Al Silva

I have been practicing yoga since 2010 and teaching at Yoga Soup since 2012. I practice in order to nurture both compassion & joy in my life, and to cultivate a radical sense of being OK in the world. My offering...

Stretch & Release


at YOGA SOUP (28 PARKER WAY SANTA BARBARA, California 93101)

This beginner to intermediate vinyasa and restorative class is active and steady-paced.

This all-levels class combines meditation and movement, poetry and music, seriousness and absurdity in an eclectic practice that is intended to hold you as you move through your own process of self-transformation. The physical practice is a mix of alignment-based vinyasa flow, pranayama (breath work), active stretching for strength and mobility, and free-form intuitive movement for release and relaxation. The mental and emotional practice draws insights from a wide array of mindfulness traditions, including poetry, literature, and meditation. All of it is here for you — to help you cleanse and cathartically release those parts of the human condition that are holding your Spirit at bay.

Re-engage your energies, release your burdens, and redefine the Way of the Weekend Warrior.

Music is played during this class.