classes & RETREATS
COMMUNION GANJA YOGA RETREAT ~ All-you-wish cannabis, +13hrs of all levels yoga and self-massage, meals for all dietary needs, beautiful scenery, amazing community. * Sept28-Oct1, Yosemite Foothills. (Camping, glamping, and cottages).
GANJA YOGA CLASSES ~ Enhanced practice for relaxation, well-being, and the cultivation of inner peace. Every class includes complimentary heath-forward cannabis to enlighten and enliven while relaxing and soothing. (Wednesdays, Thursdays + 1~2 Saturdays per month in SF; Seasonal in Los Angeles).
SEXY FLEX FOR WOMEN ~ A mindful approach to your sexual juiciness, in a comfortable, women-only, cannabis positive environment. Seasonal classes in SF.
PARTNER GANJA YOGA & MASSAGE ~ Easy partner hatha yoga and Thai massage in a cannabis-positive environment. Suitable for friends or partners. Seasonal classes in SF. [Next class TBA].
PARTNER TANTRA GANJA YOGA: Sexual-awakening partner yoga and sensual massage to awaken erotic energy and intimacy. Seasonal classes in SF. [Next class TBA].
“Do I have to use cannabis at your classes? Will I be made to feel weird if I don't?”
Yoga is great, altered or not. Sometimes students feel like using ganja to enhance their practice (and life), and other times, not using cannabis feels better. It’s always up to you and nobody else minds what you do.
“How much ganja should I consume for this practice?"
First-timers to public cannabis consumption, or yoga, may wish to consume less cannabis than they might at home, so the experience of yoga is enhanced. Those new to weed want to start low and go slow. Everyone’s relationship to cannabis is different, so definitely don't worry how much your neighbor is smoking!
"Is it co-ed?"
Yes. We just show a lot of images of women in our instagram feed because we like positive images of them as cannabis users.
“Are cannabis enhanced yoga classes safe? What if I haven’t done yoga before?”
Yes. We’re not going to get into an altered state of consciousness then show off our arm balances or do a fast Vinyasa flow with sloppy alignment. All yoga is about experiencing something beautiful and trippy and cool inside yourself (your divine nature!), so if its slow and mindful, that's more likely to happen. In my classes, students have their eyes closed most of the time, since it’s really about relaxing in an introverted way, without caring what others are doing with their bodies or if you're "doing it right." I repeat the ways people's bodies cheat in the pose a lot in my classes, so you can just follow those cues and enjoy. I know yoga has gotten a bad rap for the injuries it can cause and how "hard" it can be but we're re-writing that script! :)
I am a 500-hour certified hatha yoga teacher with twenty-two years of personal practice along with extra-curricular education in biomechanics and yoga injury prevention.
Since 2009, I've taught Ganja Yoga to thousands of students in my home-base of San Francisco, and taken it to LA, San Diego, New York City, Denver, Boulder, Portland, Costa Rica, Vancouver, Victoria, and Toronto (my home town!).
Yoga injuries are sadly far too common, and having suffered one myself, I strive to ensure my students' bodies are kept safe in all of my classes. More than that, I empower my students to stop pushing in their yoga practice.
"Extremely relaxing practice and incorporates a sense of community and body consciousness that I've never experienced in all my years as a yogi. Plus, I've never slept so well!" ~ Michael