Move Better. Feel Better!

Combining the wisdom of yoga practices with cutting edge neurological and bio-mechanical movement techniques

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LIVE CLASSES ON ZOOM

COMMUNITY CLASS
Sundays 5:15pm – 6:30 PDT, 2:15pm – 3:30 HST

THE MOVEMENT LAB
Wednesdays 1pm – 2:30 PDT, 10am – 11:30 HST (by permission – email for details)

HEALTHY MOVEMENT
Thurs. 10:15am – 11:30 PDT, 7:15am – 8:30 HST

ON-DEMAND CLASSES

PATREON SUBSCRIPTION
Get a new class every week.
Practice whenever you like.

CLASS BUNDLES
Bundles of prerecorded classes, no subscription required.

SHORT VIDEOS
Lots of fun shorts that focus on one movement. Free on my YouTube channel.

MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP PLAN

The Community for Healthy Movement is a monthly membership plan for those of you who would like to participate regularly in the Sunday Community Class and receive more in-depth instruction and/or more virtual interaction with me and other movement practitioners. Find out more here. Members enter here.

MOVING WITH SCOLIOSIS CLASS
Wednesday 7:00-8:15am HST, 10:00-11:15 PDT
First 15 minutes are for questions and discussion.

Practice multiple movement modalities including
including Postural Yoga, The Schroth Method, Pilates, Feldenkrais, Restorative Exercise, and Z-Health Neurological-Based Movement Training. Monthly Members enter here.

CONTACT ME

Set up a private lesson with me via Zoom, FaceTime or Skype, or send me any yoga related thoughts, questions or comments. Mahalo.
Phone: (510) 919-3667
Email: yoga@raziyoga.com

“What is Yoga?” is a question that I have contemplated on and off for many years. Many people have attempted to give an authoritative answer. Today I prefer to keep this question open

The question that I am more interested in asking and coming up with at least a partial answer is, “What am I teaching?”

In the summer of 2019, I had a few powerful experiences that sent me on a rollercoaster of emotions about my role as a movement instructor. At moments, I felt like I didn’t have anything to share (imposter syndrome) and at other times I felt like there was so much I wanted to teach all day…

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I almost always end my movement classes with the word “Namaste.” About 15 years ago I briefly explored using different words or phrases. I wasn’t sure that using this salutation was culturally appropriate. From the beginning of my yoga teaching, I was aware of the fine line between cultural appreciation and cultural appropriation. I came to the conclusion that saying “Namaste” was a fine way to honor my teachers and their lineages and I became comfortable with that decision. However, I have never felt comfortable calling myself a ‘Yogi.’

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“What is Yoga?” is a question that I have contemplated on and off for many years. Many people have attempted to give an authoritative answer. Today I prefer to keep this question open

For the past few years, I’ve been searching for a new name for my website. I felt uncomfortable with the term yoga and I didn’t like having my name be central.

I came up with some different names including:

Aligned and Playful Movement

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