90 C Eureka Square Shopping  |  Pacifica, CA 94044  |  (650) 355-9642


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  • Alex Web

    Heated Vinyasa Yoga

  • Jackie Slide

    Unheated All Levels Classes

  • Laurie Web

    Specialty Classes and Workshops

  • Tati Massage 2

    Massage & Wellness

  • Asia Edit 2

    Belly Dance

  • Studio Slide

    Beautiful Bamboo Floors

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<< Schedule for Sat Apr 30, 2016 >>


Date:


Sat Apr 30, 2016
Class
Instructor
8:00 am - 9:15 am Heated Vinyasa
8:00 am - 8:45 am Meditation by donation
9:00 am - 10:30 am Mindful Flow Yoga
9:30 am - 11:00 am Bhakti Vinyasa Flow
10:45 am - 12:00 pm Viniyoga
12:15 pm - 2:15 pm Extending into Backbends
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Hatha Yoga
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Vinyasa

   
  

Ocean Yoga in Pacifica, CA


Welcome to Ocean Yoga.  Our mission is to provide a sanctuary that provides healing through yoga, massage and dance.

Ocean Yoga is a space where trained teachers teach yoga and belly dance and skilled therapists provide therapies through touch, enhancing the lives of all who come into our space.

We started building the studio in December 2007, with a team of friends and volunteers who worked long hours painting and cleaning, putting up walls, and creating the administrative infrastructure of the studio.  In January 2008, we opened our doors, and on March 28th, 2008, we held our grand opening party.

We are proud to offer a diverse and creative yoga program for all levels, a fantastic Belly Dance program; Massage Therapy and Reiki treatments, as well as a wide variety of workshops.  Our programs are led by experienced and knowledgeable professionals who take great pride in the services they offer.

Over the years, we have grown and changed, yet have stayed true to our core mission to create a space that serves as a refuge from the busy lives we lead.  Ocean Yoga would not exist were it not for the dedication of friends, family, investors, teachers, therapists, and our front desk staff.  We are grateful to our community for the love and support that have made us Ocean Yoga.

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Welcome to our Health and Wellness Blog!

How Yoga Benefits YOU!

We really loved this article. It's simple, straightforward and offers great explanation as to why yoga is for EVERY BODY and how it can be beneficial. Enjoy the read, and let us know what you think. Click the title to open the link.Emily 1547

The Power of Self Care

A really great article to reminder us of the power of taking care of our selves as the seasons change and our lives begin to shift. Find some time and make space for YOU today. ♥ Click on the title above to be directed to the site. 

Sthira, Sukha, Asanam.

In yoga the aim is to find balance between effort and ease, sthira sukha. I've always been high on the effort side, and not just in yoga, but in life!

Ive been known to "power through" things. I do remote work and teach yoga and care for my dog and take on challenges of doing 100 handstands a day and meditate daily and set goals for myself.... All at 110%. The list goes on. These things are all well and good, however with no ease to balance it out, I burn out easily. I get drained and can't figure out why. I wonder why all my efforts seem to make me so tired. It's all effort and no ease! When I'm 110% in effort, I'm 110% in unworthiness, in needing to do things to prove myself and who I am. I'm 110% about me and my concern for looking good.

So... How to find balance? How to balance out effort with ease? For me, it starts with awareness. Meditation helps. Observing my mind helps. When I feel that "go,go,go," that push to do it all, I stop, I pause, and I drop it all to do something just for me. I play piano and sing. I draw a bubble bath. I talk a long walk in the woods and leave my phone behind. I sit and read all afternoon. It's in these moments I find that inner pace in knowing I am no less worthy when I do these things... That in fact, I am worthy just as I am. ❤

I believe we all probably tell ourselves we are unworthy, and it breaks my heart because it is such a lie. Know you are worthy, you are loved, you are amazing, just as you are. And if you can't see it, see if you can balance sthira sukha. See if from a balanced place, your inner peace and love can shine light into the dark places.

Namaste, sweet friends.


Sthira Sukha

Love Within The Practice

A love theme is fitting the week after Valentines Day, don't you think?

Do you ever have intense moments on your mat? Where you feel every bone and muscle in your body working? Where you feel like your teacher is relentless and you start to get angry with them and wish they'd sympathize with your pain? Yup, today was one of those days for me.

These kinds of classes are always challenging mentally. My mind wants to take over, to chatter, to go into the negative zone. Today, something my teacher said stopped me. "Love is at the heart of the yoga practice. Do everything you do on your mat in love." 

Here a few ways I thought of to "practice love" (kindness, ahimsa, or non-harm) on your mat:
  1. Show love by practicing kind thoughts during challenging poses
  2. Show love by taking a break when your body is past it's limit.
  3. Show love by honoring your body and your practice rather than wishing it were someone else's.
  4. Show love by staying within your limits and choosing not to force anything.
  5. Show love by smiling or practicing gratitude during a challenging pose (like chair. or boat. or dancer. or whatever pose makes your mind go crazy!)
  6. Show love by smiling at a neighbor when you make eye contact.
  7. Show love by listening to your breath and letting go of the negative thoughts and much as possible. 
  8. Show love in the way you move through your flow, mindfully choosing each step along the way.
    1. Vinyasa means many things, one of which is Vinyasa Krama- "step by step." Let each step be a journey, an adventure, another moment to love, well... you!
There are so many ways to practice love on your mat! What are some ways you can think of?

Something as simple as remembering that love is behind it all- not just behind yoga, but behind everything we do as human beings- can radically shift your perspective and outlook on your day, your week, even your life! See love today in all things, and see how you are changed because of it.



8 Tips to Get Your Yoga Practice Going

This is a great article with some tips on how to keep your practice going AFTER your first class! Really, they are great reminders for all of us as yoga practitioners. Often, we can stuck in competition or needing a pose to be RIGHT, rather than focusing on what our body needs in the moment. Enjoy the read! 
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