Yoga Resources

Yoga Practice

Marin County

The Stress Management Center of Marin
1165 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur
(415) 461-2288
The Stress Management Center is a therapy-based yoga center—the only one of it’s kind in Marin. We serve a community of people with stiff backs, sore knees, some injuries, and a variety of discomforts, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, orthopedic issues, anxiety, depression, weight gain, joint health, and other movement issues. We offer a wide selection of classes, but specialize in one-on-one care.

The Yoga Garden
412 Red Hill Ave. #12, San Anselmo
(415) 485-5800

The Yoga Source
1570 4th Street (at “F” Street), San Rafael
(415) 460-1232

Yoga Center of Marin
518A Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera
(415) 927-1850

Yoga of Sausalito (Anusara)
110 Caledonia Street, Sausalito
(415) 332-YOGA

East Bay

Piedmont Yoga Studio
3966 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland
(510) 652-3336

4th Street Yoga
1809 4th Street, Berkeley
(510) 845-YOGA

The Yoga Room
2530 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley
(510) 273-9273

Alameda Yoga Station
2414-A Central Ave, Alameda
(510) 523-YOGA

YogaKula (Anusara Yoga)
1700 Shattuck Ave. 2nd Floor (at Virginia), Berkeley
(510) 486-0264

San Francisco

Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco
2404 27th Avenue, San Francisco
(415) 753-0909

Yoga Garden of San Francisco
286 Divisadero St, San Francisco
(415) 552-9644

Yoga Tree
1234 Valencia Street, San Francisco
Hayes: 415.626.9707
Stanyan: 415.387.4707
Valencia: 415.647.9707
Castro (Flow): 415.701.9642

YogaKula (Anusara Yoga)
3030A 16th Street, San Francisco
(415) 934-0000

South Bay

California Yoga Center, in Mountain View
570 Showers Dr, Mountain View
(650) 947-9642
Founding Director: Elise Browning Miller
(Note: Elise specializes in Scoliosis, lower/upper back problems & sports related injuries.)

Yoga Fitness
397 E Campbell Ave, Campbell
(408) 777-9642

Yoga Center Santa Cruz
428 Front St # C, Santa Cruz
(831) 423-6719

Body & Soul Yoga Studio
738 Chestnut St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3706
(831) 459-8613

Nancy Jamello
Gentle yoga classes in Los Gatos, Saratoga, and San Jose
(408) 374-2672

Other Yoga Instruction

Judith Hanson Lasater PhD, PT, San Francisco

International Association of Yoga Therapists
Teacher referrals for your area.

Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States
B.K.S. Iyengar, Founder
Teacher referrals for your area.

American Viniyoga Institute

Yoga for Wellness and Healing
Gary Kraftsow MA, Founder
Teacher referrals for your area.

Nischala Devi CYT, Abundant Well-Being
PO Box 346,
Fairfax, CA 94978-0346

Anusara Yoga
John Friend, Founder
Teacher referrals for your area.


Breath Practice (Pranayama)

Breathing practices direct and regulate the breath, thus directly affecting your life force energy. Practices explore inhalation, exhalation, and retention of the breath. As you learn to steady, relax, and extend the breath, the respiratory system is strengthened, the nervous system soothed, and the mind becomes more focused and clear.

 Note: Always breathe in ways that communicates ease, comfort and wellbeing. Deeply relax your body and take resting breaths between cycles whenever necessary, as you explore new ways of breathing. Begin with short practice sessions, and increase as you integrate and feel more at ease with the practices.


Breath Practice CDs:


Quantum Light Breath
A dynamic and transformative guided breathing meditation that explores the healing power of the breath, combined with the deep vibrational sounds of the didgeridoo, harmonium, Tibetan bells and bowls, and other instruments.

Quantum Light Breath: Dynamic Breath Meditation , by the Quantum Light Breath Orchestra
Available at

Breath Sounds Breathing Tapes
Guided practice to pace your breathing to measured pieces of music in order to re-establish a more relaxed breathing pattern free from mind activity, and supporting deeper relaxation. Helps to change the habitual pattern of under-breathing, so familiar in our stressed society.

Each tape is 30 minutes per side and has a 4 minute instruction on side A to get you started. The steady rhythm of music measures are played on the lowest volume as a guide only for practicing breath control. If you are new to regulating your breath, begin with Pattern 3 (Inhale 6, Exhale 6) or Pattern 1 (Inhale 6, Hold 3, Exhale 12, Hold 3).

Breath Sounds: Measured Music for Breathing , by Sandra Summerfield-Kozak
Available through

Pranayama: The Art of Breathing
A 2-CD set that guides you through a 6-12 month practice for students new to exploring the breath. Pranayama, an ancient technique that was developed in India many thousands of years ago, is a practice of directing and regulating the breath, thus directly affecting your life force energy. This guided practice can helps you to enhance vital energy to become centered, and to focus the mind.

Pranayama: The Art of Breathing , Felicity Green
Available through




Wisdom Healing Qigong
Qi (Chi) means life energy and gong means cultivation and its benefits. Qigong, an ancient technology and revitalized science of energy healing, is developed through more than 5000 years of Chinese history. Through gentle movement, visualization, sound, breathing and conscious intention, the ancient practice of Qigong energy healing dynamically restores the life energy and creative power within oneself.
Master Teacher Mintong Gu from the world’s largest medicine-less Qigong hospital in China.

Basic DVD: Qigong for Energy Healing
Available through
Teacher referrals for your area.

Yoga Books

(Available from, and

  • Yoga, the Iyengar Way – Silva, Mira & Shyam Mehta
  • Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health – B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Light on Yoga – B.K.S. Iyengar (comprehensive text on Iyengar yoga)
  • Light on Pranayama – B.K.S. Iyengar
  • The Breathing Book – Donna Farhi
  • Yoga Vrksa: The Tree of Yoga – B.K.S. Iyengar. (basic introduction to yoga philosophy)
  • Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Yoga: A Gem for Women – Geeta S. Iyengar
  • Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times – Judith Lasater. (restorative yoga)
  • Healing Therapies for Headache Relief – Peter Van Houten, M.D.
  • Preparing for Birth with Yoga – Janet Balaskas
  • Yoga for Pregnancy – Sandra Jordan
  • Back Care Basics – Mary Pullig-Schatz, MD
  • Yoga for Back Care – Elise Miller
  • Yoga for Scoliosis – Elise Miller
  • Yoga for the Young at Heart: Accessible Yoga for Every Body – Susan Winter Ward
  • Yoga and the Wisdom of Menopause – Suza Francina
  • The Runner’s Yoga Book – Jean Couch
  • Yoga for Wellness: Healing with the Timeless Teachings of Viniyoga – Gary Kraftsow
  • Hatha Yoga for Kids by Kids – The Children of Yogaville 

Yoga Audio & Video

(Available through, and the Iyengar Yoga Institute of SF Book Store )

Yoga Videos

  • Yoga Journal’s Yoga Basics
  • Yoga Journal’s Yoga for Relaxation
  • Yoga Journal’s Yoga for Flexibility
  • Yoga Journal’s Yoga Remedies for Natural Healing
  • Yoga Journal’s Yoga for Strength
  • Yoga for Scoliosis
  • Pre- and Post-Natal Yoga



  • Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System as a Path to the Self – Anodea Judith
  • Chakra Balancing: A Guide to Healing and Awakening You Energy Body – Anodea Judith
  • The Illuminated Chakras: A Visionary Journey Into Your Inner World – Anodea Judith

Yoga Magazines


Yoga International

Yoga Journal

Yoga Supplies and Catalogues

Yoga Props (San Francisco)

Hugger Mugger Yoga Products

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