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Restorative yoga + chanting: deep medicine for our times

February 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Saturday, February 9 | 2 – 4:30 pm

Making time in our busy lives to slow down to relax, rejuvenate, and connect with our innermost self is so important. Restorative yoga and chanting Sanskrit mantras help to relax the body and mind, soothe the nervous system and open the heart, bringing a sense of wholeness and connection.

In this workshop, Francesca will lead a restorative asana practice designed to rest the organic body and quiet the mind as well as relax the diaphragm and develop breath awareness to prepare for chanting together as a group.

This workshop is open to ALL LEVELS of students. No chanting or singing experience needed.

Register Early for the workshop and save $15!

$45 – Register by Feb 1

Regular Rate: $60 after Feb 1

Scholarships available.  Email for details.



About the Instructor

Francesca Nicosia, PhD, is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher. She is a medical anthropologist working as a researcher at UCSF and the San Francisco VA Medical Center.  She has specialized training in yoga for scoliosis, lower back pain, neck and shoulder issues, knee injuries, and restorative yoga. She brings together this broad knowledge base as a member of the IYNAUS Yoga Therapy Research Committee. Francesca is also an accomplished musician.  She is known as a soulful singer who loves sharing the joyful practice of devotional chanting. While living at Shoshoni Yoga Retreat in Colorado, she was blessed to play with members of the ashram’s acclaimed band, Shiva’s Garden, before moving to the Bay Area in 2010 where she now leads kirtan with Adeline Yoga’s “house band.” Francesca continues to deepen her studies of Sanskrit and mantra with Dr. Gitte Beschgaard. She is inspired to share her deep love for the devotional practice of chanting as a way to open the heart, still the mind and take refuge in our innermost experience of the Divine. Francesca’s classes share the transformative power of yoga for people of all ages and walks of life. Find her online at



February 9, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm


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