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  • Samana+ Healing Arts Center

    4632 Telegraph Avenue, Second Floor, Oakland, CA (map)

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  • In this class you will sink deeply into yin yoga poses, cultivate stillness, nourish your joints, and build quiet, powerful reserves of energy. . Each Yoga Pose is held for 3-5 minutes, giving the body a chance to open and rejuvenate. During this time the body is scanned for unconscious effort and tension the focus is on being mindful of our breath, body, and emotions. This way of approaching yoga poses challenges the joints & connective without requiring muscular effort. It ‘plays our edge’ and challenges us to remain present.

    Sitaram Das (Daniel Shankin) has found great peace and joy in yoga, ever since it was introduced to him as a young boy by his grandmother. As a teacher, he shares his experience with heart-felt wisdom, using metaphor, story-telling, and a dry humor to convey even the most complex and subtle of topics. Steeped in the traditions of Tantric Hinduism, Buddhism, Ayurveda, Bhakti Yoga, and Vedic Mythology, he strives to use his experience to offer support for his students, and remind them of their true nature, inherent goodness, and boundless strength. He also produces the podcast "Satsang with Sitar", which has been recognized as "New and Noteworthy".

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  • Malcolm
    Ayurvedic Practioner, Co-Organizer,
    Event Host

    Malcolm is co-founder of Samana+ Healing Arts Center and a Meditation Teacher living in San... more

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