Oakland, CA
Niroga Yoga Studio

Niroga Yoga


 

Niroga Yoga Studio
259 29th St.
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 451-3004

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Niroga Yoga Studio is operated by
the Niroga Institute, a nonprofit
501(c)(3) organization.

 

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Niroga Yoga Studio Schedule & Fees

 

Schedule | Fees | Styles of Teaching & What to Expect | Class Descriptions | Fragrance Free Policy

 


Tuesday
   10:30 - 11:45 am Therapeutic Yoga Rosalind Lwin
   6:30 pm - 7:45 pm Mindful Yoga Jonathan Relucio
Wednesday
   10:30 - 11:45 am Therapeutic Yoga Gillian Hull (Celi subs until January 4th)
Thursday
   10:30 - 11:45am Therapeutic Yoga BK Bose
11:00am - 12:00pm Healing Yoga for Cancer* Rosalind Lwin
*This class is held at Alta Bates Herrick Campus: 2001 Dwight Way, Berkeley CA 94704
   6:30 - 7:45 pm Mindful Yoga BK Bose
 
Select Saturdays & Sundays* 1/7, 1/21, 2/11, 2/25, 3/11, 3/12, 3/25, 4/8, 4/22, 5/6
   9:00 - 10:15 am Mindful Yoga Rosalind Lwin

We will post information about class cancellations and subs on our facebook page as necessary.

 


Class Fees

We offer drop in pricing on a sliding scale basis. Please know that we can only accept cash or check.

$10 - Support your practice

$15 - Support the Niroga Studio

$20 - Support Niroga’s Community Programs

Special discount for youth (under 18), OPC and FCC members: $5

$90 - 10 Class Pass. Expires 6 months from first use

 


What to Expect in Class

Our current teachers have completed the Niroga Yoga Teacher Training which is rooted in the practices and philosophy of Raja Yoga. Raja Yoga, often referred to as "Royal Yoga" is inclusive of all yogas, and its philosophy goes beyond the boundaries of the many styles of yoga today. Raja Yoga emphasizes the benefits of meditation for spiritual self-realization and the purposeful evolution of consciousness.

"The science of Raja-Yoga, in the first place, proposes to give us such a means of observing the internal states. The instrument is the mind itself. The power of attention, when properly guided, and directed towards the internal world, will analyse the mind, and illumine facts for us. The powers of the mind are like rays of life dissipated; when they are concentrated, they illumine." - Swami Vivekananda

In all our classes we:

  • Offer a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment
  • Cultivate strength and flexibility but also encourage students to take care of themselves and not force through pain
  • Emphasize self-awareness and self-regulation by using yoga techniques such as deep, mindful breathing, a strong physical core and an upright, well supported spine
  • Discourage competition and encourage each student's personal exploration of the postures and breathing practices for their own benefit
  • Encourage curiosity and interest in the body and the subjective experience in the moment
  • Request that students and teachers come to our practice space scent-free. Fragrance Free Policy.

 


Class Descriptions

  • Therapeutic Yoga
    Join a nurturing community in a practice of gentle yoga for well-being. This class integrates mindful movement for all bodies, breathing techniques, and meditation to promote healing and enhance stress resilience. In addition to receiving the therapeutic benefits of yoga in the class, you will also gain tools to use components of therapeutic yoga in your daily life.
  • Mindful Yoga
    Come deepen your yoga practice and explore the essential elements of Raja Yoga, the Yoga of Mindfulness. In this mixed-level class, you will be led in yoga poses and breathing techniques that come together as meditation in movement, in preparation for meditation in stillness. You will be guided to enhance strength, flexibility, and balance in the mind, as well as the body.
  • Healing Yoga for Cancer
    Join a nurturing community in a practice of gentle yoga for well-being. This class integrates mindful movement, breathing techniques, and meditation, to promote healing and enhance stress resiliency. Individuals living with cancer, family, friends, and caregivers are welcome to drop-in. No prior yoga experience is necessary.

 


Niroga Yoga Studio Fragrance Free Policy


Out of respect for your fellow students with chemical sensitivities, asthma, and allergies, please arrive to class with no fragrances. Scented items such as hair-styling products, perfume, deodorant, laundry detergent, dryer sheets, incense or candle smoke or clothing, and even essential oils, can trigger reactions such as respiratory distress and headaches. While we strive to maintain a scent free environment, please know that Fellowship Hall is a multi-use space and is shared by other organizations who may not adhere to a scent free policy.

For more information, the East Bay Meditation Center has a great site devoted to How to Be Fragrance Free.

We greatly appreciate your efforts to make Niroga accessible to those with MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivities).