YOGA DOES NOT REMOVE US FROM THE REALITY OR RESPONSIBILITIES OF EVERYDAY LIFE but rather places our feet firmly and resolutely in the practical ground of experience. We don’t transcend our lives; we return to the life we left behind in the hopes of something better.

YOGA for a HEALTHY BACK with Elissa Dawn

Yoga for a Healthy Back

Saturday, 24 February 2018
1:00pm -2:00pm
Pop-Up Class

If you experience chronic or occasional low back pain, a yoga practice that supports healing and wellness in the spine is essential. Join Elissa as she brings the focus to supporting and facilitating the healing process in your backside.Explore props and modifications to apply in your regular classes and simple pranayama (breath) techniques to assist in managing pain. Practice gentle yoga postures to build strength, stability, and flexibility to your low back in your yoga practice and daily life.

If you are suffering from an acute injury, speak with your doctor before attending. Appropriate for all levels.

Free for members.  Normal drop in rates.


hips twists and bliss with elissa dawn

Hips, Twists and Bliss

Saturday, 24 March 2018
1:30pm – 3:45pm
You & the Mat Laguna Niguel

Roll out tension using the Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Balls with specific self-massage techniques focused on the hips and spine. Gain invaluable insight into your own anatomical architecture as you learn techniques that will create mobility and stability in the hip joint, increase range of movement in spinal rotation and improve breath capacity. Through the exploration of pranayama and the practice of yoga nidra or “yogic sleep”, unwind muscular tension and enter into a profound state of relaxation. You will leave feeling refreshed in body, mind and spirit.  No Yoga experience necessary.
Students of all levels are welcome! 

$45 in advance/$55 day of

breathe in bliss out elissa dawn

Breathe in, Bliss Out

Saturday, 15 Sept 2018
1:30pm – 3:30pm
You & the Mat Laguna Niguel

Loaded with adrenaline and stress, most of us can easily accelerate from 0-60 in a heartbeat, but can you effectively “decelerate” from 60-0 just as fast without crashing? This workshop breaks down the principles of  “down regulation” through the exploration of proper breath mechanics, self-massage with the Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Balls, and sedating exercises from yoga, body therapy and meditation. Unwind muscular tension, enter into a profound state of relaxation and master the art of “Blissing Out.” 

$45 in advance/ $55 day of