THE YOGA CENTER - tuscaloosa

THE YOGA CENTER
Workshops & Classes

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Winter/Spring Class Schedule


Monday           8:30 a.m.     Lotos Yoga                                                    Silke  
                                                     [in German *
                                                                 English sudents welcome]
                                                       [unterrichtet auf Deutsch] 

                             6 p.m.           Sunset Yoga
                                                  Lynda     

Tuesday           9 a.m.           Gentle Flow Yoga
                                                  Clarissa
                                                                           
                          6 p.m.            Awareness through Movement
                                                  Arnold  

                                7:30 p.m.      Rest & Renew Yoga
                                                 Silke      [taught in English]
                        
Wednesday    9 a.m.            Awareness through Movement
                                                     Arnold

                         11:15 a.m.     Meditation & Yoga Philosophy
                                                      * free*
                                                 Marni & Jon

                          6 p.m.          class cancelled until further notice
                                                 
                          7:30 p.m.      Lotos Yoga 
                                                   Silke
                                                              [in German *
                                                              English students welcome]
                                                              [unterrichtet auf Deutsch]
                                                            
Thursday       1:30 p.m.       Lunch Yoga  
                                                   Silke
                                                                                 [in German *
                                                         English students welcome]                         
                               
                                 6 p.m.           Meditation Ritual, & Energy
                                                  Clarissa
                                                            
Friday             9 a.m.            Gentle Flow Yoga
                                                  Clarissa 
                                                     
Saturday        9 a.m.           Saturday Morning Yoga
                                                  Lynda  

                               11 a.m.          Prenatal Yoga
                                              begins January 27th
                                                   Silke

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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Please call or email us if you have any questions about which classes are best suited to your needs and interests.
Other class descriptions will be posted soon!

Lotos Yoga          Monday 8:30 a.m.
                             
Mein 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.
Lotus Yoga
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 required.

Sunset Yoga          Monday 6 p.m.

We 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.

Awareness through Movement           Tuesday 6 p.m.                                                                             Wednesday 9 a.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.
For more information, visit Feldenkrais.com.

Gentle Flow Yoga          Tuesday and Friday 9 a.m.
 
Introductory 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.

Rest & Renew Yoga                Tuesday 7:30 p.m.

In this class you will find your "adult naptime." Each class starts with a "self-massage" using various-sized therapy balls to release the soft tissue. This allows you to completely relax and rest in the Restorative Yoga poses that follow. A class involved 3 to 5 poses, supported by props to hold the poses for 5 minutes and longer. By practicing stillness you will recharge mentally & physically.

Meditation & Yoga Philosophy      Wednesday 11:15 a.m.

Increase mindfulness in asana practice and daily life through sitting meditation and the discussion of yogic philosophy. We will begin with twenty-minute sittings, followed by reading the Bhagavad Gita. Feel free to come early to settle in and quiet mid-week fluctuations.
Free. All are welcome.

Gentle Yoga                      Wednesday 6 p.m.

This class is cancelled for now. We will add a new class at this time soon. Please allow one of our other gentle level classes to support your yoga practice until then.

Lunch Yoga                       Thursday 1:30 p.m.

Yoga am Mittag ist ideal, um den Kopf durchzulüften und Energien für die zweite Tageshälfte zu mobilisieren. Wir beginnen mit Dehnungs- und Entspannungsübungen in Yin Yoga, um Körper und Geist abzuschalten und neue Kräfte tanken zu können. Im anschließenden aktiveren Lotos Yoga wird der Kreislauf wieder angeregt, der Körper gekräftigt und die Haltung verbessert.

Yoga at noon is perfect to clear your mind and to mobilize energies for the second half of the day. To unwind body and mind, and to get new energy, we will start with stretching and relaxation poses in Yin Yoga, followed by a more active part in Lotos Yoga to strengthen and align the body.

Meditation, Ritual, & Energy        Thursday 6 p.m.

Primarily a meditation class. Each week we release into meditation and delve into elements of ritual practices. We will gain an understanding from the yogic perspective of the energy body through discussion, occasional light yoga, and other kinesthetic activities. We will explore how establishing a meditation practice, using simple ritual, and cultivating energetic balance can positively affect our health and vitality, while deepening our spiritual practices.

Saturday Morning Yoga          Saturday 9 a.m.
 
A silent space for meditation, contemplation, or rest greets those who come before the 9:00 start of our Saturday Morning practice. This class is designed to develop self-awareness through moderately challenging yoga poses & practices. We focus on strength, balance, and flexibility, within a framework of mental & emotional equanimity. Class begins with a 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.

Prenatal Yoga                            Saturday 11 a.m.

Prenatal Yoga will help your body handle its changes like your growing belly, ease increasing discomforts and help prepare your body and mind for labor. It will also bring mindfulness and awareness into how your body is changing on a daily basis. You will connect with your baby with meditation and breathing exercises. This class is designed to practice from the first day until the last day of your pregnancy.


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CLASS FEES

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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Workshops

Restorative Yoga
first Sunday of the month
3 to 4:30 p.m.
with Clarissa
resumes February 4th


Postnatal Yoga
first Thursday of the month
7:30 p.m.
with Silke
begins February 1st

Postnatal Yoga for new mothers will help you to have a healthy, vital, and strong body again. In this workshop, you will re-connect with your body and have the opportunity to connect with other moms. You will find quiet in meditation and in peaceful restorative poses during this busy time of your life. This workshop is designed for women six weeks to one year after giving birth. You should wait a minimum of six weeks after birth (eight weeks if you had a cesarean section) before you begin Yoga.



all workshops: $20 each or any 4 for $60

 


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