For meeting days and times see our complete Calendar of classes.
For more detailed information about our classes, please email the Instructor directly.
Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays, 12–1 PM
Stretch, Strengthen, and Restore with Pilates, taught by Lori Midrano.
The body that practices Pilates is the same one used for all other daily activities (working on the computer, driving a car or walking down the street). By understanding this concept, you become more autonomous and awaken yourself to your own potential.
Drop-Ins Welcome. 90 pesos a class/800 pesos for a 10 class card.
There is no need to bring a mat. Wear comfortable clothing. You will be required to remove your shoes prior to the class.
Certified Pilates Instructor
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 10:30-11:30 AM
QI GONG (pronounced “Tchi Kong”) is the father of Tai Chi Chuan and its origins go back to the beginnings of the Chinese civilization, from the ancient taoist’s gymnastics of longevity. In fact, Tai Chi Chuan is an inner martial art codified in the 17th century, created from the fusion between martial art’s techniques and Qi Gong.
QI GONG is part of one of the five branches of the traditional Chinese medicine, and means: “ Control of the vital energy “.It is a traditional Chinese gymnastics whose practice consists of slow and gentle movements, combined with breath exercises and concentration of the mind. This thousand-year-old discipline helps the circulation of the energy through the body.
QI GONG is not a martial art and its aim is always spiritual and therapeutic.
The regular practice of QI GONG:
- Calms and relaxes the mind
- Reinforces the neuromuscular system and makes it more flexible
- Optimizes all the functions of the organism
- Supports the immune system and sustains the strengths of self-recovery
- Guarantees good health and vitality
QI GONG is a practice for everybody, regardless of gender, religion, age of physical condition. The classes are imparted by Christian, teacher certified by the “Ling Gui” school and Dr. Liu Dong (www.linggui.fr), school of Therapeutic Qi Gong, in Paris/France.
Trilingual classes: English-Spanish-French.
Drop-ins welcome, 80 pesos.
Contact: Christian - 415.100.2675
Mondays and Thursdays: 5:45-7 PM
Cost: 100 pesos, drop-ins welcome
Anabel Cardenas Dugal teaches Hatha Yoga for all levels from beginner to advanced in a group setting. She incorporates standing, sitting, and laying down yoga asanas with emphasis on the breathing process. She always tries to lead and encourage her students to move within a safe range of motion and to know and respect his or her limits and honor that we all go and grow at our own pace. Pranayama and breathing techniques are a essential component of her yoga classes. Her yoga classes address the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual life of a human being. Grand Sala.
Mondays & Wednesdays, 8:30 – 10:00 AM
Cost: 150 pesos, drop-ins welcome. Packages also available (see below).
Do you feel stressed, stiff? Could you use more positive energy in your life? Would you like to find the key to lasting happiness? If your answer is yes, then Yoga Flow is for you.
Yoga Flow is yoga with visualization to create your best life. From your first class with Yoga Flow you’ll feel better than you have in years. You’ll transform your body and mind by reconnecting with YOURSELF. You’ll gain inner peace, positive energy, and flexibility in every class. The Yoga Flow method is rooted in knowing we have the power to create our world by choosing our thoughts, feelings, and emotions. That is our power.
In addition to receiving the amazing benefits of yoga, you’ll begin to attract positive energy into your life and create your own happiness from the inside out. Everyone is encouraged to go at their own pace and challenge yourself accordingly, no matter what your level. You will feel relaxed, peaceful, and stronger after every class. The more you do it, the more you receive the rewards and benefits of the Yoga Flow practice.
Yoga Flow classes have a duration of 1½ hours each. You will learn how to work and co-create with archangelic energies and powerful mantras.
Benefits of Yoga Flow
These are just some of the benefits to practicing Yoga Flow on a regular basis. People often report feeling more immediate effects from the practice by committing to 3 or more classes per week:
- Reduce and manage stress
- Renewed sense of purpose and improved relationships
- Able to manage emotions easier
- Eliminate bodily aches and pains
- Feeling of inner peace
- Able to handle life’s up and down’s more effectively
- Sleep better
- Become stronger , more toned
- Gain flexibility
- Feeling positive and more happiness on a regular basis
- Breathe better
- Reduced or eliminated emotional eating
- Greater appreciation for life
- Better body image and self talk
- Feeling relaxed
- Greater confidence
- Better posture (one client even reported growing 1/2 inch according to her doctor!)
These are just some of the benefits of a regular practice and there are many more!
Private instruction also available. Contact Madeleine for more information!
Packages also available!
- Introductory Package: Perfect for those who are really busy, but need “stress relief” once a week. 4 classes/month for PRICE PENDING. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Basic Package: Slow and steady wins the race…you’ll see and feel results. 8 classes per month for PRICE PENDING. Please contact email@example.com.
- Premium Package: When you want to see and feel dramatic changes, in both mind and body. 12 classes per month for PRICE PENDING. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
**No-one is turned away if you are committed to your practice.**
For all new clients: get ONE FREE WEEK of Yoga Flow when you sign up for a Basic or Premium package!
Interested? Contact Madeleine for more details: email@example.com or via cell phone at 415.100.5109.
Every Saturday 10-11:15 AM
100 MXN per session, drop-ins welcome!
A yoga prop is an object that helps stretch, strengthen, relax, or improve the alignment of the body. It helps sustain the practice of asanas for a longer duration, and conserves energy. These props allow asanas to be practiced in a relaxed way, and balance the body and mind actively as well as passively.
The use of props improves blood circulation and breathing capacity. It activates the muscles, tones the body´s organs, and relives undue mental and physical stress or strain. Props help increase flexibility and stamina and, at the same time relax slack and tired muscles. They help to rejuvenate the entire body, without increasing physical fatigue.
Props provide a sense of direction and alignment, and help increase and enhance the understanding of each asana. They serve as a silent instructor.
As stress is reduced, anxiety, fears and depression also disappear, helping those under emotional strain cope better with all aspects of their lives.
Ultimately, Yoga with props creates a feeling of peace and tranquility and culminates in a fresh perspective and renewed strength.
Co-facilitated by Anabel Cárdenas Dugal and Alejandro Gómez Tagle.
If you have questions about this class, please e-mail Anabel at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Anabel Cárdenas Dugal
Anabel was born in Mexico City and came to live in San Miguel de Allende to teach dance from 1992 to 2008 at the Art Institute of Bellas Artes. Her various interests in movement, body-mind, tai-chi, qigong, spirituality, astrology, health, and nutrition drew her to practice yoga. She saw all the pains and aches she had developed as a dancer evaporate with her yoga practice. And, she found a very valuable life tool of self-knowledge and self transformation. Over the past 10 years in San Miguel, Anabel has studied different styles and approaches to yoga. She feels that her greatest teachers are her students. For more information about Anabel, click here.
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 10-11 AM
The SMA Meditation Community is an open, flowing collection of people from different traditions (including various Buddhist lineages) who share a love of sitting in silence. We also share a love of spiritual community free of doctrine or belief, based in equality and mutual respect. Everyone is welcome. Because friendships with like-minded people support the inner path, we usually meet informally after sittings to share ideas and come to know one another.
Although the forty-minute silent meditations begin at 10:10 and end at 10:50, please feel free to come and go quietly at any time. Meditation assistance is available before or after the sit. For more in-depth meditation instruction, ask Ann Barden (Vipassana) or Jerry Steward (general) at email@example.com, 154-0877.
All offerings are free, donations welcome. For more information or to be on our mailing list, contact: SMAMC@lifepathretreats.com
Thursdays 2:15-3:30 pm (Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org before each class, to verify meetings)
This group will focus/discuss the concepts of Consciousness based upon the book “I AM THAT”by Nisargadatta Marahaj (Please download the free .pdf at www.biogetica.com/i_am_that.pdf or email us at email@example.com and we can email is back to you.)
Each week, the class will choose a chapter at random from the book and discuss it in the context of Time,
Space, and Causality, the dimensions that make up Consciousness.
For the first class, we will begin with Chapter 6.
Cost: 60 pesos.
Ravi Nathwani was born into a business family in East Africa and raised in India in the Vaishnav Hindu tradition. He has become a modern-day messenger of a variety of Vedic studies through his lectures and workshops. Ravi teaches at
Tufts University since 1998. He also teaches Wisdom Yoga and Buddhist Meditation at JFK University in
California. In the Bay Area, he leads satsangs, meditation groups and teaches the Sutras of Patanjali and the Bhagavad Gita in Yoga teacher trainings. Ravi has an MBA from Boston University and has lived in Bombay, London and Boston and San francico. He is the co-editor of MALA OF THE HEART – 108 SACRED POEMS.