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Workshops

Yoga for New Beginners


If you are curious about yoga, this is an opportunity to discover its benefits in an environment created specifically for those who have never done yoga or are fairly new to it. This is an introduction to posture,breath,meditation and the benefits of yoga. Students will experience active stretching, sustained attention and new access to strength. Posture will be taught with breath techniques for maximum efficiency as well as breathing to calm the nervous system.

The information covered will also be useful for any student of yoga who wants to revisit the fundamentals of the practice.

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Deliberate Yoga: A Clinic


Deliberate: An action done unhurried, carefully and intentionally arises from careful consideration. The doer moves with full consciousness of the nature of that action and its effects. In this two hour workshop Hilary will lead the class in a series of postures to reveal habits and patterns of the individual practitioners. She will guide the students to find the easiest access to the postures by creating purposeful boundaries. The students will find new ways to approach asana and breath.

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Series of Sundays


 

The 10:30 Sunday morning classes will be dedicated to specific topics this Spring.

See the Schedule posts at the top of the page for the topic of the week.

We will cover joint health, removing winter sludge and coordination and move forward from there.

 

Date: Sundays at 10:30-noon
Location: The Yoga Room
Price: Class price of $15.00

Building a Home Practice II


Practicing on your own is a key component in the understanding of yoga. Most of us feel that we don’t have time for a practice the length or intensity of a yoga class and we may be confused about the benefits of a smaller personal practice. In the second part of building a home practice, Hilary Lindsay will offer three basic sequences. The student will learn which one suits a situation or need and learn to find the rhythm within that practice as well.

 

Date: September 28th, 2013 2:00-4:00 PM
Location: The Yoga Room
Price: $25.00

Designing a Home Practice


You may have as little as 20 minutes but you can still have a balanced yoga practice.

Learn how to implement breath and posture as efficiently as possible,expand the practice when time allows and modify the practice to meet you in your changing moods, energy and mental state.

 

Date: July 22, 2013, Saturday, 2:00-4:00 PM
Location: The Yoga Room, 2829 Azalea Place, Nashville
Price: $25.00

Good Space


The dynamics of a physical yoga practice are described in Sanskrit as sthira and sukha. The interplay of these two forces is the interplay that allows all structures, living and inert to stand.Sthira is defined as solid, strong and permanent. Sukha is defined as Su=good and kha=space. In our yoga practice we may refer to it as gentle and yielding. This is the balance necessary for mind, blood, tissue, energy to flow. How interesting that permanence cannot be permanent without an element of fluctuation! In “Good Space” we will investigate the effects of these two forces. We will use meditation, focused breathing and posture to create good space in a stable framework. The student will learn to access reserves of instinct to become sensitive in the practice.

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Standing on the Bones


 

Are you using too much muscle? How do you know?

Find the key to ease and healthy postures in this intensive.

 

Date: April 27, 2014
Location: The Yoga Room
Price: $15.00

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Chant Ram plays for Active Yoga


 

Local kirtan band Chant Ram will accompany yoga class.

The band consists of 4 musicians who layer harmonies, melodies, strings and drums to create a rich environment to move to.

 
Date: Sunday, February 2, 2014-10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Location: The Yoga Room- 2829 Azalea Place, Berry Hill
Price: $15.00

Yoga Society Presents at Gray Bear Lodge


 

I will teach a 4 hour session on Sunday October 4th. This full weekend retreat also features Iyengar teacher Rachel Mathenia as well as restorative teacher Bliss Wood.
My session will begin with a meditation and pranayama sequence before breakfast. I will continue with a physical sequence that will take the student from the skin and the heart to the breath and the mind.

 

Date: October 4th-6th
Location: Gray Bear Lodge, Hohenwald, TN
Price: $395.00/ Discounts offered on inquiry

Gardener’s Back


 

This class will specifically target the front and back lines of the body. The student will learn which muscles need strengthening and which need lengthening. The student will learn some anatomical tips to leaning, squatting and forward folds.

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Roller Yoga


 

Release breath, bones and anxiety by implementing yoga stretches and toning on the foam roller.

We will use the roller for half the class and the other half will be restorative yoga, breathing and meditation.

See how releasing the body’s connective tissue alters both the physical and mental state.

 

Date: Saturday,February 1, 2014 – 1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Location: Align – in the Belle Meade Plaza on Harding Rd. @ White Bridge above Starbucks
Price: $30.00

Wall Flow


 

Using the wall as a prop is a good support for anyone with skeletal or/and muscular imbalances.

That is most of us.

In this session we will implement the wall prop with lyrical movement enhanced by a playlist designed to inspire.

Date: June 1, 2014
Location: The Yoga Room
Price: $15.00