Niroga Yoga Studio at Yogalayam
1717 Alcatraz Ave
Berkeley, CA 94703
Niroga Yoga Studio is operated
by the Niroga Institute
Donation Based Classes
First Wednesday Donation Based Yoga Classes
Niroga strives to make yoga accessible to everyone. We offer our weekly studio classes on a sliding scale and also have a few donation based classes.
The Niroga Yoga Center in Berkeley offers a day of donation based yoga classes once a month. Enjoy high quality yoga instruction while supporting Niroga's mission to make Yoga accessible for ALL.
Oakland Community Classes
You are encouraged to bring your own mat; limited props are available. All abilities welcome.
Please respect others with chemical sensitivities by arriving fragrance-free.
These classes take place inside the Chapel, around the corner from the Niroga Training Center entrance. Look for the Niroga sign.
111 Fairmount Ave
Oakland, CA 94611
For more information about the location: Niroga Training Center at the Oakland Peace Center
Taught by Jamiliah Bradshaw
With an aim to be welcoming to each practitioner, classes may incorporate chairs, blocks, and straps as props to aid us in fully experiencing ourselves in each and every movement. Great for all practice levels and all who come with a beginner's mind. Each class includes meditation and Thai massage. Through mindful movement, we connect with our deepest yes, watchful over any complicity in suffering and oppression, staying present to the preciousness of each moment, each breath, and our very lives.
About the teacher: Jamilah Bradshaw is an Oakland native, graduate of Niroga Institute's Integral Health Fellowship, and a certified massage therapist. She practices Raja yoga, the Buddha-Dharma, and honors traditions of the African Diaspora and Indigenous Americas. She is also an artist-strategist, on the Board of the East Bay Meditation Center, and a member of the Black Women Birthing Justice Collective.
There's no place like Om: Queer Community Yoga
Taught by John Miller
An all-levels class geared to serve the LGBTQQIA+, QPOC and Same Gender Loving communities. While you do not have to fit into these guidelines to attend this class, please understand that the intention of this class is to serve these communities. Allies are appreciated and always welcome!
This class is dedicated to creating an affirming and safe environment for all identities, expressions, body sizes, and abilities. Deepen your self-care skills and strengthen the body through breath, mindful movement, grounding practices, and gentle to moderate yoga poses. For a healthier body and peace of mind. Wear whatever makes you feel comfortable and allows for movement.
About the teacher: Yoga offers me hope. It is a chance for me to survive in the best sense of the word - to live in a new way, embodied and whole. Cultivating a yoga practice over the last three years has been transformative in helping me learn to increase my overall quality of life. My ability to ease anxiety and depression, regulate my emotions and even process past trauma that was paralyzing my life is a credit to the unfolding potential that yoga can offer. Co-creating safe community yoga spaces for all is a strong passion of mine and I believe that deep growth can be experienced in the supportive, yet autonomous company of others.
A recent graduate of Niroga's Teacher Training program & Integral Health Fellowship recipient, my teaching style weaves themes of mindful exploration, discovery, play, healing and encouragement.
For more information on our mission and outreach efforts, go to www.niroga.org