LBNL Yoga Club

Welcome to the LBNL Yoga Club Website!

Classes | Calendar | Instructors | Contact | LBNL Club Webpage

Join the Yoga Club

  • Join the Yoga Club by joining the Yoga Google Group!

  • Email traffic is low, mainly class updates & special events.

  • Leave Group from above link: My Membership Settings -> Leave Group

Yoga Classes

All Yoga Club classes are currently virtual.

Prepare

    • Download waiver before your first class; sign & send to Yoga Contacts

    • 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

    • Modify poses for yourself as needed - this is YOUR practice!

    • 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).

Payment

    • 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.

More Options

Yoga Club Classes not fitting your schedule? Check out these options --

Calendar

Current Instructors

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.

Email: corrinovayoga@gmail.com | Website: corrinovayoga.com
Venmo: corrinovayoga | PayPal: corrinovayoga@gmail.com

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.

Email: elizabethmckinleyyoga@gmail.com | Website: elizabethmckinleyyoga.com
Venmo: venmo.com/Elizabeth-McKinley | PayPal: elizabethmckinley1@yahoo.com

Matt Marcus (occasional sub) is a Lab employee who generously provides free classes. He is a Berkeley Lab scientist with ALS who has been practicing yoga since 2004. He completed his 200-hour teacher-training program at Yoga Kula in Berkeley, primarily with Anusara-trained instructors.