Costa Rica is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful, powerful, and enchanting places on earth. Every time I visit there I encounter a radical experience and I feel utterly transformed. That’s why I am so excited to hold space for others to discover the power of this land in a supportive and intentional way
Its that magical time of year again. The air is crisp, the sweaters are cozy, everything smells of pumpkin spice, and the Halloween decorations are up. I LOVE this season! But there is much more to it than just costumes and candy. It is the perfect time to turn inward for deep inner listening and magic…
This month the New Moon is in Libra and it is in exact opposition to Uranus, the Great Awakener. This new moon will shake things, break things and encourage us to breakthrough the paradigms that keep us playing too small. This process can feel destabilizing and energizing at the same time.
Lately it seems that almost every week there is some new terrible event in the news that we must digest. Our minds and bodies are scrambling to make sense of it all, and the collective trauma is palpable. Amidst these struggles we have any opportunity to choose openness and transformation rather than fear and isolation.
On July 23rd, the dynamic new moon in Leo initiates us into eclipse season. On August 7th there will be a full moon and lunar eclipse in Aquarius. On August 21st, we will have a second Leo New Moon, and a Full Solar Eclipse! Eclipses come in pairs, and the space around them is a powerful […]
Begin the New Year with a transformational journey to Costa Rica! On this unique yoga retreat we will awaken and remember our sacred connection with the Earth.
Join Sonya Genel E-RYT500 and a collective of special guest teachers for this unique opportunity to deepen your yoga practice and learn the essential skills to become a great teacher. Dive into powerful studies that combine the logical mind with intuitive flow, the scientific with the mystical traditions, and the conscious with the subconscious to unlock deep […]
Core Module 1 – Energetics: Prana Vayus, Doshas, Gunas A 50 Hour Advanced Training for Yoga Teachers with Sonya Genel ERYT500 August 8–13, 2017 at Yoga Garden SF At its heart, yoga is a process of transformation. But for transformation to occur, we need to develop a deep understanding of who we are on every […]
A New Moon represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of another new 28 day cycle. Sun conjunct Moon means all possibilities are on the table. You can rightly put yourself in the forefront of new plans for the future. Old habits, behaviors and beliefs can be questioned as you search for new […]
The stress and activity of everyday life is often found lodged in the tightness and discomfort of our hips. This workshop will delve deeply into opening the legs and the whole lower body. Much like a lotus flower, the hips cannot be forced or cracked open. But given the right set of circumstances and a […]
Join us for a heartfelt yoga practice with LIVE music followed by a nourishing meal. Step into a rhythmic flow of body and sound, heighten your senses, and finish feeling profoundly revitalized. Then enjoy a delicious bowl of organic vegetarian soup, lovingly prepared with a healing intention.
Join Sonya Genel, ERYT500, and musicians Arasa Maram & Amber field for an evening of heartfelt yoga with LIVE music followed by a nourishing meal.
I have good news! Tomorrow, Sept 30th, we have a New Moon in Libra at 5:11pm PST! This moon initiates us into a month of forward motion, growth, action and expansion. This will feel GREAT after the last several weeks of working with the difficulty that the Mars and Mercury retrograde had us go through. […]
Do you feel the call in your heart to step into a new way of living? Initiate the New Year with a radical transformative experience…
I’m excited to announce that I will be teaching at the 2016 Udaya Live festival August 18-22 in Borovets, Bulgaria, bringing together world-class yoga and music, farm-fresh food, meditation, hiking and more for 5 days in the earthly and untouched beauty of the Rila Mountains in Bulgaria.
In recent years, the physical practice of yoga has grown very popular and spread all over the world. But now yogis everywhere are ready for more than asana! The magic of Yoga lies within the integration of the practices: asana, pranayama, mantra, mudra, meditation, and more.
The summer solstice heralds the longest days of summer. It is an occasion to celebrate the light of consciousness within ourselves and all other beings. At this auspicious time, we invite you to gather with us for a nourishing day of practice, contemplation, and community.