Sacramento Yoga Workshops & Series
and Teacher Training

Also see: Intro to Yoga Series 1 Intro to Yoga Series 2 Teacher Training NEW Rope Wall Yoga Therapy

Yin Yoga Series
with Ruby Alcartado

Fridays, April 7 thru April 28: 4:30 - 5:45 pm

In these classes we will focus on stretching and stimulating the connective tissue, in the pelvis, hips, lower back and spine. These are the areas of the body that can create difficulties as we age. Yin Yoga is a restorative practice where postures are held gently, for three or more minutes. Yin Yoga is done primarily on the floor or at the wall while the body is being supported with blankets and props, as needed. The long, meditative holds of Yin Yoga deeply calms the nervous system, quiets the mind, and gently releases muscle and connective tissues surrounding bones, ligaments, and joints. With a consistent and safe practice, Yin Yoga can reduce joint stiffness, increase mobility and body awareness, quiet the mind, and access the “rest and digest” parasympathetic nervous system resulting in a grounding, calming, and an energizing sense of rejuvenation. Additionally, on every fourth Friday of the series, Ruby will offer an extended period of Yoga Nidra. Yoga nidra is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness.

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$50 for each monthly 4 weeks; Drop-Ins $15.

Chair Yoga, 4-week Series with Diane Holland

March Series IS FULL. Contact Diane at
to be placed on a waiting list.

April Series

Mar 28, Apr 4, 11, and 18

THURSDAYS: 11:00 am- 12:00 pm

April Series

Mar 30, Apr 6, 13, and 20 (No class April 25th or 27th)

These 4 weeks series are designed for people with physical challenges, who are seeking a slower paced Yoga practice. The classes are also valuable for teachers looking for alternative poses for their students that may require them. Using a chair to explore the variations of many poses, students will gain personal body awareness through poses individualized for each student. This series will focus on yoga poses intended to improve balance, strength and flexibility. Each class will also include a brief meditation and breath awareness techniques.

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$45 for Tues Series
Drop In - $15

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The Eight Petals of Yoga with Brian Hogencamp

Easter Sunday, April 16th 2017

In this extended class, there will be asana, pranayama, and the art of sitting for dhyana (meditation). Practical philosophical infusions from B.K.S. Iyengar’s commentary on Patanjali’s yoga sutras will fortify the experience with understanding. Join us for this unique, comprehensive Iyengar yoga experience.

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$45 if paid by April 6th ; $55 thereafter

Exploring 2 Energizing Inversions: Adho Mukha Vrksasana & Pincha Mayurasana with Susan Mettel

Note : Class is now Full. Please contact the Studio to be added to waiting list.

Sunday April 23, 2017, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

In this 2 hour energizing workshop we will work on the strength, flexibility and stability required for Adho Mukha Vrksasana (handstand) and Pincha Mayurasana (forearm balance). We will generate some tapas (heat) in both mind and body as we explore these 2 strong asanas. This class is suitable for students with one year of yoga experience and is interested in exploring these asanas more deeply. It is powerful to look at life upside down - come join the fun !

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$25 if paid by April 14th; $35 thereafter.

Ayurvedic Cleanse & Restorative Renewal with Teri Adolfo , Marla McMahon and Ruby Alcartado

Sunday April 30, 2017, 12:00-4:00 pm

A Four Hour Spring mini-retreat for balancing of body & mind wellness. Ayurveda and Yoga are sister sciences that have been practiced for thousands of years to bring balance to the body, mind, and consciousness. In this Spring workshop Teri Adolfo, a visiting Ayurveda practitioner and instructor from Sebastopol, will demonstrate the basic foundations of Ayurveda; as you learn to evaluate your prakruti (original constitution), and vikruti (present constitutional imbalance). Teri will share some of Ayurveda's most cherished self care routines. these include dietary recommendations, cleansing techniques and daily routines. Following an Ayurveda presentation and cleansing snack, Ruby Alcartado and Marla McMahon will guide you through a series of relaxing yin and restorative asanas (poses) that will be held from 3-8 minutes to help deeply relax the body. The day will end with the yoga nidra practice of total body relaxation, meditation, pranayama (breath work) and guided visualization. Essential oils will be used during the restorative poses to deepen the relaxation.

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$95 if paid before April 27 $105 thereafter

Knowing the Ropes with Gary Vercelli and Yvonne Shanks

Sunday May 7, 2017, 2:00 - 5:00 pm

In this three hour workshop you’ll learn how working with ropes enhances arm stretches, standing poses, forward extension, seated postures, backbends, and inversions. Wall ropes are used to make students more aware of their alignment, and to help open areas of the body that might be difficult for them to reach without the use of the ropes. You can also use them in special therapeutic situations, where students need extra support for reasons such as disabilities, injuries, medical issues, etc. Ropes can also be used to stretch and strengthen very specific areas of the body. In standing poses, rope work takes the load off of the lumbar area. This class is suited to anyone with one year of yoga experience and will be limited to 20 students.

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$55 if paid by April 29 $65 thereafter

Yoga for Scoliosis with Kim Wagaman

May 20th , 2017 / Time: 1:00 – 4:30 p.m

The journey within a yoga practice can be instrumental in potentially limiting the progression of scoliosis. Practicing yoga may also help reduce pain and bring more balance and alignment to a body with scoliosis. In this hands-on, experiential workshop, intended for teachers and students, we will study the common patterns of scoliosis; its pathology, and some of the psychological aspects of the condition. We will explore breath awareness, gentle and deep release work –influenced by myso-fascial release and qi-gong, as well as a variety of yoga postures with the use of props to support greater alignment and more physical ease in the body with scoliosis. For yoga practitioners, this workshop is designed to support those who want to deepen their awareness and understanding of their bodies, and refine the practice of yoga to meet their specific and unique needs. Teachers and students will also learn modifications to commonly practiced yoga poses that can limit rather than intensify the conditions of scoliosis.

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$ 55 if paid by May 8th; $65 thereafter

Natural Balance Workshop with David Sirgany

June 4th , 2017 / Time: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m

Join David for an afternoon of exploration that will focus on and clarify the practice of balancing poses. Participants will learn through the practice of asana how to build and employ intelligent expressions of strength and flexibility, while consciously aligning with and against, natural gravitational force. Balance poses help us to sharpen our concentration of mind and lead us further along the eight limbed path of yoga. All levels of students are welcomed.

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$55 if paid by May 25th $65 thereafter

A Weekend Intensive with Janet MacLeod

Saturday September 16, 2017/ Time: 2:00 – 4:30 p.m

Sunday September 17, 2017 / Time: 10:45 - 11:45

Weekend Theme:

Upward Facing Bow. Sat. 2 - 4:30 pm
When the word back-bend is mentioned, this is the pose that tends to come to mind. You can experience the JOY of this asana by practicing the appropriate opening and stabilizing poses beforehand. The session will close with cooling and neutralizing poses.

Pranayama. Sunday: 10:45 - 11:45 am
The practice of Savasana, supine and seated pranayama will be covered

Variations on Tadasana Sunday: 12:15 - 2:45 p.m.
Tadasana or mountain pose is the foundational standing pose. Janet will teach a variety of standings using the structure of Tadasana to inform them.

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Entire Weekend
$130 if paid by Sept 1, $150 thereafter

Sat or Sun 2.5 hour class
$60.00, After Sept 1- $70.00.

Sunday 1 hour class
$25.00 After Sept 1- $30.00

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If you would like more information, please contact:Jennifer Sadugor

The Yoga Solution (916) 383-7933
or email The Yoga Solution

Students of all levels are welcome to each of these workshops except where indicated!



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All On-Going Classes:

4 Class Pass $66 ($61)
(valid for one month)
8 Class Pass $115 ($108)
(valid for two months)
12 Class Pass $148 ($135)
(valid for two months)
1 Mo. Unlim. Pass $135 ($125)
3 Mo. Unlim. Pass $365 ($330)
Yearly Pass $1260
Drop-in class $18 ($16)

Senior (Over 65)/Student Discount.:
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New Students

$20, 20 classes for 20 days
(On-going classes only)

The Yoga Solution ~ 5290 Elvas Ave, Sacramento, CA 95819 ~ (916) 383-7933 ~ EMAIL