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Class Information

All classes include asana practice, yoga philosophy, and relaxation. You will get maximum benefit and save money if you register for the full session. Classes in a series build on one another.

BEGINNER CLASSES are appropriate for those new to yoga as well as continuing students at a yoga 1-2 level. Seniors and those with physical challenges are welcome.

The INTERMEDIATE CLASS is at a yoga 2-3 level and builds on the beginning classes. The class moves faster and more advanced poses are added. Please contact Dr. Bortz before registering if you have any questions about which class is appropriate for you.

LOCATION:Classes are at the Prospect Center of the City of Saratoga Recreation Department located at 19248 Prospect Rd, Saratoga CA. Evening classes are in the Grace Building and morning class is in the Friendship Hall.

YOGA PROPS:Each student will need a yoga mat, firm throw sized blanket, 10 foot yoga strap with a buckle, and two foam blocks, see yoga props.

FEES:Series fees are dependent on number of classes in the series. See the Saratoga Recreation Department Activity Guide for the exact amount for the class in which you are enrolling. 

$13.50/class resident rate
$14.50/class non-resident rate




Schedule of Classes

The classes are ongoing at the below posted times in series of 4-15 classes. Please check the Saratoga Recreation Department Activity Guide for information on specific dates for current and future class sessions. Fall 2016, page 28 for the fall class schedule.

Current Classes

Fall 2016

14weeks, starts the week of September 12 and runs through the week of December 14.  There will be no classes the week of November 19-23, Thanksgiving week. 


Restorative Yoga:Relax and Renew. A one class workshop  

January 7, 2017 from 10:15 AM-12:15 PM at the Grace Building.

Suitable for all levels of yoga experience.Learn how to use yoga to relax the body and quiet the mind. Basic poses, breathwork, and restorative yoga.


Weekly schedule of classes

BEGINNING YOGA (Level 1-2) Tuesday Evening 7PM-8:30PM and Friday Morning 10:30AM-12Noon

INTERMEDIATE YOGA (Level 2-3) Thursday Evening 7PM-8:30PM                                     












You must register for classes directly with the Saratoga Recreation Department. See contact information under "Contact Us."

Please follow the registration information in the Saratoga Recreation Department Activity Guide. You can register on-line, by phone, or in person.

Note: the online registration is not user friendly, so feel free to call them to have an administrator walk you through on line registration.

Yoga Props

In the Iyengar tradition props, such as blocks, straps, chairs, bolsters, blankets are used to help students move into correct alignment in poses. Each student is required to provide a yoga mat, two foam blocks, a 10 foot yoga strap with a buckle, and a firm cotton or wool throw size blanket. These props are available through Dr. Bortz,(go to Yoga Props page) or you may buy them at sporting goods stores, or yoga supply companies.