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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.

Basic Yoga is a class for new beginners who have never tried yoga before, or for students who want to refine their understanding of alignment in the poses. Basic poses are taught so the student has a firm understanding of the foundations of yoga. Poses may include standing poses, balancing poses, basic back bends, seated poses, twists, forward bends, and sun salutations. Each class ends with deep relaxation (Savasana.)
This class is for the Experienced Beginner who is ready to expand skills and knowledge beyond the basics. Students will begin to progressively learn the poses moving into the Intermediate syllabus and practice longer holds and more repetition, to increase strength, flexibility, and vitality.
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 slowly move deeper into your practice. A wide variety of poses are taught, including deeper back bends, arm balances, and preps for inversions. This class is designed to empower students to gradually advance through levels of practice. 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 progressively introduces more challenging standing poses, back bends, and seated poses. Handstand, headstand, and forearm balance are included regularly. This level includes refined study of alignment and yoga philosophy, as well as pranayama, meditation, and relaxation. Regular practice outside of class is strongly encouraged. Intermediate/Advanced students should be able to kick to the wall in handstand unassisted.
This class is for students with an extensive yoga background, with permission of the teacher. Each month will progress toward challenging, advanced poses, including inversions, arm balances, standing, seated, revolved, and bound poses. Students must be able to hold a freestanding headstand, kick unassisted into handstand and Pincha Mayurasana at the wall, and push up to Urdhva Dhanurasana with straight arms. Alignment principles and yoga philosophy are studied in greater depth. Pranayama, meditation, and relaxation are also incorporated. Regular practice outside of class is expected.
Connected Warriors is 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Y12SR is the Yoga of 12 Step Recovery.  This Free class is open to anyone recovering from addiction, or anyone supporting someone in recovery.  The class includes a 12 step meeting and yoga asana, led by Certified Y12SR instructor, Andy Sicking.  All levels are welcome.

Garden of the Heart is pleased to sponsor this program of Karma Yoga Outreach, Inc.

Price Options

Individual Class Drop-in $18/class
New Student Special: 4 classes for $40 (2 week expiration)
5-class pass: $70
10-class pass: $130
20-class pass: $240

Frequent Yogi pass:  10 classes for $100 (4 week expiration)

Seniors 65+: 5% off class pass
Veterans/Military: 10% off class pass
Full-Time High School or College Student rate: $10/class

All class passes are good for 12 months from the date of purchase, except where otherwise noted. All class passes and workshop registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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You may purchase classes online, pay at the studio with check, cash, or credit card, over the phone with a credit card, or send your payment to the mailing address:

Garden of the Heart Yoga
2888 Ringling Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34237

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