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About Yogis for Peace


In response to the violence of our current war in Iraq, yoga teachers in studios throughout the Bay Area are generously offering a special yoga class on Sunday, April 13. The focus of these classes will be on cultivating the practice of non-violence (Ahimsa) through yoga. Our yoga practice provides us with beautiful tools to help us inwardly transform and experience a state of balance and peace. If we simultaneously practice peacefulness together in many neighborhoods throughout our cities, the effect in the world will be felt more powerfully as we unite our hearts and prayers.

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Get Involved

If your studio would like to participate, contact Leigh Evans at or (510) 654-3750.

Some studios and teachers will offer the class for free. Others will charge what feels appropriate in regards to their needs. Check with your studio to see what their policy will be. In a gesture of peace, students are welcome to offer donations to the humanitarian organization Oxfam. Proceeds will go for aid to the Iraqi people.

Participating Studios

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East Bay

Berkeley Oakland

Berkeley Yoga Center
1250 Addison St., Suite 209, (cross st. Bonar) Berkeley, 94702
(510) 843-8784

Melanie Green
Ashtanga Yoga (2-4) 9:00-10:45am

Ada Shedlock
Beginning Yoga (1-3) 11:00am-12:30pm

Mountain Yoga
2071 Antioch Court
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 339-6421

Diane Sherman
Hatha Blend (2-3), 9:00-10:30am
Yoga for Everyone (1) 11:00am-12:15pm

Judy Sachs
Vinyasa flow (1-3), 5:00-6:30pm

4th Street Yoga
1809C 4th street Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 845-4469

Lisa Taylor
Yoga and meditation for Peace, 4:00-5:30pm

Hallu Forte
Hallux is no longer a problem!

Piedmont Yoga Studio
3966 Piedmont Ave.
Oakland, CA 94611
(510 )652-3336

Mary Paffard Tonglen Meditation and discussion for Peace, 8:30-9:30am

Raleigh Wills
Basics, 9:30-11:00am

Yoko Yoshikawa
Hatha 2-4, Studio 2 11:15pm-1:15pm

The Yoga Room
2640 College Ave Berkeley, CA

Gay White 11:45am-1:15pm

Temescal Arts Center
511 48th Street
Oakland, CA 94608
(510) 654-3750

Leigh Evans
Level 1-3 10:30am-12:30pm

Yoga Mandala
2807 Telegraph Ave.
Berkeley, Ca
(510) 486-1989

Durga Shanti
Hatha Yoga, pranayama, mantra, 9:00-10:30am


Yoga Kula
Cafe de la Paz (event room, ground floor)
1600 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA

**Stay for delicious brunch or lunch at Cafe de la Paz. 10% of your check will be donated to Oxfam!

Anusara Yoga (1-3), 10-11am
Anusara Yoga (1-3), 12:00-1pm


Other East Bay

Alameda Yoga Station
1347 Park St., Ste. D
Alameda, Ca 94501
(510) 523-yoga

Maura Singer
Asana, chanting, meditation 4-5:30pm

Eden Yoga and Wellness 
20410 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA 94546
(510) 690-9696

Briana Stevens
Ahimsa Class 10:45am

Harmony Yoga
Barbara Kaplan
1331 Linda Vista Dr.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 232-9955

645 Bancroft Ave
San Leandro, CA  94577
(510) 635-2822

Jodie Jonas
Slow Flow Yoga: 4:30-5:30pm

Swan Yoga
123 Park Place
Point Richmond, CA 94801
(510) 236-YOGA

Mary Corbin
Guided meditation and chanting, dharma talk 3:15

World Yoga Healing Arts Center
1530 South Main St.,
Walnut Creek, CA

Toi Lynn Prevost
yoga, meditation, chanting 9-10:30am

San Francisco

Amrita Yoga
560 3rd St (btwn. Bryant & Brannan) SF
(415) 247-yoga

Leslie Howard
Iyengar (1-3) 9:30-11:00am

Bija Yoga
1348 9th Ave (at Judah)
San Francisco, CA
(415) 661-9642

Tim Ruddy

Bernal Yoga
461 Cortland Ave. (@Andover)
San Francisco, CA
(415) 643-9007

Molly Scott
4:30-5:45pm: Slow Flow with Restoratives

Castro Yoga
4450 18th St., SF
(415) 552-9644

David Nelson
Iyengar (1-2) 11:00am-12:30pm

Ellie Herman Studios
3435 Cesar Chavez @ Valencia, SF
(415) 285-5808

mixed level yoga 11:30-1:00pm

Greenpath Yoga
2242 Lombard Street, SF

Clayton Horton
Ashtanga Primary Series, level 2-3, 11:00am-12:30pm

It's Yoga
848 Folsom St., SF 94107

Larry Schultz
9:30 - Primary Series
11:30 - Beginner
4:30 - Mixed Levels

Iyengar Institute
2404 27th Ave. SF, CA 94116
(415) 753-0909

Jill Keltner 9:00-10:30am

Margaret Kramer 10:30am-12:00pm

James Howell Studio
66 1/2 Sanchez
San Francisco, CA

Kristie Dahlia
Home open level class
** Monday April 14, 8-9:30**

The Mindful Body
2876 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 931-2639

Michael Cooper, 6:15-7:30pm

Mission Yoga
2390 Mission St, Ste 200, SF
(415) 401-9642


Open Door Yoga
1500 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 824-5657

Johanna Murphy
Flow class, 9:30-11:00am

Sacred Space Healing Center
776 Haight Street (@ Scott)
(415) 431-0878

Special Yoga Class for Peace, 8:15-9:30pm

SF Bay Club
Mind/Body Studio
150 Greenwich st. (b'twn Sansome/Battery)
(415) 901-9357

Patricia Sullivan
Integrating Awareness through Touch (for Teachers), 1-4pm

Soma Yoga
3350 20th Street @ Shotwell
415 920-9680

James Burkhardt
Power yoga (1-3) 10:00-11:30am

Standing Wave Yoga
1295 Page Street (at Lyon), SF
(415) 643-9277

Kate Randall
**Mon. April 14** 6-7:30 pm

Studio Valencia
455A Valencia Street, SF
(415) 621-8906

Leslie Seiters
open yoga gathering 9:30-11:30am

The Yoga Loft
321 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 626-loft

Anne Saliou
Iyengar Yoga (2-4), 9:30am-11:30am

Betty Roi
Alignment in Vinyasa, 11:00am-12:30pm

Jennifer Rodrigue, 5:00-6:30pm

Yoga Tree - Valencia
1234 Valencia Street, @23rd, SF

Karl Erb 9:00-10:30am

Darren Main has offered to donate proceeds of purchase of his book "Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic" from 4/1/03-5/1/03. To purchase the book visit:

North Bay

Evolution Yoga
446 B Street
Santa Rosa, CA
(707) 525-9642

Kundalini Yoga: 9:00-10:30am

Hatha Yoga: 12-1:30pm

Yoga Toes
11250 Highway One (Toby's Feeb Barn)
Downtown Pt. Reyes Station, CA

Amanda Merrill
Ashtanga Primary series 10:00am-12:00pm

The Yoga Source
San Rafael, CA
(415) 460-1232

Debra McKnight Higgins Classes on Friday 11 and Saturday April 12


Other Locations

Yoga Mendocino
206 Mason St.
Ukiah, Ca 95482
(707) 462-2580

Mary Paffard
Meditation and discussion for Peace
**Sat. April 12**, 9:00-9:45am


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