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Yin Yoga


This class is taught by:

Alejandro Rivas

Alejandro has been teaching yoga for 12 years and is a Lululemon Ambassador. Yoga has shaped his life tremendously, it allows him to be present in every moment, to not take anything for granted, and to surround himself with amazing friends and family. He teaches Vinyasa Flow and specializes in various types of massages such as Prenatal, Shiatsu, Reflexlogy, Crainiosacrial and Sports Massage.

Misako Matsuoka

Misako Matsuoka hopes to share her belief that the practice of yoga can offer dynamic opportunities to discover the youthfulness of the body and to open the heart and mind. She strives to infuse her classes with playful challenges, attention to healthy alignment, and a deep connection to the breath. Misako completed her Yoga Teacher Training at Avalon Yoga in Palo Alto in 2005 and is currently a student of Chinese Medicine and Therapeutic Yoga. She studies Yin yoga with Paul Grilley and Restorative yoga with Judith Lasater. She immersed herself in Anusara yoga with Sianna Sherman, Samantha Shakti and Kenny Graham. She studies the Shadow Yoga style with Sharre Young. She has studied vinyasa with Janet Stone, and is profoundly thankful to Max Strom for his teachings. Through all these lineages of yoga she has created integral experience that seeks to balance the neuromuscular system of the physical body as well as the eternal nature of the spirit. Misako has degrees in Biology and Engineering, and is registered teacher with the Yoga Alliance.
Yin yoga bypasses the muscles and allow you to nourish and strengthen the deeper tissues. Connective tissues, fascia, joints, ligaments and bones receive gentle, low load stress. The poses are held between 2-5 minutes or longer and the muscles stay passive in order to pass the stress on to the deeper tissues.

Each Yin pose is an opportunity to go inward and meditate. It is a wonderful complement to an active (Yang) practice and a much needed tool for anyone who need to unwind tight body, mind and heart.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Apr 25 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Alejandro Rivas
  • Fri Apr 28 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Misako Matsuoka
  • Tue May 02 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Alejandro Rivas
  • Fri May 05 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Misako Matsuoka
  • Tue May 09 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Alejandro Rivas
  • Fri May 12 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Misako Matsuoka
  • Tue May 16 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Alejandro Rivas
  • Fri May 19 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Misako Matsuoka
  • Tue May 23 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Alejandro Rivas
  • Fri May 26 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Misako Matsuoka
  • Tue May 30 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Alejandro Rivas
  • Fri Jun 02 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Misako Matsuoka
  • Tue Jun 06 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Alejandro Rivas
  • Fri Jun 09 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Misako Matsuoka
  • Tue Jun 13 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Alejandro Rivas
  • Fri Jun 16 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Misako Matsuoka
  • Tue Jun 20 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Alejandro Rivas
  • Fri Jun 23 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Misako Matsuoka
  • Tue Jun 27 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Alejandro Rivas
  • Fri Jun 30 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Misako Matsuoka