We offer a variety of Hatha Yoga Classes which emphasize the union of mind, body and spirit through movement. Among the many benefits you can expect are:
- Improved strength, stamina and flexibility
- Better athletic performance for runners, swimmers, golfers, and tennis players whose muscles tend to contract and tighten over time.
- Increased ability to focus in the moment
- Release of tension and anxiety
- Smooth and efficient flow of energy throughout the body
- Classes are 90 minutes unless otherwise indicated.
Introduction to Yoga (4 class series)
This is a 4 class series designed for the absolute beginner. Once a week for four weeks you will be introduced to the fundamentals of yoga, including breathwork, proper alignment, posture names and vinyasa flow. Each class is 60 minutes. We recommend all students new to yoga or vinyasa yoga sign up for this series before participating in the other vinyasa classes.
A class suited to all levels to build familiarity with the postures and basic principles of yoga. The emphasis here will be on careful alignment, breath and body awareness, optimal posture and body mechanics. Students experience the meditative benefits of yoga through linking of breath with movement. This class promotes strength, balance, flexibility, and stress reduction.
An exploration of basic yoga postures in a flow sequence. Great class for beginners and for students with little or no yoga experience. Flow sequences are slow and steady but challenging. Class concentrates on improving range of motion, flexibility, strength, and balance by teaching students to link their natural cycle of breath with their movements. Modifications are offered and props are used when needed to allow students to flow in and out of the poses gracefully.
A class for students who have a basic understanding of yoga postures and alignment. Intermediate classes offer an opportunity to deepen your practice. Here you will have the chance to learn more advanced poses, including backbends, arm balances and inversions. You will explore techniques of Pranayama (breath work), and you will be introduced to some of the philosophical ideas that inform this ancient tradition.
A class for practitioners who have a strong asana foundation. This class utilizes core strength, pranayama, and whole body warming flows to focus on arm balances, Inversions, and advanced transition sequences. You will develop enhanced strength, stamina, and increase concentration and mind-body awareness.
This is a powerful, energetic class that emphasizes the coordination of breath with movement as you flow through dynamic posture sequences. You will develop greater stamina, flexibility and strength in the body and deeper concentration, balance and equanimity in the mind. If you are new to yoga, we recommend you become familiar with the postures through our Basics classes before attending Power Flow.
A class for students of all levels who like to sweat and build endurance. A powerful flow in a room warmed to 95 degrees that will intensify your inner fire through movement and breath. You will release toxins, increase flexibility and build stamina. If you are new to yoga, we recommend you become familiar with the postures through our Basics classes before attending Hot Power Flow.
This class focuses on gentle and restorative postures, yogic breathing, and guided deep relaxation to reduce stress and increase movement and vitality. It is designed for students who prefer a less vigorous class or who simply need to unwind after a long day. Gentle Yoga is also ideal for students experiencing illness, injury, or chronic pain.
Mediation and Pranayama
This one hour class focuses on balancing the Prana (energy) body with breath work and meditation. The complete integration of these more subtle limbs of yoga will promote relaxation, alleviate stress and encourage deep exploration of your own psyche. Come learn the magic of the Prana body, increase your personal radiance and vitality and dive into the depths of consciousness.
Tai Chi Qi Gong
Learn the most popular Qi Gong series practiced by millions of South Asians in China, Singapore, Thailand and Japan. The Tai Chi Qi Gong 18 Movements part 1 were developed in 1979 by Master Li Houshen at the Shanghai Hospital. They are suitable for practice by anyone. Originally developed for people rehabilitating from a variety of ailments, these movements increases Qi (life force), help blood circulation, stretch tendons, ligaments and joints, strengthen the immune system and speed recovery. Qi Gong balances the mind, the body and the spiritual energies. The practice of Qi Gong helps people attain preventative maintenance and self healing methods. Class begins with a 20 min discussion tailored to your needs and intentions proceeding to a 15 minute warm up consisting of: simple, knee, ankle, elbow, wrist and shoulder opening. The warm-ups then progress to meridian stretching, body patting, and flexibility exercises followed by the 18 movements and , finally closing with a seated mediation.
Paddle Board Yoga
Beat the summer heat by bringing your Yoga to the water. Paddle Yoga builds core strength, balance, and provides a full body workout. Stand up paddle board (SUP) Yoga is a 15 – 20 minute paddle warm up followed by an all levels yoga class on the water, ending with a meditative paddle back to shore. Wear comfortable clothing that can get wet, bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a towel, and water. Water shoes are recommended (Vibram 5 fingers). A minimum of 3 students is required, and advance reservation is required, limit 6. Boards, paddles and life jackets are provided. ALL classes take place at Morgan Falls Park at the Chattahoochee River.
Pregnancy brings about many physical, emotional and mental changes. This class offers safe and effective Yoga-based movements to the expectant Mom to help her navigate this amazing time. Yoga helps relieve tensions and increase strength for the Prenatal woman to prepare for labor and beyond.
Bhakti Flow Yoga
Bhakti is the “Yoga of devotion.” This class focuses on stilling the mind and aligning with intention through the use of sacred mantra and chant (kirtan) along with traditional movement. Class begins with 15 minutes of harmonium and chant at the beginning followed by a regular asana class. It will end with meditation and a final mantra. Come experience the full Yoga experience integrating all of the tools of practice.
One Hour Basics
A shortened version of our Basics class above.
Kundalini yoga is a dynamic form of yoga, that utilizes breath, movement, rhythmic sound, and meditation to relax and restore your mind and body while improving strength, flexibility and endurance. This powerfully effective form of yoga stimulates the immune, nervous and glandular systems, helping to bring you back into true harmony. It is a sacred and scientific technology that enables you to access and realize your own creative energy to unlock your potential and elevate your consciousness. Kundalini Yoga teaches to experience great techniques for self-development and to generate profound and lasting advancement.
Yin Yoga directs the stimulation normally created in the asana portion of the practice deeper than the superficial or muscular tissues. Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, fascia, bones, and even the joints of the body that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of asana practice. Suitable for almost all levels of students, Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles. Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine.
While initially this style of yoga can seem quite passive, or soft, yin practice can be quite challenging due to the long duration of the poses. We typically hold poses for five minutes or more.
Please note: Although Yin Yoga is passive, still and meditative, it is not Restorative yoga. The sensation of Yin is intense and sometimes uncomfortable, while the nature of Restorative is deep relaxation of muscles and body.
A one-hour private class provides you with the opportunity to personalize your practice with the guidance of one of our highly qualified instructors. Explore specific interestes or concerns at your own pace, and take your practice to the next level.
Group / Team Classes
If you are a coach or trainer who would like to integrate yoga with your team’s regular workouts, please contact us. We will build a class that meets the specific needs of your sport or activity.