Twists, California Bay

Posted on in California Native Plants, Native Food and Herbs, Yoga

August 2012


The twists we do in the class provide the following benefits–and more:
Calms your entire system
Improves digestion
Releases tightness throughout the body
Clears the mind
Opens up the spine, back, and hips


Coming in September-see the Special Additional Dhara Yoga Classes below.


California Bay

California Bay tree is similar to the Bay Laurel most people are familiar with. However, California Bay has a stronger scent and medicinal properties. You can crush a leaf or two when feeling faint or woozy. Some people have a strong aversion to the scent of the leaves, but the tea is generally agreeable to all. Useful for: seasoning for food; bug repellant; tea for headache; gastrointestinal discomforts; bath for aches and pains; incense. If you’re taking any hikes in the mountains these days, the trees may find you first by their scent. As always, give the tree an offering and thanks before harvesting any of its leaves–and choose trees that are off the beaten path for least depletion and greater purity of the harvest. Enjoy!


Special Additional Dhara Yoga Classes for September

These classes are additional to our regularly scheduled classes.
Registration is required. Please join us!

Pt. Loma United Methodist Church
1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92107

Registration is required. Call or email:

Introduction to Chair Yoga
Tuesday   September 11
12:30-1:15   Free
Experience how Chair Yoga can offer you flexibility and inner harmony for your special condition.Registration is required.

Introduction to Gentle Yoga
Wednesday   September 12
11:15-12:00   Free
Tuesday   September 18
5:15-6:00 PM   Free
Join us for this introduction to Gentle Yoga that anyone can do regardless of their level of physical ability. Registration is required.

Relax, Breathe, Share, Give
Tuesday   September 25
12:30-1:15   Free
Wednesday   September 26
4:00-4:45   Free
Find your natural ability to relax and breathe easily. And with that discover your vast inner resources for being flexible and generous with life’s circumstances. We will explore calming practices that you can do sitting, standing, or in any situation. Registration is required.

Tuesday & Thursday, On-Going
1:15-2:30   $32/8 classes
Gentle warm-ups and walking at your own pace and distane. Paradise Point area. Registration is required.

On-going Dhara Yoga Services
Please see the Classes and Therapy page

Gentle Yoga
Chair Yoga
Yoga Therapy
Healthy Food Consultation
Herbal Consultation
Creative Writing Coach

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