Gentle Yoga Immersion Teacher Training
Sep
28
to Oct 13

Gentle Yoga Immersion Teacher Training

This 65 hour Gentle Yoga Teacher Training Immersion is for those who wish to discover how to be a yoga teacher or further their practice in a nurturing environment tailored to a slower and sweeter way of moving the body.

Learn the fundamental postures, proper ways of aligning the body, and how to sequence a class creatively and safely. We will spend a significant amount of time practicing and teaching with a variety of props and the use of hands to heal and facilitate a deeper experience for your students.

Learn how to create and hold space, practice breath and meditation while building a tool box of unique yogic practices designed to transform your life in the softer side of yoga.

SCHEDULE:

Sept 27 10:45-5:30pm (lunch 12-1:15); 7:00-9:00pm
Sept 28 1:00-7:00pm
Sept 29 12:30-5:15pm

Oct 4 10:45-5:30pm (lunch 12-1:15); 7:00-9:00pm
Oct 5 1:00-7:00pm
Oct 6 12:30-5:15pm

Oct 11 10:45-5:30pm (lunch 12-1:15); 7:00-9:00pm
Oct 12 1:00-7:00pm
Oct 13 12:30-5:15pm

COST: $899 if taken on own, $1399 as taken as part of 100 hour Gentle Teacher Training CORE

Required Reading:

• Yin Yoga – Outline of a Quiet Practice by Paul Grilley
• Relax and Renew by Judith Lasater

• Yoga Beyond Belief by Ganga White
• Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers

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Intro to Yoga Nidra Teacher Training
Dec
7
1:30 PM13:30

Intro to Yoga Nidra Teacher Training

This training is designed to give you an introduction to the history, science and some of the basic techniques involved with the profound and beautiful practice of Yoga Nidra. Yoga Nidra is often translated into " Yogic Sleep". It is the experience of being completely aware, but also completely relaxed at the same time with the mind being in a blank state, blissful state.

This training will include two basic Yoga Nidra practices designed to help you access the healing effects that mimic the deepest state of sleep and reduce stress. We will learn how to harness the healing powers of Yoga Nidra so you can tap into the ability to heal yourself to be lighter and more present with every piece of your life.

SCHEDULE:
Friday 1:30 - 5:30 & 7-9pm

COST: $135

Required Reading:

• Yoga Nidra: A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing by Richard Miller

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Flow & Restore with Sound Healing
Aug
4
2:00 PM14:00

Flow & Restore with Sound Healing

Join Nikki Smithson and Matt Black as they take you on a journey into the Mind, Body, and Heart through movement and sonic vibrational therapy. The class will begin with an all levels flow that will move mindfully to allow you to create freedom in the body, eventually leading to a few divine restorative postures and culminating in a long savasana where you will be bathed in the healing vibrations of the singing bowls. Live sound will be played throughout the entirety of the class to allow you to be in harmony within yourself and with one another as we strive to move from a place of imbalance to a place of balance.

Prepare to release and restore as we enter Alpha and Theta brain wave states to help induce deep levels of healing and recalibration within both the physical and subtle body. Allow the sounds of Tibetan and crystal singing bowls, along with other various ancient sound healing instruments, to wash over you. You will be held in a space that allows you to deeply surrender as your energy centers (chakras) are activated and aligned to once again return to your original state of peace and wellbeing. Welcome hOMe 🙏🏼

Cost: $60

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Restorative & Yoga Nidra Sound Healing
Aug
2
4:00 PM16:00

Restorative & Yoga Nidra Sound Healing

I will be leading my normal restorative and Nidra class but with a special guest! My friend and sound healer Matt Black.

Prepare to release and restore as we enter Alpha and Theta brain wave states to help induce deep levels of healing and recalibration within both the physical and subtle body. Allow the sounds of Tibetan and crystal singing bowls, along with other various ancient sound healing instruments, to wash over you. You will be held in a space that allows you to deeply surrender as your energy centers (chakras) are activated and aligned to once again return to your original state of peace and wellbeing. Welcome hOMe 🙏🏼

Cost: Regular price of a class at YogaSource. (I am donating my time and my normal payment to my sound healer so you guys can experience this, so any cash donations would be appreciated but not necessary)

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Ayurveda Training
Jun
28
to Jun 30

Ayurveda Training

Ayurveda is the sister science to Yoga. "Ayur" translates to life and "veda" means science. Ayurveda, therefore, is the science of life designed to help us achieve mind-body-spirit balance. Ayurveda explores and helps us ask the question, "How can I be healthy and happy?" In this training, we will explore the Dosha's (the constitutions we are all born with, just in slightly varying degrees), how to set up unique daily routines to support your individual needs, and how to embody true vitality through your yoga and movement practices. We will move beyond strict and rigid rules to step into the flow of nature that you have within you. Learn the importance of intuition and self trust, how to design practices to fit your current doshic and seasonal needs, and the importance of svadhyaya (self study).

Learn to take this ancient, healing wisdom and apply a modern, realistic approach that will give you a sense of sweetly, yet radically taking charge of your body, health and life. 

SCHEDULE:
Friday 1:30 - 5:30 & 7-9pm
Saturday 1:30 - 8pm 
Sunday 12:30 - 5:30pm

COST: $350 

Required Reading:

• Idiot’s Guide to Ayurveda by Sahara Rose

Optional Reading:

• Perfect Health by Deepak Chopra
• Yoga & Ayurveda by Dr. David Frawley

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Diving Into the Cave of The Heart: A Yin Yoga Workshop
May
18
2:00 PM14:00

Diving Into the Cave of The Heart: A Yin Yoga Workshop

Our hearts our often the place where we guard ourselves the most, but it is also the place where we have the capacity for unconditional love and surrender that can handle all that life has thrown our way. 

In this two hour yin yoga workshop, you will be guided through a unique sequence of long held postures to go deep into unraveling the tissues and joints of the body in order to dive into the cave of the heart. In traditional Chinese medicine, the heart is known as the house of the shen, or spirit. 

It is the place where inner light, clarity and wisdom come from. We will access different postures specifically around the heart, pericardium, small intestine and triple heater meridian systems of the body to bring out a sense of compassion, joy and contentment with all of the experiences that life has to offer.

COST: $40

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Yin Yoga Teacher Training
May
17
to May 19

Yin Yoga Teacher Training

Learn the fundamentals of the Yin Yoga practice. In this 20 hour training, we will explore the key yin asanas, the benefits of developing a yin yoga practice, the roots of Yin Yoga in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and the effects of yin yoga on a physiological, mental and emotional level. We will dive into how to create a safe and sustainable practice for your students and yourself.

SCHEDULE:
Friday 1:30 - 5:30 & 7-9pm
Saturday 1:30 - 8pm 
Sunday 12:30 - 5:30pm

COST: $345 

Required Reading:

• Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers

Optional Reading:

• Yin Yoga – Outline of a Quiet Practice by Paul Grilley
• The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark

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Yoga Nidra @ TYS Campbell
Mar
24
6:15 PM18:15

Yoga Nidra @ TYS Campbell

Come and enjoy a guided yogic nap through deep meditation, rest and relaxation. You will float into a sweet state of consciousness between waking and sleeping where your body can repair, restore, and find peace. We will work towards looking deeply at your souls desire. Discover how to create a Sankalpa, an affirmation of intention that is servng you at this particular time in your life. We will set these intentions in the heart during the practice of yoga nidra to increase their reality and potency.

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Yoga Nidra
Dec
9
6:15 PM18:15

Yoga Nidra

Come and enjoy a guided yogic nap through deep meditation, rest and relaxation. You will float into a sweet state of consciousness between waking and sleeping where your body can repair, restore, and find peace. We will work towards looking deeply at your souls desire. Discover how to create a Sankalpa, an affirmation of intention that is servng you at this particular time in your life. We will set these intentions in the heart during the practice of yoga nidra to increase their reality and potency.

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Pop-Up Classes November 2018
Nov
1
to Nov 30

Pop-Up Classes November 2018

Check out these classes on top of my regular schedule:

November 4th, Sunday 1:30pm: Vinyasa at Apple (Bandley Location; Corporate)

November 9th, Friday 9:15am: Vinyasa at YogaSource Los Gatos

November 11th, Sunday 1:30pm: Vinyasa at Apple (Bandley Location; Corporate)

November 16th, Friday 9:15am: Vinyasa at YogaSource Los Gatos

November 20th, Tuesday 6:00pm: Alignment Flow at The Yoga Studio

November 25th, Sunday 1:30pm: Vinyasa at Apple (Bandley Location; Corporate)

November 26th, Monday 11:00am: Gentle at YogaSource Los Gatos

November 27th, Tuesday 12:15pm: Yin and Meditation at YogaSource Los Gatos

November 30th, Friday 9:15am: Vinyasa at YogaSource Los Gatos

 

 

 

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Revitalize and Restore: A Yoga and Self-Care Retreat
Oct
12
to Oct 15

Revitalize and Restore: A Yoga and Self-Care Retreat

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REVITALIZE AND RESTORE: A Yoga and Self-Care Retreat
October 12-14 or 12-15

Join Nikki Smithson and Ashley Van Dyne for their 2018 Revitalize and Restore yoga and self-care retreat held locally at the beautiful Bell Valley retreat center in Mendocino County (www.bellvalleyretreat.com). Treat yourself to the ultimate self-care weekend in this gorgeous natural landscape complete with hiking trails, rolling meadows and a swimming pond. We will be guiding you through multiple yoga classes, meditations and yoga nidra, as well as a talk on self-care to help you completely recharge. You will get to indulge in freshly prepared organic food from a local chef and be nourished fully, both inside and out. This weekend is completely for you, so you can attend as many or as little of the activities that we have sweetly planned and created just for you! We will be organizing an email chain for those of you that would like to be connected prior to arrival, either for roommate options or to even drive up together. We hope that you take this weekend to completely unplug and nurture yourself, because you deserve this time that is truly just for you. 

WHAT'S INCLUDED:
*4 yoga classes: movement, slow flow, restorative and yin styles all included
*Accomodations for friday and saturday, optional sunday night
*Yoga Nidra
*Mindfulness hike and access to all hiking trails
*Self care wisdom talk
*Meditation workshop: monday morning
*Organic nourishing food:
-Dinner all three nights
-Lunch saturday and sunday
-Light breakfast saturday, sunday and monday

Room Options:

Private Room, Private Bath $1,050
Private Room, Shared Bath $950
Shared Room, Shared Bath $800
Private Platform Glamping Tent $750 (2 available)
Shared Platform Glamping Tent $600

Sunday Night Stay (includes room, breakfast and the meditation workshop): extra $150

$300 non-refundable deposit required to secure room, full payment due September 30th

**Ask about our Karma Yogi option if cost is a concern (only 1 available)

Send Reservation & Roommate Requests to: nikkismithson08@gmail.com or call 408-896-3166

Payment options: Cash, check or venmo to @Nicole-Smithson

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Pop-Up Classes October 2018
Oct
1
to Oct 31

Pop-Up Classes October 2018

Check out these classes on top of my regular schedule:

October 22nd, Tuesday 12:15pm: Yin at YogaSource Los Gatos

October 24th, Wednesday 12:15pm: Yin at YogaSource Los Gatos Co-Teaching with Ann

October 25th, Tuesday 2:00pm: Yin at YogaSource Palo Alto

October 26th, Friday 9:15am: Vinyasa at YogaSource Los Gatos

October 26th, Friday 5:00pm: Yin at Apple (Bandley Location; Corporate)

 

 

 

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Yin Yoga Teacher Training at Vibe Yoga
Sep
29
to Sep 30

Yin Yoga Teacher Training at Vibe Yoga

Learn the fundamentals of the Yin Yoga practice. In this 20 hour training, we will explore the key yin asanas, the benefits of developing a yin yoga practice, and the roots of Yin Yoga in Traditional Chinese Medicine. We will dive into how to create a safe and sustainable practice for your students and yourself.

Part of Vibe’s 500 hour Teacher Training elective program and open to all students. 20 Elective Hours for those in the 500 Hour Program

Price: $300 or early bird pricing $260 if registered and paid by 6/29/18 

9/29 – 8-5pm

9/30- 10-7pm

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Restorative Yoga Teacher Training at Vibe Yoga
Aug
4
to Aug 5

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training at Vibe Yoga

Restorative yoga can be a key tool in helping to still the mind and repair the body. In this 20 hour training, we will explore the basic postures used in restorative classes, why we should even practice restorative yoga, and the effect of restorative yoga on a physiological, mental and emotional level. We will discuss the techniques for using props in order to allow your students to get completely comfortable and how to create a safe space and environment. This training will also briefly touch on what yoga nidra (yogic sleep) is and how to use this technique as a means of deep meditation and restoration for your own personal practice as well as in your classes.

For those participating in Vibe’s 500 Hour Program, this elective will count for 20 hours towards the program.

8/4 – 8-5pm

8/5- 9-6pm

$300 or $260 early bird pricing if registered and paid by 5/4/18

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Yoga Nidra & Manifesting the Life You Deserve
Jul
22
2:00 PM14:00

Yoga Nidra & Manifesting the Life You Deserve

Come join Nikki Smithson on a Sunday afternoon to enjoy a yogic nap. She will guide you through deep meditation, rest, and relaxation. You will float in Samadhi, a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping where your body can repair, restore, and find peace. We will work towards looking deeply at your souls desire. Discover how to create a Sankalpa, an affirmation of intention that is serving you at this particular time in your life. We will set these intentions in the heart during the practice of yoga nidra to increase their reality and potency.

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Restorative Yoga and 432HZ Sound Healing
Jul
21
6:00 PM18:00

Restorative Yoga and 432HZ Sound Healing

Join us for this enriching restorative yoga practice with Nikki Smithson and Shane Thunder for restoration, renewal and rejuvenation!  Utilizing 432hz gemstone bowls, planetary & elemental gongs, hardpans, chimes and more! As Nikki guides the gentle restorative poses to rejuvenate the body and mind, Shane's sound-waves will cleanse your chakras for the highest possible healing experience. Come and enjoy as attendees will feel more grounded and balanced for their life experience! 

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Restorative Yoga and 432HZ Sound Healing
May
5
7:00 PM19:00

Restorative Yoga and 432HZ Sound Healing

Join us for this enriching restorative yoga practice with Nikki Smithson and Shane Thunder for restoration, renewal and rejuvenation!  Utilizing 432hz gemstone bowls, planetary & elemental gongs, hardpans, chimes and more! As Nikki guides the gentle restorative poses to rejuvenate the body and mind, Shane's sound-waves will cleanse your chakras for the highest possible healing experience. Come and enjoy as attendees will feel more grounded and balanced for their life experience! 

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Pop-Up Classes April 2018
Apr
1
to Apr 30

Pop-Up Classes April 2018

Check out these classes on top of my regular schedule:

April 1st, Sunday 10:45am: Vinyasa at Vibe Yoga

April 8th, Sunday 10:45am: Vinyasa at Vibe Yoga

April 10th, Tuesday 2:00pm: Yin at Yoga Source Palo Alto

April 22nd, Sunday 10:45am: Vinyasa at Vibe Yog

April 29th, Sunday 10:45am: Vinyasa at Vibe Yoga

 

 

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Pop-Up Classes March 2018
Mar
1
to Mar 31

Pop-Up Classes March 2018

Check out these classes on top of my regular schedule:

March 4th, Sunday 10:45am: Vinyasa at Vibe Yoga

March 18th, Sunday 10:45am: Vinyasa at Vibe Yoga

March 13th, 14th & 15th, 6:30am: Classes at Four Seasons Palo Alto Spa

March 25th, Sunday 10:45am: Vinyasa at Vibe Yoga

 

 

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Restorative Yoga and 432HZ Sound Healing
Jan
19
4:00 PM16:00

Restorative Yoga and 432HZ Sound Healing

Join us for this enriching restorative yoga practice with Nikki Smithson and Shane Thunder for restoration, renewal and rejuvenation!  Utilizing 432hz gemstone bowls, planetary & elemental gongs, hardpans, chimes and more! As Nikki guides the gentle restorative poses to rejuvenate the body and mind, Shane's sound-waves will cleanse your chakras for the highest possible healing experience. Come and enjoy as attendees will feel more grounded and balanced for their life experience! 

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Yoga Nidra & Manifesting the Life You Deserve
Jan
7
2:00 PM14:00

Yoga Nidra & Manifesting the Life You Deserve

Come join Nikki Smithson on a Sunday afternoon to enjoy a yogic nap. She will guide you through deep meditation, rest, and relaxation. You will float in Samadhi, a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping where your body can repair, restore, and find peace. We will work towards looking deeply at your souls desire. Discover how to create a Sankalpa, an affirmation of intention that is serving you at this particular time in your life. We will set these intentions in the heart during the practice of yoga nidra to increase their reality and potency.

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300 Hour Bindu Teacher Training: Beyond Asana
Jun
3
to Jul 15

300 Hour Bindu Teacher Training: Beyond Asana

Join Jillian Glikbarg and Nikki Smithson in this Journey Beyond Asana In Depth Training. 

Already an RYT or have been practicing yoga for quite some time and want a deeper understanding of topics distinctly beyond the realm of asana? Then join us! We will facilitate a deep exploration of your inner world and your connection to the divine, teach you how to attain a healthy psychology, and gratitude and acceptance of life as a gift.  These are the tools, techniques and experiences that deliver on the promise of Yoga. Our unique format of one weekend a month, gives you time to learn and integrate the teachings. Completion of this training will profoundly change your perspective and practice of yoga for yourself and for those that you may teach. Limited participants.


Students will learn techniques beyond asana, including pranayama, bandha, mudra, mantra, nada, kriya, alchemy, ritual, nyasa, contemplation and meditation practices. Learn from time tested yogic methodologies, Kundalini, Mantra, Kriya, Swara, Nada, Karma, Jnana, and Bhakti, and the practical applications of Raja Yoga and Ayurveda. Develop a clear understanding of four unique yoga systems and their distinct tools in constructing yoga sessions for specific outcomes. 300hr RYT certification eligibility. (see requirements below).

Dates and Topics:
June 3-4, 2017  - The Energetics of Sequencing
July 8-9, 2017 - The Progression of Practice  - A Hatha Tantra View
August 12-13, 2017 The Yoga Sutras - A Deep Dive
September 16-17, 2017 - The Layers of Existence - Koshas
October 14-15, 2017 - Swara Yoga - The Science of Breath
November 18-19, 2017 - Being and Becoming - The Tantra of Prana Shakti
December 8-10, 2017 incl fri eve - The Purusartha - Dharma, Health and Happiness
January 20-21, 2018- Beyond Waking, Sleeping and Dreaming - Yoga Nidra
February 10-11, 2018 - The Power of Release - Yin
March 10-11, 20178- The Path to Sthiti - Meditation and Mantra
April 14-15, 2018- Tantra’s Promise of Power - The Realm of Kundalini
May 5-6, 2018 - Cultivating Surrender- Restorative Yoga and Sound Healing
June 2-3, 2018 - The Ultimate Selfish Weekend - The Yoga of Self Care
July 13-15, (incl.fri eve) 2018 - Teaching Skills - The Psychology of Teaching 

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Pop-Up Classes Feb 2017
Feb
1
to Feb 28

Pop-Up Classes Feb 2017

Check out these classes on top of my regular schedule:

Feb 4th, Saturday 9:00am: Tech Yoga Class at Four Seasons Palo Alto

Feb 5th, Sunday 12:30pm: Yin Yoga at Yogasource Los Gatos

Feb 9th, Thursday 11:00am: Gentle at Yogasource Los Gatos

Feb 23rd, Thursday 1:30pm: Yoga Basics for Cancer Care at Samyama Yoga Center

Feb 24th, Friday 9:15am: Vinyasa at Yogasource Los Gatos

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Magic of Sound Healing and Restorative
Jun
4
2:00 PM14:00

Magic of Sound Healing and Restorative

Join us for a 432hz sound healing & restorative yoga co-creation w/ Nikki Smithson and Shane Thunder. As Nikki guides the gentle restorative poses to rejuvenate the body and mind, Shane's sound-waves from gemstone & tibetan singing bowls will cleanse your chakras for the highest possible healing experience. Come and enjoy as attendees will feel more grounded and balanced for their life experience! Click here to register

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Pop-Up Classes June 2016
May
2
9:30 PM21:30

Pop-Up Classes June 2016

Check out these classes on top of my regular schedule:

June 2nd, Thursday 11:00am: Gentle at Yogasource Los Gatos

June 5th, Sunday 12:30pm: Yin Yoga at Yogasource Los Gatos

June 6th, Monday 11:00am: Gentle at Yogasource Los Gatos

June 9th, Thursday 12:15pm: Yin at Yogasource Los Gatos

June 13th, Monday 11:00am: Gentle at Yogasource Los Gatos

June 16th, Thursday 12:15pm: Yin at Yogasource Los Gatos

June 20th, Monday 11:00am: Gentle at Yogasource Los Gatos

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Pop-Up Classes Mar 2016
Mar
1
to Mar 31

Pop-Up Classes Mar 2016

Check out these classes on top of my regular schedule:

March 13th, Sunday 7:15pm: Restorative at Vibe Yoga

March 17th, Thursday 11:00am: Gentle at Yogasource Los Gatos

March 17th, Thursday 2:00pm: Yin at Yogasource Palo Alto

March 20th, Sunday 7:15pm: Restorative at Vibe Yoga

March 22nd, Tuesday 2:00pm: Yin at Yogasource Palo Alto

March 26th, Saturday 12:15pm: Gentle at Yogasource Los Gatos

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Pop-up Classes Feb 2016
Feb
2
to Feb 29

Pop-up Classes Feb 2016

Check out these classes on top of my regular schedule:

February 2nd, 12:15pm: Vinyasa at Yogasource Los Gatos

February 4th, 11:00am: Gentle at Yogasource Los Gatos

February 4th, 2:00pm: Yin at Yogasource Palo Alto

February 11th, 11:00am: Gentle at Yogasource Los Gatos

February 11th, 2:00pm: Yin at Yogasource Palo Alto

February 16th, 12:15pm: Yin at Yogasource Los Gatos

February 27th, 11:15am: Slow Flow at Planet Granite in Sunnyvale

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