Fabulous Camp in Tahoe National Forest

French Meadows 46th Annual Summer Camp  – July 4 – 12, 2015 – Sponsored by GOMF.  Register soon!

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Unplug your cell phone and plug into nature, good company, and your own divine self.

Click link above for the full schedule of great speakers and fun activities and including
Morning Yoga with Patricia.


Yoga Benefits for All Ages

The older we are the more rewarding and essential yoga becomes.

About three years ago Patricia Becker visited my home to familiarize me with Yoga. I have been receiving her wise counselBill Reller June 5, 2015 ever since. I was a skeptic but now a believer! Particularly because of Patricia and who she is as a person.

I had visited three knee replacement surgeons who generally provided the same advice: not yet. But I was hurting. Today, although I have knee discomfort, I generally can walk anywhere I want to go, hike 5-10 miles per week at age 80! While there are many explanations for my improvement the smart money is on the support provided by Patricia in providing me with flexibility, balance, muscle strength, breath awareness, and most important, confidence. No two sessions are the same, each is tailored to my needs, and each day’s effort is planned in advance.

Patricia is a unique person totally committed to Yoga. It really is her religion. She strives as much for my happiness as my physical well-being. We end each session with the word “Namaste”-the divinity within me greets the divinity within you.

Bill Reller,
Retired Businessman, Palo Alto,

You can’t beat the one-on-one attention of a private yoga sessions.

No experience required on your part.


Two Yoga Classes Sunday Morning

Two Sunday Morning Yoga Classes in Mountain View
Many of you ask when and where can you take my yoga classes.
 I mainly teach my group yoga classes for Stanford School of Medicine, which are not open to the public.

When I am able to invite you to a public class, I am happy to do so:
You are invited to a public Yoga Class with Patricia
Sunday April 26th and May 3rd 10:30am-12pm
Yoga is Youthfulness
590 Castro St, Mountain View, in the same building as Wells Fargo Bank (in the back)

New Students Special pricing: 3 classes for $30. One time only.
Hope you can join us!  Come by at 10:15am and get settled in on your mat, for Super Sunday!
The studio has lots of yoga props for us to play with!

Thank you, Sabina, for asking me to sub.

Many ask where else they can take my Yoga classes?!

Happy to let you know you can join us Sunday April 26 and Sunday May 3rd

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5 Ways to Modify Yoga Poses as We Age!

1. More  Stretching
Always begin by stretching. Muscles need to be warm to function effectively, maybe as long as 12-15  minutes. You can include;   twists, cross-legged forward bends, stretching with arms overhead and doing a twist in both directions and side bends,  extended forward standing bend with arms over head and some knee flexes from side to side. Watch you flexibility continue to increase.

2. More Restorative Postures
Bringing the body to balance and flexibility is a benefit of any yoga practice. However, an extended focus on restorative yoga postures is a grounding and calming experience. It’s a way to let go of mind clutter and decompress from a stressful day. Putting your legs up the wall is a great posture to fully open your heart and pay more attention to the breath. Child’s pose is another way to be fully present to your mind, body and spirit.

3. More Neck Rolls
Neck rolls sound simple, right? You may think it’s kind of an okay thing to do in yoga, but the neck roll movement is so very important to the base of our neck, upper back, shoulders and to the all around line of our spine. One intention in yoga is to keep the neck vertebrae in line with the vertebrae of the spin, which forms a straight line from the crown of the head down to the lumber and sacrum. So spend more time with head rolls rather than glossing through it.

4. More Knee Work in Chaturanga
Putting your knees down first on the floor. That puts less weight on your back, shoulder and arms as you lower yourself down to the mat. This will still strengthen all the muscles involved in the upper back and arms,  without the added physical stress.

5. More Time in Savasana
Savasana or corpse pose is the most important posture in a yoga practice. Don’t get antsy because most everything you want to do can wait! With a more meditative and purposeful yoga practice, you give yourself due and mindful respect.  Feel the benefits of letting go and gaining acceptance as you end your practice.

ACCEPTANCE
Sometimes a (temporary) physical limitation or healing injury can teach you more about the profound benefits of yoga than you could imagine. Go for the longevity of your yoga and meditation practice. Honor your body with greater awareness. Each one of us is perfectly imperfect!

adapted & edited from HuffingtonPost