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.

More information: Kirsten Olshan, [email protected] or 408.357.7414.

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

A Moving Circle – Women Gather for Yoga, Journaling and Connecting

Join this safe, inspiring and spiritual circle to “move” into your intentions for this season of your life. Whether you are a new mom, professional woman, or wise elder in our community (or any combination), we all need a chance to step back and reflect. Bring a journal, yoga mat and an open heart for sharing and listening. Inspired by Jewish tradition yet open and accessible to all backgrounds. Taught by Rabbi Laurie Matzkin. For more information, contact [email protected].

DAY DATE TIME CM SM NM
Wed 3/22 7:30-9:00pm $30 $35 $45

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

A minimum of 6 participants needed to run this workshop.

 

Flow & Hold® with the Yoga Wheel: A Heart Opening Practice

Discover how the yoga wheel can provide support, strength, and even challenge in your yoga practice!
In this heart-centered class with Courtney Krishnamurthy we will flow with the wheel, warming the body and preparing you to explore backbending postures. We’ll then discover how the yoga wheel can help us work deeper into our asanas as we hold the postures a little bit longer. From finding additional support with the wheel to deepening our experience of the body moving further into asanas, we’ll learn how the wheel can help us move through a heart-opening practice.

 

DAY DATES TIME CM SM/NM
Sun 3/4 2:30-4:00pm $30 $45

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

There are 10 wheels available for those who sign up and need a wheel, and this class is limited to only 20 participants.  If you have your own wheel to bring, please contact [email protected] directly to let us know you’ll be bringing your own.

This two-hour class with instructor Trevor Taylor  integrates elements of yoga, martial arts, dance, and Tai Chi. Students will go through an extensive warm up to lubricate all joints, followed by  standing poses and movement sequences that help the body open up further as well as challenging the mind through coordinated movements. We will finish with a floor sequence that is safely accessible for all levels.

DAY DATE TIME CM SM NM
Sun 3/4 10:45am-12:45pm Free $15 $25

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

To register, contact [email protected].

Experience the Torah through a yoga lens. Enjoy a unique mix of discussion, meditation, and alignment-based yoga. Stretch your body, mind and soul. Open to all backgrounds and fitness levels. Class is held in Studio B on the second floor of the JCC.

This is part of the JCC’s regular group fitness schedule, so it is a drop-in class. There is no need to register.

DATES: Every Friday

TIME: 1:15-2:30pm

COST: Free for Full Center Members, $15 per class Social Members, $25 per class Non-Members

INSTRUCTOR: Rabbi Laurie Matzkin


This is a drop-in class, no need to register.

DATES: Friday, April 13, 4:30pm through Sunday, April 15, 1:30pm

Experience the power of nature, Shabbat, periods of silence, and develop mental and physical tools for cultivating and celebrating lovingkindness surrounded by a supportive community– all in the beautiful, rural foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. With Rabbi Lavey Derby, Rabbi Hugh Seid-Valencia, Julie Emden, and others. View the detailed Retreat Schedule.

Registration fee includes optional bus transportation to the site, lodging for two nights, meals, and tuition.

Co-offered by Peninsula Jewish Community Center, the Addison-Penzak JCC and Embodied Jewish Learning. Organized by the Addison-Penzak JCC and the Peninsula JCC, and held at the Land of the Medicine Buddha in Soquel, California.

For more information, please contact [email protected]

For ages 18 and up.

Because we are limited in our capacity to handle the complexity of ticket sales, your purchase is final. If, after purchasing, you are unable to come to the retreat, please let us know. If we have a waiting list, we will be happy to refund your ticket minus a $75 cancellation fee. If we do not have a waiting list, you will be responsible to sell your ticket to someone else.


The APJCC is proud to be a part of the Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood, co-funded by the Koret Foundation and the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, and supported further by the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley and other generous supporters.

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.