The Stress Management Center (SMC) is therapy-based yoga center—the only one of it's kind in the Bay Area. We serve a community of people with stiff backs, sore knees, some injuries, and a variety of discomforts, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, orthopedic issues, anxiety, depression, weight gain, joint health, and other movement issues. We offer a wide selection of classes, specialize in one-on-one care, and provide a wide variety of outreach classes. Call today for a consultation! 415.461.2288
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Help us reach more people with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)!
Did you know that stroke now happens every 40 seconds in the U.S.? The Brain Injury Network of the Bay Area (BINBA) would like to increase their Yoga Therapy offering to include a class for stroke survivors. We are raising money to meet that need. Please help! For more information, click here.
To make a tax-deductible donation, mail or drop off your donation (payable to BINBA Movement Program) to SMC.
SMC'S 2015-2016 YOGA TEACHER AND YOGA THERAPY TRAINING
Sign up NOW for the Fall 2015 Training Session! Are you thinking about a career in Yoga Therapy? Consider one of our training programs to earn your Yoga Alliance 200RYT or 500RYT Certificate or join the NEW 800-hr Yoga Therapy Training!
These workshops are taught by our lead Faculty. They are a great way to learn remedies for aches and pains and also the best way for Teachers to experience the quality of instruction we offer in our Teacher Trainings. Join us!
AYURVEDA AND YOGA
Happy Belly: A One-day Retreat with Lynn Weinberger and Simone De Winter! Come join us for a daylong workshop combining yoga and ayurveda — two complementary arms of India's ancient healing science! For more information, click here.
TWO WONDERFUL RETREATS WITH DEEP RELEASE EXPERT KAYA MINDLIN!
Deep Release Yoga Retreat — Dedicate a day to yourself and your yoga in this delicious workshop exploring the classical, "One Footed King Pigeon Pose"! For more information, click here.
The Hyperflexible Yogi Retreat (for Experienced Students and Teachers) — Learn how to recognize and work with the specific body-mind type of the hyperflexible yogi, and the unusually challenging combination of slippery joints and tight core. For more information, click here.
KAISER YOGA CLASSES (provided by SMC)
Sign up for Kaiser Classes! It is less expensive and may be closer to your home/workplace. SMC provides therapeutic yoga at Kaiser in Terra Linda and Petaluma and in Larkspur at SMC! You can sign up through Kaiser Health Education at 415.492.6352. Check our yoga schedule for days and times. All levels, ages, and bodies are welcome! NOTE: You do NOT need to be a Kaiser member to attend any of these classes!
COUNTY OF MARIN YOGA CLASSES (provided by SMC)
County of Marin employees, sign up for yoga classes designed to release tension and stress, promote relaxation, and enhance focus! SMC provides ongoing yoga classes, run in 2-month sessions, at the following County of Marin locations: 1). Civic Center and 2). S. Novato Library. For more information (cost and class times) and to sign up, call SMC at 415.461.2288. All levels are welcome!
NEW TEACHERS AT SMC!
SMC is thrilled to welcome 4 new instructors to the Stress Management Family:
Eva Yearsley is one of Mill Valley's most experienced yoga and pilates teachers, and you now have a weekly opportunity to practice with her in Marin! Join the KAISER PERMANENTE-sponsored Yoga Pilates II class with Eva for only $10 per session!!! Eva Yearsley has practiced the Joy of Yoga for over 14 years. Her active classes bring in the fluidity of a Vinyasa flow and the grounding of the Iyengar style of Hatha Yoga. Gentle classes focus on building strength, flexibility, and relaxation through slower movements. Her students enjoy her ever-changing classes and her upbeat, relaxing style. Class meets at SMC. Register by calling Denise at Kaiser Permanente: 415.492.6352.
Trinity Rose was introduced to yogic breath and asana at the age of 12 and it continues to be a central part of her life. Her teaching is deeply influenced by her study of Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Feldenkrais, Ayurveda and her 13-year career as a professional massage therapist. Trinity says, "My yoga practice has been a wonderfully reliable source of wisdom and connection, a place where I find intimacy with my body, mind and emotions. Skillful yoga opens us to life, and gives us the grounding, stability, grace, and skillfulness to engage it fully. It is my deep joy to share the richness I have found on the yogic path with others.” Join Trinity for a gentle, yet dynamic practice focused on restoring vitality; YOGA FOR STRESS RELIEF, Thursdays 6-7:15pm—appropriate for all levels.
Joy Rudy Joy has been practicing and studying yoga for 20 years. She completed her yoga certification at Piedmont Yoga in Oakland. She has been trained in yoga for people with disabilities, as well as yoga for Scoliosis. In 2014, Joy completed a 500-hour Yoga Therapy Teacher Training at The Stress Management Center of Marin.
Julie Howard Julie has been practicing Iyengar yoga for more than 20 years. She completed a 200-hour teacher training with Tony Briggs at the Yoga Loft in San Francisco, a 110-hour yoga teacher training with Kofi Busia (a long-time senior student of BKS Iyengar), and is certified to teach restorative poses. Her love of teaching comes through in her teachings, and her goal is to teach her students to take care of themselves through yoga. Julie is a Yoga Alliance-certified teacher and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.