THE YOGA CENTER - tuscaloosa


Summer Class Schedule

Summer Class Schedule below runs June - August.

Monday           9 a.m.          Awareness through Movement
                              6 p.m.           Sunset Yoga
                                                  Lynda     [no class August 7]

Tuesday           9 a.m.            Gentle Flow Yoga

                           4:30 p.m.      Prenatal Yoga [please register]
                                                              [no class August  12 & 19]
                          6 p.m.            Awareness through Movement
                                                    Arnold   [no class August 1]
Wednesday     6 p.m.          Evening Wind Down

                           7:30 p.m.     Lotos Yoga 
                                                              [taught in German]
                                                               [unterrichtet auf Deutsch]
                                                               [no class August 9]

Thursday        9:30 a.m.    Lotos Yoga 
                                                               ]taught in German]
                                                               [unterrichtet auf Deutsch]
                                                                [no class August 10]

                          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]
                                                  Silke    [no class August  8 & 15]

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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.

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.

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.

Lotos Yoga          Wednesday 7:30 p.m.
                                Thursday 9:30 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.

Evening Wind Down          Wednesday 6 p.m.

Combines 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.

A 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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Summer Workshops

to register:

* call us at 205.507.7001
* complete the contact form on this website
* use the sign-up sheet in the Yoga Center

Awareness in Yoga
Sunday 16 July
3 - 5 p.m.

with Metka
$20 or $15 with workshop punch card

For those who are new to the Iyengar approach to yoga, the workshop may help them better understand the connection between the mind and the body, with curiosity and willingness to explore new senstions, especially a deeper sense of expansion and contentment that comes from within. For those who have already experienced this modality, it will serve as a refresher and an encouragement to continue their practice.

Kundalini Yoga, Meditation,
& Sound Healing with Gong
Sunday 30 July
2 - 4:30 p.m.

with Gillian Shapiro & Chris Jordan
preregistration requested

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.

Join 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.

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