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

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Restorative Yoga


This class is taught by:

Ally Subrahmanyam

Yoga has been a constant in Ally’s life since the first day her mom brought her to a class 7 years ago. She is deeply grateful for the practice because of how it has always continued to ebb and flow with her as she has evolved and for the infinite amount of teachings and many ways to connect with what yoga is. Ally’s classes are influenced by her teachers, experiences, lessons and travels; all of which have illuminated her path. She has struggled with a chronic disc injury in her lower back that has taught her how to listen to her body and to be an especially compassionate teacher for those suffering with physical pain. She teaches from the heart and truly believes intentional movement is one of the best sources of therapy and ways we can create a union between our mind, body and soul. She is forever a student and a passionate teacher of everything she has learned on her journey thus far. Just Breathe.

Dawn Summers

Dawn Summers was initially drawn to yoga in 1983 for inspiration and support during a major personal transition. She also wanted to improve certain spinal imbalances with the practice of yoga. She discovered yoga provided a source of comfort and stability, as well as improving her back and producing an overall feeling of well-being. She deepened her commitment to the practice of yoga and became a teacher in 1985 through Swami Satchidananda's Integral Yoga. Continuing her dedication, Dawn became certified again in 1992, successfully completing a two year teachers training program by Gary Kraftsow in the Viniyoga tradition of Krishnamacharya and his son, T.K.V. Desikachar. In 2001, she was the first to be certified at the most advanced level through American Viniyoga Institute - as a Yoga Therapist. She continues to study with her teacher, Gary Kraftsow (author of Yoga for Wellness, and Yoga for Transformation); and assists him with teacher's training programs.

Marianne Linn

Born and raised in Germany, Marianne discovered the seeds of yoga, meditation and bodywork while traveling extensively in Asia. She has been studying and practicing yoga and meditation for over 20 years. In 1994, she was certified with the Sivananda Vedanta Yoga Society in Austria and continued her studies in the Iyengar and Astanga Vinyasa traditions, completing the teacher-training program at the Iyengar Institute in San Francisco. Marianne has been a student of Shandor Remete for over ten years and his Shadow Yoga greatly influences her practice and teaching. Her study of T'ai Chi and Qi Gong has also deepened her awareness of and connection to the presence of the universal life force energy. Marianne’s asana teachings draw from the essential elements of many great teachers such as Shandor Remete, Ana Forest, Andre Lappa, Sarah Powers, Paul Grilley, Doug Keller, S.N.Goenka and Adyashanti, as well as from her own experience as a Bodyworker and from her study of the Nature of Mind.

Marianne’s classes provide a supportive and light-hearted atmosphere where students are encouraged to learn to explore the harmonics of postural alignment and the connection between body, breath and mind. At the beginning of the month Marianne creates and offers a new vinyasa sequence, where one's focus on transitions, the "going in to" and "coming out of" a posture is as important as being in the posture. The practice becomes a meditation in motion. Marianne designs her classes with experienced beginners and intermediate level students in mind, although beginners and all sincere students are welcome. Marianne has been a certified Bodywork Practitioner since 1996. She offers Shiatsu, Therapeutic Thai Massage, Deep Tissue, Chi Nei Tsang, Prenatal Massage, and On-Site Chair Massage. Marianne is also available for Somatic Yoga Therapy and Private yoga coaching sessions.

 

 

Sarah Fletcher

A 200 hour California yoga alliance registered yoga teacher, Sarah is a resident of Pacifica where she enjoys teaching private, partner, and group classes – tailoring the experience to the needs and level of her students. She is well versed in many styles of yoga, creating a unique approach to energize, heal, and integrate the body and soul. With a background in psychology and behavioral therapy, Sarah has years of experience working with children affected by DD and ASD, with a specialized certification for Autism spectrum diagnosed children through YEAS Yoga. She also specializes in working with athletes, singers (check out her website sarahfletchersoprano.com), as well as individuals experiencing illness or injury to the musculo-skeletal and neuro-muscular systems.
This class is an invitation to slow down and restore your nervous system. Restorative poses and breathing exercises are sequenced to help release the body and mind of tension and stress. Through the use of props and long holds we will gently open the body, experience deep relaxation and nourish our energy. No experience necessary, all are welcome! Please bring something to cover your eyes, such as an eye pillow, if you would like. 

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Dec 16 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm with Ally Subrahmanyam
  • Mon Dec 17 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Ally Subrahmanyam
  • Sun Dec 23 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm with Ally Subrahmanyam
  • Mon Dec 24 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Ally Subrahmanyam
  • Sun Dec 30 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm with Dawn Summers
  • Mon Dec 31 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Marianne Linn
  • Sun Jan 06 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm with Ally Subrahmanyam
  • Mon Jan 07 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Sarah Fletcher
  • Sun Jan 13 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm with Ally Subrahmanyam
  • Mon Jan 14 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Ally Subrahmanyam
  • Sun Jan 20 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm with Ally Subrahmanyam
  • Mon Jan 21 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Ally Subrahmanyam
  • Sun Jan 27 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm with Ally Subrahmanyam
  • Mon Jan 28 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Ally Subrahmanyam
  • Sun Feb 03 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm with Ally Subrahmanyam
  • Mon Feb 04 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Ally Subrahmanyam
  • Sun Feb 10 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm with Ally Subrahmanyam
  • Mon Feb 11 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Ally Subrahmanyam