Workshops and Events

Yoga and movement classes are the core of Luma's offerings.

We are a bustling and alive studio with a variety of weekly classes designed to meet the needs of adults of all ages and experience levels, busy parents, and curious kids.

At Luma you'll find seasoned and diverse instructors, a dynamic daily schedule, ongoing workshops and special events, and simultaneous programming for kids and adults.

Scroll down to view our upcoming yoga and wellness focused workshops and events.

Parents + Parents-to-be: Please click here to see our Workshops + Events for Families and Kids.

The MELT Method® with Lynda Meeder

Saturday, April 8, 2:30 -4:30

The MELT Method® is the very first hands-off bodywork method developed as a self-care tool to prevent and relieve chronic pain. This workshop is for anyone who wants to slow down the aging process, stay pain-free, and keep active for life!

In this workshop you will

  • build your familiarity and confidence of the MELT® technique
  • learn methods you will use on your own to support a healthy, active, and pain-free body
  • identify the root cause of body aches
  • improve alignment and keep your whole body feeling great at any age

Registration: $45 per person (members 20% off)

Participants are eligible for a same-day 15% discount on all MELT products, including treatment balls, rollers, books, DVDs and more!

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The Subtle Body + Honing Your Skills as a Teacher with Valerie Moselle

May 22 - 26, 2017, 7:30 am - 9:30 pm

This 5-Day Immersion is part of the 2016-2017 Luma Yoga Teacher Training program. It is open to any practitioner with at least one year of regular yoga practice. We will practice daily, explore through lecture, practicum, and dialogue, and read and discuss relevant texts. Whether you wish to develop a solid foundation for teaching, or simply deepen your practice, this course is for you.

The Chakras, Gunas, Doshas, Nadis, Bandhas, Mantra, Yantra...what are these things and can they help us meet life in a new way? Modern Yoga teachers casually toss around these terms and students lightly dip into these ancient practices in public classes. But what are they? Where do they come from? And what do they have to teach us? As we become fluent teachers, is it appropriate and safe to bring these concepts and practices into our public classes? Together we will work to gain clarity and understanding founded in direct experience.

In this immersion you will:

  • Enjoy a 2 hour morning posture and breathing practice
  • Explore energetic yoga concepts in a practical, experiential way
  • Define the role of a modern yoga teacher and consider alternate modes of healing for recommendations and referrals
  • Address the ethics of a yoga teacher and investigate the student-teacher relationship
  • Learn the business of yoga
  • Discover practical teaching tips and tools, and develop your authentic teaching voice
  • Practice teaching in a friendly environment where mistakes and experimentation are both welcomed and applauded

This is a full-day immersion with morning practices starting 7:30AM. Lectures, lessons, practicum and practices follow, interspersed with breaks for leisure, meals, and walks. Evenings finish with meditation, breathing, and restoratives.

For more information on the 2016-2017 Luma Yoga 200-hr Teacher Training Program, please visit or contact Luma at To get recommendations on local accommodations in Santa Cruz, please Contact Us.

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