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Garden of the Heart Yoga Center is one of the oldest and most beloved yoga studios in Sarasota, FL. Students learn alignment-based Hatha Yoga, a safe and effective method of yoga asana which helps improve strength, confidence, and flexibility. Good alignment is key to preventing and rehabbing injuries, and building a strong and flexible body. But Garden of the Heart is not just about the physical practice. Classes and workshops center around different aspects of yoga philosophy, to help students expand their minds and hearts.

Nearly 30 classes are offered each week, and workshops and teacher trainings are often held on weekends. Beginners through advanced students are welcome! Visit our Classes page at www.gardenoftheheartyoga.com to see the full class schedule.

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Inversion Hour

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Want to work on your inversions and inversion preps? Garden of the Heart now offers a weekly class dedicated to getting upside down. Come for 1 hour on Thursdays to work on preps and ways to get into inversions, such as handstand, headstand, Pincha Mayurasana, and shoulderstand. Attending a whole class to work on inversions each week will really advance your practice. Led by Cheryl Chaffee. $15 drop in, or use your GoH class pass.

Introduction to Yoga Fall Series (Morning)

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Are you curious about yoga, but been afraid to try it? Do you think you can't do yoga because you're not flexible? Do you want to reduce stress and learn how to relax more fully? Are you ready to change your mind about your body? Do you want to connect with like minded, health conscious people? Join Maureen Gillum, RTY-200, for a 10 week Introduction to Yoga course that can get you started on a new life path. The class meets once a week, on Mondays at 10:30 am, so you can come after work and make a peaceful transition to the rest of your evening. No prior yoga experience is necessary. You'll learn the basics of standing poses, beginning back bends, easy twisting postures, seated poses, and the components of sun salutations. By the end of 10 weeks, you'll have increased strength and flexibility, a better understanding of your mind/body/breath connection, and you'll be learning to be compassionate with yourself and others, as you recognize how we are all interconnected. Basic yoga philosophy will be taught, as well as breathing techniques, beginning meditation, and how to relax in Savasana. This is more than a yoga class at the gym! Classes begin October 7 and run through Dec. 9th Drop in rate is $15 for each one-hour class, but sign up for the whole series and get 10 classes for $100 and a free yoga mat to take home. SIGN UP NOW! https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=8178&stype=41&sTG=24&prodId=459

Introduction to Yoga Fall Series (Evening)

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Are you curious about yoga, but been afraid to try it? Do you think you can't do yoga because you're not flexible? Do you want to reduce stress and learn how to relax more fully? Are you ready to change your mind about your body? Do you want to connect with like minded, health conscious people? Join Garden of the Heart Yoga Center owner, Cheryl Chaffee, for a 10 week Introduction to Yoga course that can get you started on a new life path. The class meets once a week, on Tuesdays at 6-7:15 pm, so you can come after work and make a peaceful transition to the rest of your evening. No prior yoga experience is necessary. You'll learn the basics of standing poses, beginning back bends, easy twisting postures, seated poses, and the components of sun salutations. By the end of 10 weeks, you'll have increased strength and flexibility, a better understanding of your mind/body/breath connection, and you'll be learning to be compassionate with yourself and others, as you recognize how we are all interconnected. Basic yoga philosophy will be taught, as well as breathing techniques, beginning meditation, and how to relax in Savasana. This is more than a yoga class at the gym! Classes begin Sept 24 and run through Dec.3rd (No class on November 5th.) Drop in rate is $18, but sign up for the whole series and get 10 classes for $100 and a free yoga mat to take home. SIGN UP NOW! https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=8178&stype=41&sTG=24&prodId=459 Cheryl Chaffee ERY,T-500, YACEP, is a certified and licensed Ashaya Yoga Teacher. Learn more about Ashaya Yoga at www.ashayayoga.com

FREE Yoga class for Veterans and Military Service Members

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Veterans and Active Military Service members, we salute YOU! Come for a free relaxing yoga class every Wednesday from 3:30 - 4:30, sponsored by Karma Yoga Outreach, Inc. No experience or flexibility is required. Yoga has been shown to benefit veterans by improving mobility, reducing body pain, relieving stress, improving balance, improving sleep, and more. Come with a friend or family member (or your service animal) for free to experience the sense of calm and ease a regular yoga practice can bring. Classes are led by Harmony Ananda, who is specially trained in Connected Warriors Yoga, an organization dedicating to helping veterans through yoga.

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