What we're about

Ganja Yoga is the original cannabis-enhanced yoga, founded by author Dee Dussault. We've been blazing and bending since 2009. This group is currently managed by 1st generation certified Ganja Yoga teacher Javiera.
Javiera is the co founder of Green Magic Yoga and with her partner Sebastián, have been integrating Yoga, Cannabis and Mindfulness creating space for healing, growth and community. As the war on drugs comes to an end we are working on building safe spaces for communities to learn, grow and heal with cannabis, mindfulness and yoga. We invite you to join this cultural and evolutionary transformation. Green Magic Yoga has been featured in Playboy, Bud.com, Psychedelic Cannabis book by Daniel McQueen among other media. 
Ganja Yoga is designed for relaxation, pain-relief, well-being, community, and the cultivation of inner peace.Less physically-intense than most other yoga, Ganja Yoga is high-quality instruction, based on mindfulness and good alignment for injury-prevention, - designed for all bodies. Javi’s classes are a blend of slow vinyasa flow, relaxing vibes, grounded spirituality and a touch of latino spice. All levels are welcomed. 
Dee Dussault is a yoga practitioner of twenty-three years, and her book, Ganja Yoga, was released with Harper Collins in April 2017. 
Javi has taught taught thousands of people across the US, Mexico & Chile. 
Age 21+ only please, even if you have a MMJ card.
No MMJ required.

These classes are PRIVATE events (guest list only), and BYO (Bring Your Own Cannabis).  
website: https://greenmagicyoga.com/
instagram: @greenmagicyoga & @javiera.yoga

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Ganja Yoga Online

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The trippiest cannabis enhanced yoga class is now available online every Tuesday and Friday. This class is a magical space where Cannabis, Yoga and Community come together to chill and elevate your soul. Javi’s classes can be described as a blend of slow vinyasa flow, relaxing vibes, grounded spirituality and a touch of latino spice.

  • This is an all levels class
  • CBD/THC friendly, +21 Only
  • Bring your Own Weed (BYOW)
  • No prior Yoga or Cannabis experience is required

Pre-registration and online payment is required to reserve your spot. Reserve your spot here.

Find more online and in person classes, psychedelic cannabis circles or private sessions visiting https://greenmagicyoga.com/

FAQs

  1. Do I need a medical marijuana card and is cannabis provided?
    Medical cards are not required in California since Prop 64, however, since it passed, we've had to become a "BYO" event." Adults are legally allowed to share, and there's always plenty to go around.
  2. Do I have to use cannabis at Ganja Yoga?
    Yoga is great, enhanced or not. Sometimes students enjoy enhancing their practice with cannabis, at other times they prefer having a yoga practice without cannabis. Some people have a CBD only practice. It's always up to you.
  3. What do I need to bring?
    Bring a yoga mat, props if you need or enjoy them (2 blocks, strap) and water bottle.
  4. How much cannabis should I consume for this practice?
    First-timers to Ganja Yoga or yoga in general might want to start slow and consume less cannabis than they usually do. See how you feel first, you can always consume a little more later or in your next class. Some people with higher tolerance levels might smoke more. Everyone's relationship to cannabis is different. Be mindful of your body, intention and usage.
  5. Is this practice safe? What if I haven't done yoga before?
    Yes, this is an all-levels gentle slow flow yoga class, oriented towards mindful awareness and relaxation. Javiera teaches yoga from a trauma-informed perspective. If you are new to yoga, we invite you to take it slow and be mindful of your body. If you have any concerns please reach out before class.

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Psychedelic Sitter School Open House

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Psychedelics are a dynamic and growing field and now is a great time to become more involved. Psychedelic Sitters School has been training guides since 2012 when it was founded by Daniel McQueen, who remains the main instructor for our program.

Unlike other programs that can be mostly theoretical in nature, PSS emphasizes experiential experiences. We believe that in order to become a well-rounded psychedelic therapist and guide, it is essential to do your own journeys and become familiar with the psychedelic space. We have found cannabis to be a powerful and reliable psychedelic for guiding and psychedelic therapy.

We also are unique in that we do not limit our training to those currently practicing in clinical or medical fields. We believe that everyone involved with psychedelics can benefit from these skills even if you choose not work professionally. That being said, if you are interested in adding to your professional skill set, we offer credentialing in Mindfulness-Based Psychedelic Therapy with an emphasis in Cannabis-Assisted Psychedelic Therapy and offer a lot of ongoing opportunities for working professionally within our community.

Why Cannabis?
We orient the training around cannabis because it is widely legal and accessible and has the potential to evoke profound psychedelic experiences similar to other psychedelic medicines.
There are a lot of misunderstandings about using cannabis as a psychedelic in our culture. It is our experience that cannabis is a classic psychedelic and is as potent as psilocybin and DMT, a powerful plant-based empathogen similar to MDMA, and also promotes healing trauma and releasing tension in the body by directly affecting the endocannabinoid system, which is unique to cannabis and crucial for somatic trauma healing. The key to unlocking the potential of cannabis is through the proper formulation, which we teach our students how to make.

Most notably, however, our students can also begin legally practicing as a psychedelic guide in most states, both under adult use and medical cannabis laws. Only cannabis can be used legally in the United States so there are serious liabilities working with other psychedelic medicines even if the guide remains ethical and is well trained in a legitimate program.

With that being said, regulations are quickly changing. By 2023 we will be offering a number of international training retreats teaching how to safely, ethically, and skillfully use psilocybin mushrooms, N,N-DMT, and even 5-MeO-DMT, as well as ketamine-assisted trainings in our center in Boulder.

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What does PSS includes?

  • Each PSS has a 4 day Intensive
  • Practicum (Weekend plus a 3hr preparation and integration session)
  • Online Platform with pre recorded Lectures, Manuals and Forums
  • Peer Supervision Group calls

Dates and Schedule

  • PSS1 September 8-11th 2022
  • Thursday 9-4, Friday & Saturday 9-5PM, Sunday 9-3:30PM PT
  • PSS2 November 3-6th 2022
  • Thursday 9-4, Friday & Saturday 9-6PM, Sunday 9-3:30PM PT
  • Spring 2023 Dates TBD
  • Fall 2023 Dates TB

How can I apply?
Application & Interview Fee $150
Scheduling your Interview and being approved.
50% Deposit to secure your spot (In Person cohorts have a limited capacity)
Apply Here

PSS is split up in two levels with a focus on experiential learning, with an additional level for advanced practices to become provide Psychedelic Therapy. Each level has a 4 day intensive training followed by a 2 day hands-on practicum. If you've been wanting to learn the basics around psychedelic sitting, risk reduction, mindfulness practices, the art of ceremony and facilitation with psychedelic cannabis, then this training is for you!

This first training will be held in Berkeley from September 8-10, Level 2 is offered on November 3-6th. It will be led by Daniel McQueen and co-facilitated by Javi and Seba. Credentialing is available as part of the MBPT track (Mindfulness-Based Psychedelic Therapy) which includes Mentorship, Supervision Sessions, Practice Hours, etc.
The first cohort will be small and intimate, spots are limited.

TRAINING OVERVIEW
Psychedelic Guide Training
PSS1 – Psychedelic Guide Training – Foundations
PSS2 – Psychedelic Guide Training – Advanced Guiding Practices
MBPT Professional Guide Track – completed concurrently with PSS1 & PSS2
Psychedelic Therapy Training
PSS3 – Psychedelic Therapy Training – Advanced Clinical Practices
MBPT Professional Guide Track – completed concurrently with PSS 3

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Ganja Yoga Santa Cruz

Squid Row

Welcome to the Ganja Yoga Community! This class is a magical space where Cannabis, Yoga and Community come together to chill and elevate your soul. Javi’s classes can be described as a blend of slow vinyasa flow, relaxing vibes, grounded spirituality and a touch of latino spice. A San Francisco classic now right here in downtown Santa Cruz!

  • This is an all levels class
  • CBD/THC friendly, 21+ Only
  • Bring your Own Weed (BYOW)
  • Masks optional
  • No prior Yoga or Cannabis experience is required

Join us every Thursday at The Studio on Squid Row.
Doors open at 6PM and close at 6:15PM
Tickets: $18

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Pre-registration and online payment is required to reserve your spot.

About the Class
Ganja Yoga begins with a 20-min vape sesh circle. This is where you are invited to partake with Cannabis, meet new friends and prepare for the class. We then come together through a brief check-in circle and slowly step into movement. Class is catered to all levels of experience, you are welcome to pause at any moment and rest in child's pose or savasana. The class is set to an atmosphere of trippy music and soft lighting which invite the exploration of the deep psychedelic realms within. Each trip is unique!

What do I need to bring?
Bring a yoga mat, props if you need or enjoy them (2 blocks, strap), water bottle and favorite cannabis products.

Cannabis Use
Cannabis use is always optional in this class. If you're new to cannabis you might start off with CBD or a low THC option. Vaping, tinctures, topicals and edibles are all welcome. We will be refraining from smoking or combustion inside this location for fire hazard safety. Thank you!!
This is a 21+ BYOW (Bring your own Weed) event. Having said that, sharing among adults is legal.

About the Studio
The Studio is located at 738 Chestnut St and runs along Squid Row. It is a part of the historic Enterprise Iron Works building which artist Michael Leeds has converted into an alternative lifestyle project over the last half century. It was also Michael’s private workshop for many years and has a lovely vibe to it. Come and check it out!

COVID Safety
This is an indoor venue and we encourage everyone to be responsible and take care of yourself and others. Masks are optional. If you have any Flu or COVID like symptoms, please refrain from attending, we’re happy to reschedule your class for when you’re feeling better.

About Javi
Javiera (@javiera.yoga) is a Ganja Yoga instructor and Cannabis Guide trained by Dee Dussault and Daniel McQueen. Javi has specialized in Trauma Recovery Yoga and also works with clients in preparation, guidance and integration of psychedelic journeys. Since 2019 Javi began leading the San Francisco Ganja Yoga community and in 2020 began teaching Ganja Yoga Online. Javi is also an Integral Nutrition Coach and currently works as the Training Program coordinator for the Center for Medicinal Mindfulness. In her free time Javi likes to go hiking in the redwoods, care for her plants and two kitties.

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Ganja Yoga Online

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The trippiest cannabis enhanced yoga class is now available online every Tuesday and Friday. This class is a magical space where Cannabis, Yoga and Community come together to chill and elevate your soul. Javi’s classes can be described as a blend of slow vinyasa flow, relaxing vibes, grounded spirituality and a touch of latino spice.

  • This is an all levels class
  • CBD/THC friendly, +21 Only
  • Bring your Own Weed (BYOW)
  • No prior Yoga or Cannabis experience is required

Pre-registration and online payment is required to reserve your spot. Reserve your spot here.

Find more online and in person classes, psychedelic cannabis circles or private sessions visiting https://greenmagicyoga.com/

FAQs

  1. Do I need a medical marijuana card and is cannabis provided?
    Medical cards are not required in California since Prop 64, however, since it passed, we've had to become a "BYO" event." Adults are legally allowed to share, and there's always plenty to go around.
  2. Do I have to use cannabis at Ganja Yoga?
    Yoga is great, enhanced or not. Sometimes students enjoy enhancing their practice with cannabis, at other times they prefer having a yoga practice without cannabis. Some people have a CBD only practice. It's always up to you.
  3. What do I need to bring?
    Bring a yoga mat, props if you need or enjoy them (2 blocks, strap) and water bottle.
  4. How much cannabis should I consume for this practice?
    First-timers to Ganja Yoga or yoga in general might want to start slow and consume less cannabis than they usually do. See how you feel first, you can always consume a little more later or in your next class. Some people with higher tolerance levels might smoke more. Everyone's relationship to cannabis is different. Be mindful of your body, intention and usage.
  5. Is this practice safe? What if I haven't done yoga before?
    Yes, this is an all-levels gentle slow flow yoga class, oriented towards mindful awareness and relaxation. Javiera teaches yoga from a trauma-informed perspective. If you are new to yoga, we invite you to take it slow and be mindful of your body. If you have any concerns please reach out before class.

GET TICKETS

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