What we’re about
Yoga Society of San Francisco
2872 Folsom St. off of 24th and Folsom (a few blocks from 24th St. BART)
Donation based classes ($8-$20 suggested donation cash only please) - nobody turned away for lack of funds!
We have mats, blocks, and other accessories available on a donation basis as well.
Yoga Society of San Francisco was incorporated in 1972 by Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati with the intention:
~To promote self-analysisTo analyze and discover principals of good health, as well as mental and spiritual happiness.
~To foster and promote the education of people to experience the unity of all mankind
~To discover the causes of disunity and disharmony between person and persons, nation and nations
~To promote, encourage and establish unity and harmony We provide an environment that develops, fosters and promotes the experience of Oneness through various physical, intellectual and spiritual practices.
We offer regular Hatha Yoga, Meditation, Sanskrit, and Yoga Philosophy classes, as well as workshops and retreats on breathing, movement, detoxification and stress-reduction. We also have a residential program for intensive study and immersion. All group meditations, including twice-daily Vedic Fire ceremonies, are free of charge.- See more at: http://yogasocietysanfrancisco.com/about/yoga-society-san-francisco/#sthash.86PI9X2J.dpuf
About our classes:
The Power Vinyasa sequence is accessible to beginner and advanced practitioners while being very effective to develop strength, flexibility, and endurance in the entire physical body, relieve stress and tension, calm the mind, and cleanse energy channels. Asanas are connected in a flow sequence incorporating breath and alignment from balasana (child's pose) to savasana (corpse pose).
The Breathwork class is designed to control Prana, or vital life force, using yogic breathing techniques.
The quantity and quality of Prana and the way it flows through the nadis and chakras determines one’s state of mind. If the Prana level is high and its flow continuous, smooth and steady, the mind remains calm, positive and enthusiastic. However, due to lack of knowledge and attention to one’s breath, the nadis and Chakras in the average person may be partially or fully blocked leading to jerky and broken flow. As a result one experiences increased worries, fear, uncertainty, tensions, conflict and other negative qualities.
Regular practice increases and enhances the quantity and quality of Prana, and results in the practitioner feeling energetic, enthusiastic and positive. Practiced correctly under the right supervision Prananyama brings harmony between the body, mind and spirit, making one physically, mentally and spiritually strong.
About the teachers:
Brandon began practicing yoga in the form of meditation in 2012 as a means to relieve anxiety, stress, tension, and constant concern. Starting with 10-20 minutes a day, then gradually increasing length, adding new methods such as pranayama and the power of Sanskrit mantra, he was able to free his mind. However, his body was still out of balance, and he decided to go to his first Power Vinyasa class at Yoga to the People in San Francisco. Here he had an incredible Kundalini awakening experience – since then he has made it his purpose to share this gift with others, while continuing to learn and grow with each passing moment. He is an RYT 200 Yoga Alliance certified instructor and a member of the Hatha Yoga Committee at the Yoga Society.
Briksha combines Hindu Yogic practices and Buddhist wisdom in his teaching. He studied spiritual nutrition and healthy eating life style under the guidance of Dr. Gabriel Cousens and Dr. David Jubb. He worked as a rawfood chef over 7 years and teaching rawfood classes for last 5 years in addition to one year as a head chef in Tree of Life. Briksha is a certified rebirthing breath worker and yoga teacher. He has been teaching yoga, guided meditation, and stress management classes since 1992.
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Upcoming events (4+)See all
- Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga2872 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA$20.00
Shane teaches from the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition while sprinkled with Iyengar alignment with poetic metaphors with plenty of ujjai breath yogic philosophy, product of the 90s alternative, hip hop, travels around the world including three years in India all from my own experience.
- West African Dance-All levels, Dancing YogaYoga Society of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA$15.00
West African Dance-All levels, Dancing Yoga
w/ Maria Young
Every Tuesday, 5.45-7.15 pm
at Yoga Room
Description Maria’s teaching approach is to create a supportive and comfortable atmosphere. It is both body-conscious and soul-freeing, leading students through a yogic style warm-up, a clear breakdown of movements, and a joyous learning experience of traditional dances. Through her classes, students will expand their minds, and bodies and experience a new passion. West African dance is celebratory in its expression and Maria’s intention is to bring healing through sharing this art form with as many as she can reach. Biography A native of San Francisco, Maria Young, grew up in a multicultural community with exposure to various art forms and expressions of life. As a young adult she was captivated by the energy and expressive beauty of polyrhythmic drumming and dance from Guinea, West Africa. Maria’s passion for this art form led her to pursue its study and instruction for the following 20+ years. She has been fortunate to study and work with master teachers from this region that have deepened her understanding of technique and her progression as an instructor. Alternate: San Francisco native Maria Young has been captivated by the energy and richness of traditional Guinean dances since a life-changing class at CCSF in 1994. Her studies also encompass the rhythms that accompany the dances, and she teaches drumming as well. Teaching and performing for over 22 years has taken Maria to dance centers across California, Oregon, and Colorado, and abroad to St Croix. Throughout her dance journey, Youssouf Koumbassa has been Maria’s main instructor and inspiration. Through his teaching, she learned to present material clearly, with attention to detail and focus on technique. This class style is great for beginners and also helpful for more experienced dancers. As a mom, Maria is very attuned to the needs of the community and creates a welcoming, family-friendly environment.
- Breathing Ecstasy :Tantric and Taoist way.Online and in personYoga Society of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA$15.00
5Now open to In -person as well.
Breathing Ecstasy: Tantric and Taoist (MCO-meditation etc) Breathwork
Suggest Donation: $15-$25
In this class ALONG WITH Various Breathing practices, movements
we will cultivate awareness and slow down to enter subtler aspects of our body, creating a marriage of Energy and Stillness to cultivate Ecstasy with conscious breathing and guided visualization and relaxation!
To join the meeting donate here and RSVp here or
Use Venmo to Mahendra Agarwal (https://venmo.com/briksha)
PayPal : firstname.lastname@example.org
After rsvp and payment zoom link will be given..
call or email to Briksha for that at email@example.com
We hope to meet you here.Mahendra
- Vinyasa Flow, All LevelsYoga Society of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA$15.00
Flow Yoga, w/Mahendra aka Briksha; All levels
In this class, we will practice Vinyasa flow asana, followed by 10 min of deep relaxation
Every Wed, 6 pm-7.15 pm
To RSVP, text Briksha at 415.503.7802 or email;
Use Venmo to Pay
Mahendra Agarwal (https://venmo.com/briksha)
I look forward to flowing with you.