Barefoot Movement is located in the heart of Downtown Oakland. Our sunny, third-floor studios have huge windows, 15 foot ceilings and the original douglas fir floors, refinished. This down-to-earth, community-oriented studio offers a friendly, personal approach to practice and in-depth study of both yoga and bodywork. The studio offers a full daily schedule (50 classes per week!) of affordable classes in vinyasa flow yoga at various levels, prenatal yoga, postnatal yoga, meditation, restorative yoga and bodywork. Childcare and bilingual instruction are available for some classes. Workshops, Advanced Study programs, and Teacher Trainings are offered throughout the year. Our programs are both rich in ...
Classes at the Barefoot Movement are structured in a way that supports consistent practice. We hope that your yoga practice becomes part of your daily routine. Our most affordable on-going offer is $75/month for Unlimited Classes with Automatic Recurring Payments made via your checking account. Explore the navigation menu to your right for more information about the classes. Click on a specific class below for more information, including the length of the class. No Google Calendar appearing here? Some folks have mentioned this! All, ironically, were using Google Chrome (let us know if you're having trouble and you're using a different browser ("Email" button link is ...
Workshops give students and teachers the opportunity to focus in on a particular topic. They help deepen and enhance students' class experience, and the benefits that they draw from their regular practice. Some workshops are designed for teachers, for their continuing education, but may be open to non-teachers as well. Workshops are offered in various aspects of yoga, bodywork, and related practices. Visit the Upcoming Workshops page to see what is currently being offered.
Yoga Teacher Training
Interested in learning more about yoga? Going deeper with your practice? Maybe even teaching someday? Flow Yoga Teacher Training, Level I (FYTT I) was established in 2008. It is a 200-hour program registered with Yoga Alliance. Over 80 students have completed FYTT I, over 40 of those graduates have taught at the Barefoot Movement studio, and 6 have become instructors of the FYTT I program. FYTT I provides a comprehensive overview of yoga with a focus on developing the skills needed to instruct a Flow Yoga class, including an understanding of how to work with students of all levels. FYTT ...
Eastern cultures have been working with their feet for centuries, though it is less common in America. Barefoot Bodywork, Ashiatsu, Thai Massage and other floor-based methods are considerably less tiring for the practitioner than other styles and present much lower risk of injury to them. The quality of pressure is beneficial and pleasurable for the recipient because of the natural and direct way in which the pressure is delivered. The practitioner works as an agent of gravity, their falling body weight creates a deep, broad pressure that the receiver instinctively accepts.