THE YOGA CENTER - tuscaloosa
Classes

Wednesday 6 p.m. Yoga Nidra class
meets for the last time this week
August 14th

August Class Schedule


Monday           6 p.m.             Sunset Yoga
                                                   Lynda    

Tuesday           9 a.m.           Gentle Flow Yoga
                                                   Clarissa

                          6:30 p.m.      Restorative Yoga
                                                    Silke   
                                                                                                 
Wednesday     9 a.m.                Yoga Soup   
                                                      Silke  

                           6 p.m.           Yoga Nidra  last class 8/14
                                                    Ashley                    
                                            
Thursday          6 p.m.          Vinyasa Flow 2.0
                                                 Clarissa 
                                                            
Friday              9 a.m.            Gentle Flow Yoga
                                                  Clarissa                          
                                                     
Saturday        10 a.m.           Saturday Morning Yoga
                                                 Lynda  

                             
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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.

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 Soup                       Wednesday 9 a.m.

If you love to explore the variety of yoga forms and practices, this class is perfect for you! Join us as we mix different styles of yoga to find release, strength, stillness, energy, & joy. Enjoy and savor every ingredient, every sip! All levels welcome.

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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CLASS FEES

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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