Come for the yoga, leave with the bliss

I practice and lead yoga classes in Santa Cruz, California. My aim is to explore dynamic ways to enhance strength, coordination, flexibility, balance and mobility. Along the way we’ll awaken the core, ignite inner fire and activate prana (vital life force).

About Tim

For me, yoga is multifaceted, transformative and endlessly challenging. It asks us to strengthen, bend and shape our body, control our breath, occasionally defy gravity and love ourselves just as we are. It also connects us to our infinite divine power – power to shift our focus and capacity for change.

I have had the great privilege of learning from a luminous circle of teachers, friends, mentors and places. Along the way I discovered that Yoga wasn’t just a thing I was doing, or teaching, or studying. It became the lens of my life; the philosophy, the practice, the breath. It was also the catalyst that upended just about everything. Om namah shivaya.

The opportunity to merge yoga with my nonprofit work as the Executive Director of  Grey Bears has cultivated many benefits in serving our community. My classes offer a dynamic blend of movement, strength, sweat and stillness designed to simply bring us more fully into each present moment. And hopefully someplace even deeper.

Schedule

Come practice in two weekly classes at Village Yoga, 718 Soquel Ave in Santa Cruz.

Wednesdays

Vinyasa Flow
4:00 – 5:15pm

Saturdays

Vinyasa Flow
8:00 – 9:15am

Village Yoga is a beautiful radiant heated (not stifling) space so be prepared to sweat. Masks are currently required and can be provided for you upon entry. There is cross ventilated airflow and two HEPA filter systems, plus sanitizing and complete room air replacement between classes. Click above links to sign up, including a new student special: 30-days unlimited classes for $50.

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What Students Say

I wanted to start the New Year by thanking you for all of the yoga classes you have taught. They have helped me through so much over the last several years. Thank you for your guidance and your practice!”

I love Tim’s yoga classes! They’re fun, sweaty, invigorating, with insights and humor. I recommend Tim for new to seasoned yogis.


Tim’s classes have helped expand and deepen my practice. I love his approach to yoga – physically challenging and reverential, and I always leave feeling better, stronger and more open.

Musings from my blog

Thoughts on yoga and life…

“The word desire suggests that there is something we do not have. If we have everything already, there is nothing left to want. What the Buddha may have tried to tell us is that we have it all, each of us, all the time; therefore, desire […]
If the last year felt like idling in maintenance mode, then the coming summer season may be time for progress. “Just do it” does have undeniable benefits. But making a plan, preparing, then moving into action often yields a more positive and lasting outcome. Seasonal changes […]
Not to overthink it, but lunar eclipses can give us a glimpse into what Carl Jung referred to as the “shadow self.” We all have that other less savory side of ourselves (the cosmic mirror), and eclipses supposedly offer an opportunity to embrace our wholeness, to […]
It’s been three weeks since Lulu, our 11-week old puppy, arrived bounding into our lives and home. Experiencing Lulu reminds me of the Sanskrit term, Spanda. Spanda is the primordial vibration of the rhythms of life. It’s the pulse that connects our own personal energies, the […]
One of the most iconic quotes by the late Guruji, K. Pattabhi Jois, is: “Yoga is 99 percent practice and 1 percent theory.” What I think he meant was that the postures hold the secret of revealing what we can’t always see in ourselves. We can […]
Imagine our practice aiming us toward being a Siddha that nurtures shelter (structure) and sanctuary (safety/protection). Siddha is the accomplished one, or one who has achieved spiritual realization and supernatural power (a shift in the sense of reality and inner perception). The only place this practice lives […]

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timbrattan@gmail.com

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