THE YOGA CENTER - tuscaloosa
Classes

Easter Weekend:
Yes, Saturday Morning Yoga will meet at 10 a.m.
No, Pathways to Healing will not meet on Sunday at 5 p.m.

Spring Class Schedule

Sunday             5 p.m.         Pathways to Healing
                                                   Ashley

Monday           10 a.m.        Gentle Yoga
                                                    Silke                                                                                                                                    
                           6 p.m.           Sunset Yoga
                                                  Lynda    

Tuesday           9 a.m.           Gentle Flow Yoga
                                                   Clarissa

                          6:30 p.m.      Restorative Yoga
                                                    Silke   
                                                                                                 
Wednesday           no classes                     
                                            
Thursday        10 a.m.           Chair Yoga Series
                                              5 weeks starts April 18      
                                             *preregister please*
                                                               Silke

                          6 p.m.          Meditation & Mindful Discourse
                                                 Clarissa 
                                                            
Friday              9 a.m.            Gentle Flow Yoga
                                                  Clarissa 

                         11:15 a.m.     Silent Meditation                                                       * free*
                                                    Marni

                         12:10 p.m.     Yin Yoga Express
                                                 *40 minute class*
                                                    Silke         
                                                     
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.

Pathways to Healing             Sunday 5 p.m.

This class will offer a safe space where participants can feel empowered to find support, comfort, & strength in their own practice of yoga, and ultimately, in themselves. The class is designed to encourage presence in the body as a form of unconditional friendship to oneself, a means of forgiveness & permission to be. All souls welcome always.

Gentle Yoga       Monday 10 a.m. 
                          
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.

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.

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 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.

Meditation & Mindful Discourse       Thursday 6 p.m.

Join us for our weekly satsang as we explore elements of ritual practice from a Yogic perspective. We will endeavor to come to a clearer understanding of the nature of our energetic universe, and expand our consciousness & serenity through meditation & discussion of Yogic philosophies & concepts. Explore how establishing a meditation practice, engaging in simple ritual, & cultivating energetic balance can positively affect your health & vitality. ~30-45 minutes discussion & occasional activity to integrate the concepts more fully. Final 30-45 minutes is spent in deep relaxation through a fusion of guided meditation, mindfulness, & yoga nidra (yogic sleep.)

Meditation       Friday 11:15 a.m.

Increase mindfulness in asana practice and daily life through sitting in silent meditation. We will gather weekly for twenty-minute sittings. Feel free to come early to settle in and quiet mid-week fluctuations.
Free. All are welcome.

Yin Yoga Express       Friday 12:10-12:50 p.m.

Enhance your lunch break with a relaxing midday class. Yin Yoga is relatively slow-paced. You will hold the poses for several minutes to access the deep layers of connective tissue that are not typically exercised in more active styles of yoga. (Yin Yoga is different from Restorative Yoga.) Take a break and return to your daily activities with a clear mind and a strong, relaxed body. All levels welcome.


Saturday Morning Yoga     Saturday 10 a.m.
 
A silent space for meditation, contemplation, or rest greets those who come before the 10:00 start of our Saturday Morning practice. 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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