Pacific Core







Yoga is a form of exercise proven to increase flexibility, strength, balance, concentration and breath capacity while reducing stress.
An increasing number of corporations and organizations have recognized the benefits of yoga and are providing yoga classes for their employees. Yoga in the workplace has been found to improve work efficiency and productivity, decrease absenteeism, enhance health and overall job satisfaction.

Our Program:
Pacific Core Yoga is designed to bring yoga and wellness to your workplace. Our yoga programs are based in breath, movement, strengthening and stretching while focusing the mind to help relieve stress.

Our Options for Your Company:
• Foundational Yoga: Gentle breath and movements which will promote flexibility, balance, and stress management.
• Fitness Yoga: These classes combine traditional yoga postures and exercises that focus on flexibility, strength, balance, breathing and all over body toning.

Our Packages Include:

• Complimentary introductory class

• $150 per 60 minute yoga class – offered 2 or 3 times per week 
• 4, 8 and 12 week yoga packages available


Pacific Core offers a number of different options for your company and will customize programs specific to your needs.
Pacific Ashtanga Yoga Shala | 949.246.7315 | pacificashtanga.com

Sunday Conference 4.21.13


Notes from our Sunday Conference with Diana...


Review:  Dragon (strength) and Snake (higher consciousness) 
– strengthen/lengthen + breath

The three lines of energy:  heart area; spine and hip flexors


Focus on:  being powerful; higher self; being present; being mindful; making good choicesDiscipline; Ride the breathtrain your mind/change your brain


Pre-practice openers - “Researching” (stretching):
·      Lunges;
·      Reclining Hero Pose (Supta Virasana): add block;
·      Basketball:  place in mid-back area;
·      Supta Virasana:  one knee bent; add block to opposing side;
·      Resistance work against wall (shoulder and pectoral areas opener);
·      Snake/Dog:  be mindful of proper feet placement to open hip area; relax buttocks; press tops of feet onto mat; toes and heels aligned
·      ADD:  Ushtrasana (camel pose).  Fully engage legs; hips forward and roll outer gluts inward


Homework:

Continue researching poses prior to your practice – Breathe deeply – Be present


Weekly Message:  


Sunday Conference 4.14.13

Notes from our Sunday Conference with Diana...


Let’s review …  
Moving into the depth of your practice with meditation and breath …
Sadhana and Abayasa



Pose of year:  Snake/Dog – 3 lines of energy:  
Heart area, spine and hip flexors, opening and lengthening the front of your body; increase AND lengthen inhalation (inhale …inhale … inhale…), soften heart and hip areas



Pre-practice openers - “Researching” (stretching) -
Lunges prior to your practice – opens and lengthens hip flexors

Reclining Hero Pose (Supta Virasana) – opens and lengthens hip flexors
(place block between shoulders, opens up thoracic area)

 Basketball (EasterBall):  place in mid-back area – opens lower-to-mid back/heart areas- opens lines of energy between base of spine to crown chakra 
      (sushumna nadi).

 Add to Supta Virasana:  If your hip flexors are tight, lie back into Supta Virasana with one knee bent; add block placed between hip area opposite of bent knee; breathe deeply.  Repeat on other side.


ADD resistance work to open shoulders and pectoral areas. 
Stand facing against the wall;  
Raise right arm shoulder height (palm of hand flat against wall); 
turn head to left and place ear onto wall; 
gentle resistance work of shoulder area and palm of hand.  
Breathe.  
Repeat on left side.


NEW to our site:  look for articles on how to alleviate stress, 
depression, sleep disorders, etc.


Homework and weekly message:

Continue researching poses prior to your practice – Breathe deeply – be present