Blood, Sweat, and Workshops - Blood Drive, Steph Snyder, Yoga Nidra, Yoga 101, and a Chakra Workshop!

 Please Register for Loka's 3/22 Blood Drive!

March 22nd will be a fun packed Community Day at Loka, including a free meditation class followed by a complimentary yoga class with Hayley Ebersole in the morning. In the afternoon, between 1pm and 4pm, you will have plenty of opportunity to share your own good health and abundance by both giving blood via mobile coach through Blood Centers of the Pacific and signing up for the bone marrow registry, Be The Match.

Please register yourself for the Blood Drive now

click on DONATE BLOOD, and enter sponsor code: Loka

Blood Centers of the Pacific has a great and easy online registration form to book your appointment in advance. Walk-ins will be accepted, but why not have an exact donor time secured?

 Here is some information about the benefits of giving blood:

 -Every 1 donation of blood saves 3 lives
 -20 percent of recipients are children
-Your donation benefits recipients at over 50 Bay Area/Northern CA Hospitals including Kaiser, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, SF General, California Pacific Medical Center, Veteran’s Hospital, and more.
-Giving blood is 100 percent safe
 -You can get your cholesterol screened if you want and you will know your blood type and receive a blood donor card
-You earn points every time you donate which can be used for movie tickets, DVD’s and more. More info here: Loka's Blood Drive

"Most people sleep without resolving their tensions. This is termed nidra. Nidra means sleep, no matter what or why, but yoga nidra means sleep after throwing off the burdens. It is of a blissful, higher quality altogether." ~ Swami Satyananda

Yoga Nidra means Yogic Sleep. It is a state of conscious, purposeful Deep Sleep which has been called "sleep that awakens the soul."

In Yoga Nidra, the body, mind and intellect are completely relaxed and one appears to be sleeping. In the state of Yoga Nidra, however, the consciousness functions at a deeper level and the subconscious and unconscious realms of the mind are more open. Yoga nidra is a very deep form of relaxation. it has been found to reduce tension, anxiety, and headaches, even providing relief from PTSD.

Yoga Nidra brings an incredible calmness, quietness and clarity. Yoga Nidra is one of the deepest of all meditations, leading one's awareness to a state of supreme stillness and insight. Traditionally it was used by Yogis to purify the Samskaras, the deep impressions that are the driving force behind Karma, in order to move one towards their true Dharma.

In this workshop, you will be safely guided through relaxing breath work and visualization. Your attention will be brought inward until you reach deep stillness and the silence of conscious Deep Sleep (Prajna), and then slowly and safely brought back to the conscious state. 

pre-register now

Chakra Workshop with Laxman Panthi: 7 Ways to Awaken Your Personal Journey Towards Wellbeing

Sunday March 15th, 12:45-2:45

Join us for a journey through the chakra system. 

The chakras are comprised of seven energy centers in the body that affect physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing. During this two hour session, Loka Yoga teacher Laxman Panthi will guide participants through a process of awakening the inner chakras with practices such as chanting, mantra, breath work, physical postures and other methods. These practices begin to move the body's energy in the proper direction, encouraging positivity, peace, clarity, enhanced energy, balance and success. The practice will conclude with a chanting session to open and balance each chakra in the body.

This workshop is perfect for beginners and advanced practitioners alike. 

Yoga 101 with Brittanie Mountz - Sat. 3/28 from 1-3pm

Know anyone who doesn't do yoga, or hasn't practiced for a while? 
Send them our way!
Or maybe you'd like to re-visit the basics?
This workshop makes a great gift for either you or a loved one, especially since it comes with one week of free yoga.

pre-register now

Stephanie Snyder is Coming Back to Loka! 

Spring Vitality Workshop 
with Stephanie Snyder

Shake off winter!

This energizing spring renewal workshop moves us out of winter hibernation, opening the shoulders, hamstrings, spine and heart. Sun salutes lubricate the joints, core work create heat, and fluid standing sequences and twists open the spine while aiding in detoxification. We’ll move through strength building and restorative shoulder openers and move into some sweet heart openers and back bends, followed by some well deserved rest. Appropriate for all levels.