Sadly, "Yogapalooza," while a moniker that seems very 7x7, was surprisingly not invented by any of our writers. However, the word has inspired this round-up of Sunday yoga events around the Bay, to encourage low-impact workouts on the day of rest, the way (insert name of omnipotent spiritual icon here) intended.
Number one on the list: the actual Yogapalooza, an event occurring simutaneously in Los Angeles, New York, San Diego and San Francisco (at YogaWorks on Divisadero) to benefit YogaBear, which provides free rehabilitation services for cancer patients. A $15 all-day pass gets you in to three gentle-yoga classes and a silent auction.
"Green" yoga is a 75-minute class free to all who arrive at the Yoga in the Middle studio in Castro Valley by the three B's: BART, bus, or bike. (Although if you walk, I'm sure you won't be turned away.) Class starts at 10:30 a.m.
A partner-based 5:30 pm AcroYoga class at Downtown Yoga Shala in San Jose will have you spinning, flying and gently contorting in the name of stretching, toning and cheap ($16) thrills. If you don't play well with others, or have trust and abandonment issues, contrary to popular belief, this is your class. And yes, as a joke, you should refer to it as AGROyoga.