What we're about

Black Cat Yoga is an intimate yoga and sound studio nestled in the heart of the Historic Riverside, Avondale, and Five Points Districts in Jacksonville, Florida.  Our teachings are rooted in the Bhakti tradition of yoga:  Love and Devotion.  This pathway of yoga, often called "Yoga of the Heart," shifts us out of fear-based thoughts, behaviors, and patterns and connects us to our Higher Self through a practice of grace and surrender. 

All levels of practitioners can practice in any of our weekly classes or attend any of our events in a harmonious, safe, and supportive environment.  It is our intention to offer unique yoga, meditation, and sound healing experiences that create a strong sense of community connection and cultivate an inner sense of calm, bliss, peace, and knowledge deep into the seat of the soul.

Dive deeper into the heart of your practice with live sounds to uplift and fill your soul in our signature Black Cat Yoga Deep Healing Sound Bath, a vibrational sound healing experience of quartz crystal bowls, Tibetan metal bowls, harmonium, voice, meditation gongs, Native American flute, chimes, drums, and so much more. Each bowl and every instrument in our vast collection has been hand-picked and intentionally chosen for its own unique sound quality and compelling vibrational energy. When married together, these individual sounds merge to create a symphony of sound that bathes the body in healing energy. This is why we call it a "sound bath." The mind stops discerning and labeling and shifts into a meditative state of being, trusting and releasing, and allowing the body to soften and relax in extraordinary ways.

It is our intention to assist you in cultivating a life-long spiritual practice (Sadhana) as a path to self-realization and an experience of harmony and oneness with everything.

OM Namah Shivaya

Lisa and Kevin McCormack
Owners of Black Cat Yoga
Visit our website here:   www.blackcatyogajax.com
Email us here: blackcatyogajax@gmail.com
Contact us by phone:  904-701-2715

Upcoming events (4+)

Celebration of Light

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###### LET YOUR HEART EMERGE WITH THE RETURN OF THE LIGHT...

In winter, everything lies dormant in the silent earth. The quietness offers an opportunity to listen to those things that speak without words. This sacred time of rest, patience, and quiet contemplation gradually yields to the awakening and slow build toward brighter days when the light of the Sun begins a new solar cycle.

Celebrating and honoring this powerful shift from darkness to light deepens our understanding of our own personal cycles of growth and connects us to our inner light...and the Divine Light that guides us in times of darkness.

Join us in celebrating the approaching Winter Solstice's "return to light" with a deeply relaxing candlelit restorative yoga practice; a live vibrational healing soundscape of Tibetan and crystal singing bowls, chimes, vocals, and more; a yoga nidra practice to access the innermost desires of the illuminated heart; mantras of light and mudras of transformation to deepen the entire experience.

DATE: Sunday, December 11

TIME: 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

COST TO ATTEND: $35

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
https://www.blackcatyogajax.com/celebration-of-light

Please arrive early. Our events and classes begin and end on time; and to ensure the safety and comfort of our attendees, presenters, and staff, late entries are not permitted.

Black Cat Yoga workshops and events are nonrefundable, and your reservation can only be used for the date it was purchased for. In the event that a workshop or event is canceled by us, participants will receive a full refund or a credit to their account. Absence to a workshop or series is nonrefundable.

Ringing in the New Year Sound Bath

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WHAT IS YOUR HEART'S DEEPEST LONGING FOR THE NEW YEAR?

The birth of a New Year offers an opportunity to manifest our dreams and visions for the year ahead. The transition into the new year is a contemplative and fertile time which allows us all to focus on cultivating and creating more of what it is we desire to experience in our lives.

Join us in January 2023 for a special "Ringing in the New Year" Sound Bath experience where you will make space to slow down, find stillness, set your intentions, and envision them growing and flourishing.

Sink into this relaxing and grounding practice surrounded by a live soundscape of Tibetan and Crystal Bowls, Chimes and Gongs, Flutes and Drums, and awaken the immense potential that lies dormant in the deep levels of the subconscious mind.

There is no movement. This is a stillness sound meditation. Please bring a yoga mat or blanket. Studio rental mats are $3 each.

DATE: Sunday, January 15

TIME: 5:00 – 6:15 pm

COST: $35

ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED THROUGH OUR WEBSITE:
https://www.blackcatyogajax.com/ringing-in-the-new-year-sound-bath

Please arrive 10 minutes early. Our events and classes begin and end on time. To ensure the safety and comfort of our attendees, presenters, and staff, the doors will lock promptly at the posted start time and late entries will not permitted.

Black Cat Yoga workshops and events are nonrefundable, and your reservation can only be used for the date it was purchased for. In the event that a workshop or event is canceled by us, participants will receive a full refund or a credit to their studio account. Absence to a workshop or series is nonrefundable.

Introduction to Yoga: 2-Day Workshop

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IMMERSE YOURSELF IN GROUP CLASSES FEELING CONFIDENT AND RELAXED!

(This is a two-day workshop which takes place on Saturday, January 21, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm and Saturday, January 28, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.)

We developed and designed this experiential 2-day workshop with you in mind, to offer a foundational understanding of the basic elements of a safe and mindful yoga practice. We have structured the format of this series to be a comprehensive yet easy-to-digest exploration of yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation, yoga philosophy, mantras, mudras, and how to use props to modify and adapt for your unique anatomy.

The series consists of two separate 3-hour workshops which will meet on consecutive Saturday afternoons from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The second session will build upon the first session. We will be limiting the number of enrollments to 10 in an effort to maintain the interactive nature of the program and to offer participants the opportunity to ask questions and receive personalized one-on-one attention from us.

With over 5,000 combined teaching hours, devoted personal practices which span well over a decade, and an ongoing commitment to remain active in continuous study and development, you can be assured that all elements of our teachings are consistently being delivered in a safe, intelligent, reverent, and restorative manner.

Whether you are brand new to yoga or someone who just wants to return to the basics, we feel sure that at conclusion of this series you will feel confident and ready to attend your first (or next) yoga class feeling informed and relaxed.

WEEK 1:
SATURDAY, JANUARY 21,[masked]:00 - 4:00 p.m.

WEEK 2:
SATURDAY, JANUARY 28,[masked]:00 - 4:00 p.m.

ENROLLMENT FEE:
$100 for both sessions

ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED THROUGH OUR WEBSITE:
https://www.blackcatyogajax.com/introduction-to-yoga-workshop

Please arrive 10 minutes early. Our events and classes begin and end on time. To ensure the safety and comfort of our attendees, presenters, and staff, the doors will lock promptly at the posted start time and late entries will not permitted.

Black Cat Yoga workshops and events are nonrefundable, and your reservation can only be used for the date it was purchased for. In the event that a workshop or event is canceled by us, participants will receive a full refund or a credit to their studio account. Absence to a workshop or series is nonrefundable.

Chant & Chai

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CHANTING OPENS THE HEART AND ALLOWS LOVE TO FLOW WITHIN US...

Join us for this intimate gathering of friends as we take a musical journey through the energy centers in the body through the practice of chanting mantras. Chanting is a devotional practice that helps to uplift the mind, open the heart, and bring inner peace. It is the fastest, easiest and most joyful way to cultivate peace of mind. The mantras are mystical universal sounds that resonate with our chakras and remove negative energies.

We will explore 7 simple chants and their connection to each of the 7 main chakras that connect our inner and outer worlds. Find your voice and soften into your heartspace in our compassionate, accepting, and welcoming community. No experience required.

Our time together will include a delicious homemade chai to soothe and warm the soul.

DATE: Sunday, January 29

TIME: 5:00 - 6:30 pm

COST: $15

ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED THROUGH OUR WEBSITE:
https://www.blackcatyogajax.com/chant-and-chai

Please arrive 10 minutes early. Our events and classes begin and end on time. To ensure the safety and comfort of our attendees, presenters, and staff, the doors will lock promptly at the posted start time and late entries will not permitted.

Black Cat Yoga workshops and events are nonrefundable, and your reservation can only be used for the date it was purchased for. In the event that a workshop or event is canceled by us, participants will receive a full refund or a credit to their studio account. Absence to a workshop or series is nonrefundable.

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