Radiant Thanksgiving

Join us Thanksgiving morning for two special classes. These powerful classes will open your heart and leave you with a sense of deep gratitude and recognition for all that you have.

8:15 – 9:30 am – Gratitude Flow w/Emily Robinson
Whether your holiday is overflowing with busy or settling into calm, Emily will guide you through breath work finding space for yourself. Her flow will incorporate poses specific to cultivating gratitude in our bodies and opening our hearts. Finding space for yourself in the holidays is important and gratitude with a sense of well being can help guide you through the whole season.

10:00 – 11:15 am – Abundance Flow w/Diana Vitantonio
In this season of abundance, get centered on your mat and full on yoga before you fill your plate with Thanksgiving favorites and family time. This class is designed to be grounding and balanced – we will flow, sweat and reflect on our blessings so you will leave with space for whatever comes next – whether that is pumpkin pie or your awkward in-laws, or some of both!

*Regular class rates apply
All other classes will be cancelled on Thanksgiving. On Friday, November 29th the 6:00 am and 6:00 pm classes will be cancelled as well.

As a way to help those less fortunate we will be accepting non-perishable food and monetary donations for the El Dorado Hills Food Bank. Please help us to help others that are less fortunate during the holiday season.

Donate by credit card online at the link above or by cash or check at the studio. Make checks payable to El Dorado Hills Food Bank

Holiday Sound Bath – December 8th!

Take a break from the busyness of the holiday season and take some time for YOU.

Sound is not just perceived by our ears but by every cell in the body. The powerful vibrations of the gong and the sweet sound of each note of the crystal bowls will meditate you, clear meridians, open chanels and chakras releasing the flow of Kundalini energy to ascend up the central channel from the root chakra, balancing and aligning your system.

As you allow blocked emotions to loosen in this process and gently release that which no longer serves you into the sound, you activate your inherent ability to heal and awaken. Let the sound do the work as you release stress, deeply relax and come into balance.

Please register in advance and come hydrated and comfortably dressed. We recommend bringing a yoga mat, small pillow for your head and light blanket to support your experience.

Sunday, December 8th 4:30 – 5:45 pm

Investment – $20 pre registration, $25 at the door

Pattie Meier Bio
Intuitive, authentic, spirited and joyful, Pattie has been working as a healing artist since 1997. With her roots in massage therapy and bodywork, Pattie works with several modalities including Cranio Sacral Therapy, Bowen Therapy, Reiki, chakra balancing and sound healing. She also has 500 hours of yoga teacher training completion.

“I am passionate about chipping away at all the layers beneath which lies the truth of who I really am…and who you truly are…divine beings of love and light! May we support each other on this journey.” Pattie

 

Ashtanga Led Primary – Returns to schedule 11/8, noon – 1:30 pm!

Ashtanga Yoga is divided into six distinct series. In this, the Primary Series, we explore the grounding postures which will begin to purify the body, strengthen the core, dramatically increase mobility in the hips and knees, and open the shoulders and hamstrings. We will also learn how to breathe efficiently to generate internal heat and bring calm to our minds.

The Primary Series is framed by the familiar Sun Salutations, standing postures and twists, and a calming, restorative closing sequence. Hands-on assistance, adjustments and modifications are an integral part of Ashtanga, and no previous experience is required. Recommended for all students with a regular Power Vinyasa practice.

Fridays, noon – 1:30 pm *starting 11/8

Regular class rates apply.

Stress, Sex & Hormones – November 17th

Join Ben White as he dives deep into how stress affects nearly every aspect of our lives. He will explore how to fine tune our lifestyle habits to ensure optimal human performance mentally, emotionally, physically as well as sexually. He will break down how stress impacts intimate relationships, our ability to create and manifest what we desire in life, in addition to our our ability to recover from the intense demands we place on ourselves. Learn tips to improve your nutrition, sleep, digestion, hormone production and much more!
Sunday, November 17th Noon-2:30
Investment – $40 preregistration/$45 at the door

Candlelight Yin w/Emily Robinson 11/27

Join us for an evening of grace and gratitude as we welcome the season of giving and celebration. Emily Robinson will lead you through a yin practice of opening and softening your body as well as decompressing the mind in the midst of the busy holiday season. Gain immediate access to your internal power through the deep centering and grounding of Yin Yoga.
Wednesday, November 27th 6:00-7:15 pm
 
Regular class rates apply

Deeply Rooted – A Holy Yoga Practice, Thursdays 7:30-8:30 pm

Deeply Rooted Holy Yoga is for everyone. Come meditate, breathe, worship and move through an abundantly grace-filled class.

Holy Yoga creates an environment to connect more intimately with God through a beautiful practice of breath and movement to contemporary and Christian music. There is often a misunderstanding that yoga is a religion, it is not. Yoga is a spiritual discipline, much like prayer, fasting and meditation. Yoga has the capacity to enhance our personal beliefs and faith.

Thursdays from 7:30 – 8:30 pm

Donation based

Kundalini Yoga w/Hannah Zachney – November 24th, 4:30 – 5:45 pm

Love without trust is impossible. If you break promises to yourself you will destroy your own trust. You must trust yourself before you can fully love anyone else.

Kundalini Yoga has taught me to trust my instincts, intuition and encouraged me to accept and know myself in a way that was previously unknown to me. Kundalini yoga offers endless tools to enhance this process. It will strengthen the heart chakra. It will build courage and resilience. It will wake you up. It has been said that a student cannot remain the same when they practice Kundalini Yoga. It will awaken the energy of consciousness, shed light on our self-imposed limitations and invites us to trust our intuitive mind. Kundalini will create dramatic, lasting changes in your life very quickly.
You will:
  • Learn the history, purpose, benefits and origins of Kundalini Yoga
  • Experience a kriya (a specific set of exercises with particular breath work in a particular order to achieve a specific outcome)
  • Experience a Kundalini meditation
  • Understand the power & grace of this practice
Sat Nam! (Truth is my (and your) Identity)
The 4th Sunday of every month from 4:30 – 5:45 pm
  • November 24th
  • December 22nd
Regular class rates apply

Yoga Goals – by Kailey Herron

“The renunciation of doing harm is the perfection of discipline.” -Shantideva
Shantideva was an 8th century Buddhist monk whose teachings continue to be relevant long after his death. As Yogis, our first and most important guideline is the idea of non-harm or ahimsa. Thankfully, most of us don’t need a guideline encouraging us not to punch anyone we disagree with. And certainly on our mats, it’s wise to move mindfully so we don’t hurt ourselves. But ahimsa is actually much larger and nuanced than just not beating up our bodies (or kicking the dog). It takes awareness and commitment. This is why Shantideva calls it the perfection of discipline. Whatever we practice, grows. If we practice even small harms – be it through our actions, words, or even our thoughts – those things grow. Do we indulge habits that break us down without giving us much in return? How often are we self-critical or judgmental of others? Do we speak unkind words behind a friend or family member’s back? You get the idea of how much discipline it would take to live a life free from all forms of harming. Any form of impatience or jealousy, judgement or aggression is a place to focus compassionate curiosity and practice the discipline of non-harming. If we practice replacing hurtful thoughts, words, and actions with gentleness and compassion, our experience of life softens. It is said that anyone who masters this skill will exist in a state of fearlessness – nothing to fear and no creature, human or animal to fear them. Saint Francis was an example of a being who thoroughly embodied ahimsa. Although I may fall short (countless times a day usually) in my efforts to live a harmless life, I think these big and idealistic aspirations are often exactly what we should set our sights on. Why not see how close we can get while reaping the benefits along the way?

Less Harm and More Love,
Kailey

Yin & Yoga Nidra – December 15th 11:45-1:00 pm

Sunday – December 15th, 11:45-1:00 pm
Join us on the third Sunday of every month for Yin & Yoga Nidra. Class will start with 45 minutes of Yin to access and open the deep layers of connective tissue in the body.This practice emphasizes stillness and silence, allowing for a meditative experience that will reduce anxiety, tension and stress. The last 30 minutes of class will be spent in yogic sleep (Yoga Nidra) which isthe perfect antidote to the chronic stress or pressure many of us experience in our daily lives. You will be guided through layers of consciousness and connection while being offered something that seems more precious now than ever – space to relax. Please join us for a perfectly restorative afternoon!
The 3rd Sunday of every month from 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
December 15th

Congratulations Assisting Training Graduates!!!

Congratulations to our new graduates from Radiant Yoga’s Assisting Training with Kailey and Sam! We are so excited and grateful to have more assistants in our classes! Please congratulate Christine Beecher, Cassey Wagner, Adreanna Campini, Becky Hobgood, Tim Lockwood, Wendy Mather, Donna Olson, Fimy Sahaida and Allie Schatzman when you see them around the studio sharing and extending love!