To cultivate highest wellbeing of body, mind & spirit—for the benefit of the earth and all beings

(for the next seven generations and beyond). 

UPCOMING

OFFERINGS

All Christy Brown Yoga offerings qualify for Continuing Ed units

for yoga teachers certified with Yoga Alliance.

Tassajara Yoga & Zen Retreat, 2013

GENTLE YOGA & COMPASSIONATE PRESENCE 

 

with Christy Brown & Sessei Meg Levie 

Sept. 8 & 10  |  3-5:30 PT

Sept. 12  |  1-3:30 PT

 

Online/Livestream (on Zoom)

Cultivating complete and compassionate presence of body and mind through yoga and Zen practice, we actualize our true body and true self.

This livestream workshop will be devoted to integrating the vital yet calming practices of gentle and restorative yoga with the wisdom and compassion of Zen meditation and insight. Together, by cultivating presence of body and mind through these parallel practices, we can wake up to this gift of human life.

All levels/ages welcome. Please contact Christy with questions about the yoga at christy@christybrownyoga.com. Recommended props: yoga mat, 2 - 3 neatly folded blankets (or bolsters), a strap (or belt or sarong), 2 blocks if you have them.

Suggested Reading/In-Class Reference:

 

Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong, by Zoketsu Norman Fischer

Yin Yoga & The Art of Letting Go, by Christy Brown (order here)

MORE INFO / REGISTER HERE

The Four Paths of Yoga

Sangha, Study, Intentional Life Design & Social Activism
Vinyasa & Yin Yoga | Meditation & Pranayama | Philosophy & Discussion
(Four 20-hour modules, each includes an 8-hour supervised personal project)


Karma Yoga 
(Yoga of Action & Selfless Service)
Sept. 14, 21 & 28 (Mondays), 2-6pm PST


Bhakti Yoga
(Yoga of Devotion)
Oct. 12, 19, 26 (Mondays), 2-6pm PST

 

Raja Yoga or "Royal Path"

(Yoga of Physical & Mental Control)

Dec. 7, 14, 21 (Mondays), 2-6pm PST


Jnana Yoga
(Yoga of Knowledge & Wisdom) 
Nov. 9, 16, 23 (Mondays), 2-6pm PST

 


As modern day yogis, we’re called upon to act urgently but with enough pause to take insightful wise action that doesn’t cause unintended harm as we seek racial, social and environmental justice.

Through deep inner spiritual work we're better able to contribute to the world and those around us. On this inward journey toward self-realization, we can utilize the four traditional yogic paths that relate to body (karma yoga), heart (bhakti yoga), intellect (jnana yoga) and mind (raja yoga). According to yogic philosophy, each path leads us back to our true, inherently enlightened self—and to moksha, liberation. 

In this four-part immersion, we'll explore each of these paths for the purposes of deep self understanding, intentional life design, and that we may be of service according to our unique gifts, capacities and interests. 

Each module will include an 8-hour supervised personal project that emphasizes deepening knowledge and practice, self inquiry and social activism. Personal project topics are intentionally wide open so they may be used as a tool for manifesting our deepest, most heartfelt intentions for our lives.

Yoga Alliance continuing ed units available. Hours may be applied toward individualized 200- and 300-hour Yoga Alliance certification with Christy.


Session schedule:
2-4pm: Opening meditation and circle, dharma discussion, group study, optional practice teaching
4-5:45pm: Asana practice (vinyasa, Yin Yoga, meditation, pranayama)
5:45-6pm: Closing circle

Pricing & Registration:  $350/module | $1200 for all four modules
To register, please send your dana/donation via:
Venmo (@Christy-Brown-81) or
PayPal (christybrownyoga@gmail.com)

 

 

 

 

Gratitude Practice
Vinyasa | Yin Yoga | Meditation | Readings

Thanksgiving Day  |  10-11:45am PST

Sliding-scale $25-35



Looking behind,
 I am filled with gratitude.

Looking forward,
 I am filled with vision.

Looking upwards,
 I am filled with strength.

Looking within,
 I discover peace.

                           —Quero Apache Prayer




Please see pricing / registration details below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(painting by Karma Moffett)

 

Solstice Prayer Practice
Yin Yoga | Meditation | Poetry of Rumi

Sunday, Dec. 20  |  5-7pm
Sliding-scale $30-40

 


The inspiration you seek is already inside you.
Be silent and listen.

 —Rumi
 

 


 

Registration Instructions for Gratitude Practice & Solstice Prayer Practice:


Venmo (@Christy-Brown-81) or
PayPal (christybrownyoga@gmail.com)

Please include your email address and note indicating

workshop title (and date).