One-Year Anniversary Party!
Thursday, June 7 (click flyer for details)
Check out our air-conditioned studio! $8 Drop-in; memberships available!
What We Offer
Yoga. Mindfulness. Connection.
We offer Studio yoga classes including Gentle, Power Hour Flow, Chair Yoga, and All-levels Flow. Intro to Yoga and Yogic Rest & REstor workshops are offered regularly.
We offer a weekly mindfulness class with instruction, study, discussion, and community. Open to all, no previous meditation experience required. By donation.
We offer Mindful Eating classes to support balance in our relationship to food, eating, and nutrition. Open to all who want to explore their habitual relationship to food.
We offer Unwind Be Kind(TM) Addiction recovery classes in the Studio, and as Outreach yoga classes in the community.
About Breathing Space
Yoga. Mindfulness. Connection.
Breathing Space is not a typical yoga studio. Our purpose is to offer yoga, meditation, and mindful eating as tools for wellness, and to offer a path to peace and connection to heal our world. Our mission includes: Offer yoga for every body – dispel stereotypes about who yoga is for; Offer low-cost and donation-based classes and programs; Present our offerings in simple forms and plain language, accessible to people of all religions, faiths, and backgrounds; Support the addiction recovery community by offering donation-based and offsite Liberation Recovery Yoga SM classes; Stand for the elimination of bias, racial prejudice, and economic inequality in society, and support restorative justice and peace efforts locally and globally. Breathing Space Inc. is a registered nonprofit organization under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations made to Breathing Space are tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by law.
Unwind Be Kind
Recent News & Writings
A further share of the daily journal I kept for the 28-Day Eat Right Now Mindful Eating program: “Day 15: Super busy day – really too much. I had committed to a fourth yoga class months ago, but at that time it was only a third yoga class. So – note to self – when you
-> Continue reading Mindful Eating: Finding the Balance
Week 1 of the Mindful Eating journey (class begins May 2nd) involves introduction of some basic tools for developing mindfulness around nourishing ourselves. I completed the 28-day program in March, and journaled each day in the ERN app (there is community space for online journaling and information offered with the app). From Day 7: “I
-> Continue reading Mindful Eating: The Journey Begins
How long does it take to see yoga results? Big question. Let’s explore some aspects of body positivity in pursuing the answer. When I trained for the Yoga for 12-Step Recovery leadership program, there were a lot of questions on the nature of “What do you recommend if …. or that happens… or I’m in
-> Continue reading Yoga Results? I’m Waiting….
What is it like to offer recovery yoga in the community? Here’s a glimpse into a class from the ground level. I arrive a few minutes early and park the van. Noting that last week, there were actually 9 people there, I load up my wagon (a foldable beach wagon with sturdy tires and canvas
-> Continue reading Recovery Yoga in the Community
A new organization has been created: the International Mindfulness Teachers Association. This is a timely addition to certifying bodies in the mind/body teaching/training/learning space. The organization will help to standardize mindfulness instruction and provide vetted trainings for new teachers. There are now countless websites, books, programs, and approaches to “mindfulness.” We have science, such
-> Continue reading Mindfulness Teacher Certification Is Here
If there’s anything that calls to our habitual ways, it’s food choice, and mindful eating has become the topic of numerous articles, books, trainings, and certifications. We know what we like to eat. If that happens to also be nutritious, so much the better, but that is not always the main point. Yes, we use
-> Continue reading Mindful Eating: Making a New Choice
The best phrase I have heard about yoga blocks is “they bring the floor to you.” And, rather than some lesser expression of the yoga pose, the blocks can actually allow us greater freedom to find our grounding points in a pose, and then feel secure in blossoming into the pose. Blocks are commonly used
-> Continue reading Yoga Blocks Rule! Why We Donated 40 Blocks for Liberation Recovery Yoga
The fact that many, many addictions are hidden including eating disorders – is not a surprise to anyone. For some, even characterizing a habit or propensity as an “addiction” feels shaming and limiting. And yet, people do suffer in silence, and struggle in silence. And, living life fully is hampered by these conditions. So, that’s a
-> Continue reading Many Addictions Are Hidden, Eating Disorders Edition
We are in the next wave of the scientific “discovery” of the benefits of yoga and meditation. It’s helpful to keep up with this research, as it can act as motivation to turn one’s mind toward incorporating these ancient practices in our regular routines (and by nature of making that choice, NOT choosing other activities
-> Continue reading Slowing Aging through Yoga & Meditation