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" When your body, mind and soul are healthy and harmonious, you will bring health and harmony to those around you and health and harmony to the world - not by withdrawing from the world but by being a healthy living organ of the body of humanity." -   B.K.S. Iyengar

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Gay White has been teaching yoga and an innovative blend of dance and yoga called Yoga Movement since 1989. She has studied at the Yoga Room in Berkeley for many years and is on the faculty of the Yoga Room Advanced Studies Program. Gay founded the Yoga Garden Dance Company in 1992 and continues to give classes, workshops, retreats and performances. Her choreography has been featured at the Yoga Journal's International Yoga Convention both in 1998 and in 1999 and she was inspired by her studies with Geeta Iyengar in Pune, India in 1997.

Gays retreats, workshops and classes offer a gentle yet deeply challenging approach to practice as well as providing a quiet context for contemplation.

Gay's Spring/Summer 2007 Class Schedule
Note: Classes are not held on holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.






9:30 - 11:00 am

Yoga Movement (Level 2-4)

Berkeley Yoga Center (Studio C)


4:00 - 5:30 pm

Level 1-3

The Yoga Room


5:45 - 7:15 pm

Level 2-3

The Yoga Room


9:15 - 10:45 am

Level 1-3 Series
(drop-ins welcome)

Berkeley Yoga Center (Studio C)


11:15 - 1:00 pm

Yoga Movement (Level 2-4)

4th Street Yoga


3:00 - 4:15 pm
12/10/06, 2/11/07,4/8/07, 5/6/07,6/3/07

Breathing Awareness

The Yoga Room

This class will meet monthly and is for students interested in an ongoing practice of breathing awareness. Each session will begin with supported restorative poses to relax the pelvis and open the chest. We will explore the mechanics of breathing and the respiratory system and work with simple breathing exercises for relaxation and stress management. Breathing awareness can support and enhance asana practice and give us a chance to observe and work with subtle energy. Please register for these classes in advance. There may space for drop-in students who call before the individual class. $18 single class/$45 for 3 classes


4:30 - 6:00 pm

Level 1-3

The Yoga Room

Class Fees
$15 drop-in at the Yoga Room
$15 drop-in at 4th Street Yoga
Series - About Town Rate
Attend any class where ever Gay teaches
$55 for 4 classes
$100 for 8 classes
For more information on Gay's classes, email or call 510-528-9909 
Private instruction available by appointment. 


Gay's Workshop Schedule
Spring/Summer 2007

Dates, Times & Fees
Workshops & Fees
Locations &

Saturday, June 2, 2007


$36 (pre-registration)
$40 (at the door)

with Gay White

Yoga Movement combines the flow of dance with the form and precision of hatha yoga. In this workshop we will work through sequences of asanas with music, and will create a simple yoga-dance in the course of the afternoon. We will give special attention to transitions and sequencing.

This workshop is for anyone with prior experience of yoga or dance.

Limited to 20 participants, so please register early.

Gay has been creating dances since 1975, and teaching yoga since 1989. She studied choreography at Naropa Institute in the late 70s and 80s with Margaret Jenkins and Brenda Way. Gay has produced performances of her own works and the works of other artists in the Bay Area since 1983. In 1992, she founded the Yoga Garden Dancers, a group of dancers and yogis who perform her choreography.


The Yoga Room

To pre-register
make your $36 check payable to
"The Yoga Room"
and send to:
The Yoga Room
2640 College Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704.
For information,
call (510) 848-0993.
For more information on Gay's workshops, email
or Call Gay at 510-528-9909 
To ensure your attendance, please reserve early. 


Class & Workshop 
Locations, Directions & Links


The Yoga Room:
2640 College Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704 phone: 510-233-8470. 
The Yoga Room is located in the annex of the Julia Morgan Center at 2640 College Avenue between Parker and Derby in Berkeley. You can reach The Yoga Room from I80 by taking the University Avenue exit, go east on University to Fulton, go south to Dwight Way, go left up Dwight Way (east) to College Avenue and right on College Avenue. The Yoga Room is 2 blocks south of Dwight Way on College.



4th Street Yoga
1809C 4th Street, Berkeley, California 94710 phone: 510-845-YOGA. 
4th Street Yoga is located  1 1/2 blocks north of University Avenue in Berkeley. Take the University Avenue exit from I80, go east on University Avenue. Take the first left, 6th Street, go one block north to Hearst, left two blocks to 4th Street and 1/2 block north to the 4th Street Yoga. The studio is located above Hear Music and next door to Bette's Ocean View Diner.



Berkeley Yoga Center: 

Studio C: 2121 Bonar Street; Studio 209: 1250 Addison Street,  Berkeley, CA 94702, 510-843-8784 
The Center is located one block south of University and two blocks east of San Pablo at the corner of Bonar & Addison. The Center has two beautiful studios: Suites 209 and C. Both have soft-wood floors, plenty of natural light, and a tranquil atmosphere.
To find Studio 209: Go to Strawberry Creek Park, at the corner of Addison and Bonar. (Addison is one street south of University Ave; Bonar is two streets west of Sacramento.) Studio 209 faces onto the park. Take the open-air stairs up; keep walking until you go through the french doors. Studio 209 is directly ahead.
To find Studio C: Continue down the hall from Studio 209, go through the door and down the stairs. Studio C is just a few paces beyond the foot of the stairs. During business hours, you should also be able to access Studio C from Bonar Street.

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