Yoga

Our yoga classes are open to adults of all ages and ability levels. Yoga has been practiced for healing, well-being, and spiritual development for thousands of years. Yoga consists of physical postures, breathing practices, meditation, and deep relaxation. These practices encourage deeper clarity, strength, and health for body and mind. Our classes offer a wide range of possibilities to make yoga accessible for people in all physical or mental circumstances.

Note: cancer patients and their caregivers are welcome to attend YogaCares: Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Patients at no cost.


Back Care Basics
For a chronically achy or stiff back, learn basic yoga tools for greater ease in this introductory two-part therapeutic workshop. We will explore how breathing, movement and mindfulness practices can help release tension, relieve pain and support your back. Bring your curiosity! You’ll leave with ideas you can apply in daily life right away.

Fee: $175 ($345 for both, if taken with Balance in Life & Posture)

Instructor: Rachel Lanzerotti, MSW, IAYT-Certified Yoga Therapist

2018 Dates:
Wednesdays, January 10 & 17, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Registration:
You may register online.
Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required.
Questions? E-mail us or call 415-353-7718.


Balance in Life & Posture
Body balance is essential for walking, standing, and avoiding falls. Inner balance, our core awareness and stability, may connect with cultivating confidence and life balance as well. This two-part workshop is experiential, as we use gentle, floor-based and standing movement and breathing practices to return to center.

Fee: $175 ($345 for both, if taken with Back Care Basics)

Instructor: Rachel Lanzerotti, MSW, IAYT-Certified Yoga Therapist

Dates:
Wednesdays, February 14 & 21, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Registration:
You may register online.
Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required.
Questions? E-mail us or call 415-353-7718.

Caution: There are some conditions for which this program may not be beneficial in a group setting, including: newly injured or severe disc compression or herniation, with radiating/nerve pain; recent surgery for back, shoulder, or neck; and spondylolisthesis. For questions or consultation regarding individual yoga therapy, please contact the instructor. Please consult with a physician or health care practitioner before beginning this or any other yoga or exercise practice.


Yoga classes that are not currently scheduled include:

  • Yoga for Healthy Digestion
  • Therapeutic Yoga Series for Upper Back, Shoulders and Neck
  • Therapeutic Yoga Series for Low Back Pain

Should you need accommodation in order to apply to or participate in a program offered by the Osher Center, please contact the Osher Clinic Education Coordinator at classes@ocim.ucsf.edu or 415-353-7718.

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