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Family Yoga - Healthy From the Start | Member Benefit

Twice weekly, join us for playspace yoga —Mondays 11-1130 and Thursdays at 430pm— a wonderful, playful activity filled with both creative partner and individual poses.  Inspiration comes from animals to create an interactive introduction to yoga for your 1 to 4 year olds and their loving parents/family members. This time of being present without expectations is a sweet gift and a huge bonding opportunity for families.    

A child's job in this song-and play-filled activity is to explore and learn through observation, modeling and repetition. Grown-ups are there to connect, model mindfulness and have fun.  

While not nearly as serene as your typical yoga class, parent and child yoga at Recess introduces the same mental and physical benefits as other yoga activities: peace of mind, relaxation, and increased bodily strength and flexibility.

Like all of our playspace activities, Family yoga is a great way to break away from feeling over-scheduled, stressed-out, and just plain busy.

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Free for Members!  

Nonmembers may join by booking a playspace pass.

Self-care Day: Massages and Treats

Book some me-time and melt your stress away! 

You are invited to join us on Saturday, 1/27. Book your chair massage appointment, indulge in some treats and let your kids play in the incredible playspace.  It's the perfect morning!

  • 15 Minute Chair Massage Appointments available 10am-Noon on Saturday 1/27
  • We will have a Marley's Treats pop-up shop 10-1pm offering delicious cupcakes and cake pops for purchase to enjoy before or after your massage.
  • The Playspace is open from 9am-1pm, ages newborn-4yrs. Reserve your day pass & enjoy a morning of fun.
CHAIR MASSAGE

Chair Massages

In as little as 15 minutes, Synergy Massage & Wellness chair massage offers you a quick escape from your busy week, leaving you relaxed, energized, focused and ready to play. A certified massage therapist will focus on the high tension areas of the neck, shoulders, back, hands, and arms.  $20/15 min.  

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More about Marley's Treats

Marley's Treats is a mom-owned Bay Area bakery. We offer cupcakes, cake pops, macarons and cakes for your birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, baptisms, company events & more! Learn more at www.marleystreats.com

PLAY:  Book a Weekend Morning Play Pass as well so your child can play with your partner or caretaker during your massage! Or take advantage of our childcare in the playspace (by appointment). Recess' 3200 sq ft playspace is designed for ages 0-4yrs and a Play Pass includes playspace activities scheduled on the day of your visit. $20 for one child, $30 for two. 


Fall Fitness: Overview - 9 classes weekly (many with childcare!)

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As we all know, parenting is hard work.  Strength, clarity and endurance are all required on a daily basis to raise infants, toddlers and preschoolers.  In addition to helping to support your child's development, Recess is here to support your health too.  

We have a variety of fantastic classes on the schedule this fall.  Most start early September, but Mommy Baby Yoga and Prenatal Yoga begin 8/29!  We hope you'll join us.  

Here's the Fall Schedule at a glance (and scroll down to see more detail):

MONDAYS - Pilates 10am (childcare available)

TUESDAYS - Prenatal Yoga 8am

THURSDAYS - 4-wk Dia Method Series starts 9/14 at 12:30pm (childcare available), Evening Pilates 7:15pm

FRIDAYS - Prenatal Yoga 8am, Baby & Me Yoga 9:15am (childcare available)

SATURDAYS - Pilates 9am (childcare available), Prenatal Pilates 10am (childcare available)

SUNDAYS - Yoga 9:30am (childcare available)

Childcare is available by appointment during class for children 3 months to 4 years.  $8 members/ $12 non members. 

More info about classes and childcare on our fitness page. 

Oh Baby! Yoga for Two

We're absolutely thrilled to be adding prenatal & Mommy Baby Yoga to our fall schedule.

Prenatal and Postpartum periods are temporary, life-changing periods of our lives.  Take the time to connect with your growing babe by joining Dina's classes.  You are invited to create a spacious pregnancy as well as a special space to bond after baby joins us on the outside.  

If you're looking to create room to connect with baby #2 or 3, Recess offers childcare during fitness classes for toddlers and preschoolers too!  


Blog post by Dina Herring

I love holding space for pregnant mamas.  It is such a sweet and special time in a woman's life.  A time that demands self-nurturing and embracing uncomfortable self-change.  It has a glorious finish line, but the journey is long and hard.  Luckily, yoga helps alot. 

During my pregnancies, I remember prenatal yoga to be very fulfilling.  I found comfort in meeting other women on the same uncomfortable journey.  I learned new shapes and movements to accommodate my changing body.  Breathing practices taught me to find my inner strength.  Mantras and calming visualizations empowered me to birth my babies with ease.

Looking back, prenatal yoga helped me develop a fierce confidence during pregnancy that served me well on the days I finally met my babies.  It was a deepening of my yoga practice in ways I never imagined.  I will forever cherish the tools I learned in prenatal yoga that continue to serve me on my journey into motherhood... and into life.

 

Dina's Classes This Fall

PRENATAL: Tuesdays & Fridays from 8-9

strength, focus, flexibility, gentle

Expect a combination of active, flowing poses as well as restorative poses to relax and re-energize. Simple breathing and meditation techniques will be introduced. This is the perfect time to foster mindfulness and deepen your awareness of your body. Designed to instill confidence in the innate wisdom of the female anatomy, and to increase peace and ease as you journey through this magical time. All levels welcome.

BABY AND ME:  Fridays 10-11

all levels, bonding, fun, soothing

Tailored for mothers who have recently given birth. 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. All levels welcome.

 

About Dina.  

Fun Fact:  Dina was also one of Recess' first members when we opened back in 2008!  

Fun Fact:  Dina was also one of Recess' first members when we opened back in 2008!  

Dina's passion for yoga began with her journey into motherhood over 10 years ago. It was with the tools of her pre-natal yoga and hypobirthing practices that she found so much joy in the empowering experience of homebirth (twice).

Since then, Dina has maintained a serious passion for childbirth. She's frequently offering her doula services to friends, family, and co-workers, and sharing her hypnosis techniques.

When Dina completed her 200-RYT at Giggling Lotus she realized the journey into motherhood, was much like this journey into yoga. It offers such a profound and empowering time in a woman's life. Such a beautiful softening and opening is made possible.

Deep relaxation and meditation continue to be pillars in Dina's personal practice, and this shows in her teaching style. She enjoys sharing the practice of yoga with everyone, from children to adults, in an honest and playful way, and she loves being a constant student of yoga.

In her pre- and post-natal class offerings, Dina hopes to create a space where moms can feel honored and empowered for the magical work they are doing.