YoS offer's a variety of weekly scheduled classes, as well as workshops and special events, including outdoor markets with live music. We believe in the importance of bringing the community together, creating a culture of safety, trust, and inclusivity to build connections and relationships with our neighbors.
Events & Workshops
For the most up-to-date events please check out our Instagram @YogaonState
About the instructor: Trevor was introduced to kirtan in 2015 by Tim Miller, of Encinitas, an ashtanga yoga luminary and great Hanuman devotee. At once enchanted by the potency and magic of mantra, Trevor’s path in pursuit of bhakti has been blessed by many influential elders, teachers, and friends along the way. He has hosted Kirtan on State in Carlsbad Village since 2021, and he relishes all opportunities to chant the Divine names with fellow spiritual seekers.
1/6, 1/13, 1/20 & 1/27 2024
In Person & on Zoom
Early Bird Special (by 12/15) $54
Hanuman Chalisa workshop
Discover the transformative power of the Hanuman Chalisa, a 40-verse poem celebrating Hanuman's virtues and devotion to Lord Rama, detailing his greatest feats in the Hindu epic, the Ramayana. Arguably one of the most popular Hindu devotional hymns, chanting the Chalisa is a daily spiritual practice for countless devotees the world over.
This four-part workshop will delve into the mythology and history of the Chalisa, explore correct pronunciation, chanting modes and melodies, and unpack the rich content of each verse, considered a mahamantra, or “great mantra" by Neem Karoli Baba.
Recordings will be available for all sessions.
5:30 - 7:30 pm
$26 rsvp / $33 day of
Regenerative Sound & Reiki
Regenerative Sound Journey & Reiki + Atmä Activation + Breathing + Frequencies of Crystalline Love
Each experience is unique & will activate your own innate medicine to relax and soothe your nervous system. Your cells will feel rejuvenated through the power of sound with vibrational biorhythmic frequencies and reiki. Bringing clarity and wisdom from the center of your heart.
No experience necessary, all willing hearts are welcomed to join & experience. Health is wealth and only a choice away. We co-create with different blends of blessed instruments that includes a gong bath, tuning forks, alchemy bowls, drums & more.
Water or tea
Comfy WARM attire to breath in
Something comfy to lay on; a blanket, pillow, or anything you wish.
Any special piece you’d like to charge on the altar and offer it
3 - 6 pm
Rocket 3 Master Class
This practice will include a modified mix between Ashtanga vinyasa primary, secondary, and even third series poses, stopping along the way to explore fun transitions and inversions. There will be lots of inversions in this practice and Yancey will show you all his secrets and tricks to get you there faster.
Yancy took his first yoga class in 2005 while on a skate tour in the Dominican Republic. He initially got into yoga because it made him feel lighter while skating. In 2008 he received his 200-hour Vinyasa certification from Yoga to the People in New York City. In 2013 he completed a 500 hour Dharma Yoga Center certification and a 50-hour Rocket Vinyasa certification from Asta Yoga. He wants to help his students evolve beyond the physical and mental, attuning to their natural rhythms and developing their 6th sense.
KAYEDRIYA SIDDHIR ASUDDHI KSAYAT TAPASAH
By austerity, impurities of the body and senses are destroyed and occult powers gained. Yoga Sutras 2:43 Sri. Swami Satchidananda
12/9 3 - 5 pm
Ayurveda Here and Now
Applying ancient wisdom in modern times
Ayurveda's timeless wisdom can be difficult to understand and even harder to apply to our modern lives. Our cultural practices often don’t align with Ayurvedic principles, making it challenging to adopt and maintain a balanced lifestyle. This disconnect can lead to feelings of isolation and unhealthy habits. We all seek balance and happiness, but how can we find it in our present fast-paced technological culture?
Join Zarah in a special workshop to discover practical ways to integrate Ayurveda into your daily routine, to harmonize with the seasons, and to honor your unique life journey. Learn simple, accessible practices that can truly be lived in the here and now.
12/2 3:30-5:30 pm
12/3 3-5 pm
Workshops with CJ
Open Heart & Receptive Mind
Dec. 2nd 3:30-5:30pm
This practice focuses on several backbend variations, creating freedom and movement in our bodies. Learn to move safely through your spine, hips, and shoulders with grace and ease. Expect to leave feeling a sense of space and lightheartedness. All levels welcomed.
A Complete Practice
Effort & Ease
Dec. 3rd 3:00- 5:00pm
Join Cj for a well-rounded Yoga practice, moving through meditation, pranayama, and asana. Center your moment as we move through the mind and body, creating a true and holistic connection with your breath. This all-levels practice is a great way to open your body, embracing new sensations to the asana practice.
SD Ram Dass Satsang
We are coming together in this Satsang (sacred community) to remind each other that we are never alone. We are here to talk about love, grief, joy, sadness, and all the parts of human experience. We are here to welcome and accept it all. We are here to share Love and to be Love, in all shapes and forms. Our mission is to continue the legacy of Ram Dass and his guru Neem Karoli Baba and to bring as much love and compassion as we can to this world.
We are here to walk each other home.
Ram Dass videos
It’s all FREE. We’re part of Ram Dass Love Serve Remember Foundation (ramdass.org).
Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
$30 early registration by 11/20
$35 after 11/20
Art of Chant
w/ Michelle Anise
In this workshop we will focus on the healing, uplifting power of the voice, free up our vocal expression, and explore singing as a spiritual practice. Our time together will include:
Exercises to open the vocal channel & reconnect with the essence of your vocal power
“Yoga of the Voice” - a guided, meditative, call and response singing practice
Improvisational singing and song making
Mantra, medicine songs & chants from around the world
About the facilitator: Michelle Anise is a multi-instrumental musician, sound healer, songwriter, recording artist, music producer, and healing arts practitioner. She brings an intuitive and creative sensibility to all her offerings, providing a transformational space for personal growth and spiritual connection through Group & Individual Sound Healing Journeys, Vocal Empowerment Mentoring, and the facilitation of a variety of classes and workshops around creative expression, somatic movement, and multicultural singing and chanting. Michelle is a founding facilitator of San Diego's World Music Choir, One Voice.
She is also the creator of the Mystic Path Oracle, and has published 3 Sound Healing Albums in collaboration with Hay House Publishing Company: Sacred Om: Sleep & Flow States with Binural Beats , Sound Healing Meditations for Inner Peace & Wellbeing , & Sound Healing Music for Meditation. Her music can be found on Spotify and all other streaming platforms. For more info see www.michelleanise.com
Join the lovely @zarahkravitz on Thanksgiving morning for a special donation based Dharma Yoga Gratitude class. Donations will go to support the SD Food Bank (www.sandiegofoodbank.org) helping to feed the too many people in need in our local community.
lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu
Working with Ropes workshop
BKS Iyengar, inspired by 17th Century paintings of yogis suspended from trees with ropes, developed a rope wall for use in asana practice that he called Yoga Kurunta (which translates as puppet or marionette).
In this workshop, Tora Bueno will introduce the basics of working with the rope wall: how to warm up before class (useful for if you are feeling tired, stiff, or over stimulated), how to use the ropes to achieve more challenging poses, how to refine asanas you already feel comfortable in and lastly how use the ropes for inversions. We will cover various ways to adjust and retie ropes for many different poses and purposes.
Tora has been studying with various teachers in the Iyengar lineage since 2000 and became a certified CIYT level 1 in 2018. She turned to Iyengar Yoga to rehabilitate her hamstring injury and hasn’t looked back since.
She will be offering this “working with ropes” workshop monthly until the end of the year so come experience the spaciousness, freedom, and alignment in asana that will completely transform your experience of class in the middle of the room.
ONLY 12 SPOTS AVAILABLE
Hosted by Zoe Sandoval and Zarah Kravitz
Please arrival early to get settled into the space.
Diwali Sister Circle
Embrace the luminous spirit of Diwali in our upcoming Sister’s Circle! As the glow of Diwali fills the sky, join us for an evening where sacred fire illuminates our gathering, symbolizing the light within us all. We'll breathe in unity with pranayama, unlocking the flow of our inner energy. Delve into the grace of pelvic movement, celebrating the strength and fluidity that is the essence of our feminine power. Sip on soul-warming tea, as we weave together melodies in song that resonate with the festive vibrations. And in the heart of our circle, we'll share stories and reflections, creating a tapestry of shared experiences and collective wisdom. Let's honor the festival of lights together, igniting the flames of joy, community, and self-discovery.
$27 or pay what you can
Kirtan on State
w/ Sita Ram Dass & friends
Sitaram Dass spent several years serving his beloved teacher Ram Dass on Maui, where he was shown the path of Bhakti, the yoga of service and devotion to God.
He is an author, teacher, kirtan singer, and spiritual therapist, and as the director of the Sacred Community Project, he works to provide affordable, free, and donation-based offerings as a praxis of Sacred Community.
10. 21. 23
3:00 - 6:30 pm
10. 29. 23
3 - 5 PM
Energy exchange: Free for all service members of any type, by donation for all else.
Join us at Yoga on State for a special community yoga class led by Marine Corps veteran and VETOGA CEO, Justin Blazejewski.
Free event to all service members, veterans, law enforcement, emergency responders, and their families. Suggested donation class for civilians who want to join and support VETOGA, active military, and veterans. Welcome.
Our mission is to provide yoga, meditation, and healing arts to military, veterans, their families, and communities. We seek to build a supportive community, of both veterans and non-veterans, and to provide an opportunity to experience a wide variety of the Healing Arts.
We will start with an all-levels yoga class available to everyone. We will stretch, breathe and cultivate our connection with body-heart-mind-spirit. The class concludes with Yoga Nidra, a deep relaxation that aims to release that which no longer serves us.
Donations will go to VETOGA Incorporated, a healing arts program that services our veterans and their care providers. VETOGA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and all donations are tax-exempt.
For more information about the event, sponsorships, volunteering and participating, e-mail email@example.com
Pricing: $30 Early Bird, $40 at Door
Acro Yoga FUNdamentals
Acroyoga FUNdamentals is a foundation workshop focusing on developing some of the key poses for the practice.
Come take Flight ....play, fly, get upside down, support and challenge one another over the duration of the class together.
No partner needed, just bring yourself and your mat and a sense of playfulness.
Cost: $30 per person for the first 10 people to book and $40 per person after that. Book early to secure your place as spaces are limited
AcroYoga is a blend of Acrobatics, Thai Therapeutic massage and Yoga. Also known as Adagio, this practice works on balancing in partners and group combinations. It's a fun class using teamwork to create and challenge your acrobatic abilities.
The Lunar Thai therapeutic element is called therapeutic flying and a beautiful contrast to the acrobatic form. Using techniques to support relax and manoeuvre your partner giving them a little nurturing during a Therapeutic flying sequence.
This practice is for everyone!
9. 2. 23
Medicine Song Circle
We invite you to a gathering of hearts and voices by the fire. Join us