Yin Yoga classes begin Wednesday Night, September 4th at 6:00 !
Ongoing classes on Wednesdays, same time. Schedule below.
Yin yoga is a quiet practice suitable for students of all levels of experience. Practitioners are offered an opportunity to surrender, slow down and come back to balance. Many of the poses are seated, supine or prone and are held with muscles relaxed for several minutes. The Yin parts of our body are the parts that lie closest to our core, specifically the bones and connective tissue. Muscles prefer movement and repetition and are considered the Yang parts. Remaining muscularly passive for periods of time gently stretches dense connective tissue of the lower back, hips and spine, which may otherwise become stiff and less mobile as we age. There is a focus on the breath, being present in the moment, relieving tension and letting go. The Yin practice includes powerful mental and emotional benefits as its practitioner becomes quiet, still and mindful of the present.
Wednesday Class Schedule:
September 4 – 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
September 11 – 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
September 18 – 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
September 25 – 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
October 2 – 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
October 9 – 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
October 16 – 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
October 23 – 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
October 30 – 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
November 6 – 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
November 13 – 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
November 20 – 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
NO CLASS NOV 27
Price: $10 Suggested Donation
Bring a Friend, and receive a free class!
Commit NOW to YOUR yoga practice! 5 Class and 10 Class Passbooks available at a discount.
Meet the Instructors!
Christina Law – Co-Founder
Certified Advanced 700 Hour Yoga Instructor & other Health practicesShe moved to the US as a teenager and at the age of 19, a month long raw food diet was recommended to her as she was feeling toxic and tired. She was then taught the Tibetan 5 Rights, a Yoga practice that she did on a daily basis that made shifts of energy all around her.At 23, she graduated from Peachtree Yoga Center in Sandy Springs in 2000, and received her certification in Vinyasa Yoga with Graham Fowler and Ursula Nix.She had her first baby at the age of 24 and her second 2 years later. She taught this more vigorous flow style at many different studios in Atlanta, full time for 5 years. She received her prenatal yoga certification at Yoga Samadhi and helped women through pregnancy with Yoga and natural birth education and Thai Yoga Bodywork. She received a one on one certification in Thai Yoga Bodywork in Thailand in 2006.She trained with Sarah Powers in Yin Yoga, where postures are held from 3~5 minutes, in a passive way with eyes closed. This training had a meditation intensive in Vipassana, the way the Buddha sat.She went back to PYC for her 500 hour training in Yogic Psychology, breath work, yogic lifestyle, and silent meditation. She moved out of the city and now lives at the Heartwood Community where she is co-managing the CSA and Market garden and teaches Yoga classes, workshops and retreats in Blue Ridge, Georgia.
Ken Banwart – Co-Founder
Certified Kripalu & Yin Yoga InstructorKen has studied and practiced a wide range of yoga, nutrition, general health, exercise and indigenous spiritual practices for over 30 years.He has been able to fully demonstrate the results of this training in his personal health practices and vibrate lifestyle. He was Founder and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Aspen Partners, Ltd., a successful investment management and financial services business.He received his Yoga Teacher Certification from Kripalu School of Yoga in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, one of the largest and most highly rated international yoga educational and retreat centers. He has also studied and trained with other recognized yoga instructors including Sarah Powers in Yin Yoga.He moved to Blue Ridge, Georgia in 2007 and built his own yoga studio to focus his energies on teaching yoga and other health practices. He teaches and conducts international yoga retreats with his Daughter, Magen Banwart. Magen is Founder and CEO of MB Fitness in New York and was voted One of NYC’s Top 20 Most Popular Yoga Instructors of 2012.
DIRECTIONS~from ATL: passed Ellijay, 515 to Maxwell Rd. LEFT on Maxwell Rd. for 1/2 mile to Johnson Rd. Right on Johnson Rd. to Left Turn Rd. Left Turn Rd. is a u shaped road so it is easier to go past the first sign for Left Turn down a short hill and take the next sign for Left Turn. The address is 711 Left Turn. It is the 4th house on the right if you take the second Left Turn.
~from North Blue ridge: about 8 miles off 515 going south from Blue Ridge, take a RIGHT on Maxwell Rd. for 1/2 mile to Johnson Rd. Right on Johnson Rd. to Left Turn Rd.
Left Turn Rd. is a u shaped road so it is easier to go past the first sign for Left Turn down a short hill and take the next sign for Left Turn. The address is 711 Left Turn. It is the 4th house on the right if you take the second Left Turn. call 706-632-2824 OR 404-587-8016 if you need help.
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