Mountain Yoga provides instruction at all levels with extra attention given to providing a solid start to beginning students. Our programming includes yoga from across traditions and other somatic movement modalities. In addition, we offer events in dance, music, drawing, and creative writing as means for healing and self-discovery . We offer programming online, in-person and outdoors and average 30 classes a week and 2-3 special programs per month, and 1-2 yoga retreats annually.
Please email your ideas for a new class or workshop you would like to present to the Studio Manager for consideration. Include the title, a 2-3 line description including the need it will address, and the presentation format you are envisioning.
We intentionally keep our staff small, and prefer our instructors teach a minimum of two classes per week. Classes are typically 75 minutes and mixed level as we find these are typically the best attended. The more specialized the class title (e.g., Lunch Hour Slow Flow and Yin Meditation) the fewer people typically attend.
On Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day all regular classes are cancelled, and one special holiday practice is taught for the day (additional registration required.) Christmas Day we are closed.
Feel Good Friday Class Series. A treat at the end of every week, held at 5:30pm each Friday with rotating offerings like Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga, Sound Baths, Yoga Sound Experiment and Pranayama: Yoga Breath.
Teachers are encouraged — but not required — to teach occasional workshops or class series on topics of individual specialization. Workshops are typically 2-3 hours and held on Saturday afternoons. Multi-week Class Series are usually 90-120 minute sessions held on Sundays over the course of 4-6 weeks. We find that our students respond well to the rhythm of regularly occurring workshops, and consequently have numerous regularly occurring series and programming initiatives that shape our annual calendar.
Yoga for Healthy Living info.
Afternoon Workshops taught by Baxter Bell highlighting different aspects of maintaining a healthy body.
Yoga of Writing info
Afternoon workshops curated by Artistic Director Nina Schnall highlighting writing as a form of self-discovery. Workshops taught by Nina and visiting writers/writing teachers.
Yoga Wisdom info
A commitment to booking events on yoga history and thought.
We Stand Together info
Our racial equity initiative, the main project which is our monthly book club focussing on reads that foster racial sensitivity. Led by Mountain Yoga member Lydia Nayo. Net proceeds benefit the organization Black to Yoga.
The Inspiration Series info
originally a monthly master class conducted by Bay Area-based dancers, musicians, writers and visual artists, the Inspiration Series is now a programming initiative includes workshops, retreats and more held throughout the year.
is our commitment to programming related to the challenges and opportunities of middle-age and beyond.
YOGA RETREATS info
Each year our studio director takes Mountain Yoga students on a week-long yoga retreat in Mexico in December, and a second Inspiration Retreat to a different international location each spring/summer.