Garden of the Heart Yoga Center

Garden of the Heart Yoga Center has permanently closed. We’d all like to thank you for your participation over the 16 years the studio has been in Sarasota. It’s been a tough call to make, but with all the uncertainty around Covid-19, we have had to let go of the space. If you have a class pass that still has classes on it, you can use them through the end of 2020 for online or recorded classes with Cheryl at her new website,  Contact Cheryl to transfer your classes.

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.

Why Garden of the Heart Yoga Center?

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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