Yoga at Riffs Studios


Our yoga program is a truly unique experience. Our studio is outside on a redwood deck surrounded by lush tropical plants, just a block from the ocean. Your yoga practice feels more like a vacation then the 4 walls and mirrors used in most studios. Enjoy the fresh ocean air, listen to the birds chirp and feel the sun gently brighten your day as you practice. If that isn’t enough to win your heart, we also provide live music for a least one class everyday, creating a unique and profound experience that can’t be found anywhere else! We offer a variety of styles including vinyasa, hatha, yin, restorative, and healing yoga, and the music is provided by talented local performers hand-picked to match the style of the yoga class they accompany.

Our studio is also available to rent for your own personal workshop, class, party, or private event. Contact us for a quote on your event!

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Practicing Yoga at Riffs Studios


Riffs Studios Yoga Events

<< Feb 08 2016 - Feb 06 2017 >>

Yin and Yang Partner Yoga Workshop with Karina Gerschler Next held on Sun, Feb 14, 2016 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Feb 14, 2016 - Sun Feb 14, 2016
Join Steve and Karina for an afternoon of fun and relaxation. In honor of the Day of Love, this class will include live music, gentle yoga with partner work, restorative aromatherapy, and sound healing. Come ready to relax, love, and let go!
Bring a friend, bring a loved one, or come solo! This workshop is about loving yourself before anything else!
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AcuRhythms Workshop with Cheryl Davies Next held on Fri, Feb 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Feb 19, 2016 - Fri Feb 19, 2016
Acupuncture + Gong Bath Sound Healing

Acupuncture and Sound Healing in group sessions bring healing to a new level. Acupuncture opens and heals the body through specific meridians and the treatment is enhanced with a variety of vibrational sounds that flow through the body. The combination has a profound effect on the physical, mental and emotional body, allowing a deeper mediation and overall sense of bliss.

Experience sound healing therapy with crystal singing bowls and gongs. Allow the vibrations to retune the body and purify the mind. Acupuncture points are selected based on the seasons and the energy of the organs associated with that season to benefit the body in the best way.

This event will be held inside! The guitars that hang on the wall will vibrate with the bowls and gongs creating a whirlwind of healing vibrations.

We believe that YOU have the power to heal yourself, WE are your guides.

February 19th. 7:30-9pm. Cost: $40

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Intro to AcroYoga with John Beck Next held on Sat, Feb 27, 2016 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Feb 27, 2016 - Sat Feb 27, 2016
John Beck will lead you through the basics of AcroYoga with safe base and flyer techniques! Everyone will be provided the opportunity to base and fly while learning to trust in yourself and one another. You will break mental and physical boundaries while having fun and learning a new skill! No partner necessary!
There will be a performance by John and his Acro partner as well as a fireshow down at Calumet Park to follow!
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Total Immersion Sound Healing & Meditation Workshop with Steve Hart Next held on Sat, Mar 12, 2016 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Mar 12, 2016 - Sat Mar 12, 2016
What do you get when you combine binaural beats with yoga nidra? You experience the deepest state of relaxation, healing and transformation of mind, body and soul.

Sound has been used as a healing tool by cultures all over the world for thousands of years. In today's modern age, doesn't it make sense that sound healing evolve to another level?

Utilizing wireless headphone technology, scientific sound healing with binaural beats, and the ancient journeying tool of guided yoga nidra, this event takes you to a one-of-a-kind experience that inspires the spirit and calms the mind and body.

Binaural beats are two slightly different tones presented to each ear at the same time, which leads to synchronization of brain frequencies. When we can change the vibration within our brains, we can shift to more positive experiences.

This type of sound healing also allows us to gently soften into different states of consciousness, which naturally supports the process of yoga nidra. Yoga nidra is an ancient guided meditation technique that promotes healing of the nervous system and the subconscious mind.

The combination of these powerful modalities sets the stage for a deep and transformational experience.

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Aromatherapy Workshop with Lauren Walsh Next held on Sat, Mar 26, 2016 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Mar 26, 2016 - Sat Mar 26, 2016
Restorative Aromatherapy "Make & Take” Workshop with Lauren Walsh, RYT 500

Saturday, March 26th 

$45 includes one 5ml personalized blend; $40 for early registration

Enjoy a 2 hour Restorative Aromatherapy class learning about 30 different therapeutic grade DoTerra essential oils, then learn how to create your own personalized 5ml blend.

Restorative AromaTherapy is a relaxing and meditative practice where the body is fully supported in poses for 5-10 minutes, during which time accumulated tension is released by deeply stretching muscles and connective tissue, coupled with the soothing aroma and topical use of essential oils.

Make and Take: Learn how to create your very own DoTerra essential oils blend, customized to your favorite scents and needs. Your personal blend can be energizing for a mid-day boost, or calming for relaxing at night. You can even make a blend specifically to benefit your meditation and yoga practice! One blend is included in the price of the workshop with the option at create additional blends for $10 each.

About Lauren Walsh:
Lauren Walsh, RYT-500 and Expressive Art Therapist, has been practicing yoga since 1999. For Lauren, both Yoga and Expressive Arts, is all about finding a state of flow, getting lost in the present moment, the breath and the body. Her intention is to help students find that state of flow, inner peace and self-acceptance as well as to become more attuned to their true self and bring it out into the world.

Lauren completed her 200 hour training in Boston, MA in 2012 with Natasha Rizapolous, a senior teacher with YogaWorks. In 2014 she completed a level two Restorative Yin Yoga training at Prana in La Jolla with Debora Wayne. In 2015 Lauren completed her 300 hour certification training at Prana with YogaWorks mentoring Sara Deakin, Gerhard Gessner and Shauna McKay. She also holds a Master’s of Arts Degree in Expressive Therapy from Lesley University.

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Yoga Teacher Training- Coming Fall of 2016