Welcome to Yoga Upstairs

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We warmly welcome you into our wonderful community at Yoga Upstairs. Our compassionate and skilled teachers offer individualized yoga instruction to help guide your personal exploration of yoga. Please come to class with an empty stomach, loose comfortable clothing and an open heart and mind.

Our naturally lit studio has bamboo floors, yoga rope walls and an ample amount of props: mats, blankets, belts, bolsters, blocks, sand bags and chairs.

We offer various styles of yoga classes, which include; gentle, hatha, Iyengar, restorative and basic yoga. Besides the physical aspect of yoga, which helps to steady and quiet the mind, some of our classes offer a period of silent meditation. We also provide classes which are suitable for beginners and seniors. Our yoga workshops and events provide the opportunity for students to deepen their practice and experience our diverse community.

Here at Yoga Upstairs we believe that a consistent yoga practice can transform your life. We invite you to experience a month of yoga with our introductory offer of $45 for 30 days of unlimited yoga classes. This is our best value for students who are new to our studio.

Please stop by and visit, or better yet, take a yoga class at Agoura Hills’ Friendly Little Yoga Studio. We would love to see you!

Namaste


Today's Schedule

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Wednesday, August 26
We're sorry, there are no more classes today.
Thursday, August 27
Live Stream Iyengar Yoga
Cara Sorkin
Cancelled
Live Stream Iyengar Yoga Description
Iyengar All Level - A mixed level class teaches the classic yoga postures with a deep awareness of correct alignment and precise actions in the body. This technique helps to refine your poses while it trains the mind to remain alert, focused and composed.. Beginners are welcome. Taught by a Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor.
Cara Sorkin
Cara Sorkin, Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor, began her practice while ill and came through with strength, health and well-being. She has been following her passion for Iyengar Yoga for over two decades. Cara is honored and excited to share her experience and love of yoga. She has had the exceptional opportunity to study directly with the Iyengars, both in the United States and in India. Cara continues to enhance her practice and teaching through the ongoing study of yoga asanas (postures), anatomy, physiology, and philosophy. She holds a B.S. degree from Woodbury University, and previously worked in Fashion Merchandising for Federated Departments Stores, which she left to raise four wonderful children. It is clear to her, after raising children, that we are all unique individuals and we all have our own work to do. Cara owes a debt of gratitude to her mentors and teachers that have guided her. Cara’s students say: “Cara’s love of yoga really comes through in her teaching and keeps her students wanting to learn more.” “She is knowledgeable, compassionate, patient and professional.” “Cara gives clear detailed instruction. She inspires her students to work to their potential and encourages them to develop their own yoga practice.” “Her blend of yoga asana with spiritual affirmations creates a mind, body, spirit connection.”
Friday, August 28
Live Stream Morning Restorative Week
Renee Green
Cancelled
Live Stream Morning Restorative Week Description
Hatha Yoga practice strives to balance mind and body via physical postures and exercises (Asanas). Controlled breathing and the calming of the mind through relaxation and meditation. Suitable for beginners.
Renee Green
Renee always thought yoga would be fun and easy. During her first class she found it was NOT as easy as she imagined, but the true surprise was the sense of peace and joy that she
found. The more yoga classes she took, the more she discovered that yoga had the ability to meet all of her physical, mental, and spiritual needs.
As Renee’s connection with the origins of yoga became stronger, she found herself feeling increasingly passionate about sharing the benefits of yoga with others, that is when the ‘yoga bug’ took hold of her and she enrolled in the 200-hour yoga teacher certification at Stretch for Success in Thousand Oaks California under the guidance of Purusha Hickson.
Yoga is the relationship that is built between the body, the mind and the breath. Yoga is creating a space free from obstacles in your own body to live. Yoga is freedom and release. Renee finds joy in others finding this release so that they can comfortably and competently move their bodies through life.
Live Stream Hatha 1/2
Sri Hari Moss
Cancelled
Live Stream Hatha 1/2 Description
Influenced by many yoga traditions the teachers seek to combine a class that draws upon the disciplines of various yoga traditions to help student develop a well rounded practice. Music played in this class.
Sri Hari Moss
Sri Hari Moss in 1989 began his yoga journey under the guidance of Swamini Turiyasangitananda; founder and director of The Vedantic Center and Sai Anantam ashram. Her instruction in sacred music, vedantic studies, meditation and Bhakti Yoga for nearly two decades have greatly influenced his life. Sri Hari is blessed to have made numerous journeys to India and sat in the presence of great yoga masters.

He began teaching in 2004 and has both a 200-hour and 500-hour certification. With a focus on harmony between mind, body and spirit, his classes offer students an inspired understanding of yoga practice through a variety of techniques and styles in any given class. Sri Hari’s carefully planned classes lead students of all levels on a personal, and often playful, journey to a place of newfound awareness of energy and opening throughout the body.

To further study the role of yoga in helping the individual reach their optimum level of health and wellness, Sri Hari enrolled in the Yoga Therapy program at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Due to his former training and practice in Shiatsu Amma (a Japanese mode of finger pressure akin to acupuncture) and seasoned yoga practice he was admitted into the third year of their 4-year program.

Sri Hari shares inspirational music, dynamic stories from Hindu culture, anecdotes, and other texts, to foster clear understanding. He frequent reminders his students to smile, laugh and find the "Rasa" (Sanskrit: Lit. "juice" or "essence") in their practice. “Yoga practice is transformative, what we learn in practice becomes part of our lives. You will be amazed at what you can accomplish, if you are willing to feel sensation, face challenge, live in the moment and breath life into everything you do.” Sri Hari is co-founder and co-director of Yoga Upstairs in Agoura Hill, California. He also established Yoga Out Doors Activities (YODA) where he leads yoga classes on the beach and full moon yoga in Malibu, CA.

Certificates
500 hour – The Vedantic Center 2005
200 hour – Yogaworks 2008
Yoga Warriors – PTSD and the Mind Body Connection – 2012
LMU Yoga Therapy Rx-Level III Clinic – 2012

Live Stream Nama-Stay Home TGIF Yoga
Renee Green (substitute)
Cancelled
Live Stream Nama-Stay Home TGIF Yoga Description
Hatha Yoga practice strives to balance mind and body via physical postures and exercises (Asanas). Controlled breathing and the calming of the mind through relaxation and meditation. Suitable for beginners.
Renee Green
Renee always thought yoga would be fun and easy. During her first class she found it was NOT as easy as she imagined, but the true surprise was the sense of peace and joy that she
found. The more yoga classes she took, the more she discovered that yoga had the ability to meet all of her physical, mental, and spiritual needs.
As Renee’s connection with the origins of yoga became stronger, she found herself feeling increasingly passionate about sharing the benefits of yoga with others, that is when the ‘yoga bug’ took hold of her and she enrolled in the 200-hour yoga teacher certification at Stretch for Success in Thousand Oaks California under the guidance of Purusha Hickson.
Yoga is the relationship that is built between the body, the mind and the breath. Yoga is creating a space free from obstacles in your own body to live. Yoga is freedom and release. Renee finds joy in others finding this release so that they can comfortably and competently move their bodies through life.
Saturday, August 29
We're sorry, there are no more classes today.
Sunday, August 30
Live Stream Restore at Home Yoga
Jen Wickwire
Cancelled
Live Stream Restore at Home Yoga Description
Restorative Yoga calms the nervous system, builds the immune system and encourages deep rest for the mind and body. It is especially helpful during times of stress and transition. Beginners are welcome.
Jen Wickwire
Jen Wickwire discovered yoga in early 2002 as a means to ward off the deleterious effects of work-related stress. Today, her journey in yoga continues unabated. A lifelong student of yoga, she has graduated from (2) 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training programs, in addition to the 500-Hour YogaWorks Professional Program. Additionally, she is a certified Level 2 Restorative Yoga teacher with extensive knowledge on current mind-body research on the positive impact and relaxation response and stress related condition.
Beyond the yoga studio, she is a licensed California and Massachusetts architect, earning a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and an MBA from Cal Lutheran University. Married to a wonderful husband, Rob, with whom she has a daughter, Lauren, who is following in her parents’ steps pursuing her degree at their Cal Poly alma mater. Infused with wit, vast “life experiences” and a passion for the practice; her classes are intelligent, insightful and compassionate.
Monday, August 31
Live Stream Morning Restorative Week
Renee Green
Cancelled
Live Stream Morning Restorative Week Description
Hatha Yoga practice strives to balance mind and body via physical postures and exercises (Asanas). Controlled breathing and the calming of the mind through relaxation and meditation. Suitable for beginners.
Renee Green
Renee always thought yoga would be fun and easy. During her first class she found it was NOT as easy as she imagined, but the true surprise was the sense of peace and joy that she
found. The more yoga classes she took, the more she discovered that yoga had the ability to meet all of her physical, mental, and spiritual needs.
As Renee’s connection with the origins of yoga became stronger, she found herself feeling increasingly passionate about sharing the benefits of yoga with others, that is when the ‘yoga bug’ took hold of her and she enrolled in the 200-hour yoga teacher certification at Stretch for Success in Thousand Oaks California under the guidance of Purusha Hickson.
Yoga is the relationship that is built between the body, the mind and the breath. Yoga is creating a space free from obstacles in your own body to live. Yoga is freedom and release. Renee finds joy in others finding this release so that they can comfortably and competently move their bodies through life.
Live Stream Hatha 1/2
Sri Hari Moss
Cancelled
Live Stream Hatha 1/2 Description
Influenced by many yoga traditions the teachers seek to combine a class that draws upon the disciplines of various yoga traditions to help student develop a well rounded practice. Music played in this class.
Sri Hari Moss
Sri Hari Moss in 1989 began his yoga journey under the guidance of Swamini Turiyasangitananda; founder and director of The Vedantic Center and Sai Anantam ashram. Her instruction in sacred music, vedantic studies, meditation and Bhakti Yoga for nearly two decades have greatly influenced his life. Sri Hari is blessed to have made numerous journeys to India and sat in the presence of great yoga masters.

He began teaching in 2004 and has both a 200-hour and 500-hour certification. With a focus on harmony between mind, body and spirit, his classes offer students an inspired understanding of yoga practice through a variety of techniques and styles in any given class. Sri Hari’s carefully planned classes lead students of all levels on a personal, and often playful, journey to a place of newfound awareness of energy and opening throughout the body.

To further study the role of yoga in helping the individual reach their optimum level of health and wellness, Sri Hari enrolled in the Yoga Therapy program at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Due to his former training and practice in Shiatsu Amma (a Japanese mode of finger pressure akin to acupuncture) and seasoned yoga practice he was admitted into the third year of their 4-year program.

Sri Hari shares inspirational music, dynamic stories from Hindu culture, anecdotes, and other texts, to foster clear understanding. He frequent reminders his students to smile, laugh and find the "Rasa" (Sanskrit: Lit. "juice" or "essence") in their practice. “Yoga practice is transformative, what we learn in practice becomes part of our lives. You will be amazed at what you can accomplish, if you are willing to feel sensation, face challenge, live in the moment and breath life into everything you do.” Sri Hari is co-founder and co-director of Yoga Upstairs in Agoura Hill, California. He also established Yoga Out Doors Activities (YODA) where he leads yoga classes on the beach and full moon yoga in Malibu, CA.

Certificates
500 hour – The Vedantic Center 2005
200 hour – Yogaworks 2008
Yoga Warriors – PTSD and the Mind Body Connection – 2012
LMU Yoga Therapy Rx-Level III Clinic – 2012

Live Stream Iyengar Yoga RL
Rebecca Lascoe
Cancelled
Live Stream Iyengar Yoga RL Description
Iyengar All Level - A mixed level class teaches the classic yoga postures with a deep awareness of correct alignment and precise actions in the body. This technique helps to refine your poses while it trains the mind to remain alert, focused and composed.. Beginners are welcome. Taught by a Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor.
Rebecca Lascoe
Rebecca Lascoe came to yoga in 1994 when a fitness instructor suggested that she learn how to breathe while exercising. She began her practice with an Iyengar yoga teacher and has been studying this style of yoga ever since.
Rebecca has been teaching since 2006. She received her 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification in December 2007 at Westlake Yoga Studio. She continued her studies with Iyengar Yoga teachers; Anna Delury, Intermediate Senior II, Linda Nishio, Intermediate Junior II and Kiha Lee, Intermediate Junior II. In September of 2013, Rebecca became a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher at the Introductory II Level. She continues to study with Linda and Kiha and attends workshops from various Iyengar yoga teachers.
Rebecca loves to learn and share her knowledge of yoga.
Tuesday, September 1
Live Stream Iyengar Yoga
Cara Sorkin
Cancelled
Live Stream Iyengar Yoga Description
Iyengar All Level - A mixed level class teaches the classic yoga postures with a deep awareness of correct alignment and precise actions in the body. This technique helps to refine your poses while it trains the mind to remain alert, focused and composed.. Beginners are welcome. Taught by a Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor.
Cara Sorkin
Cara Sorkin, Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor, began her practice while ill and came through with strength, health and well-being. She has been following her passion for Iyengar Yoga for over two decades. Cara is honored and excited to share her experience and love of yoga. She has had the exceptional opportunity to study directly with the Iyengars, both in the United States and in India. Cara continues to enhance her practice and teaching through the ongoing study of yoga asanas (postures), anatomy, physiology, and philosophy. She holds a B.S. degree from Woodbury University, and previously worked in Fashion Merchandising for Federated Departments Stores, which she left to raise four wonderful children. It is clear to her, after raising children, that we are all unique individuals and we all have our own work to do. Cara owes a debt of gratitude to her mentors and teachers that have guided her. Cara’s students say: “Cara’s love of yoga really comes through in her teaching and keeps her students wanting to learn more.” “She is knowledgeable, compassionate, patient and professional.” “Cara gives clear detailed instruction. She inspires her students to work to their potential and encourages them to develop their own yoga practice.” “Her blend of yoga asana with spiritual affirmations creates a mind, body, spirit connection.”
Live Stream Yin Yoga
Bita Peck
Cancelled
Live Stream Yin Yoga Description
Yin Yoga is a slow-paced practice where mostly passive postures that mainly work the lower part of the body – the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine – are held for longer periods of time, typically around three to five minutes each.
The practice allows for a wide variance of postural shapes based on each person’s structural and bodily shape – a more functional, forgiving, and non-judgmental approach to asanas – while maximizing the force of gravity to access connective tissues between the muscles and deeper layers of fascia throughout the body.
The aim is to increase circulation in the joints, improve flexibility and help restore mobility and resilience in the joints.
In addition to its physical benefits, the practice of Yin Yoga helps us better understand our own unique range of movements and tolerance, creates an arena of mindfulness by shifting our dominance into our parasympathetic (“rest and digest”) nervous system, and opens a gateway to seated meditation practice.
Bita Peck
Why I teach:  Author and spiritual master Amit Ray writes:  "Yoga means addition - additon of energy, strength and beauty to body, mind and soul."  It is this concept of addition that has driven my love for yoga and my want to spread it's message.  Since I was so privileged to have the opportunity to find yoga and learn from the best, I feel compelled to uphold this individualized level of fostering, the key groundwork for the proper introduction of yoga to students and a strong foundation for students' self-development in the years to come.  Yoga is a wonderful addition to one's life, and one that is embraced when shared properly.  Thus, the driving factor of my teaching is sharing the gift of yoga for life, one person at a time.
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