...to our newly opened Yoga studio in the heart of Walnut Creek's Bancroft, Scottsdale, and Rancho San Miguel neighborhoods.
Taking care of our students and the environment is our highest priority. That's why we have partnered with Planet Renu to create a peaceful oasis, so our customers can live a healthy lifestyle.
New health order, effective 11/1: Contra Costa lifting mask requirements for all people vaccinated in an indoor setting like a gym. Indoor-masking would remain required for non-vaccinated people.
- with Dorinda Nyberg
Bring in 2022 with an afternoon of bliss and peace. Join Dorinda New Year’s Day to relax, reflect, and renew. Through a mindful sequence of restorative asanas (yoga poses), we will compassionately set up the conditions that will allow our relaxation to unfold.
What could be better after your busy holiday season? Treat yourself and have a friend or partner join you. Everyone is welcome—no previous yoga experience is necessary. Dress in layers. This workshop will be “in-studio” only so class size will be limited to 10 to maintain social distancing.
Restorative yoga pioneered by B.K.S. Iyengar and made widely popular by Judith Lasater helps to eliminate fatigue and stress that results from daily activities. It also aids in recovery from illness, injury, and trauma. A consistent restorative practice helps the body achieve optimal health.
If you prefer your own eye pillow, please bring it. We also have eye pillows for sale at the studio.
Dorinda’s teaching style helps students focus on intention and anatomical alignment through compassionate and clear instruction, skillful sequencing, and perceptive hands-on adjustments. Her purpose is to help students experience this ancient practice in a way that reveals its wisdom, and ease. Dorinda’s love of yoga comes through in her devotion to the intention of her teachers. Her reverence for yoga’s complex lineage is balanced with humor so that students leave class feeling refreshed with clear minds and energized bodies.
Dorinda has been studying Iyengar yoga since 1995 and began teaching in 2010. She is a long-time student of Donald Moyer, Mary Lou Weprin and Debbie Gilman, a graduate of The Yoga Room’s Advanced Studies Program and a Relax and Renew Trainer. She is certified at the Experienced 500 hour level (ERYT500) and a Continuing Education Provider (YACEP) with the Yoga Alliance. For seven years Dorinda coordinated and served as a member of the core faculty for the Advanced Studies Program at The Yoga Room in Berkeley.
Inversions, in which the body is upside down defying gravity, are a unique gift of yoga. They benefit the endocrine, lymphatic, circulatory, digestive, respiratory, urinary, excretory, reproductive and central nervous systems. They touch and heal us on a deep level; where our fears are hidden and where our powers of focus and joy can be found.
Inverted asanas are central in the Iyengar method. Practicing headstand, Sirsasana, and shoulder stand, Sarvangasana, are an integral part of one’s daily routine. The benefits of Sirsasana and Sarvangasana cannot be over-emphasized. If circumstances truncate the time for practice, serious practitioners know to do Sirsasana and Sarvangasana as their benefits would be missed.
- BKS Iyengar, Geeta Iyengar
Yoga is a wonderful way to help your body feel more aligned, flexible, and at ease.
With a Scoliosis curve, you want to make sure you align your spine based on your particular curve pattern when doing yoga.
In our classes, our instructors make sure you move into your yoga asanas exactly the way your back needs.
For more information check Yoga For Scoliosis on our website.
Give yourself the gift of meditation.
Meditation is an opportunity to rest the mind, body and spirit. It is an invitation to connect to the breath and to get to know your true self and your desires.
Along with the health benefits of decreasing stress and anxiety while strengthening immunity, meditation improves sleep and increases focus, creativity, and self-awareness.
To show proof of vaccination, please show your photo ID and your vaccination record cards from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), or copies or pictures of your cards. You may also fill out the online Liability Waiver and upload your documentation.
Documentation from healthcare providers will also be accepted, as will digital COVID-19 vaccine records issued by the State of California. Visit myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov for a link to your digital vaccination, which can be downloaded on to your smartphone.
Masks – as of 11/1/21, Contra Costa County is no longer mandating masks for vaccinated individuals attending an indoor class. However if you feel more safe wearing one, please feel free to continue using your mask during class.
Mat spacing – we want everyone to feel welcome and safe. Please space your mat at least 4-5 ft apart from your fellow yogi next to you.
Social distancing – please practice social distancing while in the studio. We have a shady outdoor space where you can safely communicate before or after class.
Yoga props and equipment – we recommend to bring your own props to the class. Check in with your teacher what he/she requires for the class. You are welcome to use our cleaned props available in the equipment room. Please sanitize them before putting them back.
Class sizes – we are currently keeping our class sizes to 10 in person students. So please make sure you sign up to reserve your spot in your favorite class.
Prenatal and Postnatal yoga classes are offered as in person classes only.