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Thursday Jan. 26 through Sunday Jan. 29, 2017 - Mayacamas Ranch, Calistoga CA

Ashtanga Yoga Retreat

About the retreat


Start the New Year with an Ashtanga yoga retreat at the gorgeous Mayacamas Ranch in Calistoga, CA. Step away from your daily life to reground and reconnect through the Ashtanga yoga practice, meditation, gourmet food and a serene setting. This long weekend retreat, open to all levels of Ashtanga practitioners, offers an opportunity to come back into your truth. The retreat will include meditation, pranayama, self-reflection, and the traditional practice of Ashtanga. You will have time to deepen and strengthen your commitment to practice and begin your New Year grounded and connected. Space is limited. Retreat will fill up. $400 nonrefundable deposit required to hold your spot.

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Thursday Jan 28 to Sunday Jan 31, 2016 - Mayacamas Ranch, Calistoga CA

Ashtanga Yoga Retreat

About the retreat

Start the New Year with an Ashtanga yoga retreat at the gorgeous Mayacamas Ranch in Calistoga, CA.

Step away from your daily life to reground and reconnect through the Ashtanga yoga practice, meditation, gourmet vegetarian food and a serene setting. This long weekend retreat, open to all levels of Ashtanga practitioners, offers an opportunity to come back into your truth. The retreat will include meditation, pranayama, yin practice, self-reflection, and the traditional practice of Ashtanga. You will have time to deepen and strengthen your commitment to practice and begin your New Year grounded and connected. Space is limited. Retreat will fill up soon. $350 refundable deposit required to hold your spot.tice, self-reflection, and the traditional practice of ashtanga. You will have time to deepen and strengthen your commitment to practice and begin your New Year grounded and connected.

$800 to $1,100 per person depending on accommodation. All meals included.

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Fall 2015

Ashtanga Immersion Group

At the Berkeley Yoga Center (Studio C) - Immersion taught by Melanie Green.

The immersion program helps deepen your yoga practice and consists of 10 weekends of intensive study over a twelve-month period of time. The immersion focuses on the Ashtanga Primary Series, through study of the sutras, Ayurveda, adjustments, anatomy, and community. The program will also include a nutrition component.


Sept 2014 through Feb 2015, once a month

Yoga and Nutrition Class Series


Over time, as we practice yoga, we naturally become more interested in what we put into our bodies. We can directly distinguish the connection between the quality of practice we experience and the kinds and amounts of food we eat. Join me for a direct experience of yoga and food. Each week we will practice yoga, share food, and enjoy company.

The class will include yoga practice, nutrition, and group process. The yoga practice will include both active and passive poses, as well as meditation. It is a class that is suitable for all levels of yogis. It will provide support, discussion, yoga, and encouragement to live well and eat well. Between each meeting, homework will be given in order to make the most out of each session.

Space is limited to 12 individuals.

The dates for the series are:

  • September 15, 2014
  • October 20, 2014
  • November 17, 2014
  • December 15, 2014
  • January 19, 2015
  • February 16, 2015
YOGA AND NUTRITION CLASS: $150 with pre-registration; $180 at the door.

Thursday Jan 29 to Sunday Feb 1, 2015 - Mayacamas Ranch, Calistoga CA

Ashtanga Yoga Retreat

About the retreat

Start the New Year with an Ashtanga yoga retreat at the gorgeous Mayacamas Ranch in Calistoga, CA.

Step away from your daily life to reground and reconnect through the Ashtanga yoga practice, meditation, gourmet vegetarian food and a serene setting. This long weekend retreat, open to all levels of Ashtanga practitioners, offers an opportunity to come back into your truth. The retreat will include meditation, pranayama, yin practice, self-reflection, and the traditional practice of Ashtanga. You will have time to deepen and strengthen your commitment to practice and begin your New Year grounded and connected. You will have time to deepen and strengthen your commitment to practice and begin your New Year grounded and connected.

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Sunday June 8, 15, 22 and 29 -- 6:45 to 8:00 pm

FREE Optimal Health though Nutrition & Meditation

Four Sundays - At the Berkeley Yoga Center (Studio C)

This program is FREE and will be taught by Melanie Green at the Berkeley Yoga Center. You must be able to attend all four lessons. Each lesson will be comprised of lecture, discussion, meditation, and helpful information about how to best use nutrition and lifestyle to create optimal health. Two volunteer participants will have the opportunity to receive one-on-one nutritional support; please mention this in your email if interested.

Space in the class is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis. Email Melanie to reserve your spot.


June 1 to June 27 -- 7:00 to 9:00 am

Mysore Intensive with Leigha Nicole

Sunday to Friday - At the Berkeley Yoga Center (Studio C) - 7 to 9 am, doors open at 6:30 am

Berkeley Yoga Center welcomes Leigha Nicole who is joining us for the month of June and is hosting a mysore intensive with 2 weekend workshops. This is a rare opportunity to study with Leigha in an intimate mysore environment as well as a chance to deepen one's practice in weekend workshops. Leigha brings warmth, humor and accessibility to her nearly 3 decades of teaching as well as a deep love of the Ashtanga practice.

Before May 1st: $180 (Early Bird Registration)

After May 1st: $210

10-Class Pass: $150

Instructor: Leigha Nicole (leighanicole@gmail.com)

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Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16 -- 1:00 to 3:30 pm

Intro to Ashtanga Mysore Style with Leigha Nicole

At the Berkeley Yoga Center (Studio C)

Ashtanga Yoga taught in the tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois is a deeply transformative system of yoga. Different sequences of postures (asana) are linked together with the fluid movements of the sun salutations (surya namaskar). These are practiced with a meditative rhythmic breath technique (ujjayi pranayama) along with the cultivation of deep core strength (bandhas).

The most personal and individualized way to practice Ashtanga Yoga is in an environment called "Mysore style" classes. This workshop will focus on this particular format and prepare students to attend a Mysore Ashtanga class with a solid primary series foundation. Upon completion of this workshop, special discounts will be offered for the Mysore classes at Berkeley Yoga Center.

Cost: $75

Instructor: Leigha Nicole (leighanicole@gmail.com)

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Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29 -- from 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Adjustments, Alignment, and Anatomy with Leigha Nicole

At the Berkeley Yoga Center (Studio C)

This 2 day workshop will explore the fine art of hands-on adjusting and specific techniques for working safely and intelligently with students practicing yoga poses in a class or one-on-one setting. Technical inquiry will include working with and adjusting different body types, principles of anatomy, and reviewing alignment and energy movement in the asanas.

The core poses of the Ashtanga Primary Series will be the basis for partner work and group discussion. This workshop is offered as continuing education for yoga teachers as well as students who wish to deepen their practice.

Cost: $90

Instructor: Leigha Nicole (leighanicole@gmail.com)

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Friday Jan 31 to Sunday Feb 2, 2014 - Mayacamas Ranch, Calistoga CA

Ashtanga Yoga Retreat

About the retreat

Start the New Year with an Ashtanga yoga retreat at the gorgeous Mayacamas Ranch in Calistoga, CA. Step away from your daily life to reground and reconnect through yoga practice, meditation, gourmet vegetarian food and a serene setting. This weekend retreat, open to all levels of Ashtanga practitioners, offers an opportunity to come back into your truth.

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All rooms are beautiful and have organic bedding. Space in the retreat is limited, so register soon.

Double occupancy room before October 28: $600 per person
Double occupancy room after October 28: $650 per person



May 10-12, 2013

Weekend Ashtanga Workshop with Visiting Teacher Jodi Blumstein

Jodi Blumstein Roots of Vinyasa with Jodi Blumstein
Friday, May 10, 5:30-8:00 p.m. - At the Berkeley Yoga Center (Studio C)

Every Vinyasa that you do has a history....All of the yoga that we practice has a source. Vinyasa practices are all linked to the same history and lineage. In this 2.5 hour class we will investigate the relationship between the most popular yoga in the West and that source. We will look at the fundamentals of Vinyasa and begin to build a practice from the Roots.


Yoga Chikitsa, Pranayama & Chanting, etc. with Jodi Blumstein
Saturday, May 11, 1:00-5:00 p.m. - At the Berkeley Yoga Center (Studio C)

The Primary Series is a lifelong practice. It is Yoga Chikitsa, a yogic cleansing program that detoxifies the body, realigns the structure and begins to focus and soothe the mind. In the first part of this workshop, we will look closely at the asanas of the primary series. We will have an opportunity to explore ways to modify each of the postures to ensure that everyone can work with this powerful healing practice. In the second part of this workshop, we will explore some of the important Sutras from the first book, Samadhi Pada; Pattabhi Jois said that Ashtanga Yoga is Patanjali Yoga. . . that to understand this practice, you must study the Sutras. We will also use this time to explore the language of Sanskrit and begin by chanting the Sutras we are discussing.


Led Primary with Jodi Blumstein
Sunday, May 12, 7:00-10:00 a.m. - At the Berkeley Yoga Center (Studio 209)

Meditation, pranayama, chanting the sutras-full primary. This is the culmination of the entire weekend where we will apply all of the information in a practical way. Do your practice and all is coming! Contact www.shantishala.net for more information. Cost for the weekend is $130 by April 19; $150 after. Instructor: Jodi Blumstein


Saturday December 3, 2011 - 8am to 10am

Yoga & Hooping for the Body & Mind

The Works Exercise and Dance Studio, 2566 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley — Kaye Anderson and Melanie Green — $35

Come experience this playful and exploratory workshop with Kaye and Melanie that combines yoga and hoop-dance for core strength and moving meditation. Both hula hooping and yoga tone the body, strengthen the core, increase flexibility and balance, and quiet the mind. No hoop or yoga experience necessary, and hoops are provided for class. Please bring a yoga mat, water, and a curious mind.


July 17 to July 22, 2011

Ashtanga Intensive with Dena and Jack

Sunday 7 - 10 am ; M-F 6 - 8:30 am - At the Berkeley Yoga Center (Studio C) - $240 for the week - Space is limited, email Melanie to register.

Dena's classes will be a combination of conducted, instructional and Mysore Style. This is a rare and wonderful opportunity for ashtanga students in the Bay Area to get a chance to study with Dena. She and her family will be coming here from Australia. Dena and Jack will be teaching in Berkeley for 1 week and in San Francisco for 1 week. Dena is an amazingly heart centered teacher who has incredible insight and wisdom into the practice of ashtanga yoga.

About Dena . . .
Dena Kingsberg, native Australian, has been studying and practicing traditional ashtanga yoga for over 25 years. Having completed the fourth series in 1996 she has been certified to teach by Sri K.Pattabhi Jois of Mysore South India. Dena and Jack were married by Guruji in 1997 and the arrival of Zoli 10 and Izac 7 has completed the picture. Life is full and sweet.


November 14 to November 19, 2010

Ayurveda Cleanse with Andrew Thomas

This is the perfect time of the year to boost your immune system, as cold and flu season is nearing. The holistic medical science of Ayurveda teaches us that cold and flu symptoms are the body's way of expressing that our immune system is weak and we need rest.

This is the perfect time of the year to boost your immune system, as cold and flu season is nearing. The holistic medical science of Ayurveda teaches us that cold and flu symptoms are the body's way of expressing that our immune system is weak and we need rest. In this gentle Ayurvedic cleanse (this is a cleanse, not a fast) designed for those with an active life and work schedule, you will learn how to purify and rejuvenate your body and mind using whole foods, herbs and lifestyle routines. All in time to have a fresh digestive fire for Thanksgiving!

About Andrew...
Andrew Thomas is a certified Ayurvedic Health Practitioner through the California College of Ayurveda. His Ayurvedic studies have been primarily been guided by Dr. Marc Halpern and Ayurvedacharya Mary Thompson.