Instruction includes 12 basic asanas (postures), a variety of pranayama (breath) exercises, relaxation, and meditation.

"There are numerous modern physical culture systems designed to develop the muscles through mechanical movements and exercises. As Yoga regards the body as a vehicle for the soul on its journey towards perfection, Yogic physical exercises are designed to develop not only the body. They also broaden the mental faculties and the spiritual capacities. 

The Yogic physical exercises are called Asanas, a term which means steady pose. This is because the Yoga Asana (or posture) is meant to be held for some time. However this is quite an advanced practice. Initially, our concern is simply to increase body flexibility. Traditionally, Yogis practice Surya Namaskar, the sun salutation, before the Asanas. 

The body is as young as it is flexible. Yoga exercises focus on the health of the spine, its strength and flexibility. The spinal column houses the all-important nervous system, the telegraphic system of the body. By maintaining the spine's flexibility and strength through exercise, circulation is increased and the nerves are ensured their supply of nutrients and oxygen. The Asanas also affect the internal organs and the endocrine system (glands and hormones).

- From the Sivananda OM Page 

Prior to Attending:

  1. Complete the following form:
  2. Send completed form to:
    • Staff Development & Professional Services
      Heitman Staff Learning Center
      Fax: (530) 752-4744
  3. The Instructor will contact you if space is available in the class
  4. The Instructor only accepts new participants on the 1st Friday of each month


For each class wear loose fitting clothing, bring an exercise mat. Do not eat for at least two hours before the class.


Didar Khalsa ( completed an intensive teacher training program with 3HO Foundation in 1976 and has taught and trained with several instructors in a variety of disciplines throughout the years. More detailed information about yoga.

Date | Time | Location

Time: Every Friday, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Friday afternoon yoga sessions have been canceled until further notice.
Date Location
5/15/20 Canceled
5/22/20 Canceled
5/29/20 Canceled
6/5/20 Canceled
6/12/20 Canceled
6/19/20 Canceled