Riverbed Yoga is the Russian River community's only dedicated yoga studio.  Riverbed offers an intimate retreat-like setting for you to start or expand your yoga practice.  Our goal is to offer a safe and spacious experience, by offering a variety of class levels and styles, all taught by a talented roster of certified instructors.  

December 2014 Schedule (reserve classes online

Sunday 

11am-12:15pm     Intermediate Flow Instructor Nicole 

Sweat, breathe and build strength and flexibility for your asana practice, work hard while moving through many up beat postures. Finish with a nice cool down rest and relaxation.

4-5:30pm    Kundalini w/Gangarani  

Awaken your kundalini energy using breath and movement.  This class is our gift to the community this August.  Free.  The practice is both subtle and intense.  Track how you feel after class.  We recommend taking at least two classes to feel the effects.
 

6:00-7pm   Relax and Restore w/ Joan

Our gentlest, most spacious class.  Gentle movements blend with longer holds using props to encourage release and renewal.  Appropriate for all levels, including beginners.

Monday

8:30-9:30am   Kripalu Yoga Mixed Level w/ Joan 

A balanced practice that combines dynamic movement with longer asana holds, and an emphasis on safety, alignment, breath and integration.  Modifications offered to best tailor practice to your body's needs.

5:30-6:45pm   Gentle/beginner w/ Brenda 

A therapeutic practice that introduces core postures, breath techniques and self-care.  Each class ends with a 10-minute guided self massage.

Tuesday

7:30-8:30am   Kripalu Yoga (all levels) w/Joan 

Review the basics of breath, meditation and movement, as well as incorporating new techniques and approaches to familiar asana.  More challenging techniques will be introduced, but Kripalu means compassion, and you will be reminded throughout practice to listen to your body and encouraged to modify up or down to best suit your needs.

9:30-10:45am AND 6-7pm Yoga Mixed Level w/ Kathleen H. (Joan subs 12/23)

Build your practice with a targeted posture sequence to increase flexibility, improve alignment and safely explore what your body is capable of.  Classes include affirmations during posture holds.

7:15-7:45pm Laughter Yoga with Dawn and Julz FREE

Wednesday

8:30-9:30 am     Yoga Mixed Level    w/ Brenda (Joan subs 12/24 & 12/31)

An adaptable practice that explores basic and intermediate postures, breath techniques and self-care.  Each class ends with a 10-minute guided self massage. Practice can be modified for Beginners.

10am-11:15am     Gentle/Beginner Yoga w/ Kathleen G.

Whether you are brand new to yoga, or are looking for a gentler experience, this class will offer the foundation and alignment for postures, as well as therapeutic applications, breath work and relaxation.

6:00-7:30pm         Kripalu Yoga & Guided Relaxation w/ Joan  (NO CLASS 12/24 & 12/31)

A balanced practice that combines dynamic movement with longer asana holds, and an emphasis on safety, alignment, breath and integration.  Class ends with a 30-minute yoga nidra guided relaxation (in savasana pose),  a potent antidote to stress and insomnia.

Thursday **(No classes 12/25. 1/1 Kathleen will teach from 11am-noon, but all other classes not in session)**
6:30-7:45am Mixed Level w/ Camina

Get your Thursday started with an accessible but dynamic flow class.  Lots of space to move, breathe and energize!

9:30-10:30am         Yoga Mixed Level  w/ Kathleen

Build your practice with a targeted posture sequence to increase flexibility, improve alignment and safely explore what your body is capable of.  Classes include affirmations during posture holds.

5:30-6:30pm       Flow w/ Hannah 

Get your heart rate up and move in this straightforward intermediate flow class.

Friday

10:00-11:15am         Yoga and Sound w/Joan 

Deepen your yoga practice with toning, chanting, sound therapy (tuning forks, singing bowls, harmonium). Emphasis is on dropping into experience, and balancing body, spirit and mind.

Noon-2pm  Pay-It-Forward Open Studio FREE

Use our space and props to explore your practice with other students.  There is no charge during these two hours, but we ask that you "pay-it-forward" by doing something nice for someone else throughout the rest of your day!

Saturday

9:30-10:30am        Gentle/Beginner's Yoga w/ Joan

Prepare for your weekend adventures by warming up major muscle groups, joints and spine.  Class also includes twists and breathing techniques to aid in detoxing the body from the excesses of Friday night! Appropriate for all levels, including beginners.

11am-noon   Mixed Level Yoga w/ Camina

Give your body a treat to start the weekend right.  Camina will move you through a sequence appropriate for all levels. 

Give your body a treat to start the weekend right.  Camina will move you through a sequence appropriate for all levels.