THE YOGA CENTER
Summer Class Schedule
Summer Class Schedule below runs June - August.
Summer Workshops are listed below class descriptions
Monday 9 a.m. Awareness through Movement
Arnold [begins July 10th]
6 p.m. Sunset Yoga
Tuesday 9 a.m. Gentle Flow Yoga
4:30 p.m. Prenatal Yoga [please register]
6 p.m. Awareness through Movement
Arnold [begins July 11th]
Wednesday 6 p.m. Evening Wind Down
7:30 p.m. Lotos Yoga
[taught in German]
[unterrichtet auf Deutsch]
Thursday 9:30 a.m. Lotos Yoga
]taught in German]
[unterrichtet auf Deutsch]
6 p.m. Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Friday 9 a.m. Gentle Flow Yoga
Saturday 9 a.m. Saturday Morning Yoga
11 a.m. Postnatal Yoga [please register]
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Please call or email us if you have any questions about which classes are best suited to your needs and interests.
Awareness through Movement Monday 9 a.m.
Tuesday 6 p.m.
Awareness through Movement
classes are explorations of movement and awareness that bring about change in
how we hold ourselves, our gait, posture, activities, and attitude. The
classes, led by verbal instruction, consist of comfortable, easy movements that
gradually evolve into movements of greater range and complexity. They attempt
to make one aware of habitual neuromuscular patterns and rigidities and
to expand options for new ways of moving. Ultimately, the classes are about
improving day to day activities and function.
They are generally appropriate for everyone from the athletically fit
to those who are physically challenged. Please wear comfortable loose or
flexible clothing. The classes last about 50 minutes, with time at the end for
discussion and questions.
Sunset Yoga Monday 6 p.m.
delve into the myriad benefits of yoga practice through basic pranayama
(breathing practices); yoga sequences emphasizing alignment, breathing,
and conscious movement; and reflection on yoga philosophy as it applies
in our practice and in our daily lives. We strive to make each class a
well-rounded session that leaves every participant feeling relaxed,
renewed, and well-nourished in body, mind, and spirit. Moderate
intensity; some knowledge of yoga helpful but not required.
Gentle Flow Yoga Tuesday and Friday 9 a.m.
level class, allowing for growth and variations as your personal
practice progresses. Focus on principles of alignment in basic yoga
poses. Introduction to meditation for stress reduction and introduction
to yoga philosophy. No prior yoga experience necessary.
Lotos Yoga Wednesday 7:30 p.m.
Thursday 9:30 a.m.
Unterricht ist ein Mix, mal fließen wir sanft durch die Übungen, nutzen Yogahilfsmittel
oder halten die Asana. Immer darauf bedacht einen Ausgleich für Körper und
Geist zu schaffen. Achtsam zu üben und seine individuellen Grenzen zu akzeptieren,
ist mir wichtiger als die Beine hinter dem Kopf zu verschränken. Korrekte
Ausrichtung, Freude am Üben und aufmerksames Atmen sind Bestandteil meiner
Stunde. Keine Vorkenntnisse erforderlich.
My teaching is a mix; sometimes we will flow gently, use props, or hold
the asana. Always with the focus to keep body and mind in balance. Practice
with awareness and accept that your personal limitations are more important than to
criss-cross your legs behind your head. Class focuses on correct alignment, practicing with
joy, and observing your breathing. No previous knowledge of yoga
Evening Wind Down Wednesday 6 p.m.
gentle yoga postures and easy breathing techniques designed to release
the tension and stress we accumulate through our daily lives. Starting
with more active poses, we progress to a slow, quiet practice including
yin yoga and restorative yoga, to encourage a deep, comfortable state of
relaxation and ease in our bodies and minds. All levels welcome.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga Thursday 6 p.m.
creative, energetic class experience. Knowledge of common pose names is helpful
but not required. We will explore fluid transitioning in Sun
Salutations, begin the practice of deeper variations of basic poses,
and introduce inversions. Appropriate modifications and variations are
always available to make poses accessible to all students. While
maintaining focus on proper alignment, students can expect instruction
to be more subtle than in a Gentle Flow class. We expand the exploration
of Yogic philosophy and the concept and science of the Energy Body and
its effect on overall health. All levels welcome.
Saturday Morning Yoga Saturday 9 a.m.
Designed to develop self-awareness through moderately
challenging yoga poses & practices. Focus on strength, balance, and
flexibility, within a framework of mental & emotional equanimity. Brief
meditation period and readings from yoga and other spiritual texts that
encourage us to take our practice from the mat into the world. Suitable for
people with a basic understanding & practice of yoga.
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cash and checks only
[single class $12] [5 for $50] [10 for $90]
private sessions by appointment [$50]
private group classes by request
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* call us at 205.507.7001
* complete the contact form on this website
* use the sign-up sheet in the Yoga Center
Yoga for Easing Out of Forward-Rounded Posture
Sunday 16 July
3 - 4:30 p.m.
$20 or $15 with workshop punch card
We will start with a brief discussion about the physical and energy anatomy of slumping forward. We will talk about the physical, emotional, and energetic effects of this postural distortion that has become all too common in our modern lives.
We will then proceed through various yoga poses that counterbalance the slump, providing relief on several levels. You will receive a handout of the poses so you can continue your self-care at home. All levels welcome.
Kundalini Yoga, Meditation,
& Sound Healing with Gong
Sunday 30 July
2 - 4:30 p.m.
with Gillian Shapiro & Chris Jordan
We are very excited to bring these two treasured Kundalini Yoga teachers back to The Yoga Center for an afternoon of deep immersion in these powerful practices.
us for an afternoon of kundalini yoga, meditation and sound healing
with the gong designed to open the heart center so we can heal emotional
wounds, transform old patterns, and live from a place of love.