Stretch. Strengthen. Thrive.

Garden of the Heart Yoga Center is the place for Progressive, Alignment-Based Hatha Yoga in Sarasota, Florida. Each month, classes work toward a pinnacle pose, to help you grow and expand at your own pace into the fullness of the practice of yoga. The focus on proper alignment is exceptionally therapeutic, and will help improve your posture, strength, and sense of well-being.

Garden of the Heart Yoga Center is honored to be Sarasota’s #1 Preferred Yoga Studio in the Natural Awakenings 2013 Natural Choice Awards! Thank you for voting, and for your dedication to yoga. We are delighted to serve you in your exploration of this amazing physical and spiritual practice.

Garden of the Heart Yoga Center's Karma Yoga Outreach Program is in the news!

TODAY'S SCHEDULE - Sat, Dec 20, 2014
9:00AMMixed Levels YogaCheryl Chaffee
11:00AMBasic YogaRandall Buskirk


NEW! Workshop Policy:

We love to offer interesting and informative workshops at the studio to help you go deeper into your understanding and practice of yoga. Because of the logistics of bringing in presenters, we are instituting a new workshop policy. To attend a workshop, you must register IN ADVANCE. Walk-ins for workshops will only be accepted on the day of the workshop if there is still space available. Any workshop may be cancelled within 5 days of the beginning date if there not a minimum number of participants registered, at a 100% refund to those already signed up.

Return/Refund Policy:

Drop-ins and all class passes are non-refundable, but may be transferrable to another student (with the exception of special introductory offers, which are non-transferrable.) Workshops are only refundable if the studio is notified in writing at least 5 days before the beginning of the workshop, or if the workshop has not met its minimum number of participants. Yoga Studies and Teacher Training programs are non- refundable once the program has started. Merchandise may be returned or exchanged within 30 days of purchase with a receipt.

Sacred Places, Sacred Practices: Yoga, Meditation & Kirtan
India and Nepal, Feb 16-28, 2015

Join Cheryl Chaffee, ERYT-500, on this amazing trip-of-a-lifetime.

Are you new to yoga or new to Garden of the Heart? Meet GOH’s New Student Advisor, Didi King. Didi can help you find the perfect classes for your needs, answer your questions about the studio or the schedule, and help you feel at home in the yoga center community. See her at the front desk, call her at the studio, or send her an email to get more information.


Each week, a different teacher will lead this mixed level, beginner-friendly, pay-what-you- can yoga class. Open to all, the proceeds from this class will fund the Karma Yoga Outreach Program. When you participate in this class, not only are you getting a great yoga class, but you are giving back to the community- instant karma!

 Garden of the Heart is pleased to announce that our Karma Yoga Program is well underway. (Karma Yoga is the yoga of selfless service.) Our Karma Yoga Coordinator, Harriet Roberts, has been working hard to coordinate volunteer opportunities at the All Faith’s Food Bank. So far, GOH students have contributed over 10,400 meals to people in Sarasota, through monetary donations and donations of boxed and canned food. If you’re interested in volunteering at the Food Bank, or in any of our other upcoming volunteer opportunities please email Harriet.

The Karma Yoga Program has also been instrumental in bringing free yoga classes for Veterans to the Goodwill Community Center in Sarasota. Cheryl Chaffee is teaching this specialized class as a community outreach program, utilizing her advanced training with Warriors at Ease. For frequent updates on the Karma Yoga Programs amazing outreach, please join the Karma Yoga Team Facebook Page. If you’d like to make a tax-deductible contribution to this initiative, please email Harriet.


Every Wednesday from 3:30-4:30pm, Veterans, military service members, and their immediate family members may enjoy a free yoga class led by Cheryl. This class is gentle, therapeutic, and is designed for veterans and service members who may be working with injuries, PTSD, or who have never tried yoga before. Flexibility is NOT required!

For frequent updates on the Karma Yoga Program’s amazing outreach, please join the Karma Yoga Team Facebook Page. More opportunities to serve the community are coming soon!

WHY PRACTICE YOGA? Yoga is one of the most well-established and respected methods of self-care. It is a highly effective set of techniques to calm the nervous system, increase flexibility and strength, release physical and mental tension, enhance sleep, and improve digestion. Yoga includes physical poses, breathing exercises, meditation, and deep relaxation, to promote energy flow throughout the body. As body, mind, and spirit become more integrated through these practices, we move toward becoming the best version of ourselves.

WHY GARDEN OF THE HEART? Garden of the Heart Yoga Center's teachers all have extensive experience in alignment techniques, therapeutics, and progressive sequencing. Our classes are taught in a progressive style, with each week's classes building on poses taught the previous week. Over the course of a month, each level class works toward a pinnacle pose, to help you grow and expand into the fullness of the practice of yoga. You will receive individualized adjustments in the poses to facilitate your understanding and learning. All are welcome at the Garden of the Heart, from brand new beginners to advanced practitioners. Garden of the Heart Yoga Center is also recognized as an RYS-200 school for training yoga teachers.

Kirtan with Wynne Paris

Tuesday, December 9th, 7:30 pm
$10 advance sales by 12/8, $15 at the door.

with Todd Norian, December 11-14, 2014
This is a 28 hour advanced teacher training module, open to all yoga teachers and experienced students.
Tuition: $465 if registered by November 17, 2014, $495 by December 1
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New Year's Day Benefit Class

Thursday, January 1, 10am-12pm
Start your year with the yoga community and set loving intentions for an incredible 2015.
All proceeds will fund our Karma Yoga Outreach Program.

A weekend discussion on the Bhagavad Gita with Bill Mahony.
January 30-Feb 1, 2015

Garden of the Heart is pleased to be bringing Yoga to Veterans in Sarasota County. Through its Karma Yoga Program, which is sponsored by Goodwill Manasota, GOH offers free yoga classes to Veterans, Military Service Members, and their immediate family members at two locations, the Sarasota Vet Center, and the Goodwill Community Room at 5150 N. Tamiami Trail. Enrollment is currently open for the class on Thursdays at 3:30 pm at the Goodwill Center. For more information or to register, please contact Harriet.

If you’d like to make a contribution to this program, which is truly helping to change the lives of Veterans, you can make a tax-deductible donation here. 100% of your donation will go toward these Vets Yoga Outreach Classes.
All Veterans and Military Service Members who attend classes at Garden of the Heart Yoga Center will receive a 10% discount on class packages. We (sun) salute YOU!

2888 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34237 • Phone: 941.341.9781
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