WELCOME TO ENSO YOGA

Welcome to Enso, an ocean side yoga studio in Half Moon Bay, California. Our name reflects the zen expression of the circle which holds everything necessary and nothing in excess. We invite you to experience yoga in this harmonious and uplifting space.  Come find your teacher, meet your community and discover your bliss. 

CLASS SCHEDULE

 
 

RATES

CLASS CARDS:
 

3 class card $40/ One Month / New Students Only

available only at studio in person

5 class card $90 / One Year
10 class card $160 / One Year
30 class card $390 / One Year
All ages welcome. Children under 12 half price.

5% Senior discount on 30 Class Card Only
Cash or check payments at studio

or purchase a class card online

CLASS CARDS ARE FOR ONE STUDENT PER CARD. THEY CAN NOT BE SHARED. 

DROP-IN: 

60-Minute Class  $20
75-Minute Class  $20
90-Minute Class  $20

Policies

•5,10 and 30 class cards expire one year from date of purchase

• 3 class cards expire one month from date of purchase and are available as a one time introductory offer to students new to Enso.

•5% senior discount (65+) applies to 30 class cards only.

•Class cards cannot be shared or used by guests of the card holder. 

•Class cards are non refundable or transferable.

•Class cards  may be put on hold for medical reasons if the studio is notified promptly.

•Enso accepts payment by cash, check, credit or debit card.

•Enso is not responsible for lost or stolen items. 

 

EVENTS and WORKSHOPS

Candlelight Yin Yoga First Fridays

February 07, 2020

Candlelight Yin Yoga with Amy Outman (subbing for Robert de Nies)

7:30-9pm

Tension Release Exercises (TRE)

February 28, 2020

Learn to release stress, anxiety, and tension, naturally, using your body's

own genetically encoded mechanism, that presents as a body tremor, vibration and or 

a mild shaking. Animals do this naturally, and so can we!

We will do a series of gentle exercises that will “activate” these tremors that allow our “core” muscles to release.

Restorative Yoga and Sound Healing Workshops

February 29, 2020

What Is Included in This Workshop?

A healing space to help you de-stress, slow down your nervous system, and reduce your stress hormones as you rest in stillness. Yoga props, such as bolsters, blankets, sandbags, and blocks are provided but feel free to bring your own props as well. Herbal tea is also included.

What Do I Need to Bring to This Workshop?

Bring your own yoga mat and water bottle. Also bring warm layers, socks and an eye cover. An eye cover can be a small eye pillow, eye mask, lightweight scarf, or t-shirt.

How Do I Get There and Where Is Parking?

Enso Yoga is located at 131 Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019. From Hwy 1, turn west onto Kelly Ave. Take Kelly Ave all the way to the ocean. We are the last building on the right before entering Frances State Beach. You can park in the Enso lot, or if it happens to be full, you can park in the State Beach lot for $10. The State Beach is the last right after Enso.

Workshop Purchase Information:

Full Price: $45

About Lisa Love Hall

With almost 20 years of yoga experience, Lisa Love has a passion for yoga, mindfulness, and creative expression. She started practicing yoga in 1999 and was inspired to become a teacher in 2010. Since completing her 200-Hour Vinyasa Flow Teacher Training in 2010, she has continued to expand her knowledge in Kids Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Mindfulness and Meditation, and Sound Healing. In 2011, she traveled to India and participated in a two-week yoga and meditation retreat, visited holy temples, practiced yoga and meditation daily, and attended Yantra painting workshops. She is grateful to be a teacher and loves sharing her passion for healing and wellness with the community. Her motto in life follows Mahatma Gandhi, “Be the change you wish to see in the world”, and she is actively influencing positive change in the San Francisco Bay Area every day.

 

About Kristen Firpo

Kristen believes that we can use our mind, thoughts, sound, and the natural world to help

ourselves grow and heal in a variety of ways. Her sessions foster a relaxing, calm and inviting space which allows for a turning inwards to feel the benefits of stillness. Instruments she uses include Tibetan and Crystal Singing bowls, Freenotes, Gongs, and more. For the past 21 years, Kristen has been and continues to practice a lifestyle of Ayurveda and yoga. Her definition of yoga is – “Calmness in the mind” – which she explains is a lifetime practice. She holds certificates in Sound Healing from India and Bali and is currently in a certificate for Mastery of the Gong with Sanj Hall. Her vision is to teach people to see beyond their limiting beliefs and help them learn to help themselves heal, with the natural gifts they already have inside them and with the world around them.

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CLASSES

MYSORE STYLE ASHTANGA

Mysore style Ashtanga is an individualized practice. As each student is in a different stage of their practice, they do not practice in unison with each other. A beginning student might have a 20-30 minute practice, that will grow with their commitment. A minimum practice of three times per week, working toward daily practice, is recommended for Ashtanga class attendance. The goal of Mysore practice is for each student to develop an individual practice that can be done at home. 

 

In the Ashtanga Led Primary Series students are guided in unison through a dynamic and flowing sequence of postures that is directed towards strengthening, toning and cleansing the muscles, joints and internal organs. These classes are beneficial for every student of yoga!

TANTRA YOGA

Join us in this powerful combination of asana, pranayama, mantra, mudra, meditation, bandha (energy lock), and chakra (energy center) work to build strength, clarity, and ease. Expect to be challenged as this practice will take a whole body and mind approach to effect the way you move through the world.

WISE WOMAN YOGA

This class will focus on yoga practices for bone building, the pelvic floor, stiff joints, insomnia and hot flashes. I have collected or created practices to bring strength and flexibility to the spine; to balance the endocrine system; to soothe and cool the nervous system and to focus the mind. Each class will include relaxation to promote a good night’s sleep.

Classes will follow the cycle of the moon…

New Moon… Pelvic floor and Restorative practice
Half Moon… Bone building or Cooling practice for hot flashes... requests welcome
Full Moon… Chandra Namaskara with Mantra and Lunar Pranayama
Half Moon… Bone building or Cooling practice for hot flashes … requests welcome

YOGA PREP

Yoga Fundamentals

This class is designed to explore the many facets of basic yoga poses, breathing and relaxation techniques. More explanation and direction is offered to deepen your experience of yoga in a calm, relaxed and safe atmosphere.

 

For those who have never done yoga before and those who want to renew their practice. Focus is on building a solid foundation of poses and breath work and gaining self-confidence.

 

Yoga Fundamentals  provides the newer yoga student and, even the  seasoned practitioner looking to refresh, detailed instruction on the proper alignment of base yoga postures to safely build the strength and knowledge to move forward in yoga.  In addition to the class focusing on alignment and preparing you for other major asanas included in vinyasa flow class, yoga etiquette and basic yoga breathing technique will be covered. 

RESTORATIVE

This class utilizes props (blankets, bolsters, straps, blocks) to fully support the body in restful poses, allowing students to stay in postures longer. Practicing primarily seated and reclined asanas, this is a deeply relaxing class, appropriate for all levels, including those recovering from injuries or with limited range of movement.
 

GENTLE YOGA

Mostly seated and reclined poses are combined with stretching, breathwork and relaxation. This is a calming and nurturing class that is appropriate for all levels of ability.

RISE AND SHINE VINYASA FLOW

Experience a compassionate approach to flowing with the breath through sun salutations, standing, seated, supine, and inverted postures. With the room temperature set to 85 degrees, your body will be comfortably warm and able to move more deeply into postures. Dynamic sequencing combines breath and fluid movement to build strength, flexibility, endurance, and concentration. Building gradually allows both newer and more advanced students the opportunity to go deeper or relax, honoring the body as needed. Discover freedom and playfulness on the mat and in the full practice of life off of your yoga mat.

INTEGRATED YIN YOGA

A meditative floor practice where poses are held longer and deeper to strengthen connective tissues (tendons, fascia, and ligaments) with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility.  Much of the focus is between the belly button and the knees - particularly the hips, pelvis and lower spine.

COMMUNITY CLASS

Our community class offers a safe, comfortable space to build our yoga practice together. Through sun salutes, flow and breath we will discover the magic of yoga and how it contributes to a healthy joyful life.

TRE Tension Release Exercises (TRE) learn to naturally release tight muscles, relieve stress and anxiety, and improve your sleep.

Learn to release stress, anxiety, and tension from your body naturally using our body’s own genetically encoded mechanism, that presents as a tremor, vibration and or mild shaking. Animals do this naturally, and so can we!

We will do a series of gentle exercises that will “activate” these tremors that allow our “core” muscles to release.

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NEW CLASSES

 
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Mondays and Wednesdays 9am - 10:30am

Experience a compassionate approach to flowing with the breath through sun salutations, standing, seated, supine, and inverted postures. With the room temperature set to 85 degrees, your body will be comfortably warm and able to move more deeply into postures. Dynamic sequencing combines breath and fluid movement to build strength, flexibility, endurance, and concentration. Building gradually allows both newer and more advanced students the opportunity to go deeper or relax, honoring the body as needed. Discover freedom and playfulness on the mat and in the full practice of life off of your yoga mat.

Amy Lin

Rise and Shine Vinyasa

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Community Class 

Our community class offers a safe, comfortable space to build our yoga practice together. Through sun salutes, flow and breath we will discover the magic of yoga and how it contributes to a healthy joyful life

(all levels) Wednesday nights 6-7:30 pm

$10 Drop In

Jessica

Community Yoga Class

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Thursdays 6pm - 7:15pm with Setareh

De-stress, Reset & Restore

Slow down your entire system and get a much needed Restorative Reset as you near the end of your week. We’ll start with calming breathwork and mindfulness meditation, followed by gentle yoga stretches, and then close with a deep rest in long-held restorative poses. Restorative Yoga utilizes props (blankets, bolsters, blocks, etc.) to fully support your muscles so you can rest in a state of total relaxation. Slow Deep Breathing, Meditation and Restorative Yoga all work similarly by activating your parasympathetic nervous system, which acts as a brake to slow down the effects of stress hormones on your system and help you achieve a state of equilibrium. Join Lisa and Setareh for this soothing & balancing Restorative Reset!
 

Setareh

Restorative Yoga

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Monday 11-12:30 Release & Restore

This class will focus on stretching and releasing muscle tension for the first 20-30 minutes, followed by long-held, supported Restorative Yoga poses for the remainder of class. Yoga, meditation and mindfulness practices help to reduce your stress hormones, boost your immunity, improve the quality of your sleep, and promote positive emotional states. This is a very nurturing class appropriate for all levels of ability, including those with limited range of motion. Join Lisa Love each Monday and to release muscle tension and balance your nervous system, it’s a great way to set the tone for your week!

Lisa Love Hall

Release and Restore Yoga

 

ENSO CAFE

All Welcome

visitors, locals, neighbors alike.

Enso Cafe is a cozy coastal gem, serving homemade vegetarian dinners with community style seating for Enso Cafe members* and their guests.

Menu changes weekly and offers both vegan and gluten-free options. Choose from a selection of house wines or bring your favorite.

HOURS
Monday evenings 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Check online schedule for most current openings

 

Get In Touch

131 Kelly St. 

Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

650.726.1409

 

DIRECTIONS:

From Hwy 1, turn west onto Kelly Ave.

Take Kelly Ave all the way to the ocean. We are the last building on the right before entering Frances State Beach.

CONTACT:

650.726.1409

General Inquiries: Mauro

ensohmb@gmail.com

Event Rentals: Carrie

ensohmb@gmail.com

131 Kelly St

Half Moon Bay, CA. 94019

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