LBNL Yoga Club
All Yoga Club classes are currently virtual.
Give yourself extra time to change, set up mat/props, log in to Zoom, etc.
Prop up your device where you can view it and be seen
Wear comfortable clothes in which you can move, stretch, lie down
Let the instructor know if you're new to yoga or have any injuries
Keep on mute unless you have a comment or question, to ensure everyone can hear the instructor
Consider turning on your video to contribute to community experience, and provide visual feedback for the instructor to tune their instruction.
Get creative for props: No mat? A rug or the floor will work just fine; consider a blanket or pillow to pad your knees. No blocks? Try heavy books, sturdy luggage, sofa cushions, nearby furniture. For a strap, try a towel or clothing.
What to Expect
Classes tend to involve stretching, balancing, strengthening, flow, and core work. Participants should modify poses for themselves as needed.
Classes end with a few minutes of relaxation while lying down (savasana).
Paid: Monday and Friday classes with Ashley & Elizabeth are a sliding scale of $12-20 (see below or calendar event for online payment methods)
Free: Other classes are taught generously for free by Lab employees.
Yoga Club Classes not fitting your schedule? Check out these options --
Ashley Corri (Monday noon paid class) is a UC Berkeley graduate, certified yoga teacher, and massage therapist. She is passionate about sustainability, justice, and eastern philosophy. She teaches a Mindful Hatha Flow that encourages students to be curious, challenge themselves in an empowering way, and work toward that ever-evolving integration of mind, body, and heart.
Wes Bethel (Weds & Thurs) is a Lab employee who generously provides free classes. He is a Senior Scientist in the Computational Research Division. He is an RYT500 certified instructor from the YogaWorks professional teacher training program, and has trained with contemporary masters, including an RYT 200 with Ms. Maty Ezraty, founder of YogaWorks, as well as a 50hr Yin Yoga teaching certification with Mr. Bernie Clark. His background is a blend of the Iyengar, Ashtanga Vinyasa, and Yin traditions. His classes and outlook on yoga reflect these traditions, where he combines the foundational base of precise alignment with elements of balance, focus, and breath. These intertwine to help provide a pathway for cultivating an awareness of yourself, others, and the world around you. Come join us to learn more, and to take an enjoyable break from your busy day!
Elizabeth McKinley (Friday noon paid class) is a Certified Yoga Therapist and Registered Yoga Teacher with her 500 hour certification. Her offerings incorporate the traditions of Hatha, Restorative, and Therapeutic Yoga, as well as a background in community mental health. Exploring the intersections of physical, mental, emotional, and social health, Elizabeth supports her students in recognizing their inherent worth and increasing resiliency.