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Embrace Yoga is a CONTEMPORARY studio offering traditional yoga
instruction to those seeking balance of mind and body. We offer traditional yoga at it's best

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. Our main entrance is at 1122 Julia Street between 4th & 5th Streets or you may enter through Aroma Cafe and go up the back staircase. 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

NEW TIME: Mondays & Wednesdays 9:15- 10:30 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.

Linda Warrior Ibiza

Viniyoga Flow with Linda Prosche

IN STUDIO & LIVESTREAM

Tuesdays 11:30 am-12:30 pm

A Viniyoga flow class offers detailed cues that move the student progressively from one posture to the next using repetition and periodically holding postures for self-inquiry and/or explanation. Viniyoga means adaptation and holding a pose allows for deeper awareness
moment-to-moment. Often the adaptation accommodates the need for props, depending on the individual. The breath is established at the beginning of class and applied to each asana, linking breath and movement in a steady flow. To build strength and flexibility. Best for people who are injury-free or not currently experiencing any acute pain.

CLASS UPDATES AND TIME CHANGES

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Yin Yoga with
Maya Rose

In Studio & LIvestream THURSDAYS - NEW TIME

from 6 - 7 pm.

Yin is a great addition to other styles of yoga

 Yin Yoga helps increase flexibility by strengthening the joints, ligaments and fascia. We will use 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 most asanas taking place on the floor. 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 day.

Kundalini Yoga with
Adriana Cerundolo

LIVESTREAM

Tuesdays from 6 – 7:30 pm

Kundalini Yoga 8 Week Series: Unearthing the Subconscious: A Winter Series

November 22, 2022 – January 10th, 2023

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: Unearthing the Subconscious: A Winter Series starting November 22nd

In winter, all the activity happens underground. As things slow down and hibernate above, the quiet darkness of the soil becomes a womb of dynamic potential. It’s from this mystery and magic that life will emerge come spring. 

Our subconscious mind is this dark soil. Neuroscientists have found that only 5% of our cognitive activities (decisions, emotions, actions, behavior) are conscious. The other 95% are run by subconscious patterns, created by fear and stress, are limiting our potential. 

By unearthing the subconscious, we gain choice in the seeds we are planning in our mind, and expand our capacity for life. This eight week series focuses on clearing subconscious patterns and expanding awareness, so our mental soil becomes rich for serving our soul’s purpose.

Kundalini yoga uses coordinated breath, movement, and mantra practices to strengthen the nervous system and build overall endurance.. Expect a series of movements and breath exercises that will move, cleanse and invigorate you.

 All levels welcome!

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.

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Teen Yoga with Beth Toomey

In Studio only

4:30 – 5:30 pm starting in January

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 NOVEMBER 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

NEW Functional Strength Training & Yoga on Wednesdays from 6 – 7 pm

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.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

Autumn Sound Journey with Adriana Cerundolo

Sunday, November 20th from 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Experience the power of sound in this healing sound journey. For November we will hold on Sunday evening, November 20th.

Everything is energy, and energy is vibration. Sound is, therefore a powerful tool to transform both physical and non-physical experience.  Autumn is a powerful time to release old energy and replenish our hearts. 

Lying down in deep relaxation, drift away into your own inner world of restoration to the soothing sound of voice, crystal singing bowls and percussion instruments. Arise with peace, clarity and a general awareness of true self.

$40 pre-register/$45 at the door

Settle into Winter : A Restorative Practice with Karen Kukula

Saturday, December 17th from 1 – 3:30 pm

 

Calm your body, breath and mind.

Restorative yoga postures are designed to support the body to encourage the nervous system to rebalance. When we push hard to get things done, to care for others (instead of ourselves!) overwork and worry our nervous system can get stuck in the stress response. These poses restore the body’s ability to let go of the stress and rebalance. This leads to better digestion, elimination and sleep just to name a few!

Give yourself the gift of a class of self nurturing yoga!

$50 pp/$45 Early Bird pricing until Nov 17th