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.
|TODAY'S SCHEDULE - Tue, Sep 16, 2014 |
|9:00AM||Intermediate Yoga||Jaye Martin|
|11:00AM||Basic Yoga||Jaye Martin|
|1:00PM||Gentle Yoga||Rosemarie Gonzales|
|5:30PM||Advanced Yoga||Cheryl Chaffee|
|7:30PM||Mantras & Meditation||Cheryl Chaffee|
WHAT'S GROWING IN THE GARDEN OF THE HEART?
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
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.
Bring A Friend Special!
You can bring a friend with you to class for just $5. This is a great
way to introduce your friends to the practice of yoga. It’s so much fun to
practice with a friend! ($5 class is for new students only, please.)
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.
KARMA YOGA PROGRAM
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
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
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.
REGISTER HERE FOR WORKSHOPS
Join the Challenge:
For the month of September commit to opening your heart with a supported chest opener. Lie down
on the floor with a rolled blanket, bolster, foam roller, or rolled up towel under your upper back for 5-10
minutes each day.
Join the Garden of the Heart Yoga Commitment Challenge Facebook Group
for tips, support, and fun.
Global Mala Day Celebration: 108 Sun Salutations
Sunday, September 21st 12-2pm.
Join the GOH teachers and yogis around the world in creating a global mala for peace on the Autumnal Equinox.
Suggested donation of $20 will benefit the Karma Yoga Outreach Program.
BoomerPlus® Music & Yoga Therapy Workshop for Everyone
with Amy Kraft and Cheryl Chaffee
September 27, 1-5pm, $99
Take a journey through the body and spirit for complete wellness. Learn to use
mantras to activate the chakras while you do therapeutic yoga poses for each
part of the body. Chant and move at the same time, using music and yoga therapy
together to experience your wholeness.
Community Kirtan Jam
Friday, October 3, 7:00 pm, free.
Vegan Potluck beforehand at 6pm.
Bring your musical instruments and jam with the community as we celebrate the
Free Connected Warriors Training for teaching yoga to veterans
Join the Karma Yoga Outreach Program’s Yoga for Vets teaching team with this free 4 hour training,
Sunday October 12, 12-4pm. RSVP is required.
Every Kids Yoga: Teaching Yoga to Children with Special Needs
with Craig Hanuaer
October 17-19, 2014
For yoga teachers and parents, teachers and therapists with a personal yoga
practice who are interested in incorporating yoga into their work with children.
Register by Sept 19th
and save $45
Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back
with Liz Owen
October 26, 12-2:30pm, $30 pre-registered, $45 at the door
ASHAYA YOGA THERAPY TRAINING- LEVEL 1
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
VETS YOGA OUTREACH
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
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