Thursday, November 30, 2023

Study the Cakra Symbol System with Gary Kraftsow - begins Monday!

According to the Ancients, each of us has within us extraordinary and mostly untapped potential which, when actualized, will transform our lives at every level. There is perhaps no more important context for this transformation than the area of our personal relationships.

Deep Inner Practices evolved in the tradition of Tantric Yoga through which we can:break identification and attachment, realize our true nature, actualize our innate potentials, improve our relationships at every level, and ultimately, become free

Each three-hour session will include a presentation and discussion about each of the cakra-s followed by an integrated practice that will include āsana, prānāyāma, mantra japa, and meditation.

Session 1: Mūlādhāra & Svādhiṣṭhāna Cakra-s
Session 2: Maṇipūra & Anāhata Cakra-s
Session 3: Viśuddhi & Ājñā Cakra-s

Recordings available to participants until the end of May 2024.

Yoga for Pelvic Floor and Incontinence Workshop with Leslie Howard

Yoga for Pelvic Floor and Incontinence Workshop with Leslie Howard

Saturday, December 9, 1pm EST

Presentation via Zoom $25

Recording link will be sent to all registrants.

We are excited for our second Pelvic Floor Yoga Workshop with Leslie Howard coming up in ten days. This workshop is designed to help you strengthen your pelvic floor muscles and combat incontinence and leakage.

Your pelvic floor is the beginning of any core work and its function affects the entire body. Leslie Howard will empower you with the tools you need to address incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, and more. Proper work of strengthening, stabilizing, stretching and softening the pelvic floor helps to create the correct foundation of each movement in the body. A strong pelvic floor helps keep the pelvic and abdominal organs healthy as we age. But “strong” also means flexible. Think of your torso as “a tote bag” for your organs. The pelvic floor is the bottom of the tote bag.

Leslie will guide you through various yoga poses and exercises that can be done seated, standing or lying down, that target the pelvic floor muscles and improve their strength. Whether you are experiencing incontinence and leakage or simply want to prevent them, this workshop is perfect for you. Join us for a rejuvenating and informative session that will leave you feeling empowered and confident. Don't miss out on this opportunity to take control of your pelvic health.

Friday, October 6, 2023

Senior Fitness, Yoga, Tai Chi, Walking, and MORE - DOWNLOADABLE LIST

Inspired by the list created by someone that comes to classes, I created a large (but far from exhaustive) list of Free (or low cost) fitness based activities around the county including many in the north and north inland. 

To view this data, click the lower right "square in a square" button to view full size. You can click on data to copy, you can sort it by the headings, and you can download it to a file for your own viewing and printing. 

I'll try to update regularly or at least as feedback comes in.

Useful Links

City Libraries:

County Libraries:

Santee Activities:

Walking Groups:

George L Stevens 4th District Senior Resource Center:

Chula Vista Norman Park Resource Center:

Feeling Fit Schedule:

Park De La Cruz Age Well Services:

San Carlos Rec Center:

City of San Diego Parks and Rec AgeWell Services:

Registration for City Park and Rec:

Friday, September 15, 2023

Polyvagal Institute - Theraputic Yoga Tools with Marlysa Sullivan and Amy Wheeler - Webinar

Below is a link to an introductory webinar let by Amy Wheeler, PhD and Marlysa Sullivan's, DPT: Therapeutic Yoga Tools: A Polyvagal Informed Certificate for Body-Mind Practitioners

Synopsis: In the fields of pain care and mental health there is a need to identify ways to address the complexity of physical, psycho-emotional, social, and spiritual well-being. In addition, healthcare providers often experience burnout because of the workload and demands of the job which can be extreme. It can be difficult to keep your passion for your work to help others and you may find decreased presence with your client or yourself. Yoga therapy provides a holistic and embodied approach to practitioner self-care and client care. Polyvagal Theory provides a neural foundation for these practices which aligns well with the yoga therapeutic framework of the gunas. This relationship between Polyvagal Theory and yoga philosophy can create a shared language for yoga and healthcare/research professionals to understand the unique role of yoga in whole-person health and wellbeing. This course will cover the basic foundations for assessment and application of practices using the gunas and Polyvagal Theory as well as other yoga principles. 

Their life-changing full live course (via ZOOM) begins on October 6 (teachers can earn CEs) and continues for a total of seven sessions. Read more and register at this link: