Yoga for Elul: Awareness and Alignment

Yoga for Renewal: 3-Part Workshop Series
Date & Time
August 21, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Yoga for Elul: Awareness and Alignment

As we enter the Hebrew month of Elul, we move into a time of reflection and place our awareness on our deepest desires for living a life in full alignment with our essence on all levels of being. The Hebrew word for essence – etzem– is also the word for bone. Embody and experience the beautiful ways that our skeletal structures support us to return to alignment in each moment, as we begin our journey toward the New Year.

Julie Emden, RYT-500, Halprin Practitioner, is the founding director of Embodied Jewish Learning, where we awaken the body as a gateway to Jewish wisdom and spirituality. A graduate of five fellowship and teaching certification programs related to her work as an Iyengar-based yoga instructor, movement/expressive artist, and a Jewish educator, Julie has two decades of experience guiding others in exploring Jewish wisdom, text and practices via the body in a variety of settings.  Embodied Jewish Learning offers teacher trainings, workshops, retreats, podcasts, webinars and consultations. Julie also serves on faculty with the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, and with Shalem: The Jewish Wellness Initiative of the Peninsula Jewish Community Center. Contact:,

About Yoga for Renewal: 3-part Workshop Series

“The vital desire of the soul (nefesh) is to be free in her movement, in her physical and spiritual movement, with a desire for elevation and renewal.” – Rav Avraham Isaac Kook, Orot HaKodesh

Integrate mind, body, heart and spirit via a gentle Iyengar-based yoga and movement practice rooted in Jewish mystical teachings in this workshop series.  The High Holy Days are a time of new beginnings and renewed commitment to living in physical and spiritual alignment with our deepest intentions. Join us for an embodied practice infused with beautiful teachings from the Jewish mystics during this significant time on the Hebrew Calendar.

No previous experience with yoga or knowledge about Jewish Holidays is required. Please wear comfortable loosely layered clothing in which you can easily move. Yoga mats and blankets will be provided but bring your own if you desire!

Attend one session or all three! Each class sliding scale $10 – $15, $15 at the door.

Yoga for Elul: Awareness and Alignment – August 21st
Yoga for Yom Kippur: Rest and Restore – September 19th (held during Yom Kippur Day service)
Yoga for Cheshvan: Grounding and Growth – October 16th

Accessibility Notes: This event will be held in our heated yurt which is fully accessible. We have one accessible parking spot in our lot, however please leave time to find street parking if needed, as our lot fills up quickly. If you anticipate needing special assistance, please email We would be happy to assist you. FM receivers are available for those hard of hearing.