Hatha Yoga and Shadow Yoga
Classes in Shell Beach

Studio

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205 Windward Ave. Shell Beach, CA 93449     805.556.0413

Schedule

Holidays:

  • Thanksgiving: no afternoon classes Nov 26 & no classes Thursday Nov 27.
  • Christmas/New Year Break Dec. 23-Jan3.
  • NEW YEAR INTENSIVE with Catherine January 5-9, 2015.
Print 2014 Schedule
Day
Time
Class
Teacher
Notes
Tuesday 4:30-5:45pm Shadow Series Level 3 Catherine next series date Dec 2-16
6:00-7:15pm Shadow Yoga Basics Shelley
Wednesday 7:00-8:15am Shadow Yoga* Level 3 Catherine
8:30-10:00am Beginner Yoga Catherine
4:30-5:45pm Shadow Yoga Basics Level 1-2 Catherine
6:00-7:15pm Yoga Basics Shelley
Thursday 9:00-10:30am Beginner Yoga Shelley
4:30-5:45pm Shadow Series Level 3 Catherine
6:00-7:15pm Restorative Beginner Yoga Series Cindy next series date Nov 6-20
Saturday 7:00-8:30am All Levels Yoga Catherine

Pricing:

Hatha Yoga class card 5x $70 10x $140 $14/class
Shadow Yoga Series $17/class see flyers for details
Shadow Yoga class card 5x $95 10x $190 $19/class
Private Sessions 1 person $85 2 people $90 4+ people $30/person (in studio)

Shadow Yoga

Shadow Yoga is a Hatha Yoga School founded by Zhander Remete that places special emphasis on preparatory forms as basis for a safe, meaningful development of students. These preparatory forms, the preludes, integrate principles common to all the internal arts, yoga, martial arts & dance. The sequencing of positions and rhythm of movement and breath are derived from the anatomical and energetic principles of Hatha Yoga and guided by the 108 points of the Indian marmasthana system.

The preludes consist of warrior (viraparampara) and sun forms (surynamaskaras). They are flowing forms that combine strong stance work with spiraling movements, skillful arm-hand gestures and rhythmic breathing. The warrior forms free the body from tensions and blockages. The sun forms ignite the central power system. Three preludes have been devised, differing in type and level of activity:

  1. Balakrama
  2. Chaya Yoddha Sancalanam
  3. Karttikeya Mandala

In the Shadow Yoga practice the preludes are first systematically learned and then practiced for a period of three to seven years. Basic mastery of Balakrama and Chaya Yoddha Sancalanam is prerequisite for working with the Kartikkeya Mandala. Solid grounding in the Karttikeya Mandala is required to proceed with the primary asanas, which lead to the practice of inversions.

Shadow Yoga is taught worldwide by Zhander Remete and Emma Balnaves.  shadowyoga.com.

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New Year’s Intensive 2015

New Year  5 Day Shadow  Asana Intensive – with  Catherine Halcomb-LaBarbera January 5-9  6:30-8:00AM $95 The 5 Day Intensive will introduce traditional primary asana from the perspective of the Shadow Yoga School. Of course we will utilize the Shadow Yoga warm ups and prelude forms before the introduction of asana. Students who enroll MUST be familiar with at least one of the Shadow Yoga Prelude forms. The practice of Asana requires skill, sensitivity, and intelligent preparation. This intensive will introduce some of the key asana / vinyasa from the perspective of Shadow Yoga. The focus will be on establishing ease and firmness in each shape. In addition, the preludes forms will be refined with an attention to better understand how the shadow yoga prelude forms prepare each student for the practice of asana.

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Shadow Yoga Immersion Studies

email Catherine to apply: breathe@catherineyoga.com

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Shadow Series T/Th 4:30

Shadow Yoga: refining the preludes and primary asana.   with Catherine Halcomb-LaBarbera these series classes are for students who already have a foundation in at least one of the prelude forms. Refinement of the preludes will be given and classes will work in the full practice format. Students will be exposed to primary asana work. 6 months-1 year minimum experience with Shadow Yoga is required to attend this class. Classes are taught by Catherine Halcomb-LaBarbera. systematic way of learning leaves the student with the understanding and skills necessary to move toward a more powerful, effective and enjoyable yoga practice.

October 21- December 16  $135  &   October 23 – December 18 $120 no class November 27 (Thanksgiving Day)

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WINTER TERM 2015

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Shadow Yoga Basics Tue 6pm

Shadow Yoga Basics: the prelude forms - Tues 6PM with Shelley Massa-Gooch these series classes are for anyone who has attended an Introduction to Shadow Yoga class or the Shadow Yoga Prep class. Students will learn one of the three prelude forms and the beginning forward bends and seats. Shadow Yoga is taught in a series format, each class builds on the previous class leaving the student with a solid foundation in Shadow Yoga. Keep in mind that it can take up to 5-7 years to become proficient in one of the prelude forms of Shadow Yoga. Beginners Welcome.Shadow Yoga integrates the common principals shared by yoga asana, martial arts, dance and the Ayurveda and Siddha systems of medicine. By practicing Shadow Yoga sequences one develops lightness, strength, flexibility and agility.

Series Dates: June 17-26.   &  September 2-30.  

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Shadow Yoga Basics Wed 4:30pm

Shadow Yoga Basics: the prelude forms – Wed 4:30PM with Catherine Halcomb-LaBarbera these series classes are for anyone who has attended an Introduction to Shadow Yoga class or the Shadow Yoga Prep class. Students will learn one of the three prelude forms and the beginning forward bends and seats. Shadow Yoga is taught in a series format, each class builds on the previous class leaving the student with a solid foundation in Shadow Yoga. Keep in mind that it can take up to 5-7 years to become proficient in one of the prelude forms of Shadow Yoga. Beginners Welcome. Yoga integrates the common principals shared by yoga asana, martial arts, dance and the Ayurveda and Siddha systems of medicine. By practicing Shadow Yoga sequences one develops lightness, strength, flexibility and agility.  

October 1 – November 5 – 5 weeks $85

November 12-December 17 – 5weeks $85

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WINTER TERM 2015

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  • New Year’s Intensive 2015

    New Year’s Intensive 2015

  • Shadow Yoga Immersion Studies

    Shadow Yoga Immersion Studies

  • Shadow Series T/Th 4:30

    Shadow Series T/Th 4:30

  • Shadow Yoga Basics Tue 6pm

    Shadow Yoga Basics Tue 6pm

  • Shadow Yoga Basics Wed 4:30pm

    Shadow Yoga Basics Wed 4:30pm

Events & Workshops

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New Year’s Intensive 2015

New Year  5 Day Shadow  Asana Intensive – with  Catherine Halcomb-LaBarbera January 5-9  6:30-8:00AM $95 The 5 Day Intensive will introduce traditional primary asana from the perspective of the Shadow Yoga School. Of course we will utilize the Shadow Yoga warm ups and prelude forms before the introduction of asana. Students who enroll MUST be familiar with at least one of the Shadow Yoga Prelude forms. The practice of Asana requires skill, sensitivity, and intelligent preparation. This intensive will introduce some of the key asana / vinyasa from the perspective of Shadow Yoga. The focus will be on establishing ease and firmness in each shape. In addition, the preludes forms will be refined with an attention to better understand how the shadow yoga prelude forms prepare each student for the practice of asana.

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Sound Sadhana Feb 2015

 

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Sound Sadhana With Natasha February 16-20, 2015

  • Mon   Feb. 16   6-8PM
  • Tues   Feb. 17   6-7PM
  • Wed   Feb 18    6-7PM
  • Thurs Feb 19    6-7PM
  • Fri      Feb 20    6-7PM

 

It is documented in a variety of traditions, that sound, or the word, preceded Creation. Our Universe, both macrocosm and microcosm, is in a constant state of flux because it is alive. Everything that has life vibrates on some level, and vibration is sound. Looked at in this way, sound is not only a study of the universe but is also a study of the Self. Natasha teaches Sound Sadhana, primarily using the voice, to connect to the primordial sound which stems from the Indian Classical music tradition.

The basis of the teaching uses raga so also includes rhythm and feeling along with melody. It is devotional by nature ‘By focusing on raag (melody) and taal (rhythm), with bhaav (feeling), the mind is forced to let go so that the participant can enjoy a state of no thoughts’.

This practical workshop will explore the basic elements of North Indian classical music, using voice as the main medium. It is open to all levels of participants interested in the cultivation of sound and rhythm.

Natasha Ahmad has been a student of Indian classical music since 1997. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in South Asian Studies and travels to North India often, where she learns with her teachers Pts. Rajan & Sajan Mishra in Khayal style and for Dagar tradition of Dhrupad with Shri Uday Bhawalkar and Prof. Ritwik Sanyal. For more info: gandharvayoga.com

  • New Year’s Intensive 2015

    New Year’s Intensive 2015

  • Sound Sadhana Feb 2015

    Sound Sadhana Feb 2015

Retreats

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Moloka’i, Hawaii Nov.5-12 2014

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EMAIL SHELLEY FOR MORE INFORMATION

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Bali – April 2015

email Catherine to have a full itinerary emailed to you.

breathe@catherineyoga.com

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LOCATION of Bali Yoga Retreat Bali Indonesia – Balian 1.5 hours from airport in Denpasar, situated on the ocean. minutes from rice fields, the ultimate destination to experience intact Bali culture, or to get away to a truly tranquil and peaceful destination.

Gajah Mina Resort ** (higher end, great organic restaurant) http://www.gajahminaresort.com Pondok Pisces * (lovely, great restaurant & location) http://www.pondokpiscesbali.com Kubu Balian (great surf location, reasonable great) http://www.kububalian.com there are also many beautiful houses to rent: www.vrbo.com search BALIAN or TABANAN Screen shot 2014-06-14 at 3.40.16 PM Screen shot 2014-06-14 at 3.40.55 PM  Screen shot 2014-06-14 at 3.42.16 PM  Screen shot 2014-06-14 at 3.43.29 PM

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Gajah Mina Resort ** (high end, great organic restauranthttp://www.gajahminaresort.com
Pondok Pisces * (lovely, great restaurant & location) http://www.pondokpiscesbali.com
Kubu Balian (great surflocation, reasonable great) http://www.kububalian.com
VRBO BALIAN or TABANAN
  • Moloka’i, Hawaii Nov.5-12 2014

    Moloka’i, Hawaii Nov.5-12 2014

  • Bali – April  2015

    Bali – April 2015

Class Descriptions

 

Beginner Yoga

Learn to build your practice from the ground up this class will introduce proper breathing, build strength, increase flexibility, reduce stress and give foundation to the yoga practice. no yoga experience required.

 

 

Restorative Yoga THURS.

Restorative Yoga is a therapeutic style of yoga which utilizes props to make it easier for the body to get into certain poses, and thus, surrender to the pose. Practicing poses using props provides a completely supportive environment for total relaxation. The more your body is supported in the poses the deeper the sense of relaxation. Relaxation is a state in which there is no movement, no effort, and the brain is quiet. Typically, Restorative poses are sustained  for as long as you are comfortable.

Yoga Basics

Each class will explore the fundamentals of the yoga practice. Emphasis on breathing and stilling the mind will be given. Some yoga experience recommended. Beginners welcome.

All Levels Yoga

All Levels Yoga

Open to all levels of students. 6 months yoga experience recommended.

Yoga Basics

Shadow Yoga Prep

An introduction to Shadow Yoga
This 2 hour class will introduce the cornerstones of the Shadow Yoga practice. This is the first step for students who are interested in learning Shadow Yoga. Students who attend this class will be qualified to join any of our Shadow Yoga Basics classes offered at the Yoga Shala. No yoga experience necessary. Beginners Welcome.

Shadow Yoga Basics

The prelude forms- Level 1 & Level 2 This series class is for anyone who has attended an Introduction to Shadow Yoga class or the Shadow Yoga Prep class. Students will learn one of the three prelude forms and the beginning forward bends and seats. Shadow Yoga is taught in a series format, each class builds on the previous class leaving the student with a solid foundation in Shadow Yoga. Keep in mind that it can take up to 5-7 years to become proficient in one of the prelude forms of Shadow Yoga. Beginners Welcome.

Shadow Yoga

Level 3 – Refining the preludes and primary asana . These series classes are for students who already have a foundation in at least one of the prelude forms. Refinement of the preludes will be given and classes will work in the full practice format. Students will be exposed to primary asana work. 6 months-1 year minimum experience with Shadow Yoga is required to attend this class. Classes are taught by Catherine Halcomb-LaBarbera. This form of yoga was founded by Zhander Remete.  www.shadowyoga.com or locally www.catherineyoga.com.

Shadow Yoga – Zhander Remete & Emma Balnaves

www.shadowyoga.com to order Shadow Yoga book www.amazon.com

Teachers

Catherine Halcomb-LaBarbera

E-RYT-500

Catherine is the director of the Yoga Shala. She teaches our Shadow Yoga programs and Hatha Yoga Classes. She has been teaching yoga since 1996 and was the previous owner of the Yoga Centre in SLO & AG. Catherine has been studying yoga with Zhander Remete since 1994 and Emma Balnaves. More info about Catherine, Private Yoga & Corporate Yoga www.catherineyoga.com & www.shadowyoga.com

Shelley Massa-Gooch

RYT 200

Shelley opened the Yoga Shala with Catherine in 2007. She has been teaching since 1997 on the Central Coast. She teaches 3 classes a week at the Yoga Shala. Shadow Yoga Basics, Yoga Basics, and Beginner Yoga. Shelley offers an annual retreat at Tassajara Zen Mountian Center. Shelley has studied Yoga with Zhander Remete since 1995.    www.into-balance.com

Cindy Cleveland

Cindy teaches our Beginner Restorative class.
Cindy takes many Shadow courses with Catherine. On several occasions Cindy worked with Zhander Remete and Emma Balnaves in Shadow Yoga. Cindy is down to earth, enjoys teaching and loves yoga.

Parking

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There is ample parking for our students. Because we are in a residential area we require our students to be respectful of the neighbors. We have a parking lot just one block away and students are welcome to park on the street just outside our building on our side of the street. PLEASE do not park in front of the neighbors houses and driveways! Thank You.

Contact Us

805.556.0413
yoga@yogashalaslo.com