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CELEBRATE SPRING!

imageWe are honored to host Shiva Rea for "Tending the Fire Chakra Vinyasa™ & Movement Alchemy," A 30 Hour in-town retreat to tend the inner fire for the rebirth of Spring. Announcing special guest 
Jai Uttal to join Shiva Rea during Savasana on Saturday! And, all 30 Hour attendees will receive an autographed copy of her new book Tending the Heart Fire
Shiva is also offering a One Day workshop: Kalari Power Vinyasa on Sunday, April 6th at Yoga Tree Castro. 

Gurudev Amrit Desai will also be hosting a workshop on April 18th: "ZERO STRESS ZONE: The Mysterious Power of Yoga Nidra" before the CIIS Yoga & Psyche Conference.  

There's a new party on the block!
Thursday Night Throwdown (TNT) with DJ HyFi at Yoga Tree Potrero begins April 17th from  8pm - 11pm. TNT is a new weekly gathering on Thursday nights of good vibes, epic yoga classes with leading yoga teachers, rockin’ dance parties, healthy refreshments, and healing modalities. Kerri Kelly will kick off this weekly yoga party as our first featured teacher!

Plan Your Summer with Yoga Tree
Cross yoga teacher training off your bucket list! Join us this summer for a 1 Month Summer 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training. Further your trainings with Jason Crandell (Power + Precision + Mindfulness); become a kids yoga teacher with Next Generation Yoga Kids Teacher Training; relax and renew in our Restorative Yoga Training with Judith Lasater; and dive into the heart of your practice as Janet Stone returns to Yoga Tree for her Sadhana Immersion. We'll see you on the mat soon!

Namaste,
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200 & 500 HR TRAININGS

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1-MONTH SUMMER
200 HR YOGA TRAINING

June 2 - 27, 2014
with Darren Main, Pete Guinosso, Jill Abelson, Darcy Lyon, Harvey Deutch, Jane Austin and more!

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6-MONTH FALL
200 HR YOGA TRAINING

September 5, 2014 - January 25, 2015
with Darren Main, Mark Morford, Jill Abelson, Dana Damara & Harvey Deutch, Jane Austin and more!

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ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY (5 HOURS)
with Harvey Deutch
April 6, 2014
Yoga Tree Potrero

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SPRING 50 HOUR ADVANCED TRAINING
with Pete Guinosso, Jill Abelson & Sean Haleen
April 21 - 26, 2014
Yoga Tree Mission

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FEATURED THIS MONTH

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TENDING THE FIRE – CHAKRA VINYASA AND MOVEMENT ALCHEMY (30 HOURS)
with Shiva Rea & Chris Tompkins 
April 3 - 6, 2014
Yoga Tree Potrero

Jai Uttal Singing 
Savasana on Saturday!

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UP SIDE DOWN YOU TURN ME: YOU’RE GIVING LOVE INSTINCTIVELY!
with Jefffrey Cohen
April 26, 1:30 - 4:00pm
Yoga Tree Hayes

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EVERYDAY SORCERY FOR URBAN MYSTICS (10 HOURS)
with Mark Morford
April 26 - 27, 2014
Yoga Tree Potrero

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TEACHER TRAININGS & CONTINUING EDUCATION

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ZERO STRESS ZONE: The Mysterious Power of Yoga Nidra
with Gurudev Yogi Amrit Desai
April 18, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Yoga Tree Mission

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YOGA SUTRA IN-DEPTH SAMADHI PADA
(12 HOURS)

with Jessica & Stéphane Dreyfus
April 9, - May 14, 2014
Yoga Tree Potrero

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OPEN HANDS: THE PATH OF ASSISTING
(20 HOURS)

with Jody Greene
May 8 - 10, 2014

Yoga Tree Mission

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SAN FRANCISCO WORKSHOPS 

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TEACHING AND PARTICIPATING IN YOGA AS A SOMATIC PRACTICE
with Ariel Howland
April 5, 12:30 – 6:30pm

Yoga Tree Potrero

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DETOX & RENEW
with Kerri Kelly
April 5, 1:15 – 4:15pm

Yoga Tree Castro

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ADJUSTING THE ELEMENTS
with Jessica & Stéphane Dreyfus
April 19, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Yoga Tree Mission

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THE ANATOMY & BIOMECHANICS OF A SUSTAINABLE YOGA PRACTICE: HIPS
with Harvey Deutch
April 27, 1:15pm - 4:15pm

Yoga Tree Castro

   
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GOOD TIMES YOGA WITH NONA FENDER AND THE BENDERS
with Lucid Dawn
April 12, 8:00 – 10:00pm

Yoga Tree Potrero

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PURE YIN BALANCING THE SEASONAL BODY: SPRING
with Dina Amsterdam
April 13, 1:00 - 4:15pm

Yoga Tree Valencia

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RESTORATIVE YOGA WITH TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS
with Britt Fohrman & Karma Moffett
April 19, 1:00 - 4:15pm 
Yoga Tree Potrero

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PRENTAL PARTNERS
with Jane Austin
April 19, 1:15 - 4:15pm
Yoga Tree Stanyan


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RESTORATIVE YOGA, HOT STONES & REIKI HEALING
with John Rettger & Ewa Litauer
April 20, 1:15 - 4:15pm

Yoga Tree Potrero

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HOW TO YOGA (5 PART SERIES): ARM BALANCE
with Stacey Rosenberg
April 20, 1:30 – 4:00pm
Yoga Tree Hayes

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PRENATAL RESTORATIVE YOGA
with Britt Fohrman
April 27, 1:00 – 4:15pm
Yoga Tree Valencia

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AUTISM BENEFIT
with Maralle Fakhereddhin and John Rettger
April 26, 1:30 – 3:30pm
Yoga Tree Stanyan

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TELEGRAPH WORKSHOPS

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YOGA FOR BEGINNERS
with David Moreno
April 1 - 29, 7:30 – 8:30pm

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FREE YIN & YANG: VINYASA & RESTORATIVE YOGA POTLUCK
with Pete Guinosso & John Rettger
April 2, 6:15 – 8:15pm

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YOGA FOR LOW BACK CARE
with Sean Haleen
April 5, 12:30 - 3:30pm

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SPRING AYURVEDIC YOGA BALANCING CLEANSE
with Scott Blossom
April 6 - 12, 2014

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DETOX FLOW
with Pete Guinosso
April 13, 1:30 – 4:00pm

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HYPNOTIC RESTORATIVE YOGA
with John Rettger & Ewa Litauer
April 19, 2:30 - 5:45pm

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MEN'S KULA: YOGA FOR GUYS
with David Moreno, Pete Guinosso & Ken Breniman
April 27, 7:00 - 9:00am

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YOGA FOR TIGHT HAMSTRINGS & HIP FLEXORS
with Ai Kubo
April 27, 2:30 – 5:00pm

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CORTE MADERA WORKSHOPS

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HYPNOTIC RESTORATIVE YOGA
with John Rettger & Ewa Litauer
April 5, 1:00 - 4:00pm

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MODERN YOGINIS: THE SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION OF WOMEN TO MODERN YOGA
with Anne O’Brien
April 19, 1:00 - 4:00pm

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STUDIO ANNOUNCEMENTS

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NEW CLASSES & TEACHERS!
Click here for the full schedule.

Castro 
Sat, 4:30 - 6:00pm, Cecily Guest, Vinyasa All Levels

Corte Madera
Mon, 4:30 - 6:00pm, Dana Damara with DJ HyFi, Vinyasa Vibes - Yoga and Live Music (First Week of the Month - Bring a Friend Free)
Mon/Wed/Fri, 6:00-7:15 am, Leigh Claxton, Sunrise Salutations
Tues/Thurs, 7:30-8:45 am, Eric Tabora, Power Vinyasa
Tues/Thurs, 10:30-11:45 am, Kendra Faye Simmons, Restorative with Harp
Sat, 11:00-12:30 pm, Eric Tabora, Power Vinyasa

Hayes 
Tues/Thurs, 12:15 - 1:15pm, Cecily Guest, Hatha Flow

Potrero
Tues/Thurs, 3:00 - 4:20pm, Cecily Guest, Hatha Flow

Telegraph
Mon/Wed, 4:00-5:20 pm, Liya Garber, Kundalini
Mon/Wed, 7:15-8:30 pm, Kate Schwabacher, Vinyasa
Tues/Thurs, 4:30-6:00 pm, Mark Silva, Vinyasa - Starts April 8th
Sat, 8:15-9:45 am, Liya Garber, Kundalini
Sun, 4:30-6:00 pm, Mark Silva, Vinyasa - Starts April 13th

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COMING NEXT MONTH

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IF YOU'RE BORED, YOU'RE BORING: ALIGNMENT IS AWAKENING
with Jason Bowman
May 4, 1:15 – 4:15pm
Yoga Tree Castro

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YIN & INNERYOGA:
YIN-YANG TRANSFORMATIONAL DEEP DIVE 

with Dina Amsterdam
May 25, 1:00 - 2:45pm
Yoga Tree Valencia

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NOAH MAZÉ YOGA LABS & ASANA CLASSES
May 23 - 25, 2014
Yoga Tree Mission

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GRAVITY & GRACE
with Manduka Founder Peter Sterios
May 31, 1:15pm - 4:15pm
Yoga Tree Hayes

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YOGA 101

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YOGA 101
with Lesley Desaulniers
April 6, 1:30 – 3:30pm
Yoga Tree Corte Madera

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YOGA 101
with Sean Haleen
April 12, 1:30 - 3:30pm
Yoga Tree Stanyan

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YOGA 101
with Stacey Rosenberg
April 27, 1:30 - 3:30pm

Yoga Tree Hayes

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NUTRITION

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PUTTING ON THE BRAKES BEFORE YOU EAT
By Darshana Weill

Now I don’t want to make you, or myself, wrong. We have all done this. But let’s get present and real about it OK? What am I talking about? Walking into the house and before you know it you are standing in the kitchen with an empty container of ______ (fill in the blank).

It wasn't until I learned to take my yoga off the mat and into the kitchen that I ended this kind of behavior...
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FEATURED TEACHER 

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JOHN RETTGER
In John Rettger's Restorative Yoga classes, students are gracefully held through a deeply meditative journey that facilitates a gentle opening of the body. John combines his extensive yoga training and expertise as a PhD in clinical psychology to create a safe and healing environment for students.

View his upcoming Restorative with Hot Stones & Reiki Healing Workshops with Ewa Litauer at Corte Madera, Potrero, Telegraph & Valencia here. And his full class schedule at 6th Ave, Telegraph and Valencia here.

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YOGIS IN THE NEWS

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ANNIE CARPENTER ON SMARTFLOW YOGA

"What I want teachers to see in their students is each student's own truth...every breath we take has the opportunity to go forward and let it go."  

Watch the video here.

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CIIS: YOGA & PSYCHE CONFERENCE
Yoga Posture Practice: Exploring Psyche in the Body
with Darcy Lyon
April 19, 9:00 - 9:50am


Align body mind and heart and explore how grounding in body wisdom supports psychological insight, depth and wholeness. 

Learn More & Sign Up

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TEACHING MINDFULNESS TO AT-RISK YOUTH
Featuring John Rettger

PBS NewsHour features John Rettger's work at the Stanford School of Medicine to bring yoga and mindfulness to low-income students to help combat stress and PTSD. Watch the full interview here.

City Visions talks to John Rettger about helping kids address stress through mindfulness and yoga.
Listen to the full interview here.

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Yoga and Access: Questions of Inclusion Conference (SAAPYA)
with Yogi Zain
April 25, 9:00am - 5:00pm

This conference provides an opportunity to examine often less visible issues of practitioner and community well-being.

Learn More & Sign Up

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YOGA OF ART EXHIBIT LIGHTS UP SAN FRANCISCO'S ASIAN ART MUSEUM
By Jill Abelson

"All the transcendent beauty of yoga—impossible to put into words, yet at a heart level so familiar—is on exhilarating display"

Sign up for an in-depth tour of Yoga: The Art of Transformation hosted by Jill Abelson on May 10th from 10am - 12:30pm.

Read the full article here.

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YOU'RE TOO
Life is Not a Struggle Unless We Make it One

Featuring Breena Geehan

"You're TOO Intimidating, It has hurt me, but it has also been one of my greatest inspirations!"

Read full article here.

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FESTIVALS & EVENTS

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HANUMAN FESTIVAL: June 12 - 15, 2014 in Boulder, CO
Get ready to AWAKEN your TRUE SELF and CELEBRATE at the summer’s best loved yoga festival!

Featuring an amazing line-up: Richard Freeman, Maty Ezraty, Kathryn Budig, Saul David Raye, Jason Crandell, Kino MacGregor, Amy Ippoliti, Sianna Sherman, Giselle Mari, and music with Xavier Rudd and Trevor Hall!

3-day Yoga Passes are on sale for $329, but hurry! prices increase on April 15th! Buy your pass today and register for a fun and inspiring weekend of yoga!

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YOGA & PSYCHE CONFERENCE: THE FUTURE OF PSYCHOLOGY
What happens when yoga is integrated with Western psychological theory and clinical practice?

This conference will take a look at the breakthroughs in somatic psychology, trauma research, and neuroscience.  Featuring A.H. Almaas, Baxter Bell, Mariana Caplan, Christopher Chapple, Gurudev Yogi Amrit Desai, Angela Farmer, Rod Stryker & Rama Jyoti Vernon. Join Yoga Tree's Darcy Lyon for "Exploring Psyche in the Body."

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