Om-azing! The Best Yoga Month Events In S.F.

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Yogis, these next few weeks have your names all over them! September is national Yoga Month and S.F. is undoubtedly in on the action. So, we rounded up the most tranquil body-twisting events to celebrate our love for the downward dog and other bendy poses. And while you’ll be stretching your muscles, your wallet won’t feel the pull — the majority of festivities come without a price tag. Scope out the calm-inducing happenings below and feel all your woes melt into oblivion.
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Sir Francis Drake Hotel Tuesday Classes
If we could dream up an ideal yoga experience, we think this month-long free class series at Sir Francis Drake Hotel would be its match. Every Tuesday, we can twist into any position inside the hotel’s Starlight Room. Be there at 7 a.m. and watch the sun rise with the room’s panoramic views of the city.
When: Every Tuesday of September, 7 a.m.
Where: Sir Frances Drake Hotel, 450 Powell Street (at Sutter Street); 415-392-7755.
Athleta’s Vinyasa Flow Classes
Loyal to Vinyasa-style yoga? We’ve got the spot for you! On Saturdays, head over to Athleta’s free class headed up by Lindsay Foreman to feel the effects of a centered core, plus the positivity meditations the instructor is known for.
When: Saturday, September 15, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Where: Athleta, 2226 Fillmore Street (between Sacramento and Clay streets); 415-345-8501.
Wanderlust’s Yoga In The City
We’re one of few cities that’s actually blessed with lush surrounding greenery. And we can take advantage of the fresh air at Wanderlust’s Yoga In The City. There, you can roll your mat out on the grass and take directions from your choice of a multitude of instructors. To amp up the event, acts MC Yogi, DJ Dragonfly, and Todd Boston will be on the scene to provide energizing tunes. Trust, you won’t be missing the cramped indoor studio. Just don’t forget to register here!
When: Sunday, September 23, at 12:30 and 3:30 p.m.
Where: Marina Green Boulevard (near Marina Boulevard); 415-831-2700.
Yoga Health Foundation’s Free Yoga Week
Sure, reaching a state of nirvana is reason enough to fork over some dinero, but turns out, it’s not totally necessary. The Yoga Health Foundation is offering a whole free week of “oming” with the guidance of nearly 2,000 instructors. Want in? All you have to do is register, choose your preferred studio, and print out a Yoga Month card — easy, peasy!
Yoga Philosophy Lecture
Every yogi is well aware that getting into the lotus pose is just as much about the psyche as it is the body. To help tap us into the right state of mind, Rebecca Lerner is teaching the guiding principles of Tapas, which translates to “fiery discipline.” Intense! Up for a little enlightenment? Get the lecture’s deets below and reach new mental heights!
When: Saturday, September 29, 4:45 to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Lyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco, 2404 27th Street (at Taraval Street); 415-753-0909.
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Together We Go Yoga
Have killer moves on the mat? Show off your ultra-flexible talents at Together We Go Yoga, which features a range of competitive balance contests. From headstands and planking to dance and tree posing, these competitions are for the seriously talented. And the most bendable winners take home awesome prizes. What’s more, the event hosts an all-levels class and a nutritious-fare expo. Get in on all the action by scooping up tickets that will benefit Beyond Hunger.
When: Saturday, September 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Marina Green Boulevard (near Marina Boulevard); 415-831-2700.
Tickets: $10, Buy here!
Photo: Via Athleta
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