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Yoga is one of the most respected methods of self-care and personal development. It calms the nervous system and balances the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of ourselves. It is a highly effective set of techniques to enhance health and vitality, by promoting energy flow throughout the body, and includes physical poses, breathing exercises, meditation and deep relaxation. These practices also enhance deep peace and contentment, and facilitate living with greater wisdom, ease, and grace. Classes at Garden of the Heart include detailed alignment instructions and hands on adjustments, some basics of yoga philosophy, pranayama, relaxation techniques and heart-oriented themes.

Introduction to Yoga for Beginners will teach you about the practice of yoga from the very beginning.  All you need is the ability to get up and down to a mat on the floor. Students beginning in this class have little or no prior yoga experience, and may be very stiff and tight! In just a few classes, you will start to notice significant changes in your body, in the way you breathe, in your posture, and in the way you look at the world.  This class runs as an 8 week series, and is offered several times throughout the year.

This class is taught in the style of Ashaya Yoga®, an alignment-based Hatha yoga developed by Todd Norian.   This class is suitable for beginners  and anyone wishing for a basic level yoga practice.  Each class includes warm ups, breath work, sun salutations, standing poses, a series toward a pinnacle or “challenge” pose, cool down, and Savasana.  Modifications and variations are given, props are provided.
Ashaya (AH-shy-ah), a Sanskrit word that means, “abode of the heart”, blends precise, biomechanical alignment techniques with empowering and spiritually uplifting heart virtues that support a total awakening and harmony of body, mind, and spirit. This transformational yoga is more than just a “yoga workout”. In addition to building strength, balance, flexibility, and healing chronic pain, you leave each class calm, focused, and inspired to live the best version of yourself. When you are happy, everyone becomes happier around you. Change yourself. Change the world.
This class is taught in the style of Ashaya Yoga®, an alignment-based Hatha yoga developed by Todd Norian.   This Level 2 class is geared toward Intermediate/Advanced practice.  Each class includes warm ups, sun salutations, standing poses, inversions, a series toward a pinnacle or “challenge” pose, cool down, breathwork, and Savasana.  It is recommended that students have at least 6 months of previous experience before joining this class.
Ashaya (AH-shy-ah), a Sanskrit word that means, “abode of the heart”, blends precise, biomechanical alignment techniques with empowering and spiritually uplifting heart virtues that support a total awakening and harmony of body, mind, and spirit. This transformational yoga is more than just a “yoga workout”. In addition to building strength, balance, flexibility, and healing chronic pain, you leave each class calm, focused, and inspired to live the best version of yourself. When you are happy, everyone becomes happier around you. Change yourself. Change the world.

This class is ideal for those who already practice yoga and feel ready to extend their practice to more complex poses. Each month focuses on a different variety of poses, building from week to week so you can progressively move deeper into your practice. A wide variety of poses are taught, including deeper back bends, arm balances, inversions and preps for inversions. Yoga philosophy as it relates to daily life, breathing exercises, meditation, and relaxation are also included to offer a full experience of yoga. It is recommended that students have at least 6 months of yoga instruction before moving into this class.

This class accommodates a variety of yoga experience. The instructor will gear the class to the majority of the students with variations and modifications given to accommodate both beginning and experienced students.

This is a healing and rejuvenating class for all levels. It includes gentle stretches, breathing, and restorative poses, as well as simple movements to increase range of motion of the major joints. It is ideal for students with chronic symptoms such as muscle/joint pain, stiffness, weakness, or fatigue, or anyone who wants a restful practice.

Mindful Movement classes are a blend of mostly yoga with more specific practices to develop the fundamentals of good movement generally: joint function, balance, vision, and breathing skills. These classes will draw upon yoga traditions as well as recent neuroscience, emotional intelligence, and modern movement modalities to develop your body awareness, improve your energy management, increase coordination, flexibility and strength, and help you engage your life in a full-hearted, thoughtful, and creative way.

This class guides students through the eight limbs of yoga; right action, sense withdrawal, inner focus, stretching, strengthening, dynamic breath practices, conscious relaxation and meditation. Props and alignment instruction allow a relaxed meditative yoga practice for good health and enlightenment. All body types welcome. Every class includes Yoga Nidra, an extended, deeply relaxing reclined meditation.

This one hour meditation session is an opportunity to connect with the stillness within. Drop-ins and all levels of experience with meditation are welcome.

Each week, we offer a free yoga class for Veterans, active military service members, and their immediate family members.  Yoga has been shown to help military service members and veterans with stress, relaxation, PTSD, pain management and insommnia, in addition to improving balance, strength, and flexibility.  This free class is one small way we love to give back to those who have given so much! This class is currently taking place online in a private Facebook group on Wednesday afternoons- click here to request to join the group.

This class is sponsored by Karma Yoga Outreach, Inc.

Kirtan is a practice of Bhakti Yoga, of music, singing, and devotion. As we chant ancient holy mantras, we are carried higher by their spiritual vibrations, reconnecting us with the source of Love and creation and opening our hearts to Divine bliss and realization.


Price Options

  • Drop-in: $20
  • New Student Special: 30 days unlimited $39
  • 10-class pass: $160 (good for 6 months)

NEW! Auto-Renew Monthly Memberships- on sale now!

  • Up to 4 classes/month  $65    $55
  • Up to 8 classes/month  $110   $99
  • Unlimited Monthly Membership  $150  $129

 All class passes and workshop registrations are non-refundable.

Monthly Memberships are charged to your credit card, and automatically renew on the 1st of the month. You may cancel at anytime online, or with at least 7 days notice over the phone. Unused classes do not carry over into subsequent months, and are not refundable. Monthly Memberships apply to regularly scheduled weekly classes only, workshops and special events are not included.

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Registration

You must reserve your space in a class at least 30 minutes in advance.

About 15 minutes before class begins, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the live-stream on Zoom.

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