All classes are currently being taught online via Zoom live stream. Class registration closes 30 minutes before the class starts, so please sign up early! About 15 minutes before class starts, you’ll receive an email with the link to join the zoom class.
Garden of the Heart Yoga Center
is the place for alignment-based yoga
At Garden of the Heart Yoga Center, we teach more than just a physical yoga practice. We use smart, safe alignment techniques to guide you in and out of the poses, so you know you are doing them correctly. We weave yoga philosophy concepts into each class, so you get a better understanding of yoga as a way of life, not just a way of stretching. In addition to teaching poses, we teach breathing techniques, meditation, and deep relaxation, so you get a big-picture approach to experiencing yoga. Our teachers have advanced training and years of teaching experience, so you feel personally cared for in their expert hands as you pursue your wellness and personal growth goals.
We help tired, stiff, burnt out and stressed out people of all ages, abilities, sizes, and shapes! Yoga helps you reduce stress and anxiety, gain strength and flexibility, and increase confidence and stamina. We can help you feel calmer and more balanced, develop a more positive outlook on life and aging, and help you reconnect with yourself at a deep level. You don’t have to be flexible, thin or strong to do yoga, you just need to have the desire to begin. Everyone is welcome- we meet you where you are and help you grow.
Garden of the Heart offers yoga classes at different levels, so that you feel comfortable in our supportive community setting. For new beginners, we recommend our signature 10 week Introduction to Yoga series, which prepares you to move into our ongoing Level 1 (Basic Yoga) classes. If you have a strong practice already, we encourage you to attend Level 2 and Intermediate classes, which emphasize deeper back bends, more complex poses, inversions and hand balances. Or try out Sunrise Yoga for an early morning flow. If you’re looking for a slower, or more restorative practice, we highly recommend Gentle/Restorative Yoga, or our Mindful Movement classes. Click here for all of our class descriptions and class times.
GoH is now online!
Many of our teachers are leading classes through zoom, a wonderful way for you to stay connected with your practice and your fellow yogis. Register for a class online here, at least 30 minutes before the class is scheduled to start. Then, about 15 minutes before class begins, you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to join the zoom class. You DO NOT have to pay for a zoom subscription, using their free plan it is possible to participate in our classes (of any length.)
Advance Registration is required for all classes at Garden of the Heart. Monthly Memberships are now available to make it easy to come to class often. You get the most benefit and best results from practicing yoga at least 3 times a week.
Garden of the Heart Yoga Center’s teachers all have extensive experience in alignment techniques, hands-on adjustments and progressive sequencing. 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.
Rather than moving students quickly from pose to pose, the teaching style at Garden of the Heart is slower and more descriptive. Teachers guide how to safely get in and out of each posture, paying attention to alignment, breath, biomechanics, and energy. Classes are often taught with a theme, to help bring you into your heart as well as into your body, creating a positive, uplifting, non-competitive atmosphere. Modifications are frequently suggested for students with pain, injury, or physical limitations, making yoga truly accessible to everyone. Props are used in nearly every class to provide safety, prevent injury, and create ease in the postures.
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.
Meet Our Staff
Garden of the Heart Yoga Center’s teachers all have extensive experience in alignment techniques, hands-on adjustments and progressive sequencing.
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Garden of the Heart is closing permanently, Sept. 30, 2020
Sadly, we are unable to sustain the physical location after being closed since March due to covid-19. You may continue to use your class pass with the current teachers through the end of September, either live on Zoom, or by requesting class recordings. Any outstanding classes after October 1st may be taken online with Cheryl Chaffee through the end of 2020, at which time all class passes and drop ins will expire. All class purchases are (and have always been) non-refundable.
We look forward to seeing you online, and hopefully in person at some point in the future. Thank you for being part of our yoga family over the years, it has been our pleasure to support you on your yoga journey.