Posture Lab - Breaking Down Lunges & Squats
Mar
30
12:15 PM12:15

Posture Lab - Breaking Down Lunges & Squats

This is a special learning opportunity where we'll go over functional anatomy around the skeletal segments associated with squats and lunges (talus, tibia, femur, pelvis) and the myofascial groups (groin, quads, hip flexors, glutes, hamstrings) to give you a deeper understanding of your body during the performance of these functional movements. We practice these motions daily in yoga and believe that proper understanding of mobility and alignment is the key to a successful & safe practice.

We will briefly go through some archetypal asana that will help you better understand the most effective way to perform each pose based on skeletal and muscular range of motion.

No previous experience required. All levels encouraged. Room will be warm. No extra charge for members.

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Sacred Sound Bath + Cacao Ceremony
Mar
30
6:00 PM18:00

Sacred Sound Bath + Cacao Ceremony

Come tune in with Matt Black, Molly McCabe and Jillian Trilliam for sound healing, gentle yoga, and raw cacao. This is to be a special night of transformation and healing through movement, sound, and divine earth medicine cacao. Molly will bring in song, sweet divine alignment, and hands on reiki while you relax and receive. Jillian will pour the cacao, pure ceremonial chocolate, and offer gentle yoga and meditation for the journey within. Matt will bring his singing bowls, medicine drums, and a variety of acoustic instruments to help guide you in connecting to your higher frequency and sink in to deeper levels of consciousness as you manifest and heal.

Dress comfortably, bring your favorite blanket, and a special mug for sipping!

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Yoga for Anxiety
Apr
6
2:00 PM14:00

Yoga for Anxiety

Offering a compassionate, natural approach for coping with the symptoms of anxiety and depression. Delivering gentle movements and extended holds in postures to help calm the mind and body while exploring a variety of breathing exercises to call upon if hopping into child’s pose isn’t an option where you are. All are welcome. No yoga experience required.

$25 early bird.

$30 at the door.

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Self Defense Workshop
Apr
13
2:00 PM14:00

Self Defense Workshop

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness month! Learn from Nathan Zimmerman, owner of Sleeping Tiger Fitness proper technique and tips to help build confidence and strength. The fundamentals of Krav Maga focus on strategies that will give you the knowledge and courage to protect & defend yourself in the event of unsafe/compromising situations. Learn for you, learn for the ones you love.

No experience required. All are welcome & encouraged!

$25 early bird.

$30 at the door.

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Self Defense Workshop
Apr
13
2:00 PM14:00

Self Defense Workshop

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness month! Learn from Nathan Zimmerman, owner of Sleeping Tiger Fitness proper technique and tips to help build confidence and strength. The fundamentals of Krav Maga focus on strategies that will give you the knowledge and courage to protect & defend yourself in the event of unsafe/compromising situations. No experience required. All are welcome & encouraged!

$25 early bird.

$30 at the door.

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Couples Workshop
Feb
16
3:00 PM15:00

Couples Workshop

Grab your honey and flow together for this partner's yoga workshop with Michelle & Jeremy! Enjoy a 90 min movement series with non-heated vinyasa flow yoga followed by guided partner movement, manual adjustments and assisted savasana. Get cozy with your loved one by encouraging gentle stretches and hands-on practices to obtain the relaxing benefits of yoga as a pair. Gain deeper appreciation and respect for your partner as we center our minds and bodies together. No experience in yoga or partner work required.

After, we'll enjoy wine, chocolate and conversation. Take home a list of the assisted postures we've done together complete with written reminders and images.

$40 per person (early bird)
$50 per person (day of)

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 Bring Presence into the New Year - Create a New Life
Jan
11
6:00 PM18:00

Bring Presence into the New Year - Create a New Life

All are welcome to this free event, for this is an offer of gratitude for your support and a way of saying so long for now. As I take off on a 6 month adventure to India, Nepal, Bali and Vietnam. I want to offer a little back to the great support you guys have offered me over the 13 years of offering workshop in SLO.

Being with what is in the present moment opens the door for transformation. Set your intention and let your love guide your way through this coming year.

This cutting edge techniques harness ancient wisdom in a loving modality. As it utilizes the breath and spirit in a framework of multidimensional healing energies. As we create sacred, safe and nurturing space for you to find a place of easy within yourself. This paves the way for you to access non-ordinary states of conciseness and inner-awareness for the purpose of self-exploration, emotional elimination and to regain sovereignty over your life. This process is an approach of self-discovery, self acceptance and spiritual healing. This powerful experience weaves the mind, body and emotions together allowing you to become congruent with your Self.

Breathwork harnesses the Prana (the conscious life force) with a 2 part breath meditation. Shamanic Journeying uses guided visualizations along with Krishna’s words to co-create with spirit a non liner healing portal. Working together within all timeline and dimensions, we trace, re-write and delete destructive core buy-ins or beliefs at their creation point. This technique is not for the feint of heart as it is a powerful and transformational modality. Throughout the journey, all you have to do is support yourself in a comfortable position by lying on your back, breath and be with what is going on. (Bring a yoga mat if you have one.)

This work reviles your true state of being, that exists beyond the thinker. It leaves you in a bliss filled, ecstatic state of stillness as it deepens your connection with your soul and grounds you into your body.

Breathwork & Shamanic Journeying is a culmination of Krishna’s life work. In 1991 Krishna started his professional career in the healing arts. For over 25 years he has gathered and mastered many different healing moodily. He has boiled them down into what he offers today in this beautifully powerful adventure, that is continuously evolving.

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Winter Solstice Celebration
Dec
21
6:00 PM18:00

Winter Solstice Celebration

Welcome Winter Solstice with Yin Yoga, raw chocolate cacao, and Sound Healing!

Winter Solstice has been a tradition around the world for centuries as a celebration of Light and rebirth of the Sun. Join KJ and Matt in a ceremony of cacao combined with yin yoga and vibrational sound therapy to release, to manifest, and to center your entire being for this new cycle around the earth star.

$25 early bird.

$30 day-of.

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Gratitude is a Superpower: Yoga & Journaling
Nov
30
8:00 AM08:00

Gratitude is a Superpower: Yoga & Journaling

In celebration of our 5 year anniversary...a special offering with Leslie St. John!

Practicing GRATITUDE as a community is transformative both individually & collectively. Share space with Leslie St. John for a mindful, 75 minute session of asana & journaling.

What to expect:
- Warm-up & Journal Prompt
- Energizing Flow
- Restorative & Journaling

Class is complimentary for members. $15 drop in rate applies to non-members.

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Yoga for Anxiety
Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga for Anxiety

In this workshop will explore more natural tactics for coping with the symptoms of anxiety and depression. Delivering gentle movements and extended holds in postures to help calm the mind and body while exploring a variety of breathing exercises that you can call upon if hopping into child’s pose isn’t an option where you are. This workshop will also serve as an (optional) way to network amongst members of your community who are working through similar struggles.

$25 early bird.
$30 at the door.

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Wine Down with Halter Ranch
Nov
16
6:45 PM18:45

Wine Down with Halter Ranch

Inviting you to spend a blissful evening with Spark & Halter Ranch. This non-heated, candlelit workshop is a delicious blend of Restorative yoga and massage, followed by an intimate wine tasting/pairing. We promise you a calm, relaxing evening with a perfect balance of yin & yum.

Must be 21 years or over to attend tasting. Class is non-heated.

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Embody Truth
Oct
27
1:00 PM13:00

Embody Truth

EMBODYING TRUTH
What does living an “authentic” life mean to you? When are you most alive and on purpose, and when are you not? And, how can you continue to follow your own thread even when you fall into the self-sabotaging traps of doubt, comparison, or fear?

In Embodying Truth, you will:
Create an Ideal Scene of your most Authentic, Alive and On Purpose Life
Explore Authenticity vs. Social Acceptance
Learn ways to navigate any inner Saboteurs, so you can keep moving ahead
Embody your authenticity through yoga.

$35 early bird.

$40 at the door.

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Infused Yoga
Sep
9
4:00 PM16:00

Infused Yoga


Join Michelle & Carly for a very special yoga experience. This workshop offers a 60 minute yoga session followed by an educational discussion about the healing properties of hemp oil. Let time slip away as you rejuvenate the body & enhance your mood. Learn how a heightened sense of awareness or focus, more controlled movement, and an enhanced state of consciousness can benefit your daily practice. Class will be fun, mindful, and delicious!

Enjoy complimentary offerings by Whalebird Kombucha, bllkmrktslo, & The Neighborhood.
Pre-registration required.
10% off for autopay members.

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Nom Nom-aste Yoga + Brunch
Aug
26
7:30 AM07:30

Nom Nom-aste Yoga + Brunch

Join us at Lincoln Market & Deli for patio yoga lead by Steph, the owner of Spark Yoga. Then hang out on the patio to reward yourself with some tasty bites & bubbles! 

Your $30 ticket gets you a 50 minute yoga session on our newly renovated patio, one of the items from our yogi breakfast menu, coffee & either a 1/2 bottle of champagne (w/complimentary OJ) or kombucha. 

Spots will fill up quickly & space is limited so book your spot today at smileatspark.com in their events section! 

For questions call Lincoln @ 805.543.3443 or Spark Yoga @ 805.439.1848.

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POSTURE LAB - Breaking Down Half Moon
Jul
21
1:15 PM13:15

POSTURE LAB - Breaking Down Half Moon

Our first posture lab where we will break down the fundamentals of half moon pose. Learn how to properly set up for and safely execute the posture as well as understand alignment and modifications.

This mock workshop is meant to be both informative and interactive. This will be an excellent opportunity to ask questions and get hands-on help to maintain overall longevity in your practice! 

No previous experience required. All levels encouraged. 
Class included in membership. $15 drop in will apply for non-members.

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Yoga + Acupunture
Jul
17
8:30 AM08:30

Yoga + Acupunture

This workshop will start with a 90 minute customized detoxifying restorative yoga treatment by Victoria Kromhout. Hold restorative poses while a licensed acupuncturist and yoga instructor make adjustments, intuitively providing bodywork and essential oils to maximize your experience. Your yoga practice will conclude with a customized mini-acupuncture treatment delivered right to you on your mat. Concluding with complimentary Medicinal Chinese Herbal Teas to reenforce the detoxifying intention of this experience. Payment is required to reserve your spot as spaces are limited.

All ticket purchases are final.

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Yoga + Acupuncture
Jun
24
7:00 PM19:00

Yoga + Acupuncture

This workshop will start with a 90 minute customized detoxifying restorative yoga treatment by Victoria Kromhout. Hold restorative poses while a licensed acupuncturist and yoga instructor make adjustments, intuitively providing bodywork and essential oils to maximize your experience. Your yoga practice will conclude with a customized mini-acupuncture treatment delivered right to you on your mat. Concluding with complimentary Medicinal Chinese Herbal Teas to reenforce the detoxifying intention of this experience. Payment is required to reserve your spot as spaces are limited.

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Breathwork & Shamanic Journeying
Jun
12
to Jun 13

Breathwork & Shamanic Journeying

This work will take you on an inner journey and allow you to push the reset button at your soul’s level. These events have a potential to Free yourself of stress, anxiety, feelings of overwhelm. All are welcome to this experiential, cutting edge, ongoing practice. No prerequisites are needed, just a willingness for clarity and change in your life.

Class occurs weekly on Tuesday evenings.

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Posture Lab - Breaking Down the Warriors
Jun
2
1:15 PM13:15

Posture Lab - Breaking Down the Warriors

Posture labs are meant to break down certain postures that are seen frequently in yoga classes but infrequently performed correctly. This session, we will focus on the Warrior postures and how to transition safely in and out of each pose. You will learn the benefits of each asana (posture) while gaining a deeper sense of body awareness. We will encourage you to ask questions as we want you to leave feeling confident and more body aware! 

After this session, The Neighborhood has offered to take $2 off your purchase (they're the best)! Just show confirmation that you attended the session for your discount.

Class is included in your membership. If you are new to Spark or do not have an active membership, there will be a $15 drop-in fee.

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Handstands with Marty & Victoria
Apr
27
12:00 PM12:00

Handstands with Marty & Victoria

Get Upside Down with Marty and Victoria! The final session of their series will have a handstand focus. 

Interested in beginning your inversion journey, but not quite sure where to start? Marty and Victoria work together on teaching you the basics of headstand, forearms stand, and handstands through essential warm ups and strengtheners, a fun flow section where you can practice integrative movements, and a workshop portion where we take the time to break down specific methods to get you upside down!

These 90 minute yoga classes will begin with a gentle warm up focusing on loosening up the joints, connecting to our breath, and intention setting then lots of fun flow and breaking down the nitty gritty of getting your feet in the air. (98 degrees)


$15 per person.

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Networking & Entrepreneurship
Mar
31
2:00 PM14:00

Networking & Entrepreneurship

Join the lovely KJ Jones, one of our fabulous instructors for a workshop dedicated to building skills in entrepreneurship, networking and relationship building. KJ has been a business owner for 15 years and coaches people on daily basis to live the life they desire. She believes that learning how to connect and build relationships with people is the key to empowering growth and success whether it is in a social setting, business, work or school setting. All you need is a willingness to learn, grow and possibly do things a little differently. “Connection is the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgement; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” Brené Brown
No yoga experience necessary for this workshop. 

What to bring:
Journal/Notepad
Writing instrument
Yoga mat

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Wine Down
Mar
23
6:00 PM18:00

Wine Down

Inviting you to spend a blissful evening with Spark & Laetitia. This non-heated, candlelit workshop is a delicious blend of Restorative yoga and massage, followed by an intimate wine tasting/pairing. We promise you a calm, relaxing evening with a perfect balance of yoga & yum.

Must be 21 years or over to attend tasting. Class is non-heated.

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Yoga + Acupuncture
Mar
18
7:00 PM19:00

Yoga + Acupuncture

This workshop will start with a 90 minute customized detoxifying restorative yoga treatment by Victoria Kromhout. Hold restorative poses while a licensed acupuncturist Michelle Hamilton makes adjustments, intuitively providing bodywork and essential oils to maximize your experience. Your yoga practice will conclude with a customized mini-acupuncture treatment delivered right to you on your mat. 

Concluding with complimentary Medicinal Chinese Herbal Teas to reenforce the detoxifying intention of this experience. Payment is required to reserve your spot as spaces are limited.

$50 per person.
10% discount for autopay members.

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