INTRO TO YOGA (Yoga 101) – Nov 5

If you’ve never done yoga, this is the best place to start!

Intro to Yoga – Yoga 101

 

Sundays – November 5, 12 and 19

6:00 to 7:15 pm 

 

Have you been curious about yoga but reluctant to give it a try….?  Our special three-week Intro To Yoga series is designed to safely and comfortably introduce new students to the physical practice of yoga… but it’s also great for those who’d like to review the basics.

In a relaxed, supportive environment, you’ll learn basic yoga postures through an easy-does-it, step-by-step approach which focuses on proper form and alignment. These special yoga poses (asanas) help to stretch, strengthen, and release tension in your body while developing concentration and awareness. 

Detailed instructions (including modifications for all needs/abilities), demonstrations, and personal hands-on adjustments are provided. We’ll go slowly so you can ask questions which will help you develop good habits from the start.  (You’ll never be pushed beyond your ability or to do anything that doesn’t feel right to you – and the option of resting is always available.)  

Breathing and meditation techniques are also taught to help reduce stress by quieting and focusing the mind (can be used on or off the mat). The session will end with guided relaxation as your body quietly absorbs the benefits of the practice.

intro to yogaBy the end of the series you’ll be prepared to transition into our on-going beginning level classes. To support you in this process, once you complete the workshop, you’ll receive ONE WEEK of UNLIMITED CLASSES too!

(This workshop is designed for those that are brand new to yoga as well as continuing students interested in reviewing the basics and reconnecting to the fundamentals of the practice. The workshop may be repeated.)

INVESTMENT:  $50  Includes one-week of UNLIMITED classes!  

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Early-Bird Discount (by October 20):  Only $40!

—————- TIPS FOR CLASS —————-

If you’re new to yoga …

If you have a yoga mat, bring it along. If you don’t own a mat, you can borrow one of ours.

Wear something that allows you to bend and move easily. Most exercise clothing will work… shorts, sweat pants, form-fitting tees, tank tops, as well as clothing specifically marketed as “yoga” clothing. We practice with bare feet. 

For your comfort, try not to eat a heavy meal 1-2 hours before class.

A hand towel and a bottle of water are nice to have, but optional.

We have a changing room for your convenience and ample parking.

NO CELL PHONES ARE ALLOWED IN THE STUDIO (including in the lobby). Please turn phones all the way off when you step inside (or leave it in the car).

 If you have any questions, please email FrontDesk@FusionYogaSac.com  

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Prenatal / Baby & Me – READ THIS!

PLEASE READ THIS !!! 

If you can’t see these classes on our “Class Schedule” page (in MindBody or the app), be sure you’re selecting or filtering classes by “ALL Service Categories” and “ALL Class Types” – that is, please don’t filter by Prenatal etc.).  If it doesn’t work, you may need to close the app/browser and re-open.  However, the classes below are ON-GOING (that is, every week).  If the class is ever cancelled for the day, there will be a red line through the class name on the schedule stating that it’s “cancelled.” 

GOT A QUESTION REGARDING THESE CLASSES…? 

Text (916) 600-6557 or email FrontDesk@FusionYogaSac.com

 SEPARATE PRICING APPLIES to our PRENATAL and BABY & ME specialty classes.   HOWEVER, our “2 Weeks for $25″ promotional offer INCLUDES specialty classes.   No other discounts/offers are available for specialty classes.  (Groupons EXCLUDE our specialty classes.)  A single class (aka “drop in”) is $16… or a 4 class pass is $52 (=$13/class)… or an 8 class pass is $96 (=$12/class).   See our pricing page for more. 

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Prenatal Classes

…………  Offered 3 days a week!   ………….

Tuesdays @ 6:00-7:15 pm  w/ Judy

Thursdays @ 6:00-7:15 pm   w/ Lale

Sundays @ 10:00-11:15 am  w/ Judy

Prenatal Classes.  Moderate to challenging.   Breath awareness is emphasized during a rhythmic flow of dynamic and restorative postures while honoring the changing needs of expectant mothers. Modifications and instruction on proper anatomical alignment help students prepare physically, mentally and emotionally for the process of childbirth.

Learn how to use the power of your breath to transform the discomforts of pregnancy and fear associated with childbirth into strength, peace of mind, and joyful surrender. Take a “time out” to quiet your mind and connect with your body and growing baby. Feel better, look better, and have an empowered birthing experience! 


 

Baby & MeBaby & Me Classes

Mondays @ 11:00 am-12:00 pm

w/ Maria & Judy

Baby & Me Classes.  Regain strength and flexibility, bond with your baby, and connect with other moms/dads/caregivers!   Our Baby & Me Yoga practice is designed specifically for the needs of a new mom. We strengthen the entire body with emphasis on the core, pelvic floor, and posture while integrating our babies into the practice. This class goes beyond the physical aspect of yoga as we use each pose as an opportunity to connect more deeply with our babies through eye contact, breath, touch, and mindfulness.

Learn to quiet the mind and find serenity as you get fit and gain confidence in your mothering through this integrative yoga practice. In each class we also take a moment to share our journeys with other new moms in the spirit of support and community.  ALL BABIES FROM 6 WEEKS OLD to NEWLY CRAWLING are welcome!   DADS, CAREGIVERS, AND FRIENDS ARE ALSO WELCOME.

Click here to meet Maria, our Baby & Me teacher  >  Maria Baby & Me Video

 

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NEW TO FUSION..? Info to get started

Welcome to Fusion Yoga!

 

Here’s some helpful information for

new students to get started with us …


 

The first time you come in, please try to arrive 15-20 minutes early for your initial paperwork, get a tour of our space, and meet your instructor.

To speed-up the check-in process, it’s helpful to have completed a Registration & Release Form in advance (print it out and bring it with you — or you can complete a form at the studio if you forget).

We have a special promotional offer for new local students: “2 WEEKS FOR $25″ – enjoy unlimited classes (for a 14 day period) for a one-time charge of only $25! You can sign-up (purchase) the promotional offer on our website by clicking here. (Create a user name/password – top right corner of screen. Then select the tab “Buy Pass/Gift Certificate.” When asked “What kind of pass would you like to buy?” pick “Yoga Classes” and then scroll down for the option of “2 weeks for $25″… and complete the transaction.) You can also purchase the introductory pass at our front desk when you come for class. If you’d prefer to pay for just one class, the cost for a single class (a “drop=in”) is $16.

But wait… there’s more! For a limited time, we’re offering a “bonus offer,” which allows new students to purchase their first, regular class pass at a substantial discount! If you’d like to purchase your bonus offer on-line, shoot an email to FrontDesk@FusionYogaSac.com for the promo code.

Got questions…? Email us at FrontDesk@FusionYogaSac.com … or send us a text at (916) 600-6557.

 

If you’re new to yoga, here’s some tips for class…

yoga matIf you have a yoga mat, bring it along. If you don’t own a mat, you can borrow one of ours. (You might want to consider buying your own mat – not only is it a commitment to your practice and will allow you to use it at home, but also for hygienic reasons. Mats can be purchased at places like Target or Amazon.com, etc. )

Wear something that allows you to bend and move easily. Most exercise clothing will work… shorts, sweat pants, form-fitting tees, tank tops, as well as clothing specifically marketed as “yoga” clothing. (Target or Lucy has a good selection.) We practice with bare feet… so make sure they’re clean and fresh :) .  Avoid wearing anything with fragrance.

Try not to eat a heavy meal 1-2 hours before class as having a full stomach can make you somewhat uncomfortable. A light snack – such as fruit, yogurt, or nuts is usually okay.

A hand towel and a bottle of water are nice to have, but optional. (Washcloths are typically available for your use.) Bottled water is available for sale in the lobby for $1.00. (We also have a water cooler for refilling your water bottle for $1.00. No charge for a drink.)

If you’d like to know more about yoga, you’ll find some helpful information in our 12-page “A Brief Introduction to the Practice of Yoga” handout.

 

If you’re new to Fusion…

We’re located at 1620 Executive Court, Sacramento, CA 95864.  Executive Court is located just off of Arden Way between Fulton and Morse Avenues (closer to Morse).  

Our class schedule can be viewed on-line at www.FusionYogaSac.com (then click “class schedule”). Lots of information is available on our site, including upcoming events, rates, and more.

  • If you’re healthy and relatively active, you might try any class that includes the word “ALL” in the description of our on-line schedule ( – or if looking at our printed schedule, look for “M″ which indicates mixed-level).
  • If you’ve got an injury or you want a mellow class, try one of our therapeutic classes such as — SOMATIC YOGA… RESTORATIVE YIN… YOGA AT THE WALL… SENIOR/BOOMER YOGA,…or YOGA FOR HEALTHY AGING.
  • If you like a challenge, try our FUSION FLOW… SLOW FLOW…. or YOGA BASICS with CORE STRENGTHENING.

Be sure to stop at the front desk to sign-in. (Signing-in is mandatory for each and every class you attend).

Try to arrive ahead of time as classes start on time. Providing the front door is unlocked, we allow late arrivals. (If there is no front desk attendant, we typically lock the door 10-15 minutes after class starts. If there is an attendant, then the front door is left open.) If you’re late, wait until the opening meditation is over with before joining the class. (Wait to see that students are transitioning into a posture. If they’re holding still, wait until there’s obvious movement or an invitation from the instructor or assistant to join the class). On the other hand, if you need to leave before class is over, be sure to let the instructor know BEFORE class starts and position yourself near the back of the room, if possible. (Try to leave quietly and before our final relaxation/savasana.)

Let the instructor know ahead of time if you’re new to yoga…. and/or if you have an injury or illness that you’re working with. If you prefer to *not* be touched, inform the instructor BEFORE class starts.

Please speak quietly in the studios as well as in the lobby as oftentimes there are classes or healing sessions in progress.

We have two changing rooms for your convenience and ample parking.

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In order to maintain a peaceful environment for all….  Please note that NO CELL PHONES ARE ALLOWED IN THE STUDIO OR LOBBY (including texting or smart phone usage). If you bring your cell phone with you, please turn the phone completely OFF – that is, no vibrating or alarms… or better yet, leave it in your car :) If you need to use your phone, please be respectful and step outside the building. Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation in helping us to keep our space sacred.

Location: 1620 Executive Court, Sacramento, CA 95864

just off of Arden Way, between Fulton and Morse Avenues  (closer to Morse)

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If you have any questions, please email FrontDesk@FusionYogaSac.com

We’re looking forward to working with you soon!

 

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YOGA & TRE© w/ Maria Alfaro- Jun 17

Yoga & TRE©

Trauma Releasing Exercises

with guest teacher Maria Alfaro

Saturday, June 17

10:00 am – 12:30 pm  (morning session)

 

psoas 3What is TRE© (Trauma Releasing Excercises)….?    TRE© is a gentle, simple and profound technique that facilitates the lengthening and relaxation of the psoas muscle. This relaxation provides a very effective release of physical and emotional tension and stress. The psoas is a very thick, deep and stubborn muscle that acts as a guardian of our lower belly. In its role as protector of our organs, it contracts and tightens, becoming shorter, in response to life’s small and big traumatic experiences. A tight psoas can cause many problems including sciatica and lower back pain. The TRE© exercises work the legs, tiring them and creating a trembling response, which begins in the legs and often spreads throughout the body. This gentle shaking is actually the nervous system’s way of discharging long-held tension or unconscious muscle contraction in order to restore the body to wholeness. 

Benefits from Yoga and TRE© release of deep chronic tension increase of overall energy and stamina “shake loose” unconscious involuntary muscle contraction discharge of buried emotional and physical trauma deep relaxation and improved circulation improved mood and decrease of aches and pains increase of the body sensitivity to pleasure improved sense of being grounded the healing of sciatica increased flexibility

Yoga and TRE© is suitable for people of all ages and levels of fitness! The workshop Yoga is simple and the TRE© exercises can be modified to accommodate anybody’s needs. A gentle one hour long Yoga practice is a soothing way to prepare any body to receive the very kinesthetically oriented work of TRE©. Deep breathing and a few basic asanas help direct people’s awareness out of their heads and into their bodies. The body’s wisdom then does the rest.

INVESTMENT:  $50  (Early Bird Price = $45 if registered by June 1)

Click here to register on-line >  …. or register at our Front Desk

Location of Workshop:   FUSION YOGA STUDIO, 1620 Executive Court, Sacramento, CA 95864

Intro to TRE©

Trauma Releasing Exercises

with guest teacher Maria Alfaro

Saturday, June 17

2:00 – 4:00 pm (afternoon session)

 

TRE© is suitable for people of all ages and levels of fitness and the TRE© exercises can be modified to accommodate anybody’s needs. Deep breathing help direct people’s awareness out of their heads and into their bodies. The body’s wisdom then does the rest.  This session does NOT include any yoga postures.

Click here to read more 0r to register for this workshop >

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS (Yoga & TRE and Intro to TRE), the reduced rate is $75 for both.


TRE maria-nyAbout Maria Alfaro:    Maria creates a supportive environment which makes people feel safe. She leads her workshops with compassion and a sense of humor. Teaching yoga since 1997 in California and beyond, Maria developed the YOGA and TRE© workshop in 2004. For more information about Maria, Yoga & TRE© or to read testimonials from participants, please visit: www.TREcalifornia.com  or contact Maria with any questions or concerns at: maria@TREcalifornia.com

About TRE©:   TRE©was developed by DR. DAVID BERCELI, a bioenergetic therapist. He has used it successfully all over the world for almost two decades working with soldiers, firefighters and survivors of war, earthquakes and other traumatic circumstances to help alleviate the many symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). To learn more about DR. DAVID BERCELI and his work, please visit: www.traumaprevention.com.

 

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YOGA for BIGGER BODIES – July

Yoga for Bigger Bodies

A Special 4-Week Summer Series with Lisa

Wednesdays:  July 5, 12, 19 & 26

6:00-7:15 pm

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Think YOU can’t do yoga…?   T H I N K   A G A I N  !!   

 

images (1) If you’re just starting out on your yoga journey, we know you might feel intimidated, overwhelmed, or uncomfortable coming to a typical or traditional yoga class.  As such, we’ve designed a special yoga class for plus-size women who want to improve their health and well-being.

In these classes, students are encouraged to move at their own pace while learning modified yoga postures to accommodate larger bodies.  The practice also includes conscious breathing, and relaxation and meditation techniques, which can be utilized both on and off the mat.

Lisa will meet you exactly where you are. She’ll guide you through each practice with thoughtful instruction, helping you to connect with your body in a loving, non-judgmental way.  All of the poses, modifications, and directions will be geared toward a plus-size body type, and we’ll use props (including chairs, if needed) to make each pose feel accessible and comfortable, while working with the body that you have today.

Specifically tailored for bigger bodies, these classes are ideal for those who feel out-of-shape, yet want to begin yoga (or to continue practicing yoga) in a setting where everyone is similar in size and shape.  This class is not a sedentary class, nor does it focus on losing weight (or on how you should look).  Rather, it’s designed for those who are looking to become stronger, more flexible, more active and comfortable, while enjoying the body they’re in.

While there is no weight requirement, please be aware that these classes are meant for those who are plus-size (or close to it).  Participants will experience the benefits of yoga in a relaxed, supportive environment that is nurturing, safe, and welcoming to all body types.

Regardless of your size, shape, age, or ability – everyone can benefit from the practice of yoga… and we look forward to showing you how!

Investment:  $80  (early bird, by June 25, $75)

Minimum of 6 participants required.

SIGN-UP NOW  

A Note on Physical Limitations:   We look forward to helping you develop a personal yoga practice. Please note, our Plus-Size classes are not necessarily appropriate for individuals with major limitations such as recent knee or wrist surgeries, severe arthritis, etc. If you’re unsure of your ability to participate in this class, please feel free to call Lori for a consultation. (Contact information is below.)  As with any physical activity, please have your doctor’s permission to exercise before joining.

Benefits of an on-going yoga practice include:

  • Strength and flexibility (both in mind and body), greater mobility, and range-of-motion
  • Less aches and pains and improved blood-flow
  • Better sense of balance
  • Reduced stress and stress-related problems - which can ultimately leads to healthier habits/choices
  • Combats diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, angina, fibromyalgia, and more
  • Improved physical health and sense of well-being
  • Body appreciation and improved self-esteem
  • Ability to relax deeply = improved sleep!
  • Increased effectiveness in dealing with mental and emotional challenges such as depression and anxiety
  • And much, much more :)

NEED A NUDGE…?   

If you’re a bit nervous or maybe just need a little reassurance, we would be happy to meet with you ahead of time to discuss your questions or concerns. Please email FrontDesk@FusionYogaSac.com.

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