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.  

Autumn 2014 Schedule (reserve classes online

Sunday 

11am-12:15pm     Intermediate Flow Instructor Nicole (Hannah subs 11/30)

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 (Camina subs 12/7)

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 (Brenda subs 12/8)

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 (Kathleen H. subs 12/9)

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.

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.

Wednesday

8:30-9:30 am     Yoga Mixed Level    w/ Brenda 

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  (Camina subs 12/3)

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
THANKSGIVING schedule: Mixed Level 10-11am with Kathleen Hardy!

(Starts 12/4) 6:30-7:45am Mixed Level w/ Camina

9:30-10:30am         Yoga Mixed Level  w/ Kathleen (No class 11/27)

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         Active Flow w/ Hannah (No class 11/27)

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

Friday

10:00-11:15am         Yoga and Sound w/Joan (Mariah subs 12/5)

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 (starts 12/5) 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 (Camina subs 12/6)

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   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.