sun, Oct 15th: Chair / Mat Accessible Yoga with Sherry Rockey {Sign up}
• Sun, Oct 22nd: Pink Ribbon Yoga with Toni Thomas {Sign up}
• Sun, Oct 29th: Body Positive Yoga with Julia Oliver {Sign up}

☮️Future Repped Series (November 2023-June 2024):

  • Trauma-Informed
  • Yoga for Vets / Military / First Responders
  • Black Communities
  • Muslim Women
  • AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander)
  • LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer/Questioning, Asexual+)
  • Yoga for Men

🤎Previous Repped Series (2023):

  • Black Communities, led by Black Teachers
  • Muslim Communities, led by Muslim Teachers (Women Only)*
    *Women’s Only Class: These classes are specially designed to provide space to Muslim women to practice with or without hijab.
  • Latinx Communities, Led by Latina teachers (classes en español).
  • AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) Communities, Led by AAPI teachers.
  • LGBTQIA+ Communities, Led by LGBTQIA+ teachers.

Class details:

  • All classes are all levels. No prior experience is required.
  • All classes are 1pm-2:15pm.
  • Check the online schedule to learn more about who’s leading class and the class description (style of class).
  • Each session is 75 minutes. This will include at least a 60 minute practice. A portion of the session may be used for other group activities at the teacher’s discretion.
  • Teachers will be compensated at our regular studio class rates. If you would like to add an additional donation to support the teachers, reach out to the studio or contact the teacher directly.

Financial Accessibility:
In efforts to minimize any possible barriers to attending, either reach out to us, or take advantage of our “Karma Pass” (5 classes for $50). This pass can be purchased once per calendar month and expires 60 days after purchase.

Additional pricing information:

☮️Class descriptions for current Latinx series:

Clases en español: 

  • Domingo, 10 de septiembre: Camila Graim: Vinyasa Yoga en español*
  • Domingo, 17 de septiembre: Erica Baca: Rocket Yoga en español*
  • Domingo, 24 de septiembre: Camila Graim: Vinyasa Yoga en español*

*Estas clases serán en español. 

Classes en ingles / Classes in English:

  • Sunday, October 1st: Erica Baca: Rocket Yoga

☮️Serie de clases del 10 al 24 de septiembre: centrada en destacar la comunidad Latinx, dirigida por profesores Latinx. Descripciones de las clases: 

Vinyasa Flow en español – 10 de 24 de septiembre:
En esta clase de Vinyasa Flow se sincroniza la respiración con el movimiento. Los estudiantes trabajan en conectar la respiración con posturas físicas para crear una práctica fluida y rítmica que despierta a la vez la fuerza, energía y flexibilidad. Todos los niveles son bienvenidos.

Rocket Yoga en español – 17 de septiembre:
Rocket Yoga es una práctica dinámica y enérgica que vuelve a secuenciar el sistema Ashtanga tradicional en una clase lúdica, accesible y creativa. La práctica comienza con saludos al sol y posturas de pie, y avanza hacia equilibrios de brazos, inversiones y flexiones hacia atrás para una clase divertida y desafiante. Los estudiantes de todos los niveles son bienvenidos y pueden modificar o avanzar su práctica en base a cómo se sientan.  Prepárense a respirar, explorar, jugar y fortalecerse a través de esta práctica.

Rocket Yoga – Oct 1st:
Rocket Yoga is a dynamic and energetic practice that re-sequences the traditional Ashtanga system into a playful, accessible, and creative class. Practice opens with sun salutations, and standing postures, and moves into arm balances, inversions, and backbends for a fun and challenging class. Students of all levels are welcome to meet themselves on their mat and practice, exactly where they are at and can modify and take it up or down depending on how they are feeling. Students can expect to breathe, explore, play, and build strength through this practice.

☮️Class descriptions for Empowered Yoga Series:

Sun, Oct 8th: Yoga for Teens with Debi Schenk:
The teenage years can be exhausting. School and college prep are a lot of work. Combine that with social media and managing relationships, and it can be a stressful time in a person’s life. Setting young adults up with tools to navigate the stresses of life early can help. Studies have shown that teens who practice yoga have higher self-confidence, fewer negative thoughts, and healthier body awareness. In an inclusive and supportive environment, yoga can give teens the space to learn, trust, and respect their bodies and minds.

Let’s share a space of complete acceptance and peace where you can learn to trust and respect yourself and all of your abilities! No prior experience is needed.

Sun, Oct 15th: Chair / Mat Accessible Yoga with Sherry Rockey:
This class is ideal for students with limited mobility or healing from injury; this class offers the benefits of yoga without having to get up and down from the floor. Students will practice some yoga poses while sitting on a chair and others while standing and using a chair for support. The class is designed to mindfully increase range of motion, balance, strength, and flexibility, and to reduce stress. Adults of all ages, levels and abilities are welcome. No prior yoga or chair yoga experience is needed.

Sun, Oct 22nd: Pink Ribbon Yoga with Toni Thomas:
1 in 8 women and 1 in 833 men in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. There are almost 4 million survivors in the United States today, and that is not including families and loved ones also impacted by the diagnosis. Today, yoga is being used in many places to help improve the quality of life of patients, survivors, and their loved ones. 

Pink Ribbon Yoga is an honor and celebration of those who may have or have had breast cancer, their families, caregivers, supporters and allies. It is a yoga space that understands and caters to the unique needs of those affected by breast cancer in any way. Wherever you are in the process- newly diagnosed, in treatment, or a survivor (patient or loved one), this class is for you. It is a gentle class with plenty of props and variations to cater to the unique needs of each individual. This class will be taught by Toni, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2019 and completed treatments in 2020. Since that time she completed certifications Yin and Restorative Yoga, and is an RYT 200. No experience is necessary. All are welcome to join and support. 

Sun, Oct 29th: Body Positive Yoga with Julia Oliver:
Our body positive yoga class will be a nurturing blend of slow flow, hatha, and moderate vinyasa yoga styles. This class is designed to be accessible for yoga beginners and experienced practitioners – together, we will embrace and celebrate our inherent body diversity. Taught on the foundation of weight-inclusive, trauma-informed practice, this class will encourage adaptations and the use of props to support the unique needs and limitations of each individual. The inclusive space we will uphold will encourage self-love and mindfulness, ensuring a safe and empowering practice for everyone as we emphasize joyful movement, non-judgemental awareness, and personal agency. We look forward to having you join us during this supportive community practice!