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 wide circle of teachers, friends, mentors and places. During the 10 years creating and nurturing One Yoga Center in Santa Cruz, California, I completed a 200-hour teacher training in 2006 and began teaching public classes in 2010. 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 and service as the Executive Director of  Grey Bears also came in 2010. How great is that? My classes offer a dynamic blend of movement, strength, music, flexibility and stillness designed to simply bring us more fully into each present moment. And hopefully someplace even deeper.

Schedule

Please join me for two new in-person classes at Village Yoga, 718 Soquel Ave in Santa Cruz, and virtually Friday afternoons via Zoom!

Wednesdays

Vinyasa Flow
4:00 – 5:15pm

Fridays

All Levels Flow Via Zoom
3:30 – 4:25pm

Saturdays

Vinyasa Flow
8:00 – 9:15am

Village Yoga has a new lovely radiant heated (not stifling) space. Click above links to sign up. Friday Zoom class is free, donations gratefully accepted:

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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

Some random thoughts…

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 […]
There’s something about the sunrise that evokes optimism and possibility and stirs the beginner’s mind. It’s nature’s way of clearing the slate, gaining perspective and connecting us back to our own internal rhythms. In yoga, beginner’s mind keeps the practice fresh, allowing us to discover the […]

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timbrattan@gmail.com

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