Group Yoga Classes and Workshops

Join Rachel Ishiguro (she/her), IAYT-certified yoga therapist, for a small-group class series or workshop. Rachel specializes in yoga for stress and pain reduction, improving movement patterns, and growing your awareness of what your body is telling you so you can be in the driver’s seat of your own healing.

Programs are offered ONLINE or IN-PERSON at various locations around San Diego. Many programs have “pay what you can” or sliding scale options.

What people are saying:

After a couple of years in your classes and experiencing the results, there is no doubt your “less is more” approach was tremendously beneficial for me. At first I was skeptical that deceptively simple movements would improve my issues. I figured I would do a week of gentle yoga and then move up to the next yoga “level”. Little did I know, there was no need to “move up” to get benefits. I always thought your guidance/suggestions were spot on. The instructions were flexible enough (no pun intended) to work for a studio of folks with diverse needs.

— Alan S

Gentle Yoga ONLINE 4-class series

October 5th- 26th, Wednesdays 10-11am Pacific Time on Zoom plus recording access

Get over the hump! Join me for this deeply relaxing and nurturing practice. Classes will include: simple meditation and breath work, gentle movement to support healthy joints, and supported rest. All levels and abilities are welcome and supported in this practice. Experience profound stress relief, and surface with a deeper sense of embodiment and ease that comes from tuning in to the wisdom of your own body.

Program fee (4-week series): $60. Classes will be recorded (only the teacher video will show on the recording) and will be available to registered students to view for one week following each class. Downloads will not be permitted.

I offer a “pay what you can” pricing option on this program. To use it, enter the code PAYWHATYOUCAN at checkout to waive the fee, and then donate what you can at paypal.me/rachelishiguroyoga.


Pain Relief for Modern Life: Therapeutic Yoga IN-PERSON program

October 19th- November 16th (5 weeks), Wednesdays 7-8pm at Pilgrimage of the Heart Yoga

Learn to use yoga as an antidote to the discomfort that arises from too much desk time and other modern lifestyle habits in this new 5-week small-group program. Pain Relief for Modern Life, will introduce you to the basics of my therapeutic approach to using yoga within the context of your actual life to reduce pain and manage stress. In the weekly classes, you’ll learn about how your body is designed to move and how to decode what your body is telling you as a guide towards feeling better. Using yoga practices such as breath work, awareness of sensation, and mindful movement/ yoga poses, you’ll create more ease, improve your movement patterns, and take the first steps towards a better relationship with your body… and your desk.

Program cost: $125 – includes written notes, an optional home practice program, and a free spinal strip prop.


Yoga Nidra: Sleep Meditation Workshop

Friday, May 21st, 6:00- 7:00pm Pacific Time on Zoom plus recording access

Join me for the guided relaxation practice known as Yoga Nidra, or sleep meditation. Despite the name, this practice is a form of conscious meditation and not an actual nap (although if you need one, that’s OK too. You’ll get recording access for two weeks following the workshop so you can try again.) Deeply relaxing and rejuvenating, Yoga Nidra is well researched and commonly used therapeutically for everything from stress, anxiety, and insomnia to physical pain. The entire practice is guided, with a clear structure; no experience is necessary, and it’s very easy to do. All you need is a comfortable place to relax, which can be on a bed, couch, chair, or on the floor. You do not need to be on camera for this workshop so feel free to make yourself comfortable.

Workshop fee: $20. Class will be recorded (only the teacher video will show on the recording) and will be available to registered students to view online for two weeks. Downloads will not be permitted.

I offer a “pay what you can” pricing option on this program. To use it, enter the code PAYWHATYOUCAN at checkout to waive the fee, and then donate what you can at paypal.me/rachelishiguroyoga.


Ayurvedic Yoga ONLINE 4-class series

October 23rd- November 13th, Sundays 10:30- 11:30am Pacific Time on Zoom plus recording access

Ayurveda is an Indian holistic health science that shares many roots with Yoga practice. With over 5000 years of history, it is the longest continuously practiced health care system in the world. Ayurveda makes connections between human experience and the natural world by describing qualities, or gunas, that we share with our environment. In this series, you’ll explore several of these qualities through yoga poses, breathing, meditation, and other practices, and learn how to use them to create balance & wellbeing.

Because you will be experiencing opposite qualities (such as warm, cool, hard, soft) within the practice, the classes will vary from gentler to more active. However, there will be plenty of variations given so that you can adapt the practice to your needs. No experience or knowledge of Ayurveda or yoga is required, and this practice is appropriate for anyone who can get on and off the floor.

Program fee (4-week series): $60. Classes will be recorded (only the teacher video will show on the recording) and will be available to registered students to view for one week following each class. Downloads will not be permitted.

I offer a “pay what you can” pricing option on this program. To use it, enter the code PAYWHATYOUCAN at checkout to waive the fee, and then donate what you can at paypal.me/rachelishiguroyoga.


More classes and workshops coming soon!

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