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CLASS SCHEDULE          
Classes are offered at various levels of intensity and intention:       
Beginner - basic, foundational postures & breathing techniques
Gentle - easy and relaxing
Vigorous - fun & challenge balanced with awareness & relaxation
All Levels - easy to challenging with modifications and variations for any level of practice

CLASSES CANCELLED ON THE 4TH OF JULY
Click Here For Current Class Information: Teacher Substitutions, Class Cancellations & More

TIME MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
9:00am-
10:30am
YIN
YOGA

(All Levels)
KRIPALU YOGA
BASIC PRACTICE

(Beginner)


CHAKRA
YOGA

(Gentle)

VINYASA
FLOW

(Vigorous)

10:00am-
11:30am


KRIPALU
YOGA

(All Levels)

KRIPALU
YOGA

(All Levels)


11:00am-
12:30pm





KRIPALU
YOGA

(Gentle)
COMMUNITY
YOGA

(All Levels)
Donations Welcome
5:30pm-
7:00pm
VINYASA
FLOW

(Vigorous)






6:30pm-
8:00pm




YOGA &
MEDITATION

(All Levels)
YOGA
FUSION

(All Levels)
YOGA
BASIC TRAINING
(Beginner)



6:30pm-
8:00pm
MIATREYA
KADAMPA

MEDITATION
GROUP

Donations Welcome

TERGAR
MEDITATION

GROUP

Donations Welcome





    Class Descriptions

New to Yoga? Get 30 days for $30!
The benefits of Yoga come from consistent practice (Abhyasa). So create a habit that will
revitalize your body,
calm your mind, and nurture your Spirit. Give yourself the gift of 30 calendar days to jump-start your practice.
(LOCAL RESIDENTS ONLY)

NOW ON THURSDAY EVENINGS, 6:30-8PM
YOGA BASIC TRAINING: 8-Week Course - $98

New Student Special (one time only) - $88
Next series begins August 25th.
PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE.


BUY CLASSES & PACKAGES ONLINE


Single Class - $15

Six-Class Pass - $78
Eight-Class Pass - $98
Unlimited Monthly - $98

Discounts are available for students & seniors.

STUDENT SPECIAL!
Local High-School & College Students
$10 Per Class
SEE CLASS SCHEDULE

REGISTER ONLINE
or call:
(904) 824-7454

 

"Excellent.  It was much more than I had thought it would be. 
I was able to accept my limitations and make modifications for my body. 
I experienced the postures and my body in a new way, feeling the postures for the first time.
Assists allowed me to feel and experience postures to my fullest expression.
I don't have to be perfect.  I accept where I am." 

-Virginia Aldrich, Physician Assistant


   
UPCOMING EVENTS

7/9 - Deadline for
$400 EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNT
YOGA
TEACHER TRAINING

Weekend Program

(Beginning September 9, 2016)




7/9
Saturday Evening
COMMUNITY SATSANG




 7/15
Friday Evening
DANCES OF UNIVERSAL PEACE



7/15-17
Friday Evening, Saturday & Sunday

SAFE YOGA: Developing a

Powerful Practice that Heals
Rather Than Hurts

Lisa McQuade


7/23
Saturday
THAI YOGA MASSAGE
Stephen Shambach



8/6
Saturday
MELT METHOD WORKSHOP
Amba Green



8/25

Thursday Evenings (8-Week Course Begins)
YOGA BASIC TRAINING

Stephen Shambach



9/9
YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
Weekend Program Begins

(10 weekends: 1 weekend per month)
Deva Parnell




SEE CALENDAR FOR FUTURE EVENTS

GET THE MOST FROM YOUR YOGA EXPERIENCE:
  • Avoid eating for two or three hours before class. If you practice yoga on a full stomach, you might experience cramps or nausea, especially in twists, deep forward bends, and inversions. The process of digestion can also sap your energy and make you feel lethargic.
  • Wear comfortable exercise clothing like bike shorts or leggings with a tank top or T-shirt. Layers allow you to easily regulate your body temperature by adding or shedding.
  • Bring your yoga mat if you have one, and a towel if you sweat a lot. We provide a limited supply of mats, blankets, straps, meditation cushions, eye pillows and tissues for your use at no charge. We also sell yoga and meditation supplies and bottled water.
  • Arrive early. Getting to class 10 - 20 minutes early can help you settle in and align your attitude with the purpose of the class. While you're waiting you can practice a pose, do a few stretches, or just sit or lie quietly, breathe, and center yourself.
  • Turn off pagers or cell phones.
  • Speak quietly in the practice room. Loud conversations can be distracting to yourself and others. We support and value the building of community, and encourage socializing in the lobby before and after class. Join your classmates there for a cup of herbal tea.
  • Make room for others. Be open to adjusting your space so everyone has room to practice.
  • Create an intention. To help you focus, you might find it helpful to dedicate your practice to a certain intention. This might be to become more aware, understanding, compassionate, healthy, strong, or skillful. Or it might be for the benefit of a friend, a cause or even yourself.
  • Stay until the end of class. Yoga is a holistic practice. Exercise increases heart rate and blood pressure, and brings blood flow away from organs to skeletal muscles. Relaxation brings heart rate and blood pressure back to normal and returns blood flow to the organs. Final relaxation and integration bring deep healing, balance and equilibrium.
CREATE A SAFE PRACTICE
  • Practice at your own level, balancing challenge with ease. If you are suffering or in pain, you're not doing yoga. Pushing or straining to keep up with others will only create resistance, stress and injury. You'll make more progress if you take a compassionate attitude toward yourself and work from where you are, rather than from where you think you should be.
  • Let your teacher know about injuries and vulnerabilities. Avoid working any area of your body that is inflamed. Skip poses you can't or shouldn't do, or try a modified version or an alternative posture.
  • Stiffness: Always warm-up before stretching. Never bounce while stretching.
  • Hyper-flexibility: Tendons and ligaments are too loose. Joints are unstable. Focus your stretch in the belly of the muscle, rather than toward the ends of the muscle. Engage and strengthen the muscles around vulnerable joints.
  • Herniated or Degenerative Disc Diseases: Practice slowly and carefully. Maintain extended spine in forward bends and spinal twists.
  • Osteoporosis: Practice carefully at 100% to strengthen your bones. Alignment is important. Maintain extended spine in spinal twists. Support your spine in forward bends. Avoid forward and back spinal rocking or putting all your body weight on a vulnerable joint.
  • High Blood Pressure (un-medicated): Avoid overly vigorous practice. Avoid inverted postures, or any position where your head is below your heart. Avoid kapalabhati (skull shining/breath of fire), or bhastrika (bellows breath).
  • Low Blood Pressure: Come into and out of postures slowly. If you feel dizzy, bring your head below your heart (child pose).
  • Asthma: Practice breathing exercises slowly and focus on relaxation.
  • Emphysema: Avoid vigorous practice, ujjayi breath, kapalabhati and breath holding.
  • Infections from the chest up: Avoid inversions.
  • Diarrhea, Hiatal Hernia, Heartburn, Ulcers: Avoid kapalabhati, abdominal pumping and inversions.
  • Overactive Thyroid: Modify postures that deeply stretch the front of the throat. Allow only a gentle curve in your neck or keep your chin tucked.
  • Epilepsy: Keep your practice gentle rather than overly vigorous. Avoid prolonged holding of postures. Avoid breath holding.
  • Menstruation & Pre-menstruation: Listen to your body, practice at your own pace, allowing your belly to relax as much as possible. Avoid strong abdominal work like ha-breaths, kapalabhati and bhastrika, abdominal pumping (agni sara) and abdominal strengtheners. Avoid strong, prolonged root lock (mula bandha) or abdominal lock (uddhyana bandha). Avoid full inversions with your feet off the floor. (Half inversions with feet grounded are okay.) Avoid extreme backbends. Avoid prolonged holding of standing postures if you feel weak or tired.
  • Pregnancy: 1st trimester - Avoid vigorous practice and abdominal work as above. It's okay to lie on your belly (prone). 2nd trimester - Avoid prone postures when they become uncomfortable. Use alternatives standing, kneeling, supine or resting on your side. 3rd trimester -  Practice gently, about 50-60%, as ligaments loosen up and can be easily over stretched. Find alternatives to postures that compress the belly. Lie on left side so as not to constrict the vena cava and aggravate varicose veins and hemorrhoids. Inversions may feel unstable and make breathing difficult. Instead, lie on your back with your legs resting against a wall. Postnatal - Practice at about 80% for 2 months as ligaments are still loose and vulnerable.

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