Events

DONATION CLASS: GIRLS ELEVATE

Friday, May 1, 2015
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Amana Yoga Boulder
2035 Broadway
Boulder, CO
303-442-0192
Register here

All levels 60 minute Vinyasa class to support Girls Elevate

Then listen to Dana Damara, Founder and Creator of Girls Elevate™talk about her non-profit dedicated to building girls’ self-esteem, creating connection between parent and daughter, and healing the planet through selfless service (SEVA) and community outreach.

They lead “pods” of girls and their mothers that meet twice a month to connect and collaborate. Monthly session topics include education and development programs covering: overall health and wellness, self awareness techniques, team-building and leadership development, conscious collaboration, community outreach, environmental revival, philanthropic field trips, and planting the seeds of spiritual activism to heal our planet.

Additionally, they facilitate multiple training/mentorship programs nationwide that bring these “pods” of Girls Elevate™ to a national and global level. In these training programs we certify women interested in leading a Girls Elevate™ revolution in their community. We give them the tools they need to create a pod of their own, create partnerships with local yoga studios, organize community outreach, and grow their business.

Yoga and SEVA .. what could be better?

energy flows where attention goes

Saturday, May 2, 2015
12:30pm – 2:30pm
Amana Yoga Boulder
2035 Broadway
Boulder, CO
303-442-0192
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Forget about managing your time… manage your energy!

“There is only one thing you can control in your life and that is your reaction. “ Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could react from a place of truth, freedom and love all the time? If everything we thought, said and did was in alignment with
who we were at a soul level.

Manifest the life you love just by managing your energy and finding deep clarity. Ancient teachings of the 5 Vayus offers us a blueprint on how to do just that.

Explore Prana, Apana, Samana, Udana and Vyana in your body and how you can manage your energy efficiently and powerfully. Techniques in pranayama and asana will leave you feeling completely energized even after a full 120
minute flow. $44

DONATION CLASS: GIRLS ELEVATE

Sunday, May 10, 2015
9:00am – 11:00am
Lululemon Athletica – Corte Madera Village Mall
1620 Redwood Hwy
Corte Madera, CA 94925
415-413-7145
Register here

Lululemon Athletica and Girls Elevate invite you to join us
for a donation-based yoga class on Mother’s Day!

Donations benefit Girls Elevate: a 501(c)(3) California non-profit dedicated to building girls’ self-esteem, creating connection between parent and daughter, and healing the planet through selfless service (SEVA) and community outreach.

This class replaces the FREE class that Lululemon Athletica normally offers on Sundays and will be held in the center square of the Mall near Lululemon Athletica. Dana normally teaches at Yoga Tree that day and will be here, at the mall, supporting her non-profit instead! This event was a huge hit last year .. if you missed it, you don’t want to miss this one!

Yoga for all levels
Live music
Raffle items and giveaways
Treats after class
Massage after class

Please arrive between 9:00-9:00am and be ready to practice by 9:30am. This practice is designed for all levels so we encourage you to bring everyone you know! Kids are so very, very welcome! Bring your mat, and if you have extra, bring some .. someone may not have one! If you don’t have one, someone will have one for you!

Class is donation-based in any amount and all proceeds go to support Girls Elevate. You can donate right here on Eventbrite or at the event by cash, check or credit card.

If you have any questions please drop by Lululemon or feel free to contact our organizer, Dana Damara at info@girlselevate.org or dana@danadamara.com

We look forward to seeing you on the mat!

LEARNING TO FLY: ARM BALANCING

Friday, May 15, 2015
6:00pm – 7:30pm
The Pad Studios
1690 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
415-968-2231
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Want to learn to use your abdominal muscles properly; truly finding freedom and strength in some fun postures? Fearful of going upside down? Core stabilization improves your postural alignment, relieves low back pain and leaves you with an overall feeling of internal strength and confidence.

Join Dana for a playful workshop and exploration on our hands! This workshop is geared towards both beginners and seasoned flyers. We explore the foundation of arm balancing, the technicalities of leaving the ground on our hands and the buoyant mindset needed to maintain the balance. We’ll begin with Bakasana (Crow) and explore other poses such as Side Crow. Flying Pigeon, Grasshopper, Eka Pada Koundinyasana, Handstand, Headstand, Forearm Balance, Scorpion and many other variations. Beginners will learn how to enter these poses, advanced practitioners will learn new entries and possibilities. Come with questions, playfulness and leave with a renewed outlook on what you THINK you can do and what you CAN REALLY do!

WHAT’S UP WITH MY HIPS & HAMSTRINGS

Friday, June 19, 2015
6:00pm – 7:30pm
The Pad Studios
1690 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
415-968-2231
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An active lifestyle of biking, hiking, walking create tightness in the hips. Couple that with sitting at a desk or in your car and you’ve got a recipe for low back issues. This is an easy class to follow that will open your hips, elongate your hamstrings, and release any tension from your low back.

This class is accessible for all levels of practitioners. If you have a block available it would be helpful but it is not necessary.

DONATION CLASS: GIRLS ELEVATE

Friday, June 19, 2015
7:30pm – 9:00pm
The Pad Studios
1690 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
415-968-2231
Register here

All levels 60 minute Vinyasa class to support Girls Elevate

Then listen to Dana Damara, Founder and Creator of Girls Elevate™talk about her non-profit dedicated to building girls’ self-esteem, creating connection between parent and daughter, and healing the planet through selfless service (SEVA) and community outreach

They lead “pods” of girls and their mothers that meet twice a month to connect and collaborate. Monthly session topics include education and development programs covering: overall health and wellness, self awareness techniques, team-building and leadership development, conscious collaboration, community outreach, environmental revival, philanthropic field trips, and planting the seeds of spiritual activism to heal our planet.

Additionally, they facilitate multiple training/mentorship programs nationwide that bring these “pods” of Girls Elevate™ to a national and global level. In these training programs we certify women interested in leading a Girls Elevate™ revolution in their community. We give them the tools they need to create a pod of their own, create partnerships with local yoga studios, organize community outreach, and grow their business.

Yoga and SEVA .. what could be better?

RAISE THE VIBRATION:
SUMMER SOLSTICE 108

Sunday, June 21, 2015
9:00am – 10:30am
Yoga Tree Corte Madera
 67 Tamal Vista Blvd,
Corte Madera, CA 94925
(415) 945-9642
Register here

Join Dana Damara for a special meditation and solstice alignment with 108 sun salutations. It’s time to re-design and re-align at this powerful time of the year. Suitable for all levels .. dynamic flows and empowering affirmations.

This is summer’s height, midsummer, the longest day and the shortest night of the earth’s solar year. Solstice means “standing of the sun” and we can connect to this great turning point in the earth’s yearly cycle by taking a moment to stop, be still and look back at our own unique journey since the winter solstice. From now to the winter solstice everything in earth will be withdrawing within. We can use this time to focus on what we wish to nurture and develop in ourselves during the coming months. The summer solstice is a doorway into the second half of the year, energizing the paths that lead within. Stand on the threshold and ask yourself what you wish to encourage in your life?

SHAKTI CIRCLE:  NEW MOON GATHERING

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
6:00pm – 8:00pm
TBD

OUR FIRST of monthly meetings … the beginning of an era…. stepping out into the world with grace, strength and connection.Dive into the energy of Shakti: which is defined as the female principle of divine energy, especially when personified as the supreme deity.

Shakti is you who cannot be contained. It is the universal power and the unexplainable movement of energy.

Shakti is the dynamic quality that is pumping the blood through our veins, flowing the breath through our lungs and connecting us energetically to others. It’s the energy that creates everything. She connects us all and she is all.

WHY is this important now? Because the Divine Feminine is what will save this planet. Because for so long the power and independence of the Divine Feminine has not been honored. Because it is time to use our feminine power for healing, evolution and growth. Because the next seven generations of beings on this planet needs us to step into our power … now.

BEING IN CIRCLE breaks open the heart and when women gather, relaxing into the power of Shakti, it creates the potential for miracles to manifest. How this circle will unfold is unknown, it is divine and you will be a part of it.

HOW SHAKTI relates to the moon. SHE is the moon … the moon is the Feminine. Understanding her rhythms and cycles and how they relate to you, is imperative in evolving and aligning with your soul’s calling. What’s new this cycle? What sign is the Moon in? How does that relate to your chart and intentions? How can this energy support your manifestations? How can your thoughts sabotage the energy?

Come explore the New Moon via ritual, community, connection and love as we gather together to release what no longer serves and embrace the manifesting power and potential of a new seed planted and intentions witnessed.

FULL MOON FLOW

Friday, July 31, 2015
6:00pm – 7:30pm
The Pad Studios
1690 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
415-968-2231
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Moon Salutations, also known as Chandra Namaskar, are a soothing yet empowering variation and counterbalance to classical Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar). They allow us to honor the yin or feminine side of our energy, in contrast to the Sun Salutations, which are more yang, or masculine, in nature.

We practice Chandra Namaskar to absorb lunar energy for healing, empowerment and intuitive energy. The moon is cooling and luminous and these Salutations are meant to celebrate and promote all the magical gifts that the moon has to give.

A resurgence of the Moon Salutation is part of the rediscovery of the divine feminine at this important time in our evolution. However, moon salutations are not just for women! Men can reconnect, realign and cool-down fiery impulses through Moon Salutations. Moon salutations can shift energy without increasing heat in the body and tend to be less stimulating than Sun Salutations, thereby balancing hot emotions, relaxing and calming the mind and body and restoring balance.

Join Dana Damara once monthly during the full moon to activate healing and connection with the moon … celebrating this thing we call life. WE MAY TAKE THIS CLASS OUTSIDE WEATHER PERMITTING .. PLEASE REGISTER EARLY AND PROVIDE US WITH AN EMAIL!

IS THAT MY VOICE??? INTRO TO CHANTING

Friday, September 18, 2015
6:00pm – 7:30pm
The Pad Studios
1690 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
415-968-2231
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Learning the power of using the voice, chanting and mudras to deepen your teaching and practice. The word mantra is based on the Sanskrit roots manas (mind) and trai (device). The word mantra is based on the Sanskrit roots manas (mind) and trai (device).

Mantras have the power to heal, transform and protect. Therefore they must be used with intention and a sense of sacredness.

At the same time, we dive into this with a sense of innocence and expansion! Sing and speak your truth with more confidence and freedom to say what you mean, and mean what you say! (Thank you Dr Suess!) Sound meditations, chanting and even crystal bowls will be introduced in this class. From the sacred to the silly, this class will open you in ways you can’t imagine and transform your life.