Many people do yoga with the same misalignments that they have in daily life. Then they may actually injure themselves doing yoga! However, you can also use yoga to relieve back pain. Learn to do yoga in a way that protects your back, lengthens your spine, and improves your posture.

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June-July 2017

TUESDAYS

Lunchtime Yoga for a Healthy Back – taught by Dana Davis

Increase strength & flexibility, reduce stress and back pain, and return to work (or your life) refreshed! Beginners welcome.

Dates: Tuesdays, June 27, 2017. Next series will be July 11-August 29 (7 classes; no class 8/1)

Time: 12-1 pm – Beginning

Time: 1:30-2:30 pm – New Beginners/Extra Gentle

Tuition: $69 for 8 classes, $38 for 4, $12 drop-in

To register: call 707-278-8718, mail a check, or pay in class.

Yoga for a Healthy Back – taught by Dana Davis (**)

Gentle, Iyengar-influenced yoga with an emphasis on healthy posture.

**Dates: June 27 ONLY (taking a break for July & August)

Time: 5:15-6:45 pm

Tuition: $95 for 8 classes, $50 for 4, $15 drop-in (series good for 3 months).

See below for class description.

THURSDAYS

Lunchtime Yoga for a Healthy Back – taught by Dana Davis

Increase strength & flexibility, reduce stress and back pain, and return to work (or your life) refreshed! Beginners welcome.

Dates: Thursdays, June 29. Next series is July 6-August 31 (8 classes; no class 8/3)

Time: 12-1 pm – Beginning

Time: 1:30-2:30 pm – New Beginners/Extra Gentle

Tuition: $69 for 8 classes, $38 for 4, $12 drop-in

To register: call 707-278-8718, mail a check, or pay in class.

Yoga for a Healthy Back – taught by Dana Davis

Gentle, Iyengar-influenced yoga with an emphasis on healthy posture.

Dates: Ongoing (no class 8/3)

Time: 5:15-6:45 pm

Tuition: $95 for 8 classes, $50 for 4, $15 drop-in (series good for 3 months)

See below for class description.

RESTORATIVE YOGA WORKSHOPS

taught by Dana Davis

Relax your body and mind; renew your energy…

Dates: Saturday, July 8, 2017

Time: 4-6 pm

Tuition: $20 per class paid at least 24 hours in advance; $30 after (RSVP required).

To register: click the button below or mail a check made out to Sonoma Body Balance to 210 Vallejo Street, Suite C, Petaluma, CA  94952. If you are paying “at the door” only cash and checks are accepted.

Limited to 9 students. See below for class description.

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OTHER YOGA WORKSHOPS

For one-time yoga or posture workshops, click the button below.

Other Yoga Workshops
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Gomukhasana

“I had been having constant problems with my sacroiliac joint – it seemed to keep ‘slipping’ and led to pain on and off for a few years. I tried chiropractors and massage, which would work for a while and then it would return to normal. Dana’s yoga teaching really helped and she took time to make sure everyone was in the right position. I went once a week for about 6 months while I was living in Petaluma and (fingers crossed) my back is still good 6 months later! It’s made me much more aware about the position my back is in generally, in and out of yoga.

-Ali Wright, Edinburgh, Scotland

LOCATION

All classes located at Sonoma Body Balance, 210 Vallejo St., Suite C, Petaluma (unless noted otherwise)

210 Vallejo Street, Suite C

For Yoga Workshops in Petaluma and Berkeley, see the Workshops Page. For classes offered by other teachers at Sonoma Body Balance, see the Resources page.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Yoga for a Healthy Back: Taught by Dana Davis. In this style of yoga, we integrate the alignments taught at the Balance Center into our yoga poses, to reduce injuries, increase length in the spine, and relieve back pain. For more information about Yoga in Balance, check out the Balance Center’s website at www.balancecenter.com.

Restorative Yoga: Taught by Dana Davis. Restorative poses help you to deeply relax body and mind, releasing stress and tension. We will do gentle poses on the floor with lots of props to encourage release. The poses do the work for you; you just relax and enjoy the benefits, such as lowered heart rate and blood pressure, a calmer mind, relaxed muscles, and a sense of renewal. This practice is the antidote to the busy world we live in today!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

If you have an injury, please tell the instructor before class begins. In Dana’s classes you will fill out a form before your first yoga class asking about injuries. It’s helpful to share anything that you think might limit your movement. You are always welcome to come out of any pose if it feels painful to you.
Classes are small enough to give individual attention to all students. The maximum number of students that will fit in the room for yoga is around 14.
Wear comfortable clothes. You can bring your own yoga mat or use one at the studio. All other props are provided. Please avoid scented products like perfume or fabric softeners.

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

At Sonoma Body Balance, we value the environment. That’s why we have natural latex yoga mats, rather than mats made of PVC. (There are some non-latex mats for those with allergies to latex). These mats are made in the USA, reducing the amount of fuel required for transportation, as compared to mats made in Asia. We also have yoga blocks made of cork, a renewable resource. We use CF light bulbs to reduce our energy “footprint” as well.