Lakshmi Norwood Yoga



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All classes taught at Indigo Yoga in Walnut Creek

Coming Soon . . .


Friday, March 13, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

  • Beginning Balakrama, The First Prelude (all levels welcome)

Four Sundays, 9:00 - 10:15 am

Session I:  March 15, 22, 29 & April 19

Session II:  April 26, May 10, 24 & 31

  • Chaya Yodda Sanchalanam (pre-requisites apply)

Four Sundays, 7:30 - 8:45 am

Spring Session I:  March 15, 22, 29 & April 19

Spring Session II:  April 26, May 10, 24 & 31

  • Shadow Yoga, Open Practice (all levels welcome)

Wednesday Mornings, 7:30 - 8:30 am

March 11 - May 13 (no class May 20)

  • Shadow Yoga Basics (all levels welcome)

Wednesday Evenings, 6:15 - 7:15 pm

March 11 - May 13 (no class May 20)

  • Prelude Refinement Course (pre-requisites apply)

Tuesdays or Thursdays, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Spring Session I:     Balakrama, Full Practice Format              

                                    March 10, 17, 24 & 31

                                    March 12, 19, 26 & April 2

Spring Session II:    Balakrama, Full Practice Format

                                    No class April 7 or 9

                                    April 14, 21, 28 & May 5

                                    April 16, 23, 30 & May 7

Spring Session III:    Intro to Chaya, the Second Shadow Yoga Prelude

                                    May 12 & 26; June 2 & 9              

                                    May 14 & 28; June 4 & 11

SAVE THE DATE . . . Shadow Yoga Immersion Weekend

June 12 - 14, 2020

Friday, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Saturday, 7:00 - 9:00 am AND 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Sunday, 7:00 - 9:00 am


What Is Shadow Yoga?

Shadow Yoga is a comprehensive system of yogic sadhana (personal practice), created by Shandor Remete and taught by a small network of teachers around the world. Based on an understanding of internal energetic principles, Shadow Yoga is a progressive practice and begins with learning fixed sequences (preludes) which build strength and suppleness in the body, breath and mind. The prelude activity lays a solid foundation upon which to build and helps cultivate a mindset of patience and receptivity. As with other lineage traditions, Shadow Yoga is taught through direct, personal transmission from teacher to student. The trust and accountability that is cultivated in an ongoing teacher-student relationship can bring lasting transformation over time. Learn more about the school of Shadow Yoga and its founders at

Who can do Shadow Yoga?

With good instruction, Shadow Yoga can be adapted for anyone who is willing to engage patiently with it (in some cases, private sessions are recommended for a personalized approach). Students of all levels and backgrounds can attend the Wednesday evening Shadow Yoga Basics class to get a feel for the activity and Lakshmi's instructional style. Courses and workshops will specify whether or not experience is required. Students who have been exposed to the introductory activity will be encouraged to learn the first prelude, Balakrama. If you have specific questions or injuries, please contact Lakshmi directly.

Where do I start?

Shadow Yoga is a progressive system, and new students should begin with the Shadow Yoga Basics class (Wednesday evenings) or one of the "all levels" offerings. Eventually the first Shadow Yoga prelude (the Balakrama) is learned, and from that point the student and teacher work together to determine the appropriate path forward. While the introductory material may be learned in a public class, everything that follows is best learned in the structure of a course, which typically run in four-week sessions. The course format cultivates steady focus, a deeper commitment on the part of both teacher and student, and a higher level of general learning.


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