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  • Advanced Group Practice

    This Level 2/3 practice is open to experienced practitioners who want to practice with a group of their peers in a collegial, rigorous environment. The practice will revolve around a more-or-less set vinyasa flow sequence that incorporates familiar and more challenging postures. The instructor will be calling out instructions and practicing with the class. The practice assumes basic knowledge of pose names and general form of the postures. Itʼs a do-what-you-can kind of practice with lots of options to take it down or up. The sequence is designed to build strength, remove toxins, and develop a deep level of flexibility. Watch your practice grow over time!! Students should have at least one year of prior yoga experience.

  • After School Yoga

    Our after-school yoga classes for ages 6-9 blend a creative mix of yoga, mindfulness, music, art, literature, non-competitive games, and appreciation of nature. Classes are age-appropriate and encourage the development of the whole child. Our teachers include guided visualizations and deep relaxation to promote a sense of calm and well-being. By learning how to use yoga to both relax and energize themselves, students gain a sense of empowerment in their bodies.

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  • Align & Shine

    This exciting and fun-filled All Levels yoga class offers an opportunity for new and experienced yogis to challenge bodies and uplift spirits. Students will practice energizing sun salutations and breath work with an emphasis on proper alignment. Modifications are offered as well as variations for encouraging student growth and self confidence. Accompanied by fun music and a light hearted spirit, this class is a great way to start your day!

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  • Birthing From Within® Childbirth Education

    Birthing From Within® classes offer a balance of practical information and creative exploration for childbirth preparation. Through group discussion, breathing and mindfulness practice, videos, and sample scenarios, the class will prepare you with both technical information and the mindset necessary to allow your unique labor experience to unfold. The approach of recognizing that we can influence, but not totally control, how birth happens offers parents the tools necessary to handle pain and intensity as well as to approach birth mindfully.

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  • Breath & Flow (Level 1/2)

    Awaken your Sunday morning with the synchronization of breath and movement! The first 20-30 minutes of class are spent gently waking up the body before moving onto the foundations of asana + flowing postures that integrate breath work, strength, balance and awareness. This class is best for students who are new to yoga, moving through injury, or looking to develop a more mindful connection between breath and body.

  • Breath, Form, and Flow

    This is a medium-hard class with a focus on breath (beyond just the mention of it), integrity of form (posture), and flow (transitions) - all in order to develop an awareness of purpose that then informs our practice, and by association, our lives off the mat. Let's make each practice count, while maintaining a strong sense of humor/wonder. Students should have at least one year of prior yoga experience.

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  • Candlelight Yin

    Under the soothing glow of candles, this Candlelight Yin class is designed to open the heart and ground the soul. This class is open to everyone and offers long, passive holds (usually 3-5 minutes) in poses that are practiced on the floor. Props are often used to support the body in various positions. This class is a great complimentary practice to those who are accustomed to faster-paced (yang) classes as well as for students who want to enhance their sense of ease and wellbeing. We also recommend it for students with chronic back pain and injuries. Each class will include pranayama (breath work) and will fully support the dynamics between movement, stillness, and acceptance as a gateway to releasing tension and stress.

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  • Childcare

    We invite your child to a yoga playdate! Recognizing the importance of play in the life of every child, Luma is thrilled to offer lightly structured childcare for ages 6 months - 6 years. The childcare is designed to support those parents wishing to take advantage of other services offered at Luma. We are a license-exempt childcare center, meaning that parents of those children in childcare must be on site at all times. Our childcare philosophy is play-based, honoring the child's need to explore their environment, engage with other children, and develop trusting relationships with adults outside of their family.

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  • Community Prenatal

    Community Prenatal Sessions offer various prenatal, birth, and postnatal topics held every 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at Luma. Please check our Family Workshops Page for current topics!

  • Core Vinyasa Yoga

    Get ready to sweat! This class will challenge your strength and have you moving, breathing, and sweating. We will focus on building and engaging our core strength to support more advanced postures. Set to energizing music, these 50 minutes will strengthen, balance, and detoxify your body and mind and set you on a path for a clear and steady day ahead.

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  • Crawler & Me

    Is your baby on the move? Take advantage of this unique opportunity to keep your yoga practice going and engage your little mover. Crawler + Me yoga class enables the parent or childcare provider to practice yoga in a supportive environment. Squirmy, exploring babies are incorporated into the class through interactive exercises and songs. It only sounds impossible, we promise! This class is appropriate for any level of yoga experience. Beginners welcome!

  • Creative Yoga for Kids (3-7 yrs.)

    Based on the Luma Kids Yoga Teacher Training model, each class offers age appropriate yoga, music and exploration of movement. Classes will have consistent themes each month and will also include activities such as literature, non-competitive games, dance, art and appreciation of nature. Guided visualizations, breath work and deep relaxation will be offered to promote a sense of calmness and well-being. By learning how to use their bodies and their breath to both relax and energize themselves, students gain a sense of empowerment in their bodies and life.

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  • Family Yoga Pop-Up

    Luma's Family Yoga Pop-Up is an experience you won't want to miss! Each special event will combine a love + laughter-filled yoga class for families while also featuring local artists, crafts, games, bites and more! Open to families with kids of all ages, we invite you to a playful afternoon by blending yoga and family bonding. Stay tuned for our next event!

  • Flow & Yin

    Part Flow, part Yin, this class will begin with breath-initiated movement and asana with an emphasis on ways of establishing steadiness, building strength, moving energy and efficient use of breath. Transitioning from the flow practice, you will ease into the passive Yin portion, holding supported postures for 3-5 minutes and accessing the deeper tissues, such as fascia, joints, ligaments and connective tissue. Each restful Yin pose is an opportunity to go inward and find an appropriate balance of effort and ease, allowing you to gently transition into evening. This class is suitable for all levels of experience and stages of flexibility as modifications will be provided.

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  • Friday Night Flow

    Clear your body of the week's stress and tension with this playful Friday evening class. We will begin with a heating, invigorating flow followed by a final deep cool down designed to facilitate relaxation and help you unwind. Breathing practice, playful and creative sequencing, and a deep Savasana will leave you feeling rejuvenated, and ready to take on the weekend.

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  • Gentle Flow

    Promoting the profound benefits of breath-linked movement, Gentle Flow will integrate slow sun salutations with postures that encourage ease, balance, and stability. This class is well suited for those students who are looking for a slower practice, new to yoga, moving through injury, or looking to develop a deeper breath/body connection.

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  • Gentle Yoga

    Enjoy a gentle yoga practice suitable for beginners as well as seasoned yogis, that will include breathing, movement, and relaxation techniques. Experience how moving slowly can help to facilitate a deeply beneficial yoga practice by balancing the nervous system and carefully introducing the body to postures.

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  • Hatha Flow

    Hatha Flow explores classical Hatha yoga techniques that integrate mindful transitions, breath, and steady postures to encourage ease, balance, and stability. This class is well suited for those students who are looking for a slow to moderate practice, newer to yoga, or working with injuries.

  • Inner Fire Flow

    Inner Fire Flow is an all-levels vinyasa flow practice that will help you to build heat from the inside out through breathe work and a strong flow. Classes are inventive and thoughtful sequences of sun salutations, standing & seated postures, core work (there's that fire!), back bending and inversions – guided by a steady breath to tone and calm the mind. Repeating shapes and skill builders will lead up to a peak posture (with lots of options and stages to practice), all anchored in alignment work that will help grow your overall yoga practice. Wind down with some stretchy goodness and a great savasana (final relaxation), and leave with a deep connection to your own interior landscape. Challenging, yet easeful, this practice will get your day started with inner awareness and outer glow!

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  • Kids Yoga: 3-5 years

    These classes are based upon the comprehensive Kids Yoga™ program created by childrens' yoga pioneer, Marsha Wenig. Each class offers a creative mix of yoga, music, art, literature, non-competitive games, and appreciation of nature. Classes are age-appropriate and encourage the development of the whole child. Classes include guided visualizations and deep relaxation to promote a sense of calm and well-being. By learning how to use yoga to both relax and energize themselves, students gain a sense of empowerment in their bodies.

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  • Kids Yoga: Ages 3-7

    These classes are based upon the comprehensive Kids Yoga™ program created by childrens' yoga pioneer, Marsha Wenig. Each class offers a creative mix of yoga, music, art, literature, non-competitive games, and appreciation of nature. Classes are age-appropriate and encourage the development of the whole child. Classes include guided visualizations and deep relaxation to promote a sense of calm and well-being. By learning how to use yoga to both relax and energize themselves, students gain a sense of empowerment in their bodies.

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  • Kids Yoga: Ages 6+

    These classes are based upon the comprehensive Kids Yoga™ program created by childrens' yoga pioneer, Marsha Wenig. Each class offers a creative mix of yoga, music, art, literature, non-competitive games, and appreciation of nature. Classes are age-appropriate and encourage the development of the whole child. Classes include guided visualizations and deep relaxation to promote a sense of calm and well-being. By learning how to use yoga to both relax and energize themselves, students gain a sense of empowerment in their bodies.

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  • Kids' Lounge

    Kids Lounge Now Open! Do your kids love drinking tea, chatting and hanging out in the Luma Lounge as much as you do? Well, they can finally have their own time with friends during Kids Lounge! While parents are taking a 50 min. yoga class in the main studio, kids age 6+ will get reign over the lounge + kids studio to read, chat with friends, do guided art projects, listen to music, play games, drink tea, and have fun! Socializing, connecting + developing independence is essential to everyone's well being and it's time we pass those benefits on to all members of our Luma Family! Kids Lounge is open Thursdays from 4:30 - 5:20 pm. Inquire about pricing.

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  • MELT & Restore

    Bring balance to your hectic week with this soothing class. We'll practice a blend of myofascial release using the MELT® balls and rollers for 30 minutes, followed by 50 minutes of blissful restorative poses done primarily on the floor to help release the effects of daily stress. Areas where the body normally holds tension, including the neck, shoulders, and hips, will be given particular attention. Come away feeling relaxed, recharged, and renewed. This combination class is a great fit for individuals with chronic pain, injuries, or for those who simply want to enhance their sense of ease and well-being as they transition into the weekend. Click here to learn more about the Melt Method®.

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  • MELT, Move & Meditate

    This class we will begin with rehydrating the connective tissue in the feet to increase an over all sense of being grounded, flexible and balanced. From this new state, we will move into a flow of postures combined with breath awareness that will release stress, stimulate the movement of energy in the body and calm the mind. MELT rollers will be used to bring the neuro-fascial system of our bodies back into balance before we drop into a long guided relaxation.

  • MELT®

    This class is open to everyone and will integrate Melt Method® techniques to work with the fascia and nervous system to gain greater stability, flexibility and mobility in our yoga postures. The pace is medium slow to invite awareness of body and breath and to encourage a deep sense of calm for the mind and nervous system. This class is a great fit for individuals with chronic pain, injuries or just who want to enhance their sense of ease and wellbeing. Click here to learn more about the Melt Method®.

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  • Mindful Artists After School

    We're thrilled partner with Wisdom Way Mindful Creativity to bring art to Luma for kids ages 6 and up!

    Children get present with artful creativity in this heart-centered, hands-on 6-week series! Each session includes arts, movement, engaging dialogue, and self-reflection. Kids come away more emotionally and socially resourced, with self-made tools for continuing their mindfulness practice at home.

  • Natural Labor: Comfort Express

    In this express workshop, parents will experience each phase of labor through movement, breath-awareness, massage, and partner support. You will learn how your baby, your pelvis, your mind, and a support partner can work together in bringing your baby earth-side.

    Our 2-day workshop is designed for:

    • parents who want more exposure to tricks and tools that can support natural childbirth after taking a hospital class, but do not have the time for an additional full series

    as well as

    • parents who are birthing and want a chance to connect with this pregnancy in preparation for growing your family

    Registration for this class includes a free birth rebozo to be used in pregnancy, labor and the 4th trimester. A rebozo is a long, woven fabric used for comfort in pregnancy, progress in labor, and baby wearing.

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  • New Mom + Baby Connection

    Get together with other new moms in a group setting facilitated by our lactation specialists to explore and discuss the tips and tricks of successful breastfeeding and much more. Everyone is welcome no matter how you feed your baby. Our weekly meetings on Thursday from 1:30 - 2:30 pm are fun and interactive and offer a great opportunity for new moms to build lasting relationships. Our facilitators are Virginia and Vanessa, two mothers, lactation specialists, doulas, and active peer counselors with the Nursing Mothers Counsel.

  • Playgroup

    Drop in or reserve space in advance for our Luma Playgroup sessions. Parents are invited to join their children in the childcare room for lightly structured fun with other parents and their little ones. Possible activities include daily art projects, puzzle work, play with wooden toys, number/color/word games, song & dance time with musical instruments, reading, circle time, and creative movement. Babies and Children Crawling up to 3 years of age are welcome. Parents stay with children to enjoy bonding through play, model healthy interactions, and to get to know the childcare staff.

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  • Postnatal Yoga

    Tailored for mothers who have recently given birth, this class is appropriate for women with all levels of yoga experience, including beginners. Babies who are not yet crawling are welcome in the room with you. This is a time to come together with other mothers, bond with your baby, and sneak in a little yoga too. We invite you to feed, soothe, and change your baby as needed during class.

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  • Pre-Tween Yoga

    In this class, kids in Grades 3 & 4 are invited into the enchanting world of yoga through inspired age-appropriate themes. Pre-tweens will practice poses, play, and delve into relaxation and meditation. Come discover how yoga can connect you to peace, play, healthy living, and supportive communities.

  • Prenatal Yoga

    Prenatal yoga focuses on developing strength and flexibility, learning how to relax, and increasing breath awareness in order to experience a comfortable pregnancy, and prepare for birth and recovery. Moms-to-be with little or no yoga experience as well as those with an existing yoga practice are equally welcome. Many of the teachers at Luma have experience teaching pregnant women and will accommodate expecting mothers in any class. The prenatal classes, however, are specifically designed to address the unique physical and energetic needs of women who are either trying to conceive or currently pregnant.

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  • Strong Playful Flow

    Begin your Sunday morning with this community-oriented flow class, where you'll have the opportunity to play your edge in a safe, supportive, and curious environment. Emily encourages an awareness of breath, and technical precision through alignment instruction, coupled with heartfelt intention. Students are invited to practice intermediate postures at their own pace, such as inversions, backbends and arm balances. Emily's aim is to encourage students to maintain awareness of the breath and the internal experience while moving through challenging standing sequences as well as long, deep stretching postures at the conclusion of class. Join Emily for Strong Playful Flow to warm up your body and set new intentions before you begin the week!

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  • Tall Toddler & Me

    This class is designed for parents and their children ages 2, 3 & 4. Classes combine kid friendly yoga, parent and me partner poses, songs, stories, visualizations and deep relaxation to create an enriching experience for both parents and kids. Each class is designed to create a comfortable environment for your child to engage in social interaction, move their body, and play! Parents also get to do a little yoga. No yoga experience required.

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  • Teen Yoga: 13-17 years

    In this class, teens explore yoga poses, breathing techniques, meditation, and relaxation so as to develop strength and flexibility in their mind and body. Teens will learn about the physical and philosophical practice of traditional yoga through journaling, group discussions, and activities. These classes are designed to create an optimal environment to support the development of positive self-esteem, body awareness, and stress management skills.

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  • Tiny Toddler & Me

    This class is designed for parents and their little ones ages 1 - 2. Here's a great opportunity to have fun with your energetic toddler! These classes offer tot-centric songs, poses and activities that enhance a fun-loving relationship. Parents model the use of music with movement which encourages and supports toddlers' mobility and exploration. During class, early walkers playfully practice yoga postures while sitting, standing, crawling, walking, and jumping. Parents also get to do a little yoga. No yoga experience required.

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  • Tumbling Tutor®: 2-6 years

    Tumbling Tutor® is a fun and exciting gymnastics-based movement experience for ages 2-6. Children are encouraged to explore, enjoy, and excel in this supportive learning environment. These Wed/Fri classes run in 6-week workshop series format. Registration Required.

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  • Tummy Time™

    This is a special light-hearted and relaxed series of classes for parents and infants (4 weeks - 4 months). Tummy Time™ classes are designed to teach parents hands-on skills they can use at home. Classes incorporate infant massage and baby yoga as a way to help babies explore movement and get comfortable being on their belly. Rest assured that all parent/child duos move at their own pace, and breaks are welcome and encouraged for feeding, changing, and resting.

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  • Tween Yoga

    In this class, kids in Grades 5-7 are invited into the enchanting world of yoga through inspired age-appropriate themes. Tweens will practice poses, play, and delve into relaxation and meditation. Come discover how yoga can connect you to peace, play, healthy living, and supportive communities.

  • Vinyasa Yoga - Level 2

    Vinyasa yoga is the traditional form of yoga in which the coordination of movement with breath is integral. Postures are practiced to align, strengthen, and promote flexibility in the body. Additional breathing techniques and meditation are also commonly practiced. Each of our instructors shapes the focus, pace, and structure of the practice with their unique teaching style.

    Level 2 is an intermediate class. This class is not appropriate for beginners.

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  • Vinyasa Yoga- All Levels

    Vinyasa yoga is the traditional form of yoga in which the coordination of movement with breath is integral. Postures are practiced to align, strengthen, and promote flexibility in the body. Additional breathing techniques and meditation are also commonly practiced. Luma's Vinyasa classes are taught for All Levels - at an beginning to intermediate pace that is appropriate for students who have been practicing for at least one year. Alternative poses will be suggested during class so that students can tailor the practice to match their comfort and level of experience. Each of our instructors shape the focus, pace, and structure of the practice with their unique teaching style.

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  • Yin Yoga

    This class is open to everyone and offers slow, therapeutic holds in poses targeting the low back and hips. Poses are practiced on the floor and held for longer periods of time (usually 3-5 minutes). Props are often used to support the body in various positions. This class is a great complimentary practice to those who are accustomed to faster-paced (yang) classes as well as for students who want to enhance their sense of ease and wellbeing. We also recommend it for students with chronic back pain and injuries.

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  • Yoga - Level 1/2

    Hatha Yoga is the traditional form of yoga in which postures are practiced to align, strengthen, and promote flexibility in the body. Breathing techniques and meditation are also commonly practiced. All classes on the Luma schedule are hatha yoga in nature, and each of our instructors shape the focus, pace, and structure of the practice with their unique teaching style.

    Level 1/2 is a beginner-intermediate class. Those students brand new to yoga are welcome, as are those with a regular practice.

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  • Yoga + Mindfulness for Cancer

    Sponsored by Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), Tuesday is a women-only class while Saturday is for all survivors. Whether you’re newly diagnosed, receiving treatment, in remission, or cured, we invite you to join us. The goal of the class is to provide an opportunity for all participants to feel a sense of peace, power, and strength. The class features a healing combination of yoga postures, deep breathing, and meditation designed to enhance both physical and emotional wellness.

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  • Yoga Chill

    Come stretch and relax after busy days at school, the beach or in the redwoods! Yoga Chill will offer a playful and relaxing class for children to explore asana, mindfulness, and breath work. Students will learn how the integration of these three elements of yoga can help energize or relax their bodies and minds. Classes will conclude with deep relaxation to set the tone for a calm and tranquil evening ahead.

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  • Yoga Movement©

    Dance your yoga or put some yoga into your dance! In this class you will be invited to dive into the deep well of authentic movement with in you. Yoga Movement© is a unique yoga experience developed through years of exploring through yoga and various movement styles. It is comprised of a comprehensive asana practice, deep inquiry, and free, wide-open exploration of the unique movement patterns and possibilities that we each hold with in. There will be periods of silence, guided meditation, a flow of postures, and periods of up beat music and guided dancing (no previous experience required).

    Yoga Movement© is for everyone! It is for yogis who desire more flow and freedom in their movement, for those who have never taken a yoga class, for dancers who desire more connection in their movement, for all body types, any physical ability, for anyone and everyone who desire a more authentic way of moving in the world and have some fun in the discovery process.