GENTLE :: Yin Restore


This class is taught by:

Matthew Clark

Matthew is a professional drummer, yoga instructor, chef, edible gardener and nature enthusiast. He has toured all over the US and Europe with various bands and finds a similar meditative space in music as he finds in yoga.

Trained in India and in the US Matthew combines the two worlds in his classes, the spirtual east and the physical west. Matthew often plays records in his class. Come to his hatha yoga class for some good music, a steady, mellow stretch, some core work and detoxifying twists, guided by the rhythm of your breath.

Sondra Sun

Sondra Sun is a musician and artist whose practice of yoga began in 1998 and is informed by a lifelong interest in health and healing, as well as a passion for helping others. She obtained her 200hr teacher certification from Greenhouse Holistic in Brooklyn NY and shortly after, began her 300hr certification with Yoga Sukhavati.

She sees yoga as a powerful instrument for change in mind, body and health and is continually integrating her practice with her personal interest in nutritional/naturopathic healing and experience growing up w/ Chinese traditional medicine. Sondra's classes focus on alignment and moving w/ mindfulness of body and breath, respecting that every body is unique and different.

Meg Shoemaker

Initially, I came to my mat in art school as a simple way to calm my mind from anxiety and uncertainty. What I was surprised to find was an entire universe of awakening, from an unthawing of movement and breath, strengthening and aligning my physical body, and ultimately a continued fine-tuning of the subtle body and energetics of my mind.
The working through Samskaras, the Sanskrit word and idea of “mental impressions and psychological imprints” is what I’m interested in offering to my students. What you’ve come into the world with and onto your mat with has a chance of transformation everyday just by incremental shifts in continued showing up.
After intense study for about ten years in various methods, I felt called to become certified to teach. I completed my 200-hour training at Kula Yoga Projects in New York City, led by my incredible teachers Nikki Viella, Schuyler Grant, Nikki Costello and Erin Dudley. As well as study in various methods of meditation, from workshops in meta-meditation at Om Yoga in New York, to training in transcendental mediation through the David Lynch Foundation.
My intention with every class is to wake up dual-action in the body with clear and intelligent alignment, to keep the practitioner safe in the uncovering of fresh territory within the mind, body and the changing relationship of the two through the elixir of deepened breath and above all, to leave my class shining!
Work the connective tissues of our ligaments, joints and deep fascial networks in this meditative practice focused on deep stretching, breath and relaxation. Props are used to support the body as postures are held for an extended time allowing for deep stretches that are soft, rather than muscle driven.
Yin Yoga is the perfect complement to a regular practice of active asana.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Aug 21 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Matthew Clark
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Sun Aug 26 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Sondra Sun
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Sun Aug 26 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Emily MacLean
    at Namaste Downtown LA
  • Tue Aug 28 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Meg Shoemaker
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Sun Sep 02 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Sondra Sun
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Sun Sep 02 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Emily MacLean
    at Namaste Downtown LA
  • Tue Sep 04 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Meg Shoemaker
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Sun Sep 09 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Sondra Sun
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Sun Sep 09 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Emily MacLean
    at Namaste Downtown LA
  • Tue Sep 11 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Meg Shoemaker
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Sun Sep 16 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Sondra Sun
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Sun Sep 16 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Emily MacLean
    at Namaste Downtown LA
  • Tue Sep 18 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Meg Shoemaker
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Sun Sep 23 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Sondra Sun
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Sun Sep 23 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Emily MacLean
    at Namaste Downtown LA
  • Tue Sep 25 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Meg Shoemaker
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Sun Sep 30 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Sondra Sun
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Sun Sep 30 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Emily MacLean
    at Namaste Downtown LA
  • Tue Oct 02 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Meg Shoemaker
    at Namaste Highland Park
  • Sun Oct 07 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Sondra Sun
    at Namaste Highland Park