Yoga Studio In Julian

Yoga Classes

Thru our yoga practice together, May we create a community practicing understanding and loving kindness, a community practicing mindful living creating peace, one heart at a time.

Schedule

Sundays 10 am
Mondays 12:30 pm
Tuesdays 5 pm
Wednesdays 10 am
Friday Healing Happy Hour 6 pm
Private Yoga Sessions
Private Meditation

In addition to weekly yoga classes, Zen Mountain Yoga offers medicine song nights, singing bowl healing and more, stay updated by following us on Facebook for monthly community events!

Yoga for newbies to those with a regular practice

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Hatha Yoga Drop In

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Private Yoga Session

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Monthly Unlimited Plan!

$180

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8 Class Yoga Pass

$128

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Zoom Yoga

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Gentle Yoga with Liz

Tuesdays at 5 PM – Begins July 12th

$20

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When the breath wanders the mind is unsteady, but when the breath is calmed, the mind too will be still.

FAQ’s

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Why should I start practicing yoga?

Yoga has tons of benefits and it’s for absolutely everyone — it’s for the young, the old, the flexible, the inflexible, the weak and the strong. Yoga is so much more than a physical practice. It is a coming home to your body, mind, and spirit.

Yoga will teach you about yourself. I recommend yoga for anyone who is looking for an outlet for stress, a source of balance to life’s challenges, a way to relieve stiffness in the body, & a tool to learn how to connect more deeply with yourself and the community.

What should I wear & bring?

Wear anything you feel comfortable in that will allow you to have a full range of motion. Usually loose, comfy clothing.

Bring water if you choose. Leave the socks and sneakers at home, you’ll be practicing in bare feet. If you have a yoga mat, bring that as well, but we also have a mat at the studio for you to use.

Why do we roll to the right after savasana at the end of class and some times roll to the left ? Is there some significance to this?
Traditionally in yoga you roll to the right during the day to honor the sun and roll to the left in the
evening to honor the moon.
What is the right amount of time to wait after eating, before practicing yoga asana? And how long should I wait after practicing yoga before I can eat?

As a rule of thumb it’s best to practice on an empty stomach. Two hours after you eat is generally when you have an empty stomach and it’s okay to practice yoga.

How often should I practice to have the best results?

When first starting out try twice a week then after one month start practicing three-five times per week.

Most importantly listen to your body & once you learn the postures you could do a 10 or 15 minute practice at home daily.

Do I have to be flexible?

No you don’t have to be flexible to do yoga… It’s an urban myth that people who are tight can’t do yoga. Yoga isn’t just stretching its extremely toning, calming, meditative, spiritual, healing and opening. Flexibility is only one aspect of it. Once you practice yoga for a period of time naturally you will gain flexibility with a myriad of other benefits.

Why is everyone Om-ing?
OM is said to be the sound of the universe. It is a symbol of our connection to all living things and beings. It is a way to seal in the lessons of the yoga class. It is however, pretty intimidating to new students, and you are by no means required to participate. You are also allowed to giggle, yogis love laughter. Sometimes we may om before or after practice & sometimes we may not.
Will the teacher touch me?
Probably, but if you’re not comfortable with being touched, make sure to let the teacher know.

I will say that adjustments are a wonderful way to experience poses. A slight touch or pressure can help you to realize that you’re holding tension in a muscle or help you go just a little deeper into a pose.

If a teacher plans to make adjustments, they should ask students at the beginning of class to signal if they’d prefer to skip this. If not, it is absolutely your right to ask them to skip you.

Is it okay to fall asleep in Savasana?

No one will kick you out of the studio for snoring during Savasana. However, this is not nap time.

Savasana can be the most important pose in a yoga class and it is the much needed restorative compliment to more active poses. It is a time to be completely with yourself. Rather than doing this through sleep, the challenge is to keep an awareness of breath and body, We practice coming back to the breath & into the present moment, (even with distracting thoughts appearing over and over). It’s a practice!

What happens if my mind will not be quiet during meditation?
Then, you are human 🙂 Our minds constantly run into the past and/ or the future! This is a practice where we learn to be gentle and compassionate with ourselves without judgment in the
moment.
When the myriad of thoughts arrive, we practice & we learn to notice them, perhaps even label them as “thinking, thinking, thinking” realizing that they’re not as solid as we make them and letting the thoughts become transparent as clouds in a vast sky!

Accept wherever you are today and honor whatever comes up for you without passing judgment about it. Mediation is a practice, and it can be much more difficult than the asanas or physical aspect of yoga. Yet these poses are designed to relax the body to assist in quieting the mind!

What is Hatha Yoga?
“HA” means sun and “THA” means moon. Branches of the yoga practice that involve physical exercise, breathing practices, and movement. These exercises are designed to have a salutary effect on posture, flexibility, and strength and are intended ultimately to prepare the body to remain still for long periods of meditation.
First time to a yoga class?
Tips:

  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Be yourself
  • Remember there is no wrong way of practicing Yoga, find your own pace, listen to your
  • body’s signals, learn to focus on the in breath & out breath.

  • Don’t be concerned with what others are doing, it’s your practice, yoga is a personal
    practice & a journey towards a deeper connection with your body, mind and emotions.
  • Be regular with your practice.