THE YOGA CENTER - tuscaloosa

Summer Class Schedule
June, July, & August

Monday           6 p.m.             Sunset Yoga

Tuesday           9 a.m.           Gentle Flow Yoga

                          6:30 p.m.      Restorative Yoga
Wednesday      6 p.m.           Yoga Nidra
Thursday          6 p.m.          Vinyasa Flow 2.0
Friday              9 a.m.            Gentle Flow Yoga
Saturday        10 a.m.           Saturday Morning Yoga

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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.

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. This summer we are winding our way through a light overview of The Yoga Sutras.

Gentle Flow Yoga       Tuesday and Friday 9 a.m.
Introductory level class, allowing for growth & variations as your personal practice progresses. Class focuses primarily on gaining familiarity with, and basic principles of alignment in, common yoga poses. Variations & options are offered & demonstrated to make traditional poses accessible to practitioners who are healing or have special considerations for their practice. Class includes mindfulness practices, yogic philosophy, & meditation for stress reduction. No prior yoga experience necessary.

Restorative Yoga       Tuesday 6:30 p.m.

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

Yoga Nidra                      Wednesday 6 p.m.

Yoga nidra is a conscious relaxation & meditation technique. Unlike traditional asana- or movement-based practice, yoga nidra is more like an extension of savasana, or corpse pose, wherein students lie on the mat for rest & integration. The teacher guides students to transition from the busyness of everyday life into their inner senses & into a relaxed, subconscious state of mind. Breathing & mindfulness techniques including visualizations, affirmations, & guided imagery can help dissolve limiting beliefs & allow practitioners to feel lighter & more peaceful. This is a very quiet, contemplative, soothing practice.

Vinyasa Flow 2.0       Thursday 6 p.m.

If you are ready to venture beyond Gentle Vinyasa Flow, join us on Thursday evenings this summer. Although primarily an asana class (poses/physical practice), participants will explore all 8 Limbs of Yoga expanding their understanding & knowledge of Yogic philosophy. We will explore ethics, meditation, breath-work, the concept of the Energy Body & the relationship of these concepts to overall health. Participants can expect the physical practice to be more challenging & instruction to be more subtle than in a Gentle Vinyasa class. Familiarity with common pose names is suggested as we work toward more fluid transitioning in Sun Salutations & introduce variations to the traditional sequence. Most classes can be adapted to chair or wall variations. Each class includes brief discussion & extended Savasana or Yoga Nidra (final relaxation). 

Saturday Morning Yoga     Saturday 10 a.m.
This class is designed to develop self-awareness through a variety of classical 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. All levels welcome.

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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 appointment [$100]

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