Want gloves for TKO? We carry Venum Gloves and custom MPY wraps from Meister at Marin Power Yoga – The Shop. If we aren’t open, you can text the studio line at 415-683-1191 and make a time to meet us to open for you! Private Shopping??? No, just erratic hours in a slow town.
The Shop is located at 611 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo Ca 94960. Hours are most days, usually not Sundays. We tend to be closed on holidays and random during vacations.
Know Rain, Know Flowers. This rain got you laying on your back? Gentle Yoga! Grace Yu teaching this morning at 10:45 and Victoria Pitt teaching our new Gentle Yoga class at 7:15pm tonight (Wednesday)!
Amy teaching the 4:30pm Power Yoga class Monday afternoon! You will find Amy on the schedule for Power Yoga and TRX! Expect clear instruction, a physically challenging class with inspiring music and a healthy dose of positive energy to lighten your spirit!
We have Mantra Bracelets at The Shop! There are a variety of Mantras in Silver, Gold and Rose Gold. Silver costs $25 and Gold and Rose Gold are $35. These are priced well and designed to inspire!!!
The Shop is located at 611 San Anselmo Ave. between the BookSmith and Tam Realty, across the street from Dogville!
Gentle Yoga with Vicky! Saturdays at 11am and Wednesday nights at 7:15pm. Find your strength and your flexibility slowly and consistently!
Gentle Yoga gets you connected to your body, mind and spirit thru your breath. Do what you can, with what you have.
We are all connected in the fabric of life. Each of us, share DNA and history. In a world that challenges us to hate one another, be a rebel and look for how you are similar, how we can work together to be better!
It starts with your schedule. Find your classes, put them on your calendar. Show up! When you show up for yourself, you will quickly discover an amazing capacity to give to everyone in your life that needs you. It starts with you.
Kids Meditation and Handstands! Sundays and Thursdays we SLOW down and work on finding stillness. The kids struggled, faked it, exhausted themselves, annoyed each other, made new friends, got stronger, relaxed and made my day. This class seemed ridiculous when we started a few months ago. Today was EPIC.
Saturday!!! We have plenty of choices for you from a wall yoga (Inversions) class at 9:30am with Grace to Gentle at 11 with Vicky, TKO with Nance at 9:30 and 4:30, kids yoga at 9:30 with Jamie and Jamie teaching the 4:30 power yoga class. Jenny just finished TRX and clearly we all missed this class with Araceli teaching and Gavin DJing! Get in and clear out your body and mind while rejuvenating your spirit!!!
This Friday Night! March 9th! 7:30pm Stop Drop and Dance Pop-Up with Grace Yu! Free with Membership or a Regular Drop-In…Let’s Dance!
Dreams Move Slowly. Do the work, prepare for what you want, create options. Be patient, this is going to take some time.
Yoga in San Anselmo with Jamie teaching! Typically you will find him teaching a Power Yoga class on Mondays at 6pm and a Yin class on Sundays at 4:30pm. This week, Full Moon Yin is happening on Thursday March 1st from 8:30-10:15 pm with Allegra playing guitar and singing live!
Ski Week has finally hit Tahoe and San Anselmo is feeling the chilly air! Our Yoga room is set to 88 degrees for Power Yoga and 80 degrees for Yin and Gentle Yoga. A little known secret is our noon Power Yoga classes are heated to 80 degrees! Our Fitness side, where we do TRX, Cardio Kick Boxing and BootCamp is kept a breezy 62 degrees! Yes, you will still sweat buckets!!
Jenny G is an AllStar. She started teaching Cycle with us and almost left immediately to train with SoulCycle in NYC…she decided to stay and when we closed Cycle she became a TRX, BootCamp and TKO teacher for MPY. Last year Jenny took our 200 hour yoga teacher training and became a Yoga teacher for MPY. All of her classes improved, because she picked up new skills and applied them. She has grown with us and continues to evolve!!!
Yoga is for Every Body. Looking around the room, our people are skinny and fat, short and tall, young and old, healed and injured, modified down and modified up. Everyone has to have a first class and everyone will grow by their hundredth class. Your mat, your practice…Together we are Stronger, Healthier and Happier.
Yoga, Meditation, TRX, Cardio KickBoxing, BootCamp and BodyWork…these are our keys to happiness! We believe your physical, mental and spiritual health combine to create a life able to contribute to society in a meaningful way. Find and Develop your strength with us!
This morning in San Anselmo!
We are now a “club” on Strava! Join us at http://Strava.com/clubs/marinpoweryoga this is a place for us to motivate each other, learn new trails and push each other forward! Together we are Stronger and Happier!
Are you ready to see something new and exciting in San Anselmo??? How about the old Royal Sweet building getting new life!
There is a Planning Committee meeting February 12th at 7pm. You can email in comments, show up and speak or if you are old school mail in a letter!!!
This is a surprisingly big building and the new plans call for a roof top deck and a complete rebuild of the interior.
I have heard rumors about dreams for this building since Royal Sweet closed. All of my prayers for delicious old fashioned doughnuts have gone unanswered…yet, this deck looks like the next best thing???
We all have opinions, ideas, dreams. It takes a lot of work, sweat, tears to create anything. You can participate by adding your voice, showing the plans to your friends and neighbors, talking about it, walking by and seeing the large plans in the window!!!
I believe we should earn nice things. As impossible as it seems at times, we live in heaven…we have the best backyard in the world and have access to the best Farmers Market in the country and truly delicious local food. If you think Royal Sweet has been empty long enough and this evolution looks good to you…experiment with how you can show support! Take a selfie with the plans and share them! Get on Next Door, give the silent middle finger to the haters, drop some positive comments on any of the postings about this space! Show up to the meeting and let Town Council know you want to see this building evolve!
I love San Anselmo and want to see our town evolve. I want it cleaner and safer, with a variety of shops and services we can use and participate in! I will support good people doing creative dreams!!!
Some days you do something mind boggling scary, whether it is dance with 30 people or take a gentle yoga class, other days we choose Rest and BodyWork. The balance is a struggle and real. It starts and ends with you. We are not striving for perfection, we are working towards self acceptance and love. Marin Power Yoga.
Our 2018 Full Moon classes kick off this Wednesday night! The Pulse! Wednesday January 31st from 8:30pm-10:00pm, a mix of Yoga, Movement, Breathing and Cathartic Release followed by Yin…reset your energy and ignite your life with Tiana Baumsteiger!
*Check your calendar, save the date…we want you to join us this year!!! Yes, these classes are included with your Membership! Yes, you should rally a friend to join you. Yes, this will improve your quality of life!!!
Gentle Yoga, a mix of strength and flexibility in a class that moves slowly with modifications down offered for each pose. Your body, your yoga practice, your opportunity to create your happiness.
Slowing down is under appreciated in America. We are constantly encouraged to accomplish more in less time. When you slow your yoga practice down, it becomes more challenging. You can feel your muscles strain and stretch, you can hear your breath moving they your nostrils and you can see your body sink into alignment.
We have Gentle Yoga classes on Saturday at 11am, M-W-F at 10:45am and we just started a Bhakti Yoga class with Naia on Tuesday and Thursdays at 7:30am. Bhakti is the yoga of Devotion and Love, a sweet and gentle practice to nourish your spirit and your muscles!
See you in the studio!
Taking a bath is somewhere between a luxury and a revolution. It is an opportunity to relax your muscles, soften and accelerate your healing. Indu Bath Bombs bring the scents of lavender and Ling Lang with the power of salts to draw the toxins out of your body while slowing down, easing into a better space. The large Bath Bombs are $7 and in stock at The Shop. Treat yourself!
The Shop is located at 611 San Anselmo Ave. You might see some leggings there as well.
Monday. It is sunny and beautiful out. Keep your head up and your heart open. We have to remind ourselves constantly of our own power to create the reality we want. Make today a beautiful day.
Amy Ginsberg is teaching Power Yoga below, if you have any questions about Membership, joining or taking a class, booking BodyWork, billing or questions about classes you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Our 2018, 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training starts January 22, 2018! Yes, you will be certified with Yoga Alliance, but more importantly you will be qualified and capable of teaching Power Yoga, Gentle Yoga and Yin Yoga classes!!!
Why do Yoga Teacher Training? Because it is a great way to learn more about yourself. Yes, you will learn about the physical practice, the philosophical and mystical practice, anatomy, sequencing, alignment and teaching methodology. That is the structure we use to deepen our relationship with our self. By the end of the training, you will be able to teach private classes, small group classes and have the skills to build those classes into large classes!
If you are interested in finding out more, the application is on the front page of the Marin Power Yoga website at http://www.marinpoweryoga.com – you can also message me at email@example.com
By Laura Richard
At first, yoga and running may not seem to have much in common; one consists of a variety of poses that take place on a mat as part of a personal practice, the other is a single repetitive motion across space often with some kind of competitive objective. And yet, for me, as an experienced ultra-marathoner they have become mutually constitutive. Actually, that’s not entirely true: While I can’t imagine logging consistent, injury-free miles without some kind of regular yoga, I CAN see myself in a flourishing yoga practice with no running at all.
Many runners “resort” to yoga as a physical solution to loosen chronically tight hips and hamstrings. And while overall muscular and joint flexibility bring enormous benefits for maintaining all-over mechanical health, for me, there are other arguably more valuable aspects of a regular yoga practice, especially for those who run on trails. Most obviously, the lunge asanas help develop the strength-to-weight power ratio crucial for hill climbing and descending. But almost as important, is core stability and balance: you need strong abdominals and spinal support for the full body moves and reflexes that technical single-track running demands—especially downhill. And this is developed not just through planks, but also in the many balance poses that recruit all of the smaller muscles and require your full, relaxed attention. After all, moving smoothly over rough, varied, and unpredictable terrain—and being able to catch yourself mid-fall after the inevitable trips and toe-grabs—is every bit essential to finishing a race as aerobic and anaerobic fitness.
And whether you are holding a bound Low Lunge or Dancer, or trying to get through a rough patch in a trail race, breath and focus are key. Cultivating awareness and control over our inhales and exhales can help to transcend physical discomfort and maintain positivity. Just as it seems counterintuitive to relax, breathe, and push up when we feel we are falling out of a pose, so too can lightness best serve our running. Even on the toughest stretches of trail, practicing landing gently, quietly, and quickly reduces the pounding and brings mental levity—it’s the running equivalent of how we want to live our lives on this earth: with as much spiritual joy and as little physical impact as possible.
Photo Credit: Nate Dunn
*Laura Richard is a Mom, Professor, Runner, Yogi. She lives and plays in Marin California.
Babalu’s by Lucy leggings are now at The Shop! Lucy, the designer grew up in San Anselmo and currently lives with her family in Novato. These leggings will make you smile on the rainiest of days! From dogs to stars to mermaid scales, you will find something that will look great on you. If you want a specific style or size, message firstname.lastname@example.org and she will make sure we have them for you!
The Shop is located at 611 San Anselmo Avenue between Tam Realty and BookSmith across the street from Embellish and Dogville.
Thanksgiving is Thursday November 23, 2017. We will be having a BootCamp class at 7:00-7:45am and a TKO from 8:00-9:00am with Nance and a Power Yoga class with me teaching and Live Music from Gabe Harris from 8-9:15am. Yes, you should sign-up in advance or message us if you want us to sign anyone up for you.
Why are we open Thanksgiving? It is a GLORIOUS holiday! Between coffee, walks or bike rides, yelling at the football game, cooking, cleaning, eating and time with family and friends. Time With You. Time With Us. Time With Your Community. Stronger. Healthier. Happier. Everything is Possible!
Start The Day Right!
“Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.”
To Celebrate Life! This Friday we are raising money in all of our classes for Breast Cancer!!!
The organization we are supporting is called To Celebrate Life and it is supporting women in the Bay Area with Breast Cancer. We will have a box for cash and checks! There is a link below for online donations.
We will finish the day with a Pop-Up Stop Drop and Dance this Friday night from 7:30-9:00pm. Please register in advance, we are asking each person to make a $20 donation or greater in person or online!!! If you make an online donation, please send a screenshot or forward the online receipt to email@example.com – here is the link: http://tocelebratelife.org/
We Are In This Together!!! We Are Stronger Together!!!
“And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.” Paulo Coelho
Join Michael Lipson for a journey to your soul, we will meet as group on Wednesday nights from 7:30-9:00pm. The dates are as follows.
October 4, 18
November 1, 15, 29
Register here: https://mpy.karmasoftonline.com/member/workshops/3189/book
Would you like to “yoga your life” by bringing more flexibility and flow into those areas of life where you experience “tightness“ and resistance? Come to our alternating Wednesday evening series to pause from life’s rush, increase clarity, and acquire tools to shift undesired patterns.
The first part of each session will help you get quiet, notice what’s going on deep down and get more in touch with your challenges, yearnings and reality. The latter part of each evening will be dedicated to identifying and practicing tools and methods to help each person make positive shifts off the mat. Meditation, journaling, small group exercises, larger group work and more will be incorporated.
Michael Lipson, an experienced executive coach and personal growth practitioner, will facilitate in an open style for participants to co-create how the group evolves. Singles and couples, younger or older, are all welcome. You are encouraged to attend as many of the 6 sessions of this initial series as possible, since consistent practice accelerates ones growth in all yoga, whether on or off the mat.
You will deepen your relationship with yourself and learn techniques for sharing your authentic self with your professional and personal world. Wear comfortable clothes, each session will include a short meditation, journaling and discussion.
Cost of Series is a minimum donation of $100 to The Cedars.
Your yoga mat is the least important part of your yoga practice and the most important. When I am feeling cynical I remind myself nobody used yoga mats 2,000 years ago nor did they use them 100 years ago. Why spend so much money on a rubber yoga mat?
The primary reason is comfort. A nice yoga mat is more enjoyable to practice on. I love the Lulu yoga mats because I never slip on the mat, I feel steady and that gives me the confidence to go a little bit further in my practice. Slipping on a yoga mat can be dangerous to little muscles, more relevantly you should not slip on your yoga mat!
We discover amazing things on our mat…from how to heal an injury to how our body works to clearing our minds and feeling good again. Make sure you have a decent mat and do the work to find a consistent yoga practice, it will improve the quality of your life.
*yes, we do sell Lululemon yoga mats at The Shop.
Our new Mobile App has been submitted to Apple and we are waiting for approval! It has been a week and one more week is normal. Yes, accessing our new software from a website is a pain, from a different perspective it is amazing that you can see a schedule online, have updates to the minute and see a teacher’s bio and when they are teaching!
I keep thinking about how when we first did a Mobile app it seemed crazy and it took us what felt like forever to get people to download the app. 4 years later, the Mobile device is what most of us use for everything!!! This is a great time for me to practice patience, kindness and perseverance…while checking the app store twice a day to see if we have been approved!!!
95 classes a week, a spectacular TKO program and wide variety of yoga classes from Yin to Gentle to Power…Make your week amazing with us!