Community Class


This class is taught by:

Holly Jackson-Sigman

“Holly” Jackson- Sigman 500 ERYT * Master Teacher Mary T. Jackson, MD FACOG was born in Hollywood, CA and has gone by the nickname "Holly" ever since. She learned her first seated asana long before she entered medical school and feels that it was one of the most important things she ever learned. As a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Dr. Jackson was well grounded in the practice of holistic medicine with emphasis on nutrition. After graduating from medical school, and finishing her Internship at the University of Hawaii, she spent several years practicing general medicine in Korea. Here she developed an appreciation for the traditional alternative therapies so prevalent in Asian countries. Holly has delivered over 2,000 babies under all sorts of circumstances. Between 1988 and 1998, Dr. Jackson was on the staff of Straub Clinic, Honolulu, where she practiced high risk obstetrics and gynecology. As an associate clinical professor of OBGYN with the University Of Hawaii School Of Medicine she enjoyed teaching medical students and residents at Kapiolani Women and Children's Medical Center in Honolulu. Today she practices yoga and office gynecology in Central California. Holly believes that yoga can help bring ease and joy back into what has become a high tech and often frightening process: The womanly art of birthing. Holly developed the very first Prenatal Teacher Training System manual for YogaFit® in 1999 and later the PranaMama Prenatal/Postpartum Training System® with the goal of integrating superficially opposing worlds: The world of ancient inherent yogic wisdom, the complex world we humans now live in, and the practical world of modern evidence- based scientific knowledge. She has blended these world views into a coherent, and well balanced system of modified classical yoga which will suit the needs of many including and especially pregnant women. Holly's yoga training includes certificate level work with London’s Oxford University through their “Centre for Hindu Studies”. This enables her to provide authentic instruction in the History and Philosophy of Yoga to our teacher training students. Working with our wonderful local teacher of Sanskrit, Kamala Knowlton, has opened a whole new realm of insight into Yoga’s great Sacred Writings, for example the Bhagavad Gita, which she also shares during the Yoga Village teacher trainings. Among the many teachers she honors for helping her find this path are: Richard Freeman, Judith Lasater, Michael Lee, Patricia Walden, Richard Price, MD, Shiva Rea, Gary Kraftsow, Dr. Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, and Dhrama Mittra. Honor especially to Krishnamacharya for sending Yogacharya BKS Iyengar and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois to the west so that the rest could follow.
 

Lynn Swanson - Manzella

I had my first yoga experience in 1968 with Swami Satchitananda and have been practicing ever since. It is said that our teachers shine light into the darkness. This I when I learned that yoga is all about growth and finding true happiness. After years of teaching yoga in San Francisco, Los Angeles and now in San Luis Obispo County, in 2009, I earned my 200 hour Yoga Teacher certificate from Yoga Village. In 2016, I earned my 500 hour Yoga Teacher certificate from Yoga Village. From 2012 to 2015, I studied with Amy Weintraub, creator of Life Force Yoga, earning my LFY certificate which allowed me to incorporate yoga into my psychotherapy practice (Lynn Swanson, LMFT). I have seen psychological transformation occur more rapidly through practicing yoga, both in the yoga studio setting and in my psychotherapy office. When we are feeling out of balance we need to look at the whole of our existence, mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually, to see where we need to give attention. Yoga provides so many tools to help us expand our awareness. We store so much emotional information in our bodies that really needs liberating. Once this pattern of holding becomes part of our consciousness our perception about our lives can change. The body is an amazing mentor for the mind. We just need to learn to listen to it. I love teaching the morning classes to all you who have learned that starting your day with yoga is the best! I am forever grateful to Connie Murphy and Annie Hopper for creating the spirit expanding place that is Yoga Village. I also love offering Life Force Yoga Workshops to my community to help empower those who are suffering from anxiety and depression. The added benefit of practicing yoga with others is finding a community that holds acceptance as a standard and this can be very healing in and of itself. Sharing my love of yoga, and sometimes my voice, is my passion and joy!
 

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Oct 28 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Holly Jackson-Sigman
  • Sat Nov 04 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Lynn Swanson - Manzella
  • Sat Nov 11 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Holly Jackson-Sigman
  • Sat Nov 18 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Lynn Swanson - Manzella
  • Sat Nov 25 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Holly Jackson-Sigman
  • Sat Dec 02 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Lynn Swanson - Manzella
  • Sat Dec 09 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Holly Jackson-Sigman
  • Sat Dec 16 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Lynn Swanson - Manzella
  • Sat Dec 23 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Holly Jackson-Sigman
  • Sat Dec 30 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Lynn Swanson - Manzella
  • Sat Jan 06 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Holly Jackson-Sigman
  • Sat Jan 13 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Lynn Swanson - Manzella
  • Sat Jan 20 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Lynn Swanson - Manzella
  • Sat Jan 27 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Lynn Swanson - Manzella
  • Sat Feb 03 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Lynn Swanson - Manzella
  • Sat Feb 10 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Lynn Swanson - Manzella
  • Sat Feb 17 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Lynn Swanson - Manzella