with Ana Murphy and Kim Hanlon

Saturday, December 1, 1:00 to 4:00 pm
$35 Registration

This workshop combines the need for grievers to know they are not alone in grief with the healing nature of yoga. We begin with creating a loving, comfortable space for grievers to appreciate their grief and share a little about their experience, followed by a Chakra meditation, and two yoga sequences. The Chakra meditation allows grievers to get in touch with their grief and discover where in their body and energy it may be affecting them. The first yoga sequence focuses on opening the channels for the griever's Life Force Energy. The second yoga sequence is designed to help participants release tension from their grief. We include restorative yoga poses to allow the participants to absorb all the benefits of the workshop. We’ll end with a final opportunity for participants to share about their experience and ask any questions that may have come to them during the workshop.

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with Tianna Meriage-Reiter

Sunday, December 2, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
$35 Registration

Aging does not have to be a story of decline. As women, we can continue to be resilient and strong. In this workshop we will touch on concerns of menopause such as: energy levels, bone health, skin changes, metabolism, and continence. Discussion and tips will come from Ayurveda, yoga therapy and integrative physical therapy. This will start off our Women’s Health Series—Bringing you a new women’s Health topic one Sunday per month for the next 4 months. Future topics to be announced with feedback provided at this workshop. 

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with Shawnte Forrer

Sunday, December 9, 1:45 to 4:00 pm
$35 Preregistration - $45 at the Door

Okay moms, you work hard to balance many roles and you think of others first, placing their needs before your own. Your ability to offer so much is one of your many super powers! Now it's time for you to take a Time Out. Come fill your tank with a community of moms looking to do the same. Take time to develop a set of tools to help you relax and practice self-care so you can be the loving, carefree and patient mother you strive to be.  Begin or deepen your yoga practice to learn ways to stay calm during those moments that test your patience. A crafting project will provide a keepsake reminder of the tools, community and self-care that were established during your Time Out.  See you on the mat!! 

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with Dina Hondrogen

Monday, December 17, 7:30 to 8:45 pm
Regular class prices apply

Honor the season and the last days of darkness before the Winter Solstice by turning our attention inward, with some long held grounding asanas, then we'll pause to set an intention to grow with the return of the sun. We'll finish with seated meditation. Beginners especially welcome. Single class drop-in, series cards and studio passes may be used for this class.



with Betsy Weiss and Denise Cicuto L.Ac.

Thursday, December 20, 5:45 to 7:15 pm
A Donation-Based Class

Join us for a Winter Solstice event with rest, relaxation and self-care. Proceeds will benefit the Alameda Food Bank. Space is limited, RSVP to to reserve your spot.




By appointment with Nicole Stone

Personalized Qigong are private, individually-tailored Qigong movement classes. Qigong Healing Sessions are gentle hands-on treatments designed to balance and rejuvenate your body and spirit. $30 for 30 minutes / $60 for one hour.

For more information and to schedule an appointment, please visit Nicole's website at



with Jason Braverman, KJN
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:30 to 8:30 pm
First Class is Free

Comprehensive self-defense system includes stretching and breathing exercises followed by basic hand strikes, basic kicks, combination kicks, joint-locks and pressure points, break-falls, empty-hand forms, and for advanced students, traditional weapon use and forms all taught in a safe and friendly environment. Suitable for ages 8 and up. For schedule, drop-in and monthly rates, please contact Jason at KJMSOFALAMEDA@GMAIL.COM

Send payment for Island Yoga to:

(name of workshop)
c/o Island Yoga
1136 Ballena Blvd, Ste D
Alameda, CA 94501

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Thank you!

Workshop & Special Classes Cancellation/Change Policy
Cancellations received no later than 7 days prior to workshop date: $20 processing fee.
Within 7 days: no refund. Fees are non-transferable.