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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!

Decatur United Methodist Church

1523 Church St · Decatur, GA


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"! 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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