Catherine Halcomb Yoga Teacher

Yoga Schedule

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Catherine is available for Private classes and Private Group classes. email: breathe@catherineyoga.com

Classes in SLO


Tuesday   Assets SLO 12-1:15pm Private Group – Shadow Yoga

Yoga Shala in Shell Beach


Tuesday 4:30-5:45pm Shadow Yoga series
Wednesday 7:00-8:15am Shadow Yoga*
8:30-10:00am Beginner Yoga
4:30-5:45pm Shadow Yoga Basics Series
Thursday 4:30-5:45pm Shadow Yoga series

 
Friday NEXT DATES TBA 5:30-9:30am Individual Asana
Saturday 7:00-8:30am All Levels Yoga
 www.yogashalaslo.com

Pricing

Yoga $14/class
Shadow yoga $17/series  $19/drop-in *Must have shadow experience to drop in
Private Classes 1 person/$85       2 people /$90     4+people $30/person

Class Cards

5x $70
10x $140 *All class cards – 3 month expiration date.
We accept cash, check and credit cards.
We accept cash, check and credit cards.

Shadow Yoga Classes & Workshops

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Assets Barre in SLO

Private Group Shadow Yoga class. TUESDAYS 12-1:15PM

If you would like to join us, Please email Catherine

Thank You

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Yoga Shala – Shell Beach

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Vietnam Yoga Retreat with Catherine April 2-14, 2014

Individual Asana Fridays May 16-30, 2014 

Individual Asana 5 day Intensive June 2-6, 2014 

Nrtta Sadhana & Mudra preparation with Zhander Remete and Emma Balnaves Oct 10-12, 2014

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Workshop – Zhander & Emma


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to contact Catherine or to enroll breathe@catherineyoga.com

for a full listing of all courses & workshop with Zhander and Emma

www.shadowyoga.com

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Shadow Yoga Tu/Th 4:30PM

Shadow Yoga: refining the prelude forms and primary asana.   with Catherine Halcomb-LaBarbera
these series classes are for students who already have a foundation in at least one of the prelude forms. Refinement of the preludes will be given and classes will work in the full practice format. Students will be exposed to primary asana work. 6 months-1 year minimum experience with Shadow Yoga is required to attend this class. Classes are taught by Catherine Halcomb-LaBarbera. This systematic way of  learning leaves the student with the understanding and skills necessary to move toward a more powerful, effective and enjoyable yoga practice.

Print June 17-July 29 & June 19-July 31 Flyer $120/series or $240 for both

NEXT SERIES August 19-October 7 & August 21-October 9 $135/series or $270/both CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

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Shadow Yoga Basics Wed 4:30PM

Shadow Yoga Basics: the prelude forms – Wed 4:30PM with Catherine Halcomb-LaBarbera
these series classes are for anyone who has attended an Introduction to Shadow Yoga class or the Shadow Yoga Prep class. Students will learn one of the three prelude forms and the beginning forward bends and seats. Shadow Yoga is taught in a series format, each class builds on the previous class leaving the student with a solid foundation in Shadow Yoga. Keep in mind that it can take up to 5-7 years to become proficient in one of the prelude forms of Shadow Yoga. Beginners Welcome. Shadow Yoga integrates the common principals shared by yoga asana, martial arts, dance and the Ayurveda and Siddha systems of medicine. By practicing Shadow Yoga sequences one develops lightness, strength, flexibility and agility.

July 2-30 Series $85 flyer

August 20-September 24 $100 6 weeks series CLICK here to SIGN UP

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  • Assets Barre in SLO

    Assets Barre in SLO

  • Oct 10-12 WORKSHOP

    Oct 10-12 WORKSHOP

  • Yoga Shala – Shell Beach

    Yoga Shala – Shell Beach

  • Workshop – Zhander & Emma

    Workshop – Zhander & Emma

  • Shadow Yoga Tu/Th 4:30PM

    Shadow Yoga Tu/Th 4:30PM

  • Shadow Yoga Basics Wed 4:30PM

    Shadow Yoga Basics Wed 4:30PM

Shadow Yoga


What is Shadow Yoga?

Taught locally by Catherine Halcomb-LaBarbera a student of Zhander Remete since 1994.

Shadow Yoga is taught in a series class style where students sign up for an 8 week class. In the course of 8 weeks students are introduced to one of the three prelude forms of Shadow Yoga. During this time students are guided through the learning of the stances, warrior forms, sun forms and uddiyana bandha. Once the prelude is learned asana-vinyasa is introduced. This systematic way of learning leaves the student with the understanding and skills necessary to move toward a more powerful, effective and enjoyable yoga practice.


Shadow Yoga, founded by Zhander (Shandor) Remete, is Hatha Yoga where the restrictions in the body are seen as layers of frozen shadows. Three preludes forms are used to prepare the student for different levels of asana. The preludes combine the use of warrior forms and sun-forms to release obstructions in the peripheral body and the spine. Progress through these forms brings about changes in flexibility and firmness, cultivates smooth breathing and an awareness of the inner life force. Once the prelude is learned asana-vinyasa is introduced.

The three fixed forms of Shadow Yoga utilize the guiding principles of Marmasthana (the Indian system of the 108 vital junctions of the body), to achieve the appropriate combination of positions and rhythmical movements to obtain an unobstructed movement of breath.

Balakrama – stepping into strength 

The first prelude builds strength and stamina. This form is dynamic and challenging making the core of the body firm while removing stiffness in the joints. The student is prepared for introductory asanas and the practice of the bandhas (internal locks) is introduced. Balakrama is a starting point for beginners and recommended for students coming from other schools / forms of yoga.

Chaya Yoddha Sancalanam – moving the shadow
The second form refines and strengthens the breath. This flowing and spiraling form deepens the work of the warrior and sun forms freeing the structure and enhancing the life force. Practicing this form leads the student towards the practice of intermediate asanas.

Karttikeya Mandalam – circling the shadow
The third form develops the internal energy and prolongs the duration of breath by moving the body in a circular manner and deep stance work. Practicing this form releases deeply held restrictions and leads the student towards the practice of advanced asanas.

View Shadow Yoga on You Tube

“…Yoga is designed to remove the excess of habitual living in order to free this energy so that it can be directed towards a higher order of living. Every human being is endowed with this potential; but usually its presence is masked by the fluctuations of the conditioned mind. The mind only becomes aware of this power when it stops projecting and attains a steady and concentrated state. The perfection of this state is the goal of yoga but, if there is to be a chance of success, beginners must be pointed in this direction from the beginning. The key lies in the right preparation.”

Zhander Remete, Founder of Shadow Yoga

  

For  info regarding Shadow Yoga Shadow Yoga DVD’s and Zhander Remete : www.shadowyoga.com

To order a copy of the book Shadow Yoga Chaya Yoga by Zhander Remete: www.amazon.com

Corporate Yoga

 

Catherine Halcomb has been working with corporations and small businesses since 1989. Before she became interested in yoga Catherine was bringing unity and teamwork to the workplace. She starting in the late 80′s focusing on experiential learning, ropes courses, conflict resolution, positive communication and most frequently in the customer service field. Some of the companies she has worked with include AT&T, DuPont, PG&E, IBM, Bank of America, MSN, VSI – Cygnet Software and numerous small businesses.

Wanting to share the benefits yoga in the workplace, Catherine began offering Corporate Yoga Programs. She has a mobile yoga center that includes yoga mats, belts, blocks and blankets, all of the equipment needed to conduct a yoga class in a board room, office or recreation area.

Companies have chosen one of three options in hosting yoga classes.

  1. Full subsidy : Employer offers the classes free of charge to the employee.
  2. Partial subsidy : Class fee is shared by employee and employer.
  3. Hosting : Employer offers a space in the office for the class time and employees individually pay for classes.

Yoga in the work place is known to

  • build camaraderie
  • reduce stress
  • increase the health and well being of co-workers
  • reduce illnesses
  • increase job satisfaction levels
  • increase the productivity of participating employees

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Commonly asked Questions

Q. Why do yoga in the office rather than at a yoga studio?
A. Yoga in the work place makes it easy for employees to join in and eliminates travel times to and from the yoga studio. It also eliminates the tendency to lose people to errands and extra stops. Corporate yoga promotes self care and stress relieving techniques during the workday.

Q. What if our office has limited space for yoga but we still want to participate?
A. No problem, I can offer a private class just for your employees off site in a yoga studio.

Q. What does it cost?
A. Prices differ depending on the# of people participating in the program. Please contact Catherine to discuss your questions and goals.

Q. How do we book a class or series of classes?
A. Simple. e-mail or call Catherine. Set up a meeting for her to see the space that will be used for yoga, discuss the type of business conducted in your workplace and the goals for the class. All classes are designed and customized to create balance in the individual corporate environment.

Q. What do we need to host or sponsor yoga in our office?
A. Four walls, an open floor and 45min-1hour to enjoy the benefits of yoga.
Catherine will provide any yoga equipment needed, expertise, and plenty of positive encouragement.

Q. Do our employees need to have yoga experience to participate?
A. No. Classes will be taught with the beginning student in mind. I teach yoga postures that are friendly to all.

Q. I heard that in yoga you need a hot room and sweat a lot. How would this work? Does everybody need to shower after class?
A. No. I do not teach HOT YOGA. The corporate yoga classes are taught with the requirements of an office environment in mind. Although most participants like to change into more comfortable or loose fitting clothing for class, plenty of participants have enjoyed a yoga session in a button up shirt and slacks, or jeans. Then return to work…..

Q. How often should we offer yoga in our office?
A. Most companies decide based on the availability of a open board room and the time and resources of their company. I offer bi-weekly, weekly, bi-monthly, and monthly class options.

Q. Can we sign up for a trial run?
A. Absolutely, I recommend scheduling 3-4 classes at first. Then see the progression of results, responses and feedback from the employees. One class is a new experience. Two classes is still on the learning curve. As we move to three or four classes, participants are more familiar with the environment and the movements. By then the benefits of the class are clear and your staff will be asking when the next class will be held!

Biography

 

Catherine Halcomb began her study of yoga in an effort to heal a nagging injury from running. Yoga in fact healed the injury and fueled a curiosity about the healing capabilities of Yoga. She is a certified massage therapist and yoga instructor. Her studies began in the Iyengar tradition in 1991. She met her teacher Zhander Remete, founder of Shadow Yoga, in 1994 and eventually enrolled in a month long course studying at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India in 1996. After returning from India, Catherine started teaching yoga in San Luis Obispo. She continues to study with Zhander Remete and Emma Balnaves in the US, Australia & India. See www.shadowyoga.com

Catherine previously owned the Yoga Centre in San Luis Obispo & Arroyo Grande. In 2007 she opened the Yoga Shala SLO in Shell Beach, CA where she has dedicated more time to the practice and teaching of Shadow Yoga classes and courses.

Prior to teaching yoga, Catherine’s background was in corporate training. Since 1989, Catherine has lead seminars on teamwork, conflict resolution and customer service. She has worked with small companies, large corporations and professional sports teams. She now leads corporate yoga programs on and off site as well as private group classes. See corporate yoga for more info.Catherine teaches Shadow Yoga and Hatha Yoga with great inspiration from Zhander Remete, Emma Balnaves Shadow Yoga and Nata Yoga. She believes everyone can benefit from yoga when practicing at the correct level. Her style is passionate, consistent and encouraging.

Catherine offers public classes, Shadow Yoga courses & private yoga sessions at the Yoga Shala SLO in Shell Beach, CA. www.yogashalaslo.com

Contact


email Catherine
breathe@catherineyoga.com

 

Classes are held at:
Yoga Shala 205 Windward Ave. Shell Beach, CA 93449. 805.556.0413.  www.yogashalaslo.com
Smiling Dog Yoga 1227 Archer St. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401