Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm; Instructor: Becky Thompson; Location: St. Matthews; Studio: St M-Main Studio.
Mon Jan 22, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 11:15 am; Instructor: Anne Kosko; Location: St. Matthews; Studio: St M-Main Studio.
$5 Community Yoga
Time: 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm; Instructor: Rachel Torres; Location: St. Matthews; Studio: St M-Main Studio.
Hatha Yoga 2
Time: 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm; Instructor: Susan Reid; Location: St. Matthews; Studio: St M-Main Studio.
Time: 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm; Instructor: Joe Autry; Location: St. Matthews; Studio: St M-Small Studio.
Tue Jan 23, 2018
Hatha Yoga 1-2
Time: 10:00 am – 11:15 am; Instructor: Becky Thompson; Location: St. Matthews; Studio: St M-Main Studio.
Time: 10:00 am - 11:15 am; Instructor: Alex Turner; Location: St. Matthews; Studio: St M-Main Studio.
Yoga Flow 1-2
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm; Instructor: Kara Price; Location: St. Matthews; Studio: St M-Main Studio.
Pilates Mat Class
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm; Instructor: Kara Price; Location: St. Matthews; Studio: St M-Main Studio.
Hatha Yoga 1-2
Level 1-2 Mixed Level classes are geared to students in normal health who are still working to learn fundamental postures as well as those who have more experience and are seeking to expand, refine and develop their yoga practice at more subtle levels. Sun Salutations and series of flowing poses are incorporated at this level. All classes end with deep relaxation.
Gentle level is ideal for seniors, pregnant women, and students recovering from illness, injury or surgery. Gentle classes are also great for anyone who needs a little rest and quiet from the busy pace of life. Gentle yoga has a slower pace and the teachers give more instruction on how to use props such as chairs, the wall, blocks, blankets, bolsters for support. Gentle yoga introduces fundamental hatha yoga postures while ensuring that students have time to understand the instructions, and get the props needed to practice the pose to their capacity. This class may include accupressure yoga, chakra yoga visualizations, pranayama and mudras. Class ends in deep relaxation. Although this class is suited to students needing assistance, students with pronounced physical limitations are requested to phone us first about their restrictions before coming to class. Phone laura spaulding at the main office during business hours at 502-585-9642. Leave a message if she is out and she will return your call.
Yoga Flow 1-2
This class is engaging for newer students and those who have been practicing longer. As students' skills and understanding of yoga deepens, the asanas will as well. The class will focus particularly on sun salutations, their purpose and the union of each movement with the breath. Class ends with deep relaxation.
$5 Community Yoga
Our reduce rate classes help make yoga available to more people in the greater louisville community. This is a mixed level hatha 1-2 class taught by either new yoga teachers or volunteer teachers. Mixed level classes are geared to students in normal health who are still working to learn fundamental postures as well as those who have more experience and are seeking to expand, refine and develop their yoga practice at more subtle levels. All classes end with deep relaxation. $5 classes are included in all membership options.
$5 Beginning Yoga
Our reduced rate classes help make yoga available to more people in the Greater Louisville community. This Level 1 Hatha Yoga class provides an introduction to fundamental yoga postures with correct alignment and breathing. Class ends with deep relaxation. No yoga experience is necessary. Students ages 11 and up are welcome. Students with medical restrictions or serious physical challenges are welcome to attend, but please call ahead to our main office at 502-585-9642 to speak to a supervising instructor so we can accommodate your needs.
Core Strength Yoga 2
Building strength is important for yoga and the activities of daily life. As we get older, it becomes even more important to maintain muscle and bone mass. This class practices yoga postures that strengthen the core muscles of the abdomen, back and pelvis and increase upper body strength. Postures include Downward Dog, Plank, Handstands at the wall, arm balances, Boat Pose, leg raises. This is a challenging class, but many modifications are given for new students. Students at all levels will see immediate gains in strength and confidence.
Sivananda Yoga 1-2
This Hatha yoga class follows the Sivananda sequence which includes beginning warm-ups, pranayama, inversions, forward bends, backbends, twists, and deep relaxation at the end. This class is appropriate for all levels of students and includes adaptations for challenging poses. Class ends with deep relaxation.
Ashtanga Yoga is a traditional form of yoga that is a series of postures in vinyasa style. This class begins with 10-15 minutes of sun salutations and continues with 48 important poses including all the important standing and seated poses of yoga plus hip openers, arm balances, backbends, shoulderstand and headstand. Open to all levels - recommended for students with some yoga experience. The instructor will suggest modifications for more complicated postures. This is a challenging class. Not recommended for students with wrist or knee problems.
$5 Community/Communidad Yoga
A Yoga class geared to beginning and continuing students in normal health who are still working to learn fundamental postures as well as those who have more experience and are seeking to expand, refine and develop their yoga practice at more subtle levels. Class ends with deep relaxation. $5 classes are included in all membership options and help make yoga available to more people in the Greater Louisville community.
Pilates Mat Class
Pilates improves endurance, agility, and posture, and reduces joint, lower back pain and tension by focusing on core conditioning.
Kirtan is one of the core practices of Bhakti Yoga, the yoga of love and devotion. Sanskrit mantras are chanted and sung, often in a call and response style, and accompanied by the harmonium, drums, and sometimes other instruments. Songs range from soft and meditative to upbeat and blissful. These beautiful, repetitive mantras help to clear and calm the mind, uplift the spirit, and awaken and open the heart. Kirtan is meant to be a participatory musical experience, though no musical experience is required to participate! Guests are also welcome to just come and listen. Bring your voice, and/or maybe even an instrument if you like, or just come to offer your presence and listen to the beautiful music. This gathering is open to the community and will be offered at the Yoga East St. Matthews location on Wiltshire Ave. The Kirtan will be facilitated by Emily Smith, certified yoga instructor and singer/musician, along with the help of other Yoga East instructors. Come join us! Suggested donation of $5-$10 per person. Cash or check written to Emily Smith only, please.
Relax & Renew
Experience the benefits of restorative yoga with teachers who trained with Judith Lasater, author of Relax and Renew. Experience the luxury and pampering of being placed in restorative poses. Restorative yoga is the use of props to support the body in positions of ease to facilitate relaxation and health. It is about letting go and opening. Small class size (12 students) allows maximum individual attention. Give yourself the gift of time and space to recharge. Due to the special nature of this practice, no discounted rates are offered. Because this workshop always fills in advance, no drop-ins will be allowed and no refunds will be given if you register and do not attend. Contact Becky Thompson; email@example.com or (502) 422-1634 for any questions about the workshop. Advance registration is required.
200 Hr - Foundations of a Mature Yoga Practice with Susan Reid
Next held on Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 9:45 am - 11:00 am. This enrollment runs from Sat Sep 10, 2016 - Sat Dec 10, 2016. This series of 16 classes is required for Yoga East certification and counts for 20 hours in the subject of Techniques. The series of classes is intended to improve your yoga practice. We will methodically work on the most important yoga postures and pranayama exercises. A yoga teacher should have a strong practice with good alignment and form. We will help you improve your technique in important postures and help you bump your practice up to the next level. You will learn correct alignment, breathing, pronunciation of the names, and tips for good practice and teaching. Fee: 16 class series, $400 or $25 per class. Open to all students. Register with Susan Reid.
200 Hr - Yoga Anatomy: How Yoga Works with Laura Spaulding
Next held on Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm. This enrollment runs from Sat Aug 6, 2016 - Sat Dec 10, 2016. This series of 16 classes is required for Yoga East Certification and counts for 20 hours in the subject of Anatomy and Physiology. Learn human anatomy as it pertains to the practice of yoga and pranayama. Learn why postures are difficult, how stretching works, why yoga builds strength, and how some yoga postures can be dangerous and even deadly if done incorrectly. Understanding the anatomy of a posture can make it easier and better. Each class works with particular groups of postures like forward bends, backbends, twists and inversions. Each class covers anatomy and physiology; injuries and physical limitations commonly encountered in the posture and ways of working with those challenges; the anatomy of the subtle body including the chakra system, nadis (channels of the subtle body) and koshas (subtle sheaths). The class is open to all levels of students who are interested in improving their practice. No particular experience or ability is required. Text: Anatomy Coloring Book, Kapit & Elson, 4th ed. (Available at the studio, $22.50, members get your discount.) You will need a variety of highlighters, watercolor markers, or colored pencils. Fee: 16 class series, $400 or $25 per class. Open to all students. Register with Laura Spaulding.
200 Hr - Art of Teaching Yoga with Yoga East Staff
Next held on Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm. This enrollment runs from Sat Aug 6, 2016 - Sat Dec 3, 2016. This 8 class series is required for Yoga East Certification and counts for 20 hours in the subject of Teaching Methodology. This is a series of 8 classes in which you will find your own teaching voice, learn creative teaching, learn how to maintain commitment and develop as a teacher and practitioner. Find inspiration in your own heart, life experiences and personal practice. Each class includes a discussion of a theme and how it relates to our life, practice and teaching. Our asana "engineering" clinic breaks down the asanas into important alignment elements, practice and teaching points using props, and showing how to modify postures without props for all levels of students. Each class provides practical teaching experience with helpful critique and discussion. This class is for teacher trainees enrolled on our teacher training course, or for students with at least two years of yoga experience. Fee: 8 class series, $400 or $50 per class. Register with Laura Spaulding.
Yoga Sutras - Chapters 1-2 with Laura Spaulding
Next held on Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm. This enrollment runs from Thu Sep 8, 2016 - Thu Dec 29, 2016. Yoga Sutras of Patanjali were composed approximately 2400 years ago and brilliantly and succinctly summarize the yoga system in a text of 196 aphorisms (sutras). Patanjali's work has been the subject of numerous scholarly commentaries. Although it fell into obscurity for several centuries it was resurrected by Western Sanskrit scholars in the 19th century. Today it is widely studied as one of the earliest and most authoritative texts of yoga. Study of the Yoga Sutras is recommended in both the Ashtanga and Iyengar systems. This class will chant, read and discuss the meaning of the Sutras and how they are relevant and helpful for one's own yoga practice. No previous knowledge of the Yoga Sutras is needed for the class. Enrollment is free and open to all Yoga East students. Series of 16 classes: 20 YA 300/500 YPLE Hours.
200 Hr - Yoga History and Myth, Part 1 with Laura Spaulding
Next held on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm. This enrollment runs from Fri Aug 5, 2016 - Sat Sep 24, 2016. This series of 8 classes is required for Yoga East certification and counts for 10 hours in the subject of Philosophy. The origins of yoga have been shrouded in myth and mystery, but current yoga scholars are penetrating the veil and researching yoga's history. Hear the amazing stories of the siddhas (perfected ones), the rishis, the wizards, the magicians, the wild goddesses, the yogins and yoginis who were so powerful they were seen as divine beings. Learn to separate myth from history and analyze yoga critically and intelligently. Great yoga practitioners and teachers need to be well-informed on the history of yoga. Introduction to the philosophy of yoga includes study and discussion of the modern history of yoga. How did yoga originate? Who are the important historical and mythological figures in yoga, and what is the source of their knowledge? Equally important - how do the ancient myths and texts of yoga have relevance for our life and yoga practice today? These important questions will be discussed in class. Fee: 8 class series, $80; $10 per class. Open to all students - you need not be in teacher training to register.
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