Workshops and Retreats

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SOUL & SUNSHINE

A Summer Yoga and Wellness Workshop

Saturday, June 8, 2019

1:00-4:00pm

Be the Change Yoga and Wellness Studio

947 Park Ave 

San Jose, CA 95126

Soul & Sunshine is back!

 

Vida Lifestyle Yoga and Choosing You Wellness are pleased to offer it's workshop version of the Soul & Sunshine half day yoga retreat on June 8th!

 

Honor the SUNSHINE within you! ☀️

 

Summer is filled with abundant energy, long days and sunshine. This season is all about expansion and growth. Start this summer season mindfully setting an intention that lights the fire within.

Take the time to treat yourself to a vibrant afternoon that’s all about you! Join Jovanna and I for a perfectly timed mini escape nurturing your mind + body + soul through movement, stillness, reflection and community.

We'll start the beautiful afternoon with an invigorating yoga practice to open the energy centers, followed by a relaxing flow of gentle, calming restorative poses. Connecting to yourself and other like-minded souls, you will leave feeling refreshed and renewed!

 

Vegan friendly bites and tea will be offered.

 

Scholarships are available. Contact taraneh@btcwellness.org.

Early Bird: $45

At Door: $50

Register here.

SPRING RENEWAL

A Restorative Yoga Workshop

Friday, April 5, 2019

5:30-7:00pm

BARREbeat 

5471 Lone Tree Way, Suite 100
Brentwood, CA 94513

Members: $15 | Non-members: $20

Spring has sprung! This 90 minute nourishing and rebalancing restorative yoga workshop will help you feel revived and re-energized for the Spring time.

The winter months can often leave us feeling tired and lethargic, and in need of a little extra TLC. This workshop is an opportunity for you to take some time out, give yourself permission to truly relax and rest, and to recharge your batteries.

After this session of deep relaxation, you’ll leave feeling grounded, restored and re-energized ready to spring into the new season of Spring!

 

 

 

BLOSSOM FROM WITHIN

A Vibrant Spring Yoga and Wellness Workshop

Saturday, March 9, 2019

12:30-2:30pm

Be the Change Yoga and Wellness Studio

947 Park Ave 

San Jose, CA 95126

It's hard to believe Spring is soon approaching! Spring is the perfect time to expand and build the confidence to blossom in your own way.

 

Join me and Jovanna Perez Lydon of Vida Lifestyle Yoga for an afternoon of clarifying intentions and rejuvenating the mind and body.

 

In this workshop, you will cultivate radiant energy that is balanced and sustainable through breath and movement. Boost your energy with a creative and mindful flow that will transition into a relaxing restorative practice.

 

You will leave feeling lighter, vibrant and ready to plant seeds into the season to come.

BE YOUR OWN VALENTINE

A Loving Yoga Practice

Saturday, February 9, 2019

11:30-1:00pm, Studio B

Diamond Hills Sports Club and Spa

1510 Neroly Road

Oakley, CA 94561

Press your internal "reset" button and greet the New Year from a grounded, rested place as you release into this deliciously peaceful and rejuvenating practice.

 

In this 90 minute healing session designed to help you discover the precious gifts of stillness, deep rest, self love and compassion that will naturally arise from within.

 

By sinking into gentle supported postures, you will feel restored as your daily stresses melt away.

 

The focus of this practice is to create a foundation of mental, emotional and physical support for the year ahead. Essential oils will be used in the practice to incorporate the senses and evoke deeper relaxation.

 

Appropriate for all levels. 

Cost: $12.00 Members; $14.00 Non Members

 

Other: A Must! Participants, please bring 2 yoga blankets for your personal use.

 

Non refundable. Register at Member Services. Call (925) 420-4575

RESTORATIVE YOGA w/ ESSENTIAL OILS

A New Year Self-Care Yoga Workshop

Saturday, January 12, 2019

11:30-1:00pm, Studio B

Diamond Hills Sports Club and Spa

1510 Neroly Road

Oakley, CA 94561

Press your internal "reset" button and greet the New Year from a grounded, rested place as you release into this deliciously peaceful and rejuvenating practice.

 

In this 90 minute healing session designed to help you discover the precious gifts of stillness, deep rest, self love and compassion that will naturally arise from within.

 

By sinking into gentle supported postures, you will feel restored as your daily stresses melt away.

 

The focus of this practice is to create a foundation of mental, emotional and physical support for the year ahead. Essential oils will be used in the practice to incorporate the senses and evoke deeper relaxation.

 

Appropriate for all levels. 

Cost: $12.00 Members; $14.00 Non Members

 

Other: A Must! Participants, please bring 2 yoga blankets for your personal use.

 

Non refundable. Register at Member Services. . Call (925) 420-4575

THE CALM AFTER THE HOLIDAYS

A Special Full Hour Restorative Class

Friday, December 7, 2018
5:45-6:45pm

BARREbeat

5471 Lone Tree Way, Suite 100
Brentwood, CA 94513

925-679-4428

Give yourself the ultimate treat after the craziness of the holidays and join Christine for a blissful evening of restorative yoga for rest and relaxation.

 

Yoga is the calm in the storm of madness.

 

During this candlelit class, you will be able to let go of physical and mental tension through cozy restorative poses where the body is fully supported using props. Essential oils will be used for a deeper relaxation experience.

 

A must, please bring 2 yoga blankets for your personal use.

 

Sign up today as space is limited!!

THE CALM BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS

A Special Full Hour Restorative Class

Friday, December 7, 2018
5:45-6:45pm

BARREbeat

5471 Lone Tree Way, Suite 100
Brentwood, CA 94513

925-679-4428

The holidays have arrived! The season to spread joy and celebrate.

 

Are you excited? Nervous? Scared? 

 

With so much to do and so little time, it's so easy to feel overwhelmed by the holiday stress. 

 

Don't fret, we've got you covered!

 

Give yourself the ultimate treat in the crazy build up to the Christmas and join Christine for a blissful evening of restorative yoga for rest and relaxation. 

 

Yoga is the calm in the storm of the merry-making madness.

 

During this candlelit class, you will be able to let go of physical and mental tension through cozy restorative poses where the body is fully supported using props. Essential oils will be used for a deeper relaxation experience.

 

A must, please bring 2 yoga blankets for your personal use.

 

 

 

NOURISH & NURTURE

A Winter Wind Down Yoga Workshop

 

Sunday, December 17, 2017
3:30-6:30pm

Willow Glen Yoga
1188 Lincoln Ave 
San Jose, CA 95125

As we enter the holiday season with hectic travel plans, endless gatherings with friends and family, piles of gifts, and watching over everybody but ourselves, it could leave us feeling cranky, impatient, stressed and overwhelmed!

Save your sanity with a juicy afternoon of self-care to help you feel at ease and nourished, so you can tap into the joy and reason of the season. 


In this workshop, you will experience a grounding gentle sequence that will transition into a delicious restorative practice. You will leave feeling refreshed, full of self-love, and ready to take on the world!

After our practice, we will enjoy complimentary light freshments while we enjoy community in a comfortable welcoming space. Each yogi will bring home a small gift bag for total self-care.

No yoga or meditation experience necessary. This workshop is for everybody!

Space is limited. Registration is required. Sorry, no refunds.

Early Bird Price: $45 per person (until December 10th)

Regular Price: $55 per person

Registration required. No refunds. Purchase tickets here

FREE YOGA POP-UP

Free Community Yoga Event

Saturday, November 11, 2017
10:00-1:00pm

Center for Gratitude and Inner Peace
1430 Koll Circle #102
San Jose, CA 95112

Join us for a FREE 90-minute yoga practice that combines breath, movement, and meditation to energize and rejuvenate the body and mind.

SCHEDULE:
10:00 - 10:30AM Meet + Greet
10:30 - 12:00PM Yoga Flow
12:00 - 1:00PM Social Mixer + Raffle drawing

YOGA FLOW includes:
* 30-minute Breathing and Meditation led by Jovanna Perez Lydon, Yoga Instructor and founder of Vida Lifestyle Yoga
* 30-minute Gentle Flow led by Meredith DiVita, Yoga Instructor and founder of Soulful Yogi
* 30-minute Restorative Yoga with Essential Oils led by Christine Pham, Yoga Instructor and founder of Choosing You Wellness
 
The yoga practice introduces an all levels sequence of low impact movements, breathing practices and guided meditation.

This event is great for beginners and newcomers who are curious to try the practice of yoga. Come explore all 3 different practices and find what feels good for you.

This event is FREE; however, RSVP is required as space is limited. RSVP here.

FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT

Vinyasa Alignment & Restorative Yoga Workshop

Sunday, October 22, 2017
3:30-5:30pm

Willow Glen Yoga
1188 Lincoln Ave 
San Jose, CA 95125

Embracing darker emotions, turning towards love and light

During the fall and winter months, the days become shorter and the nights become longer, transitioning to a season of darkness. As we continue to deepen our practice, we gain the capacity to acknowledge and touch the hardest places in ourselves. Instead of fearing our darker emotions, we can begin to gratefully acknowledge how darker days become a place of silent nurturance, where the slow steady pace can help much-needed growth for our souls. Not only are we welcoming light into our lives, but we are also developing a greater understanding of all aspects of ourselves.

In this 2 hour workshop, we will focus on aligning our skeletons, by unifying breath and movement through slow-moving sequences to find our ground and balance. We’ll end with a longer series of nurturing restoratives poses to open the heart. Join us as we acknowledge our dark emotions and embrace forces that help us discover wisdom, light, and love.

Suitable for all. No yoga experience required as the movement practiced will be slow, gentle and mindful.

Please wear comfortable clothing. In the spirit of Halloween, we recommend wearing all black as we embrace our darker emotions!

Complimentary light refreshments will be provided.

Early Bird Price: $40 per person (until October 15th)

Regular Price: $45 per person

Registration required. No refunds. Purchase tickets here.

EMBRACE AUTUMN

Yoga & Vision Board Workshop

Sunday, September 24, 2017

2:00 - 5:30pm

Live Lotus Yoga Studio
556 N 1st St #3
San Jose, CA 95112

Description:
The fall equinox is an ideal time to cultivate mental, emotional and physical balance. It is a day for internal focus as we adjust from summer to fall and align ourselves with the autumnal equinox -- a day of almost equal light and darkness. To mark the change in season, join us from 2 pm to 5:30 pm for an afternoon of yoga, meditation and reflection.

Heidi and Christine, both experienced Yoga Teachers and Workshop Leaders, will take you through an afternoon that includes a simple invigorating vinyasa practice, creation of powerful vision boards, a calming restorative yoga practice and guided meditation to bring you into a place of renewal and balance. Only requirements are an open mind and an open heart.

Limited space available. Advanced registration only.
 
Cost:
$40 a person. Sign up with a friend and get ½ off the 2nd registration! 
 

¡VIVA PARKS!


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

6:00 - 8:30pm

Mt. Pleasant Park
1375 Park Pleasant Circle
San Jose, CA 95127

Choosing You Wellness will be facilitating a Yoga Demo on behalf of East Valley Family YMCA at 7pm. Yoga mats and water will be provided. Come join us for sunset yoga on the lawn!

¡Viva Parks! is a series for FREE public events focused on health and wellness resources, physical activities, and community engagement. Weekly activities vary from park to park, but may include: Zumba, Yoga and fitness boot camps, zorb races and climbing wall, hay wagon (Emma Prusch only), free roller skating (Roosevelt Only), healthy food demos, bounce houses, cultural arts performances, pop-up soccer, skate competitions, community resources, physical fitness.


 

SOUL & SUNSHINE

Half Day Yoga Retreat


Sunday, July 9, 2017

12:00-4:00pm

Private Residence
San Jose, CA

A Half Day Retreat to Energize and Relax

Honor the SUNSHINE within you! 

Take the time to treat yourself to a vibrant afternoon that’s all about you! Join Jovanna and Christine for a perfectly timed escape nurturing your mind + body + soul through movement, stillness and delicious food. We'll start the beautiful afternoon with an invigorating yoga practice to open the energy centres, followed by a relaxing flow of gentle, calming restorative poses. Connecting to yourself, nature, and other like minded souls, you will leave feeling refreshed and renewed!

AFTERNOON FLOW:

- Intention Setting + Mindful Breathing
- Soul Vinyasa Flow
- Restorative Yoga
- Self-Reflection + Journaling
- Meet + Mingle

Includes a healthy lunch, snacks and water + tea.

Essential oils will be offered to provide a unique sensory experience.

Space is limited to 12 people. So don't delay, secure your spot today! 

Suitable for all. No yoga experience required as the movement practiced will be slow, gentle and mindful.

Early Bird Price: $75 per person (until June 11th)

Regular Price: $85 per person

Registration required. No refunds.

Register here: www.soulsunshine.eventbrite.com

Any questions? Email Christine at christine@choosingyouwellness.com


 

PATH TO STILLNESS

Movement + Meditation Workshop Series


Saturdays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 2017

1:30-3:30pm | $35 each class or $100 for all 4 classes

Downtown Yoga Shala 
450 S. First Street 
San Jose, CA 95113

Discover how to let go, focus, and find peaceful stillness through movement and meditation. In this two hour workshop we will combine energizing vinyasa flow sequences with different mindfulness practices. We will synchronize Pranayama (breath) with Asana (postures), opening up Prana (life energy), and then bliss out through guided meditation, finding our path to stillness.

Path To Stillness is perfect for people who are new to yoga and meditation as well as practitioners who looking for a yoga/meditation community. Each class will build on the last so it would be most beneficial to attend the series, but not required. Only requirements are an open mind and an open heart.

Registration is now open. Sign up today!

 

RELAX & REBALANCE

Restorative Yoga + Reiki


Saturday, March 4, 2017

2:00-3:30pm

Willow Glen Yoga
1188 Lincoln Ave
San Jose, CA 95125

Press your internal "reset" button, and deeply relax and restore your mind, body and spirit with 90 minutes of candlelight restorative yoga and energy healing. By sinking into gentle supported postures while receiving hands on healing, you will feel rejuvenated as your daily stresses melt away. Through this practice, your physical body comes to rest and your mind finds peace. Appropriate for all levels.

Reserve today. Space is limited.


$20 pre-sale - $25 at door