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The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy” Martin Luther King, Jr.


Strength amidst the Struggle

We need our peace-making tools now more than ever.  Living amidst social unrest, managing a global pandemic, worrying about our safety and financial security all take a toll independently.  Together, they can leave us at our wit’s end.   I am concentrating our class themes to help you keep your brain sane, your lungs healthy, and your hearts open during these trying times.  Thank you for showing up for yourself and for your community.  May your practice continue to be a solace to you.

Live-Streaming Yoga Classes

My online classes are available through Lemon From Heaven.  You can sign up and pay for these sliding scale classes ($10-$20) through the Lemon from Heaven website or jump to the section below by clicking this button:

Book a class

 

SCHEDULE  
Wednesdays, 9:00-10:15 am Mindful Yoga Flow
Fridays,  9:00-10:15 am Gentle Yoga
Saturdays, 9:30-10:45 am Mindful Yoga Flow

 

PRICING

The Opener classes have sliding scale pricing.  

  • The base fee for an hour class is $15/class.
  • If you are experiencing financial hardship related to the Coronavirus epidemic, you are welcome to attend for $10.  
  • If you are faring well and want to fill in gaps for other yogis in our community who are experiencing financial hardship, you can opt to pay $20.  
  • You’ll find the options for discount $5 or add $5 during the booking process. 
 

 

Reunited: A Backyard Mindfulness Retreat!

I was so happy to read the new CDC guidelines this morning that stated that vaccinated Americans don’t need masks when gathering outdoors in small groups. Yay! I feel COVIDly conscience and safe in inviting those of you who are fully vaccinated to a reunion to celebrate moving and breathing TOGETHER.

This half-day retreat will be held in my back yard in the Oakland Hills and in the Chabot Park just adjacent to our property. We’ll soak in the delight of practicing yoga, pranayama, mindful hiking and compassion meditation …. TOGETHER.

I’m delighted that we’ve reached a point where this is safe, and am so looking forward to seeing you in person.

COVID Safety Notes:
 – All practices will be take place outdoors.
 – You are welcome to wear a mask if you prefer. Masks are required when using indoor bathrooms.
 – I will not be cooking a shared meal for this retreat. Please bring a bag lunch.
 – Vaccination Certificates will be verified during registration.
 – Please do not attend if you are experiencing any symptoms.

Sunday May 23rd – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sliding Scale:  $50-$80
Register:  email Domonick

How to Deal with Emotions You’d Rather Not Feel

This year has been full of emotional ups and downs for all of us, a year marked by loss, anger, and worry. How are we supposed to deal with negative emotions that keep coming up when we’re stressed?  Is it best to just ignore them?  Does it help to control them so they’re more manageable?  Or are we supposed to focus on them, even though they hurt?  How are we supposed to keep on keepin’ on when we’re feeling overwhelmed by our emotion?
 
This workshop will explore these questions within the framework of yogic and mindful wisdom. You’ll learn that both avoiding emotions and trying to control them leads to struggle.  You’ll discover ways of being with your emotional ups and downs with greater ease and equanimity. You’ll explore how to stay with things that may be unpleasant, without adding more unpleasantness.  
No previous experience needed. Everyone who wants to learn how to deal better with their emotions is encouraged to join.
 

Six Tuesdays: May 4th – June 8th
6:30-7:45 pm

Sliding Scale: $125-$175

ZOOM link will be sent after you register.

Register:  email Domonick

To support the Black Lives Matter efforts, I am offering this workshop at no cost to those in the Black community. Of course, all colors of the rainbow are welcome to join.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
First, I appreciate your patience as I navigate this new medium of teaching. This transition gives us all ample opportunities to use our mindful tools to be more accepting of ourselves as we figure things out. Recognize, it may not go perfectly the first time (as I have already noticed).

Q:  When should I should join the Zoom call for a particular class?
A:  We will let people in approximately 5 minutes before the class start time. You can join anytime thereafter.  

Q: Will I be seen in my house as I am practicing?
A: The video will spotlight the teacher’s practice. You have the option of turning off your video feed, or leaving it on so Domonick can monitor your practice.

Q: Can I ask questions during the practice? Or talk to the the teacher after class?
A: Yes, unmute yourself temporarily so that I can hear your question. I’ll be available before and after class for questions.

Q: What should I do if the audio or video connection is choppy? What should I do if I have technical issues?
A: Click “Stop Video” within the Zoom call and see if that helps. If you believe your connection is strong, try restarting the Zoom app. For other issues, drop a note into the Zoom call chat area and someone will assist you.

Q:  What do I do if I get disconnected from the call during the class?
A:  Return to the same Zoom call and you’ll be let back in.

Q: What is the best browser to use for virtual classes?
A: Zoom works best from the mobile or desktop apps. If necessary, you should use Chrome for the call.

Q: Will you be teaching any evening classes?
A:  If you are interested in a class outside of the 9-5 schedule, please let me know.  If I have adequate interest, I will add a class to accommodate those still working 9-5.

 

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