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Embrace Yoga is a CONTEMPORARY studio offering traditional yoga
instruction to those seeking balance of mind and body.

A place to nurture minds, bodies & spirits.


Embrace Yoga has moved. We are now located at 1122 4th Street, upper level, in an urban setting in the heart of Central San Rafael in Marin. We are located in a historic building that was originally the first movie theater in Marin (called the Lyric) above Aroma Cafe and directly next door to Rafael Theater. It is a beautiful space in an abundant area. We are excited to start with new beginnings in such an energetic, yet relaxing studio. A space for those who wish to reap the many benefits of yoga, without the cultural teachings commonly found in many yoga programs.

Our class capacity sizes increased so that you have more space to move around, spread out and feel safe. This gives us the chance to properly instruct students on an individual level. This personal service has become our hallmark and in-turn our classes are often booked well in advance. Our instructors come from a range of backgrounds and disciplines, making Embrace Yoga a diverse collective of expertise.

1122 4th Street, Upper, San Rafael, CA 94901

CALL US

415-491-4363

E-MAIL US

info@embraceyogamarin.com

CHOOSE THE CLASS FOR YOU

hatha

Hatha is a general category that includes most yoga styles. It is an old system that includes the practice of asanas (yoga postures)…

Hatha is a general category that includes most yoga styles. It is an old system that includes the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises), which help bring peace to the mind and body, preparing the body for deeper spiritual practices such as meditation. Hatha classes focus on correctly aligning the body to improve general posture, breathing and circulation. Hatha is ideal for beginners and those with physical limitations.

VINYASA FLOW

Vinyasa Yoga is a dynamic system of practicing asanas (poses). Yoga postures flow in a logical sequence…

Vinyasa Yoga is a dynamic system of practicing asanas (poses). Yoga postures flow in a logical sequence. Each position complements those that precede and follow. This practice focuses on the synchronization of breath & the continuous flow of movement. Vinyasa is a strong practice that builds heat, endurance, flexibility, strength and mental focus. This class can be strenuous; may be appropriate for beginners.

RESTORATIVE

A form of yoga that seeks to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation with the aid of props. The use of props makes it easier…

A form of yoga that seeks to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation with the aid of props. The use of props makes it easier for you to maintain balance while you are stimulating and relaxing your body.

IYENGAR

Named after and developed by B. K. S. Iyengar, is a form of Hatha Yoga that has an emphasis on detail, precision and alignment…

Named after and developed by B. K. S. Iyengar, is a form of Hatha Yoga that has an emphasis on detail, precision and alignment in the performance of posture (asana) and breath control (pranayama). The development of strength, mobility and stability is gained through the asanas. B.K.S.

YIN YOGA

Yin Yoga helps to increase flexibility by strengthening the joints, ligaments and fascia. We will be using breath to slow the mind down…

Yin Yoga helps to increase flexibility by strengthening the joints, ligaments and fascia. We will be using breath to slow the mind down and gentle movement to help the body surrender into longer held asanas. This is a relaxing slow paced class with all asanas taking place on the floor (no standing asanas). It is perfect for beginners as well as the intermediate or advanced yogi who wants to increase their flexibility or just let go of their week.

CORE BALANCE

This class will help you build core awareness, stability and strength. You will learn how to safely strengthen and engage the core…

This class will help you build core awareness, stability and strength.  You will learn how to safely strengthen and engage the core abdominal complex, learn techniques to release body muscle tension.  A stronger and stable core will better support the spine resulting in better posture alignment, balanced breath and may help reduce minor lower back and neck issues.

LIVESTREAM CLASSES

For our Livestream classes on Zoom, please check our class schedule.

It is very important that you sign up on our website for classes at least an hour in advance. For early morning 7 am class please sign up the evening before. I will send out a link for your class directly to your email if you have signed up. If you haven’t signed up then you will not receive this very important link

To have an Embrace membership at this time is beneficial as it allows access to all our new Zoom Live Stream classes. There is also the choice of a Mini-membership for $72/month to access 4 classes a month. I am prepared to bring the best wellness experience that we can provide.

I thank you all for your continued support and cannot wait to see you all again at the studio. Cardholders have access to all classes. We are also offering a 5 Class Card for Zoom classes at a discounted rate of $99. Please contact us if you are requesting changes to your account. Check our weekly newsletter or Facebook/Instagram feeds for current ongoing specials. Please don’t hesitate to E-MAIL US should you have any questions.

With our current Live Stream classes you now have more of an opportunity to try out new classes. You can still enjoy meeting with your community through Zoom on a regular basis. Keep yourself safe while continuing your practice in the comfort of your own house. Many classes will remain on our Zoom platform so that there are options for all.

NEW CLASSES AT EMBRACE

All Level Hatha Yoga with Muriel Murphy

IN STUDIO & LIVESTREAM

Wednesdays 9 - 10:15 am

 

In this All-Level Hatha, students can expect to learn the fundamentals of yoga asana from a holistic perspective. Learning detailed alignment, breathwork, sequences, beginning meditation, mudras as well as simple mantras.
Students will experience the merging of these energetic qualities in a safe and supportive environment which is designed to promote a steady and consistent practice which builds and refines from these fundamentals. Each class is different, focused and appropriately challenging. 

 Muriel poetically lifts the heart with her humor and cultivates a safe space to remember that we are all just humans living a life here together. Her inspiring style of unique class sequences offers a combination of self awakening yoga and classic restorative postures. This will reprogram your body’s response to stress, anxiety and depression. It’s fun and innovatively unwinding effects are very relaxing and rejuvenating on the body and mind.

Suraya reach

Gentle Yoga with Suraya Keating

IN STUDIO & LIVESTREAM

Thursdays 9:30 - 10:45 am

Enjoy this mindful, gentle yoga class anchored with a focus on the breath, body and heart. Great if you are just starting out or just feel like moving through practice at a slower mindful pace. You will be guided through series of poses that create a class that’s gentle, yet challenging. Modification options will be given to newer students, and simple concepts from Yoga philosophy will be interwoven in each practice.

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Hatha Flow with Aya Shadan

IN STUDIO & LIVESTREAM

Mondays & Wednesdays at 6:15 pm SUNDAY ALIGNMENT FLOW 9:15 - 10:15 through September

A hybridization of Hatha & Vinyasa Flow Yoga, this flowing practice of sequenced asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises) helps bring peace to mind and body, preparing both for deeper spiritual practices such as meditation by connecting breath and the continuous flow of movement. This is a practice designed to build heat, endurance, flexibility, strength and mental focus. This class is intended for new through advanced yogis. Beginners Welcome!

CLASS UPDATES AND TIME CHANGES

Hatha Yoga Level 1-2 with
Muriel Murphy

In Studio & LIvestream Mondays

from 9 - 10:15 am.

Hatha is a general category that includes most yoga styles. It is an old system that includes the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises), which help bring peace to the mind and body, preparing the body for deeper spiritual practices such as meditation.

Muriel’s sequences include mindfulness meditation techniques, dharma weaving and applied anatomy to inform you as to why each part of these meditations and movements are useful in our daily existence. All is delivered in the light hearted way she poetically lifts the heart with her humor and cultivates a safe space to remember we all just humans living a life here together.

Kundalini Yoga with
Adriana Cerundolo

LIVESTREAM

Tuesdays from 6 – 7:30 pm

Kundalini Yoga 8 Week Series: Embracing the Mystery

Kundalini yoga uses coordinated breath, movement, and mantra practices to strengthen the nervous system, refresh the body, and expand awareness. All levels welcome!

Kundalini 8-week Series: Embracing the Mystery
April 19th – June 7th, 2022

90% of how we show up to the moment is rooted in our past. In order to be present to the rich potential of the moment, we must first address our fears, hone our intuition, and know ourselves as an extension of God.

When we dance with the mystery of the moment, we co-create magic with the universe.

Join me for an 8-week series of kundalini yoga practices designed to clear subconscious patterns, open our intuition, and embody the knowing of our innate divinity.

Tuesdays, 6 – 7:30pm (virtual)

 

Adriana Cerundolo is a kundalini yoga teacher, sound healer, and dance ceremonialist. She specializes in connecting people with their infinite divine truth within. Learn more at saraysound.com.

Teen Yoga with Beth Toomey

In Studio only

4:30 – 5:30 pm starting in September

In Hatha Flow we do a combination of Hatha Level 1-2, where students can expect to learn the fundamentals of yoga poses. Learning detailed alignment, breathwork, sequences and beginning meditation.
We also include Vinyasa Flow in our practice. Yoga postures flow in a logical sequence. Each position complements those that precede and follow. This practice focuses on the synchronization of breath & the continuous flow of movement. We always add a couple Yin poses prior to Savasana. Each class is different, focused and appropriately challenging.
 
 Hatha Flow Yoga and Yin combo class for teens and young adults. All levels welcome.

 Ages 12 and up.

Iyengar Yoga on Tuesdays & Fridays & NOW Iyengar Level 2 on Saturdays with Karen Kukula

Tuesdays & Fridays - 9 - 10:15

LEVEL 2 SATURDAYS from 9 am-10:30 am

Iyengar Yoga, named after and developed by B. K. S. Iyengar, is a form of Hatha Yoga that has an emphasis on detail, precision and alignment in the performance of posture (asana) and breath control (pranayama). 

Iyengar Level 2 Yoga on Saturdays will take you to the next step. Preparatory poses for inversions and working on shoulder stand.

Props to have handy for Livestream classes: Mat, 2 blocks, strap (belt or sarong will also work) a couple neatly folded beach towels or yoga blankets and bolster or cushion. For Level 2 a chair would be helpful.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga with
Sara Hess

In Studio & Livestream

ON MATERNITY LEAVE UNTIL END OF SEPTEMBER Sundays from 10:45 – 11:45 am

 

Vinyasa Yoga is a dynamic system of practicing asanas (poses). Yoga postures flow in a logical sequence. Each position complements those that precede and follow. 

Vinyasa Yoga is a dynamic system of practicing asanas (poses). Yoga postures flow in a logical sequence. Each position complements those that precede and follow. This practice focuses on the synchronization of breath & the continuous flow of movement. Vinyasa is a strong practice that builds heat, endurance, flexibility, strength and mental focus. This class can be strenuous.

Strengthening Hatha with
Clara Gray

IN STUDIO & LIVESTREAM

Saturdays 10:45 – Noon

Core Balance Wednesdays at 6 pm starting again in September

Hatha is a general category that includes most yoga styles. It is an old system that includes the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises), which help bring peace to the mind and body,

Hatha is a general category that includes most yoga styles. It is an old system that includes the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises), which help bring peace to the mind and body, preparing the body for deeper spiritual practices such as meditation.
 
Clara uses a fitness technique in her Hatha practice to both strengthen and bring balance to the mind & body. She focuses on building stability and strength. All yoga levels will feel comfortable in this class. In studio or livestream option.

Alignment Based Vinyasa with Erika Belanger

LIVESTREAM

Monday, Wednesday & Fridays 7 – 8 am

This  early morning class is meant to awaken your body and give you the energy to prepare for your workday. It focuses on alignment and quality of breath in classical and out of the box sequence that include sun salutations and variations. This class is geared to all levels of students.

Linda Warrior Ibiza

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Free to Be Live stream Series (8-class series)

Free to Be…” is a specially-dedicated place and time to explore ways to discover your baby as the competent, whole person she is. Over a period of 8-weeks you are invited to observe and fully appreciate your child’s capabilities while learning authentic and respectful ways to support him becoming all he came here to be. You will encourage your child’s independent play, foster her critical thinking skills, and deepen your relationship – all in a thoughtful, less-is-more approach. Free to Be… Supported at Home offers an online format for families who wish to incorporate this model of caregiving directly into their home environment. Families benefit from a weekly virtual gathering in a small group of parents or caregivers with children of similar age. Warmly guided by an experienced facilitator, for one hour each week you will receive the opportunity to see & hear from one another, ask questions, share discoveries and receive customized feedback and resources, all with a primary focus on parenting with authenticity and respect.During the present public health order to shelter-in-place, this new online format provides access to a community of like-minded families via weekly online meetings, and comes with the opportunity to join the larger community of Free to Be families in a private online forum.Should the shelter-in-place order be lifted during the course of our 8-week series, we will meet for an hour and a half in a developmentally aligned, prepared environment (at Embrace Yoga) to experience the benefits of observing autonomous play and interaction among the children. Free to Be… Supported at Home, with Jennifer Curtis, RIE® InternTM

Online support for families

8-week series $320; $280 early registration up to 2 weeks prior to start date