What we're about

I created this Meetup group to offer yoga to anyone from the seasoned practitioner to the curious beginner. I live in downtown Decatur and have a private yoga studio to offer affordable yoga those interested in stretching, relieving stress, meditating, breathing, and getting in shape from the inside out. Yoga has changed my life in so many positive ways, including turning me from a "type A" exerciser to a mindful yogini..not to mention toning my body and getting me in great shape.

I've began teaching Hot style yoga in 2005 and hold 100 hour certifications in both Hot Core Power Yoga and Hot Vinyasa yoga, and in 2008 began and completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training to become certified to teach Pranakriya yoga, a kripalu based hatha yoga lineage. Classes can range from a gentle stretch class to a meditative focus to a workout class in a vinyasa style with many sun salutations and long holds. All levels are invited..modifications and variations are demonstrated to encourage beginners while still challenging long time yogis.

I am sharing my yoga with others economically and safely, and I'm offering classes for only $5-$10 donation to accommodate your budget in a challenging economy. I also offer class cards for rates at a fraction of studio prices, and will be happy to explore "creative financing"..ie..bartering! Do you offer yard work, handman/woman, or other services you'd like to trade for yoga classses?? well, just let me know!

I am a certified yoga teacher and registered with the Yoga Alliance. I've taught at many studios in the Decatur and metro Atlanta area including Decatur Yoga and Pilates, Ember Yoga, Jai Shanti, Georgia Tech, Emory, Form, Agni Yoga, Vista Yoga and the Self Discover Center.

I offer classes nearly every day of the week and at times ranging from 6am to 7pm, all classes are perfect for beginners, intermediate, and advanced practitioners, as well as anyone wanting a relaxing and energizing class...we center, I may offer an intention or positive affirmation, and then we weave in the physical part of the practice to challenge you on many levels.

Let me know your day and time preferences and I'll add classes as the demand grows.

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$7 Beginner Friendly GENTLE YOGA: STRETCH RELEASE RESTORE! ALL LEVELS WELCOME!

Decatur United Methodist Church

$7.00

This one hour class is designed for ALL levels, from the brand new beginner yogi to the seasoned practitioner. Give your mind and body a chance to relax, restore, and release stress, tension and toxins at the end of the day. The class will begin with a focus on breath and awareness and flow gently as a moving meditation with restful savasana pose (a pose of surrender to absorb and integrate your practice) leaving you both rested and energized. This class is great for those who are new to yoga, recovering from injuries or trauma, seeking stress relief, restoring their bodies from a more vigorous practice, as well as those interested in exploring stillness and starting a meditation practice. Gentle yoga is truly yoga for every body...."re-set" your body in this meditative and balancing class. This class meets weekly in the North Decatur United Methodist Church. You do NOT have to be a member of the church and the class is in no way religious! Class cards for Pranalisa Yoga ARE available AND applicable for this class. Church is conveniently located at the corner of North Decatur Road and Church Street, 1 mile from downtown Decatur and a block away from Dekalb Medical Hospital. TO GET TO THE CLASS, GO THRU THE DOUBLE GLASS DOORS. IF LATE, COME ANYWAY AND ENTER QUIETLY. I ALWAYS HAVE EXTRA MATS IF YOU NEED TO BORROW ONE..NO RENTAL FEE EVER! MY PHONE WILL BE ON UNTIL RIGHT BEFORE CLASS. [masked] Take 2 classes in any 1 wk period (Sun-Sat) and the 2nd class is only $5!

ALL LEVELS Beginner Friendly GENTLE YOGA CLASS: STRETCH RELEASE RESTORE

Lisa's Pranakriya Yoga Studio

$10.00

NOTE THAT THIS CLASS IS AT MY HOME STUDIO IN LOVELY AND SERENE DOWNTOWN DECATUR!! IF YOU ARE NEW TO THE MEETUP OR TO THIS LOCATION, PLEASE CALL[masked] FOR EASY DIRECTIONS. I AM ABOUT 3 MILES FROM LITTLE 5 POINTS and ONE mile from downtown Decatur square. Also convenient to Emory, Druid Hills, Morningside, Virginia Highlands, Candler and Inman Park, Oakurst, Avondale Estates, Kirkwood, Eastlake, Clarkston, even Doraville, Chamblee, etc... This one hour class is designed for ALL levels, from the brand new beginner yogi to the seasoned practitioner. An all levels class that begins with a focus on, and an awareness of, the breath followed by a gently flowing practice with longer holds of poses to allow for a deeper opening and connection to your yoga and yourself. Offered as an option to the more vigorous classes, this new addition to the FORM schedule will give you the chance to release toxins, restore energy and leave feeling rested and rejuvenated. Whether you are recovering from an injury or trauma, seeking stress relief or interested in exploring a change of pace from a more vigorous practice, adding a weekly dose of Gentle Form is just what the doctor ordered. Only $10 drop in rate; kids under 18 only $8 w/ a paying adult! If money is a factor for you in attending classes, PLEASE...just let me know!! If you want to do some yoga, I am here and we can discuss options for you to attend... come help me in my yard for 30 min. or so, and come to a class, for instance. It would be a nice exchange of energy without it costing you money. About Lisa: For over a decade, Lisa has had a dedicated daily yoga practice including hot vinyasa, hot core power, Bikram, Pranakriya and Anusara. She received her 200 hour yoga teacher certification in Pranakriya yoga, a direct lineage of Kripalu yoga, and also holds 100 hour certificates in Hot Core Power and Heated Vinyasa. She is taking courses towards her 500 hour yoga certification with an emphasis on yoga therapy. Lisa is trained in Radiant Child Kundalini and Grounded Kids yoga, and is a certified holistic nutritional consultant, graduating Cum Laude from Hawthorn University. She currently teaches in various downtown Decatur and metro ATL studios, as well as at churches, schools and her home studio. Lisa teaches all ages and levels, vinyasa style, gentle stretch, classes for active seniors, chair yoga, and private students.

Beginner Friendly! $7 GENTLE YOGA: STRETCH RELEASE RESTORE! ALL LEVELS WELCOME!

Lutheran Church of the Messiah

$7.00

This one hour class is designed for ALL levels, from the brand new beginner yogi to the seasoned practitioner. Give your mind and body a chance to relax, restore, and release stress, tension and toxins at the end of the day. The class will begin with a focus on breath and awareness and flow gently as a moving meditation with restful savasana pose (a pose of surrender to absorb and integrate your practice) leaving you both rested and energized. This class is great for those who are new to yoga, recovering from injuries or trauma, seeking stress relief, restoring their bodies from a more vigorous practice, as well as those interested in exploring stillness and starting a meditation practice. Gentle yoga is truly yoga for every body...."re-set" your body in this meditative and balancing class. This class meets weekly in the Lutheran Church of the Messiah in downtown Decatur, right near the Decatur square and Decatur Goodyear. You do NOT have to be a member of the church and the class is in no way religious! Class cards for Pranalisa Yoga ARE available AND applicable for this class. Church is conveniently located at the corner of Clairemont Ave and Erie Ave. TO GET TO THE CLASS, PARK BEHIND CHURCH, GO IN BACK DOOR NEAR THE CENTER OF THE BUILDING...IMMEDIATELY GO TO THE LEFT AND THRU THE DOOR AND YOU'LL BE IN THE YOGA ROOM! I ALWAYS HAVE EXTRA MATS IF YOU NEED ONE. MY CELL IS[masked] TO REACH ME UP UNTIL ABOUT 5 MINUTES BEFORE CLASS. If you'd like to attend more than one class a week, ask me about my special deals!! yoga should be safe, fun AND affordable!

$7 Beginner Friendly GENTLE YOGA: STRETCH RELEASE RESTORE! ALL LEVELS WELCOME!

Decatur United Methodist Church

$7.00

This one hour class is designed for ALL levels, from the brand new beginner yogi to the seasoned practitioner. Give your mind and body a chance to relax, restore, and release stress, tension and toxins at the end of the day. The class will begin with a focus on breath and awareness and flow gently as a moving meditation with restful savasana pose (a pose of surrender to absorb and integrate your practice) leaving you both rested and energized. This class is great for those who are new to yoga, recovering from injuries or trauma, seeking stress relief, restoring their bodies from a more vigorous practice, as well as those interested in exploring stillness and starting a meditation practice. Gentle yoga is truly yoga for every body...."re-set" your body in this meditative and balancing class. This class meets weekly in the North Decatur United Methodist Church. You do NOT have to be a member of the church and the class is in no way religious! Class cards for Pranalisa Yoga ARE available AND applicable for this class. Church is conveniently located at the corner of North Decatur Road and Church Street, 1 mile from downtown Decatur and a block away from Dekalb Medical Hospital. TO GET TO THE CLASS, GO THRU THE DOUBLE GLASS DOORS. IF LATE, COME ANYWAY AND ENTER QUIETLY. I ALWAYS HAVE EXTRA MATS IF YOU NEED TO BORROW ONE..NO RENTAL FEE EVER! MY PHONE WILL BE ON UNTIL RIGHT BEFORE CLASS. [masked] Take 2 classes in any 1 wk period (Sun-Sat) and the 2nd class is only $5!

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