YOGA

Full Center Members of the JCC can attend our regularly scheduled yoga classes free of charge. See the Group Fitness Schedule for dates and times.

Others are welcome to participate by purchasing a day pass at the Service Desk in the JCC lobby. Day passes are $15 for JCC social members and $25 for non-members.

We also offer special yoga workshops from time to time. Special workshops are listed here.

More information about yoga at the JCC: [email protected] or 408.357.7480.

Proper alignment is something we strive for in a yoga class, but with the variations in our bodies, the general alignment cues often miss the mark. The curvature of our bones, the placement of our joint sockets, how our bodies have moved over the years, the adaptation of our fascia, and the atrophy and/or overuse of our muscles all contribute to how we find the alignment unique to us in a yoga posture. We are all different, and what works for one person might not work for the other when it comes to alignment cues.

In this series we will look at the essence of yoga postures, diving into the purpose of the pose and teasing out what parts of our body contribute to the overall achievement of it. While each class will look at the anatomy of the body and what muscles we are attempting to activate and isolate, we’ll explore exercises that help you feel the sensations in your body, discovering the patterns unique to your body, and how to apply that information to common yoga postures.

Each class in the series will focus on different components in the body, but remain accessible to all, so attend one in the series or attend them all! Whether you are in yoga class, running, weight lifting, or simply walking down the street, you’ll begin to notice how the principles covered in this series can be applied to your life… or your clients’ lives if you teach a movement modality.

Instructor: Courtney Krishnamurthy

Fees: Register at least one week in advance and the fee is $50 (discount price for Full Center Members is $40). After that, the fee is $60 (discount price for Full Center Members $50).

More information: [email protected]

DAY DATES TIME CM SM/NM
Sun 3/10 10:45am-12:45pm $40 early bird, $50 regular* $50 early bird, $60 regular*
Sun 5/19 10;45am-12:45pm $40 early bird, $50 regular* $50 early bird, $60 regular*
Sun 7/14 10;45am-12:45pm $40 early bird, $50 regular* $50 early bird, $60 regular*

CM = Full Center Member   SM = Social Member   NM = Non-Member

* Sign up at least one week in advance and your fee is just $40 CM, $50 SM/NM. After that, the price is $50 CM, $60 SM/NM. 

Experience Judaism through a yoga lens. Enjoy a unique mix of alignment-based yoga, text study and discussion, and spiritual meditation. Stretch your body, mind and soul. This framework for embodied mindfulness is organized around the Jewish calendar but will speak to people of all backgrounds, faiths and fitness levels.  Instructor is Rabbi Laurie Matzkin.

The March workshop will have a Purim theme, and the April workshop will have a Passover theme.

For more information, email [email protected].

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Mon 3/18 12:30-2:30pm $25 $30
Thu 4/11 7:30-9:30pm $25 $30
Mon 5/20 12:30-2:30pm $25 $30

CM = Full Center Member   SM = Social Member   NM = Non-Member

Yoga classes for children are offered through the JCC’s Early Childhood and Youth Departments. For yoga for preschool age children, see the Early Childhood page. For school-age children, see the Grades K-5 page.