LBNL Yoga Club
All yoga club classes are virtual during the pandemic. (UC Berkeley Workfit also offers virtual yoga and fitness classes).
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.
Be creative for props: No mat? A rug or floor is fine; use a blanket or pillow to pad your knees if needed: Heavy books for blocks, a towel for a strap.
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 & Suzanne are $12 (see below or calendar event for online payment methods)
Free: Other classes are taught generously for free by Lab employees.
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. corrinovayoga.com
Suzanne Zuber (Friday noon paid class) is a professional yoga teacher with her 500 hour certification. Her alignment-based Yoga focuses on releasing tension, growing strong to the core, and becoming well-aligned in body, mind, and spirit. Her particular interest is self-treatment of our modern ‘hunched over’ posture and reversing wrist/ shoulder/ neck/ back and knee pain by retraining muscles and movement patterns. suzanneyoga.net
Languages spoken: English, German, French.
Email: email@example.com | Venmo: Suzanne-Zuber | Paypal: firstname.lastname@example.org - to avoid fees on both ends, make sure to put down 'friends & family' and use a linked bank account (not credit card)
Wes Bethel (see calendar) is a Lab employee who generously provides free classes. He is a Senior Scientist in the Computational Research Division. He competed his RYT200 certification with Ms. Maty Ezraty, founder of YogaWorks, completed a 50hr Yin Yoga teaching certification with Mr. Bernie Clark, and is in-progress on his RYT500 certification through YogaWorks. His background is a blend of the Iyengar, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Jivamukti, 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!